New DMX Box info now on-line
We now have a webpage with downloads available for our RS232 to DMX interface boards. They are a great solution for controlling DMX RGB devices from a system like Crestron. More data can be found here. It is sold through bluecog online store.
Due to a recent hardware failure we have had to rebild the site from backups. This means that a few links on the site are broken. We will get the rest of the site and the e-commerce store back online in the next couple of days. The service database aplication will return after a major update to its software in the coming month. Apologies for this but the failure was out of our control. We have now put systems in place to ensure it does not happen again.
New Service Arm
We are pleased to announce the setting up of bluecog.com.au.
bluecog is the official Clay Paky, DTS and OptiKinetic
service agency for the NSW area. Having spent time at both
the Clay Paky factory for technical training and the DTS factory to see
their manufacturing facilities I can say they both have a fantastic
range of products. We also have full access to all the legacy
spares for Clay Paky. You can find more info at www.bluecog.com.au
New Mailing Address
now have a new mailing address. 17/37 Rocky
Kogarah, 2217. Please update your records, as any mail sent to the old
address will be returned to sender.
Due to a recent router failure our website
dropped off the face of the planet for a few days. We have now replaced
the faulty hardware and
are back to full operation. The outage only effected our web site as
email is handled by a seperate link.
Zemma Tech iPod interfaces are
now available !
After being stuck in customs
for some time we now have our first stock of the Zemma iPod interfaces.
They are now available from our online shop at www.bcd.cx/shop.
Zemma Tech iPod interface
Our iPod interfaces are stuck
in the queue at customs while they work through the backlog caused by
the installation of a new computer system. We expect to see them by the
end of this week.
Zemma Tech iPod interface
now have a webpage dedicated
to the new Zemma Tech iPod interface. You can find it here.
Our current shipment is due 12th October and was delayed to ensure we get the latest version which is now C-Tick and CE certified.
Once stock arrives it will be available in the online store. These versions will ship with Version 2 of the Crestron Interface module. This version has improved support for newer iPods including the Nano and fixes a bug with iPod names over 45 characters.
Coming soon to our online store
are a range of devices designed to
simplify installation and interfacing with control systems such as Crestron
or AMX. These
include the Zemma Techologies iPod RS232 Interface and our locally
manufactured Power Controllers and relay modules.
Shop now Online !!
Our new online shop is now open
for business. Visit us at http://www.bcd.cx/shop.
We have moved
We have now moved to a new service facility as the old place was getting a bit small. Our mailing address and phone numbers remain the same. Our new address is : Unit 3, 19-21 Wilson Street, Botany, 2019.
New Shop now online
We have now added an online shop to make it easier to purchase our growing range of products and cabling, as well as a selection of spare parts and lamps online. The link will be posted as soon as we get final confirmation of our Credit Card gateway being approved.
Some of you may be wondering whats been happening in the last 6 months. Well no news is defiantly good news. We have been so busy with service and custom manufacturing that we forgot to update the news page.
The recent ENTEC tradeshow gave us a chance to meet up with our friends from the various brands we service. We are also delighted to announce that we are now a fully Authorised Service Agency for Clay Paky in Australia. This fits in nicely with Martin, Coemar, FutureLight. Don't forget that we also service other brands and can provide quotes for any work you may require - from a cleanup to a full strip and rebuild.
Rugby World Cup
bcd was recently commissioned by Namagi Systems - manufacturers of on-screen scoring software - to produce a large number of interface cables. These cables were used to connect their systems to the internal venue wiring used in all the World Cup stadiums. All cable was delivered within the short turn around (one week) including sourcing components, manufacturing custom parts and testing .
Rugby World Cup also meant Gearhouse Broadcast requested some multicore cable. Almost a kilometre!!! Over 400 XLR terminations later, the cable was delivered on time.
New products coming online
We have some great new products that will be introduced onto the website in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the products page for more details...
Due to problems with our domain providers DNS servers, any email addressed to bcd.cx might have been bounced in the last few days. The problem has been corrected. If you sent a message in the last few days, and have not yet heard back, please resend your message.
Trial of the updated website design. Any feedback welcomed at email@example.com
Equipment for sale
We have a selection of Used and new equipment available for sale at the moment. Click the 'For Sale' Tab above for more information.
Bill and Meg are delighted to announce the birth of there first child. A daughter, Isobel Mary, was born on 6th June 2003 at 3.45pm. Mum and baby are well. Dad is getting use to functioning with very little sleep.
City (no longer) Live
Well as if Sydney has enough good live venues, now there is the closing of City Live at Fox Studios. A Baz Luhrmann designed nightclub, it never really lived up to its potential due to a draconian license restrictions.
On the day of the Sydney gig, we got a phone call at 10am from the Lighting Designer for the Massive Attack '100th window' tour requesting a service call on a Coemar Super Cyc 2.4. With none of these fixtures in the country it meant that there was no option other than to repair the one brought from the UK with the band.
Arriving shortly after 11am, after tracking down a wiring diagram from Italy, we set to work on the fixture. A few hours later they were back in business with the fixture back in the rig and the client very happy .
The Super Cycs are used to
spectacular effect during the show with four used as floor mounted
backlight, with an additional four used as backlight. They are
impressive enough when stationary, but when you see 2400w of CMY colour
changer fang through 360° it is a truly amazing sight.
We had a really successful ENTEC sharing a stand with our friends from Production Assistant Software.