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Zero 88 at PLASA Focus Leeds

Zero 88 at PLASA Focus Leeds

UK - Lighting control manufacturer and specialist Zero 88 is all set for some serious networking and interaction in the highly convivial environment of PLASA Focus at Leeds Royal Armories on 14th and 15th May.

The team, including Jon Hole, Tyler Holpin, David Catterall, Edward Smith, Nathanael Orr and Charlie Madsen will be on Stand N-B12 and is looking forward to welcoming current and future professionals from all sectors of entertainment technology.

After successful take up and listening to feedback from previous years, Zero 88 is again be providing free 75-minute training sessions through Tuesday 14th May on its award-winning FLX lighting console. Sessions start at 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00. Places can be booked in advance to guarantee a space via and guests can also feel free to drop in too.

PLASA Focus Leeds has always been a valuable place and space for us to meet and greet,” comments Zero 88 product manager Jon Hole. “As well as many customers and friends we know, there are always new faces and future professionals who are already invested in the industry. The atmosphere is lively, friendly and vibrant and we look forward to being part of the buzz.”

It will be the first UK trade show for four exciting new and truly multi-functional products from Zero 88: Betapack 4 – one product with six dynamic variants, the ZerOS Server – one product with three different uses, new Data Distribution products – the first of a complete new range, and the latest ZerOS 7.9.5 software release for all ZerOS consoles.

Zero 88’s robust Betapack has served the entertainment and installation industry for 30 years with its legendary reliability, toughness, versatility and fantastic value for money.

Betapack 4 builds on this heritage and experience with a solution for distributing both dimming and 'hot power', so ideal for a mixed rig featuring both tungsten and LED fixtures, all in one single, affordable device.

Combining both dimming and hot power, Betapack 4 will continue to serve the most modern applications in lighting rental, installation and portable situations for many thousands of venues worldwide. Each 10A channel provides a dimmed and a hot power socket for simple and easy power distribution around any venue or space.

The new ZerOS Server is a slimline 1RU fully featured lighting control system perfect for use in performance installations and networks requiring show replay, tracking backup or architectural system integration.

One product can be used for three primary actions:

  • Show replay – it can be a stand-alone or remotely triggered controller for permanent installations such as building facades, landscapes or theme parks.

  • Full tracking backup and auto switch-over with the FLX console makes it a great option for any venue or event where full redundancy is required.

  • The ZerOS Server can also be bridged between performance lighting and architectural lighting, ideal for theatres, conference centres and other public buildings.

ZerOS 7.9.5 is flexible and powerful software which will also be shown with some new key features, including:

  • Flexible channel allocation – Allowing fixtures to be patched across 64 universes without wasting unused channels. The FLX console now supports up to 8192 DMX channels so this is extremely useful.

  • SETUP - The SETUP has been completely redesigned, bringing speed, simplicity and many more potent new features, specifically including numerous additional networking options and over 60 other enhancements and refinements.

Also, there is a new Data Distribution range from Zero 88 supporting both DMX / RDM and the latest Ethernet protocols, which is presented in a condensed, affordable ‘family’ with improved features, additional flexibility and – as you would expect – complete simplicity.

Zero 88’s range of FLX lighting consoles, the FLX S24 and FLX S48 and the original FLX and ZerOS Wing will be demonstrated on the action-packed stand, all running the latest ZerOS 7.9.5. console software, together with PLASA Innovation Award-winning ‘RigSync’, an inventive time-saving feature embedded in the latest ZerOS versions.

8th May 2019

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