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  1. Today we released production version 5.5.10 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite. This is an official production release, not a beta release. There is a significant bug in 5.5.8 that could cause the sequencer to crash. If you have previously installed 5.5.8, you should immediately install 5.5.10 to correct the error. 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 page on our main website. The latest S5 help can always be found online here: http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.5.10/help/ 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 version. If the email says... Your license covers the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license already covers this version. You can use it without making any additional purchase. Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode. In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version. On the other hand, if the email instead says... Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license does not cover this version. In that case, you have several options: Upgrading or Renewing Your License (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1). (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade. This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too). So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar. This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option. (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal. Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does. For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software. What's New in Version 5.5.10 5.5.10 contains several bug fixes and improvements building on the release of 5.5.0. FYI: 5.5.8 had a significant bug in the Sequencer that could make it crash. Users of 5.5.8 are asked to update immediately to 5.5.10 5.5.0 contains numerous improvements to both the Sequencer and Superstar, as well as support for newer versions of the PixCon16 firmware and many bug fixes. This is quite a large update, please be sure to check 'What's New' in the help file for complete information. How To Get the Latest Version You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button. Thank You!
  2. There was an issue with older versions of firmware and getting them working properly in S5. 5.5.8 fixed that, but it has been recalled for other issues. 5.5.10 should be out later today (baring any other issues being found with it). Upgrade to that (when it comes out) and try again.
  3. We are continuing to monitor the new help desk server, and everything appears to be working as expected. Again, if you expected to hear from us and haven't, please reach out While we did our best to find tickets that could have been missed, we can not be sure if we found all of them. Replying to any eMail you received from our help desk (or logging in directly and making an update) will re-open your ticket and put it back on someone's queue who will help.
  4. Early Friday evening (10/16) we discovered that the Help Desk once again was having issues with sending, and possibly receiving, eMail/replies/etc. On 10/17 the help desk was relocated to a new server. As of 10/18 we are reasonably sure this should fix the issue once and for all. Once again, you may not have received a reply to your ticket in eMail and/or any update you sent to us via eMail for a ticket may not have made it back into the help desk. As an unfortunate side effect of relocating the help desk software to a new server you may not be able to log in and see a ticket created on the old server. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. If you interacted with the help desk at any time between 10/09/2020 and 10/18/2020 our update to you or possibly your update to us may not have made it. If you were expecting a reply and have not yet received it, You can attempt to access your ticket on the web and check its status. If you are unable to review your ticket that way, you can reply to the last eMail sent from the help desk and let us know you are double checking the status of your ticket. We will be happy to see what happened and get you back on track. October is the start of our busy season, so please bear with us as we work to catch back up.
  5. 10/19/2020 - It has been discovered that there is a significant bug in 5.5.8 that can cause the sequencer to crash. We are removing links to 5.5.8, and a new 5.5.10 will be released shortly with a fix. Today we released production version 5.5.8 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 page on our main website. The latest S5 help can always be found online here: http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.5.8/help/ 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 version. If the email says... Your license covers the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license already covers this version. You can use it without making any additional purchase. Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode. In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version. On the other hand, if the email instead says... Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license does not cover this version. In that case, you have several options: Upgrading or Renewing Your License (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1). (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade. This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too). So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar. This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option. (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal. Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does. For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software. What's New in Version 5.5.8 5.5.8 contains several bug fixes and improvements building on the release of 5.5.0. 5.5.0 contains numerous improvements to both the Sequencer and Superstar, as well as support for newer versions of the PixCon16 firmware and many bug fixes. This is quite a large update, please be sure to check 'What's New' in the help file for complete information. How To Get the Latest Version You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button. Thank You!
  6. Late last night (10/14/2020) we discovered that the help desk ticket system was not processing eMails (outbound and most likely also inbound) correctly. The issue appears to have started last week (10/09/2020 after approximately 5PM EDT) and went undiscovered until yesterday. As of this morning (10/15/2020 9AM EDT), things appear to be back to normal. Update 10/17 - Things appear to be broken again. Please see new replies below. Update 10/18 - We have moved to a new server and this should fix the issue. Again, see new replies below. If you replied via eMail to a ticket in the last 7 days or so, your reply most likely did NOT make it to us, and your ticket remained closed. If you expected a response from us in eMail in that same time period, we most likely did respond but you did not receive our response in eMail. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. If we 'dropped the ball' on any issue you had in the help desk, please re-open your ticket (or create another if it was a new request).
