Christie Lites increases investment in MA onPC command wing
Christie Lites has purchased an additional 200-plus MA onPC command wing from A.C.T Lighting, the exclusive distributor of MA Ligthing in North America. The company’s new investment brings its inventory of MA onPC command wing to over 250.
Earlier this year Christie Lites took delivery of 50 MA onPC command wing to extend usage of the flexible and powerful grandMA2 control system to customers working on location or those who find it physically difficult to fit a grandMA2 console at their venue. With 12 locations in the U.S. and Canada, Christie Lites supplies equipment and services to lighting designers and chief electricians across an extensive client base.
The MA onPC command wing is a portable solution offering realtime control for 2,048 parameters in combination with grandMA2 onPC. Designed as the perfect hardware expansion to the grandMA2 onPC software, the MA onPC command wing enables the look and feel of the software to be as close as possible to a real grandMA2 console.
Its command section is similar to the grandMA2 layout and features 2 A/B faders, one level-wheel, individually backlit and dimmable silent (clickless) keys and an integrated universal power supply. The unit has an ergonomic design and is lightweight (tipping the scales at just 6 kg) and rock solid.
The MA onPC command wing comes with free grandMA2 onPC software. It offers two built-in DMX ports as well as the possibility to send two additional DMX universes via Ethernet. A simple USB connection between the MA onPC command wing and the computer running the grandMA2 onPC software permits all inputs and outputs of a grandM2 console to be available to the user. DMX, MIDI, timecode and analogue remote are all on hand directly at onPC command wing.
The portability and mobility of the MA onPC command wing also make it an ideal backup solution within the grandMA2 system; a powerful control solution on the road or in smaller theaters, shows and clubs; or a handy choice for preprogramming.
“The popularity of the MA onPC command wing with our customers prompted us to invest in a substantial inventory of units,” says Christie Lites CEO Huntly Christie at the company’s Orlando headquarters. “The MA onPC command wing can be used anywhere and for an affordable price. They’re a win-win solution.”