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USB serial port....

I need to interface some USB to serial devices to a HD1020. 

2 questions:

1. What is the simplest way to know if the brightsign can recognize a particular USB device? Can I connect the device and run a simple script to tell me if it works? 

2. If the device is supported, how can I find which port it is? (without trying each one) 

Any ideas? 

 

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    Alex

    If your device shows up as an HID device and doesn't require driver, then it should work. Yes, you can connect the device to the brightsign, and test your presentation with this device.

    Serial port 0 is a primary 9-pin serial port.
    Serial port 2 is reserved for a GPS module that can be plugged into usb port of brightisign.
    Serial ports 1 - 6 are virtual ports, place holders. If you plug a usb to serial adapter into the usb port of the brightsign, you would use those higher port numbers. I would test each of those ports (5 at all).

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    MustangAce

    Could you elaborate, with a simple script, how to set up and use the different ports...

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    Alex

    You can setup serial port configuration in BrightAuthor under File - Presentation Properties - Interactive.

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    MustangAce

    Yes, but how are the USB serial ports addressed at the script level?

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    Lyndon

    In a similar manner. If the unit already has a serial port,  your usb serial port would be #1 because the default serial port is 0. If your unit has two serial ports (like the HD1010), then a usb port would be port 2. 

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    Steffen

    I have the same problem. 

    Running a LS423 player, but it has only a USB-C port. In Brightauthor there are no ways to send commands in the interactive list, unless it is possilbe to send UDP commands to the port, but I can't get any answers on that...

    So if I have to use the USB port, then I need to make my own script, or what? The problem is, I don't know anything about scripting... yet, and the customer needs the project april 26....

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    Bright Scripters

    The LS423 is not equipped with a serial port, so BrightAuthor is not listing the serial port under Send.

    In order to work around that limitation, I would create a presentation for a model that is equipped with a serial port, like the HD1023, and publish to the LS.

    Also, for Panasonic serial command, you may need to use the Serial Byte Comma separated option.

     

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    Lyndon

    This is fixed in an upcoming brightauthor to be released soon.

     

    If you do have panasonic, many of them requires that you send a byte before and after the a string.

     

    02

    PON

    03

     

    02

    POF

    03

     

    In some cases you have to add ADZZ; before the command string..

     

     

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    Steffen

    Thanks a lot for your comments, I will take the suggestions into my project, and try it out. As You can see, I'm quite new to the players, so I'm grateful for every single input :-)

     

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    Bright Scripters

    Just like you, we have all been there :)

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    Steffen

    Hi Lyndon

    Do You know, when this upcoming Brightauthor will be released? 

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    Lyndon

     

    The current plan is in about a month, before the end of this quarter. 

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    Steffen

    That's great, looking forward to the new features :-)

     

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