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Avolites Releases Titan Version 10!

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s dropped!  Titan v10 is now available for download:
http://www.avolites.com/software/latest-version

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FARMINGDALE, New York – June 28, 2016 — Avolites’ much anticipated Titan v10 software is now available to download for free onto all consoles from the Tiger Touch Pro (inclusive) onwards. Some older consoles may be compatible with v10 if an upgrade kit is fitted (please contact Avolites or US distributor Group One Ltd. if unsure).

Titan v10 is the result of a year of research and development by a dedicated team of Avolites developers, enhancing the best-loved features of Titan v9 and introducing a wealth of new ones. Many of the new features have been created in response to user and industry feedback.

“We’re thrilled that Titan v10 is now available for our users–we believe the new software will have a hugely positive impact on the lives of lighting designers, improving workflow and facilitating even more creativity and amazing results,” says Avolites Sales Director, Koy Neminathan. “Titan v10 will make our range of industry leading consoles even more powerful and able to adapt to the way our users like to work. We can’t wait to see the new features in action on more demanding shows than ever before!”

Officially launched at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt in April, one of the most striking additions in v10 is the full 3D visualizer powered by the Capture engine, which allows the user to create and edit shows right inside the Titan interface and lay out fixtures in the space using the console’s encoder wheels.

Titan v10 also allows the user to view intensity values in one place via the Intensity Grid. This clearly shows levels, source of information, whether increasing or decreasing and tracking information.

Avolites has also added the set legend Halo, which allows the user to add color borders around fixtures and groups, enabling fixtures to be viewed much more easily within the console screen, especially if there are a lot of them. Users can also easily identify which group they belong to.

Another feature is Freeform Workspaces. No longer restricted to just four workspaces per screen, pick any position and size for windows in seconds and store them to workspaces for quick access to the information one needs.

Titan v10 now offers a very useful UNDO feature, offering a 20-step back history, in addition to a new REDO history, too. Massively speeding up programming, the user can undo almost any action on the console including delete, merge, move and loads more. View history in the new undo window, and click any point to undo back to that action.

There are also extra directions including random for the hugely popular Key Frame Shapes feature, offering many more looks. Key Frame Shapes allows one to create spectacular effects from scratch. Using palettes or the programmer to define the frames, and powerful tools such as transition curves, phase and spatial direction, it is possible to create radically different looks for each channel in seconds.

And Avolites’ industry-leading Pixel Mapper gets even more powerful with the new Motion Blur effect, which creates trails that follow the element. Users can also now use the faders in Live Shape Editing to alter the shape with incredible ease.

Titan v10 includes the much-used Multi User Networking feature, allowing one to connect multiple consoles together to work collaboratively on the same show. A show can have multiple users, each with their own User Settings, Handle Worlds and Selected Key Profiles. When set to Multi User, consoles can also still be used as backups.

All Avolites consoles will ship with Titan v10 installed from Avolites’ head office in London from July onwards.

For a full list of Titan v10 features, visit: www.avolites.com/products/titan-features

To download Titan v10, head to: www.avolites.com/software/latest-version

About Group One Ltd.
Group One Ltd. is a US importer and distributor for a number of professional audio and lighting manufacturers. The company’s audio division currently distributes Blue Sky powered nearfield monitors, DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, MC2 high quality innovative amplifiers, and XTA digital signal processing equipment. The lighting division currently distributes Avolites lighting control consoles, elektraLite controllers and intelligent lighting, and Pulsar LED lighting.

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Reader contact:
Avolites US / Group One Ltd.
70 Sea Lane, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: 631.396.0184 / Fax: 631.396.0190
Email: sales@g1limited.com
Web: www.avolites.com / www.g1limited.com


Titan V10 — full features blurb:

Key Frame Shapes 

Introducing the amazing new Key Frame Shapes, providing the capability to create spectacular effects from scratch. Using palettes or the programmer to define the frames, and powerful tools such as transition curves, phase and spatial direction, it is possible to create radically different looks for each channel in seconds. Synchronise these together for dramatic impact. Integrate Pixel Mapper effects with Key Frames using one simple interface.
See Key Frame Shapes in action in this video from Robe!

Multi User Networking

Connect multiple consoles together to work collaboratively or independently on the same show. A show can have multiple users, each with their own User Settings, Handle Worlds and Selected Key Profiles. When set to Multi User, consoles can still be used as backups.

Multiple consoles on the same show allow your backstage tech to exchange, reset or fault find on fixtures, or even patch in floor packages, without interrupting programming. The ability to have multiple programmers working at the same time enables speedy programming, with palettes being made or edited on one console automatically updating to other connected consoles.

Networking of the outputs using the Titan Network Processor allows system capabilities to be increased to up to 64 DMX universes, catering for even the largest world class spectaculars. All of this can still be used in conjunction with Titan Remote!

