19 September 2014

PLASA 2014 reveals Professional Development Programme

PLASA 2014 reveals Professional Development ProgrammeUK - The PLASA Professional Development Programme (PDP) is renowned as a platform for sharing ideas and showcasing industry expertise. This year, the PDP will occupy two spaces at Excel London - the Audio and AV Theatre and the Lighting and Stage Theatre. The PDP made its debut in 2010. Since then over 300 speakers have taken part in its panels, which have welcomed thousands of attendees. The programme's aim is to test theory, inspire debate and positively impact the different strands of the entertainment technology industry. The ... More >>

Robe BMFL South African launch success

Robe BMFL South African launch successSouth Africa - As the worldwide launch of Robe's new long-throw 1700W BMFL Spot luminaire continues apace across all continents, two South Africa launch events staged in Cape Town and Johannesburg attracted nearly 200 people from multiple industry sectors, including all the major industry players in SA. The two SA events were organised by Robe's SA distributor DWR, whose team of MD Duncan Riley and director Nic Britz was joined by Robe's sales director Harry von den Stemmen and technical sales manager Ondrej Hegar. For the first launch ... More >>

Philips Entertainment pulls out the stops for PLASA 2014

Philips Entertainment pulls out the stops for PLASA 2014UK - Next month, Philips Entertainment is set to have one of the biggest and most successful PLASA London shows to date, with the launch of brand new luminaires, exciting demos of the latest additions to its three premier brands, Selecon, Strand Lighting, and Vari-Lite along with its product range Showline, exclusive afternoon-tea-with-a-twist press event, party in a super special venue and celebrations for Strand Lighting's 100th anniversary. Philips Entertainment will be found on stand L80 at the ExCeL exhibition centre, where members ... More >>

Meyer schedules latest webinar programme

Meyer schedules latest webinar programmeUSA - On 1 and 2 October 2014, veteran FOH engineer Jim Yakabuski will join Meyer Sound instructor Buford Jones as a special guest in the newest sessions of the company's Mixing Workshop webinar series. The interviews will cover Yakabuski's long mixing career working with artists from Matchbox Twenty to Journey. He will also share how technology advancements like linear sound systems and plugins are creating new opportunities for FOH engineers as well as practical tips for aspiring audio practitioners. The Mixing Workshop is free ... More >>

Lift Turn Move links with Planeta Hebetechnik

Lift Turn Move links with Planeta HebetechnikUK - Lift Turn Move (LTM) is now the UK and Ireland agent for Planeta Hebetechnik GmbH, which manufactures hoists and other lifting equipment suited to construction, engineering and special environments. The agreement adds explosion proof manual chain hoists up to 10t capacity and air hoists up to 25t capacity to LTM's already impressive product offering. LTM is also able to offer ultra low headroom chain hoists. Operations director David King says, "The range of products from Planeta are perfect for clients, especially those who supply ... More >>

Sadler's Wells upgrades with Robert Juliat

Sadler's Wells upgrades with Robert JuliatUK - There has been a theatre on the site of Sadler's Wells since 1683. Christian Wallace is the technical manager for this, the sixth incarnation to bear the name of the original proprietor along with a nod to the health giving spring that still lie beneath the theatre. He explains the theatre's current remit: "Sadler's Wells presents all sorts of dance from Britain and from international companies, including tango, hip hop, ballet, flamenco, and contemporary dance. We present high profile and internationally recognised works so we ... More >>

Theatre Projects' expertise at Isabel Bader Centre

Theatre Projects' expertise at Isabel Bader CentreCanada - On the shores of Lake Ontario, Queen's University's Isabel Bader Centre for the Arts - the newest addition to Canada's cultural landscape - is set to open its doors this weekend, marking the culmination of more than seven years of planning, design, and construction. Theatre Projects collaborated with Snøhetta and N45 Architecture on the design of this 80,000 square-foot arts centre that will provide Kingston, Ontario with a state-of-the-art teaching facility, a world-class showcase for student and professional musicians, ... More >>

Le Maitre investment in production process pays

Le Maitre investment in production process paysUK - In 2013 Le Maitre invested in increasing productivity at its pyrotechnics factory in Peterborough UK, in order to cope with demand. The pyrotechnic manufacturing process is a very labour intensive process and Le Maitre had reached almost full production capacity the year before. The company therefore researched alternative methods, exploring different industries before subsequently identifying a completely new production process which can output a phenomenal 24,000 to 26,000 units per hour, regardless of diameter, and is now ... More >>

