Theia Technologies Announces MCR IQ Motor Control Board, MCR IQ Application

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.—Theia Technologies has announced its MCR IQ Motor Control Board series and new MCR IQ application.

The West Coast-based manufacturer states that its latest board facilitates operation of its motorized lenses to allow users to control zoom, focus, P-iris, and optional IR filters. Theia Technologies‘ motor control boards now include the MCR IQ application with graphical user interface (GUI) and Python module to easily send and receive commands from the board for rapid and convenient evaluation and integration of Theia’s motorized lenses. Theia Technologies boasts that users no longer have to worry about formatting the commands for the board through these product introductions. 

The Theia MCR IQ Python module converts motor steps into the specific commands required by the board and sends the commands to the board. According to the company, the companion GUI can easily operate the lens through the MCR IQ control board. Theia Technologies points out these programs are built and tested on the Windows operating system (OS) but are easily adapted for other operating systems.

Theia Technologies explains the motor control board connects to the host computer via USB, UART, or I2C connection, and the byte-string commands are the same regardless of connection method. The company also notes the MCR IQ Python module assumes a USB connection to a computer with a Windows operating system. The user may change this software to fit their needs, and Theia Technologies recommends that for more details to refer to the operator’s manual and CAD model. 

The company adds the purchase of the board now includes access to this application through a royalty free license and by using the application software (GUI and/or Python code). Moreover, the user agrees to the terms of Theia’s (standard BSD) license found on the company’s website. 

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