ISE 2016: Christie Intros Latest Version of Pandoras Box Media Server
Christie continues to strengthen the flexibility of its award-winning Pandoras Box media server system with the introduction of Pandoras Box Version 5.9. This latest evolution provides faster, more intuitive operation with a wider range of options, compatibility, and user-friendly workflow solutions, unleashing the full potential of the system’s powerful rendering engine.
The Pandoras Box system is a cost-effective turnkey solution that more perfectly unites state-of-the-art rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Found in some of the most spectacular multi-media presentations around the world, it is the perfect choice for any live event, projection mapping or multi-media show. Flexible and user-friendly, it can be set up as a standalone playback device, network playback client or in console mode for direct DMX Control.
“New to Pandoras Box is the Kiosk Mode, to act as a simple standalone playback device that can be set up and operated without special training by anyone without ‘digging deep’ into the menu,” says Joel St-Denis, product manager, Christie. “The idea of the Kiosk Mode is to have a very simple playlist interface, allowing users to ingest content and display it on up to four displays with ease. Softedge and offsets can be set up via onscreen faders, making it perfect for all fixed installations such as nightclubs and digital signage where easy operation and editing is needed.”
Pandoras Box Version 5.9 now encodes files up to four times faster, delivers additional codec information through the file inspector, and includes a completely redesigned Patch-Tab and new templates that deliver faster workflow for remote control from a lighting desk. Users can create their own profiles, as well as export and import patch templates with exceptional ease. A Cues Tab has also been introduced for an overview of all cues, which can be used to navigate through the timeline and leave individual notes per cue.
“Whether it’s a major sports event, concert, an architectural display used for projection mapping, a museum, broadcast, or more, Pandoras Box combines the best of creative freedom and reliability that always impresses audiences,” concluded St-Denis.