Since 2009, Digital 4 has supplied over 150 Caption Units to Theatres in the UK transforming Theatre Captioning and Access to the Theatre for deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing audiences with bespoke Caption Units and Captioning Software supplied to venues throughout the UK, in Europe and America.
“During my time with Stagetext up to November 2011 when I stepped down from the Board, Roger provided a caption unit that offered much improved quality over the earlier low-definition units…..the continuous improvements in the hardware and software have been instrumental in the creation of the high quality captioning experience we see today.”
Peter J Pullan MBE Stagetext Co-founder & Chair, 2000 – 2011
We designed the first generation of bespoke single-colour Caption Units back in 2009, nearly 10 years later we were faced with a decision – do we continue to manufacture these units for another 10 years or do we sit down with a blank piece of paper and see what we could offer if we started again from scratch? What opportunities do recent developments in LED Technology have to offer Access? If we were to re-write the software what would it look like and what functionality would we add? How do we persuade Theatres to invest more in Access?
These are some of the challenges we set ourselves:
We believe these new units represent significant progress for Theatre Captioning:
Venue Caption Units – Full Colour & Multi-Functional
We launched our new units in 2017 and have supplied about 40 so far to theatres who are successfully using them for Verbatim and Creative Captioning, Opera Surtitling, Theatre Sub-Titling and for Live Events.
Answers to FAQ’s:
Why do they cost less than the Amber single-colour Caption Units?
Are there other benefits to full-colour Caption Units?
Why connect them via Ethernet?
What has remained the same?
We offer Venue Caption Units for Purchase or Hire – please contact us for more details