**NEW PRODUCT** A hand-held tool for commissioning, testing and analysis of DALI and/or DMX512/RDM lighting installations. Protocol support depends on product variant as follows:

  • Commissioner dali – Supports DALI only … NOW IN STOCK
  • Commissioner rdmx – Supports  DMX512 & RDM only … Launching 2022
  • Commissioner blue – Supports  DALI, DMX512 & RDM, plus bluetooth … Launching 2022
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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 blue – Supports  DALI, DMX512 & RDM, plus low-energy bluetooth

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) and a hard carry-case  are included.

  • 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 and case included
  • Power: 2 x AA Battery

Commissioner rdmx

Commissioner rdmx is a hand-held tool for testing, programming and configuring lighting installations or fixtures. It supports DMX512 and RDM. Handy features include a backlit display, DIP switch calculator and micro-USB port for providing direct power or for recharging the internal 2 x AA NiMH batteries.

  • 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
  • DIP switch calculator
  • 40-character backlit LCD display with colour/intensity feedback
  • Power: 2 x rechargeable AA batteries (NiMH)
  • Power: micro-USB (power and recharge)
  • Hard shell carry case

Commissioner blue

Commissioner blue is the premium product in the range. It supports multiple protocols including DMX512, RDM and DALI. It includes all the features of the rdmx variant, plus the full DALI functionality of the dali variant. Another unique feature is its Bluetooth low energy port, which allows connection to a laptop/tablet or phone. This enables Commissioner blue to be used as a sophisticated peripheral device, or a standalone tool in in difficult environments such as up a truss.

Commissioner blue unique features:

  • Supports DMX512, RDM and DALI (includes all functionality of rdmx and dali variants listed above)
  • Bluetooth low energy interface for tethered operation with laptop or smartphone
  • PWM output for testing analogue drivers

Commissioner blue prototype (known as ‘Commissioner multi’) overview at PLASA London 2021

Specification (all models)

  • 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


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