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    Question how connect ctf to metadimention?

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    i have herkules ctf and i want to conect to metadimention
    but i don't konw can i connect it throw direct connection
    or i should buy pci interface and speedway dongle
    thank's in advance
    Last edited by arash; 08-03-2011 at 08:05 PM.

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    You must have Speedway Taxi PCI Interface to connect your Herkules with Metadimension.

    You need to install the Metadimension software and after that install also the Speedway Engine Manager to drive HDM Speedway based setter.

    rgds

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooftop View Post
    You must have Speedway Taxi PCI Interface to connect your Herkules with Metadimension.

    You need to install the Metadimension software and after that install also the Speedway Engine Manager to drive HDM Speedway based setter.

    rgds
    thanks a lot my friend
    but where can i get Speedway Engine Manager and
    what is the HDM speedway

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    Speedway engine manager is on the Metadimension disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shampa View Post
    Speedway engine manager is on the Metadimension disc.
    do you mean Speedway engine manager is software?!

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    what is the HDM speedway stands for?
    thanks

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    Hi there,

    HDM stand for Heidelberger Druckmashincen AG (or Heidelberg), sorry to confuse you.

    Heidelberg Metadimension Software (DVD) contain the RIP software and software driver to control the setter (can be Heidelberg CtF and CtP), they called it Engine Manager.

    This Engine Manager software communicate with the hardware interface (mostly PCI card) that plug in to your computer/server and this interface drive the setter (Heidelberg setter).

    For older setter (CtF) like Herkules, Quasar/Duosetter, the hardware interface called PCI Speedway Taxi Interface. The data cable is TAXI cable. (the same cable that used to connect Delta Tower with the setter).

    For newer setter (CtF and CtP) like Primesette, Prosetter, and Suprasetter, the hardware interface called PCI Speedway LVDS Interface. The data cable is Cat6 STP with RJ45 connector.

    Specially for Topsetter, the hardware interface they called PIF Board (from Screen), with special data cable.

    And for Quicksetter (CtF), they still use SCSI (but I'm not sure about this).

    Both PCI Speedway Taxi and PCI Speedway LVDS using the same Engine Manager which is Speedway Engine Manager.

    rgds

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    thanks a lot for useful information (rooftop)

    do you have an image PCI Speedway Taxi Interface
    or name some manufactures that produces this cards
    i think i have this stock but i'm not sure

    thanks
    Last edited by arash; 08-13-2011 at 06:02 AM. Reason: add some detail

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    hello to all
    when i refer to metademetion documentation said:

    "Hardware connection is established via HDPP PCI board with TAXI interface (PCI-SDW-IF3).
    Software connection is established via Speedway Engine Manager with GDAPI 2.0 interface"

    first what is HDPP pci and GDAPI 2.0?

    dose anyone know is there any dictionary that show such abbreviation in normal text?

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    hello to all
    when i refer to metademetion documentation said:

    "Hardware connection is established via HDPP PCI board with TAXI interface (PCI-SDW-IF3).
    Software connection is established via Speedway Engine Manager with GDAPI 2.0 interface"

    first what is HDPP pci and GDAPI 2.0?

    dose anyone know is there any dictionary that show such abbreviation in normal text?

    thank in advance for your help

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    Hi Arash,

    HDPP means Heidelberg Prepress, what you have mentioned about HDPP PCI is the Speedway Interface (PCI-SDW-IF3)that I have mention in my previous posts (PCI Speedway TAXI interface). The interface using PCI slot for your computer server. This is the hardware interface from the RIP which is Metadimension to the setter like Herkules or Quasar/Duosetter.

    About GDAPI, well I am not very sure about this but maybe it stand for Graphic Device Application Program Interface. The number indicating the version. From my point of view, this GDAPI was the programming/driver/software for the hardware interface mention above.

    Those are Heidelberg terms. You can only have the hardware interface from Heidelberg, the TAXI cable used is the same with the one used with Delta Tower

    rgds

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    Quote Originally Posted by arash View Post
    hi
    i have herkules ctf and i want to conect to metadimention
    but i don't konw can i connect it throw direct connection
    or i should buy pci interface and speedway dongle
    thank's in advance
    I must ask you one thing before make suggestion, do you have any type of connection between pc and hercules? any speedway interface card?

    if you have you can use matashooter to send tiff to ctf, or if you don't have then you need to buy it and connect it to metadimension engine.

    If you think about some affordable and transitional variants, before buy ctp, you can use some speedway card for 50 euro and solve this problem, or you want to have graphical interface in metadimension to see when film expose, when film cut and develop you need to buy heidelberg interface card with support for hercules machine. That solution is much more (500) euros.

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    Where I can buy

    Quote Originally Posted by dejanzl View Post
    I must ask you one thing before make suggestion, do you have any type of connection between pc and hercules? any speedway interface card?

    if you have you can use matashooter to send tiff to ctf, or if you don't have then you need to buy it and connect it to metadimension engine.

    If you think about some affordable and transitional variants, before buy ctp, you can use some speedway card for 50 euro and solve this problem, or you want to have graphical interface in metadimension to see when film expose, when film cut and develop you need to buy heidelberg interface card with support for hercules machine. That solution is much more (500) euros.
    Do you know where I can find this card where I can buy

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