News Archive for September 2012

Eclipse Purchases First MAC Vipers in the Middle East

28/09/2012 - Production News

After initial inquiries and a visit to the PLASA trade show in London in September, Dubai-based event production supplier Eclipse has made an investment in the new Martin Professional MAC Viper Profile, winner of a PLASA Innovation Award.

MAC Vipers Striking on Linkin Park Summer Tour

28/09/2012 - Production News

Lighting designer Travis Shirley used an all Martin rig that included the award-winning MAC Viper Profile for American alt rock band Linkin Park’s North American co-headlining tour with Incubus this summer.

Symetrix Promotes Murray and Ullrich to New Sales Positions

28/09/2012 - People News

In America and throughout the world, Symetrix has expanded its sales division. The company has created two new positions and has promoted two individuals from within the company to fill them. Tim Murray, former regional sales manager, west will serve as director of sales, US and Canada. Mark Ullrich, former senior technical sales engineer will serve as international sales manager. Murray and Ullrich will both report directly to Symetrix CEO Paul Roberts in their new roles. Brisk sales of Symetrix' turnkey Jupiter DSP system, paired with the early success of the SymNet Solus and SymNet Edge systems, necessitated the change.

Lightfactor has Busy PLASA 2012

28/09/2012 - Event News

Lightfactor enjoyed a busy PLASA 2012 exhibition at Earls Court in London, with lots of activity on the stand and plenty of interest in key product ranges. Says Lightfactor’s Peter Coles: “It was another good show for us. Lightfactor specialises in offering a variety of different high quality products, and there is definitely a market demand right now for ‘quality’. Other than that, we saw many existing and a good selection of potential new customers.”

PRG GmbH and Showtec Become One

28/09/2012 - Business News

Productiion Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG) has announced the corporate structure of PRG in Germany has been simplified and PRG and Showtec are now one company. All Showtec companies (Showtec Beleuchtungs- und Beschallungs GmbH, Balance Audio-Media GmbH & Co. KG, MAS / Showtec Berlin GmbH & Co. KG, VLD Automatisierte Lichtsysteme Vermietungs GmbH) and PRG GmbH have been merged with their parent company Production Resource Group AG.

Showsec to Build on Legacy of Historic Summer

28/09/2012 - Production News

Showsec has been part of a historic UK summer events programme, delivering crowd management and security across momentous cultural, music and sporting events.

Lebanon’s Largest Fixed Audio Installation with Electro-Voice

28/09/2012 - Project News

Lebanon’s latest hot-spot is called VEER, a luxurious boutique hotel and resort, which opened recently in the region of Kaslik north of Beirut. This exclusive complex beside the beach of Zouk Mikael offers visitors not only exquisitely furnished rooms but also villas, apartments, and even underwater suites. The client demanded a high-end solution for every component of the project, and that is exactly what the client received. The invitation to tender stipulated that the audio system be suitable for all eventualities, from the provision of quiet background music to catering for DJ sets and even live concerts, with audio inputs as well as outputs distributed throughout the entire complex. In the fierce competition, Electro-Voice’s distribution partner AMAC was able to prevail and secure the contract for this prestigious project.

Robe LEDBeam 100s for Red Bull Beat Battle

28/09/2012 - Production News

Johannesburg based rental company AV Unlimited supplied full technical production to show producers VWV for the finale of the recent Red Bull Beat battle competition. This was staged at the Bassline, downtown Johannesburg’s hottest live music venue, right in the heart of the City’s buzzing Newtown district, with eight top dance crews battling it out for the title, and Robe LEDBeam 100s providing a perfect lightweight lighting effects solution.

Eclipse Mixes Roberto Alagna in Kazan, Russia

28/09/2012 - Production News

Internationally renowned French tenor Roberto Alagna recently opened the second International Kazan Autumn Opera Festival with a stunning performance alongside Bolshoi Theatre soloist Venera Gimadieva, accompanied by the Tatarstan state symphony orchestra conducted by Alexander Sladkovsy. Held against the impressive backdrop of the Kazan Agriculturalists Palace, thousands of spectators braved the rain to enjoy what turned out to be a wonderful event, despite the inclement weather conditions. Innovason distributor Imlight (who also have a rental division) was charged with handling the AV requirements. At the heart of the PA system was an Eclipse GT digital mixing console handling the FoH mix.

Renegade Creates Fabulous Video Sculpture Entrance at 100% Design

27/09/2012 - Project News

Nick Gray, from London based visual design practice Renegade created a stunning 50 metre long video sculpture for the entranceway of the 2012 100% Design exhibition at Earls Court.

Sennheiser Catches Coldplay

27/09/2012 - Production News

Touring a mixture of arenas and stadiums in Europe and North America since the later part of 2011, Coldplay’s desire to get close to their fans in such large venues could have caused a number of problems for their wireless monitor systems. But with Sennheiser’s high quality customer support, a bespoke solution ensures that the band never miss a beat.

HK Audio's Lucas Nano 300 gets its own Website

27/09/2012 - Equipment News

With unbelievable Size, unbelievable Power, and unbelievable Options – Lucas Nano 300 is one of the most exciting HK Audio products ever say the cokpany.

Martin Cracks the Code for Consistent LED Color

27/09/2012 - Equipment News

In a newly released video, Martin Professional reveals how the company has solved the persistent problem of uneven colors across LEDs. Product Manager Jonathan Meineke explains how Martin achieves color consistency straight out of the factory using LED color calibration. Take a sneak peek into Martin’s state-of-the-art factory and calibration system at

XL Events Provides Slick Technical Solution for Port of Felixstowe Roadshow

27/09/2012 - Production News

XL Events provided audio and projection in a very neatly tailored technical package for a recent UK Roadshow presented by the Port of Felixstowe.

Bristol Theatre Royal Reopens Following Major Refurb Assisted by Charcoalblue

27/09/2012 - Project News

Bristol’s historic Theatre Royal has reopened its newly refurbished auditorium to rapturous applause following a £12million redevelopment, which drew on the expertise of design consultancy Charcoalblue LLP.

DiGiCo SD7 Takes MDNA with Madonna

27/09/2012 - Production News

Madonna’s MDNA Tour, currently wowing sold out stadiums and arenas across several continents, features 11 musicians, 22 dancers, multiple costume changes, ground breaking graphics and an audio system that includes two DiGiCo SD7s at Front of House and another on monitors.

Two New Funktion One Products Launched

27/09/2012 - Equipment News

The F215 Mk2 from Funktion One offers amazingly well defined bass from a compact enclosure; bringing new power, clarity and output to an important yet often disregarded area of the frequency spectrum. Utilising similar bass loading technology to Funktion One’s highly regarded F218, with a Funktion One high performance driver specification and an overall tuning for more impact, the F215 Mk2 delivers outstanding mid/upper bass performance. It can be used as a main stand-alone bass enclosure for smaller systems or combined with other Funktion One bass enclosures to form the beating heart of larger systems. The vertically stacked arrangement of the two horns, birch ply construction and optional robust wheels make for a durable, convenient and high performance package.

Avolites Ltd set to impress at LDI in Las Vegas

27/09/2012 - Event News

With over 8,000 events professionals, hailing from 72 countries, expected to visit October’s Live Design International (LDI), lighting control masters, Avolites Ltd, is set to impress.

Reproduced Sound 2012: Auralisation – Designing with Sound

27/09/2012 - Event News

Auralisation – designing with sound will be the theme of this year’s Reproduced Sound conference, which takes place on November 14-16 at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton.

Philips Selecon Sponsors Stage Lighting Master Class in South Africa

27/09/2012 - Event News

Philips Selecon is to sponsor this year’s Stage Lighting Master Class (SLMC) event in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Grant Bales-Smith, sales manager for Strand Selecon Europe, will join event host and international lighting designer, Declan Randall, South African lighting designer Mannie Manim with renowned New York-based lighting designer Richard Pilbrow completing the expert panel.

Sennheiser Presents new Assistive Listening Solution

26/09/2012 - Equipment News

With the EKI 830 bodypack receiver, audio specialist Sennheiser ensures that users with a hearing impairment can enjoy superior sound quality at cultural, entertainment or business events. The receiver brings all the features and advantages of private hearing aids to the field of professional events. With this new product, Sennheiser is helping theatres, cinemas and opera houses as well as conference and congress centres to offer their guests optimum audio support.

Chaos Visualises at London Fashion Week

26/09/2012 - Production News

Chaos Visuals have been a constant presence at London Fashion Week twice a year for the last three years providing screens, playback, operators and technical support. Everything about this show is world-class: fashion design, hi-tech shows that wow the celeb audiences and run to time (quite a feat in the catwalk world) and in settings that other cities can only dream of. The neoclassical delight, Somerset House is exactly that; a piece of eighteenth century London that provides a delicious backdrop to the week’s proceedings.

Sennheiser’s High Fibre Diet

26/09/2012 - Equipment News

Sennheiser has introduced two new products which are designed to enable remote receiving aerials for radio microphone to be placed at much greater distances than previously possible. Bringing major benefits to applications like sporting broadcasts, they have the ability to make the life of OB companies a lot easier.

LD Lee Rose Turns to MAC Aura for 2012 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

26/09/2012 - Production News

The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Labor Day Telethon is a time-honored television tradition in the U.S. The 2012 edition, renamed MDA Show of Strength, featured a new format with LD Lee Rose of Design Partners turning to the Martin MAC Aura as a key element of the lighting design.

Robe Selected for Teen Choice Awards Lighting

26/09/2012 - Production News

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards buzzed with extra excitement and anticipation this year … complete with an impressive live line-up including Flo Rida, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepson and many more joining hosts Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Bulgarian Beach Bar Upgrades with Martin Audio AQ

25/09/2012 - Project News

A Martin Audio sound reinforcement system has been fitted in La Playa Bar in the seaside resort of Varna, on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.

“Gorgeous” impression X4’s Stun Celebs at VMA Awards

25/09/2012 - Production News

Celebrating his fifth year of lighting the MTV Video Music Awards, experienced LD Tom Kenny kept up his pledge of always trying to use new lighting technology in order to animate Florian Wieder’s other-worldly landscape set.

