PWCOG Cognito2 Theatrical Console

PWCOG Theatrical Console, the Cognito2™ Theatrical Lighting Console, solves the complex task of programming shows that include incandescent dimmers, moving lights, and color-changing LED fixtures. Cognito2 features a streamlined, natural language interface to guide you through selecting lights from a vast fixture library, 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. Easy to use by novices but powerful enough to create complex looks and shows, the Cognito2 is ideal for school theatres, cafetoriums, places of worship, or anywhere a powerful but easy-to-use lighting console is needed.

For more information, visit Pathway Connectivity's PWCOG Theatrical Console product page.


2022 Product Name 2022 Part Number Legacy Description Legacy Part Number
Cognito 2 Theatrical Console, Desktop, 1024 Channels PWCOG DT 1024 Cognito2 Console Pro1024 c/w PSU and Dust Cover 0700-7113
Cognito 2 Theatrical Console, Desktop, 512 Channels PWCOG DT 512 Cognito2 Console Pro512 c/w PSU and Dust Cover 0700-7112
Cognito 2 Theatrical Console, Desktop, Starter 512 Channels PWCOG DT S512 Cognito2 Console Starter c/w PSU and Dust Cover 



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Additional Information

  • 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 light
  • Context-sensitive Help Overlays aid 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, Colour, Position and Shape attribute families
  • Four pushbuttons access Release, Help, Edit and Record functions
  • Free downloadable off-line editor (OLE) for Windows or Mac
Control Device Type  Graphical Touchscreen
Mounting Location Portable
Mounting Type Desktop
Product Type System Controller
Network Compatibility DMX
Networkable Control Yes
Voltage Rating Line Voltage, Low Voltage, MVOLT
Receiving Protocol DMX, Dry Contact, Ethernet, RS232, sACN
Sending Protocol DMX, Ethernet, RS232, sACN
Dimming Protocol DMX, sACN
Compliance Listing CA Title 1.81.26, ROHS
Regulatory Listing CE
Series PWCOG


 Starter Pro512 Pro1024 Pro1536 Pro2048 
Output Addresses 512  512 10241536  2048
Pathport Protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ANSI E1.31 sACN No Yes Yes YesYes 
Art-Net No  Yes  Yes Yes Yes
DMX512 OUT Ports 1
DMX512 IN Port Not enabled Yes Yes Yes Yes
MIDI Show Control Not enabled  Yes  Yes Yes Yes
RS232 Port Not enabled  Yes  YesYes  Yes
Contact Closure Not enabled  3  3 Yes Yes

*Same output repeated on each port.


Title Description
pdf Pathway Connectivity Pathport C-Series at National Music Forum in Wroclaw, Poland The National Forum of Music (NFM), a brand-new, state-of-the-art concert venue in the heart of Wroclaw, opened on September 4th, 2015. The National Forum of Music is the largest multi-purpose center in Lower Silesia, Poland. The main aim of the center was to create a public institution comprising the Ministry of Culture and National heritage. The NFM needed to come up with a solution to help light all these separated theatres and rooms, without the hassle of cables and wiring. They chose City Theatrical wireless DMX solutions and Pathway Connectivity PATHPORT® C Series nodes in the NFM installation. “In our current situation with the National Forum of Music, we often come across the necessity of conversion of commonly used Ethernet signal into the Traditional DMX standard. The Ethernet signal simultaneously transmits multiple DMX signals and the Pathway node can isolate the desired DMX universe without the necessity of using extra power supplies- the power is being supplied by Ethernet due to POE option. The pathway node is extremely useful to use, the setting is configured from simple software from any computer. The greatest thing about the Pathway C-Series node is that it works impeccably no matter what project we’ve worked on.”
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