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Prodigy and Crestron
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Post 1 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 11:21
SWOInstaller
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We have a customer that has a prodigy system (4 audio zones and a PTX-3 for control of a theatre).

I know there is a firmware for the prodigy processor to allow the Crestron devices to communicate to it, but is there a firmware for the P-AMP and hardwired keypads (don't remember the model numbers) that will allow them to communicate to a Crestron processor.

The reason for the inquiry is their PTX-3 remote has died and they want a new one. the PTX3 (obviously discontinued) along with the MTX-3 so I want to suggest replacing the processor with an MC3 and get a new remote but want to ensure that the existing Prodigy equipment will communicate with the MC3 before I suggest this.
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Post 2 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 11:59
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You can add the Prodigy devices to normal (Full) Crestron systems now. This was enabled via database updates a while back.
Post 3 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 12:17
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As long as their Prodigy is a 3 series, why would you replace it? After applying the firmware, it becomes a MC3 with 1 program slot.
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OP | Post 4 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 12:51
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On December 20, 2016 at 12:17, kgossen said...
As long as their Prodigy is a 3 series, why would you replace it? After applying the firmware, it becomes a MC3 with 1 program slot.

I don't remember if it was a PMC3 or PMC2 but for some reason I am thinking its a PMC2
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Post 5 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 14:03
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On December 20, 2016 at 12:51, SWOInstaller said...
I don't remember if it was a PMC3 or PMC2 but for some reason I am thinking its a PMC2

Then he's hooped!
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Post 6 made on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 08:05
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Believe it is the PMC3-XP that can be upgraded with firmware to control all. Can still find on ebay.

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Post 7 made on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 10:33
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On December 21, 2016 at 08:05, FASTLs said...
Believe it is the PMC3-XP that can be upgraded with firmware to control all. Can still find on ebay.

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Or the PMC3. Have done a couple for customers.

Originally you had to have the XP version but the firmware works on all 3 series Prodigy processors.
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OP | Post 8 made on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 11:55
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I went onsite today to fix a couple other issues and confirmed that it is a PMC2 they have. I have confirmed with Crestron that all the existing prodigy equipment can be controlled by a 3-series Crestron processor as long as the prodigy equipment's firmware is up to date/most recent for prodigy and that the Crestron processor has the latest firmware and the programming software is running the latest releases.
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Post 9 made on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 12:46
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Does this enable a PMC3 to be used as a slave as well? Can you drop in in as a separate processor using a 3-series EISC?
Post 10 made on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 14:52
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On August 9, 2017 at 12:46, SWFLMike said...
Does this enable a PMC3 to be used as a slave as well? Can you drop in in as a separate processor using a 3-series EISC?

You could always use an EISC.

Can't add the PMC3 as a slave though.
Post 11 made on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 19:55
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That's actually kind of interesting... What's the difference?
Post 12 made on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 12:28
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On August 9, 2017 at 19:55, SWFLMike said...
That's actually kind of interesting... What's the difference?

an EISC lets you send/receive data between two programs.

slaving a control processor means it isn't running a program, instead the Master is talking directly to the slave's IR/COM/etc
Post 13 made on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 18:16
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Ah OK, thanks. And that makes more sense given the situation I'm working with.


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