Osmond Electronics invest in Pro Shop LED gear and ArKaos

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Osmond Electronics has been bringing the groove to Adelaide with their Pro Shop LED Video Panels, ArKaos Media Server and Honeycomb 36 LED fixtures.

Four months ago Osmond’s purchased sixteen of the Pro Shop modular LED Video Panels and they were so impressed by their brightness and power, they promptly ordered sixteen more!

“We try to keep ahead of the game here in Adelaide and no one else has anything like this,” commented Justin Accatino, Osmond’s Lighting Hire Manager. “I really like the fact that they are modular with each panel measuring 50 x 50 cm as it allows us to configure the screens in a variety of ways; instead of one big video screen we can place them on columns, rows, facades etc. They offer great versatility.”

Justin is also happy with the brightness of the Pro Shop LED Video Panels having used them in Adelaide nightclubs and he remarked that they are ideal for temporary use in live productions due to the ease of setup and pack down.

For media Justin has been using the ArKaos media server either through a MA Lighting grandMA or simply via a computer. Purchased at the same time as the initial Pro Shop LED Video Panels, the ArKaos completes Osmond’s versatile media package.

“I’d used ArKaos before and really liked it,” said Justin. “It’s really easy to use and a lot of people are now using it. “The LED Screens are operated via a PCI card that is installed into our media server, this means that we have an all in one system; a simple DVI loop out of our computer video card into this PCI card and in turn connection to the LED Screen Control Box…simple, and no need for another computer. I spend a lot of time searching for new media and making my own images.”

Each LED Video Panel is 50 x 50cm and contains 256 pixels in a 16 x 16 matrix. The modules are suitable for the display of real time video, images and text. They are also IP65 rated for outdoor use.

Osmond’s also own thirty of the Pro Shop Honeycomb 36 fixtures which are constantly is use and are popular with local AV companies who love to sub hire them.

“They’re quick and easy to set up, don’t use much power and run cool,” said Justin. “Using them is certainly preferable to setting up a whole heap of par cans. They’re great.”

Another significant purchase for Osmond’s was a JEM Glaciator X-Stream, the mother of all fog effects. The Glaciator can create a total, powerful, ground fog effect for Osmond’s larger productions such as the Police Tattoo and the Clipsal 500.