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J.R. Clancy/Niscon SceneControl 5000

J.R. Clancy/Niscon SceneControl 5000The SceneControl 5000 stage automation control system developed by J.R. Clancy and Niscon is designed to serve as a single common control platform for a wide range of stage machinery. The system offers multi-level cueing, submaster control, free and locked groups and an unlimited numbers of axes. Cues, stored show files, and concurrent axes in motion are all unrestricted. The system also can be used for flying performers. Three new operator consoles are available. Password-protected access levels keep unauthorized users out of the system, while offsite secure access allows for remote diagnostics.

More details from J. R. Clancy (www.jrclancy.com):

J. R. Clancy reimagines rigging control systems with SceneControl 5000 series

SYRACUSE, NY—At the LDI show in Las Vegas, J. R. Clancy, Inc., unveiled a series of new rigging control systems that address the entire range of performance venues—from the most complex flexible performing arts space, sporting complex or Broadway show to the stages of high schools and colleges.

Clancy has partnered with Niscon, Inc., creators of the Raynok Motion Control System, to develop the SceneControl 5000 Stage Automation Control System. SceneControl 5000 brings unprecedented capability and flexibility to Clancy’s bestselling SceneControl brand.

SceneControl 5000 answers the call for a single common control platform across the multitude of stage machinery found in many venues. The SC5000 system offers multi-level cueing, sub-master control, free and locked groups, and unlimited numbers of axes in a system. There are no restrictions on the quantity of cues in a performance, or on the number of stored show files or concurrent axes in motion. It also offers the ability to control performer flying, a first for Clancy and SceneControl.

At the heart of the system are three new operator consoles that offer unrestrained functionality and the flexibility to grow with the changing needs of any venue:

·      SceneControl 5300 is a compact, mid-level operator console that can serve as the main operator interface as well as a localized backstage console.  The 15.1” capacitive touch screen provides an intuitive, easy to use interface. While the SC5300 is the smallest console in the SC5000 family, it has the capability to create exciting scene changes and dramatic visuals for any performance in any venue.
·      SceneControl 5500 provides greater functionality, with the same powerful features of the SC5300, but with an added second operator screen.  The 10.1” capacitive touch screen on the desktop displays the system’s proprietary RSC-5000 Console Interface Software, while the Raynok OS is moved to a 24” 1920x1080 monitor.  The RSC-5000 software presents users with configurable macros, dedicated alarm displays, four independent playbacks, and much more, making this console a feature-packed choice for operators everywhere.
·      SceneControl 5600 takes the system another step up with dual 24” 1920x1080 screens, redundant processing, a second joystick and a 15.1” capacitive touch screen on the desktop.  The greater video real estate means the operator can see more of what is going on within the system at any given time.  The redundant processor provides the security to ensure that a hardware failure does not stop the show.


“The SceneControl 5000 line brings greater flexibility to our control solutions, expanding our ability to incorporate different kinds of equipment like chain motors, turntables, stage wagons, performer hoists, and user-built stage machinery and effects,” said Larry Eschelbacher, J. R. Clancy Director of Engineering.  “As new productions and touring shows reach greater levels of complexity, performing arts centers will be able to integrate the same production values seen in New York or Las Vegas into their in-house rigging control system.”

The SceneControl 5000 series’ administrative capabilities are as flexible and extensive as its show control functionality. Password-protected access levels keep unauthorized users out of the system, while offsite secure access allows Clancy to perform remote diagnostics. Centralized servers and NAS HDDs offer the ability to provide automated backups and file sharing for easier system management. Error checks are continuously performed and alarms, actions, and faults are logically recorded and stored in LOG files for diagnostics.  Users can choose the safety level and redundancies that suit their types of performance, venues and budget, including independently reviewed and certified SIL-3 safety systems.

“With one across-the-board, flexible, fully compatible system, we can scale up a venue’s rigging system as required—without the cost of changing the system’s front end,” said Andy McArthur, J. R. Clancy Sales Manager. “Once a venue has made a hardware purchase, additional capabilities become plug-and-play. This eliminates the risk of buying an entry-level system and having it become obsolete because your venue’s needs suddenly change. Your SceneControl system can grow with your performance space.  Now these venues can turn to one supplier—J. R. Clancy—for all of their rigging requirements.”

J. R. Clancy is exhibiting in booth 925 at LDI, October 19-21. More information about J. R. Clancy is available at www.jrclancy.com, or by calling 800-836-1885.

SceneControl is a trademark of J. R. Clancy, Inc. Raynok is a trademark of Niscon, Inc.


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