RDM Responder Testing
As part of the Open Lighting Project we've developed a suite of tests for RDM responders. This enables manufacturers to check how well a RDM device conforms to the E1.20 specification. The tests cases are written in Python, and use the Open Lighting Architecture to communicate with devices.
The following RDM Controller devices are supported:
- RDM-TRI - this device doesn't support the Discovery tests yet.
- DMXter4 RDM / MiniDMXter
- Robe Universal Interface (latest firmware required)
- DMX USB Pro (2.4 firmware required)
- UltraDMX RDM Pro (1.3 firmware required. Also set USB Retry Count = 0)
Please note due to limitations of ArtNet, the RDM tests cannot be run with ArtNet RDM. You need a physical DMX/RDM interface.
Downloading & Installing the Test Software
The tests are built on top of, and are included with, the Open Lighting Architecture which runs on Mac OS, Linux and FreeBSD. If you're a Windows user, or want to get up and running quickly, the easiest way is to use the Raspberry Pi. It's a $35 embedded computer and you can run all the tests through a web browser without ever having to log in.
Raspberry Pi Instructions
Follow the Responder Testing with the Raspberry Pi instructions.
Mac, Linux or FreeBSD Instructions
If you want to run the tests from your own computer:
- Follow the OLA Installation Instructions. If you're installing from source you need to add --enable-rdm-tests when running ./configure . If you use Debian or Ubuntu packages make sure you install the ola-rdm-tests package. The tests are quite stable at this point, so unless you have a reason to use the Git version I'd stick to using the monthly releases.
- Perform the RDM Test Setup Procedure.
Running the Tests
Interpreting the Output
As of 7th July 2012 the following PIDs in E1.20 aren't tested: