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16 Channel Digital Theatre Cue Light

A visual signalling system for theatres that allows
silent cues to be given to actors and technicians.

  • An easy to use Cue Light system allows Cue Lights to be daisy chained on a single cable for fast setup.
  • Up to 40 programmable Cue Lights.
  • Multiple Cue Lights per channel.
  • 2,000m (6500ft)+ total cable length.
  • 2 Master Groups allow simple 1 button cues.
  • Continuously monitors cables for faults.
  • All metal, low profile Outstations have flush LEDs.
  • Relay and Beeper Outstations available.
  • Work-Light Outstations powered from the Cue Light wiring.
  • RS232/485 Remote Control Interface option.
  • 5 year warranty.
See the PDF documentation for full details.
 

Our Cue Light system will operate with at least 2,000m (6500ft) of cable. 
Don't get caught by other systems that are only specified for 100m (330 ft). 
 
 


16 channel Cue Light Master Station QLM16 Mk4

  • 16 channel digital Cue Light Master Station can be used with any number of Cue Light Outstations from 1 to 40. 
  • Any number of Outstations (up to the maximum of 40) can be connected to any  channel .
  • Up to 6 Master Stations can be linked for larger systems. 
  • Simultaneous control of all 16 channels from two Master Stations.
  • Can be controlled from a PC running show control software.
  • 5 types of Outstation including Relay and Sensor versions.
  • Each individual channel programmable with up to 16 options.
  • Outstations can be wired using daisy chain, star and/or loop wiring topologies on a single circuit using 3 pin XLR microphone cable.
  • Powered from a universal 90/264V  50/60Hz external power supply.

 
Outstations

 
 Standard Cue Light Outstation. 
 QLS Mk4
  • 20mm Go and Standby LED lamps are bright, wide angle and dimmable
  • Standby lamp programmable to red or yellow on a channel by channel basis.
  • Non-standard  lamp colours available to special order.
  • Backlit Acknowledge button can also signal the Master Station.
  • Eavesdrop mode switch enables the use of multiple Outstations per channel.
  • 16 programmable options for each individual Outstation.
  • 3/8" microphone stand mount and 10mm mounting hole for hook clamp.

 Cue Light Outstation with Beeper
 QLS-B Mk4
  • As per the Standard Cue Light Outstation, but with an inbuilt beeper.
  • The beeper is triggered by the Beep button on the Master Station and/or programmable Beep-on-Go option.
  • It can be used as a Standard Outstation (without beeps) as it only beeps when specifically commanded to do so.

 Small footprint Outstation. 
 QLS-SM Mk4
  • Useful where space is limited such as on lectern tops.
  • 20mm Go and Standby LED lamps are bright, wide angle and dimmable.
  • Standby lamp programmable to red or yellow on a channel by channel basis.
  • Backlit Acknowledge button can also signal the Master Station.
  • 15 programmable options for each individual Outstation. 
  • It has no Eavesdrop mode switch.
  • Permanently attached 1m Canare cable fitted with a 3 pin male XLR.

 Small footprint Outstation with Beeper. 
 QLS-SM-B Mk4
  • As per the Small footprint Outstation, but with an inbuilt beeper.
  • The beeper is triggered by the Beep button on the Master Station and/or programmable Beep-on-Go option.
  • It can be used as a Standard Outstation (without beeps) as it only beeps when specifically commanded to do so.
  • It has no Eavesdrop mode switch.
  • Permanently attached 1m Canare cable fitted with a 3 pin male XLR.

 Relay Outstation. 
 QLR Mk4
  • This Outstation has two relays with changeover contacts which allows for direct control of other circuits such as smoke machines, door bells and stage telephones etc.
  • The relays are controlled by the Go and Standby buttons on the Master Station.
  • Selectable operating modes:-    Latching, Momentary and Cue Light mode.
  • Connection to the voltage free relay contacts is via Phoenix compatible connectors.
  • There is provision for an external Acknowledge button.
  • 10 programmable options for each individual Outstation. 
  • It can function as a Standard Outstation although the Go and Standby lamps are only 3mm in diameter.

 Contact Sensor
 QTS Mk4
  • Allows monitoring of remote switch contacts such as used on a theatrical trap door lock.
  • Sensor Outstations have a dedicated display on the Master Station.
  • Normally open or closed single pole contact required.
  • Selectable End Of Line Resistor detects opens & shorts in the local switch wiring.
  • Three programmable options for each individual Sensor Outstation.

  600mW Work-Light Outstation 
  QWL-BL  Mk4   (Blue LEDs)
  QWL-WH  Mk4  (White LEDs)
  • Powered by the Cue Light system, it connects just like a standard Cue Light Outstation.
  • Reduced Work-Light set-up time.
  • Battery backing the Master Station provides continuous backstage/understage lighting in case of loss of mains power.
  • The Work-Light can be turned on/off by a channel on the Master Station or it can be set to be on all the time, saving resources on the Master.
  • 10 step independent dimmer. 
  • Typically 20+ Work-Lights can be connected to a system. (Dependent on how many Cue Light Outstations are connected)

 RS232/RS485 Computer interface
 PCinterface QL-PCi Mk4
  • Connects between the Master Station and a PC running 3rd party show control software to provide remote control for up to 6 Master Stations via RS232 or RS485.
  • Allows control from a touch screen or show control script.
  • A separate PDF detailing the PCinterface QL-PCi Mk4 can be found here: PCinterface.pdf
Show Control Software
One suitable show control program is Show Cue System's SCS Pro.

Control the Cue Light system with Show Cue System's SCS Pro or SCS Pro Plus
(Requires PCinterface QL-PCi Mk4)
A 20% discount applies if SCS software is purchased with any Cue Light system.

Documentation

 
Brochure Icon   16 Channel Theatre Cue Light documentation

The 8 and 14 channel Cue Light systems are no longer made.
For existing users, the superseded 8/14 channel system is here.
 

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