SGM LED Packs Blast into Life in Germany

25/09/2012 - Production News

dB Technologies Deutschland, the SGM German distributor, has announced the sale of the first 300 SGM P-5 LED washlights to some of the country’s leading rental companies.

Jands Vista L5 Controls Multi-Media Experience at 5LINX International Training Event

25/09/2012 - Production News

A Jands Vista L5 media and lighting control console, running the latest Vista v2 software, was used by designer Geoffrey Platt to help deliver US telecoms company 5LINX Enterprises’ corporate vision to over 8,000 sales delegates.

Coda Audio LA-12 Delivers Eastern Promise

25/09/2012 - Production News

Since being founded in 1992 by brothers Mazen and Rawad Saad, Sound on Stage has grown to become one of the Middle East’s leading event production companies. This year the company needed to add a new audio system to its inventory and, after auditioning several types, invested in a Coda Audio Airline LA-12.

Orbital Announces "Mixing Musicals" Training Course Dates for October

25/09/2012 - Standards News

Orbital’s exciting new course for aspiring theatre sound operators will take place on 23-24 October in London.

Green Hippo Distributor Days a Success

25/09/2012 - Event News

On September 6 and 7 Hippotizer distributors came together from different countries to preview the latest software and catch up with the latest developments of Green Hippo over the past year. From office refurbishments to version 3.2, distributors went through a two-day run down of all things Green Hippo.

Green Hippo at PLASA with Ice Cream on Tap

25/09/2012 - Event News

Just over two weeks since it all ended, the highs from the PLASA Show are still running through the office at Green Hippo. With another successful event, the team was excited to showcase a year’s worth of development during a fantastic four- day tradeshow.

Martin Service Keeps BT Tower LED Screen Shining Bright

25/09/2012 - Project News

The much talked about, 360-degree information screen atop the BT Tower in London, made up of Martin Professional LC Plus Series LED panels, gets a visit from the Martin Service Department each month, and has done so ever since debuting over 1000 days ago.

Le Mark's MagTape on Tour with David Essex

25/09/2012 - Production News

Legendary singer, actor and composer David Essex is back on the road in the eagerly awaited David Essex Rock Tour 2012. Supporting the rigging and production team throughout the 34 venue tour will be Le Mark's world renowned MagTape Professional Gaffer Tapes. Designed for the demanding tour and events industry, MagTape gaffer tape offers incredible flexibility and durability ideal for the varied rigorous environments encountered when on tour.

Le Maitre Appoints New Global CEO

25/09/2012 - People News

The focus of Le Maitre Pyrotechnics and Special Effects on its US operation and its commitment to the North American market has now been further underlined by the recent appointment of a new global CEO – Rob Brenner – who will oversee both the UK and US companies. Brenner is based in the US and will also be president of Le Maitre USA LLC.

AC-ET Announced as Exclusive UK Distributor for Griven

25/09/2012 - Business News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. was officially announced as the exclusive UK distributor for Italian manufacturer Griven’s innovative, high quality LED lighting solutions at PLASA 2012, held at Earls Court, London. AC-ET brings to the table its extensive specialist LED lighting knowledge, experience and customer base in the key entertainment, architectural and architainment sectors serviced by Griven. Their innovative product range further complements AC-ET’s extensive portfolio of premium LED brands, enabling the company to offer an even wider choice of solutions to suit different applications.

Legendary Union: grandMA2 tours with Mötley Crüe and KISS

25/09/2012 - Production News

Iconic rock bands Mötley Crüe and KISS teamed for a North American tour and took a grandMA2 full-size along for the ride that is being used to program and control lighting and video on 44 shows, which are drawing huge crowds coast to coast. Sooner Routhier, Robert Long (SRae Productions) and Patrick Whitley are the lighting and production designers for the tour.

Philips Entertainment New Products Attract Positive Response at PLASA

25/09/2012 - Event News

The 2012 PLASA Show in London saw the teams from Philips Entertainment brands Vari-Lite, Strand Lighting and Selecon each introduce a number of exciting new products to the industry. In addition Philips Entertainment launched Showline, a range of dynamic feature rich, LED luminaires providing professional performance, exceptional feature sets and one common user interface.

DPA Chosen for Intimate Ballet Experience

25/09/2012 - Production News

To mark her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, the English National Ballet recently completed a series of 14 sell-out performances at the new 500-seat Theatre at The Concourse Performing Arts Centre in Sydney, Australia.

New ETC Lighting System for Moscow’s Theatre of Nations

25/09/2012 - Project News

Few theatres around the world have such a long, rich and tumultuous history as the State Theater of Nations in Moscow, Russia. It stands as a testament to the importance of the arts, having survived many challenges. A recent large-scale renovation means the theatre’s tough times are a thing of the past, and an equipment upgrade – including a new lighting system starring an ETC Eos lighting control desk and Source Four luminaires – prepares the Theatre of Nations for a promising future.

XL Video UK Stocks New Barco 26K and 40K Projectors

25/09/2012 - Equipment News

Following the recent news of XL Video Group’s investment in 66 new high brightness projectors from Belgium’s Barco, XL Video UK now has the first of these units available for rental.

CAST Software releases wysiwyg R29

25/09/2012 - Equipment News

CAST Group of Toronto, Canada has just released the latest version of its industry standard and pre-visualisation suite, wysiwyg R29, which is available to download from the Members ONLY section of the CAST website.

Arizona State University’s Wells Fargo Arena Goes for Danley

25/09/2012 - Project News

The Wells Fargo Arena is the home of Arizona State University’s basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and wrestling teams. At six stories high and with over 10,000 seats, it also hosts concerts, graduation ceremonies, and other events. Over its nearly forty years of service, the Wells Fargo Arena has had several sound reinforcement systems, all of which lacked power and were unintelligible to one degree or another. But that changed recently, when the school raised funds for a whirlwind renovation project that resulted in a new system centered on Danley Sound Labs full-range loudspeakers and subwoofers. The new system conveys impressive bass and highly-intelligible speech.

RSD's SoundMan-Server key element in North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ New Nature Research Center

24/09/2012 - Project News

The Nature Research Center (NRC) wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences dazzled visitors at its recent opening with its array of unique interactive exhibits and experiences featuring audio-visual systems.

W-DMX in Control at the 5th TAFISA World Sport for All Games

24/09/2012 - Production News

W-DMX recently took control at the 5th TAFISA World Sport for All Games held in Siauliai, Lithuania. Some 1,200 athletes from over 60 countries and regions participated in traditional games and sports (TSG) from all over the globe.
The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) is the leading international Sport for All organization. Held every four years, the week-long Games are a vibrant and entertaining experience, offering a unique opportunity for the public to discover the traditional and contemporary games and sports of cultures from across the globe.

Eclipse takes fantastic journey into Futuroscope

24/09/2012 - Production News

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the hugely popular French multimedia theme park, Futuroscope, near Poitiers in the department of Vienne, 1000 choristers from 40 different choirs, four soloists and a 40-piece philharmonic orchestra from the University of Poitiers gave an open-air performance of the epic "Dogora" in front of nearly 10,000 people on September 1. Written and composed by Etienne Perruchon, Dogora tells the story of an imaginary nomadic people.

Robe Gets The Idol Treatment Again in SA

24/09/2012 - Production News

Award winning lighting designer Joshua Cutts from Visual Frontier designed lighting and video for the current series of Idols SA, with Robe moving lights featuring prominently in the rig, helping to create all the drama and excitement associated with the popular TV series.

Clay Paky PLASA Success

24/09/2012 - Event News

Besides being one of the main PLASA sponsors, Clay Paky organized several activities at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which played host to the historic London show for the last time.

CADAC Ships CDC Four: the Compact Console with CADAC Sound

24/09/2012 - Equipment News

The CADAC CDC Four is rolling off of the production line. Now in full production and shipping to CADAC distributors around the world, the CDC Four is a compact digital console that features 16 genuine CADAC analogue mic pre amps with gain control, fully emulated CADAC EQ, and an expandable input count of up to 64 inputs with a dedicated stage rack.

Event Projection Leaps Forward with Coemar Ledko from White Light

24/09/2012 - Production News

Event Projection specializes in one-of-a-kind productions. From product launches and museum exhibits to music videos and corporate events, the AV and lighting hire company has a history of unique and distinctly varied projects. So when they were looking to expand their lighting hire stock, they turned to entertainment lighting specialist White Light to find just the right equipment to suit their varied needs. The company chose the latest technology from Coemar – the LEDko P 3200K, available in the UK exclusively through White Light.

XL Video Supplies Video Magic for Deadmau5 at iTunes festival

24/09/2012 - Production News

XL Video supplied Stealth LED screens as part of a spectacular specials package for Canadian electro artist / producer Deadmau5’s highly visual performance at the 2012 iTunes festival, staged at London’s Roundhouse venue.

MDG Appoints ULA Group as New Exclusive Distributor for Australia

24/09/2012 - Business News

MDG has announced the appointment of ULA Group as its new exclusive distributor for Australia.

PLASA Success: MilTec’s Innovative Approach to Design

24/09/2012 - Event News

MilTec (UK) Ltd and UK distributor MT-Pro Ltd. reported a busy PLASA with visitors to the stand right from the moment the show opened.

Klark Teknik Launches Most Powerful Digital Audio Network Solution Yet

24/09/2012 - Equipment News

Signal processing master Klark Teknik has launched its pioneering DN9610 AES50 multichannel digital audio network connector.

Top Marks for Danish School of Engineering

24/09/2012 - Project News

The Aarhus University School of Engineering in Denmark recently moved to the city district of Katrinebjerg, the centre of information technology in Aarhus, and sought to announce its new domicile by dynamically illuminating panes of laminated glass on the building’s façade.

Avolites Media’s Sapphire Media Infinity Wins PLASA Innovation Award

24/09/2012 - Event News

The Avolites Media Sapphire Media Infinity video control system has been awarded a PLASA Award for Innovation.

