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    Connect GrandMA onPC to Vision 2.3 PC w/ same comp


    PVA - Jim

    During the last few years, MA-Net protocol has changed, requiring different drivers for different versions of the onPC software. It is important that you install the appropriate driver so that the MA onPC can communicate with Vision 2.3 PC. All appropriate drivers are delivered with Vision 2.3. They can be found in the Vision 2.2/tools directory.


    SELECT PROPER DRIVER

    If you are using GrandMA software version 5.6xx OR PRIOR, 
    install gmaESPVision1100setup.exe

    If you are using GrandMA software version 5.7xx through 5.9xx,
    install gmaESPVision2000setup.exe

    If you are using GrandMA software version 6.0+, 
    install gmaESPVision6200setup.exe


    CHANGE YOUR DRIVER

    If you have accidentally installed the wrong driver, OR if you are upgrading the version of the MA software that you previously had installed, requiring a new driver, do the following:

    Step 1. Go to the Control Panel, and using Add/Remove programs, find and uninstall the grandMA - ESP Vision Driver.

    Step 2. RESTART YOUR COMPUTER. This is very important.

    Step 3. Install the appropriate driver, as determined above.

    Continue to Configure below.


    CONFIGURE GRANDMA onPC SOFTWARE

    Step 1: After launching GrandMA OnPC software, click on the tools button.

    ma_tools_new.jpg


    Step 2: Click on the MA Network Configuration.

    ma_net_config.jpg

    Step 3: Check the box next to the IP Address, if it reads 127.0.0.1, go ahead to Step 5, if it does not continue to Step 4.

    change_ip_1.jpg


    Step 4: Click inside of the box with the IP, another box will pop up. Search for the IP that reads 127.0.0.1. Then Click on save and reboot.

    select_ip.jpg

    Step 5: Change the Session ID to any preferred number. In this instance the Session ID is 1.

    sessionid1.jpg

    Step 6: Click on Start session.

    start_session.jpg


    Step 7: Go to the control panel, and open up the GrandMA-ESP Vision driver.

    gma_esp_driver.jpg


    Step 8: Change the station IP address to match the IP address on the GrandMA, if it does not already match.

    esp_ip_1.jpg


    Step 9: Change the Session ID to match the Session ID used on the GrandMA. Then click on ok.

    sessionid.jpg

    Now, you should be able to patch your show (or load an existing show), and you should be good to go. Once you launch Vision 2.3 PC, be sure to select the appropriate MA driver as your DMX provider. 

    If you are using onPC 5.6xx or prior, your selection will read GrandMA
    If you are using onPC 5.7 - 5.99, your selection will read GrandMA 5.7xx
    If you are using onPC 6.0+, you selection will read GrandMA1

    If you don't have the correct option to select, based upon your version of onPC software installed, go back up to SELECT PROPER DRIVER section above.

    Edited by JimW



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