19 December 2014

Procom confirmed as UAE Philips distributor

Procom confirmed as UAE Philips distributorUAE - Leading Dubai-based equipment distributor Procom ME has been named as the exclusive Philips supplier for UAE in a move to further expand its offering to the high profile Middle Eastern market. UAE is an ever-evolving landscape of innovation and construction, with many new projects under development from universities to theatres and hotels, all of which generate strong demand for professional lighting. "We are confident Philips will have a significant share of the new-build market, for several reasons," says Procom's business ... More >>

Audiologic to distribute Aurora Multimedia in the UK

Audiologic to distribute Aurora Multimedia in the UKUK - Audiologic has taken on the exclusive distribution of Aurora Multimedia in the UK. In what is a bold move, says the company, Audiologic is investing in and significantly extending the scope of its products and services with an eye on delivering an even more comprehensive AV solutions package for its customers. Aurora Multimedia is a US-based manufacturer of the industry's first non-proprietary web-standards based IP control systems, as well as advanced HD video distribution and processing. Not only does ready access to these ... More >>

Clay Paky B-EYE K20s star at The Colosseum

Clay Paky B-EYE K20s star at The ColosseumCanada - Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino in Windsor, Ontario has added 26 Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights to the inventory of its concert venue, The Colosseum. A 5,000-seat venue, The Colosseum ranks #15 among venues in North America in desirability, service and shows, reports production supervisor Dan Leroux who toured for 25 years with Metallica, Pearl Jam and other top bands. "Artists come through this venue and are blown out of the water. We have close to 600 fixtures in the air, 10 moving pods on back and front ... More >>

Robe reborn at TribalTech Brazil

Robe reborn at TribalTech BrazilBrazil - The Main and VuuV stages at the 2014 TribalTech Reborn Festival in Brazil buzzed with energy and over 200 Robe moving lights which were integrated into two very different but equally eye-catching lighting designs, by UK based LD Alex 'Junior' Cerio of Smash Productions. The vibrant 20,000 capacity multicultural dance / trance extravaganza staged at the Fazenda Heimari showground in Parana, Brazil, was completely sold out, offering 13 enigmatic live music stages delivering the very best of techno, house, electronica, trance and ... More >>

Meyer Sound on track with CP Holiday Trains

Meyer Sound on track with CP Holiday TrainsUSA/Canada - The CP Holiday Trains are spreading the joy of the season - and filling local food banks with donations - across Canada and the northern US. Supported by Meyer Sound systems, the brightly decorated trains draw thousands of people who brave the winter cold to partake in the festivities. With two separate 14-car trains travelling west across Canada and the US, the Holiday Train programme delivers free live music shows in more than 150 US and Canadian communities, encouraging attendees to bring donations for local food banks. ... More >>

Triple E Unitrack charms Cinderella in Leicester

Triple E Unitrack charms Cinderella in LeicesterUK - Triple E has emerged as the prince charming of equipment engineered for entertainment this Christmas as Cinderella opens at De Montfort Hall, Leicester using 192m of Unitrack. The concert hall has no fly tower and in the theatrical format, with a false proscenium, has a seating capacity of 1,490. It is generally a receiving house and in more than 20 years this is the Hall's second year of producing a pantomime. Jim O'Mahoney is the Hall's Principal Technician and technical godfather. He notes, "As we have no flying we needed ... More >>

ABTT issues Apollo Theatre investigation statement

ABTT issues Apollo Theatre investigation statementUK - The ABTT has issued a statement following the update issued by Westminster City Council into the Apollo Theatre Investigation. "The Association of British Theatre Technicians has been leading on the development of advice to theatre owners concerning Suspended Fibrous Plaster ceilings in theatres for most of 2014. A group of experts was convened following the request for further guidance to be added to Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment. "Now in the final stages of consultation with various stakeholders, the ABTT ... More >>

Ashly & Danley reinforce school's football games

Ashly & Danley reinforce school's football gamesUSA - Severn School is among the largest and most august private schools in the nation. Situated midway between Baltimore and Annapolis in Maryland, Severn School was founded in 1914 as a preparatory school for the U.S. Navy. Today, it serves 800 students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. In recent years, Severn School has been updating its buildings and grounds, including new turf fields for football, field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse adjacent to the new Edward St. John Athletic Center. For a few years after their installation, the ... More >>

