Welcome to Smedge
The latest generation of Smedge gives you the simplicity of operating for a small cluster of machines with the stability and performance of a proven large farm managment tool.
Combining your Windows, Linux and Mac machines is a snap with the amazing cross-platform abilities.
And it's automatic installation features make adding future nodes as simple as download - install - render.
Far beyond the mere render farm control, the Smedge system is designed to accurately and efficiently distribute absolute anything.
If it can be divided up, Smedge can manage it. All Job interface and control is managed as a unique "Product" in the system.
You can easily customize and add Products of your own with simple text files, or you can use the Smedge Application Programming Interface to write your own custom Modules for the Smedge system.
You can also hide the Products you don't care about, tailoring the interface to your needs.
Smedge provides many additional customization abilities.
New products can be added, often with only a line or two in an INI file.
You can hook into events in the Job and work lifecycle with any arbitrary command.
And there is a public API that allows you to create your own custom Products and Shell components to interact with the system however you wish.
You can try out Smedge for yourself with our free 2 week trial license.
Just download the software, and request a demo license.
You can do it all through our automatic web site and be running in just a few minutes.
Smedge runs identically on Windows, Mac and Linux, and can connect machines from all platforms automatically.
Check out this brief video introduction to using Smedge.
Note that this video was made using a Mac, but running Smedge on Windows or Linux is nearly identical.
You can also download the Smedge 2010 Product Sheet.
This brochure gives a quick overview of the features of Smedge, and how Smedge compares with some of the competition.