AARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced the release of MAC Viper firmware 2.0. The update contains fixes for all known issues and improvements on existing functionality including low noise cooling for the entire MAC Viper Family
“Since its launch two years ago, the MAC Viper family quickly became a new industry standard being used in all sorts of entertainment environments,” stated Markus KlA¼sener, Product Manager for Stage Lighting, Martin Professional. “Be it corporate events, theater or concerts, the whole MAC Viper family can cover it!”
Low noise cooling, which at first was only implemented in the Performance version, is now standard throughout the entire family. Aligned dimmer-curves and smoother effect speeds are also valued additions to the new firmware.
“We have been in close dialogue with lighting designers, rental companies and technicians from all fields of the entertainment industry to gather feedback and suggestions to make their favorite choice of moving-head even better,” said KlA¼sener.
Major improvements for the Viper Family
• Extended RDM enabled
• Gobo x-fading enabled. (slower gobo scroll speed)
• Colour wheel speeds and acceleration aligned with other MAC Viper variants
• Effects rotation made smoother
• More robust DMX hot-plugging
• Control of fans improved resulting in lower noise
• Random Strobe startup randomized across fixtures
• Auto blackout deployment synchronized across fixtures
• Temperature warning and cut-off levels adjusted
• Lamp strike command in Shortcuts menu now activated by first button press
• Dimmer blackout implemented during lamp strikes
• Smoother pan/tilt movement at startup and reset
• Improved movement during fast pan/tilt snaps
The firmware update is available as a free download via Martin’s support page:
As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit:
) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKGA®, Harman KardonA®, InfinityA®, JBLA®, LexiconA®, and Mark LevinsonA® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.