Power and Data Distribution for Lighting Systems

Motion Picture & Television Production

Introducing: Control Added Technology for Lunch Box Distros

An Integrated, Modular, Power and Control Solution 

DADCO moved to a new, larger facility

on July 10, 2023.

Our new physical, shipping, and billing address is:


28300 Constellation Rd.

Valencia CA 91355-5078

818 768-8886


100 Amp 120V Bates connector In/Out 

5-20 amp 120v duplex out 

4-port DMX optosplitter in/thru 

LumenRadio CRMX™ Wireless Transceiver


100 Amp 120V Bates connector In/Out 5-20 amp 120v duplex out  

5-port DMX/RDM optosplitter + in/thru


100 Amp 120V Bates connector

In/Out 5-20 amp 120v duplex out 

Ethernet Node / 4-port DMX out


100 Amp 240V Bates connecter In/Out4-20 amp 240V Twist Out

5-port DMX optosplitter In/Out


100 Amp 120V Bates connector In/Out

10-20 amp TRV1 Outlet Connector

4-port DMX optpslitter + in/thru

LumenRadio CMRX™ Wireless Transceiver


The OctoCAT is the newest member of the Control Added Technology (CAT)

family of integrated power and control products from DADCO. 

The ever growing need for and proliferation of control protocols such as DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN, RDMnet, GTDF, and Ethernet requires flexible data distribution solutions to cover the needs of productions of all sizes and complexity. The growing number of LED fixtures and other devices require a power distribution system with more outlets, but not necessarily more power.

The OctoCAT series fulfills those needs by offering enhanced lunch-box style power distribution devices with 100A Bates feed through, eight 20A Edison duplexes, as well as a 20A Edison convenience duplex with two USB A charging ports that also can serve as an ordinary 9th circuit. The OctoCAT integrates data distribution with technology from Swisson and wireless technology from LumenRadio; both world renowned manufacturers with a stellar record in the film and TV industry.  

OctoCat Series of Control Added Technology

Integrated Power and Control Products

The following data distribution options are currently available:

OctoCAT-E - Ethernet Node with 8 output ports of DMX/RDM

OctoCAT-W - Dual LumenRadio CRMX Opto Splitters with 1 input, 1 through, & 4 output ports each 

OctoCAT-P - Programmable DMX/RDM Opto Splitter with 2 input and 8 output ports

OctoCAT-R - DMX/RDM Opto Splitter with 1 input and 8 output ports

BlackCAT/OctoCat Lunchbox Distros

Swisson DMX / RDM • Ethernet Distribution • LumenRadio CMRX™ • Wireless DMX/RDM

DADCO's new line of BlackCAT power and data distribution devices were developed in direct response to the growing need for integrated control solutions in the film, TV, and content creation industries. The BlackCAT 100A Lunchboxes incorporate Swisson™, DMX, RDM, and Ethernet distribution, as well as LumenRadio’s CMRX™ wireless technology, into DADCO’s power distribution products to offer one compact integrated unit.

DADCO has taken the age-old phrase by Ralph Waldo Emerson “build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” and has enhanced its line of proven portable power distribution systems with Control Added Technology to meet the current requirements of the growing number of LED fixtures used for motion picture and television lighting.

LED lighting has become omnipresent on stages, in studios, and on-location for television, motion picture, and video production. DADCO’s BlackCAT Lunchbox distros are designed to provide both power and data for LED systems as well as DMX capable legacy devices and traditional incandescent and HMI lighting fixtures.

The BlackCAT 100A 120V, 208V, & 240V feed-through Lunchboxes with Control Added Technology are available with Edison, L520, L530, L620, L630, and 19 pin Soca output connectors. DADCO also offers a trade-in program for owners of legacy Lunchboxes.

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Valencia CA 91355-5078

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