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Projector RS-232 control commands (ACER S1200)
Posted: 15 January 2010 06:02 AM   [ Ignore ]
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HI Guys,

I know there are some guys (maybe girls too rasberry) on this forum made scripts for some projector so they control them automatically (turn on and turn off) trough RS-232 or network port.

I wish here to start a topic regarding this matter and share the control commands for the projectors in use by the community.

So anyone have the control commands for ACER S1200 Projector?

Have a nice Day,

Goran

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Posted: 15 January 2010 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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here you go man! Please keep this thread up-tdate if you have some results. It would be also very interesting for me. We have fiddled around with that (on OSX), but in lag of time i have stopped the work on that…

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Posted: 15 January 2010 06:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you Sandor,

I will be working next on implementation, maybe not all but turn on/off commands at least and post it when done,

Also at this tread if anyone has already made apps/scripts for projector control over RS-232 please post because it will be of a huge help to many.

Cheers,

Goran

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Posted: 15 January 2010 06:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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goran: would you consider making something platform independent like java, air, ofx, whatever? Tow ideas here:

1. I think it would be uebercool if you would have something like a TUIO input, so that you could shout-down the projector from within an App-Loader
2.  Also i think (imho) that the basic functionality would be more than enough…

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Posted: 15 January 2010 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I will go with scripts for now for windows and *nix as I need for scheduled turn on/of so can be used with cron or windows schedule. as I need faster.

But the idea 1. is good too and I will put effort to do it in java with api library so it can be used in any app or possible small touch app to load into the app loader.

thanks for the ideas smile

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Goran

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Posted: 18 January 2010 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi Sandor,

Do you know the pin arrangement of the 3-wire RS232 Mini DIN which one is TX, Rx and GND?

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Posted: 05 February 2010 10:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hello Everyone following this tread,

I had semi-successful control over my Acer S1200 projector over RS232.

I tested most of the commands and they work properly except the POWER ON commands “OKOKOKOKOK\r” and “* 0 IR 001\r” seams they don`t work.
The commands doesn’t turn on the projector for same reason and if I I send twice they give me Overflow

Data sent: * 0 IR 001\r (Nothing happens after this.)
Data sent: * 0 IR 001\r (I send it one more time...)
Data received: RS232<Space>Overflow<CR><LF>

Update:

When the projector is on and I send the POWER ON command:
Data sent: * 0 IR 001\r
Data received: *001<CR>

but every other command return

Data received: *000<CR>

----------SOME COMMANDS--------------------------
Data received: *000<CR>Lamp<Space>1<CR>
Data sent: * 0 Src ?\r
Data received: *000<CR>Src<Space>0<CR>
Data sent: * 0 IR 035\r
Data received: *000<CR>S1200
Data sent: * 0 IR 036\r
Data received: *000<CR>Res<Space><EOT><NUL><ETX><NUL><SOH><CR>
Data sent: * 0 IR 037\r
Data received: *000<CR>Name<Space>Acer<CR>

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I presume that powered off projector doesn’t receive rs232 commands for some reason?!?!?!?

I used the FREE version of 232Analyzer http://www.232analyzer.com

Any help will be appreciated,

Tx,
Goran

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Posted: 09 February 2010 05:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hello Goran

Goran, could you tell me the pin connections for the 3pin MiniDin and the Baud, Data, Parity, Stop (Basically if they should by some reason not be 8, Even, 1)? Thank you in advance.

Im so desperatly to be abel to send on/off commands to 3 Acer P5370W projectors, that I have to use at a showcase in a bit over 1 week.
Here in Denmark I cant find any firm that can help me the sligtest, tryed Acer, resellers and there Service Center.
Not even the Spicial RS232 cabel the projector is using can they help me with, they simply dont have the faintest knowleged about it.
How hard can it be? apparently very!

What I got so far by reading this:
(Not sure I have the right pin connections or baud rate)

Data sent: * 0 IR 037\r <---Query company name
Data received: *< Space >0< Space >IR< Space >037\r <---That is what Im getting back!

Sending it 2-3 times and the projector stops responding and have to close and open the port.
Using 232Analyzer too.

Sincerely
Flemming

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Posted: 09 February 2010 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Hi Flemming,

Here you go,

The baud 9600, Data 8 bit, Parity none, Stop bit 1.
I didn’t have luck with the “power on” command for some reason, but all the other were working perfectly.

Have a nice day and keep us updated with the progress.

Goran

Flemming - 09 February 2010 05:08 AM

Hello Goran

Goran, could you tell me the pin connections for the 3pin MiniDin and the Baud, Data, Parity, Stop (Basically if they should by some reason not be 8, Even, 1)? Thank you in advance.

Im so desperatly to be abel to send on/off commands to 3 Acer P5370W projectors, that I have to use at a showcase in a bit over 1 week.
Here in Denmark I cant find any firm that can help me the sligtest, tryed Acer, resellers and there Service Center.
Not even the Spicial RS232 cabel the projector is using can they help me with, they simply dont have the faintest knowleged about it.
How hard can it be? apparently very!

What I got so far by reading this:
(Not sure I have the right pin connections or baud rate)

Data sent: * 0 IR 037\r <---Query company name
Data received: *< Space >0< Space >IR< Space >037\r <---That is what Im getting back!

Sending it 2-3 times and the projector stops responding and have to close and open the port.
Using 232Analyzer too.

Sincerely
Flemming

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Posted: 10 February 2010 05:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hello Goran

Thank you so much for the pin connections, mine was all wrong.

But ya same problem here about the “power on” command, and that is the only most important one I have to get to work.

Sincerely
Flemming

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Posted: 21 April 2010 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I am turn back to the topic as I was contacted by a very cooperative guy with fast Email responses and eager to guide me trough.
Finally I succeed to power on the projector (ACER S1200) over HyperTerminal.

1. Run HyperTerminal (Run > hypertrm)
2. Give a name to your connection
3. Make sure you are on 9600,8,none,1 and set flow control to none.
4. Go to properties, ascii setup, enable send line feed, enable echo type characters, line delay remain 0 ms, character delay set to 50ms
ascii receiving: select append line feed.. and the rest leave it.

disconnect the session
press enter couple of times it should reconnect and return *001 if so its ok
created multiple txt file with a single line command like OKOKOKOKOK\r or… * 0 IR 001\r or… * 0 IR 002\r ...  etc.
and send via hyperterminal - send text command from drop down menu.

For this step by step guide very thanks to the guy I mentioned before ”Steven” all the credits goes to him.

P.S.
I found on the net a nice pdf that explains the same steps with picture preview so I will put it here wink

Have a nice Day!

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Posted: 21 April 2010 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Can we open the projection at the windows startup with this method ?

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Posted: 18 October 2010 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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anyone with some startup solutions of the acer s1200 ?

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Posted: 18 October 2010 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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well have someone an exe file with the commands in it. Then it is easy to use as a startup en shutdown script. But I donĀ“t have a clue how to make these exe files

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/34746-35-auto-power-down

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Posted: 23 August 2011 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thank you all for your posts in this thread. It really helped me get a ACER P5390W controlled via RS232.

The power on/off works really well with no issues (well once I’d wired up the cable correctly). Its seems nobody sells the serial to 3 Pin mini DIN anywhere, its should really be supplied with the projector.

Thanks again.

Ben

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Posted: 03 January 2012 03:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Hello,

I have the same problem and was wondering if you can explain some more about the steps you’ve been taking to auto power on the Acer P5390W beamer.

Thanks in advance.

Regards Tom.

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