Wybron Supplies “Green” for Kennedy Center Initiative

by Jacob Coakley
The Kennedy Center has installed more than 160 Wybron LED fixtures

 


The Kennedy Center has installed more than 160 Wybron LED fixtures

The Kennedy Center recently embarked upon a campaign to “green” their lighting system. Part of that initiative included installing 162 MF200 and VN200 color wash fixtures to replace existing traditional PARs. Barbizon supplied the Kennedy Center with the fixtures.

Wybron Updates Infogate Feedback Software

by Jacob Coakley

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Wybron has released an updated version of Infogate, the software that powers its award-winning feedback system which makes it easier for users to visualize and monitor an entire lighting rig from a computer. Version 2.2 of Wybron’s Infogate, which uses the industry-standard feedback protocol Remote Device Management (RDM), includes: simplified layout for the Device Parameter Spreadsheet to reduce screen clutter but still give users the option to customize the layout;  the ability to maintain Device Parameter Spreadsheet layout when closed, letting the user set up, and keep, an interface customized for his or her use; new ESTA status message, recently added to RDM specs, to report lamp and cable failure; new RDM throttle to allow users to reduce the number of RDM data packets transmitted along the DMX cable, letting more DMX signal through when feedback isn’t as vital.

 

Wybron Updates iPhone Gel Swatch Library App

by Jacob Coakley

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Wybron has released the version 1.5 update to its Gel Swatch Libary application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Along with the addition of hundreds of new filters, Gel Swatch Library 1.5 gives access to a map of Wybron dealers in the user’s area. Geographical information for Lee dealers across the United States can be accessed from the user's current location or zip code, with users able to call or e-mail those dealers with one touch. Dealers from other parts of the globe, including Canada, will follow.

Wybron Upgrades Mobile Showroom

The new Wybron Mobile Light Lab will feature a larger screen for product demonstrations and shoot-outs with competitors lamps.

 


The new Wybron Mobile Light Lab will feature a larger screen for product demonstrations and shoot-outs with competitors lamps.

UPDATED: First dates of the tour are listed below.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—On the heels of the retired Wybron Mobile Showroom's successful 15-month tour comes the launch of something bigger, better, brighter and customized based on visitor feedback — the Wybron Mobile Light Lab, which will begin its Visuality 2011 Tour in February with more than 100 events in the U.S. The Wybron Mobile Light Lab is a 48-foot pop-out-equipped trailer that features all of Wybron’s most crowd-pleasing products. Wybron President Keny Whitright had it custom-built after proving the popularity of the company’s Mobile Showroom, which traveled the country in a rental trailer from 2009 through 2010.

Wybron, Enttec and Martin Launch Institute For Feedback Excellence

by Jacob Coakley

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO— Enttec Pty. Ltd. of Australia, Martin Professional  A/S of Denmark, and Wybron, Inc. of the U.S. have banded together to form The Institute for Feedback Excellence, a new nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure every piece of lighting equipment using industry-wide feedback protocols performs at the highest standard possible. The institute will will enable lighting  manufacturers to test their feedback-enabled products – for now, those using Remote  Device Management – to make sure they’re compatible with other feedback devices.

Wybron’s New Mobile Light Lab Hits the Road

by Jacob Coakley
The Wybron Mobile Light Lab heads to California and the Pacific Northwest next.
The Wybron Mobile Light Lab heads to California and the Pacific Northwest next.

Wybron’s new and expanded Mobile Light Lab has hit the road, and Stage Directions has a video tour of its new digs. The Mobile Light Lab is a 48-foot, pop-out-equipped trailer that’s set up to feature Wybron’s products in a more dedicated, educational environment than a trade show floor. Complete with a screen for product shoot-outs the trailer features many Wybron products, including their new Cygnus LED wash lights, all easily controllable via iPads so users can put the products through their paces. More details and a video tour after the jump.

wysiwyg Lighting Design Video Challenge 2014

by Angela Marlett

Lighting designers are encouraged to submit their designs using wysiwyg version R33 to the wysiwyg Lighting Design Video Challenge by Cast Software. Entrants will create a two-minute video of their lighting design in wysiwyg version R33, post it to YouTube and share it on Cast Software's Facebook page. Unlike previous years, entrants will have to follow a "budget," i.e., an equipment limitation list. The first place winner will receive a full year's subscription to wysiwyg. The deadline is September 26. 

WYSIWYG R22

by Stage Directions
ImageBuilding on CAST Software’s WYSIWYG, the new version R22, a free download for WYSIWYG members, has many new enhancements including the new 3D beams.

WYSIWYG R23 Finishes Beta Testing

by Jacob Coakley
TORONTO—Cast Software is wrapping up beta testing on the latest release of wysiwyg – R23. More than 300 wysiwyg members applied to be in the beta testing group. Testers were asked for feedback on every new feature of the software, from the new graphics engine to the improved designer tools.

WYSIWYG R24 Wins PLASA Innovation Award

by Jacob Coakley

The crew of Cast software accepts the PLASA09 Award for Innovation
LONDON—From among 62 products entered, Cast Software won a PLASA09 Award for Innovation at Earls Court in London. The Award ”recognizes products which advance the industry by demonstrating a new style of thinking, improving technical practice, or taking a key step forward in terms of safety,” according to the Professional Lighting And Sound Association.