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Barco Technospot User manual
Technospot™
User Manual
© Barco Lighting Systems, 2011, All Rights Reserved
Information and specifications in this document are subject to change without notice. Barco Lighting Systems
assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual.
Trademarks used in this text:
High End Systems, Wholehog, and Lithopatterns are registered trademarks: and intellaspot, Internal Effects, the
High End Systems globe logo, and the Hog logo are trademarks of Barco Lighting Sytems, High End Systems,
Inc. is a registered trademark of Flying Pig Systems. Belden is a registered trademark of Belden, Inc.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the
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Technospot User Manual
Version 1.1
November, 2011
Contact Information
U.S. and the Americas
Sales Department
High End Systems
2105 Gracy Farms Lane
Austin, TX 78758 USA
voice: 512.836.2242
fax:
512.837.5290
Toll Free: 800.890.8989
Customer Service
High End Systems
2105 Gracy Farms Lane
Austin, TX 78758 USA
voice: 800.890.8989
fax:
512.834.9195
toll free: 800.890.8989
World Wide Web:
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http://www.highend.com
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Product Modification Warning
High End Systems products are designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of United States and
International safety regulations. Modifications to the product could affect safety and render the product noncompliant to relevant safety standards.
Mise En Garde Contre La Modification Du Produit
Les produits High End Systems sont conçus et fabriqués conformément aux exigences des règlements
internationaux de sécurité. Toute modification du produit peut entraîner sa non conformité aux normes de
sécurité en vigueur.
Produktmodifikationswarnung
Design und Herstellung von High End Systems entsprechen den Anforderungen der U.S. Amerikanischen und
internationalen Sicherheitsvorschriften. Abänderungen dieses Produktes können dessen Sicherheit
beeinträchtigen und unter Umständen gegen die diesbezüglichen Sicherheitsnormen verstoßen.
Avvertenza Sulla Modifica Del Prodotto
I prodotti di High End Systems sono stati progettati e fabbricati per soddisfare i requisiti delle normative di
sicurezza statunitensi ed internazionali. Qualsiasi modifica al prodotto potrebbe pregiudicare la sicurezza e
rendere il prodotto non conforme agli standard di sicurezza pertinenti.
Advertencia De Modificación Del Producto
Los productos de High End Systems están diseñados y fabricados para cumplir los requisitos de las
reglamentaciones de seguridad de los Estados Unidos e internacionales. Las modificaciones al producto podrían
afectar la seguridad y dejar al producto fuera de conformidad con las normas de seguridad relevantes.
Important Safety Information
Instructions pertaining to continued protection against fire, electric shock, and injury to persons are
found throughout this manual. Please read all instructions prior to assembling, mounting, and operating
this equipment.
The following international caution and warning symbols appear in margins throughout this manual to highlight
messages.
This symbol appears adjacent to Caution messages. Not
heeding these messages could result in personal injury and/or
damage to equipment.
This symbol appears adjacent to high voltage warning
messages. Not heeding these messages could result in serious
personal injury.
2m
This symbol indicates the minimum focus distance from a
combustible object.
This symbol cautions against mounting the fixture on or near a
flammable surface.
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This symbol indicates an explosion hazard.
UV
This symbol cautions against an Ultraviolet Radiation hazard.
This symbol indicates that eye protection should be worn to
prevent potential injury.
This symbol indicates that, while operating, equipment
surfaces may reach very high temperatures. Allow the fixture
to cool before handling.
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Warranty Information
Limited Warranty
Unless otherwise stated, your product is covered by a one year parts and labor limited warranty. Dichroic filters
and LithoPatterns® high resolution glass gobos are not guaranteed against breakage or scratches to coating. It
is the owner’s responsibility to furnish receipts or invoices for verification of purchase, date, and dealer or
distributor. If purchase date cannot be provided, date of manufacture will be used to determine warranty period.
Returning an Item Under Warranty for Repair
It is necessary to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number from your dealer or point of purchase
BEFORE any units are returned for repair. The manufacturer will make the final determination as to whether or
not the unit is covered by warranty. Lamps are covered by the lamp manufacturer’s warranty.
A fixture must be returned in its original packaging. Any other parts returned to High End Systems must be
packaged in a suitable manner to ensure the protection of such product unit or parts, and such package shall be
clearly and prominently marked to indicate that the package contains returned Product units or parts and with
an RMA number. Accompany all returned Product units or parts with a written explanation of the alleged
problem or malfunction. Ship returned Product units or parts to: 2105 Gracy Farms Lane, Austin, TX 78758 USA.
Note: Freight Damage Claims are invalid for fixtures shipped in non-factory
boxes and packing materials.
Freight
All shipping will be paid by the purchaser. Items under warranty shall have return shipping paid by the
manufacturer only in the Continental United States. Under no circumstances will freight collect shipments be
accepted. Prepaid shipping does not include rush expediting such as air freight. Air freight can be sent
customer collect in the Continental United States.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED FOR UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. HIGH END SYSTEMS, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO
ANY PRODUCT, AND HIGH END SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HIGH END SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, SUSTAINED OR INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY
PRODUCT OR CAUSED BY PRODUCT DEFECTS OR THE PARTIAL OR TOTAL FAILURE OF ANY PRODUCT
REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT
LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGE WAS FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN.
Warranty is void if the product is misused, damaged, modified in any way, or for unauthorized repairs or parts.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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Patents
This product may use one or more of the following patents: US 4,392,187; US 4,602,321; US 4,688,161;
US 4,701,833; US 4,709,311; US 4,779,176; US 4,800,474; US 4,962,687; US 4,972,306; US 4,980,806;
US 5,010,459; US 5,031,078; US 5,073,847; US 5,078,039; US 5,186,536; US 5,209,560; US 5,278,742;
US 5,282,121; US 5,307,295; US 5,329,431; US 5,331,822; US 5,367,444; US 5,402,326; US 5,414,328;
US 5,426,576; US 5,430,629; US 5,432,691; US 5,454,477; US 5,455,748; US 5,502,627; US 5,506,762;
US 5,515,254; US 5,537,303; US 5,545,951; US 5,588,021; US 5,590,954; US 5,590,955; US 5,640,061;
US 5,647,662; US 5,691,886; US 5,702,082; US 5,728,994; US 5,758,955; US 5,758,956; US 5,769,527;
US 5,769,531; US 5,774,273; US 5,788,365; US 5,794,881; US 5,795,058; US 5,798,619; US 5,806,951;
US 5,812,596; US 5,823,661; US 5,825,548; US 5,828,485; US 5,829,868; US 5,857,768; US 5,882,107;
US 5,921,659; US 5,934,794; US 5,940,204; US 5,945,786; US 5,953,151; US 5,953,152; US 5,969,485;
US 5,980,066; US 5,983,280; US 5,984,248; US 5,986,201; US 6,011,662; US 6,029,122; US 6,048,080;
US 6,048,081; US 6,054,816; US 6,057,958; US 6,062,706; US 6,079,853; US 6,126,288; US 6,142,652;
US 6,142,653; US 6,172,822; US 6,175,771; US 6,188,933; US 6,208,087; US 6,219,093; US 6,220,730;
US 6,241,366; US 6,249,091; US 6,255,787; US 6,256,136; US 6,261,636; US 6,278,542; US 6,278,545;
US 6,278,563; US 6,288,828; US 6,326,741; US 6,327,103; US 6,331,756; US 6,346,783; US 6,421,165;
US 6,430,934; US 6,459,217; US 6,466,357; US 6,502,961; US 6,515,435; US 6,523,353; US 6,536,922;
US 6,538,797; US 6,545,586; US 6,549,324; US 6,549,326; US 6,563,520; US 6,565,941; US 6,570,348;
US 6,575,577; US 6,578,991; US 6,588,944; US 6,592,480; US 6,597,132; US 6,600,270; US 6,601,974;
US 6,605,907; US 6,617,792; US 6,621,239; US 6,622,053; US 6,635,999; US 6,648,286; US 6,664,745;
US 6,682,031; US 6,693,392; US 6,696,101; US 6,719,433; US 6,736,528; US 6,771,411; US 6,775,991;
US 6,783,251; US 6,801,353; US 6,812,653; US 6,823,119; US 6,865,008; US 6,866,390; US 6,866,402;
US 6,866,451; US 6,869,193; US 6,891,656; US 6,894,443; US 6,919,916; US 6,930,456; US 6,934,071;
US 6,937,338; US 6,955,435; US 6,969,960; US 6,971,764; US 6,982,529; US 6,988,805; US 6,988,807;
US 6,988,817; US 7,000,417; US 7,011,429; US 7,018,047; US 7,020,370; US 7,033,028; US 7,048,838;
US 7,055,963; US 7,055,964; US 7,057,797; US 7,073,910; US 7,078,869; US 7,092,098; US 7,119,902;
US 7,161,562; US 7,175,317; US 7,181,112; US 7,206,023; US 7,210,798; US D347,113; US D350,408;
US D359,574; US D360,404; US D365,165; US D366,712; US D370,080; US D372,550; US D374,439;
US D377,338; US D381,740; US D409,771; AT E169413; CA 2142619; CA 2145508; CA 2245842;
DE 22588.4-08; DE 621495; DE 655144; DE 69320175.4; DE 69322401.0; DE 69331145.2; DE 69525856.7;
DE 69734744.3; DE 797503; DK 0655144; DK 1447702; EP 0475082; EP 0621495; EP 0655144; EP 0662275;
EP 0767398; EP 0797503; EP 0969247; EP 1447702; ES 0621495; FR 0621495; FR 0655144; FR 0662275;
FR 1447702; GB 2043769B; GB 2055842B; GB 2283808B; GB 2290134B; GB 2291814B; GB 2292530B;
GB 2292896B; GB 2294909B; GB 2295058B; GB 2303203B; GB 2306887B; GB 2307036B; GB 2316477B;
IE 0621495; IT 034244BE; 2005; IT 0621495; IT 0655144; JP 3495373; JP 3793577; NL 0621495;
NL 0797503; NL 0969247; UK 0621495; UK 0655144; UK 0662275; UK 0797503; UK 0969247; UK 1447702;
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Table of Contents
Technospot™ User Manual ............................................................................ i
Contact Information ..................................................................................... ii
Product Modification Warning ........................................................................ iii
Important Safety Information ....................................................................... iii
Warranty Information ................................................................................... v
Limited Warranty ....................................................................................... v
Returning an Item Under Warranty for Repair ................................................ v
Freight ..................................................................................................... v
Patents ...................................................................................................... vi
Chapter 1: Product Overview
Features ...................................................................................................... 1
Operation ................................................................................................... 1
Optics ........................................................................................................ 1
Effects ....................................................................................................... 1
Construction ............................................................................................... 2
Specifications .............................................................................................. 3
Mechanical Specifications ............................................................................. 3
Wheel Components ..................................................................................... 4
Lithopatterns ............................................................................................ 4
Animation Wheel....................................................................................... 4
Electrical Specifications ................................................................................ 4
Environmental Specifications ........................................................................ 4
Cables and Connectors ................................................................................. 5
Related Products and Accessories ............................................................... 5
Chapter 2: Setup and Configuration
Unpacking the Fixture ................................................................................. 7
Pan and Tilt Locking .................................................................................... 7
Installing a Power Cord Cap ........................................................................ 8
Installing a Line Cord Cap - U.K. Only ............................................................ 8
Vatic Fitter Heads Information - Danmark ....................................................... 8
Mounting the Fixture ................................................................................... 9
Mounting the Fixture Upright ........................................................................ 9
Truss Mounting ........................................................................................... 9
Linking Technospot Fixtures ...................................................................... 11
Cable Connectors ....................................................................................... 11
Connecting to the Link ................................................................................ 12
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Configuring Technospot for DMX Control ................................................... 13
Setting a Start Channel in Battery Mode ....................................................... 13
Powering On the Fixture ............................................................................ 14
Shutting Down the Fixture ......................................................................... 14
Placing Fixture in Road Case ....................................................................... 14
Chapter 3: Menu System
Menu System Overview .............................................................................. 15
Navigation Basics ...................................................................................... 16
Battery Operation ...................................................................................... 16
Exiting Battery Mode................................................................................ 16
Technospot Menu Map ............................................................................... 17
Menu System Options ................................................................................ 21
Address Menu ........................................................................................... 21
Setting a Start Channel ............................................................................ 21
Determining DMX Start Channel Assignment ............................................... 22
Information Menu ..................................................................................... 23
Time Info ............................................................................................... 23
