Which architectural solution is right for our venue?

Pathway Connectivity manufactures and sells two different systems suitable for architectural lighting control.

Choreo, based on the Cognito operating system, is a powerful and flexible system capable of controlling 2048 channels of intelligent lighting.

Vignette, on the other hand, is a very suitable product for controlling white light and color accent lighting that is not dynamically changing. 

The following chart lists a limited set of features showing which product supports each feature well. For further assistance designing the system to suit your venue, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'd be more than happy to discuss your design intent and provide you with the appropriate solution for your needs.

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Feature Support
Dynamic Lighting
Playlists, chases, rainbow effects, ballyhoos, marquees, etc.
   
Author Show on Device
Write cues and memories directly on the device without the need for an off-line editor or third party console
 
Cognito2 File Compatibility
Program a complex show (cues, chases, effects, timecode) on the Cognito console and push to controller
 
Network File Management
Use a PC to archive and restore show files
 
VNC Remote Control
PC, phone and tablet device Virtual Network Computing can connect to controller for programming and playback
 
TOD & Astronomical Clock
Trigger looks based on Time of Day or sunrise and sunset at current geographical location
 
Timecode
Synchronize cues to specific HH:MM:SS:ff timecode
 
Touchscreen Buttons & Sliders
Capacitive touchscreen with custom button and slider labels
 
Unlimited Playback
Playback, merge and prioritize any number of looks simultaneously
 
16-Bit Fades
Moving lights and some LEDs use two DMX slots for Fine/Coarse attribute values which makes fades smoother
 
Fixture Definitions
Library of abstracted attribute definitions allows programming automated luminaires without decoding DMX slots and DMX values
 
Room Combine
Definition of rooms and combinations of rooms for lights and architectural wall stations
 
Show Control Connectivity
API for third party control using Telnet or RS232
 
Occupancy Sensor
Support for occupancy of vacancy sensing
 
Remote Button & Sliders
Looks can be recalled from wall stations living on a multi-drop RS485 or PoE network, Wire can be Belden 9773 of Cat5/6
Wallstation Synchronization
Wall stations assigned to the same look mimic each other
Zone Control
Ability to define a group of DMX slots and proportionately control its level with sliders or turn them on/off with buttons.
Contact Closures
Ability to implement simple contact closures (show control sensors, alarms, third party buttons and switches) to trigger looks
Startup Look
On powerup, automatically go into a predefined look
Remote Wall Station Lockout
Show mode that disables (and blacks out) all stations except the stage management or booth wall station
Highest Takes Precendence
Multiple zones recalled at the same HTP merge
Crossfade Between Sources
When theatrical control comes on line DMX levels will crossfade (vs. snap) between the two sources in a programmable time
Advanced Properties
Custom fade times, radio, toggle, momentary buttons, hold last look
Multi-Level Priorities
Define one look (or more) to have priority over others
Snapshot eDMX/DMX
Use third-party consoles or media servers to snapshot static DMX looks on one to four universes
 
Automatic Yield
When a theatrical console comes on line (a show situation) all remote buttons and sliders will be disabled
 
Zero Config Startup
Out of box defaults for snapshots allow recording looks without any PC or UI setup
 
Press and Hold to Record
End user (vs. commissioning agent) can use local zone control or a third party device to set up a look and simply press and hold to record; no PC or UI needed