The Adelaide Convention Centre Invests Their Future with Robe

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2009

The Adelaide Convention Centre has recently invested in 90 Robe 575AT series fixtures as their light of choice to illuminate its state of the art facility which houses an array of event venues, consisting of 14 Meeting rooms, 11 Hall Venues and 1 Outdoor performance space situated on river frontage.

Located in the CBD of Adelaide, the multi-purpose facilities of the Adelaide Convention Centre accommodates up to 6,500 banquet guests and offers 10,451m2 of pillarless floor space for conferences, exhibitions and banquets. The Centres location ensures ease of access from both North Terrace and the upgraded Torrens precinct. An expansive atrium links the exhibition halls, conference, exhibition and banquet areas, and the pre-function and foyer area of the Centre offers panoramic views over the river, picturesque Adelaide Oval and parklands.

The Adelaide Convention Centre has an international reputation for excellence and is consistently ranked among the top convention centres in the world currently ranking within the top 10 destinations as determined by the AIPC body being the International Association of Congress Centres. This reputation is the result of their superior first-class facilities, technology and service levels, in line with the Adelaide Convention Centres vision of ‘One Team, Leading the World in Business Events’

With the decision to invest in new professional moving lights, Robe was the preferred option for the Adelaide Convention Centre’s specifications and requirements says Technical Manager Jamie Masefield. Jamie says “Robe first came to our attention with strong industry cred for robust and reliable fixtures. We undertook an extensive procurement process with the Robe 575AT range proving to be the successful candidate from an extensive range of comparative industry product”.

Jamie continues “We had both the business and the logistical requirement to purchase large numbers of both profile and wash based moving head luminaries. Given the international profile, size of the facility and the nature of the events including many of Australia’s premier business events we required luminaries that were a combination of quality build, ease of use, high levels of features, minimal weight loadings, sufficient output and priced so we could meet the projects outcomes within a limited budget. The Robe 575 AT series provided a comprehensive and cost effective solution to all of these requirements.

Part of Jamie’s decision making process was to look at not only the product, but the local product support. Managing Director Cuono Biviano emphasises that local support and strong national dealer networks are a must when considering a large capital purchase. Authorised Robe Dealer George Psorakis and team from Osmond Electronics where chosen to supply 48 Robe ColorWash 575AT and 32 Robe ColorSpot 575AT fixtures to the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The Robe 575 AT series automated fixtures are ideal for theatres, TV studios, medium sized stage applications any application requiring a real “workhorse” 575 lamp. The ColorWash features full CMY, variable CTO, a static colour-wheel with 5 replaceable colours, dimmer/shutter and rotatable beam shaper, which is indexable through 360° with continuous rotation. The standard zoom angle has a range of 12-34°, while the Adelaide Convention Centre opted for the optional wide lense, offering a massive 24 – 60° beam angle.

For installation solutions from big clubs, large venues to concerts and touring applications, the ColorSpot 575 AT includes all the effects imaginable, which was essential to the Adelaide Convention Centre for the size of their facility. The ColorSpot features two separate gobo wheels with the “SLOT & LOCK” system, which has two separate colour wheels (one with the “SLOT & LOCK” system), motorized multi-step zoom with three different apertures of 15, 18 and 22 degrees. A motorized iris, prism, separate and variable frost effect, remote focus is also a feature plus many more. A new optical system and a new dichroic glass reflector increase the light output of the ColorSpot 575 AT.

Jamie concludes to say “Working together with Osmond Electronics and ULA’s Sales Manager Blair Terrace was a very pleasing outcome. The whole process was professional and trouble free. We have had not one fault with any of these units.”

ULA Group prides itself in working together with our dealers assisting with project management and product support nationally and internationally keeping them up to date with the latest technology.