Handheld DMX Tester / RDM Programmer

**Jump-Start has now been discontinued and is superseded by Commissioner.**

As an alternative, all our Art-Net gateways, such as artLynx can be used with DMX-Workshop for programming RDM devices.

Product code: Jump-Start Category: Tags: , , , , , ,


Jump-Start™ is a small hand-held RDM and DMX512 programmer.

The product attaches to the DMX fixture via a 5-pin XLR connector. It displays various useful information, including start address, footprint, personality, sensors, temperature, voltage and lamp hours. The settings can be edited via the touch-key panel.

Jump-Start can be plugged into the entire lighting rig to auto-patch all the lights.It can ask a light to strike, dowse or self-test.

Jump-Start also operates as a straightforward DMX tester. Individual channels can be set to a level or ramped continuously. Channel settings can be stored to a memory.

Two AA batteries are used to power Jump-Start. The continuous usage time is around 12 hours and standby time is about 6 months.


  • Output Protocols: DMX512-A
  • RDM V1.0 (E1.20 – 2010 ESTA Standard)
  • DMX512 Functions:
  • Rig Check – Static / Dynamic
  • Memory Check – Static any combination of channels
  • Dynamic Check – Consecutive group of channels ramping
  • RDM Functions (Get / Set):
  • Start address & personality
  • Lamp strike + power-on
  • Self test + dimmer curve
  • Pan & tilt invert & swap
  • Display brightness and invert
  • Help language
  • RDM Functions (Get):
    • – Lamp hours + strikes
    • – Product hours + footprint
    • – Software version
    • – Device reset


  • Listing: CE
  • IP Rating: Indoor use
  • Power: 2 x AA Battery
  • Height: 95 mm
  • Width: 65 mm
  • Depth: 28 mm
  • Net Mass: 0.10 kg
  • Signal Connection: XLR5 female
  • Manufacturer: Artistic Licence
  • Country of Manufacture: UK