Robe concluded its “Busiest and best” Prolight+Sound exhibition to date at the Frankfurt Messe.
The action-packed 4-day Robe schedule included the launch of six innovative new fixtures, a press event announcing the company’s sponsorship of Czech MotoGP racing star Karel Abraham and a show-stopping lightshow on the booth that had people packing the aisles each day waiting in anticipation … and receiving it with rounds of rapturous applause.
Said Robe’s CEO, Josef Valchar, “We said that last year’s Frankfurt was the BEST ever trade show … but this year’s has surpassed, both in terms of the business completed, the interest in the new products and the general vibe – it has been incredible!”
The much-anticipated Pointe moving light was the focus of Robe’s new technology launches this year – a small, very bright, multi-functional fixture which can be used as a beam, spot, wash or effects unit - with static and rotating gobo wheels, two prisms, variable zoom when in Beam and Spot modes plus a host of other features.
By the end of the exhibition so many orders had been confirmed for Pointes – that production will be kept busy for the next six months. To deal with this plans are being put in place to boost production capacity at the factory in Valasske Mezirici to meet customer demand.
In addition to the Pointe, Robe’s other new products are the ROBIN MiniMeR - an effects lighting luminaire with the addition of full video output; the ROBIN CycFX™ - a one metre linear LED strip that can be tilted 270 degrees with an 8 to 53 degree zoom option; the ROBIN Cyclone™ a moving head with integrated fan surrounded by a ring of 24 RGBW multichip LEDs and the ROBIN MMX Blade™ a 1200-series equivalent lightsource complete with a framing shutter system.
Also new is the latest in Robe’s DigitalSpot series – the DigitalSpot 7100DT.