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RS232 From Win7 to PT-AE8000U

I'm trying to write a batch file or script that will switch my aspect ratios from my windows 7 PC. I'm connected via USB to Serial Cable to the projector. I've searched a lot but haven't found anything that works for me. I can't even get a basic on or off command to work. Has anyone ever done this?

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Ok, so here's what I learned today for anyone wanting to try this.

Got a gigaware USB to serial cable. Plugged it in and it was assigned COM1

In hyper terminal, open a connection to your com port
To start a command press CTRL+B
Type your command in all caps
Press CTRL+C to end the command

So here's what it looks like to load lens memory 6 on the 8000

Ctrl+B VXX:LMLI0=+00005 CTRL+C

Here's power off

Ctrl+B POF Ctrl+C

as a note, there are no spaces before, within or after the command.

So does anyone have any idea how to turn this into a batch file or a script I could run?
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Put the commands into text files (copy con: filename.txt) and then create batch files that copy the text files to com1: (copy filename.txt com1


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Do you know how I would send the CTRL+B and C? Those are the start and end commands.
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I'm not sure how to do it with regular batch files, but it's pretty easy using PowerShell.


PS C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> $msg = [char]2 + "text" + [char]3
PS C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> $msg
☻text♥
PS C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0>
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Lightbulb Solution PT-AE8000U RS232 projector automation control

To control peripheral like a projector I usually use Bill Redirect software from www.Billproduction.com company

Solution to control your projector PT-AE8000U:

Manual of the protocol (commands) of your projector: www.audiogeneral.com/Panasonic/ptae8000u.pdf

Step by step solution:
- First download and install Bill Redirect Software: http://www.billproduction.com/Bill_COMtoKB.ZIP
- Disable all section except: Serial Port and Virtual Keyboard
- In section Serial Port, set the Switch to: On
- In serial Port Configuration, set:
  • In field "Serial Port Number" enter the port number where your projector is connected.
  • Bauds: 9600
  • Parity: None
  • Databit: 8
  • Stopbit: 1
- Click on: Virtual Keyboard Configuration
- After click on: Add
* At this point a button appear ... it's your action button ... used latter to control your Projector !
- Enter the command you want to do in the field "String to send ... is push" example to set the input to HDMI 1 use this command:
{ASCII:2}IIS:HD1{ASCII:3}


*** Another example ... the command to "Picture mode switch" is: {ASCII:2}OVM{ASCII:3}
*We have found each command in the manual of your projector



To test your button click on: Run


- Click on the virtual button created to test the command !
- You can create several buttons to control what you want ...



For more information about the possibility, use the manual of the product: http://www.billproduction.com/Bill_Redirect_Manual.pdf


This solution can work's with any peripheral !



Paul








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