Storm Ltd. of the UK has optimized their large inventory of ProPlex Data Distribution units, installing them in rugged, touring racks, the perfect solution for their work on productions throughout the UK and Europe. To paraphrase a great British statesman, never in the history of show networking has so much data been distributed by so few devices.
“ProPlex provides a truly versatile and reliable solution for our networking demands,” says Storm’s Hire Coordinator, James Price. “Much of our work involves ‘rolling’ entire systems in and out of venues quickly, and by installing ProPlex in dedicated racks we have our entire networking ‘brain’ in a single package. Some of our racks include the GBS 10-port, Opto-Splitter 2×8, and IQ DMX-Ethernet nodes. We also have IQ Minis for truss-mounting. Everything is wired with ProPlex cable, making our network arsenal ready for anything.”
Storm’s Director, Dave Knapp adds, “The ProPlex software and devices are intuitive and very easy to use, as well as powerful, reliable, and bullet-proof. The flexibility offered by the IQ Two and ProPlex Opto-Splitters makes data routing via both hard-switchable and soft-patched universe outputs extremely easy when dealing with corporate events and other rental applications. We have racks going to Prague and currently at a corporate event in Vienna, as well as on the UK theatre tour of Dirty Dancing. Loving the kit and of course, the support from TMB.”
Since 1996, Storm has provided full technical production services including, Lighting, Rigging, Sound, Video, and Staging throughout the UK and Europe. Serving a wide range of events from small conferences to large arena shows and tours, Storm also offers complete project management services, as well as professional and comprehensive advice from initial contact to post-project to ensure the highest quality of service throughout. Find out more about Storm at www.stormltd.co.uk.
ProPlex Data Distribution devices and cables offer a truly integrated, complete data management and networking solution for entertainment production and staging. Products in the range include the 1-Gigabit GBS 10 and 28-port models, plus the 6-port GBS Mini; 10GBS 10-Gigabit switch; EZ-LAN Managed Gigabit switch; IQ One and Two Ethernet-DMX Nodes; Opto-Splitter DMX splitters; SceneSwitch 8 DMX/A/B switcher; ProPlex Software; plus, ProPlex DMX, Ethernet, and Fibre cables, and much more.
Built for extreme conditions with Neutrik™ connectors, shock-mounted circuitry, and advanced thermal management, ProPlex devices are available in RackMount, PortableMount, Mini, Micro, and IP Rated formats of various sizes. Also available are various DIN Rail models for permanent installations. ProPlex portable data cables are world renowned for combining unparalleled data integrity with extreme durability and optimum handling characteristics. Also available is a complete range of premium quality ProPlex cables for permanent installations.