Brantley Gilbert on the road
USA - Country rock artist Brantley Gilbert is touring with the new indoor/outdoor EPT9IP LED video panel from Elation Professional and uses the professional-grade screens for a variety of effects and looks as an integral part of the set design.

"We chose the EPT9IP panels for a couple of reasons," states Howard Jones, president and owner of Nashville-based Digital Console Rental, the sole production company for Gilbert's current Let it Ride tour. Digital Console Rental provides audio, lighting and video for the tour, a rig that also includes Elation Platinum Beam 5R Extreme fixtures.

"First, the screen looks great and the resolution is high enough for touring work," he says of the 9 mm pixel pitch EPT9IP panels. "Second, it is IP65 rated and has the output for outdoor use." Designed for professional touring, the spring leg of the tour was the EPT9IP's debut outing, their outdoor rating and 5,000 nits of brightness allowing Howard to confidently use the panels in both indoor and outdoor settings.

The EPT9IP, which incorporates the latest dot correction technology for greater colour and brightness uniformity, is made of a light weight yet durable die-cast aluminium frame with NTR-LoK compression pins for straight forward assembly and rigging. "The rigging hardware with the EPT9IP panels is simple and effective, unlike some other manufacturers," Howard says of the interlocking system that requires no tools.

(Jim Evans)

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