Harman’s Martin Professional Releases v3.0 Software for M-Series Range of Lighting Consoles
Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Harman’s Martin Professional has released its latest update for the M-Series consoles, v3.0, with hundreds of improvements and a new user-interface. Martin’s v3.0 software is faster than ever, features new touch and gesture optimization, while the upgrade allows consoles to become a real PC-based controller.
The new v3 software is all about speed with faster start-up time, show loading and more efficient access to functions. The clean and modern user-interface has been optimized for touch and gesture technology, which allows the user to work in an environment where everything is accessible from a single finger touch. Users can simply swipe to move from view to view, access other playback banks quickly or change parameter selection. Double tapping on playback status accesses its functions and options. Additionally, users can enlarge the quick slide out for visual parameter control.
“Our goal for this new interface was to simplify the workflow by giving access to many functions without the need to constantly change views or access sub menus,” stated Steven Vanspauwen, head of user experience design, Martin. “Users will find themselves programming faster than they ever did on any console before with v3.”
Martin’s M-PC v3 is no longer a simple hardware emulator, but a real PC-based controller with a user-interface optimized for any Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC equipped with or without a touch screen. Using the same concept as the console interface, the M-PC v3 allows anyone to program shows for free. M-PC Free Edition is available for one universe over Art-Net as well as the ENTTEC DMX devices.
It is also possible to use the M-PC with two universes using any Martin Duo-DMX box. When using its one-key dongle license, the universe count can be increased to eight and even 64, what the company says makes M-PC one of the most powerful lighting PC controllers in the industry.