Medialon show control takes center stage at Berlin’s theatre in the Spielbank at Potsdammer Platz where the new erotic revue, Belle et Fou: The Game of Lust, has opened with an international ensemble of dancers and artists.

Ground Zero System integration, a specialist in show control for installations, events, and exhibitions with an expertise in both theatre and IT, makes even the biggest systems easy to use by integrating Medialon Manager and Internet technologies (Web 2.0). This makes its systems reliable and controllable even through the Internet with a standard web browser.

For Belle et Fou Ground Zero was challenged to control a large array of equipment and design an interface so the local technicians can change cues, change the order of scenes, or even make completely new ones without experiencing a steep learning curve.

Ground Zero has designed a touchscreen featuring one big “Next” button. When the stage manager calls the next cue, the operator has only to push the button. Additionally, there are some buttons for effects, which have to be timed live and not programmed in the timeline.

Among the equipment controlled by Medialon are a 24-track hard disk recorder Fostex D2424, Yamaha DM1000 V 2 Audiomixer, 27 Eyevis 50-inch SVGA rear projection cube, four Panasonic PT-D5500 projectors, two video servers Coolux Pandoras Box, an Alcorn McBride DVM4 4-channel HDD-Videoplayer, a Panasonic AG MX70 video mixer, and a Pioneer DVD player.

“A living show like ours has to be updated with new show parts every month. It was our first priority to be able to do this without learning a complete new system. Medialon gave us this possibility with an easy to handle graphical user interface,” says technical director Jurij Mirtschin.