Values Display ........................................................................................ 24
Head Temperature................................................................................... 24
Software Version ..................................................................................... 24
Lamp Menu ............................................................................................... 25
Lamp On/Off........................................................................................... 25
Lamp On/Pwr.......................................................................................... 25
Lamp On/DMX ........................................................................................ 25
Lamp Off/DMX ........................................................................................ 26
Lamp On/Temp ....................................................................................... 26
Lamp Off/Temp....................................................................................... 26
Set Menu ................................................................................................. 27
Status Options ........................................................................................ 27
No DMX Mode ...................................................................................... 27
Pan Reverse ........................................................................................ 27
Tilt Reverse ......................................................................................... 27
Pan Degree .......................................................................................... 28
Encoders ............................................................................................. 28
Pan/Tilt Speed ..................................................................................... 28
Mic Sensitivity...................................................................................... 28
Hibernation .......................................................................................... 28
Service Setting ....................................................................................... 28
Fan Control ............................................................................................ 29
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Display Setting ........................................................................................ 29
Shutoff Time ........................................................................................29
Flip Display .......................................................................................... 29
Key Lock .............................................................................................. 29
Temp C/F................................................................................................ 29
Reset Default .......................................................................................... 30
Test Options Menu ..................................................................................... 31
Homing the Fixture .................................................................................. 31
Manual Ctrl ............................................................................................. 31
Calibration .............................................................................................. 32
Preset Menu .............................................................................................. 32
Battery Menu ............................................................................................. 32
Chapter 4: DMX Programming
DMX Programming Overview ..................................................................... 33
Full Speed verses MSpeed Control ................................................................ 33
16-bit Functionality .................................................................................... 33
DMX Programming Options .......................................................................... 33
Programming with a DMX Console ................................................................ 33
Technospot DMX Protocol .......................................................................... 34
Pan and Tilt Parameters ............................................................................ 35
Color Parameters ....................................................................................... 35
Color Mix Function ...................................................................................... 35
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow .......................................................................... 35
Static Color Function .................................................................................. 36
Static Color Position ................................................................................... 37
Gobo Wheel Parameters ............................................................................ 38
Gobo Function ........................................................................................... 39
Gobo Position ............................................................................................ 39
Gobo Rotate Function ................................................................................. 40
Gobo Rotate .............................................................................................. 40
Prism Parameters ...................................................................................... 41
Prism Function ........................................................................................... 41
Prism Rotate ............................................................................................. 41
Animation Wheel Parameters .................................................................... 42
Animation Function ..................................................................................... 42
Animation Rotate ....................................................................................... 42
Frost Parameter ......................................................................................... 43
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Focus Parameters ...................................................................................... 43
Zoom Parameter ........................................................................................ 43
Iris Parameter ........................................................................................... 43
Shutter Parameters .................................................................................... 44
Shutter Function ....................................................................................... 44
Shutter .................................................................................................... 44
Dim ......................................................................................................... 44
MSpeed (Motor Speed) ............................................................................... 45
Control ....................................................................................................... 45
Indigo Highlighter ...................................................................................... 46
Indigo Highlighter Function ......................................................................... 46
Indigo Highlighter Dim ............................................................................... 46
Chapter 5: Preset Programming
Preset Programming Overview .................................................................. 47
Navigating to the Preset Menu ..................................................................... 47
Master and Slave ....................................................................................... 48
Preset Menu ............................................................................................... 49
Playback Settings ...................................................................................... 49
Automatic Program Run ........................................................................... 49
Set to Slave............................................................................................ 49
DMX Control ........................................................................................... 49
Music Control.......................................................................................... 50
Edit Scenes .............................................................................................. 50
Edit Scene Parameters ............................................................................. 50
Edit Scene Time ...................................................................................... 50
Set Fade Time......................................................................................... 50
Set Input by Out ..................................................................................... 51
Edit Program ............................................................................................. 51
Select Program ......................................................................................... 52
Scenes Input ............................................................................................ 52
Chapter 6: General Maintenance
Safety Considerations ................................................................................ 53
Maintenance .............................................................................................. 53
Replacing the Lamp ................................................................................... 53
Optimizing the Lamp................................................................................ 54
Replacing Main Fuse .................................................................................. 55
Cleaning the Fixture .................................................................................... 56
Appendix A: MSpeed Conversion Table .................................................... 53
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Chapter 1:
Product Overview
This chapter describes the features and specifications of the Technospot™ fixture
along with a list of related products and accessories.
The Technospot fixture is a compact hard-edge luminaire designed for club, stage, and studio
applications where environmental durability and high quality output are required.
Technospot features smooth CMY color mixing and a fixed color wheel. Two rotating
Lithopattern® wheels each provide six patterns plus open. The output can be further enhanced
with a rotating prism and an animation wheel. Technospot fixtures have a prominent 5.3 inch
lens, 11° to 34° zoom, and over 12,000 lumens of output. Technospot also includes a four-facet
prism, fast iris, and a unique animation wheel to provide additional effects.
Features
Operation
• Pan: 540°
• Tilt: 245°
• 37 DMX channels
• DMX/RDM connectors: 5-pin XLR, 3-pin XLR
• Onboard menu system for configuration and preset programming
Optics
• High efficiency 12,000 lumens
• 575w mini-fast fit lamp - 750 hrs.
• 3:1 Zoom 11° – 34°
• Mechanical strobe
• Fast mechanical iris
Effects
• CMY color mixing
• Color wheel with eight replaceable positions plus open including CTO
• Two six position plus open rotating gobo wheels
• Rotating prism
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• Animation system
• Frost Filter
• Indigo Highlighter LED output
Construction
• High resolution microstepping motor control for smooth motion at all speeds
• Computer designed optical components for maximum light efficiency
• Color LCD menu with battery operation
• Low noise, high efficiency cooling system
• 3-pin and 5-pin XLR/RDM connectors
• Roadcase included
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Specifications
Mechanical Specifications
Dimensions: 483mm x 348mm x 793mm (19in x 13.7in x 31in)
Roadcase Dimensions: 680mm x 550mm x 870 mm (26.8in x 21.7in x 34in)
Fixture Weight: 41 kg (90 lbs)
Shipping Weight: 76kg (167.5 lbs)
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Wheel Components
Lithopatterns
Diameter: 29 mm ± .20 mm (1.14in ± .008in)
Maximum image area: 24 mm (0.95 in )
Note: Metal Gobos are not recommended for Technospot fixtures
Animation Wheel
Diameter: 150.0 mm ± .25 mm (5.9 in ± 0.01 in)
Maximum Clear Readable Apperture: 43 mm (1.69 in )
Thickness: 1 mm ± .25 mm (0.039 in ± 0.01 in)
Electrical Specifications
Fixture Rated Power: 850 W
Power consumption: AC 100V–240V; 50Hz/60Hz; 8.5A–3.5A
Rated frequency: 50-60 Hz
Rated Lamp Life: 750 hrs
Warning: Class I equipment - For continued protection
against electric shock connect this equipment to an
earthed (grounded) power source only.
This equipment for connection to branch circuit
having a maximum overload protection of 20 A.
Environmental Specifications
Maximum ambient temperature: 45° C (113° F)
Maximum exterior surface temperature: 110° C (230° F)
Minimum distance to lighted object: 2 m (6.56 ft)
Minimum distance to flammable objects: 2 m (6.56 ft)
Caution: Do not mount on a flammable surface.
Not for residential use.
Use in dry locations only.
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Cables and Connectors
Belden® 3107A or equivalent (meets specifications for EIA RS-485 applications) with the following
characteristics:
• Two twisted pairs plus a shield
• maximum capacitance between conductors - 30 pF/ft.
• maximum capacitance between conductor and shield - 55 pF/ft.
• maximum resistance of 20Ω / 1000 ft.
• nominal impedance 100-140Ω
Related Products and Accessories
Name
Replacement Lamp (MSR 575W Mini Fast Fit)
Technospot LithoPatterns
Technospot fixed color wheel dichroic filters
Replacement fuse, 250V 12A
55030093
Contact Customer Service:
2105 Gracy Farms Lane
Austin, TX 78758 USA
voice:800.890.8989
fax: 512.834.9195
80416030025
H6070001
Roadcase
Wholehog®3
Road
Part Number
Hog®
Lighting Console
Full Boar Lighting Console
®
25020001
A6020001
Road Hog Lighting Console
A2020001
Heavy duty 5-pin XLR cable (10’)
55050017
Heavy duty 5-pin XLR cable (25’)
55050018
Heavy duty 5-pin XLR cable (50’)
55050019
Heavy duty 5-pin XLR cable (100’)
55050020
Galvanized safety cable
12040001
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Chapter 2:
Setup and Configuration
Installation of your Technospot™ fixture includes mounting, connecting to
power, DMX linking and configuration.
Use the following steps to set up and configure your fixture:
1. Unpack the fixture.
2. Install power cord cap for your location.
3. Mount the fixture upright or suspended from a standard truss.
4. Connect the fixture to a DMX controller via DMX cabling.
5. Configure the fixture for DMX control.
Unpacking the Fixture
The Technospot fixture ships in a road case specifically designed to protect the product during
transport. When unpacking, inspect the fixture for physical damage to components. High End
Systems® assumes no responsibility for products that are damaged during transport. Return a
product for repair in its road case.
Before sending anything to the factory, call your High End Systems dealer/distributor
for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. The factory cannot accept any goods
shipped without an RMA number.
Pan and Tilt Locking
The Technospot fixture ships with pan and tilt
Tilt Lock
latches locked. You can unlock/adjust these
latches to stabilize the fixture for mounting.
Note: Always disengage Pan and Tilt locks
before operating the fixture.