Full 3D Visualiser

V10 features a full 3D visualiser powered by the Capture engine. Create and edit your show right inside the Titan interface. Lay out your fixtures in the space using your console’s encoder wheels.
Channel Intensity Grid 

See all your intensity values in one place with V10’s Intensity Grid. This clearly shows levels, source of information, whether increasing or decreasing and tracking information.

Freeform Workspaces 

No longer restricted to just 4 workspaces per screen, pick any position and size for your windows in seconds and store them to your workspaces for quick access to the information you need.

Undo 

Massively speed up programming with comprehensive Undo functionality. Undo almost any action on the console including; delete, merge, move and loads more. View history in the new undo window, and click any point to undo back to that action.

Pixel Mapper with Motion Blur 

Avolites’ industry-leading pixel mapper gets even more powerful with the new motion blur effect in Titan V10, allowing for even more creative possibilities.

Unmatched Pixel Mapping Capabilities 

The industry’s best pixel mapper allows complex multi-layer effects made in record time, across all fixture groups, as if they were one entity. Create and animate pre-programmed or custom content using Avolites’ unique Quicksketch tool and image import. Use Gradient Fill to create smooth, soft edge transitions and exciting layered effects, now even quicker using cross-layer copy and move functions.

Align

Effortlessly copy values across fixtures, either in a recurring pattern or a smooth fade.

Quicksketch

Quicksketch icons are fast to find during show time. Create custom icons instantly with Avolites’ unique Quicksketch drawing tool.
Titan Remote

Use the remote for fast and simple fixture focusing or updating palettes when away from front of house. Program, Edit or Playback all of your Cues, Cue Lists, Chases and Effects.

Titan Remote works as a separate networked console, giving you all of the facilities and tools of Titan. Available on iOS and Android.

RGBW, WWCW, and ARGB colour mixing and Pixel Mapping

Get maximum punch and more accurate colours from your LED fixtures, thanks to new, four-channel pixel mapping and colour mixing.

Show Library

The central point to access any item within your Titan show. All show elements can be searched or filtered using the quick filter, with each element appearing in page order for easy grouping. You can un-assign items rather than deleting them, so you never lose that all important cue which allows you to use the show library as a cue store.

Also the hub for importing programming from any other Titan show, Show Library allows you to quickly switch between shows when importing content.

Clip Select

Video Media Integration with instant multi-layer patching and Video Clip Selection by image preview.For servers supporting CITP.

Cue List View

Tapping once in the Playback display will open the Cue List View. Tapping twice on a cue opens the Channel Grid View for the current Live cue. All views are programmer interactive. Copy, Paste and ‘Select Range to Edit’ provide a powerful editing tool for cues, Palettes and Chase steps.

Move in Dark & Tracking

Easily create complex cue lists with the help of extensive move in dark and tracking options. See exactly what each step contains using the shape and pixel map views. Edit values directly from cue view, and set fade times over the whole cue, attribute groups or individual channels.

Show Import

Quickly create new shows from the best parts of your past productions. Reuse any part of your show from Shape Palettes to Fixtures and Cue Lists.

Set List

Cue pages can now follow the shows running order — no matter how late you are given the set list. Display helpful notes like songs, follow spot colours or operator cues.

Show Reports

Create a cue list hard copy for the director or arrive at the venue with your rig pre-patched by sending in advance your fixture patch to the venue crew.

Exchange Mapping

Fixture exchange is revolutionised with a unique visual, Attribute Mapping System. Customise any fixture exchange to fit your needs; for example, old Gobo 1 to new Gobo 3. Keystone Custom fit your projection onto any surface. Stretch, adjust, tweak to fit at your fingertips.

Blade Control

An intuitive hand eye action affording fast, accurate control of shutter blades.

Global Palettes

Global palettes are importable between shows, and allow users to apply information universally to all fixtures possessing intensity, colour, pan or tilt attributes. When imported, Global Palettes will match these attributes across all fixture types, saving you from having to recreate the palettes. Global palettes can be recognised by the ‘G’ in the top right corner of the palette handle.

Nested Palettes

Create palettes which reference information from another palette. When the originals are updated, they will also update the nested palette. You can toggle between whether the palette remains nested or not, allowing the palette to have hard attribute values, or to continue referring to the base palettes used to create the nested ones

OMNIA! AVOLITES! 11am-4pm! TODAY!

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HEY!  Whatcha doing between 11am and 4pm today at any point?  Avolites is here at the Heart of Omnia, and we’re doing a fun open house and Titan Effects Workshop with the awesome AVOLITES training team!!!

