All information in this homepage is dealing with the control
program for reflecta diamator projectors written by
The program is a beta-release and there is only a
available (self inflating archive). A Linux Version is planned and will make use
of the XForms library, but I have less time to work on this project and I have not
such a projector anymore.
There is a preview (12kB)
to take a look at the programs appearance. The cable specs (postscript) are also there.
If you want to know more about the reflecta diamator projector see
- can control up to 4 projectors
- graphic user interface with mouse support
- can run a script
- brightness-mixer for controlling 2 projectors with one fader
- MSDOS 3.3 or higher
- i286-PC or better
- at least one free serial port,
- vga-graphic-card, optionally a BGI-driver for your svga-card
- if you don't have a mouse you will need a mousedriver to work around
a bug with the faders
- about 250 kByte free memory
- you need one serial port for each projector to control,
there is no possibility to chain them in a bus,
if you have a bus-mouse you can control up to 4 projectors
- only the diamator 2502 AF is supported
Put the downloaded diamat.exe in a directory of your choice, then execute it.
Now there should be two subdirectories exist, one for your diashow scripts named DAT
and another for the supplied BGI-driver named BGI. The program to start is named
mmoffice.exe. There is also a batch file to demonstrate the use of the bgi-driver argument.
Using the program
Operating the faders
/D gives you a menu to select a graphic driver
~drivername lets you make use of a non-standard bgi-driver,
you may pad the name with '-' (minus) up to 8 chars to
append a number of a mode to select
mmoffice ~oakv600 [ENTER]
will use the file oakv600.bgi as bgi-driver with mode 0
mmoffice ~egavga--1 [ENTER]
will use the file egavga.bgi as bgi-driver with mode 1
There is the possibility to write scripts to perform a more automated diashow.
You must use a script if you want control two projectors to fade in and out
simultaneously. Please use the demo script for a first start. The language
is easy to understand, only few reserved words exist. The structure is like an
assembler. One can make use of labels with jumps, subcalls and macros.
A listing of the parsed script is made while loading the script to have the possibility
to check for errors.
mmoffice.exe Copyright 1997 by Thomas Pantzer
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for noncommercial
use and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice
appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission
notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of the Author not be
used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software
without specific, written prior permission. The Author makes no representations about
the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is"
without expressed or implied warranty.
Thomas Pantzer ,