Re: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)


Jan 7, 2005

 


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#15751 Jan 7, 2005

i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..



----------------------------

#15758 Jan 7, 2005

Bear Creek Observatory has a third party driver just finishing beta testing

and about ready to ship. If should be out in a week or so and will be for

sale for $39 on our website and other fine astronomy outlets.



Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com





-----Original Message-----

From: Mark [mailto:astronomy@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:03 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi







i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..















Yahoo! Groups Links



----------------------------

#15761 Jan 7, 2005

Hi Jonathan,



I've got a Nikon D70. I've been using Images Plus but I'm moving to MaxIm DL now. Are you going to be

able to help a Nikon user soon? I've been a Nikon user for years. I looked at the Canon models but with

all the lenses I have I want to stay with Nikon. Now that I see so much has been built around the Canon

10D and now the 20D I wish I gone with one of them.



Let me know what you think.



Thanks,



Gary ----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 6:34 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Bear Creek Observatory has a third party driver just finishing beta testing

and about ready to ship. If should be out in a week or so and will be for

sale for $39 on our website and other fine astronomy outlets.



Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com





-----Original Message-----

From: Mark [mailto:astronomy@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:03 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi







i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..















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#15762 Jan 7, 2005

We have the D70 Beta in progress right now. If you want to participate just

signup at the following link:

www.bearcreekobservatory.com/nikonbetasignup.aspx



While I really love the 20D, and the 300D is a great Price/Performance, the

D70 has a few things going for it. It was much more difficult to support

than the Eos line, but after allot of work I have about equal feature

support for both Nikon and Canon. The D70 NEF format and the data transfer

is much faster than the 300D, but somewhat slower than the 20D. Not bad for

USB1.1! The D70 is also a true CCD vs. EOS is CMOS. The D70 can take

internal dark frames as well. So you are not out in the cold with the D70

anymore.



The Nikon's still don't have field upgradeable Firmware, and the shutter

control system just is a pain. It is IR or mechanical instead of a 2.5mm

plug like the 300D. This makes long exposure control a bit more work, but

when it is setup it works fine.



Thanks

Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:33 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Hi Jonathan,



I've got a Nikon D70. I've been using Images Plus but I'm moving to MaxIm DL

now. Are you going to be

able to help a Nikon user soon? I've been a Nikon user for years. I looked

at the Canon models but with

all the lenses I have I want to stay with Nikon. Now that I see so much has

been built around the Canon

10D and now the 20D I wish I gone with one of them.



Let me know what you think.



Thanks,



Gary ----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 6:34 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Bear Creek Observatory has a third party driver just finishing beta

testing

and about ready to ship. If should be out in a week or so and will be for

sale for $39 on our website and other fine astronomy outlets.



Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com





-----Original Message-----

From: Mark [mailto:astronomy@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:03 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi







i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..















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#15764 Jan 7, 2005

Maxim/DL can control the D70 with the Bear Creek Driver and automate the

taking of pictures and the calibration and processing of them afterwards. If

you have a goto mount you can also control your scope.



Maxim/DL can also control auto-guiders to allow you to take very long

exposures without star trailing.



The D70 driver I have written for Maxim/DL can use the IR cable you

purchased to control the camera for long exposures as well.







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 10:32 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Jonathan,



I'm new to your product so I'm not clear on where it fits in the scheme of

things.



Perhaps a little info on me will help:



1. I just recently purchased a Losmandy G-11 and the MaxIm DL software.

2. I've been using Mike Unsolds Images Plus which has the Nikon Shuttor

Control functionality.

3. I have Tim's modified Nikon IR Remote from OPT

4. Currently I connect my D70 to an HP Laptop using XP Pro (SP2)

5. Images Plus has the ability to convert the NEF files to TIFF format

6. I've been using both an SCT and a 80mm APO refractor for imaging.



So far all I've been doing is learning and tuning up mounts and scopes. This

includes

learning how to get everthing aligned.



I appreciate any guidance you can provide.



Gary



----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 9:25 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





We have the D70 Beta in progress right now. If you want to participate

just

signup at the following link:

www.bearcreekobservatory.com/nikonbetasignup.aspx



While I really love the 20D, and the 300D is a great Price/Performance,

the

D70 has a few things going for it. It was much more difficult to support

than the Eos line, but after allot of work I have about equal feature

support for both Nikon and Canon. The D70 NEF format and the data transfer

is much faster than the 300D, but somewhat slower than the 20D. Not bad

for

USB1.1! The D70 is also a true CCD vs. EOS is CMOS. The D70 can take

internal dark frames as well. So you are not out in the cold with the D70

anymore.



