Using LD2000 on a notebook
It is possible to use
Pangolin's LD2000 system on a notebook computer, however, the LD2000
software requires the
board in order to function.
hardware may be connected to the notebook computer in one of 3 ways:
MAGMA PCI Expansion System or other "Universal Docking
Station", which uses the PCMCIA card
bus or ExpressCard bus of the notebook to connect to a small box
where the QM2000 hardware is installed.
Depending on the model you choose, there are MAGMA systems
available which can hold anywhere from 1 to 13 QM2000 boards.
Information about the MAGMA PCI Expansion system can be found at:
- A Docking
Station can be used, as long as it has one or more
PCI slots available to insert the QM2000.
The availability of docking stations changes from time to time, as
laptop computer models change yearly. If you are interested in
using a docking station, you will need to seek out laptops which
have docking stations available. At this time, Dell and Lenovo
(formerly IBM Thinkpad) are two companies that make laptop
computers with available docking stations which a PCI slot. For
convenience, we have provided a few relevant links below:
Expansion Station for Dell XPS M1710 Notebook
Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad Advanced Dock
Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad Dock II
QM2000.NET system is Pangolin's latest, and most
highly-recommended product for use with laptop computers.
This is a small box the size of an external CD-ROM drive, with a
QM2000 board inside.
The QM2000.NET connects to a notebook (or desktop) computer trough the Ethernet
(network) connection, and it can be used in conjunction with your
existing Local Area Network, or may be connected directly to a
computer using a cross-over cable.
The network cable can be up to 100 meters long without using a hub or
repeater, and you can have up to 30 separate QM2000.NET boxes running
simultaneously using a hub. This allows you to do large-scale
shows, or shows that require the laser projector to be located far
away from the controlling computer.
See the QM2000.NET web page for more
This page last updated:
Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 AM