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Upgrade from Lasershow Designer 2000

LDto Bey

If you purchased LD2000 on or after April 6, 2011, congratulations! Please contact us to get your free upgrade to Beyond. The rest of this page is for
customers who purchased LD2000 before April 6, 2011.

If you purchased LD2000 before April 6, 2011, here’s how you can move up to the next-generation Beyond. We have a special, limited-time offer:
  • For each LD2000 system you have, you can upgrade to Beyond for half price. Your new Beyond upgrade system will work with your existing LD2000 
  • hardware (QM2000 board). You can switch between 
  • your old LD2000 software and your new Beyond software -- whichever you prefer. That way, you can still update and play your existing LD2000 shows, 
  • while you also explore all of Beyond’s new features.
The half-price upgrade offer is good for each LD2000 system you own, and is based on your purchase price (e.g., whatever you paid -- retail or dealer pricing).

The offer is good through November 30, 2011.

Pricing examples

Normal Beyond pricing (no upgrade)

There are three levels of Beyond, just as there are three levels of Lasershow Designer. We have been able to keep the new Beyond prices the same as the older LD2000 prices.
Here are the retail prices:
  • Beyond Essentials, $1495
  • Beyond Advanced, $2495
  • Beyond Ultimate,  $4995

Special half-price upgrade offer (through Nov. 30)

If you already own LD2000, you can get Beyond for half the price you paid. Here’s an example using retail pricing:
  • If you purchased LD2000 Intro at $1495, you can upgrade to Beyond Essentials for $745 (half the normal price of $1495).
  • If you purchased LD2000 Basic at $2495, you can upgrade to Beyond Advanced for $1245 (half the normal price of $2495).
  • If you purchased LD2000 Pro at $4995, you can upgrade to Beyond Ultimate for $2495 (half the normal price of $4995).

Upgrading to a higher version

It is also possible to upgrade from one level to a higher level. You pay for the half-price upgrade from your level of LD2000 to the same level of Beyond,
and then the cost difference between the levels. Here are examples:
  • If you purchased LD2000 Intro at $1495, you can upgrade to Beyond Essentials for $745, to Beyond Advanced for $1745 (745 upgrade + 1000 difference),
  •  or to Beyond Ultimate for $4245 (745 upgrade + 3500 difference).
  • If you purchased LD2000 Basic at $2495, you can upgrade to Beyond Advanced for $1245 or to Beyond Ultimate for $3745 (1245 upgrade + 2500 difference)

How to upgrade

Please contact us and tell us which version of LD 2000 you are currently using and how you purchased it,

and we'll be glad to help you get your new upgrade.


LD2000 updates: Free

Updates to the LD2000 software itself can be downloaded for free from the LD2000 updates page. Additional frames and shows are not normally available for free download from this web site due to their size. Please obtain an LD2000 Installation CD/DVD-ROM if you want all of the latest frames and shows.

The CD/DVD set is packed with programs, help files, frames, shows and music.  

LD2000 Installation CD / Tutorial DVD set: $75 plus shipping

You can purchase an installation set consisting of two DVDs with the most recent LD2000 software, frames, and shows. The latest DVD set contains over 120 shows and demos, over 300,000 laser frames, and 15 pieces of royalty-free music. The package also includes our LD2000 Tutorial DVD. For DVD orders, we charge $75 plus shipping.

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Upgrading to higher LD2000 versions

For LD2000 Intro owners: You can upgrade to LD2000 Basic or LD2000 Pro for the cost difference between Intro and the other program. The retail price is $1000 to upgrade to LD2000 Basic, and $3500 to upgrade to LD2000 Pro. Check with your dealer for their cost, which may be lower.

For LD2000 Basic owners: You can upgrade to LD2000 Pro for the cost difference between LD2000 Basic and LD2000 Pro. The retail price is $2500 to upgrade to LD2000 Pro. Check with your dealer for their cost, which may be lower.

Shipping and upgrade note: Depending on when your QM2000 board was made, it may require a hardware upgrade or software-only upgrade. If it requires a hardware upgrade, then you must return your QM2000 board to Pangolin. Shipping is not included in the above costs; you pay shipping each way.

