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Avolites and Avolites Media with three new products at PLASA and LDI '12

Avolites Media Sapphire Media ConsoleAvolites and Avolites Media launched three products and new Titan Operating system at PLASA 2012. Avolites unveiled the Titan One virtual console and Titan Version 6, while Avolites Media showcases the Ai Infinity Media Servers and launched the Sapphire Media console which was honoured with an Innovation Award at PLASA. All new products will also be on show at LDI 2012 in Las Vegas, October 19-21. at booth #1129, Creative Stage Lighting.
Avolites Titan V6 not only offers support of Titan-Net distributed DMX but also a host of new features such as the ability of assignable global and individual rate masters to enable override of BPM and Times, auto-legend for colours, gobos and video clips as well as to hand draw into pixel mapper with Avo Quicksketch or display imported jpeg or text. Advanced theatrical features offer Move in Dark, Block Cues and This Cue Only functions. The new Graphical Patch View provides intuitive analysis of the console's patched fixtures.
The Titan One virtual console is the cost effective solution for every lighting application. Titan One offers fast and intuitive control of intelligent lighting, Dimmers and LED effects from one on screen console. Titan One DMX USB Dongle allows the user to output one line of DMX on any of the 12 lines with the full functionality of Avolites Titan Software. Included features are Pixelmapper, Quicksketch, Media Clip Select, Attribute Control-Blades and Shape Generator.
Titan-Net is Avolites Hi-speed network data link allowing any Titan console to control up-to 64 DMX Universes. The system deploys "Titan-Net Processing Nodes" with each T-NPN producing 8 physical universes of DMX and a further eight universes over Art-Net, giving a powerful 16 universes per Node. Avolites strong heritage in live performance has led to special attention being paid to fast system update speed and low flash latency.
Avolites demonstrated their compact TITAN Mobile, which has been developed around operator feedback and ergonomically designed and set as a high performance, versatile solution for designers on the go and venues with limited space. This compact unit accommodates live playbacks, solo and flash buttons, user programmable buttons and attribute controllers. As one of the Titan range it also benefits from Avolites user friendly TITAN operating system. With high performance functions such as Undo/Redo, fan across groups, freeze attributes and an Avo ‘Quicksketch’ tool to allow for a variety of customization options. In addition to these, it’s enhanced by wheel acceleration, keystone, blade and graphical controls while Thro and @ keys allow dimmer and fixtures to be selected and the intensity applied numerically.
The Sapphire Touch, Avolites top-of-the-range stage lighting control console will also be shown with its integrated Titan V6 operating system. It also offers dual touch screen monitors for an enhanced workflow. Designed for large scale arena tours the Sapphire Touch has been developed for efficient and smooth automated playback operation with the introduction of 45 motorised faders and Tricolour optical trackball functionality and delivers a unique Saturn ring, giving X, Y, Z axis to ensure simultaneous control. This popular new console from Avolites Ltd. also contains multi-language operation for all major worldwide productions.
Following huge demand since its launch at PLASA 2011, Avolites Media previewed to PLASA visitors the Ai Media Server and the ‘Sapphire Media’ a new video control console considered to be at the forefront of visual control.
Also showcased at PLASA was Avolites Media’s Ai Infinity Media Server featuring eight Full HD outputs. Conveniently, each DVI output has an accompanying preview output. The Ai Infinity also includes internal EDID management, LTC and MIDI Time-code, Genloc Input, Multi-Server Frame-sync and Master-Slave remote control. Avolites extensive touring experience leads to a high quality of components, contained in the custom anti-vibration and anti-shock internal floating frame. The other benefit is the front panel mounted touch screen enabling local control, system analysis and remote preview.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Sapphire Media offers video operators an intuitive, live, hands on show control surface enabling seamless integration of all visual elements. The Sapphire Media control surface connects to Ai Media servers and highlights two wide screen, touch surfaces for access to the User Interface and Salvation Engine control. Additionally, four switchable and assignable, touch preview monitors are available to the system operator. These preview monitors may be mapped to any inputs, outputs or video layers.
Further to this, the Sapphire Media offers 15 motorised faders for live control, mappable to content triggers, effects or parameters. Also provided is a smooth T-Bar for traditional vision mixing, and direct access buttons, pre-assigned to popular features and functions. All controls may be user configured to produce fully customised functionality. Arriving hot on the heels of their launch at PLASA 2012, Avolites latest products can be found on the booth of Creative Stage Lighting, (# 1129). Products include the TITAN One Virtual Console; Version 6 of the TITAN Operating System; TITAN Net and flagship lighting console the Sapphire Touch. “LDI show visitors will be delighted to know that the TITAN One virtual console offers a cost effective solution for all lighting applications,” points out newly appointed sales director of Avolites, Koy Neminathan. “Its focus is to offer fast and intuitive control of intelligent lighting, dimmers and LED effects from a single on-screen console with the full functionality of Avolites TITAN Software.” “Visitors from theatre, concerts, houses of worship, corporate presentations, clubs, theme parks, and other live venues should know that Virtual Console also includes powerful Avolites features such as Pixelmapper, Quicksketch, Media Clip Select, Attribute Control-Blades and Shape Generator,” continues Avolites director, Steve Warren. “Not only that, TITAN One allows users unlimited usage, offering uninterrupted programming and playback time.” In addition, and taking centre stage on stand, will be the Sapphire Touch, Avolites’ top-of-the-range stage lighting control console. Sapphire Touch incorporates the latest integrated TITAN V6 operating system. The console is designed for large-scale arena tours and offers efficient and smooth automated playback operation. The dual touch screen monitors and 45 motorised faders ensure enhanced workflow, while Tricolour optical trackball functionality, featuring a unique Saturn ring, provides for simultaneous control of the X, Y, Z axes. Also on show will be the latest operating system for TITAN consoles, TITAN V6. This offers support of TITAN-Net distributed DMX but also a host of exciting new features such as Assignable Global and Individual Rate Masters enabling over- ride of BPM and Times, Auto-legend for Colours, Gobos and Video Clips as well as the ability to hand draw into the Pixel Mapper with Avo Quicksketch or display imported JPEGs and Text. Advanced theatrical features include Move in Dark, Block Cues; This Cue Only functions and the new Graphical Patch View all facilitate speedy, clear and intuitive analysis of the consoles patched fixtures. Alongside these new products Avolites will also demonstrate TITAN-Net - a hi-speed network data link that allows any TITAN console to control up to 64 DMX Universes. The system deploys "TITAN-Net Processing Nodes" (T-NPN). Each of these is capable of producing eight physical universes of DMX and a further eight universes over Art-Net, to deliver a powerful 16 universes per Node. As always the friendly Avolites’ experts will be on hand to demonstrate all the new products including the compact TITAN Mobile, which has been developed around operator feedback. It’s ergonomically designed as a high performance, versatile solution for designers on the go and venues with limited space.
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