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The cultural sector has been hit hard during the pandemic and energy prices have also caused considerable damage to already restrained budgets. Due to inflation, personnel costs are now more than ever weighing heavily on available resources.
What can be actively done about it? Installing the Pino Solutions Easy Switch upgrade!
Save on electricity, costs and help the environment by extending the life of your infrastructure.
Save on precious electricity by replacing conventional incandescent and halogen fixtures with LED equivalents by safely connecting them to dimmer channels that can switch to fixed voltage! The Easy Switch makes it possible to continue to use existing infrastructure and thus completely eliminate an expensive investment.
Save on working hours when setting up and loading out a production. With one push on the Easy Switch Master Controller, a channel switches from dimming to fixed voltage or back. Use handy presets to recall recurring setups. No mo
So, you're head technician and your venue is a 19th century playhouse or theatre. You’ve just had the management give you an enormous task.
No. Correction. Let that be five tasks. They want to up their green credentials and bring down energy consumption. They want you to arrange all of it, within the minute year budget, on time and without any major disruption to the building because the heritage conservation people need to OK every single adaptation.
Where do you start? It seems like a Herculean task that is going to cause headaches and sleepless nights...
Just start with contacting Pino Solutions! We’ve done it before so you don’t have to do the maths. With the Easy Switch dimmer update for your ADB dimmers you can meet all the requirements and more! You will even save on time and personnell hours.
How so? Well, the Easy Switch dimmer upgrade changes nothing to the infrastructure of your venue. So hooking up those units with switched power supp
Congratulations to CC De Werft in Geel for ordering this insanely nice ADB Touring Rack upgraded with Easy Switch.
It has 3 Memorack 30 modules, each with 12 circuits. A loose Memorack 30 can also be attached to have an extra 12 channels when needed.
The 7” Touch Controller with sturdy shock-proof protector case allows for quick and easy access to control the Easy Switch.
It is also equipped with a patch bay and a top-of-the-range energy meter with allows for measuring electrical parameters (I, V, F, P max AVG etc.). This multifunction power-monitoring device provides the user with all mesurements needed to complete energy efficiency projects and to assure the monitoring of electrical distribution systems.
Want a Touring Rack with Easy Switch just like this? Contact us for an offer today!
The Pino Solutions Team wishes you and your crew an excellent, healthy and safe 2023!
We’ve been working hard over the holidays to bring some exiting new projects to some cultural centres near you!
Check back regularly for updates on completed installations!
Get a free polymer protector case for your Touch Controller with every order of an Easy Switch upgrade with removable 4.3” or 7” display for Touring Racks!
Take advantage of this special offer because the case is:
- impact resistant
- water and dust proof
- pad-lockable with a heavy duty handle and latches
- safe for the contents because it has an auto pressure equilization valve.
Until stocks last.
Every Easy Switch dimmer upgrade is bespoke, so spreading your budget for the energy transition over time is possible and very easy.
Every installation is unique and the environment it sits in too.
So it makes sense that if you are looking for a future orientated solution it is bespoke, fits your needs and you only pay for what you really are going to use on a day to day basis.
If you have a tight budget to work from (who doesn’t?) make the right decisions. All our solutions and upgrades are modular and work on a plug-and-play basis.
Only can afford to upgrade one dimmercabinet at a time? Just looking to upgrade one auditorium/concert space at a time? All is possible with the Easy Switch.
Contact us for more information! We can advise on the short and long term solutions that will benefit your specific set-up.
Invest in tomorrow by installing Easy Switch today!
Discover all the benefits of the energy transition on our Philosophy page.
Another example of a simple 48 channel upgrade for 2 ADB Eurorack 60 with Pino Solutions.
The client chose a 10” Master Controller so all 48 channels are visible on the same page.
The touch controller is located near the dimmers, but in the technical spaces only accessible to theatre technicians.
So no worries that someone has the inclination to go: ‘And what does this button do?’.
#Eurorack60 #dimmerupgrade #ADBupgrade
Pino Solutions has been very busy and out on the road for maintenance and a new Easy Switch upgrade of dimmer racks!
Of course, whenever possible Pino himself accompanies our installation technicians on site.
He does keep a close eye on all progress made and gives the Pino seal of approval.
Contact us if you want to drag your installation into the 21st Century!
(and want to meet the lovable Pino…)
#dimmerupgrade #energytransition #pinosolutions
In budget restrained times all you can save on time, power, equipment and man hours is welcome.
