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    ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    ASCOM v6.1 has a new interface for astro video cameras as described here:

    http://www.ascom-standards.org/Help/...ace_IVideo.htm

    Is there an Imaging Source ASCOM driver for this new interface or is one in development?

    Dave

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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    Hello Dave,

    I am very sorry, but currently, there is no ASCOM support in work.
    Best regards
    Stefan
    IC Imaging Control Support

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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    Hi Stefan,

    That's a shame. I have used the ASCOM framework a lot and it really makes things easier for developers. For instance, all telescopes can be controlled with a common command set so I don't need to write specific low level code for each scope.

    Maybe some independent developer will produce a TIS ASCOM driver - fingers crossed.

    Dave

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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    Dave,

    I am very sorry, but I simply have not the time to write an ASCOM driver and the hardware and driver programmers are also bound to other projects.
    Best regards
    Stefan
    IC Imaging Control Support

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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    What about the dedicated TIS astro cameras sold through Celestron?
    The astro market I'm sure will put pressure on Celestron to accommodate ASCOM standards....does that fall back to you or do Celestron pick up the work??

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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    Hello

    since the same people are involved into the Celestron cameras, the answer is the same as last time. Sorry for that. However, maybe the Celestron people will do this. Here, we have no resources for this right now. I am very sorry for this.
    Best regards
    Stefan
    IC Imaging Control Support

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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Geissler View Post
    Hello

    since the same people are involved into the Celestron cameras, the answer is the same as last time. Sorry for that. However, maybe the Celestron people will do this. Here, we have no resources for this right now. I am very sorry for this.

    Stefan, we are working on a project that requires an ASCOM camera driver. I wish to use my Skyris camera for testing and will develop an ASCOM driver in-house. Do you provide an SDK or documentation that might help us in our efforts?

    Please feel free to email me privately - jeff@optecinc.com

    Thanks for your help,
    Jeff Dickerman
    Optec, Inc.

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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    Hi Jeff,

    the SDK is IC Imaging Control. It can be downloaded from free from http://www.theimagingsource.com/en_U...ort/downloads/
    It installs a documentation and samples too.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
    Best regards
    Stefan
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    Re: ASCOM v6.1 IVideo Driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Geissler View Post
    Dave,

    I am very sorry, but I simply have not the time to write an ASCOM driver and the hardware and driver programmers are also bound to other projects.

    I have been following this thread for some time and I appreciate your attempts to explain TIS's failure to address the requests of their loyal supporters. TIS is not a small struggling firm. Considering the probable thousands of avid amateur astronomers who have purchased your cameras, ignoring something as relevant as an ASCOM Driver is hard to believe. Your management should loosen up a few euros and develop a proper ASCOM driver. Failure to do so is nothing but stubborn indifference! When and if interest in your astronomy line ceases to exist, don't be surprised.

    Sincerely,

    FJ Angelini PE
    Chester County Astronomical Society
    West Chester, PA USA

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