JimOnLight and THE Brad White are gonna be there, but that’s nothing — Rosie Haigh and Annalisa Terranova, Avolites programmers and trainers extraordinaire, along with JB Toby (the brain of Avolites), Oliver Waits (code master and awesome dude), Koy Neminathan (Sales Director), Aziz Adilkhodjaev (Sales Engineer Extraordinaire), Steve Warren (come on, everyone knows Steve Warren), and Elson Lucas Gallardo, Javier Moreno, and our team of awesomeness!!!

Come by any time between 11am and 4pm today and learn how easy it is to rock and roll on Titan… we’ve got some Arena consoles, the Quartz, Ai EX8 media servers, the venerable Sapphire Touch and some of our signaling gear — the Titan Net Processor, the Titan Network Switch, and we are ready for you to learn about Avo for LIFE!

Heading to #EDX2015 in Bel Air, MD, Tra La Laa

Who’s going to the Entertainment Design Expo event at Harford Community College tomorrow?  Barbizon is doing a cool free-attendance event (<cough> free <hack> FREE <pneumothorax> ATTENDANCE IS FREE) at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena on the Harford College campus Thursday, June 25, 2015, and Avolites will be there!

Pre-register for the event here — still free and you can walk in, but pre-registration gets you on the prizes list…

I’ll be showing off the coolest lighting-rig-spaceship-driving-controls that there ever was, the Sapphire Touch!

Sapphire Touch at the Mayweather/Maidana fight!

Sapphire Touch at the Mayweather/Maidana fight!

Here’s how to get to the show:

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See you tomorrow at #EDX2015!!

AVOLITES QUARTZ! AVOLITES QUARTZ!! What-what?!

It’s dropping at PLASA in London in just a few short weeks, but we here at JimOnLight got the skinny on some masked detail photos of the upcoming Avolites Quartz from a secret source deep inside Team Avolites that we refer to as DEEPFADER, in an attempt to sound less like a porno than it already would have.

Check this out, I have to get my hands on this or I might just wilt into a crying ball of ridiculous:

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From my source…

The Quartz is the most cost-effective fully featured console in the Avolites Titan range. Offering all the power of Titan in a super-portable package. A bright built-in touchscreen, the latest on-board processing and all the flexibility of Titan Net connectivity mean the Quartz punches above its weight.

More details:
12.1” high brightness touchscreen (similar performance to that in TTII) 1 x Gigabit ethercon port
4 x 5-pin DMX connectors
ArtNet and S-ACN support
Compatible with Titan Net backup, multi-user and DMX expansion
Up to 16 universes from console alone
10 playback faders
3 optical encoder wheels
Front and rear-mounted USB ports
5-band sound to light support (implementation from v9 onwards) Expand control surface with Titan Mobile Fader Wing

…and from LSi Online:

UK – Avolites is going down the ‘size matters’ route at this year’s PLASA London, showcasing new wings to enlarge its industry-leading consoles, and unveiling a brand new, compact console aimed at the touring market.

The Avolites team will be on stands M10 and M20 at London’s ExCel for PLASA, which runs from 5-8 October 2014. First up, they will be offering hands-on demos of the new Quartz console.

“Quartz is the newest addition to the Titan Mobile family, complete with on-board processing and a bright, vibrant 12.1″ screen,” says Avolites sales manager, Stephen Baird Smith. “Super compact, measuring only 42.5cm wide, the Quartz is positioned as the ideal companion for lighting projects ranging from touring and festivals to clubs and one-offs. It is Avolites’ smallest fully-featured console.

“Featuring the same high quality faders and hardware you’ve come to expect from Avolites, the Quartz can go anywhere you can, ideal for life on the road.

“Offering full compatibility with Multi user, the Quartz is also perfect for use as a back-up or extra programming surface, cutting your programming time. Quartz is ready to benefit from multi band Sound to Light Triggering functionality, offered in Titan version 9.”

Also on stand will be the Avolites Tiger Touch Fader Wing, which has the same profile as the Tiger Touch II and features 30 playback faders all electronically labelled with an LCD screen.

Avolites will also be exhibiting its ‘ultimate in live control’ Sapphire Touch and new Wing, offering an additional 30 motorised faders and a third hi res touch screen.

The full Titan range is also available for demo and hands-on experience, running the amazing software features of the new Titan Version 8, packed full of the latest features to enhance the Titan experience and take your shows to the next level!

As well as the entire Titan range, Avolites will be showcasing the Ai S2 media server, which offers all the benefits of Avolites’ powerful hardware in a server drastically reduced in size and cost. Also on the stand will be latest Ai Infinity EX servers, and the Sapphire Media.

The team has spent 12 months listening carefully to what users felt they needed from the next installment of Ai. The results of this user led development process are illustrated in an impressive version 8 feature set and a more unified workspace that delivers ‘everything you always wanted’ in a media server. It’s truly a game changer.

Too.  Freaking.  Cool.