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Configuring Quasar Fixtures using RDM

Quasar fixtures can be remotely configured using RDM over DMX

The following commands are available through RDM

  • Identify/Discovery
  • Set DMX Address
  • Choose Fixture profile
  • Enable/Disable Status LEDs
  • Change Ouput Mode
  • Change Number of Pixels

 

Identify/Discovery

When enabled the fixture will flash blue to identify the fixture until the user stops the process.

Set DMX Address 

Sets the start address for the fixture

Choose Fixture Profile 

Sets what fixture profile the fixture will use

Enable/Disable Status LEDs

A numeric value to turn the status LEDs in the fixture On or Off. Default value is 1.

0 = Off

1 = On

Change Output Mode

A numeric value to change output mode of the fixture. Default value is 2.

0 = Low Output

1 = Normal Output

2 = High Output

Change Pixel Mode

A numeric value to set the Pixel count of the fixture. The below chart defines the values.

Fixture Type R2-25 R2-50 R2-100 RR-50 RR-100
Pixel Selection # of Pixels
0 1 1 1 1 1
1 2 2 2 2 2
2 5 3 3 5 3
3 10 4 4 10 4
4   6 6 20 6
5   8 8   8
6   12 12   12
7   24 16   24
8     24   48
9     48    

 

Using RDM with DMXcat to reconfigure Quasar Fixtures

  1. Bluetooth pair your phone or tablet to the DMXcat
  2. Choose RDM controller
  3. RDM devices will populate to device list
    1. Tapping on the device listed opens the quick menu where the DMX Start address can be changed
    2. User can Identify Fixture by choosing the Lightbulb icon
    3. User can enter the RDM menu by choosing the RDM icon
    4. User can enter the DMX database by choosing the DMX icon
    1. Basic Info
      1. Read the Fixture Label
      2. Change the DMX start address
        This is where the user can change the DMX start address of the fixture
      3. Change the DMX personality The RDM menu has more expansive options for changing device settings.
         This is where the user can change the profile the fixture is set to 
    1. Product Info
      1. Fixture Type
      2. Manufacturer
      3. Device Label
      4. Firmware version
      5. RDM UID
    2. Power Lamp
      1. Device hours
      2. Lamp hours
    3. Manufacturer Settings
      1. Status LEDs Enable
        This is where the user can enable(1) or disable(0) the status LEDs on the fixture
      2. Output Mode
        This is where the user can set the fixture to either High (2), Normal (1), or Low (0) output.
      3. Pixel Selection
        This is where the user can set the number of pixels the fixture uses. 

    Using RDM on EOS

    RDM needs to be enabled in several locations on EOS to use it.

    To enable RDM over network

    In the Shell>Settings>Network>Interface Protocols>RDM

    To enable RDM from the DMX ports on the console

    Displays>Setup>System>Output

    Toggle RDM on for the port being used

    *Device restart is required

    To use RDM within EOS

    Patch>Device List>RDM>Device Discovery>Enabled

    Toggle format to be in Address view to see RDM devices

    *Build 2.92 and later Only show RDM devices in address view

    Fixture on the Device List can be configured by selecting them

     

    Using RDM on Concert

    Quasar fixtures can be configured remotely using RDM and ETC Concert. Concert is a device management program that can be run on the EOS console or a computer connected to the lighting control network.

    RDM needs to be enabled in several locations for this to function correctly.

    To enable RDM over network

    In the Shell>Settings>Network>Interface Protocols>RDM

    Using RDM on Concert

    1. Launch Concert and create Network Map
    2. Select Gateway on the Network Map
    3. Select port and Enable RDM
    4. Send device configuration to devices.
    5. Recreate Network map to see RDM devices
    6. Select Quasar Fixtures
    7. Modify devices 
    8. Send Device configuration to device.