Zero 88 RigSwitch installed at P&J Live Aberdeen
Eighteen of Zero 88’s new RigSwitch cabinets – for controlled and synchronized power switching – have been installed at P&J Live at The Event Complex Aberdeen, a state-of-the-art flexible entertainment, exhibition, event and conference facility delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments in this key Scottish city. When it came to a power switching solution for the LED lighting rigs predominantly requiring ‘hot power’ in these three main spaces, the need was for a safe, cost-effective and reliable system to control the predicted on / off power surges associated with large LED installations.
LSI Projects also won the tender to deliver the cabling infrastructure for the entertainment lighting rigs, audio and AV plus associated power distribution for these performance spaces including all the fibre connections, and they in turn chose RigSwitch to be an integral part of that setup. Two variants – a 24 and a 36-channel version – of RigSwitch were supplied. The 36-channel was manufactured especially for Zero 88 RigSwitch P&J LIve control panel during commissioning project specific solution, while the 24-channel and 12-channel were subsequently launched at the PLASA 2019 expo as part of a standardized range of innovative off-the-shelf products manufactured in the UK by Zero 88’s factory in Wales. The P&J Live installation was overseen on site by Zero 88’s Keith Rogers working closely with LSI Projects’ Paul Barker and the 18 small-footprint cabinets are divided into blocks of six across the three separate main performance areas. All three event spaces have the same control interfaces, with a simple two-button panel that turns everything on and off. In addition to this, there is a small TSC30 colour touch screen for individual control of the relays, and to override them if necessary. All the units are DMX addressed and can also be controlled from a lighting console. There is provision to connect to the system wirelessly via an EG2 gateway if desired in the future.