2. Double Rainbow & Rainbow 2
  3. ⚙️ Lighting Configuration & Settings

Configuring Quasar Fixtures using RDM

Quasar fixtures can be remotely configured using RDM over DMX

The following commands are available through RDM

  • Identify/Discovery
  • Device Label
  • Set DMX Address
  • Choose Fixture profile
  • Enable/Disable Status LEDs
  • Change Ouput Mode
  • Change Number of Pixels
  • Set fixture Name
  • Display fixture temperature
  • Power cycle fixture
  • Factory reset fixture
  • Set Fixture # Display on/off (v0.7 and later)
  • Set Fixture # and sub # (v0.7 and later)


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

Device Label

Set the device Name as will be seen by network/wireless connections

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    

Set Fixture Name

Allow the user to assign a name to the fixture using RDM that is discoverable using RDM.

Display fixture temperature

Allow the user to remotely onitor the temperature of the fixture using RDM

Power Cycle Fixture

Allow the user to power cycle fixtures over RDM. The fixture will rebbot with its current configuration.

Reset Fixture

Allow the user to reset the fixture to factory default configuration

Resetting the fixture to default over Wireless DMX will result in a loss of wireless connectivity due to the fixture turning off the CRMX receiver.

Set Fixture # Display

Toggle the Fixture # Display feature on or off

Set Fixture # Display

Set the Fixture # for the device that will be shown on the Fixture # display.  RDM uses Number.SubNumber (i.e. # = 1001 and Sub # =.1 will display a Fixture # of 1001.1) 

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 Device Label
        Here you can name the device as will be seen over RDM and Network connections
      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
      6. Collection of RDM Info to be sent to City Theatrical (optional - if it's a new lighting fixture that's not in their library)
    2. Sensors
      1. Displays the device's operating Temperature
    3. Power Lamp
      1. Device hours
      2. Lamp hours
    4. Control
      1. These options only reboot the fixture, this is not a "Set to Default" option.
    5. 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. 
      4. Fixture # Enable
        This is where you can enter enable(1) or disable(0) of the Fixture # display feature
      5. Fixture #
        This is where you can enter a fixture # from 1 thru 9999
      6. Fixture Subnumber
        This is where you can enter a decimal of the Fixture # from .01 thru .99
      7. Reset to Default
        This is where you can leave it at 0 = no reset, or enter 1 and it will reset the fixture to Factory Defaults.

    Using RDM on ETC's EOS consoles

    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


    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’s free Concert software. Concert is a device management program that can be run on the EOS line of consoles or a computer connected to the lighting control network. Whether running on a console or laptop your devices need to be in the same IP range for discovery.

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

    To enable RDM over network (if using Concert from the shell of an EOS console set the following)

    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.

    Using RDM with Supernova app over wireless DMX

    Quasar fixtures can be configured remotely using RDM and Lumen Radio Supernova App. Supernova is a device management program that can be run on a computer connected to the lighting control network.

    1. Connect the Quasar Science fixture to the wireless transmitter. Detailed instructions can be found here.
    2. Launch Supernova App on a computer connected to the Wireless DMX transmitter.
    3. Allow Supernova to discover connected RDM devices. If this does not happen at start up Discovery can be launched by clicking on the Discovery Icon (Magnifying Glass) on the uper task bar 
    4. RDM Devices can be selected and modified by clicking on them. This opens a device window that allows the user to modify the various fields on the fixture. When done making changes to the fixture press transmit to send the new configuratiion to the device.

    This feature requires the TimoTwo chip to be updated to firmware or later which can be updated via USB with the latest 0.7B Firmware