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New Version of Free Network Management Software Launched by ELC Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2013
Prolight + Sound 2013 was a success for ELC with the launch of its anticipated new version of dmXLAN network management software and an enthusiastic response from distributors and clients.
Software designers for ELC, based in The Netherlands, have condensed their continuing experience gained through working on live events into dmXLAN v4, a completely revised freeware program for Windows and OSX. Technical director Joost van Eenbergen said: “Managing the Ethernet network on live events has become a specialist role within the technical team in recent years. Our designers are often freelancing on shows where they take responsibility for maintaining the integrity of data networks that distribute data for lighting, automation, LED screen and communications to distributed areas of the rig. dmXLAN v4 is the tool our guys needed to do their job, so they created it themselves and we think this software is the best in the business.”
Version 4 of the program has a new user interface and builds on the core network overview and remote setup of Ethernet switches and lighting components. New features include a full implementation of RDM, multi-universe merging (three universes may be merged on each DMX output port, and re-transmitted as a single universe), merged universe can be programmed as a full softpatch for each channel, merge functions such as a soft changeover between desks or a media server can be controlled by a DMX channel. Another great feature is that dmXLAN v4 can be remotely controlled and monitored via a web browser on a smartphone. The software is free, and a copy can be requested from www.elclighting.com/v4
30th April 2013
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