Vari-Lite's Latest Console Solutions: Neo X5, Neo X Server, & Software Enhancements At LDI

The new console, server, and software solutions will be presented at the Vari-Lite booth #577 at LDI 2023.

Booth #577, LDI Show 2023, Las Vegas, NV, USA – Vari-Lite, the Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand and industry pioneers in moving head lighting control, today announced that they will be presenting several new console products at the LDI Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. New solutions that will be shown in the Vari-Lite booth at LDI include the recently launched Vari-Lite Neo X5 Console, a preview of the next-gen Neo X Server, and new updates to the Neo and ZerOS console software platforms.

Neo X5 Console

The Neo X5 Console is a compact, high-performance 5-fader lighting console running the powerful Neo platform. “The Neo X15, the larger 15-fader member of the Neo X Series, launched at LDI 2022 to resounding success,” says Jon Hole, Global Product Manager, Vari-Lite Systems and Controls at Signify. “We are excited that the X5 console will also make its public trade show debut at LDI this year.” The Neo X5 Console offers 5 multifunctional motorized playbacks, backlit encoders, and a built-in monitor as well as a soft touch control screen. The console includes an advanced effects engine that supports pixel mapping, media playback, timelines, and more and can output over 50,000 channels of DMX.

Neo X Server

In addition to the Neo X5 and X15, Vari-Lite will also be previewing the new Neo X Server at LDI 2023. Expected to launch next year, the Neo X Server includes the same power, features, and capabilities as the popular Neo X Series consoles in a standalone 2U rackmount device. The X Server offers 100 universes of control out of the box, is easily controlled with touch monitor, a mouse and keyboard, or using the Neo iOS app, and can be used by itself in architainment applications or paired with a Neo X Series console for tracking backup.

Neo and ZerOS Software Updates

Also debuting at LDI are new software updates for Vari-Lite’s Neo and ZerOS console platforms. The new Neo 4.1.1 update will be shown on the premium Neo X Series consoles, while the 7.14.1 update for ZerOS will be shown on Vari-Lite’s easy-to-use FLX Series consoles. Both releases are expected the first half of December.

In addition to the capture visualization, PDF viewer with cue markup, effect masters, and other enhancements previously announced in Neo 4.1, the new 4.1.1 update includes over a hundred

enhancements to the user experience, including updates to CUE UNDO, improved media playback capabilities in Matrix effects (which can be seen in a demo on the LDI stand, featuring a Color Kinetics Luminous Textile panel), and more. The new ZerOS 7.14.1 update offers over 50 enhancements to the user experience, including updates to playbacks, improvements to ZerOS’s fully automated move-on-dark capabilities between nonsequential cues, and more.

Vari-Lite will be in booth #577 at LDI Show 2023, which is in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from December 3 – December 5.

  • Vari-Lite Neo X5 premium 5-fader console makes trade show debut at LDI alongside the Neo X15
  • Vari-Lite Neo X Server, rackmount version of Neo X Series, previewing at LDI
  • New updates to Vari-Lite ZerOS and Neo software
  • Products:
    • Vari-Lite Neo X5 Console
    • Vari-Lite Neo X Server
    • Vari-Lite Neo X15 Console
    • Vari-Lite Neo 4.1.1 Software
    • Vari-Lite ZerOS 7.14.1 Software
  • Application:
    • Rental / Production
    • Education
    • Theatre
    • House of Worship
  • Location: Booth #577, LDI Show 2023, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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About Signify

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2022, we had sales of EUR 7.5 billion, approximately 35,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in our operations in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for six consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

About Vari-Lite

Leveraging a rich legacy of innovation pioneering the entertainment industry’s most iconic lighting solutions, Vari-Lite offers an end-to-end portfolio of advanced, energy-efficient LED luminaires, data, architectural control, consoles, and power solutions that the world’s top lighting designers and consultants rely on to create unforgettable looks that amaze. This includes spectacular rock and roll shows, sporting events, moving dramatic performances, spiritual worship experiences, and memorable film and TV productions - at venues large and small.

Inventing the first modern moving head fixture for entertainment, Vari-Lite products have earned three Grammy awards, numerous patents and industry awards, and the devotion and respect of designers around the world. Our advanced, reliable, and intuitive solutions enable lighting designers to realize their creativity.