ArKaos Kling-Net protocol drives Chauvet's EPIX range at NAMM 2012

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Brussels, BE – ArKaos, one of the leading providers of technology for live visual performances, will be bringing its successful, revolutionary new protocol, Kling-Net, to NAMM 2012.

Kling-Net will appear in the new ÉPIX™ range of LED lighting fixtures from Chauvet (Booth #5581). Chauvet was one of the first manufacturers to recognise the qualities of Kling-Net on its launch at PLASA 2011, and has collaborated with ArKaos to incorporate it into its pixel-based products, launching ÉPIX Bar and ÉPIX Strip at LDI 2011.

ÉPIX Bar is an independent batten-style fixture that incorporates 160 brilliant tri-coloured SMD LEDs for dynamic video displays. ÉPIX Strip is a 1-pixel wide strip of 40 SMD LEDs, designed for video and pixel mapping applications with countless of layout options. Both of these new products, and the ÉPIX Drive 640 power and data supply, are operated exclusively by ArKaos Kling-Net.

“We are very excited by Kling-Net as the protocol is both affordable and easy for the average person to use,” says Chauvet President, Albert Chauvet. “Enhanced by the sophisticated levels of control, video and pixel-related products are now accessible to every degree of ability and budget. We strive to work with partners who share our vision, which is providing quality products at a good value. We believe ArKaos’s Kling-Net will do so across all our markets.”

What is Kling-Net?

ArKaos Kling-Net is a unique protocol designed specifically to allow the distribution of real-time video data to remote display devices, like LEDs or LED panels, over Ethernet.

Kling-Net can transform the simplest of LED devices into an intelligent Kling-Net device that can talk to, and be controlled by, a Media Server. Auto configuration of devices upon start up dispenses with the need for complicated set up procedures. The Media Server can then read and change parameters from the device. This makes the whole process extremely fast and easy and minimizes the potential for mistakes!

“Many basic and first time users are afraid of using LED lighting because of the complexity of networking and control issues,” says ArKaos CEO, Marco Hinic. “Traditionally, using and networking LED lighting has required a high level of technical knowledge which has been a deterrent for many. We wanted to remove all this complexity and replace it with a simple to use protocol which automatically takes care of the magic numbers for the user!

“Kling-Net brings LED lighting within reach of even small clubs and venues by making it less technical and less expensive. It opens the market to new lighting designers who have previously been deterred by the technical complexity and expense of LED lighting systems. Kling-Net removes these barriers and makes LED lighting available, easy and fun.”
Where can I find out more?

More information on ArKaos Kling-Net can be found at

Watch a video demonstration of Chauvet ÉPIX fixtures being operated by ArKaos Kling-Net here:

For a live demonstration visit the Chauvet stand (Booth #5581) at NAMM 2012 (19-22 January, 2012, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California) where the new Kling-Net driven ÉPIX products will be on show. Book an appointment with a member of the ArKaos or Chauvet teams by contacting

More details on Chauvet ÉPIX products can be found at: and on the MVP range of lightweight, tri-coloured, modular LED video panels at:

About ArKaos
ArKaos develops real-time visual processing technologies for live visual performance. The company provides visual synthesizers that trigger and manipulate graphic content for display on large screens at concerts, clubs, etc.

Founded in 1996, ArKaos started as a software company but today it also develops the ArKaos A30, a unique hardware media server that delivers an unrivalled performance in speed, effects and manipulation of simultaneous high-definition videostreams.

For more information on ArKaos Media Master Pro and other ArKaos media server and video software, visit our website at where you can also find your nearest ArKaos dealer.

Agnes Wojewoda Business Development Manager Tel: +32 (0)2 340 86 86


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