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RC4 Wireless

Software and Firmware Downloads

Reliable, feature-filled wireless DMX and dimming for lighting, props, costumes, and scenery.

FOR MAC OS

RC4 Commander Configuration Software:
v2.x New For 2021!

RC4 Commander is NOT compatible with RC4 LumenDim or W-DIM systems.  For configuration of LumenDim devices, use RDM (remote device management).  RC4 Commander works with RC4Magic, RC4Magic-900, and RC5 EASS. 

RC4 Commander 2.x is now available for both Mac and PC!  This software supports RC4Magic Series 2 and Series 3, RC4Magic-900, and RC5 EASS systems.  As of v1.2, DEMO mode works without physical devices so you can try before you buy, complete with a sample RC4 Private IDentity™ file and a comprehensive set of virtual devices emulating a range of dimmers and pixel drivers.  Download and try it now!

To use RC4 Commander with your real RC4 hardware, you MUST request an encrypted RC4 Private IDentity™ file.  (NOTE: The file format is NOT the same as used with our older RC4MagicPC software.)
Request your ID file here, and select the first Ticket Type (Request System ID for RC4 Commander).

Treat your ID file carefully — it is the key to your worldwide RC4 system security.

Mac OS Version:

Install Instructions:

  • Download and unzip the file.
  • Open the dmg file (RC4Commander_xxx.dmg). It will appear as a virtual disk.
  • Open the virtual disk. Inside you will see the RC4 Commander application (.app file).
  • In a separate window, open your Applications folder.
  • Drag the RC4 Commander app from the virtual disk into the Applications folder. This COPIES the .app to Applications.
  • Go back to the virtual disk and eject it, removing it from the desktop.
  • RC4 Commander is now installed, and will appear in Dashboard. You can create an Alias to anywhere else you would like.

REMINDER: You need an encrypted RC4 Private IDentity™ file to enable communication between your Mac and your private RC4 wireless system.  LumenDim and W-DIM devices do not use RC4 Private IDentities and are not compatible with RC4 Commander.

Request your ID file here.
Treat your ID file carefully — it is the key to your worldwide RC4 system security.

RC4 Series 3 CodeLoader:
v2.0 for Mac OS

RC4 CodeLoader software is used to update the firmware in RC4 devices. It works with all RC4 Series 3 devices, including RC4Magic, RC4Magic-900, RC5 EASS, LumenDim, and W-DIM devices manufactured since 2014.

Find tutorial videos and step-by-step update instructions in our Support Knowledge Base.  The process works the same way for all devices of all families.  Find a video for device that is most similar to whatever you need to update.

Learn more on the RC4 CodeLoader information page, and the RC4 CodeLoader Cable product page.

Mac OS Version:

Install Instructions:

  • DOWNLOAD the installer file and unzip it to find the dmg file
  • Open the dmg file (RC4Commander_xxx.dmg). It will appear as a virtual disk.
  • Download and unzip the file above. Open the dmg file (RC4CodeLoader_x.x.x.dmg). It appears as a virtual disk. Open the virtual disk. Inside you will see the RC4CodeLoader application (.app file).
  • In a separate window, open your system Applications folder.
  • Drag the RC4CodeLoader app from the virtual disk into the Applications folder. This COPIES the .app to Applications.
  • Go back to the virtual disk and eject it.
  • RC4 Commander is now installed, and will appear in Dashboard. You can create an Alias to anywhere else you would like.
Download Current Version:

RC4CodeLoader_2.0.2_MacOS

FOR WINDOWS PC

RC4 Commander Configuration Software:
v2.x New For 2021!

RC4 Commander is NOT compatible with RC4 LumenDim or W-DIM systems.  For configuration of LumenDim devices, use RDM (remote device management).  RC4 Commander works with RC4Magic, RC4Magic-900, and RC5 EASS. 

