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We are about to start work on a device to sit between an Echolab panel and a BM vision mixer.
I'm aware that Baz has done this with the GVG110 by replacing the CPU in the desk but we are looking to create a box to sit between the Echolab panel and the BM vision switcher.
That should allow anyone to buy any relatively recent model of Echolab panel to simply plug the Echolab coaxes in at one end that the BM RJ45 at the other.

I've got an Identity 4 and a 700 panel and a 3216 crate to experiment with and hope they both use the same protocol

The first problem is working out the protocol that Echolab used for communications.
Does anyone know the baud rate, start and stop bits and parity used by Echolab?

Would anyone be interested in purchasing this converter if we get it working?

John Kane VITC Video

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Sounds interesting to me.
I would buy one for sure.
Regards,
Danilo

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Nice! I sure would be

Nice! I sure would be interested in this development as well. I do not have a panel at this time, but I am interested to see how this goes! 

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How goes the progress?

I work for a school district where we currently use the older Echolab switcher's for our video productions. I have an Echolab 5700 with Optima 700 panel as well as a Opera 3716 with Classic7 panel.  I thought about getting an BMD ATEM, but first wanted to see if it was possible to reuse the panels.

I started working on an older Echolab SE/3 panel and was able to decode pretty much all the data using a oscope and an Arduino Mega. So I can read the control values and send data back to the panel.  It's definitely not elegant and I'm not even sure the data is similar between panels. 

Things have been pretty busy for me lately and I had to stop working on my project.

Hopefully you've made more progress then I have with building some sort of adapter. Let me know if you need any info or if I can help you out at all.

 

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Sorry to dig up an old thread but...

Sorry to dig up an old thread but would any one who has some Arduino or other code to connecto to an old Echolab control panel (BNC connection), like the Identity 4, like to offer up their code so I at least have a starting point.

Thanks,

Colin

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Custom SKAARHOJ based controller

 

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more interest

I'm looking too, also willing to share and colabrate with others

 

bradders wrote:

Sorry to dig up an old thread but would any one who has some Arduino or other code to connecto to an old Echolab control panel (BNC connection), like the Identity 4, like to offer up their code so I at least have a starting point.

Thanks,

Colin

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Hi Jim, Do you have a copy of

Hi Jim,

Do you have a copy of the compact flash data for the Echolab 3416?  I can't do any testing as mine didn't come with it!!

Thanks,

Colin

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will a Nova work

I can get the CF card for a Nova

bradders wrote:

Hi Jim,

Do you have a copy of the compact flash data for the Echolab 3416?  I can't do any testing as mine didn't come with it!!

Thanks,

Colin

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email

anyway in this forum to exchange email addresses?

 

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PM Email.
JImDod wrote:

anyway in this forum to exchange email addresses?

 

 

To the left of each post below the users name, location, maps, date of joining etc.. is an e-mail button.... Click it and you have the process to send Personal eMails.

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I only see the email botton

Thank you,

I only see the email botton to the left of SOME posts, any reason why? 

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why no email

OK, I know why it depends upon contact being checked

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http://atemuser.com/downloads

http://atemuser.com/downloads/echolab-atem-firmware-backups