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Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions August 1st, 2019
Replies: 13
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Posted By prwatE120
I have the same conundrum - I have a controller...

I have the same conundrum - I have a controller that uses GET_LAST_MESSAGE as the very first request to a GET:QM.

But my responder has NO previous message to return, so returns an empty...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions November 15th, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By prwatE120
To answer this, I would argue, as per my earlier...

To answer this, I would argue, as per my earlier response

WRITE_PROTECT on only supported SET commands, when the message FORMAT is otherwise correct.

I would accept assertion of WP even...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions November 15th, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By prwatE120
I would encourage you to treat this like any...

I would encourage you to treat this like any other PID.

Check that the Header is correct (Sub StartCode/Target UID/Checksum/Message Count field etc).

Check that you support the PID (ie...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 14th, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3,517
Posted By prwatE120
Try running the RDMIntegrity tests. There is...

Try running the RDMIntegrity tests. There is comprehensive string testing and error reporting.

If your responder does receive a SET text string that is longer than 32 characters, I would...
Forum: RDM User Discussion January 23rd, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 2,217
Posted By prwatE120
I understand that some versions of the...

I understand that some versions of the eldoLEDPOWERdrive 562/S firmware are not 100% compliant with the RDM standard, which can upset some controllers.

Aldso note that RDM is for configuration....
Forum: DMX512 Discussion January 23rd, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,740
Posted By prwatE120
Can you please explain WHY you have chosen not to...

Can you please explain WHY you have chosen not to use RDM for configuration ? It is exactly what RDM was designed for.

And please don't tell me there are no RDM Controllers available. ETC,...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 14th, 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,568
Posted By prwatE120
Doug The reason you find this on some...

Doug

The reason you find this on some splitters is that it is [sometimes] helpfull to be able to disable RDM transmissions on one or more ports independently of the controller.

Consider...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 14th, 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,568
Posted By prwatE120
I cannot see why you would need this? Did you...

I cannot see why you would need this? Did you have a particular reason in mind?
As Eric has noted, if the controller does not want RDM information, it has the option NOT to ask!

A correctly...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion December 14th, 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,356
Posted By prwatE120
Majid Scott's answer may have been over...

Majid

Scott's answer may have been over cautious. There are plenty of fixtures with multiple personalities to allow the user to select the best slot allocation for their application and DMX...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions December 14th, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,517
Posted By prwatE120
Majid you should queue what you would have...

Majid
you should queue what you would have responded with if there had been NO need to issue the ACK_TIMER.

In other words, a SET_RESPONSE packet with PID = START_ADDRESS and PDL = 0.

...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion April 19th, 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,937
Posted By prwatE120
The EU RDM Plugfest and Conference is now only a...

The EU RDM Plugfest and Conference is now only a week away!

http://www.plasa.org/rdm/

Places are still available
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion April 7th, 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,937
Posted By prwatE120
Time to book your place for the next European...

Time to book your place for the next European Plugfest and Conference if you have not done so already.

The draft conference schedule is now available attached to this post

The booking form and...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 23rd, 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,937
Posted By prwatE120
Just a reminder that the booking page for the...

Just a reminder that the booking page for the 2017 Conference and Plugfest event is now live.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plasa-rdm-conference-plugfest-tickets-33039626412

General...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 14th, 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,937
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest - 2017

European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest - 2017

Details for the next European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest are now available at www.plasa.org/rdm...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions February 24th, 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3,359
Posted By prwatE120
I have also coded along the lines that Eric has,...

I have also coded along the lines that Eric has, and reply with QM as the PID in the NACK.

We might all think it is logical, but it is not defined behaviour as per the E1.20 document, which states...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions February 24th, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2,624
Posted By prwatE120
NACK Code to use for Subdevice that has no data for requested PID?

A further complication in the use of NACK reason codes applies to the case whereby not all subdevices can meaningfully reply to all of the PIDS listed as "supported" by subdevices.

For example, I...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions February 24th, 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 2,391
Posted By prwatE120
What NACK to use for messages sent to Subdevices ?

What NACK should be used for messages sent to SubDevices when the PID in question is only defined for use with the Root Device ?

For Example, GET:PARAMETER DESCRIPTION sent to SubDevice NNN.

If...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions February 24th, 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3,359
Posted By prwatE120
Response to GET:QUEUED MESSAGE when NACKing query

If a controller sends a GET:QM to a responder, what PID should appear in the responders reply when the responder is NACKing the query?

