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High End Systems Announces Hog Factor Competition

High End Systems Announces Hog Factor Competition

USA – High End Systems has introduced Hog Factor, a new National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition for students at recognised colleges and universities throughout the United States. Since its launch two years ago, High End Systems' Hog 4 lighting console range has become the most widely specified lighting control system for production professionals; Hog Factor is designed to give new generations of designer’s greater access to this industry standard platform.

The top college lighting teams in the country will be invited to the 2015 LDI trade show in Las Vegas, where they will compete for prizes including a Hog 4 console (MSRP $44,000), a $20,000 scholarship for their school and an internship at High End Systems, with the opportunity to join the company full time following a successful trial period. In addition, there will be prizes for the runners up, and each member of the winning team will win a HedgeHog 4X console!

Participating universities are invited to enter teams of up to three students, with no limit on the number of teams submitted for the competition. The first phase of the contest is an open competition; each team must provide a performance lighting piece programmed with a special version of Light Converse visualisation software. This software will be made available to all teams on either an existing Hog desk or via Hog 4 PC, which can be downloaded free of charge from the HES website: Get Hog 4PC Now!

Phase 1 submissions are due by June 30, 2015, and the top three teams to compete in Phase 2 will be selected by July 31st. The finalist teams will then program a performance lighting piece bed on the High End Systems LDI 2015 booth design. These teams will then be invited to perform their selections live on the High End booth at LDI 2015 (October 23-25, 2015), where the winners will be announced.

High End Systems Director of Sales Chris Ferrante commented: "We are very excited to launch the first national lighting programming competition ever held; it's a solid investment in the future of this industry. We believe Hog Factor is an excellent opportunity for students and their respective faculties to gain new skills and broaden their horizons."

9th March 2015

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