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A new software build dated February 29 2016 has been released for CognitoPC run on both Windows and Mac OSX platforms.  Upgrading is recommended.


Cognito PC provides the less experienced user with simple yet sophisticated programming controls while still including the tools required by the most demanding professional. Cognito features a streamlined user interface that guides you through the process of selecting lights, adjusting their attributes, and recording reference libraries, memories and cues. Once programmed, the show is played back manually or with sequenced playlists. The complex task of programming shows that include incandescent dimmers, moving lights and color changing LED fixtures finally has a simple solution.

Available with either 512 or 1024 outputs, Cognito PC supports direct Ethernet output of Pathport Protocol, E1.31 streaming ACN or Art-Net.  For DMX512 output, purchase the software bundled with a Pathport™ gateway.

To try-before-you-buy, just download the Cognito Off-Line Editor (OLE) from here.  The only difference between the OLE and Cognito PC is the USB key enabling Ethernet output.

  • 512, 1024, 1536 or 2048 channel outputs direct to network or to DMX512 using a Pathport DMX-over-Ethernet gateway
  • No hard limits on number of memories, cues, chases or playbacks
  • Pathport Protocol, ANSI E1.31 sACN, Art-Net, KiNET protocols supported
  • Natural language control uses “real-world” terms and labels instead of channel numbers and data-level values
  • Edit all show attributes including color, intensity, position and timing from the touchscreen without a computer or console
  • Continually updated fixture library, currently with over 2000 commonly available, multiple-attribute lights
  • Context-sensitive Help Overlays provide assistance without interrupting work flow
  • Virtual console elements including display, faders, color backlit buttons and encoder wheels
  • Seamless file transfer with Cognito2 lighting consoles
  • Support for neato™, a free iOS app for remote control of lights and memories via WiFi
  • Windows 7 or higher, 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Mac OSX, Mountain Lion or higher
  • ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A
  • ANSI E1.31 streaming ACN

1 - Introducing Cognito

The full playlist of Cognito training videos may be found here.

Model Number

Description

0700-7212

"KEY512" Cognito PC Software License USB Dongle

0700-7213

"KEY1024" Cognito PC Software License USB Dongle

0700-7214

"KEY1536" Cognito PC Software License USB Dongle

0700-7215

"KEY2048" Cognito PC Software License USB Dongle

0700-7821-512

Upgrade, "Key" 512 channels