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    Default What software can controll 2 set of scanners ??

    I got 2 question.
    The first one is: Whitch software can controll 2 set of galvo-scanners ??

    here is one that can controll 4 http://www.neo-laser.com/Main.htm (software)
    But there is no price !!?

    And I know pangolin can control 2 or more i guess
    But the price on pangolin is like waaaaaaaaaaaay over what a normal guy can buy !

    So my other question is:

    What software is there out to use for us guys that only have 10$ left after buying lasers and galvo ! :roll:

    The one i know is,
    Popelscan : free and easy to use (controll only one scanner)
    HE-laserscan2: free and not so easy to use, but MUTCH better than popelscan.

    is there any more ??


    I wonder why I cant find any laser softwares on torrent :roll: :roll:
    (sorry to say that if there is any software developers reading this) but it`s a hard world and copyright never last for a long time.........

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    Hmm... the trick would be synchronization... The cheapest way I could
    think of doing something like that (in the $10 range) would be to
    build 2 homebrew dacs (any of the ones on PL would work just fine)
    attach to 2 spare computers and write a client-server app which
    ties into any of the open source software packages and hands
    out nothing but timing...

    You're quite right in that pangolin does support multiple scanners, but
    cost isn't their forte.

    If you decide to go the homebrew route, if you post your progress on here
    I'll be around to give pointers...

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    LDS (Laser Design Studio) A.K.A. phoenix now can handle more than 2 sets by using ethernet slaves.
    this is the software i use for my system

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    what is the cost for LDS ?

    i guess it`s not free ...

    As i`m getting more and more lasers, and faster galvo.
    I realize that i have to start saving some money and BUY a laser software someday

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    i buyed the mine on ebay at 900 euros with a riya PCI card.
    but now i dont know the price because bocatec have buyed the code and now the soft is know as phoenix.

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    Default Re: What software can controll 2 set of scanners ??

    Quote Originally Posted by liteglow
    I got 2 question.
    The first one is: Whitch software can controll 2 set of galvo-scanners ??

    here is one that can controll 4 http://www.neo-laser.com/Main.htm (software)
    But there is no price !!?

    And I know pangolin can control 2 or more i guess
    cypher live pro is mearly an adaption of pangolin's live pro software. The adaption is mainly for drop down gratings used in the neo lasers..

    So what you see there is pangolin software, and yes, it can run with 4 qm2000 boards installed in the same computer to run 4 scan heads.

    The best purchase we have made to date is buying pangolin and live pro 8)

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    Hi Liteglow,

    Pangolin's LD2000 series of software can control up to 30 scanners. This software uses our QM2000 board for output. This is usually plugged into a PCI-slot in your computer, but they can also be located in other computers on a network. We have recently released a new product called QM2000.NET which can be connected to a computer via Ethernet cable and there is no need for a PCI slot in that case.

    Also, as Dave mentioned, our LivePRO software can control more than one scanner. Dave stated that it can control up to four, but that's not quite correct. In around 2002 we devised a technology that we call "Projection Zones". The main reason for this technology is to get away from thinking about "Scanners" and start thinking about "the show". How do you accomplish your show? What is it that you want to accomplish? Where do you want graphics, and beams? etc... As a result, we can currently control up to 30 scanners, or we can split a single scanner or group of scanners into 30 "zones", each having its own geometric correction, preview window settings and other properties.

    Also as Dave mentioned, our LivePRO software will run on our Flashback 3 hardware. This is a relatively low cost (less than $600) hardware platform that is really much more than just a simple "DAC". We have several pieces of software that will run with the Flashback 3, and as time runs, more and more of our software will run on this low cost platform. You can read about the Flashback 3 here:
    http://www.pangolin.com/flashback/flashback3.htm

    Best regards,

    William Benner

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    Hi

    Thanx for the reply ( well it was some time ago since I did write this thread )


    I did some search and I did find some answers..
    I did end up with Mamba Black, and USB easylase
    I make my own "beam" effects and make my own show..
    Well no graphic show
    I only use the one that did follow the software.. and use the frames from free web sites, and the one that come with mamba.

    I have build myself a RGB scanner
    And running that on 50kpss galvos with one USB easylase !
    And the second USB easylase is soon on the way here now 8)

    I also ordering a 1W green dpss to use togheter with my RGB (the idea is to have 2 green someday working as a pair)


    Mamba black is very nice software, easy to use and can have many DAC at the same time with usb


    But I think if I have money someday , I will buy a pangolin software !
    So what is the best software for a beginner to buy ?
    I dont want a stand alone unit

    Thanx for all help

    And btw, nice to se you back here again :P

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    Hi Liteglow,

    Thanks for the message. Yes, it has been a while since I have been on-line. I do poke my head in here every once in a while, but time sure has flown by this year... We receive over 100 emails per day at Pangolin, so it is hard to find time to do anything aside from our day-to-day activities.

    I have seen MAMBA in action at ILDA. Interesting product, and certainly priced right for Hobbyists. I wish you the best of luck with it. It certainly sounds like you have a nice array of equipment.

    Best regards,

    William Benner

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    Yes Mamba is perfect to hobby use
    My plan was to maybe rent ut out..
    then I can make some money with it.. and when the day come, I upgrade with Pangolin 8)

    Here is my project:

    http://photonlexicon.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=632

    I just recived the tracking on my 180mW green dpss, and it`s here tomorrow

    So I hope that I will se my first whitelight laser EVER tomorrow at my house :twisted:

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