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4 March 2015

PLASA Technical Standards in action

PLASA Technical Standards in actionUK - PLASA's Technical Resources Office would like to remind LSiOnline readers that the European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest for 2015 will take place from 22-24 April, in the UK, at Gatwick Manor, ... More >>

Robe sets expansion plans for 2015

Robe sets expansion plans for 2015Czech Republic - Robe Lighting has announced 2014 as the best year in the company's history, together with comprehensive expansion plans for its HQ and production operation in the Czech Republic, which is ramping up ... More >>

Magic Blades cut it with DPL

Magic Blades cut it with DPLUK - Ayrton is the latest manufacturer to join the family at Ambersphere Solutions who have exclusive distribution and customer service for the Ayrton range of products in the UK. Amongst the new 'R' (Radical) range ... More >>

Clay Paky illuminates Milan's Piccolo Teatro

Clay Paky illuminates Milan's Piccolo TeatroItaly - Piccolo Teatro in Milan was Italy's first permanent theatre and was declared a theatre of major European importance by Ministerial Decree in 1991. It was founded in the immediate post-war period by Paolo ... More >>

Artistic Licence launches DALI-over-ethernet protocol

Artistic Licence launches DALI-over-ethernet protocolUK - Artistic Licence has launched Art-Osc, an open domain, free-of-charge protocol that enables the transport of DALI lighting control data over an ethernet network. The DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) ... More >>

Nordeon-Group acquires Griven

Tannoy CMS books in to JW Marriot in Pune

Melbourne graffiti mapping project is five stories high

XL Video supplies major Microsoft TechEd events

Entec finds Pale Green Ghosts with John Grant

Russ Grubiak keeps busy with Hippotizer

Pan Acoustics adds Dante digital to Pan Beam

VST Connect Pro 3 now available

Upstaging's Saber IP65 LED Video Strip

The Week in Lighting & Sound

AED Distribution's QSC appointments for UK and Germany

ETC confirms new dealer structure in the Netherlands

Robe BMFLs for Tel Aviv Pavilion launch

Pro Audio Systems joins the EM Acoustics family

Afrikaans is Groot calls grandMA2 on stage

V-Series reinforces Sara Bareilles US tour

National Bank of Greece invests in new audio

UK quality mark for Rose Bruford College

Chauvet LEDs add Vegas touch to Afrojack tent show

ELC Lighting helps Theater de Flint technical upgrade

Alpine Ski Championships profit from SGM versatility

Showline LEDs add colour to You Me At Six tour

Bandit named Lighting Company of the Year

Taking green to a higher level with SGM

Kullervo at the Finnish National Opera with grandMA2

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PLASA Focus Orlando hailed a resounding success attracting record attendees - 24 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Opens in One Week - 10 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Hitting High Pre-Registration Numbers - 28 Jan 2015

Richard Pilbrow to Kickoff Educational Seminars at PLASA Focus Orlando - 8 Jan 2015

PLASA's Behind the Scenes Happy Hour a Massive Success - 11 Dec 2014

PLASA Announces 2014 Election Results - 21 Nov 2014

'Tis the season to donate to Behind the Scenes - 17 Nov 2014

PLASA Events Announces Partnership with Show Ready Events - 14 Nov 2014

Dinna Myers to Receive PLASA's Swan Award at the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour - 1 Nov 2014

PLASA to Present Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill Ellis - 1 Nov 2014

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"Originally we had done what everyone else did - build scaffold wings and support a roof off of them - but the tower system was faster and provided a more open stage space. Two years later we built a better system. That was our luxury, we had the time to learn. If you're at the beginning of a new industry you have the room to make mistakes."

Stageco founder Hedwig de Meyer talks to Steve Moles (Stageco)

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PLASA 2014: Doughty - Modular Rigging System

PLASA Awards for Innovation 2014 - Laurence Dyer of Doughty Engineering presents the company's Modular Rigging System

ReadYesterday's News

Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi February 1995

""The implications for the industry could be enormous," said LSi this month, after The Really Useful Theatre Company's insurers had paid out on an £878,000 claim for nine cancelled performances of Sunset Boulevard. The problem was caused by hydraulics control equipment being affected by nearby walkie-talkies - and the insurers promptly pursued the manufacturer of the equipment, Berendsen Fluid Power Ltd, for the money. "This is precisely the scenario that the forthcoming EMC regulations are designed to eliminate," said PLASA's standards officer, George Thomson."

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi February 2005

""Barco acquires System Technologies" was our lead headline this month. Founded by Frederic Opsomer in 1995, System Technologies specialised in creative designs for special projects in the rental and staging markets. Barco, the Belgian visual systems giant, said that the company would be renamed Innovative Designs and "would maintain its own infrastructure and facilities. "

ReadAudio File

Phil WardThis month: A Tale of Two Cities

"This is where the organisation's newly acquired SSL L500 console was first put through its paces, trying to overcome the kind of tiled reflections that would have many a sound engineer reaching for the smelling salts."

ReadClassic Gear

Classic GearThis month: QLab

"What makes a classic piece of gear? In my mind, one factor has been something that causes a dramatic shift in the way we work - because curiously, many in the entertainment technology world show no fear of new tools, and once the pioneers accept them they tend to spread rapidly."

ReadCrew Cuts

Crew CutsThis month: Lighting maintenance technician, Justin Cook

"I started playing with lights aged 12 in my tiny home town of Levin, New Zealand. Left school at 16 to run a followspot on a NZ tour of Porgy & Bess and haven't looked back. Earning $400 a week at that age beats chasing sheep around a field!"

ReadEntertaining Sustainability

Entertaining SustainabilityThis month: Environmental Strategy

"Tom Harper has been engaged as the company's Sustainability Coordinator. I'm thrilled to hear that this is a post that companies within the industry are creating, and Unusual are to be congratulated for it."

ReadTools from Beyond

EvernoteThis month: Virtualisation

"It says quite something about the tremendous advances in the power of the computer on your desktop - or your lap - that whereas it used to struggle to keep up with you, it now not only takes everyday tasks in its stride - but can also happily run a completely separate 'virtual' computer inside itself, effectively turning one computer into two. "

ReadRigging Call

Rigging CallThis month: Points for Thought

". . . to my way of thinking the most sensible and competent approach is to treat any equipment used in entertainment rigging according to risk, irrespective of its designation. Inspect or thoroughly examine as appropriate. Record as appropriate."

ReadVideo Matters

Richard CadenaThis month: ETC Nomad with Pixel Mapping

"Setting up the display to which the content will be mapped is quick and easy. Within a matter of a few keystrokes you can have an array of pixels displayed graphically on the Pixel Map space showing the status of each pixel . . ."


QandAThis month: Lee Baldock talks to Carol Scott of Tait Towers. . .

"I realised that my forte was actually organising getting all the right things in the right place at the right time - that's really what I like doing. I like budgets and technology, I like the math of a lighting design . . .""

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PLASA Show Daily '94We've added over 175 photos of the PLASA Show in London from the LSi archives dating back to 1993.

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