Zero 88, part of Cooper Controls Ltd, enters a new era of development with the launch of their stunning new theatrical lighting console ORB.
Graham Eales, Managing Director of Zero 88 explains “The ORB has been designed partly by using Zero 88’s years of experience developing entertainment lighting controls but more importantly has been driven by extensive market research and customer feedback. This has allowed us to develop a console with a feature set that people really want.”
The ORB combines extreme flexibility, four universes of DMX control and contemporary styling to create a control solution for those operating in professional theatrical environments.
The ZerOS software suite is the platform underlying the ORB’s operating system. ZerOS has been tried and tested in Zero 88’s leading entertainment lighting controllers, the Leap Frog and Frog 2. The ZerOS software has now been adapted to provide the tools needed to meet the stringent requirements of theatrical lighting designers and programmers in the 21st Century.
Keeping pace with the latest developments in lighting and presentation technologies, the ORB allows users to easily and seamlessly control and integrate multiple LED fittings, intelligent lights or media servers controlling video.
Recognising that many theatres still have large installations of standard generic dimming systems Zero 88 has designed the ORB to provide a sophisticated yet familiar programming style for these devices.
All devices are programmed through intuitive user interfaces incorporating custom designed encoder wheels, multiple playback stacks, user definable keys and optional touch screens. Tools like the integrated track ball, automatic palettes and syntax keys allow for speedy programming when used by a seasoned lighting operator.
Zero 88 are celebrating the launch of the ORB with a special preview event in London on Wednesday 25th March, followed by an official launch presentation on Thursday 2nd April during the ProLight + Sound Exhibition in Frankfurt.