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Equipson Unveils LS-Wing – An Innovative OSC Hardware Controller
USA – LS-Wing, the latest addition to WORK PRO's award winning LightShark DMX-based hardware lighting console range, is set to revolutionise the lighting industry by giving professionals access to an Open Sound Control (OSC) hardware controller.
Making its US debut at LDI 2019 in Las Vegas, LS-Wing can send OSC commands via Ethernet networks to any device or software controlled by the OSC protocol. What’s more, it can also use Ethernet networks to send UDP/IP commands, making it compatible with virtually every lighting, music, video and media server software in use today.
The launch of LS-Wing brings huge versatility to the lighting market because it can be configured in a variety of different modes to suit different applications. Developed as a three-in-one product, LS-Wing can be a straightforward fader wing, an OSC hardware controller or a stand-alone MIDI console for any device that accepts MIDI control via USB. A total of four USB ports are provided, including a USB-B port, making it easy to connect to MIDI devices and charge smartphones and tablets.
In all three modes, LS-Wing has a built-in ArtNet/sACN to DMX converter node offering two Direct DMX universes. WORK PRO's existing LightShark products, the LS-1 and LS-Core, already offer two Direct DMX universes via an XLR connector, so by adding LS-Wing it is very easy to double the number of Direct DMX universes available to each console.
"This latest addition to our award-winning LightShark range is now in production and will be shipping early next year on both sides of the Atlantic. We are delighted with the interest it is generating," says Juan Jose Vila, CSO of Equipson, WORK PRO's parent company. "Its three-in-one design makes it easily the most versatile and functional controller on the market. In addition, lighting professionals working in theatres and on live shows can have complete control of more than one device at a time just by using different pages in the same unit."
Since launching in 2017, WORK PRO's LightShark consoles have already changed the lighting landscape by delivering intermediate level products that are not limited by their features or their price. Available in two versions: the LS-1, which includes a hardware console, and the more affordable LS-Core, LightShark offers completely integrated hardware and software control via smartphones and tablets. These remarkable consoles can handle up to 4096 DMX channels and work with industry-standard DMX, ArtNet and sACN lighting protocols, enabling easy integration into existing production environments and lighting rigs.
Designed to reflect the look and aesthetics of WORK PRO's existing LS-1 hardware controller, LS-Wing also incorporates a device holder than can accommodate up to a 13" tablet. For safety's sake, two fixing points are incorporated so that smart devices can be tethered to the console via Kensington locks.
LS-Wing's surface control comprises 20 executor buttons and ten playbacks with their respective selection, flash and execution of scenes. Alongside its surfeit of USB ports, LS-Wing also has three ethernet Gigabit switch ports, a TrueOne (110/220V) mains connector and an XLR connector for a 5V LLG-1 LED lamp.
WORK PRO's full LightShark range, including the new LS-Wing, will be on show at LDI on Booth 2436.
19th November 2019
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