Serial control

Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
edited February 2007 in Axon HD
It would be AWESOME if Axon could control RS-232 devices like video switchers (a la Catalyst) via DMX.

The D-Teks are great, but more than 6 Inputs and 6 Outputs becomes impractical with them.

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  • cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
    edited February 2007
    Hi,
    not totally relevant but a nice idea i think.
    4-way video mixer with midi control which might work in the short term.
    Set-up a cuelist on your console that would switch video inputs on the mixer.
    http://www.lotech.co.nz/edirol/v1/

    Regards C



    Cj
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Well, the D-TEK video switcher is DMX contolled and had 4 inputs and 4 outputs. It is really great for most small scale stuff.

    http://www.highend.com/products/digital_lighting/dmixpro.asp

    You can link two together to get 6 inputs and 6 outputs, but after that linking them becomes really unweildly.

    For most applications 4-6 outputs is OK, but many more inputs are needed.

    There are quite a number of S-video switchers out there that can be controlled via RS-232. I've seen specs on customizable matrix-es of up to 256 inputs by 256 outputs (can you imagine:eek: )

    I've never really had need of more than 16 x 16 yet, but I'm sure the day will come when I do.
  • SBlairSBlair Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited February 2007
    Marty,

    I've added this request into the database as #10491. The biggest issue I see is that Serial Ports are rapidly disappearing off PC's. So we would likely have to also implement support for some specific USB to RS232 converters.
  • AndrisAndris Registered User
    edited February 2007
    I vote for Keyspan USB to RS232 adapter support. It's the only one I've found that works equally well with mac and PC.
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