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Connecting to a Host PC


To use the device in Controller Mode or to access the USB Console, the device must be connected to a host PC using a USB cable.


The device enumerates as a CDC and as a custom device class. The former is used for the USB Console while the latter is used for DMX / RDM controller messages.

To use the device as a DMX/RDM controller, libusb will need to be installed. See the OLA installation instructions for more details.


The CDC driver is pre-installed on Mac OS X versions 10.7 and above.


The cdc_acm module is included in most distribution's kernels.



Under the Apple menu select About This Mac. Then click on System Report.

As shown below, under the USB section you should see a device called 'Ja Rule' or 'OLE'.

OLE device connected to a Mac


On Linux, the lsusb tool can be used to locate the device.

$ lsusb -d 1209:aced
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 1209:aced InterBiometrics

The device will report as a InterBiometrics device. Full details are displayed by passing the -v option:

$ lsusb -d 1209:aced -v
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 1209:aced InterBiometrics 
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceSubClass         2 ?
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x1209 InterBiometrics
  idProduct          0xaced 
  bcdDevice            0.00
  iManufacturer           1 Open Lighting Project
  iProduct                2 Ja Rule
  iSerial                 3 2dc8:1eaaf990