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Lasershow Designer 2000 is by far the world's best-selling and most-used system for creating and displaying laser shows. It is simple enough that first-time users can play shows "out of the box" within minutes. Yet, it has an incredible amount of depth -- just about anything you want to do with laser graphics and beams, you can do with LD 2000. Plus, while playing the laser show, the LD2000 software suite can also control other types of media, such as audio, video, DMX-controlled moving lights and pyro.

This page gives you a good overview of all the products within the LD2000 family. Click on links to find out much more about the products you're interested in.

Lasershow Designer 2000

This is the heart of the family. For many users, an LD2000 system is all they need to produce high-quality, client-pleasing shows. LD2000 comes with the following software and hardware:

A Lasershow Designer 2000 system includes...
LD2000 software:
A suite of programs and utilities that work together to create and sequence images into animated laser shows and beam effects, all played back with audio, video, DMX-controlled lights and pyro. The software runs on Windows computers (2000, ME, XP, Vista). LD2000 programs include:
LD2000 drawing and graphics program
Showtime timeline-based show creation& playback program
Autoplay simple, automatic show playback program, with included scrolling text capability
Live! cue triggering utility. Designed for performing at live events such as corporate theater
TraceIT bitmap graphic tracing utility to automatically turn pictures into laser outlines
Lasershow Video VST -- real-time video to laser converter
Asteroids a laser version of the classic video game
AVS-Laser music visualization plug-in for the popular Windows Media Player called Winamp
Over 120 free shows and demos -- get started right away! Fifteen of these shows include royalty-free music.
Over 300,000 laser frames and animations -- including the complete Lightspeed Design library
A tutorial DVD showing how to use the main features of LD2000 and Showtime


QM2000 hardware board: This goes in a slot in a desktop computer, or in a QM2000.NET box on your laptop's network. The QM2000 board does all of the crucial calculations, and it holds all of the laser frames and show content.
The LD2000 software and hardware is available in three levels, depending on how many features you need:

LD2000 Professional, $4995.
 Our top-level laser software. This version includes the greatest number of features, and also includes LivePRO, Lasershow Converter FLASH and Lasershow Converter 4D.

LD2000 Basic, $2495. Most of the power of LD2000 Pro, but with reduced 3D frame creation capabilities and reduced colors. Also includes Lasershow Converter FLASH and Lasershow Converter 4D.

LD2000 Intro, $1495. Most economical choice, but still retaining a lot of capability from its higher-priced counterparts.

Prices subject to change without notice. See price list page for current pricing. 

LD2000 Intro

$ 1495 

LD2000 Basic

$ 2495 

LD2000 Professional

$ 4495 


Please watch these short videos showing the quality of laser graphics created with Pangolin Software,  and below you can see a practical demonstration about using the New Award Winning Pangolin QuickShow Software 



The all New QuickShow 2.2  (Best Seller)

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Additional lasershow products

Pangolin sells other lasershow products. Some require LD2000 to work; others are standalone products such as the Flashback 3 embedded laser projector controller card. Each of our products is designed to help laserists produce the best and most advanced shows.


Lasershow Converter MAX: Converts Autodesk 3ds Max graphics and animations to laser

Lasershow Converter MAX LITE:
Lower-cost version of LC MAX; great as a workstation for MAX owners

Lasershow Converter FLASH: Converts Adobe Flash graphics and animations to laser

Lasershow Converter 4D: Converts Cinema 4D graphics and animations to laser

Lasershow Converter MAX

Price: $1995 + shipping



Play laser shows live

As mentioned above, the main LD2000 software suite includes cue-triggering software called Live!. This lets you use the computer keyboard to play back effects, scenes, songs and complete shows. If you need more power, Pangolin has two add-on products designed specifically for nightclubs, raves and other intensive live performance venues. 

LivePRO software

For Flashback 3 Systems:

Price: $345

LivePRO software

For Flashback 3 Systems:

For LD2000 Systems:

Price: $695



Lasershow Performer hardware console:
A “button box” with programmable knob. It’s easier and more fun to use Lasershow Performer to control Live! or LivePRO, instead of using a standard computer keyboard.
Preview the entire show

LivePRO software: An advanced visual synthesizer with 1700 cues that can be changed, layered and played live, in realtime. LivePRO is included free with LD2000 Professional. Users of LD2000 Basic and LD2000 Intro can purchase LivePRO as an extra add-on.

