2 March 2015

Robe hosts University of South Wales students

Robe hosts University of South Wales studentsCzech Republic - Robe welcomed 13 students and two lecturers - Phil Hughes and Clive Davies - from the University of South Wales, Glamorgan, to its HQ and factory in Valasské Mezirici, Czech Republic, all from the BSc Honours Lighting Design & Technology and Live Event Technology courses. The trip was co-ordinated by Robe UK's sales director Ian W Brown with USW course leader Stuart Green, and it has become an annual date on the calendar. As usual, it was also completely over-subscribed, so the number of applicants had to be ... More >>

Nominations open for Technical Theatre Awards 2015

Nominations open for Technical Theatre Awards 2015UK - Another year has flown by, and it's time to start nominations for the Technical Theatre Awards 2015. The nomination period is now open on the new website - head to www.technicaltheatreawards.com now to put your colleagues forward. Says the organisation, "We have a great year planned ahead, including streamlining the voting process and bringing together a committee of industry leaders to finalise our shortlists. "We are also heading to Europe for Stage|Set|Scenery, as well as our annual visits to PLASA Focus and the ABTT Trade Show. ... More >>

HK Audio partners with Algam China

HK Audio partners with Algam ChinaGermany / China - HK Audio has further strengthened its position in the Chinese pro audio market by signing a distribution contract with Algam China. The new deal, which was signed at the recent ISE 2015 show in Amsterdam, is effective from March 1 2015 and will see Algam China focusing on building HK Audio's presence in the growing Chinese MI sector using the Lucas, Elements, Premium PR:O, Pulsar, Linear 5 and SoundCaddy ranges. Shenzhen Melody will also continue to distribute HK Audio across China, with an emphasis on installation ... More >>

Audica appoints Audiologic as UK distributor

Audica appoints Audiologic as UK distributorUK - Armour Pro has announced that Audica is to review its UK sales, appointing Audiologic as a distributor for sales to installers and integrators of its commercial audio systems. Simon Stoll, managing director of Harlow-based Audiologic said, "We have always been impressed by Audica's combination of impressive sound quality and superb styling, and are delighted to be able to bring this to our installation customers. Audica complements our portfolio and is a brand that undoubtedly strengthens our profile in respect of the retail sector.... More >>

Martin Manufacturing UK wins Semta Skills Award

Martin Manufacturing UK wins Semta Skills AwardUK - Martin Manufacturing UK has been crowned champion of skills investment at the Semta Skills Awards 2015. Martin Manufacturing UK, which employs 48 people in Louth and makes a range of smoke boxes for the entertainments' industry, won the SME Investment in Skills category, sponsored by Pera Training. They were presented with the award at a gala dinner in London's Park Plaza, Riverbank at an event hosted by TV presenter Michael Underwood and where Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy, Matthew Hancock, gave the keynote ... More >>

Le Maitre over the rainbow in MagicLand

Le Maitre over the rainbow in MagicLandItaly - The show Illusion, with several Salamanders from Le Maitre entertained visitors at the Rainbow MagicLand in Valmontone close to Rome throughout the summer 2014. The attraction combines music, fantasy and projection. With hundreds of lights installed on the fountains and special effects enhancing the show, Illusion had nine dancers interacting with the fountains and the projections. One of the world's leading companies for aquatic shows and an internationally renowned video designer participated in the realisation of this show. ... More >>

Robe centre stage on Garth Brooks tour

Robe centre stage on Garth Brooks tourUSA - 48 of Robe's LEDWash 1200s are in action on the current Garth Brooks US tour, specified by the country megastar's longstanding LD Dave Butzler, and purchased specially by leading rental house Bandit Lites. Brooks - whose staggering popularity continues to pack out arenas - has released his first studio album in 13 years Man Against Machine to coincide with the tour. Butzler explained that Brooks was fully involved in creating the stage design, and while he wanted to wow the crowds for this one, he wanted to keep the music - ... More >>

W-DMX and Griven give Sheraton Doha a new look

W-DMX and Griven give Sheraton Doha a new lookQatar - W-DMX by Wireless Solution and lighting fixtures by Griven are now on display on one of Qatar's premier five-star hotels - the Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort. This hotel structure has been a landmark in Doha for more than 30 years, so when it was time for renovation, every detail was considered to bring the building up to the highest technological standards while still maintaining its original look and charm. In addition to the interior, the upgrade involved the exterior lighting design of the hotel that would not only enhance the ... More >>

Blackburn College revamps with Danley

Blackburn College revamps with DanleyUSA - Located in the rural Illinois town of Carlinville, Blackburn College serves six hundred undergraduates. Its work programme keeps costs low and campus community involvement high by employing students in a range of non-traditional student jobs under the direction of professionals, for nine of the campus's 16 buildings. A recent $3m upgrade to the 430-seat Bothwell Auditorium continued that tradition, with the student construction crew providing much of the labour. Amid a range of new infrastructure is a new sound reinforcement ... More >>

API A2Ds make headlines at NBC Network News

API A2Ds make headlines at NBC Network NewsUSA - NBC Network News relies on six of API's A2Ds when filming popular news programmes such as Morning Joe, The Today Show, and Nightly News with Lester Holt in their Los Angeles studio. The six A2D mic pre amps are put to work all day long, and are used in both the Newsroom Set and Studio W or Studio West. Audio engineer Stan Ouse explains, "The backdrop of the Newsroom Set is a functioning news room. In Studio W we support all of the NBC networks and we do shows and live shots all throughout the day. For example, ... More >>

Cliff Electronics debuts digital connector series

Cliff Electronics debuts digital connector seriesUK - Cliff Electronics has announced the introduction of its new FT Digital XLR Feed-Through connector series. The FT Series is a complete range of audio, data, and fibre connectors that can be front or rear mounted into an industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting hole. The new FT Series are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrument, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. The new Cliff FT series is suitable for developing custom I/O solutions used in broadcast, AV installations, ... More >>

Philips Lumileds named Illumineer of the Year

Philips Lumileds named Illumineer of the YearUSA - The night of 25 February 2015 was a celebration of innovation in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sectors with the awarding of the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards. Being named Illumineer of the Year continues an impressive streak of both recognition and breakthroughs for Lumileds. In addition to this award, Lumileds recently won a prestigious LFI Innovation Award, introduced the world's first hot colour targeted LEDs, and announced the world's first chip-scale packaged LED that can be directly surface mount reflowed ... More >>

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