Panalux should need no introduction, acting as lighting supplier to some of the last decade’s largest feature productions.
Jim Algar, Head of Technical Support EMEA for Panalux, comments: “Ultimately, for our clients, it comes down to flexibility. We strive to provide a top-tier, bespoke service to every single one of our clients, no matter how large or small the job is, or what their needs may be.”
For networking, Panalux have been using Luminex GigaCore switches to manage the lighting data for the vast range of environments in which they work.
Jim continues: “We stock Luminex GigaCores as they are user-friendly out of the box and can handle anything thrown at them. While they continue to prove popular with our clients because of their flexibility, we will keep stocking them because we know they are a dependable unit that we can trust implicitly not to let our clients down.”
For PKE Lighting, specialists in supplying lighting for primetime TV dramas, the confidence to connect lighting or video anywhere within their working environment allows them the flexibility to cope with any production demand, both quickly and with the minimum disruption.
Matt Evans at PKE comments: “We had used other network switches before and they were always problematic, so we decided to invest heavily in the Luminex GigaCores. I must say they are absolutely rock solid. I genuinely can’t fault them for their reliability and their design as well.”
In another world, large-scale sporting events have become true spectaculars merging the
sports world with entertainment. An opening ceremony, or a world championship event, offers a fluid, and challenging, environment in which to work that demands a significant level of flexibility.
B360 are regularly found working at this type of event, usually a long way from home and needing to make sure they are covered for any eventuality. Using their own Luminex infrastructure gives them the confidence to be able to take on these challenges, and know that they will always be able to deliver.
Barry Denison, founder of B360, comments: “We have used our Luminex GigaCores for a wide range of broadcasts, whether we are working in Europe or the Middle East. Our goal is to exceed all expectations, and we strive to provide the best quality equipment and results to our clients.
“Our quest for flexibility can only increase as we face ever larger demands in ever more compressed timeframes. Being able to move ever increasing volumes of data around accurately, reliably, and easily gives us options – and options are the key to flexibility.
“So the benefit to us in using a network isn’t really about anything technical, it is all about being able to cope with the time-old phrase “change of plan… “ or its cousin, “can we just try….”
Simon Roose, Business Development Director at Pinewood MBS Lighting - one of the world’s leading lighting suppliers - sums it up nicely, commenting: “At Pinewood MBS Lighting we are immensely proud to support some of the industry's finest crews. As such, we are committed to excellence in all aspects of the products and service we provide. We know we can rely on Luminex to consistently deliver the scope and flexibility to help our clients realise their creative vision.”