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New Accessories For The Wholehog II

26th August 1997

Two brand new additions to the range of accessories for the popular Wholehog II lighting control console are being launched at this year's PLASA show.

The first is a show replay unit, known quite simply as the 'Hog Unit'. This marvellous piece of equipment comes in a rackmount package and enables the full playback of any show programmed on a Wholehog II, without the need for the main controller itself. Once loaded with a show, the Hog Unit lets you gain access to configuration settings for any on site adjustments that may be necessary. A plethora of input and output connections on the backpanel of the unit allow it to be fully interconnected with signals from SMPTE Timecode, MIDI Notes, MIDI Show Control, MIDI Timecode, MIDI serial messages and DMX 512. The Hog Unit is ideally situated for a show needs to be played back without a lighting operator. Theme Parks, showrooms, museums, displays, and cruise ships will all be able to benefit highly from this compact, yet simple replay machine.

The second new product is the Overdrive box, and this allows the expansion of the DMX channel capacity of the Wholehog II from 2,048 channels to a maximum of 3,584 channels, when you need a few extra channels for those larger events. The Overdrive systems allows the channel expansion of the console to happen in increments of 512 channels, and consequently can cater for many variations of console configuration. The Overdrive box consists of a small, truss or stage, mounted box which has an input of the proprietary Overdrive protocol and two full DMX outputs giving a total capacity of 1,024 DMX channels per unit.