Alcorn McBride is the world's largest manufacturer of show control, audio/video playback and lighting control equipment. Alcorn McBride products have quickly become the industry standard in quality and reliability. User-friendly controls and abundant editing features make their high-technology easy to use, while maintaining the benefits of cutting edge sophistication.
Alcorn McBride > Audio Playback >
Alcorn McBride supply Audio Playback devices for a multitude of applications. Whether you need a single channel MP3 player or an 8 Independent Channel rack mountable player. All units support playlists that can be made un-interruptible or interruptible, and can be controlled in a variety of ways from Contact Closures and Voltage to MIDI and RS-232. With no moving parts you can't go past these for reliability and performance.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/index.html
Alcorn McBride > Audio Playback > 8 Traxx with Ethernet
8TraXX multichannel audio repeater lets you play eight independent stereo tracks from a single, economical rack-mount unit. It's perfect for dark rides, museums, and interactive displays.
Each track is individually triggered by its own discrete input - contact closure or voltage - allowing direct connection to proximity sensors or switches. All tracks can be controlled via RS-232, MIDI, or Ethernet.
8TraXX stores clips in MP3 format on CompactFlash for a rugged, reliable, maintenance-free solution to your playback needs. Access time is nearly instantaneous! All eight tracks are completely independent, and offer superb audio quality. With remote updating via Ethernet, the 8TraXX offers a flexible and reliable solution for all of your multi-channel playback needs.
Brochure : 8-Traxx with Ethernet
Alcorn McBride > Audio Playback > ProTraxx
ProTraXX offers high quality MP3 audio playback in a compact, solid-state unit. It is the go-to unit for multi-zone playback.
ProTraXX plays eight independent stereo, or sixteen independent mono tracks from a single, economical rackmount unit. Each track can be individually triggered using serial, Ethernet, or its own discrete input — contact closure or voltage — allowing direct connection to proximity sensors or switches, making it ideal for audio effects in dark rides, interactive museum exhibits, and visitor centers.
With remote updating via Ethernet, the ProTraXX is perfect for retail applications that require frequent modifications, such as audible signage. The Microphone/Aux audio input allows for playback of BGM with live or pre-recorded paging in each zone.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_protraxx.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Audio Playback > TourTraxx
Take your show on the go! TourTraXX is a multi-channel Vehicle Audio Player that plays up to 16 audio tracks using GPS. It is ideal for pre-recorded bus tours, trolleys, shuttles and trams.
TourTraXX stores clips in MP3 format on CompactFlash for a rugged, reliable, maintenance-free solution to your playback needs. It is sized to fit almost anywhere and works in high vibration environments. Once programmed with our free and easy to use GPS Builder, TourTraXX steps through cues automatically as it moves through your defined geographical zones.
Spot-logging capabilities turn TourTraXX into a revenue generating opportunity. Advertising spots can be logged and time-stamped. The data is stored on the CompactFlash card for later verification and uploading.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_TourTraXX.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Audio Playback > RideTraxx
Audio playback ready to rock! RideTraXX is a multi-channel synchronized Audio Player designed for high inertia vehicle applications. It is ideal for dark rides and roller coasters.
RideTraXX is engineered for onboard audio playback in the most demanding applications. It plays up to 16 synchronous channels (16 at 128kbps or 10 at 192kbps). MP3 files are stored on CompactFlash for a rugged, reliable, maintenance-free solution. It is sized to fit almost anywhere and works in high vibration, high inertia environments. The unit is conformal coated to withstand harsh conditions. RideTraXX is ideal for dark rides, simulators, and roller coasters.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_ridetraxx.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Audio Playback > AM-4 Audio Machine
The AM-4 is a rugged portable proffessional player that can play out MP3 or WAV files. Sound files are stored on Compact flash media which have no moving parts and large storage capabilities. You can trigger sounds using contact closures, playlists, real-time schedulers or RS-232. With the optional Ethernet module you can update sounds, GPS coordinates and schedules remotely , even using wireless networking! Connect a GPS "mouse" and audio plays automatically as you move through geographical zones you pre define!The AM4 schedule file is a powerful control file. It can launch playlists, files ect., at predetermined points in time, based on the internal real-time clock. A schedule file with all the tracks to be played is listed and times to play are programmed. For instance, if you wanted a sound file to play every Monday morning at 8:00, a schedule could be created to do that and much more, making this player perfect for a variety of applications and high quality announcement tasks. These files can be created manually or by using the Alcorn play list builder or GPS builder application tools (on the Alcorn website). The control files are stored on the flash card along with the sound files.Model options include a 20 watt mono 8 ohm power amplifier, and Ethernet controls are available.The AM-4 Digital Audio Machine fits almost anywhere, from dashboard to rack, and even works in high vibration environments such as roller coasters!
