Emphasis is a Dell server that is essentially a console
using the Expression OS PLUS WYSIWYG
as the visualization element
as well as using WYG
to enhance the basic OS.
The Dell server uses any of the Expression 2/3, Insight 2/3 or Express
series consoles as the "faceplate" to allow better ergonomics of the programming. You don't actually have to have a "real" console
", but it gets clunky without one.
The "'faceplate" console
gets linked via it's Ethernet
port and is taken over by Emphasis. The basic video still feeds of the back of the console
, with the remaining display's coming off the Dell, thus the faceplate and server want to be in proximity of each other for maximum display benefit. A note that you can program a show on Emphasis, save in "old" console
format, re-boot the console
in "old" OS and run the show without the server, provided you stay within the basic limitatons of the faceplate console
Emphasis greatly expands the channel
capacity, the smallest system
is 500 channels in 2D. It goes up to something like 4000 channels or something.
Emphasis also greatly improves the ML functionality as well, far superior to the basic ML features on an Expression 3, IMO
. Still not a Hog/GrandMA or Maxxis, but a good choice if you already have a functional Expression series console
and need improved functions.
It provides for good visualization of the plot
- it's WYG
after all, and links the ETC
dimming link system
Report, which is really only useful if you have ETC
dimmers with advanced features.
It also becomes part of the Net2 enviroment, controlling it as needed, as well as allowing the Pocket PC based hand
held PC's for wireless RFU
function. In theory, it can also allow a WinXP Remote Terminal
function from a laptop, etc
... which would get you a designers remote
, with only one display, however.
Hope this helps,