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Robe MiniMes For Australian Old Parliament House

Four Robe ROBIN MiniMes, the company’s compact effects luminaire with video, have been supplied for use throughout the Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD) located at the Old Parliament House Building in Canberra by Elite Sound & Lighting, also based in the city.

The fixtures are mobile and are being used for a variety of applications involving the temporary exhibitions and small events that are permanently staged in the venue.

Elite MD Darren Russell explained that they have enjoyed both a close working relationship as the in house Audiovisual Provider for external clients within the venue and with the MOAD. For both clients, they provide the latest appropriate solutions, as in the case of the Robe MiniMe.

The Elite team first saw the innovative MiniMe at Frankfurt in 2013, where it was launched. As soon as the units were available via Robe’s Australian exclusive distributor, The ULA Group, Elite took delivery and arranged a demo at MOAD.

The venue’s technical team were also suitably impressed and promptly ordered the first four MiniMes, which was also the first MiniMe sale for Elite.

The building, along with the majority of its contents including furnishings and fabrics,  is Heritage listed. It is therefore subject to many rules, regulations and restrictions in terms of how technical equipment and lighting fixtures in particular can be used.

“The MiniMe ticked all the boxes in that respect,” said Darren. “It’s small, light, portable, powerful and very versatile – that’s what they need – ultimate flexibility”.

He also mentioned that the MiniMe optics are high-quality and that the units can be controlled either by DMX or in stand-alone mode, which further widens their scope.

The MOAD events team are delighted and the MiniMes have been in constant use for anything from visually illustrating lectures and seminars to creating effects for events and presentations, where they are great for logo projections and other crossover lighting and video effects.

The MiniMe is an effects lighting luminaire with the addition of full video output. It is a small, neat and fast moving fixture that is LED driven with a 20,000 hour lifetime source.

Colours, gobos and beam shapes are all digitally generated by the on-board micro-media server. Custom artwork, still photographs and video content can be simply uploaded and used for projection, and live video can also be streamed through the HDMI input.





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