CQSA 512 / 1024 | DMX & Art-Net Controller

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Thanks to its powerful Stand Alone mode, the CQSA is the definitively perfect DMX controller for all type of entertainment and architectural projects. It can play 1 to 5 Zones (scene) at a time without a computer. Hardware is compatible with PRO DMX 2, PIXXEM, LED Player, Pro DMX and Studio DMX software, so the interface is suitable for all Live applications and fixed installations.

The interface can play black a complete project without PC and the additional SD card slot gives the possibility to extend the memory capacity. The Splitter mode can make your installation more reliable and the USB interface offer more triggering possibilities.

Users can customize the interface functions and modes, it is possible to choose what mode to activate or not in Stand alone from any of the available modes (Trigger, Page, Zone, Color, Dimmer, Speed) and load the modes of your choice in memory.

Additional information

Key Points

Live and Stand Alone: 5 Zones for CQSA 1024 to play up to 5 different scenes/sequences at time in Stand Alone

RS232: Can receive triggers and comands from RS232 devices in Stand Alone

Micro SD: Micro SD Card slot (Class 10, FAT format, up to 256 GB) or Internal memory with no SD card required)

DMX: 2×512 DMX outputs per interface. Split, Merge, Trigger, Record DMX data via our software’s

The CQSA 512 and CQSA 1024 are compatible with all Chromateq software, it can be integrated into scalable control systems designed for live performance or fixed installation, or deployed individually without a computer as an elegantly simple but sophisticated standalone control solution.


Hardware & DMX (Software & Live) CQSA 512 CQSA-E 1024
LED PLAYER, PRO DMX, PIXXEM (in/Out) 512 (Split x2) 1024 (2×512)
Max Interface Connected 12 (Mini USB or USB-C) 12 (USB – 24 DMX)
RDM (Remote Device Management) Yes, Pro DMX 2 only (Available in 2024)
International Warranty 5 Years
Dimensions (mm / in) H: 170 (6.69), W: 100 (3.94), D: 40 (1.57)
Weight / Operating Temperature / Certification 0.21 Kg (0.46 lb) / -40 to +85 C° / CE, RoHS
Stand Alone
DMX Out (16-bit channels) 512 (Split x2) 1024 (2×512)
Zone (Scene play a time, Stand Alone) 1 5
MASTER / SLAVE Synchro (Wired) Yes, (32 max wired , up to 64 DMX out)
Default start scene, Automatic Scene Recovery if off, Scene priority, Clock Yes
Power Input: 5~24V DC, 0.1A / Output: 5V DC
Memory (Stand Alone)
Memory Step capacity 6K ~ 30K 3K ~ 15K
Max Scene capacity 512
SD Card expansion slot (for Class 10 Micro SD) Yes (FAT format, max. 256 GB, Class 10)
Internal memory (No SD required) Yes, 8 MB
Triggers (Stand Alone)
DMX In, DMX Trigger & Merge DMX No Yes
Smart Contacts (on/off, release, start, priority) 7 (127 max), on 3~5V
Buttons (mode, valid, select x8, + and -) Yes
RTC (Built in Clock and Calendar) Yes
RS232 (Stand Alone In + Live In/Out) Yes
RS232 (Stand Alone In + Live In/Out) Yes, (x32 max wired)
Mode activation & Manual Clock setting​ Yes
Infrared remote (play, pause, stop, dimmer, speed) Optional
Light Intensity sensor​ Optional
Software CQSA 512 CQSA-E 1024
LED PLAYER Up to 64 x 512 DMX Outputs
PRO DMX 30 mns Audio and Video Timeline
PIXXEM Up to 255×512 DMX Outputs
STUDIO DMX 3D viewer in real time (Full mode)
WI-LIGHT 2 – Mobile APP Software control from LAN
2022 Chromateq software Yes
Worldwide Technical Support Yes, English, French, Chinese
Art-Net, sACN, DVI, Outputs
ART-NET, sACN Output (LED PLAYER, PRO DMX) 512 1024 (2×512)
ART-NET, sACN Output (PIXXEM) 4×512 8×512
DVI supported resolution (PIXXEM) 64×64 / 4096 pixels 128×128 / 16 384 pixels
MIDI, RS232, DMX IN, UDP, Keyboard, Hyperlinks Yes
MIDI control, Audio BEAT, BPM, WI-LIGHT 2 Yes
User Interface customization Yes