Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky announces its commitment to ArKaos’s powerful Kling-Net protocol, which will now be embedded in its newest HY B-EYE product line.
Giovanni Zucchinali, Claypaky’s Product Portfolio Manager, explained that: “as the current and future requirements of lighting and visual design are so dynamic and fast-moving, lighting designers, programmers and operators need the most flexible and creative tools at their fingertips. We see a strong trend for one of those future developments being moving heads and pixel fixtures increasingly working in conjunction with video content”.
He goes on the explain that the new Claypaky HY B-EYE K25 and HY B-EYE K15 recently introduced to the market, are supplied with ArKaos Kling-Net as standard and already included in the firmware. “This new and interesting feature greatly expands the already rich effects of the HY B-EYErange, making it an even more versatile and practical luminaire” said ArKaos CEO Marco Hinic. “This is why, going forward, ArKaos is supporting Claypaky devices with the Kling-Net software network interface and we are all looking forward to this combination of cutting-edge technologies that will offer faster more flexible and even more versatile products”.
Kling-Net is a revolutionary plug-and-play control protocol developed by digital media specialists. ArKaos for the easy operation of LED and video devices / light sources. It allows the distribution of real-time video data to remote display devices – like LED fixtures or LED panels – over Ethernet, adding a degree of ‘intelligence’ with the automatic configuration and connection of display devices to a computer.
It enables the perfect time synchronization of video signals sent to multiple devices and avoids using expensive hardware and video converters to achieve this.
Using Kling-Net, a heterogenic network of display devices from different manufacturers can be created and all controlled all from one computer.
One of the many aspects of Kling-Net impressing Claypaky was the opportunity to integrate luminaires very simply into a show video design, removing the usual complications and time needed by the user/designer to create a device library containing the pixel mapping information specific to each fixture. With Kling-Net embedded, the fixture itself provides that information.