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Rental & Staging Efficiency

case study

 

 

Case Study

Gain efficiency and redundancy with High End Systems and Lightware USA solutions

 

High End Systems and Lightware USA

 

High End Systems, an Austin, Texas based company, is a market leader for lighting products and control systems within film, TV studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants, retail spaces and live events.

The company recently partnered with Lightware USA to upgrade their family of Hog lighting consoles (Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, HedgeHog 4 and RackHog 4) with full support for Lightware USA video matrix router control.

 

THE CHALLENGE

In the past when setting up a live event, programming and execution of the show would be done in separate lighting and video control systems, which typically is best accomplished with separate operators.  While unified control could be accomplished by linking the lighting system to the video equipment via complex and expensive integration products, this process has been proven to be very difficult.  Budget constraints and limited timelines also hamper integrated configuration. 

 

 

THE SOLUTION

Now with integrated Lightware video matrix control in the Hog consoles, a single operator is able to directly control lighting and video equipment together.  This means programming is stored and executed in a single location, allowing one operator to easily control more complex productions. Lightware routers added to the mix provide EDID management for the media servers as well as switching from primary to backup — providing a professional AV solution. The Hog 4 lighting console allows for the Lightware routers to be the primary to backup solution, and putting switching in the hands of the Lighting control department allows the LD to switch to his own backup servers without relying on the video department to do this. Automating this process makes the switch to backup much faster and smoother. 

“It feels like the foundation for building the future of professional lighting plus AV show control solutions has been laid. That really excites me—I feel like there’s room to grow here.” — Drew Taylor, Director of Consultant and Partner Relations, Lightware USA

 

THE IMPACT

The Lightware router + Hog lighting console solution allows production staff to use more gear with the same amount of personnel, making this a desirable control system for adding functionality without complexity while reducing costs and making the process smoother and much faster.

“The Lightware router and Hog software solution allows production staff to use more gear with the same amount of personnel, making this a desirable control system for reducing costs and making the process smoother and much faster. This also allows them to add more equipment to their shows without adding complexity, which means they can offer more to their clients for the same price,” adds Jonathan Kemble at High End Systems.

 

Goals

  • Increase operational efficiencies.
  • Scale solutions to emerging platforms.
  • Offer more without increasing cost.

 

Approach

  • Connect High End control with Lightware MX series video  Matrix Switcher.
  • Develop protocol with Lightware EDID Manager.

 

Results

  • Increased productivity.
  • Increased optimization and offering.
  • Reduction in time and overall costs.

 

 

About Lightware USA

At Lightware USA, we provide reliable, high-end solutions for organizations in multiple industries to securely control, distribute and manage video and audio signals between diverse sources and multiple users. We do all of this with zero latency and no loss of performance or quality. This is why more and more businesses today rely on Lightware products to manage their advanced technology.

About High End Systems

A Barco Company, High End Systems is a leading manufacturer of automated lighting and control products for the entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.highend.com



   

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