  7. Leave Tom Hanks ALONE! :) We need to have a little conversation about boundaries. From what I have heard, Tom Hanks (yes THAT Tom Hanks. Friend to Wilson) is about the nicest guy you can run up to and ask for an autograph, a picture, you name it. But here is the thing - if he's out walking his dog, or having a bite to eat at a restaurant, or doing any one of the millions of things each of us does in real life leave the poor guy alone. Just because you know him from his work and just want to gush about your love for him, his dog still needs to poop, he still needs to eat, and/or he has to do whatever it is he is doing. Now if he's at a meet and greet, or stops outside the theater to talk with fans, sure - profess your love for his work then. He's on the clock. That really should go without saying. And while none of us around here are movie stars, or rock stars, or anything else close to famous, please do the same for us. Many times, you'll get personal service from one of us. Maybe I do a remote with you to fix some complicated issue. Maybe Matt calls you after hours on his personal cell phone to explain an S5 issue. Maybe you stumble onto Brian's Facebook page (I don't even know if he has one. Let's assume he does). Perhaps Dan sends you some file via eMail on his personal account. All of us are real people, with real life lives in the real world as well as being the people who can help with your issue. But our work lives and our home lives are separate. Recently we have run into several people who have texted/called/private messaged/whatever us outside of our work channels for work related things. Please don't do that. Just because I called you to help you with a problem once in 2012 (which gave you my private cell phone number) doesn't mean you can call me directly from then on for everything. I had a customer call my cell at 2AM because no one was answering his help desk tickets simply because I had previously assisted him. Oh yea. Always nice to hear from someone at 2AM demanding that I help them. If you need assistance please either call the main number, or start a/reopen an existing help desk ticket. Unless we have asked you to call us on a particular phone number, that is the only way you should get a hold of us. Please don't call us on direct lines, or send us direct eMail. If you find our personal social media pages, or websites, or whatever feel free to say hi - but don't expect us to do 'work' stuff. This courtesy should also extend to anyone who has taken their time to help you with something in the past. We have MANY knowledgeable and friendly users that love to extend a hand. But you should treat them with respect. Don't just blindly call them all the time (unless they have given their permission). If they have their own corporate entity that helped you, don't go onto their personal Facebook account and demand more help. Instead, use whatever channel they prefer you to use. And then first ASK if they wouldn't mind helping you again.
  8. We are aware of the issue and working with the vendor to fix it.
  9. Don't use simple show in Hub. Use the Show Builder button.
  10. Don't thank me, thank jFuller. He was first (and right). As a rule, ANY time ANY LOR controller starts to 'be weird', factory reset it. The flash memory/RAM inside the processor can sometimes get corrupted (storage? voltage spike? moon phase?). A factory reset will fix it.
  11. jfuller hit it 100% on the nose: You probably only need a factory reset on it to get it to behave again. Check the manual on how to reset the controller and then give it a test. You can go ahead and use the controller, it won't hurt anything. If you would like for us to look at & repair it, open a help desk ticket :)
  12. 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 page on our main website. The latest S5 help can always be found online here: http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.5.6/help/ 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 version. If the email says... Your license covers the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license already covers this version. You can use it without making any additional purchase. Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode. In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version. On the other hand, if the email instead says... Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license does not cover this version. In that case, you have several options: Upgrading or Renewing Your License (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1). (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade. This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too). So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar. This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option. (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal. Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does. For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software. What's New in Version 5.5.6 5.5.6 contains several bug fixes and improvements since the release of 5.5.0, 5.5.2, and 5.5.4. 5.5.0 contains numerous improvements to both the Sequencer and Superstar, as well as support for newer versions of the PixCon16 firmware and many bug fixes. This is quite a large update, please be sure to check 'What's New' in the help file for complete information. How To Get the Latest Version You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button. Thank You!
  13. 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 page on our main website. The latest S5 help can always be found online here: http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.5.4/help/ 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 version. If the email says... Your license covers the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license already covers this version. You can use it without making any additional purchase. Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode. In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version. On the other hand, if the email instead says... Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license does not cover this version. In that case, you have several options: Upgrading or Renewing Your License (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1). (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade. This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too). So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar. This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option. (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal. Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does. For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software. What's New in Version 5.5.4 5.5.4 contains several bug fixes since the release of 5.5.0 & 5.5.2. 5.5.0 contains numerous improvements to both the Sequencer and Superstar, as well as support for newer versions of the PixCon16 firmware and many bug fixes. This is quite a large update, please be sure to check 'What's New' in the help file for complete information. How To Get the Latest Version You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button. Thank You!
