Zero 88 RigSwitch installed at P&J Live
Friday, 21 February 2020
zero-88-rigswitch-pj-live-img07The newly-opened P&J Live at The Event Complex Aberdeen
UK - Eighteen of Zero 88’s new RigSwitch cabinets - for controlled and synchronised power switching - have been installed at P&J Live at The Event Complex Aberdeen, a new multi-million-pound flexible entertainment, exhibition, event and conference facility delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments (read more on the development in LSi February 2020).
The building was designed by architects Keppie and constructed by the Robertson Group. Theatre Projects were commissioned to define and specify the site-wide technical infrastructure for Hall C and Conference Suites 1 and 2, and the tender for electrical contractor for these areas was won by LSI Projects.
When it came to a power switching solution for the LED lighting rigs predominantly requiring ‘hot power’ in these three main spaces, the need was for a safe, cost-effective and reliable system to control the predicted on / off power surges associated with large LED installations.
LSI Projects also won the tender to deliver the cabling infrastructure for the entertainment lighting rigs, audio and AV plus associated power distribution for these performance spaces including all the fibre connections, and they in turn chose RigSwitch to be an integral part of that setup.
Two variants - a 24 and a 36-channel version - of RigSwitch were supplied.
The 36-channel was manufactured especially for this project by Zero 88 as a project-specific solution, while the 24-channel and 12-channel were subsequently launched at the PLASA 2019 expo as part of a standardised range of innovative off-the-shelf products manufactured in the UK by Zero 88’s factory in Wales.
RigSwitch has been developed as a remote-controlled power switching solution suitable for any size venue. The standard 12 or 24 channel cabinet configurations offer RCD or RCBO options and a wide choice of user interfaces for control.
The P&J Live installation was overseen on site by Zero 88’s Keith Rogers working closely with LSI Projects’ Paul Barker and the 18 small-footprint cabinets are divided into blocks of six across the three separate main performance areas.
With this successful installation, Zero 88 is set to develop the RigSwitch range further.
(Jim Evans)

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