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Visual Productions at PLASA Focus

Visual Productions at PLASA Focus

Visual Productions will be attending PLASA Focus in Leeds next week. Although regular attendees to PLASA Focus, this is the first time that Visual Productions take their own stand, (RA-A15).

Following on from the successful launch of two new products at Prolight+Sound, Visual Productions now bring these direct to the UK market: CueluxPro software lighting control and the B-Station, networked button interface. These two new products really complement and enhance the current Visual Productions product line.

CueluxPro is an advanced and scalable software lighting control application. The software is designed to control medium to large lighting installations, for both architectural and liveentertainment situations. CueluxPro works in combination with the CueCore and IoCore as its DMX and IO interfaces and with the new B-Station user-interface.

As with the popular Cuelux software, CueluxPro is cross-platform for Windows, Mac or Ubuntu Linux, works with an industry-standard Cuelist system and is 100% touchscreen compatible. CueluxPro is a scalable system. You can start by using a single CueCore and expand up to 8 CueCores, several IoCores and multiple B-Stations. All hardware peripherals are connected via Ethernet.

The software's Matrix Control, a Pixel Mapper for controlling LED matrices, is a feature deeply embedded within the operation of CueluxPro. It is very intuitive to control the matrix in unison with the other fixture types. In fact, multiple matrices can be controlled from CueluxPro using a variety of internal effects or external graphical content. CueluxPro features a timeline editor for programming accurate light-shows. The timeline can be synchronized by time-code protocols like SMPTE and MTC.

As is the aim of Visual Productions, the products are designed allowing as much flexibility as required in the typical applications. The CueluxPro software supports many protocols including DMX-512, Art-Net, MIDI, UDP, OSC, MTC, SMPTE, RS-232 and GPI. The protocols can be used for triggering events within the software or for converting into one of the other signals.

The B-Station is a wall-mount button panel with 6 push-buttons. The B-Station can remote control any function within the CueCore solid-state lighting controller. The buttons are back-lit and can provide visual feedback, for example, to indicate the selected cue or active show. Multiple B-Stations can be networked together. The button station supports various open protocols like OSC, UDP and Art-Net. This allows it to be integrated with other 3rd party network-based systems as well, e.g. audio, video or show control systems.

For small architectural projects, the B-Station contains an inbuilt lighting controller that is capable of programming 32 fixtures and a maximum of 768 cues. The lighting can be divided into 6 individually controlled zones. This stand-alone controller even features an FX generator for effects like sinus, rainbow, twinkle, random strobe, etc. All programming is done via the web-interface, no additional client software is required.

Features include: 6 back-lit buttons, a collection of labels, ranging from numbers, icons and colours, it fits European and North American gang boxes, supports UDP, OSC, Art-Net and DMX protocols and it has an in-built stand-alone lighting controller for 6 zones, including FX Generator.

Both products are available to see and demos are available on stand.

23rd April 2013

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