Anolis Illuminates London’s Shell Centre

24/09/2012 - Project News

Anolis ArcPad Xtreme fixtures have been installed in a permanent lighting scheme to illuminate the front façade of London’s Shell Centre, a landmark building along the Jubilee Gardens stretch of the city’s South Bank, and a distinctive backdrop to the London Eye.

Glen Harris Joins QSC Audio Products

24/09/2012 - People News

QSC has announced the appointment of Glen Harris (pictured) to the newly created post of QSC business development manager for the Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME) region.

New Le Mark Floors Break Records at PLASA 2012

21/09/2012 - Event News

Drawing interest from some of the world's most renowned dance venues and dancing professionals, the official launch of Le Mark's new vinyl and sprung dance floor range resulted in the highest level of interest ever recorded in Le Mark's exhibiting history.

Robert Juliat Appoints Venuetech as New Distributor for Middle East

21/09/2012 - Business News

Robert Juliat has announced the appointment of Venuetech as its new distributor for the Middle East region.

Martin M1 Lighting Desk of Choice on Global Gathering

21/09/2012 - Production News

Martin Professional’s M1 lighting controller was used to control a large moving head rig on the main stage at the 2012 Global Gathering festival at England’s Long Marston Airfield in late July.

Totally Aurasome E3 Trade Show!

21/09/2012 - Event News

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is the global video game industry’s leading event with a tagline of Innovation Unveiled, which happens to also be an appropriately fitting description of the Martin LED lighting innovation hanging above visitor’s heads.

See the new Soundcraft Si Performer Console and JBL VTX System at Adlib in Liverpool Next Week

21/09/2012 - Event News

If you didn't make it down to PLASA or would like to get a closer look at the new products from Soundcraft and JBL, HARMAN UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd and Adlib Solutions will be presenting Open Days at Adlib in Liverpool on 26th and 27th September 2012. The events will include hands on demonstrations of the new Soundcraft Si Performer console and the PLASA 2012 Innovation Award-winning JBL VTX next-generation concert array system alongside a number of seminar presentations.

JBL Professional STX800 Series Portable Loudspeakers Now Shipping

21/09/2012 - Equipment News

Sound Technology has announced immediate UK shipping of the new JBL STX800 Series portable loudspeakers. Designed to bridge the gap between lighter-duty portable PA speakers and full-size tour sound systems, the six STX800 passive loudspeaker models combine exceptional sound quality with rugged, travel-friendly construction, extreme power handling capability and integration with Crown's VRack amplifier V5 level processing and HARMAN JBL HiQnet Performance Manager software.

SXS Selects iLive for Modelling TV Show

21/09/2012 - Production News

SXS Events has selected an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system from its hire stock to manage audio requirements on the ‘Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model’ TV show.

Consequent Developments: New MA Lighting Products Received Much Praise for New onPC Tools and Additions

21/09/2012 - Event News

The 2012 PLASA show saw MA Lighting première the MA onPC fader wing, the MA 4Port Node and the MA 8Port Node as well as the presentation of the MA onPC command wing after its introduction to the market at this year’s Prolight+Sound. A further première was the presence of MA Lighting on the booth of its new UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions.

MilTec with LED Batten/CycWash System

21/09/2012 - Equipment News

MilTec has shown that the simplest solutions are often the best with its CycWash system, based on the LED Batten2.

APG Gets Real in China with CCTV

21/09/2012 - Production News

I Want to Perform at the Spring Festival Gala Evening has proved to be one of China’s most popular reality TV shows. The Spring Festival Gala Evening, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012, is the highest rated TV show in China, attracting 770 million viewers last January. Aired on CCTV (National Chinese TV) on the Chinese New Year’s Eve, the Gala Evening features performances from China’s best artists across a range of genres – dance, circus, Beijing Opera, magic, comedy and more. For the first time last year, it was decided to hold a series of competitions (similar to Britain’s Got Talent) to enable the public to have their chance at participating alongside the stars. For this year’s series of competitions which were filmed during July at the XingGuang Media Park in Beijing, CCTV turned to APG distributor BV Cam to supply and install a Uniline compact modular line array system and SMX15/DX Series monitor system for the duration of the filming.

XR 800 Raises the Bar in Power, Versatility and Silent Running

21/09/2012 - Equipment News

The XR 800 Spot from PR Lighting uses the latest Philips MSR Platinum 35 lamp — and 800W light source that not only produces an extremely bright light, but a wide zoom range from 7.5° to 50°.

XR 300 Beam II Uses New Philips Platinum 15R

21/09/2012 - Equipment News

The new XR 300 Beam from PR Lighting is an intelligent moving head fixture, with rotating body, which uses the 300W Philips MSD Platinum 15R (8,000K) as its source.

PR Lighting XR 200 Beam Boasts Amazing Output-to-Size Ratio

21/09/2012 - Equipment News

The new Philips Platinum 5R beam moving head is at the heart of PR Lighting’s latest automated stage light, the XR 200 BEAM.

Randy Wade to Head Up SGM in US

21/09/2012 - People News

SGM A/S has announced the appointment of Randy Wade to head up its US operation.

Mikael Uddh to Set Up SGM Sweden

21/09/2012 - Business News

SGM A/S has recruited the experienced Mikael Uddh to handle the Danish manufacturer’s unique portfolio of LED products on an exclusive basis, under the newly-formed SGM Sweden.

TTA Appoints 2M Audio GmbH as Exclusive Swiss Distributor

21/09/2012 - Business News

TTA has further strengthened its European distribution network with the appointment of 2M Audio GmbH as its exclusive Swiss distributor.

Book Now for Black Light Autumn Training Courses

21/09/2012 - Standards News

Black Light has announced its autumn training line-up. The three courses will provide an opportunity to get hands-on experience of some of the most exciting and sophisticated lighting equipment on the market. Expert tuition will be provided on technology and software from industry leaders, Avolites, Vectorworks and Zero 88.

MLA Compact Keeps Parkteatern Festival Sound Inside the Amphitheatre

21/09/2012 - Production News

DM Audio’s Martin Audio MLA Compact was quickly in action within two days of being derigged from an RPSO concert — across Stockholm at the Maritime Museum. This time a similarly-configured 12 elements per side rig was fielded at the Vitabergsparken (White Mountains) for the annual Parkteatern Festival (staged by Stockholm City Theatre). This consists of four weeks of entertainment in the open air amphitheater.

Adlib Designs and Supplies Lighting and Sound to Four Creamfields 2012 Arenas

20/09/2012 - Production News

Adlib Solutions' specialist design division, led by award winning LD Ian Tomlinson, created lighting production designs for four arenas at the 2012 Creamfields Festival. The Liverpool based technical production company also supplied lighting and sound equipment and crew for these areas.

Adlib Commits to New Si Performer — and Further Vi6s

20/09/2012 - Production News

Adlib has made a major commitment to Soundcraft digital control, following up its purchase of three new Vi6 consoles earlier this summer by placing a further order with UK/Eire distributors Sound Technology Ltd for four of the ground-breaking new Si Performer digital consoles at this year’s PLASA Show.

PLM Series Gives Maximum Power and Processing for Maximaal Hollands

20/09/2012 - Production News

For any company to invest in an amplifier platform, it has to be sure that whatever make and model they go for will offer the reliability and flexibility required for the modern touring environment. Lab.gruppen’s PLM Series, which come with integrated Lake Processing, ticks all the boxes for companies like Hoevenaars LGV in Holland.

DiGiCo SD Consoles Tour With Swedish Superstar

20/09/2012 - Production News

Multi-award winning Swedish folk rock singer Lars Winnerbäck has spent the summer of 2012 on tour in Scandinavia. Relying on his trusted audio engineers to pick the very best equipment available, the tour has featured two DiGiCo consoles.

Martin‘s PLASA 2012 a Rewarding Affair!

20/09/2012 - Event News

First the champagne flowed at the Martin Professional stand at Earl’s Court in London in celebration of the company’s 25th Anniversary, then it flowed again a short time later when the MAC Viper Profile won a PLASA Award for Innovation, in which it was pronounced “a new benchmark for automated lighting spots." And all that before the real party got started at a special VIP event held at live music venue Under the Bridge.

Stage Electrics’ New Manchester Show Leads Expanded Autumn Exhibition Schedule

20/09/2012 - Event News

Now in its 10th year, Stage Electrics’ regional UK lighting, audio and video exhibition schedule kicks off in October with its inaugural Manchester Exhibition at the Royal Northern College of Music on 3rd October.

The Pixel Depot Launches to Provide One Stop Shop for LED Display Solutions

20/09/2012 - Business News

displayLED has revealed its state-of-the-art showroom and industry resource, designed to be Europe's most comprehensive collection of LED video displays. Featuring the latest in innovative LED products from leading manufacturers, The Pixel Depot opened this September at the company’s headquarters near Dorking, attracting hundreds of decision makers across the AV rental and installation markets.

Dirty Rigger Sales Increase by Nearly 30%

20/09/2012 - Business News

Following an incredible PLASA 2012 exhibition in London's Earls Court, Dirty Rigger saw an unprecedented increase in sales of over 28% compared to PLASA 2011.

Yamaha CL5 To The Rescue With SSE

20/09/2012 - Project News

A major refurbishment of the Rescue Rooms, part of the Nottingham Rock City venue complex, has seen the first UK installation of a Yamaha CL5 digital mixing console. Supplied and installed by SSE Audio Group, the CL5 gives performers and their engineers the benefits of the very latest digital mixing technology.

Midas Presents Malawian Arts Festival with VeniceU Console

19/09/2012 - Production News

The closing day of yet another successful PLASA show is never a quiet one for Midas. Following a frenetic four days that saw the company host demos and on-stand training alongside European and Worldwide product launches, Midas gifted a newly launched VeniceU to Will Jameson, director of Malawi’’s Lake of Stars arts festival.

