1 September 2014

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate Design

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate DesignUK - Colchester-based Illuminate Design are delighted to welcome Ken Berreen to the company in the role of technical sales manager. As Illuminate continues to grow its business, Ken brings a wealth of experience to the company to allow it to further develop into new sectors and markets. Building on its core strengths, Illuminate Design has recently made significant developments within the hire market in East Anglia, as well as the maintenance and installation work that has been part of the brand for a number years. Ben Payne, director ... More >>

Mike Hendriks joins Milos Group

Mike Hendriks joins Milos GroupCzech Republic - Milos Group has added Marc Hendriks to their experienced team of professionals. Marc is a well-respected expert who has enjoyed a long and successful history within the truss and support structure industry. His wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience is well-known by his peers and appreciated by countless customers across the globe. The introduction of Marc to the Milos Group team will strengthen all brands of the group and offer value added to theirworldwide customer base, says the company. Marc will drive the ... More >>

SGM G-Spot hands down Ice Bucket Challenge

SGM G-Spot hands down Ice Bucket ChallengeDenmark - In the spirit of the current Ice Bucket Challenge craze that has swept the world, SGM has handed down a challenge to its closest competitors to submit their automated lighting fixtures to the ultimate 'soak test' - all in aid of charity. They have invited Martin Professional, Clay Paky and Vari-Lite to participate alongside their own G-Spot, the world's first waterproof moving head. The Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity that generally involves dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the ... More >>

Mennegat Trading joins the Apart family

Mennegat Trading joins the Apart familyThe Netherlands - Mennegat Trading B.V. and Audioprof N.V. have joined forces to further strengthen the position of the Apart brand in The Netherlands. From 17 September 2014, Mennegat Trading will be the exclusive Apart distributor for The Netherlands. "We are excited to welcome Herjan and his team as our exclusive distributor for The Netherlands. We are convinced that Mennegat Trading B.V. will join us in our vision to grow the market in a sustainable way. We share the same vision on professionalism and dedication towards our ... More >>

DiGiCo is the difference for Monty Python Live

DiGiCo is the difference for Monty Python LiveUK - Monty Python Live (mostly) brought together five of the six original Pythons - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - for 10 sell out dates at London's O2 arena this summer. DiGiCo consoles were deployed at both FoH and monitor positions for something completely different. With an audience of Python aficionados requiring that every word be heard, the challenge of delivering perfect audio for this full-on theatre show in just two weeks was taken on by sound designer Rory Madden and a crack crew.... More >>

Colour Sound ends festival season in style

Colour Sound ends festival season in styleUK - London-based lighting and visuals rental company Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting to Festival Republic for several stages at the 2014 Reading and Leeds festivals - Lock Up, Dance, BBC Introducing, Silent Disco 1 & 2, Piccadilly Party, the Action Aid and Oxfam tents plus all of EBCs Bars - plus LED screen for the Dance arena. Furthermore, 2.5 Km of LED festoon lighting was used to enhance the ambience around the main arena. A team of 10 Colour Sound techs were crew chiefed by the unfazable Andy Melleney at Reading and two ... More >>

digiLED launches LightSlice display

digiLED launches LightSlice displayUK - LightSlice is now officially launched and commercially available worldwide. This dramatic-looking offering from digiLED, the product manufacturing arm of international screen specialist displayLED, was first previewed at InfoComm in the USA this June. Offering a full video pixel slice with some very practical as well as innovative and creative properties, LightSlice was designed in the UK using Japanese components and assembled in Korea. In its native form the slice's 10mm pixel pitch allows a true 10mm display surface. But the ... More >>

Dave Smith joins Audiologic team

Dave Smith joins Audiologic teamUK - Audiologic, has made a significant addition to its team. Dave Smith has joined the company in a newly created role as business development manager. With a strong background in both the consumer electronics and music industry sectors, Dave brings a wealth of experience gained from his time with Panasonic, Micron and latterly, Sennheiser. Andy Lewis, sales and marketing manager at Audiologic, comments, "We're genuinely delighted to welcome someone of Dave's calibre to the Audiologic family. He has a proven track record of building ... More >>

