CueServer 1 Mini


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, astronomical time functions, button, and contact closure inputs, and a wide variety of event triggers to interact with the outside world. Integrate CueServer with other external devices via RS-232 serial, Ethernet connectivity and more for fully custom lighting and show control solutions.

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
  • Handles up to 4 independent timelines
  • On-board real-time clock with astronomical functions and 365-day calendar events
  • System integration via Ethernet, RS-232 and Digital I/O
  • Easily interfaces with Crestron ®, Vantage ®, AMX ® and other automation systems
  • Onboard memory and removable memory card slot
  • Rugged anodized extruded aluminum housing
  • Removable "slide-in" flanges for surface mounting

Technical Specifications

DMX Features
DMX Universes 1
Playback Faders 4
DMX Ports RJ45, ESTA Standard DMX over CAT5 Pinout, or on I/O Expansion Port
(RJ-45 to Male and Female XLR Adaptors Included)
Streaming Cues Yes
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
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 ASCII, CueScript (available on I/O Expansion Port)
Contact Closures (8x) on I/O Expansion Port
Digital Outputs (8x) on I/O Expansion Port, with regulated +5VDC output and Ground
Power 6-30V DC (12V DC Nominal), 800mA @ 12VDC
2.1mm Input Jack and I/O Expansion Port Input
I/O Expansion Port HD-44 Female
Includes signals for Power, Ground, DMX Input, DMX Output, RS-232, 8 Contact Closures, 8 Low-Voltage Outputs, Regulated 5VDC Output (use CS-IOB I/O Expansion Board to adapt port to terminal blocks).
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 Included 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 Mini
CS-810 CueServer Mini
Includes power supply, mounting flanges and RJ45 to XLR adaptors
CS-810-EURO Same as above with UK and Euro power supply.
CS-810-AUST Same as above 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-IOB32 32-Terminal I/O Expansion Board
CS-MF2 Mounting Flange Set
AX-DIN-VMB-30 DIN Rail Vertical Mount Bracket, 30mm
CS-DB44M9F DB44 Male to DB9 Female RS-232 Adaptor
CS-DB44M9M DB44 Male to DB9 Male RS-232 Adaptor
AX-X5M3F 5-pin Male to 3-pin Female XLR Adaptor
AX-X3M5F 3-pin Male to 5-pin Female XLR Adaptor
AX-RJ45-X3F RJ45 to 3-pin Female XLR Adaptor
AX-RJ45-X3M RJ45 to 3-pin Male XLR Adaptor
AX-RJ45-X5F RJ45 to 5-pin Female XLR Adaptor
AX-RJ45-X5M RJ45 to 5-pin Male XLR Adaptor
AX-RJ45-BB RJ45 Breakout Board
AX-RJ45-TERM-10 RJ45 DMX Termination Plug (10-pack)