Hippotizer Announces New Software Release

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

Hippotizer said its V3 software release 3.0.12 is now available. James Ross Heron, Green Hippo director, called the new version “the most mature and well rounded update for Hippotizer we have ever released. The new features and functionality equate to adding several new products, in addition to over 180 distinct improvements and upgrades.”

Upgrades include the “PhatController,” which offers Ethernet or RS232 control of external devices; an “Automation” component, which synchronizes parameters such as X/Y movement and accepts feedback from stage automation protocols; “Diamonds,” a timeline programming tool; “Simple Mode,” which allows for fast programming of less demanding shows; a new timeline storage format that includes auto-recovery and unlimited undo; advanced clock functions and scheduling for synchronizing multiple servers and stand-alone operation; a media-manager that now allows files to be saved with an expiry date, which is especially valuable when working with copyrighted content on rental machines; comprehensive time-code monitoring; “BeatBridge,” which allows audio triggering of any Hippotizer component; and a new component called “HippoBlaster.”

Australian distributor: Clearlight Shows www.clearlight.com.au