We have been following Synthe FX, the developer of Luminair over the past couple of weeks here at iSquint. We just received the official word, Luminair lighting control iPhone App version 1.5 is released and ready for purchase and download on iTunes. Luminair enables you to wirelessly control, view, record and manage intelligent DMX lighting fixtures, consoles, media servers and other software directly from your iPhone™ or iPod™ touch. Using Artistic License’s Art-Net protocol over your device’s built-in Wi-Fi connection, Luminair communicates with other compatible hardware and software nodes on your network. A gorgeous user interface provides desktop-calibre features and performance, all on a mobile platform. Use Luminair as the ultimate remote focus tool, for advanced architectural lighting, or simply as the centerpiece of your intelligent lighting rig.
More from the Press Release:
Synthe FX has announced the immediate availability of Luminair 1.5 for iPhone™ and iPod® touch. This new version adds over 20 new major features and enhancements which make Luminair the ultimate wireless DMX tool for lighting professionals. Luminair allows users to control, view and manage intelligent DMX lighting fixtures and consoles, directly from an iPhone or iPod touch using the Art-Net protocol over a Wi-Fi connection. It can be used for a wide variety of tasks such as the ultimate remote focus tool, for advanced architectural lighting, by lighting technicians bench-testing fixtures, controlling intensities on set, or simply as the centerpiece of an intelligent lighting rig.
New in version 1.5, users can now create Quick-Touch cues, which provide easy touch based scene triggering. Each Quick-Touch cue has an individual fade time, which can smoothly and seamlessly transition from any currently running fade. Cues are enabled and disabled via large touch-trigger buttons, and arranged in sheets of six at a time. In addition, tracks can be reloaded and edited from each cue for further manipulation via Luminair’s output control tools such as channel faders, color changers, and 16-bit XY controls.
Another major new feature in version 1.5 is the ability to record snapshots of DMX data directly from Luminair’s Art-Net input port. This makes Luminair a great tool for backing up cues from a console or any other DMX source. By storing this data in a Quick-Touch cue, user’s can easily recall scenes from their main console, and even have individual fades between each one.
Other new features include an improved color-picker, improved CMY support, individual blackout and solo controls for each track, a new factory fixture preset library, plus many more. Like all previous updates, this new version also brings performance enhancements and other bug fixes, and is a free update for current users. Also included is a 10% off coupon with Luminair, good towards Enttec’s ODE Art-Net to DMX converters and related accessories, and valid worldwide via Enttec’s online store until June 30, 2009.
“Luminair was the first, and currently still is, the only true native DMX controller for the iPhone and iPod touch”, says company founder Ryan Hisey. “We have made a tremendous effort in bringing these capabilities to the iPhone platform, and in these first eight months the customer response has been phenomenal. Customers worldwide are using Luminair in a wide variety of markets, from theatre and stage, to architectural and studio. The new additions in 1.5 will make it an even more attractive product to a wider variety of users. The fact that there are so many different ways to either integrate Luminair with existing systems, or just use on it’s own, make the possibilities for use almost endless.”