With an objective of creating a Sleek, Simple & Awesome product, ON LX had their work cut out to build an AV and lighting control system capable of reducing the work of three operators to just one.
The result was a highly customisable system centred around ON LX's Ctrl software fitted into the existing equipment rack. Additional control screens were added to give the operator control of the system in real-time.
The completed video system was capable of displaying:
- Live camera feeds / Live action replay videos
- Transitioning between live video inputs (thanks to tight integration with a video switching matrix)
The system was capable of controlling the in-house arena DMX lighting and playing back pre-programmed lighting sequences before face-offs, breaks in games and fully time-coded introduction sequences.
The guys at ON LX don’t just provide a slap dash one fits all solution. The system we received was completely built to our needs including the custom time-coded light show for team entry at the start of the game. This system helps us create a truly electric atmosphere for the 3000+ capacity arena. Loading updated content into the system is as simple as plugging in a USB stick and transferring videos into the relevant folders. The system then ingests these and takes care of all the transitions like clockwork.
ON LX’s Matt Didon was responsible for the majority of software design. With previous work for clients including Wireless Solution (W-DMX), Disguise (d3 – Omnical App) and ON LX’s internal software applications, the Devils were definitely in good hands.
We love projects like this, as they challenge us to design, innovate and deliver with new control workflows. We’re proud of the outcome and it’s great knowing that what we’ve created will help to make spectator's memories of the games even better.
Alongside main AV and lighting control, ON LX built a custom Big Red Button game-show style system, which was used to entertain the audience in intermissions. The audience pressed the Big Red Button, which triggered the lighting, audio or video systems.
The production team at Cardiff Devils have done a great job making sure that each game is something that the whole family can enjoy; from the players entry with dramatic powerful music to the game shows in the intermissions. What’s not to love!?
To find out more information about ON LX’s turn-key solutions, the Ctrl software platform, or to discuss a future project, please get in touch.
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