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Everything posted by Gordonmoore1

  1. It will be the same process as with the Global Cache interface - you need to assign the TCPIP address for each unit using the Global Configurator. I'm not completely familiar with the Extron units. For Global Cache, their software will locate each port on the net and either assign the IP address (DCHP) or you can assign it (STATIC Address). Check the Extron manual. You will need to also know the TCP port - (for the Global Cache it is 4999, for Lectrosonics it is 4080 or 4081 as an example). Once you know the TCP port number for the Extron, you can then go into Wireless Designer and Connect Via Network - enter the TCPPort number and the IP address. You will have to do this for each Venue. Once you get them all on screen, Go to Connect (Live)/Save Connections to List and save this to your computer. The next time you want to fire up and connect, you just go to Open Connections from List and the entire system will load up all at once. Remember, the software will be looking for the TCP Port for the Extron - NOT the Lectrosonics Venue. Taking a quick pass at the Extron manuals, I'd say try 23 first. Another possible option is 8080. Hope this gives the right directions in which to point. Gordon
  2. There are some simple solutions for network control to USB on an IP network - Global Cache makes some very cute, very small IP to serial, IP to USB adapters, IP to IR and IP to GPIO. I use a couple in my church to put my Venue and other non-IP devices on the network - WD sees the old Venue just fine. www.globalcache.com It's DC powered gear, very small (small matchbox sized) - very reliable - the one on my Venue has been in operation for about 10 years now. RE - Networked audio - not in the plan at this time - but Audinate makes some very simple, reasonable priced $145 dongles that would let you do this a lot less expensively than we could. https://www.audinate.com/products/devices/dante-avio?force=true These could give you quite a bit of flexibility since they would be effective with any product. A single adapter will handle a DCR822 very well - there are analog or AES versions. RE the USB Port - We don't have any plans for piping Audio over the USB at this time, that would require a new board on the Audio side.
  3. KItten update - last Thursday night the mom cat discovered there are TWO dogs in residence and decided she wanted her kits to grow up in a more reputable neighborhood. So she and the kits ate the food I had set our them for their Thursday night midnight snack and left in the early am - without paying the bill I should point out - and departed for destinations unknown. This weekend will involve expanding landscaping foam and crawling all over that waterfall eliminating the attractive access points to prevent further incursion by feline squatters. I was all set to trap, neuter, release last weekend - perhaps they got a copy of my plans. So, we are once again kitten free and the pups will have full run of the yard again without anti-social distancing rules. I must admit, I won't miss picking up the remains of what momma hunted down each night - she was an impressive predator.
  4. I was worried about you or your crew getting burned on your personal funds - not worried about our part of it at all. Hang on to our contribution - I know it will be put to good use eventually.
  5. Jeff - is anyone getting burned on deposits for the RAMPS party?
  6. This unit uses a different microprocessor (the PDR micro was discontinued) and the headphone jack mutes during recording. Otherwise, it is functionally identical to the PDR. Regarding stereo - in that form factor, the battery life would be dismal due to the increased current draw of a second channel. The SPDR, while larger has stereo inputs plus AES in and 21 hours battery life running off two AA Lithiums. It's about the size of our old LM series body pack.
  7. The SPDR is the stereo recorder - not as small (two inputs!) but can run 21 hours on AA lithiums. Available now. https://www.lectrosonics.com/SPDR-Stereo-Personal-Digital-Recorder/product.html
  8. Good morning all, Lectrosonics announces the release of the MTCR Miniature Time Code Recorder. The MTCR is compact AAA powered recorder with TC input and the industry standard 5 pin servo input common to Lectrosonics Transmitters. In production now. The big difference between this design and the previous PDR is that the headphone jack allows setup and playback but shuts off during recording. https://www.lectrosonics.com/lectrosonics-introduces-the-mtcr-miniature-time-code-recorder.html
  9. All things in good time - see previous statements about X number of engineers and X+Y number of projects. There are actually several export markets - some are easier to comply with specific regulations than others so the easy ones tend to come first - Europe is a bit tougher to comply with and requires more engineering time. So the short answer is - No, Europe is not abandoned - it will simply take more time. Social obligations require that we keep these engineers securely employed and distracted from more dangerous ideas (in the interest of the security of mankind) so we have many more projects to keep them out of trouble and away from things that go "ka-boom"
  10. The backwards compatibility to your existing SM, SSM, WM and digital hybrid et al gives you a chance to begin upgrading without being forced into an entire system replacement and gives us the time needed for developing the full ecology - something had to come first. X number of engineers can design Y number of products. When you have 5Y number of product ideas and needs - well........ This is only the beginning........ So, for an SM and SSM style transmitter in the digital realm - what features are you really looking for?
  11. so, to the AES question - do we need a word clock port? and would TA3 connectors be ok? - its a room/space thing -
  12. What features would you like to see in this form factor?
  13. Bouke! The BS detector did NOT go off on any of your posts. I liked what you were saying - the problem with SD cards that plagues all manufacturers is that they are NOT as consistent as one might expect for a standard. Let me gather a few notes together from engineering and write a short white paper on it ( as we see it) and put something up in a bit. More later!
