CPOINT™ Open Source PC Software
Written in Visual Basic6, VB6
OpenDMXUSB, initiated by ENTTEC www.enttec.com, is an open hardware design with a GPL License with the following additions:
- Any modification to the software must be given back to the community.
- You cannot remove or modify any copyright notice.
The concept of the USB to DMX512 interface, the so called openDMXUSB is based on FTDI's USB to serial chip called FT232BM.
Link to FTDI's website.
Note: The OfficeWing.zip file is safely downloaded from this site. Beware that versions from other sites could be compromised.
CPOINT™ schematic suggestion for USB to DMX512 in and out through a RJ45 connector.
No software required for hardware, only software on a Windows PC.
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OfficeWing Windows XP screen-shots.
OfficeWing works with the openDMXUSB compatible hardware interfaces.
NEWS 2013! OfficeWing Version 1.3
Programming the FTDI 232BM EEPROM
The EEPROM is the configuration memory for the FT232BM chip.
You can program the EEPROM via the USB port with a utility software from FTDI called FT_Prog.
The FT_Prog ZIP file is available here.
For general info about FT_Prog, go to
FTDI's FT_Prog site.
You also need the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your system to run FT_Prog.
Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.
Run FT_Prog and configure the EEPROM.
Below is a link to a CPOINT™ EEPROM template file, it has CPOINT™ as the manufacturer, you can edit this as you wish within FT_Prog and program it into the EEPROM memory.
CPOINT™ openDMXUSB EEPROM template.
Unzip and load it into the FT_Prog software to program the EEPROM.