High End Systems has released v1.4.0 software for its family of Digital Lighting products including DL.2, DL.3, and the Axon media server. The release is the culmination of major improvements and upgrades to the Graphics Engine and core components within the XP Embedded Operating System (O/S) image.

“This new software represents a year’s worth of effort by our digital lighting team,” says Scott Blair, HES director of Digital Lighting development. “Beyond the performance improvements and features that we have included in this release, this effort provides a solid foundation for future enhancements to come in our digital product line.”

Improvements have been made to the Network Media Sync to allow multiple digital lighting units to perform in synchronized playback. Major improvements to In-Frame and Out-Frame seeking allow for precision frame selection. There is also added ability for Collage Generator to blend a 360-degree image.

Many improvements were made to the Windows Content Management Application system, which has been redesigned with a more user-friendly interface. A new version of Mac CMA is now fully supported on Leopard O/S and Windows Vista.

Multiple selectable display output resolutions have been added to Axon, allowing greater connectivity to a wider range of display devices. In addition, Axon now supports SDI Capture. All new Axons shipping from HES now include SDI Capture Card as standard and existing users should contact HES for upgrade information.

All user manuals online have also been updated with this new information.