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Safe and Easy Laser Control for Lighting Designers

X-Laser's Mercury Control System revolutionizes how lighting designers and programmers incorporate lasers into their productions. With an emphasis on safety and ease of use, Mercury allows even those with no prior experience using lasers to create stunning, dynamic effects. It simply changes the laser control game by letting LDs program lasers from their console, just like they'd control a typical moving head fixture.

Gone are the days of complicated programming and safety concerns, as Mercury simplifies the process while keeping everything compliant. Whether you're an experienced lighting designer looking to incorporate lasers into your production or a programmer new to the world of lasers, Mercury is the perfect solution to help you create spectacular shows while feeling confident in the safety of the performance.

Safety Features

What comes to mind when you hear, “laser safety?” If you think of complex rules and red tape, you gotta think again. X-Laser created a helpful guide on laser safety, and their Mercury laser control system makes safely adding lasers to your rig a breeze.

One of the most critical aspects of the Mercury Control System is its emphasis on safety. X- Laser takes laser safety seriously and has designed Mercury to exceed all relevant safety standards. This includes built-in zoning capabilities, which ensure that laser beams go only where they are intended (and away from people, cameras and reflective surfaces).

Contrary to legacy laser control, Mercury makes the zoning process extremely fast and basically just another part of the LD's fixture focusing process. Plus, the tour-tested reliability of Mercury means that lighting programmers can essentially "set it and forget it" when it comes to zoning and can spend more time on creating spectacular lighting looks.

When it comes to compliance, thanks to X-Laser's EZ Variance process, obtaining the necessary permits and approvals for your laser shows is easier than ever. The EZ Variance process takes you through a simple 5-step online application, with approvals averaging only 30 days.

Benefits of the Mercury Control System

X-Laser's Mercury control system is designed to provide lighting designers and programmers with the most comprehensive and user-friendly laser control system with seamless integration into existing lighting systems via DMX, RDM, Art-Net, and sACN. Mercury provides unmatched creative control with access to over 400 gobos, dozens of color and motion effect presets, and four fully independent pattern builders per fixture. What's more, the fully integrated control system eliminates the need for external dongles or boxes, making transport and logistics that much easier.

Mercury's pattern manipulation capabilities are another aspect of the control system that sets it apart from other laser control options. With up to six fully independent pattern builders per fixture, designers have plenty of flexibility to create custom patterns and effects.

The system includes a variety of built-in modifiers, such as size, position, and rotation controls, dual wave modulators, variable-geometry prism manipulation, and free-form mesh for zone correction. Color effects can be applied over the entire pattern or specific sections. Controls can be adjusted at various positions in the sequence, providing endless creative possibilities for lighting designers and programmers. If this sounds like a lot, it's because it is! In the best way possible, Mercury equips you with total laser control.

Feeling Comfortable with Mercury

If you're new to working with lasers, you may wonder how easy it will be to learn to use the Mercury Control System. Fortunately, X-Laser offers a range of support resources to help you get up to speed quickly. In addition to detailed user manuals and online resources, X-Laser also offers one-on-one training sessions with experienced laser technicians. And if you ever have questions or run into issues while using the system, their technical support team is always available to help.

If you want to incorporate high-powered lasers into your lighting designs, X-Laser's Mercury Control System is a smart choice. With its emphasis on safety, ease of use, and advanced features, the Mercury system is designed to make it simple and straightforward to create stunning laser displays.

Contact X-Laser today to learn how the Mercury Control System can take your production to the next level.


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