20 April 2015

Robe enjoys 'fantastic' Prolight+Sound 2015

Robe enjoys 'fantastic' Prolight+Sound 2015Germany - Robe enjoyed another mega busy and successful Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt, with the launch of 10 new products and four hyperactive days on the booth in Hall 11 at the Messe exhibition centre. This was preceded by Robe's sixth biennial International Distributor Conference, staged a day ahead of the exhibition at the Dorint Hotel Frankfurt Niederrad, and attended by over 150 Robe distributors from around the world. The conference detailed the company's growth trajectory over the last two years, highlighting the trends and ... More >>

Equipson to acquire Fantek

Equipson to acquire FantekSpain - Equipson has agreed to acquire the fabrication business developed by Fantek, the Spanish manufacturer that specialises in truss structures and lifting towers. Says Equipson, "This acquisition results in an implementation of the know-how of Fantek, aligned with the corporate strategy of Equipson, as the company has been making big efforts to differentiate its divisions in clearly separated areas: audio, lighting and lifters. The addition of the industrial activity of Fantek will reinforce the lifting solutions division." With ... More >>

Shure & Soundcraft collaboration confirmed

Shure & Soundcraft collaboration confirmedGermany - At Prolight+Sound 2015, audio manufacturers Shure and Soundcraft announced a new collaboration that enables native monitoring and control of select Shure wireless systems on Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles. The initial implementation was revealed on the new Soundcraft Vi5000 and Vi7000 Digital Mixing Consoles which were introduced at the show, and will support Shure's ULX-D and QLX-D Digital Wireless Systems. This new integration with the mixing console enables automatic Shure device discovery, identification, and ... More >>

Belgium's GSF buys first DiGiCo S21

Belgium's GSF buys first DiGiCo S21Germany - Six years ago, when he bought his first SD9, Sammy Freh, owner of Belgian rental company GSF knew that there was a need for a mixing console at a lower price point, but with the same great quality as the rest of the DiGiCo range. At Prolight+Sound 2015, his dream of owning one came true as he purchased the first S21 off the production line. "When I visited ISE at the beginning of the year, DiGiCo's managing director James Gordon hinted that there was going to be something that would fulfil the request I'd made when we first ... More >>

Roland M-5000 mixer wins at mipa/pipa Awards

Roland M-5000 mixer wins at mipa/pipa AwardsGermany - The Roland O.H.R.C.A M-5000 Console has won the award for Best Mixing System (Live) at the pipa/Prolight & Sound International Press Awards - voted into first place by the global press. Representatives from Roland Japan and Roland Europe picked up their accolade at the mipa/pipa awards ceremony attended by more than 300 press, manufacturers and distributors from around the world. Commenting on the success of the M-5000, Peter Heath, head of Roland ProAV in Europe said: "We are incredibly proud to win this award against tough ... More >>

XL Video goes live with The X Factor

XL Video goes live with The X FactorUK - XL Video once again contributed video production to The X Factor Live 2015 tour - six weeks around UK arenas showcasing the considerable talents of the 2014 X Factor TV series finalists - including popular runner up Fleur East and winner Ben Haenow. XL supplied ROE MC-7T and MC-18T Hybrid LED screens in XL's custom touring frames, cameras / PPU, Catalyst media server playback, a large Barco Mi-Strip scenic feature, projection and crew for the colourful, animated megamash of 30 major musical numbers, which was ... More >>

HK Audio expands Linear 5 range

HK Audio expands Linear 5 rangeGermany - At Prolight+Sound 2015, HK Audio unveiled the latest additions to its Linear 5 loudspeaker range, the L5 LTS A long-throw satellite and the L SUB 4000 A subwoofer. An alternative to conventional compact line arrays in terms of both price and audio performance, the L5 LTS A is an efficient, easy-to-handle sound reinforcement tool for professional hire companies, and is sure to impress when installed in clubs, says the company. The L5 LTS A pairs the concept of an integrated line array with the physical format of a classic ... More >>

Prolight+Sound Shanghai 2015 forges ahead

Prolight+Sound Shanghai 2015 forges aheadChina - Continuing from the success of last October's show, Prolight + Sound Shanghai will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 14-17 October 2015. In 2014, the fair provided a business platform for 500 exhibitors and 24,017 visitors from 88 countries and regions. Fiona Chiew, deputy general manager for Messe Frankfurt Shanghai Co, comments: "We conducted an industry survey last December and the result reviews that the participants expect and recognise the show as an effective means to reach international markets ... More >>

Apart Audio introduces Bluetooth music player

Apart Audio introduces Bluetooth music playerBelgium - The Apart PCR3000RMKIII is a professional multisource CD/USB/SD-card music player with integrated FM RDS and DAB+ tuner. In addition the unit now also has an internal Bluetooth receiver which can be connected to any music source, smartphone or computer equipped with a Bluetooth connection. Furthermore PCR3000RMKIII is equipped with multiple independent analogue outputs, coaxial and optical digital output for the CD/USB/SD player and a RS232-port for use with integrated control systems. There is a USB and SD-card slot on the ... More >>

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