Automatically test all the fixtures in your rig

With FixtureTester, you can test all the Fixtures in your light system. The only requirements are an Ethernet Node capable of sending sACN or Art-Net and a WiFi Access Point

MACROS

Run Macros like ``Lamp Strike`` and ``Reset`` on all the selected fixtures

ADDRESS TEST

The Address Test will home all selected fixtures one by one, so the Addresses can be verified

PARAMETER TEST

When the Parameter Test is running, all parameters will be run to 255 from their home position, then to 0 and then back to their home position. With this test you can check all the functions of the selected fixtures

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Populate your Fixture List

The Fixture List is the start of your testing. Here you select the fixtures you want to test. There are 1200+ fixtures available from various manufacturers. Can't you find your fixture in the library? Fill in the contact form below and we will create it for you!

There are two ways to add fixtures to the Fixture List:

MANUALLY

Tap the '+' button to add a fixture. Then you can select a manufacturer, fixture type and the correct mode. You can fill in the number of fixtures to add, the universe and the address of first fixture. In the align field you set the channel offset for each fixture, which initially is the number of channels for the selected fixture.

DOWNLOAD A PATCHLIST

In the settings tab you can download a patchlist from ELC lighting's dmXLAN. All the fixtures and groups are downloaded in a second!

RDM

When using the dmXLAN nodes from ELC lighting, FixtureTester turns in to a RDM controller! All RDM enabled fixtures are discoverable. Drag the fixtures into the desired order to address them all at once!

RDM can save you a lot of sky-worker time! You don't need to access the physical fixture anymore!

  • IDENTIFY
  • SET PROPERTIES FOR ALL
  • CHECK STATUS MESSAGES
  • COMPARE SOFTWARE VERSIONS
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HOW DOES IT WORK?

In the Fixture List tab, select the fixtures you want to test. As soon as you select the Macros, Address or Parameter tab, FixtureTester will start sending the sACN or Art-Net universes to which the selected fixtures are patched to.

Your iOS device should be connected to your WiFi Access Point, which is linked to your Ethernet Node. Please make sure you see the “WiFi reception bars” on top of the screen to be sure your connection is ok. FixtureTester directly sends sACN or Art-Net. There is no lighting desk needed. When sending sACN, priority value 150 is used, so it will override the lighting desk when using the default priority of 100. This is very useful when you want to test the floor package while the desk operator is already focussing the lights in the trusses!

APP SCREENSHOTS

DOWNLOAD THE APP

Download your copy of FixtureTester in the iOS App Store!

Requires iOS 8.0 or later

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HOW TO USE THE APP

ESSENTIAL FAQs

Below you can find a list with common questions

#1 What hardware do I need?

The most basic setup consists of a Ethernet node and an WiFi Access Point… and of course the iOS device running FixtureTester.

#2 Why is my Ethernet Node is not receiving data?

Please verify that you are connected with the correct WiFi network and that you see the "WiFi reception Bars" on the top of your screen.

#3 How can I download a Patchlist or Fixture Library?

Use ELC lighting's dmXLAN. Make a patch in dmXLAN and save the file. Next, make sure your iOS device and the computer running dmXLAN are connected to the same private network (hotel networks often have firewalls etc. blocking the needed ports). Also make sure the IP address of your iOS device and computer are in the same range (2.x.x.x/255.0.0.0). Then go to de Settings tab. Here you wil see a green dot next to download connection. Press ''Download New Patchlist" or "Download New Fixture Library". After downloading, press "Load Show" to load.

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