Auviso goes up a gear with Barco

Auviso goes up a gear with BarcoSwitzerland - Auviso audiovisual solutions, one of Switzerland's leading players in the event equipment/services market, has purchased 14 high-brightness Barco projectors to raise its rental fleet to new levels of performance. The AV expert chose Barco's HDX- and HDF- projectors on account of their exceptional brightness, robustness and reliability, as well as the outstanding services provided by Barco distributor Baranday. With this order, auviso becomes one of the first Swiss AV suppliers to offer Barco's high-brightness HDF- and HDX- ... More >>

Ayrton adds a kind of magic to Queen world tour

Ayrton adds a kind of magic to Queen world tourFrance - Ayrton, French manufacturer of original LED lighting solutions, reports that its MagicPanel 602 LED panel fixtures are touring the world with the 2014/15 Queen + Adam Lambert world tour. Following this summer's sold out dates across the Far East, Australasia and North America, the champion combination of Queen + Adam Lambert is due to embark on a 26-date (11-country) tour of Europe in early 2015. From the very beginning, lighting designer Rob Sinclair chose to light the show's iconic centrepiece, a giant 'Q', using Ayrton ... More >>

Chauvet Professional on Miss USA State Pageants

Chauvet Professional on Miss USA State PageantsUSA - Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to lighting beauty pageants, getting things right means adhering to an exacting set of standards. So say Darren and Tyler Lussier, who speak from experience. Aside from lighting concerts and major league sporting events in New York and New England, their company, Image Production Services, has become a beauty pageant maven, illuminating no fewer than six state segments of Miss USA in 2014. This year, the father-son team added a new twist to their pageant lighting when ... More >>

Clay Paky helps bring Ant and Dec from screen to stage

Clay Paky helps bring Ant and Dec from screen to stageUK - TV presenters Ant and Dec have recently turned their popular TV show Saturday Night Takeaway into a touring arena show, which saw a over a hundred Clay Paky fixtures delivering brightness and portability to the complex production. Lighting designer Adam Bassett of Woodroffe Bassett Design specified 57 Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1500s, 32 Alpha Profile 1500s, 4 Alpha Spot QWO 800s, 20 Sharpys and 12 Sharpy Wash 330s, supplied by Neg Earth, to add ultimate versatility to the design. The design house also relied once more on their ... More >>

Hippotizers in control in Leicester Square

Hippotizers in control in Leicester SquareUK - Digital Insanity's Richard Bagshaw works on a wide variety of projects, from music festivals to movie premieres, and uses his Hippotizer media servers on projects week after week to great effect and success. The last few weeks have brought a couple of prominent movie premieres to London's Leicester Square and Digital Insanity were all over the high profile red-carpet gala, which saw dozens of Hollywood stars grace the cobbles outside the Odeon Cinema. The Interstellar world premiere took place on Wednesday 29 October with ... More >>

Nave de Vero delivers live entertainment with Yamaha

Nave de Vero delivers live entertainment with YamahaItaly - Located a short distance from Venice, Italy, Nave de Vero is a new shopping centre which, like most modern malls, offers more than just retail outlets. Entertaining shoppers is an important part of its business, which is why it features a live performance area complete with high quality Yamaha digital audio system. Situated in the municipality of Marghera, Nave de Vero is only a 15 minute drive from Venice and 30 minutes from the city of Padua. As well as 115 stores, it includes 15 dining outlets, most of which are concentrated ... More >>

Peter Pan Live! soars with DPA Microphones

Peter Pan Live! soars with DPA MicrophonesUSA - Peter Pan Live!, NBC's live primetime television production of the classic Broadway musical, aired last week with audio support from Firehouse Productions and DPA Microphones. The live TV 'film,' which followed the success of the network's 2013 depiction of the Sound of Music, raked in over nine million viewers. With a live show of this magnitude, Firehouse needed an audio solution that would provide pristine audio quality expected with HD television while still giving audiences the feel of a grand theater production.... More >>

Sex and love for Adlib with Enrique

Sex and love for Adlib with EnriqueUK - Liverpool technical production specialist Adlib is supplying the sound system and technicians for pop mega-star Enrique Iglesias' latest UK and European tour. The multi-talented, multi-lingual and multi-award winning Enrique - who also enjoys a highly successful writing, record producing and acting career - as well as performing to an enormous fanbase worldwide - has sold over 100m albums and is dubbed 'King of Latin Pop' by Billboard. His meteoric international career kicked off in the mid-1990s after recording a demo tape ... More >>

