US Pat. No. 10,129,964

WIRELESS TOOL AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AND TESTING SYSTEMS

CITY THEATRICAL, INC., C...

1. A device for controlling a fixture comprising:a fixture communication interface for transmitting data to a fixture using a first communication protocol;
an application communication interface for wirelessly receiving information using a second communication protocol;
a processor for converting the information received at the application communication interface from the second communication protocol to the first communication protocol,
wherein the first communication protocol requires more data than can be transmitted using the second communication protocol, and
wherein converting the information includes adding default data or restored data to data being transmitted to the fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,973,110

WIRELESS TOOL AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING, TESTING, AND SETTING UP LIGHTING FIXTURES

CITY THEATRICAL, INC., C...

1. A method for applying configuration settings to multiple fixtures, the method comprising:mating a hardware device with a first fixture to be controlled, the hardware device comprising a fixture communication interface for communicating with the fixture and an application communication interface for communicating wirelessly with a user interface device;
providing a user interface device in wireless communication with the application communication interface of the hardware device;
retrieving, from a database, a first configuration data profile compatible with the first fixture;
transmitting the first configuration data profile to the hardware device by way of the application communication interface;
applying the first configuration data profile selected to the first fixture at the fixture communication interface;
detaching the hardware device from the first fixture and mating the hardware device with a second fixture to be controlled;
retrieving, from the database, a second configuration data profile compatible with the second fixture;
transmitting the second configuration data profile to the hardware device by way of the application communication interface; and
applying the second configuration data profile selected to the second fixture at the fixture communication interface.