State of the Wholehog 2010

bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
edited October 2010 in Wholehog 3 General Discussion
I would like to directly address and inform Wholehog users and customers about the current “State of the Wholehog” in terms of our current development and upcoming plans. With the recent economic climate, there have been some rumors and speculation among certain people within the industry regarding the Wholehog product line. Barco / High End Systems is completely dedicated to the Wholehog products and we continue to enhance and improve the products with the same vigor and enthusiasm as from the start.

Last year we introduced the DMX Processor 8000, which provided additional output capabilities, Art-Net, and E1.31 support as well improved reliability and incredible processing power. In addition, all DMX processing was drastically improved due to numerous software enhancements related to the DMX Processor 8000. Throughout the year, several software releases provided additional features and enhancements. The current v3.1.5 software is extremely stable and feature rich. In the coming months, you will see several releases with small feature updates and additional enhancements.

Our development team is currently working diligently on a significant release planned for later this year. This next major revision will add features such as network backup/failover, color coding, keystroke macros, console locking, USB flash drive support for Wholehog 3, and much more. In addition, we are implementing many changes and improvements based directly on customer requests and inputs. We also have a few other surprises for this version that we feel will enhance the customer experience. Many of these features are nearly complete and already in the early testing phases within our software testing lab. We hope to enter the first of several beta testing cycles very soon.

Barco / High End Systems is fully committed to retaining its stronghold in the automated lighting console market. We thank each of our users for your continued support and dedication to the Wholehog product line.

As always, please feel free to contact me directly with any further questions, comments, or suggestions you might have. I am happy to discuss your needs and concerns on a personal basis. [EMAIL="brad.schiller@barco.com"]brad.schiller@barco.com[/EMAIL]


Brad Schiller
Product Manager, Controllers
High End Systems - Media and Entertainment Division

Barco Lighting Systems, Inc.
2105 Gracy Farms Ln
Austin, Texas 78758 USA
Tel. +1 512.836.2242 x 1532
Fax +1 512.837.5290
[EMAIL="Brad.Schiller@barco.com"]Brad.Schiller@barco.com[/EMAIL]

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Comments

  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited April 2010
    bradpepe;46242 said:

    Our development team is currently working diligently on a significant release planned for later this year. This next major revision will add features such as network backup/failover, color coding, keystroke macros, console locking, USB flash drive support for Wholehog 3, and much more. In addition, we are implementing many changes and improvements based directly on customer requests and inputs. We also have a few other surprises for this version that we feel will enhance the customer experience. Many of these features are nearly complete and already in the early testing phases within our software testing lab. We hope to enter the first of several beta testing cycles very soon.

    Thumbs up!!!!!!!
    Looking forward to the end of the year
  • ChrislimChrislim Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Nice to know
    more good function is on the way

    Having lots of fun with my HOG 3
  • mjmaltbiemjmaltbie Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Great news!

    MJ
    :hogsign:
  • jctenacejctenace Registered User
    edited May 2010
    I have been waiting for this update for a long time! I hope the Macro button actually becomes usable.
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2010
    Jordan,

    Yes indeed the macro button and its associated LED are working well in our test lab. The new feature is exciting and will be well received.
  • jctenacejctenace Registered User
    edited May 2010
    It would also be nice if sometime in the future you would have the ability to export patching information to other shows and maybe even palletes. I haven't found a easy way to do that in the existing program.
  • jctenacejctenace Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Does HES release beta versions for consumers to test out or is it a closed community for testing? I would love to test a beta and see how it's all coming together.
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2010
    Hi Jordan,

    If you want to join the beta testing team, just send me an email at brad.schiller (at) barco.com We have an official sign up at: http://www.highend.com/betasignup/ but emailing me directly will ensure you get into the program.

    I will then send you details about the program and the other program details.
  • dollerdoller Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Hi Brad,
    This is interested fro me .can i have information for beta test program??we have a hog 3 console
    greeds
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2010
    Hi Doller,

    Just email me as I stated above...
  • loebusloebus Registered User
    edited July 2010
    COLOR CODING!!!
    I remember from an earlier thread you had mentioned an overhaul of the HTP functionality, will this be part of this next revision?
    Also, I'd LOVE to see copy functions a la Chamsys, where for example you can copy palette info, including text, to cues. Makes building color stacks for different groups a breeze, all labeled and ready to go.
    Lastly, being able to control size and/or speed of an effect with the fader the effect is on, also a la Chamsys.
    Hog 3 with these things, would be for me nearly the perfect console. Just need an affordable executor wing.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited July 2010
    loebus;48598 said:
    COLOR CODING!!!

    Lastly, being able to control size and/or speed of an effect with the fader the effect is on, also a la Chamsys.
    Already (almost) possible... Just put the effect in a cuelist without any ie pan/tilt-infos in, set teh fader to work as crossfade IPCB thats it for the size, and for the speed, hold down the choose button and change the efx-rate
  • serdar kastasserdar kastas Registered User
    edited September 2010
    hi hes team good works.. you would add bounce option ? (in effect directory)
  • Cmy.dkCmy.dk Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Hi Brad.

    Does the new release support the CITP protocol?

    please update us a little on how things goes with the big release :-)
  • MacElizaMacEliza Registered User
    edited October 2010
    I am running 3.17... Macro key still says not implemented. Any word???? :06::confused:


    Beth
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited October 2010
    V3.2 will be coming in a bit.. it has been delayed a little, but only so we can make it even better! CITP is not part of v3.2, but it is on the road map and some of v3.2 includes under-the-hood work to help get us to that point.

    Color coding, keystroke macros, network failover, and much much more are all included in v3.2... believe me, it is worth the wait!
  • nibornibor Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2010
    This year ?
  • nibornibor Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2010
    When dose the new super secret console come out the one with the cup holder ?
    Is it a new platform ?
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