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/dam/specs.html
Alcorn McBride > Video Playback >
Alcorn McBride supply Video devices for a multitude of applications. Whether you need a 4 channel Mpeg player or a remotely controlled Information Station with Bannering and Graphics overlays, Alcorn McBride will have a product to fit your needs. Suppliers of the ultimate video player, the DVM2, they have had over fifteen years experience designing audio/video equipment for theme parks, museums and world fairs.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/video/index.html
Alcorn McBride > Video Playback > Carbon4K
Carbon 4K delivers true image playback in a rock-solid package synonymous with the Alcorn McBride brand. It provides UltraHD 4K resolution at a high frame rate (60fps) to present the ultimate guest experience.
Carbon 4K is designed for applications where smooth high resolution playback is a must. Carbon’s ability to natively play 60 frame-per-second content provides jitter-free video playback in a rugged maintenance-free package. These players are perfect for 3D applications, large screen theaters, large LED walls, and many other applications where high frame rate playback enhances the guest experience. This product supports many of the easy-to-use control features that are standard with Alcorn products, such as Playlisting, Ethernet, Serial, and GPIO.
Web Link : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_Carbon4K.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Video Playback > A/V Binloop Uncompressed
The name A/V Binloop Uncompressed speaks for itself. It takes the industry’s most reliable solid state platform and delivers your content at the highest quality for a truly remarkable experience.
The industry’s favorite synchronized video player now plays your content at the highest possible quality. The result is a truly stunning display running from the most reliable platform on the market. True to Alcorn McBride engineering, the A/V Binloop Uncompressed is a solid-state device providing decades of rock solid and stable performance.
The A/V Binloop Uncompressed provides up to 8 channels of 2K (2048x1080) or up to 2 channels of 4K (4096x2160) high-quality uncompressed video playback. These channels can be played independently from one another, or grouped together for frame-accurate synchronous playback. The flexibility of our Binloop platform allows you to mix audio and video cards to deliver any combination of playback. It can be used as an A/V source for one show or can be easily scaled for the grandest of attractions. It can playback uncompressed frame files with a quality as high as 4:4:4 10-bit at a rate up to 60 frames-per-second.
Unlike most commercial video devices, the A/V Binloop Uncompressed provides a nativeresolution source to each display device and can perfectly synchronize multiple display devices. This makes it the perfect solution for video wall and blended projection applications because it eliminates the loss of quality due to stretching commonly seen in traditional video wall controllers or video processors. For large applications, it’s easy to sync multiple units using the product's Genlock input feature.
Web Link : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_AV_Binloop_UC.pdf
Digital Video Machine HD - Model 8500
3G HD-SDI1080p, 1080i, 720pOver 100 Hours of PlaybackPlaylisting and SchedulingEthernet for Remote Updating
The Digital Video Machine HD is the ultimate high-definition video player. It provides the highest-quality video in an extremely compact and very reliable form.
It plays from CompactFlash so there are no moving parts to break and with its Ethernet connection, the DVMHD can be combined with our Digital Media Manager software to create large-scale (or even small scale) video networks.
With a variety of control options - Ethernet, RS-232, playlists, real-time scheduler, GPS-triggers - and outputs - composite, component, HD-SDI - the Digital Video Machine HD is the perfect HD video playback source for any application.
With our optional Digital Media Manager software you can manage one or hundreds of players, right from your desktop. Group players together for easy remote update of clips, playlists and schedules. Click here to try it.
Web Link : http://www.alcorn.com/library/manuals/man_dvm8500.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Digital Binloop
Alcorn McBride has added a CobraNetTM option to their award-winning Digital Binloop.
The Digital Binloop multi-channel, solid-state audio/video player is the industry standard for theme parks, museums and other dedicated venues audio reproduction. It provides up to 32 tracks of Digital Audio in a compact, economical, and highly reliable package designed for continuous daily use with no maintenance.
