CueServer 1 Express


CueServer is a complete lighting playback and integration processor, featuring advanced DMX lighting control, sophisticated event scripting and robust I/O capabilities combined in a tiny web-based device. Great for both architectural and entertainment lighting control projects, CueServer provides an unprecedented level of control and customization in an easy-to-use package.

CueServer includes a built-in web server that provides access to a full complement of lighting controls, show programming and playback features without the need for special software or an Internet connection.

Apps for iPhone and iPad are available for direct control and/or programming of CueServer, or use with other 3rd party software that has been written to use CueServer as its DMX interface.

After CueServer is programmed, it can function as a stand-alone show controller, leveraging its built-in real-time clock/calendar (optional), astronomical time functions (optional), to interact with the outside world.

Key Features

  • Completely self-contained lighting playback controller
  • Seamlessly handles static scenes, crossfading and real-time "streaming" DMX playback
  • Web-based "live" operation and programming
  • Powerful CueScript programming language
  • Locally program lighting scenes or snapshot from external DMX source
  • Network multiple CueServer units together to control a large number of channels or devices
  • Onboard memory and removable memory card slot
  • Rugged anodized extruded aluminum housing
  • Optional rubberized bumper cases for portable applications
  • Optional "slide-in" flanges for surface mounting

Technical Specifications

DMX Features
DMX Universes 1
Playback Faders 1 [4 Optional]
DMX Ports 5-Pin XLR
Streaming Cues [Optional]
Capacity (per show)
Cues 2,000
Groups 256
Macros 200
Timer Events 100
Button Stations 64
Automation Features
Real-Time Clock Battery-backed, 1 second resolution [Optional]
Event Triggers Time of day, day of week, day of month, week of month, date range, astronomical time (relative to sunrise or sunset +/- specified offset)
Scripting CueScript
I/O Features and Protocols
Ethernet UDP, TCP, HTTP, Telnet, XML, SNTP, CueScript, CueStation
RS-232 ---
Contact Closures ---
Digital Outputs ---
Power 6-30V DC (12V DC Nominal), 800mA @ 12VDC
2.1mm Input Jack and I/O Expansion Port Input
Software and Programming
Programming Interface Web Based
Remote Programming Yes
Apps CuePad, Figment DMX, and 3rd party apps
Other Features
Memory 32 MB Flash Internal, xD Card External (128MB max)
Form Factor Portable
Power Supply Yes
Mounting Brackets Optional Flanges
Width 4.29" (109 mm) without mounting flanges
5.51" (140 mm) with mounting flanges
Length 3.43" (87 mm)
Height 1.18" (30 mm)
Weight 0.7 lbs. (0.3 Kg)
Operating Temperature -40° to 158° F (-20° to 70°C) without optional xD flash card installed
32° to 158° F (0° to 70° C) with optional xD flash card installed
Storage Temperature -40° to 176° F (-40° to 80°C)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude 10,000 feet maximum
Two years from the date of purchase by the original owner (limited to defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service). See Limited Factory Warranty document for more details.

Part Numbers

CueServer Express
CS-816 CueServer Express
Includes power supply
CS-816-EURO Same as above with UK and Euro power supply.
CS-816-AUST Same as above with Australian power supply.
Software Options
CS-EXP-FADERS Playback Faders Optional
CS-EXP-RTC Real-Time Clock Option
CS-EXP-STREAM Streaming DMX Playback Option
Pre-Loaded with All Options
CS-816-FULL Fully Loaded CueServer Express
CS-816-FULL-EURO Fully Loaded CueServer Express with UK and Euro power supply.
CS-816-FULL-AUST Fully Loaded CueServer Express with Australian power supply.
AC-12 12VDC Power Supply (included)
AC-12-EURO 12VDC Power Supply, UK/Euro (included)
AC-12-AUST 12VDC Power Supply, Australia (included)
CS-MF2 Mounting Flange Set
AX-DIN-VMB-30 DIN Rail Vertical Mount Bracket, 30mm
AX-X3M5F 3-pin Male to 5-pin Female XLR Adaptor
AX-X5M3F 5-pin Male to 3-pin Female XLR Adaptor