Alcorn McBride prefaces ISE with two product launches2 February 2016
Alcorn McBride has announced the launch of its VPage Dante PA station and the official release of WinScript Live 4.0 show control software.
VPage provides theme park attractions, museums, arenas and transportation systems with facility-wide intelligent paging using Dante audio networks.
The configuration of paging networks, such as Q-Sys, is programmable using the software in the VPage DSP system. This includes zone assignments, button and light behaviours, and zone priorities. Each VPage station features user-programmable buttons, microphone input and level control.
A single Ethernet cable carries audio, power and control between the VPage station and the equipment rack. A facility may incorporate an unlimited number of VPage stations by simply connecting them to PoE-enabled network switches.
VPage is available in three models, the VP4 model is a four-button station with a 5-pin XLR connector and a mounting bracket for a push-to-talk coiled cord dynamic microphone. The VP4G model can be used with an externally-mounted gooseneck mic with a separate (or integrated) push-to-talk switch. Both of these models mount in a standard 4-gang box.
The VP16PCB model consists of a circuit board that is designed to mount on a standard DIN rail. It offers the ability to easily wire up to 16 LED-illuminated buttons so that installers can create their own custom PA stations.
The second announcement is the release of the new WinScript Live 4.0 software for Alcorn McBride’s V16 Pro, V4 Pro and VCore show controllers. The software update includes a new built-in touch panel editor, which allows users to create customised interfaces for ShowTouch enabled devices to add touch panel capability to Alcorn McBride show control systems. These touch panel hardware options include hard-wired ShowTouch panels (available in 7in, 10in and 17in), Apple iOS devices, and PC platforms.
Other significant improvements include colour-coded logging, streamlined editing tools, new colour schemes, and the expansion of our product library to support control of hundreds of third-party devices. WinScript Live 4.0 is available as a free download for both PC and Mac (BETA) platforms.