JMI Smart Focus
The Smart Focus system allows one to remotely control a JMI focuser or MOTOFOCUS unit (not included) using computer software. Popular CCD software (not included) can be used to automatically focus a CCD camera (a couple of examples are listed below).
For more information, see Purchasing Hints and Motor Control Diagrams where you can compare PCFC, DRO and Smart Focus. Smart Focus includes a hand control, AC adapter, focuser/encoder cable, serial computer cable and basic focuser control software. The hand unit has two directional focusing buttons, a variable speed control, a power jack, a DB-9 serial connector and a DRO encoder jack. It can be operated using a 9-volt alkaline battery (included).
One end of the focuser/encoder cable attaches to the hand control and the other end to the encoder assembly installed on the JMI focuser or MOTOFOCUS motor (required, see below). The serial cable connects between the hand control and the 9-pin serial port of a PC-compatible computer running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7.
Most current laptops do not include a 9-pin serial adapter. Therefore, you will need to purchase a USB to Serial Adapter (USB to 9-pin Serial). If you purchase a USB Null-Modem Serial Adapter you will also need a straight-through 9-pin serial cable as apposed to the 9-pin null-modem cable which we supply (please see note regarding serial ports).
JMI's standalone basic focuser control software (included on a CD and on our website) is sufficient to control the focuser through the PC. Automatic focusing can be accomplished through popular CCD imaging software (not included) such as Cyanogen's MaxIm DL/CCD (using SharpStar) and Software Bisque's CCDSoft (using @Focus).
|Manufacturer||Jims Mobile, Inc. (JMI)|