Having already completed several studios for Al Jazeera, we were invited to supply and install a further two facilities, by a major multinational Systems Integrator.
In addition to the supply and installation of a complicated lighting grid, the project also required a fully redundant lighting control network. This was achieved by networking multiple ETC Eos Titanium consoles in order to control 16,000 DMX addresses. The two consoles are capable of controlling multiple studio spaces from the same control room. By partitioning the lighting rig using Eos software, we were able to present a robust and simple system.
The system revolved around a single primary RPU with its own dedicated backup RPU. Located in the Central Apparatus Room the consoles simply “client” into the network as required. Network monitoring is provided by ETC Conductor, which permitted others to interface via the Building Management System.