ChamSys Grand Opening draws crowd
Good times mixed with valuable insights at the Grand Opening of the ChamSys UK Head Office on September 2, as over 150 lighting programmers and designers from throughout Europe helped the company inaugurate its new office, training facility, and product development center. Visitors participated in informative classes, think tanks, and training sessions focused on the new MagicQ and QuickQ software from ChamSys.
Adding a lighthearted touch of drama to the proceedings was a short skit which recounted how company co founder Chris Kennedy developed his first console at the age of 10. The skit showed how Kennedy achieved something beyond even his wildest imagination years later when an award winning ChamSys console was used by Art & Yes to control a record-breaking 64,000 parameters over 186 universes directly without processing nodes. Also staring in the drama was the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console, which was featured in live demonstrations that highlighted its wide range of impressive features, including Focus Hold and Focus Line. Kennedy treated guests to a preview of the new MagicQ MQ70, an extremely compact and aerodynamic console with big-time scalability. Animated light shows controlled by the MagicQ MQ500 followed this introduction.