Maiden voyage of the Showtec Helix
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Maiden voyage of the Showtec Helix

The "Juan Sebastián Elcano" is a training ship of the Spanish Navy. Sunday 13 January it set sail from Cádiz to start her 91st midshipmen training cruise. This will take its captain Ignacio Paz and his crew of 190 of officers, NCO's, seamen, ratings and civilians on a 6 month journey across the globe.

Our customer Jimenez Sonido Profesional was asked to make a fitting presentation. For this they used 20 Showtec Helix S5000 fixtures which were controlled through a Showtec Creator Compact DMX controller. Wireless communication between the units was handled through a W-DMX Whitebox F-2 tranceiver.

The Showtec Helix S5000 units were spread all over the training ship, which measures 113mtr in length, 13mtr width and 50mtr high on the mast. Being able to control the units wireless was a great plus for this project.

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