Since late 1999, the QM2000 board has been the
hardware portion of Pangolin's LD2000 series of software. Although
it was designed in 1999 with cooperation of Motorola, it was
designed to have a very long usable lifetime, with built-in
expansion capabilities and support for scan rates greater than
four times the 30K state-of- the-art at the time.
capability and expandability of the QM2000 was recognized by ILDA,
in the form of a First Place Fenning Award for Outstanding
Technical Achievement in the year 2000.
Pangolin continues to add value to the
QM2000 with free automatic firmware updates, as well as hardware
add-ons such as the Lasershow
Player model CD2000. And now, our latest hardware add-on is a
Network Adapter Board which can be connected directly to the
The QM2000.NET provides for very simple and
truly plug-and-play operation. Just position the QM2000.NET system
close to (or installed within) your laser projector, connect it
to a computer via Ethernet cable, and use any software within the
LD2000 suite. If you want to expand the number of projectors
controlled, or create large scale shows using numerous laser
projectors, this is no problem with the QM2000.NET, since you
only need to connect them together with standard 10/100 Ethernet
QM2000.NET hardware platform is the combination of a QM2000
board with Pangolin's Network Adapter Board. Normally, this is
sold as a 19-inch rack mount enclosure which includes a power
supply, Network Adapter Board and associated wiring.
This is a very good hardware configuration for fixed
installations such as amusement parks and cruise ships where
rack-mounted equipment is commonplace.
For portability, Pangolin also
offers a much smaller, lightweight unit, which is more
convenient to carry around and use with a laptop computer.
This sturdy laptop-friendly box includes the power supply and the Network
Adapter Board. This box can be connected to your local network or directly to
your computer. The size of this small box is 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches (19 x 19 x
many clients will want to purchase one of the complete
hardware-in-a-box solutions described above, dealers and
manufacturers may prefer to purchase the
Network Adapter Board separately, as an OEM product, so that
they can embed a QM2000.NET directly into a laser projector.
In fact, this is already being done right now. One
example is the company Laser Image BV in The Netherlands. Laser
the QM2000.NET system directly into a very tiny laser projector
that they use on their large-scale shows. One example of a
large-scale show is the
Awakenings Rave 2006 in The Netherlands,
where 13 separate projectors were used, spread out over a
relatively large area.
QM2000.NET is typically deployed in a wired
configuration, with 10/100 Ethernet cable connecting the master laser computer to remote
However, you can also use standard
wireless Ethernet devices. Since these merely encode and transmit
Ethernet signals, they work great in situations where projectors
are very widely scattered.
The QM2000.NET is available
now, in the 19-inch or
laptop-friendly enclosure, as well as in the
The US List price for the
19-inch rack mount QM2000.NET enclosure is $795.
The US List price for the
laptop-friendly QM2000.NET enclosure is $695.
board-level QM2000.NET adapter is only available
to dealers and OEMs.
Pangolin for more information about this.
Note that these prices do not
include the QM2000 board itself, which has an
additional cost if you don't already have an
LD2000 system. For example, if you
want to purchase an LD2000 Intro system with
QM2000.NET, the US-Suggested retail price for the
combination is $1495 + $795 =
If you already have a QM2000 board whose serial number
is above 7400, and you would like
to purchase only the QM2000.NET, this is possible,
and the prices shown above apply with no
additional costs (except shipping).
If your QM2000
is below serial number 7400 it will not work in
the QM2000.NET without modification. The
modification is time-consuming and expensive, and
not always successful. Therefore if your QM2000 is
below serial number 7400, we recommend you
continue using it in the PCI slot of a desktop
computer or docking station. Alternatively you can
trade in the older board for a brand new QM2000
board. The trade-in cost is $800.
information about the QM2000.NET hardware
platform, contact us