GroundControl® Followspot System

Winner of an Engineering Emmy award, this is a family of products scalable to all venue sizes and types. Followspots can be remotely controlled from as far as 2,000 ft resulting in efficiencies in overall weight, minimizing seat kills, and allowing followspots to be positioned almost anywhere.

Innovation Applied

  • New! GroundControl Best Boy LED is an LED retrofit to the award-winning Best Boy Family that matches the output of the Best Boy HP.
  • New! GroundControl with Other Manufacturers. GroundControl now also works with fixtures from other manufacturers! PRG has modified existing fixtures from other manufacturers to be compatible with GroundControl including Ayrton Domino TC and LT, Robe BMFL Spot and Vari-Lite VL2600 and VL3600.
  • GroundControl® Best Boy® HP with a 33,000 lumen output, is optimized for short to medium throw followspot work.
  • GroundControl® Bad Boy® as a powerful 55,000 lumen output and a standard zoom range of 8:1 zoom range, as well as an ultra narrow zoom mode
  • GroundControl® Longthrow is an advanced automated followspot, designed specifically for long throw applications, where high output is critical. 
  • GroundControl® 4-Way Switch lets users switch between up to four luminaires from one controller.

With the GroundControl (GC) Followspot System, the operator is located away from the luminaire, making the required physical footprint significantly smaller than conventional followspots. Because of this small footprint and low weight, followspots can now be placed in a wide variety of positions. The system features a built-in HD Camera with night vision mode to enable operators to pick up a performer on a virtually black stage./p>


GroundControl Followspot User Manual

GroundControl Universal Configuration Guide


GroundControl Followspot System Spec Sheet

GroundControl Diagram

GC 4-Way Switch Spec Sheet

GC Best Boy Spec Sheet

GC Best Boy Color Gobo Spec Sheet

DMX Guides

GC Universal DMX Mapping

GC Longthrow DMX Mapping

GC Bad Boy DMX Mapping

GC Best Boy DMX Mapping

GC Best Boy LED DMX Mapping

Technical Bulletin

LX-GCFS-009 GroundControl Weather Resistant Truss Box

TN-051 Fixture Control Channel Timing

Console Profiles

GC Console Profiles

GC Universal Console Profiles


GroundControl Software Package 111623 v420

GroundControl Software Package 20200120 v321

GroundControl v4 032422

GroundControl v410 100522 - VL3600 GC ONLY

GroundControl Software Package 022723 v415

Release Notes

RFS011 GCFS Software Update v420

RFS-009 GCFS Software Notes 022723

RFS-007 GCFS Software Notes

RFS-006 GCFS Software Notes

RFS-005 GCFS Software Notes

Technical Characteristics and Features:

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