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The Butler S2 is a simple yet powerful RDM-capable DMX512 output device, and is the simplest way to communicate via DMX512. Ideal for storing and replaying lighting shows in small to medium standalone projects, the Butler S2 can also serve large lighting systems, adding two DMX512 universes when paired with the Lighting Application Suite (LAS).

The compact control engine is cost efficient and can store up to 99 pre-programmed cuelists and play back up to eight cuelists—in parallel—in standalone mode. The Butler S2 is intended for use with the Butler XT2 and can also be used in cluster mode with additional control engines for output of up to 32 DMX512 universes in standalone mode, or 128 universes when paired with the Lighting Application Suite (LAS). As a network-enabled device, the Butler S2 has a built-in web server for easy set up. Equipped with a built-in SD card, the engine can replay previously stored cuelists in case of a loss of Ethernet connection, making it a fail-safe solution for scalable lighting control.

Key Features



  • RDM-capable – Equipped with bi-directional communication capabilities when in online mode, the Butler S2 can transmit fixture information and reports back to the main server and software using the latest Remove Device Management technology.

  • Built-in web server – The Butler S2 has a built-in web server for easy set up and configuration.

  • Store and replay pre-programmed cuelists – One compact Butler S2 can store up to 99 pre-programmed cuelists and replay up to eight parallel cuelists in standalone mode.

  • Scalable up to 65,536 channels /128 universes – When paired with other control engines in cluster mode, the Butler S2 can output up to 32 DMX512 universes in standalone mode, or up to 128 DMX512 universes when paired with the Lighting Application Suite (LAS).'

  • Reliable uninterrupted operation - The Butler S2 is designed to work without interruption ensuring permanent installations run smoothly.

Technical data



Product class Engine
Application area Stage, Museum, Architecture, Event
Connectivity Ethernet e:net to DMX
DMX interface 2 x RJ45
Stand-alone capability Playback of up to 99 cuelists
DMX channels online/stand-alone 1024/1024
Max. devices per Programmer 64
Max. devices per Emotion FX 250
Power supply 12 ... 24 V DC, PoE
Dimensions L xW x H 71 x 24 x 84 mm/2.79 x 0.94 x 3.34 inch
Weight 0.19 kg/0.44 lbs

Downloads



BUTLER S2 CAD data (AutoCAD)
Including technical drawings.
245 K
BUTLER S2 CAD data PDF
As sample for technical drawings.
215 K
Butler S2 Datasheet
Version 2015-12-11
263 K
Butler S2 Setup Manual English/Deutsch
Version 2016-10-05
3 M

Firmware



[v.2.0.x ]
Please pay attention to upload the correct firmware version to avoid damage on the Butler S2. Distinguish the device type and select the according folder.

How to distinguish the device type:

Serial numbers of Butler S2 have following format: (21)z

YYYY

xxxxxx
z is any letter.

Y

and x is any number.

All Butler S2 with serial numbers having

YYYY

smaller than or equal 1620 (or have another/older format) are compatible with firmware V

2

2.0.x
Examples:
(21)000112040738 is compatible with firmware V

2

.0.x (other format, 12 digits instead of letter and 10 digits after ‘(21)’)
(21)I

1542

000815 is compatible with firmware V

2

.0.x
(21)I

1620

0000558 is compatible with firmware V

2

.0.x
If erroneously a wrong firmware (V3.0.x or newer) was updated on such a Butler S2, the device will be corrupted. Please create an RMA case.

[v.3.0.x ]
Please pay attention to upload the correct firmware version to avoid damage on the Butler S2. Distinguish the device type and select the according folder.

How to distinguish the device type:

Serial numbers of Butler S2 have following format: (21)z

YYYY

xxxxxx
z is any letter.

Y

and x is any number.

All Butler S2 with serial numbers having

YYYY

greater than or equal 1624 are compatible with firmware V

3

.0.x or newer.
Examples:
(21)I

1624

000001 is compatible with firmware V

3

.0.x
(21)I

1704

004711 is compatible with firmware V

3

.0.x

Such a Butler S2 will deny update of a firmware V2.0.x. The firmware update in Patchelor will fail. But firmware V3.0.x (or newer) can be updated as usual.