OK after much hassle I finally ordered and received a programming cable from a NL repair center and dealer of the Davis units... I paid over the US cost but cheap shipping and quick as it was local..
I have received a packet containing 1 x male to female serial cable and 1 x 9 pin serial to two RJ45 style plugs one male and one female.. The serial base was a bright turquoise color... Is this correct ??? I received no software no disks nothing else !!! (I can take a digital photo if someone would like to help me identify the cable) It was labeled RS232 adapter ???
The reason I am questioning is I cant get the Davis control software to work at all either it dumps as it is not the correct port or it waits... asks is my projector on.... waits a LONG time... Then starts the app with a warning that none of the values could be retrieved !! I have no zoom focus or any other automated control !!! I am guessing that this is just not communicating...
I have tried both external serial sockets on both Com ports (added a Com port as well) with same results either immediate bomb (no port) or long waits no connection... I am plugging the RJ45 male into the EVC Buffer box in the normal 'mouse' port (more on this later)...
I am starting to doubt the cabling as I have had no other serial problems until now..
I have also run into a problem I should have seen before... I use the supplied remote as an IR mouse for my HTPC (works pretty well and 90% of my HTPC is controlled by IR with girder I rarely need a mouse for HTPC use) and I was intending to use this mouse to operate the HTPC when using this software... Of course I am having to disconnect the mouse PS2 cable from the buffer box to plug the serial - RJ45 in.. I briefly hoped that the RJ45 female was there to pass the mouse signal through but the mouse RJ45 cable does not fit into the female RJ45 on the programming cable !!! It has a very small lug on the male plug that stops its entry !!!
I have tried a real mouse for now and I will make a Girder Group export with mouse positional instructions to allow me to use the application without a mouse (fired by keystrokes or IR inputs) and Tim was kind enough to say he would consider hotkey inputs anyway but I am curious if anyone else has come up with a solution to using the Viewsonic / Davis mouse at the same time as the Viewsonic / Davis control SW...
Lastly as I received no SW I am on the hunt for all SW I can find, The different Firmwares, The different installers as well as any control SW alternatives..
PhatPhreddy@Bigfoot.comHTPC without using windows... GUI Front Ends for Home Theater
[This message has been edited by Phat Phreddy (edited 04-21-2001).]