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The Lights Burn Bright at PLASA 2015
PLASA 2015 opens its doors to the public in less than two weeks, but already the lights are on and burning brightly as the industry’s leading brands turn their attention towards this year’s event. Robe will once again carry the headline sponsor torch, taking their place alongside more than 70 lighting brands and lighting distributors at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre between the 4th and the 6th October.
“The visual spectacle of the PLASA Show in full swing is quite a sight,” says Christopher Toulmin, director of PLASA Events. “Just the scale of the light show created by our exhibitors is always something special to see. This year we’re looking forward to an even bigger display with many new exciting products for visitors to explore.”
As lighting brands and distributors come together at this years show, many of the larger stand areas feature products from groups of market leading manufacturers.
Ambersphere Solutions – Joining the show again as the exclusive UK sales, support, service and training centre for Ayrton, Clay Paky, MA Lighting and Robert Juliat entertainment lighting products. The stand will feature:
Ayrton Digital Lighting specialising in intelligent LED lighting products for entertainment and architectural applications Ayrton are featuring a wide range of updated and new products that include the MAGICDOTR, COSMOPIXR, DREAMPANELTWIN, MAGICBLADER and NANDOBEAM.
Clay Paky – see The Projectors, the award-winning range of hybrid lighting solutions developed by Clay Paky: MYTHOS, SCENIUS, STORMY and SUPER SHARPY. All will be present on the Ambersphere stand at Plasa 2015.
MA Lighting – Founded in 1983, MA Lighting is a world leader in computer controlled lighting consoles, networking components and digital dimming systems. Discover the dot2 range, which is specially designed for smaller to medium sized, projects and venues.
Robert Juliat – Producing high quality lighting products for theatres, opera houses and live events, Robert Juliat’s signature range of follow-spots, the MERLIN and ROXIE are just part of the range of lights at this years show.
These brands are on stand B10.
The White Light Village – on display will be the ARKAOS MediaMaster 4.2 with new cue player and video mapper along with Capture Argo visualisation software, CHRISTIE’S Q-Series projector and the brand new BOXER 4K30 projector as well as ESD LUMEN’S 2.5mm pitch high resolution ‘Mini Series’ video wall all on stand: C30.
Brands taking part in the White Light Village include:
Altman Lighting – celebrating 60 years as a leading innovator and manufacturer of lighting products with the launch of a range of new LED solutions which include the PHX LED Zoom 250W, 150W CHALICE Downlight and the LED Frensel which claims to be over 40% brighter than its incandescent predecessor on stand: C20.
Core – Core’s “Made in the UK” cable-free wireless controlled products will include the new STRIP POINT together with the flagship COLOURPOINT which has become an industry standard for live events. The tiny PINPOINT will have a big presence with an array of PinPoints controlled by CORE’s new LightDesk phone App on stand C24.
Interactive Technologies will feature its award-winning product line the CUESERVER show playback processor, SCENESTATION architectural controller, CUETOUCH LCD touch panel, and CUESTATION wall switch and introduce the rack-mounted CUESERVER 2 Pro.
Other brands in the White Light Village are: JB Lighting, LSC Lighting, Look Solutions and Wireless Solution.
Among the individual stands at PLASA 2015 look out for:
Avolites – designers and manufacturers of lighting control products, which include dimmers, lighting consoles, media servers and network gear will be featuring the latest versions of their TITAN and Ai products. Stand: D10.
Elation – presenting the world and European premier of its exciting new range of products. For the first time in Europe experience the new EMOTION moving head digital luminaire and the World Premiere of the newest SATURA Series luminaire, the SATURA PROFILE. Also showing will be Elation’s powerful PLATINUM FLX hybrid moving head. Stand A40.
Laserworld AG – it’s been a busy year for Laserworld Group, recently becoming a member of the International Laser Display Association, joining other big names such as Ray Technologies and SwissLas. They have also launched Laserworld India, a new company based in New Delhi. They have found time to develop a new range of products which includes the hotly anticipated CS-1000RGB MkII computer controlled laser light and the RTI Velox, featuring infinite pan and tilt. Both will be on display at stand D50.
Robe – building on the great success of the Robe Arena at PLASA 2014, which marked the company’s 20th anniversary, this year Robe takes another large space at the show, and will make a big impact with its newest products and technology, focusing on innovations specifically aimed at theatre and television lighting applications. There will be two demo rooms in the Robe arena, with both the latest and newly launched products, with the DL7S Profile, an LED-based moving head, as one of the highlights.
In total, Robe will be showing seven new LED-based products and two discharge lamp-based fixtures. The huge space of the Robe stand allows the company to show its products in the way they are used, not simply on a static podium. There will, of course, be a substantial stage, two demo rooms, and a bar, which come together to make a very special show. Stand A25.
29th September 2015
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