14 Nov 2006

This is how we set up our Lumina button response box with Presentation using the parallel port.


  • get an RJ45 to D25 connector (e.g. from Minitran)
  • connect pin 5 (green cable; trigger pulse) with pin no. 10 on parallel port
  • connect pin 8 (white/grey cable; ground) with pin no. 24 on parallel port

Use hyperterminal to configure the Lumina response box:

  • start hyperterminal
  • click cancel
  • File > Properties
  • connect using COM1
  • set:
    • baud rate = 9600
    • data bits = 8
    • stop bits = 1
    • flow control = none

Settings Lumina response box:

  • 9600 baud

Configure Presentation:

  1. In Presentation, select the Settings tab and then select Response on the left.
  2. Click the Parallel Port Device button: Presentation, Settings tab, Response
  3. On the Parallel Input Device dialogue box, enter the following settings. Parallel Input Device
  4. Click Close.
  5. Click the Serial Input Device button:
  6. On the Serial Input Device Settings dialogue box, enter the following settings. Serial Input Device Settings
  7. Click OK.
  8. Select Port on the left, and enter the following settings: Presentation, Settings tab, Port