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MEDIALON extends its Embedded Controller series

After MEDIALON’s successful release early this year of SHOWMASTER ST, its first all in one embedded show controller, the leading show and media control company now extends its series by releasing SHOWMASTER Pro and SHOWMASTER iPro.

“Both of these products have been designed to help creative people to achieve compelling entertainment and edutainment experiences with powerful and easy-to-use solutionsâ€?, says Alex Carru, CEO of Medialon.

The embedded controller series brings the advantage of an all in one controller with all relevant hardware interfaces such as DMX, MIDI, Serial, Time-code, digital IOs and of course TCP/IP.

Medialon’s SHOWMASTER series share Showmaster Editor Software included at no additional cost with each product. Thanks to the easy graphical programming environment, applications are programmed in much less time than with any other conventional control system. No coding or compilation is required. The native synchronization capabilities and its legendary Timeline with drag and drop programming makes it the ideal choice for Show Control Applications. Complex logical task programming is also available.

The embedded controllers can also be sized to customer’s exact needs by adding Medialon ioBox, the new port extension, or third party hardware interfaces.

In depth…


SHOWMASTER Pro is an all in one embedded show controller, especially designed for medium to large Show Control application in museums, showrooms, stores, theme parks, attractions, or when a large amount of controlled devices require additional interfaces.

It controls and synchronizes dimmers, lighting desks, video projectors, video servers, sound processors, etc.

In addition to the original SHOWMASTER ST, the Pro version includes 2x opto-isolated DMX In/Out, a balanced Time Code input, more serial ports, DMX & MIDI recording and third party extension capabilities such as more serial or relays over IP, making it the ideal solution for demanding attractions and shows.

Technical Specs: 8x Serial ports ; 16x Digital In & 16x Digital Out ; 1x MIDI In/Out ; 2x DMX In / Out ; Balanced Time Code Input ; Ethernet ; SSD drive ; Drag & drop programming ; Multiple Timeline Programming ; Sync Accuracy 100th/Sec ; Device Position Tracking ; DMX, Serial & MIDI Recording ; Logical Programming ; Real time testing (no Compile / Download / Test / Startover) ; Alarm via Email ; Medialon Extension supported (ioBox) ; Third Party Extension supported.

Shipping: December 2009

Medialon SHOWMASTER iPro

SHOWMASTER iPro is the World’s first industrial PLC embedded show controller, designed in partnership with SIEMENS.

SHOWMASTER iPro is the state of the art solution for applications requiring complex PLC control in sync with accurate Show Control, such as ride, attraction and architectural show control.

SHOWMASTER iPro is made of a Medialon control engine in a Siemens mEc PLC running in parallel with the regular Siemens real time environment and connected to Medialon ioBox for DMX, Time-Code, Serial extensions.

This unique combination of PLC and Show Controller in the same hardware benefits from the advanced two-way communication and the real time sync between the two environments making the programming of high end attractions far easier and safer.

The free editing software embeds devices synchronization, logical programming as well as real time testing and supports multiple timelines, third party interfaces, unlimited touch panel connections and signal recording.

Technical Specs: PLC embedded Show Control ; Real Time PLC control environment (require separate Step7 license) ; Extensive PLC IOs ; Real Time 2 ways communication with PLC programming ; Retentive Data memory ; No moving parts ; Profinet bus ; Drag & drop programming ; Multiple Timeline Programming ; Sync Accuracy 100th / Sec ; Device Position Tracking ; DMX, Serial & MIDI Recording ; Logical Programming ; Real time testing (no Compile / Download / Test / Startover) ; Alarm via Email ; Medialon Extension supported (ioBox) ; Third Party Extension supported.

Shipping: beginning of 2010

Medialon ioBox

Medialon ioBox is a port extension for the SHOWMASTER series. It can also be used with Medialon’s Show Control Machine or any PC running Medialon MANAGER Show and Media Control software.

Medialon ioBox provides serial, digital IOs, DMX, MIDI and Time code ports over Ethernet.

It can be located backstage or as far as 100 meters from the main controller. It is also a powerful solution for full redundancy installations.

Technical Specs: 8x Serial ports ; 16x Digital in & 16 Digital Out ; 1x MIDI In/Out ; 2x DMX in / Out ; Balanced Time Code Input ; Ethernet ; SSD drive.

Shipping: beginning of 2010

Medialon designs user friendly yet powerful, IT based audiovisual control solutions, for simple to mission critical applications such as Museum Media Control, Theme Park Wide and Attraction Control, Live Entertainment Show Control and Corporate Showrooms to name just a few.
Our products range includes Show & Media Control Software, Embedded Controllers, Digital Audio Servers, Scheduling Software, and Redundant Control Servers.
With offices in the USA and Europe and international distributors, Medialon solutions are available worldwide.

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