3 June 2015

PRG EML extends Robe inventory

PRG EML extends Robe inventoryThe Netherlands - PRG-EML Productions, based in Utrecht has recently invested in Robe's new BMFL Spot moving lights. Robe's reporting team caught up with this leading production company, during a recent road trip to The Netherlands, and interviewed general manager Wouter Muurlink. PRG-EML Productions specialises in delivering lighting, rigging and audio solutions to all sectors of the entertainment and industrial presentation industry and currently has a stock of around 200 Robe products in their wide inventory of moving lights. The ... More >>

Entertaining sustainability returns to ABTT 2015

Entertaining sustainability returns to ABTT 2015UK - Production industry consultancy entertaining sustainability returns to the ABTT Theatre Show in 2015, as the show moves to London's historic Alexandra Palace on 24-25 June. Centre stage on Stand E25 will be a live demonstration of :entertaining sustainability's real-time monitoring system from MeasureMyEnergy, giving visitors to the show an opportunity to see how a building's energy, water and gas consumption can be interrogated down to one-minute resolution. Using such systems can result in annual savings of 10% - 20% through the ... More >>

White Light's expansion into audio makes waves

White Light's expansion into audio makes wavesUK - Four months on from the creation of its dedicated audio department, complete production solution specialist White Light continues to receive much interest in the new range of audio products and services it now offers alongside its renowned expertise in entertainment lighting. This interest coincides with the completion of a number of high-profile audio projects across the event and installation sectors of the market. "It has been an astounding launch", comments Lee Dennison, White Light's head of audio. "From the day we announced ... More >>

Fohhn systems feature at Expo 2015 in Milan

Fohhn systems feature at Expo 2015 in MilanGermany / Italy - Fohhn Audio has supplied an extensive range of loudspeaker systems for installation in the German, United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan pavilions at Expo 2015 in Milan. The Nürtingen-based manufacturer is no stranger to this universal exposition, having previously provided loudspeaker systems for the German, Swiss and China State Grid pavilions at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. The theme of Expo 2015, which opened on 1 May, is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. One hundred and forty countries and a number of ... More >>

Artistic Licence previews Matisse and lightJuice

Artistic Licence previews Matisse and lightJuiceUK / Germany - Lighting controls expert, Artistic Licence, received an enthusiastic response to the preview of its new product ranges, Matisse and lightJuice, at recent trade shows in Leeds and Berlin. The Matisse range of panel controllers combines elegance and sophisticated functionality, offering an affordable, high-quality solution for users wanting to achieve LED effects via a simple wall-mount interface. The Matisse range comprises two series - mini and moody. mini takes the form of a seven-fader panel, with options that emphasise ... More >>

Midas sparks renewable diesel revolution

Midas sparks renewable diesel revolutionUK - Midas Productions is the first temporary power company to switch on to European fuel Green B+ diesel, a drop-in renewable that massively outperforms both bio and fossil diesel. Developed in conjunction with, and distributed exclusively by, Green Biofuels, independent tests show that, at 70 per cent of maximum generator load, Green B+ slashes NOx emissions by 27 per cent compared to red diesel and particulates CO, THC and SO2 by even greater numbers. All other load settings showed comparable savings. Green B+ has indefinite storage ... More >>

Nexus panels cook up excitement at Neff Awards

Nexus panels cook up excitement at Neff AwardsUK - The Who's Who of kitchen appliance designers congregated at Camden's Roundhouse for the seventh annual rendition of the Neff Master Partner Awards. Hosted this year by the Great British Bake Off TV chef Paul Hollywood, the event serves as a showcase that highlights the best Neff showrooms and designers across the whole of the UK. The evening ceremony dazzled 450 invited guests with a lavish dinner and elegant vintage-themed surrounds that highlighted the eight award categories. Tasked with creating an equally striking stage ... More >>

Blackmagic signal distribution at Eurovision

Blackmagic signal distribution at EurovisionAustria - Blackmagic Design reports that all signal distribution at the event areas for this year's Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), hosted at the Wiener Staatshalle in Vienna, Austria, was delivered via an SDI based live production workflow featuring six Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub routers. The audiovisual (AV) infrastructure for the annual European wide extravaganza, now in its 60th year, was devised by Vienna based live event specialist Concept Solutions and distributed HD video signals to more than 125 monitors and screens ... More >>

