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Terminating DMX Lines and Connections (video)
This video shows, on a scope, what effect terminating resistors have on a RS-485 line carrying a DMX signal.
DMX and LOR Protocols (Presentation)
DMX and LOR Protocols (2010 Lone Star Holidays Workshop)   This PowerPoint explains the differences between the LOR and the DMX protocols down to a packet level (advanced level content!)
DMX listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10061: Connection is forcefully rejected
It is possible that when setting up LOR you get the following error: DMX listener error 3: Comm Winsock Error / 10061: Connection is forcefully rejected If so, see this article from LOR: http://forum
Running E1.11 / DMX 1990 Controllers (EasyPix, Dumb Controllers) from AlphaPix RS485 Interface
The AlphaPix pixel controller has the ability to output legacy, DMX 1990 / E1.11 data using RS485 to legacy controllers such as the EasyPix , common dumb RGB and non-RGB controllers and devices such a
DMX Programmer/Dongle Instructions
Instructions for installing and using the HolidayCoro DMX 3 Channel module programmer.   >>>>>>  Download Written Instructions   <<<<<<< He
Testing DMX output using your HolidayCoro DMX Programmer/Dongle (video)
The following video shows how you can use xLights (a free application) to test your HolidayCoro DMX controllers with the HolidayCoro Programmer/Dongle.  Using this test you will be able to deter
Programming your HolidayCoro DMX Controller using your HolidayCoro Programmer/Dongle (video)
The following video shows how to setup your USB programmer/dongle to program your HolidayCoro 3 channel DMX controller.    
DMX Wiring Cross Reference
HolidayCoro devices that use CAT5 wire for DMX signals (excluding E1.31 devices) are intended to be wired using pins 1 and 2 of CAT5 wiring (568B) for their RS485 DMX input signal. If you are using t
Wiring Up and Programming your HolidayCoro DMX Controller (flow chart and videos)
When setting the address via the DIP switches on the controller (accessible after removing the two screws and the cover of the controller), here is the chart for setting the address: http://www.holid
Understanding DMX (presentation)
DMX is the most wide spread and popular lighting protocol in the world and is the near de facto protocol used in the DIY lighting world today. The Understanding DMX class provides background on how D
Hand Held DMX Start Address Programmer Instructions
The following are the instructions on how to operate the HolidayCoro hand held programmer for DMX modules.  
DMX + Power over CAT5 System Details
Some of our products are built on a " DMX + Power over CAT5" system. This article explains about the system and why it may or may not be right for your display. There are cases where
Running Legacy RS485 Light-o-Rama Controllers and RS485 Based DMX (E1.11) and Ethernet Based (E1.31) DMX Controllers Together
If you have an existing LOR network or controllers and would like to integrate modern, standards based controllers into that network, this page shows a variety of different options available to you. N
Why does HolidayCoro offer a variable warranty on controllers?
Starting Jan 1, 2017, HolidayCoro moved from a standard warranty on all controllers to an variable warranty based on customer choice. Those choices are: No Warranty - the controller is sold as-is and
How to terminate an RS-485 CAT5 DMX line
DIP Switch Addressing Chart
Below is the link to our DMX Address DIP Switch Setting Chart:   Download PDF   You can also use our interactive DMX addressing tool below:     /
Setting up the ActiDongle for use with Light-O-Rama (LOR) Advanced Version 3.9
The following video shows how to configure the Light-O-Rama (LOR) sequencer application for use with the HolidayCoro ActiDongle :    
Software Applications Supported by HolidayCoro Lighting Controllers
HolidayCoro sells a wide variety of hardware that allow you to build most any project but what we don't sell is software - and for a good reason. We believe there are many good applications on the mar
How big of a power supply will I need for RGB lights?
This article provides information that will assist you in selecting the correct power supply for your project using our RGB lights and/or DMX controllers. If you are not comfortable with this process
The meaning and definition of common terms and words used at
The follow are a number of different terms and words that we use throughout our website.  They provide you with additional information and background to help complete your understanding of the p