FB4 Dominates the Festival and Tour Scene

Our revolutionary new FB4 laser control hardware is dominating the summer festival and tour scenes, and is being used on a wide variety of high profile events which incororpate lasers, including the recent Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium, as well as the 2015 Metallica World Tour.

Laserists around the world are beginning to convert their laser control setups over to the new FB4 platform, to take advantage of the new network control features this unique hardware configuration has to offer, when used together with our BEYOND and QuickShow software programs.

And lighting designers around the world are falling in love with lasers all over again, due to FB4’s ability to give LD’s complete control over a laser show, directly from a lighting console (such as a GrandMA, HOG, etc).

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits to gain with using FB4, is the elimination of the notorious “ILDA” cable, which has long been a pain, for many laserists around the globe. With FB4, you no longer need to use the ILDA cable, and instead, you can build this hardware directly inside of your laser, for complete network control. Just run power, and ethernet, and you’re done! It’s that simple!

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Check out our latest FB4 page, which has a wide variety of information on FB4, as well as detailed documentation, manuals, and engineering drawings, to help you integrate this new hardware into your existing show setup, or into your current (or soon to be built) laser projector(s).

And enjoy these these great photos from a recent festival in Hungary (courtesy of Prolaser Ltd. and Mr. Sandor Wenszky) which show the power of FB4 in action. In this show, there where twenty FB4 units integrated into various high power OPSL laser projectors, and used to control a massive festival with over 60,000 people in attendance and over 270watts of pure laser power!

photo: [ Sandor Csudai ] . www.facebook.com/csudaisandor

photo: [ Sandor Csudai ] . www.facebook.com/csudaisandor

photo: [ Sandor Csudai ] . www.facebook.com/csudaisandor

photo: [ Sandor Csudai ] . www.facebook.com/csudaisandor

fotó: Hölvényi Kristóf - Rockstar Photographers https://www.facebook.com/festivalphotographers   https://www.flickr.com/photos/kristof-holvenyi

fotó: Hölvényi Kristóf – Rockstar Photographers https://www.facebook.com/festivalphotographers https://www.flickr.com/photos/kristof-holvenyi

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Ariana Grande

The Honeymoon Tour is the second concert tour and first international tour by American recording artist Ariana Grande in support of her second studio album, My Everything (2014). The tour, which was officially announced on September 10, 2014, will travel across North AmericaEurope, and Asia. It began on February 25, 2015 in Independence, Missouri and will conclude on October 15, 2015 in El Paso, Texas.

Along with the lighting and video, there was enough room in the budget for special effects including seven custom high power laser projectors provided and operated by Strictly FX.

Timothy Finn of The Kansas City Star gave Grande praise for her energy and enthusiasm when singing and dancing along with her crew. Finn described the show as an “extravagant mix of music, dance, lasers, videos, pyrotechnics, and costume changes, akin to the kinds of audio-visual spectacles delivered by fellow pop-divas like Katy Perry and Britney Spears.” 

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Strictly FX, using Pangolin Beyond controlled seven custom high power RGB Coral ARC series lasers developed by Arctos. Four 36W laser and three30W laser projectors.

The four 36W were spread out on the stage and the three 30W were mounted in the truss, where they aimed for mirrors for bounce cues.