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CAST Delivers Pros, Products and Partners at PLASA

CAST Delivers Pros, Products and Partners at PLASA

CAST Software (Hall 1 Stand G15) has a lot in store for visitors at PLASA09 – Too many things you won't want to miss!

Meet the Pros

Every day during PLASA, CAST will host a professional wysiwyg User for attendees to come meet. This relaxed format will display samples of work, Q&A time, and a chance to meet new faces. Visitors during the Guest Speaker times can enter a business card in a draw to win a free 3-month extension to an existing Membership (or a special price for new software). Guests come from all around the globe, from all varieties of lighting design, and always have helpful advice and a good sense of humor!


Sunday, September 13, 14.00-15.00

Richard Cadena

Richard is the author of “Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship”, “Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician”, “Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light”, and “Focus on Lighting Technology”. He is a freelance lighting designer/consultant and an Authorized wysiwyg Trainer.


Monday, September 14, 14.30-15.30

Mikael Berglund

Mikael has a 30-year career in lighting design in everything from theatre and live concert tours to architectural applications all over the globe. Mikael is an Authorized wysiwyg instructor and teacher at The Dramatic Institute in Stockholm Sweden.


Tuesday, September 15, 14.00-15.00

Rolf Wenzel

Rolf has worked with production and lighting design for the live entertainment industry since 1990. He started his own business, Chaoscentre, in 2000. Clients include Die Happy, The Ten Tenors, and Die Krupps, earning him the 2007 German OPUS Award for Best Lighting Design for the Ten Tenors.


Wednesday, September 16, 14.00-15.00

Miguel Ribeiro

Miguel is the Digital Media Coordinator and Product Specialist for PRG Lighting in the UK and a long-time user of wysiwyg. He has done lighting design for the National Theatre of São João in Portugal and regularly designs lighting for theatre shows in the UK.

R24 on Display

Nominated for a PLASA Innovation Award, R24 is now available for download. Visit CAST during PLASA to see how R24 is Really Virtually Real!

+ LEDs + LED wizard + LED Flares + time-of-day capability in Shaded View for virtually real environmental conditions + enhanced beams + accurate beam color-mixing + lens flares + beam color temperature + the real distance light travels + better qualities of the beams with new footprints + accurate shadows + an optional fixture hot spot display + new video in beam feature to display video content for all video display hardware and fixtures + animated smoke + geometry smoothing + mesh consolidation + new wysiwyg Tool Box lets you use wysiwyg's render engine & wysiwyg's movie-making tool, CamStudio, on any or many computers, without the need for another dongle + searchable Library Browser + new font capabilities + new dongle security system + advanced visualization to another level in Shaded View → so real you won't need to go offline to render.

BLACKBOX – Breaking Ground…Again

PLASA got a sneak peek last year of BLACKBOX, the world's first combination of hardware + positioning + interconnecting + communicating + speed. In case you missed it, BLACKBOX uses a new proprietary “CAD-type” software which defines the parameter (establishing “0”0”0”). BlackBox receives/converts live positional data about any/many moving objects, establishes the exact 3D positions of those objects, computes instructions in XYZ, yaw, pitch and roll terms, and shoots out moving positional information so moving lights, set pieces, cameras etc. are synchronized and tracking to the action of those moving objects, all at a speeds of 50MHz.

This year at PLASA:

• CAST welcomes the newest BLACKBOX partner, Ubisense, the world leader in Precise Real Time Location Systems, tracking people and assets with unmatched accuracy, and giving enterprises the power to bring visibility and control to previously intractable business processes.

New demonstrations. See with your own eyes how light can track moving objects or people; all-new safety demonstrations; or walk around the booth with an RFID tag and listen as the sound follows you!

• Meet the guys from Sandsys. Yngve will be spending time with CAST working towards BLACKBOX speaking Sandnet protocols, with a view that it will all migrate through to ACN in the future. A streaming ACN version will be available during PLASA.

• Our other BLACKBOX partners will be on hand as well, including Timax, Niscon and GrandMA, who are all connecting with us to make BLACKBOX a reality.

• Meet the inventors too!

We look forward to seeing you there!

CAST Software, 35 Ripley Avenue, Suite 1, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6S 3P2. Tel: +1.416.597.2278. Fax: +1.416.597.9594. Email: [email protected]

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