Today High End Systems announces the release of new Road Hog Programming and Playback Wings for Wholehog control systems including the Wholehog 3, Road Hog Full Boar, Hog iPC, and Hog 3PC. The Wings are now shipping from HES’ Austin, TX headquarters.

The new Road Hog wings include a programming or playback surface, 12-inch color touch screen, blue LED marker lights, and a DMX output expansion slot. The wings can be expanded to output four universes of DMX when used with a PC-based Wholehog product.

“The power an operator will gain by combining several wings with a Road Hog Full Boar console provides customers with a stylish and commanding presence at Front of House,” says Richard Belliveau, HES chief technology officer. “We designed the wings to be elegant and powerful while also increasing the playback and programming abilities of the consoles.”

In related news, HES announces that beginning immediately all new network-capable consoles will now include a trial edition of ESP Vision and VectorWorks Spotlight + RenderWorks. This visualizer and CAD software combination allows customers to pre-visualize lighting designs prior to connecting their console to a full system.

“ESP Vision is proud of its long-standing relationship with High End Systems,” says Alan Jesse, director of Support for ESP Vision. “The combination of Vision, VectorWorks, and HES console connectivity provides the seamless integration necessary to draft and program a show with any HES networked console.”