8-universe eDMX to SPI pixel controller with standalone FX mode and an added overdrive feature capable of transmitting up to 16 universes of SPI data in a compact 4-module DIN-rail form factor.
8-universe, DIN-rail eDMX to LED pixel controller.
Often referred to as the ‘OCTO Mk2’ (as the successor to ENTTEC’s original ‘PIXEL OCTO’ DIN-rail LED controller), the OCTO is a little box that packs a huge punch.
An 8-Universe, dual-output eDMX to LED pixel data converter, the OCTO is a robust and reliable installation-grade device. This smart controller connects directly to your LED lights, and is engineered to take any architectural, commercial, or entertainment project to the next level.
Designed with ultra-fast deployment of LED strips and pixel dot systems in mind, the OCTO has eDMX support for Art-Net, sACN , ESP and KiNet data, and is compatible with almost every SPI LED strip due to custom protocols and an industry-leading voltage input range.
With its easy-to-use localhost web interface, create gradient effects effortlessly via the inbuilt FX engine. Run them as standalone shows on power-up, eliminating the need for a DMX source. Or, if you need to control more than 4 universes of LEDs per port, the OCTO’s automatic Overdrive Mode will boost your output up to 16 universes in total.
Its installer-friendly features include network chaining, custom output protocols, plus an identify button to check correct wiring without a data source. What’s more, with flexible TS35 DIN rail or surface mount options to choose from, the OCTO is the ultimate go-to LED pixel control device for almost any scenario.
Precision engineered + proudly made in Australia.
- Convert eDMX to SPI pixel data
- Onboard FX engine for standalone playback
- Control up to 2730 RGB pixels in Overdrive Mode
- Supports a wide range of LED strips or dots
- Wide input voltage range (4-60V)
- Flexible mounting options
Pre-listed supported protocols*: APA 104, GS8208B, SPXL (16-bit & 8-bit), SK6812, TM1804, TM1812, TM1814, UCS1903, UCS2903, UCS2904, UCS8903 (16-bit & 8-bit), UCS8904* (16-bit & 8-bit), WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B, WS2813, WS2815, WS2818*, AHL003 (16-bit & 8-bit), SJ1221(16-bit & 8-bit), TLC5973(16-bit & 8-bit).
*IMPORTANT: If you wish to control a protocol marked with a * and the option to do so is missing in the firmware interface for your product version, please select WS2811 or WS2812b instead for your LEDs to work properly.
FREE pixel mapping software!
Purchase an OCTO and you’ll receive a FREE 8-Universe licence for our award-winning ENTTEC LED Mapper (ELM).
Let’s get started!
It’s so easy to produce great shows and ambiences with an OCTO LED controller as part of your lighting kit.
Follow this short demonstration to learn about the essential features of the device, and see how simple it is to set up.
You’ll be thrilling your audiences in no time!
NOTE: This video features the launch version of the OCTO MK2 which features a different LED status configuration to the current model. The functionality of the device remains unchanged.
|Input voltage 4-60V DC (via 2-pin Phoenix or direct from LEDs via SPI ports)|
|Max. power draw 5W|
|Max. output voltage 5V|
|Max. output current 50mA|
|Max. heat dissipation 4.5W|
|Cooling method convection|
|Operating temperature -20°C to 50°C /-4°F to 122°F|
|Operating humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)|
|Data input eDMX (Art-Net, sACN, ESP or KiNet protocols) via 2 x RJ45 ports|
|Data output SPI/NZR protocols (customisable) via 2 x 4-pin Phoenix ports|
|Max. eDMX -> pixel conversion per device 16 universes (8,192 channels)|
|Max. pixels controllable per device 1360 x RGB (680 per port) / 1024 x RGBW (512 per port)|
|Network speed 10/100Base-T|
|Network discovery ENTTEC EMU software|
|Network configuration static (default 192.168.0.10) / DHCP|
|Recommended network device quantity per chain up to 8 devices for optimum synchronisation between outputs|
|Body material ABS plastic|
|IP rating IP20|
|LED indicators forward-facing status LED plus network link/activity (integrated into RJ45 ports)|
|Mounting options surface & TS35 DIN Rail mount|
|Unit dimensions 100.5mm x 72.25mm x 34mm|
|Unit weight 0.11kg / 0.24lbs|
|Shipping dimensions 160mm x 140mm x 40mm|
|Shipping weight 0.18kg / 0.39lbs|
|Warranty 3-year return to the base manufacturer warranty|
|Compliance CE / WEEE (EU), UKCA (UK), RCM (Aus/NZ), UL / FCC (USA), UL (Canada)|
Custom protocol creation guide
OCTO compliance certification
CAD drawing + dimensions
3D model STEP file
(current version only)
If upgrading from v4.1 firmware or any earlier, we recommend first performing a factory reset following the steps in the release notes.
Which OCTO version do I have?
Firmware v4.0+ is for OCTO devices with serial numbers 2374307 onwards ONLY.
For firmware and documentation for other iterations of the OCTO, please follow the legacy resource link here that matches your respective model:
serial numbers 2318635 – 2323030 ONLY
serial numbers 2341008 – 2350677 ONLY