MA Lighting had on display the new grandMA3 systems, capable of outputting up to 250,000 parameters. There are three sizes of processing units to expand the console parameter count. The full-size and light models feature a huge multi-touch screen surface area. All dedicated encoder and playback information is accessed directly on the letterbox screens allowing the larger screens to be fully-configured to suit user needs.
grandMA3 breaks the limitations of Local Area Networks (LAN) with the ability to access Wide Area Networks (WAN). The grandMA3 control software utilizes a flexible new fixture concept, developed to replicate the real-world physical components of the most complex fixtures. Fixture information is now generic and allows simpler sharing of programmed data between fixtures. MA Lighting supports the new GDTF (General Device Type Format) protocol natively, allowing fixture manufactures to ensure their own fixtures are controlled as intended.
The grandMA3 consoles feature Dual Encoders, for which feature-mapping is customizable. Long-life motorized playback faders are used also across the entire grandMA3 console range. The faders incorporate a color-changing light pipe on all models except onPC command wing. All playbacks have direct access to button pushes as well as intensity and timing changes via new rotary RGB backlit encoders. The almost-silent buttons feature low travel and have a positive actuation-point.
The grandMA3 software features an integrated 3D visualizer for the ability to manipulate and playback basic media content directly from within the console. Dynamic effects are no longer restricted to just two-step modulated parameters. The grandMA3 software has a new effects concept allowing multi-step effect sequences to be nested inside a cue or preset.