Lighting Product Of The Year, Followspot: PRG GroundControl™

The top products of the past year are here once again. Chosen by our panels of prestigious judges in three categories—lighting, projection, and sound—several months were spent debating the Live Design 2015-2016 Products Of The Year

The PRG GroundControl Followspot System is “game-changing,” according to our panel of judges. It’s a simple idea: a remote-controlled followspot, taking away “the antisocial nonsense of climbing a truss,” says a judge. The operator can be in a remote location—2,000' away, in fact—and operate a PRG Bad Boy® Spot automated luminaire as a followspot. It doesn’t just provide flexibility of putting a spot where you want, it also has massive implications for the safety of operators who are normally up in the rig. The system comprises three parts: a Remote Spot Luminaire, a GC Truss Box, and a GC Followspot Controller. One of our judges applauds it, “not just because the product/functionality now exists, but because it’s actually also very well done.”

Products of the year will be presented along with the Live Design Achievement Awards and the ninth annual Excellence in Live Design Awards on June 13 in New York.

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