I am working on a project where I have a microcontroller box reading sensor values and then sending them to a PC running max via a usb-serial cable.
Then in max/msp I want to use the data to generate DMX fade values and send them out to a string of lights (approximately 30 connected serially).
I have been looking at buying a Lanbox DMX controller but I am not sure which one to get. The LCM or LCE?
The reason I ask is because the LCM communicates via USB-Serial and I was wondering if this will cause problems/bottleneck if I am using two different serial ports in Max? I have found that WIndows XP and software usage of serial ports can be finicky.
If I get the LCE it has ethernet and I wonder if this will be a better interface (assuming I can communicate to it using UDP in max).
Any recommendations are appreciated!
Here are the two DMX boxes: