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Robe Ramps Up the Action for LDI 2018

Robe presented part two of its “Lost Worlds” exhibition live show trilogy concept at LDI (Live Design International) in Las Vegas, with another jaw-dropping booth design and an edgy, hi energy 8-minute live dance extravaganza designed to illustrate its latest technologies in the context for which they have been developed. This included the just launched T1 Profile LED moving light. Over 200 new and current moving lights and LED fixtures – including the SuperSpikie and the MegaPointe, Spiider and Tarrantula LED wash beams, BMFLs and the RoboSpot remote follow spotting system running with MDC (multi device control) – were central to the show. Robe’s new iParFect was utilized in two rain curtains that were integral to the fully immersive and highly detailed show environment. The new T1 Profile was the main feature light, so this was used for all the key lighting illustrating how its MSL™ (Multi- Spectral Light) LED light source combines brightness with smooth CMY color control and dimming to meet the challenges and demands of three very diverse disciplines – theater, television and touring – all in one comprehensive fixture. SuperSpikies were rigged in prime positions either side of the temple for powerful back lighting, and there was a grid of Tarrantulas above center stage, with MegaPointes dotted all over the rig including around the two water curtains, used for general lighting, texturing and effects. BMFLs were contributed to the more complex stand dressing and breakup looks and three RoboSpot systems controlling three BMFL Follow Spots reinforced the key lighting.

Robe CEO Josef Valchar commented, “This was without doubt our highestimpact LDI booth yet, and I would also honestly say the busiest and best LDI expo for us in terms of visitors – both quantity and quality! LDI has a great reputation for attracting ‘serious’ people, and this year we were delighted to see so many top-level designer and creatives as well as a lot of industry professionals who are starting or earlyon in their careers and hungry for innovation! It was really most impressive.” Robe North America COE Bob Schacherl stated, “We’ve met a lot of new contacts this year from a diversity of sectors which I think reflects the success of our long-term brand strategies, commitment to inventive products and the general postitivity associated with Robe in the North American market”. In addition to enjoying a fantastic and truly memorable show, Robe also collected the PLSN Gold Star Award for the RoboSpot as “Best Automated Follow Spot System”.

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