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Robe launches App

Ian McMurray 27 May 2011
Robe launches App

Robe lighting has launched a new App which is available as a free download to run on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The ‘Robe Product Reference’ App contains comprehensive information and statistics covering the full Robe product range, including an entire catalogue of ‘key data’ in the form of one sheet with all the essential technical information users need to know about Robe. The App also has user manuals, DMX charts, gobo layouts and so on, and allows users to download and hold as much reference information as they need.

Photometric charts, video demonstrations and assorted other information will be added in the coming weeks.

According to the company, the App is intended as an invaluable tool for lighting designers, operators, programmers and technicians who are on the move, enabling them to have the crucial facts and figures at their fingertips wherever they are . These can then be used for a myriad of purposes from being included in the creation of a design or drawing to compiling a specification or quote, as well as during programming or troubleshooting at a gig.

The App was developed by Leeds based digital media agency Creode, and co-ordinated by Robe UK.

"Communication is a key element in providing a premium service,” said Mick Hannaford, MD of Robe UK, “and in a fast moving, time-conscious world, having a set of practical and useful resources on hand to assist our users wherever their location, time zone or situation is all part of the Robe philosophy.”

New information, updates and additions to the Robe range will be added automatically to the stored data when the App is run.

The company says that the ‘Robe Product Reference’ has been developed initially for these two Apple products following extensive research that revealed these as currently the most popular among lighting designers and technicians. It will also run on iPad and iPad2, with a fully graphically optimised version for these tablets in the pipeline. Possible future developments include versions to run on Android OS, Blackberry and other mobile smartphones and hand held devices.

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