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  1. George
  2. MODX
  3. Friday, 07 December 2018
Just wondering after reading relevant posts ...

https://www.yamahasynth.com/ask-a-question/montage-w-dell-remote-multi-touch-screen-demo
https://yamahasynth.com/forum/remote-display-of-montage-screen

...whether this is also supported by MODX.
Are the hardware of both machines involved in this chain the same? (resulting in similar support for USB interface and Monitors??)
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The primary consumer for this feature are Yamaha reps and artists who demo the keyboard. Ripping this feature out of MODX would make it more difficult to demo effectively. That said, someone has to test this unsupported feature and report back.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 1
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We had it working on MODX also. My feeling is that the touch response is a bit slower than using it with MONTAGE. But it worked over a few days without any problems. We used the "Plugable USB 2.0 to VGA … Adapter" and the Dell S2240T.

Despite that allow me to remind that it is not an official supported feature. Everyone can use it on his own risk but may lose warranty if something unexpected might happen.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 2
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Ι would use it mainly to familiarize myself with the modx interface. Simply more convenient from the small screen and strictly for studio use.

Are you aware of any Dell S2240T compatible screen (dell, or whatever)?

The specific MODEL seems to be discontinued (...at least here in Greece...)
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 3
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Are you aware of any Dell S2240T compatible screen (dell, or whatever)?


Unfortunately no. We just have this one unit and that is the only experience.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 4
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Anyone using the MODX this way?

Would be nice to find a connection and monitor.
  1. one week ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 5
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Some useful feedback on the subject, after practically researching it.


  1. The "Plugable USB 2.0 to VGA … Adapter" works perfectly and the display on any monitor (i've tested 2) was fine.


  1. The main problem is to find a compatible monitor. I've tested next Dell's monitor Dell P2418HT, with no touch response. Quite obvious because the touch is through a USB3 port of the monitor, something MODX doesn't support. I've also tested an LG old one ( 19mb15t-i model ), which although it has an USB2 port, doesn't responded to touch. In fact that monitor cannot connect as a second (touch) monitor even with a laptop.


Fortunately i was able to return both (it's a long and funny story), so avoid them if you're in general interested in the subject.

My summary is that it would be quite difficult to do it, if you cannot (as me) find a Dell S2240T (discontinued). All new touch screen monitors are USB3 port equipped for the touch connection....
  1. 6 days ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 6
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If you look at other forums which discuss GenOS - you can see that contacting customer support has revealed some nice support in terms of which USB-to-video interfaces are supported (and why). You'll also find hints at what makes the monitor touch compatible - although not from what I would deem as an official source. GenOS doesn't support the touch part at all - so they have no concern to follow-up with that. However, it seems that getting the right support help employee would yield some useful information on what other monitors may support touch. I have a few candidates I think would probably work beyond the Dell. One's from Planar and still available (they hardly ever retire monitors). I'm looking primarily for the touch protocol (egalax) and also, for grins, looking that it supports HID touchscreen as well. The screen is a published resolution - and some smaller panels do not support the full resolution - so I avoid those. The larger monitors support much higher resolutions - so this is not an issue.

With a Dell S2240T and some time I could probably create a device which translates Android or Windows screen touches to MODX screen touches and the screen can be displayed on Windows or most Android devices fairly easily using a different cable also mentioned in the GenOS forums (presents MODX video as a USB webcam on another device). I don't think there's enough critical mass to spend the time to do this as a kickstarter/similar project. I think Yamaha recognizes the value of an external screen (maybe external touchscreen too) - so I wouldn't want to work on something already in the dev. pipeline of the future firmware.
  1. 5 days ago
  2. MODX
  3. # 7
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