Cognito2

Cognito2 offers easy and intuitive programming that makes control over incandescent dimmers, moving lights and color-changing LEDs a breeze. 

Cognito 2™ solves the complex task of programming shows that include incandescent dimmers, moving lights, and color-changing LED fixtures.  Cognito 2  features a streamlined, natural language interface to guide you through selecting lights, adjusting their attributes, and recording reference libraries, memories and cues.  Once programmed, the show is played back manually or by using show control, time code or scripting inputs.

With up to four universes of control 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.

For more information, check out Robert Bell's series of videos on YouTube, exploring the operation of Cognito2 and some of the concepts that make this a lighting console like no other.

Cognito users are active at forums.pathwayconnect.com. Discuss the latest features and tricks or ask questions of the development and support teams.  By registering, you gain access to the latest beta releases and features.

  • Up to 2048 outputs—1024 directly from console
  • Output for optional HD1080 high definition external monitor
  • No hard limits on number of memories, cues, chases or playbacks
  • Pathport Protocol, ANSI E1.31 sACN, Art-Net, KiNET
  • Fanless, convection cooling means silent operation
  • Natural language control uses “real-world” terms and labels instead of channel numbers and data-level values
  • Continually maintained fixture library, currently with over 2000 commonly available, multiple-attribute lights
  • Context-sensitive Help Overlays provide assistance without interrupting work flow
  • Two playbacks, each with intensity fader, Go and Pause buttons
  • More than 20 simultaneous virtual playlists or chases
  • One external and three internal timecode clocks and astronomical or time clock event triggering
  • Four pushbuttons for selection of Intensity, Color, Position and Shape attribute families
  • Four pushbuttons access Release, Help, Edit and Record functions
  • Support for neato™, a free iOS app for remote control of lights and memories via WiFi
  • Free downloadable off-line editor (OLE) for Windows or Mac
  • Rated for regulated 12-24VDC input
  • 30 watts maximum power consumption (reduced USB power capacity when operating on PoE)
  • Operating Conditions: 32°F-105°F (0°C to 40°C ); 10-90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A
  • ANSI E1.31 streaming ACN
  • IEEE 802.3AF Power-over-Ethernet
  • RS-232
  • MIDI Show Control (MSC)
  • MIDI Time Code (MTC)
  • RoHS 2002/95/EC
  • HD1080—1920 x 1080 monitor support
  • 8.0 lbs (3.63 kg)
  • 18.3”W x 11.2”D x 3.1”H (46.5cm x 28.5cm x 7.9cm)

Model Number

Description

0700-7111

Cognito2 Starter - comes with power supply and dust cover

0700-7112

Cognito2 Pro512 - comes with power supply and dust cover

0700-7113

Cognito2 Pro1024 - comes with power supply and dust cover

0700-7114

Cognito2 Pro1536 - comes with power supply and dust cover

0700-7115

Cognito2 Pro2048 - comes with power supply and dust cover

0700-7814

Upgrade, Cognito2 Starter to Cognito2 Pro512

0700-7815

Upgrade, Cognito2, 512 channels

Accessories

0700-7901

Cognito Rackmount Adaptor Kit

Feature

Starter

Pro512

Pro1024

Pro1536

Pro2048

Output Addresses

512

512

1024

1536

2048

Pathport Protocol

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ANSI E1.32 sACN

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Art-Net

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DMX512 Output Ports

1

2*

2

2

2

DMX512 Input Trigger

Not enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MIDI Show Control

Not enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

RS232 Port

Not enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Contact Closure

Not enabled

3

3

3

3

* - Same DMX512 output on both DMX512 output ports

† - Pathport gateways required to convert universe 3 and 4 to DMX512