22 September 2014

Avolites announces RES Ltd

Avolites announces RES LtdUK - Realtime Environment Systems Ltd - to be known as 'RES' - is a new technical solutions company offering services to help designers, creative agencies and artists "achieve their wildest visual dreams". Mark Calvert and Dave Green have formed RES to provide "technical consultation and project-wide integration of all things visual in stage shows, corporate campaigns and permanent installations". The company will utilise the Ai Media Server - one the world's most powerful media server platforms, manufactured and developed in the UK by ... More >>

Robe joins Eminem X Rihanna Monster tour

Robe joins Eminem X Rihanna Monster tourUSA - Lighting Designer Daniel K Boland specified 64 x Robe Robin Pointe moving lights for the much talked about Eminem X Rihanna Monster stadium tour which played six sold-out dates in three key cities across the U.S. - at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and Comerica Park in Detroit. Boland has worked with Eminem for almost 10 years, so when the show's set design by Bruce Rodgers was approved, he created a lighting plot that would "cover all bases" for both artists. He already knew what Eminem would like in ... More >>

CLD Distribution joins forces with Iberian Lighting

CLD Distribution joins forces with Iberian LightingUK - CLD Distribution, the specialist commercial and architectural LED lamps and lighting distributor, has taken a substantial shareholding in Iberian Lighting. Iberian Lighting, celebrating its 50th anniversary, designs some of the world's largest lampshades and stylish bespoke feature lighting in the contract sector. They have established an excellent reputation for their creative solutions in large scale bespoke lighting projects with interior designers, specifiers, blue-chip corporates, retailers, hotels, restaurants and also high ... More >>

Recreating Hollywood in Vegas with PRG and Chauvet

Recreating Hollywood in Vegas with PRG and ChauvetUSA - The Sayers Club in Las Vegas features a captivating blend of edgy and opulent touches running through its intimate space, from the long golden-lit bar and over-stuffed couches to the strategically hung gothic-inspired drapes. Then there's the distinctive designer cocktails, small plate specialties, and of course the music. Where else can you see name artists like Macy Gray and Florence and the Machine perform in a room that holds only 250 people? Or be treated to a surprise 3 am appearance by Prince? As exceptional and rare as the ... More >>

Martin Professional introduces the JEM Hazer Pro

Martin Professional introduces the JEM Hazer ProDenmark - Martin Professional has introduced the JEM Hazer Pro for advanced atmospheric haze effects. With the introduction of the JEM Hazer Pro, Martin now offers "the most complete range of efficient, reliable and compact professional hazers in the industry". The JEM Hazer Pro includes advanced pump technology, 2.5 L of fluid capacity that provides 10 hours of operation on full output, a user-friendly on-board control panel with preset functionality, and a host of additional new features. As the newest member of Martin's professional ... More >>

International role for Mats Karlsson at AC-ET

International role for Mats Karlsson at AC-ETUK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has announced the appointment of well-known industry figure, Mats Karlsson, in a new international business development role. Mats has more than 30 years of experience in various roles spanning rental and production, lighting design, sales and product development - and joins the company after some 10 years in LED display development at Barco, Martin Professional, and most recently, VER. He will be responsible for increasing the market share of AC-ET's exclusive and key brands internationally, ... More >>

PM Center Thailand invests in W-DMX

PM Center Thailand invests in W-DMXThailand - W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is now a hot commodity in Bangkok, Thailand, as one of its premier rental houses, PM Center Co. Ltd. recently invested in 24 units of W-DMX BlackBox F-1, F-2 and R-512 for their rental division. PM Center has a reputation for offering the most professional equipment in Bangkok and serving premium clients and projects around Thailand. The W-DMX equipment in their stock is used to light up the famous Pattaya sign on the hill overlooking the Pattaya Bay. Mr. Karin of PM Center said, "On the ... More >>