The CobraNetTM option outputs all 32 audio channels as 16 or 24-bit 48KHz PCM. Up to 8 Bundles and 64 CobraNetTM sub-channels can be carried over a 100 Mbit Cat5 Ethernet cable.
The Digital Binloop may also be equipped with up to 16 video playback cards, in which case the 32 audio tracks encoded on the video program are available on the CobraNetTM outputs. All channels are sample synchronized. Other Digital Binloop features include SMPTE and video sync, and RS-232 and Ethernet control.
It plays 16 and 24-bit WAV or AIFF files at up to 96KHz, or MPEG-2 video at up to 15Mbps. Each cage accommodates up to 16 reproducer cards. Audio or video clips are stored on Compact Flash media, so there are absolutely no moving parts to wear out. Each card can hold hours of audio. Simply copy files— thousands of them, if you like — from your PC to the CompactFlash card. Monophonic audio files can be independently assigned to the left and right channels of each reproducer, so the 32 tracks really are completely independent.
Alcorn McBride > Digital Binloop HD
The Digital Binloop HD provides up to 8 channels of high definition video in a compact, economical, and highly reliable package designed for continuous daily use with no maintenance.
The primary difference between the Digital Binloop HD and other reproducers is its awareness of show synchronization and control issues. It locks to NTSC or PAL video sync, and reads or generates linear timecode at many different SMPTE and EBU rates.
Controlling a Digital Binloop HD is amazingly simple. It responds to contact closures, RS-232, MIDI, and Ethernet — all simultaneously! Reproducer cards or whole Binloops can be grouped to respond to the same command, allowing a single event to control hundreds of tracks.
Unbalanced, balanced and digital AES/EBU audio outputs are standard. Stereo, Dolby and DTS audio may be multiplexed with the video and output as digital bitstreams. A 16 channel CobraNet output option is also available.
Component, HDMI and HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) outputs are standard. There is also a standard definition monitor output for each channel.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/hdbinloop/specs.html
Alcorn McBride > MediaFlow
For a complete workflow solution, simply use MediaFlow to encode your source material and transfer it to your Alcorn McBride unit.
MediaFlow software is preconfigured to produce video 100% compatible with Alcorn McBride products. It steps you through the process and quickly readies your content for use. After your material is encoded, MediaFlow's built-in FTP capability can automatically transfer files to your Ethernet enabled device. It accepts all the major video formats and outputs H.264 or MPEG2 video (MPEG or AAC audio). MediaFlow supports PAL and NTSC. MediaFlow does not currently support Dolby Digital (AC3) multiplexing.
Alcorn McBride > Digital Media Manager
Alcorn McBride’s Digital Media Manager lets you manage your Digital Audio Machines, Digital Video Machines or Digital Video Machine HDs.
Whether they’re nearby or around the world, Digital Media Manager lets you group units and treat them as a single device. Transfer files to one or a hundred with a single drag-and-drop.
It automatically synchronizes files — media, playlists, schedules, everything — between your PC and the remote units. View the files and status of every player.
It also provides a single, unified workbench where you can create and distribute the media, playlists and schedules for every device in your network.
Alcorn McBride > Lighting Control >
Show control from a lighting controller? With the Alcorn McBride's units you can control up to 512 simultaneous DMX channels, plus one serial port and parallel I/O.
Their realtime DMX recorder, provides a new level of simplicity and reliability to the lighting industry. Why leave an expensive (and oftentimes unreliable) lighting board in a dedicated installation? Let the Lightcue replay your show time and again with 100% reliability and extremely low cost.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/lighting/index.html
Alcorn McBride > Lighting Control > LightCue
Why leave an expensive lighting console in a permanent automated installation? In a single rack unit the Alcorn McBride LightCue(tm) can handle the job at a fraction of the cost. It's easy to operate and controllable from front-panel push-buttons, SMPTE, or RS-232 commands.
Use your favorite lighting board to design your show and then record the actual real-time DMX data stream that it outputs. The LightCue can record DMX data from any source. It will capture it all perfectly, on the first try, and play it back exactly the same, every time.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/lightcue/specs.html
Alcorn McBride > Lighting Control > LightCue Pro
Why leave an expensive lighting console in a permanent automated installation? The LightCue Pro can handle the job at a fraction of the cost.
