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Strand's Palette family of consoles gets Lighting Product Of The Year Award

classicPalette lighting console by Strand LightingStrand Lighting chose the USITT 2006 conference and trade show, Las Vegas, to introduce their new Palette family of control consoles comprising three models. At the ABTT show in London the Palette series won the 'Lighting product of the year' of the year.
The classicPalette is clean, elegant, and powerful - a classic memory console. With 150, 250 or 500 channels (and double those numbers of attributes), two playbacks and 32 submasters, classicPalette will eat up complex shows easily. ClassicPalette comes bundled with WYSIWYG Console Edition for real-time visualization across the network.
The presetPalette is a single-scene/two-scene control and still the best starting point for a lighting control education with the conmsole's presetPalettes designed for teaching. Two versions offer 32/64 or 48/96 single/two-scene preset operation plus memory control.
The subPalette features 128 submasters for hands-on control of lights, groups, effects or just about anything, subPalette has been designed for live shows, TV production and tours. With all the power of Palette, and the flexibility of all those faders and bumps buttons users will be able to quickly program complex shows easily. subPalettes are available with 250 or 500 channels and are also supplied with WYSIWYG Console Edition for real time visualization.
All of the Palette family of consoles feature the new graphical PaletteOS operating system which offers a wide range of graphical on screen controls and easy to read displays. The new software is based on the Linux operating system for solid reliable operation. Inside the desks users will find a clean simple USB connection system to an industrial processor with a powerful Intel core and 40GB hard disk. Library storage has moved from the floppy disks of the past to USB memory keys with more storage and easy handling.
Strand did not forget off line editing and remote monitoring either. The new desks feature graphical offline editors that run on Mac OS/X and Windows XP making it easier than ever to edit a show and move it between consoles and venues. The xConnect remote monitoring software has also gone graphical with the new consoles.
The new OS is connected to the past as well with the ability to read and write show files from Strand Lighting's popular 300 and 500 series consoles. Operators familiar with those desks will be able to step up to the new consoles and run them easily as most the command structure from these systems is retained.
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