- Hardware Tools
- General information on DMX interfaces
- SIUDI 1 (2000 USB interfaces)
- SIUDI 1bis (2002 USB interfaces)
- SIUDI 2 (2002 low cost USB interfaces)
- SIUDI IP1 (2004 ETHERNET-DMX interface)
- SIUDI 5 (2006 USB interfaces)
- SIUDI 6 (2006 low cost USB interfaces)
- SIUDI 7 (2009 USB-SD interfaces)
- SIUDI 8 (2010 USB interfaces)
- SIUDI 9 (2011 low cost USB interfaces)
- STICK 1 (2009 Touch-sensitive keypad)
- STICK 2 (2011 low cost glass keypad)
- STICK 3 (2012 palet/display glass keypad)
- Other connections
- Frequency Asked Questions (FAQS)
Installation with Easy Stand Alone software
1. Installing the IP/Ethernet interface
Our stand alone Ethernet-DMX interface allows you to control your lighting locally (directly from your computer), through a network (connected to a router) or via Internet . To begin configuration, you will need to connect the interface directly to your computer using an Ethernet (RJ45) crossover cable, like the one provided with the interface.
Connect the interface to your computer using a crossover Ethernet cable (the crossover cable is only for direct connection with your computer; you should use a regular Ethernet cable if the interface is connected to a hub), and power it up with a 9-12V DC power supply.
The interface will have a default IP address 192.168.1.20, which means it is programmed to work on a 192.168.1.XXX network with subnet mask 255.255.255.0. When connecting the interface through a hub, several important factors need to be considered with regards to the computers IP settings:
1- The IP address must be "192.168.1.XXX" (you choose the values for XXX, 0-255)
2.-The IP address must not be the same as any other device on the network, i.e. another computer, the router or DMX interface.
3.- The subnet mask must be set to 255.255.255.0
4.-All other fields can be left blank (i.e. DNS Server)
IMPORTANT: Each ethernet interface is shipped with the same IP address (192.168.1.20) If you are using more than one ethernet DMX interface, you must connect the interfaces one at a time and change the interface IP address within Easy Stand Alone (explained later in this chapter).
Changing your computers IP address with Windows XP
1.-From Windows' START menu, select NETWORK CONNECTIONS
2.-Right click on LOCAL AREA NETWORK and select PROPERTIES
3.-Select TCP/IP - PROPERTIES.
Changing your computers IP address with Windows Vista
1.-Open the NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER either by clicking on the network icon in the system tray bar or slelecting START-CONNECT TO.
2.-Select MANAGE NETWORK CONNECTIONS
3.-Right click on LOCAL AREA NETWORK and select PROPERTIES.
4.-Double click on INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 4 and select USE THE FOLLOWING IP ADDRESS.
Your computer's IP address should be different from that of the interface's, but within the same subnet. Set the IP address of your computer manually, for example, to 192.168.1.25, and the subnet mask to the same 255.255.255.0.
Testing your IP settings
If you open the COMMAND PROMPT from the Accessories folder inside Windows' START menu, you will be able to test the connection between your computer and the interface. Type "ping 192.168.1.20" and hit the RETURN key. If there is good communication between your computer and the interface, you will see something like this:
and if it fails:
If the PING command fails, make sure that the IP addresses are correct and that the interface is powered up and connected using the appropriate cable, as described above.
Changing the Configuration
You can modify different settings within your interface. To open the settings window, you must select "Configuration SLESA-IP1" from the software "Tools" menu. To access the settings window use the default password JULS.
The General Settings section allows to change the name of your interface, and its default startup mode :
· Default: all DMX channels at 0%
It is also possible to set the master and slave units here. The master interface is used to trigger the whole system. By default. the master unit is the one with the lowest IP address.
To reset the interface and get all default settings (IP address, password...) back, you must press and hold the '+' button while restarting the interface.
The "Password settings" section allows you to change the password to access the Configuration screen.
The "LAN Settings" section allows you to change the network settings for the interface:
· IP address ( this address must be unused within the local network)
· Gateway: IP address of the computer or router connected to the Internet
This is essential when using more than one interface simultaniously.
The "Time Settings" section allows you to change the time and date of your interface's internal clock and calendar.
The "Internet settings" section allows you to setup an automatic time and date interval when the interface will connect to the internet and look for new programs to be downloaded into its memory.
LED and buttons
Connection of the 9V-12V DC 300mA power supply (+ in the center).
Go to the next scene in stand alone mode.
Go back to the previous scene in stand alone mode.
Dimmer button. Keep this button pressed simultaneously with the [ + ] or [ - ] buttons to dim in or out from a preprogrammed scene.
Blinks quickly in software mode, slowly in stand alone mode (shows the scene number), ON in Internet mode.
ON if the interface is powered.
Blinks quickly if the interface works correctly.
Connection to the network (crossover cable for a connection to a computer).