Ujjal's DMX512 Pages....About the Author

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Hi

Here's a teeny-weeny bit about me:

My name is Ujjal Kar and my home town is Calcutta (or Kolkata) in India. That's right...Mother Teresa's city too. Although I officially live and work here, I am mostly running all over the world trying to make both ends meet. This involves programming and running gigs to designing,building & installing custom built light & sound shows and other entertainment automation like musical fountains ,etc .

I did my schooling at Don Bosco School,Park Circus and completed my Senior Cambridge Exams in 1973 and then studied engineering in which I graduated in 1981.I designed my first show lighting for the school PARENTS DAY when I was in my final year in high school (1973).

I worked for companies like Allen Bradley and NELCO designing microprocessor based Thyrister DC motor drives, PLC systems,etc . The "Thyri" drive experience gave me a big headstart in designing lighting dimmers.

My love for stage lighting was always in the background & I eventually started R&D in a company making analog dimmers and a lot of other fun stuff.We were making simple analog systems with 3-preset Consoles for the Indian theatre lighting market, which was still using ancient mechanical dimmers. I later started my own company called STANDARD ROBOTICS CORPORATION and we started making digital dimmers and DMX512 equipment. With a base of over 70 theatres and over 60 individual rental units as customers Till Jan 2010, we have sold over 18000Kwatts of dimmer channels, a lot of it DMX512 based. We have also sold plenty of DMX512 processing modules like splitters, intelligent splitters, analog demultiplexers and what have you! We also make consoles with DMX512 outputs to go with our dimmers.Since 2012 we stopped making dimmers and moved to DMX512 RGB LED lights. Since 1996 , we have been also installing Son-et-Lumieres, Musical Fountains and even DMX512 controlled dinosaurs!!

I play the piano, bass guitar & digital sax. I love reading books with classics being my favourite. I am a die hard Jane Austen fan !!

I also take master classes for school children in Lighting Design and programming. Some of my former students are now lighting designers and technicians themselves, working around the world

Some of my lighting gigs include:

Eddi Reader India Tour
Steven Berkoff India Tour
Royal Shakespeare Co - Comedy of Errors
Pete Seeger concert
Jean Luc Ponti Tour
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Musical) by AGC
The Sound of Music (Musical) by R-Art
Dana Gillespie Concert
Out of Joint - Three Sisters
The Right Size - Stop Calling me Vernon
Guy Masterson - Animal Farm
KOSH - Falling Angels
Peepolykus - I am a Coffee & Let the Donkey Go
Dan Gottfried Quintet concert
Edward II concert
Orit Orbach Trio Concert
Nikki Yoah Infinitum
Tommorow's Warriors concert
Django Bates concert
Macbeth - CSC
Asha Bhonsle India Tour
Channel[V] Concerts chapter
Graviera Mr India 97
BSL Malestorm
BBC Celebration Concerts
Ananda Shanker Mudavis
Suneeta Rao Concert - Janmshedpur
Shamak Davar Concert - AD Club
Sharon Prabhakar -Calcutta concert
Alka Yagnik Concert - Science City
Lucky Ali Beyond Barriers Concert
Rageshwari Concert
Alisha Chinoy India Tour chapter
HMV - RPG MultiArtistes - OAT Calcutta
CaCtUs Album Release Concert
Krosswindz Concert
Usha Uthup - 3 city tour
Aayub Bachoo concert
Out of Joint - Jane Eyre

Some of my corporate gigs in India include:

HONDA RVZ motorcycle launch
SAMSUNG CD ROM drive launch
WHIRLPOOL refrigerator show
SONY Vega TV launch
LG Projection TV launch
LEVER Toothpaste launch
JET AIRWAYS Bash
HMV music party
COMPAQ Presario launch
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE toothpaste launch
PERFETTI candy launch
DE BEERS Nakshatra diamonds launch
BULSARA Toothpaste launch
PROVOUGE shirts launch
GILLETTE Mach3 razor launch
GILLETTE Toothbrush launch
TOYOTA COROLLA launch
MERCEDES E class launch
MICROSOFT WIN XP launch
ASIAN PAINTS party

Some snaps of my gigs:

EDDI READER INDIA TOUR
HMV CONCERT#1
HMV CONCERT#2
HMV CONCERT#3
HMV CONCERT#4
HMV CONCERT#5
HMV CONCERT#6
DISCUSSING A CUE AT BSL MALESTORM
BSL MALESTORM in ACTION
ANJAN DUTTA CONCERT
AYOOB'S CONCERT#1
AYOOB'S CONCERT#2
AYOOB'S CONCERT#3
CHANNEL V CONCERT#1
CHANNEL V CONCERT#2
CACTUS CONCERT
GETTING READY FOR A NIGHT OF PROGRAMMING
WITH M/L TECH RAJESH & A COUPLE OF PALS
NOTHING LOOKS BETTER THAN A BUNCH OF SMILING RIGGERS
LUCKY ALI'S CONCERT#1
LUCKY ALI'S CONCERT#2
LUCKY ALI'S CONCERT#3
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND CONCERT#1
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND CONCERT#2
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND CONCERT#3
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND CONCERT#4
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND CONCERT#5
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND CONCERT#6
At PALA97 in SIngapore
With Steve Unwin (PULSAR) at PLASA
Soaking in the MARTIN experience at PLASA
With friends outside Earl's Court
With fellow LD Roosevelt at Earl's Court
Sam Zaman #1
Sam Zaman #2
Sam Zaman #3
Sam Zaman #4
Noiseguy at Navy Ball
Asha Bhonsle Calcutta #1
Asha Bhonsle Calcutta #2
Asha Bhonsle Calcutta #3
BFJ Awards #1
BFJ Awards #2
BFJ Awards #3
BFJ Awards #4
BFJ Awards #5
BFJ Awards #6
Macbeth #1
Macbeth #2
Macbeth #3
Macbeth #4
DATALITE dimmers in a high school
Power distro in the same school
Set up at Karishma Kapoor Concert - Guwahati
Action at Karishma Kapoor concert - Guwahati
Maroon Town Concert #1
Maroon Town Concert #2
Maroon Town Concert #3
Maroon Town Concert #4
Maroon Town Concert #5
Avolite stand at PALA2001
With May & Koy at PALA2001
PALA2001 exhibition entrance
Trying out a Diamond III
Gaurding my Pearl at the hotel
BFJA2002 #01
BFJA2002 #02
Programming the PEARL for BFJA2002
BFJA2002 #04
BFJA2002 #05
BFJA2002 #06
BFJA2002 #07
BFJA2002 #08
SMIRNOFF party#1
SMIRNOFF party#2
YAMATO #1
YAMATO #2
At Atul Sonpal's office
With Shivmani after concert
Avolite stand at PALA2002
With May & my Azure at PALA2002
Trying out a Diamond 4
With Steve Unwin at PULSAR factory in Cambridge
Claypaky dept at PULSAR factory in Cambridge
Avolites dimmer assembly facility
Diamond 4 in the Avolites demo room
Steve & Co with a just-built Pearl2004 at Avolites plant
Ric builds a Sapphire at Avolites plant

Some of our old (1991) DATALITE installations

OUR CUSTOM BUILT DATALITE CONSOLE FOR SCIENCE CITY, CALCUTTA PART OF DATALITE DIMMER RACKS AT CHENNAI LD KANISHKA SEN AT ANOTHER DATALITE CONSOLE AT MADHUSUDAN MANCH, CALCUTTA

Some other websites I prowl around in as webmaster:

Don Bosco Past Pupils Association
Standard Robotics

I am a stars! officially!


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