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  1. Kirkup_xp

    Android Remote now available

    Cooper Controls lead the way with an industry first Remote Android App Cooper Controls are pleased to announce the launch of an Android version of their popular ZerOS Remote application. Continuing their commitment to mobile device integration, this new app adds to their existing suite of iPhone, iPod, iPad and Windows Mobile applications. The ZerOS Remote Android app, the first for the entertainment technology industry, allows remote control of any ZerOS console. The app allows users to control their lighting rig from their Android for the first time. From channel levels to playback the ZerOS Remote offers full control of the Leap Frog 48, Leap Frog 96, Frog 2, ORB and ORB XF consoles. Talking about this latest release Peter Kirkup, Cooper Controls Product Manager explains, “Feedback on the iPhone app we launched last year has been tremendous and we wanted to bring this exciting development to even more of our users. Recent investments from Cooper Industries in expanding our engineering resources made this project possible, and we look forward to announcing further developments in our ZerOS suite in the coming months.” The ZerOS Remote Android App is available free of charge and can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace today - www.bit.ly/zerosandroid
  2. UPDATED FOR ZerOS VERSION 7.2.0 - 21/12/2011 It is possible to connect external touchscreens to the ZerOS consoles via USB. Supported screens will be listed here as and when the drivers are integrated into the desk operating system and tested. Please only buy screens that are listed here as known working. Other screens may not work with the desk. Currently known working (tested and confirmed), ZerOS version 7.2.0: 3M Microtouch M150 3M Microtouch M170 ELO ET1746L LG L1730SF LG L1530SF iPure Solarism LM1731BT Illyama T1531SR Currently assumed working (driver support provided, no reports): LG Touch (all) Ilyama ELO touch (most) - see below 3M PCT touch screens Cando dual touch panel eGalax dual-touch panel MosArt dual-touch panels N-Trig touch screen Quanta Optical Touch dualtouch panels Stantum multitouch panel eGalax, eTurboTouch CT-410/510/700 PanJit 3M/Microtouch EX II series ITM eTurboTouch (non-eGalax compatible) Gunze AHL61 DMC TSC-10/25 IRTOUCHSYSTEMS/UNITOP IdealTEK URTC1000 GeneralTouch Touchscreen GoTop Super_Q2/GogoPen/PenPower tablet JASTEC/DigiTech DTR-02U USB touch controller e2i Touchscreen controller (e.g. from Mimo 740) Zytronic controller ET&T TC5UH touchscreen controller NEXIO/iNexio device Sahara TouchIT-213 touchscreen TSC2007 based touchscreens TPS6507x based touchscreens Not yet working: Solarism LM1730S ELO Touch Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR) screens FireBox Displays LG T1710 Screens with a serial connection will not work via a USB-Serial converter. The screen needs to have a direct USB connection. Although we will endeavour to add support for other screens where possible, we make no guarantees about this since the drivers may not be available in the correct format for the desk operating system. If you want us to add support for a different screen, then we may ask you to loan us the screen (including the drivers CD that came with it) for a short time for testing. Unfortunately we cannot go out and buy one of every type of screen available to do this ourselves. For further discussion, see THIS TOPIC.
  3. Launched at PLASA 2011 was Zero 88’s new range of multipurpose lighting control consoles, the Solution and Solution XL. Running the powerful new ZerOS 7 operating software, the Solution Series offers comprehensive hands on control of conventional generic channels, submaster and cue stack playback and moving light controls, all laid out in an easy to use, familiar fashion. The consoles feature four DMX universes, USB storage, external touch screen support, multiple onboard LCD displays and multifunctional keys (MFKs). Whether you require a solution for simple shows or major professional productions, the Solution Series is flexible and configurable to provide the controls you need when you need them. Designed to be easy to understand, yet adaptable enough to cope with even the largest lighting systems, the Solution Series make controlling your entire system as easy as turning on your house lights. Simple: Solution Series provide a simple, clear progression from basic two preset generic control through to moving light and LED control. Hands on control with submasters and channel faders combine with a powerful theatre stack to facilitate any type of show. • Channel faders for hands on control • LCDs for clear easy to read information display • Wizard driven patching to guide you through the process • Full online help Flexible: The flexible front panel with cue stack, submasters and live controls allow the Solution Series to be adapted to multipurpose venues where the requirements change daily. From simple moving light patching to powerful offset effects, the Solution Series has been designed with flexibility at its core. • Advanced fixture library with over 2600 fixtures • Remote applications for wireless control • Rate control, tap tempo and sound to light chases • Move on Dark for cue lists Professional: Featuring ZerOS 7 software, the Solution Series offer powerful adjustment of complex effects, a tracking cue stack and adjustable user preferences to enable full professional programming options. Advanced palette references, tracking updates and remote tracking backup options mean you can rely on the Solution Series to grow as your requirements do. • Support for all major visualisation packages • Ethernet output of DMX • Fully enabled Remote Device Management (RDM) With the power of ZerOS 7 and a new modern package the Solution Series is the perfect control solution for corporate, live and theatre events. To view more information about the Solution Series, check out the main website.
  4. Kirkup_xp

