Any chance someone would create a XHC-WHB04b-4 plugin?

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Re: Any chance someone would create a XHC-WHB04b-4 plugin?

Postby cncdrive » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:25 am

No, the mach3 plugin is not any help and the manufacturer's API file is also a garbage (unreliable), so developing such plugin starts with analysing the USB trafic and understanding it and then to write an own HID control code.
It is basically a work like building an Enigma machine. :)
We've made it for the HB04, but since we have a better more featureful pendant by now (UCR201) for similar cost as those chinese pendants we support our own device instead of the chinese one.
So, I think a plugin will not be written unless if the manufacturer will write one. Or if some knowledgeable users will write one.

Another reason why we will not write a plugin is because as I said it is lots of work and these kind of manufacturers simply dumping/discontinueing their old products when they develop a new one, so this could become an endless development cycle for us if we always want to support all new chinese pendants.
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Re: Any chance someone would create a XHC-WHB04b-4 plugin?

Postby wright » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:20 am

Thanks for the reply, that is a pity as the wireless Pendant has many more features than either of the alternatives.

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Re: Any chance someone would create a XHC-WHB04b-4 plugin?

Postby cncdrive » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:12 am

No, the UCR201 is also a wireless pendant and has more features than the WHB04B-04. :)
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Re: Any chance someone would create a XHC-WHB04b-4 plugin?

Postby Willy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:51 pm

Oh that's a real shame this doesn't work I have one of these as well :-( I guess I could try and sell it.
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Re: Any chance someone would create a XHC-WHB04b-4 plugin?

Postby ger21 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:09 pm

Everyone that owns one should be emailing XHC every day.
It's their pendant, they should support it (and their customers).
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Re: Any chance someone would create a XHC-WHB04b-4 plugin?

Postby beefy » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:38 am

I always feel a lot safer when the same company manufactures the product AND writes the software for it.

This is exactly what Cncdrive is doing and thus they have total control of everything.
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