DALI? Salvatore?

DALI is an important communication interface for fixtures and controls. Compared to DMX it is much simpler with a restrichted functionality. Nevertheless, DALI is a market standard. There is a very good documentation available at DALI AG, which describes DALI in detail, but also with an overview and most important things to know. The manual is available in German and in English.

Video tutorials for LAS 6.x

LAS video tutorials

LAS video tutorials

We have created some new videos about the Lighting Application Suite. At the moment, there are six videos available. Select Downloads and then Tutorials. Be aware that the videos are in 720p resolution, so your wires into the Internet should not be too thin. The AVI versions are smaller, the FLV versions much bigger, but with a better resolution.

Stay tuned, more to come soon …

Code examples from the Advanced System Manual



The e:script coding examples from the Advanced System Manual für the Lighting Application Suite cannot be copied via Copy/Paste from a PDF file. PDF files are coded in UTF-8 code format, while the macro editor of the Programmer only understands ASCII. For this reason we have made the files available as standard text files with a .cpp extension here:

www.traxontechnologies.com | Downloads | e:cue Software | Support Files

How to configure the Mobile Action Pad

The Mobile Action Pad for iOS and Android is a great tool to control the Programmer or the Butler XT2 with a firmware version 2.x. Here is a short description how to configure the Mobile Action Pad, assumed that there are Action Pages created in the Programmer, and downloaded to the Butler XT2, if it is used with this DMX engine.

Google Play Store

Download the app from the iTunes App Store or from the Google Play Store, search for “e:cue” to find it, install it on your smartphone or better on a tablet. Add the app to your menue to have fast access. Start the app and the following steps are the same for iOS and Android. Here shown for the Android version.

When started the first time the Mobile Action Pad does not have a previous session with a server, so it will display the server selection, there are already two sessions defined: to two test servers at ecue.com. You can use these two entries for a basic test, both are simulations, one for smartphones, one for tablets. If not in the server selection, use the «Back» button to return to it.

Server definition

In the server selection, tap «Edit» in the upper right corner. All available sessions are displayed, delete sessions via the stop symbol, tap the cog wheel to edit an existing session. The cog wheel in the upper left corner are the application options.


To enter a new server, tap «Add» in the upper right corner. In the following form enter:

Server data

A symbolic name for the connection, then the address of the server. For a Butler XT2 this would be the IP address, e. g. Use the server address, not the address of a switch or a WLAN router. For the Programmer use the IP address of the server, make sure that the HTTP server in the Programmer is enabled in the Application Options. A symbolic name like “ap.myserver.com” could only be used when a DNX server is available. In most LAS installtions this is not the case.

Default for the port number is 80. «Group» and «Start Page» are not mandatory, they are necessary when you use page groups in the Action Pad and if you want to define a certain page as start page.Server selection

After entering the data, tap «Ok», check your entry and tap «Done», the server selection returns. Tap your server oder use the cog wheel to edit the entry. That’s all. With the application options via the upper left cog wheel you set few display options or you can protect access to the app with a password.


Application settings


The app remembers the last valid session, so restarting the app later will first try to re-establish the last active session with a server.

Configuring a Butler XT cluster

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