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timon
06-14-2012, 08:22 PM
Can we use a LOR dongle with HLS yet? I'd like to play but I only have the LOR dongle until I purchase some E1.31 cards.

JHinkle
06-14-2012, 09:23 PM
Can we use a LOR dongle with HLS yet? I'd like to play but I only have the LOR dongle until I purchase some E1.31 cards.

I'm not sure what dongle the LOR is.

Is that the Lynx dongle?

If so - I just posted a thread earlier today on that subject - seems everyone is at the Academy.

Joe

angus40
06-14-2012, 09:39 PM
http://www.lightorama.com/Converters.html

this is a lor interface to pc

JHinkle
06-14-2012, 09:43 PM
Which one are you interested in?

Joe

timon
06-14-2012, 09:56 PM
I'm not sure what dongle the LOR is.

Is that the Lynx dongle?

If so - I just posted a thread earlier today on that subject - seems everyone is at the Academy.

Joe

Joe,

I thought you were going. I wanted to go but can't afford the funds and try to do my displays this year. Plus I was committed to exhibiting Therapy Dogs at the Police Departments open house this weekend.


Which one are you interested in?

Joe

I have the The USB485B Serial Connector with Booster but I believe they all have the same USB interface and that the differences are only in the booster output, longer lines or isolated output.

Here is the information that shows up on my Mac:

FT232R USB UART:

Product ID: 0x6001
Vendor ID: 0x0403 (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
Version: 6.00
Serial Number: AH00NYGG
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: FTDI
Location ID: 0xfa410000 / 6
Current Available (mA): 100
Current Required (mA): 90

That should help you determine if you can drive it directly. It can also use the virtual drivers, which is how xLights accesses it if I remember correctly, but the performance is not as good as the direct drivers.

Oh yes, it's a bi-directional dongle so it can receive from the device.

timon
06-14-2012, 09:57 PM
How the heck do you change the thread topic? Normally vBulletin will do it when you change the title on the original post.

JHinkle
06-14-2012, 10:02 PM
How do you use it today?

COM port?

If so - have you tried my COM DMX - does that work for you?

I'm still looking for a protocol document.

Joe

angus40
06-14-2012, 10:02 PM
That is odd , I thought the initial post was asking about a staggered matrix .

figured this post had gotten off subject .

timon
06-14-2012, 10:04 PM
No, I posted to the wrong place, should have been to the Nutcracker, so I tried to change the topic since I needed to ask this question anyway.

angus40
06-14-2012, 10:04 PM
to change the post /thread header goto advanced .

budude
06-14-2012, 10:07 PM
I *think* you can use the LOR 485 dongle as an Open DMX variant - at least some have with Vixen - I'd give that a try if DMX will work for you. I've only ever used mine as a straight serial interface myself however so standard serial mode should work too...