Artistic Licence - Commissioner

£594.00 (inc V.A.T.) £495.00 (exc V.A.T.)
0.50 KGS
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Product Description

Commissioner™ is a hand-held tool for testing, programming and configuring DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) and/or DMX512/RDM lighting installations or fixtures.

There are 3 product variants:

  • Commissioner dali – Supports DALI only
  • Commissioner rdmx – Supports DMX512 & RDM only
  • Commissioner multi – Supports DALI, DMX512 & RDM

Commissioner dali

Commissioner dali is a hand-held, battery powered tool for commissioning, testing and configuring DALI installations. The bright, 40 character LCD is easy to read and provides a wealth of information. The product can equally well handle the replacement of a single faulty lamp or the commissioning of a large-scale installation – allowing all devices to be addressed with only five button presses.

Commissioner dali has numerous intensity control functions including direct control over DT8 colour changers.

Commissioner dali is powered by two AA batteries and offers over 80 hours of continuous operation. The product is compatible with rechargeable batteries and provides a programmable power off timer to further extend battery life.

The test lead (phono to croc clip) is included. A hard carry-case is available as an option, please see Commissioner case (coming soon).

Commissioner dali features:

  • DALI input / output port
  • Commission devices
  • Re-address devices
  • Read and write all DALI commands
  • Edit groups
  • Edit & record scenes
  • Record max, min, fail and power-on states
  • Control individual levels (ARC)
  • Control Device Type 8 colour
  • Set range of levels
  • Auto-fade and walk test
  • Test Bus power and line shorts
  • View data levels
  • View protocol data
  • Signal Connection: RCA Jack (phono)
  • Phono to croc-clip lead included
  • Power: 2 x AA Battery

Commissioner multi

Commissioner multi is a hand-held tool for testing, programming and configuring lighting installations or fixtures. It supports multiple protocols including DMX512, RDM and DALI. Handy features include a backlit display, DIP switch calculator, photometer and micro-USB port for providing direct power or for recharging the internal 2 x AA NiMH batteries. A Bluetooth low energy port allows connection to a laptop/tablet or phone. This means that Commissioner multi can be used as a sophisticated peripheral device, or a standalone tool in in difficult environments such as up a truss.

Commissioner multi has all the features of Commissioner dali, PLUS:

  • DMX512 output / RDM port
  • DMX512 input port
  • Scope trigger
  • Double-ended cable test
  • Get and Set RDM parameters
  • Read RDM sensors
  • Display RDM status messages
  • Transmit DMX512 test patterns
  • Set variable DMX512 transmit timing
  • Read and display DMX512
  • Read and display signal timing
  • Signal connection: RJ45
  • XLR adapter included
  • PWM output for testing analogue drivers
  • DIP switch calculator
  • Photometer
  • 40-character backlit LCD display with colour/intensity feedback
  • Bluetooth low energy interface for tethered operation with laptop or smartphone
  • Power: 2 x rechargeable AA batteries (NiMH)
  • Power: micro-USB (power and recharge)
  • Hard shell carry case

Features (all models)

  • Standalone operation (no PC required)
  • 40 character LCD display



commissioner dali 1 power and menu

This tutorial provides a quick overview of how to switch on, switch off and navigate the commissioner dali.

Technical Specification

Listing CE & UKCA
IP Rating Indoor use
Height 95 mm
Width 65 mm
Depth 28 mm
Net Mass 0.10 kg
Manufacturer Artistic Licence
Country of Manufacture UK
Data Sheet DALI Download
User Guide DALI Download
Data Sheet MULTI Download

Please Note: This product is intended for professional use only.

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