The Nikon's still don't have field upgradeable Firmware, and the shutter

control system just is a pain. It is IR or mechanical instead of a 2.5mm

plug like the 300D. This makes long exposure control a bit more work, but

when it is setup it works fine.



Thanks

Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:33 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Hi Jonathan,



I've got a Nikon D70. I've been using Images Plus but I'm moving to MaxIm

DL

now. Are you going to be

able to help a Nikon user soon? I've been a Nikon user for years. I looked

at the Canon models but with

all the lenses I have I want to stay with Nikon. Now that I see so much

has

been built around the Canon

10D and now the 20D I wish I gone with one of them.



Let me know what you think.



Thanks,



Gary

----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 6:34 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Bear Creek Observatory has a third party driver just finishing beta

testing

and about ready to ship. If should be out in a week or so and will be

for

sale for $39 on our website and other fine astronomy outlets.



Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com





-----Original Message-----

From: Mark [mailto:astronomy@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:03 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi







i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..















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#15767 Jan 8, 2005

Jonathan,



While we're on the subject of drivers, I see that you have a driver for the DSI. I assume this driver has an interface to

MaxIm DL as well. As you probably know, the Meade driver had some problems in its first release to the

public, especially running under XP. From what I was told there was a conflict between the LPI and DSI

driver that caused the DSI exe to hang or crash all together. I have both of these drivers installed and working

properly now. Does your code interface with the Meade driver or is it an all together separate driver? Any info

you can point me to on this would be appreciated.



I develop software too, but I do not work with drivers. I happen to notice your web site is written in ASP.NET. My company is just starting

to move new projects to .NET.



BTW: There's a typo on your home page: the word amateurs is spelled armatures at least a couple times on your

home page.



Thanks,



Gary ----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:46 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Maxim/DL can control the D70 with the Bear Creek Driver and automate the

taking of pictures and the calibration and processing of them afterwards. If

you have a goto mount you can also control your scope.



Maxim/DL can also control auto-guiders to allow you to take very long

exposures without star trailing.



The D70 driver I have written for Maxim/DL can use the IR cable you

purchased to control the camera for long exposures as well.







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 10:32 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Jonathan,



I'm new to your product so I'm not clear on where it fits in the scheme of

things.



Perhaps a little info on me will help:



1. I just recently purchased a Losmandy G-11 and the MaxIm DL software.

2. I've been using Mike Unsolds Images Plus which has the Nikon Shuttor

Control functionality.

3. I have Tim's modified Nikon IR Remote from OPT

4. Currently I connect my D70 to an HP Laptop using XP Pro (SP2)

5. Images Plus has the ability to convert the NEF files to TIFF format

6. I've been using both an SCT and a 80mm APO refractor for imaging.



So far all I've been doing is learning and tuning up mounts and scopes. This

includes

learning how to get everthing aligned.



I appreciate any guidance you can provide.



Gary





----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 9:25 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





We have the D70 Beta in progress right now. If you want to participate

just

signup at the following link:

www.bearcreekobservatory.com/nikonbetasignup.aspx



While I really love the 20D, and the 300D is a great Price/Performance,

the

D70 has a few things going for it. It was much more difficult to support

than the Eos line, but after allot of work I have about equal feature

support for both Nikon and Canon. The D70 NEF format and the data transfer

is much faster than the 300D, but somewhat slower than the 20D. Not bad

for

USB1.1! The D70 is also a true CCD vs. EOS is CMOS. The D70 can take

internal dark frames as well. So you are not out in the cold with the D70

anymore.



The Nikon's still don't have field upgradeable Firmware, and the shutter

control system just is a pain. It is IR or mechanical instead of a 2.5mm

plug like the 300D. This makes long exposure control a bit more work, but

when it is setup it works fine.



Thanks

Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:33 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Hi Jonathan,



I've got a Nikon D70. I've been using Images Plus but I'm moving to MaxIm

DL

now. Are you going to be

able to help a Nikon user soon? I've been a Nikon user for years. I looked

at the Canon models but with

all the lenses I have I want to stay with Nikon. Now that I see so much

has

been built around the Canon

10D and now the 20D I wish I gone with one of them.