Use your favorite lighting board to design your show and then record the actual real-time DMX data stream. The LightCue Pro will capture four universes perfectly, and play them back exactly the same every time.
Need a “blackout” that the technical director can call up at a moment’s notice? Or how about day and night presets, or dinner lighting? Or perhaps even an hour long “sunset”? The LightCue Pro can store them each as a preset “look”.
It’s easy to operate from front-panel push-buttons, SMPTE, RS-232, Ethernet or parallel contacts. You can also create a schedule to trigger playback using the built in real time clock. And the LightCue Pro comes with cue management software that allows you to examine and edit the recorded DMX data on your PC
The LightCue Pro frees your lighting designer to use his favorite lighting board during programming. Then the LightCue Pro takes its place in your permanent installation, where it will operate reliably and economically for a long, long time.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_lightcuepro.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Lighting Control > LightCue with Ethernet
LightCue is designed to replace bulky and expensive lighting consoles in permanent installations. Simply use your favorite lighting console to program your lighting as you would normally. Then, record the DMX output of your console into the LightCue. Take the console away and you are ready to go!
The new LightCue can be controlled via Ethernet, RS-232, SMPTE timecode, contact closure/voltage inputs, cue lists or the real-time scheduler (including sunrise/sunset). You can even pile-on up to 40 cues (HTP or LTP) at one time for complex shows/rides. With no moving parts, the LightCue will run for years without any maintenance.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_lightcueE.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Lighting Control > DMX Machine
The Alcorn McBride DMX Machine is a powerful, inexpensive, stand alone lighting controller, or a convenient RS-232 to DMX translator
The DMX Machine replaces wastefully expensive lighting control consoles being used as mere playback devices. Very basic or extremely complex sequences of DMX lighting control changes can be stored in the DMX Machine's non-volatile internal memory.
The DMX Machine can control the lighting for an entire pre-show/main show, including everything from simple architectural lighting to full-stage looks, to complex special effects.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/dmxmachine/specs.html
Alcorn McBride > Lighting Control > DMX OverRide
The DMX OverRideTM allows you to take manual control of your DMX fixtures. In normal operation it simply feeds through your DMX stream. But activate any of its remote inputs or pushbuttons, and it overrides the stream with any of three pre-programmed looks. That makes the DMX OverRide ideal for fire alarm response, work light controls, manual blackouts and much more.
A simple press of the Resume button or remote input returns the unit to normal feedthrough operation.
The DMX OverRide also protects against DMX dropouts and control system failures, including power outages.
Simply set your DMX OverRide to automatically activate if your DMX data drops out or becomes intermittent.
And in the event of a control system power failure, the DMX OverRide keeps your DMX data active for over one hour, using its built in rechargeable battery; no UPS is required.
The DMX OverRide is extremely easy to set up and use. Contact your lighting distributor or Alcorn McBride for a demonstration.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_dmxoverride.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Lighting Control > LightingPad
LightingPad is the perfect tool for controlling small shows, or for installing and testing lighting systems. It's also great for programming our LightCue Pro lighting controller. Simply connect any Art-Net compatible DMX device to your wireless network, and you have a complete lighting console in the palm of your hand. Because it's an iPhone/iPad application, it's incredibly simple to use.
Alcorn McBride > Show Control >
For years, Alcorn McBride has set the standards for Show control with the V16 video disc and their other show controller's.
All of Alcorn McBride's show control products use WinScript, an English-like script programming software, which is available for free download from Alcorn McBride.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/showcontrol/index.html
Alcorn McBride > Show Control > V16+/V4+/V2+
The V16+, V4+ and V2+ are far more than simple video disc controllers. Their power
comes from Alcorn McBride's ScriptOS operating system. This easy-to-use programming language supports 256 simultaneously-running sequences of show events such as video player commands, relay closures, serial messages, time delays, or branching instructions.
The V16+, V4+ and V2+ include optically-isolated inputs and discrete outputs for easy interface to pushbuttons, sensors, PLCs, operator control consoles, indicator lamps, valves, and solenoids. And a programmable LCD display lets you see exactly what your show is doing at any given moment. Front-panel pushbuttons emulate the external inputs for easy testing.
