17 October 2014

Robe celebrates 20 years in style

Robe celebrates 20 years in styleUK - Robe Lighting celebrated its 20th anniversary in style at a special gala dinner event staged in their Robe Arena booth one evening during the 2014 PLASA Expo in London's ExCeL Centre. The dinner featured a keynote speech by CEO Josef Valchar, an after-dinner speech by Patrick Woodroffe, followed by live entertainment from comedian and magician Paul Zenon. It was enjoyed by 300 Robe 'friends and family' including many who have been instrumental in the company's success. Says Josef Valchar: "The dinner was a fantastic way to unite so ... More >>

QED projection map Fort St. Aubin using d3

QED projection map Fort St. Aubin using d3UK - UK projection specialists QED Productions have outdone themselves once again by taking on one of the most challenging projection mapping projects to date for the Branchage Festival, held on 24-28 September in Jersey. For this ambitious film festival finale, QED Productions teamed up with Radiophonic Workshop, who performed a specially commissioned live score, and NOVAK, who provided the animations. In keeping with the theme of this year's festival 'Make Your Own Island', QED Productions decided to make their own island using ... More >>

Avolites Sapphire Touch controls Roundabout LEDs

Avolites Sapphire Touch controls Roundabout LEDsUK - Avolites' fully featured, dual wide screen Sapphire Touch console is controlling ceiling panels of LEDs in theatre company Paines Plough's portable Roundabout Theatre. Premiering at this summer's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the theatre has since popped up in towns across the UK. Lighting programmer Peter Small specified the Sapphire Touch to programme, control, and pixel map the 627 LEDs in the complex panels built into the touring venue's roof. "The Sapphire Touch is excellent for programming Roundabout because of its speed - a lot ... More >>

LumenRadio launches CRMX TiMo at PLASA London 2014

LumenRadio launches CRMX TiMo at PLASA London 2014UK - Building on the phenomenal success of CRMXchip, the world's smallest wireless DMX receiver, LumenRadio continues its innovation with the launch of CRMX TiMo - a new generation wireless RDM module designed for high volume manufacture - premiered at PLASA London 2014. CRMX TiMo is small on form factor, but huge on functionality - featuring all of the same capabilities as the full sized CRMX OEM RDM modules in a package just 33.5mm x 18.5mm. Niclas Norlén, CTO at LumenRadio explains: "We are extremely proud of TiMo and also to ... More >>

Black Light brings waterfall of sound and vision to Arsenal Armoury

Black Light brings waterfall of sound and vision to Arsenal ArmouryUK - Edinburgh-based Black Light has continued its work with one of the UK's leading football clubs by outfitting Arsenal's flagship shop with the latest in sound and AV technology. The success of the project at the Armoury store showcases Black Light's technical expertise and creativity and the fact that its team can deliver exceptional installations that bring interactivity and excitement to the retail environment. "This project was the second time that we have worked on a retail project for the club," said Phil Haldane, who led Black ... More >>

JBL Pro introduces 7 Series Master Reference Monitors

JBL Pro introduces 7 Series Master Reference MonitorsUSA - Delivering unprecedented sonic performance in a compact form factor, HARMAN's JBL Professional today introduced the first two models in its new 7 Series Master Reference Monitors, the 708i and the 705i. Usiing patented technologies of JBL's flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, these two models were developed to meet the needs of broadcast and post-production facilities, producing content in surround and burgeoning immersive audio formats. From a hardware standpoint, multi-channel monitoring presents several challenges. The ... More >>

Penguin AV solution for University of Kent

Penguin AV solution for University of KentUK - Brighton-based pro audio, video and lighting integrator, Penguin Media Solutions, has recently completed an extensive installation into the University of Kent's new student bar, bistro and live venue, Cargo. Head of Hospitality for the University, Keith Williams, wanted a system that offered quality, reliability and, above all, versatility. A complex noise management study had been undertaken, so strict guidelines also had to be adhered to from the initial design, through to final delivery. "We wanted to offer Cargo a simple, ... More >>

SGM's LEDs light The Little Mermaid

SGM's LEDs light The Little MermaidDenmark - Although still only in the initial phase for Fredericia Theatre's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid - The Musical, production designers Anders D. Jensen and Jens Frausing already had their eyes on SGM's LB-100 LED Balls; lighting designer Christian Vigs° had introduced them to the IP65-rated RGB pixel strings at one of his designs for the Kolding Light Festival - set in a much different outdoor environment. The production team was keen to use them in their attempt to reinvigorate theatre scenography, and ... More >>

Major Amadeus installation at Paris museum

Major Amadeus installation at Paris museumFrance - At the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris, September saw the 20th anniversary re-opening of the updated Great Gallery of Evolution space featuring an install of site-specific custom-designed Amadeus speakers. The museum install features an assortment of Amadeus speaker and sub-woofer models to offer the public a Hi-Fi audio experience throughout the vast museum. Merging Technologies, Solid State Logic and Flux also added key ingredients to the new museum install to control the Amadeus speakers. Amadeus' director ... More >>

Festival of Carthage to use latest Lawo console

Festival of Carthage to use latest Lawo consoleTunisia - The renowned International Festival of Carthage is a celebration of classical music jazz, folk, theatre, film and ballet that takes place every year in the ancient city of Carthage in Tunisia. Since 1964, the event has been staged in the ancient theatre of Carthage. The next festival event, taking place in the months of July and August 2015, is to be supported by the new Lawo mc²36 mixing console. Lawo's Tunisian partner Pro Audio and Light (PAL) - the company responsible for light and sound systems for this festival in recent ... More >>

ARX confirms Swiss distributor

ARX confirms Swiss distributorSwitzerland - ARX Systems has appointed Tonspur AG as their new exclusive distributor for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. ARX's MD Colin Park said: "Tonspur are a well-known and respected Swiss distributor, here at ARX we're looking forward to working with Hansjürg Meier, Eddy Broquet and the team at Tonspur. "They're very enthusiastic about the possibilities for the growing ARX digital and analogue product range amongst their extensive client base throughout Switzerland and Liechtenstein." Tonspur's founder Hansjürg Meier said, "ARX ... More >>

Bose RoomMatch demo sessions at Wild Bills

Bose RoomMatch demo sessions at Wild BillsUSA - As a resource for system integrators, consultants and front-of-house engineers, Bose Professional will be hosting one-on-one demo sessions of their RoomMatch Progressive Directivity Array loudspeaker systems at Wild Bills, the premier concert venue in metro Atlanta on Tuesday 28 October, through Thursday 30 October 2014. The Wild Bills sessions are an extra-special opportunity, with plenty of time for attendees to mix live multitracks on an installed RoomMatch system. And attendees will have a chance to have discussions with Bose ... More >>

MultiTouch interactive solutions at ORGATEC 2014

MultiTouch interactive solutions at ORGATEC 2014Germany - MultiTouch will demonstrate displays for corporate collaboration and personalised interaction at ORGATEC Modern Office & Facility 2014. A bespoke 4x 55"-display MultiTaction iWall and a 55" Interactive Table will feature, each running the MultiTaction Experience software platform. ORGATEC 2014 takes place at Koelnmesse, Cologne, 21-25 October, and MultiTouch is located on Stand A067, Hall 11.2. "In the future, businesses will supply office workers with less personal technology but will provide more publicly accessible ... More >>

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