1 April 2015

Bringing history to light with projection mapped technology

Bringing history to light with projection mapped technologyUK - The physical traces of Jersey's wartime occupation remain like battle scars on the island's landscape; concrete defences, bunkers, fortifications and a kilometre of underground tunnels. What is less visible is the story of how they came to be built. Until now. Jersey firms The Observatory and Delta have just completed an immersive installation within Jersey War Tunnels to communicate the important historical significance of this story in an innovative way. The tunnel's unique environment disorients the senses and allows visitors to ... More >>

Philips Vari-Lite Introduces the VL4000 BeamWash

Philips Vari-Lite Introduces the VL4000 BeamWashUSA - Philips Vari-Lite has introduced the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire. Sharing many of the design principles of the popular VL4000 Spot, the new VL4000 BeamWash combines wash capabilities with intense beam functionality and the ability to produce a powerful, collimated shaft of light all without the need to change lenses. Using a Philips 1200W lamp, one single fixture can now achieve multiple creative looks through its 43,000 lumens of output and amazing optics making it the beast of any lighting rig. "We are very excited about the ... More >>

Sennheiser delivers at Canada's Juno Awards

Sennheiser delivers at Canada's Juno AwardsCanada - Sennheiser lit up the Juno Awards of 2015 with pristine and reliable audio, held at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton earlier this month. The Juno Awards, which have existed since 1970 and represent the pinnacle of Canadian recognition for technical and artistic achievement in music, were broadcast on CTV Television Network and hosted by Jacob Hoggard, lead singer of pop-rock group Hedley. Hedley are regular users of Sennheiser products, and were honoured with three nominations including Album of the Year for Wild Life. The ... More >>

AC-ET continues sponsorship of Jack Goff in 2015

AC-ET continues sponsorship of Jack Goff in 2015UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has announced their continued sponsorship of fast-rising UK racing driver, Jack Goff, who after garnering much praise for a podium and top-10 finishes in his first two seasons, is joining reigning constructor / manufacturer champions, MG Triple Eight Racing for his drive in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. AC-ET are one of four key partners supporting Jack Goff Racing in the 2015 BTCC season. The company has watched his progression competing in the Clio Cup ... More >>

CLD Distribution gears up for PLASA Focus Leeds

CLD Distribution gears up for PLASA Focus LeedsUK - CLD Distribution is co-hosting a stand with parent company Penn Elcom at the ever-popular PLASA Focus Leeds 2015 (11-12 May, Leeds Royal Armouries). Showcased will be the group's vast range of 19" racking and accessories and world-renowned flightcase hardware. CLD will also have available its exclusive COMUS audio and power cable solutions on show. COMUS Cable is now available to all Penn Elcom Group customers along with the full ranges from GIG, Studio and Stealth Series Leads as shown on the CLD Website (www.cld-dist.co.uk) ... More >>

Amadeus speakers installed across Philharmonie de Paris

Amadeus speakers installed across Philharmonie de ParisFrance - The newly opened Philharmonie de Paris, a state-of-the-art building complex designed to host international symphonic ensembles, including the Orchestre de Paris, features Amadeus speakers throughout each of the many musical venue spaces; from the large rehearsal space with public seating, to practice rooms, to the Grande Auditorium and the Music Exhibition and conference rooms, plus the two on-site recording studios. Amadeus speakers used in the project include various sizes of its DIVA, PMX, ML, and MINITRI Series, with over ... More >>

Barco shines again at Chinese lunar gala

Barco shines again at Chinese lunar galaChina - Barco was once again engaged as stage lighting supplier for the recent Spring Festival Gala hosted by state-run broadcast channel China Central Television (CCTV). On 19 February, the eve of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Sheep, Barco helped to put the show in the spotlight with a spectacular visual feast. As an integral part of China's Lunar New Year celebrations, the Spring Festival Gala is broadcast annually on the eve of the Chinese New Year, when millions of Chinese viewers tune in for festive programmes set against ... More >>

Atlantis invests in Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot

Atlantis invests in Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 SpotGermany - Atlantis Audio has become one of the first rental companies to invest in the latest addition to the Philips Vari-Lite product line the VL4000 Spot, purchasing 12 units from major Philips distributor Lightpower. Founded in 1995, Atlantis Audio has since established itself as a creative full service technology partner for events of every size. The company therefore decided to invest in Philips' award-winning luminaire to further boost its technological offering. "After seeing the power of the VL4000 Spot in action, we knew it ... More >>

Griven fixtures shine on modern sports complex

Griven fixtures shine on modern sports complexFrance - With the new Kipstadium, Kipsta, a brand owned by Decathlon, has inaugurated a new way of playing a team sport. More than just a sports complex, Kipstadium was designed by Kipsta as a "user's observation centre", a place where amateur and professional athletes can interact with Kipsta staff, both to receive technical advice and to share exercise habits and needs. Everyone can participate in the creation and optimization of Kipsta products, while the renowned sports brand can improve the quality of its creations adapting them to ... More >>

Chauvet revs up Rider University

Chauvet revs up Rider UniversityUSA - Ask a Rider University student how the school's football team is doing, and you're likely to get the response, "We haven't lost a game since 1951!" Of course this small liberal arts university in the shadows of New York City hasn't fielded a team on the gridiron since 1951 either -- but such is the free flowing sense of humour that characterizes life at Rider. This wry spirit was very much on display recently at Rider's annual pre-spring break party, which this year featured a flamboyant cast of characters on stilts, some popular ... More >>

HSL comes home with Katherine Jenkins

HSL comes home with Katherine JenkinsUK - Blackburn-based lighting and visuals rental company HSL supplied lighting and rigging equipment to the latest tour by Katherine Jenkins. The Home Sweet Home tour culminated in a large homecoming show in the Welsh capital city and cultural hub of Cardiff. A stylish and elegant lighting rig to match Jenkins' dynamic performance was designed by Tim Routledge and directed on the road by his associate, Tom Young. HSL was also renewing its long term working relationships with the tour's production manager, Neil MacDonald. Tim's overall ... More >>

DBS Audio adds Meyer Sound Lyon

DBS Audio adds Meyer Sound LyonUSA - To expand its touring rental business, DBS Audio Systems, Inc. of Coatesville, Penn. has invested in a Meyer Sound Lyon linear sound reinforcement system in advance of a busy summer concert season. "Lyon has won accolades from major artists and respected engineers and will give us an excellent position in the touring market," says Dave Brotman, DBS president. "The time is right for the upgrade, and we're excited to be the first rental company in the tri-state area to offer the most advanced loudspeaker technology available." The ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: New products from Movecat

Prolight+Sound 2015: New products from MovecatGermany - Movecat is bringing a wealth of new products in the fields of control, load measuring, chain hoists and services to this year's Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. "The increasing demands of today's stage and show productions in terms of networking, flexibility and safety in the field of kinetics have really challenged our engineers," reports Andrew Abele, the company's CEO. "We are presenting the results of these engineering processes at our booth, Stand D84 in Hall 9, and are already looking forward to hearing the opinions of ... More >>

Laserworld debuts hand-sized system

Laserworld debuts hand-sized systemSwitzerland - Laserworld has introduced the new SwissLas PM-10.000RGB laser - a 10W RGB laser show system in an enclosure, not much bigger than a hand. SwissLas was able to step up the power levels they could build into their compact Pure Micro housing from 5.7W over 8.2W and now to a spectacular 10W RGB white light power. This became possible due to recent developments in laser diode technology and a more compact way in which SwissLas combines the single sources inside the housing. The PM-10.000RGB has a beam diameter of ca. 4mm and an ... More >>

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