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JB Lighting Licon 2X, a complete and intuitive lighting console

JB Lighting presents the Licon 2X lighting console. Developed primarily for live applications, it can control 128 DMX universes. It is based on a concept of simplicity, for intuitive and fast programming, thanks to its straightforward and comprehensible interface using an integrated trackball and two 12.1″, high-resolution touch-screens with motorized tilting up to 90°.

The new console from the German manufacturer is able to handle 65,536 DMX channels or 128 universes! For this purpose, it is equipped with eight XLR5 connectors to control 4096 DMX channels, plus two RJ45 outputs: one for ArtNet and the other for JBNet. In addition to the two connectors for two optional gooseneck lamps, an incorporated LED strip is mounted above the entire width of both screens to illuminate the entire control surface.

JB Lighting Licon 2X

JB Lighting Licon 2X

The software includes an extensive library of pre-configured fixtures, and accepts new libraries, which are easy to create. It also has an effects generator with preset patterns, chases and matrices for LEDs. It uses a graphic time line system for the timing of all the elements of a show. The console can be synchronized via MIDI, SMPTE or a sound input.

For programming, this new desk is equipped with 208 configurable, silent keys, plus five very precise parameter wheels, an intensity wheel and a speed wheel. As for playbacks, there are 24 configurable, dust-protected, motorized faders. There are also five knobs for direct access to DMX channels and four additional faders to which special functions can be assigned. Thanks to the use of a solid state drive and to the optimization of the software, the console will boot up in less than 20 seconds.
At the hardware level, there is an HDMI output for the connection of an external display and six USB ports for the connection of, for example, a keyboard or a USB flash drive. The Licon 2X is also equipped with a WiFi access point that allows remote control via a smart phone, tablet or laptop using Android, Windows, Mac OSX or IOS operating systems. 

Licon 2X is one of the big surprises of the Frankfurt show. With a preliminary price announced at around €10,000, it offers a very comprehensive feature set and an intuitive software, in a compact design that allows it to fit into any size of FoH position. The market for lighting consoles is booming with new, more efficient and well equipped products and JB Lighting is well positioned.

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Stéphane Mocret

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