Beckhoff NAT

If perhaps your hacked-together Arduino project is suddenly looking a little shy of “professional grade” in front of your client, and you need some seriously heavy-duty show-control and A/V gear, check out the industrial controls supplier Beckhoff.

Beckhoff has taken their wide-ranging collection of industrial automation gear and expanded it into building automation and show-control style applications.  Their system integrates with an insane number of control protocols (something over 400!) including DMX, DALI, SMPTE, BACnet, ArtNet and other commonly used protocols for lighting or A/V.  So using the same system gear that could control, say an oil refinery or automotive assembly plant, you can now control virtually anything electrical, robotic or mechatronic in your wildest interactive/architectural dreams.