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Serial Server help needed
#11
bbrendon Wrote:I bought some cat5 to serial connectors for $1.50 each and connected the pins. How much are digi cables?

No, mine is not discover-able. I double clicked on the line in realport and typed in my IP.

Oh, did you make sure you have the latest firmware? When I got mine it has some nasty web interface. Once I upgraded the firmware it was quite a bit nicer. Mine was from ebay.

Tonight I might spend time trying to figure out why my alarm doesn't work correctly with it. So far my UPBPIM seems fine. (I currently have 2x serial devices).

I tried wiring up the serial to cat connectors and had no luck... The Digi cables were $30 for 2 shipped I believe. I will have to check how to figure out the firmware version I have.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#12
I combed the world today for anything I could find that might help regarding intermittent digi problems.

I attached a doc i scribbled together with all my notes. So far, it has helped me solve a few things.


Attached Files
.zip   info - digi.zip (Size: 12.76 KB / Downloads: 5)
--Kill all the serial ports--
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#13
For the Etherlite 16, I first got the device to work on a comm port on the computer where the Digi device was being installed. I had one comm port on that computer, and made sure the device worked in CQC. Once I did that, I plugged in the EL 16, then ran the software that set the IP address. After that, I installled the Realport software, and that added 16 new comm ports on my computer. Each of the Digi devices have different wiring diagrams, and I built my own cable for the EL 16. There is lots of documentation for all of their equipment on wiring setup. On some of the devices, I used the "Typical" in the setup on Windows but on a few, I had to try and figure out which ones worked, as they would not connect on those. "Less Overhead" usually worked if Typcial didn't.

Hope this helps.
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#14
kblagron Wrote:For the Etherlite 16, I first got the device to work on a comm port on the computer where the Digi device was being installed. I had one comm port on that computer, and made sure the device worked in CQC. Once I did that, I plugged in the EL 16, then ran the software that set the IP address. After that, I installled the Realport software, and that added 16 new comm ports on my computer. Each of the Digi devices have different wiring diagrams, and I built my own cable for the EL 16. There is lots of documentation for all of their equipment on wiring setup. On some of the devices, I used the "Typical" in the setup on Windows but on a few, I had to try and figure out which ones worked, as they would not connect on those. "Less Overhead" usually worked if Typcial didn't.

Hope this helps.
Thanks, I think I have the setting correct but it might be the wiring of the cat5 adapters to db9. I had some on order and they never showed so I have another one coming next week. If the new cable solves it I know it is a cable problem if it doesn't then I know it is a setting. I am hoping it is a setting but either is fine as long as I get this working. I just hope I get this going before I can afford to upgrade my AVR and Projector, as I will be looking for network controlled hardware in the future. The only need for serial will be my UPB.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#15
I have it to where CQC says my Epson is connected but when I click on the button I have setup for power it says driver rejected. Does that sound like a config or wire problem?

Here is the CQC log...

Code:
02/28 21:15:40-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1124, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: Power Transition Complete.
}
02/28 21:15:40-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.401, Status/App Status
    SendMsg:
}
02/28 21:15:50-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1615, Status/App Status
    Poll: - Timeout, Initate Holddown
}
02/28 21:15:50-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.438, Status/App Status
    EnableHoldDown: - Start Holddown 45 secs
}
02/28 21:15:50-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.5441, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' has lost connection to it's device
}
02/28 21:15:53-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.3084, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' is trying to connect to its device
}
02/28 21:15:53-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 41 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:15:53-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.3126, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' has connected to its device
}
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#16
I swapped around my commands and now it has this...

Code:
02/28 21:23:10-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1615, Status/App Status
    Poll: - Timeout, Initate Holddown
}
02/28 21:23:10-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.438, Status/App Status
    EnableHoldDown: - Start Holddown 45 secs
}
02/28 21:23:10-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.5441, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' has lost connection to it's device
}
02/28 21:23:13-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.3084, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' is trying to connect to its device
}
02/28 21:23:13-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 42 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:13-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.3126, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' has connected to its device
}
02/28 21:23:16-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 38 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:19-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 35 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:22-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 32 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:25-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 29 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:28-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 26 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:31-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 23 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:34-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 20 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:37-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 17 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:40-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 14 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:43-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 11 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:46-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 8 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:49-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 5 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:52-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 2 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:23:55-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1124, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: Power Transition Complete.
}
02/28 21:23:55-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.401, Status/App Status
    SendMsg:
}
02/28 21:24:05-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1615, Status/App Status
    Poll: - Timeout, Initate Holddown
}
02/28 21:24:05-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.438, Status/App Status
    EnableHoldDown: - Start Holddown 45 secs
}
02/28 21:24:05-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.5441, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' has lost connection to it's device
}
02/28 21:24:08-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.3084, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' is trying to connect to its device
}
02/28 21:24:08-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 42 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:08-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_DriverBase.cpp.3126, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Projector' has connected to its device
}
02/28 21:24:11-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 39 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:14-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 36 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:17-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 32 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:20-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 29 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:23-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 26 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:26-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 23 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:29-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 20 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:32-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 17 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:35-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 14 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:38-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 11 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:41-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 8 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:44-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 5 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:47-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1156, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: - Power Transition, 2 Secs Left
}
02/28 21:24:50-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.1124, Status/App Status
    CheckHoldDown: Power Transition Complete.
}
02/28 21:24:50-Theater-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ProjectorThread8
{
    CQCGenDrvS, MEng.System.CQC.Drivers.Epson.VP21.DriverImpl.401, Status/App Status
    SendMsg:
}

It is not displaying power correctly either.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#17
I was looking at this and was wondering if I could just run 3 wires since it is for serial only?
http://digitips.wikispaces.com/Digi+Realport+with+UDP
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#18
[Image: Portserver_zpsc5e1bad9.png]

Does this look right? I see blank areas in the config and I am wondering if this might be the problem.

tia,
Ron
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#19
I have the proper Digi serial to cat 5 cables... installed a cat 5 coupler (to extend the short cables) and still not working. Makes me think that it is a internal setting. Does anyone use the Denon 3806 or the Epson 1080? If so the settings you used for the com port that worked ie. low overhead, typical etc., would be nice.

tia,
Ron
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#20
One thing to do of course is to try to remove variables. If you have a laptop or something with a built in serial port, try to connect to it with that and verify that the cable is good and the device is responding. Then you know for sure any remaining issues probably are the serial server, and can concentrate on that without doubts.
Dean Roddey
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