Pan Lock
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Installing a Power Cord Cap
The power cord for Technospot fixtures ships without a power cord cap. Use the information in this
section to install the correct power cord cap for your location.
Because of the variety of power cord caps used worldwide, High End Systems, Inc. cannot make
specific recommendations for the power cord cap. Contact a local authority for the type of power
cord cap needed. When installing the power cord cap, note that the cores in the mains lead are
colored according to the following code:
• green and yellow = earth
• blue = neutral
• brown = live
Installing a Line Cord Cap - U.K. Only
In the United Kingdom, core colours in the mains lead of this equipment may not correspond with
the colored markings identifying the terminals in the fixture’s plug. In that case, install a line cord
cap in accordance with the following code:
• Connect the green and yellow core to the plug terminal marked with the letter “E,” or by the
earth symbol
or coloured green, or green and yellow.
• Connect the blue core to the terminal marked with the letter “N” or coloured black.
• Connect the brown core to the terminal marked with the letter “L” or coloured red.
WARNING:
Class 1 equipment - This equipment must be earthed.
Vatic Fitter Heads Information - Danmark
Advarsel: Beskyttelse mod elektrisk chock.
Vigtigt!
Lederne med gul/groen isolation maa kun tilsluttes en klemme maerket
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Mounting the Fixture
You can mount your Technospot fixture suspended from a support system (such as a truss) or
freestanding on its base.
WARNING!
Equipment suitable for dry locations only. Do not expose this
equipment to rain or moisture.
CAUTION!
Technospot fixtures must be installed and operated by trained
personnel only.
Always use a secondary safety cable when mounting this fixture.
Do not mount within 2 meters (6.56 feet) of a flammable object.
Note:
Due to the wide variety of possible lighting designs, High End Systems
cannot make specific mounting recommendations. Consider the following
procedures as suggested guidelines only.
Mounting the Fixture Upright
CAUTION!
Do not mount the fixture upright without the four rubber feet
attached.
To mount the fixture upright, place the fixture on a sturdy, stable non-flammable surface that will
support more than the 41 kg (90 lb) weight of the Technospot fixture. If the surface is above floor
height, use safety cables to secure the fixture to the surface.
Truss Mounting
When mounting the fixture on a truss or another type of support:
• Verify the truss or support will handle the combined weight of all the devices on the truss.
Each Technospot fixture weighs 41 kg (90 lbs).
• Always mount a Technospot fixture using the mounting bracket assembly that shipped with
your fixture and a safety cable attached to the fixture’s base.
WARNING!
Before mounting, disconnect power to the fixture. If it has been
operating, allow the fixture to cool for five minutes before handling.
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CAUTION!
Only experienced lighting personnel should attempt to hang a lighting
fixture to an appropriate theatrical truss.
WARNING!
In all cases, a safety cable should also be fixed between the safety cable
mounting point located at the bottom of the fixture base housing and the
truss. Failure to use a safety cable could result in injury or death. High End
Systems supplies the proper safety cables and may be contacted for
replacements if necessary. For more information go to:
www.highend.com/trusshang.
Use the following steps to mount a Technospot fixture on a standard truss:
1. Fix the clamp on the bracket by tightening the M12 screw on the bracket to the hole in the
center of the bracket.
2. Insert the quick-lock fasteners of the first Omega holder into the respective holes on the
bottom of the fixture. Tighten the quick-lock fasteners fully clockwise.
3. Install the second Omega holder.
1. Omega-holders
2. Clamp
3. Safety cable
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Setup and Configuration
Linking Technospot Fixtures
The Technospot fixture operates on standard DMX512 link controlled by a DMX console. The
number of fixtures on a link will be determined by the combined number of channels required by
all the fixtures. A Technospot fixture requires a 37 channel footprint on a standard DMX512 link.
Attach the fixture to the link using data-grade cable and 5-pin or 3-pin XLR cable connectors.
Cable Connectors
The Technospot fixture accepts both 3-pin and 5-pin XLR cable connectors. Cabling must have a
male XLR connector on one end of the cable and a female XLR connector on the other end.
Note:
Pins four and five of a 5-pin cable connector are not used, but they
allow a secondary data link to pass through the fixture.
grounding lug
(inside XLR shell)
XLR Shell
1
common
(cable shield)
2
negative
2
grounding lug
(inside XLR shell)
1
common
(cable shield)
3
3
positive
Grounding lug (inside XLR shell)
XLR shell
Common
(cable shield)
negative
(data
complement)
5
1
2
4
3
positive
(data true)*
negative
(data complement)*
positive
(data true)
Male XLR Connector
positive
(data true)*
5
1
4
3
negative
(data
complement)*
2
positive
(data true)
Common
(cable shield)
negative
(data
complement)
Female XLR Connector
*This data line is not used by the fixture, but allows data to pass through the fixture.
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Test each cable with a voltage/ohm meter (VOM) to verify correct polarity and to make sure that
the negative and positive pins are not grounded or shorted to the shield or to each other.
CAUTION!
Do not connect anything to the ground lug on the XLR connectors. Do
not connect or allow contact between the common (cable shield) and
the fixture’s chassis ground. Grounding the common could cause a
ground loop and/or erratic behavior.
Connecting to the Link
To link one or more fixtures to a DMX controller:
DMX Controller
1. Connect the male XLR connector of a DMX Data cable to the controller’s DMX Data Out
connector.
2. Connect the Data cable’s female XLR connector to the Data In connector of the first (or next)
fixture on the DMX link.
3. Continue linking the remaining fixtures connecting a cable from the Data Out connector of
each fixture to the Data In connector of the next fixture on the link.
For installations where the DMX cable has to run a long distance or is in an electrically noisy
environment, a DMX terminator on the last fixture of the link prevents data reflection, which can
corrupt the data communication on the link.
Terminate the link by installing a 120 ohm, 1/4 watt (minimum) terminator
0Ω
in the fixture’s Data Out (female) cable connector in the last fixture on each
To construct a terminator:
12
DMX link.
2
1
3
12
0Ω
1. Disassemble a male 3-pin or 5-pin XLR connector.
2. Solder a 120 ohm resistor, minimum of 1/4 watt, between
Pin 2 and Pin 3.
1
5
2
3. Reassemble the XLR connector.
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Configuring Technospot for DMX Control
Each Technospot fixture requires a block of 37 consecutive channels on a standard DMX512 link.
Up to 13 standard Technospot fixtures can be assigned to a single link. For more information on
Start Channels, see Determining DMX Start Channel Assignment on page 22. Address your fixture
by setting the first channel of the channel range you want to assign this fixture on the link.
Addressing is done for each unit using the fixture’s menu system. You can access the menu
system is in battery mode to Address the fixture before you mount it or apply power.
Setting a Start Channel in Battery Mode
To address a Technospot fixture in battery mode:
1. Turn on the menu system by pressing and holding the
Battery button for two seconds. The display will show
the current Function and the Start Channel currently
assigned to the fixture.
F u n c t i o n : D M X R e c e i ve
Address:
001
Menu: Press <Mode>
2. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
073F
MODE/ESC button to enter the first level
of the menu system. The display will show Address and
Info as the first two options in the top menu level.
The red star * indicates the option you are on as you
and
buttons.
scroll through the levels using the
Address
The number at the bottom left of the display indicates
the Menu Level you are on. Address is the first option
on the first level.
Info
01
3. Press the
Enter button to choose Address. The
currently selected Start Channel is displayed in white.
4. Using the
and
buttons, scroll through other
available values (displayed in red) to the desired start
channel and press
to select. The newly selected
value will now appear in white the next time you enter
the menu.
5. The new address will not be stored until the
button is pressed.
Note:
Enter
Address
001
01-01
For a detailed description of the entire menu system, see Chapter 3: Menu
System on page 15.
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Powering On the Fixture
WARNING:
This equipment is designed for connection to a branch circuit having
a maximum overload protection of 20 A.
CAUTION:
Do not power on the fixture until verifying that the line cord cap is
suitable for the power source in your location. For more information,
see Installing a Power Cord Cap on page 8.
Disengage Pan and Tilt locks before operating the fixture. For more
information, see Pan and Tilt Locking on page 7.
Do not unplug motor harnesses while unit is powered.
To power on the Technospot fixture, simply connect it to a 100V-240V AC power source.
Once the Technospot fixture is connected to a power source, it automatically begins a homing
procedure to verify that fixture components are functioning.
Shutting Down the Fixture
A DMX controller can shut down the fixture remotely with the Shutdown option in the Control
Channel or you can simply disconnect from power. The Technospot fixture automatically shuts
down in the event of DMX data loss longer than five minutes.
Placing Fixture in Road Case
Before shipping a Technospot fixture, lock the pan and tilt position so the fixture does not move
during transit.
To lock the fixture:
1. Orient the fixture head for packing in the road case and secure both the pan lock located on
the base and the tilt lock on the yoke arm.
Note: This is the only pan position that locks.
2. Gently move the fixture head and yoke to verify that both pan and tilt positions are locked in
place.
3. Place the Technospot fixture in the road case for shipping.
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Chapter 3:
Menu System
This chapter shows you how to access and navigate the onboard Menu
system and the options available for each menu with examples.
Menu System Overview
The front panel on Technospot fixtures has a full color LCD screen and navigation buttons to
display and operate the onboard menu system. You can use the Menu system to perform the
following functions at the fixture level:
• Assign a DMX start channel
• Access and set fixture options
• View fixture status
• Create preset programs
Menu system buttons
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Navigation Basics
1. Enter the Menu system by pressing the Mode/Esc
MODE
/ ESC
button for a few seconds until the
menu appears.
2. The current option is displayed. Use the
and
buttons to scroll through menu options at
the current level. The red star * indicates the current menu.
Note:
At the option or setting level of the menu, the currently selected option
is displayed in white. Other options are displayed in red.
3. Stop at the desired menu and press the Enter
button to select. If there is another level of
menu choices repeat Steps 2 and 3.
Note:
The new option will not be stored unless the Enter button is pressed.
4. Stop at the desired option and press the
button to select or press the
MODE
/ ESC
button to return
to the previous menu level without changing the value of an option.
Note:
The currently selected option displays as white. Unselected options
display in red.
5. Continue pressing the
Note:
MODE
/ ESC
button to move back up levels until exiting the Menu system.
Some option changes do not take effect until you fully exit the menu system.
Battery Operation
The Technospot fixture has an internal rechargeable battery that allows menu operation without
power applied to the fixture.
To access the display menu in this mode, press the Battery button for two seconds.
Note:
Battery button will not respond if the fixture is receiving power.
Exiting Battery Mode
The battery mode of the Menu will automatically switch off one minute after the last button press
to conserve battery power.
To manually exit the Battery Mode:
1. Push the Mode/Esc
2. Use the
MODE
/ ESC
button once.
button to scroll to Battery and press the
button to select. Exit Battery will
display in red (not currently selected).
3. Press the
16
button to select. The display will turn off.
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Technospot Menu Map
Menu
Address
Level 2
Level 3
Sets the first value of a unique
37channel range on DMX link.
