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Can I use GDS commissioning hardware with ETC ArcSystem fixtures?

To commission an ArcMesh system, you will need two pieces of hardware:

  • An ArcMesh TX1 transmitter. This is required at commissioning, and must remain on site as a transmitter if fixtures are being used wirelessly
  • An ArcMesh USB Commissioning Tool. This is required at commissioning, and to make changes later, but not during normal operation

If ordered as part of a new system, you will receive ETC-branded versions of the above devices.
If you already have GDS-branded versions of these devices, they can also be used to commission ETC-branded fixtures.
However, the "USB TX1 Commissioning Gateway", an all-in-one device formerly produced by GDS, is not supported and will not work with ETC ArcMesh fixtures.

TX1 (ETC or GDS Branded)


USB Commissioning Tool (ETC or GDS Branded)


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USB TX1 Commissioning Gateway


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