We regularly get and welcome
inquiries about controlling
custom applications for using disc-handling automation with a variety of
disc-processing tasks (backup, archival, duplication, printing, "printing"
using Lightscribe, etc).
To answer such request, we have provided Dexterix with a simple yet comprehensive set of commands allowing custom applications to control the robot (via RS232 interface) as needed.
When automating "traditional" jobs such as duplication Dexterix can take care of bin management by itself. The disc-processing controller (or the software controlling the robot) sends simple commands such as "load a blank disc" or "take the disc to the output bin", without actually having to manage and specify the bin locations.
Alternatively, when the software (or the
disc-processing controller) needs to control specifically where each disc is
being taken from and respectively delivered to, commands are provided allowing
the transport of a disk between any 2 of the 9 possible locations.
Two types of commands -pick up a disc from a certain location and respectively
deliver the disc to a certain location- provide all one might need to
automatically perform the most complex disc processing tasks.
Have you developed a new application using Dexterix and consider sharing it with other enthusiasts? Please let us hear about it!