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Artistic Licence Engineering Launches dVnet

Artistic Licence Engineering will be launching dVnet, its eagerly anticipated digital video-to-network converter, at LuxLive 2012. Following a tantalising preview earlier this year, the full power of dVnet will be shown to remarkable effect on stand J02, where it will be driving an exciting new display/lighting medium.

The latest addition to ALE’s Rack Pack range, dVnet is aimed squarely at retail and architectural applications in which a media facade or light sculpture is to be controlled by video, and the complexity of a media server is not required.

dVnet is all a light artist needs to convert a video creation to light. The digital video input is in HDMI format. Configuration is simplicity itself, with less than ten mouse-clicks required to render video to a media wall.

dVnet can also playback any video clip manually loaded onto its internal hard drive, or via the incorporated play list manager which facilitates easy management of video clip content. Output is via a gigabit network connection with protocol support for Art-Net 3, sACN and both variants of KiNet.

Two versions of dVnet are available dependent upon the size of the project. Standard dVnet handles 20,000 pixels, while dVnet extreme is capable of controlling a massive 50,000 pixel array.

dVnet is already gaining fans because of its easy operation and cost effectiveness. “The complexity that dVnet can handle combined with its simplicity of operation make the product suitable for any level of technical ability and incredibly good value for money,” says Artistic Licence Engineering’s Managing Director, Simon Hobday. “We can see it making waves in the industry already.”

Like its counterparts in the Rack Pack range, dVnet is housed in a 2U 19-inch rack case for easy integration into existing rack-mounted systems.

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