    Moving a lighting state

    Hi Irisse, Unfortunately it's not possible to copy a state from one show file to another. The best I can suggest is copying the values to paper, and then re-setting those values. Sorry about that. Peter
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    Urgent file conversion

    Hi Piero We've now resolved this issue. It turned out to be a small bug in the Compulite tool - they don't add a carriage return after the end of the ENDDATA in the ASCII file, which the file format requires. We've fixed these files for you, so you should be able to load them into ZerOS. In the next version of ZerOS, we will be tollerant of this requirement for the carriage return, so you won't see this problem. You should be aware that in the show files, the Compulite tool has added a 4 second delay time to almost every fade up time on the show file - this might have been in the original file, but it seems unlikely. You can see this in the text file: CUE 4.2 UP 4.0 , 4.0 DOWN 0.0 , 0.0 You may want to perform a find and replace on this file, to remove these delay times - you can do this in Notepad or any other text editor. FIND UP 4.0 , 4.0 REPLACE WITH UP 4.0 , 0.0 Hope this helps, Peter Compulite Files Converted.zip
  6. Hi Matt Can you send me a show file with your patch and some submasters that aren't updating correctly? This mechanism should be working fine. Also, how are you updating the palettes? Do you re-record and merge, or use the Update function? Thanks, Peter
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    Stopping a chase

    Hi archie, Unfortunately, there's no easy way to do this. What you could do is program a sub which overrides the values HTP (so pull all the values to full), but of course that's going to be quite bright compared to the normal chase. Hope this helps,
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    Using chase speed as strobe?

    Hi archie Unfortunately, the chase speed is fixed on the Jesters to work just on the range of the modifier... there's no hidden faster range. On our ZerOS consoles, you can go upto 600 beats per minute. Sorry about that, Peter
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    Urgent file conversion

    Hi Piero There's a utility on the Compulite website to convert from Spark (or any 4D) showfiles into ASCII. This outputs with a file .cpl - if you rename this to .txt, you can import them into ZerOS. However, there appears to be a problem bringing those files into Version 7.4 of ZerOS - i've just tried the whole process here and it's giving me some errors, which we'll need to fix. I'll let you know once these are fixed, and we can export a show file for you. I've attached the converted ASCII files to this message, incase those are helpful to you (you can view them in Notepad or any text editor). Peter
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    Capture not connecting with 7.3

    Hi Ferg We've looked into this and it's a small bug with ZerOS which worked in older versions of Capture. Capture changed their software to modify the behaviour when it saw that bug, in version 2.7, which stopped it being able to see the desk. We'll get the bug fixed in the next version of ZerOS, which is nearing completion. The bug reference is ZOS-4864. I hope this helps, Peter
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    Capture not connecting with 7.3

    Hi Ferg, We're looking into this at the moment - I should have some more news for you later today. Sorry for the delay with this, Peter (null)
  12. Hi Matt Do you have SmartTag enabled? What fixtures are you using? Thanks,
  13. Kirkup_xp

    LeapFrog hardware upgrade for remote?

    Hi there, You don't need a hardware upgrade to enable the ZerOS Remote app. What type of router do you have? D-Link have a large product range, so it's worth checking the exact model number. Most importantly, we need to know if this router is acting as a DHCP server. Is your iPhone connected to the router, and does it have an IP address allocated from that router? What are the IP addresses of the two devices? If you're using DHCP on both devices, and the DHCP server (router) is allocating sequential addresses, you should see something like and for the two devices. If you try connecting a PC to the same router, does the ZerOS Remote Monitor application allow you to connect to the console?
  14. Hi Dan The effects engine in ZerOS only applies to the first Red Green Blue segment in a fixture, at the moment. To get around this, I generally patch it as multiple fixtures (one for each segment) plus a base fixture. I hope this helps, Peter
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    need a help ssp and eclipse

    Hi cycy, Sorry for the delay with this. Please find attached the profiles for all 3 types. cycy.ift I hope this helps,
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    need a help ssp and eclipse

    Hi there cycy Do you have the user manuals for these fixtures? I've had a look online but can't seem to find a user manual for these. We need to know the layout of each channel for the fixtures, for example: 1- Red 2 - Green 3 - Blue If you have a copy of these, please post it here and i'll get the fixture profiles made for you. Peter
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    submaster chase speed

    Hi bvanenk, You can adjust the programmed speed of the chases individually, by selecting the submaster and pushing EDIT, then making the adjustment required. For live adjustment on the fly, all chases will be adjusted together. I hope this helps to clear it up, Peter
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    offline editor

