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  1. David, I too am trying to connect a fire safety system through use of a PIP Lite's RJ-11 trigger. I am not aware of how you trigger an 'all mute' via the IQwic software. Am I missing that in the manual. I can make the circuit mute when one amplifier it is connected to it; however, if I daisy chain all the Pin2s together and all the Pin5s together and connect the fire safety circuit to the first Pin2 and Pin5 the system un-mutes (theoretically an open circuit would remain until Pin2 and Pin5 are shorted by the fire safety circuit). Somehow through the 'daisy chain' process the circuit is completed. How can I have a single PIP signal an 'all mute'? Can it be done by a 'Lite' or can it only be done through a USP3?
  2. Gentlemen and/or Ladies, I know that I can't be the only IQ controled system in the world that combines CTs 2 channel amps, CTs 4 channel amps, and MA amps in their sound system. Would you please design a Multi-channel PIP-Lite style (or even SMT style) card that uses the IP communication protocol other than the Cobra Net version? Although we have a 'work around' by using a Pocket Serial Interface and an IP controled Serial Emulator, it is becoming unstable.
  3. Was wondering if there are any plans on scheduling IQ schools. I need to re-certify on all the Ethernet system since my schooling was on the current loop system.
  4. Information announced regarding the updated CTs Multichannel Amplifiers states, "CTs 4200a and CTs 8200 models ordered with the networking option can connect to a 100 Mbps Ethernet network using standard Ethernet hardware (switches, Network Interface Cards, and cables) allowing them to be remotely controlled and monitored via Harman Pro System Architect software." Will there be an option available for my existing CTs 4200s? Currently I am having to use the older current loop system with the Crown ® IQ-MC4 for them, while the rest of my system is using the Ethernet system. I would really like to be able to switch to the faster Ethernet system, not only for the speed, but also to do away with using the 'gateway' software. Also, will it be compatible with IQWic or only System Architect software? And what about the feature set?
  5. I also have an OC-150A. I too have owned Crown products both personally and professionally since the early 70s. I used to use my OC-150As to monitor my amplifiers on tour (I had several) but I always had one at home for use to switch between speakers. I would love a copy of the documentation whenever you should get it scanned in since I lost mine long ago. Sincerely, Rusty White
  6. Vincent, I am using the Moxa NPort Express DE-311 with a great deal of success. I have 54 amps in the system (mostly MAs) five of which are CTs4200s. I use my ethernet connection to control everything, including the MC-4s. I just take a line from my switch to the NPort which emulates the serial connection I need to create a current loop system for the MC-4 cards. The only problem I have is the slower display from the current loop system. Following is a link to the product I use: http://www.moxa.com/product/NPort_DE-311.htm I'm sure that there are others that work, but this works well in my system. Hope this helps. Sincerely, Rusty White Director of Media Fielder Road Baptist Church 684[/snapback] Rustry, Since we have never tested this and we like to offer alternatives that other people have also used-I have a few questions on your setup. You say you are using only your Ethernet connection. I am assuming then that you are only using one DE-311 and the Ethernet Port of the computer to connect over a network? Which IQ Software are you using? IQ for Windows or IQwic w/IQGateway? Is Moxa running an emulation software on the PC to route the Native PC Com Port Driver to TCP/IP? What are you using as an RS-232 to Current Loop Interface? 973[/snapback] Brad, Sorry for the delay, I was talking to your old Crown compatriates at NAB and they say 'Hi'. Anyway, as to your questions: "You say you are using only your Ethernet connection. I am assuming then that you are only using one DE-311 and the Ethernet Port of the computer to connect over a network?" Yes, I am using the Ethernet on a 'closed' network between just the operating PC and the amplifiers. I am using Netgear switches that you had found worked well in your testing network. All the PIP-Lite cards are connected directly to the switches while the MC-4s are connected via the N-Port. I take a regular ethernet cable from the switch to the Moxa N-Port and from that I take the serial output to a PSI Pocket Interface I had lying around. From there I connect the MC-4s in typical bus loop fashion. "Which IQ Software are you using? IQ for Windows or IQwic w/IQGateway?" I am using the latest IQwic software and IQGateway. The only problem I've had is if I've physically powered the amplifiers down (using our Lyntec Sequencer Panels) I find that I can not engage the dataframe. I tell it not to engage then I do an 'upload' from the amplifiers (which are powered off and muted via the IQ software). If I try to engage the dataframe, it usually locks up on the third MC-4 (all of the PIP-Lites will engage, however). On occassion I've had to reset the PSI by unplugging the power supply and then restart the PC and IQGateway and then IQwic. "Is Moxa running an emulation software on the PC to route the Native PC Com Port Driver to TCP/IP?" As far as I can tell the N-Port becomes the actual serial interface with the Moxa software reconfiguring it to be the Com port I want. You may actually have to confer with Moxa for the correct info on that part. "What are you using as an RS-232 to Current Loop Interface?" I'm using a Pocket Serial Interface. I thought I'd try that before I bought a new Interface 3 (budget constraints you know ). Everything seems to work quite well except for the dataframe engage problems I mentioned earlier. If I can be of any additional help, please let me know. Sincerely, Rusty
  7. Vincent, I am using the Moxa NPort Express DE-311 with a great deal of success. I have 54 amps in the system (mostly MAs) five of which are CTs4200s. I use my ethernet connection to control everything, including the MC-4s. I just take a line from my switch to the NPort which emulates the serial connection I need to create a current loop system for the MC-4 cards. The only problem I have is the slower display from the current loop system. Following is a link to the product I use: http://www.moxa.com/product/NPort_DE-311.htm I'm sure that there are others that work, but this works well in my system. Hope this helps. Sincerely, Rusty White Director of Media Fielder Road Baptist Church
  8. Per my previous reply regarding revisiting the development of IQ operation using the Palm OS platform because of the high view count, I thought that maybe a poll of the users might reveal their PDA ownership trends. This might prove insightful.
  9. Regarding development of an IQ based control using the Palm OS, I've noticed that there have been over 950 'views' of this question. Do you think that it might be time to revisit develpment for the Palm?
  10. Are there development plans for programming a Pocket IQ that will run on the Palm OS? I've used Palms since the beginning and hate the idea of giving up my T3 for another unit.