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  1. Cat 5 problem

    Thank you. I have them in a straight line. Under the lip on a fence. Roof wasn't an option. Do you happen to know the pin out for cat5. Which pairs that are used? I have another run with a bad pair.
  2. Cat 5 problem

    The city already ran one shielded cat 5 cable under a section of road. I just realised that I will have 9 ccr and one RGB FLOOD BOX(8 lights). The max recommended ccr on a network is six. So can I split my cat 5 and put two rj45 on each end? If the LOR network cable only requires 2 pair (2power 2signal) then technically it will work. If this is possible, what positions on the rj45 should be used?
  3. Cat 5 pairs

    Does LOR use all four pairs of wires on a cat5? I have 2 100ft buried runs under a railroad. (Yes got permission for that) each cable has one broken or touching pair somewhere in the run.
  4. Lost in PE.

    I'm an idiot. Just finished the help page. Wasn't running enhanced on my network. It now works in pe. Enough for today, I'm going home. Yes, my Christmas computer is at my office. Lol. I'm a Used car dealer, retired army. What field?? Communications. Lol. Thanks again guys.
  5. Lost in PE.

    Ok so my pix controller is 20. What should the pe/ prop definition channel assignment look like? 8 strings 50 nodes 1 fold. Unit #on pe separate for each string 20-27 But my pixel controller is only set to 20. Is this my error?
  6. Lost in PE.

    That might be one of my problems. I can not control lights from Pe.
  7. Lost in PE.

    I can now see the pe props on the bottom of my SE. (Some progress). I have the pixel tree connected but I can not control the lights with either program. Version 4.3.18 pro. I can control pix tree with HU and with another SE sequence that has pixel device/channels can I control the tree from PE or only watch the preview?
  8. Lost in PE.

    can not figure out PE. Created a sequence in pe. Imported extisting musical sequence from SE. props work. Save pe. Save intensity file. Then what? If I open se I don't see new files. If I migrate prop channels from se into pe then save again. Now what? How do I control the pixel tree? I can add a device into se, make it a pixie8 and sequence/control the tree from se. Bit I can not control the pixel tree from pe or get any pe info into se. Please help. I know SStar and have a sequences from that in my shows but pe is kicking my butt.
  9. Just drag and dropped the sequence on the page its crazy long is that what you want or is there another way to get you the config?
  10. Thank you Bob, guess I was stuck on the old way.... Second question Bob, my last CCRs in my sequence editor are all working at the same time. I have on CCR plugged in and one usb and one controller (same one I just tested) wanted to see how it played. My Unit ID is 1C, but it is accepting signals from the Units below it. from 1D, 1E, and 1F. If I delete these channels it works, I am close to maxing out my licesene level could this problem mean I have more CCRs, Pixel, dumb ribbons, RGB floods than I'm allowed? Is the 8 pack of RGB floods one or 8???
  11. This isn't my first year, yet I always seem to have issues. Current issue is spanning across two separate computers. fault: Ther serial port has a problem you may need to select another port- Overflow Trace: Set Intensity. 1. auto config works, selects comm port 4 2. refresh works picks up CCR unit 1D 3. update unit works. problems occur when I try to test the ribbon using the hardware utility. If I click on the on at 100% = Overflow Trace: SenIntensity then comm error Fade 0/100%= overflow trace: Fade then the comm error any attempt to test the ribbon results in an error. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- problem 2 (maybe connected) using same controller and comm port before the error and test my show through the sequence editor the lights work. Only on a test program, If i use it on my newly sequenced show the roof ccrs on Aux E numbers 1C, 1D, 1E, and 1F are all working at the same time. one ccr is plugged in Aux E comm 4 unit 1C responds to commands from my sequence from units IC/1D/1E/1F and I cant tell you why???
  12. Who leaves all controllers on all month? Ribbons too? Or do you unplug setup every night? What do you recommend?
  13. how do you mount the control boxes

    SFC or most likely CSM, Most people mount the controllers on a pole, I have gone a different route. Durring Halloween Walmart sells black plasic containers, afterwards they are cheap. I put my controllers in the containers with 2in holes cut out for the plugs. I run all wiring into the container then seal the holes with hot glue after all testing is complete. I know my pro controllers are water resistant but in 5 years I haven't had issues. I live in a wet portion of Louisiana so water and moisture are a constant battle. On a plus side I leave the controller in the container after the show and the lights it powers. So set up and tear down are easier.
  14. Networking slowing down why?

    Guys, easy question. I am running 8 networks, regular for 8 controllers. AUX A for 1-6 of CCR tree. AUX B for 7-12 CCR tree, aux C for 4 CCR arches, aux D for 4 CCR poles. I just changed roof from 3 channels of LED strings to the dumb ribbons nine of them on two boards. Everything works until I add another network for the third SET of dumb ribbons for my windows and floods. The windows slow down or don't play, what is the max number of ribbons I can use? I've read that the new usb 458-hs will compliment the higher speeds will this help my situation?
  15. I would love a copy as well. sfc_ski_07@yahoo.com. Thanks