Light-O-Rama Wireless Devices

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The LOR RF tab of the Light-O-Rama Hardware Utility can be used to configure Light-O-Rama wireless devices (such as the Easy Light Linker).

 

When using this tab, make sure that only a single wireless device is in the daisy-chained network hooked up to the PC.

 

For details, please see the following sections:

 

Frequency

Speed

Power Level

Stream Data

Get Current Configuration

Set Defaults

Update Configuration

 

HULORRF

The LOR RF tab of the Hardware Utility

 

Frequency

 

Use this section to control the frequency used by the wireless device.  Note that the transmitter and any receivers for it must be set to use the same frequency.

 

You can also use this to set the frequencies of two different transmitters to different values, so that they will not interfere with each other; these different transmitters can then be placed far apart from each other, effectively increasing the range of your wireless network.

 

Finally, some other wireless source in your area may interfere with Light-O-Rama's wireless communications at certain frequencies, so if you notice problems with the controllers hooked up to your wireless devices, try changing the frequency that is used.

 

If you change this setting, make sure to click the Update Configuration button so that the change will be sent to the wireless device currently hooked up to the PC.

 

Speed

 

Use this section to control the communications speed used by the devices.  The faster speed is typically the better, allowing more frequent lighting effects, unless your controllers are separated over large distances.  In that case, if you notice problems with the higher speed, try changing to the lower speed.

 

Note that a transmitter and its receivers must use the same speed.

 

If you change this setting, make sure to click the Update Configuration button so that the change will be sent to the wireless device currently hooked up to the PC.

 

Power Level

 

If your transmitter and receivers are physically close to each other, using too much power might cause unintended effects.  If you notice this, try setting a lower power level.

 

If you change this setting, make sure to click the Update Configuration button so that the change will be sent to the wireless device currently hooked up to the PC.

 

Stream Data

 

This section continuously streams data.  This is mostly for internal testing purposes, and it is unlikely that you will need to use this.

 

Get Current Configuration

 

Clicking this button will retrieve the settings (such as frequency) from the wireless device currently hooked up to the PC, and display them in the "Current Device Parameters" section.

 

Set Defaults

 

Clicking this button will reset the settings (such as frequency) of the wireless device currently hooked up to the PC back to their factory defaults.

 

Update Configuration

 

After you have changed the frequency, speed, or power level, click this button to send the changes to the wireless device currently hooked up to the PC.