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RE: New C-Bus DMX Gateway Module Launched



Found some schematics for a home build RS232 - DMX interface that may
be of interest:

http://dworkin-dmx.de/en/



-----Original Message-----
From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul
Gale
Sent: 04 April 2010 10:48
To: 'ukha_d@xxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [ukha_d] New C-Bus DMX Gateway Module Launched

Wouldn't it be easier to have the gateway talk directly to an existing DMX
controller like the Millford or something else via RS232 - wouldn't need to
program all of the DMX stuff then - and the controllers talk a simple ASCII
command language.

Would be nice to have a hardware DMX control system that doesn't rely on a
PC in the loop.


-----Original Message-----
From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kevin
Hawkins
Sent: 03 April 2010 16:57
To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [ukha_d] New C-Bus DMX Gateway Module Launched

I don't know much about DMX really , I believe it needs constant
maintenance of the channel levels or they all turn off.  I think maybe
you can only have one controller on a given circuit as well which means
if you have one already that is handling scenes or colour mixes (as I
think you do Paul)  then you can't pop an additional one on ?     That
is maybe why that C-Bus gateway is single directional as all control
messages could then only originate from itself ?

Anyone know.. or I'll try and read up somewhere about this - I did get
one of those Milford controllers and I do have a DMX capable dimmer
somewhere but maybe the Milford can't become an 'additional' C-Bus
interface point ... plus if it is also unreliable it defeats the purpose.

K

On 03/04/2010 14:38, Phillip Harris wrote:
> Sounds like a plan ... I may even have to find my Gateway! :-D
>
> Phil
>
> On 3 Apr 2010, at 13:24, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
>
>
>> It seems an expensive piece of kit for just  12 channels  (3 of
your RGB
>> lights) - plus it's also only single directional I think, not sure
if it
>> has to become the master (only) controller does it ?
>>
>> Does the xAP gateway not do what you want here Paul using Lehane's
DMX
>> conduit (and HV) ?
>>
>> Would you be interested in an extra DMX personality that loaded
into the
>> gateway (which might require additional gateway hardware) if it
was
>> available ?  Assuming it could handle the increased  number of
groups
>> you required   - how many is that  ?
>>
>>     K
>>
>> On 03/04/2010 12:30, Paul Gale wrote:
>>
>>> I need to get hold of the programming details/guide - but am
tempted by this unit :)
>>>
>>> I wonder how it could be made to work (RGB wise) with a DLT?
>>>
>>> Paul.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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