Test Crestron & AMX code without the HAL DSP on your bench

This years-old blog article talked about testing your 3rd-party control system code using only the Halogen software. Here’s a video that steps through how to set up and use PuTTY software to monitor your PC’s IP Address, not the DSP. This lets you send and monitor Ethernet control messages to and from Halogen software – no hardware required.

Rane RAD26 – The 1-cable drop RAD

If you need a break from reading, just watch this video introduction to the RAD26:

Rane’s new RAD26, a member of Rane’s HAL System provides enough audio and control I/O to support one room in a HAL audio system.

 Applications include:

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New Rane at Infocomm 2015

New for Rane’s HAL System:

Halogen 6.0’s Event Manager and Generate List button. And the new RAD16z.

Get all the details in this video:

Shipping now – the FIR Filter Import DSP block, the EXP2x Dante interface for the HAL1x & the DR6 Touchscreen.

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DR6 touch screen & Web Controls programming in Halogen 5.0

Halogen 5.0 uses the same Control Page Designer interface so you can create control pages, then assign them to Web Controls (smart phones, tablets or PC web browsers) or to one or more DR6 remotes, or to both. This tutorial video details all the steps to create pages, link controls, create user logins and assign both users and/or DR6 remotes to the suite of pages you create.

DR6 and RPI CAT 5e distance

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Halogen’s Supported Character Set

Halogen software allows you to use character codes from 0 to 255 in your names and other text fields (including those that appear on DR LCD displays). The character encoding is code page 1252 (CP1252) and the following table shows the supported character set.

 

To enter any of these Unicode characters in any Halogen field from the keyboard:

  1. Press and hold down the Alt key.
  1. On the numeric keypad type 0 (zero) and then the decimal character code below.
  1. Release the Alt key.

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Halogen Install Hiccup

We’ve had a few customer calls where attempting to install Halogen was halted by Microsoft Windows installer error 2343.

Officially it is Error 2343: Specified path is empty during installation.

CanIn simple terms, this means a location where files must be written to and read from is not available. Either the destination is protected, or just does not exist. Maybe an external or network drive is unavailable.

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EXP2x Dante Expander Voted Best of Show

According to engineers and industry experts and Sound and Video Contractor magazine, the EXP2x is one of the 31 Best of Show products at InfoComm this year.

See the full story & list here.

See the latest HAL System announcements here.

Need AEC for your Shure SCM820 Dante mixers? We thought so.

Need AEC for your Shure SCM820 Dante mixers? We thought so.