The DMXter4 is simple to use. Eight buttons run its menu-driven software. The DMXter4 uses a back lit 40-character display. Some functions can drive a PC using the USB port. Software updates are done via the USB port. The unit comes in a rugged water-resistant case, tough enough to ride in your tool kit or cable hamper. The DMXter4 should be easily used by anyone who has used a Lil’DMXter; however you will see and feel many subtle improvements.
All DMXter4 RDM units discover, query status, perform device configuration, and test RDM responders. The software now supports 49 E1.20 PIDs. The list is posted.
Designers and evaluators of RDM equipment will want our optional Advanced RDM controller software. See the DMXter4 RDM software page for the latest details on standard and Advanced packages. RDM monitor(sniffer) software is an optional part of the v4.18 release.
If you are monitoring a system with your DMXter4 and even the Bar Graph display is a bit cramped you can now view 128 slots at once using your PC as a DMXter add on.
View Levels in 3 Number Formats
Slot levels and most other displays are available in three display formats - percent, decimal or hexadecimal. If you would like details on our binary to percentage conversion routines they are posted on the Web.
Testing a cable for electrical continuity is not the same as testing it for data transmission continuity. The DMXter4 tests cables using actual data.
Goddard Design pioneered Flicker Finder to verify system stability. If your lighting system is haunted, this is the routine that you need!
Test multichannel devices with the Multichannel mode. Particularly helpful when working with multichannel devices (like moving lights), Multichannel mode lets you define a number of similar fixtures in a contiguous block. For details follow this link
ShowSaver tm - ShowPlayer tm
You have a handy source of back up data for your console with ShowSaver (built in) or ShowPlayer (optional). ShowPlayer is a simple show controller storing up to 227 cues you can trigger manually, externally or by time. See the ShowPlayer data sheets for details or click here for a brief note on ShowSaver. Automatic switch-over on data failure is available with both routines. Both routines store all cue data in nonvolatile memory.
Receive Scope Trigger
All DMXters provide an output that may be used to sync an oscilloscope to the DMXter. Optionally you can use our hardware kit to sync an oscilloscope to any DMX12 data stream.
New power supply design
The DMXter4 is still the only tester to operate or charge from the AC mains without an external supply. The DMXter4 has a new computer controlled charger and battery management system. This allows faster charging and better battery protection. The DMXter4 can operate from AC immediately, even with a discharged battery.
The DMXter4 supports USB connection to personal computers. This is used for software updates. It is used to support more detailed data views than can easily be viewed on a 20 by 2 line display. It also allows full alpha numeric entry when appropriate. For setting up and configuring your PC to use the USB port, go to using the USB port.
Follow this link to download a PDF data sheet