While they are a staple of the traditional lighting setup, standard manually controlled followspots have always had numerous problems. Having to be located on catwalks or spot booths, they were very much at the mercy of the building’s architecture. Not only that, locations were often problematic, with fan noise or operators speaking into headsets becoming distracting for unfortunate audience members. Thankfully, over the past few years, the industry has addressed these issues with a selection of remote followspot systems.