1 October 2014

AC-ET showcases leading technologies at PLASA London 2014

AC-ET showcases leading technologies at PLASA London 2014UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will showcase a selection of the very latest lighting, audio, rigging and video solutions available from their vast portfolio of premium brands - on stand P40 at PLASA London 2014. Salesteams from AC-ET's four specialist product divisions will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the latest technologies from leading marques which AC-ET are the exclusive UK reseller for, as well as over 200 leading brands available for immediate despatch from the company's multi-million pound inventory. From ... More >>

PLASA 2014: Equipment rental management in the cloud

PLASA 2014: Equipment rental management in the cloudUK - Launched last month, new cloud based rental management system, Current RMS, is already setting high standards in the rental software market and can't wait to show all PLASA London visitors and exhibitors what it has to offer. Built from the roots up for the AV, lighting, production and events sector by CEO, Chris Branson, together with a close knit team around the product, extensive research into industry requirements, and cloud technologies were identified prior to product development. "It was at this point, a gap in the market ... More >>

Peter Maddison to launch PCM Distribution

Peter Maddison to launch PCM DistributionUK - Industry veteran Peter Maddison has announced the launch of a brand new company, PCM Distribution Ltd, at the PLASA Show next week (5-8 October, Excel, London). The company, a UK distributor of professional lighting, sound and accessories, has already been appointed UK sales agent for Amp-Pack Cases and for the Italian lighting brand, Studio Due, as well as UK sales agent for Mach Audio - and the company will be displaying a selection of the latest Mach speakers on the Amp-Pack Cases stand from Sunday 5 October. (Lee Baldock) More >>

Clay Paky B-EYEs join Lady Gaga for the ArtRave

Clay Paky B-EYEs join Lady Gaga for the ArtRaveWorld - Lady Gaga is on her tour, ArtRave: The Artpop Ball, and Clay Paky's A.leda B-EYE K20 innovative, LED-based moving lights and Clay Paky Sharpys are along for the wild ride. ArtRave marks Lady Gaga's fourth concert tour. It is in support of her third studio album, Artpop and kicked off in Fort Lauderdale with 78 dates scheduled in North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. PRG has provided 120 B-EYEs for the tour as well as a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpys. Lighting control is performed with three ... More >>

George Benson enchants with Raptor and NRG

George Benson enchants with Raptor and NRGTunisia - At age 71, George Benson is still winning over the audiences with his signature soft jazzy touch. GB played a beautiful concert in the historic context of the Roman Theatre of Carthage, Tunisia, last 16 July. The music performed was excellent, with energetic renditions of timeless hits such as On Broadway and Give Me The Night, in front of an audience that would have liked to hear even more songs. Everything was perfect, including the expressive light show. The lighting system - including Raptor and NRG 1201 ... More >>

LumenRadio appoints senior research engineer

LumenRadio appoints senior research engineerSweden - LumenRadio has appointed Lars Fabian Paape as a part of their R&D team, where he will be working as senior research engineer. Lars Fabian Paape comments, "I'm delighted to join LumenRadio. They have built such a strong reputation in the industry, not only for their excellent products, but also for their quality, reliability and also being really awesome people." Having a Masters degree in Mathematics, Paape founded his own consulting company in 1998 and has ever since worked in the scientific field of mass spectrometry ... More >>

Clay Paky hits the road with Journey and Steve Miller

Clay Paky hits the road with Journey and Steve MillerUSA / Canada - Clay Paky Sharpys illuminated the Journey and the Steve Miller Band along for the ride that took them to 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada. The tour united two of the groups that helped define The San Francisco Sound. In careers spanning 40 years, Journey has sold 80m albums worldwide and the Steve Miller Band more than 30m records. Tour Tech East Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia provided lighting support for the tour supplying 34 Sharpys and 20 Sharpy Washes. Senior account executive Tracey Ploss has worked with Journey ... More >>

Chauvet PVP Panels engage guests at Hard Rocik

Chauvet PVP Panels engage guests at Hard RocikDominican Republic - The new Hard Rock Café in the chic heart of the Dominican Republic's bustling capital Santo Domingo offers all of the attractions that have made this chain so popular around the world. Aside from enjoying great food and a festive atmosphere, guests can also see Rihanna's famous dog tag dress, a sequin dress worn by Shakira, plus memorabilia from the likes of Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry. This Hard Rock location also serves up something extra, however, in the form of two very special LED video walls ... More >>

Stage|Set|Scenery 2015 announces call for papers

Stage|Set|Scenery 2015 announces call for papersGermany - Event industry experts now have an opportunity to help shape the content of two Stage|Set|Scenery formats at the international trade show and the International Stage Technology Conference. They are currently invited to submit their entries for papers at the International Stage Technology Conference and for the Safety in Action stage. The deadline is 3 December 2014. The International Stage Technology Conference organised by DTHG will be an integral part of Stage|Set|Scenery. Taking place in Hall 4.2 and consisting of two ... More >>

CCI Power Supplies announces DimMaster LED

CCI Power Supplies announces DimMaster LEDUSA - CCI Power Supplies, a specialist in the design, engineering and manufacturing of power supplies and ballasts for high performance power conversion in architectural, theatre, stage and studio lighting applications, has released a new, patent-pending power supply technology for high performance, full-range LED dimming. Powered by CCI's new DimMaster LED phase cut power supply technology, the technology allows dimmable LED fixtures to match the dimming performance of incandescent fixtures, the company says. "Notably, the technology ... More >>

