Robe: RoboSpot BaseStation with Multi Device Control

by Michael Eddy

Specially created for situations where the followspot operator cannot be placed behind the fixture, such as a truss or rear spot, the Robe RoboSpot™ Multi Device Control allows remote control of BMFL Follow Spot, Spot, Blade, Wash Beam, DL4S, DL7S, MegaPointe. and Pointe luminaires. The RoboSpot has been getting a lot of use lately on a variety of projects, including a large number on the recent Eurovision Song Contest production.
Here’s a video intro to the product:

The base station features a 15.6-inch HD screen for the operator to observe the performance from a “first person” viewpoint using the dedicated pan/tilt enabled RoboSpot MotionCamera or from the RoboSpot fixture mounted camera. Full control of the chosen Robe fixtures is given to the operator using the handles and two programmable faders such as dimmer and iris for extra effects. The operator’s movements are instantly transferred to the luminaire via DMX with no lag for precise motion tracking across the stage.

The Robe RoboSpot BaseStation with the accessory monitor shield and note holderExtra controls are achieved via the touch screen display and the four programmable jog-wheels with a further 10 settings buttons for a truly customized user experience. The remote lighting console can still control the internal features of the unit such as light intensity and colors.

Main Features

  • 15.6" monitor
  • QVGA Robe touch screen with battery backup
  • 4 control jog-wheels
  • 10 preset buttons with a direct access of the pre-programmed features
  • Activation & Blackout buttons
  • Pan & Tilt freeze buttons
  • Manual movement control with position indication on the screen
  • 2 faders mounted on the handles with direct control of the key features 0-100% /for example dimmer and iris), assignable to any BMFL properties (focus, zoom, frost, etc)
  • User setting of controllable attributes
  • Saving and uploading of custom settings
  • Compatible with the ROBE BMFL Spot, Blade, WashBeam and FollowSpot, DL4S, DL7S, MegaPointe, and Pointe luminaires
  • One RoboSpot can control up to 12 fixtures

Control and Programming

  • Display: QVGA Robe touch screen with battery backup
  • Movement control: manual

Electrical Specification and Connections

  • Power supply: Electronic auto-ranging
  • Input voltage range: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 15 W
  • Power in connector: Neutrik powerCON TRUE1
  • DMX and RDM data in/out: Locking 3-pin & 5-pin XLR
  • Ethernet port in/out: RJ45

Video Inputs

  • Ethernet port in: RJ45

Mechanical Specification

  • Height: 606 mm (23.8")
  • Width: 693 mm (27.3")
  • Depth: 472 mm (18.6")
  • Weight: 16.5 kg (36.4 lbs)

Rigging

  • Mounting positions: on tripod (supplied with the product)

Included Items

  • User Manual
  • Tripod
  • Adaptor for tripod
  • Spigot
  • Power cord including powerCON TRUE1 In connector

Accessories

  • Monitor Shield and Note Holder for RoboSpot BaseStation
  • RoboSpot MotionCamera
  • Single Top Loader Case

Approvals

  • CE Compliant
  • cETLus Compliant

Further information from Robe: www.robe.cz