QSC introduces the new SPA amplifier series

QSC introduces the new SPA amplifier seriesUSA - QSC, a leading manufacturer of signal processing, digital signal transport, computer control systems, power amplifiers, and loudspeaker products for nearly five decades, has introduced its SPA Amplifier Series. QSC has developed a powerful yet affordable amplifier series to meet the audio amplification needs in boardrooms, conference rooms, and other corporate spaces where multiple speakers are in use. "We are pleased to answer requests from our loyal customers for an amplifier solution that brings the power and sensation of our ... More >>

XL Video supplies curved LED wall for Everyman

XL Video supplies curved LED wall for EverymanUK - Working with the National Theatre's video supervisor Matthew Morgans, XL Video is supplying a large semi-transparent LED wall for the current production of Everyman at the Olivier Theatre. The cast of Everyman is led by BAFTA award-winning actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, in this version of a classic 15th Century morality play in a new adaptation by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. The production is directed by Rufus Norris, with video design by Tal Rosner. Everyman will be broadcast live to over 550 cinemas in the UK and many ... More >>

Elation beams brighten stages at StageCoach Festival

Elation beams brighten stages at StageCoach FestivalUSA - Country music shed its restrained image years ago with today's country artists requiring the same big impact rigs as full on rock acts. A testament to that more upbeat evolution was this year's StageCoach Festival, where production company Visions Lighting dressed the two largest stages in brazen big beam looks from Elation Platinum BX and Platinum Beam 5R Extreme fixtures. Country music fans from across southern California and beyond gathered April 24-26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, for the sold out festival, ... More >>

Amway celebrates in Sun City

Amway celebrates in Sun CitySouth Africa - The Pilanesberg National Park was the graceful setting for Amway's 20th celebration dinner. As guests sat around a roaring fire at the Boma at Sun City, the rustic mood was given a modern twist with a significant collection of lighting equipment supplied by Kilowatt AV. Their client, Red Hot Events, commissioned Kilowatt AV to deliver the full technical and Set solution for the event. Lighting control was on a GrandMA2 Full Size and the lighting rig featured 48 Clay Paky Sharpys and over 160 Robe fixtures. In addition ... More >>

Stuart Strachan joins Sound Technology

Stuart Strachan joins Sound TechnologyUK - Sound Technology, Harman distributor in the UK/ROI, has announced the appointment of Stuart Strachan to the newly established role of live sound project engineer. With a remit to demonstrate and develop awareness of Harman's new generation of JBL, Soundcraft, AKG, Crown, Lexicon and dbx products for the professional live sound industries, the appointment strengthens Sound Technology's technical team, bringing specific industry technical knowledge in-house, and providing local UK support in addition to Harman's European and Global ... More >>

Electrosonic expands Aberdeen service team

Electrosonic expands Aberdeen service teamUK - Electrosonic, an international audio-visual systems integration and service solutions company, has appointed Gary McQueen and Douglas Walker to join the service team based in the new Aberdeen regional office. The new recruits, both with substantial oil & gas industry and audio-visual experience, will enable Electrosonic to offer an enhanced service to local clients in and around the Aberdeen region. Douglas Walker, small projects engineer, and Gary McQueen, senior field services engineer, will be working alongside each other to ... More >>

J&C Joel unveils new products at ABTT

J&C Joel unveils new products at ABTTUK - This year's Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) show will see J&C Joel unveil a number of exciting new fabrics and drapes. J&C Joel, one of the world's leading manufacturers of flame retardant fabrics and flooring for the entertainment and event industries, will also use the show to celebrate its rich textile heritage. Located on stand C41, J&C Joel will be screening an exclusive film about the company's rich UK manufacturing history. The business - thought to have the longest tradition of textile manufacturing in the ... More >>

Barix adds emergency notification to paging solution

Barix adds emergency notification to paging solutionSwitzerland / USA - Barix will introduce the next-generation of its Simple Paging solution for fixed and mobile paging over the IP network at InfoComm 2015, retaining its core simplicity and functionality while enhancing interoperability across greater public address systems. At its core, Simple Paging reproduces live announcements from a desk or on the move (via a Barix Simple Paging app) with absolute clarity, giving end users an intelligible and flexible paging and communications tool. At InfoComm, Barix will demonstrate integration ... More >>

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