High End Systems (HES) Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with ESP Vision Inc. to provide Wholehog III lighting console users direct connectivity with ESP Vision software.

Using visualization technology, ESP Vision simulates all facets of a lighting fixture's capability and personality in real-time via a simple Ethernet connection with a Wholehog III console. Furthermore, the realistic, real-time visualization provides the user with a powerful toolset for creating spectacular shows and lighting designs.

"High End Systems/Flying Pig Systems have been the industry standard for lighting consoles for many years," says Greg Jesse, president of ESP Vision Inc. "As they move forward with their next generation of lighting products, ESP Vision will allow them to provide an added level of functionality to their users. Additionally, the integration between our products will allow a much more efficient workflow for the lighting programmer and designer."

Brad Schiller, HES Director of Control Systems Development, adds, "We are excited to expand the visualization capabilities of the Wholehog III operating system. This integration applies not only to the Wholehog III console, but also to the new Hog iPC and Hog3PC systems. ESP Vision’s ability to realistically simulate every aspect of automated fixtures is outstanding and unprecedented in terms of competing visualization software."

As part of the partnership, HES will sell the ESP Vision software to Wholehog III users through its dealer network. Lighting visualization with ESP Vision is accomplished directly with an Ethernet connection between the console and the visualization computer. No additional hardware is required.