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LightFactory Version 2.8 Available Now

AUCKLAND, NZ. Dream Solutions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest update for its highly successful LightFactory software. Release 2.8 is available just in time for the fall show season. Featuring additional effect control, advanced MIDI support, and a growing list of supported output and control hardware, this release continues to prove to users that LightFactory is the most versatile software based lighting control system on the market.

  • Direct editing (paint style) of matrices in cues, groups and chase effects.
  • Independent mapping of MIDI control change messages.
  • New MIDI learn function to simplify MIDI event setup.
  • New auto patch function for even faster patching.
  • Added support for the new ultraDMX pro 3 Universe USB interface.
  • Maximum universe count has been increased to 150.
  • The latest version of LightFactory is free to download from:

    For a detailed list of changes and new features:

    LightFactory now has more than 4,700 licensed users worldwide and its controllers have seen great success in a variety of controls applications. From running major stadium spectaculars to local theatre pantomimes, to night clubs and events, museums and architainment applications, LightFactory is the most comprehensive, user friendly, and cost effective lighting controls solution.

    A unique software based lighting control system, LightFactory offers a no compromise approach in blending traditional dimmer controls with a fully featured moving lights suite, and the latest in multi-media capabilities. LightFactory was designed with the idea that every lighting engineer, operator, or designer could own his or her own control system. One system they are completely familiar with, that works for every situation they face, and one they can rely on every time. Most PC based control systems attempt to mimic the consoles they replace with a focus on moving light support, LightFactory closes the gap with the traditional console in a revolutionary, software based solution at a remarkable pricepoint.

    For more information please visit

    Martin Searancke
    Dream Solutions (LightFactory) Ltd.
    Auckland, New Zealand

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