Elation Sniper debuts with A Day to Remember

Elation Sniper debuts with A Day to RememberUSA - Elation Professional's new high-energy Sniper multi-effect light and laser simulator, which launched recently at the PRO trade show in the UK, is enjoying its touring debut on American rock band A Day to Remember's (ADTR) Parks & Devastation US tour with lighting design by Steve 'Cowboy' Stemac. ADTR is a passionate band with Steve running 10 of the powerful hybrid effect lights through their paces as specials on the hard-driving show. "We took the band and put them in a national park environment and then, as we do, make it ... More >>

Durban's Playhouse Company upgrades lighting

Durban's Playhouse Company upgrades lightingSouth Africa - The Playhouse Company in Durban has taken delivery of new lighting equipment, which will be used in the Opera and Drama Theatres within the venue. The order, supplied by DWR Distribution, included 40 x Robert Juliat 329 H 2KW/2.5Kw Fresnel Spotlights with Barndoors , 60 x Philips Selecon Rama 1kw / 1.2Kw Fresnels complete with Barndoors , 24 x Philips Strand PL1 LED Fresnels complete with Barndoors , one Robert Juliat 2.5k HMI Aramis Followspot and two Robert Juliat MSD 1200W Topaze Followspots complete with GT Stands. "... More >>

Creamfields features TiMax 3D for Axwell & Ingrosso

Creamfields features TiMax 3D for Axwell & IngrossoUK - This year's globally-renowned Creamfields dance festival featured an EDM first in the form of TiMax dynamic 3D audio spatialisation for duo Axwell & Ingrosso's blockbuster set, dubbed "360" in reference to the encircling array of moving lights and the club-style surround PA system that enveloped the crowd. Originally two-thirds of the legendary Swedish House Mafia, A&I have a massive following, which on Sunday night at Creamfields were spilling out of the vast tented stage at 10 rows deep. A new arena to Creamfields, Departures was ... More >>

Tannoy VQ & Lab.gruppen PLM team up in Ballei

Tannoy VQ & Lab.gruppen PLM team up in BalleiGermany - The Ballei Sports Centre, a community leisure facility in Neckarsulm, Western Germany used for handball and other spectator sports, has refitted its PA and sound reinforcement systems, choosing a system based on TC Group equipment: Tannoy VQ speakers and Lab.gruppen PLM amplification. The system was specified by local pro audio, hi-fi and sound reinforcement specialist Joe Ritter and his company Ritter Medientechnik, based in Heilbronn, a few kilometres south of the installation. Neckarsulm is a small town of under 30,000 ... More >>

Painting With Light helps VTM celebrate

Painting With Light helps VTM celebrateBelgium - Belgian commercial TV channel VTM (Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij) celebrated 25 years of success in a son et lumière spectacular staged on the beach at Nieuwpoort, which was attended by 17,000 people who were dazzled by the visual impact and audacity of the production. Lighting was designed by Painting With Light's Luc Peumans, who has worked on many music based projects for VTM, and was commissioned to add his own elements of eye-catching magic to the mix. The 25 minute Great Big Musical Thank You show was directed by ... More >>

Navigating the wireless world of Lollapalooza

Navigating the wireless world of LollapaloozaUSA - Keeping one of summer's biggest festival weekends running with flawless wireless across eight stages in the middle of downtown Chicago is not a job for the faint of heart. For the second straight year, C3 Presents, organizer of Lollapalooza, hired Frequency Coordination Group (FCG) to coordinate wireless throughout the three-day festival in Grant Park. Since its founding by RF specialist Brooks Schroeder in early 2013, FCG has earned a solid reputation for successfully managing the mission-critical wireless needs of some of the ... More >>

Rock'n'Heim satis&fyed with Nexo STM

Rock'n'Heim satis&fyed with Nexo STMGermany - The first major outing for satis&fy's new Nexo STM modular line array system was the Rock'n'Heim rock festival at the Hockenheimring motorsports racetrack. It was an opportunity to demonstrate STM's sound quality and coverage to a 27,000-strong crowd watching a diverse line-up on the Revolution stage, including Outkast, DeadMau5, Jan Delay, Die Fantastischen Vier, Pretty Lights, Die Antwoord and Parov Stelar Band. satis&fy worked closely with Nexo to design the system, which required maximum cardioid sub efficiency to minimise ... More >>

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