[PD] usb/dmx (again)

Olaf Matthes olaf.matthes at gmx.de
Fri Mar 18 20:13:58 CET 2005

nicob wrote:

> hi
> here's the news from enttec:
>  DMX USB Pro Interface
> Features:
>     •     Micro processor enabled
>     •      1500 V isolation (protect your computer from surges)
>     •      1 Input & 1 Output connector (there is only one DMX port though)
>     •      Fully compatible with RDM
>     •     Internal frame buffering (will work on any PC)
>     •      Will talk at any comm's speed, so it will be completely 
> compatible with any system for which the FTDI chip has drivers (Windows, 
> OSX, Linux..)
>     •      Universe & user config EEPROM
>     •      simple API to: update DMX buffers, read incoming DMX, 
> configure refresh rates ...
> http://www.enttec.com/dmxusb_pro.php
> so olaf, can you do something for us  as osx will be ok with this 
> interface...

I don't see the need to buy the new interface (since the old one works 
for me on _my_ Mac), but if you send me a test item I'd be happy to 
help. ;-)

I find the price too high, since a similar thing (on PC, not Mac) is 
available for free using the Parallel port (see 
http://manolator.place.cc/). In combination with a USB-parallel 
convertor you'd get nearly the same, although this might not work in 
Mac. From what I read in the Enttec mailing list this new thig seems to 
use a USB-parallel convertor chip as well 


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