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X-Laser Refines, Expands Mercury Laser Control System and Fixtures

X-Laser Mercury output

Two months after its debut at LDI 2017 in Las Vegas, X-Laser's Mercury laser control system continues to alter preconceived notions about laser control. With beta testing complete, X-Laser Mercury now includes firmware updates and fixture profiles supporting major lighting control platforms such as Avolites, ChamSys, grandMA, Martin by Harman (M-Series and LightJockey), Jands Vista, Elation Professional, and more. X-Laser's Mercury laser control interface is also now available in X-Laser's 5W, 10W, 20W, 30W, and 50W Skywriter fixtures.

"We've gotten feedback from several professional lighting and laser designers, regarding Mercury and how we can make it the most useful to the most people in the live design world," Adam Raugh, president of X-Laser USA, said. "With that feedback, we have created several training videos, new console profiles and plenty of visual material to show designers new and exciting ways to integrate laser more deeply into their shows."

Professional lighting designer Daniel Maxwell of True Grip Lighting in Knoxville, Tennessee, shared his thoughts on Mercury: "The Mercury laser control system is ideal for pro lighting designers because we can basically just plug and play the laser into our console workflow and program it just like a regular beam or wash fixture. It's an exciting step in the lighting world because it makes laser so much easier to integrate, smoothly and rapidly."

As mentioned by Raugh, X-Laser has published new videos showcasing the effects suite of Mercury laser control, as well as its programming workflow.

The newest video, showcasing the Skywriter HPX M-5 5W laser fixture, provides a quick visual overview of the most powerful features within the Mercury control interface. Such features include 400+ pre-installed gobos, nine prism shapes with variable spacing, fully customizable gradient effects, a 0.08- to 45-degree zoom range, and DMX512, RDM, and Art-Net control. Along with the featured effects video, X-Laser has published a guided demo for using Mercury with an Avolites console, with more such videos showing how to create specific effects on the way.

The videos showcasing X-Laser's Mercury laser control interface and guided tutorials are available at X-Laser's YouTube page (www.youtube.com/xlasers) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/xlaserstudio), or the shortened URL below.



(7 February 2018)

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