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.