DMX over RJ45?

What is the thinking behind the DMX over RJ45 in 4wrd products? Why not either regular DMX or network-capable Cat5? I'm confused by this approach and would like to learn more.

  • Hello,

    Thanks for the question.  The reason for using the RJ45 connector for the S4WRD product line was simply space.  The units are very tightly designed and there simply was not enough room to include XLR ports.  The answer is the same for the question of network-capable data ports.  That would require the fixture to include a network switch or hub, which was not possible.  

    Hope this helps.

    Jim Uphoff