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2002 Pangolin User Meeting report


  Introduction to Pangolin and Staff
  Discussion of new features and products
  New Technology and Art-ware
  Pangolin Prize Presentation
  Stump Bill Benner

  Pangolin Prize 2002 Winners
Our appreciation goes to LSDI who once again, provided a plug-in-the-wall, solid state, white light laser for the Pangolin Meeting.




The 11th Annual Pangolin User Meeting was a great success with around 40 people in attendance from around the world.
        This year, the Pangolin Meeting was held November 23 -- the day before the ILDA General Meeting. Both the Pangolin Meeting and the ILDA General Meeting took place in the Coronado Springs Resort Hotel in Orlando Florida. The general format of the meeting was as follows:

  • Introduction to Pangolin and Staff Members

  • Discussion of the new features in Pangolin software, and new tools from Pangolin including Lasershow Converter FLASH and LivePro

  • New Technology and Art-ware Presentations

  • Lunch

  • Presentation and judging of laser shows for the Pangolin Prize

  • A new game show conceived by Hayden called "Stump Bill Benner"

Introduction to Pangolin and Staff

During this portion of the meeting, Pangolin’s president William Benner introduced Pangolin Laser Systems and the full staff of Pangolin.

Demonstration of new features, LCFlash and LivePro

During this portion of the meeting, the new features of the LD2000 system were demonstrated, including the new Enhanced Reality Preview with the new ability to simulate moving fog and infinite beams.
        In addition to the discussion of LD2000 features, several completely new products were shown including LCFlash -- a new Lasershow Converter family member that allows you to convert Macromedia FLASH files directly into laser animations. And the new LivePro software for raves and discos was also demonstrated.

New Technology and Art-ware presentations

We were very fortunate to have two presentations of some brand new technology, and one presentation of new art-ware options available for the Pangolin platform.

New Technologies: Utopia, LightCube laser, and Apollo SuperMicro scanning system

Lutz Bartlz of HB Laserkomponenten presented a discussion about the Utopia Software Suite -- an add-on for the LD2000 system. Lutz also showed a very compact laser and projector system called the LightCube that is capable of producing up to 10 watts of laser light, yet consumes only a moderate amount of power. And finally, Lutz passed around a new tiny scanning system called the Apollo SuperMicro. HB believes that this is the world's smallest integrated scanning system. For more information about products from HB Lasercomponenten, click here.

New Technology: Laserlight Showcontrol

Patrick Dietzel of Laserlight Showdesign presented a discussion about the latest version of his show performance software called Laserlight Showcontrol. The latest version has some great new features that allow you to quickly create and organize your shows, and additional support for new LD2000 features including Projection Zones and Enhanced Reality Preview. For more information about Laserlight Showcontrol, click here.

Art-ware: Laser Fantasy Showcase Song Modules

Jay Heck of Laser Fantasy presented a discussion about the new LFI Showcase Song Modules. This showcase includes 30 high quality song modules available for as little as $300 each. For more information about the Showcase Song Modules, click here.


Established for the first time last year, Pangolin continued its tradition of providing a wide variety of foods to choose from. This year we selected the food court of the Coronado Springs Convention Center. This food court provided American, Mexican, Chinese, and Italian foods, as well as pastries and a full complement of beverages.

Pangolin Prize Presentation

This year, we had 32 entries for the Pangolin Prize competition. This is more than the number of entries received in any prior year. All entries were EXCELLENT and around half were created with Lasershow Converter MAX.
        To see the results of the Pangolin Prize competition, click here.

Stump Bill Benner

The Pangolin Meeting wrapped up with a new idea that Hayden Hale presented -- the idea of a game show called "Stump Bill Benner". The idea is that Pangolin Meeting attendees would ask a variety of questions of Bill Benner to see if he could answer. If Bill was not able to answer, the attendee who posed the question would theoretically get a prize.
        While there weren't too many questions, Bill was able to answer them all and it was a lot of fun for all involved.

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