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Zero 88 at PLASA 2015
Zero 88 – Eaton’s performance lighting control series – returns to the 2015 PLASA London expo show floor on Stand E30 at the ExCeL Centre with several exiting and innovative new products and releases. PLASA will play a crucial ‘next step’ in the revolutionary new Zero 88 FLX lighting console’s development.
Following its very successful launch earlier this year, Zero 88 launches a range of apps, upgrade options, accessories and feature enhancements designed to make FLX a truly powerful, versatile, durable, portable and extendible lighting control range. FLX 8 joins the line-up.
Supporting up to eight universes over ArtNet or streaming ACN, FLX 8 brings 4096 channels of control with no patch limitations.
Zero 88 general manager David Catterall stated: “FLX is already setting new standards in lighting control with its intuitive capacitive touch screen interface, which makes the set up and selection of colour changing intelligent light fittings easier than ever. FLX 8 brings this same intuitive control to even larger rigs.”
Standard FLX consoles can now also be upgraded, using the new fully-online upgrade system. Available 24-hours a day, this quick and convenient secure system offers updates in individual universe increments and takes only a few minutes. Step by the stand to view the latest developments and sign up for a free training session.
Sitting alongside FLX and FLX 8 will be the new ZerOS Wing, allowing the expansion of FLX to a maximum of 168 channels or playback faders simultaneously.
A number of configurations will be highlighted at PLASA to demonstrate the flexibility of the ZerOS Wing, which is now shipping. The Wing will also bring new standards of adaptability to all ZerOS consoles via a future software update that can either be used alone with a PC or connected to other ZerOS consoles like ORB XF and Solution.
Especially for PLASA, all ORB XF consoles will be upgraded to eight universes free of charge! That’s 4096 channels of completely unlimited control which can be downloaded in a free upgrade right now, by installing the updated ZerOS software, available at zero88.com/software/zeros
Also included in the ZerOS update are improvements to Remote Monitor, Tracking Backup, Solution LCD performance, Cue Triggers and the ORB learn functionality allowing the console to learn and record timecodes from SMPTE and MIDI inputs for instant replay.
In addition to all this, the free “Remote” and “Monitor” apps for both iOS and Android allow FLX (and all other ZerOS consoles) to be controlled and monitored wirelessly, delivering easier remote operation from almost any mobile device.
Zero 88 will be previewing the latest FLX software release, ZerOS 7.8.5, which is the continuation of a planned roll-out of feature and capability enhancements fulfilling several customer requests from FLX worldwide.
The highly successful new Chilli Bypass power control and dimming cabinet and new Split 2.8 DMX splitter with “DMX Fix Switch” completes the new Zero 88 product line-up.
A team of demonstrators and product specialists will be on the stand to answer any technical questions and guide visitors through the projects.
1st October 2015
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