Offline editing software is a terrific way to advance program parts of your show, edit an existing show file or just get familiar with a lighting control system. Offline editing tools are available for all ETC consoles and Eos Family Offline can be used to create and edit Eos, Ion and Element showfiles.
Eos Family Offline can be run on any PC using the WindowsÂ® XP or Vista operating systems or a Power PC or Intel based Macintosh using OS X. Offline provides an operating environment and graphic displays identical to the console itself, as you are provided an option to open Offline in Eos, Ion or Element mode. The complete set of alphanumeric-keyboard shortcuts and virtual controls for all front panel commands and operations are exactly the same as those used for the Eos Family Client.
Eos Family Offline can also communicate with visualization programs. Communication with the visualizer is provided over an Ethernet network and can use either the ETCNet2 or Net3 protocols. Itâs important to note that output from Eos Family Offline is done with an infrequent refresh rate; as such, a simulated fade on Offline to a visualizer will appear with visible steps, which would not occur in the real world.