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Rich Frembes

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Alignarray users?
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:19:40 pm »

I ran across this piece o' kit some time back: 

https://www.alignarray.com/

Is anyone using it for laser / inclinometer duty on their line array rigs?  If so, what are your thoughts regarding its efficacy?  Are there different / better options?
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John Sulek

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Re: Alignarray users?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 01:53:11 pm »

I ran across this piece o' kit some time back: 

https://www.alignarray.com/

Is anyone using it for laser / inclinometer duty on their line array rigs?  If so, what are your thoughts regarding its efficacy?  Are there different / better options?

I've used the previous version and it worked well. Just have spare batteries on hand for the reader if you're using battery power. It tends to chew them up proportional to how little time you have.
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Re: Alignarray users?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 07:21:20 am »

We use them with brackets made for our VerTec 4889.  No complaints.

Most of the new class of vertical arrays build the clinometer/laser into the bumper frame - d&b, l'Acoustic, JBL, Clair.

Reiker makes stand-alone sensors you can build into your products.
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Re: Alignarray users?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 02:06:42 pm »

I ran across this piece o' kit some time back: 

https://www.alignarray.com/

Is anyone using it for laser / inclinometer duty on their line array rigs?  If so, what are your thoughts regarding its efficacy?  Are there different / better options?

I've used the Alignarray inclinometers on tours with K1, K2, KARA. 
The handheld readers do burn through batteries, I'd recommend an AC adapter. 
Even better is to assign each inclinometer an IP address, and plug them into a POE switch.  For a tour with 11 lasers on 11 arrays, the PA techs were able to connect their phones to the Audio wifi to aim the PA.  With a little html, I built a page that combined the individual readouts and controls of 11 inclinomters in to one screen.  Very handy for a tour like that, but might not be as useful for one-offs.
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Re: Alignarray users?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 11:46:44 am »

Even better is to assign each inclinometer an IP address, and plug them into a POE switch.  For a tour with 11 lasers on 11 arrays, the PA techs were able to connect their phones to the Audio wifi to aim the PA.  With a little html, I built a page that combined the individual readouts and controls of 11 inclinomters in to one screen.  Very handy for a tour like that, but might not be as useful for one-offs.

That's pretty cool!

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Re: Alignarray users?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 05:14:56 am »

I'd used the G1 version.  In comparison the ProSight2 is much much better.  I can't speak to the clarity of the laser - I never had them side by side.

The G2 version of the Alignarray looks much better, but I've not used it yet.  Is the POE/IP address a feature I'd need?  Possibly, and it's definitely cool.

As TimMc mentioned, Reiker makes the parts to roll your own.  I've used those as well, and they work just fine (sans laser, usually).
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