Data Strategy’s Iain Roche and White Light’s technical director Dave Isherwood shook hands at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt on a deal for a total of four to six QC-Check workstations, incorporating PAT4 and CAB5 PAT and Cable Test Processors from joint-venture partners Out Board. QC-Check’s test database and logging software will be fully integrated into WL’s InspHire asset management system, which will provide real-time tracked test results for the company’s entire hire inventory.
The first single-bay QC-Check workstation – custom-built by SES Entertainment Services – will arrive within weeks. The most complex of the order, the distro department’s QC-Check workstation, is designed for optimal workflow in the quick and efficient checking of multiple power distribution outlets. Heavier-duty distro connectors are positioned conveniently at the front, whilst the smaller 32A outlets are configured into a Bridge unit which can be located on a work bench for ease of access.
WL’s Health & Safety and workforce development director, Chris Nicholls, explains: “The integration side of QC-Check won us over. We know other companies using QC-Check and Out Board systems who are very happy with the product: it’s built well, made to last and delivers the goods. The fact that it integrates with our existing asset management system is what we really wanted.”
He continues: “The bottom line is it significantly cuts a lot of worry about health and safety. The ability to have test results assigned to a contract and to a piece of equipment and then be able to access those results immediately is quite a heavy driving force. It’s also always beneficial when efficiency saves more money – both are equal drivers.”