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    Default Re: Support for D-light

    There are a few of options available if folks are interested using our existing hardware...

    Some are:
    use our standard protocol
    use DMX protocol (plugin already available)
    use a new protocol
    Last edited by dman776; 06-04-2008 at 12:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Support for D-light

    I would be very interested in using the DMX protocol with my D-Light boards!

    Scot

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    Default Re: Support for D-light

    Darryl, I would be interested. Even if it is a chip swap.
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    Default Re: Support for D-light

    Quote Originally Posted by dman776 View Post
    There are a few of options available if folks are interested using our existing hardware...

    Some are:
    use DMX protocol (plugin already available)
    Excellent! I'm in the process of testing Lynx boards along with RJ's dmx dongle and I would be great if I can use both with Vixen.

    Instructions?

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    Default Re: Support for D-light

    btw, the D-Light USB485 V2 Adapter works great as a DMX dongle. It is the same as the Enntec Open DMX (driver-wise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dman776 View Post
    btw, the D-Light USB485 V2 Adapter works great as a DMX dongle. It is the same as the Enntec Open DMX (driver-wise).
    In the case of Vixen, I can see a lot of people using it from a "ready to use" standpoint. If the group is in between co-op buys and such, then using "off the shelf" kits could be a good standby and perhaps a few more dollars for the d-light offering.

    Hybrid do it yourself is certainly needed sometimes.

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    I know I would like to see it. While buying ready made boards is not for me, it would be nice for some. I could put it to use, while I do not use ready made controllers, my Father in law could benifit from this. Last year I some how pulled off 2 displays at 2 houses in 2 different citys. I had my 104 channels of Renard with a 25 minute show at my house, and I did a 15 minute show at my in laws with my old 595 and 40 channels. He wants to expand this year with dimming, and this means alot more work for me as I am expanding to 240 channels at my house. Money is not as much of a problem for him, and he does not get any of the good feeling from DIY as he is not the one building the boards. So a ready made commercial grade controller would suit him fine, but LOR is out of the question, esspecially since I can not use the one and only Vixen with it.

    So to answer your question, yes i would like to see a D-light plugin for Vixen. And look at this way, it would only open up one more door for your customers and probably increase profits. I don't see any reason why creating a plugin for Vixen that supports D-light could be bad for business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrplow123 View Post
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    So to answer your question, yes i would like to see a D-light plugin for Vixen. And look at this way, it would only open up one more door for your customers and probably increase profits. I don't see any reason why creating a plugin for Vixen that supports D-light could be bad for business.
    I would have to agree with most of that statement. The only issue is see arising is if Vixen can control D-Light hardware then why would someone buy Spectrum? Just thinking out loud here. Even though Vixen controlling D-Light would be great for some I am still concerned for Darryl as I would not want him to lose out on anything he deserves.
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    Thats what I was thinking too Brian thats why I thought a vixen D-light controller designed for the use with vixen.
    The other D-lights would only work with lor and spectrum/or for a small fee do a pic swap or filmware update.But who knows???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macrosill View Post
    I would have to agree with most of that statement. The only issue is see arising is if Vixen can control D-Light hardware then why would someone buy Spectrum? Just thinking out loud here. Even though Vixen controlling D-Light would be great for some I am still concerned for Darryl as I would not want him to lose out on anything he deserves.
    I'm sorry, I did not know Darryl had stake in any of the software that currently works with D-light boards. I thought his boards were made to work with what was available.

    So on that note. i am feeling pretty confident that I would gladly pay for the plugin to make his boards work with Vixen. The only reason I do not use any of his boards now, I can not stand LOR software. Vixen owns over LOR in my oppinion, yes I have used both. So if I had to buy a peice of software to control the D-light boards, i would rather spend the money to make Vixen work with them. I'm sure someone, maybe KC, could come up with a way to license the D-light plugin to keep people from sharing it.

    Like I said. For my personal setup, I am 100% DIY, because of money and I like doing building boards. But for people like my father in law, if I could buy some D-light boards and a plugin for Vixen this year, I would convince him to go that route this year.
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