DNF Controls and Vista Systems Offer New Control Option

DNF
Controls announced a new control option for Vista Systems, Inc., manufacturer
of the Spyder multifunction video processor sold worldwide. The two companies
have worked together to enable close integration of the Spyder system and DNF
Controls’ comprehensive ST420-VSS Shotbox, which together provide a simple
video access, enhancement, and control solution for staging and event
producers. As part of this endeavor, Vista Systems can offer DNF Controls’
ST420-VSS Shotbox as another control option to clients using the company’s
Spyder video processor.

“Many of our Spyder clients require a simple, user-friendly tactile control
panel in addition to our Vista Advanced software GUI,” said Bob Enright,
general manager at Vista Systems. “We worked with DNF Controls because of
its reputation for excellence in control equipment. The company’s engineers
worked closely with us to create an affordable, high-quality video control
solution that allows us to expand our market offerings to small and
lower-budget productions.”

“We are pleased to be working with Vista Systems,” said John Duggin, president
of DNF Controls. “Together our solution offers a high level of versatility
and performance, as well as a unique and cost-effective solution for the live
production arena.”

The ST420-VSS Shotbox connects directly to the Vista Spyder over an Ethernet
interface. Users have the power to read the Spyder system’s advanced command
keys and automatically map them to Shotbox keys (10 banks of 27 keys per bank),
assign a specific command key to a specific Shotbox key, recall a group of
command keys at the press of a key, and step forward or backward through the
cues in a single script or a group of scripts.

The Vista Spyder video processor allows a production technician to use a
variety of inputs, including HD, DVI, analog RGB, SDI, HD-SDI, analog Betacam,
composite, or S-Video, and project them through a single output to multiple
displays. It can be used in a range of production environments, from the
boardroom to the newsroom to the stadium arena, to create compelling, dynamic
shows.