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ECG-P12R Documentation

Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by Denny, May 6, 2012.

  1. Denny

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    i have a manual ive done for the ECG-P12R which i hopefully will release soon. It contains all the info you need to use and setup a ECG-P12R.
     
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    Can't wait for that to come out Eddy. My P12R is in the country. :D
     
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    Fantastic job Eddy
     
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    So ready the documentation... let me get this straight. Each output of the 12 can handle one dmx universe. Right? If so, this is a better deal.
     
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    Yes this is correct, the P12R will do 12 universes, 1 universe per output. This is what makes the P12R such great value compared to other alternatives
     
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    Damn! That's one heck of a value. I'll get one to play with. Fasteddy... thanks for the help.
     
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    Mr WB :)

    The ECG range offers value far exceeding the oft touted E68x range even the Pix-Ad8 with "only" 8 outputs still does 8 FULL universes versus the 4 of a E68x device.......

    Even the forthcoming ECG-P2 with only 2 ports will still output up to 8 universes of pixel control. The number of ports is not an indication of ability.

    Cheers
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    I've been out of the loop so long... I've become ignorant in this field. My preference would be a P12R. Go big or go home. LOL


    I didn't realize the 12 universe output until tonight.
     
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    thats is one of the cons of the e68x range, they only support 1 universe per cluster, so if you have 85 node strings thats only 2 strings and you will have 2 empty sockets
     
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    Hmm, can the channels for a given string span across two universes?


    Say one has 50 pixels on a string. But the starting address for that string (in linear channel space) is 510 and the ending address would be 660. Is that doable, or does the output to a string have to be fully contained on 512 byte (address) boundaries?
     
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    Charles,

    Completely dependant on the firmware for the controller....

    From a practical buffering viewpoint you would always want to start an output at the beginning of a universe if you planned to span multiple universes to a single output.

    This is just a decoupling of the DMX universe from the output port. Exactly what a ECG-P2 will be doing with 4 universes out a single port.

    Cheers
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    All we need now is support of GECE and/or 2811 nodes.
     

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