| RDM Labpack
way RDM test responder
RDM adds management,
verification and remote configuration to lighting control. It
allows even low-cost responders to be remotely interrogated and
configured. Integrating this capability into a lighting system
requires tools. The DMXter4 RDM is already an important
configuration and analysis tool for RDM systems. Having a
collection of sophisticated responders on your bench or in your
briefcase puts you in the RDM game. RDM Labpack does this - and
it’s a lot smaller than 3 Showguns!
Goddard Design Co. is
pleased to be the North American distributor for the Howard Eaton
Lighting’s RDM Labpack.
This clever box looks like a simple collection of 6 LED blocks.
In reality, it’s a powerful tool. The Labpack has 6 discoverable
RDM responders which respond to over 40 commands
(PIDs). Both “GET” and “SET” commands are supported.
Who needs the RDM Labpack?
The RDM Labpack mimics the responses of a wide range of RDM
- equipment designers
- software developers
- rental shops, for checkout of RDM
controllers, splitters, and other gear
- educators who need a tool to introduce students to
this major step in lighting control
- sales professionals who need a convenient and portable
method of demonstrating RDM
- lighting labs
- view device information: model, manufacturer,
software version, user settable device label, current address and much
- view and set current DMX personality (See details)
- supports 3 “voltage” sensors, 3 “current” sensors and
1 “temperature” sensor (See details)
- supports 11 PIDs common to moving lights
- supports 8 preset operations
- supports RDM acknowledgements and NAK reason codes
- supports 8 special codes designed for developers (See
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Each responder is fitted with five LEDs. As a default, each device has
a DMX footprint of 4 slots. Four of the LEDs (Red/Green/Blue/White)
can be dimmed by the DMX512 null start code data. The center
(Amber) Led is used as a status indicator for RDM activity. At power
up, this led will flash at 1second intervals to indicate that the
responder has NOT yet been muted. This normally corresponds to not
having been discovered as an RDM responder.
Once the responder has been discovered and muted, the Amber LED
will flash ‘on’ briefly to indicate receipt of a valid RDM
message for this UID. The Amber Led is never controlled by slots of a
Null Start code DMX packet.
By default, the responder runs a Power Up Self Test (POST) routine that
lights each of the DMX
controlled LEDs in turn, then ALL ON, then ALL OFF. Once all Leds are
OFF, the unit is ready for discovery.
The responder supports two DMX personalities. Personality #1
allows simple DMX control of the individual R/G/B/W LEDs.
Personality #2 allows this OR Preset Playback, as determined by
the receipt of the appropriate RDM commands.