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distance between PC and MX-series

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:07 am
by Nice_wolf
Hey all,

I'm new to the LCD-VFD topic and have a little question.
First let me explain what i want to use the LCD-VFD for:
I want to create my own Domotica project at home and want' to control the temperature and music in each room (and maybe some other stuff in the future) I want to control this from 1 central point (probably touch-TFT) and ofcourse in every room seperatly. this is where the LCD-VFD comes into play.
Now my first question (of manny probably) is:
- Is there a limitation to the distance that there can be between a USB display and the PC (preferebly USB, because i don't have 6 serial ports on my PC) and if there is, how can you overcome this?



Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:19 am
by Pheonix
The limitation is 16 feet. No idea how you could overcome it, but I think it is possible.

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:47 am
by Miles

The only conceivable way to overcome this would be is you had a self powered hub adding an additional 16 feet to your overall distance! :D

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:51 am
by Pheonix
I think there are also other products around which can extend the range of USB connections...I know Lindy used to do one...

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:45 am
by Nice_wolf
Hey guys,

thanks for the help allready,

Is there anny other series or means of connection that can cover more then 16 feet?
I think the maximum distance I need is about 50 feet if I use 1 PC on the ground floor.
If I use more PC's (1 per floor) I ofcourse can shorten the distance.



Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:32 am
by Pheonix
Serial works
Suppose you'd have to get lots of PCI serial controllers?

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:37 am
by Nice_wolf
was hoping to avoid that... :(

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:55 am
by Miles
You can always use an USB extender, but just to warn yah, it's not cheap...