Feedback on firmware 2.60

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daniel
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Re: Feedback on firmware 2.60

Postby daniel » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:12 pm

kwok wrote:The twitter pics of the 4-port serial cable looks pretty big. Is it technically possible to make a 2-port version that is smaller? Part of my frequent use case is to connect two airconsoles to a pair of 1U rack mounted switches. The current 4-port serial cable is simply too big for me since I need the portability.


The 4-port cable probably isn't as big as you think! I don't have actual dimensions to hand, but will try and dig some out tomorrow. The cables are probably the bulkiest part of the kit (4 x 1.8m console cables) but are made from thinner cable than usual to keep the bulk down.

If you only need two serial ports, one option is to plug an additional single port cable into the USB slot of one of the hub/bluetooth cables that ship with the Airconsole 2.0 kits. That way you can use the shorter 30cm cables if that is a requirement?

Flange_Gasket
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Re: Feedback on firmware 2.60

Postby Flange_Gasket » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:45 am

kwok wrote:The twitter pics of the 4-port serial cable looks pretty big. Is it technically possible to make a 2-port version that is smaller? Part of my frequent use case is to connect two airconsoles to a pair of 1U rack mounted switches. The current 4-port serial cable is simply too big for me since I need the portability.



I haven't tried, but I assume something like this would work.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Startech-2-P ... 43cc043af8

daniel
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Re: Feedback on firmware 2.60

Postby daniel » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:24 pm

The box portion of the 4-port cables is 55mmx70mmx19mm.

Flange_Gasket wrote:I haven't tried, but I assume something like this would work.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Startech-2-P ... 43cc043af8


That cable would probably work as well

kwok
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Re: Feedback on firmware 2.60

Postby kwok » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:15 pm

daniel wrote:The box portion of the 4-port cables is 55mmx70mmx19mm.

Flange_Gasket wrote:I haven't tried, but I assume something like this would work.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Startech-2-P ... 43cc043af8


That cable would probably work as well


My backpack is already stuffed full of tools/gadgets/toys/cables/adapters that those 4-port cables simply won't be able to find a home :lol:

The design of the original 30cm usb console cable is form + function at its best. If the same design can be extended upon to accommodate a 2nd RJ45 cable while maybe just making the part housing the FTDI chip that's near to the USB port slightly thicker, then it'll be a real winner.

I have this usb-to-4port-rs232 cable https://www.gearmo.com/shop/professiona ... gm-ftdi4x/ .

chris
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Re: Feedback on firmware 2.60

Postby chris » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:07 am

Another option is to use an small 4 port USB hub plugged into the airconsole, and USB serial leads plugged into that.

simon
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Re: Feedback on firmware 2.60

Postby simon » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:30 am

As someone mentioned above you can make your own smaller 2 port "franken-cable" by plugging a second USB-Serial cable into the USB port on the USB Serial cable we ship with Airconsole 2.0 - see picture attached.. :) That is smaller than a 4 port adaptor.
Thanks
Simon
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