just thought id let you know, that we have now released v5 of the AI server software ( for those who dont know - AI is a the result of a collaboration between Immersive and Avolites who have jointly setup Avolites Media to deal specificly with the range of software and hardware and use all that both companys have learnt to produce something a bit special ) One of the main results of Avolites Media is a much lower entry price into the range - opening up the software that we at Immersive have been using as our show control system across the world for a several years now. No longer restricted to specific hardware, we even have a dongle version that allows a liscene to go with a user instead of the user needing to take an authorised server with them. what does it offer? some of the main features ( but by no means all ) are: * advanced 3d mapping * timeline control of events * system exapndability and customisation using the Salvation engine, shaders and freeframe plugins ( if theres a feature you want... just add it! ) * playback and realtime manipulation of multiple streams of hd video, audio, lighting and event the ability to run Salvation patches within AI. * midi, timecode, artnet, citp, network and other communication and control methods * AIM codec - a new, better, faster and superior gpu based codec designed specificly for AI which gives much better results than other gpu based systems. * vastly increased user control and interation compared to previous Addict / AI releases. the following is a collection of work we at Immersive have done over the years using the system to give you an idea of some of its abilities do you want to know more.... maybe you have a specific question ... or perhaps you want to try out the demo .... we also have a vimeo channel which will be getting filled up soon with guides, how to's and quick tips (as well as offering regular training courses at our london headquaters ) if you have any questions, thoughts or requests , feel free to contact any of us and we will be glad to help in anyway we can. on a personal level - i truly feel that AI has become a very mature product and is no longer restricted to being "just" a show control system - i personaly use it for VJ'ing as well it being used for museum installs, television shows and music and entertainment events across the globe. i have to admit do have vested interests in the product , but those of you who know me, will know i wont put my name to a product i dont support or feel is of worth. im a user with good experience of the system from its birth and for me, AI v5 realy, realy does deliver the goods!