Synthe FX releases Luminair 1.5 for iPhone and iPod touch

April 13, 2009
Date Announced: 13 Apr 2009 Synthe FX has announced the immediate availability of Luminair 1.5 for iPhone™ and iPod® touch. This new version adds over 20 new major features and enhancements which make Luminair the ultimate wireless DMX tool for lighting professionals.Luminair allows users to control, view and manage intelligent DMX lighting fixtures and consoles, directly from an iPhone or iPod touch using the Art-Net protocol over a Wi-Fi connection. It can be used for a wide variety of tasks such as the ultimate remote focus tool, for advanced architectural lighting, by lighting technicians bench-testing fixtures, controlling intensities on set, or simply as the centerpiece of an intelligent lighting rig.New in version 1.5, users can now create Quick-Touch cues, which provide easy touch based scene triggering. Each Quick-Touch cue has an individual fade time, which can smoothly and seamlessly transition from any currently running fade. Cues are enabled and disabled via large touch-trigger buttons, and arranged in sheets of six at a time. In addition, tracks can be reloaded and edited from each cue for further manipulation via Luminair's output control tools such as channel faders, color changers, and 16-bit XY controls.Another major new feature in version 1.5 is the ability to record snapshots of DMX data directly from Luminair's Art-Net input port. This makes Luminair a great tool for backing up cues from a console or any other DMX source. By storing this data in a Quick-Touch cue, user's can easily recall scenes from their main console, and even have individual fades between each one.Other new features include an improved color-picker, improved CMY support, individual blackout and solo controls for each track, a new factory fixture preset library, plus many more. Like all previous updates, this new version also brings performance enhancements and other bug fixes, and is a free update for current users. Also included is a 10% off coupon with Luminair, good towards Enttec's ODE Art-Net to DMX converters and related accessories, and valid worldwide via Enttec's online store until June 30, 2009. "Luminair was the first, and currently still is, the only true native DMX controller for the iPhone and iPod touch", says company founder Ryan Hisey. "We have made a tremendous effort in bringing these capabilities to the iPhone platform, and in these first eight months the customer response has been phenomenal. Customers worldwide are using Luminair in a wide variety of markets, from theatre and stage, to architectural and studio. The new additions in 1.5 will make it an even more attractive product to a wider variety of users. The fact that there are so many different ways to either integrate Luminair with existing systems, or just use on it's own, make the possibilities for use almost endless."AvailabilityLuminair 1.5 is available as of today, for immediate download from Apple’s iTunes App Store. About Synthe FXSynthe FX, LLC is an independently held software company, founded in 2006 with the aim of creating tools for the next generation of new media artists. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, they specialize in developing professional, intuitive software for the broadcast, film, stage, and related entertainment markets.

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