Rugby World Cup, Auckland 2011


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The Rugby World Cup of 2011 was the biggest sporting event ever to be staged in New Zealand. It started on 9th September 2011 with an opening ceremony in Auckland's Eden Park, with an estimated 200,000 people crowded into the waterfront and a global television audience estimated at 50 million. David Eversfield of OpticShock was the Lighting Designer for the cityscape show, 'All Lit Up', which included 25 different lighting sites ranging from rooftops to port cranes.

Opticshock involved Artistic Licence to help create a sophisticated city-wide control network. Opticshock developed a fault tolerant radio ethernet network to distribute Art-Net from the GrandMA controller to the lights. Artistic supplied the Art-Net to DMX nodes along with a custom backup system.

In a show of this magnitude, failure is just not acceptable. The backup system involved local playback devices which could run a local copy of the show onto its sub-network in the event that the main data link was lost or became unstable.

Products used in this project...

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20 x Multi-Play Rack, - View » - Add to cart »

12 Universe Record & Playback device with multi-protocol output.


2 x Rail-Split RDM, - View » - Add to cart »

1 in to 6 out DMX512 splitter with support for RDM and HES Talkback. Isolated input. Din Rail Enclosure with screw terminal connectors


20 x Art-Lynx O/P, - View » - Add to cart »

Ethernet to two DMX512/RDM universe output module. DIN rail or wall mounting.