Sunday, April 14, 2024

Alcorn McBride Showcasing New Products and Partnership at IAAPA Attractions Expo

Orlando, FL, USA — Alcorn McBride will introduce VPage and announce the official release of WinScript Live 4.0 in Booth 453 at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2015 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.  Alcorn McBride will also announce a new partnership with Weigl Works, LLC to develop a solution for integrated control of animatronics and A/V.

VPage is an intelligent Dante PA station, which provides theme park attractions, museums, arenas and transportation systems with facility-wide intelligent paging using Dante audio networks.

The configuration of paging networks, such as Q-Sys, is completely programmable using the software in the VPage DSP system.  This includes zone assignments, button and light behaviors, and zone priorities.  Each VPage station features user-programmable buttons, microphone input and level control.

A single Ethernet cable carries audio, power and control between the VPage station and the equipment rack.  A facility may incorporate an unlimited number of VPage stations by simply connecting them to PoE-enabled network switches.

VPage is now shipping and is available in three models.  The VP4 model is a four-button station with a 5-pin XLR connector and a mounting bracket for a push-to-talk coiled cord dynamic microphone (sold separately).  The VP4G model can be used with an externally-mounted gooseneck mic with a separate (or integrated) push-to-talk switch.  Both of these models mount in a standard 4-gang box.

The VP16PCB model consists of a circuit board that is designed to mount on a standard DIN rail.  It offers the ability to easily wire up to 16 LED-illuminated buttons so that installers can create their own custom PA stations.

Another significant announcement is the release of the new and improved WinScript Live 4.0 software for Alcorn McBride’s V16 Pro, V4 Pro and VCore show controllers.  One of the most noteworthy features of this new release is a built-in touch panel editor.  This intuitive drag-and-drop editor allows users to create customized interfaces for ShowTouch enabled devices to add touch panel capability to Alcorn McBride show control systems.  These touch panel hardware options include hard-wired ShowTouch panels (available in 7”, 10” and 17”), Apple iOS devices, and PC platforms.

Other significant improvements include color-coded logging, streamlined editing tools, new color schemes, and the expansion of our product library to support control of hundreds of third-party devices.  WinScript Live 4.0 is available as a free download for both PC and Mac (BETA) platforms.

Alcorn McBride is also pleased to announce a partnership with Weigl to develop an elegant solution for the tight integration of show control, animation, audio, video and lighting.  Their integrated product, using technologies from both companies, will fill a void in the marketplace for customers who require precise synchronization between animatronic figures, lighting and A/V elements.

“When combined, the advanced audio visual and control capabilities of Alcorn McBride and the state-of-the-art animation systems of Weigl form the perfect solution for modern themed entertainment attractions,” says Mike Blasko, Co-founder and Director of Technology of Weigl Works.

The new system will also offer cross-platform compatibility for PC and Mac (Beta) in terms of animation programming. The companies have focused efforts on easy software integration and versatile, powerful performance for even the most complex attractions.

Alcorn McBride and Weigl have already partnered on the successful launch of several major themed attractions worldwide.  “Both of our companies have a solid reputation for providing state-of-the-art technology solutions for themed attractions.  This partnership allows us to elegantly merge these technologies like never before, which is a huge value-add for our customers.” adds Scott Harkless, Director of Sales at Alcorn McBride.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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