Instal the Easy Switch upgrade in your dimmers to benefit of all 4!
Just simply select a channel on the Touch Controller and switch your channel to fixed power or dim.
So if a production loads in, there is no need to instal multi's or break out boxes.
Just let the Easy Switch do it for you, just where your guests need it for that day.
And after load out: simply switch back to your default setup and commence with a clean slate.
It’s just as simple as that.
#powermanagement #savetimeandmoney #dimmerupgrade #pinosolutions #easyswitch
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Why not upgrade your existing dimmers with the Easy Switch & help the planet.Save on resources, energy & money.
If your house dimmers are working perfectly fine (even after several decades) they can continue to do so for many years to come.
Why waste money on buying new dimmers or a bistro when your existing ones can be upgraded with the Easy Switch?
Withe the Easy Switch there is no need for new cabling (halogen-free, flame-retardant etc.) throughout your building.
Re-wiring from dimmers to outlets is a very expensive operation and does not need to be performed for some time yet.
Easy on your budget, and easy on natural resources.
With these economies investing in energy-efficient appliances (such as LED fixtures) is possible and in most cases quickly achievable within the same financial year.
Its a double win all round! Don’t wait too long, just Easy Switch today to have a sustainable tomorrow.
The city of Diest chooses to promote sustainability and acts upon it too! All public buildings are in the process of being made energy efficient by insulating and saving on energy.
To accomplish such a dounting task one important -but not uninportant- facet in the sustainability crown the technicians at CC Den Amer in Diest turned to Roadtech Services for advice.
After doing a meticulous market study to see which solution would suit their needs, they had their ADB Mikapack 30 dimmers upgraded with the Easy Switch during the summer break.
Setting the example for many other cultural spaces across Belgium an existing 19” rack configuration was safely rewired to fit current needs.
Two new DMX boosters were added in the rack setup, RCA breakers added for extra safety, a second rate patch system was made redundant because the Pino Solutions Easy Switch is much better at it.
The Master Controller allows for maximum flexibility and versatile use.
In this case a 7” Touch Contr...
Changing your lights in your venue or rental stock from incandescent to LED fixtures?
Be ready and upgrade your existing dimmers with the Easy Switch!
Turn it into a dimmer/distro at random will without having to purchase new and heavy and space consuming equipment.
It is possible! Transitioning from conventional fixtures to is but one possibility.
By sending fixed power to the chosen outlets safely hook up much more stuff you never thought you would be able to connect without extra cabling our break-out boxes.
All types of equipment with transformers, switched power supplies, mechanical/electronic ballasts can be connected when the Easy Switch is engaged.
See our FAQ section for more information!
#energytransition #energytranspossible #dimmerupgrade #distrosolutions
Ancienne Belgique, the internationally renowned concert hall in the heart of the capital of Brussels values sustainable choises and makes them matter.
That’s why they upgraded their ADB Eurodim 2 dimmers for the Grote Zaal with the Pino Solutions Easy Switch MOD/DMX Easy Merger+ with 10” Controller.
Thanks to the modular Easy Switch options and the plug & play setup of the dimmer racks individual modules can be arranged anywhere they are needed by simply slotting them in the desired position.
If certain outlets in the venue need fixed power most of the time, but need to be switched to accomodate conventional incandescent lighting, this is a simply done by selecting the channel on the Touch Controller.
It does exactly what it wants you to do, all the time. The Easy Merger+ lets the technicians single out channels so only they are able to control the Easy Switch selection.
So no visiting production or board operator can take control of the settings, making sur
The Easy Merger+ lets you single out parts of the control so you don’t have to worry about your Easy Switch settings when someone hooks up their own console to your network.
It’s a simple, easy and cheap solution to protect your equipment and parts of your venue infrastructure.
Pino checking in on the ADB Hoist power outlets in the EMG Studio 1 in Vilvoorde. 112 ADB Dimostat ATV dimmer modules were updated with the Easy Switch upgrade to choose between dimming or fixed power and back.
The plug and play system is a luxury to have on your TV Hoists.
Ask us about the practical solutions we offer, including maintenance, repair and refurbishing of ADB Hoists!
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen has upgraded a touring dimmer rack with the Pino Solutions Easy Switch during downtime.
3 ADB Memorack 30 dimmer packs (36 channels) with a 4.3” touch Controller are ready for the new season.
Follow their lead by investing in a sustainable future and Belgian technology!
Our Easy Switch Master Rack module has been decked out with a fresh, new layout.
