Users will not be obliged to upgrade their machines. The company will update the current software with point releases so users who decide not to upgrade will still have a great experience. However, the Titan and Ai v12 operating systems will only work on genuine Avolites consoles and servers with an AvoKey installed. Both Titan v12 and Ai v12 will ship with a raft of powerful new features, including the highly anticipated Synergy feature set, that allows seamless integration between lighting and video control.
“The AvoKey is the result of six months of R&D by the Avolites team – it’s a tried and tested, encrypted system that offers maximum protection against hackers,” explains Stephen Baird Smith, Avolites’ Sales Manager. “It’s vital as part of the toolkit to futureproof innovation.
The cost of the AvoKey is £50 in the UK and the equivalent in other territories and is available from local distributors, with simple instructions at avolites.com/avokey. “We don’t want to charge for the AvoKey, but it is necessary to cover the significant cost of the hardware,” Baird Smith continues. “The good news is that it’s designed to cause minimum disruption so end users can continue creating and controlling amazing shows.
Avolites’ Business Development Director, Steve Warren, adds, “The AvoKey represents a turning point for Avolites. Counterfeiting is a huge weight on our shoulders, preventing us from investing as much as we could in developing the innovative new kit and features that our customers expect from Avolites. We’re calling on our community to join our fight against theft.”
“We realise that we can never totally stop the counterfeiters, but we are determined to do everything in our power to protect our products, our end users and our industry,” Neminathan concludes. “This really is crunch time, and we hope you’ll join us in our fight for what’s right.”