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Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 and Widget Designer 6.0 mark their official launch at Live Design International show

Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 and Widget Designer 6.0 mark their official launch at Live Design International show
Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 and Widget Designer 6.0 mark their official launch at Live Design International show

USA – The new Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server is officially launching at the 2016 Live Design International (LDI) show October 21-23 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. More versatile than ever, the Pandoras Box system combines the newest rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Pandoras Box is used around the world for live experiences including multi-media events and projection mapping. The system can be set up as a stand-alone playback device, network playback client or in console mode for direct DMX Control.

Among its many new features, multi-user mode allows multiple Pandoras Box operators to split the workload of a project and benefit from the increased efficiency by working on different tasks like warping, content encoding, timeline programming or simply work simultaneously on the same sequence. Pandoras Box 6.0 also features many workflow improvements such as editable meshes and warps, UV map adjustments and live canvas masking and painting all from within the preview window.

“The ability to have multiple operators co-operate and program the same project simultaneously is going to have an enormous positive impact on how people use Pandoras Box for large events,” said Joel St-Denis, product manager, Christie. “With Pandoras Box 6.0, we listened to our users and focused on improving the general workflow by bringing frequently used features such as warping directly within the Pandoras box interface.”

With Widget Designer, customers can create dedicated user interfaces and interaction logic simply by connecting visual control components. New to Widget Designer 6.0 is a redesigned HTML5 user interface and native HTML support including CSS Styles. Animation and transitions are now available for all pages and widgets, and the new composite nodes allow for the integration of node-systems into re-usable custom nodes.

“Combined with Pandoras Box 6.0, Widget Designer 6.0 provides a complete customisable control interface solution for the end user, which no other systems on the market can offer,” added St-Denis. “The unlimited web clients’ option for the Widget Designer allows any number of web clients to control multiple pages independently for installations where several remote controls are needed with a centralised control station.”

21st October 2016

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