Into the future at EtherCAT Plug Fest

Into the future at EtherCAT Plug FestUSA - Recently, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) invited its members to attend the annual North American EtherCAT Plug Fest - held at the North American headquarters of Beckhoff Automation in Savage, Minnesota, USA. For a period of two days, participants subjected their EtherCAT masters and slaves to rigorous interoperability testing, discussed open questions, and prepared the devices for future marketing. Additionally, the ETG shared exclusive information about prospective EtherCAT device test developments to the members. The 2014 ... More >>

Illuminate Design hits the spot in Battersea

Illuminate Design hits the spot in BatterseaUK - Battersea Power Station was the iconic background for part of this year's Totally Thames festival organised by the Thames Festival Trust featuring Carabosse, a French Fire Art company who deliver picturesque installations for audiences and passers-by throughout the world. Illuminate Design hasworked with the Thames Festival Trust for the past eight years, helping to deliver a variety of events, predominantly the annual Mayor's Thames Festival in London. This year, Jonathan Bartlett, production manager for the Trust contracted ... More >>

Symetrix Jupiters power Corner Entertainment

Symetrix Jupiters power Corner EntertainmentUSA - Corner Entertainment is a recently-opened entertainment constellation located in Houston, Texas. It features a restaurant (Corner Table) a bar/nightclub (The Oak Bar), and a second wine and mixed drinks bar (1919). Though distinctly named, the three concepts flow together, both physically and in the vibe that unites them. That vibe is perhaps best described as high-class, but relaxed. Though the aesthetic and the quality of the libations and cuisine might justify it, Corner Entertainment is decidedly not stuffy. Houston-based ... More >>

California school of music turns to DPA

California school of music turns to DPAUSA - Students at California Baptist University's (CBU) Collinsworth School of Music are not only taught the art of making music, but the best possible way to enhance the performance aspect of their instrument or voice. That's why their professors and mentors turn to DPA Microphones for on-stage amplification, which ensures that students gain first-hand experience with world-renowned professional equipment. With an audio locker thaDirectional Headset Mics and a stereo pair of d:screet 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Mics, the school is ... More >>

Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2014

Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2014UK - The Grade II* former circus theatre, Brighton Hippodrome, tops the 33 theatres on The Theatres Trust's Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2014, launched at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 18 September. The annually published register features the most 'at risk' theatre buildings across the UK under threat of demolition and redevelopment, theatres that lie abandoned, neglected and decaying, and theatres in use at risk of closure. Brighton & Hove City Council has approved demolition and redevelopment plans for the Grade II* ... More >>

LEDVision expands rental stockholding

LEDVision expands rental stockholdingSouth Africa - LEDVision (Pty) Ltd, a full-service LED screen supplier, and part of the Gearhouse Group of Companies, has expanded its rental stockholding once again to offer more innovative options to the local live event market. The company's latest investment in over 100sq.m of Radiant 7mm indoor/outdoor panels gives LEDVision the capacity to build two HD resolution screens of the new product. This is the first acquisition of this particular LED product for use in the South Africa market and offers not only the most sophisticated ... More >>

PLASA 2014: Smoke and haze from Le Maitre

PLASA 2014: Smoke and haze from Le MaitreUK - Le Maitre will be exhibiting at this year's Plasa London show at ExCel. The HazeMaster, the highest output haze machine on the market along with the G300 smoke machine, MVS hazer and a range of pyro and pyro controllers will be featured on the A.C. Entertainment Technologies stand and the Le Maitre team will be on hand to greet you. The HazeMaster will be in action on the A.C. Entertainment Technologies lighting stand P41 along with a truss mounted G300 operated by DMX. The MVS with its unique sweeping projected haze will be ... More >>

Sennheiser's Esfera wins IABM Design Award

Sennheiser's Esfera wins IABM Design AwardThe Netherlands - Sennheiser's Esfera surround microphone system has been recognised with an IABM Design and Innovation Award. At the awards ceremony held on 13 September during the IBC in Amsterdam, the audio specialist received the award within the Audio category. "We feel extremely honoured that the IABM's independent panel of experts has selected Esfera for the Audio award," said Claus Menke, head of portfolio management pro for Sennheiser's Professional Division. "Immersive audio is one of our focus areas, an area which truly ... More >>

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