The Punchlight Merger is a device for larger Punchlight installations and studios. If your studio has multiple rooms, you can now see when a recording is taking place in any of those rooms, on a single Recording Display or other recording light. With a computer and Punchlight trigger unit (PL Midi, GPI, DLi) in each room, the recording "on-off-record ready" data is merged into one stream and displayed on a single external light unit. It can also be fed to multiple Punchlight displays. A very useful device particularly for large studios.
The outputs are interconnected, i.e. they can be used as a merger. In this case, the input current corresponds to the sum of outputs, and a power supply is not required. This can be useful, for example, for the interconnection of multiple systems that interact with each other.
The Punchlight Merger can also be used as a simple "1 to 6" hub with a power boost. The input current level can be below 5mA and the outputs will be at least 6x1A (according to the power supply).
Outputs from different Punchlight trigger units can be input to the Punchlight Merger:
Connection Example 1:
Connect the 12V output of the PunchLight GPI to INPUT 1. E.g. this monitors a FaderSTART on a mixing console. Connect the PunchLight DLi to INPUT 2, which is controlled via USB and a workstation with Pro Tools. Connect the lights to the OUTPUTs 1-6 of the Punchlight Merger, which will be switched on both by the recording in Pro Tools (DLi) and also by FaderSTART (GPI). Lights connected directly to the two remaining GPI outputs will only respond to FaderSTART - this is not shared.
Connection Example 2:
Connect the output of the W-CON RX to an INPUT on the Punchlight Merger. The transmitter unit can be connected a few rooms further away (e.g. in the main room). You have 6 outputs available for complete signaling in the studio and in front of it.