Trilogy provides comms links for Scottish Referendum

Trilogy provides comms links for Scottish ReferendumUK - Two days after the close of IBC 2014, eligible residents of Scotland went to local polling stations to answer one question, "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Irrespective of the outcome, the need to communicate the referendum and its ramifications for Scotland and the UK was vital. Trilogy Communications, a leading intercom supplier, has announced that BBC's coverage of the Scottish Referendum relied heavily on Trilogy talkback throughout the coverage. Trilogy's main system had already been installed in Glasgow in the ... More >>

WNY and Fineline deliver for 2014 Outlook Festival

WNY and Fineline deliver for 2014 Outlook FestivalCroatia - The Outlook Festival is staged over four days in the beautiful and slightly desolate environs of Fort Punta Christo just outside Pula, the main city on Croatia's bustling Istrian coastline, known for its mild climate, smooth sea and unspoiled nature. Outlook - this was the seventh edition - features the largest collection of dub step, bass music and soundsystem culture in Europe with an action-packed line up uniting some of the biggest names from these vibrant dance genres. Overall project, production and site management for ... More >>

Creative Technology provides again for Strictly Come Dancing

Creative Technology provides again for Strictly Come DancingUK - Creative Technology is again providing the wide range of visual solutions seen in the popular Saturday night dance show, Strictly Come Dancing. The show's iconic art deco-inspired theme is visualised using two curved proscenium arches with CT's MiTrix LED display and Flyer LED back screens, and this year sees new Side Arch screens within the set. The studio floor comes alive with projected images from six Panasonic PT-DS20K Projectors, enabling each dance performance to be perfectly synchronised with different visual themes, ... More >>

Bandit lights Medal of Honour Convention

Bandit lights Medal of Honour ConventionUSA - It was a sight those in attendance would never forget: more than 50 soldiers, some who served in World War II, marched their way through sabre arches into a room where a thousand people gathered to honour their acts of bravery and courage for which they had been awarded the Medal of Honour. Michael T. Strickland, Bandit's chair and founder, found himself deeply touched. "I was moved in a way I will never be moved again," he said. "To be in a room with that much greatness... simply defies explaining." As a sponsor of the event, ... More >>

Meyer Sound Lyon reinforces Boston Calling

Meyer Sound Lyon reinforces Boston CallingUSA - Meyer Sound systems made sure the two main stages at Boston Calling Music Festival were loud and clear. On the Red Stage, the Lyon linear sound reinforcement system made an impression on the FOH engineers, many mixing on this new Meyer Sound system for the first time. "That rig really rocked," says Carl Davino, FOH engineer for The Replacements. "Lyon has transparent highs, broad and articulate mids, and adjustable low-mids to handle any desired punch. The band's performance was outstanding as well, and with that combination I ... More >>

Aphex moves headquarters to Salt Lake City

Aphex moves headquarters to Salt Lake CityUSA - Pro audio brand Aphex has moved the company to Salt Lake City, in order to increase operational efficiencies by being closer to parent company DWV Entertainment and the core Aphex creative and engineering teams. The move, completed this month, includes opening a new Aphex warehouse in Utah to complement existing manufacturing and shipping facilities in California. Aphex chairman David Wiener stated, "Aphex has been making big changes in recent months to take advantage of growth opportunities in Pro, Prosumer and Consumer audio, as ... More >>

Le Maitre adds more pyro products

Le Maitre adds more pyro productsUK - Le Maitre's newly launched range of Coloured Ice Gerbs includes a spectacular and unique colour change effect. A deeply coloured flame enveloping the base of the gerb and a column of silver sparks shoot up to heights of 6-8ft. The effect which last for some 20 seconds has been achieved by Le Maitre's R&D team and is available in aqua, blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow and pink or as a colour change version. The Ice Gerbs are the latest in a number of great effects from Le Maitre and produced using their completely new ... More >>

Van Damme introduces White Line

Van Damme introduces White LineUK - Cable specialists VDC Trading has announced the introduction of the Van Damme White Line range of LSZH Install cables. Developed on the back of customer input and demand for a white option, the range consists of an AES/EBU 1pr and twin-axial Speaker cables in 1.5mm and 2.5mm. Designed in conjunction with existing Van Damme Ecoflex Install cables that are ABS design accredited, the White Line range is suited to every install need. The Van Damme White Line Ecoflex cable is a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) specifically for installation ... More >>

Apart Audio introduces new audio matrix

Apart Audio introduces new audio matrixBelgium - Although it can look quite simple, a small multi-zone installation is not always and easy and small job for the installer. He needs to install and connect many electronic units (sources, amplifiers, wall panels...) in order to provide the perfect audio solution for his customer. With Apart's Audiosystem8.8 the installer now can propose a complete audio system to his customers that covers many small or medium sized applications... with just one unit. The Made in Belgium Audiosystem8.8 audio matrix has eight speaker outputs (... More >>

Martin Professional now shipping Rush Wizard

Martin Professional now shipping Rush WizardDenmark - Martin Professional reports that the Rush Wizard "full-house" effect light for nightclubs, bars and other leisure environments is now shipping. As the latest member of the Rush by Martin line of affordable lighting solutions, the Rush Wizard is an extremely bright yet energy-efficient light providing high-quality mid-air effects. The Rush Wizard is music-triggered and DMX-controllable with two independent color/gobo wheels offering seven colors (plus two whites) and 13 different gobos with an additional two open patterns. An ... More >>

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