Let me know what you think.



Thanks,



Gary

----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 6:34 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Bear Creek Observatory has a third party driver just finishing beta

testing

and about ready to ship. If should be out in a week or so and will be

for

sale for $39 on our website and other fine astronomy outlets.



Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com





-----Original Message-----

From: Mark [mailto:astronomy@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:03 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi







i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..















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#15776 Jan 8, 2005

The driver uses the lowest level of the Meade's layers driver. It goes

against the RAW data. With the current release of the beta and the Meade

driver installed I have no one reporting problems with it.



Thanks for the spelling corrections. I just love the MS Word Autocorrect

feature. It always (thinks) it nose what you were tring to seigh.



Jonathan



-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 5:14 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Jonathan,



While we're on the subject of drivers, I see that you have a driver for the

DSI. I assume this driver has an interface to

MaxIm DL as well. As you probably know, the Meade driver had some problems

in its first release to the

public, especially running under XP. From what I was told there was a

conflict between the LPI and DSI

driver that caused the DSI exe to hang or crash all together. I have both of

these drivers installed and working

properly now. Does your code interface with the Meade driver or is it an all

together separate driver? Any info

you can point me to on this would be appreciated.



I develop software too, but I do not work with drivers. I happen to notice

your web site is written in ASP.NET. My company is just starting

to move new projects to .NET.



BTW: There's a typo on your home page: the word amateurs is spelled

armatures at least a couple times on your

home page.



Thanks,



Gary ----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:46 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Maxim/DL can control the D70 with the Bear Creek Driver and automate the

taking of pictures and the calibration and processing of them afterwards.

If

you have a goto mount you can also control your scope.



Maxim/DL can also control auto-guiders to allow you to take very long

exposures without star trailing.



The D70 driver I have written for Maxim/DL can use the IR cable you

purchased to control the camera for long exposures as well.







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 10:32 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Jonathan,



I'm new to your product so I'm not clear on where it fits in the scheme of

things.



Perhaps a little info on me will help:



1. I just recently purchased a Losmandy G-11 and the MaxIm DL software.

2. I've been using Mike Unsolds Images Plus which has the Nikon Shuttor

Control functionality.

3. I have Tim's modified Nikon IR Remote from OPT

4. Currently I connect my D70 to an HP Laptop using XP Pro (SP2)

5. Images Plus has the ability to convert the NEF files to TIFF format

6. I've been using both an SCT and a 80mm APO refractor for imaging.



So far all I've been doing is learning and tuning up mounts and scopes.

This

includes

learning how to get everthing aligned.



I appreciate any guidance you can provide.



Gary





----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 9:25 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





We have the D70 Beta in progress right now. If you want to participate

just

signup at the following link:

www.bearcreekobservatory.com/nikonbetasignup.aspx



While I really love the 20D, and the 300D is a great Price/Performance,

the

D70 has a few things going for it. It was much more difficult to support

than the Eos line, but after allot of work I have about equal feature

support for both Nikon and Canon. The D70 NEF format and the data

transfer

is much faster than the 300D, but somewhat slower than the 20D. Not bad

for

USB1.1! The D70 is also a true CCD vs. EOS is CMOS. The D70 can take

internal dark frames as well. So you are not out in the cold with the

D70

anymore.



The Nikon's still don't have field upgradeable Firmware, and the shutter

control system just is a pain. It is IR or mechanical instead of a 2.5mm

plug like the 300D. This makes long exposure control a bit more work,

but

when it is setup it works fine.



Thanks

Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:33 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Hi Jonathan,



I've got a Nikon D70. I've been using Images Plus but I'm moving to

MaxIm

DL

now. Are you going to be

able to help a Nikon user soon? I've been a Nikon user for years. I

looked

at the Canon models but with

all the lenses I have I want to stay with Nikon. Now that I see so much

has

been built around the Canon

10D and now the 20D I wish I gone with one of them.



Let me know what you think.



Thanks,



Gary

----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 6:34 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Bear Creek Observatory has a third party driver just finishing beta

testing

and about ready to ship. If should be out in a week or so and will be

for

sale for $39 on our website and other fine astronomy outlets.



Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com





-----Original Message-----

From: Mark [mailto:astronomy@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:03 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi







i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..















