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    Hey folks -

    After a long long time, I'm finally ready to announce the next gen of the Ether Dream!



    What's the same:
    - Same form factor - comes in a box or can be integrated into a projector
    - Same network protocol, driver, etc
    - Same price

    What's new:
    - 16-bit output on X and Y
    - 10-bit output on all eight ILDA color channels (R, G, B, I, U1-U4)
    - Better CPU, more RAM, enabling higher point rates
    - Support for expansion over the ILDA DB25 connector (repurposing extra color channels)
    - Built-in DMX transceiver for use when built in to the projector
    - Improved USB support: drag-and-drop firmware updates, with more goodies coming
    - Supports USB power, so (once firmware support is there) you can use it as a USB DAC. Yay fewer cables!
    - More blinky! Three full color LEDs on the front so you can see what's going on.

    I've been prototyping for a while and brought a couple to NWLEM to try out. I'm about to hit the order button on a big batch... hoping they'll be ready by Thanksgiving.

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    awesome! that looks like a totally worthy upgrade. i can't wait to put it through its paces.
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    Please put me on the list to get two of these. PM incoming.
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    Hello,

    Please put me on the list too.

    I would like one please.

    ED

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    Congrats, Jacob!

    Put me on the list for two for now. I want to be able to use it as a USB DAC though, so unless it is solely going to be a firmware upgrade, I'll hold until the feature is complete.

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    Congrats! I am definitely in for one! (much exclamation)

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    Looks awesome! Congrats!

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    I would like one please!
    Cheers

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    It looked great in person and playing We are Shangra La and other shows at NWLEM. It is on my list to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugeek View Post
    It looked great in person and playing We are Shangra La and other shows at NWLEM. It is on my list to buy.

    Adam
    yay!

    (and some additional chars)
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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