HippoCritter, an entry level version of Hippotizer, and HippoPortamus, a laptop-based version, are new offerings in Green Hippo’s line of media servers.
HippoPortamus can act as a standalone unit or as a show programming and server control solution via its ZooKeeper control software. In addition, all Hippotizer models now ship with the full release of 3.0.12 software, featuring numerous revisions for timeline, media management, import/export, and keystone functions. Version 3.1 will add increased functionality and more than 100 new features, including UberPan for multi-screen/server configuration from one virtual screen area.
New components include advanced timecode readout, scheduling, and alarm functions. A new operational mode, Simple Mode, allows faster programming for smaller shows. A TCP/IP Telnet component extends the options for external control, and bi-directional functionality opens up the ability to control third party devices directly from Hippotizer’s user interface.
Hippotizer Stage and Hippotizer HD are now also shipping in a road-ready enclosure, with professional connections to the rear, modular design for current and future add-ons/options, regulated cooling, front-mounted LCD with navigation keys for setting adjustments without a monitor, metal housing, and multifunction LED lighting strips with failure alert functions.