Analog Way Debuts Next-Gen Remote Controller
At Integrated Systems Europe this month, Analog Way, which makes image converters and presentation switchers, unveiled its new Axion2, a high-end remote controller.
Analog Way Axion2
At Integrated Systems Europe this month, Analog Way, which makes image converters and presentation switchers, unveiled its new Axion2, a high-end remote controller. Axion2 is designed for live events and multiscreen venues, according to the company, and can control the new generation of Analog Way's seamless switchers.
Axion2 is compatible with Analog Way's Di-VentiX II, Eikos and Eikos LE, OPS300, OPS200, Smart MatriX and Smart MatriX LE, Smart Edge, Smart Quad, Pulse and Pulse LE, SmartVu and SmartVu LE systems. The seamless switchers can be controlled either as standalone processors or in combination, including in soft edge-blending configurations, company officials said.
Axion2 can control up to six independent screen configurations in different locations and store up to 90 presets per screen configuration. Axion2 allows off-line programming so that users can start their programming when seamless switchers are not connected to the console.
With a new Sequences mode, presets can be created into up to nine sequences for the six different screen configurations. Each sequence, able to contain up to 90 presets, will appear on Axion2's 16:9 TFT color touchscreen. By pressing the Take button, each preset of the sequence will be automatically recalled. An Auto Take button is also available to launch the whole sequence in a timed mode.
Axion2 is also equipped with useful features that will enable users to program their show or make live adjustments quickly, according to the company. A Snap button provides a magnetic grid on the console's touch screen so that operators can easily organize their elements. User element buttons are also available to automatically repeat the traits of an element (size, position, transition, etc.) and apply it to the sources chosen by the user. A Toggle Preset button will automatically alternate tw3o presets and a Swap button can be used to make a swap between two layers.
"Axion2 results from deep research made in close collaboration with customers working in the live industry or on complex integrations", said Franck Facon, marketing and communications director at Analog Way, in a statement. "This research phase helped us develop Axion2 with improved design and smart features that will enable operators to program elaborate shows quickly and with unprecedented ease-of-use, even in a live environment."