The V16+, V4+ and V2+ are the easiest to use, most powerful show controllers you can find. Call today for more information.
Web Link: http://www.alcorn.com/products/v16plus/specs.html
Alcorn McBride > Show Control > V16 PRO
The V16 Pro is our top of the line controller. It's designed to control both serial and Ethernet devices and since it is not a PC, it's easy to understand why the best entertainment venues in the world rely on us to run their show.
For over two decades, the V16 has been the industry standard for show control in major theme parks all over the world. The V16 Pro builds on that legacy of stability, ease of programming, and reliability and adds customer requested features.
The V16 Pro features dual Ethernet ports, real-time clock scheduler, SMPTE timecode, incoming message processing, Graphical User Interface (GUI), and much more. The Timeline feature offers a flexible way to program events on the Pro Controllers, which supports hundreds of time-based and event-based sequences and hundreds of timelines. This feature allows users to add markers, drag and drop events, add triggers, and group related events for fast editing. With the flexibility of timeline, users can change event values and times all while the show is running. Timeline can zoom in to a specific point in the show and mix timed and logical events on a single view without overlapping events.
The V16 Pro is not a PC. Its embedded design means it is capable of running every day for years without ever requiring a reboot, software update or maintenance of any kind.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_v16pro.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Show Control > V4 PRO
When we set out to design the V4 Pro, our engineers conducted dozens of interviews with leading attraction designers around the world. We combined their insights with our own hands-on experience to develop the perfect show controller. It's capable of running every day for years, without ever requiring reboots, software updates, or maintenance of any kind. Control Almost Any Serial or Ethernet Device 16 Optically Isolated Inputs 16 Discrete Outputs with Self-Restoring Fuses Video Frame Sync Real Time Clock/Calendar
Computers are for games and surfing the Internet, not show control. When it's show time, you don't want to have to worry about what viruses have popped up or whether a piece of software is going to crash and bring your show to a halt.
The V4 Pro frees you from the instability, maintenance and repair costs associated with computers. Its proprietary design includes no moving parts to wear out, no software that needs to be updated, no vulnerability to viruses, in fact nothing you'll ever need to fix. It allows attraction designers and operators to concentrate on the show, instead of maintaining hardware.
Better yet, combining the V4 Pro with our audio and video players, you create the technical backbone of an attraction without using a single computer or hard drive! This means less downtime, and more predictable operating costs.
Leave the PCs in your office and leave the show control to the professionals!
The V4 Pro combines the stability and reliability needed by professionals with unparalleled connectivity. Its 4 serial ports, 16 inputs, 16 outputs, and MIDI port enable you to talk to virtually anything. But the real innovation is its dual network interface. This allows the V4 Pro to controls remote device, communicate with operators, and be monitored and programmed from anywhere in the world.
Web Link : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_v4pro.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Show Control > ShowTouch
ShowTouch can control and monitor Ethernet-enabled Alcorn McBride show controllers such as the V16 Pro. It comes preloaded with everything needed to build a graphical user interface.
Like all of our products, ShowTouch is designed to run 24/7 and with no moving parts to wear-out, it can be mounted just about anywhere while still providing a reliable and stable interface.
Configuration is easy using the Touch software. With just a few touches, you can set a security unlock code, upload the script running on the show controller and start designing a graphical interface with the included graphics library.
The same Touch software that runs on ShowTouch can be used on any Windows PC and is compatible with WinScript Live! The show controller script and interface can be designed and built before ever reaching the project site. ShowTouch can be used in any size installation. Design options are fully customizable making this interface as unique as your project.
Brochure : http://www.alcorn.com/library/cutsheets/lit_showtouch.pdf
Alcorn McBride > Show Control > ShowTouch for iOS
The ShowTouch for iOS app puts control at your fingertips. Download this app and check and maintain your show on the go!
This app interacts remotely with your V16Pro/V4Pro show controller and instantly uploads your script. ShowTouch for iOS offers another level of flexible control for our Pro line of show controllers.
Download the free Touch configuration software from our website. Use the built-in tutorial to design your interface, add buttons, sliders, security codes, and upload images. Activate ShowTouch for iOS and the app will automatically retrieve the interface files from your show controller. Voila! Portable show control at your fingertips!
ShowTouch for iOS is available in the iTunes App Store.