Old Dalby, Leicestershire
Award-winning UK based creative technical event production specialist.
Both FLX and FLX S consoles have been added to rental stock.
The colour picker and quick and easy set up is perfect for corporate events, often with precious little time to programme and integrate LED light sources.
Adrian Searle, asset operations director, says "Zero 88 hardware and software has a history of making complex programming tasks exceptionally straightforward”.
Hawthorn, an award-winning UK based creative technical event production specialist, has purchased multiple new Zero 88 consoles – both FLX and FLX S series - joining a growing number of top UK rental companies investing in the power and simplicity of the FLX ranges.
This move was partly customer led, explained Adrian Searle, Hawthorn’s asset operations director, “and partly due to the fact that we can all clearly see the benefits of the FLX feature set and appreciate the fact that Zero 88 hardware and software has a history of making complex programming tasks exceptionally straightforward”.
Hawthorn have a long history with Zero 88 ‘legacy’ console products and continue to offer different types of Zero 88 dimmers, however they had switched to another console brand for a while to find a small to medium event console solution.
This all changed with the launch of the FLX three years ago!
FLX is great for corporate events work which involves a lot of LED light sources where the operator/designer needs to be creative, often with precious little time to programme and integrate them into a show. It is perfect for this scenario with its colour picker and the quick and easy set up!
The latest batch of Hawthorn FLX’s were purchased for some of their venues at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival – specifically Assembly and Summerhall – which was a great success. Feedback from the festival was extremely positive and the onsite support there from Zero 88 was, as Adrian commented, “well received by all.”
They are in regular rental stock and in active service on all types of applications, from educational and am-dram shows to corporates and industrials. More recently they have been out with an am-dram society production in Sheffield; lighting a philharmonic orchestra for another client and several conferences - illustrating their versatility.
With over 100 Zero 88 consoles in action at various venues over the course of the vibrant three-and-a-half-week theatre and performance art festival, Zero 88 product manager Jon Hole and his team were right there on the front lines, offering comprehensive onsite training and support.
Adrian feels the brand generally is very user-focussed and knows the importance and relevance of excellent support to assist users in getting the best out of the products.