  14. From a recent update to our manual regarding cards Please note that the PDR and SPDR are designed for use with the microSDHC memory cards. There are several types of SD card standards (as of this writing) based on capacity (storage in GB). SDSC: standard capacity, up to and including 2 GB – DO NOT USE! SDHC: high capacity, more than 2 GB and up to and including 32 GB – USE THIS TYPE. SDXC: extended capacity, more than 32 GB and up to and including 2 TB – DO NOT USE! SDUC: extended capacity, more than 2TB and up to and including 128 TB – DO NOT USE! The larger XC and UC cards use a different formatting method and bus structure and are NOT compatible with the SPDR recorder. These are typically used with later generation video systems and cameras for image applications (video and high resolution, high speed photography). ONLY the microSDHC memory cards should be used. They are available in capacities from 4GB to 32GB. Look for the Speed Class 10 cards (as indicated by a C wrapped around the number 10), or the UHS Speed Class I cards (as indicated by the numeral 1 inside a U symbol). Also note the microSDHC Logo. If you are switching to a new brand or source of card,we always suggest testing first before using the card on a critical application. The quality and reliability for SD cards is a shifting constantly moving target - certifying various cards has proven to be similar to shooting skeet at midnight on a moonless while blindfolded. The SPDR - which has more code space - has a more forgiving buffer capacity than the PDR so is mch more forgiving of most SDHC cards. So, it's OK to go to 32GB cards - just don't try to go higher.
  15. That is correct - this is full digital and not compatible with SR receivers. View this as the tip of the spear of the next generation or tumbleweed pollen if you prefer......
  16. To Be Continued.............. in the Manufactures and Dealers section..........
  17. To assure consistent recording, the SD card is formatted by the PDR with contiguous sectors so that the recordings are properly recorded in sequential segments. Without this, the recordings would be laid down like those on a laptop hardrive - randomly scattered about the disk. By pre-formatting sequentially, the recordings are assured of a constant time factor in laying down the data, assuring a good recording. The reserved spaces are NOT wav files so as to discourage the post guys from copying them over. In the latest firmware revs, the size of these segments are set up to match the Windows maximum of 4Gb. When you record, the files are terminated by the PDR as wav files either when the file size limit is hit or when you hit stop. If your unit loses power and the file is not properly terminated, the un-terminated files is detected as an un-recovered file the next time the PDR powers up and you get a recovery screen. Just follow the defaults on the screen and the PDR will then terminate the file segment properly for Post's use. Do not send a SD card from a PDR that lost power in mid-recording without first putting in fresh batteries and running the recovery first. And don't use the card for other stuff - such as adding files like the daily log sheet. The best way to handle the files after you pull the card is to copy all the wav files from the card to a thumbdrive or another SD card and THEN you can view/edit in Wave Agent and add additional meta data, logs etc. The new firmware also allows for iXML metadata such as that you add via WaveAgent. Hope this makes sense - it IS getting late in the day and my stomach is demanding dinner......
  18. Just a thought - 17K is right about at the refresh rate for some monitors - I ran into this several years ago and found we could make it go away by turning off the monitors in the room.
  19. Pretty easy - just go to the gain control menu and use the up down arrows to adjust. Pretty straightforward.
  20. On Page 24 of the manual, "Finding Clear Frequencies with Smart Tune", there is a note about scanning B1 or Block 23. From the Setup menu select Smartune. Next select which receiver you wish to tune (UP or Down arrow to select 1 or 2 - then press Menu/Select). Then select which block you wish to scan using the up/down arrows - select either B1N or 23N for correct scanning (N for North America). These will then skip over the 608-614 frequencies reserved in North America for Astronomical frequencies. This will help you avoid getting a freq your US/Canada transmitter cannot use. The SRC can be used internationally since it is a receiver and not subject to the emissions rules by which transmitters are governed.
  21. Did the lab also release your first born son? Congratulations!
  22. Copious quantities of paperwork are being generated - the testing is done (with one exception which leaves in the next few days) and into the hands of the FCC machine for the re-certifications. Should slide over smoothly on October 13. (One month to go!) Imagine being in the FCC and getting re-submittals for EVERY brand and model of us law abiding wireless microphone manufacturers...... Somewhere, there's a clerk with boxes of paperwork in his office......... silently considering a drastic career change.
  23. Let's put it this way - we have 15 engineers who, if not gainfully employed by us, are scary smart enough to design a new giant laser that would threaten London, forcing MI6 to take Bond out of retirement, driving another Aston Martin (which would leak oil everywhere) and all the subsequent mess that would ensue. We consider it part of our social responsibility to keep them off the street. Well, 15 of them designing away means that occasionally, it is inevitable that a device of unknown portent will emerge form the darkened caverns of engineering. If it sees its beta shadow, it retreat back into the bowels - if it sees only sunlight, it moves into production and propagates. There is the sound of much scurrying and scratching from the depths of the portal......................... and an occasional tumbleweed.
  24. What does the model number say on the Blue label on the side? What's the complete number?
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