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Please excuse this h/w question, but I didn't see where else to ask it.

I finally got approval to up grade our lighting console after 2 years of asking, but when I go to place the order I discover the S3 has been dropped from the product line. That leaves a big gap between a 2 universe S1 and the huge, and expensive L5.

Is something coming soon (as in delivered to customers by June) to fill this gap?


Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:12 am
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I agree with you 100%. but if you need more universes you can add a M1 or use artnet devices. I hope they come out with something soon. INFOCOMM would be a time that they launch weird stuff like this or LDI

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fingers crossed... I love the Jands software workflow, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to justify recommending the platform to people when other manufacturers have made such leaps and bounds with affordable, feature-rich hardware the past few years.

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Thank you, Rob and OW for the replies.

It's not a matter of more universes, per se. The S3 provided a little more surface area. Configured with 4Us, a MAC Mini and screen it was under $13K in the US. What's the L5 buy-in? $26K USD? And it's entirely too big for this app.

I'd thought maybe at NAB there would be an announcement.

If I don't hear anything by the end of May, it's back to the drawing board and a totally different manufacturer. Real bummer.


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There are some on Ebay with a buy it now option if you still wanted to snag one.

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Sat May 06, 2017 6:11 am
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Thank you, Rob. There are still a few in dealers hands, but I'm not investing in discontinued technology.

Will wait and see what Jands announces.


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hello,

is anything coming in the way of new hardware ?

we really need a replacement for the S3 -
Surface for external computer and lots of handles and playbacks


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I don't see any more lifeboats... Personally I'm more comfortable jumping ship than going down with it.

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