Software providers Stardraw.com (NSCA booth #0331, Orlando, Fla., March 10-12) announce the formal launch of their latest application, Stardraw Control, at NSCA 2005. Previewed at PLASA in London, manufacturers and systems specialists have welcomed Stardraw's new approach to solving the problem of controlling heterogeneous systems.
Stardraw Control generates stand-alone, customized control programs that can manage any type of addressable equipment from any manufacturer over any communications infrastructure. Instead of being locked into closed architectures wherever system control, monitoring or signal routing has been required, Stardraw Control offers systems integrators an open, software-based, unified control framework that can manage the entire system with a single application, regardless of system complexity.
Stardraw Control features a drag-and-drop interface and intuitive design environment; installers are able to configure systems and control them without having to write a single line of code. Stardraw Control can communicate with and control any device using any protocol. Since support of particular protocols can offer access to tens of thousands of products, Stardraw Control is flexible and scaleable. Protocols currently supported include IP, RS232, DMX, IR, EtherSound, CobraNET, infra-red, UDP, SNMP and QSControl.Net.
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
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.”