The 2004 Academy Award ceremony saw the spotlight shine on The Lord of the Rings, the film adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s three-part fantasy epic directed by Peter Jackson. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won a record 11 Oscars and the trilogy has earned over US$3 billion at the box office.
Weta Digital, an Academy Award winning visual effects company based in Wellington New Zealand, has facilities which are one of the largest and most advanced in the industry. With hundreds id artists working to tight schedules, it is vital that the graphics workstations, high-speed network infrastructure and terabytes of storage are protected from power disturbances to meet critical production deadlines.
The Weta facilities are protected by Eaton’s Uninteruptible Power Supply systems with the first 40 KVA unit being installed in 1995. As Weta have ramped up capacity to handel larger and more complex productions, such as The Lord of the Rings, Eaton Distributor UPS Power Solutions has installed another 20+ Eaton UPS from 30KVA to 225KVA, 9390 and 9395 models.
Eaton New Zealand and UPS Power Solutions is proud to be associated with Weta, an outstanding example of a New Zealand company which has built on local expertise to become world renowned in the entertainment industry.