Kai Knox Technologies and Scott Almand Designs today announced the launch of Shock Boxxâ„¢, the first-ever pre-rig lighting truss shock system. This breakthrough product protects expensive truss-mounted lighting and video equipment as it's transported around the world, finally providing a solution to a common and costly challenge for the touring market.
This revolutionary, “patent pending” technology is the result of a collaboration between Heather Roberts of Kai Knox Technologies and Scott Almand of Scott Almand Designs. Their combined 30 years experience in the entertainment industry and their passion for meeting client needs with innovative solutions inspired them to design Shock Boxx.
“In this economy, extending the life of expensive equipment is more important than ever,” says Roberts. “Crossing your fingers and hoping that all your gear arrives in tact just doesn't cut it. That's why we created Shock Boxx. It provides a layer of protection that doesn't exist in truss systems today.”
A Shock Boxx unit is comprised of a box-shaped carriage system, a shock system, and locator bars. First, the carriage system is positioned snuggly inside the pre-rigged truss. Then the shocks are installed on the sides of the truss. Finally, the locator bars are positioned in the desired location of the lighting fixtures. Integrating Shock Box into existing truss inventory is fast and convenient—the easy-to-assemble retrofit kit can be installed in less than ten minutes.
“Shock Boxx provides a stable base with adjustable PSI components that eliminate hard impact and allow lights to glide gently up and down during transport, reducing wear and tear,” says Almand. “It's kind of like the air ride systems in long-distance hauling rigs, but this neutralizes energy within the truss system itself.”
Available in multiple configurations and sizes, Shock Boxx is compatible with any standard pre-rig truss (26 in. x 30 in.) or HUD/GTâ„¢ truss (14 in. x 24 in.) system.
Shock Boxx begins shipping on July 1st and pre-orders are being accepted now.
ABOUT SHOCK BOXXâ„¢
Shock Boxx is the world's first pre-rig lighting truss shock system. This groundbreaking, “patent pending” technology provides total protection for expensive truss-mounted lighting and video equipment during transportation. You can “shock” any standard pre-rig truss or HUD/GTâ„¢ truss system. And implementing a Shock Boxx system with existing truss inventory is fast and convenient—an easy-to-assemble retrofit kit can be installed in less than ten minutes. For more information, visit Shock-Boxx.com.
ABOUT SCOTT ALMAND, SCOTT ALMAND DESIGNS
Scott Almand has more than 23 years experience in the entertainment industry as a designer and fabricator. He has developed and designed structures for major artists including AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails, The Grateful Dead, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban, to name a few. He's worked with industry-leading structure companies, including Total Structures, Creative, Xtreme Structures, and Tyler Truss.
ABOUT HEATHER ROBERTS, KAI KNOX TECHNOLOGIES
Heather Roberts has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 10 years, both in music and lighting. She led sales for the Entertainment and Touring division of Element Labs, a global LED video manufacturer and designer, until its acquisition by BarCo last year. She's worked on projects for Madonna, Radio Head, Brad Paisley, Nine Inch Nails, Celine Dion, the WWE Wrestling Federation, and many others.