CQSA 512 / 1024 USB to DMX Stand Alone Interface


CQSA 512 / 1024 USB to DMX Stand Alone Interface

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 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 new 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.


  • 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 softwares

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.

All Chromateq Lighting Management Software are Free and require a Chromateq™ Device or Interface to transform your computer into an impressively adaptable and effective DMX Controller.


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) – CQSA 512 12 (USB – 24 DMX) – CQSA-E 1024
RDM (Remote Device Management) Yes, Pro DMX 2 only
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) – CQSA 512 1024 (2×512) – CQSA-E 1024
Zone (Scene play a time, Stand Alone) 1 (CQSA 512) 5 (CQSA-E 1024)
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 5K ~ 20K – CQSA 512 2K ~ 10K – CQSA-E 1024
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, 4Mb


Triggers (Stand Alone)

DMX In, DMX Trigger & Merge DMX No (CQSA 512) Yes (CQSA-E 1024)
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
Master/Slave Port Yes, (x32 max wired)
Mode activation & Manual Clock setting Yes
Infrared remote (play, pause, stop, dimmer, speed) Optional
Light Intensity sensor Optional


Software Options

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


Software Options

Art-Net, sACN, DVI, Outputs CQSA 512 CQSA-E 1024
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


Triggers (Stand Alone)

Triggers CQSA 512 CQSA-E 1024
MIDI, RS232, DMX IN, UDP, Keyboard, Hyperlinks Yes
MIDI control, Audio BEAT, BPM, WI-LIGHT 2 Yes
User Interface customization Yes


Downloadable Documentation:
Chromateq CQSA 512 Brochure
Chromateq CQSA 1024 Brochure
Chromateq CQSA 512 and 1024 Datasheet
Chromateq Package Features Table
Software Download

SKU# CQSA 512, CQSA-512, CQSA-E 1024, CQSA-E-1024


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