OffRamp's José Luis López (left) with Daniel Lema from Robe's Argentinian distributor, TSD Group
Argentina - OffRamp is a production company based in the San Andres area of Buenos Aires headed by José Luis López. He started this company four years ago, and himself has 20 years of experience at the sharp end of the entertainment technology industry.

Recently, OffRamp invested in Robe MMX WashBeams which were supplied through Argentinean distributor, TSD Group.

The company owns a carefully selected quantity of sound, lighting and video equipment that is utilized on their own shows, for which they will usually provide the full technical production including design. They have a portfolio of many high profile corporate clients and brands and service numerous prestigious events.

Jose Luis explains that they chose Robe after much careful deliberation, primarily because of the brand's reputation for "reliability and quality engineering".

"Being able to offer these Robe fixtures to our clients has already been a real enhancement to our business - the levels at which we are working means we need to offer the best standards of excellence and so Robe's status internationally helps underline this" he states.

The OffRamp WashBeams have been out on numerous projects including the TED (Technology Entertainment & Design) Argentina event staged at Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires, attended by 10,000 people and streamed over the Internet (being a world record).

Another was the "InnovatiBA" convention at LA Usina del Arte. Both shows were produced by the companies Buenos Aires BeMotion and Agencia Capital.

Jose Luis was originally introduced to Robe by another well known Argentinean Lighting designer Marcelo Cuervo who first saw Robes on tour with maverick rock band Deep Purple ... their LD, Louis Ball, was one of the very first adopters of Robe after the brand was launched in 2002.

He then visited Robe at PLASA and other international entertainment technology expos, which led to meeting Robe's Latin American sales manager Guillermo Traverso who acquainted him further with the brand, and down the line ... this all led to the purchase.

(Jim Evans)

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