Fixture Talkback/Uploads

Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
hey Folks,
How about Fixture Talkback like in V4 of the Hog 2 OS
and Software Upload like in Status Cue??
That would be a few features that would be nice some day..
Is the Hardware Capable??
This also would be nice in the iPC and hog 3 PC
Joshua Wood
Ruehling Associates Inc.:poke:


  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited March 2006

    I would assume that since RDM is drawing near and will support fixture talback that we will wait until it has been officially published and implement that rather than reinvent the wheel. My understanding is that the RDM specification is now final, past all reviews, and awaiting publication. I'm sure you can find more information at

    Our DP2000, Super Widget, and Single Universe Widget support bidirectional communication and should support RDM. Since the RDM specification has not been published yet, we don't have any way to see if RDM works on the hardware and we can't compare the specs for termination, line driving, line turnaround, etc.
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited March 2006
    Hey Tom,
    Can you upload fixture software via RDM?
    Or would that be a seperate process or protocol?
  • SBlairSBlair Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited March 2006

    The core RDM Protocol has been finalized. It is just going through the final publishing process with ANSI right now.

    The core protocol does not include Firmware uploads but has the necessary hooks for it. What the RDM Task Group has been working on in parallel is an extension to the RDM protocol with additional messages for standardizing firmware uploads. This extension document should hopefully start the Public Review process by Summer.
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited March 2006
    Thanks for the information Scott,
    I appreciate it.
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