Adelaide Convention Centre Revamps with High End Systems and Theatrixx

Adelaide Convention Centre revamps with High End Systems and Theatrixx

Technical upgrades continue across The Adelaide Convention Centre complex, strengthening the venue’s tech and AV capabilities.

The Adelaide Convention Centre emerged as one of the world’s most modern and technologically advanced meetings and events venues in 2017 following a $397M redevelopment.

The central halls F, G, and H have had their lighting gear taken to the next level with 12 High-End Systems SolaFrame 1500s and 14 High-End Systems SolaWash 2000s.

The ACC’s video distribution backbone had been reinforced with the addition of 3 Theatrixx xVision fibre to SDI converters. The High-End Systems moving head LED fixtures have replaced legacy generic profiles and fresnels and with them the need to bring in an EWP to refocus. Each Hall’s stage is covered by four SolaFrames and four SolaWashes, with both models giving lighting techs framing shutters to keep light off screens, or to tight focus on banners and lecterns.

The fixtures integrate beautifully with the ACC’s fleet of high-end Systems Hog desks, including 10 Road Hog 4s and 4 Full Boar 4s. Evaluated against the leading competition, the High-End Systems fixtures have impressed the crew with their output, range, zoom, and feature set.

The ACC team now deploy up to three xVision fibre to SDI converters as endpoints. Their built-in powerCON TRUE1 connectors and loop-through mean that smaller projectors can be run by daisy-chaining power.

Andrew Gayler, owner of Andy J Sound explained: “The High-End Systems SolaFrames and SolaWashes were tested extensively by the ACC before purchase, and they represented the best results and value for money, and those xVision converters are built like a tank! Put simply, they’re all great products, and reliable. Lexair offered the best products and service, with a tight timeline for delivery, and fulfilled their promise.”

Both High-End Systems fixtures and Theatrixx xVision converters are distributed and supported in Australia and New Zealand by Lexair. The ACC’s local supplier, Andy J Sound, has the full backing of Lexair, and the ACC’s fleet of consoles, fixtures and converters will benefit from their industry-leading support for the entirety of their working life.