Reasons for the NACK might be Format Error, Data out of...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions February 24th, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2,646
Posted By prwatE120
Parameter Description for PIDs declared by SubDevice

There appears to be a hole in the E1.20 standard in that there is no logical way of getting the Paramater Description of a Manufacturer Specific PID that might appear in a SubDevice's list of...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 20th, 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 2,907
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2016

European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest - 2016

Details for the next European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest are now available at www.plasa.org/rdm...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 18th, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 4,235
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM Plugfest April 2015

A gentle reminder ...

Please don't delay ... we need to know numbers for catering by the end of March, so if you are attending, get your name on the list.
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 12th, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 3,930
Posted By prwatE120
Sergeychk The unit for LAMP HOURS and DEVICE...

Sergeychk

The unit for LAMP HOURS and DEVICE hours is, as Scott has indicated, in hours. On our products we actually keep track of such timings in increments of 10minutes, so that if the product...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 10th, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 3,649
Posted By prwatE120
sergeychk I would encourage you to attend...

sergeychk

I would encourage you to attend the next RDM Plugfest here in the UK.

http://www.plasa.org/rdm/

Both Hamish and I will be in attendance and it is an ideal opportunity to...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 2nd, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 4,235
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2015

More information, and the registration page can now be found at

http://www.plasa.org/rdm/

You will find links to the registration page, the latest press release, and a FAQ document about hotels...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 2nd, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 4,290
Posted By prwatE120
To resolve the problem you have identified, we...

To resolve the problem you have identified, we ensure that IDENT is automatically disabled after 90 seconds on our products, at which time they also queue a message to inform the controller that the...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion October 22nd, 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5,311
Posted By prwatE120
Stefkuhb I think you have made a good...

Stefkuhb

I think you have made a good decision not to use sub-devices. As you say, the multiple arm slots can be grouped together on the controller as and when required.

What I would...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion July 28th, 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 9,360
Posted By prwatE120
The PLASA Technical Standards Council has just...

The PLASA Technical Standards Council has just accepted a new project BSR E1.37-4 which has a working title of "Remote Device Management over DMX512 Networks File Transfer Control with Firmware...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion July 28th, 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 4,235
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2015

European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest - 2015 - ADVANCE NOTICE

The dates for the next European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest have now been announced.

The...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion July 28th, 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5,998
Posted By prwatE120
On our products, SLOT_LABELS are dependent on the...

On our products, SLOT_LABELS are dependent on the currently selected PERSONALITY.

I have no issue with a new command to SET: SLOT_LABEL_USERTEXT.

It should take as arguments both the slot...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion April 8th, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,549
Posted By prwatE120
Dont Delay

You may have missed out on the best hotel rates, but there is still time to register for this event.

The next European Developers Conference and Plugfest will be held 24th-26th April 2014 at...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions April 8th, 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 4,414
Posted By prwatE120
Best use NACK : DATA_OUT_OF_RANGE

Best use NACK : DATA_OUT_OF_RANGE
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions April 8th, 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5,115
Posted By prwatE120
If you have the same hardware and basic firmware,...

If you have the same hardware and basic firmware, but package and market the dimmer as two separate fixed size devices (i.e user cannot buy a 6way and instantly use it as a 12way), I would concur...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 3rd, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,549
Posted By prwatE120
Please don't forget to sign up and register for...

Please don't forget to sign up and register for this - and book your hotel accommodation soon for the best rates ....
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 20th, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,549
Posted By prwatE120
Details are now live on the PLASA web site. ...

Details are now live on the PLASA web site.

http://www.plasa.org/rdm/

There is a link to the registration page, and a FAQ to download that tells you how to get to the venue, find a hotel...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 20th, 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 12,843
Posted By prwatE120
George If you contact me off-list I may...

George

If you contact me off-list I may be able to help review your design when I am next in Australia.

I would also draw your attention to the RDMLabpack which pretty much has support...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion January 31st, 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 5,870
Posted By prwatE120
Do they support RDM yet?

Do they support RDM yet?
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion January 29th, 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 5,870
Posted By prwatE120
Which fixtures do you know of that have an...

Which fixtures do you know of that have an electrically activated rather than purely mechanical lock ?

Are there any that you know of that already have some form of sensing on a mechanical lock...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion January 27th, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,549
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2014

The next European Developers Conference and Plugfest has been announced and will be held 24th-26th April 2014 at Gatwick Manor in the UK.

More details will be posted in the next few days ...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 15th, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 4,512
Posted By prwatE120
If you did not receive a personal email from...

