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The DMX cat-E plus phone running the DMXcat software

City Theatrical DMXcat-E™ Multi Function Test Tool

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A DMX & RDM testing tool with Ethernet port

The DMX cat-E™ is the updated version of the hugely popular DMX cat® Multi Function Test Tool now with an Ethernet port to view or send Ethernet protocols such as ArtNet and sACN

The next iteration of the very popular and award winning DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool is now available with newly added 5 pin XLR ports and the new Ethernet connections allows for lighting designers and technicians to seamlessly connect this device into your network. DMXcat-E can read SMPTE timecode as well as MIDI timecode and regular MIDI for audio and for a wide range of different entertainment applications. DMXcat-E uses bookmarking of timecode and save to file functions for ease of use. DMXcat-E also allows users to view DMX timings and PoE voltages. This hardware is complete with a flashlight, buzzer, and USB-C charging. As more manufacturers implement RDM Net into their fixtures, the DMXcat-E will be ready making this a tool for the future.

DMX Cat software applications

There are seven apps available for use with the DMXcat™ system. Apps are available through Google Play (Android) or the Appstore (iPhone).


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 assembly 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.

Key Features of City Theatrical DMX Cat-E™ Multi-Function Test Tool

  • Allows for Ethernet control for lighting fixtures
  • Send or view Ethernet protocols, including the ArtNet and sACN
  • View DMX timings and PoE voltages
  • Perform cable testing of 5-pin XLR and Ethernet cables via included external remote.
  • Read SMPTE timecode, MIDI timecode, and regular MIDI
  • Bookmark timecode
  • Save to file functions for ease of use.
  • Comes with a flashlight, buzzer, and USB-C charging.

Features and benefits

No Missing Features
The DMXcat-E supports all the same features that users currently use with many more now added such as the Ethercon protocols support and the timecode options which is viewable all via the DMX cat® mobile app.
Cable Testing
Perform cable tests of 5-pin XLR and Ethernet cables via the included external remote.

Specifications of the City Theatrical DMX Cat-E™

Feature DMX Cat™ DMXcat-E™
Wireless Communication: Bluetooth LE Bluetooth LE
Range: 50’ (15m) 100' (30m)
Status LED indicator: Yes, multicolor Two multicolor status LED indicators
Charging Port: Micro USB USB-C
DMX Connectors: 5PXLRF XLR-5M, XLR-5F, DIN-5, XLR-3F, & EtherCon
Features: DMX Controller, Fixture Controller, DIP Switch Calculator, RDM Controller, DMX Tester Android only: Light Meter, RF Spectrum Analyzer 6 new Apps (Android total: 9, and iOS total: 7)
Compliance: CE, RoHS, FCC CE, RoHS, FCC
Weight: 0.3 lbs. (0.14 kg) 0.4 lbs. (0.18 kg)
Dimensions: (W x L x H) 1.63” (41.4mm) W x 3.75” (95.3mm) L x 0.94” (23.9mm) H 3.35" (85mm) W x 4.92" (125mm) L x 1.38" (35mm) H
System Requirements: Bluetooth 4.0 or greater
Android 6.0 or greater
iOS 11 or greater (iPhone 6S and newer)
Bluetooth 4.0 or greater
Android 6.0 or greater
iOS 11 or greater (iPhone 6S and newer)

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