  14. 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 page on our main website. The latest S5 help can always be found online here: http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.5.2/help/ 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 version. If the email says... Your license covers the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license already covers this version. You can use it without making any additional purchase. Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode. In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version. On the other hand, if the email instead says... Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license does not cover this version. In that case, you have several options: Upgrading or Renewing Your License (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1). (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade. This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too). So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar. This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option. (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal. Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does. For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software. What's New in Version 5.5.2 5.5.2 contains several bug fixes since the release of 5.5.0. 5.5.0 contains numerous improvements to both the Sequencer and Superstar, as well as support for newer versions of the PixCon16 firmware and many bug fixes. This is quite a large update, please be sure to check 'What's New' in the help file for complete information. How To Get the Latest Version You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button. Thank You!
  15. 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.
  16. 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 page on our main website. The latest S5 help can always be found online here: http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.5.0/help/ 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 version. If the email says... Your license covers the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license already covers this version. You can use it without making any additional purchase. Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode. In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version. On the other hand, if the email instead says... Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.5.*. ... then your license does not cover this version. In that case, you have several options: Upgrading or Renewing Your License (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1). (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade. This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too). So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar. This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option. (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal. Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does. For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software. What's New in Version 5.5.0 5.5.0 contains numerous improvements to both the Sequencer and Superstar, as well as support for newer versions of the PixCon16 firmware and many bug fixes. This is quite a large update, please be sure to check 'What's New' in the help file for complete information. How To Get the Latest Version You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button. Thank You!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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).
  21. 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.
  22. 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 version. If the email says... Your license covers the latest version, 4.4.*. ... then your license already covers this version. You can use it without making any additional purchase. Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode. In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version. On the other hand, if the email instead says... Your license does not cover the latest version, 4.4.*. ... then your license does not cover this version. In that case, you have several options: Upgrading or Renewing Your License (1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1). (2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade. This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too). So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. (3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar. This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal. Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option. (4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal. Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does. For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software. What's New in Version 4.4.6 Updated installation system Ability to configure newer PixCon Firmware Versions SuperStar improvements Bug Fixes How To Get the Latest Version You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the latest version, please click your browser's refresh button. 4.4.6 can be found towards the bottom of the page in the 'Past Versions' section Thank You!
  23. 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.
  24. 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 that I then upgraded to 200Mhz). It's great and is a lot of fun to use and learn about circuits . I even diagnosed an issue with a Servodog using it! If you don't know, I like to solder - I find it a very Zen thing to put a board together. So needing some practice I looked around and found this: a $23 pocket oscilloscope called the DSO 138. I put it together over the weekend and it's not bad. If you like to put kits together, I recommend it. The SMT stuff is pre-soldered to the board which is nice. The through hole stuff is small pitch so your solder skills will need to be sharp - or will be sharpened! There is not a lot of hand holding here. You'll get a bag of parts, a PCB, and 2 pages of instructions which amount to "Put this component in this place". Everything is just in the bag loose, so you are going to be sorting parts, measuring components (to make sure you get the right one in the right spot), etc. From start to finish it took me about 4 hours. If you don't like to solder, I have even better news for you. The DSO 138 is actually LESS EXPENSIVE if you purchase it already put together. In fact, I have seen it for as little as $12 on the chineseium sites like Alibaba/etc. The DSO 138 does require a 9V source, and many people run it from a 9V battery. Otherwise a 9V power supply will run you around $5. You may even have a 9V supply laying around your house. The board only draws 150mA so pretty much ANY 9V DC wall wart should work. I do recommend that you purchase a probe or 2. The alligator clip thing that comes with it is not going to work for anything in circuit. Probes can be had for as little as $9 on Amazon. I personally would add $2 to that for $11 total and get TWO probes. I use the probes that came with my big bench scope, so I can't really speak to how well those work. You may also want a case. If you have a 3D printer, print one 🙂 So if you look around really hard you could get it complete for $20. Or don't look so hard just get it from amazon and spend around $32. I remember in the early 90s a TEK scope was around $12,000. Even my Siglent was $500. Just a few years ago the display alone was that price. Buy it to have a toy to play with 🙂 NOTE: I am NOT an electronics person. My 'big' bench scope is entry level, and I am sure this thing is a joke to anyone who knows anything about electronics. I'm sure the probes I linked to are also not 'high quality'. Some Video on how to use it:
  25. 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. I was hoping to sell these as whole collections to another collector. I will end up putting these up on eBay in probably 5 ornament lots..
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