Differences Between MP3 Directors

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Over the years, Light-O-Rama has released several different versions of MP3 directors.  Here are some pictures and descriptions to help you determine which MP3 director you have and what it's functionality:

 

 

Generation 1 LOR MP3 Directors

 

 

Generation 1 MP3 directors include the DC-MP3 and the original mDM-MP3 director.

 

Your DC-MP3 director may be just a plain circuit board, in a metal case that only contains the director, or as par of an LOR1602 controller:

 

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DC-MP3 Board

 

dcmp3case

DC-MP3 in Case.  Some cases were labeled DC-MP3 rather than LOR1602MP3.

 

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DC-MP3 as part of an LOR1602

 

The mDM-MP3 Mini Director is in a black plastic case.  The mDM-MP3 and the uMP3g3 look similar.  Be sure you carefully check the front of the unit.  the uMP3g3 will explicitly say it is a uMP3g3, while the older mDM-MP3 will not.  The uMP3g3 also has a power input connector that the mDM-MP3 does not.

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The Front and Back of an mDM-MP3 Mini Director.  Carefully compare these pictures to the uMP3g3 to ensure you have identified the correct version that you have.

 

 

Generation 3 LOR MP3 Directors

 

Light-O-Rama did not manufacture any Generation 2 MP3 directors.  Generation 3 MP3 directors include the G3-MP3 and the uMP3g3 Mini Director

 

The G3 MP3 director was sold in a metal case, or as part of an LOR160xMP3g3 controller.

 

g3mp3

 

Stand Alone G3MP3 Director

 

lor1602g3mp3

G3 MP3 Director as part of an LOR1602MP3g3.  LOR1600MP3g3 similar.  Note:  the LOR160xg3 looks similar but does NOT have an MP3 Director

 

lor1602nomp3

This is an LOR160xG3 that does not have an MP3 director.

 

 

The uMP3g3 was sold in a black plastic case.  It looks similar to the older mDM-MP3 director but has significant differences.

 

ump3frontump3back

The Front and Back of the uMP3g3 Mini Director.  To identify if you have a uMP3g3 or a mDM-MP3: the front of the uMP3g3 identifies it as such.  On the back of the uMP3g3 there is a power socket, while on the mDM-MP3 there is none.

 

 

Generation 4 LOR MP3 Directors

G4 MP3 Directors come in several variants, including the N4-G4-MP3 a metal case 4 port MP3 director with Director Link, 1 and 2 port black plastic directors without Director Link, and a 2 port adapter with Director Link will be available in the future.

 

n4g4link

 

Summary of Differences Between Directors

 

Director Name

Generation

Real Time Clock (Can have schedules)

Number of Ports

Supports LOR Enhanced Protocol

Supports LOR 500K/1000K speed

Supports Director Link

Has Display

DCMP3/LOR1602MP3

1

Yes

1

No

No

No

No

mDM-MP3 (Mini)

1

No

1

No

No

No

No

G3MP3/LOR160xMP3g3

3

Yes

2

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

uMP3-G3 (Mini)

3

No

1

Yes

Yes

No

No

N1uMP3G4 (mini)

4

No

1

Yes

Yes

No

No

N4-G4-MP3

4

Yes

4

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes