ChamSys USA Releases MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console

by Jacob Coakley
The New MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console
The New MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console

Chamsys’ will debut their newest console, the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium Console, at LDI. The console is designed to offer the highest level of show control, including lighting, media, LED and even scenic design. The MQ500 Stadium supports up to 200 universes onboard direct from the console without the need for external processing. MagicHD media server runs on board, enabling pixel-mapping to all 200 universes. The MQ500 Stadium features dual multi-touch displays in full HD with adjustable viewing angle and gesture support. The MQ500 includes an intensity wheel and 100mm split crossfaders for theatre control, and incorporates 42 fader and executor playbacks for live busking. The MQ500 Stadium has onboard MagicVis 3D visualizer with high quality beam and gobo rendering. 

The MagicQ MQ500 Stadium will be on display at LDI, 2016; booth #1775 and is expected to ship in January 2017.

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About ChamSys Consoles

ChamSys occupies a unique position in lighting control: ChamSys does not believe in rules.  “You want to use your own Art-Net or sACN interfaces with all the MagicQ console universes enabled?  No problem. You want to add 8 Extra Wings to a MagicQ system?  No problem.” says Chris Kennedy, Software Director of ChamSys Ltd.

MagicQ consoles output all their universes directly from the console - no need for external processing nodes. Even the free MagicQ software outputs all 64 universes of DMX.

ChamSys has cross platform compatibility: any show, from any version of the software, can be loaded on any console or PC wing and computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux), including the free MagicQ software. Multiple “consoles” can be networked to provide full, automatic or manual backup and takeover during performance.

About ChamSys Ltd. and ChamSys USA

ChamSys Ltd was formed in April 2003. ChamSys' mission is to overcome the limits of traditional consoles, with the aim of high performance, responsible pricing and high reliability.

ChamSys Ltd’s manufacturing base is Southampton, UK. ChamSys USA, based in Vero Beach, FL, distributes ChamSys Products through a dealer network in the USA.