New USB_Focus driver (2.0.0)

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Auvray Vincent

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Apr 21, 2013, 4:52:19 AM4/21/13
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Hi all

please find here a newly developped ASCOM driver.
http://rapidshare.com/files/2824482603/USB_Focus%20Setup%20v2.0.0.exe

This one embeds "backlash compensation" algorithms.
To modify usual values (revert, speed,..) please use this manager :

http://rapidshare.com/files/3147633858/USB_Focus%20manager%20v0.3.exe

For client software developpers, please take into account this one is synchronous, contrary to previous one.

(For your information, see conformance checker results)


Please share your feedbacks.


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Je vous propose de tester un nouveau driver ASCOM. Celui-ci embarque un système de compensation du backlash.
http://rapidshare.com/files/2824482603/USB_Focus%20Setup%20v2.0.0.exe

Pour modifier les valeurs de vitesse, inversement du sens de rotation,.. utilisez le manager disponible à cette adresse :
http://rapidshare.com/files/3147633858/USB_Focus%20manager%20v0.3.exe

Pour les développeurs d'applications clientes merci de prendre en compte que celui-ci est synchrone.

(voir résultats de la conformance ASCOM ci-joint).


Merci de partager vos impressions vos impressions test.


Best regards
Vincent


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RalphBln

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Apr 24, 2013, 8:02:10 AM4/24/13
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Dear Vincent,

Thanks for the heads up. I installed the new driver. I like that is's 64bit and the new settings dialog with the backlash compensation.

When testing the driver with my python application, I got strange temperature readouts (thousands instead of tens of degrees, see screenshot). I suppose I have to divide them by 100 to get the actual temperature in degrees Celsius?

And then, from time to time, I get an exception (probably thrown by ASCOM), stating:

"Temperature value wrong format. Message received from hardware :=0400"

The values displayed in the exception message are either even hundreds with a leading zero ("0300", "0400", ...) or even tens with a leading plus sign ("+20").

Interestingly, when I use the new driver with the POTH hub, the POTH dialog always displays the correct temperature.

What's more (I observed the same behavior with the previous driver version), while the focuser is moving, the driver returns a temperature value of 100. I was wondering if this is intended behavior or a bug.

My testing was not so thorough, but a couple of times, the focuser wouldn't move at all when told to, and the driver would would not respond and hang the application. I never had this with the old driver.

That's all about my observings so far. If I discover anything else, I will let you know.

P.S. I haven't forgot about the 12h test, just haven't had the time yet.. (I do not like to leave the stuff unobserved because my two cats have already shown more interest in the UFO than I feel comfortable with. Probably they think it's a mouse :) ).
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Manfred Maraun

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Apr 28, 2013, 7:28:03 PM4/28/13
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Hello Vincent,

some feedback on the new ASCOM driver:

I can report the same issue with the temperature, in APT it shows 1722 degrees instead of 17.22 

If you click on the focuser settings in APT it comes a message "already connected" before it opens the settings. Did not happen with v1.2.2.

Also APT tends to freeze up after a while even if the focuser isnt moving - just having the driver connected already leads to this problem.



Question: How do you set the temperature compensation in the new driver? It has now the backslash compensation but the temp compensation section is no longer available.


Best regards,
Manfred

Vincent Auvray

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Apr 29, 2013, 12:06:25 PM4/29/13
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Hello Manfred

thank you for the feedbacks !

I should check this temp issue. Could it be a localization problem "," instead of "."

Regarding temp comp. options I will add them in the next release, soon.


Best regards
Vincent
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Andrea Ermolli

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Sequence Generator Pro also freezes with the 2.0 driver making it unusable.
I reverted back to the old driver. The only issue with the old driver is that once in a while the temperature reading is 100c.

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May 30, 2014, 6:56:20 AM5/30/14
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Hi Vincent,

The rapidshare links are no longer working... any chance you could point another way to get new download links ?

Thanks

Robert Brian Brown

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May 30, 2014, 2:44:53 PM5/30/14
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These files are showing as virus, do not download them


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Vincent

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May 30, 2014, 4:11:04 PM5/30/14
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Hi Robert,

These files have been virus checked after compilation. Anyway I will check them again.

For my information which tool do you use ?


Best regards
Vincent

Robert Brian Brown

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May 30, 2014, 7:35:32 PM5/30/14
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Ralph L.

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Aug 25, 2014, 7:05:00 AM8/25/14
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Hello Vincent:

Can you repost a link to the old drivers? I'm trying to trouble shoot some problems I'm having with my new laptop and the latest drivers. I would like the the version 2.0 ASCOM driver and the USB_Focus v1.2 drivers.

I deleted my old copies before fully testing the new updated versions. Now I can't get anything to work right on my new laptop. The OpticalTelescopeManager_v03 software won't open the COM port with the latest drivers. Everything still works fine on my old laptop. I am curious to see if the software is still connecting to the old drivers somewhere on my computer.

Thank you,

Ralph

Vincent

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Aug 25, 2014, 5:13:04 PM8/25/14
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Hello Ralph,

Sure I will repost, along with new corrected 2.51 Ascom driver.

Best regards
Vincent

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Francesco Adami

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May 3, 2015, 5:15:19 PM5/3/15
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Hi Vincent,

any news about the new ascom drivers?
Kindly note that the below dowload link does not work, could prvide a new one?

Regards.

Francesco

RalphBln

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May 5, 2015, 6:13:39 PM5/5/15
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Hi Francesco,

If you are looking for version 2.51 of the ascom driver, it can be downloaded from here:


Cheers,
Ralph

stephan.wol...@gmail.com

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Jan 29, 2019, 5:47:28 PM1/29/19
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Dear Vincent,
I am trying to use USB Focus on an EaglePro (primalucelab) with windows 10, but I fail to
install the windows driver 32 and 64bit.
App stopps with „... endes prematurely because of an error“.
What can I do ?
Hope to hear soon from you,
Best regards,
Stephan

Gregorio Montero Gil

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Aug 27, 2020, 6:27:18 PM8/27/20
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I have installed the Windows drivers through the option: Enable / Disable Device Driver Signing in Windows 10 since by default it did not allow to install the driver. Later I have installed the ASCOM drivers but the problem continues.
When the connected devices are observed, only the usb port appears without the usb focus nomenclature.
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