Bolshoi Theatre installs largest RTS Stage-manager Intercom System Worldwide

19/09/2012 - Project News

Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre is not only the best-known and largest venue for operatic and ballet productions in Russia, but is numbered also among the most important and celebrated theatres in the world. In fact, since the opening in 1780 of what was initially the Petrovka Theatre, it has been in the eyes of ballet lovers the world over the very symbol of Russian culture. In over 230 years of existence, it’s survived wars, revolutions and even catastrophic fires. And now, after a six-year programme of renovation, the Bolshoi Theatre is more imposing than ever.

Penn-Elcom Enjoys Good PLASA 2012

19/09/2012 - Event News

Leading flightcase and speaker cabinet solutions specialist Penn Elcom showed its latest ideas and technologies at the PLASA 2012 exhibition, Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, London, for the first time with all key brands in the Group based on a single booth.

Tait Wins PLASA Innovation Award for Pixel Tablet

19/09/2012 - Event News

Last week saw TAIT take home a coveted Innovation Award at the PLASA show in London for the TAIT pixel tablet. Frederic Opsomer and Carol Scott accepted the award for the piece of technology which has transformed the face of conventional 2D video in 2012.

PLASA 2012 enjoys fitting end to Earls Court Era

19/09/2012 - Event News

PLASA reports a successful final chapter of the show's history at Earls Court, with high quality visitor attendance, a hugely popular Professional Development Programme and a vibrant out-of-hours social schedule - a fitting end to an era before the show begins anew at ExCel London in 2013.

Robe Award-Winning Innibos Festival

19/09/2012 - Production News

Robe moving lights were again at the hub of the lighting action for a Main Stage design by Johan Ferreira from JSF Productions at the popular 2012 Innibos Festival in South Africa. The festival recently won a KykNET Fiestas Award for 2011’s Best Festival.

White Light Says "YES!" to Lucozade’s Festival Tour

19/09/2012 - Production News

In a summer to remember, Lucozade’s YES! Arena played host to many exciting moments. For the YES! Arena festival tour, Lucozade teamed up with five of the biggest music festivals in the UK - to provide high energy music, fun in the sun, and an experience that festival goers are not soon to forget. Entertainment lighting specialist White Light was tapped by brand experience agency TRO to provide lighting, rigging, staging, and power to the Lucozade YES! Arena festival tour.

Electrosonic Appoints Marc Cooke as Director of Operations EMEA

19/09/2012 - People News

Electrosonic, an international audio-visual systems integration and service solutions company, has announced the appointment of Marc Cooke (pictured) as director of operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Cooke will be responsible for all operational activities across the Corporate, Control Rooms and Entertainment markets. He has also been appointed a member of the EMEA Leadership Team.

ETC app helps Light Relief

19/09/2012 - Business News

With international sales of ETC’s iRFR application for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and the new aRFR application for Android devices now approaching 4,500, the company this year presented Light Relief with a cheque for an amazing £16,855 as the UK charity’s share of the profits.

Katielli Theater Choses t&mSystems Sound Solution

18/09/2012 - Project News

Opened in 2010, the Katielli Theater in Datteln, Germany, is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for actor, singer and dancer, Bernd Julius Arends. Since opening it has proved a favoured venue among artists, with many popular names from the German cabaret and musical community choosing to make appearances there.

iLive Systems Installed in Iconic Swiss Building

18/09/2012 - Project News

Two Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing systems have been purchased by The Goetheanum in Switzerland, global HQ for the Anthroposophical Movement, as part of an upgrade to its sound system.

MILOS Makes Impact at PLASA

18/09/2012 - Event News

Leading global aluminium trussing, roofing and staging specialist Milos enjoyed a highly successful PLASA exhibition at Earls’ Court in London, where it previewed its new Mobiltechlift range.

Midas Presents Britannia Row with ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ Award at PLASA

18/09/2012 - Event News

Midas Consoles has presented live audio specialists Britannia Row with a special ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ award for its incredible work on the Queen’s Jubilee Concert earlier in the year.

Philips Vari-Lite takes Centre Stage in Reykjavik City Theatre

18/09/2012 - Project News

The prestigious Reykjavik City Theatre is delivering new dynamic lighting options to designers of its varied program of productions with a brand new installation of Vari*Lite VL1100TS luminaires.

A.C. Special Projects Provide Full Technical Facilities for new Sidney Stringer Academy Theatre

18/09/2012 - Project News

A.C. Special Projects (ACSP) Ltd. have designed, supplied and installed complete technical facilities for the Sidney Stringer Academy’s (SSA) state-of-the-art new theatre in Coventry, UK.

L-Acoustics Announces ARCS WIDE and ARCS FOCUS Demo Schedule

18/09/2012 - Event News

Following the enthusiastic response to its new ARCS WIDE and ARCS FOCUS systems, which made their debut at InfoComm in June, L-Acoustics has announced the kick-off of a busy global demo schedule beginning in mid-September.

Claus Spreyer Joins Robert Juliat as Sales Director

18/09/2012 - People News

Robert Juliat has announced the arrival of Claus Spreyer (pictured) as its new sales director.

Stageco lifts a PLASA Award for Innovation 2012

18/09/2012 - Event News

Stageco was formally recognised for the development of its Arena Lift with a PLASA Award for Innovation at the recent PLASA Show in London.

ETC Source Four LED spotlight wins PLASA 2012 Award for Sustainability

18/09/2012 - Event News

ETC's new Source Four LED luminaire has won the prestigious Award for Sustainability at this year's PLASA 2012 show in London, against some strong competition.

CADAC joins UK distributor’s premium brand offering for live sound sectors at PLASA

18/09/2012 - Business News

CUK Audio launched its dedicated live sector distribution division – CUK Live – at PLASA, based around its three core live sound brands Clair Bros, Powersoft and CADAC.

National Theatre Invests in New Kinesys DigiHoist Control

17/09/2012 - Project News

London’s Royal National Theatre has invested in two new eight-channel Kinesys DigiHoist controllers for its Cottesloe Theatre venue. The DigiHoists were specified by the National Theatre’s rigging resources supervisor, Matthew Wheeler. The National Theatre (as it is generally known) is one of the UK’s two most prominent public funded theatres, and is located on the South Bank of the Thames in central London.

Jands Stage CL leads the way in simple LED control at PLASA 2012

17/09/2012 - Equipment News

Jands have created a console designed specifically for LED fixtures. The Stage CL provides 12 direct fixture control channels, powerful yet simple storing and a touch-screen interface, all packaged in compact and elegant chassis you can carry in one hand.

5 Star Enjoys Successful PLASA 2012

17/09/2012 - Event News

5 Star Cases - Europe’s leading flightcase manufacturer – reports yet another successful PLASA exhibition in London.

A Sparkling Night Out at the 5th Knight of Illumination Awards

17/09/2012 - Event News

Hundreds of lighting professionals donned their finest outfits and put on their dancing shoes for the fifth Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI), held in London on September 10.

Twenty four days on the front line for d&b

17/09/2012 - Production News

A nexus of performance art, Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) provides a sustaining alternative to the relentless humour of the Fringe. Dance, drama, music, musical drama, and yes, even a little humour, is the breadth of what's available. With such variety, and a furious turn over where shows move in and out on an almost daily basis, it's an exhausting month for the stage crews and technicians. Yet Tom Zwitserlood, head of sound for the EIF, was heard to say: "For me, if anything, introducing V-Series at the festival has made life easier for us." He's talking about the premier appearance of the d&b audiotechnik V-Series medium size line array in Scotland, in particular its use at the Playhouse theatre, where it has sustained every show that has passed through in the hectic 24 days of the EIF.

Stagesafe Launches New Health & Safety Development Programme

17/09/2012 - Business News

Stagesafe, the leading UK health and safety consultancy and training providers have launched a new Health and Safety Development Programme to assist promoters, service companies and organisations fulfil their health and safety responsibilities, become legally compliant and develop the all important “health and safety culture” within their organisation. There is no single definition of “a safety culture”. It is a term best used to describe the way in which safety is managed in the workplace, and often reflects "the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to safety" without which most health and safety management systems are doomed to failure.

Showsec Awarded New Multi-Year Contract by Bestival

17/09/2012 - Business News

Showsec has been awarded a five year long term contract by Bestival organisers, Josie and Rob da Bank along with festival director Jim King to supply security to Bestival and sister show Camp Bestival.

Sennheiser Has It Sussed In Hyde Park

17/09/2012 - Production News

2012 has seen the highest profile series of concerts yet in London's Hyde Park, with regular events like Wireless and Hard Rock Calling festivals joined by a stop on Madonna's MDNA tour and the BT-sponsored London Live series of concerts celebrating a summer of sporting excellence. Sennheiser UK has become a regular fixture at the event. This year, they once again manned an on-site office to provide technical support, RF advice, spares and repairs.

Speed of Light: White Light Helps Create Innovative Arts Project

17/09/2012 - Project News

Entertainment lighting specialist White Light has been involved with what The Guardian newspaper has described as an ‘innovative art project’ – NVA’s Speed of Light, running in Edinburgh for the duration of this year’s Festival.

Optocore adds more rings to the London Olympics

17/09/2012 - Production News

The awe-inspiring — and completely distinctive — Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which spectacularly book-ended the London 2012 Olympics, was a triumph for the respective artistic directors, Danny Boyle and Kim Gavin.

SGM’S Secret is Out … the G-Spot Does Exist!

17/09/2012 - Equipment News

September 12, 2012 was the day that SGM’s Peter Johansen did his damnedest to upstage the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 5 and ECB banking reforms in one fell swoop.

Martin Audio Launch High-output XD Series at PLASA 2012

17/09/2012 - Equipment News

Martin Audio has provided a major boost to its touring and theatre portfolio, with the successful introduction of the new high-output XD Series at this year’s PLASA 2012 in London. This sets out to define the ultimate in performance and versatility for professional, fixed-dispersion, two-way loudspeaker systems.