Current Time
####h
Power On running time in hours
Ttl Life Hrs
####h
Fixture running time in hours
Last Run Hrs
####h
Lamp running time in hours
Lamp Hrs
####h
Total Lamp hours
LampOff Time
####min
Lamp off time in minutes
Timer PIN
XXX
Sets a Timer Password
Clr Last Run
Info
L-Timer PIN
Resets last run time to 0
XXX
Clr Lamp Time
Value Display
Pan
...
Head Temp
XXX°C/°F
Software Ver
VerX.XXXX
Lamp On/Pwr
Lamp On/DMX
Lamp
Lamp Off/DMX
Lamp Password Code = “038”
Reset lamp time to 0
XXX
Indigo Dim
Lamp On/Off
Description/Notes
1-474
Set DMX: ###
Time Info.
Option/Setting
Displays parameter’s current
DMX value
Displays head temperature in
celsius and Farienheit
Displays sofware version
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
Manually turns lamp On/Off
Lamp On/Off when Power On
Lamp on via DMX
Lamp Off via DMX
Lamp On Temp
Displays temperature for lamp
restart in Fahrenheit or Celsius
(see Temp. C/F in Set menu)
Lamp Off Temp
Displays temperature to turn lamp
off in Fahrenheit or Celsius (see
Temp. C/F in Set menu)
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Level 2
Level 3
Closes shutter when DMX is
removed
Hold
Holds the current Scene
Auto Program
Reverts to Auto Program
Music Ctrl
Reverts to Music Control
On
Inverts Pan movement
Off
Default
On
Inverts Tilt movement
Off
Default
0-255
Manually sets Pan value in
degrees
On
Encoders On
Off
No encoder feedback
Pan/Tilt Spd
Speed 1 - 4
Selects Movement Mode
Mic Sens
0-99
Sets microphone sensitivity as a
percentage
Off
No hibernation
01M-99M
Set time until hibernation in
minutes
15M
Default Standby Mode
Service PIN
Password = ###
Service Password Default = 050
RDM PID
#####
Displays RDM PID
Pan Reverse
Tilt Reverse
Pan Degree
Encoders
Set
Hibernation
Service PIN
Description/Notes
CloseShutter
No DMX Mode
Status
Option/Setting
Auto
Fans Control
High
Selects Fans Speed Mode
Low
Shutoff Time
Disp. Setting
Flip Display
Key Lock
Temp. C/F
Reset Default
18
02-60 m
Time until auto shutoff in minutes
On
Rotates display 180°
Off
Default display orientation
On
Locks key
Off
Allows key operation
Celsius
Fahrenheit
Selects Temperature Scale
On
Resets factory defaults
Off
Maintains changes
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Level 2
Level 3
Home
Test Channel
Option/Setting
Description/Notes
All
Reset all motors
Others
Reset other motors
Shutter
Reset shutter and/or dimmer
Gobos
Reset gobo wheels
Colors
Reset color wheel
Pan & Tilt
Reset Pan/Tilt motors
Auto Program
Auto program test
Pan
...
Parameter test
Indigo Dim
Auto Program
Manual Ctrl
Test
Calibration
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…
Default
Indigo Dim
Manually sets a DMX value for
any of the 37 individual
parameters.
Password
Set to 050 before calibration
0-255
Pan
0-255
Tilt
0-255
Dimmer
0-255
Cyan Color
0-255
Magenta Col
0-255
Yellow Color
0-255
Color Wheel
0-255
Gobo Wheel 1
0-255
Gobo Wheel 2
0-255
Prism
0-255
Focus
0-255
Zoom
0-255
FIne tunes homing position for
individual motors
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Level 2
Level 3
Option/Setting
DMX Control
Prog.Part 1
Prog.Part 2
Program 10
Program 1
…
Prog.Part 3
Program 10
Program 1
…
Playback
Auto Program
Music Control
Select Prog
Reverts to playback via console
Slave 1
Slave 2
Slave 3
Master
Alone
Master
Alone
Program 1
…
Set to Slave
Description/Notes
Assigns slave setting
Assigns auto program mode
Assigns music control mode
Selects program to be run in the
Program part.
Program 10
Preset
Edit Program
Program 1
…
Program 10
Program Test
Runs the program as edited
Step 01=SCxxx
…
Step 64=SCxxx
Chooses a scene for each step in
the selected program
End
Save and exit
Pan
...
Allows you to set a DMX value for
any of the 37 parameters. (see
DMX Programming on page 33)
Indigo Dim
Edit Scenes
Edit Scene 001
…
Edit Scene 250
Fade Time
Lets you set a fade time value
from 000–255
Scene Time
Lets you set a scene time from
00.2s–99.9s
Input by Out
Allows you to capture DMX values
for all paramters into a scene
Exit Battery
Exits the battery mode and shuts
off the display.
Scenes Input
Battery
Note: This menu only appears when you are in battery mode.
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Menu System Options
The following sections describe and give examples for selecting and/or setting available fixture
configuration options.
Address Menu
Address is the top level menu selection used to set the fixture’s DMX start channel. You can
address the fixture before applying power in the battery mode or in normal mode after you power
up the fixture.
Note:
The last valid Start channel for an intellaspot fixture is 476 (512–37+1).
Setting a Start Channel
To address a Technospot fixture in battery mode:
1. Turn on the menu system by pressing and holding the
Battery button for two seconds or by attaching the
fixture to power. The display will show the current
Function and Start Channel assigned to the fixture.
F u n c t i o n : D M X R e c e i ve
Address:
001
Menu: Press <Mode>
2. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
073F
MODE/ESC button to enter the first level
of the menu system. The display will show Address and
Info as the first two options in the top menu level.
The red star * indicates the current menu as you scroll
buttons.
through the level using the
Address
The number at the bottom left of the display indicates
the Menu Level you are on. Address is the first option
on the first level.
3. Press the
Info
01
Enter button to choose Address. The
currently selected Start Channel is displayed in white.
4. Use the
buttons to scroll to the desired start
channel and press
to select.
Address
001
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Determining DMX Start Channel Assignment
There are 512 available channels on each DMX link divided among all the devices in a particular
link. A fixture must have a unique Start channel number in order to respond independently to
controller commands.
To determine each fixture’s DMX start channel in a link, identify the channel range of every fixture
on the link. Channel range is the number of consecutive channels a fixture requires. Each
Technospot fixture requires a block of 37 consecutive channels on a 512-Channel DMX link. The
Start channel is the first number of a fixture’s channel range.
When setting the Start channel on a fixture, remember:
• A fixture’s physical location on the link does not have to coincide with the order of channel
range assignments in the link.
• The fixture’s channel range must not overlap any other device’s channel range on the link.
When two devices on the same DMX link have overlapping channel ranges, one or both
devices will be disabled or behave erratically. The single exception would be if two or more
fixtures need to respond to controller commands in exactly the same way. In that case, those
fixtures must be the same type (for example two Technospot fixtures) and must share the
entire channel range.
The notes in the following table show the various considerations in determining valid Start
Channels for fixtures on a 512 DMX link. A single 512-Channel DMX link can accommodate up to
thirteen 39-channel Technospot fixtures.
Fixture
rig
position
Fixture
type
DMX
channels
footprint
DMX
Channel
Start
Range
channel
Notes
First
Technospot
37 channels
C001
1-37
The Start channel is the first channel in a
consecutive block of channels assigned
to a fixture.
Third
Technospot
37 channels
C040
40-77
Fixture can be assigned the second
block of DMX channels without being the
second fixture on the rig.
Second
Technospot
37 channels
C079
79-116
Avoid overlapping channels with other
fixtures
Fourth
Studio Spot
18 channels
C121
121-138
Every channel in the link does not need
to be assigned.
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Information Menu
The Information menu displays current fixture information such as internal temperature, lamp
hours, total fixture hours, lamp strikes, and DMX values for parameters.
Lamp and Fixture hours resets are executed in the Information Menu.
To enter the Information Menu:
1. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
MODE/ESC button to enter the first level of the menu system. The display will
show Address and Info as the first two options in the top menu level.
2. Using the
3. Press the
buttons, scroll to Info.
button to select.
Time Info
The Time Info menu displays and resets certain time functions.
To view/reset time values or set passwords:
1. Navigate to and select Info menu as shown above. Time Info is the first option you will view.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Time Info and press the
button to select.
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to any of the following menu options and press the
button to select.
Current Time
Power On running time in hours
Ttl Life Hrs
Fixture running time in hours
Last Run Hrs
Lamp running time in hours
Lamp Hrs
Total Lamp hours
LampOff Time
Lamp off time in minutes
Timer PIN
Use
Clr Last Run
Resets last run time to 0
L-Timer PIN
Use
Clr Lamp Time
Reset lamp time to 0
Note:
buttons to set a Timer Password (Default PIN = 038)
buttons to set a Lamp Password (Default PIN = 038)
Clr Lamp Time and Clr Last Run do not have additional options. When
they are selected, they reset lamp hours or lamp run hours to 0.
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Values Display
This menu option lets you view the current DMX value for each of the fixture’s 37 parameters.
To view DMX values by Parameter:
1. Navigate to and select the Info menu as shown on page 23.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Values Display and press the
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to any of the DMX parameters in the Technospot protocol
and press the
button to select.
button to view its current DMX decimal value.
Head Temperature
The Technospot fixture contains temperature sensors that monitor the air temperature inside the
lamp housing.
To view temperature:
1. Navigate to and select the Info menu as shown on page 23.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Head Temp and press the
button to select.
The temperature will be displayed in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit depending on which scale
is currently selected in the Set menu, see Temp C/F on page 29.
Software Version
This Info menu option displays the current fixture software loaded on the unit. Software versions
can vary even between units purchased at the same time.
To view fixture :
1. Navigate to and select the Info menu as shown on page 23.
2. Using the
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buttons, scroll to Software Ver and press the
button to select.
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Lamp Menu
The Lamp menu lets you control lamp striking function.
To enter the Lamp Menu:
1. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
MODE/ESC button to enter the first level of the menu system. The display will
show Address and Info as the first two options in the top menu level.
2. Using the
Note:
buttons, scroll to Lamp.
The red star * indicates the current menu option.
3. Press the
button to select.
Lamp On/Off
This option lets you manually turn the lamp on independant of any other input.
To turn the lamp on manually:
1. Navigate to and select the Lamp menu as shown above. Lamp On/Off is the first option you
will view. Press the
2. Using the
Note:
button to select
buttons, scroll to On and press the
button to select.
If the lamp is too hot to strike, this option will display ON and as soon
as the lamp cools it will automatically strike.
Lamp On/Pwr
This option automatically turns the lamp on when the fixture is connected to power.
To turn the lamp on when power is applied:
1. Navigate to and select the Lamp menu as shown above.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Lamp On/Pwr and press the
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to On and press the
button to select.
button to select.
Lamp On/DMX
This option automatically turns the lamp on when the fixture receives a DMX signal.
To turn the lamp on with DMX:
1. Navigate to and select the Lamp menu as shown above.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Lamp On/DMX and press the
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to On and press the
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Lamp Off/DMX
This option automatically turns the lamp off when the fixture receives a DMX signal.
To turn the lamp off with DMX:
1. Navigate to and select the Lamp menu as shown on page 25.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Lamp Off/DMX and press the
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to On and press the
button to select.
button to select.
Lamp On/Temp
This option displays the factory set temperature for lamp restart. You can view the temperature in
Fareinheit or Celsius, Temp C/F on page 29. To view the lamp restart temperature:
1. Navigate to and select the Lamp menu as shown on page 25.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Lamp On/Temp and press the
button to select. The
factory set temperature will be displayed.
Lamp Off/Temp
This option sets a temperature for lamp automatically turn off. You can view the temperature in
Fareinheit or Celsius, Temp C/F on page 29. To view the lamp off temperature:
1. Navigate to and select the Lamp menu as shown on page 25.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Lamp Off/Temp and press the
button to select. The
factory set temperature will be displayed.
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Set Menu
The Set Parameters menu lets you configure your fixture’s motion, display, lamp, and data source
settings.
To enter the Set menu:
1. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
MODE/ESC button to enter the first level of the menu system. The display will
show Address and Info as the first two options in the top menu level.
The red star * indicates the current option.
2. Using the
3. Press the
buttons, scroll to Set.
button to select.
Status Options
This menu lets you configure various fixture functions. To set a status option:
1. Navigate to and select the Set menu as shown above.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Status and press the
button to select.
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to one of the status options below and press the
button
to select.
4. Using the
buttons, scroll to the desired setting and press the
button to select.
No DMX Mode
This option determines the fixture state after the DMX signal is removed. You can choose from the
following options:
CloseShutter: Closes shutter when DMX is removed
Hold: Holds the current values for all parameters
Auto Program: Reverts to Auto Program Playback
Music Ctrl: Reverts to Music Control Playback
Pan Reverse
This menu option inverts the direction of the pan motor to coordinate movements between
fixtures mounted opposite each other horizontally.
The default setting is Off. Select On to invert the fixture’s Pan motion.
Tilt Reverse
This menu option inverts the direction of the tilt motor to coordinate movements between fixtures
on a link facing each other vertically.
The default setting is Off. Select On to invert the fixture’s Tilt motion.
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Pan Degree
The standard pan range of a Technospot fixture is 0–540°. This option lets you expand the pan
range to an upper limit of 630°.
To expand the pan range, scroll from the default option of 540 to 630 and press the
button to
select.
Encoders
Encoders maintain the Pan and Tilt position of the fixture, but may need to be disabled to perform
certain test and maintenance procedures like optimizing a new lamp.
The default setting is On. To disable encoders, select the Off option.
Pan/Tilt Speed
This options adjusts the maximum movement speed of the pan and tilt parameters. The Speed 1
option is the default normal movement speed. Speed 2, Speed 3, and Speed 4 options are
progressively slower maximum movement speeds.
Mic Sensitivity
You can adjust the input level for the internal microphone by setting this option from 0% –99%.
Hibernation
This menu option determines how the fixture will react in the event of DMX data loss.
Turn Hibernation off to keep the shutter open until shutdown by selecting Off.
Scroll to any value from 01M – 99M to set the number of minutes after data loss before closing
the shutter. The default setting is 15M.
Service Setting
Two options for service setting allow you to set a Service Password or a RDM PID code.
To change the Service Password:
1. Navigate to and select the Set menu as shown on page 27.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Status and press the
button to select.
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to Service PIN and press the
button to select. The
current password will be displayed. The default is Password = 050.
4. Using the
buttons, scroll to a 3-digit number and press the
button to select as
the new service password.
Note:
A service password must be set before you can enter a six digit RDM PID
number.
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Fan Control
This Set option lets you select High, Low or Auto fan speed for specific environmental
considerations.
To select high fan speed:
1. Navigate to and select the Set menu as shown on page 27.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Fan Control and press the
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to High and press the
button to select.
button to select.
Display Setting
This Set option lets you control how the display functions.
To select the Display Setting menu
1. Navigate to and select the Set menu as shown on page 27.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Display Setting and press the
button to select.
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to one of the display options below and press the
button
to select.
4. Using the
buttons, scroll to the desired setting and press the
button to select.
Shutoff Time
This option lets you determines when the display automatically shuts off after the last button
push. You can choose a delay from 01 – 60 minutes. The default delay setting is 02 minutes.
Flip Display
Use this option to rotate the display 180° when that orientation is easier to view. Off is the default
setting. Select On to flip the display. Note that this option only takes affect once you exit the
menu system using the
MODE
/ ESC
MODE/ESC button.
Key Lock
This display setting lets you activate a key lock. Off is the default. Select On to activate the key
lock and then press and hold the
MODE
/ ESC
MODE/ESC button for 2 seconds when you want to unlock
the menu.
Temp C/F
This options sets the temperature scale to Celsius or Fahrenheit. Celsius is the default setting.
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Menu System
Reset Default
This Set option lets you return all factory options. A Technospot fixture ships with the following
factory default settings:
Pan Invert = Disabled
Encoders = On
Fan Control = Auto Fan Speed
Tilt Invert = Disabled
Display Level = On
No DMX Mode = Shutter Closed
Data Source = DMX
Hibernation = 15M
Lamp On/Off = On
Pan Degree = 540
Movement Speed = Speed 1
Temp C/F = Celsius
To reset defaults:
1. Navigate to and select the Set menu as shown on page 27.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Reset Defaults and press the
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to Yes and press the
30
button to select.
button to select.
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Test Options Menu
This menu lets you manually Home the fixture and change DMX values for parameters.
To Enter the Test Options Menu:
1. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
MODE/ESC button to enter the first level of the menu system. The display will
show Address and Info as the first two options in the top menu level.
The red star * indicates the current option.
2. Using the
3. Press the
buttons, scroll to Test.
button to select.
Homing the Fixture
The Technospot fixture automatically homes whenever it is connected to power. The following options are available to let you manually home all the fixture motors or motors for specific functions:
All: Reset all motors
Others: Reset other motors
Shutter: Reset shutter and/or dimmer
Gobos: Reset gobo wheels
Colors: Reset color wheel
Pan & Tilt: Reset Pan/Tilt motors
For example, to manually home the gobo wheel motors:
1. Navigate to and select the Test menu as shown above.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Home and press the
button to select.
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to Gobos and press the
button to select.The fixture
automatically begins homing the motors for Gobo Wheel 1 and Gobo Wheel 2.
Manual Ctrl
This test option lets you manually set a DMX value for any of the Technospot fixture’s 37 DMX
channels. Auto Program is the default setting. Refer to Chapter 4: DMX Programming on page
33 for specific information on DMX value settings for each parameter.
For example, to change the static color wheel position to blue:
1. Navigate to and select the Test menu as shown above.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Manual Ctrl and press the
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to Color Wheel and press the
button to select.
button to select the
fixed color wheel.
4. Using the
buttons, scroll to a value from 48–79 and press the
button to select
the blue color position on the fixed color wheel.
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Calibration
This Test menu option lets you fine tune the home position for each parameter.
To calibrate Gobo Wheel 1 after homing:
1. Navigate to and select the Test menu as shown above.
2. Using the
buttons, scroll to Calibration and press the
button to select.
3. Using the
buttons, scroll to Gobo Wheel 1 and press the
4. Using the
buttons, adjust the Gobo Wheel 1 offset value and press the
button to select.
button to
store the calibration adjustment.
Preset Menu
The preset menu allows you to program scenes directly to the fixture. The options for designing
and playing back presets are described in Chapter 5: Preset Programming on page 47.
Battery Menu
This menu is only available when you are currently operating in Battery Mode. Use the following
steps to return to normal power mode:
1. Push the Mode/Esc
2. Use the
MODE
/ ESC
button.
button to scroll to Battery and press the
button to select. Exit Battery will
display in red (not currently selected).
3. Press the
32
button to select. The display will turn off.
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Chapter 4:
DMX Programming
Technospot™ fixtures can be programmed to provide a hard edge beam
with full CMY color, multiple gobo patterns and effects. This chapter gives a
brief overview of DMX programming and describes Technospot DMX
parameters.
DMX Programming Overview
A parameter is a fixture attribute that can be controlled to modify the light beam in terms of color,
beam quality and pattern, intensity, or focus (position). DMX programming assigns a DMX value
to each of the fixture’s parameters. A scene is one combination of parameter settings. Scenes are
the building blocks for show creation.
Full Speed verses MSpeed Control
Some parameters can be set to operate at full speed or MSpeed (motor speed). Full speed
operations are completed in the shortest length of time after the motor starts moving. With
MSpeed control, change occurs smoothly over the entire MSpeed time value selected. For
example, if you select an MSpeed time of 30 seconds, the motor will gradually change position
until it reaches its new destination at the end of 30 seconds.
Technospot fixtures allow optional MSpeed control for pan and tilt movement parameters.
16-bit Functionality
Several parameters use two channels to provide 16-bit control for very fine adjustment
capabilities.
DMX Programming Options
Using a DMX controller, you can program an unlimited number of looks and retain direct control
over the Technospot fixture at all times.
Technospot fixtures also allow Preset programming through the fixture menu system,
see Chapter 5: Preset Programming on page 47.
Programming with a DMX Console
Wholehog® and Road Hog lighting consoles; and Hog® 3PC software are available from High End
Systems to control Technospot fixtures (see Related Products and Accessories on page 5). For
information on whether your DMX controller supports Technospot fixtures, contact the controller’s
vendor. For information on operating your fixture with a controller (or control device such as DMX
control software), consult the documentation provided with the controller.
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Technospot DMX Protocol
The Technospot fixture uses 37 channels of a standard DMX512 link to control motion, wheel
functions, frost, focus, zoom, iris, shutter and lamp function.
Channel
1
2
3
4
Function
Pan
Tilt
Channel
19
20
Function
Gobo 2 Rotate
21
Prism Function
22
Effect Rotate
5
Color Mix Function
23
Animation Function
6
Cyan
24
Animation Rotate
7
Magenta
25
Frost
8
Yellow
26
9
Static Color Function
27
10
Static Color Position
28
11
Gobo 1 Function
29
12
Gobo 1 Position
30
Iris
13
Gobo 1 Rotate Function
31
Shutter/Lamp Function
32
Shutter
33
Dim
14
15
Gobo1 Rotate
Focus
Zoom
16
Gobo 2 Function
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MSpeed
17
Gobo 2 Position
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Control
18
Gobo 2 Rotate Function
36
Indigo Highlighter Function
37
Indigo Highlighter Dim
These parameters are described in the following sections.
Note:
All DMX values indicated in the detailed parameter descriptions are in
decimal units.
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Pan and Tilt Parameters
The Technospot fixture has a 540° pan range and a 245° tilt range. Two DMX channels provide
16-bit adjustment to a fraction of a degree for pan and tilt position.
Note:
Optical encoders for pan and tilt instantly correct the fixture’s position if the
fixture is jarred from its programmed position. If a physical obstruction
prevents the fixture from correcting its position, the fixture “times out” to
prevent wear on the motors. If the fixture has timed out, remove the
obstruction and home the fixture to return it to normal operation.
Color Parameters
CMY color mixing is achieved using three sets of color flags (Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow). A fixed
color wheel provides an additional eight factory selected dichroic color filters.
Color Mix Function
This parameter determines how the Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow color flags move.
DMX
Value
Color Mix
Function
Description
0-47
Pure Mix
Allows color flag movement from open (white) to saturated color.
48-63
Cycle
Uses the color-mixing Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow color flags to cycle colors
from red to green to blue at variable speeds (rate set by Cyan DMX channel).
64-79
Random
Performs a pseudo-random color chase of factory-selected colors using the
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow color flags at variable speeds (rate set by Cyan
DMX channel).
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
These three parameters determine the Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow color flag position and
movement speed depending on the Color Mix Function parameter value you select.
Color Mix
Function
Setting
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow Parameter Option
DMX Value
Description
Pure Mix
0-255
Positions color flags from full saturation to open (white)
Cycle and
Random
0-255
The Cyan color flag sets the speed at which all three (Cyan, Magenta,
and Yellow) flags move to the next cycle or random color from slowest to
fastest.
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Static Color Function
Technospot fixtures have a fixed color wheel with eight color positions plus Open.
The Static Color Function parameter determines how the fixed color wheel moves.
DMX
Value
Static Color
Function
Description
0-15
Indexed
Allows the color wheel to take the quickest path and snap to the chosen
whole or half color
16-31
Forward Spin
Spins the fixed color wheel forward at variable speeds
32-47
Reverse Spin
Spins the fixed color wheel in reverse at variable speeds
48-63
Continuous
Moves to any point on the color wheel to allow a smaller “step” between
color wheel positions
64-79
Fast Scan
Oscillates the fixed color wheel at a factory-determined range and
speed
80-95
Random
Selects random whole color positions at variable speeds
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Static Color Position
Static Color Position parameter controls fixed color wheel positioning. The Static Color Function
setting you choose determines how the individual color mixing wheels can move.
UV
Pink
CTO
Orange
Yellow
Red
Blue
Static Color Position Options
Color
Function
Setting
Indexed
or
Scan
Spin
or
Random
Green
Color
DMX
Value
White (Open)
0-24
Red
25-49
Blue
50-74
Green
75-99
Description
Yellow
100-124 Position the wheel at the center of a color wedge or halfway
Amber
125-149 between two adjacent colors from Open (white) to Open
Pink
150-174
Indigo
175-199
CTO
200-224
White (Open)
225-255
0
All
Positions
Continuous
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1-255
Adjusts the wheel motion from slowest to fastest
0-255
Position the wheel at any point from 0–360°
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Gobo Wheel Parameters
A Technospot fixture has two Gobo wheels each with six rotating lithopatterns™ plus an additional
lithopattern for position 4 on Gobo Wheel 1. Each Gobo wheel uses Gobo Function and Gobo
Position parameters to control the positioning and rotation of the wheel. Gobo Rotate Function
and Gobo Rotate parameters control individual aperture position and rotation on each wheel.
NOTE:
Gobo Wheel 1 is located closest to the lens.
Gobo Wheel 1
Position 6
Triangle
Position 5
Lava
Position 4
Hollywood Stars
or Skull
Position 1
Dense Foliage
Position 2
Fracture
Position 3
Psy Spin, Red
Gobo Wheel 2
Position 1
Red Chicklet
Position 2
Animation Litho
Position 3
Fusion Fire, Clear
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Position 6
MultiDot
Position 5
Gatlin Gun, Indigo
Position 4
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Gobo Function
The Gobo 1 Function and Gobo 2 Function parameters determine how a gobo wheel moves.
DMX
Value
Gobo Wheel
Function
Description
0-15
Indexed
Moves by the quickest path and snaps to the chosen aperture.
16-31
Forward Wheel Spin Spins the gobo wheel forward at variable speeds.
32-47
Reverse Wheel Spin Spins the gobo wheel in reverse at variable speeds.
48-63
Scan
Oscillates the gobo wheel at a factory-determined range and speed.
64-79
Random
Selects random aperture positions at variable speeds.
Gobo Position
A Gobo Position parameter for each of the two gobo wheels positions the wheel in the optical
path at the center of the aperture to perform the function selected by the Gobo Function
parameter.
Gobo Wheel
Function
Setting
Static Color Position Options
Gobo
Position
Open
0-15
1
16-47
2
Indexed
or
Scan
Spin
or
Random
DMX
Value
3
Description
48-79
4
80-111 Positions the wheel at the center of a gobo position pattern
112-143 from Open (white) to Open
5
144-175
6
176-207
Open
208-255
All
0
Positions
1-255
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Adjusts the wheel motion from slowest to fastest
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Gobo Rotate Function
Gobo rotate refers to the motion of the individual aperture wheels on a Gobo Wheel. The Gobo 1
Rotate Function and the Gobo 1 Rotate Function parameters determine modes for gobo
rotation.
Gobo Rotate
Function
DMX
Value
Gobo Rotate Function Description
Indexed
0-15
Rotates the specified indexed aperture to any position
Forward Rotate
16-31 Rotates the aperture forward
Reverse Rotate
32-47 Reverses the aperture rotation
Forward Animate
48-63 Rotates the aperture forward in strobing steps
Reverse Animate
64-79 Reverses aperture rotation in strobing steps
Gobo Rotate
Two channels for each Gobo Wheel provide 16-bit control for smooth and precise Gobo Rotation.
Rotate Coarse and Rotate Fine parameters determine the apertures’ rotation position and
speed.
Gobo Rotate
Function Setting
Indexed
Rotate or Animate
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Gobo Rotate Parameter Options
DMX
Value
Description
0-255 Rotate the specified indexed aperture to any position
0
Stop rotation
1-255 Set rotation speed from slowest to fastest
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Prism Parameters
The Technospot fixture has a separate 4-facet prism that can be placed and rotated in the optical
path and used along with gobo patterns and color mixing.
Prism Function
The Prism Rotate Function parameter determines how the prism wheel moves.
Effect Rotate
Function
DMX
Value
Description
Disengage
0-31
Removes prism from the optical path
Forward Spin
32-47 Spins the prism effect forward
Reverse Spin
48-63 Reverses the spin of the prism wheel
Forward Animate
64-79 Rotates the prism forward in strobing steps
Reverse Animate
80-95 Reverses the prism rotation in strobing steps
Prism Rotate
The Prism Rotate parameter determines the prism rotation position and speed. depending on
which Prism Rotate Function option is selected.
Effect Rotate
Function
Rotate or Animate
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DMX
Value
0
Description
Stop rotation
1-255 Set rotation speed from slowest to fastest
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Animation Wheel Parameters
The Animation wheel is a separate effect that can be layered onto the light beam output of a
Technospot fixture.
Animation Function
The Animation Function parameter determine how the animation effect wheel moves.
Animation
Function
DMX
Value
Description
Disengage
0-15
Removes the Animation wheel from the optical path
Continuous
16-31 Positions the Animation wheel continuously from 0–360°
Forward Spin
32-47 Spins the Animation wheel forward
Reverse Spin
48-63 Reverses the spin of the Animation wheel
Forward Animate
64-79 Rotates the Animation wheel forward in strobing steps
Reverse Animate
80-95 Reverses the Animation wheel rotation in strobing steps
Animation Rotate
Two channels provide 16-bit control for smooth and precise Animation effect wheel rotation.
Animation Rotate Coarse and Animation Rotate Fine parameters determine the Animation
effect wheel rotation position and speed.
Animation
Function Setting
Continuous
Rotate or Animate
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Animation Rotate Parameter
DMX Value
0-255
0
1-255
Description
Moves the animation wheel to any position from 0-360°
Stop rotation
Set rotation speed from slowest to fastest
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Frost Parameter
The Frost effect is achieved with a single flag that moves into the optical path.
Frost Setting
DMX
Value
Description
Open (Hard Edge)
0-15
Removes the Frost effect from the optical path
Full Frost
16-31
Places Frost effect in the optical path
Periodic Strobe
32-97
Allows variable strobing with Frost effect from slowest to fastest
Random Strobe
98-163
Random strobing with Frost effect from slowest to fastest
Open (Hard Edge)
164-255 Removes the Frost effect from the optical path
Focus Parameters
Two channels determine the focus function providing 16-bit control for smooth and precise
control. The Focus Course and Focus Fine parameters focus from in at a DMX value of 0 to out
at a DMX value of 255.
Zoom Parameter
The Technospot fixture has a 3:1 zoom ranging from 11° to 34°. The Zoom Coarse and Zoom
Fine parameters provide 16-bit continuous control for smooth and precision zoom function from
in at a DMX value of 0 to out at a DMX value of 255.
Iris Parameter
The Technospot iris has a variable circular opening that controls the beam diameter in a similar
fashion as a camera's iris controls the amount of light entering the camera. Iris is a continuous
parameter that adjusts the iris from closed at a DMX of 0 to open at a DMX value of 255.
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Shutter Parameters
Shutter Function
This parameter control normal shutter and strobing features.
Shutter Options
DMX
Value
Description
Normal Shutter
Functions
0-31
Opens and closes shutter flags in the optical path
Random Random
Strobe
32-63
Strobes beam using the shutter flags at random intervals
Synchronous Random
64-95
Strobe
Normal Shutter
Functions
Synchronizes random strobing for all Technospot fixtures using the
same DMX controller
96-255 Opens and closes shutter flags in the optical path
Shutter
The Shutter parameter determines sets the strobing rate.
DMX
Value
0-23
Shutter Parameter Options
Close shutter
24-229
Set strobe rate from slowest to fastest
230-255
Open shutter
Dim
The Dim parameter provides full mechanical dimming capability from closed at a DMX value of 0
to fully open at a DMX value of 255.
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MSpeed (Motor Speed)
MSpeed is the time required for a motor to complete movement when changing from one position
to another. MSpeed provides a means for Pan and Tilt motors to reach their target position at the
same time, even though each motor may have different distances to travel. MSpeed movement is
extremely smooth because the fixture controls movements independent of DMX refresh rates.
MSpeed times vary from 0.15 seconds to 252.7 seconds. However, when MSpeed is applied to a
parameter, the delay value (length of time allowed for the entire scene) needs to be longer than
the MSpeed value to allow the motors to complete their movement before the end of the scene.
An MSpeed value that is longer than the delay value could produce an undesirable result; for
example, no light output during the scene. For a listing of exact MSpeed times, see Chapter A:
MSpeed Conversion Table on page 57.
Control
The Control parameter allows remote control of Display, Homing, Lamp and Shutdown.
Note:
To access all control settings, first select a control channel value, then
set the Shutter channel to DMX = 0.
DMX
Value
Control Setting
Safe
0-9
Description
Disables all Control settings for normal operation
Display Off
20-28
Turns display off
Display On
40-48
Turns display on
Home All
60-68
Remotely homes all the fixture components
Lamp On
80-88
Remotely restrikes the fixture’s lamp
Lamp Off
90-98
Remotely extinguishes the fixture’s lamp
Shutdown
Remotely shuts down the fixture. When a fixture is shut down, the lamp
is extinguished and power to the motors is disabled. If a fixture is in
120-130
shutdown mode, the fixture must be homed to bring it back into
operation.
Pan and Tilt Home
131-140
Color Home
141-150
Gobo Home
151-160
Shutter & Dimmer
Home
161-170
Other Motor Home
171-180
Audio Sync
181-190 Synchronizes audio playback
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Indigo Highlighter
Indigo Highlighter system consists four 1-watt indigo LEDs that provide additional light output.
Two parameters define the Indigo Highlighter operation.
Indigo Highlighter Function
You can choose to have the Indigo Highlighter system function independently from the fixture’s
dimming or track it.
Indigo Highlighter
Function
DMX
Value
Description
Continuous
0-15
Tracks the fixture dimming with continuous output
Periodic Strobe
16-41
Tracks the fixture dimming with periodic strobing from slowest to fastest
Continuous
128-143 Continuous output independent from fixture dimming
Periodic Strobe
144-169
Strobing output independent from fixture dimming from slowest to
fastest
Indigo Highlighter Dim
This parameter adjusts the Indigo Highlighter LEDs from Off at a DMX value of 0 to fully On at a
DMX value of 255.
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Chapter 5:
Preset Programming
Technospot fixtures can be programmed through the onboard menu system
using Preset Programming. This section describes how to program your
fixtures for stand-alone operation using the on-board memory in each
fixture to create and store scenes.
Preset Programming Overview
Presets are built from combining scenes into programs and then assigning the programs to
Program Partitions for playback by a fixture designated as the Master and, if desired, groups of
slave fixtures assigned to a Program Partition. Technospot fixtures ship with factory programmed
scenes and programs ready for you to use or edit.
Creating presets consists of performing the following steps:
• Designating a fixture as the Master
• Selecting/Editing Scenes
• Sequencing Scenes into Programs
• Sequencing Programs into Program Partitions
• Configuring slave fixtures on the link to playback a Program Partition from the
master
Navigating to the Preset Menu
To enter the Preset Menu:
1. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
MODE/ESC button to enter the first level of the menu system. The display will
show Address and Info as the first two options in the top menu level.
The red star * indicates the current menu.
2. Using the
3. Press the
buttons, scroll to Preset.
button to select.
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Master and Slave
The following example shows the relationship between scenes, programs and partitions
programmed on the Master and how slave groups are assigned.
• Groups of scenes are edited into Programs 1– 6 on the fixture designated as Master
• Program 2 is assigned to Part 1
• Program 4 is assigned to Part 2
• Program 6 is assigned to Part 3
• Fixtures assigned as Slave 1 playback Part 1
• Fixtures assigned as Slave 2 playback Part 2
• Fixtures assigned as Slave 3 playback Part 3
Program 1
Scene 4
Part 1
Scene 5
Scene 6
Scene 7
Scene 11
Scene 12
Scene 13
Scene 15
Scene 16
Scene 17
Scene 9
Scene 10
Scene 21
Scene 22
Scene 23
Scene 13
Scene 14
Scene 15
Program 2
Scene 10
Program 3
Scene 14
Part 2
Scene 20
Program 4
Scene 8
Program 5
Scene 20
Part 3
Program 6
Scene 12
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Playback Settings
Preset programming requires one fixture to act as the Master. All other Technospot fixtures on the
link can then be set as slaves to playback the Master presets. Slave fixtures receive all their
preset parameter and timing information from the master fixture.
Playback settings designate a fixture as a master or a slave and also allow you to revert from Auto
Programming to DMX control from a console or set a fixture in Master or standalone mode for
audio control.
Automatic Program Run
This Playback option lets you designate a fixture to playback in Standalone mode or as a Master.
Alone is the default setting.
To designate a fixture as a Master:
1. Navigate to and select the Preset menu as shown on page 49.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll to Playback menu and press
3. Use the
buttons to scroll to Auto Program menu and press
4. Use the
buttons to scroll to Master and press
to select.
to select.
to select. Your choice will be
shown in the display.
Set to Slave
After a preset program is defined on a Master fixture, other Technospot fixtures on the same DMX
link can be designated slaves to playback Program Part 1, 2 or 3 as defined on the Master fixture,
see Select Program on page 52.
To designate a fixture as a Slave:
1. Navigate to and select the Preset menu as shown on page 49.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll to Playback menu and press
to select.
3. Use the
buttons to scroll to Set To Slave menu and press
4. Use the
buttons to scroll to Slave1, Slave2, or Slave3 option and press
to select.
to
select. Your choice will be shown in the display.
DMX Control
Selecting this option reverts the function from Auto Program (Preset Programming) to DMX
Receive (console control). Selecting this option will take you back to the menu startup screen
where DMX Receive will be displayed as the currently selected function.
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Music Control
This Playback option lets you designate a fixture to playback scenes based on audio triggers
detected by the internal microphone in stand alone or as a Master. Alone is the default setting.
Edit Scenes
A parameter is a fixture attribute that can be controlled to modify the light beam in terms of color,
beam quality and pattern, intensity, or focus (position). DMX programming assigns a DMX value to
each of the fixture’s parameters. A scene is one combination of parameter settings.
Technospot fixtures provide 250 pre-programmed scenes you can use or edit to build a preset
program. The first 64 scenes have factory created settings which can be edited as desired.
Edit Scene Parameters
The Edit Scenes option lets you select a DMX value for any of the 37 parameters in the
Technospot DMX protocol.
To edit the DMX parameters in a scene:
1. Navigate to and select the Preset menu as shown on page 49.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll to the Edit Scenes option and press
3. Use the
press
to select.
buttons to scroll to the Scene number you wish to build on from 1-250 and
to select.
4. Use the
buttons to scroll to the the parameter you wish to edit (Pan, Tilt, MSpeed,
Shutter, Cyan Color, Gobo Wheel 1, etc.) and press
5. Use the
and press
to select.
buttons to scroll to a new DMX value for the parameter you have selected
to select.
This takes you back to parameter options. Continue through all parameters until your desired
look is complete. See Chapter 4: DMX Programming on page 33 to find parameter values for
the option you want to assign.
6. When you are finished selecting all parameter values for a particular Scene, press the
MODE
/ ESC
button to return to the Preset level menu.
Edit Scene Time
This Scene Edit option lets you set the scene time in seconds from 00.2s–99.9s. The default
value is 00.3s. This values determines how long the scene will play before the next scene is
triggered.
Set Fade Time
This Scene Edit option lets you set a fade time value from 000–255. This values determines the
crossfade time applied to parameters once the scene is triggered.
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Set Input by Out
This Scene Edit option allows you to capture the parameter values for a scene from DMX input into
the fixture. Once you create a look from a DMX console do the following:
1. Navigate to and select the Preset menu as shown on page 49.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll to the Edit Scenes option and press
3. Use the
press
to select.
buttons to scroll to the Scene number you wish to build on from 1-250 and
to select.
4. Use the
button to scroll to the the Input by Out and press
to select.
5. The scene will record the current parameter values being input via DMX.
6. When you are finished capturing DMX into a scene, press
to return to the main menu.
Edit Program
This preset menu option lets you select from 10 factory set programs to edit. You can set up to 64
Scenes in a sequence of Steps for each program. You can also test the program at any time by
selecting Program Test to playback the program as it is currently defined.
To edit a program:
1. Navigate to and select the Preset menu as shown on page 49.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll to Edit Prog. menu and press
to select.
3. Use the
buttons to scroll to a program from Program 1–Program 10 and press
to select.
4. Use the
buttons to scroll to the Step in the program you want to edit from Step 1 to
Step 64 and press
to select. The display will show which scene is currently assigned to
that step.
5. Use the
and press
buttons to scroll to the scroll to the scene you want to assign to the step
to select.
6. When you have assigned all the steps you want, select End and press
to save the
program.
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Preset Programming
Select Program
This preset option lets you assign a Preset Program to one of three Program Partitions. A fixture
assigned as a Slave can playback any Program Partition defined by the Master fixture.
Note: The Master fixture can only playback Program Partition 1
To assign a program to each Program Partition:
1. Navigate to and select the Preset menu as shown on page 49.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll to Select Prog menu and press
to select. Each
Program Part, has 10 preset programs.
3. Use the
buttons to scroll to Prog. Part 1 and press
to select.
4. Use the
buttons to scroll to a program from Program 1–Program 10 and press
to select the program you want to include in the Program Part.
5. Use the
buttons to scroll to Prog. Part 2 and press
to select.
6. Use the
buttons to scroll to a program from Program 1–Program 10 and press
to select the program you want to include in the Program Part.
7. Use the
buttons to scroll to Prog. Part 3 and press
to select.
8. Use the
buttons to scroll to a program from Program 1–Program 10 and press
to select the program you want to include in the Program Part.
9. Press the
MODE
/ ESC
button to return to the main menu.
Scenes Input
This function allows you to capture multiple scenes from DMX values input to the fixture. You first
define the number of scenes to capture and then each time a DMX value changes, a different
scene will be captured.
1. Navigate to and select the Preset menu as shown on page 49.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll to the Scenes Input option and press
3. Use the
buttons to set the starting scene number.
4. Use the
buttons to set the ending scene number.
to select.
5. with each change of any DMX value, the capturing scene will advance to the next one in the
range.
6. When all scenes have been recorded, the scenes input menu will automatically exit.
Note:
During Scenes Input recording, the Technospot does not playback the
DMX input, it only captures it. You must edit or playback the scenes
after recording to see the results. It is best to prepare the scenes on a
DMX controller with a zero crossfade for all parameters between each
step. Remember any change of a DMX value will advance to the next
scene to capture.
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Chapter 6:
General Maintenance
Maintaining and servicing Technospot fixtures includes replacing parts and cleaning
the unit.
Safety Considerations
CAUTION: The information in this chapter is intended to assist qualified
personnel only.
WARNING: Disconnect power before servicing. Replace fuses with the
specified type and rating only.
Maintenance
There are no serviceable parts inside the device except for the lamp. The following points have to
be considered when inspecting the fixture for maintenance:
• All screws for installing the devices or parts of the device have to be tightly connected and
must not be corroded.
• Mechanically moved parts must not show any traces of wearing and must not rotate with
unbalances.
• The electric power supply cables must not show any damage, material fatigue or sediments.
Replacing the Lamp
Please review and follow these warnings and cautions before replacing the lamp.
WARNING: To avoid electrical shock, disconnect power before relamping or servicing.
An operating, unshielded lamp emits ultraviolet and visible
(UV-vis) radiation which could damage eyes and skin.
UV
Whenever working on or near an exposed lamp, wear
protective eye gear. Never look directly at the lamp while
the lamp is on.
Hot lamp may be an explosion hazard. Do not open for five
minutes after switching off.
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Equipment surfaces may reach temperatures up to 110° C
(230° F). Allow the fixture to cool before handling.
CAUTION: This equipment is designed for use with a 850W HID lamp
only. Use of any other type lamp may be hazardous and
may void the warranty.
To replace the lamp:
1. Disconnect power to the fixture. If the fixture has
been operating, wait for the lamp to cool before
handling.
2. Put on protective eyewear and gloves.
3. Using a wide tip, flat head screwdriver, loosen (but
do not remove) the lamp cover screw.
4. Holding the lamp assembly by its ceramic base,
rotate it from the Lock to the Out position and
carefully remove it from the fixture.
