PRG Granted New Patents for Lighting and Scenic Automation
DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2017 : Production Resource Group LLC, (PRG), the world's leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced today that it has been issued three new United States patents in lighting and scenic automation.The patents are for a multiple focus point light (patent number 9702529), remote communications protocol (patent number 9706627) and a controller for a lighting device (design patent number D791718). PRG's innovations have resulted in 172 patents and 70 registered trademarks to-date by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The Multiple Focus Point Light is a lamp unit with a relay lens that allows two different focus points providing for different optical altering elements to simultaneously be in focus. The elements can be taken in and out of focus to allow different effects.
The Remote Communications Protocol represents a method of exchanging motion control information between devices on a network such as an ethernet backbone. The protocol defines an ethernet packet structure that prevents segmentation and guarantees that related data arrives simultaneously. The send and receive formatting is scalable, yet simple to implement. The purpose is to make motion profile data accessible to lighting, video and other motion control systems.
For the Controller for a Lighting Device, PRG undertook the design with the operator in mind. The design of the controller is unique as PRG emulated the look and feel of a traditional follow spot so the operator's learning curve would be shortened. This controller is part of the award-winning GroundControl Followspot System for which PRG received the first patent of several pending applications earlier this year.