The much-anticipated, long-awaited Flying Pig Systems Wholehog® III console is now shipping with version 1.0 software. The first five US Wholehog III consoles and DP2000 DMX processing units have been shipped to their various beta-test locations nationwide.

Says Robert Mokry, Wholehog III product launch manager, "We're very happy the Hogs are now shipping. The hardware is complete and the beta-test program yielded great results which has ensured a solid version 1.0 release. The idea behind v1.0 software is to release a reliable build that offers the core features users must have to do a show, with features such as XYZ positioning and Hog II show import scheduled for delivery later this year."

The company is releasing launch materials such as a new website, an Ethernet system design guide, pricing, and so on. Training classes will be announced soon, as taught by High End Systems' Vickie Claiborne in the US and Lee House in the UK.