Sparkling line up for Showlight 2013

17/09/2012 - Event News

With Showlight 2013 set in the Czech Republic, it is only right that among the first subjects to be announced for this event is Josef Svoboda, creator of the Svoboda light and the most influential scenographer of the 20th century. Christopher Baugh, Professor of Theatre at Hull University, met Svoboda at London’s National Theatre and is an expert on the man who was the first to use a light curtain and one of the first to combine lighting and projection.

All Action for Robe Celebrating Another Winning PLASA

17/09/2012 - Event News

Robe lighting enjoyed a fabulous and highly eventful PLASA 2012 exhibition at Earl’s Court in London.

The Pixel Depot Opens for Business

17/09/2012 - Equipment News

"The Pixel Depot is a most welcome new resource. It will be a real help to designers and specifiers because it allows direct comparisons between displays of different resolution and construction; and it also has the space to show many imaginative, not to say wacky, variations on the LED theme, from video floors to bendy screens," says Robert Simpson, founder director of Electrosonic.

Rosco’s Contributions to Light Relief Total $28,076

17/09/2012 - Event News

Several years ago, Rosco innovated the concept of “a colour that keeps on giving” and Rick Fisher created Supergel 313, Light Relief Yellow. Rosco committed to make a donation to Light Relief from the income generated by the sales of the colour. This year’s cheque presented by Mark Engel, Rosco’s CEO brought Rosco’s contribution to Light Relief to $28,076.

MAC Viper Profile Wins 2012 PLASA Award for Innovation

17/09/2012 - Event News

Martin Professional’s new MAC Viper Profile won an Award for Innovation Monday evening, September 10th, at the PLASA trade show in London, the second year in a row that Martin has walked away with a PLASA innovation accolade.

RATstands Introduces Duo and Trio to LED Light Range

17/09/2012 - Equipment News

RATstands have added two new lights - the DUO and TRIO - to their LED light range. The quality and advanced design make RATstands LED lights ideal for orchestras, theatres, performing arts centres, other performance venues and distinguished performers wanting the best music stand lights available.

Updated Edition of Industry Standard Book Released – Show Networks and Control Systems by John Huntington

13/09/2012 - Equipment News

Author, educator, and industry veteran John Huntington has released Show Networks and Control Systems, the completely updated and revised edition of his industry standard reference text, which was previously titled, Control Systems for Live Entertainment. The book includes an in-depth examination of the control and networking technology used in lighting, lasers, sound, stage machinery, animatronics, special effects, and pyrotechnics used in concerts, theme parks, theatre, themed retail, cruise ships, museums, interactive performing arts, and special events.

Adamson Chosen for Campbellsville Baptist Church

13/09/2012 - Project News

Campbellsville Baptist Church is located in a town by the same name. The town’s main street is lined with century old brick, stone, and iron buildings with Italianate architecture façades, the church also fits this classic description. The town of less than 10,000 residents also features a private University and holds an interesting record: *Campbellsville Industries (CI) ‘The Steeple People’ is the oldest and largest steeple and tower manufacturer in the United States. CI has over 15,000 installations located throughout the United States and Canada, and claims the record for the World’s largest prefabricated church steeple at 229' which can be found at the First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

Les Vieilles Charrues Festival Hangs 48 Adamson E15s for a Thundering Audience of 244,000

13/09/2012 - Production News

The largest annual festival in France takes place mid-July of every year, in Carhaix, Brittany. This year’s festival featured some very big names in music this year, artists such as Sting, Bob Dylan, Portishead, The Cure and Garbage to name a few performed on its main Glenmore stage, another five stages featured international and French artists from well-known to up and coming acts, including performance artists and theatre. The high profile names attracted a whopping 244,000 attendees over four days.

W-DMX Delivers a Stunning Display to the Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary

13/09/2012 - Production News

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge recently celebrated its 75th birthday, paying tribute to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. Thanks to W-DMX, tens of thousands of spectators experienced a magnificent and creative light show orchestrated from locations not reachable with cable.

ShowTex Named Winner of the Theatres Trust People's Choice Award at PLASA 2012

13/09/2012 - Event News

Koen Van Kerkhoven, managing partner of ShowTex, was presented with the Theatres Trust's sustainability award by PLASA's chief executive officer and director of events, Matthew Griffiths, for its Acoustic Baffle.

CAST BlackTrax Puts Focus on Knights of Illumination

13/09/2012 - Event News

For the first time, the prestigious Knights of Illumination Awards, hosted by Clay Paky, incorporated special new effects, much to the delight of both guests and organisers. The awards, which were held on Sunday 9th September at Battersea Evolution in London, honour the achievements in lighting design by the best in our industry and is attended by hundreds of talented and experienced lighting professionals.

Rosco’s Miro Cubes

13/09/2012 - Equipment News

Rosco has announced its joint venture partnership with The Black Tank, an advanced engineering group located north of Boston, MA to design, develop and distribute LED lighting fixtures to the entertainment and architecture markets.

Robe Olympic Torch is a Winner for Light Relief at PLASA

13/09/2012 - Event News

The Olympic Torch donated by Czech moving light manufacturer Robe lighting’s CEO Josef Valchar, was auctioned at the PLASA trade exhibition at Earl’s Court in London on Monday night, and won for £6,200 by leading European AV rental company, AED Rent. The proceeds are going to entertainment technology industry charity, Light Relief .

Symetrix Solus 16 Automixes St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church

12/09/2012 - Project News

The modest sanctuary of St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church in Anaheim, California is of an airy and lovely modernist design. It was at the height of architectural fashion when it was built in the late 1950s and has again come into vogue in the new century.

Adamson and Team 108 Provide Energia Seminar in Singapore

12/09/2012 - Event News

On August 29th and 30th Adamson and Team 108, Adamson's exclusive distribution for Southeast Asia, joined forces to host a two-day Asia Pacific Energia seminar and demo in the city state of Singapore. Team 108 based in Singapore, prepped all the logistics such as renting of spaces, providing the system, organizing transport and finding suitable lodging for all the attendees.

Sennheiser Pursues Perfection At PLASA 2012

12/09/2012 - Event News

Neatly summing up its mission to achieve the utmost excellence in every part of its business, Sennheiser came to PLASA 2012 with a bold statement of intent - The Pursuit Of Perfect Sound.

CAST BlackTrax Wins Gold Innovation Award at PLASA

12/09/2012 - Event News

CAST of Toronto, Canada has announced that its BlackTrax 6D tracking system won a Gold Innovation Award from PLASA, the Professional Lighting and Sound Association. Recipients of the Innovation Award must demonstrate a new style of thinking, improve technical practice, aid safety, or help with sustainability. It has been noted that BlackTrax achieves all of these.

DPA Microphones’ 4060 Miniature Capsule Mic Provides Discreet Clarity for Tony Award-Winning Musical Once

12/09/2012 - Production News

Once, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best New Musical, relies on DPA Microphones’ 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones to provide a transparent sound in a small, discreet capsule.

HHB Reports a Busy and Successful IBC 2012

12/09/2012 - Event News

Professional audio technology specialists HHB Communications is enjoying an eventful and extremely busy IBC 2012 as a result of introducing more new professional broadcast audio products than ever before.

Unique MADI Monitor Launched by 4HM

12/09/2012 - Event News

A new ‘World First’ MADI Audio and Status Monitor with format conversion is launched by 4HM at IBC. The latest addition to its expanding range of MADI products is called the MADI-MON and is a comprehensively featured 2U monitoring device with the additional benefit of including integral MADI to AES format conversion as standard.

Canford e-Catalogue is Industry First

12/09/2012 - Business News

Canford announced a new e-catalogue facility at IBC. The soon-to-be-available service provides customers with all the benefits of both a website and a paper catalogue. It is the first of its kind in the broadcast and pro-audio industry and permits the user to create and post orders and to download and print individual pages and sections of The Source, Canford’s 1500+ page catalogue. The users simply need to have internet access to exploit the innovation.

Electrosonic Announces Promotion of Sarah Joyce to Vice President EMEA

12/09/2012 - People News

Electrosonic has announced the promotion of Sarah Joyce to vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sarah was previously employed as general manager human resources, EMEA. Her promotion follows Ilari Anttila’s decision to leave the company to return to his home country of Finland. Sarah has also been appointed to the company’s global executive board.

2012 PLASA Awards for Innovation Announced

11/09/2012 - Event News

The PLASA Awards for Innovation, sponsored by AED Rent and Lighting&Sound, were presented at the PLASA Show in London yesterday evening, along with the announcement of the prestigious Gottelier Award.

And the Winner is…

11/09/2012 - Event News

On Monday 10 September, in front of a packed audience at the PLASA Awards Ceremony at Earls Court John Meyer was announced as the winner of the 2012 Gottelier Award.

Michael Northen Bursary 2012

11/09/2012 - Event News

Rachel Bottomley of Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) has won this year’s Michael Northen Bursary (MNB), picking up a £500 cash award.

Community Announces New VERIS 2 Series Loudspeakers

11/09/2012 - Equipment News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the second generation of their highly acclaimed VERIS (VERsatile Installation Systems) Series. VERIS 2 offers a new range of two-way, three-way, and subwoofer designs created for the most demanding installed sound reinforcement and playback applications.

Backstage Academy Announces PLASA Competition for Student Work Placement

11/09/2012 - Event News

Entertainment industry training centre Backstage Academy has launched an exclusive PLASA competition for one lucky student to win a week’s work experience at LS-Live, helping on the set build of a touring artist.

City Theatrical SHoW DMX To Be Distributed By Philips Color Kinetics

11/09/2012 - Business News

City Theatrical has announced that Philips Color Kinetics will now offer City Theatrical’s full line of SHoW DMX Neo wireless control solutions worldwide. This new distribution relationship makes it easy for Philips Color Kinetics customers to specify a full range of wireless DMX equipment for their entertainment and architectural installations. 

ETC Introduces the Source Four CE Dimmer

11/09/2012 - Equipment News

ETC Source Four luminaires are lighting designers’ favourite tools, chosen for their superior performance, cool beam and advanced optics. More than three million units – from Source Four jrs to PARs to Fresnels – are lighting up venues around the globe.

