During the concerts organized by the British band Coldplay in São Paulo for the last few days, LED wristbands emitting powerful, colorful lights in sync with the music played during the presentation were a separate show. As pioneer Chris Martin began singing “High Power,” he was greeted by rhythmically flickering lights and fans, and 12 LED screens showed off psychedelic color combinations.
The Xylobands produced by the British company that bears the name of the bracelet are known worldwide at music concerts, corporate events, festivals, weddings and birthday parties. The “father” of bracelets that turn white when closed is Jason Regler, a self-described creator of things, who has worked with Disney, Jim Henson, Vila Sésamo and Sony.
The idea for the bracelet came about by accident when she was invited to a Coldplay rehearsal in 2009 by manager Phil Harvey, the “fifth unofficial member of the band”. It can be adapted for participation in a show in the United States and for Coldplay. Harvey, who soon studied with Martin at Oxford University, embraced the idea, and Xylobands was born.
After all, how do Xylobands work?
According to the company’s website, Xylobands are remotely triggered, radio frequency (RF) controlled LED wristbands with a range of up to 800 meters, making it ideal for stadiums and arenas. Patterns and lighting effects that fill events with color and movement are available in “unlimited programming and territory,” according to the manufacturer.
Seamless connection is possible as each bracelet has an extended antenna slightly longer than 25 cm. On the other hand, HTX, a wireless device that can control up to 50,000 wristbands, makes it possible to customize any event by connecting to software that allows operators to adjust the colors, patterns, speeds and brightness of the Xylobands. even customize bracelets.
Xylobands can be controlled live, synchronized with shows, or pre-programmed with a timecode called DMX. In addition, they can be turned on and off or programmed to flash remotely. an effect go away leave the wristband LED on for hours. Maybe that’s why 21% of people in São Paulo refused to return the device after the Coldplay show, as the organizers demanded.
Source: Tec Mundo
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