DMXtools said:By the way, both NSI and Lightronics also make DMX to microplex translators. It's just that they'd rather sell you several new DMX dimmer packs (or keep you locked in to their microplex products) than just one converter, so they price their converters pretty high and don't advertise them. Protocol translators are all I do, so I try to keep prices reasonable.
And the above is why you stand above most that produce a product of your own in that you do recognize that there are many paddles available to move this boat. Most people will have said we offer such a thing than left it at that necessitating me to tell of other suppliers out of fairness.
Converters having built-in dimmers..., could be done but it would be custom to do. I expect just about any dimmer manufacturer can produce a converter. I have for a long time had a NSI converter granted it takes an electronics expert to tell me which bridge to put where once I take the thing apart to get at doing so. DMX Tool's version I believe reads various languages automatically. Don't know if it will work in either direction desired such as the NSI converter I have however.