Sharpys amp up the energy at Nights by Absolut

Sharpys amp up the energy at Nights by AbsolutUSA - Clay Paky Sharpy and B-EYE K20 fixtures helped light up the New York City sky when Nights by Absolut launched on 12 September with a high-volume, high-energy twist on the club scene. Vita Motus, the design studio of Heather Shaw, transformed the Pier 9 Container Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn into one of the most exciting clubs in the world for just one night. The iconic silhouette of the Absolut vodka bottle took center stage with the New York City skyline illuminated behind it. DJs Alvin Risk and Araabmuzik took command ... More >>

Showstars sets up Hyde Park's festive paradise

Showstars sets up Hyde Park's festive paradiseUK - Featuring mainstay attractions including the Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippo's Circus, the 1,600m2 Lycamobile Ice Rink, an authentic Bavarian Village and the iconic Giant Observation Wheel, Winter Wonderland in London's Hyde Park has welcomed more than 15m visitors since it was first introduced in 2007. The latest edition of the Capital's most popular and dazzling winter event - open for six weeks from November 21 to January 4 with free admission - saw PWR Events and The Royal Parks collaborate to deliver and even wider menu of ... More >>

Trinity Christian Centre adds Martin Professional

Trinity Christian Centre adds Martin ProfessionalSingapore - In a prominent intersection on the outskirts of Singapore City in Paya Lebar lies the Trinity Christian Centre, Trinity@Paya Lebar. Designed to imitate the vast canyons of the Israeli deserts, the building's beige-coloured facade mimics the folds of the desert landscape and now boasts Martin Professional lighting. The original lighting scheme did not live up to Trinity Christian Centre's aspirations to become a neighbourhood night time landmark. In fact, even the next-door gas station outshone it and made more of an impact ... More >>

Two Dubai sound companies expand with Adamson

Two Dubai sound companies expand with AdamsonUAE - Adamson Systems distributor Thomsun Trading continues to expand the reach of Adamson Systems within the United Arab Emirates region. The company recently delivered new line array systems to Stagecraft Events and SAS Event Production - both prominent sound companies located in Dubai. "Both companies invested in full, turnkey, SpekTrix line array systems," explains Alok Ghurde, application support manager, Thomsun Trading. "The SpekTrix performance package consists of 16 SpekTrix line array enclosures. Eight SpekTrix subwoofers ... More >>

VDC Trading joins forces with Edmundson Electrical

VDC Trading joins forces with Edmundson ElectricalUK - Cable specialist VDC Trading has announced its partnership with UK wide electrical specialist Edmundson Electrical, which serves the country from over 350 locations, each carrying a comprehensive stock and run by experienced and highly motivated staff. VDC Trading will act as a full partner in the business providing technical and sales support, tendering, and the production and supply of, audio, video and data cabling from its London headquarters. VDC Trading CEO Niall Holden said: "A major strength of Edmundson is that, like VDC ... More >>

Audinate enhances Dante Virtual Soundcard

Audinate enhances Dante Virtual SoundcardUSA - Audinate, inventor of Dante, the industry leading digital media networking solution, has announced new releases to its popular Dante Virtual Soundcard (Release 3.7) as well as Dante Controller. Both releases support the latest Apple Mac OS X10.10 Yosemite and Microsoft Windows 8 operating systems. Dante Virtual Soundcard is a simple, easy-to-use software application that turns your Windows PC, Windows Server, or Mac OS X computer into a Dante-enabled device, allowing you to instantly connect to any Dante network. No special ... More >>

Genelec to showcase 8351 Monitor at ISE 2015

Genelec to showcase 8351 Monitor at ISE 2015The Netherlands - Recently launched to considerable acclaim, Genelec's new 8351 monitor will be making its European tradeshow debut at ISE 2015. Visitors to the Genelec Stand (3-C111) show will get the opportunity to hear this new monitor in action. ISE 2015 will also be an opportunity for visitors to experience immersive sound in 3D format powered by Genelec. The company has a special 3D dedicated listening room on its stand and will once again be a key participant in the Immersive Sound Experience feature area at the show. "It has ... More >>

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