ETC Highlights New and Updated Products at PLASA 2012

11/09/2012 - Event News

ETC’s stand at PLASA 2012 this year was better than ever, with a range of new and updated products on demonstration.

NTP Technology Launches its Third Audinate Dante Product at IBC

11/09/2012 - Event News

NTP Technology has chosen IBC 2012 for the world première of the DAD AX32 pristine audio converter which features ultra flexible interface configuration and audio over IP using Audinate’s Award winning Dante technology.

Christie in PLASA Action — By Day and Knights

10/09/2012 - Event News

Examples from Christie’s huge projection portfolio will be seen at PLASA 2012 (London Earls Court, 9th-12th September) — both on the show floor and at the high profile collateral event, The Knights of Illumination.

CAST Brings New Products and Seminar to PLASA 2012

10/09/2012 - Event News

CAST is pulling out all the stops for PLASA 2012 with the début of four new products, plus an educational seminar. PLASA will be held at Earls Court in London, 9-12 September and CAST will be exhibiting in Stand 1-E27.

Cogent at PLASA 2012

10/09/2012 - Event News

Cogent Lighting will show a selection of its current LED solutions and products on the stand of the Cooper Controls Group at the PLASA exhibition in Earl’s Court, London. (Hall 1, booth E38).

CADAC Moves into Live and Rental Sectors with Launch of CUK Live at PLASA

10/09/2012 - Event News

CADAC moves firmly into the live sound sales and rental channels with the launch of CUK Live at PLASA. CUK Live is the new, dedicated live sector distribution division of CUK Audio being launched at this year’s exhibition. The division is built around the Glasgow based company’s three core live sound brands, CADAC, Powersoft and Clair Bros.

HHB Unveils New Mogami Mini Jack Cables at IBC 2012

10/09/2012 - Event News

Audio technology specialists HHB Communications has extended the ‘Cable for Life’ range of Mogami packaged products with the addition of high-quality Mini Jack cables.

HHB Named Master Distributor for DiGiCo’s UB MADI at IBC 2012

10/09/2012 - Event News

Professional audio technology specialists HHB Communications has been appointed the master distributor for DiGiCo’s UB MADI 2.0 USB device in the UK and Ireland.

HHB Announced as the Exclusive Distributor for Yellowtec in the UK and Ireland

10/09/2012 - Event News

HHB Communications is announcing its appointment as the exclusive distributor for Yellowtec in the UK and Ireland at IBC 2012 in Hall 8 on Stand 8.D56.

HHB Introduces Powerful Updates From TC Electronic and Dynaudio Professional at IBC 2012

10/09/2012 - Event News

HHB Communications is unveiling updates to both TC Electronics’ loudness metering and monitoring solutions and Dynaudio Professional’s loudspeakers at IBC 2012 in Hall 8 on Stand 8.D56.

Allen & Heath Launches New ICE-16 Audio Interface

10/09/2012 - Event News

Allen & Heath introduces a brand new product to its range at PLASA, the ICE-16, a 16 In/16 Out audio interface allowing performers and audio engineers to easily capture high quality multi-track recordings direct to a USB drive or interface to a computer.

DiGiCo Announces Official Facebook page

10/09/2012 - Business News

Back in 2009, for the launch of the SD9 (aka Red Snapper) leading digital console manufacturer, in typically tongue in cheek style, made its first foray into the world of social media with a fun Facebook page for the red fish of the family.

Robe Adds Even More Beauty to Miss Mississippi 2012 Pageant

10/09/2012 - Production News

Lighting designer Andre Huff specified Robe moving lights as core elements of his rig for the 2012 Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant held at the Vicksburg Convention Centre in front of a capacity audience of 2,000 people, and broadcast live on NBC’s affiliates in the state of Mississippi.

Yamaha Announces Updates For Dante Interface At PLASA 2012

10/09/2012 - Event News

PLASA 2012 sees Yamaha announce a new development which will make a very positive impact on users of the company’s PM5D, M7CL, LS9 consoles and DME series digital mixing engines. New updates for the Dante-MY16-AUD interface card will allow those devices to control the head amps on the company’s new Rio i/o rackmount interfaces.

XL Video On The Fringe in Edinburgh

10/09/2012 - Production News

XL Video supplied equipment across 25 Venues and supported 41 innovative shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, the world’s largest arts festival and a vibrant, international showcase for incisive new writing, directing and performing talent.

Christie 4K Solutions for Business on Display at IBC Europe

10/09/2012 - Event News

Meeting the growing demand for 4K projection outside of cinema applications, Christie announced the official launch of Christie Twist 4K at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2012. Designed for Christie 4K, 3-chip DLP projectors used in business applications, Christie Twist 4K enables the warping, blending and colour matching of multi-projector displays in large-screen, fixed installation applications including amusement parks, automotive designs, museums and planetariums that require exceptionally large images in a multi-channel (tiled) format.

Le Mark's New Sprung Floor Range Launches at PLASA 2012

10/09/2012 - Event News

At this year's PLASA Show in London's Earls Court, Le Mark will introduce two new compression sprung floors. Both of which have already received high praise from professional dance establishments throughout the UK.

Free MA Training Courtesy of Ambersphere Solutions

10/09/2012 - Event News

Product training is an integral part of the total support Ambersphere Solutions offers customers. And if proof were needed, come along to the Ambersphere stand (1-E36) at PLASA 2012 this week to pick up a free training voucher for the highly successful MA onPC command wing.

Olympic Park Live Runs with Cloud VTX-WM1 Web Cards

10/09/2012 - Production News

Park Live in the Olympic Park was created to provide the ultimate viewing experience for visitors to the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics.

Prism Projection Debuts New LED Lighting Products at PLASA and IBC

07/09/2012 - Event News

Prism Projection is expanding its RevEAL line of LED products with the début of three new luminaires: Profile Jr., Studio.3 Fresnel, and Studio.UV Fresnel. With its largest product launch to date, Prism will be débuting the fixtures in Europe at both the PLASA 2012 show in London as well as at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam. Prism Projection will be on Stand 2-P16 in the White Light Zone at PLASA 2012 from Sunday, September 9 – Wednesday, September 12 at Earls Court in London. For the IBC show, Prism will be on stand 9.C15 in Hall 9 along with Mac Tech LED. The IBC exhibition runs Friday, September 7 – Tuesday, September 11 at RAI Amsterdam.

Lightfactor at PLASA 2012

07/09/2012 - Event News

Lightfactor’s main focus at PLASA 2012 will be key new products offered by its dynamic array of premium distribution partners. Some of the most popular existing products will also be highlighted.

Adamson's Project Energia V2.5 Preset Library Released

07/09/2012 - Production News

North American loudspeaker manufacturer, Adamson Systems Engineering, has announced the introduction of Project Energia's V2.5 preset library.

Jands Stage CL Leads the Way in Simple LED Control at PLASA 2012

07/09/2012 - Event News

Jands has created a console designed specifically for LED fixtures. The Stage CL provides 12 direct fixture control channels, powerful yet simple storing and a touch-screen interface, all packaged in compact and elegant chassis you can carry in one hand.

Sapsis Rigging Improves School Safety with Fire Curtain Upgrades

07/09/2012 - Project News

When the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Penn., and the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., made renovations involving their theatre fire curtains this summer, they called on the expertise of Sapsis Rigging, Inc.

Making the Difference: The new MA 8Port Node and MA 4Port Node

07/09/2012 - Equipment News

With the increasing requirements of clients and designers in both fixed installations and events andconcerts, the need for sophisticated solutions for signal transportation and data distribution is inevitable. Also, latest technical developments and requirements have to be met.

Perfect Playback: MA onPC fader wing

07/09/2012 - Equipment News

With the MA onPC fader wing, MA Lighting meets the requests for a mobile control solution that supplies real faders and executors in connection with the free-of-charge grandMA2 onPC software.

Allen & Heath Launches Mini Broadcast Mixer

07/09/2012 - Event News

Allen & Heath will launch the XB-10 at PLASA, an ultra-compact broadcast mixer designed for a range of applications from small radio or internet broadcast studios, to college and university radios, podcasting and content creation.

Lake LM 26 Takes on Tomorrowland

07/09/2012 - Production News

Having started as a relatively small event in 2005, Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium has grown every year to become one of the biggest events of its kind in the world, with over 80,000 dance music fans spending three days on the dance floor with acts like Skrillex, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox, The Bloody Beetroots, Paul van Dyk, Fatboy Slim and Pendulum.

A Brighter Future for Saville

07/09/2012 - Business News

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide customers with the best in cutting edge presentation technology, Saville Audio Visual has just placed an order for 22 Christie LHD700 projectors. The investment is a major step in enhancing the hire stock available through the company’s 12 branches nationwide.

Take Home a Free Piece of London 2012 Memorabilia

07/09/2012 - Event News

Le Mark produced and printed the iconic London Street Map floor onto their high gloss black ‘Harmony’ performance stage flooring.

Dirty Rigger Expands in Poland

07/09/2012 - Business News

Dirty Rigger gained even further success from its new dealer support programme after a recent trip to visit new and existing dealers in Poland. The visit resulted in securing a new distribution deal with Warsaw based MILSO.

WORKproCA Loudspeakers Deliver Animal Magic at Zoom Torino

07/09/2012 - Project News

Zoom Torino is a zoological and family entertainment park in the north-west of Italy, dedicated to faithfully reproducing the habitat of exotic creatures for the benefit of both visitors and the animals alike. Yamaha amplifiers and WORKproCA loudspeakers have been installed in the visitor areas to help maximise the park’s educational value.

The Pope in Milan: Sound Reinforcement for Over a Million with Electro-Voice

07/09/2012 - Production News

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, visited Milan in June to attend the 7th World Meeting of Families. At the nearby Bresso Airport, the Pope celebrated the Feast of the Testimonies and High Mass with over a million believers. A stage the size of a church was constructed for the event, featuring a semi-transparent dome inspired by the windows of Milan Cathedral. The challenge posed to the sound reinforcement team involved not only reproducing the Pope’s words but also the sound of an orchestra and a choir of 1,500. The provision of sound reinforcement was the responsibility of the Milan-based service company M.M.S.

