AV Concepts announced last week the recent acquisition of another High End Systems Hog iPC lighting console. The Hog iPC is a small, mid-range controller which is designed to use the Wholehog III operating system and is also backwards compatible with the discontinued Wholehog II operating system for maximum flexibility. The Hog iPC uses four universes of DMX output direct from the console, expandable to eight universes using USB DMX Widgets or USB DMX Super Widget.

The Hog iPC console supplies a consistent control interface for all fixtures, regardless of manufacturer or type, makes it simple to work with different fixture types, or to exchange one type for another even after a show has been programmed. The fully calibrated color picker allows seamless color matching between different fixture types and with gels and dichroics. The Hog iPC also comes with unlimited control of timing, with the ability to set individual in and out delay fade times, as well as crossfade paths, for each parameter of every fixture.