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DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool

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City Theatrical‘s DMXcat® system is designed for use by the lighting professional who is involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of theatrical and studio lighting equipment. The system consists of a small hardware interface device and a suite of mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring  DMX/RDM control plus several other functionalities to the user’s smartphone for use wherever and whenever they are needed. Developed with input from designers and technicians, the DMXcat is an indispensable tool for lighting users.

DMXcat is now available in seven languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and English. Read our press release here.

DMXcat works with Android, iPhone, and Amazon Fire.

DMXcat technology is covered by U.S. Patent # 10,129,964 B1 and other U.S and foreign patents pending.




DMXcat is the Winner of the PLASA 2017 Award for Innovation     DMXcat is the Winner of the Live Design Product of the Year 2017 DMXcat was recognized at the ABTT Awards 2017



         

DMXcat Quick Start Guide



Hardware


The DMXcat’s interface device is a compact battery powered unit which fits easily in a pocket or tool pouch or may be worn on a belt. It uses Bluetooth LE technology for communication with the smartphone/applications (up to 50’ range). Without the limitations of being physically connected, the user can move about the workspace as needed with his/her smartphone and run the various apps while still using the phone for on-the-job communication. The device’s 5 pin XLRF connector/cable asembly allows it to be connected to a point in a DMX data chain to allow testing and or control of the various DMX/RDM channel functions. It is charged using a standard USB to Micro-USB cable and charger.


        

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Other features include a built-in LED flashlight, an audible alarm (for locating a misplaced unit), an LED Status indicator, and a removable belt clip.


Optional accessories include: XLR5M to RJ45 Adapter, XLR5M to XLR3F Adapter, XLR5M to XLR5M Turnaround, XLR5M to XLR3M Turnaround, Belt Pouch.



Software Applications 

There are currently seven apps available or in development for use with the DMXcat system. Apps are available through Google Play (Android) or the Appstore (iPhone). 



DMXcat Mobile app


Apps Included with the Basic configuration include:

• DMX Controller 

a single universe (512) DMX channel controller with two user interfaces.


• Fixture ControllerDMX

 test app for multi-attribute fixtures with built in database of lighting fixtures.


• RDM Controller

App for bi-directional communication/control of RDM enabled devices.


• DMX Tester

Permits users to analyze and or adjust  settings for transmitting or receiving DMX.


• RF Spectrum Analyzer (Android only)

For surveying and visualizing Wi-Fi networks.


• DIP switch calculator 

This app simplifies the configuring of DIP switches used for setting DMX addresses.


• Light Meter (Android only)

Useful for setting light levels for on-camera use.


 



DMXcat Quick Start Guide



Description                                 Cat. #

DMXcat

6000

Accessories 
 

XLR5M to RJ45 Adapter

6005
 

XLR5M to XLR3F Adapter

6006
 

XLR5M to XLR5M Turnaround

6007 
 

XLR5M to XLR3M Turnaround

6008 
 

DMXcat Belt Pouch

6009 

USB to Micro USB cable, 6"

6010 



DMXcat Tips and Tricks
DMXcat Tip - Making Fixtures Into Favorites

Tip 1: Going to a gig with no internet access?   When you “Favorite” a fixture in your DMXcat app, it saves that fixture’s personalities to your smartphone. Once your preferred fixture is a “Favorite”, fixtures are not only easier to access, they also become available to you even when you cannot access the internet. (See image above.)

   
Tip 2: Need to reconnect to your DMXcat?   Simply click the chain link icon, which is in the lower left corner of the main screen, to start up a new connection; no need to go into your app's settings.
       
Tip 3: Want to add a fixture to our database?    Use the “Report Problem” option in the settings menu to contact our support and development team with the fixture you'd like to add.


















DMXcat at Rowan University Case Study

Features

  • Interface device is a compact battery powered device unit
  • Bluetooth LE technology for communication with smartphone/ applications 
  • 5 pin XLRF connector/ cable assembly allows it to be connected to a point in a DMX data chain
  • USB to Micro-USB cable and charger 

Software Applications:

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Description Cat. #
DMX Cat 6000

• DMX Controller 
a single universe (512) DMX channel controller with two user interfaces.
• Fixture Controller
 test app for multi-attribute fixtures with built in database of lighting fixtures.
• RDM Controller
App for bi-directional communication/control of RDM enabled devices.
• DMX Tester
Permits users to analyze and or adjust  settings for transmitting or receiving DMX.
• RF Spectrum Analyzer (Android only)
For surveying and visualizing Wi-Fi networks.
• DIP switch calculator 
This app simplifies the configuring of DIP switches used for setting DMX addresses.
• Light Meter (Android only)
Useful for setting light levels for on-camera use.

Specifications


 CTI Part No.   6000
 Wireless communication:  Bluetooth LE
 Range:  50’ (15m)
 Status LED indicator:  Yes, multicolor
 Flashlight:   White LED
 Charging port:   Micro USB
 DMX connection:  5PXLRF
 Apps  7- Android and 6- iOS
 Included:   DMX Controller, Fixture Controller, RF Spectrum Analyzer, 
   DIP Switch Calculator, Light Meter (Android only
 RDM Controller, DMX Tester
 Construction:  NEMA 1 ABS enclosure 
 Compliance  CE, RoHS, FCC
   
 Physical:  
 Weight:  .3 lbs (.14 kg) 
 Dimensions:   1.63”(41.4mm) W x 3.75” (95.3mm) L x .94”(23.9mm) H 
   
 System Requirements:  Bluetooth 4.0 or greater
   Android 5.1 or greater
   iOS 9.3 or greater (iPhone 4S and newer) 
   

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DMXcat Controls, Analyzes and Tests any DMX Fixture

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DMXcat - Control, Analyze, Tests any DMX Lighting Fixture

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What's In The Box:
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Types

Case Studies

Read recent case studies for DMXcat: 


Rowan University Case Study



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