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Zero 88 supporting the Edinburgh Festival

28th July 2015

We can't believe we're already a week into supporting this year's Edinburgh Festival! Last week Paul McEwan trained up members of C Venues on their FLX and Jester ML consoles in their training room, and this week Jon Hole travels up to increase the number of venues we can visit each day.

As always, we're providing free onsite support and training throughout the festival. We've already visited some venues that have Zero 88 consoles for the first time, and we're also really happy with the uptake of our new FLX console just 3 months after its launch - we're finding them all over Edinburgh!

Whatever Zero 88 console you're using, make sure you're running the latest software and fixture library, downloadable from zero88.com/software or just let us know where you are and we'll come and update it for you.

If you require any Zero 88 training, or simply have a question you don't know the answer to, contact us via social media or by calling +44 (0)7778 502174 (Paul), +44 (0)7734 736690 (Jon) or +44 (0)1633 838101 (central tech support).

 
     

Howden Park Centre chooses FLX for installation

10th June 2015

"The FLX console even from the teaser adverts and videos, appeared to give us everything we required in a small footprint and at a very good price point, using known and proven software."
Ian Gibson, Technical Coordinator, Howden Park Centre.

Howden Park Centre in Livingstone, Scotland, is a multi-functional venue with two art studios and a 300 seat raked auditorium.

The venue reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment, and today it offers a continuous programme of professional arts and performances - including theatre, music, comedy, dance, exhibitions, public classes, corporate launches and special events.

The console operational requirements at the venue are very diverse with cued theatre shows and busked concert events. Time is at a premium with very short technical sessions on incoming shows and the console has to be quick and easy to program with the ability to cover a very wide spectrum of operational experience amongst users.

Ian explains that they have been looking for a console for quite some time, "The colour pickers with filter selection is a real time saver and the ability to build our own pallets will speed things up greatly."

"With the on board multi-touch screen a rainbow wash is just so simple to achieve. The promised future features will allow ongoing development and the addition of the Wing will give 49 Playbacks without us having to worry about moving pages".

"With the teaser videos and images the console looked well put together and it is."

Black light have been a Zero 88 distributors for over 30 years, and Karen Fairlie who runs the sales department was only too happy to help Iain at Howden Park with the supply of their new lighting desk and wing.

 

 
     

FLX & Wing News

5th May 2015

After it's successful launch at Prolight+Sound earlier this month, the FLX & Wing will be appearing at the Plasa Focus Leeds Exhibition on the 12-13 May. Come and see us on Stand N-B12 for an overview and demonstration.

 
     

National Student Drama Festival

28th April 2015

Mark and Jon spent several days in Scarborough again this year to support the NSDF. Zero 88 equipment used in the venues included ORB XF, ZeroWire CRMX and BetaPack 3 dimmers. We also ran three workshops for the technical team, discussing available Jobs within the Entertainment Industry, an introduction to Lighting Control and an Introduction to FLX – our new lighting control console which was launched just days before.

Picture - David Graham (NSDF), Jon Hole (Zero 88), Paul Roughton (Stage Electrics) and Barclay Dakers (Martin)

 
     

Prolight+Sound 2015

10th April 2015

We had a fantastic show this year and the Eaton – Zero 88 Team enjoyed it immensely. The FLX Lighting Console was very well received attracting people from all corners of the World. We were kept very busy with all the FLX demonstrations and it was nice to chat and to get feedback from all our Dealers and end users.
We had the Chilli Dimmer Range which is the European industry standard, and the new Chilli Pro Bypass - the future innovation for the Install market in Europe. The new Alphapack 3 prototype and the new Split2.8 with fix switch was also on display. Everything was well received with many positive comments and we all thought it was an excellent show.

 
     

The new FLX lighting console arriving soon

16th March 2015

FLX creates more time to be imaginative, inventive and efficient        

It’s clean, straightforward, intuitive User Interface offers tools like Patch Wizard and Auto Palettes to take care of all the prep work, so

LDs and operators can be free to work faster and more harmoniously.

Straightforward three-step programming – What, How and Where - you want it… streamlines time and the operational process.

True Colours - Even when working with fixtures that colour mix using different methods, the software will work everything out so all the fixtures respond correctly and accordingly.      

The Simple yet sophisticated philosophy of FLX enables operators of all backgrounds and experience levels to feel instantly comfortable, due to familiar industry standard syntax and intuitive fader-per-channel intensity control.

Please watch this space ….. and in the meantime check out the video at zero88.com/flx  

And these links to see more …
zero88.com/forum
facebook.com/zero88
twitter.com/zero88     
youtube.com/zero88

 

 
     

The Phoenix's Got Talent 2014

1st Nov 2014

As a thankyou for the fantastic support and resources the Phoenix Artist Club regularly give us when delivering our UK training program, it was an honor to support their search for “the next West End Musical Theatre star”.

