URC Announces Integration of DMX Lighting Control Systems

New DMX module and two DMX engines provide for quick and easy integration of URC’s Total Control system with DMX-based lighting systems supporting up to 512 channels and 255 scenes

HARRISON NY (August 6, 2019)—URC, a global leader in smart automation and control for residential and commercial applications, is pleased to announce the integration of its award-winning Total Control 2.0 system with automated lighting systems using the DMX protocol. The new DMX module, available to all authorized Total Control dealers on URC’s dealer portal, allows for two-way control of DMX-based lighting systems from a URC Total Control user interface. Additionally, authorized URC dealers can purchase their choice from 2 DMX Engines, built by Engineering Solutions, directly from URC.

Originally developed for stage, DMX protocol-based lighting systems are gaining foothold in residential and commercial installations, particularly with the advent of automated lighting controls and LED lighting systems.

“We have many customers in the commercial space that are using lighting systems based on the DMX protocol to automate the spectrum of light to mirror natural light and ease the disruption of circadian rhythms, thereby promoting wellness of occupants,” commented Lars Granoe, Director of Product Management for URC. “We see demand for this use case as well in the residential market. Additionally, the DMX protocol, combined with URC’s Total Control 2.0 system allows the user to easily automate LED lighting color changes, motion, dimming, and even chase scenes programming into the DMX lighting system.”

URC’s Total Control Module, when used with either the DMX Engine – RJ45 output or DMX Engine – XLR output can support up to 512 channels of DMX-based lighting and store internally up to 63 scenes. Both DMX Engines were developed by Engineering Solutions, Inc., a company that has 16 years of experience in building bridge interfaces for control of DMX lighting systems.

“URC is very unique – this is the first time in our 16 years of being in business that a manufacturer has reached out directly to us and developed their own module,” commented John Chapman, President of Engineering Solutions. “Our direct collaboration results in one of the most stable and reliable integrations out there.”

Sold through direct dealers, Total Control 2.0 is URC’s whole-home automation and control system featuring premium performance, highly customizable GUIs and robust third-party integration. Total Control 2.0 is also perfect for commercial facilities such as bars & restaurants, conference rooms & executive offices, common areas & amenities spaces in multi-dwelling units, hospitality and classrooms.

Authorized U.S. URC Total Control dealers can purchase URC Total Control 2.0 and compatible 3rd party products that easily integrate with the Total Control 2.0 system on the URC dealer-only portal at www.urcportal.com. Interested systems integrators can email totalcontrol@universalremote.com to learn more.

About Engineering Solutions


Since 2003, Engineering Solutions Inc in Lehi, Utah, has specialized in interface products which bridge between RS-232, ethernet, MIDI and DMX. They are proud to design, manufacture and test their products locally. In addition to their standard product line, custom, one-off and ultra-short run projects are always welcome. For more information, visit: www.response-box.com/gear.

About URC

Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart home automation and control. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control, MX HomePro and Complete Control. Legendary URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touchscreens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals.