July 4th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Help getting started with ELK M1 Plugin
I just installed the 30 trial of both Netremote 2 and Girder 4.0. I also downloaded the netremote CCL for the ELK M1 plugin, and the M1 plugin itself for Girder. I installed the exe and everything went fine.
Now, what do I do to setup girder to communicate with my elk m1? I have looked through the app, and see no mention of the elk plugin.
Also, can Girder use the ELK XEP ethernet adaptor to communicate to the elk over the network?
I was also thinking that perhaps I could use girder to use the ELKRP software in order to issue commands, but not exactly sure how flexible that will be.
I have also been searching for a how-to on setting this up, but have found no documentation. Could you guys lead me in the right direction?
Last edited by ph0n33z; July 4th, 2006 at 03:02 PM.
July 4th, 2006, 03:23 PM
You need to assign a serial port to the ELK plugin, the same as with any other serial device.
Go to File|Settings|Plugins and select the serial tab (you may need to enable the serial plugin first), then assign the relevant com port to the ELK plugin.
It is possible to use the M1-XEP, but it requires using a bit of Lua to do it. I think I've posted the method to do that here, so try searching for it. If you can't find it I'll try to remember how it's supposed to be done. I would recommend starting with the serial version first though.
I should have had my own ELK to work with by now, but something went wrong with an eBay transaction (a long story).
Let me know if you have any issues and I'll do my best to resolve them.
July 4th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Thankyou for your quick reply!
I am so sorry, but I can not find any post's about the M1 XEP lua script. I have even searched for posts on setting up the M1 in G4 and NR, and have found nothing.
I feel badly that my first two posts show my stupidity!
Thanks for your help guys.
July 4th, 2006, 04:41 PM
There appears to be a problem with searching the forums for short words, so don't feel bad about it.
I'll have to experiment again to get the correct syntax for the M1XEP, unless someone else can comment on it. Part of the problem is that I no longer have access to the M1XEP hardware.
Leave it with me.
July 10th, 2006, 05:12 PM
were you ever able to find out anything about support for the M1XEP?
July 10th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Yes, but the news isn't great. It requires a lot of hoops to leap through to get it going, and I don't think the version uploaded here even supports it. If you possibly can, I'd go for the serial version for now. I don't know when I'll have a chance to look at the M1XEP support again.
July 10th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the quick reply Rah! Too bad that it does not support it though. I guess I will have to have a dedicated XSP in order to use girder. That, and get a serial-usb cable.