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Comment by Jonny Wester CPOINT on September 28, 2013 at 6:28am

NEWS! CPOINT have just released a couple of new products.

DMXcompander is an adapter that makes it possible to run 3 DMX512 Universes in one CAT5 cable. That is 1536 channels.

DMXtender is a sturdy mountable CAT5 cable extender.

DMXterminator 120 is a DMX512 terminator in a RJ45 connector with a 120 ohm resistor molded inside.

We also stock the XLRJ45, the XLR to RJ45 adapter, making it possible to use a CAT5 cable as a DMX 512 cable.

Have a look at the new products at:


Comment by Jonny Wester CPOINT on July 21, 2011 at 4:20pm

News July 2011

All the CPOINT distributors in the USA and Norway are today stocked up with the XLRJ45 adapter.


The XLRJ45 is an adapter to make a DMX cable out of a CAT-5 cable. Four versions are available, 3-pin or 5-pin, Male or Female XLR to RJ45.  Mix as you wish, for example a 3-pin in one end and a 5-pin in the other end. What ever you need you make in two clicks! 


to find a Dealer near you. If you would like to be a Dealer, contact one of the Distributors you know of, or if you want to be a Distributor in your area, contact us for your requirements and more information. You are very welcome!


All the best

Jonny Wester CPOINT

Comment by Jonny Wester CPOINT on December 14, 2010 at 8:29pm

The perfect Chistmas gift for a Light-Technician


CPOINT has appointed thre new distributors in USA for its XLRJ45 adapters. The XLRJ45 is an adapter to make a DMX cable out of a CAT-5 cable. Four versions are available, 3-pin or 5-pin, Male or Female XLR to RJ45.  Mix as you wish, for example a 3-pin in one end and a 5-pin in the other end. What ever you need you make in two clicks! 

The three new distributors are: Techni-Lux (, Intereractive Technologies (, LiteGear ( All have stock for immediate delivery, visit their web sites for more information or visit the manufacturer website:

The XLRJ45 is not only a great Chistmas gift, it is a must for the DMX technician toolbox. It's a great way to quickly solve you DMX cable problems. CAT-5 cables you can buy at Wall Mart! XLRJ45 makes it a DMX cable.


All the best

Jonny Wester CPOINT




Comment by Richard Cadena on August 30, 2010 at 11:28am
From Karl Ruling at ESTA:

Draft Guide for Luminaire Inspection Now Available for Review
BSR E1.32 - 201x, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires, is available for public review at through 25 October 2010. The document is intended to provide guidance in the inspection of stage and studio luminaires used in the entertainment industry to evaluate their safety and any needed maintenance. An employer could write his own safety inspection procedures from scratch as part of his duty to provide a safe workplace, but borrowing from or adopting the final version of this document might be easier and lead to a better set of procedures.

The public review is over when the "Review End Date" shown on the website of October 26, 2010 starts. Comments should be submitted before then.

Reviewers also are requested to look for protected intellectual property in the document. ESTA does not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless the use of that property is essential for technical reasons, and can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. If any protected intellectual property is seen in the document, reviewers are asked to point it out in their comments.

For more information, please contact:

Karl G. Ruling
Technical Standards Manager
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001

Comment by Ivan J. Torres Lasanta on April 12, 2010 at 9:50pm
Hello guys!

I’ve just added a discussion to the group "Lighting Designers" about the theoretical side of a new trend called ARCHITAINMENT and I would appreciate if anyone could go there and help me a bit. It’s for my Graduate Architecture School’s Thesis…and the deadline for my pre-thesis paper is about 3 weeks away.

I need to take 2 theoretical points of view (at least 1 author per POV) regarding the main topic of my thesis: architectural lighting and architainment. I then need to confront/problematize them with each other in order to come out with a main problem to be studied/investigated as my thesis. I have an idea, but would like to hear some of yours. Here’s the link for the discussion:

Thanks in advance for any help or ideas!
Comment by Jonny Wester CPOINT on December 3, 2009 at 3:40pm
Good tools for the toolbox!

When you have equipment with 3-pin or 5-pin XLR connectors the CPOINT XLRJ45 adapter will come in handy. There are four different version available, 3-pin or 5-pin male or female. All you need is a RJ45 cable and you can make any kind of DMX cable.
Made by CPOINT available from TMB.
Comment by Dennis J Solomon on November 21, 2009 at 6:59am
SubLUMENal Luminaires - We've added specs on the site:
Comment by Richard Cadena on July 30, 2009 at 12:44pm
I know there are many tool box lists, but as fast as technology is changing I'd like to hear which tools you have in your toolbox. Here's mine:

1 - Megapro+ ratcheting screwdriver with various interchangeable tips
1 - USB cable
1 - Minolta T-10 Illuminance Meter
1 - Swisson XMT-120 DMX512 Tester
1 - BCI Pocket Console (8-channel battery operated)
1 - 10' DMX512 cable
1 - 3-pin female to 5-pin male XLR turnaround
1 - Stanley FatMax laser distance finder
1 - 13/15mm box end ratcheting wrench (or spanner in the UK)
1 - 3/8"-7/16" box end ratcheting wrench (or spanner)
1 - 8/10mm box end ratcheting wrench (or spanner)
1 - mini camera tripod (you can never have enough show pictures)
1 - 11-piece Craftsman hex key caddy
2 - Sharpies
1 - Leatherman all-in-one tool (thanks Lee Vestrich)
1 - set of Sure Listen Safe earplugs
1 - thumbdrive
1 - mini LED flashlight
2 - spare AAA batteries
2 - spare AA batteries
spare business cards

And you?
Comment by Dennis J Solomon on May 17, 2009 at 10:34am
We have built a 3" square DMX/RDM 100 watt 4 channel LED driver card with all the bells and whistles to power our innovative FantaLED fixtures which we will be introducing late summer. We are looking for independent test sites or custom config's for the board.
Comment by LightServe on March 22, 2009 at 3:34pm
Hey Richard,
Pretty much the same scenario as you guys across the pond. Things did slow down quite a bit a few weeks back but thankfully they have recently started to pick up again. Hopefully the trend will keep up for all of us.

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