ADDITIONAL RDM INFORMATION
The DMXter4's RDM support is still growing. The first RDM release was aimed mostly at managing RDM responders, since there are a limited number of consoles that are RDM controllers. The lastest release supports over 40 PIDs.Set DMX Address
A new development-grade RDM packet viewer and sniffer is an option for V4.10 and newer software. It allows monitoring of transactions between an RDM aware console and a group of responders.
Software V4.17 and a completely revised manual is now released. The release notes are online.
Select the current device using the Identify mode, or select it blind.
Display Device Information
This item displays device information including all required PIDs and some optional PIDs. If the responder does not support a request, you will be so informed. V4.00 software handles the following:
Set DMX personality
Setup RDM Device
Edit Null Start Code packet data. While querying responders, the DMXter4 continues to send Null Start Code data to responders (receivers). You may edit those values.
Choose DMXter4 RDM controller user options
View Responder Timing
The Advanced RDM software is an extra cost option, available to developers and verifiers.
A unit fitted with Advanced RDM supports five RDM flavors allowing compliance testing of responders.
The Advanced RDM software saves the raw data from the last RDM request and response packets. It also saves the raw data from the last RDM request and response packets that met the capture requirements (see below). It saves important data on the last 200 RDM packets. To access this data, the user browses the stored packet data. This may be done either on the LCD screen or dumped to the screen of your PC. There it may be analyzed or saved.
Browse Packet History
The results below are shown as they would look on a PC but the same data is displayed using 3 windows on the LCD display
* The packets marked with an ‘*’ are ones that met the capture requirements
View Capture Request Packet
The last request packet that met the capture requirements may be viewed here.
View Capture Response Packet
The last response packet that met the capture requirements may be viewed here.
View Previous Request Packet
The most recent request packet can be viewed here.
View Previous Response Packet
The most recent response packet can be viewed here.
The capture menu is next. It allows you to set up to 8 slot-based capture criteria. These criteria may be for a request, or a response, or they may be split between the two. Further criteria allow for capturing ‘all’ packets that met the above or only ‘good’, packets with ‘errors’, or only misformed packets. A final restriction can be set to capture only packets of a set length.
Build Custom Request
This menu allows the construction of special packet types. Since DMXter4 is fully RDM aware, it can prompt you thru the construction of the packet telling what each entry means. It will calculate the checksum and do other housekeeping. However, it will let you edit the full packet. If you wish to send an absurd packet, it will let you.
This routine also allows for a standard or custom packet to be sent repeatedly
Scope Trigger Output
This menu allows the generation of a trigger pulse after a request, a response, or a captured packet. It is most useful when used with a digital storage oscilloscope.
Send Information to USB
As well as the packet history mentioned above you can dump the Table of Devices (TOD) to your PC via the USB port.
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last updated Jan. 12, 2012