ETC® Setup Guide Gadget USB to DMX/RDM Interface Overview Gadget provides a connection from a PC to your lighting system’s DMX/RDM devices. Gadget provides DMX control level output, configuration, and monitoring for RDM devices including fixtures, dimmers, and more. You can also upgrade software for most DMX-based ETC products using UpdaterAtor or Net3 Concert software. Supp orted USB Oper ating Systems Gadget is supported on computers running the following operating systems. • Windows® XP (32-bit only) • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) Supp orted DMX Ou tput When used as a DMX output device, Gadget supports software configurable DMX/RDM speeds: max, fast (default), medium, and slow. C o n n e c t i on s Note: Before plugging in Gadget, install a software package that supports Gadget to ensure the drivers are loaded on the PC. When installing on a Windows XP computer, you will be prompted to install drivers manually when connection Gadget for the first time. You must follow the Installation Wizard to connect Gadget correctly. To Connect Gadget to a PC and the DMX/RDM network Step 1: Install the Gadget device driver on your computer (download available from the ETC website www.etcconnect.com). Step 2: Connect the USB-A cable end to your computer. Step 3: Connect the USB-B cable end to Gadget. Step 4: Connect a standard DMX cable from Gadget’s DMX Output to your DMX/RDM fixtures or devices. An indicator LED is located next to the USB connection. The LED indicates the connection status between Gadget and your computer. The LED illuminates red when power is applied and blinks to indicate activity. Corporate Headquarters 3031 Pleasant View Road, P.O. Box 620979, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562-0979 USA Tel +608 831 4116 Fax +608 836 1736 London, UK Unit 26-28, Victoria Industrial Estate, Victoria Road, London W3 6UU, UK Tel +44 (0)20 8896 1000 Fax +44 (0)20 8896 2000 Rome, IT Via Pieve Torina, 48, 00156 Rome, Italy Tel +39 (06) 32 111 683 Fax +44 (0) 20 8752 8486 Holzkirchen, DE Ohmstrasse 3, 83607 Holzkirchen, Germany Tel +49 (80 24) 47 00-0 Fax +49 (80 24) 47 00-3 00 Hong Kong Rm 1801, 18/F, Tower 1 Phase 1, Enterprise Square, 9 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel +852 2799 1220 Fax +852 2799 9325 Service: (Americas) firstname.lastname@example.org (UK) email@example.com (DE) firstname.lastname@example.org (Asia) email@example.com Web: www.etcconnect.com Copyright © 2013 ETC. All Rights Reserved. Product information and specifications subject to change. 4267M2200 Rev C Released 2013-10 ETC intends this document to be provided in its entirety. Gad ge t USB t o DMX/RDM I nt er f ac e Pag e 1 of 2 El ect r on ic T he at r e Con t ro ls , I nc . ETC Setup Guide Gadget USB to DMX/RDM Interface The following table shows the pinout for the DMX connection. DMX512 pinout for five-pin XLR female Push 5 1 4 2 1 Common (Shield) 2 Data – 3 Data + 4 not connected 5 not connected 3 Architecture Computer with Net3 Concert or UpdaterAtor USB cable DMX/RDM network Gadget G ad ge t U S B t o D M X /R D M I nt er f ace To DMX/RDM device To DMX/RDM device To DMX/RDM device Page 2 of 2 El ec t r on ic T he at r e C on tr o ls , I nc .
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