Medialon is rockin‘ with “Jersey Boys,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical at the August Wilson Theatre. “Jersey Boys” tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who achieved fame and fortune — they sold 175 million records worldwide before they were 30 — in the heyday of rock ‘n roll.
Medialon controls the on/off functions of the show‘s four Sanyo XP55 projectors using serial over IP and cues a 5-node Dataton WATCHOUT video playback system via a signal from the lighting console. “Medialon integrates with both the lighting system and video playback system and acts as ‘digital glue,‘” notes Timothy Owen Mazur of Sound Associates.
The project also took advantage of several of Medialon’s unique features which included Timeline Synchronization, where programmers use Medialon’s interface to program synchronized shows using a timeline metaphor for positioning; Software Control, enabling the system to control any software application from simple keystroke emulation to complex IP commands; and IP Control allowing for the execution of commands over IP.
The projections for “Jersey Boys” were designed by Michael Clark with Paul Vershbow the main programmer. At Sound Associates, which provided the projection gear, Pat Green was the Medialon specialist/programmer and Tim Mazur was the project director
Founded in 1992 and based in Europe and in the USA, Medialon designs and distributes software-based control systems for audiovisual equipment and digital media. As a leader in the show-control market, we count among our customers the largest museums in the world (Centre Pompidou, Vulcania, Metropolitan Museum of Art), prestigious theme parks (Futuroscope, Asterix, large US parks) and famous entertainment venues (Lido, Wynn Las Vegas, Apollo Theater NYC).
Manager software allows users to program and synchronize an unlimited number of devices (audio, video, lighting, image processors, special effects, etc). Its programming environment enables the easiest creation of scenarios, from the simplest to the most complex. Designed to be used in networks, it controls the latest-generation equipment over TCP IP. With more than 1000 licenses used daily in the world, it is now the industry standard.
Medialon‘s MIP is a multimedia hardware player which plays any type of digital media: Flash, Mpg, Divx, PPT, JPEG, HTML, URL, etc… with an integrated playlist programming and planning tool. MIP is used for the playback of media, interactive kiosks and digital signage in state-of-the-art museums such as the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.