Congratulations Laura Jane Matthewson on winning “Talent 2014”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zero 88 at The Edinburgh Festivals 2014

19th Aug 2014

The 2014 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe is the biggest yet, increasing on last year’s program by 11% and making it the world’s largest arts festival in history. Eaton’s Zero 88 team have reacted in a similar manner by increasing their support and training opportunities at the festival ...more

 

Zero 88 at ProLight+Sound 2014

24th Feb 2014

Zero 88 will again be at the forthcoming Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt where we will be please to meet you! The Zero 88 brand ...more

 

 

Dealer Open House in Tyneside and Manchester

21st Oct 2013

Zero 88 will be exhibiting at the Stage Electrics Tyneside and Manchester Tradeshows. Back by popular demand Stage Electrics exhibitions are returning to Newcastle College and the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester ...more

 

Zero 88 at Plasa Expo - London ExCel

3rd Oct 2013

Cooper Controls exhibits at PLASA, ExCeL London for the first time as part of the Eaton Corporation, complete with a fresh new look and a special press event on the Monday to celebrate moving forward.
The company will present a selection of innovative lighting control products for entertainment and architectural applications from its Zero 88 and Cogent Lighting ranges, alongside the latest technologies from distributed lighting brands including DTS & LDR ...more

 

Zero 88 at the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

10th Sept 2013

The 2013 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe once again proved its world status as a global magnet for shows of many sizes and flavours– and it once again proved to be a busy time for all kinds of Zero 88 equipment supplied by many lighting rental companies from near and far ...more

 

 

Edinburgh Festival Preparations

4th July 2013

We're busy prepping kit for the Edinburgh Festival ...more

 

Zero 88 at ABTT 2013
June 12 - 13, 2013

Come and see us at the Old Truman Brewery on the 12th & 13th June and visit Cooper Controls;  stand number  61. We will have the latest products on show from Zero 88, Cogent, LightProcessor, DTS, LDR and SoundLight ...more

 

Come and See Us at Pro Light + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany 10th - 13th April 2013

April 8th, 2013

Zero 88 will again be featured at the forthcoming Pro Light + Sound show in Frankfurt where we will be presenting a range of products including the new SCD Server & SCD Server Pro ...more

 

Zero 88 release the latest ZerOS Console Operating Software - Version 7.6.0

March 14th, 2013

ZerOS 7.6.0 is a major new software release for all ORB Series, Solution Series, FROG2 and Leapfrog 48 & 96 consoles, and is available as a free of charge upgrade from the Zero 88 website ...more

 


“Top Story” at the Old Vic Tunnels

January 15th, 2013

A play about the end of the World as we know it.

The venue is unique, presenting a combination of natural beauty, darkness and dampness. With an unusual depth that can be daunting to light with great length, limited height and no opportunity for side-light, there were many challenges ...more

 

 

Zero 88 at PLASA 2012
August 20th, 2012

Zero 88 are launching ZerOS 8.0 operating software at the show, which will be showing on the ORB XF and Solution lighting consoles. Zero 88 will also be demonstrating their range of smaller lighting consoles. Additionally, Cooper Controls’ range of RDM ...more

 

 

Zero 88 ORBs in control at the 2012 International Student Drama Festival
August 6th, 2012

Zero 88 ORB Series lighting consoles were selected by the 2012 International Student Drama Festival, to operate the lighting in 5 venues across Sheffield. The consoles, alongside countless Zero 88 dimmers, performed flawlessly for the duration of the festival. Attended by ...more

 

Fixture Library Release 24
July 16th, 2012

Fixture Library release 24 is now available to download. Featuring over 3,100 fixtures from 197 manufacturers, this release includes all the latest products. For full information, please see this topic in our forum ...more

 

Dealer Host Zero 88 Lighting Open Day
June 12th, 2012

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.’s Lighting division will be hosting a dedicated open day event in conjunction with Zero 88 to showcase the UK manufacturer’s latest innovative lighting control technologies, including the recently launched Orb XF and Solution lighting consoles ...more

 

Zero 88 at ABTT 2012
June 11th, 2012

Cooper Controls will be showcasing new Network and Data Distribution products at this year’s ABTT. Designed for compatibility with the RDM standard, these products are ideal for future-proof installation or touring systems where data distribution needs to support the latest ...more

 

Me & My Zero 88
May 24th, 2012

In celebration of 40 years of Zero 88, Cooper Controls are running a competition to reward loyal Zero 88 users with a chance to win a new lighting desk. To win a console, users simply submit a photograph of them with ...more

 

PLASA Focus 2012
April 5th, 2012

PLASA Focus this year sees the UK launch of Cooper Controls’ new Network and Data Distribution products. Designed for compatibility with the RDM standard, these products are ideal for future-proof installation or touring systems where data distribution ...more

 

 

Stage Electrics ring in the London New Year 2012 celebrations
January 20th, 2012

The Mayor of London’s New Year 2012 celebrations started with a bang thanks to a fantastic pyrotechnic and light show produced by creative events experts, Jack Morton Worldwide ...more

 

Zero 88 Console Training
January 10th, 2012

Due to continued demand for its lighting console training courses, Zero 88 has increased the number of UK training sessions for 2012. Taking place every Thursday, the first six months of training sessions are now available for booking For ORB Series ...more

 

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