|Studio & Theatre||
|The Flying Pig Systems MiniWings for the Wholehog
III console and Wholehog II PC were showing at PLASA and are shipping.
Two version of the wings are available: Programming and Playback. Each features the same controls as found on the Wholehog III console, and with an anodised blue aluminium finish, the wings are not only stylish, but also rugged and reliable.
The units draw power directly from the USB port on a console or laptop, and so can be used anywhere, even if there isn't a power socket nearby. Alternatively, connecting the units to the included power supply adds support for an external Wholehog III desklight and two external USB devices, thanks to a built-in USB hub. This allows the connection of devices such as keyboards, mice and DMX Widgets to laptops or PCs with a limited number of USB ports, without having to resort to an external hub.
The Playback Wing features 10 masters, with faders and flash buttons to provide full control of attached cuelists. This is complemented by the programming wing's four encoders, trackball and buttons, allowing fast and concise programming of shows. The trackball can be used either in 'cursor' mode to move the pointer around, or in 'pan & tilt' mode for convenient positioning of mirrors and moving heads.
Support for using the MiniWings with Wholehog II PC was released at PLASA 2002.