ProPlex Gigabit Switches at iHeartSummer '17 Weekend

by Nook Schoenfeld
in News

LOS ANGELES - This month, new and classic stars are performing at the iHeartSummer ’17 Weekend at Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, culminating in a TV special and live, two-day national broadcast across 130+ iHeartRadio stations, websites, and apps.  Integral to the show lighting’s networking and data distribution are four ProPlex GBS Gigabit switches.

More details from TMB (www.tmb.com):

“We have four GBS switches on the job:  Two at FOH and two at pits backstage,” explains show Lighting Director and Programmer, Michael Appel.  “We have an A/B network set up at FOH with A side switch and processing for the main show.  B side is a full backup to an A/B CAT5 switch that feeds down the fibre net to various sACN nodes.”

Appel adds, “We have used ProPlex GBS on massive shows including Kids Choice Awards, Teen Choice and the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.  The switches are very robust and we trust them to handle the load of a massive rig.  We always love to see ProPlex GBS.  They give us confidence that our network connections from control out to the rig will be solid.”

Equipment for the show was provided by Main Light to specifiers and installers Beach Sound of Miami, whose key personnel include:  Juan Ugas, Rep; Corey Felgenhour, Systems; and Rafael Mojica, Lead Tech.  Making iHeartSummer ‘17 happen are Tom Kenny, Lighting Designer; Michael Appel, Lighting Director / Programmer; Jason Uchita, Lighting Director / Gaffer; Adam Hagin and John Cox, Production Electricians.

GBS configurable Gigabit switches are members of the ProPlex family of rugged, tour-grade data distribution systems.  ProPlex devices and cables offer a truly integrated, complete data management and networking solution.  Other products in the range include the 10GBS 10-Gigabit switch; EZ-LAN Managed Gigabit switches; IQ Ethernet-DMX Nodes; Opto-Splitter data splitters; SceneSwitch 8 DMX/A/B switcher, ProPlex Software; ProPlex DMX, Ethernet, and Fibre cables, and much more.

Built for extreme conditions with shock-mounted circuitry and advanced thermal management, ProPlex Data Distribution Devices are available in RackMount, PortableMount, Mini, Micro, DIN Rail, and IP Rated formats of various sizes. 

Find out more about Michael Appel at www.linkedin.com/in/michael-appel-design