It’s only 2HE high.
It’s perfect for every setup that needs to be flexible and customizable.
ADB Eurorack, Memopack, Mikapack, etc… You name it, we upgrade it! Coming to a venue near you!
Check out our interactive reference map and reference page on our site for regular updates.
See if your favourite venue has already installed the Easy Switch upgrade.
Interested on hearing your colleagues and their experience with the Easy Switch?
Contact us and we can arrange a visit to see the Easy Switch in action.
Want a private demo in your theatre or in our workshop?
Make an appointment and we’ll be happy to show you how it works and tell you all about the ins and outs!
Save on operational costs. How? By installing the Easy Switch update on your dimmers.
Free maintenance of your dimmers is included with every upgrade.
We recommend a triennial maintenance on your system.
Keeping everything clean is very important to ensure stability and reliability of your electrical installation.
Having the once over every couple of years by our qualified service technicians helps spot problems before they compromise a show!
Always remember: IF YOU DON'T SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE YOUR EQUIPMENT WILL DO IT FOR YOU.
Contact us for your bespoke Easy Switch upgrade today.
Here at Pino Solutions we’ve been very busy during the theatre season downtime.
Pino is always happy to lend a paw to prep for an Easy Switch upgrade!
Yes, that’s right. This image shows you a big pile of ADB Eurodim 2 x 2,5kW modules that are going to receive the Easy Switch DMX/Mod upgrade.
It is now possible to control your Eurodim dimmer cabinet channels with Easy Switch.
Doen’t matter if the cabinet is fixed to the wall or not.
The plug and play system let’s you put the modules in any configuration you want them to be.
It’s your decision if you want to switch them remotely or just get rid of the dimming function and go fixed 230V all in!
Call us for options and take a look at our reference map!
Easy Switch is a fully autonomous system and does not require external data to control your dimmer channels.
It even retains your last settings in case of a power cut.
Prep your mobile touring racks or individual rack modules with the Touch Controller so you don’t have to worry about what channel you are going to send your fixed power to.
We’ve been busy bess during summer. Here’s another touring rack in our workshop being prepped with the Easy Switch upgrade for a leading performing arts organisation.
The reveal will follow shortly!
Connect yoyr gear to your dimmer outlets with the Easy Switch upgrade.
It gives you real fixed 230V when and whare you want it, without the hassle.
Because the 230V is clean, safe and has no spikes, it is ideal for hooking up inductive or capacitive loads.
Take a look at our FAQ section to read why it is important to have the right kind of power for all of your equipment.
The summer break is the ideal time to instal your Easy Switch and be ready for next season.
Plan ahead and ask for your offer today!
Contact us for a demo on site, meet colleagues who already have Easy Switch or visit the workshop for a demo after appointment!
All 4x3 kW DimSwitch modules in the ADB Twin Tech cabinet of the Academie Theater en Dans in Amsterdam have been modified.
They now have a REAL fixed power option for safe operation and reduce unneccessary electricity consumption.
More info on the Easy Switch upgrade for ADB Twin Tech dimmers can be found on our Products pages.
If it's got the #PinoSolutions #EasySwitch sticker you can rest assured these dimmers have been upgraded and are safe & sustainable! Look out for them in your local venue and contact us for more info!
It’s been a busy few months in the Pino Solutions workshop.
A lot of venues have installed the Easy Switch upgrade and received the free updates!
A new batch of ADB TwinTech modules are ready to return home.
Make sure to check out our project references.
Check out our YouTube channel with lots of info on how the Easy Switch works, possible configurations and advantages of the dimmer upgrade.
Please share our videos with your collegues who might be interested!
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Word has just reached us that CUE 2022 has been cancelled altogheter due to the COVID pandemic.
Safety first and we are looking forward to the CUE 2024 edition set to take place from 15 to 17 January 2024 at the Ahoy in Rotterdam.
Can’t wait that long to see the Easy Switch?
Contact us for a demo.
FREE maintenance of your dimmers is included when installing the Pino Solutions Easy Switch upgrade.
Safely switch from dim to 230V (and back)!
Call now for an appointment.
Save the date. CUE 2022 has been postponed. Join us from 9 till 11 May 2022 together with Roadtech Services and JG Electronics at our stand.
Meet the R&D technicians and check out the Easy Switch live in our booth.
See you there!
A new workhorse for the Zilveren Zaal was unleashed at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels.
This ambitious temple of culture is already anticipating technical changes and invests in the future with
their new Easy Switch dimmer/distro, a multifunctional and versatile tool for an exciting venue with a forward-looking approach.
