Raleigh, NC – RC4Wireless, maker of the RC4Magic Wireless Dimming System, has launched the RC4 Rental Program. Managed directly by the manufacturer, this new service uses Fedex to deliver rental equipment directly to your door, along with paperwork and packaging for return when your project is complete.
RC4Magic Series 2 is the most popular system in the world for controlling lights in theatrical props and practicals, using a DMX console. There is no easier or better way to fade a lantern up and down, create a fire effect, make glowing coals wax and wane, and create numerous other beautiful looks.Lighting designers love the control, performers love the freedom. But some production companies struggle with the cost.
The RC4 Rental Program helps. ”For me, rentals are helpful in several ways,” explains James David Smith, president of RC4. ”It lets small churches and school productions with limited budgets do fun and creative stuff with wireless; it also lets potential purchasers try before they buy; and it provides access to RC4 when a producer — a movie company, for instance — prefers leasing and renting rather than being saddled with a capital expenditure, depreciation, etc.”
RC4 rental rates are offered by the month, by the week, and by the day. The most economical rate is monthly. A deposit is required at the outset, fully refunded when equipment is returned. A nominal shipping charge covers the cost of getting the system out to you and back again. What if a rental comes back with a broken terminal or a torn label? ”Nothing bad will happen to you!” quips Mr. Smith. ”I’ve been in this business for a long time, and I know what props masters and electricians face everyday. You’re going to send your rental units back with paint on the back, adhesive residue on the side, a big scratch across the top and no label at all. That’s ok. As long as you haven’t set it on fire, immersed it in liquid, or driven over it with a truck, I will take it back and fully refund your deposit. If you could remove your tape and Velcro that would be great,” he smiles.
A typical rental consists of an RC4Magic DMXio transmitter, and a pair of DMX2dim 2-channel wireless dimmers. This little dimmer is remarkably versatile because of its small size, high power handling, and the ability to control traditional lamps and LEDs with very smooth dimming, as well as small motors, solenoids, and relays.
]Purchasing these three items would cost $1257USD. Now you can rent them for a week at a cost of only $179.75 includingshipping both ways. The deposit required is $628.50, refunded when the items are returned. RC4 accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, and check.
Need to rent for longer? Rent the same three pieces for a month for only $284.50, and again that includes shipping both ways. Need additional pieces? Need a 4-channel dimmer? No problem! All components of the RC4Magic Series 2 systems are available for rent (subject to availability on the dates required).
For more information about RC4 rentals, and a custom quote for purchase or rental, call RC4 toll free at 866-258-4577, or email .