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Hippotizer V3 software release 3.0.12 is now available. Green Hippo Director James Ross Heron describes the new version as “the most mature and well rounded update for Hippotizer we have ever released. The new features and functionality equate to adding several new products, in addition to over 180 distinct improvements and upgrades.”

Following are just a few of the many additions and improvements: “PhatController”, Ethernet or RS232 control of external devices; “Automation” component, synchronizes parameters such as X/Y movement and accepts feedback from popular stage automation protocols; “Diamonds”, powerful timeline programming tool; “Simple Mode”, allows fast programming of less demanding shows; new, optimized timeline storage format includes auto-recovery and unlimited undo; advanced clock functions and scheduling for synchronizing multiple servers and stand-alone operation; media-manager now allows files to be saved with an expiry date, especially valuable when working with copyrighted content on rental machines; comprehensive time-code monitoring; “BeatBridge”, allows audio triggering of any Hippotizer component; and “HippoBlaster”, a new, secret component for those down times . . .

For a longer version of this release with more information on the new features in 3.0.12 please use this link: GH full release or see "Readme".

Hippotizer is distributed by TMB. Kris Murray, TMB Tech Support, says, “The new software is yet another example of Green Hippo responding to customers' needs. I am constantly speaking to Hippotizer users and the amount of creative ideas out there is staggering. With Hippotizer, such ideas are manifested in a cohesive package that is innovative, user friendly, and continually improving. Green Hippo listens.”

Be sure to visit Green Hippo at LDI this year at booth number 263 in the TMB “Village”. Hippotizer classes are available for beginning and advanced students through the LDI Institute, Oct. 21 and 22 respectively: Find out more information about Hippotizer at

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