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Author Topic: Wizards In Winter Light Show.  (Read 17059 times)

Brian H

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Wizards In Winter Light Show.
« on: December 26, 2009, 04:06:15 PM »

I just saw a light show demonstration that I didn't even think Insteon could do.
To accomplish this. All the message safe guards where turned off.
I understand it was twenty command a second.

http://www.jltsoft.com/wizardsinwinter.wmv
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Re: Wizards In Winter Light Show.
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009, 05:57:21 PM »

 WOW, very Impressive! ;)
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Re: Wizards In Winter Light Show.
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 07:08:01 PM »

Maybe one of the gurus can answer this:

Why just the serial PLM?  Can not the USB PLM handle the speed, or is it a development issue?
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Re: Wizards In Winter Light Show.
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009, 07:31:47 PM »

Smarthome web pages show a data rate of 19,200KBS for both the 2412S serial and 2412U USB PLMs.
I believe the 2412U has a USB to serial chip on its Daughter Card. Maybe that slows things down. The 2412S has a simple MAX232 serial to logic level chip on its Daughter Card.
 
Also the USB version has been on the market for a short time and may need tweaking. I believe the USB also may have padding characters {Guess here as the older USB PLC was this way} for a fixed length message. The software was also developed before the USB PLM was released.

I have very little data on the new Dual Mesh 2413 PLM's. Other than they are a PLM with the functions of an Access Point added and have less link database space. The serial one also has no raw 12 volts out.
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Re: Wizards In Winter Light Show.
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 08:15:09 PM »

Thanks Brian.

I'd be all over that technology, if it would run on USB.  I was having trouble figuring out why the serial would be faster than the USB and it looks like you've answered the pressing question once again.
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Re: Wizards In Winter Light Show.
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 06:22:39 PM »

I posted a question in the Smarthome Forums on using Light Show Master and the 2412U USB PLM.
I did see one other post where someone was using that combination and wanted the author to chime in.

I downloaded the Demo Version and found the Users Manual; as part of the install.

The older versions used the slow 2414U and 2414S PLC that had to run through the SDM3 [Smarthome Device Manager].
The new version runs through the PLM. Didn't specify if the USB one was OK.
It did indicate the PLM was much faster than the older PLC was and I know the older USB 2414U PLC was a dog when compared to the 2414S serial PLC. My serial one was at least 2 to 3 time faster than a USB one was.

I have an extra 2412S Serial PLM and may play around with it.
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Re: Wizards In Winter Light Show.
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 09:59:04 PM »

Right near my home there are approximately 15-20 homes that are controlled that way from one mans home.  He also has the music going to a low power transmitter that can be heard on your FM radio from your warm car on cold holiday nights.  All he asks for is a can food donation he takes to the local food pantry.  I go at least 3-4 times during the holidays to watch and listen.  It is truely amazing!
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