ETC Chosen For Al Arabiya Dubai Studio

ETC lighting solutions have been selected for the brand new TV studios of leading news channel in the Middle East, Al Arabiya. ETC dealer, Oasis Enterprises supplied the equipment including a Sensor3 Power Control system, a Gio @5 Eos-family control console, Response Mk2 DMX Gateways and DataTrack Backbone system.

The state-of-the-art TV studios, located in Dubai, had the full ETC lighting equipment installed in just three weeks with the help of Oasis Enterprises who have worked in collaboration with Al Arabiya for almost 12 years.

Lighting Manager at Al Arabiya, Safwan Harcouss commented on the installation: “The news programme is a 24-hour show and requires the best and most reliable equipment. Having worked successfully with ETC products in the past, we are confident that the new additions will perform well.”

Last year, the Al Arabiya news station added an Eos Ti console desk to its production studios, where the flagship console’s powerful features have proven valuable in controlling the lighting across multiple studios at a time. Now, with the addition of a Gio @5 in the new studios, the lighting team at Al Arabiya can take full advantage of the range of options available with Eos software in a more compact but versatile console.

ETC’s Sensor3 Power Control system brings high-quality power and dimming control to the broadcast station. The studios have also been upgraded with ETC’s network infrastructure and Response Mk2 DMX Gateways as well as implementing a DataTrack Backbone into the three-metre high space. The DataTrack Backbone has a strong aluminium frame which brings the ease and flexibility of track lighting and is capable of holding full-sized fixtures. Its sleek design means the new studios can benefit from equipment with minimum visual impact that can deliver maximum light.

Lighting Systems Manager at Oasis Enterprises, Karim Abdel Massih added: “We have worked closely with Al Arabiya for many years and they already have experience of the high-quality that ETC products bring. We know that these new additions to their latest TV studios will work well and look forward to seeing new ETC product releases.”