Squeezed on space for your audiovisual control center? Tight on time for setup and breakdown? One solution is rolling around the country in the back of an 18-wheeler.
This past summer an equipment-laden semi rolled up toin Palm Springs, Vail, Las Vegas, and San Francisco with every piece of equipment for a major event. The truck is stocked with audio boards, video monitors, computers, tape machines, video cameras, video editing equipment, and more. And everything in this 45-foot-long box is hard wired. There's no setup or breakdown time--just run cabling to the truck.
ADM Productions, a Port Washing-ton, N.Y.-based corporate communications production company, originally outfitted the trailer to serve the broadcast market. It has found steady work, however, at high-end corporate events. In the truck's two years on the road, it's rolled up to meeting for Cybex, Symbol Technologies, Canon, Computer Associates, Samsung Electronics, and other high-tech firms.