DHE Professional Purchase Extensive HK Audio COHEDRA Line Array System

07/09/2012 - Business News

Professional event services firm DHE Professional has invested in HK Audio's flagship COHEDRA line array system to provide professional quality sound for a range of high profile events.

New Advanced Technology Goes Wild for Ayrton WILDSUN

07/09/2012 - Equipment News

French entertainment lighting provider, New Advanced Technology (NAT), located 30km east of Paris, has just invested in no less than 375 units of Ayrton WILDSUN 500 K7 moving heads, following several tests and comparisons with other manufacturers’ models.

DPA Microphones Help the Fukada Tree to Bloom

07/09/2012 - Production News

Internationally renowned recording engineer and lecturer Akira Fukada made an enormous impact at the New York AES Convention in 1997 when he unveiled the Fukada Tree seven microphone arrangement – a totally new technique for recording orchestral music in surround sound for subsequent broadcast or CD release.

Clay Paky at Plasa 2012

06/09/2012 - Event News

Soon the PLASA show will take place in London. Clay Paky is one of the main Sponsors of the event and the company's participation to this important international exhibition has been prepared with greatest attention to details. Activities planned are:

Elation IP-Rated EPV375 HO "See-Through" LED Display Panel

06/09/2012 - Equipment News

Elation Professional’s new EPV375 HO LED Display Panel is the perfect tool for creating stunning see-through video effects at concerts, stage shows and special events – whether indoors or outdoors. Rated at IP65, the EPV375 HO is rugged enough to withstand wind, dust and rain, yet it’s also lightweight and easy to assemble into any desired screen size. And with 8,000-nit brightness, this semi-transparent 37.5mm-pixel-pitch panel will produce dazzling, high-contrast visuals anywhere, under any conditions.

Big Fat Quiz with RML

06/09/2012 - Production News

After too much food, drink and in the nicest possible way – time at home with all of the extended family! It’s great around the festive period when you can switch the TV on and all join in with a programme, which is why the Big Fat Quiz of the year has been so successful since it was first aired back in 2004.

coolux Announces Uncompressed Playback Editions

06/09/2012 - Equipment News

In addition to presenting the Pandoras Box Version 5.3 and the Widget Designer 4.0, coolux GmbH will announce new uncompressed SSD playback editions of the award winning Pandoras Box product family at the upcoming IBC and PLASA exhibitions.

Knifedge Designs "Without You" at Menier Chocolate Factory

06/09/2012 - Production News

Anthony Rapp’s emotional one-man show "Without You" has opened a three week London run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with production co-designed by Timothy Bird and Ellan Parry from Knifedge.

Zero 88 at PLASA 2012

06/09/2012 - Event News

Zero 88 will be celebrating their 40th anniversary at this year’s PLASA show. Come and help us celebrate on our stand with cakes and bubbly from 3pm onwards on both Monday and Tuesday afternoons (10 & 11 September) during the show on Cooper Controls stand – 1-E38.

XL Video Gets Jazzy at Montreux

06/09/2012 - Production News

XL Video supplied LED screens, media servers and control for the special Freak Out All Night Dance Party event at this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Showsec Delivers at the Preston Guild

06/09/2012 - Production News

Preston Guild, a summer-long series of events that happens just once every twenty years, saw Showsec draw on its wide-ranging experience to deliver tailored services for a variety of events encompassing different cultures, audience demographics and environments.

ProGuard Triple-Driver Reference In-Ear Monitors

06/09/2012 - Equipment News

ProGuard Hearing Protection has announced the release the P2+1 Triple Driver In-Ear Monitor system. Designed with the musician in mind the P2+1 delivers accurate reference quality audio monitoring.

Hitchcock’s Blackmail Restoration Receives BFI World Premiere with Christie

06/09/2012 - Production News

The BFI restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's silent masterpiece Blackmail was shown for the first time at a special outdoor screening at the British Museum, the location of the film's chilling chase sequence. The film was accompanied by an ensemble of 18 musicians, conducted by Timothy Brock, performing Neil Brand's specially arranged score.

Christie Brings 4K Technology to 56th BFI London Film Festival

06/09/2012 - Production News

Christie has announced that for the first time its 4K DLP Digital Cinema Projector platform will feature among the screenings at this year’s 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express; at the same time other popular Solaria Series 2K projectors will also be used in some of the participating cinemas.

RML for Meet The Parents

06/09/2012 - Production News

Alex Zane presents the new reality comedy show, where in each episode a poor unsuspecting guy has to try and last the whole night at his girlfriend’s parent’s house. What he doesn’t know is that he is being recorded by 30 hidden cameras! Now, this might sound easy, but all of the family members are actors, with very colourful characters! Thankfully, there are some fantastic prizes to win if he can just stay in the house!

Matt Cowles Joins Ambersphere’s Core Team

06/09/2012 - People News

Ambersphere Solutions has announced that Matt Cowles (pictured) has joined the company. Matt brings a wealth of industry experience as he begins his new role as technical sales for Ambersphere. Most recently he has been a business development manager for Stage Electrics, having previously built his knowledge as account manager in the live events division for the same company. Prior to that he was a product manager at Martin Professional.

DM Audio’s MLA Compact Makes Spectacular Classical Debut

06/09/2012 - Production News

For the 36th time, Stockholm’s classic fans assembled for the traditional picnic outside The Maritime Museum in the Gärdet district where the annual classical prom was presented by The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) conducted by Marc Soustrot.

Chroma-Q Unveil New LED Innovations and Brand Identity at PLASA

05/09/2012 - Event News

The Chroma-Q stand at PLASA 2012 (1-E8) will see the official worldwide launch of the new Studio Force Phosphor LED lighting range alongside the brand’s other recent LED, control, data distribution and lighting accessory solutions, which are designed for a wide range of entertainment, broadcast and architectural applications.

Blackwood Joins DiGiCo

05/09/2012 - People News

Simon Blackwood (pictured) has joined leading digital console manufacturer DiGiCo as business development director.

Projection Studio Takes Jubilee Spirit to Edinburgh Tattoo

05/09/2012 - Production News

Ross Ashton’s The Projection Studio once again entertained the sold-out crowds at Edinburgh Castle with stunning projected visuals for the spectacular 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Omniline: the Perfect Solution for new Spanish Congress Palace

05/09/2012 - Project News

The Congress Palace (Ciudad de Oviedo), which has opened in the heart of Spain’s Asturian capital, has already become a new symbol for its spectacular architecture.

PLASA 2012 Opens This Sunday!

05/09/2012 - Event News

At the end of an unrivalled summer of success, PLASA 2012 opens its doors for the very last time at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre on Sunday 9 September and with pre-registration figures already way ahead of last year’s, it's time to celebrate!

ShowTex Presents Ecological Stage Solution at PLASA Show 2012

05/09/2012 - Event News

The ShowTex Acoustic Baffle has been nominated for a Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award and a PLASA Innovation Award. This new flexible fabric panel is proof that stage technology and the environment can go hand in hand.

Great sound in Radisson Blu Royal hangs on Tannoy’s OCV Series pendant loudspeaker range

05/09/2012 - Project News

Prestigious global hotel chain Radisson Blu (formerly Radisson SAS) is a brand that is recognised worldwide for their hallmarks of quality and sophistication. The company ethos is to ‘create iconic buildings with individual interiors invoking an inviting, exciting ambiance’ and that philosophy is reflected in the stunning new interior of the Radisson Blu Royal in Bergen, Norway, which has just undergone a complete refurbishment.

Micworks Masterminds "Genius" Sound with KARA

05/09/2012 - Production News

Celebrating its milestone 80th season this year, Pageant of the Masters is an annual summer festival where life truly does imitate art. Staged at the 2,700-seat Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach, the Festival of Arts event is best known for its "tableaux vivants" in which classical and contemporary works of art are recreated onstage through an elaborate mix of costumed models, props, backdrops and lighting.

A new level: Victorian College of Arts relies on MA onPC command wing

05/09/2012 - Production News

The Victorian College of Arts has added a MA onPC command wing to its inventory to the delight of their Performance Technology course students.

Robe Auctions OlympicTorch for Industry Charity

05/09/2012 - Event News

Robe lighting continues to celebrate its popular theme of ‘Working With Winners’, as CEO Josef Valchar donates an authentic Olympic torch – used on one of the torch relay legs for the London Games - for auction at the PLASA exhibition taking place next week at London’s Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre.

Jessica Allan Joins Tait’s UK Office as Sales Manager for European Division

05/09/2012 - People News

Jessica Allan (pictured) has been appointed as sales manager for Tait Europe, based in the London office and reporting to Carol Scott, director of sales and marketing. Jessica joins TAIT having worked with Martin Professional for the past 14 years.

Avolites Ltd is set to launch The Titan One Virtual Console at PLASA 2012

05/09/2012 - Event News

Avolites Ltd and its recently augmented team of directors is set to launch the brand new Titan One Virtual Console and the latest Titan Operating System - Version 6 - at this year’s PLASA show, Hall 1, stand F18.

Robe Ups the Ante on Green Credentials at PLASA

04/09/2012 - Business News

Heading into PLASA 2012, Czech Republic based lighting manufacturer Robe has upped the ante on its already strong green policies, underlining its commitment to helping preserve the planet in as many ways as possible.

The Theatres Trust at PLASA

04/09/2012 - Event News

Visit The Theatres Trust’s Stand at PLASA 2012 for a unique opportunity to see ‘Celebrating Ecovenue’, a specially commissioned exhibition showcasing the achievements of the 48 London theatres in our ERDF funded Ecovenue project which ends this September.

ABTT Launch New ABTTech Assessment

04/09/2012 - Standards News

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) is using the opportunity of the forthcoming PLASA Show, at London’s Earls Court, to launch its new ABTTech Assessment.

