Available for download:
Lighting Application Suite 6.1

Since end of July 2013 available for download: version 6.1 of our Lighting Application Suite. Here is the link.

RDM Autotext in Action Pad

RDM Autotext in Action Pad

One of the main changes is the reworked RDM (Remote Devive Management) subsystem allowing more RDM, not only from e:sscript, but also as Autotext. Use RDM in the Action Pad, use e:script to automate RDM logging or watching. More info? Use the System Manual and Advanced System Manual for the LAS, also available for free download.

e:script

Various new RDM commands like GetRdmControllerCount, RdmDriverHasRdmSupport,
RdmPortEnableByController, SendRdmRequestByController, GetRdmResponseCodeDescription, GetRdmSubDeviceCount, GetRdmSubDeviceID etc. See the e:script Reference in the Programmer for details.

There is a new event, RDMEvent, that can be registered. More about events and RDM in the Advanced System Manual.

Autotext

There are several new Autotext functions for RDM. See the chapter about Autotext and the Action Pad for in the System Manual for details. See also the post about RDM Autotext below.

Device Manager

LCE2 Devices

LCE2 Devices

The Butler PRO is supported as DMX output device. The LCE2 I/O Interface is available as DMX/RDM input and output  and as terminal driver. Butler XT2, XT, S2 and PRO have a new RDM Discovery Mode definition. Discovery mode can now be defined as complete, discovery or off.

Blackmagic Intensity Pro (LCE2-fx)

In order to support the capture card Blackmagic Intensity Pro in the LCE2-fx the capture dialog in the Media Player was extended. For every capture device in the dialog the resolution in Hertz is now displayed as well.

Update Dialog

The Update Dialog is now just a topmost window and the Programmer will start as usual with the Update Dialog shown on the top.

MIDI Learn for Triggers

MIDI Learn for Triggers

Trigger Rule Dialog

The Trigger Rule Dialog has a new MIDI Learn button. When the button is pressed, the next MIDI input will be used to configure the trigger rule.

Cuelist Actions

Two new options to the Cuelist Actions have been added: Skip Forward and Skip Backward. The actions behave exactly like the Skip Forward and Skip Backward buttons in the Cuelist Dialog.

Show Export

The show export log view shows now, which triggers where exported and which could not be exported.

Versatile Masters setup

MIDI Learn for Masters

MIDI Learn for Masters

The Versatile Master configuration dialog now has a MIDI Learn button. The MIDI Learn button will only listen to MIDI control change input (cannot be added to a fader).

 

LCE2 Page Setup

You can create individual display pages for the LCE2 display. Actions can be connected to every display page. They are available in the “* Custom Menu *” by default. See the chapter Settings for details.

RDM with Butler XT2, XT, S2 and PRO

There is a new RDM Discovery Mode definition available. Discovery mode can now be defined as complete, discovery or off. Complete is the default mode in which all RDM devices are discovered and all RDM parameters and sensors are polled. Discovery means, that the devices are only discovered. So only their RDM unique ID will appear in the RDM Browser. Off means, that RDM communication is enabled if the port is enabled but no discovery communication will be performed. You can sent custom RDM requests per e:script in this mode.

Sequencer properties

The Sequence Properties dialog has two options now to adjust the amber/white level for
RGBAW, RGBWA or RGBW LEDs.

More performance, more universes, more flexibility

This is what the press reads:

LCE2 and Butler PRO

LCE2 and Butler PRO

Traxon Technologies, a global leader in solid state lighting and control systems, introduces two new high performance lighting control servers – Lighting Control Engine 2 (LCE2) and Lighting Control Engine 2 fx (LCE2-fx) – together with a new Butler PRO output engine for running large numbers of DMX512/RDM or e:pix universes. Featuring innovative technology, these important additions to Traxon & e:cue’s lighting control engine and software portfolio take control systems to new heights. They significantly enhance the flexibility, reliability, scalability and performance of lighting, media and show control programming.

The Lighting Control Engine 2 (LCE2) and Lighting Control Engine 2 fx (LCE2-fx) are designed to orchestrate fixtures, media, interfaces, and user terminals in medium to large lighting installations. Supporting a wide range of standardized and Ethernet-based control protocols, a variety of input and outputs and ports, the engines are designed specifically to act as the core of any complex lighting installation. With the Lighting Application Suite (LAS) software pre-installed, these high-performance servers succeed the successful LCE and LCE-fx with increased capacity to control sophisticated lighting projects and guarantee uninterrupted operation. Similar to the LCE2, but with dynamic real-time video capabilities and extended software tools, LCE2-fx is the ultimate solution for the most demanding projects including mixed media installation.

Butler PRO is a new DMX512/RDM or e:pix output engine that interfaces seamlessly with the Lighting Application Suite (LAS) and offered maximum control scalability. The Butler PRO DMX512/RDM version is the optimal choice for running a large number of DMX512 universes — up to 16 DMX512/RDM universes (8,192 channels) — with full RDM (Remote Device Management) capability for bidirectional communication, while the Butler PRO e:pix version – available Autumn 2013 – is running up to 16 e:pix universes (32,768 channels). Connected to a server via Ethernet, Butler Pro can be easily mountable in a standard 19-inch rack and accommodates wall mounting via rotatable 19-inch mounting brackets.