Martin by HARMAN Introduces M-Series Software with 2D Plan Tool

AARHUS, Denmark – HARMAN’s Martin Lighting is proud to introduce the new M-Series software, version 3.5. The M-Series software was created specifically for design and production purposes with the idea of inspiring creativity and innovation when programming light shows. The primary feature for this new software is the 2D Plan tool, which simplifies lighting fixture selection by using a topographic representation of the fixtures in relation to the real world.

The M-Series 2D Plan allows multiple fixture layouts to be stored and recalled at any time. Several instances of the 2D Plan can be used simultaneously. In addition to fixtures, fixture groups and various shapes can be positioned on a 2D layout, while the content of each can be subdivided into layers for better management, similar to many CAD tools.

When placing fixtures and objects, a set of alignment tools are accessible to quickly plan and distribute, such as in-line, circle, grid, mirror, equal spacing, straighten and rotation tools. Background color and images can be set for each layout.

“Our engineering team worked tirelessly to fine-tune this powerful engine,” said Paul Pelletier, Product Manager, Controllers, Martin Professional. “Even with all of the new features, the M-Series 2D Plan is extremely lightweight and demands little from the console or PC processor.”

The M-Series 2D Plan also includes the ultimate fixture information feedback, displaying lighting fixture selection, intensity, color mixing, color wheel, motion and even a beam that represents the actual fixture’s pan/tilt movement.  

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HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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