5 February 2016

Lexair brings Elation to Australasia

Lexair brings Elation to AustralasiaAustralia - Lexair Entertainment has announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Elation Professional for Australia and New Zealand. Alex Mair, managing director of Lexair Entertainment, comments, "Elation is a very strong and exciting brand to add to Lexair's portfolio. Sitting alongside High End Systems, Green Hippo and TMB, the Elation product family fits within our vision to offer entertainment lighting customers in the region a much wider breadth of quality products, offering the 'one stop shop ... More >>

ETC names regional manager for the Middle East

ETC names regional manager for the Middle EastUK - To continue its dedication to supporting the lighting and stage technology markets in the Middle East, ETC is introducing Darren Beckley as its new regional manager for the area. He brings to ETC many years of experience working in the industry and across the Middle East. In his new position, Beckley will be responsible for the sales territory that includes the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq. He will be based out of ETC's London office, with much of his time spent in the Middle East, ... More >>

Philips Strand Lighting 500ML controls KARAT

Philips Strand Lighting 500ML controls KARATGermany Rock band KARAT's recent acoustic tour featured an old school rock and roll floor package lighting design by LD Michael Kiefert programmed on the latest addition to the Philips Strand Lighting line of consoles, the 500ML. The band - who formed in 1975 and celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2015 - played such cities as Cottbus, Magdeburg and Wismarin in venues of varying sizes. Kiefert therefore needed a versatile control solution and so turned to the compact and intuitive 500ML, supplied by Philips Entertainment German ... More >>

Namibia's dB Audio takes the MA route

Namibia's dB Audio takes the MA routeNamibia - The first dot2 XL-F lighting console has recently entered Namibia, a new investment by leading full production solution and rental company, dB Audio Namibia, based in capital Windhoek. The company is active in all areas of corporate and entertainment live event production - from boardroom meetings to stadium concerts - which is currently a buoyant and developing sector in Namibia. dB Audio Namibia's David Benade explained that the decision to purchase the dot2 was made by a combination of people from company's management and ... More >>

ISE 2016: AC-ET showcases leading technologies

ISE 2016: AC-ET showcases leading technologiesThe Netherlands - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be showcasing a selection of the very latest products available from their vast portfolio of over 200 marques and five specialist sales divisions - on stand 7-A220 at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016 tradeshow next week. Chroma-Q's premium performance lighting solutions are designed and built in North America, and have been adopted by many leading designers and specifiers for some of today's most demanding and prestigious lighting applications, from Broadway to ... More >>

CLD provides LED solution for spectacular pool

CLD provides LED solution for spectacular poolUK - Hastings-based LED lighting specialist CLD - part of the Penn Elcom Group - has supplied Osram Colormix Protect Flex IP67 rated LED tape, complete with drivers to a spectacular swimming pool lighting installation at a private residence in Northamptonshire. This was specified by CLD's Nigel Howes and Razvan Vasiliu in close conjunction with Keith McCormack of KM Specialist Electrical Services from Banbury, Oxfordshire, who delivered all the electrical installation elements including lighting control design, specification and ... More >>

High End Systems and LightParts update agreement

High End Systems and LightParts update agreementUSA - High End Systems and LightParts have announced an updated agreement between the companies for service and repair of High End's Legacy products. Since their inception over a decade ago, LightParts has served as the authorized service provider for the automated lighting manufacturer's early fixtures. Products such as Intellabeam, Emulator and Dataflash raised the bar for performance in the industry by continuing to operate decades after their introduction, in part due to LightParts continued service and support of these fixtures. ... More >>

Massive Attack on tour with VDC and Van Damme

Massive Attack on tour with VDC and Van DammeUK - Cable specialists VDC Trading have recently supplied essential cabling assemblies to Paul Hatt at CS Audio for the 2016 Massive Attack Tour. Paul explains, "I've worked with Massive Attack for the past few years mixing monitors, and also supplied equipment for their 2014 festival tour via my company, CS Audio. VDC Trading manufactured a new 64 channel splitter and line system for that tour, which I was very happy with. "I was invited to work with the group again for the current European tour, for which again CS Audio are providing ... More >>

New owners take over ASG Stage Products

New owners take over ASG Stage ProductsUK - The family business of ASG Stage Products Ltd. has been sold; hence the current directors Stan, Marion and Paul McFerran will no longer be involved, effective from close of business on Friday 12 February 2016. The new owners will retain the ASG name, personnel and premises, so for suppliers and clients, most business will continue as normal. Says a statement, "The company has been purchased by one of our primary suppliers and installation partners, Daniel Slade, managing director of Lighting Controlled, together with other ... More >>

Rogues reflect many facets of Kevin Hart UK tour

Rogues reflect many facets of Kevin Hart UK tourUK - Kevin Hart is one of the most in-demand comedians in Hollywood, having starred in countless films such as Think Like a Man and About Last Night, in addition to several TV and stand-up appearances. He has also been making considerable waves on the other side of the pond. As part of his What Now? stand-up comedy tour, Hart recently headlined two sold-out shows at London's 20,000-capacity O2 Arena. Tour lighting designer Ken Delvo turned to Chauvet Professional's Rogue Series to provide stunning wash effects for the ... More >>

White Light supports Children on the Edge fundraiser

White Light supports Children on the Edge fundraiserUK - For more than 25 years, the charity Children on the Edge has helped marginalised and forgotten children living on the edge of their societies. Working in partnership with local communities, they create safe, friendly environments to ensure that those who may possibly be ignored receive the childhood they deserve. The organisation is constantly looking to raise funds to support its work and recently held a fundraising evening as part of Chichester Festival Theatre's Winter Season. With its strong reputation in theatre, along with ... More >>

Bandit package for Grammy Awards nominees event

Bandit package for Grammy Awards nominees eventUSA - With only weeks away until the music industry gathers for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Nashville's Grammy chapter gathered for an evening of celebration with nominees such as Little Big Town, Ashley Monroe, Point of Grace and Mr. Talkbox. Bandit Lites provided a lighting package for the event with Chris Lisle Lighting Design and Erik Parker as programmer. Clay Paky's Scenius fixtures helped to set the mood for the evening, with some placed in the media room for texture along the back wall while others were placed in the ... More >>

Seth Jackson joins Technical Productions creative team

Seth Jackson joins Technical Productions creative teamUSA - Technical Productions, Inc. has added award-winning lighting/set/production designer Seth Jackson as a full time member of its executive creative team. "This is a huge step forward for both of us, and we're both able to service our existing and potential clients better because of this synergy," says Michael O'Keefe, CEO of Technical Productions Inc. (TPI). "For Seth, he has better facilities at his disposal and the support of a full service office. And TPI gains full-time access to his design talent - Seth is absolutely one of the ... More >>

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