RC4 Commander 2.x is now available for both Mac and PC!  This software supports RC4Magic Series 2 and Series 3, RC4Magic-900, and RC5 EASS systems.  As of v1.2, DEMO mode works without physical devices so you can try before you buy, complete with a sample RC4 Private IDentity™ file and a comprehensive set of virtual devices emulating a range of dimmers and pixel drivers.  Download and try it now!

To use RC4 Commander with your real RC4 hardware, you MUST request an encrypted RC4 Private IDentity™ file.  (NOTE: The file format is NOT the same as used with our older RC4MagicPC software.)
Request your ID file here, and select the first Ticket Type (Request System ID for RC4 Commander).

Treat your ID file carefully — it is the key to your worldwide RC4 system security.

PC Windows Version:

Install Instructions:

  • Download and unzip the file.
  • Run the setup.exe file.
  • Accept the license agreement, click Next, and proceed as you would with any Setup/Installer program.
  • This software runs on Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10.  It may work but is not officially supported for earlier versions of Windows.

REMINDER: You need an encrypted RC4 Private IDentity™ file to enable communication between your Mac and your private RC4 wireless system. LumenDim and W-DIM devices do not use RC4 Private IDentities and are not compatible with RC4 Commander.

Request your ID file here.
Treat your ID file carefully — it is the key to your worldwide RC4 system security.

RC4 Series 3 CodeLoader:
v2.0 for Windows — New for 2021!

RC4 CodeLoader software is used to update the firmware in RC4 devices. It works with all RC4 Series 3 devices, including RC4Magic, RC4Magic-900, RC5 EASS, LumenDim, and W-DIM devices manufactured since 2014.

Find tutorial videos and step-by-step update instructions in our Support Knowledge Base.  The process works the same way for all devices of all families.  Find a video for device that is most similar to whatever you need to update.

Learn more on the RC4 CodeLoader information page, and the RC4 CodeLoader Cable product page.

PC Windows Version:

Install Instructions:

  • Download and unzip the file.
  • Run the setup.exe file.
  • Accept the license agreement, click Next, and proceed as you would with any Setup/Installer program.
  • This software runs on Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10.  It may work but is not officially supported for earlier versions of Windows.

Legacy (obsolete) v1.0 RC4 Series 3 CodeLoader for PC

The original v1.0 CodeLoader software was never available for Mac OS, but it works well on a Mac running Windows in Parallels or with Bootcamp.  There should not be a need to use this old program.  Use RC4CodeLoader v2.0 (see above).

Download Current Version:

RC4CodeLoader.2.0.2.USB_.Setup_.zip

Previous Versions:

RC4_CodeLoader_R1 (Legacy)

RC4MagicPC Configuration Software:

RC4MagicPC is NOT compatible with RC4 LumenDim or W-DIM systems.

This software is obsolete and is no longer supported.  It is not being updated to recognize new firmware features.  It is useful only when working with very old RC4Magic Series 2 devices (circa 2006 – 2009) that have not been updated to the final release version of firmware.  If you are not using legacy equipment, use RC4 Commander (see above).

For RC4Magic Series 2 Users with Firmware Older than 3.0xx:

The first time you use RC4MagicPC, the software must learn your unique and private RC4 System IDs.  This process is demonstrated in a video listed above.

RC4Magic-900 Users:

** Rather than using RC4MagicPC with RC4Magic-900, please update the firmware in your devices and switch to using RC4 Commander.  All you need to update the firmware is an RC4 CodeLoader cable and our CodeLoader app (see above). **

USB Drivers for all RC4 Devices
(Dongles, CodeLoader cables, etc.)

All RC4 devices with USB connectors use interface technology by FTDI, the industry leader in USB connectivity worldwide.

All common operating systems include FTDI drivers natively, making it unnecessary — when everything is working as it should — for you to download and install drivers manually.

