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Pathway Connectivity only sells through our extensive dealer network.  If you like what you see, try calling your favorite theatrical lighting dealer.  Chances are they sell our gear.

 

If you're having trouble finding a dealer, gives us a call or use the Contact Us! page to drop us a line.  We'll be happy to direct you to the closest dealer. 

Cognito Support

Cognito users!

 

For information on the console, go to the product page here.

 

For latest fixture libraries and software builds, please go to the download page here.

HorizonŽ Support

 

Although the consoles are no longer under development, you can still get help through Pathway Connectivity.  For the last Horizon code release click here.  For the last Marquee code release, click here.  For support, send an email to support at pathwayconnect.com

 
 
IGMP and Multicasting

 

Most networks are set up on a unicast basis - one device talks back and forth with one other device.  But that model doesn't work well for most entertainment applications, where one controller or source is talking to a wide variety of listeners.  Robert Bell has put together a video available here that explains the differences between unicasting, multicasting and broadcasting based methods of Ethernet signal distribution, and how IGMP snooping can improve system performance. A second video - showing a real time example of IGMP - has also been posted.

 

 

IGMP vides still 2

 

 
Cognito2

 

 

The next generation of the Cognito console is now shipping! 

 

Cognito2

 

Cognito2 offers the same easy and intuitive programming interface that makes control over incandescent dimmers, moving lights and color-changing LEDs a breeze.  Although the interface hasn't changed, the output has.  Now with up to twice the universe count and a new display output for a high definition external monitor, Cognito2 doubles up on the capabilities of what is quickly becoming the go-to console for small to medium size churches, schools and other halls of public assembly.

 

The original Cognito remains fully supported. The latest fixture library as well as a maintenance release dated February 24 for original Cognito are available here!  The February 24 release fixes several operational issues including occasional loss of authorization, a touch screen bug and MSC command parsing.  This release also corrects a real time clock issue in the December 3 beta release. Download the release notes from the link above for more details and the full list of changes.

 

For more information, check out Robert Bell's series of videos, exploring the operation of Cognito and some of the concepts that make this a lighting console like no other, as seen here on YouTube.

 

 

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Pathport Manager 5.3

 

May 2015:  The latest update to the complete management tool for Pathports and VIA switches!

 

INCLUDES the latest firmware for Pathports and VIA switches, nomenclature changes to VIA configuration, minor bug fixes and improved Mac installer.

 

 

PM5.2 Screen Shot

 

 

To download the full Windows installer, including the Java engine, click here (43 MB)

To download the Windows installer without the Java engine, click here (23 MB)

To download the Mac zip (no Java), click here (25 MB)

To download the Linux zip (no Java), click here (16 MB)

 

To download a zip file of the 3.6.1 latest Pathport Firmware builds, click here (16Mb)

 

NOTE:  Upon first running Pathport Manager 5.3 in a Windows environment, you may be asked to confirm the program has permission to go through the firewall.  Make sure all three check boxes are checked: Domain, Home/Work and Public.  By default,  Windows classifies most lighting systems as being "Public" and without  the correct permissions, Pathport Manager will not discover nodes or configure nodes.

             

NOTE:   Both Windows 7 and Mac OS10 have known issues stemming from their permissions settings.  MAC USERS:  Ensure your download permissions allow you to download and install from all locations, not just the App Store.  Click Read Me... for details.

 

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SNAP Lighting Control Panel

The new SNAP lighting control panel provides unified DMX512 control of 0-10V analog outputs and relay switching, all within a single enclosure.  Intended for use with fully isolated LED fixture drivers requiring mains switching and 0-10V dimming, and for Mark VII type electronic fluorescent ballasts. 

 

 

SNAP Lighting Control Panel

 

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