coolux Widget Designer at the Eurovision Song Contest

The Widget Designer is a very versatile tool

The coolux Widget Designer 3.0 PRO was used at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest to control the three DVI-matrixes (32x32, 16x16, 8x8). In case of unforseen circumstances, the Widget Designer could also have been used to easily change over to VPU backup systems.

In addition to this, the KVM Switch and  the preview for the VPU-supervisor and the operator were being controlled by the Widget Designer as well.

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of Europe’s traditional TV highlights, where a great number of nations compete with one another to show which has the best performers. Previous winners include Celine Dion and ABBA.

Stephan Floeren, CEO of “presents e.K.”, was responsible for the VPU-supervision and operation at the ESC and his comment about the coolux Widget Designer’s ease of use was: “The Widget Designer is a very versatile tool that gives me a lot of creative freedom for my show control setups.”



Broadcast networks: ARD/Pro Sieben
Lighting design: Jerry Appelt
Screen Technology: CT Germany Alexander Klaus/Volker Suhre
Light and general technical equipment: Cape Cross GmbH
VPU-Supervisor and Operator: Stephan Floeren