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ShowCAD Artist is a Microsoft Windows based show control software package for controlling lighting and other entertainment and environmental devices.

The software will operate on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Artist 2

Artist 2 requires only basic graphics capabilities. The table below offers guidelines for 3 different sized installation.

up to 2 USB Universes up to 10 Universes up to 23 Universes
1.8GHz processor 2.2GHz processor 2.8GHz dual core processor
1GB RAM 1GB RAM 2GB RAM
2 USB 100 base T network adapter 1000 base T network adapter
40GB HDD 80GB HDD 80GB HDD
On board grahics Basic NVidia graphics or equivalent Basic NVidia graphics or equivalent

Artist 3

Artist 3 requires dynamic texture to be available on the graphics card. Below is a guide to the basic specification the PC requires.

up to 2 USB Universes up to 10 Universes up to 23 Universes
2.2GHz processor 2.2GHz dual core processor 2.3GHz quad core processor
1 GB RAM 2GB RAM 4GB RAM
2 USB 1000 base T network adapter 1000 base T network adapter
80GB HDD 80GB HDD 80GB HDD
Basic NVidia graphics or equivalent 500MHz 512MB graphics 600MHx 1GB graphics

Extras

The table below lists other useful features on your PC

DVD RW drive a DVD ROM is pretty much standard on PCs now but a DVD RW drive will give you the ability to backup your work.
Extra USB ports these can provide a useful means to add other devices to you computer e.g., printer, MIDI ports, serial ports, keyboard, mouse, data acquisition devices, external sound device etc.
Extra network port this can allow you to have separate networks - one for DMX data and the other for local intranet or Internet connection.
RAID HDDs RAID drive in shadow mode allows you to have 2 hard drives with the same data on them providing a seamless backup.
Dual Head graphics A dual head graphics card will allow you to have one monitor for the main application user interface and a second touch monitor for the operator screen.
Quality sound adapter If you are using sound playback from within Artist, you should upgrade any on board sound adapter to a PCI card for better quality.
External sound device An external sound device can provide sound output to multiple zones.

Please be advised that although there is nothing to stop you sourcing DMX hardware from other companies, and in such cases we will still sell and licence you our software, we strongly advise against this. Artist will only output with certain devices and we also can take no responsibility for DMX transmission problems if hardware is not purchased from ourselves.

Packaging

Packaging size 240mm X 170mm X 50mm
Packaging Weight 500 grams

The ShowCAD Artist package is shipped with the following context.
1 ShowCAD USB to DMX interface
1 5pin XLR (male) to 3pin XLR (female) adapter
1 CDROM with software and drivers
1 Setup instructions