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#15780 Jan 8, 2005

Funny! "seigh" ----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 9:36 AM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





The driver uses the lowest level of the Meade's layers driver. It goes

against the RAW data. With the current release of the beta and the Meade

driver installed I have no one reporting problems with it.



Thanks for the spelling corrections. I just love the MS Word Autocorrect

feature. It always (thinks) it nose what you were tring to seigh.



Jonathan



-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 5:14 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Jonathan,



While we're on the subject of drivers, I see that you have a driver for the

DSI. I assume this driver has an interface to

MaxIm DL as well. As you probably know, the Meade driver had some problems

in its first release to the

public, especially running under XP. From what I was told there was a

conflict between the LPI and DSI

driver that caused the DSI exe to hang or crash all together. I have both of

these drivers installed and working

properly now. Does your code interface with the Meade driver or is it an all

together separate driver? Any info

you can point me to on this would be appreciated.



I develop software too, but I do not work with drivers. I happen to notice

your web site is written in ASP.NET. My company is just starting

to move new projects to .NET.



BTW: There's a typo on your home page: the word amateurs is spelled

armatures at least a couple times on your

home page.



Thanks,



Gary

----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:46 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Maxim/DL can control the D70 with the Bear Creek Driver and automate the

taking of pictures and the calibration and processing of them afterwards.

If

you have a goto mount you can also control your scope.



Maxim/DL can also control auto-guiders to allow you to take very long

exposures without star trailing.



The D70 driver I have written for Maxim/DL can use the IR cable you

purchased to control the camera for long exposures as well.







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 10:32 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





Jonathan,



I'm new to your product so I'm not clear on where it fits in the scheme of

things.



Perhaps a little info on me will help:



1. I just recently purchased a Losmandy G-11 and the MaxIm DL software.

2. I've been using Mike Unsolds Images Plus which has the Nikon Shuttor

Control functionality.

3. I have Tim's modified Nikon IR Remote from OPT

4. Currently I connect my D70 to an HP Laptop using XP Pro (SP2)

5. Images Plus has the ability to convert the NEF files to TIFF format

6. I've been using both an SCT and a 80mm APO refractor for imaging.



So far all I've been doing is learning and tuning up mounts and scopes.

This

includes

learning how to get everthing aligned.



I appreciate any guidance you can provide.



Gary





----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 9:25 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] D70 support from BCO (was:question on meade dsi)





We have the D70 Beta in progress right now. If you want to participate

just

signup at the following link:

www.bearcreekobservatory.com/nikonbetasignup.aspx



While I really love the 20D, and the 300D is a great Price/Performance,

the

D70 has a few things going for it. It was much more difficult to support

than the Eos line, but after allot of work I have about equal feature

support for both Nikon and Canon. The D70 NEF format and the data

transfer

is much faster than the 300D, but somewhat slower than the 20D. Not bad

for

USB1.1! The D70 is also a true CCD vs. EOS is CMOS. The D70 can take

internal dark frames as well. So you are not out in the cold with the

D70

anymore.



The Nikon's still don't have field upgradeable Firmware, and the shutter

control system just is a pain. It is IR or mechanical instead of a 2.5mm

plug like the 300D. This makes long exposure control a bit more work,

but

when it is setup it works fine.



Thanks

Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com







-----Original Message-----

From: Gary Copeland [mailto:gmcopeland52@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:33 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Hi Jonathan,



I've got a Nikon D70. I've been using Images Plus but I'm moving to

MaxIm

DL

now. Are you going to be

able to help a Nikon user soon? I've been a Nikon user for years. I

looked

at the Canon models but with

all the lenses I have I want to stay with Nikon. Now that I see so much

has

been built around the Canon

10D and now the 20D I wish I gone with one of them.



Let me know what you think.



Thanks,



Gary

----- Original Message -----

From: Jonathan Fay

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 6:34 PM

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi





Bear Creek Observatory has a third party driver just finishing beta

testing

and about ready to ship. If should be out in a week or so and will be

for

sale for $39 on our website and other fine astronomy outlets.



Jonathan Fay

www.bearcreekobservatory.com





-----Original Message-----

From: Mark [mailto:astronomy@...]

Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:03 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question on meade dsi







i know this was asked a while back but i lost track of it has maxim

dl developed drivers for the dsi for maxim or is it still in

development?



mark



sorry if this has been answered..















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