CAUTION: Do not squeeze the lamp glass while removing the existing
lamp from the socket. Lamp glass may shatter.
5. Remove all packaging materials from the new lamp.
6. Holding the new lamp assembly by its ceramic base, carefully insert it into the fixture and
rotate it to the lock position.
CAUTION: When handling the new lamp, avoid contact with the lamp
glass. If the lamp glass is soiled by oil or dirt from skin, gloves,
etc., clean the cold lamp glass with an alcohol wipe. A soiled
lamp could overheat and burst, causing damage to the fixture.
7. Tighten the lamp cover screw.
8. Reset the lamp hours to zero to track the lamp life, (see Clr Lamp Time in Time Info on page
23).
9. Optimize the new lamp.
Optimizing the Lamp
Optimize the lamp after replacement, or if there is a “hot spot” of brightness anywhere other than
the center of the light beam.
1. Orient the fixture so that the beam will project onto a flat, white surface at least 6.56 feet
(3m) away.
2. Turn the lamp on. Ensure the light beam is round and not oval. If necessary, adjust the pan
and tilt construct values until the beam is round.
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3. Adjust the focus until the edge of the light beam is sharp.
Lamp
4. Set the Dimmer to full (DMX = 255)
5. Locate the three lamp optimization screws (a, b, and c).
6. Look at the wall where the beam is projected and use the
optimization screws to adjust the lamp’s position within the
fixture until the “hotspot” of brightness is at the center of
the beam and diffused.
Replacing Main Fuse
To replace the fuse:
Adjustment Screws
1. Disconnect power to the fixture. If the fixture has been operating, allow the fixture to cool
before handling.
2. Locate the fuse on the connection panel of the fixture’s electronic housing.
3. Replace with a fuse of the same type and rating, see Related Products and Accessories on
page 5.
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General Maintenance
Replacing Rotating Gobos
The Technospot fixture is designed with removable rotating gobo apertures. This allows a gobo to
be changed easily without removing the wheel from the unit. To change a rotating gobo:
1. Remove one of the bezel covers and set the
tilt lock to stablize the unit in a convenient
position.
2. Rotate the wheel to the desired gobo.
3. Holding the wheel securely, lift the aperture
slightly and pull straight out from it’s position
on the wheel.
4. Lift the spring and remove it with the aperture
ring and the gobo.
5. Place the lithopattern into the aperture, so
that when it is placed back in the wheel, the
coated side will be away from the lamp.
To determine which side of the lithopattern is
coated, place the tip of a pen against each
side of the lithopattern and view it from a
slight angle. On the coated side, the tip of the
pen appears to touch its reflection. On the
uncoated side, there appears to be a gap
between the pen and its reflection
6. Replace the ring and spring.
7. Reinsert the aperture tab into the wheel lifting
Aperture
Spring
slightly to clear the two small screw heads on
the edge of the wheel.
Gobo
8. After replacing the lithopattern, clean it by
using a soft, lint-free cotton cloth and a mild
glass cleaning solution (containing no
Aperture Ring
ammonia).
Note:
The aperture in Position 4 of the
wheel (Hollywood Stars or Skull) has
a sensor pad and must always be
placed in that position on the wheel
for the sensor to work properly.
Sensor Pad
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Cleaning the Fixture
• Clean the inside and outside lens each week to avoid the weakness of the lights due to
accumulation of dust.
• Clean the fan each week.
• To ensure smooth gobo rotation, lubricate the wheel every three months..
Warnings: To avoid electrical shock, disconnect power before
servicing.
Equipment surfaces may reach temperatures up to 130° C
(266° F). Allow the fixture to cool before handling.
To clean the internal glass components:
1. Disconnect power to the fixture. If the fixture has been operating, allow the fixture to cool
before handling.
2. Clean the dichroics, lithopattern and effects, color wheels, and lens using a mild glass cleaner
(containing no ammonia) and a soft, lint-free cotton cloth.
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Appendix A:
MSpeed Conversion Table
The following table lists the MSpeed (motor) movement times and their corresponding DMX
controller values. If you have a numeric-type controller, use the Value Decimal (dec.) column
If you have a fader-type controller, use the Value Percentage (%) column. If your controller
allows you to program hex values, use the Value (hex) column.
Time
(sec.)
0.15
0.15
0.17
0.19
0.21
0.25
0.29
0.35
0.41
0.47
0.55
0.63
0.73
0.83
0.94
1.05
1.18
1.31
1.45
1.60
1.75
1.92
2.09
2.27
2.46
2.66
2.86
3.07
3.29
3.52
3.76
4.00
4.25
4.52
4.78
5.06
5.34
5.64
Value
(dec.)
255
254
253
252
251
250
249
248
247
246
245
244
243
242
241
240
239
238
237
236
235
234
233
232
231
230
229
228
227
226
225
224
223
222
221
220
219
218
Value Value
(%) (hex)
100
FF
100
FE
99
FD
99
FC
98
FB
98
FA
98
F9
97
F8
97
F7
96
F6
96
F5
96
F4
95
F3
95
F2
95
F1
94
F0
94
EF
93
EE
93
ED
93
EC
92
EB
92
EA
91
E9
91
E8
91
E7
90
E6
90
E5
89
E4
89
E3
89
E2
88
E1
88
E0
87
DF
87
DE
87
DD
86
DC
86
DB
85
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Time
(sec.)
5.94
6.25
6.56
6.89
7.22
7.56
7.91
8.27
8.63
9.00
9.39
9.77
10.17
10.58
10.99
11.41
11.84
12.28
12.72
13.17
13.63
14.10
14.58
15.07
15.56
16.06
16.57
17.09
17.61
18.14
18.68
19.23
19.79
20.36
20.93
21.51
22.10
22.70
Value
(dec.)
217
216
215
214
213
212
211
210
209
208
207
206
205
204
203
202
201
200
199
198
197
196
195
194
193
192
191
190
189
188
187
186
185
184
183
182
181
180
Value Value
(%) (hex)
85
D9
85
D8
84
D7
84
D6
84
D5
83
D4
83
D3
82
D2
82
D1
82
D0
81
CF
81
CE
80
CD
80
CC
80
CB
79
CA
79
C9
78
C8
78
C7
78
C6
77
C5
77
C4
76
C3
76
C2
76
C1
75
C0
75
BF
75
BE
74
BD
74
BC
73
BB
73
BA
73
B9
72
B8
72
B7
71
B6
71
B5
71
B4
Time
(sec.)
23.30
23.92
24.54
25.17
25.80
26.45
27.10
27.76
28.43
29.11
29.80
30.49
31.19
31.90
32.62
33.34
34.08
34.82
35.57
36.33
37.09
37.87
38.65
39.44
39.44v
40.23
41.04
41.85
42.68
43.50
44.34
45.19
46.04
46.90
47.77
48.65
49.54
50.43
Value
(dec.)
179
178
177
176
175
174
173
172
171
170
169
168
167
166
165
164
163
162
161
160
159
158
157
156
156
155
154
153
152
151
150
149
148
147
146
145
144
143
Value Value
(%) (hex)
70
B3
70
B2
69
B1
69
B0
69
AF
68
AE
68
AD
67
AC
67
AB
67
AA
66
A9
66
A8
65
A7
65
A6
65
A5
64
A4
64
A3
64
A2
63
A1
63
A0
62
9F
62
9E
62
9D
61
9C
61
9C
61
9B
60
9A
60
99
60
98
59
97
59
96
58
95
58
94
58
93
57
92
57
91
56
90
56
8F
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MSpeed Conversion Table
Time
(sec.)
51.33
52.24
53.16
54.09
55.02
55.96v
56.91
57.87
58.84
59.81
60.79
61.78
62.78
63.79
64.80
65.82
66.85
67.89
68.94
69.99
71.05
72.13
73.20
74.29
75.38
76.49
77.60
78.71
79.84
80.98
82.12
83.27
84.43
85.59
86.77
87.95
89.14
90.34
91.55
92.76
93.98
95.21
96.45
97.70
98.95
100.22
101.49
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Value
(dec.)
142
141
140
139
138
137
136
135
134
133
132
131
130
129
128
127
126
125
124
123
122
121
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
112
111
110
109
108
107
106
105
104
103
102
101
100
99
98
97
96
Value Value
(%) (hex)
56
8E
55
8D
55
8C
55
8H
54
8A
54
89
53
88
53
87
53
86
52
85
52
84
51
83
51
82
51
81
50
80
50
7F
49
7E
49
7D
49
7C
48
7B
48
7A
47
79
47
78
47
77
46
76
46
75
45
74
45
73
45
72
44
71
44
70
44
6F
43
6E
43
6D
42
6C
42
6B
42
6A
41
69
41
68
40
67
40
66
40
65
39
64
39
63
38
62
38
61
38
60
Time
(sec.)
102.77
104.05
105.35
106.65
107.96
109.28
110.61
111.94
113.28
114.63
115.99
117.36
118.73
120.12
121.5v
122.91
124.31
125.73
127.15
128.58
130.02
134.39
135.86
137.34
138.82
140.32
141.82
143.33
144.85
146.38
147.92
149.46
151.01
152.57
154.14
155.71
157.30
158.89
160.49
162.09
163.71
165.33
166.96
168.60
170.25
171.91
173.57
Value
(dec.)
95
94
93
92
91
90
89
88
87
86
85
84
83
82
81
80
79
78
77
76
75
72
71
70
69
68
67
66
65
64
63
62
61
60
59
58
57
56
55
54
53
52
51
50
49
48
47
Value Value
(%) (hex)
37
5F
37
5E
36
5D
36
5C
36
5B
35
5A
35
59
35
58
34
57
34
56
33
55
33
54
33
53
32
52
32
51
31
50
31
4F
31
4E
30
4D
30
4C
29
4B
28
48
28
47
27
46
27
45
27
44
26
43
26
42
25
41
25
40
25
3F
24
3E
24
3D
24
3C
23
3B
23
3A
22
39
22
38
22
37
21
36
21
35
20
34
20
33
20
32
19
31
19
30
18
2F
Time
(sec.)
175.24
176.92
178.61
180.30
182.01
183.72
185.44
187.17
188.90
190.65
192.40
194.16
195.92
197.70
199.48
201.28
203.08
204.88
206.70
208.52
210.36
212.19
214.04
215.90
217.76
219.63
221.51
223.40
225.30
227.20
229.11
231.03
232.96
234.90
236.84
238.79
240.75
242.72
244.70
246.68
248.68
250.68
246.68
248.68
250.68
252.68
Value
(dec.)
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
7
6
5
4
Value Value
(%) (hex)
18
2E
18
2D
17
2C
17
2B
16
2A
16
29
16
28
15
27
15
26
15
25
14
24
14
23
13
22
13
21
13
20
12
1F
12
1E
11
1D
11
1C
11
1B
10
1A
10
19
9
18
9
17
9
16
8
15
8
14
7
13
7
12
7
11
6
10
6
0F
5
0E
5
0D
5
0C
4
0B
4
0A
4
09
3
08
3
07
2
06
2
05
3
07
2
06
2
05
2
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