New Martin M-Series Lighting Controller Software

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Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries.

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Martin Professional announces the release of a new operating system for its M-Series lighting controllers, which encompass the M1™, M2GO™, M-PC™ and Maxxyz™ consoles. The new software, version 2.90.400, includes over 70 new features and upgrades and can be downloaded at www.martin.com/controllersupport

Highlights of the software upgrade include:

New operating system for Martin M1 and M2GO (Windows 7 Embedded):
- Optimized for SSD drives
- New touch-friendly menu system
- Added support for Matrox Dual and Triple Head for M1
- Supports generic Windows 7 touchscreen devices
- New ELO touchscreen driver

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New "plug and play" MaxNet System:
- Zero Configuration Device Discovery
- Network Interface Connection management with Auto, Static, EtherDMX shortcuts
- Show can be joined or pushed to other devices
- All playback operation is synchronized
- All Cue and Preset data is synchronized
- MaxNet chat window
- Network show and device info screens
- Multiple consoles can be used in parallel for show playback

M1 hardware changes
In other lighting controller news, the M1 lighting controller now ships with an SSD drive, as well as a new LCD screen with LED backlight at no extra cost. With the SSD drive, console speed and reaction time is greatly improved, boot-up time is reduced, and the console is more stable in high vibration environments.

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Martin Professional
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries.

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