Naples USB / PC Lamp Reel & Switch Game Controller, product
code NICRUF, from Aardvark Embedded Solutions Ltd. (AES)
is a fully featured AWP lamp and reel controller, driven
from a PC via an industry standard USB connection.
The compact controller card carries
a powerful, high-speed microcontroller, that shoulders all
responsibility for the sub-millisecond,low-level control of up to 256
matrix lamps and 8 reels. It is designed to drive the 12 volt, 1.2 Watt
bulbs and 48 step 12 / 24 volt reel motors common
throughout the AWP industry, although it
is not inherently limited to AWP applications.
The AES approach is to use the embedded controller
to relieve the PC of the need to handle high speed, sub-millisecond control,
as it is unable to meet such tight timing requirements.
We then use the high bandwidth and low latency of a USB connection to give the
PC application detailed control over the "high level" actions of the lamps and reels.
A brochure describing this is available
for download here
and more details as to how to use this Naples Controller
are avaialble on our technical details page.