EdgeView Software, LLC announces the release of its new SmartLight™ Version 1.0 theater lighting software product.

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Using any standard Windows-based PC with a USB port, SmartLightÂ? can control up to 512 dimmer channels (DMX devices) that can be mapped to up to 512 fader controls.

Using any standard Windows-based PC with a USB port, SmartLight™ can control up to 512 dimmer channels (DMX devices) that can be mapped to up to 512 fader controls. The software allows you to define and store preset lighting cues that can be defined cue by cue to control any lighting production.

With an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI), defining preset lighting cues is as simple as sliding a fader control up and down to the desired level. You can label the faders to match your physical lighting configuration. Individual lights can be preset to fade in or out at various timed intervals or have timed waits, allowing you complete flexibility. “Soft” patching capability allows connecting any dimmer to any fader. The powerful cue editor makes inserting and modifying existing cues in a stack easy. Different versions of the same show can be easily saved to disk.

EdgeView Software has partnered with Durand Interstellar, Inc to provide a complete hardware/software solution. Durand’s Model 4201 USB to DMX Converter is a small converter/controller box that allows any computer with a serial or USB port to control lighting dimmers and other DMX512 controlled hardware (moving lights, fog machines, etc.). This product is intended for trade shows, small venues, museums, churches, store displays, architectural lighting and so forth.

Ed Rowlance, President of EdgeView Software, says about the new partnership: “We are excited about this partnership with Durand Interstellar so that we can offer a complete and very affordable solution for small theaters, schools and other venues that are cost conscience.”

Durand Interstellar CEO Jerry Durand adds: “We are happy to have a quality software product associated with our hardware. SmartLight™ will allow our customers to use our hardware without having to write a single line of computer code."

EdgeView Software is a software development company based in New Philadelphia, OH, specializing in leading edge Windows software products. EdgeView offers a wide-range of software solutions, including image processing, Pocket PC data collection, and theater and entertainment software. Durand Interstellar, Inc is a hardware development company based in Los Gatos, CA, that has designed products ranging from inexpensive entertainment and audio equipment through leading-edge medical, control, telecom, aerospace, and test systems.

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