    Hi Jake As you can see above, we actually released Phantom Jester back in 2008. This is available for download from the support pages: http://zero88.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/381/32/phantom-jester---offline-editor-for-jester-range---version-31-win2k---win7 I hope this helps, Peter
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    User Defined Effects (New User)

    Hi there, We have actually enabled the Effects Window now for the Leap Frog 48 & 96 consoles - hold down SHIFT and push EFFECTS to open the Effects Palette window, then push the 'Effects Window' button in the top left, or use the 'Other Windows' dropdown in the Output Window to open it. Hope this helps, Peter
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    Martin Mac Aura

    Hi Carl Please find attached the profile for the Mac Aura. macaura.ift Let us know how you get on with it - it'll be added to the next release of the fixture library. Peter
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    Me & My Zero 88

    In celebration of 40 years of Zero 88, Cooper Controls are running a competition to reward loyal Zero 88 users with a chance to win a new lighting desk. To win a console, users simply submit a photograph of them with their Zero 88 product, from past or present. Pictures can be submitted via the Zero 88 facebook page (http://facebook.com/zero88) or by email to mamz88@orbdesk.com, and should feature the user themselves alongside any Zero 88 product. If users don’t have their Zero 88 product to hand, a photograph in a Zero 88 t-shirt at an interesting location is also acceptable. The competition runs until Thursday 6th September 2012, and the lucky winner will be announced at the PLASA Show the following week. Full details on this competition can be found at http://zero88.com/mamz88 together with terms and conditions.
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    Betapack 3

    Hi Jack It's probably easiest to give us a call at the office tomorrow on +44 (0)1633 838088 and we'll be able to talk you through fault finding this. If you don't have a memory playing back inside the dimmer, and it's not responding to DMX control on those channels, it's possible there is a hardware fault inside the dimmer. Peter
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    Iphone Remote

    Hi Ben This sounds like it could have been down to a congested WiFi environment. Try downloading the Network Ping app (http://mochasoft.dk/iphone_ping.htm) and use the Ping function to see what sort of latency you get from the network (I use the 'lite' edition, and the 'ping forever' function). It could well be that your response time across the network is being slowed by additional wifi traffic, causing the remote to drop out. Peter
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    PhantomZerOS 7.4 with Capture

    Hi Codebone, If you double click on the in Phantom ZerOS, you should be able to select from other IP ranges on the PC - Phantom allows you to route the IP traffic from any of the Network Cards within the PC it's running on. is the local loopback IP (also known as 'localhost') - it implies that the network card you have selected hasn't had it's IP address configured (maybe it's set to be allocated it's IP by DHCP, and no DHCP server is present on the network? or maybe it's disconnected from the network?) Phantom ZerOS, unlike the real desks, doesn't allow configuration of the IP address of the device itself - you'll need to use the Windows control panel tools to alter the IP configuration, then restart Phantom ZerOS. Note that in order to connect to a visualiser, you do need an Ethernet connection active - you can't just use the loopback, even if Capture is running on the same PC. I hope this helps, Peter
  25. Zero 88 Fixture Library - Version 23 Contains 2566 fixtures from 179 different manufacturers. For a list of fixtures in the library ... CLICK HERE. The library is released in 2 formats: - a full unfiltered version for desks running ZerOS software (Frog 2, Leap Frog 48, Leap Frog 96, ORB). - a smaller filtered version for other Zero 88 desks. This removes data that is not used by these other desks, so that the file is smaller. When using a floppy disk (original Frog series, Illusion500) it is recommended that the floppy disk be freshly formatted before copying the library onto it. The correct format of the library for your desk can be downloaded from the relevant product support page. The files are zipped, and must be unzipped before they can be used. If you experience problems using the built-in zip file functions of Windows XP, then try Winzip. The library (.ift file) should be placed in the root directory of the floppy disk or USB stick. ZerOS desks (Frog 2, Leap Frog 48, Leap Frog 96, ORB) - The latest fixture library is automatically installed on the desk as part of each operating software update, however this can be updated from USB if required in Setup -> Files -> Update Fixture File. JesterML & JesterTL - The fixture library is installed on the desk at manufacture, however this can be updated from USB if required in Setup -> Update Fixture Lib -> Update Library. Frog Series and Illusion 500 - the fixture library should be copied to a floppy disk. Diablo - the fixture library is used with the Diablo Fixture Manager PC software. Sirius 250/500 - use the Fixture Type Editor to import fixture types from the fixture library, and then use the 'Export Sirius UFT' function (under the 'File' menu) to generate data in the correct format for the Sirius 250/500. Further details of assigning fixtures on the desk to fixture types in the fixture library can be found in each desk's operating manual. If you need a fixture type which is not in the library, then you can create this yourself using the Fixture Type Editor. If you post a link to the manufacturers datasheet on the forum, we will endeavour to add the fixture in the next library release.

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