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DMX – Digital Multiplex

July 8th, 2013 Posted in worth knowing Tags:

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How digital controlling protocol works!

Every retailer is familiar with it, the standardized process to digitally send controlling information to dimmers, „intelligent“ spots or effect devices – DMX: But how exactly does it work and whose idea was it?

Digital data transmission has been around since the 80s. But controlling consolemanufacturers used differing systems, incompatible with each other, so the customer was forced to buy spots and controllers from the same producer. This changed in 1986 when the DMX standard was introduced, based on an initiative of the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology). After some improvements were made and problems were solved, it was realized four years later. The common and still valid name of the standard is DMX-512 (1990). Even though some work has been done on it since then, there’s currently no newer version.

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EUROLITE CONQUERS THE USA

EUROLITE CONQUERS THE USA

Miami, California, New York, Las Vegas: Eurolite took the USA in storm in the last months. Spots and lighting effects from Waldbüttelbrunn were used at a number of festivals:

Electric Daisy Carnival– Las Vegas/Chicago/New York

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345.000 visitors, over 35 millions US dollars of production costs (only for Las Vegas), the biggest stage ever built in the USA, more than two millions watts: The EDC is not only one of the biggest, but also one of the most extensive festivals of the USA.
In several stages, the festival moves from New York and Chicago to Las Vegas. In 2013, Eurolite came along with it from the east coast to the desert. In June, a Eurolite record was broken in Las Vegas: 430 Eurolite PMC-16 cluster were installed there.

On a total of 7 stages, numerous Audience Blinder 2 x 100 W LED COB 3200K and Eurolite STP-10 MKII were installed.

Coachella – Californian Desert

EUROLITE EROBERT DIE USA coachellaTwo weekends in the early Californian summer, 175 bands, more than 180.000 visitors: That’s the Coachella Festival, taking place every year in the Californian desert.
Famous bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers play there besides newcomer bands and attract masses of party people. In 2013, Eurolite equipped the festival with twenty 2 x 100 W COB Audience Blindern as well as over seventy Eurolite STP-10.

 

Ultra Music Festival – Miami

EUROLITE EROBERT DIE USA ultra_musicThe most famous outdoor festival of the world. For the 15th anniversary, the festival was extended on two weekends in march – nevertheless, the sought-after tickets were sold out virtually immediately. Eurolite equipped the Carl-Cox-tent with numerous 2 x 100 W COB Audience Blindern at this festival.

NULL dB

June 24th, 2013 Posted in DIMAVERY, References Tags: ,

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When does a German band realize, that they’ve made it? At the very latest, when they play at the Wacken, the biggest metal festival in the world. The guys from nulldB have made it – 2013, their band name is listed on the line-up next to giants like Alice Cooper, Rammstein and Nightwish.

 

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Moving Heads – a history

June 20th, 2013 Posted in worth knowing Tags: ,

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Barbecue and Genesis

For a good meal, the right ingredients are indispensable. For a good light show, the equipment is. And for more than 25 years now, Moving Head spots are part of this equipment. They’re not only a part of it, but have become essential and integral for lighting technology. No concert, no TV show would do without the use of these multifunctional spots. But who invented them?

It wasn’t the Swiss this time. The spots took their first steps in the USA. In 1970, Showco was founded and emerged as one of the leading providers of PA and lighting installations at live events. After a few years, Showco could boast some really illustrious customers like Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie and Genesis. But the Americans had competitors from England, who used aluminum instead of steel for their PAR cans and experimented with new dimmer technologies, breaking new ground with devices working more efficiently. The financial losses grew so big, that Showco really thought about giving up and retiring from the lighting business. But it shouldn’t come to that.

 

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