The award-winning K SYSTEM makes it possible for fixed-install professionals to create immersive, interactive live experiences by seamlessly identifying and following visitors and performers wherever they are in a defined tracking area — allowing for the automation of an endless array of lighting, audio, video and media effects in real time, in sync with the installation or show. The official launch of K SYSTEM will take place on Tuesday, January 31 on the Naostage booth (5D700), where hands-on demonstrations will give ISE visitors the opportunity to see the product up close for the first time.
The product of four years’ research and development, K SYSTEM scooped the JTSE Innovation Award 2022 (best hardware/software product category) at the recent JTSE trade show in Paris.
In addition to concerts, tours and festivals, the technology could be used, for example, to automate tracking in a venue, museum or visitor attraction, triggering audio, video and lighting effects as a visitor enters the room, or to allow a cruise ship to embark on a multi-week journey with a fully automated show, simplifying pre-production.
Naostage requires no additional hardware, such as sensors or tags, to be attached to artists or visitors. Once rigged, the plug-and-play sensor scans the space in 3D, feeding data to the K SYSTEM processing unit, which automatically identifies each target in real time.
Paul Cales, founder and CEO of Naostage, says ISE provides the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the power of K SYSTEM to an international audience, as well as build on its existing network of partners and distributors in the EMEA region. “Along with live staging, the AV systems integration sector is a priority market for Naostage, with huge growth potential,” Cales comments, “so we can’t wait to hit the ISE show floor and introduce our industry to this truly unique technology.”
At ISE, Naostage will share booth 5D700 with compatriots Smode Tech, whose real-time compositing and media server platform SMODE will join forces with K SYSTEM. Bringing unparalleled flexibility and fast artistic decision making capabilities, SMODE’s workflow will help to demonstrate the creative potential of Naostage’s live tracking system by bringing to life immersive visuals from digital artist Maotik, coupled with regular interactive dance performances.