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News and information about Light-O-Rama will be posted here.

You will also find information about the LORWiki.com site as well.

 

 

LOR 2.0.16 is EXPIRED PDF Print
Sunday, 01 February 2009 11:23

If you are running LOR 2.0.16, please note that this version expired Sunday, February 1, 2009.

You will need to download the latest version of LOR2 - 2.1.6.

 
LOR 2.1.6 Released PDF Print
Saturday, 13 December 2008 10:55
Upgrade version 2.1.6 of the S2 Software Suite has been released, and can be downloaded from:
http://lightorama.com/downloads/LORUpgrade-2.1.6.exe
This is only an upgrade. 
You must have a valid version of LOR I or LOR II software installed on your PC to install the software. Also, make sure that you have completed the install of the LOR software by running the LOR Control Panel or LOR Sequence Editor at least once after you install your production copy of the software.
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LOR 2.1.4 Released PDF Print
Thursday, 11 December 2008 18:09
Upgrade version 2.1.4 of the S2 Software Suite has been released, and can be downloaded from:
http://lightorama.com/downloads/LORUpgrade-2.1.4.exe
This is only an upgrade. 
You must have a valid version of LOR I or LOR II software installed on your PC to install the software. Also, make sure that you have completed the install of the LOR software by running the LOR Control Panel or LOR Sequence Editor at least once after you install your production copy of the software.
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LOR 2.1.2 Released PDF Print
Monday, 08 December 2008 22:02

Upgrade version 2.1.2 of the S2 Software Suite has been released, and can be downloaded from:

http://lightorama.com/downloads/LORUpgrade-2.1.2.exe

This is only an upgrade. 
You must have a valid version of LOR I or LOR II software installed on your PC to install the software. Also, make sure that you have completed the install of the LOR software by running the LOR Control Panel or LOR Sequence Editor at least once after you install your production copy of the software.

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Site Redesign PDF Print
Saturday, 23 August 2008 23:34

Yet another site-redesign today. The new template was chosen to hopefully give us more options on how to lay out the content.

Persons who wish to contribute to the project should go ahead and register. Otherwise, you don't need to worry about registering with the site. Simply read and learn!

 
New Hardware Coming PDF Print
Friday, 22 August 2008 12:58

The following is a post from John at LOR. (Original Post.)

Here are the products to be delivered in August & September:

1) DIO32 32-channel digital controller with daughter boards. The DIO32 has four 8-port headers. Each 8-port header (8 channel group) is individually configurable as digital output(32 channels max), digital input(8 channels max), relay control(32 channels max), low power AC dimming(32 channels max), high power AC dimming (32 channels max). The daughter boards are: 8 channel SPDT relay, each relay 16 amps @120 vac; 16 channel dimming, 40 amps total @ 12/24/120/240 vac; 8 channel dimming, 60 amps total @ 120/240 vac; 16 channel connection daughter board for custom projects. DIO32 has headers on it allowing 16 servos to be controlled by two of the 8-channel ports.

2) An isolated USB adapter. Completely isolates the PC from the network. Can be used for added protection but was developed for large scale installations with multiple LOR networks.

3) Network Repeater. Used to extend the network beyond 4,000' or to create network topologies other than a daisy chain. (Star networks, 'Y', ...)

4) 9 channel fountain controller. Controls up to 3 PMSM pumps and 6 channels of LED lighting. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor pumps are the type most commonly used in fountains and ponds. Both pumps and lights controlled from barely on to full power. LOR plans to offer both submersible pumps and submersible LED lighting.

5)Chime-O-Matic. A 25 note catherdral chime system with 5 volume levels with full LOR control and 6 inputs. The inputs are two digital, two phone ring sense and two doorbell sense.

We have not yet gotten quantity price points for these products so I can't provide prices here. We will put each device on sale for the first week when it is introduced because we don't have the prices for a pre-order during the June sale.

 
S2 News - Dan Baldwin (June 2008) PDF Print
Friday, 06 June 2008 14:24


Hi,

Just wanted to keep everyone informed of what is happening with the S2 software. The story:


Originally I was going to maintain both LOR I and S2. LOR I would be a lower priced entry level of software: (around $29) and S2 would be the full featured premium software. After all, LOR I (me talking) is probably better and more reliable than any other software on the market (except S2) and certainly more people have created their own Christmas light shows with LOR I than any other software on the market. So a lower priced LOR I would be a great way for people to get started and they could upgrade to S2 when then could afford it. (that was my thinking at least)

About a month ago I started to rethink things and a couple of weeks ago changed the rules. It seemed smarter to have only S2 but to have different levels (for example) Basic, Standard and Professional. The basic version would be a low priced entry and would be missing most of the new features that differentiate LOR1 and S2. This way we would only have to maintain one version of code and things would be a bit easier for us. However that leads to a more complicated licensing scheme. Everyone would have the same code but the license level would control the feature levels. We would have to maintain a database of what level everyone currently has so we know if they are eligible for a particular upgrade at a particular price.

It is because of this more complicated licensing and the fact that time was already spent on LOR I to do licensing that we fell behind on our June release date.

But it turns out that last week I changed my mind again…. Can you imagine having to work with me and be working on this code! Now this last change will not push out the release date of the licensed code and the idea falls into the exact model we are building but it again changes the rules.

If you are contemplating starting with LOR then I recommend that you wait until the June 21 sale to buy software!

Regardless of what plans I come up with to marketing the LOR S2 software, existing LOR I software owners will be getting the highest level of S2 at no charge.

Dan Baldwin
Light O Rama, Inc.

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S2 Updates PDF Print
Monday, 21 April 2008 20:00

Our first update specific to S2 has been released.

If you are interesting in the basics of adding Video to your display, simply click "FAQ -> Video in LOR2."

We'll be adding more to this FAQ as it's requested, and as we all learn more about this exciting new feature.

 
Video FAQ PDF Print
Monday, 21 April 2008 18:30

Thank you to Harrison Ward, who wrote the beginnings of our LOR Video FAQ.

Simply click on "FAQ -> Video in LOR2" for the information. If there is information that you would like to see added, please use the Contact link, located within the menu section.

 
More Content Added PDF Print
Sunday, 30 March 2008 20:55

Spent today adding some new content to the site.  More FAQ's were added, as well as some more hardware entries.

 
Site Re-Launch PDF Print
Saturday, 29 March 2008 19:53

Welcome to the new LOR Wiki site.

On Saturday, March 29, 2008 the LOR Wiki site was relaunched in the format you now see. Hopefully the information will be easier for you to locate. There are still features that I wish to implement, however I have not yet had the time to do so.

 

 

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