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DM8000 control over ethernet via Crestron

Hi all!

Does anyone know if you can control a Klark Teknik DM8000 with Crestron through the ethernet port in the DM80 card?

I don't want to use the RS232 and I don't want to buy an extra DM801. Surely it must be possible, otherwise they've missed a trick here.

drebla Contributor - Level 1 2019-12-10

2019-12-10

DM8000 control over ethernet via Crestron

Hi all!

Does anyone know if you can control a Klark Teknik DM8000 with Crestron through the ethernet port in the DM80 card?

I don't want to use the RS232 and I don't want to buy an extra DM801. Surely it must be possible, otherwise they've missed a trick here.

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Re: DM8000 control over ethernet via Crestron

It requires the use of the DM801 to do the Ethernet to RS232 translation. It can only be controlled via RS232 without the DM801.

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Re: DM8000 control over ethernet via Crestron

Hi Drew ( @drebla ), 

 

Welcome to the community.  Found this on the Crestron subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/crestron/comments/aoluwk/controlling_klark_teknik_dm8000_dsp/

 

It looks like they have a control protocol called DTP (DM8000 Text Protocol) but it's only supported on the RS232 port.  It's strange in that it looks like the DM801 is just an RS232 to Ethernet "translator' that takes the RS232 text protocol and converts it to either TCP, or more likely UDP protocol.   I suspect that someone with a bit a debug skills could use Wire Shark to RE the Ethernet side and figure it out. 

 

Why are you against using the DM801? 

 

Ken

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Re: DM8000 control over ethernet via Crestron

Hi Ken.

Thanks for the feedback. RS232 is a bit old school for my company so we don't really like to use it unless it's absolutely necessary. I'm not totally against using the DM801 it's just a bit annoying that ethernet control is not integrated in new tech now adays. Plus it's just something else in the chain to go wrong and have to hide in a compact office.

I'll probably give it a go anyway and see how it holds up.