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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 will be an indispensible tool for lighting users. The DMXcat will operate with both Android and iPhones.





      


 

         

               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). 

 




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 

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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