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VenueMagic Device Virtualization

Device VirtualizationAGUA DULCE, CA - VenueMagic, a platform of Show Control software, adds Device Virtualization to its Classic, DMX+AV, and SC+ versions making swapping fixtures faster and easier. Device Virtualization allows a specific device’s behavior and actions to be applied to a different device, allowing easier programming of different hardware and quicker swapping of problematic hardware.

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AGUA DULCE, CA - VenueMagic, a platform of Show Control software, adds Device Virtualization to its Classic, DMX+AV, and SC+ versions making swapping fixtures faster and easier.

Device Virtualization allows a specific device’s behavior and actions to be applied to a different device, allowing easier programming of different hardware and quicker swapping of problematic hardware.??

“When I had programmed Parvati's show YIN: Yoga In The Nightclub based on one kind of 4-channel RGB dimmer and then had to use a different 4-channel RGB dimmer I thought I would have to reprogram all the lighting cues,” explains VenueMagic user Rishi Gerald. “But with VenueMagic, all I had to do was add the new device, select ‘Remap’ and the wizard remapped everything without a problem."

The wizard which Seiden refers to is Device Virtualization, which asks the VenueMagic user if the device routed should behave as the device outlined in the timeline. Before Device Virtualization, a lighting engineer would have to completely reprogram the new device, often times an impossibility if the change occurs too close to show time.

Similarly, mobile lighting engineers and performing artists can now use a venue’s lighting hardware rather than bring their own and can quickly incorporate that venue’s devices into their programmed show.

“Along with VenueMagic’s DMX Matrix, Device Virtualization is a way we have made once complicated DMX and lighting programming easier and faster,” says Don Nolan, CEO of ESG-VenueMagic. “We are constantly striving to improve Show Control’s capabilities while also making it more accessible.”


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