The LMDI-100 Serial Interface allows third-party access to a Wattstopper lighting network. Recently one of our customers needed to communicate with Wattstopper via DMX. This was easily accomplished using the DecaBox and some custom DMX to RS-232 firmware:
From the mailbag:
I would like to thank you for all of your help with my latest installation project. It seems that more and more often I am running into integration challenges with house lighting systems that need to interface with the DMX consoles. Typically these systems utilize proprietary communication language, so it becomes necessary to convert them into something that can work with DMX.
In this particular project, the only way we could make this conversion, was convert the proprietary system into RS232. From there, we were able to convert the DMX system into a series of 232 commands, using the DecaBox Protolcal Converter to seamlessly interface both systems.
At first, I was a little nervous about the prospect of making so many conversions, but the technicians at Engineering Solutions took care of inputting all of the necessary code and the system worked flawlessly right out of the box.
When the contractor added additional dimmers to the system, all I had to do was ask for an update on the code and simply upload it onto the DecaBox the next day. I wish all of my integration challenges were as easy to deal with as this was. I will certainly be using the DecaBox in the future. It saved me thousands compared to similar solutions.
Thomas Smith, Innovative Event Services Inc
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