GroundControl® Followspot System Family of Products

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.

  • 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.

For more information choose one of the resources:

  • Manuals
    • GroundControl Followspot User Manual

    • GroundControl Universal Configuration Guide

    • GroundControl Followspot System Spec Sheet

    • GroundControl Followspot System Diagram

    • GC 4-Way Switch Spec Sheet

    • GC Best Boy Spec Sheet

    • GC Best Boy Color & Gobo Spec Sheet

    • GC Best Boy Photometric Guide

    • GC Bad Boy Spec Sheet

    • GC Bad Boy Color Gobo & Spec Sheet

    • GC Bad Boy Photometric Guide

    • GC Longthrow Spec Sheet

    • GC Longthrow Color & Gobo Spec Sheet

    • GC Longthrow Photometrics

    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 Bulletins
    • LX-GCFS-009 GroundControl Weather Resistant Truss Box

    • TN-051 Fixture Control Channel Timing

  • CAD Drawings
    • GroundControl 2D Views_v2012

    • GroundControl 3D DWG

    • GroundControl 3D Raw v2012

    • GroundControl Followspot Ortho

    • GroundControl Followspot Roadcase

    • GroundControl Followspot Trussbox 3D

    • GroundControl Trussbox Ortho

    • Bad Boy Followspot 3D

    • Bad Boy Followspot ortho

    • Bad Boy Followspot Roadcase

    • Best Boy Ortho Views

    • Best Boy Roadcase Ortho Views

    • GroundControl Umbilical

    • GroundControl Umbilical v2012

    • GroundControl 4-Way Switch Front View

    • PRG Library

  • Software
    • GroundControl Software Package 111623 v4.20

    • GroundControl Software Package 2020.0120 v3.21

    • GroundControl v4.0 032422

    • GroundControl v4.10 100522

    • GroundControl Software Package 022723 v4.15

    Release Notes
    • RFS-011 GCFS Software Update v4.20

    • RFS-009 GCFS Software Notes 022723

    • RFS-007 GCFS Software Notes

    • RFS-006 GCFS Software Notes

    • RFS-005 GCFS Software Notes

    • RFS-004 GCFS Software Notes

    • RFS-003 GCFS Software Notes

    • RFS-002 GCFS Software Notes

    • RFS-001 GCFS Software Notes

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