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HARROW, Middlesex, UK - Artistic Licence Engineering's dVnet is a new digital video-to-network converter. The latest addition to ALE’s Rack Pack range, dVnet is aimed at retail and architectural applications in which a media facade or light sculpture is to be controlled by video, and the complexity of a media server is not required.
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HARROW, Middlesex, UK - Artistic Licence Engineering introduces dVnet, its new digital video-to-network converter. The latest addition to ALE’s Rack Pack range, dVnet is aimed at retail and architectural applications in which a media facade or light sculpture is to be controlled by video, and the complexity of a media server is not required.
dVnet is all a user needs to convert a video creation to light. The digital video input is in HDMI format. Configuration is simplicity itself, with less than 10 mouse-clicks required to render video to a media wall.
dVnet can also play-back video clips manually loaded onto its internal hard drive, or via the incorporated play list manager which facilitates easy management of video clip content. Output is via a gigabit network connection with protocol support for Art-Net 3, sACN and both variants of KiNet.
Two versions of dVnet are available dependent upon the size of the project. Standard dVnet handles 20,000 pixels, while dVnet extreme is capable of controlling a massive 50,000 pixel array.
dVnet is already gaining fans because it provides a cost-effective, user-friendly solution that requires no specialist programming skills. Wayne Howell, Technical Director of Artistic Licence Engineering, comments, “At dVnet’s recent launch at LuxLive 2012, various potential clients had particular installations in mind, and were keen to understand whether the product was suitable for their needs. The great thing is that, in pretty much all cases, dVnet already checks all the boxes – practicality and versatility were very much to the fore when we designed it.”
Like its counterparts in the Rack Pack range, dVnet is housed in a 2U 19-inch rack case for easy integration into existing rack-mounted systems.
The product will be shown Jan. 29-31 at the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2013 show in Amsterdam.