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Stardraw Control Beta 1 Available for Download

Software providers Stardraw.com have announced the public availability of a Beta 1 version of the award-winning application, Stardraw Control. During the Beta-test period, Stardraw is inviting manufacturers and systems specialists to become test partners in this exciting new project. In return, test partners are asked to provide as much detailed feedback as possible via the dedicated Stardraw Control forum that has been set up especially for this purpose.


Sample standalone control programStardraw Control generates standalone, customized control programs, offering a new approach to solving the problem of controlling heterogeneous systems; for too long, systems integrators have been locked into closed architectures wherever system control, monitoring or signal routing has been required. Stardraw Control, by contrast, offers a software-based, unified control framework that can manage any type of addressable equipment from any manufacturer over any communications infrastructure.


Like other Stardraw applications it is fast, powerful, flexible and easy to use; with a drag-drop interface and intuitive design environment, installers are able to configure systems and control them without having to write a single line of code. Utilization of Microsoft.net technology means that control programs are portable and can run on any Windows-enabled device, from PC to PDA, or Mac, Linux and more. Stardraw Control can communicate with and control any device using any protocol including TCP/IP, RS232, DMX, IR, EtherSound etc


Stardraw Control's open architecture means that manufacturers can offer software control without the overhead of developing exclusive (and limited) software applications for individual products, and since Stardraw Control communicates with any existing device-specific Application Programming Interface (API), manufacturers can add support of their products without changing existing code or adding new hardware. For the duration of the Beta-testing, Stardraw.com will undertake all work required to add support for products at no cost to the manufacturer. All the manufacturer has to do is supply a loan unit of the appropriate device with supporting documentation and Stardraw.com will do the rest.


For systems integrators this open, unified approach means that a single application can control many diverse products with as much or as little complexity as the end user needs.


According to Stardraw.com CEO David Snipp, “With Stardraw Control we have developed an open system that is universally applicable. Manufacturers like it because it conforms to any standard or protocol they choose, and installers are excited because it breaks the constraints on product selection and application programming that you get with closed-architecture systems. This is a winner at every level.”


For more information on Stardraw Control and how to become a test partner, please visit http://www.stardraw.com/products/stardrawcontrol




Notes to Editor

Since 1995 Stardraw.com has been a leading provider of software solutions to the entertainment technology sector, offering a range of award-winning system design, documentation and control applications as well as providing OEM software solutions for corporate customers. With offices in London and New York, regional partners and an installed customer base of almost 40,000 users spanning 82 countries, Stardraw.com is focussed on serving the international marketplace, and delivers leading-edge solutions that exploit the very latest in software technologies.


For more information contact:      

Press contact:

Rob Robinson,
Stardraw.com Ltd.
78 York Street
London, W1H 1DP
England
T: +44 (0)207 692 7117
F: +44 (0)207 692 7118
e: rob.robinson@stardraw.com

Kiera Leeming,
KLPR Ltd.
T: +33 (0)684 06 26 42
e: kiera@klpr.co.uk



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