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Introducing LightStrike.

LightStrike provides performer and scenic tracking for OSC/UDP enabled consoles and sACN controlled rigs.

LightStrike tracks flying performers and scenic elements in up to 3 dimensions.

LightStrike supports input from Flying by Foy, Silicon Theatre Scenery (STS), Stage Technologies (Simotion), Tait Navigator, PosiStageNet v1/2, EN-NET14, PRG, Kinesys Vector/K2, Spikemark, Open Sound Control (OSC) and sACN. Output to consoles via OSC/UDP or directly to the rig using sACN. 

Works With 

LightStrike has been proven to work with the following automation and position providers. This list is non-exhaustive.

LightStrike licences can be bought for a production, organisation or individual. All LightStrike licences permit use on a maximum of two devices simultaneously, one of which must be used to backup the other.

LightStrike Basic

For smaller productions requiring basic tracking capabilities, LightStrike Basic provides all the tools you need to track a smaller number of objects.

Up to 4 enabled conversions.

LightStrike Plus

For mid-sized productions, LightStrike Plus has all the advantages of LightStrike Basic but supports additional conversions. 

Up to 20 enabled conversions.

LightStrike Pro

For the largest and most demanding productions, LightStrike Pro provides tailored support and a direct involvement in the development of the application.

Up to 1000 enabled conversions. 

LightStrike Hire & Upgrades

Depending on location, LightStrike may be available to hire as part of a package including machines. Upgrade options are also available upon request. Please contact support for further information.


LightStrike Downloads

Download LightStrike and User Guides.


LightStrike 2.1.1


LightStrike 2.1.1

Download the LightStrike 2.1.1 Software.

LightStrike 2.1.1 Documentation

Download the LightStrike 2.1.1 User Guide and Release Notes.

LightStrike 2.1


LightStrike 2.1

Download the LightStrike 2.1 Software.

LightStrike 2.1 User Guide

Download the LightStrike 2.1 User Guide and Release Notes.

LightStrike 2.0.1


LightStrike 2.0.1

Download the LightStrike 2.0.1 Software.

LightStrike 2.0.1 User Guide

Download the LightStrike 2.0.1 User Guide and Release Notes.

LightStrike 2.0


LightStrike 2.0

Download the LightStrike 2.0 Software.

LightStrike 2.0 User Guide

Download the LightStrike 2.0 User Guide.

LightStrike Support

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LightStrike Device Information

It is recommended that you run LightStrike on a dedicated machine. Follow the Setup Tips to ensure the machine runs well.

Minimum Requirements


1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 




HDD with 200MB free

Operating System

OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Recommended Requirements (LightStrike Pro)


2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 




SSD with 200MB free

Operating System

macOS High Sierra (10.13)

Setup Tips

  • Prevent app resume. Disable 'Reopen windows when logging back in' Apple > Shutdown

  • Add LightStrike to the users login items. System Preferences > Users & Groups >  Login Items

  • Disable Energy Saving. System Preferences > Energy Saver. Turn display off after 'Never', Disable 'Put hard disks to sleep when possible'.

  • Disable Screen Saver. System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver 'Start after: Never'

  • Prevent disk indexing. System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy, add the entire Macintosh HD to the list.

  • Disable Firewall. System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall 'Turn Off Firewall'

  • Disable WiFi. System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi 'Turn Wi-Fi Off'

  • Disable Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE). System Preferences > Network > Select each adapter > Advanced. Choose Hardware > Configure and select 'Manually'. Duplex > 'full-duplex' (no energy-efficient-ethernet).