Art-Net 4 is an award-winning data distribution protocol that allows DMX512 and RDM lighting data to be transported over an ethernet network.

Art-Net is owned and copyright by Artistic Licence Engineering Ltd. Artistic Licence has published the specification and made it available for anyone to use on a royalty-free basis, subject to certain conditions. For more details, please refer to the Art-Net website.

Artistic Licence offers a range of Art-Net enabled products. Our best-sellers are gateways that provide conversion of Art-Net and sACN to DMX512/RDM or DALI. Premium models also support DMX512 to Art-Net/sACN conversion (see Gateway feature comparison table below). All Artistic Licence gateways can be used alongside DMX-Workshop, our free software for multi-functional management, analysis, configuration and diagnostics of lighting networks.

While many other companies design and sell Art-Net enabled products, the implementation of the protocol varies greatly…

Why choose an Artistic Licence gateway?

  • Native implementation of Art-Net 4, giving access to powerful features not offered in earlier releases (but fully backwards compatible)
  • Huge processing power enables easy handling of networks with congested broadcast data
  • Enhanced levels of electrical output protection
  • Premium models also support DMX512-to-Art-Net/sACN conversion on a per-port basis
  • Pre- and after-sales advice, service and technical back-up from the team that invented Art-Net
  • Artistic Licence customers can download a free copy of DMX-workshop (see above), our multi-functional management, analysis, configuration and diagnostics tool for Art-Net networks

Art-Net Resources

Please also refer to the Application Notes.