Martin Audio to Launch High-output XD Series at PLASA 2012

04/09/2012 - Event News

Martin Audio has provided a major boost to its touring and theatre portfolio, with the introduction of the new high-output XD Series. This sets out to define the ultimate in performance and versatility for professional, fixed-dispersion, two-way loudspeaker systems.

PR Lighting Promotes Sasha Xiong to Assistant Sales Director

04/09/2012 - People News

PR Lighting has announced the promotion of one of its long-term employees to international assistant sales director. Sasha Xiong (pictured) joined the company eight years ago as sales manager, with responsibility for the Asia Pacific countries.

WORK's LM-5 nominated at the 2012 PLASA Awards for innovation

04/09/2012 - Event News

The most important event in September is without a doubt PLASA 2012, the international event in London for entertainment and installation technology.

Duran Audio at PLASA

04/09/2012 - Event News

Once again Duran Audio shall be exhibiting at the PLASA Show. New for PLASA 2012 will be the Optocore DM1 interface. The DM1-TP is designed to provide SANE connectivity to powered Duran Audio loudspeakers, allowing for seamless integration of the company’s loudspeakers into synchronous, low latency, redundant Optocore and SANE networks. Offering a unique, non-proprietary open standard transport platform SANE is the first fully synchronous CAT5 network solution for streaming and transmitting data in real time.

MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Video Journalists

04/09/2012 - Equipment News

The new MKE 600 shotgun microphone from audio specialist Sennheiser provides video journalists with a microphone that can master even the toughest video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the camera direction while reliably avoiding unwanted background noise. The switchable low-cut filter makes sure that handling and wind noise is minimised. Users can expect a very lifelike, full-bodied sound with good bass response and pleasant speech reproduction with high intelligibility.

Lighting the Diamond Jubilee Concert

04/09/2012 - Event News

This new ETP title will be available from the Technology Press stand at PLASA (1-G5) at a special show price

XL Video Invests in New Barco HD Projectors

04/09/2012 - Production News

XL Video has announced a substantial investment in new Barco high-brightness projectors.

AD-Systems Appoints POLARaudio as Exclusive UK Distributor

04/09/2012 - Business News

German manufacturer of loudspeaker systems and electronics for high quality sound reinforcement, AD-Systems, has entered into an agreement with the well-established pro audio distributor POLARaudio.

At Your Service: Qdos Entertainment keeps stable of Jem Glaciators running smooth with Martin Service

04/09/2012 - Production News

UK-based Qdos Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in Europe, and one of the largest single owners and users of Jem Glaciator low-lying fog generators on the planet.

Yamaha Loudspeakers Deliver Classical Excellence at The Science Museum

04/09/2012 - Project News

This summer, the Philharmonia Orchestra has given people the chance to literally ‘get inside’ a symphony orchestra at its Universe of Sound exhibition at the Science Museum, London. A key part of the exhibition is letting the public hear exactly the same sounds as musicians in the orchestra’s different sections, which is why Yamaha MSP5 and SW10 loudspeakers were chosen for their precise reproduction qualities.

ArKaos Stage Server – Professional Performance at an Affordable Price

04/09/2012 - Event News

The new ArKaos Stage Server is an affordable, easy-to-use media server for creating and controlling video content. It offers the perfect solution for live entertainment, theatre, educational, audio-visual and worship applications.

2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe ‘A Winner’ for Black Light

04/09/2012 - Production News

This year’s Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe has been the most successful yet for Black Light. Over the four-weeks of the summer arts festival (the biggest in the world) the company supplied light, sound, staging, AV and theatre equipment to some of the Fringe’s biggest names and venues.

Artistic Licence Sponsors the Knight Of Illumination Awards

04/09/2012 - Event News

Always up for a party, Artistic Licence will be getting out its glad rags on September 9, when it sponsors the illustrious Knight of Illumination Awards.

Black Light Helps Illuminates the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

04/09/2012 - Project News

In this year of Olympic gold medalists, none has shone as brightly as Sir Chris Hoy, Britain’s most decorated Olympic athlete. Black Light is therefore honoured to have been part of the team that has been working on the new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. This building, named in tribute to the athlete, is one of the most significant new sports venues in the UK.

Tüchler Bühnen- & Textiltechnik GmbH Exhibits for First Time at PLASA

04/09/2012 - Event News

Austrian manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics, dance and stage flooring and stage technology solutions, Tüchler Bühnen- & Textiltechnik GmbH, will be making its first appearance as an exhibitor at PLASA 2012 (Stand 2-R10).

New Look Stand for RDM at PLASA

04/09/2012 - Event News

For several years, PLASA’s Technical Resources Office, supported by manufacturers of RDM-compliant equipment, has provided a stand at PLASA dedicated to RDM (Remote Device Management) with the aim of familiarising visitors with the RDM protocol.

White Light in Kensington Gardens

04/09/2012 - Production News

Three years ago White Light supplied lighting equipment to an innovative new production of the timeless classic ‘Peter Pan’, staged in a giant tent in London’s Kensington Gardens. This summer, White Light has once again returned to the majestic Kensington Gardens, supplying lighting to a new production of another timeless classic: CS Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

CUK Live, a New Name in UK Distribution, Launches at PLASA 2012

04/09/2012 - Business News

CUK Live is a new division of leading distribution company CUK Audio, focused on the live and rental market sectors. At its first show, CUK Live will display and demonstrate the latest products and developments from Cadac, Clair Bros and Powersoft.

France’s Théâtre National Populaire reopens with ETC inside

04/09/2012 - Project News

France’s Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) in Villeurbanne, north east of Lyon, has reopened following extensive refurbishment – with a wide array of new ETC lighting, power distribution and control.

Avolites Media Promises Exciting Product Launch and Dynamic Demos at PLASA 2012

04/09/2012 - Event News

Avolites Media will showcase the exciting Ai Infinity Media Server and launch the ground breaking Sapphire Media console at PLASA 2012, Hall 1, stand G15 (Earls Court, 9h – 12 September)

Philips Entertainment add Showline to the Vari-Lite, Selecon and Strand Lighting Family

04/09/2012 - Event News

Philips Entertainment will debut professional lighting brand, Showline, and its range of super-efficient, feature-rich, professional entertainment LED fixtures at PLASA 2012. (Earls Court, 9 – 12 September stand 1-F50). Showline will join premier lighting brands Vari-Lite, Selecon and Strand Lighting on the Philips Entertainment booth in hall 1.

New Clarity LX Consoles at PLASA 2012

04/09/2012 - Event News

LSC Lighting Systems booth at PLASA this year will see the production launch of the exciting NEW Clarity LX300 & LX600 lighting and media control consoles. The LX300 was released to the market in June however this will be the first international showing of the production LX600.

GLP Strengthens Product Range with New Releases at PLASA 2012

03/09/2012 - Event News

Once again, GLP will be exhibiting at the PLASA Show in London and using it as a launch pad for its latest LED fixture, the Volkslicht Spot, along with the UK premiere of the new impression X4. G-LEC will also be present and showing the latest additions to their range of creative video solutions on their stand (1-F8).

A.C. Special Projects Focuses on Performance Installations at PLASA 2012

03/09/2012 - Event News

A.C. Special Projects Ltd (ACSP) will attend PLASA 2012 (Stand 1-E8) to showcase and discuss examples of the many leading performance lighting, audio and AV system installations provided by the company.

Colour Sound Invests in 1.5 km of LED Festoon for Reading Festival

03/09/2012 - Production News

London lighting and visuals rental company Colour Sound Experiment (Colour Sound) does not like to do things by halves - well illustrated with their latest purchase - of 1.5km of digital festoon from US manufacturer Intelligent Marquee Systems bought from TMB.

AC-ET Showcases New Innovations at PLASA 2012

03/09/2012 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. will showcase audio, rigging and video solutions available from its vast range of premium brands on Stand E10, Hall 1 at PLASA 2012. Teams from all of AC-ET's specialist product divisions will be there to discuss the massive multi-million pound stockholding of over 200 leading brands available from AC-ET’s High Wycombe and Leeds offices for worldwide dispatch to over 80 countries.

W-DMX Now OEM Installed in New Robert Juliat Fixtures

03/09/2012 - Business News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB has announced Robert Juliat as its newest OEM partner, with their newest product line offering optional W-DMX OEM installed. Making their PLASA debut this year are the new TIBO and ZEP profile spotlights, which expand Juliat's comprehensive spotlight range with new LED and tungsten solutions.

W-DMX at PLASA: New Products, Seminar, Vodka and Meatballs

03/09/2012 - Event News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB is ready to show PLASA 2012 visitors its exciting new range of new products along with an educational seminar and plenty of Swedish hospitality. PLASA will be held at Earls Court in London, September 9-12 and Wireless Solution will be exhibiting in Stand 2-R13 in the White Light Zone.

Adlib Solutions to host Harman product Open Days in September

03/09/2012 - Event News

Harman and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced Harman product Open Days at Adlib Solutions in Liverpool on September 26 and 27. Each day comprises of a seminar programme and product demonstrations featuring the latest product and system solutions from Harman brands Soundcraft, JBL Pro, Crown, AKG and BSS. The event is also an opportunity to get hands on with the brand new Soundcraft Si Performer console - the world's first audio console with DMX lighting control integration.

Penn Elcom at PLASA 2012 with CLD, Pro Audio Stash and Rackz

03/09/2012 - Event News

Flightcase and speaker cabinet solutions specialists Penn Elcom will exhibit this year together with group brands CLD, Pro Audio Stash and Rackz on a single integrated booth. See them on stand number 1-B15.

MDG Presents theFAN at PLASA 2012

03/09/2012 - Event News

MDG will be returning to PLASA in London (stand 2-S25) this year with its latest product, theFAN. Released amid celebrations at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt in March, theFAN is a digital, fully DMX/RDM operated stand-alone unit.

grandMA2 join’s Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’

03/09/2012 - Production News

Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ world tour is the third concert tour supporting her second studio album, ‘Born This Way’. The show clocks in at two-and-a-half hours with 23 songs split into five acts. The stage is modelled on a medieval Gothic castle featuring viewing towers, intricate carvings and a large catwalk allowing audience interaction.