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Category: Whatever Else
Forum Name: Rumors & Speculation
Forum Discription: The beta testers are sworn to secrecy... but you can speculate here!
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Topic: Pixelnet
Posted By: brunnesa
Subject: Pixelnet
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 7:57am
Are there any thoughts that Aurora will support Pixelnet in the future?

Scott



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Posted By: ChrisL1976
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 9:49am
Getting some Smart Strings hu?   

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Posted By: deweycooter
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 10:12am
I hope it supports it - I'll be in for about 300 pixels.  :)


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Posted By: ChrisL1976
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 10:44am
There is a DMX option....Same string, different controller. No pixel net.  

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Posted By: brunnesa
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 10:56am
Originally posted by ChrisL1976

There is a DMX option....Same string, different controller. No pixel net.  


What controller is that? I am planning on buying some Rgb pixels, but I want Aurora to be able to control them.


Posted By: ChrisL1976
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 11:05am
Tiger DMX TP3244.   Multi-protocol controller. Not only will it control that string, it will also control any 6803, 2801, or sd600 protocol pixel string.     With a single Dongle alone, it is 170 pixel of control over 4 possible outputs  (configurable)   Linked With a Joshua Systems Ethcon Gateway DR4, each of the 4 outputs become 170 pixel.  680 total.   

Summer, they are releasing  the ETH328 which is a E1.31 based controller. 8 universe, 8 outputs. Same multi-protocol control.  All in one unit.

Here's the test video of the TP3244 and the string.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_qoy-MGHFI&feature=player_embedded - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_qoy-MGHFI&feature=player_embedded


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Posted By: deweycooter
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 1:40pm
Do you know what the difference is between the protocols as they leave the computer? 

My understanding of PixelNet is that it is DMX with up to 16k channels.  Value 170 is used as the frame start value.  Any channel value of 170 is aliased to 171 (or 169?).  If that's accurate, it doesn't sound like there'd be much of a code change needed to support PixelNet.  ??

E1.31 - I haven't read much about this.


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Posted By: ChrisL1976
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 1:51pm
E1.31 is  becoming the new standard for transporting DMX over IP, slowly replacing other protocols such as Artnet. http://www.opendmx.net/index.php/Shownet -

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Posted By: ChrisL1976
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 8:21am
DC...I was in the Aussie chat last night and features for the TP3244 controller came up. Pixelnet support was one and your statement followed what they were thinking as well that there should not be much code needed to make it support it. 

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Posted By: deweycooter
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 10:57pm
The http://diylightanimation.com/index.php?topic=4408.0 - coop for RJ's Pixelnet hubs and controllers is closing in 24 hrs.  If you want to get in, now is the time.  This one is humongous, so the prices are likely to be the best we'll see this year.  I knew there was a lot of buzz, but I had no idea the demand was this much. 


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Posted By: LightChristmas
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 12:47am
Figures. A week away from payday.Ouch

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