I am starting down the rabbit hole of controlling my AP 1100 GTO with encoders from my PC. I am completely new to this process and have been using the mount keypad up until now (8-10 sessions) with some success. I have downloaded the following off the AP support website:
FTDI Driver for USB on GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 .... PC version and the mount has a CP4
JAVA for Utilities and Keypad V5 Download
ASCOM V2 Driver & Platform....downloaded both
I have not downloaed the CP4 update as of yet but will.
I am planning to connect via ethernet from PC to CP4
I had downloaded PRISM Pro (which is ASCOM compliant) from OPT (sigh) ... I was getting various error messages including Windows Vista error message (I use Windows 10) so I uninstalled it and contacted Hyperion today to download directly from them...awaiting reply. I have yet to learn the platform, I did not have a mount to use PRISM with until 2 weeks ago.
I'm assuming that with all of the drivers above downloaded and a fresh copy of PRISM downloaded, I will be able to find and link to my mount somehow from inside PRISM and then it will all magically work together.
Other than for the cliff-like learning curve does this all seem correct? I'm just trying to get a general understanding of how the process is supposed to work. If this is the hard way to do it I'd love to hear the easy way.
Thank you in advance