Another Year for Zoo Venues, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

Stage Lighting Services Ltd Cardiff have once again been contracted to supply full technical equipment and support to Zoo Venues for the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Zoo Venues is one of the leading venue management companies on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With two thriving theatres at the heart of the Festival.

Their 2011 programme featured over 90 shows, representing the best in new writing, dance, cabaret, comedy and classic theatre. Underlining ZOO Venues’ position as the ideal place to showcase your talent in a professional and supportive environment.

The company operates two venues – ZOO and ZOO Southside -both situated in prime positions and featuring five performances spaces between them

ZOO Southside is one of the Fringe’s most established venues, located on busy Nicolson Street. Its beautiful main house, featuring one of the largest stages on the Fringe, hosts our enviable dance and physical theatre programme, while the venue also boasts an intimate cabaret bar and an excellent studio.

The ZOO is a two minute walk from Zoo Southside, and one minute from the Pleasance Courtyard. Its two exceptional studio spaces provide the perfect setting for fringe theatre.

Zoo Venues equipment spec. for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 includes, among other things, Steeldeck Staging, Theatrical Drapes, Avolites Dimmers, ETC Ion Lighting Desks, Lighting and Power Distribution.

Event organiser: Zoo Venues

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ETC Ion lighting desks for hire

Due to popular demand we have now invested in another ETC Ion lighting desk complete with 2×20 fader wing for hire. The ETC Ion offers Fully integrated control of LEDs, conventional and moving lights in a compact, portable package. Up to four control devices, each with its own workspace, can be used for programming and playback. Suitable application’s for the ETC Ion includes use in Theatre, TV Studio’s, Rental houses, Corporate event’s and Exhibitions.

The ETC Ion Product features include:

ETC Ion Software Features

  • 1024 output channels as standard
  • Dedicated master playback fader pair
  • Dedicated grand master and blackout switch
  • 999 cue lists
  • 200 active playbacks
  • 300 submasters
  • 4 x 1000 palettes (Intensity, Focus, Color, Beam)
  • 1000 presets, effects and macros
  • 4 pageable encoders
  • Channel summary or table views, user configurable in live/blind
  • Blind spreadsheet views
  • Offline programming on PC (Windows 7 or XP) and native on Macintosh (Intel)
  • Data import from ETC Obsession, Express/ion, Emphasis, Congo and Strand Show files via ASCII
  • Show file compatibility with Eos and Element
  • Client/server networking and synchronized backup

ETC Ion Features

  • Supports up to two high-resolution DVI monitors
  • Integral LCD for softkeys and non-intensity parameter control
  • 2 x DMX512 outputs, RDM ready
  • ETCNet2 and Net3 native
  • Artnet and Avab UDP optional
  • Hard disk memory and USB compatible external storage
  • MIDI In/Out (additional time code functions via external gateways)
  • Contact Closure Triggers
  • 5 multipurpose USB bus (pointing devices, printer, mouse, keyboard, touchscreens, flash drives)
  • Audio In/Out
  • Phone remote control

For further information on our ETC ion available to hire or any of our other lighting desks for hire please click here

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