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The emergency stop duties of all Creative Conners gear is handled by the Showstopper system. With an emergency stop signal that’s independent of control and power circuits, you can immediately stop every motor in the show with the push of a single red button. To operate, every Stagehand must receive a green-light signal from Showstopper. The Showstopper system is composed of up to 4 devices: Showstopper Base, Consolette, Hub, and Remotes. Together they provide a safe environment throughout your venue, and give your crew the kind of control they need to protect the performers, the operators, and the scenery.

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Showstopper Base

Where it all begins. This rack-mountable device can power the emergency-stop contactors of up to 8 Stagehands and is the device hub for Showstopper accessories.

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Better. Safer. Smarter.


  • Redundant safety circuitry – Showstopper Base employs 2-channel activation of the safety circuit. If either channel fails, the system will continue to engage the e-stop, but it will not allow the system to release the stop signal until all components are functioning.

  • Self monitoring – Base has integrated monitoring of the circuitry, so circuitry failures of either redundant circuit will be detected.

  • Better hardware – Base uses a SIL-rated safety relay for switching.

  • Expandability – Each Showstopper Base connects to 8 Stagehands directly. If that’s not enough, you can easily expand with the Showstopper Hub (below) and place additional emergency stop buttons around your theatre with the Showstopper Remote.

  • Accessory expansion – Showstopper Base has 3 accessory connectors for integrating the Pendant, Stage Manager, Consolette, Showstopper 3 Hub, or Remote without using one of the 8 Showstopper output ports.

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Cue Control at your fingertips

With this device jacked into your Showstopper Base, you’ve got full control of your show and your gear.

Position your automation operator backstage and easily run the show. The technician can keep an eye on the scenery  when pushing the Go button and triggering the next cue.
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Emergency Stop

Showstopper Consolette plugs into the Showstopper Base with robust Emergency Stop circuitry. Dual-channel, self-monitoring circuitry insures that all motion can be stopped in an instant. Dedicated Emergency Stop indicator lights let you know if any Emergency Stop buttons on stage have been activated.

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Go. Jog. Stop.


  • Emergency stop button – When the Consolette is plugged into the Showstopper Base, the e-stop circuit becomes part of the complete Showstopper e-stop loop. Any red emergency stop button will stop the show

  • Straightforward controls – The Consolette includes the controls necessary to run your show. Full-size buttons eliminate mouse fumbling during a show.

  • Jog function – New with the Consolette, motor jog functionality is now baked-in.

  • Ethernet connection – Connect your Consolette to your Spikemark computer using ethernet.

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Locking Connectors

For positive-locking, reliable connections, that will stand up to the demands backstage life, the Showstopper Consolette uses a Neutrik etherCON connector and an Ilme industrial rectangular connector.

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Showstopper Remote

Sometimes you need more than one emergency stop button on the stage.  When the operator can’t see every possible safety concern, you may need an emergency stop button in the trap room, or over in the stage left wing, or right next to the machinery. The Showstopper Remote adds an additional stop button anywhere in the theatre. And because Showstopper Remotes can daisy-chain together, you can have as many stop buttons as you need to keep the production safe.

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Showstopper Hub

When you need to connect more than 8 Stagehands to the emergency stop system, Showstopper Hub lets you expand. Showstopper Hub provides 8 more emergency stop outputs. And you can expand even further by simply adding more Showstopper Hubs to the system.



  • Simple – Plug your Showstopper Hub into an open accessory port on your Showstopper Base, and you’re ready for 8 more Stagehands.

  • Expandable – In addition to the accessory port for tying into your Showstopper Base, the Hub also has an additional accessory port for adding on additional Hubs or Remotes.

Want to add a Showstopper 3 to your Show?

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Example System Diagrams

 
  • Starter Kit
  • Add On Kit
$ 2500
Showstopper 3 Base

The must-have emergency stop component for all Creative Conners automation

$ 2500
Showstopper 3 Hub

Expand your system to stop more than 8 Stagehands. Showstopper Hub stops 8 additional machines.

$ 2500
Showstopper 3 Consolette

Cue control consolette accessory. Trigger cues, job motors, see status reports without looking at Spikemark

$ 500
Showstopper Remote

Add an E-stop button where you need it. Place one wherever you have line-of-sight of your effect.

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Rent any of the Showstopper components when you need it.

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