Generic Starter Kit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Do I need to
purchase a controller to get the starter package?
Yes, you do need to
purchase one or more controllers from Light-O-Rama to purchase the starter
package. If you have previously purchased controllers from Light-O-Rama,
that will entitle you to a Generic Starter Package purchase. Any controller
purchase including kits qualifies you for the Starter Package.
Q. What else do
With one or more Light-O-Rama controllers and a Generic
Starter Package you will be able to create and run a show from your PC. You
will need to add a way to get sound from your PC to the people watching the
show. This can be done using powered speakers and/or a FM transmitter. We
sell an FM transmitter that would be
Q. What version
of the Showtime Software Suite License should I get?
The first thing to consider is
how many controllers you will have. Higher levels of software support more
controllers. The Basic version of our
ShowTime Software Suite will support
two controller which
is a maximum of 32 channels. The advanced level of the
ShowTime Software Suite has no limits. Beyond the
number of controllers supported is the different features available to
create sequences and shows. The Basic version is certainly powerful enough
to get you started. You can always upgrade later if you decide to add
channels or want to use more features. Click
for a ShowTime Software Suite comparison.
Q. Do I receive
a software box or CD with my software order?
To reduce packaging,
postage and handling costs, we distribute our software electronically, via
downloads, with an emailed license key. You have an option (at additional
cost) for a CD which will be mailed to you with the starter package.
Connector should I get?
The USB485 adapter is most commonly used. If
you think you may some day upgrade to a wireless system then you should get
the USB485B. If your PC does not have a USB port then get the
adapter. The Easy Light Linker wireless option allows you to go from your PC to the outdoors
without a cable from your PC to the controller(s). See
some typical setup configurations.
Q. What length
cable do I need?
The length of the cable depends on the distance
between the PC and your controller. If you select
wireless you will get two
10' cables. If you need a longer cable between the PC or controller and the
wireless unit then order a cable of the required length.
Q. Do I need to
use a PC to run the show?
The generic starter package will support
the running of shows from your PC or from a Light-O-Rama
ShowTime Director. With
one of the ShowTime Directors (not included in the Generic Starter Package) you
can run the show without the need to tie up a PC. In a pinch you can use the
PC while the show is running but disable Window's audio so you do not
|Q. What are the
system requirements for the S2 Software?
||Windows 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP /
Vista / 7 + Windows Media Player 9 or higher
||500 MHz or faster
||Minimum amount recommend for your
||50 MB (plus storage for
sequences and audio files)
long does the Software key take to arrive via email?
Online order processing for software is automated. Most
license keys are sent out via email within
of an online order being made. Depending on your email system, there
may be some additional delay with your email provider. About 5% of orders
are flagged for manual checking (typically when there is a possibility of
fraud.) In these cases it might take up to one business day to verify the
order and send out the key.
Q. It has
been 24 hours and my Software key has not arrived.
Some email providers incorrectly identifying real emails as
check your spam folder
to see if the email has been misclassified. If possible, whitelist all email
from our domain @lightorama.com. It is VERY important that you do this,
because if our first email was misclassified, there is a good chance that
all subsequent emails will also be misclassified. Then if you do not receive
an email within 24 hours email us at
email@example.com with the order details and a contact
Where do I order the Generic Starter Kit?
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