Testing Units Print

Once you have properly configured and connected Light-O-Rama units to the PC, you can test the Unit’s operation with the Hardware Utility.

Select the Comm Port

Using the Light-O-Rama Control Panel start the Hardware Utility. When the Hardware Utility starts it automatically connects to the default Light-O-Rama Network Port. If you have not previously set the Comm Port do it now ( see Setting Comm Port )


Select the Unit

First connect the unit to the PC using a SC485 connector and cable. Make sure that the unit is plugged in and turned on. In the Hardware Utility used the Refresh button to discover the unit. This will take a few seconds. If it takes a long time to Search the Network, and you only have a few units, then reduce the Max Units to a smaller number. This will make searches much faster. When the refresh is complete the Unit should appear in the List of Units. Select the Unit you want to test.

Test the Unit

Using the various selectors you can send commands to the Unit to turn circuits on and off and to test special effects.