No this will not work.DanJ said:Another stupid question from an RGB newbie... I am planning to use the Raspberry PI to run my display this year. I will be running a 16 channel LOR CTB16PC controller along with a SanDevices E682 to drive my six RGB arches (360 pixels, 60 per arch). If I understand correctly, the Raspberry PI will be outputting an E1.31 data stream. I have read FastEddy's "controlling LOR with DMX" PPS from 2011 and after reading the PPS I am not clear as to whether or not there are any differences between E1.31 data streams and "native" DMX signals. Will the LOR "see" the E1.31 stream as a "native DMX" input and respond appropriately? I am picturing wiring out two Ethernet cables from the PI, one to the LOR CTB16PC and the other to the E682. Is that conceptually correct? Thanks very much in advance.
You will still need a cross over cable between the P12S DMX output and the LOR controller.DannyP said:No this will not work.
E1.31 is DMX over a network (ethernet) so the data is packaged in way that allows it to be transported over an IP network.
If this was the case then there would be no need for E1.31 to DMX bridges like the ECG-D4 or DMX outputs from the P12S or the E683.
The above is a quote from Fast Eddy
I recently bought a P12S with the 2 DMX outputs. So do I just configure the LOR CTB16PC to run in DMX mode and then just plug the LOR CTB16pc to the P12S DMX outputs using a standard Cat5 cable or do I still need a crossover cable?
Yes, you will still need a "crossover" from the P12S DMX output (which adheres to standards), to get it to use the right pins that the LOR uses (which uses it's own pin layout) It only needs 3 pins - ground, +ve and -ve - check the wiki for more details. Note that this is not the same as cat5 crossover cable!DannyP said:I recently bought a P12S with the 2 DMX outputs. So do I just configure the LOR CTB16PC to run in DMX mode and then just plug the LOR CTB16pc to the P12S DMX outputs using a standard Cat5 cable or do I still need a crossover cable?
That is correct, you can daisy chain. You just ensure that each controller is setup with a different start address, and all good. You don't need to configure the LOR controller to be in DMX mode, it just goes in that mode if it sees a DMX signal. But make sure you set the keep alive settings on the p12s, otherwise it reverts back and causes issues.DannyP said:Assuming this works, will all the othjer LOR controllers that I have daisy chained to the CTB16PC also work (provided they are also configured to DMX) or will they have to be connected seperatly to a DMX output on the P12S?