WORK has developed LightMouse, a set of 7 devices which offers different solutions for lighting, audio and video configuration. This series allows professionals to control simultaneously and just from one console several areas in one place. The innovation lies in the possibility of controlling lighting, audio and video using just DMX signal, traditionally used for lights.
This innovation means a reduction in costs and maintenance. Besides, thanks to the free software Oscillation and the open protocol Open Sound Control (OSC), it is possible to turn a tablet, a smartphone or a computer into the control console that will be used to design our lighting configuration. Just that simple.
LightMouse series is composed of:
LM 2 MK II: this is a really interesting tool for lighting designers. This is a bidirectional device DMX/USB through which you can control a 512 channel lighting system from a computer. It also works the other way around: you can control and interact with your computer throughout the DMX signal. Besides the ease that confers the two-way communication, its intuitive character, small size and strength made LM2 MKII a perfect option for mobile installations.
LM 3E: this solution allows professionals to convert DMX input signal in ArtNet and to send it through an Ethernet network previously existing. It works with ArtNet protocol as well as with WORK?s own protocol, WORKNET. LM 3E doesn?t need any kind of configuration even though it is entirely configurable. It is possible to use several LM 3E units in a same network, what will allow the transportation of different DMX universes.
LM 3R and LM 3R2: These are two compact solutions which allow the conversion of ArtNet signal into DMX signal and the conduction to anywhere in the installation. These devices consist of two ArtNet nodes which can receive one or two DMX universes. Unlike the LM 3R, the LM 3R2 has a DMX input. These devices can be controlled by any lighting console as far as it uses ArtNet protocol (1 and 2).
LM 5 and LM 5W: The LM 5 is a new step in the controlling devices? evolution. The connection between mobile devices, its use as an ArtNet node and the ability to store the DMX programming make the LM 5 a very versatile tool.
Because of the OSC protocol implementation, LM 5 can be controlled by any device or software compatible with OSC. Furthermore, LM 5 establishes a link between some products of WORK, like SLA or DCA1, and other audio and video devices by using DMX signal.
The principal distinguishing feature between LM 5 and LM 5W is that LM 5W has an integrated wireless access point. The LM 5 can be powered by USB input*.
As it has been said at the beginning of the post, LightMouse devices can be controlled and programmed using Oscillation, a free software developed by WORK. It is an intuitive tool to easily programme the lighting of our scenes and shows, in addition to control different software to project videos and play audios in different spaces. There are three versions of the free software currently available: Oscillation 512, 6 and RGB. Click on this link to watch the overview of Oscillation.
If you prefer to, you can also work with OSC protocol using TouchOSC or Lemur, for which WORK has designed several layouts that can be downloaded for free from our website, or using other software compatible with OSC such as Quartz Composer, Resolume, Millumin and others.