Included with the MX610 was software called LCDC. It's a common software application used to communicate with
devices such as the Matrix Orbital devices. This was where all the real time took place in getting the usefulness
out of the MX610. Luckily there are some test files that came pre-installed with the software to point you in
the right direction.
LCDC has its own set up help files and online forums, so if you're ever stuck trying to figure something out,
you should be able to find an answer in one of those two places. I wanted to create my own custom special
character sets, and the LCDC web site was able to point me in the right direction. From the forums, I figured
out how to do custom bar graphs for percentages complete.
LCDC has several included plugins to interface with applications running on your machine. Some of them
include: Winamp, Multimedia extension, Speedfan, FRAPS, Stock Quotes, and Weather Information. Please
see their website for a complete listing. There are examples in the forums and in their test files to
direct you on how to use some of these plugins with the MX610.
LCDC has a link on their web page to plasticrandom.net, a site containing 3rd party plugins for LCDC. These plugins
are "use at your own risk." Personally, I had no problems with any of the ones I installed. I picked up one for
Nero Burning ROM, and one for Generic COM Objects. Other plugins on that site include overclocking, ATI Tray
Tool, T-Balancer, and IIS Monitoring.
The Nero Burning ROM plugin contains information on the entire burning process, including the stage in process,
percentage of burning complete, and information about the disc.
The COM plugin contains a way to interface with any COM processes that are occurring on your machine. It came
with examples for iTunes, which I use extensively. I did not test additional COM objects.