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coolux at ESC 2011

The coolux Widget Designer 3.0 PRO was used at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 to control the three DVI-matrixes.

In case of unforseen circumstances, the Widget Designer could also have been used to easily change over to VPU backup systems. In addition to this, the KVM Switch and  the preview for the VPU-supervisor and the operator were being controlled by the Widget Designer as well.


Photo: Stephan Floeren


Photo: Stephan Floeren


The Eurovision Song Contest is one of Europe’s traditional TV highlights. Previous winners include Celine Dion and ABBA. Stephan Floeren, CEO of “presents e.K.” , was responsible for the VPU-supervision and operation at the ESC.


“The Widget Designer is a very versatile tool that gives me a lot of creative freedom for my show control setups.”

Stephan Floeren 


Broadcast networks: ARD/Pro Sieben
Lighting design: Jerry Appelt
Video Technology: CT Germany Alexander Klaus/Volker Suhre
Light and general technical equipment: Cape Cross GmbH
VPU-Supervisor and Operator: Stephan Floeren