If you did not receive a personal email from PLASA inviting you to this event, and would like to be included in future notifications, please send me your email details and I will ensure you are added...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 14th, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 4,512
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2013

The European Plugfest and Developers conference is back for 2013.

this is the press release :

**begins**
PLASA Technical Standards in action.
PLASA’s Technical Resource Office announces...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion October 9th, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
Second European E1.20 Remote Device Management Conference and Plugfest

European lighting manufacturers implementing the Remote Device Management (RDM) protocol (ANSI E1.20-2010 Standard: Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512 ), met again recently for a two day...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion September 4th, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM Developers Conference and Plugfest 2012

Building on the success of the April conference and plugfest, we have announced a further two day event to be held at Gatwick Manor on the 4th and 5th of October 2012.

As before, advance...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions May 1st, 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 5,224
Posted By prwatE120
In essence YES - even if the spec is "broken". It...

In essence YES - even if the spec is "broken". It is the spec, warts and all, and is the only common reference we have!

In the example you cite, the capture file is evidence of a non-compliant...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions May 1st, 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 5,224
Posted By prwatE120
Erwin not sure which version you have, but...

Erwin

not sure which version you have, but in

ANSI E1.20 - 2010
Entertainment Technology
RDM
Remote Device Management
Over DMX512 Networks
Copyright 2011 PLASA NA. All rights...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion April 30th, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest April 2012

Three days of serious work for a lot of people right to the end. :)

My thanks to Hamish Dumbreck, Simon Hobday and Peter Kirkup for their support and enthusiasm for this event, and to Ron Bonner...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion April 27th, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2012.

Well - we have all survived the first day!.

A stunning attendance level : 60+ people and a lot of support and enthusiasm from companies experiencing this process for the first time.

...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion April 25th, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
Thanks to everyone for their support of the...

Thanks to everyone for their support of the forthcoming European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2012.

It really should be called the International event, as we have widespread...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 23rd, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
I know a lot of companies have been busy this...

I know a lot of companies have been busy this week in Frankfurt, with new product launches and so on at ProLite and Sound. However NOW is the time to sign up to the upcoming RDM and sACN Developers...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 8th, 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 8,146
Posted By prwatE120
A bigger issue in timing accuracy may well be the...

A bigger issue in timing accuracy may well be the latency of your interrupt handler. Nigel has already noted that the time between the start bit and the UART's determination of a FE will be failry...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 8th, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
Please don't forget to sign up and register for...

Please don't forget to sign up and register for this event with Ron Bonner at PLASA, as soon as possible.
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 3rd, 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5,823
Posted By prwatE120
Changing the meaning of any PID at run time is a...

Changing the meaning of any PID at run time is a recipe for confusion and a total absence of interoperability. I would desist!
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 3rd, 2012
Replies: 19
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Posted By prwatE120
After quite a bit of field experince with this, I...

After quite a bit of field experince with this, I take the exact opposite view to Eric, and insist that IDENTIFY Timeout on all our products. With wireless links and remote controls, you dont need to...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 2nd, 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,694
Posted By prwatE120
It looks from this discussion that I should add a...

It looks from this discussion that I should add a discussion session on the use and care of sub-devices to the forthcoming Developers conference in April !

Peter
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 2nd, 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 4,481
Posted By prwatE120
Where to Start

Paul - welcome.

Take a look at my posts regarding the next RDM developers conference and Plugfest, here in the UK in April 2012.

This would be an excellent event to attend if you are new (or...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 2nd, 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 8,146
Posted By prwatE120
It should be possible to use a timer in...

It should be possible to use a timer in conjunction with the UART framing error detection, especially if you look at the data returned by the UART during the framing error.

I have many...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion March 2nd, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
It's official !! ...

It's official !!


http://www.lsionline.co.uk/news/story/European-RDM-and-sACN-Developers-Conference-and-Plugfest/M07CP7


hope to see you all there. Please regsiter asap, especially if you...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 29th, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
RDM and sACN : European Developers Conference and Plugfest

The following is the essence of an imminent press release
** begins **
PLASA Technical Standards in action.
PLASA’s Technical Resource Office announces that an RDM and sACN Developers Conference...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 3rd, 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,736
Posted By prwatE120
European RDM/sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest 2012

Arrangements are being made to hold the next PLASA Control Protocols Plugfest in the UK. This follows the recent experiences of international participation at the PLASA plugfest sessions in Dallas...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion February 2nd, 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 6,712
Posted By prwatE120
UK Plugfest and Developers conference 2012

Reposted in own thread to emphasise that the planned PLASA event in April is targetted at all European manufacturers and interested parties, and is not limited in any way to UK developers
Forum: RDM Marketplace Discussion September 7th, 2011
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Posted By prwatE120
PLASA 2011

A reminder that the RDM Compatibility Corner returns to Earls Court 2 in London (UK) this weekend, as part of PLASA 2011.

