- Provides wireless data from BroadWeigh shackles
- Configures any BroadWeigh shackle via USB connection
- Powered from USB
- Up to 800 m (2,600 ft) range
- One year warranty
- IP67 / NEMA 4 enclosure dimensions 62 x 80 x 34 mm (excluding glands)
Casino Rama, a major concert and event centre in Ontario, Canada, has a concert hall with a capacity of 5,000, safety of its guests, performers and staff is a top priority.
They needed a load monitoring solution to ensure the correct balance of their rigging.
The BroadWeigh wireless USB base station extended range (BW-BSue), was used together with the BroadWeigh shackles, the wireless base station provides up to 800 meters range and the wireless data can be monitored by the technicians, up to 100 channels via the USB connection to a laptop.
The technicians were incredibly impressed with the ease of use of the BroadWeigh system.
“I would gladly recommend this system for any venue that is concerned with rigging overloads or incoming tours damaging the existing roof structures.” Said Derek Noble, Lead Lighting Technician at the Casino Rama Entertainment Centre.
Prior testing of the BroadWeigh system’s wireless data transfer was carried out at the facility to prove stability of the platform and to be sure that the BroadWeigh signal was not interfering with or being affected by other wireless signals in the building. Casino Rama Entertainment Centre relies on numerous wireless communication systems for its daily operations, as well as incoming productions devices and the possible 5,000 mobile phone users who attend the concerts.
“Initially I was concerned with interference due to the number of wireless systems already in the building but not anymore,” said Derek. “The communication was better than we expected. This (BroadWeigh) system enables us to know what production is rigging in terms of both the weight and balance of the loads. The price point per shackle meant we could purchase more load cells than the other systems we considered while still achieving the desired result.”
The BW-BSue wireless USB base station has the advantage of extended range meaning a line of sight range of up to 800 m for all BroadWeigh (BW) shackles.