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June 19, 2007, 10:54:31 AM
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Onge

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Hi,

I have just recieved my DMX OUTPUT MKII and I do like it, it is a very neat and pleasing to the eye piece of kit.  ;D

The lights on the box, could you clarify something for me?
When I plug it into the USB port I get the RED Power LED on and the Blue DMX LED on, when I start VisualDMX I get the PC Blue LED on.
Is this correct?
I would have thought it should have been Power, PC and then DMX?

Should DMX light flash to indicate traffic or is it always full on?
Am I correct in thinking that the DMX signals are always being sent even if nothing has changed?
Would this be the reason to have the DMX light not flash as it would be meaningless?

Hope you can answer these few questions?

Andre
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June 19, 2007, 01:15:47 PM
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Jeroen van der Velden

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When I plug it into the USB port I get the RED Power LED on and the Blue DMX LED on, when I start VisualDMX I get the PC Blue LED on.
Is this correct?
Yes, that's correct.

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I would have thought it should have been Power, PC and then DMX?
When you connect the box to an USB port, the box is powered and starts transmitting DMX-data immediately. All channels at 0 doesn't mean there are no DMX-frames sent  ;)

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Should DMX light flash to indicate traffic or is it always full on?
No, it is full on when DMX data is transmitted.

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Am I correct in thinking that the DMX signals are always being sent even if nothing has changed?
DMX data consists of frames. Even when there´s no change in data, the box still transmits those frames. Our hardware boxes generate the DMX-signal in the box itself, independent of the PC.
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June 19, 2007, 01:44:13 PM
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Hi Jeroen,

Thanks for the reply, very helpful, I understand better now how things work behind the scenes.

André
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