City The­atri­cal DMX­cat Mul­ti­func­tion DMX Test Tool

Manufacturer: City The­atri­cal

Model Number: DMX­cat p/​n 6000

$ 50.00 / day
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City The­atri­cal DMX­cat Mul­ti­func­tion DMX Test Tool:

Includes: USB to Micro-USB Charg­ing Cable, M to M 5-Pin Turn­around, Belt­clip and Case.

***Android or iOS Device not includ­ed with rental.

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. 


  • DMX Con­troller
  • Fix­ture Controller 
  • RF Spec­trum Analyzer 
  • DIP Switch Calculator 
  • Light Meter (Android only)


  • 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 


  • CTI Part No.: 6000 
  • Wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion: Blue­tooth LE 
  • Range: 35ft (10m)
  • Sta­tus LED indi­ca­tor: Yes, multicolor 
  • Flash­light: White LED 
  • Charg­ing port: Micro USB 
  • DMX con­nec­tion: 5PXLRF (5-pin female XLR
  • Apps: 7- Android and 6- iOS 
  • Option­al: RDM Con­troller, DMX Tester 
  • Con­struc­tion: NEMA 1 ABS enclosure 
  • Phys­i­cal:
    • Dimen­sions (WxLxH): 1.63″ x 3.75″ x .94″ (41.495.323.9mm)
    • Weight: 0.3 lbs (0.14 kg) 
  • Com­pli­ance: CE, RoHS, FCC


There are cur­rent­ly sev­en (7) tools avail­able or in devel­op­ment for use with­in the DMX­cat app. Apps are avail­able through Google Play (Android) or the App­store (IPhone).

Apps Include: 

  • DMX Con­troller: a sin­gle uni­verse (512) DMX chan­nel con­troller with two (2) 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: 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