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The market in entertainment automation is expanding exponentially as stakeholders realise the enduring benefits of automating performances or venues.

The main advantages of stage automation are:

  • Gives a competitive edge to entertainment venues accommodating a high volume of touring productions
  • Improved precision, timing and complexity of stage effects
  • Enhanced reliability
  • Accurate repeatability
  • Motorised rigging means faster changeovers, load ins and load outs
  • Easier maintenance of stage elements such as flying bars or lighting bridges
  • No counterweight cradles means increased useable stage area and wall space
  • No counterweight cradles means reduced risk to staff from loading and unloading operations
  • Achieves stage effects that are impossible using manual methods
  • Integrated stage safety and additional safety features such as emergency stops, light curtains and safe edges
  • Leading theatre automation systems follow guidelines such as EN61508, conform to a quality management system such as ISO9001:2008 and are subjected to rigorous testing
  • Systems can be easily supplemented with theatre rental equipment
  • Creative automated effects generate excellent performance publicity, public interest and ticket sales
  • Staff development


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