28 January 2015

Center Stage for Funktion-One in Cairo

Center Stage for Funktion-One in CairoEgypt - TIU opened its doors in November 2014, unveiling a new nightlife concept from three of Egypt's best-known operators and promoters. The new venue, which resides where Tamarai once stood, has brought a new direction to one of Cairo's most famous night time locations. With an emphasis on quality and with a desire to create the city's best clubbing experience, TIU's owners opted for a Funktion-One sound system. Tamarai was one of the most well known venues in Egypt. It was admired for its glamour and exclusivity but as Egypt's ... More >>

Robe BMFLs help keep Status Quo

Robe BMFLs help keep Status QuoUK - Lighting designer Ewan Cameron joins an increasing list of LDs to specify Robe's new BMFL Spots. He caught the BMFL fever on UK rockers Status Quo's most recent 'Status Quo Live 2014' tour. Status Quo's distinctive 'boogie rock' sound has earned them over 60 chart hits and a Brit Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Music' in a career spanning 45 years. They are still going strong, with more energy than ever, delighting their very loyal original fanbase as well as at least two generations of new - and equally enthusiastic - ... More >>

Drones take centre stage at Puy du Fou

Drones take centre stage at Puy du FouFrance - Award-winning French attraction Puy du Fou has become the world's first theme park to introduce a drone fleet with embedded intelligence to enhance the visitor experience. France's second most-visited theme park (after Disneyland Paris) allows visitors to witness history being brought to life through over 60 shows - from the Vikings and Knights of the Round Table, to Richelieu's Musketeers and Gallo-Roman gladiator games. The park's flagship show Cinéscénie - which, at over 23 hectares is also the world's largest ... More >>

Eurotruss develops new Tunnel Roof

Eurotruss develops new Tunnel RoofThe Netherlands - Eurotruss developed a new Tunnel Roof in the most economic and popular size of 12x10m. This Tunnel Roof carries great features like an impressive free clearance of ~8m, an integrated cantilever of ladder truss and a clamped on keder tent profile for its canopy that guarantees full closing and allows full flexibility in depth by adding or taking off one or more arched segments. "The best feature is that the tunnel roof is built out of standard HD34 Box Truss and still carries an impressive load bearing capacity of ... More >>

GDS improvises on a theme at Chichester

GDS improvises on a theme at ChichesterUK - GDS, alongside project partners Haworth Tompkins Architects, Charcoalblue, White Light and Skelly and Couch, were closely involved in the refurbishment of the Chichester Festival Theatre in Sussex. In refurbishing Chichester, it was essential to preserve the magic and warmth that had cast a spell over audiences for years, whilst at the same time replacing outdated and unsustainable technology. GDS was to address all aspects of auditorium and backstage lighting. The catenary lighting above the thrust stage at Chichester Festival ... More >>

Koninklijk Theater Carré upgrades with Yamaha

Koninklijk Theater Carré upgrades with YamahaThe Netherlands - Opened in 1887, Amsterdam's Koninklijk Theater Carré (Royal Theatre Carré) has played host to circuses, vaudeville, one-man shows, revues, plays, operas, operettas and musicals. Completely renovated in 2004, the venue has continued hosting a wide range of events to the present day. The ongoing demand meant a major upgrade of its audio system became necessary, with a Yamaha CL digital mixing system the chosen solution. With a lot of main productions now running in the theatre for longer periods than ... More >>

Audinate rolls out Dante AV Networking dates

Audinate rolls out Dante AV Networking datesUSA - Audinate is taking its successful Dante AV Networking World events on the road to six North America cites. These free, full-day events are geared toward anyone involved with the design and installation of networked audio systems, including design consultants, system integrators and sound engineers. The interactive sessions will introduce attendees to the benefits of Dante and audio over IP networking, showcase example Dante installations, and feature of a full afternoon of hands-on training. The events are co-sponsored by ... More >>

ARX's MSX splitters with Pope Francis in Sri Lanka

ARX's MSX splitters with Pope Francis in Sri LankaSri Lanka - ARX's MSX series audio splitters featured prominently in the audio system for Pope Francis's recent overwhelmingly successful visit to Sri Lanka. Mr Chaminda De Mel at Panadura based Creative Entertainment Pvt Ltd supplied the Audio System for the sea-front Mass in Colombo where in front of a reported crowd of over 1m people, Pope Francis canonised Sri Lanka's first Saint 17th Century missionary Joseph Vaz. ARX's managing director Colin Park comments, "The supply and sale was arranged in late 2014 by ARX's Sri Lankan ... More >>

Lawo gives first-class service at Australian Open

Lawo gives first-class service at Australian OpenAustralia - Rental provider Gearhouse Broadcast has rolled in nine Lawo mc2-56 audio mixing consoles, 21 x Lawo V__pro8 video processor units and a Nova73 HD router for the broadcast of the first big international sports event of 2015 - the Australian Open tennis tournament. Traditionally, the tournament attracts the tennis elite to the 30 tennis courts in Melbourne Park where, from 11 o'clock in the morning till late at night, they fight each other for the prestige of victory and the €2.1m prize money that awaits the winners of the ... More >>

Key appointments confirmed at Scala

Key appointments confirmed at ScalaEMEA - Scala has appointed Mike Gopal as area sales consultant for the Middle East and Turkey. Reporting to Damon Crowhurst, VP, EMEA, Gopal started in January, 2015. He will be responsible for building on and further expanding Scala's digital signage position in this expanding market. With deep experience in the AV sector through his years at AMX, and more recently working with ESCO Singapore, Mike joins Scala from WOW Vision where he served as the regional sales manager - GCC & Africa. "I am very pleased that I was able to convince ... More >>

Martin Audio offers EASE design support for MLA

Martin Audio offers EASE design support for MLAUK - Martin Audio has announced support for installers and sound designers with the provision of specific GLL files for designs using MLA, MLA Compact or MLA Mini in an EASE model. Andy Davies, head of Product Support Group for Martin Audio said, "The increasing demand for Multi-cellular technology in an installation environment has driven this development as an initial in-house solution; however, we are also working towards making this a simple addition to future iterations of our free-to-own Display software." For the time being, in ... More >>

D.A.S. expands the Event series

D.A.S. expands the Event seriesSpain - D.A.S. has launched the Event M210A, a three-way stage monitor in a double 10" "dual-band" configuration. The dual-band configuration permits the twin 10" loudspeakers to work in tandem for maximum power at low frequencies. Above the low frequency range, the advanced digital signal processing allows the 10" speakers to operate independently in specific frequency ranges, eliminating off-axis interference between the drivers to maintain optimal polar and frequency response characteristics throughout the low and low-mid operating ... More >>

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