Sounds awesome Jerry. I need to sort my gear out soon, and will
be happy to test then, including ASCOM conformance testing.
One question on the new ASCOM driver - does this version have
built in server/hub functionality (replacing POTH/Device Hub)?
On 11/03/21 5:46 am, Jerry Hubbell -
Explore Scientific VP Engineering wrote:
Here is an overview of the most significant changes and upgrades:
- Universal Firmware for all models of the PMC-Eight
- Completely backward compatible with all existing PMC-Eight
systems delivered to our customers.
- No More Switching Between Serial and WiFi - Both are
available to connect to with either ASCOM Serial, or WiFi
ExploreStars (Windows, Android, iPadOS)
- Settable Motor Currents within defined limits for both
Slewing and Tracking.
- Separately settable Sidereal Rate Fractions in RA and DEC
- Switch for Automatic tracking at Sidereal Rate when powering
up the PMC-Eight - No need for a computer - Old School
tracking with manual movement of you scope to any object
- Hardware configuration auto detection algorithm
That covers the major changes. We did a lot of changes to the code
architecture and improved performance overall. Improved
performance of the ASCOM driver also.
Vice President of
Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com
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