Martin Maxxyz goes Mini

Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2008

Maxyyz CompactMartin Professional’s Maxxyz™ lighting console is now available in a Compact version that offers full Maxxyz functionality in a modular mid-sized design. Built of a heavy-duty aluminium, Maxxyz Compact™ has been designed with the rough and tumble touring and rental market in mind. It offers stand-alone plug and play functionality.

This latest addition to the Maxxyz range features four modules requiring only USB and power connections. The modules – Cerebrum, Programmer, Motorized Playback and Master – make the system’s functionality even more flexible and intuitive.

The Cerebrum module is a touch-screen computer, running the software on Windows XP Embedded that controls Maxxyz Compact. It can control up to 32 DMX Universes (4 direct, 28 via Art-Net or Universal USB/DMX). The Maxxyz Cerebrum can also be used stand-alone for controlling installations, for example in hotels or on cruise ships. The Programmer and Playback Modules make creating and running shows easier, quicker and safer. The Master Module has two faders – Grand Master and Flash Master by default.

Maxxyz Compact can control up to 16,384 fixtures, and allows up to 1000 cuelists with motorized fader control and 1000 cuelists using playback control buttons, with parallel execution of multiple cuelists. Sub-master, group master, and override functionality is included, and the Graphical User Interface is customizable. Four digital fader belts for fixture parameter control (intensity, gobo, color, effect) are easy to access.

New and responsive digital LCD buttons have been included for direct programming. Five LCD function keys and five banks of customizable function keys are available for direct access to functions like save show, banks, patch and record. The Playback Module includes an additional row of playback flash buttons (flash, go, pause/back and select) in addition to the motorized playback fader.

Maxxyz Compact retains not only the familiar layout of the full Maxxyz console but the customizable Graphical User Interface, effects generator and MIDI / SMPTE timecoding as well. It is fully compatible with the Maxxyz controller series and easily networks with Martin’s Maxedia™ media server. Maxxyz Manager Software allows for programming and triggering via time and calendar schedules, and Maxxyz Compact communicates with Martin ShowDesigner Gold, Silver or Visualizer software packages.

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Australian Distributor: Show Technology

Source: Martin Professional media release