SSL's staff at the company's headquarters in Oxford, UK, celebrate the first shipments of SSL's Live console.
Solid Stage Logic in Oxford, UK, announces that it has shipped the first three SSL Live consoles to UK-based global tour production company Britannia Row for use on Peter Gabriel’s forthcoming European ‘Back to Front’ tour. Another two consoles shipped to SGroup in France for the upcoming Amel Bent tour.
SSL reports that console manufacturing production for 2013 has been sold out since July. “The on-schedule completion of the new Live console is an important milestone for SSL," says SSL’s CEO, Antony David. "This has been one of the biggest developments we have undertaken for some time and marks the first application of our new Tempest digital platform. We have been very encouraged by the response from mix engineers, rental companies and our channel partners since we presented the console in April this year. Demand has substantially outstripped our initial production plans, but we will return to reasonable lead times by early 2014.”
Since April, SSL has expanded its dedicated Live product team with key hires including Jason Kelly as Live Consoles Product Manager based in the UK office and Jay Easley as Vice President, Live Consoles to lead SSL’s live sector sales operation in North America.
Certified training courses have also commenced, with focus on Commercial Partners and initial purchasers. A training program for the wider operator community is scheduled to commence from January 2014.
The SSL Live will be exhibited at next month’s 135th International AES Convention in New York and at ISE in Amsterdam in February 2014. With its latest offerings, SSL will relocate to Hall 8 at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt in March 2014 and the company will exhibit at InfoComm for the first time, in Las Vegas in June 2014.