We just released a new set of dimmer packs. We decided to develop two alternative dimmer versions of the 788 dimmer pack. This dimmer pack is a reliable quad dimmer pack that also allows you to fade in and out the less domesticated fixtures like AC motors and fluorescent lights. It is priced above the very inexpensive quad dimmer packs everyone knows about. But you will get a dimmer pack that is worth the money: Great quality electronics and a rigid housing. Also of course it has RDM so you can set the DMX address and channel modes and read out the sensors remotely using your light desk.
The two versions we have developed are the theatre, or stage version and the installation version. The TD version is targeted at the European market after many, many requests for the old original 788 dimmerpack, also with schuko outlets. That one we could not produce any more, but here is the new version! Also, for the home and building automation market we developed the 788ID+. This one has the GST18 outlets but it also has its DMX plugs on RJ45 instead of Neutrik XLR. This will save you a lot of time soldering all these cables by hand.
We have also released a new and elaborate manual with examples for LCEdit. You can download it here. This covers each and every function of the application.
We just finished a brand new batch of LanBox-LCX controllers and we can ship these now. The housing is still made of thick aluminium so we still have an indestructible product, but we have made some changes. We decided to make our own extrusion mould so it would be easy for us to incorporate some convenient features. We are offering two extra accessories kits for the LanBox-LCX. First is a DIN-rail mount kit so you can easily position your LanBox on a standard rail, either in a vertical or horizontal position. Also, we have a truss connection kit so you can secure your LanBox to any 50mm or 2" tube. You can buy these directly from our webstore.
As you have probably seen, we are also working on the visual identity of our company, website and products. Also, we already have implemented more languages in this website. We will be working on this for the next few weeks and we should be completely ready with this before the exhibition in Frankfurt at the end of May.
I would also like to put our new reference manual in the spotlight. Wouter has been working for almost a full month on this document and now we have a brand new and comprehensive reference manual. You can use this manual if you want to control or fully program our LanBox-LCX using many other applications like Max/MSP, Crestron or AMX systems other then our LCEdit using TCP commands. If you require any assistance please let us know, we can always assist you if necessary. Our next mission is to rewrite the LCEdit manual and to add some useful youtube tutorials.
Here we are, just arrived in 2012! We have had a couple of very interesting months and now, having everything organized again, we are ready for the new year. First of all, I am sorry that it took such a long time to release the OSX Lion version of LCedit and i'm afraid it is not completely finished yet.... However you can download a test version from our website, version 3.7.0a for Mac OSX Lion is online now. It works, but Art-Net is not yet implemented. The big issue here is not the actual writing of the software, but to get a proper version control in place and to organize many years of several software versions. But, all is ok now, we have an excellent version control in place so we should be able to go from this alpha version to a final version for Mac and Windows in no time. Thank you all for your patience.
Some more news... We will have a booth at the Pro Light and Sound exhibition in Frankfurt this year. The exhibition dates are March 21 to 24 and you are all most welcome to visit us. We are designing a booth that shows many of the solutions you can create with a LanBox. Pixel-mapping, RS-232 control, Analogue inputs, MIDI control, Lights and so on are demonstrated in a number of real world setups for you to try. Of course our staff will be there to answer all you technical and non technical questions.
Last but not least... We will also unveil two brand new products at the exhibition in Frankfurt. We are working very hard right now to develop these products and I will tell about it a bit more in the next coming months....