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DMX512 & RDM testerJump-Start™ is a small hand-held RDM and DMX512 programmer. As the new Remote Device Management (RDM) protocol gains acceptance, the DIP-switches on the rear of moving lights will gradually disappear. There is no need for them as RDM allows the lighting console to patch the lights.
BUT: What do you do when the lighting console is still in the truck? Or when you need to address a light in the workshop? Or if you want to check the temperature sensor?
That's where Jump-Start comes in! Plug it into the DMX connector and moments later you have a display of all the important information: Start Address, Footprint, Personality, Sensors, Temperature, Voltage, Lamp Hours to mention but a few. A couple of key presses are all it takes to edit the settings. You can even plug into the entire lighting rig and auto-patch all the lights!
Have you ever stood in front of a light trying to remember which combination of channels mean 'strike'? Jump-Start is so clever that it can simply ask the light to strike or dowse or self-test.
Jump-Start also operates as a straightforward DMX tester. You can set individual channels to a level or have them ramp continuously. You can even store the channel settings to a memory.
Two 'AA' batteries power Jump-Start. Talk time is around 12 hours and Standby time is about 6 months.
- Output Protocols: DMX512-A
- RDM V1.0 (E1.20 - 2006 ESTA Standard)
- DMX512 Functions:
- Rig Check - Static / Dynamic
- Memory Check - Static any combination of channels
- Dynamic Check - Consecutive group of channels ramping
- RDM Functions (Get / Set):
- Start address & personality
- Lamp strike + power-on
- Self test + dimmer curve
- Pan & tilt invert & swap
- Display brightness and invert
- Help language
- RDM Functions (Get):
- Lamp hours + strikes
- Product hours + footprint
- Software version
- Device reset
- Listing: CE FCC
- IP Rating: Indoor use
- Power: 2 x AA Battery
- Height: 95 mm
- Width: 65 mm
- Depth: 28 mm
- Signal Connection: XLR5 female
- Net Mass: 0.10 kg
- Approximate Carton Mass: 0.32 kg
- Approximate Carton Dimensions: 220 x 180 x 120 mm
- Volume: 4752000 mm³
- Manufacturer: Artistic Licence Engineering Ltd
- Country of Manufacture: The United Kingdom
September 2004. Can't get that moving light to work? It needs a Jump-Start
Jump-Start is the latest product from the Artistic Licence test equipment portfolio. Jump-Start is a small hand-held RDM and DMX512 programmer. As the new Remote Device Management (RDM) protocol gains acceptance, the DIP-switches on the rear of moving lights will gradually disappear. There is no need for them as RDM ... Download »
Frequently Asked Questions
I have connected Jump-Start to my RDM device and I can't discover the fixture
There are two possible reasons for this. 1) You have to force Jump-Start to do a discovery. This is done by holding down the 'RDM' button for 5 seconds, until the screen resets. It will then do a Force Node Discovery 2) Jump-Start has two versions of RDM installed. It can use RDM Draft V1.0 and RDM Standard V1.0. Ensure you have selected the correct version for the product you are using. To change the version hold down 'Set' until you go into the setup menu and then change the menu option RDM Version.
I need to test and configure RDM (Remote Device Management) products.
Jump-Start is a handheld tester for DMX that also includes a simple DMX tester. DMX-Workshop in combination with an Art-Net product such as Net-Lynx OP can also be used for testing RDM devices. It also allows more advanced features such as firmware upload.