Reviewing the Theatre Day 2011 – zactrack amazing visitors!
17th November 2011
As in the last few years, the leading fair and trade show for stage and event technology took place at hall E of the Museumsquartier (MQ). zactrack and zacview participated for the first time and showed visitors the special features of their systems during several perfomances and demonstrations. Alongside product manager Norbert Wolfsberger, CEO Werner Petricek also joined the event.
For demonstration purposes visitors were equipped with transponders. While they were enjoying the trade fair, checking out zactrack’s solutions at the exhibition booth or having a snack at the buffet, four moving heads (Vari Lite VL 1000) automatically followed each of their movements and took care of the right illumination.
Transponder on harness – a dog’s tale
At the trade fair zactrack taught a dog new tricks. The crew put a transponder on its back so that the top dog could be in the lime light all the time. Of course, it was moving around, changing pace, but the frolicking friend was still precisely lit. How come?
Eight base stations that are constantly communicating with the transponder via radio signal make this magic happen. That is how precise data about positions and movement is determined for zactrack CORE and sent to the end user’s terminal. The spot lights can be exchanged for cameras with a multimedia server as well as a sound panning system.
zacview – creating new dimensions
The 3D real time visualisation zacview was also put to the test at the Theatre Day. Visitors tried their skills at a freshly developed game and experienced the software first hand. In the style of an amusement park, the player could knock off cardboard boxes by virtually throwing balls at them. Next to the realistic visualisation, the detailed and thorough implementation of the objects’ physical properties as well as the patterns of light and shadow were most remarkable. At another working station, interested visitors made themselves familiar with the underlying software and tested its features.