22 May 2015

GDS restructures UK distribution network

GDS restructures UK distribution networkUK - Lighting manufacturer GDS has re-structured its UK distribution network to widen access to market for its products. Existing partners, Hawthorn, Stage Electrics, and White Light have become GDS's stock-holding, main distributors, supplying the GDS range on a large scale across the board. Alongside the distributors, GDS continues to work with installation partners LSI Projects and Push the Button. As part of the review of its distribution network, the company has appointed Black Light, Enlightened, National Stage Technologies (... More >>

Curtain rises on National Stage Technology Ltd

Curtain rises on National Stage Technology LtdUK - Northern Stage Services Ltd has unveiled a new corporate brand following the acquisition of the business of Lancelyn Lighting and Lancelyn Theatre Supplies in February this year. Now operating as National Stage Technology Ltd the company is able to offer UK-wide services for specialist lighting, sound and stage solutions for the theatrical, architectural and construction markets. National Stage Technology, based out of Manchester, Wirral and Oxford, boasts access to world-class manufacturing, highly trained and experienced lighting ... More >>

CT expands Riedel Communications inventory

CT expands Riedel Communications inventoryUK - Creative Technology (CT) has expanded its inventory of Riedel Communications' pioneering real-time video, audio, data and communications solutions. Engineered to provide exceptional performance and flexibility even in the most demanding environments, the Riedel systems contribute to CT's ability to meet the communications and signal transport requirements of any sports, corporate, exhibition, or entertainment event. "Our success as a staging services provider is a direct result of our innovative application of the latest technology ... More >>

d&b triple debut success at PLASA Focus Leeds

d&b triple debut success at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - d&b audiotechnik introduced three new products at PLASA Focus 2015 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The new D20 amplifier, the MAX2 stage monitor and ArrayProcessing, a significant new feature within the d&b ArrayCalc V8 simulation software, made their UK debut in the New Dock Hall. ArrayProcessing is a new optional feature for optimising the tonal and level balance of d&b J, V and Y-Series line array systems across an entire listening area, significantly improving the consistency of performance. The D20 joins the D80 as part of ... More >>

Chauvet through the looking glass in NYC

Chauvet through the looking glass in NYCUSA - In Lewis Carroll's classic Through The Looking Glass, Alice steps into a mirror to enter an incredible world where flowers talk, chess pieces come to life and characters like the Red Queen tickle the imagination with enchanting feats. The 257 guests at the JCC New York's White Hot Night Through The Looking Glass fundraiser didn't have to do anything nearly as dramatic as Alice to be treated to a magical evening. They simply walked into a gym-turned-ballroom on Manhattan's upper West Side and were dazzled by a ... More >>

JHS sales team visits Fishman

JHS sales team visits FishmanUSA - Area sales managers for international trade distributers John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd., recently visited the Massachusetts headquarters of pickup, preamp, and amplification manufacturer Fishman, and were welcomed and hosted by company founder and president, Larry Fishman and his team. As well as a tour of the factory and office complex, the team received advanced sales training on the full line of Fishman products. The JHS team were accompanied by Fishman European brand ambassador, Steve Fairclough who is working alongside JHS to ... More >>

Clay Paky Sharpys shine on The Voice of Germany

Clay Paky Sharpys shine on The Voice of GermanyGermany - Lighting designer Manuel da Costa has chosen to use a significant number of Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE and Sharpy fixtures on the latest series of hit TV show The Voice of Germany. Spanning four seasons, the talent show is extremely popular with viewing figures in the millions. To make sure season four packed a huge punch with fans, da Costa specified 99 x Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 fixtures and 108 x Sharpys from Cologne-based supplier Magic Light and Sound. "The biggest challenge this series was to find a set-up that ... More >>

Soundtronics selects Shure for Mayweather fight

Soundtronics selects Shure for Mayweather fightUSA - The stakes were high for more than just the boxers during the 2 May fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Televised live, the pay-per-view event was a rare collaboration between Showtime and HBO, and both networks expected technical perfection. Handling the selection, deployment, and coordination of wireless microphones, IEMs, and intercoms for the event was the team from Las Vegas-based Soundtronics, led by managing partner Mark Barbuti. "For a major live televised event, there can't be any mistakes," he notes. "... More >>

Philips Vari-Lites star at Grammy and Academy Awards

Philips Vari-Lites star at Grammy and Academy AwardsUSA - When working in the world of live television production, the lighting rig stands at the forefront called upon to provide a wide variety of creative looks. Nowhere is this more important than on two of television's most-watched events, the Grammy and Academy Awards, where both productions showcase a number of artists with individual lighting needs. As a veteran of both productions, lighting director and programmer Andy O'Reilly knows exactly what it takes to bring all these performances to life, and this year, he and his team got ... More >>

Meyer Sound confirms French Leopard sales

Meyer Sound confirms French Leopard salesFrance - Following a convincing recent demo in Paris, Meyer Sound has confirmed three new orders for the Leopard linear sound reinforcement system, including two French rental system purchases and an installation going to a nightclub in Marseille. "This is the first time we have purchased a line array system immediately, before any of our rental clients have had a chance to ask for it, because we are certain that it will be requested as soon as they hear it," notes Marc de Fouquières, general manager of Dushow, who purchased 24 Leopard ... More >>

White Light provides AV solutions for Thorpe Park

White Light provides AV solutions for Thorpe ParkUK - Thorpe Park, one of the UK's largest theme parks, has decided to use White Light's services to upgrade its audio infrastructure. The entertainment production supplier was approached by Thorpe Park to provide both advice and ultimately the equipment required to ensure that their sound system was not only cost effective, but helped to achieve maximum impact. Further to a long standing relationship with White Light, Thorpe Park has now invested in audio equipment that can be tailored to their specific future event needs. Thorpe Park's ... More >>

Colour Sound crosses Great Divide with Twin Atlantic

Colour Sound crosses Great Divide with Twin AtlanticUK - West London rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting and video for the latest leg of Glasgow alt rockers Twin Atlantic's ongoing Great Divide album tour, working with lighting and visuals designer Paul McAdams who has evolved an edgy and vibrant show to match the band's massive energy. This latest run of gigs - which included London's Brixton Academy and their largest headline show to date at hometown Glasgow's Hydro Arena - saw Paul build on the design he had created for the autumn 2014 tour - also ... More >>

Headroom keeps versatile with Elation Cuepix

Headroom keeps versatile with Elation CuepixGermany - Rental company Headroom Media Service GmbH has recently acquired a large number of Elation Professional Cuepix Panels and has used the versatile RGB matrix luminaires on several outings in Germany and elsewhere. After their first live tests, including productions with UK pop sensation Jessie J and US megasellers BoyzIIMen, as well as some corporate shows, Headroom Media CEO Andreas Adelhofer stated that he is very pleased with both the quality and versatility of the latest addition to their lighting rental pool. "We were able ... More >>

Clients prosper with Panasonic Partner Portal

Clients prosper with Panasonic Partner PortalUK - Panasonic has launched a new B2B Partner Portal, to cover more products and make it easier for distributors and resellers to access customer facing information and register new business. The new web-based service is open to clients across the company's Visual Systems and Communications divisions Europe wide, and will be expanded to other business divisions later this year. Professionals who sign up for the scheme have access to the latest product information, sales news and business incentives, with rewards scaled according to the ... More >>

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