The DMXcat™ system from City Theatrical is a useful device that's designed for the lighting professional who is involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of theatrical and/or studio lighting equipment. It consists of a compact 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 needed. Developed with input from designers and technicians, the DMXcat should prove to be an indispensable tool for lighting users. The DMXcat will operate with both Android and IPhones.
DMXcat's interface unit is a small battery device that can easily fit in a pocket or tool pouch, or can be worn on a belt. It employs Bluetooth® LE technology for communication with the smartphone/applications (up to 35ft range). Without the limitations of a physical connection, the user is free move about the work-space as needed with their smartphone, running the various apps, while still using the phone for on-the-job communication. The device's 5-pin XLRF connector/cable assembly 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.
Other highlights include a built-in LED flashlight, audible alarm (for locating a misplaced unit), LED Status indicator, plus a removable belt clip.