Minleon NEC (Network Effects Controller) RGB Pixel Controller

NEC Information

The Minleon Network Effects Controller (NEC) is a powerful advanced featured light controller that is completely scalable and flexible which adds the ability to run fully sequenced RGB light shows and installations with music without the need for a computer, software or console.

The NEC is a multi-purpose controller with the following hardware:

  • LCD display and rotary push-button knob for easy user interface
  • SD card slot to hold user generated mapped lighting data and audio files
  • Network port to send lighting data to NDBs and synchronize with other NECs. (IP Network Based System)
  • Single DMX port (2 RJ45 jacks) for sending DMX lighting data or receiving DMX commands.
  • Audio WAV file player and output jack
  • 2 opto-isolated inputs (on RJ45 jacks) for triggering effects via DMX ports
  • Time of day clock to turn on/off automatically
  • Supports 8000 lights spread across up to 16 NDBs. Slave mode increases the systems capacity by adding additional NECs/NDBs together.
  • Art-Net/DDP to DMX and DMX to Art-Net data bridge
  • Easily configure NDBs via the Auto-configure function requiring no PC
  • Over 22 customisable internal effects to be used in a show play list.
  • Multiple Control Modes – Effects Player, Light Show, File Player, Slave Device, Trigger Player, Art-Net to DMX Gateway, DMX to Art-Net Gateway, DMX to DDP Gateway, WAV file Player
  • Firmware update via SD card

    The NEC can be set to operate in one of many different modes:

    • Effects Player - Generates lighting effects and plays them.
    • Light Show - Generates light show based on user selected effects and plays.
    • File Player - Plays pre-programed lighting files from SD card. Can play optional WAV sound files at same time.
    • Slave device -  Receives commands (via DDP, Art-Net or DMX) to play internally generated effects, lighting data files on SD card or audio WAV files. This mode is also used when synchronizing multiple NECs.
    • Triggered Player2 input triggers can be set to play internal effects, lighting files or WAV files. An idle mode can play a 3rd file or effect.
    • Art-Net to DMX gatewayReceives Art-Net data and sends them out to the DMX port.
    • DMX to Art-Net gatewayReceives DMX data and sends them out as Art-Net data.
    • DMX to DDP gateway - Receives DMX data and sends them out as DDP data.
    • Utility ModesAuto-Configure NDBs, Reset NEC to factory settings, Update NEC firmware from SD card.

    Modes that play lighting data (Effects Player, Light Show, File Player, Slave Device and Triggered Player) can also be set to output to the DMX port instead of NDBs.  In this case you are limited to 512 channels of output data (170 RGB lights).  This can be used to control DMX dimmer boards and other DMX devices.

    Download NEC User Instruction manual


    NEC – Network Effects Controller

    Part Number


    Number of Lights

    8000 – Distributed with up to 16 connected NDBs (Slave mode allows for additional NECs)

    Max NDB Controllers

    16 NDBs – Max 1250 lights per NDB

    SD Card Slot

    Yes – Max 32GB High Speed Class 10 SD Card used for custom mapped light show files

    DMX in/out 

    Yes – trigger controller effects and SD card stored shows or DMX to Art-NET or DDP bridge

    Audio Player

    Yes – Audio Output via SD card. Allows for pre-programmed audio light shows

    Internal Effects

    Yes – Over 22 customisable effects via show mode and effects player

    Effects/Show Trigger

    Yes – 2 opto-isolated outputs via DMX in/out ports (momentary or latched)


    IP based Network using Art-Net or DDP output – No computer when used with the NDB

    Easy Setup

    Yes – Auto-configure function requiring no computer for configuring NDBs

    Input Voltage

    12VDC – 1 Amp


    160mm L x 85mm W x 40mm H

    Working Temp

    -20  to  +60 Deg C

    Waterproof Level

    IP33, Indoor use


    24 Months


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