With the introduction of Catalyst DV v1.0 Media Server and Software, High End Systems Inc. now offers two scalable Catalyst Media Server solutions for any size project and budget.

High End Systems is now segmenting its Media Server products into Catalyst Pro and Catalyst DV offerings. In 2003, HES introduced the Catalyst Pro v3.0 Media Server, featuring four video layers and twin outputs. Now designers also have the option of the Catalyst DV v1.0 Media Server and Software, which offers three crossfadable video layers and one output, sized for many new budgets and projects. The Catalyst DV v1.0 Media Server and Software has RS232 and RS422 serial control capabilities, allowing it to control a multitude of video switchers and playback devices.

Catalyst DV v1.0 Media Server gives the user the ability to apply more than 80 visual and color effects to digital media. It can be used with the HES DL1 Digital Light fixture or any other video output device. The real time rendering capability translates to zero down time for modifying content. All software packages are based on the fastest Apple Power MAC processing and video card technologies needed to make them fly. Any effect may be instantly applied to a Quicktime movie or still image. This creative freedom allows the user to build on an initial concept without costing production time and money.

Instant access to more than 64,000 file locations means there's no waiting for forwarding or rewinding to a piece of content. Loading content on to a Catalyst Media Server is as easy as "dragging and dropping" the file into the library system. DMX control of digital media and video allows the user to tie lighting and video cues to one control desk for unified control of lighting and video.

By accessing moving light images and features, projecting video content or creating “virtual scenery” the user has unlimited lighting control, props, backdrops and signage. Combining Catalyst Software with DL1, LED displays, Plasma monitors, and large and small format LCD and DLP projectors creates a dynamic, exciting presentation.