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From WYSIWYG comes WYSILAB for Educational Establishments

10th May 1999

WYSIWYG, the award winning lighting design and visualisation software package has expanded its product line by creating WYSILAB.

The three component software parts of WYSIPAPER, the paperwork manager, WYSICAD, the 2D and 3D design tool, and WYSIWYG, the DMX / Ethernet visualisation interface have been packaged especially for educational users with a price tag that is the same as a conventional WYSIWYG 2000 system.

Running on an existing computer network, the WYSILAB system allows up to 23 WYSICAD, and 2 WYSIWYG programs to be run simultaneously from the connected workstations. A DMX lighting controller can be added to the network, via DMX to ethernet adapters, if necessary, allowing the real time programming of any designs drawn in WYSICAD.

Students using the system are able to quickly learn computer aided lighting design and gain full advantage of the many features that WYSIWYG has to offer, such as photo realistic rendering, drag & drop patching and customisable data windows.

Without ever needing fixtures and the space of a real theatre available, students are able to learn about many fundamental aspects of lighting design for a very wide range of lighting fixtures, including the latest intelligent units. Ambitious projects and designs can be attempted, as there is no reasonable limit to the number of bars and fixtures that can be assembled in a WYSICAD drawing.

WYSILAB is designed to allow both students and lecturers the possibility to explore lighting design in a highly flexible environment without high cost or regular constraints of venue and fixture availability. The WYSILAB system is only available to recognised educational and training establishments.

Demo CD's of the full WYSIWYG range of programs, and further information, are available by contacting A.C. Lighting via telephone on +44 (0)1494 446000