Eaton launches Zero 88 FLX S at PLASA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
FLX S24 and FLX S48 are affordable, easy to use and fun. They control 48 and 96 fixtures respectively to bring the power, simplicity and cost-efficiency for which Zero 88 are renowned.
Recognising that programming time continues to become ever-tighter and more precious, Zero 88 has streamlined key elements of FLX S to assist with all the prep work, getting the user ready to operate even quicker.
RigSync, nominated for a PLASA Innovation Award, keeps FLX S fully synchronised with the lighting rig, without any need for the user to understand DMX or even think about patching.
Guidancehelps the user through key features of the console, allowing them to learn and refresh their skills at their own pace.
Colour is at the core of the operating architecture, providing quick and accurate control of colour changing fixtures via the four encoder wheels and the 7” multi-touch display – offering Zero 88’s award winning colour and image picking interfaces and access to Mood Boards by LEE Filters.
Moving lights can be intuitively controlled using the multi-touch pan / tilt grid or the encoder wheels – hugely popular and familiar to the majority of console operators – or by applying automatic movement effects such as ‘figure 8’, ‘rainbow’ and ‘fly-in’.
For speed, convenience and familiarity, regular functions have dedicated buttons rather than ‘soft’ unlabelled buttons that keep changing, and there is a Master GO button for theatrical style Playback.
Free apps for iOS and Android are an integral part of the overall FLX S package. Tablets act as wireless touchscreen monitors, while smart phones act as remotes, providing wireless control of the rig and allowing the user to manipulate, control and playback their shows. Apple Watch users can also benefit from using their device as a focus tool.