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tpctech

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About tpctech

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  • Birthday 09/26/1961

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  • Location
    Niles, MI
  • Occupation
    SLV Techie Guy

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  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    3.7.0
  • License Level
    Advanced
  1. I go by theory of many GFCI's and less additive trip issues. I have made all custom LOR and DIY controller boxes each with 2 GFCI's on the outside of each box. My "main" power grid is a breaker panel in a WP box in the yard with no GCFI's. This works really well and all elements are protected along with various items that require all ways on power like the beta bright sign, blowup blower etc. I have about 40 16 channel boxes! and yes I do have to swap out GFCI's when they do fail. I agree with Mega Arch and don't tape any connections. KEN
  2. I had similar issue with a new dual NIC computer this year. The computer wanted to put out the multicast to the wrong port. I have a IT buddy look at it. He did some command line editing to make the multicast come out the correct port. Worked perfect for the last 4 weeks! KEN
  3. I am using a projector with "Santa Symphony' in a wreath. I play the video out of LOR using a second video card. I transport the video to the yard with a high end Hall Research VGA over Cat5 extender. I control the projector with RS-232 using the LOR windows command line and a batch files. I use a LOR startup and shutdown sequence to turn the projector on and off. I am also thinking about mapping also. I am 100% comfortable with the technology side but the content creation is another issue! KEN
  4. Butric, I also come the theatrical and DMX world. The DMX wiring directions is for the older non G3 controllers. LOR uses the center 2 pins (4,5) of the RJ45 for DMX with reverse polarity. The standard for DMX on RJ45 is PIN 1 and 2 on the RJ45. the G3 controllers have jumpers to swap to the pin 1,2 standard. the Adapter wiring as shown will work if the jumpers are in the LOR position I use both older controllers with the new firmware and G3 controllers with DMX. Cpoint make a molded 3pin and 5pin to RJ45 adapter the works perfect when the controller is in DMX mode KEN
  5. if you are displaying the grid select the universe to "watch"hit the "play' button and in the top area it will show what is generating the Sacn and in the grid will show values for all 512 channels in real time. the "fader" the page also has a universe select and a "play" button to start it working KEN
  6. try sacnview.sourceforge.net/ this software can view all of the E.1.31 channels and has a fader page to send levels KEN
  7. I have a kinda unique setup. I have about 3 of 9 songs that use video. I did not want my screen blank during a music selection without video or remake musical selection with video. So I integrated power point into the mix. I have a 4 head video card on my main LOR machine. I use a second computer to run Power point and have a serial controlled VGA video switch to decide what goes to the screen. Using the LOR windows command and a batch file to control the video switcher, RDS, projector and betabright sign. It is all pretty slick. I change power point slides using a DC card and contact
  8. MCM electronics is another mail order option They have some pretty cool stuff they are located in Ohio I purchased a bunch to put in my spare parts kit Ken
  9. Good news on the sACN add to LOR!! This will simplifiy a few things for me. My real job is based around pro sound and lighting systems. I intend to inter-twine LOR and current production hardware from ETC in the next few days/week. This will involve an ETC ION light console, ETC Paradigm control system and DMX nodes from ETC. I also have a J1sys 4 port DMX node and Sandevices Pixel nodes to play with. Also plan to try to inter-twine with Madrix!! I will publish the settings of LOR sACN to talk to a current production version of a ETC install. KEN TPC Technologies Inc and ETC Field servic
  10. I went a different route I purchased a commercial stereo FM modulator (transmitter) that was designed to put a FM channel on a cable system. new they are about $200 ish on Ebay sometimes for about #100. These are rock solid commercial 1u rack mount unit and very easy to add RDS. I use a J-pole antenna I made with copper pipe. KEN Lights on Bell Road
  11. A vendor for my day job ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) has created a new Pixel mapping software and it is free. It will drive sACN and or a video projector. Multi-universe and it's effects can be triggered from a sACN input. So it can do cool Pixel based effects and trigged via LOR with sACN when it comes out of with the Sandevice LOR to sACN interface. http://www.etcconnect.com/community/wikis/products/pixeltoy.aspx KEN FEATURES Streaming ACN output Video output Put pixelToy in media server mode and control up to 4 layers from your lighting console Simple, intuitive interface Touc
  12. Dan, I would like to be E1.31 beta tester. We are a LOR partner I also have may sANC devices including current production hardware from ETC including nodes, dimmers, procressors, and light console. I would be really cool to integrate LOR to do light syncing on the same sACN network with a ETC ION console for production!! I am ready to sell this!! Also think about triggering a LOR sequence from a DMX input similar to the way the Madrix works. This would very much simplifiy integration of pro shows KEN President TPC Technologies Inc. and ETC Field service tech.
  13. I purchased a multi port serial card and installed it in my show computer for my RDS encoder and Beta Bright sign KEN
  14. More testing.... Updated LOR to 3.1.4 no changes problem still exists. Tried using a LOR USB to RS485 as a raw DMX device. DMX address at 481 etc is fine!! now to try a the USB - RS485 converter into iDMX instead of the serial RS-485 adapter KEN
  15. Ok, So I had more time to troubleshoot this. Tried another iDMX same issues. Wrote a new animation seq with 2 channels one on E1-479 one on E1-481 the channel in 479 works the channel in 481 comes on once and stays on or flickers...... Test setup: iDMX with lastest firmware and LOR 3.0.2 advanced on 32 bit W7 machine my show machine where the issue showed up is a XP box. KEN
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