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  1. Today we released production version 5.5.6 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages. S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing. For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs
  2. Today we released production version 5.5.4 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages. S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing. For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs
  3. Today we released production version 5.5.2 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages. S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing. For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs
  4. Start Here: http://www.lightorama.com/help/differences_between_mp3_direct.htm Be sure to read the section about Director Link. All of our directors that can run ELOR can do so on all of the ports. So if you have a 2 port Director that supports ELOR, you can run it on one, the other, or both.
  5. Today we released production version 5.5.0 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages. S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing. For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs
  6. 7/23 Most registration problems should be cleared up by now. A few of you may need to wait another 24 hours, but 99.9% of you should no longer have an issue.
  7. The jumpers on any of our boards just re-map the physical pins the data is sent on, they never effect protocol. So an E1.31 PixCon16 has 4 bridge ports that work in DMX mode. Those 4 bridge ports will only ever output DMX, but can do so on either pins 4 & 5 ("LOR") or 1 & 2 ("DMX") depending on how the jumpers are set. Remember, LOR was one of the first to offer lighting data on twisted pair cables. We decided on using pins 4 & 5. Later the ESTA standardized on pins 1 & 2. The jumpers on all of our boards just let you shift data from one set of pins to the other
  8. Actually, there are a couple of things you can try, but if they don't work you'll just have to be patient. First, restart your computer (don't do a shutdown, do a RESTART). That will clear your local DNS cache. If that doesn't help, reboot your DNS server. If you have one, you know it. If not, or you have no idea what a DNS server is, reboot your router (that is where your DNS server lives). Make sure to reboot the computer again after rebooting your DNS server/router.
  9. The server that handles our licensing has moved to a new IP address. Until the change propagates around the internet, you may experience issues registering/re-registering. Please try again later if you do. Existing installations should not have an issue. The only solution if you are having the issue is to wait until the records are updated across the internet. Everything should be back to normal within 24-48 hours (and most likely MUCH faster).
  10. That's an issue with Windows and the installation of LOR software. Uninstall and then re-install. If that does not fix it, please contact the help desk and we'll send you the registry wipe program which will clear it up.
  11. Today we released version 4.4.6 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. This release includes various bug fixes and updates to SuperStar. How to check if your license covers this version To check whether or not your license covers this version, please go to the license retrieval page, and enter your email address (the one you purchased your license with). An email should then be sent to you with information about your license. The "Summary" section of the email will tell you whether or not your license covers the latest versio
  12. When it's done, we will post it. Until then this should get you going: If you are not using Director Link, the N4G4 can be considered the same as the G3MP3 except it has 4 ports instead of 2. You can use all 4 ports, and Hub makes it clear what is going to happen. If you ARE using Director Link, the help file has what you need to use the director link features of the N4G4.
  13. This probably is not of interest to most of you, but I'd like to share. In the past year or so I have worked on designing electronics hardware for myself and learning how to control it with Windows IOT. I've played around with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PICs, and some discrete logic stuff (I have not got to ARM/ST Micro YET). Eventually I want to build this: https://eater.net/8bit - a real computer that only uses LSxx logic gates (well, and some other stuff - but no CPUs). I've been slowly building up my lab, and last year I purchased a digital scope (A Siglent SDS1104X-E 100Mhz 4 channel
  14. Her late husband was a prolific collector. I am not kidding when I say I have a ton of these ornaments. But on top of that he collected Trains, Barbie's (well, I think she collected those), Hess Trucks, etc. The every empty storage place in the house is literally packed with stuff. Just recently I helped her & my dad load up a Pod with all the Barbie's (and barbie keepsake ornaments. Sheesh!) , Hess Trucks, and trains to send to her daughter out of state (the grand kids wanted them). We packed it tightly - from the very back to the very front, 4 feet high of stuff NRFB, most mint
  15. My father’s girlfriend has tasked me with selling her late husband’s Hallmark Keepsake Ornament collection. A collection that can only be described as ‘A MFT of ornaments from around 1990 – 2013, beyond the scope of human imagination’. I only have the first 3 boxes worth – I believe she said she has another 8 full boxes after these that I have not seen. Hallmark Store explosion? Check my office. Chances are if it was sold between 1990 and 2013 at Hallmark, I probably have it (or will have it). Some go back as far as 1987 (that I have found so far). She has complete sets (up to 2013
  16. Pixielink: Other way around. It takes E1.31-like data and outputs ELOR/Pixel Protocol. It may actually be E1.31 or may be something else (like what I envisioned when I created the Net Prefs program: LOR:ACN). I am not involved with the development of Pixielink. I just learned that we don't have an N4 G4 manual made yet. Dan said "We have not made the G4 manual yet. Will get it done shortly. " The N4 G4 works pretty much like the G3 MP3 director, but instead of 2 networks, it has 4 (or 3 + Director Link). The help file for Hub describes how to use Director Link. http://www
  17. No LOR MP3 Director works with E1.31/Ethernet. I'll see why the N4-G4 manual is not posted. Can post a link to the page that is linking the N4 G4 to the G3?
  18. FYI: We have a few more answers today. Orders and shipping are currently open as Dan is boxing things up and the delivery services are picking up. Please see my update in the important announcements.
  19. Look at using the shell command functions of the software. If your Insteon controller has a command line program, you can call that from a sequence in a batch file. http://www.lightorama.com/help/index.html?windows_shell_command.htm
  20. Edit - 03/24: After running the client for a day on 3 different machines, I really can't recommend anyone else run this. I am all for providing help, but the software just seems to have a few too many bugs. if you are computer savvy, go for it. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother. Sorry 😞 Looking to help with research into Covid 19 (and other nasty diseases)? Sign up for https://foldingathome.org/ Folding at home is a distributed computing project that helps researchers look for cures for some nasty diseases like Alzheimer's, Cancers, etc. Currently they are pushin
  21. COVID-19 Announcement! Our manufacturing and repair departments are closed. We cannot in good consensus remain 100% operational. It would be selfish and totally irresponsible to consider profits over our employee's health. We will continue to pay our employees for as long as we can. The Owner and his wife will ship in-stock items. IN STOCK ITEMS ARE SHIPPING WITHIN ONE BUSINESS DAY!!
  22. It's been my experience on the phone with people that wire colors are all over the map. Even ordering from the same person/factory in China can net you different colors on 2 orders. In fact I was just talking to someone yesterday that had Red, White and Yellow for 2811s. If I had to guess it would be Red +, White -, Yellow D+.
  23. Today we released production version 5.4.2 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages. S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing. For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs
  24. Jim - here is an FYI: Network Preferences has an 'export' command available that can save off your entire network configuration. When you do the export, the settings are saved in a file. After doing the registry wipe, do the install. Start the control panel and let it complain about not being able to open COM ports/etc. Unload it, start Network Preferences, and then import your network config. That can take some of the pain away of a registry wipe. The good news is that the new way the installer is created, should stop, or at least reduce, these kinds of issues (DLL/OCX mis
  25. Today we released production version 5.4.0 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages. S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing. For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs
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