Spectrum OS2

Spectrum OS2 builds upon the unique functionality of LiteMat; thin, lightweight, rig-anywhere system and provides light output that is a giant step beyond our bi-color Hybrid system. Spectrum OS2 provides the tools needed to create your best work, making it easier than ever to adjust the CCT, Accent Colour, and Saturation parameters. With the ability to personalize settings, Spectrum OS2 adapts to your way of working. The new, completely redesigned interface is intuitive and easy to use, making Spectrum OS2 standout from the crowd even further. And like all LiteGear products, Spectrum OS2 is backed by our best-in-class customer support.

Rock Solid and Feature Filled.

Spectrum OS2 is an all-new operating system for LiteDimmer Spectrum ballasts. Re-coded from the ground up, the update brings new features, improved stability, and added enhancements. Spectrum OS2 is compatible with all Spectrum ballasts and can easily be installed with the use of the Spectrum Updater Cable.

CCT with Intensity Gradient 

Never miss your cue.

With an emphasis on local and hands-on operation, the Spectrum OS2’s Cue function places up to four “looks” at your fingertips. The Cue function has the ability to records the entire output including intensity, CCT, tint, saturation, and accent colour. Easily hold, bump and flash the output when the actor hits a mark or swap to a brighter look when the talent opens the door. The Cue function brings powerful hands-on operation to the on-set lighting technician

Audition 

Find your setting faster.

A simple yet effective feature, Audition allows the operator to easily turn the fixture output off and on with the press of a single button. Audition brings the common task of “sampling” a light’s output into the hands of the user by turning the fixture off and on in order to gauge its effectiveness without having to change the current intensity or colour.


Customisable Presets 

As individual as you are.

Parameter presets offers six pre-set values each for CCT, accent color, and saturation. Quickly select common color settings with the press of one button. Parameter presets streamlines the lighting workflow by eliminating scrolling through values. The user can also replace the factory parameter presets with custom selections.

Cue 

Never miss your cue.

With an emphasis on local and hands-on operation, the Spectrum OS2’s Cue function places up to four “looks” at your fingertips. The Cue function has the ability to records the entire output including intensity, CCT, tint, saturation, and accent color. Easily hold, bump and flash the output when the actor hits a mark or swap to a brighter look when the talent opens the door. The Cue function brings powerful hands-on operation to the on-set lighting technician.


Accent Gradient

The next big step in cinematic lighting is quite gradual.

Utilising pixel control in Spectrum OS2, gradient mode allows control of up to 12 pixels by simply setting the first and last large format pixel. This can be done using just one or multiple parameters such as intensity, CCT, tint, saturation, and accent color. As if by magic, Spectrum OS2 automatically and in real-time averages the middle pixels to values in between the first and last pixels, creating gradual transitions of one or more parameters. Gradient mode enables users to create pixel gradients using local controls, which would typical only be possible via professional level DMX consoles.


Additional features packed in to Spectrum OS2

Nudge

Seamlessly adjust your light without ever looking at the screen. The Nudge feature allows the user to combine the use of encoders and screen-side buttons  which gives a higher level of control and speed when adjusting parameters such as CCT, accent color, saturation, and tint. The audition and nudge feature can be used in conjunction for the ultimate set of light controls.

CurrentSense

Sometimes limits are a good thing and that is certainly true for CurrentSense. This feature is an intelligent power manager that looks out for you by allowing larger light fixtures to operate on ballasts with smaller power sources. CurrentSense is perfect for limiting the power from on-board batteries which may not be able to handle full power output of the fixture.

RGB via DMX

Spectrum OS2 includes 23 new DMX personalities which give massive amounts of control for console programmers. Among others, the RGB DMX personalities enables mixing of your own color via the console by either simple RGB parameters or with the option to set your white point. These modes make Spectrum a powerful pixel mapping fixture with all the physical advantages of a LiteMat.

Transmit Mode

Spectrum OS2 has the ability to operate the ballast in local-mode while simultaneously outputting DMX signal to other Spectrum devices. Now one ballast can control many using Transmit Mode. Up to twelve large-format Spectrum pixels, spread over multiple fixtures, can be controlled by one ballast  using 5-Pin DMX cable or the built-in LumenRadio wireless.

RDM

Remote Device Management (RDM) allows nearly all settings of Spectrum OS2 to be accessed over DMX networks by compatible devices. Convenient for when the ballast is inaccessible.

DMX Streaming Monitor

When DMX signal is detected, the Spectrum ballast immediately switches to override its operation from local to remote control. With the switch down, OS2 shows live streaming data, often useful for troubleshooting.


Spectrum OS2 Update Centre

1. Updater Cable

You must have an Upgrade Cable, or bring your ballast to your upgrade centre (see list)

2. Updater App

Download and Updater App packet. Follow the instruction document included in the packet.

3.  OS2 Software

Download and install Spectrum OS2 to experience new features and advancements to LiteMat Spectrum.