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Butler XT2

Similar to the Butler but with more connectivity options, integrated HTTP server and RDM capability, the Butler XT2 is a DMX/RDM Engine that can be used in standalone mode to replay and loop previously uploaded lighting shows, programmed using the e:cue Lighting Application Suite (LAS). The Butler XT2 is also used as a DMX/RDM interfacing device for the e:cue Programmer in the LAS.

In standalone mode, one DIN-rail mountable Butler XT2 controls up to 1024 DMX/RDM channels and plays up to eight cuelist in parallel. Additionally, with firmware version 2.0, the Butler XT2 can be configured with any web browser and can be controlled with the graphical user interface Action Pad. The DMX/RDM channel control can be increased to 16,384 channels by clustering more Butlers XT2s.

The Butler XT2 has many connectivity options used to control the lighting show running on the device. Connectivity options include direct connection to Glass Touch user terminals, RS-232, digital dry contact inputs and e:cue protocols. Show control is also possible via LAN and WLAN with web browsers and remote devices running the Action Pad on iOS and Android, like iPad, iPhone and any Android smartphone or tablet. An integrated realtime and astronomical clock allows time and date controlled triggers. The e:bus interface can connect to e:cue's Glass Touch terminals or e:bus Input Modules for user interaction and control or connection of motion sensors. With the e:cue Butler XT2 Garage several Butler XT2 can be mounted in 19-inch racks easily.

If you need documentation or firmware for the Butler XT, this page is still available.


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Key Features

  • Control up to 1024 DMX/RDM channels

One Butler XT2 can control up to 1024 DMX/RDM channels (individual control of 1024 monochromatic light nodes or 340 RGB color mixing nodes).


  • Supports RDM protocol for bidirectional communication

RDM’s (Remote Device Management) bidirectional communication feature allows configuration, status monitoring, and management of lighting fixtures with RDM capability.


  • Control with Mobile Action Pad and any Flash-enabled web browser

Control shows and use the Action Pad as graphical user interface over LAN and WLAN with iPad, iPhone and any Android tablet or smartphone. Configure the Butler XT2 in standalone mode with a PC and a web browser.


  • Internal real-time and astronomical clock

Time-related triggers designed using the e:cue software suite also work when running on this device by using the Butler XT2’s internal real-time and astronomical clock. This feature allows programming of lighting show triggers based on specific dates and taking into account daylight savings, and time of day, such as the start of dawn.

Technical Specifications

Order code EN.BX.0000001
Dimensions LxWxH 177 x 59.5 x 75.4 mm/6.97 x 2.34 x 2.97 inch
Weight kg/lbs 0.4 / 0.88
Power supply 24 V DC, >= 1,3A
Operating/ storage temp. 0 ... 40° C/32 ... 104° F
Operating/ storage hum. 0 ... 80% not condensing
Environment IP20
Housing Aluminium
Mounting 35 mm DIN Rail
Certifications CE
User interface Buttons
System link e:bus (clamp terminals)
e:net (RJ45, Ethernet)
Output DMX (RJ45, clamp terminals)
Input RS-232 (clamp terminals)
RDM (RJ45, clamp terminals)
8 optically isolated digital inputs
Display 7 Seg.-LED
Data storage MicroSD card


Including technical drawings.
209 K
As sample for technical drawings.
223 K
Butler XT2 Data Sheet English - Firmware version 2.x
Version 2014-06-11
349 K
Butler XT2 Setup Manual English/Deutsch
Version 2017-11-16
5 M


Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1237
Release Date 08. October 2012
117 K
Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1237 README
244 B
Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1326
Release Date 27. February 2013
117 K
Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1326 README
216 B
Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1511
Release Date 1. July 2013
116 K
Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1511 README
334 B
Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1527
Release Date 16. August 2013
116 K
Butler XT2 Firmware V2.0.1527 README
234 B
BUTLER XT2 Firmware V2.0.3308
Release Date 25. January 2017

NEW: HTTP ERROR 404 included
NEW: RTC adjustments included
121 K