Botex NETcon 8-5 review: specs & price

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Bidirectional Art-Net Node

The Botex NETcon 8-5 is a Bidirectional Art-Net Node with a Configure via integrated display directly on the device, RDM capable, Adjustable DMX repetition...

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Name Enttec Datagate MK2Work LightShark LS-1 Node2ADJ 4 Stream DMX BridgeEnttec USB Assembled WidgetEnttec Storm 8 BundleBotex NETcon 1-3Sunlite Sushi-Z1Eurolite USB-DMX512-Interface/Update-AdShowtec NET-8/5Enttec Ethergate Mk3
Description Light Control UnitEthernet InterfaceUniversal Wireless BridgeUSB Assembled WidgetEnttec Storm 8ArtNet DMX ConverterCompact USB - DMX interfaceCompact USB DMX Interface for Beginners8 Channel Artnet/ Klingnet NodeEthernet interface on two DMX ports
Type of construction19"-housingDesktopDesktopBoardDesktopDesktopCableCable19"-housingDesktop
Connection for PC/EthernetRJ45RJ45WLANUSBRJ45RJ45USBUSBRJ45RJ45
Universes (Outputs)8231811182
DMX-Output5-pole XLR female5-pole XLR female5-pole XLR female5-pole XLR femaleRJ453-pole XLR female3-pole XLR female3-pole XLR female5-pole XLR female5-pole XLR female
DMX-Input5-pole XLR male5-pole XLR maleNot supportedThrough OutputThrough Output3-pol XLR maleNot supportedNot supported5-pole XLR female5-pole XLR female
Internal memory
Power supply-External via USB-C or PoEDC 9 - 12 V----5 V DC via USB100 - 240 VAC 50/ 60 Hz-
Weight-0.5 kg0.48 kg-0.75 kg0.34 kg-50 g1.8 kg0.75 kg
Dimensions-----160 x 130 x 110 mm--482 x 205 x 44 mm191 x 105 x 44.5 mm


The Botex NETcon 8-5 is a Bidirectional Art-Net Node with a Configure via integrated display directly on the device, RDM capable, Adjustable DMX repetition rate (10-40 Hz), 4096 Channels / eight DMX universes, Convert either Art-Net to DMX or DMX to Art-Net, LEDs for visualising the transmission status of network and DMX signal, 2 Ethernet RJ45 connections, lockable, 8 XLR 5-pin female DMX inputs and outputs, Power Twist for current input and output & Black metal case. The retail price is 305.85 £.


Supported protocolsDMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN
Power supplyAC 90 - 250 V at 50/60 Hz
Power consumption7.5 W
Dimensions483 x 169 x 49 mm
Weight2 kg
Build19" / 1 U
Type of construction19"-housing
Connection for PC/EthernetRJ45
Universes (Outputs)8
DMX-Output5-pole XLR female
DMX-Input5-pole XLR female
Internal memoryNo

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