City Theatrical - DMXcat™ Multi Function Test Tool

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£334.80 (inc V.A.T.) £279.00 (exc V.A.T.)
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Product Description

City Theatrical‘s DMXcat™ Test Tool system is designed for use by the lighting professional who is involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of theatrical and studio lighting equipment. The system consists of a small hardware interface device and a suite of mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring DMX/RDM control plus several other functionalities to the user’s smartphone for use wherever and whenever they are needed. Developed with input from designers and technicians, the DMXcat will be an indispensable tool for lighting users. 

The DMXcat’s interface device is a compact battery powered unit which fits easily in a pocket or tool pouch or may be worn on a belt. It uses Bluetooth LE technology for communication with the smartphone/applications (up to 50’ range). Without the limitations of being physically connected, the user can move about the workspace as needed with his/her smartphone and run the various apps while still using the phone for on-the-job communication. The device’s 5 pin XLRF connector/cable asembly allows it to be connected to a point in a DMX data chain to allow testing and or control of the various DMX/RDM channel functions. It is charged using a standard USB to Micro-USB cable and charger.

Other features include a built-in LED flashlight, an audible alarm (for locating a misplaced unit), an LED Status indicator, and a removable belt clip. Optional accessories include: XLR5M to RJ45 Adapter, XLR5M to XLR3F Adapter, XLR5M to XLR5M Turnaround, XLR5M to XLR3M Turnaround, Belt Pouch.

Software Applications
There are currently seven apps available or in development for use with the DMXcat system. Apps are available through Google Play (Android) or the Appstore (IPhone).


  • Interface device is a compact battery powered device unit
  • Bluetooth LE technology for communication with smartphone/ applications
  • 5 pin XLRF connector/ cable assembly allows it to be connected to a point in a DMX data chain
  • USB to Micro-USB cable and charger



City Theatrical‘s DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool makes it easy for anyone to control, analyze, or test any DMX lighting fixture, whether it’s a simple LED PAR or a complex moving light. The system consists of a small hardware dongle and a suite of mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring wireless DMX and RDM control plus several other useful functions to the user’s smartphone. DMXcat solves the problem faced by all users of modern lighting equipment: How to turn on and test DMX lighting gear without using a complicated lighting console.

Software Applications

DMX Controller
a single universe (512) DMX channel controller with two user interfaces.

Fixture Controller
test app for multi-attribute fixtures with built in database of lighting fixtures.

RDM Controller
App for bi-directional communication/control of RDM enabled devices.

DMX Tester
Permits users to analyze and or adjust settings for transmitting or receiving DMX.

RF Spectrum Analyzer (Android only)
For surveying and visualizing Wi-Fi networks.

DIP switch calculator
This app simplifies the configuring of DIP switches used for setting DMX addresses.

Light Meter (Android only)
Useful for setting light levels for on-camera use.

Technical Specification

Wireless communication Bluetooth LE
Range 50’ (15m)
Status LED indicator Yes, multicolor
Flashlight White LED
Charging port Micro USB
DMX connection 5PXLRF
Apps 7- Android and 6- iOS
Included DMX Controller, Fixture Controller, RF Spectrum Analyzer, DIP Switch Calculator, Light Meter (Android only) RDM Controller, DMX Tester
Construction NEMA 1 ABS enclosure
Compliance CE, RoHS, FCC
Dimensions 1.63”(41.4mm) W x 3.75” (95.3mm) L x .94”(23.9mm) H
System Requirements Bluetooth 4.0 or greater
Android 6.0 or greater
iOS 11 or greater (iPhone 6S and newer)
Brochure Download
Quick Start Guide Download

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

Product Reviews

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  1. Best gadit and tool for LX tech

    Posted by Patch on 30th Apr 2024

    Was quite sceptical about buying this at what price it was, but ho early best tool iv brought!! Use it pretty much every day so handy and gets you out of so much trouble. Can’t recommend it highly enough

  2. So useful and timesaving

    Posted by Rohan Green on 30th Jan 2024

    I bought this a week ago and have used it every day since and can't remember what I did without it. Makes jobs that before would have meant ages going round on a ladder addressing things an fixing issues can be done from the ground with most lights.

  3. A must have for any lighting technician

    Posted by Oliver T on 17th Apr 2018

    The great thing about the DMXcat is it's ease of use. It's compact and can easily be carried around. It's the perfect tool for testing lights, problem solving DMX and of course it's also a fully functional RDM tool. It really is an excellent product.

  4. Great test and setup tool for a lighting tech.

    Posted by Simon on 22nd May 2017

    Easy to set up and use.
    Great for setting Dmx address and personality of RDM lighting.
    Good for fault finding a problem on a light.
    Testing output of a desk is good and helps to see if any timing issues could be a fault on your rig.
    Extras like dip switch calc and light meter/ wi-fi scanner on android are useful to help when setting up lights & wireless dmx.

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