ADB Dimostat ATV, ATN & ATH modules:
Oldies but goodies! 50 years on and the ADB Dimostat modules are still suitable and in use today with the Easy Switch upgrade!
Safely switch between the dimming and fixed power (and back) with the hard wire switch.
A must have for house installations for theatre and TV studios with these trustworthy and indestructible dimmer cabinets.
All types of ADB Dimostat modules can be converted.
Another customized dimmer rack upgraded with the Pino Solutions Easy Switch about to leave the Pino Solutions workshop.
It includes a 4.3” touch controller with 36 x 3kW channels, 3 x 63Amp 3 phase.
With the Easy Switch you can use your rack as distro and dimmer.
It’s all you’ll ever need.
So dust off your unloved dimmer racks and breathe new life into them with Pino Solutions!
The Pino Solutions team wishes everyone a grrrrrreat New Year!
The Pino Solutions Youtube channel is now live. Check out some of the short introductory videos on how the Easy Switch system works.
Remember the ADB Dimostat ATV, ATN and ATH modules?
The guys (and dog) at Pino Solutions have developed an Easy Switch solution for these oldies.
Still in use today and being upgraded in a TV studio near you!
Don’t get rid of reliable dimmers when they can save money and make your life easier.
Yes, you can have 230V fixed power anywhere on your studio hoists!
Make some technicians and production managers very happy.
Save time & hassle. It’s plug and play with the Pino Solutions Easy Switch.
All the major TV studios in Belgium have already future proofed their house installations.
Safely connect moving lights, LEDs, boosters, beamers, active speakers and smoke machines to your dimmers.
Check out our FAQ section for detailed information or our YouTube channel for short introduction videos.
Join us from 17 to 19 January 2022 at the CUE 2022 fair at the Ahoy in Rotterdam.
Together with Roadtech Services and JG Electronics at our stand.
See you there!
Pino Solutions = ADB Eurodim solutions. No matter what type of ADB Eurodim rack you have at your venue, the Easy Switch upgrades are very simple.
The quick and easy modification for Eurodim modules have normal or residual-current circuit breakers.
Easily swap modules for every possible set-up.
Get rid of the dimmer channels and pick ’n mix with upgraded Easy Switch modules where you want safe, fixed 230V.
Easy Switch = Easy Swap.
Sounds expensive? No, not at all. You choose the amount of modules you want to convert that fits your needs and budget.
No need to convert an entire dimmer rack all at once. Spread your investments and prolong the life of your dimmers!
Maintenance of your dimmers if FREE and included when installing the Pino Solutions Easy Switch.
Contact us for more information or service contracts.
Arriving by the cartload! Studios are converting their ADB Eurodim modules with the Pino Solutions Easy Switch for sustainable future use.
Configurations are DMX controlled relais or direct fixed power (with normal or residual-current circuit breaker).
Updates are available for ADB Eurodim 1, ADB Eurodim 2 and ADB Eurodim 3 modules.
NOW available: the Easy Switch upgrade for ADB Eurodim modules.
Possible configurations: DMX controlled relais or direct fixed power (with normal or residual-current breakers).
Generate fixed, safe 230V on your outlet boxes.
FOR SALE: Refurbished & Updated Rack Distro with Easy Switch upgrade 36 x 3kW channels
- 36 x CEE form 16A
- Powerlock in/out
Call us for quote & bespoke options #stagelighting #lightingrig #powerdistro
Got lots of dimmer channels to switch to fixed power (and back)?
Use the 10" Touch Main controller for maximum oversight. See 48 channels per page.
Completely customizable casing in table top, VESA or wall mount version with own logos, colours and screensaver.
Switch like a boss!
All our upgrades are quality controlled by our Top Dog Pino. Contact us for customizes configurations for your portable dimmers. Make your #energytransition safely with the #PinoSolutions #EasySwitch
When the Pino Solutions Easy Switch is installed, maintenance and upgrade on your dimmers is included!
Full steam ahead for the Pino Solutions team on a new batch of dimmers soon to have the Easy Switch upgrade. De Vooruit in Ghent is yet another venue in Belgium thinking of the future by saving on energy & resources. Follow us for regular updates. #energytransition #TechTuesday
Setting up your touring rack is very easy with the portable Easy Switch Touch Controller in a shock proof casing. Fixed power or dimmable channels? The choice is yours: just select with the user friendly touch screen!
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