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Web Changes

This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.

4/13/01  Updates have been made to the pages explaining the new versions of Wizard2000 and LD2000 Graphic Converter.  There is also a page for economy projectors.

3/14/01  WebMaster Bill hasn't been entering all the additions.  Recently, I have been adding and updating pages.  The most important new product page is the GreenHornet, our fantastic DMX beam and effect projector.  Other projector pages are the LitePipe and Millennia2000 integrated projector.  There is a visual gallery explaining laser display effects and showing graphic samples.

5/28/98 There is a new member to the Pangolin LD family, LD Intro and it is a great deal and a great new product. If you are confused about the different versions of LD or how the products compare to the competition, take a look at the Versions Chart.  We have added photos of the CatWeazle scanner in action and showing output quality at 18,000 points/sec.  Our new package using these two products is a complete low cost laser display system,  The Cat's Meow.  Don't miss the RoboLase if you are interested in DMX controllable laser effects.  These are a great deal on rugged positionable bounce mirrors.   Watch for a news release here soon on a low cost whitelight laser based on Coherent's Innova technology similar to their Purelight.  And if you have been wondering what our SpectraScan programs, LD Graphic Converter and BeamWizard, are really like, well soon they will be available on this site as free fully functioning demos.

4/98 Our skills in software and hardware control of laser scanning are now displayed in the industrial and scientific areas.  If you are interested in scanner control for laser marking or other industrial/scientific applications, please take a look at SpectraScan Accent.

2/5/98  Quotes from users have been added to our SpectraScan software descriptions particularly LD Graphic Converter.   A guided tour of the BeamWizard program has been added to explain all the capabilities of this powerful new program.  Downloads are now available in Acrobat format of LD Graphic Converter and BeamWizard brochuresFormatamatic is also available for download as shareware.  This new program is a drag-and-drop batch file format converter for Pangolin files.  More sample files have been added showing language conversion with LD Graphic Converter.  These are frames made with Chinese ideograms.  There are also sample laser display frames in ILDA ILD and Amiga LDA formats for those users who have requested other frame file formats.  Now more technical information is available on the Coherent Ring Dye Lasers we have for sale.

1/12/98 Additions of pages describing the new Catweazle XY Scan Engine, a low cost 18K scan head, and the STP 8X actuatorsWe are adding these to our product line as a result of our distribution agreement with es-lasersysteme of Germany.

11/23/97 Some graphics got repaired and a few new special items in the home page. There is a new download page for laserists that has sample frames from the LD Graphic Converter as well as our info pack from the ILDA meeting.

This entire web site is being downloaded to the server for the first time 11/10/97 Sunday night at midnight, typical programmer's hours. There will be many rapid additions, changes, and corrections. Please assist us with your feedback. The page can be accessed below.

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What We Are Up To

Starting 11/14/97, we will have a presence at the International PUG and ILDA meeting in Lincoln Nebraska. This meeting of laserists from around the world offers us an opportunity to show our new laser entertainment products. We will have a booth at the trade show. In addition, we will be presenting technical sessions at both meetings covering image conversion from PC vector to laser with LD Graphic Converter, realtime show control with BeamWizard, and digital equipment control. We are also interested in discussing DMX control and the future of ShowTime add-on's.

11/23/97 The ILDA meeting was a great success and laserists were exceptionally complementary about the powers of the LD Graphic Converter. We may expand it to other laser graphic program formats. Let us know what you think. We are definitely working now to add MIDI to the BeamWizard and DMX to our tables and EffectsWizard software. There are downloads of sample converted frames with more to come. Jump HERE.

1/12/98  Happy New Year.  A lot of programming on BeamWizard to add LD show playing with some very useful options such as time-bending where you can slow or speedup a show in realtime.  This is ideal for laserists performing show scenes that must synchronize to uncertain human actions.  Also, have gotten in hot and heavy with virtual show memory allowing many shows and scenes to be resident in memory greatly reducing latency when you make your show key selection. 

4/98 We have been on a buying spree and have added to our laser rental fleet.  We now have a 28W large frame Coherent Innova to add to our large frame Spectra 171's.  We also built a 171 whitelight with 12 watts which is available for rental. Also purchased were some excellent Coherent 699 Ring Dye lasers which will soon have a few pages of their own.  These are systems many a Chemistry Dept. would love to provide a home for.

5/98 A lot of programming has been going on.  New upgrades to the industrial scanning and marking control software SpectraScan Accent.  Additions to the BeamWizard program including giving it the ability to act as a software controlled server have greatly expanded our laser display capabilities.   Now realtime events can create their own laser displays.  This is important for interactive displays, time-oriented displays, and theme park dark rides.  One of our first applications is a client of BeamWizard called AdLaser.  It reads a script input to it and plays all the commands within BeamWizard's vast grasp.  This way you can quickly design complex sequences of laser advertising display and repeat play patterns as necessary.

3/00  We are pleased to do a month long show for the Dubai Shopping Festival on the Creek.  In conjunction with this, Holo-Spectra now has representation for the MiddleEast through the Helix UAE office.  We specialize in the support and creation of laser displayed Arabic text.

10/00  Bill is busy in Asia with new installations in Vietnam, Singapore, and China.  Our club installation at Club Monaco in HoChiMinh City is one of the best 4 watt whitelight installs in all of SEAsia.

1/01  We have a new office in Shanghai China featuring our good friend Helen (helen@lasershow.com.cn).  There is a Chinese website to go with it:   www.lasershow.com.cn

4/01  Here are two recent press releases.  It was a lot of hard work for Bob, Bill, Richard, and Buck, but the excellent GreenHornet projector is now born.

GreenHornet Economy Projector Introduction

Wizard2000 Upgrade Released

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