Nonetheless, things happen. It’s not our fault.  :)

If your system is not recognizing your RC4 dongle, CodeLoader cable, or other RC4 device with a USB connection, try downloading and installing the FTDI drivers manually.  Get the most current drivers directly from the manufacturer:

FTDI VCP (Virtual Com Port) USB Driver Downloads Page

* NOTE: If you are running Mac OS with Parallels or other virtual machine platform, be sure the RC4 device is assigned to the system that needs it.  For example, if you are running RC4 Commander for Mac OS, be sure the CodeLoader cable isn’t connected to Windows in Parallels. *

RC4 Series 3 Harmonized Design Firmware Update Files:

New RC4 Series 3 SX Firmware is now available! Updates are compatible with all Series 3 Harmonized Design hardware, all the way back to first release in Aug 2014.
The zip files below contain firmware for ALL devices in each product family. You MUST CodeLoad the correct file for the device you are updating. Loading the wrong file will NOT brick the device, it will simply not operate as expected. In many cases rapid and continuous LED flashing indicates an incorrect firmware file. Repeat the CodeLoader process using the correct file.

An RC4 CodeLoader cable or equivalent is REQUIRED to upload firmware to Series 3 devices.
Purchase a CodeLoader cable.

Video tutorials showing how to upload all our devices are provided on our RC4 Documentation and Support Website, http://rc4.info.
Always restore defaults after updating firmware.
 Failure to do so may result in unexpected behavior.

RC4Magic (2.4GHz)

Auto-mode for DMXio transceivers has been improved. Dimmers now provide 19-bit dimming at 615Hz and 16-bit dimming at 5kHz.

NOTE: Some DMXio button functions have changed: we have removed the function for setting low and high DMX channel limits.  Feel free to submit a support ticket if you would like a new label for the bottom of your device.

RC4Magic_2-4GHz_102-2-1_AllDevices

RC4Magic-900

Auto-mode for DMXio transceivers has been improved.
Dimmers now provide 19-bit dimming at 615Hz and 16-bit dimming at 5kHz.

NOTE: Some DMXio button functions have changed: we have removed the function for setting low and high DMX channel limits.  Feel free to submit a support ticket if you would like a new label for the bottom of your device.

RC4Magic-900_102-2-1_AllDevices

LumenDim

Dimmers now provide 19-bit dimming at 615Hz and 16-bit dimming at 5kHz.

RC4_LumenDim_CRMX_102-2-1_AllDevices


! NEW 13-Aug-2021 ! Try our latest beta firmware for all LumenDim devices.  Many new RDM features have been added, dramatically expanding the versatility of all RC4 Series 3 devices manufactured since 2014.

Six-channel dimmers now provide new DMX profiles (personalities) similar to those offered by Arri and KinoFlo, with CCT and magenta/green point.

NOTE: After loading beta firmware, the device may enter a test mode with the yellow DMX indicator solidly lit and no other indicators on. The green COP indicator will blink different patterns when you press each button.  Cycle the power off and on to exit this mode.  It should not appear again.  If it does, contact RC4 support.

RC4_LumenDim_2021_BETA_118-41-1

Expanded RDM Documentation – BETA Preliminary.pdf

 

W-DIM

Dimmers now provide 19-bit dimming at 615Hz and 16-bit dimming at 5kHz.

RC4_W-DIM_W-DMX_102-2-1_AllDevices


! NEW 13-Aug-2021 ! Try our latest beta firmware for all W-DIM devices.  Many new RDM features have been added, dramatically expanding the versatility of all RC4 Series 3 devices manufactured since 2014.

The 6-channel W-DIM6 now provides new DMX profiles (personalities) similar to those offered by Arri and KinoFlo, with CCT and magenta/green point.

NOTE: After loading beta firmware, the device may enter a test mode with the yellow DMX indicator solidly lit and no other indicators on. The green COP indicator will blink different patterns when you press each button.  Cycle the power off and on to exit this mode.  It should not appear again.  If it does, contact RC4 support.

RC4_W-DIM_2021_BETA_118-41-1

Expanded RDM Documentation – BETA Preliminary.pdf