Lasershow Performer hardware console:
A “button box” with programmable knob. It’s easier and more fun to use Lasershow Performer to control Live! or LivePRO, instead of using a standard computer keyboard.
Please call for pricing and availability 


Preview the entire show
 LIGHT CONVERSE is a program that does real time photorealistic rendering of lights, trusses, staging, and now lasers. Professional users will enjoy the ability to show clients mock stages of how their laser shows will look along with other multimedia content.Now you can visualize the output of all LD2000 programs (including customer-written programs that use the LD2000 SDK) through the third-party visualization program LIGHT CONVERSE.

Light Converse real-time stage modeling

and visualization program: $455 


Operate with other equipment
Lasershow Timecode TC2000 SMPTE controller: Read and write SMPTE timecode, for use with other AV and production equipment.

SMPTE Timecode reader “TC2000”

Price: $295 + shipping


DMX controller boards: As mentioned above, the LD2000 software suite can control lighting and theatrical equipment using DMX-512 devices, including decoder and controller boards to output DMX512 signals.
Laser-projected SMS messaging


Interactive Messaging Unlimited software and cellular modem: Get incoming SMS messages into your computer, and see them projected live. This highly sophisticated system filters and processes messages, and outputs approved messages through either laser or video output.
Although IMU is most popular for video applications, the laser output is still available for projects such as writing SMS messages at a trade show or on the side of a mountain.
Hardware for playing back shows

An LD2000 system can be used to create and playback shows. However, many users only need playback capability. These hardware devices can be put near or in a laser projector. Unskilled operators can easily play shows in this way.

SMS Text Messaging Systems

for laser and video: $695


Flashback 3 OEM laser controller: A credit-card sized board using a Compact Flash card to store lasershow data and music files. Designed primarily to be built into projectors.

Product: Flashback 3 - SE (FB3-SE)

Price: $595 + shipping


QM2000.NET laser controller: Need to control many projectors at once? Or want to run Lasershow Designer 2000 software on your notebook? The QM2000.NET box includes a QM2000 playback board and an interface to standard computer networks.
You can place laser projectors far away from a central LD2000 controller, and send signals down the network to QM2000.NET boxes. Some clients have remotely controlled over a dozen remote projectors in this way.
You can also create and play back LD2000 shows using notebook computers (since they don’t have slots for the QM2000 board, but they do have network connectors).
Advanced programming, and custom projects

Lasershow Designer 2000 software has been in continuous development since 1986. There are a lot of specialized routines we have created, to control laser beams and graphics. This highly optimized code is at the heart of all Pangolin laser programs.

QM2000.NET laser controller $ 799


The LD2000 Software Development Kit (SDK) gives you access to laser-specific routines. This lets you create your own custom application.
Some example uses include industrial laser systems for alignment, scientific systems for 3D visualization using vector graphics, and even gaming. (At SIGGRAPH 2007, Pangolin software was used to project laser versions of classic vector videogames such as Asteroids, Battlezone and Tempest.)
Wide-angle scanning solutions for projectors
Please call for Pricing 


Discoscan wide-angle scanning system: Use this to project laser beams in a circle or anywhere in a sphere (like a laser disco mirror ball). Best used for nightclubs and similar venues outside the U.S. where audience scanning is more common.

Discoscan wide-angle lens system: $1450


Click here for more information about memory on the QM2000

512MB memory for the QM2000: $250

Currently-shipping versions of LD2000 come standard with 256MB of memory. Shows that make heavy use of raster frames or computer graphic animations may require more memory.
256MB is good for most users creating typical laser shows. If your whole show is done with Raster frames, 3D Studio MAX, Macromedia FLASH or Cinema 4D, you might require 512MB or more. (Note: To use 512MB, your board needs to be manufactured after December 20, 2002, or it will need to be updated by Pangolin to handle the larger memory).  Click here for more information.)
Memory prices are in constant fluctuation. Our charges reflect the cost we paid, plus a small amount for overhead and stocking. The price as of January 2010 for 512MB is $250. We are sorry, but we cannot accept trade-ins on old memory.
For technical information, see the page Memory on the QM2000.          

512MB memory for the QM2000: $250

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