Rivers Church revitalised with Robe Robins

Rivers Church revitalised with Robe RobinsSouth Africa - The Rivers Church in Sandton recently purchased 26 Robe Robin 100 LEDBeams wanting a discreet fixture that could be used for effect and mood lighting. Rivers is part of the Hillsong Family and the church is active with worship services, various projects and seminars and community outreaches. "There are many reasons why we chose these fixtures," explained Edward Helliwell, head of lighting, "but the main reason is that they are incredibly punchy, small in size but big in effect. They respond well to commands and the ... More >>

University of Sydney re-stacks with Shure Wireless

University of Sydney re-stacks with Shure WirelessAustralia - As the clock ticks down to the January 1, 2015 deadline that will see most existing wireless users vacating their spectrum, the University of Sydney have carefully plotted their exit strategy with Shure and integrator Rutledge AV. A major user of RF devices in teaching and performance spaces, the university was faced with the enormous task of replacing every single wireless microphone device, which are soon to become both illegal and unusable. "For a university our size, the government changes to frequency laws were a big ... More >>

XL Video supplies mega LED screen to Creamfields

XL Video supplies mega LED screen to CreamfieldsUK - XL Video continued its record breaking summer streak supplying over 2000sq.m of LED screen plus control and crew across eight stages and arenas at the UK's biggest and highest profile EDM event, Creamfields, staged on Daresbusy Estate near Warrington over the August Bank holiday weekend. It was the largest amount of screen supplied to date to the festival with which XL has been involved for the last five years via creative and technical production specialists, LarMac LIVE. The production values for this year's event were ... More >>

Clay Paky Shotlights in back-to-back concerts

Clay Paky Shotlights in back-to-back concertsUSA - Clay Paky Shotlight Wash fixtures really rock. In fact, they took to the stage for two back-to-back concerts in May: the MMR*B*Q, the annual show from Philadelphia rock radio station 93.3 WMMR where Rob Zombie headlined, and the WRFF-FM Seventh Birthday Show where Foster the People headed the bill. John Duncan of Pinpoint Lighting, the festival lighting designer for both shows, says the same rig stayed in place for MMR*B*Q and WRFF's Seventh Birthday Show at the outdoor Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. Ten Shotlight ... More >>

Saville AV stages Event Technology Expo

Saville AV stages Event Technology ExpoUK - Saville Audio Visual, one of the UK's longest established conference and event services providers, will be holding a free to attend event showcasing the latest large screen and digital event technologies for events and conferences. The Saville Event Technology Expo will take place on Wednesday 10 September at the Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The event is aimed at meetings professionals, conference organisers and event planners. Visitors will be able to experience the latest technologies designed ... More >>

Ashly amplifers join NYC's Union League Club

Ashly amplifers join NYC's Union League ClubUSA - The Union League Club of New York City was founded by Union loyalists during the Civil War and has grown since then to become one of the city's most exclusive clubs, where the public-minded members of New York's upper class meet away from the bustle of urban life. Its elegant clubhouse on East 32nd Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan thus serves as an oasis, and the Union League recently refurbished many of its rooms to add modern audio/visual technology where appropriate. Based on its functionality and rock-solid reliability, AV ... More >>

Platinum Series lights Smoky Mountain Opry

Platinum Series lights Smoky Mountain OpryUSA - The demands that a large musical variety show can place on a lighting rig are great so when Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, sought to replace their aging lighting rig they turned to the versatility and reliability of Elation Platinum Spot 15R Pro and Platinum Wash ZFX Pro luminaires to provide the dynamic color and effect needed to support the high-energy two-hour spectacle. Featuring a variety of music that spans from rock n' roll to gospel, as well as dancing, aerialists, comedy, magic and more, Smoky Mountain ... More >>

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