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sACN receiver & sender in node.js

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πŸ’‘ This module can receive DMX data sent via sACN from professional lighting consoles (e.g. ETC, Onyx).

🎭 It can also send data to DMX fixtures that support sACN, e.g. LED lights, smoke machines, etc.

Install

npm install sacn

Usage - Receiver

πŸ”¦ Sending RDM data to fixtures is not implemented yet, see issue #1.

const { Receiver } = require('sacn');

const sACN = new Receiver({
  universes: [1, 2],
  // see table 1 below for all options
});

sACN.on('packet', (packet) => {
  console.log('got dmx data:', packet.payload);
  // see table 2 below for all packet properties
});

sACN.on('PacketCorruption', (err) => {
  // trigged if a corrupted packet is received
});

sACN.on('PacketOutOfOrder', (err) => {
  // trigged if a packet is received out of order
});

/* advanced usage below */

sACN.on('error', (err) => {
  // trigged if there is an internal error (e.g. the supplied `iface` does not exist)
});

// start listening to a new universe (universe 3 in this example)
sACN.addUniverse(3);

// stop listening to a universe 1
sACN.removeUniverse(1);

// close all connections; terminate the receiver
sACN.close();

sACN.universes; // is a list of the universes being listened to

Table 1 - Options for Receiver

Name Type Purpose Default
universes number[] Required. List of universes to listen to. Must be within 1-63999 []
port number Optional. The multicast port to use. All professional consoles broadcast to the default port. 5568
iface string Optional. If the computer is connected to multiple networks, specify which network adaptor to use by using this computer's local IP address null
reuseAddr boolean Optional. Allow multiple programs on your computer to listen to the same sACN universe. false

Table 2 - Packet properties

{
  "sourceName": "Onyx", // controller that sent the packet
  "sourceAddress": "192.168.1.69", // ip address of the controller
  "universe": 1, // DMX universe
  "sequence": 172, // packets are numbered 0-255 to keep them in order
  "priority": 100, // 0-200. used if multiple controllers send to the same universe
  "payload": { // an object with the percentage values of DMX channels 1-512
    1: 100,
    2: 50,
    3: 0
  },

  /* there are more low-level properties which most
     users won't need, see the ./src/packet.ts file */
}

Usage - Sender

const { Sender } = require('sacn');

const sACNServer = new Sender({
  universe: 1,
  // see table 3 below for all options
});

async function main() {
  await sACNServer.send({
    payload: { // required. object with the percentages for each DMX channel
      1: 100,
      2: 50,
      3: 0,
    },
    sourceName: "My NodeJS app", // optional. LED lights will use this as the name of the source lighting console.
    priority: 100, // optional. value between 0-200, in case there are other consoles broadcasting to the same universe
  });

  sACNServer.close(); // terminate the server when your app is about to exit.
}

main(); // wrapped in a main() function so that we can `await` the promise

Table 3 - Options for Sender

Name Type Purpose Default
universe number Required. The universes to listen to. Must be within 1-63999 []
port number Optional. The multicast port to use. All professional consoles broadcast to the default port. 5568
reuseAddr boolean Optional. Allow multiple programs on your computer to send to the same sACN universe.
defaultPacketOptions object Optional. You can specify options like sourceName, cid, and priority here instead of on every packet
iface string Optional. Specifies the IPv4 address of the network interface/card to use. OS default interface (=active internet connection)

Contribute

npm run build # compile typescript
npm test # run tests

Network Requirements

  • [x] Multicast must be enabled. sACN uses port 5568 on 239.255.x.x
  • [x] Network infrastructure that supports at least 100Mbps (100BaseT)

Protocol Docs

The Architecture for Control Networks (ACN) and derived protocols are created by the Entertainment Services and Technology Association.

Install

npm i sacn

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