This years theme is entitled RDM FastTrack and gives you the opportunity...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions August 15th, 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 4,986
Posted By prwatE120
My interpretation is as follows : To be...

My interpretation is as follows : To be consistent with Table 10-1, if you set the threshold to Warning, you get Warning and Error, if you set to Error you get only error.

Unfortunately this is...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion January 7th, 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,087
Posted By prwatE120
I have rasied this in the past within the TASK...

I have rasied this in the past within the TASK GROUP section of this forum, but until we re-opne the main document for an unpgrade, there has been little interest in resolving this problem.

Peter
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion January 7th, 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,087
Posted By prwatE120
I concur with your view that the current...

I concur with your view that the current PARAMETER_DESCRIPTION is basically broken and of limited use. I think we need to invent a new one and also seperate the TEXT description of the Manf Spec PID...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion October 28th, 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4,824
Posted By prwatE120
My preference would be to get the necessary units...

My preference would be to get the necessary units added to our existing list, as we already have a good number already defined, so hopefully there is only ever a small need for really manufacturer...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion September 5th, 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 10,070
Posted By prwatE120
Simon It is a very good question - and as...

Simon

It is a very good question - and as the standard does not explicity state anything, a responder would be best advised to cope with either case.

It seems preferable that if the initial...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion September 4th, 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 4,141
Posted By prwatE120
Thumbs up RDM Compatibility Corner at PLASA 2010

Industry is sponsoring RDM Compatibility Corner at PLASA 2010

PLASA Technical Resource Office and a host of lighting equipment manufacturers involved in developing Remote Device Management are...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion July 15th, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,146
Posted By prwatE120
I asked for UNITS_PERCENT in the Task group Last...

I asked for UNITS_PERCENT in the Task group Last year. I'll need to check if it was added as part of the erratta work.

Peter Willis
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 27th, 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5,294
Posted By prwatE120
Scott has cleary quoted the standard. Note that...

Scott has cleary quoted the standard. Note that there are two SHALL statements and one SHOULD.

I have yet to see manufacturers follow the recommendation about selecting a category from Table A-3...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 24th, 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,723
Posted By prwatE120
Following discussions at LDI amongst attendees of...

Following discussions at LDI amongst attendees of the ESTA Control Protocols Interoperability Pavillion (the RDM demo area), the following approach was discussed and has merit.

If the controller...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 11th, 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,723
Posted By prwatE120
Scott I'm not sure how you are disagreeing...

Scott

I'm not sure how you are disagreeing with me?

If you have not declared support for QM in your list of supported PIDs, then surely it is correct to NACK them?

I was not advocating...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 9th, 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,723
Posted By prwatE120
Berntd A reply to a GET:QUEUED_MESSAGES...

Berntd

A reply to a GET:QUEUED_MESSAGES should normally be a STATUS_MESSAGE response, unless you actually have events (such as manual local change of DMX address) that you might be QUEUEING.
...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion November 9th, 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,723
Posted By prwatE120
Berntd Can you please contact me off-list...

Berntd

Can you please contact me off-list with details of the controllers you are using.

I am working with a number of companies to ensure consistency of implementations, and I also...
Forum: RDM General Implementation Discussion October 23rd, 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 5,379
Posted By prwatE120
Berntd Please add you requirements here and...

Berntd

Please add you requirements here and lets see if we can get some more public ones defined. This is relevant now as we look at developing the additional dimmer centric PID's.

Peter Willis
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions October 23rd, 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,175
Posted By prwatE120
I disagree with Scott on this. If you dont...

I disagree with Scott on this.

If you dont have the concept of warm reset, NACK the message and ignore.

Or if you ONLYhave warm reset, NACK the cold reset.

Do what you were asked, nothing...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions October 22nd, 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,175
Posted By prwatE120
I'm with Eric on this. A reset is pretty...

I'm with Eric on this.

A reset is pretty severe. If the controller has not issued exactly what is required I would issue a NACK_DATA_OUT_OF_RANGE, and not undertake the reset.

Peter Willis
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