1 June 2015

Remembering Max Lindsay-Johnson

Remembering Max Lindsay-JohnsonUK - The industry is mourning Max Lindsay-Johnson, director of international sales at Community Professional Loudspeakers who passed away suddenly in France last Thursday, 21 May. Steve Johnson, Community's CEO said, "We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Max, who was one of the audio industry's most respected members. He was a true professional and had a smile for everyone, with the warmth of personality that made him a good friend to those he worked with." Community's founder, Bruce Howze, also shared, "Max was a special person ... More >>

Robe specified for Omnia superclub

Robe specified for Omnia superclubUSA - Omnia in Las Vegas is the latest superclub phenomenon launched by Hakkasan Worldwide. Over 100 Robe moving lights were specified for an epic entertainment lighting design that graces the main room of the new club at Ceasar's Palace. The brief from Hakkasan CEO Neil Moffit to the technical and creative teams involved in Omnia encompassed superlatives like 'awesome' 'breathtaking' and 'mind-blowing', so architectural / interior designers The Rockwell Group and entertainment technology integration specialist Audiotek worked to ensure ... More >>

Clay Paky Mythos makes Eurovision debut

Clay Paky Mythos makes Eurovision debutAustria - Award-winning lighting designer Al Gurdon made spectacular use of a predominantly Clay Paky rig for one of the world's largest TV entertainment events, The Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Celebrating its 60th anniversary with the theme Building Bridges, Eurovision was sponsored by Osram and hosted at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna. UK-based Gurdon, whose previous lighting triumphs include the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympic Games and the American Super Bowl, has now lit Eurovision three times. This ... More >>

JoeCo releases BlackBox remote control options

JoeCo releases BlackBox remote control optionsUK - JoeCo has released its latest remote control software update for iPad, JoeCoRemote 3.0 which, along with two new hardware interfaces, JoeCo MultiRemote and JoeCo Bluetooth, offers even more flexibility for remotely controlling 24-channel and 64-channel BlackBox Recorders and Players. JoeCoRemote 3.0 for iPad, used together with the JoeCo MultiRemote interface, enables up to 4 BlackBox systems to be simultaneously triggered, monitored and controlled using a single iPad. This new technology has been specially developed to meet ... More >>

International dealers visit Robert Juliat factory

International dealers visit Robert Juliat factoryFrance - When international dealers were invited to the Robert Juliat factory in France earlier this year, it was an eye-opening experience to see the dedication in which the company is run. Robert Izzett from DWR Distribution, the South African distributor, joined the tour and training, and was very impressed. "I had the impression that it was a small manufacturer," he said. "They produce more than 10 000 luminaires a year and added to this, make everything except the glass lenses. The factory is extraordinary." Robert Juliat currently ... More >>

Healthcare training with Shure, BSS and Clear-Com

Healthcare training with Shure, BSS and Clear-ComAustralia - Everybody who's used Shure, BSS and Clear-Com products on live events know they can rely on them when getting the show right is 'a matter of life or death'. But what about when-- stripped of all hyperbole--things really are a matter of life or death? That's the reality that doctors and nurses face every day in emergency rooms, hospital wards and operating theatres. The Simulation Learning Centre at The Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of The University of Sydney is a facility that provides students with access to ... More >>

Pete's Big TVs rock 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Pete's Big TVs rock 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of FameUSA - Video equipment rental company Pete's Big TVs supplied the high resolution LED video panels, projectors and a technical crew for the 30th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 18 April in Cleveland, OH. The show aired 30 May exclusively on HBO. Pete's has been supplying the rock world's big night since 1989, and growing with the event as the show has transitioned from its original private Waldorf-Astoria hotel ballroom days to today's ticketed arena settings. Pete's Big TVs VP Guy Benjamin said, "Because it has moved ... More >>

BlueShore Financial Centre banks on L-Acoustics

BlueShore Financial Centre banks on L-AcousticsCanada - At 372 seats, Capilano University's BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts is intimate and cozy, well-proportioned for this mid-sized liberal-arts university in North Vancouver. Now, thanks to its recent upgrade to a new L-Acoustics sound system installed by AV systems integrator Solotech Vancouver, the busy campus arts venue feels even more intimate. The BlueShore at Cap, as it's known, hosts a wide range of events, from theatrical productions to concert performances by the school's music department and touring ... More >>

CLD LED solution for Paris architecture exhibition

CLD LED solution for Paris architecture exhibitionFrance - London based Jamie Fobert Architects asked the team at CLD Distribution to assist in providing an LED lighting solution for an exhibition of their work at the Gallerie de l'Architecture in Paris. The work coincided with the publication of Working in Architecture, a book about the practice's dynamic range of projects and work philosophies. CLD were recommended by a lighting design practice with whom Jamie Fobert Architects regularly work explains Architect Andreia Costa, who also co-ordinated the exhibition installation, ... More >>

Coventry's Criterion Theatre updates to Chilli

Coventry's Criterion Theatre updates to ChilliUK - Central Theatre Supplies is supplying three Zero88 Chilli 1210i dimmers to the Criterion Theatre Coventry as the latest stage of the theatre's rolling project to update and replace their stage systems. Central Theatre Supplies were the original supplier of the Criterion's Zero88 ID1216 dimmers and Sirius 48 lighting desk back in 1994. The Sirius 48 was replaced some years ago with a Zero88 Illusion 500 (which in itself is an update candidate in due course). Karl Stafford, facilities manager of the Criterion said, "The ID racks have ... More >>

Meet the Future at Central Hall this June

Meet the Future at Central Hall this JuneUK - This year's Meet the Future conference - Event Technology Challenged will take place on 9 June at Central Hall, London. The Meet the Future event series encourages peers to share both ideas and available resources as a way of staying ahead in a constantly evolving industry. With White Light acting as one of this year's sponsors, the conference will allow senior event buyers to experience event technology by placing them in the role of the delegates who they would normally be organising events for. The aim is to show attendees how ... More >>

Elation shines bright on Wango Tango 2015

Elation shines bright on Wango Tango 2015USA - Pop music stars were shining bright on 9 May at the sold-out KIIs-FM Wango Tango concert at the StubHub Centre in Carson, California, where Todd Roberts and Brandon Dunnin of Visions Lighting were at the lighting helm with some of Visions' newest Elation Professional lighting fixtures. These included the powerful Platinum BX beam moving heads, hybrid Platinum SBX moving heads and Protron 3K LED strobes. Also in the rig were some of their workhorse Platinum Beam 5R fixtures. The annual, day-long concert - produced by Los Angeles ... More >>

Griven adds sparkle to Baku 2015 European Games

Griven adds sparkle to Baku 2015 European GamesAzerbaijan - The 2015 European Games will be held in Baku in June, gathering in the Azerbaijan capital city over 6,000 athletes from 50 countries to compete in 30 sports, including 16 Olympic disciplines. Named after the former president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex is one of the four city cluster locations, along with Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Freedom Square and Baku Sports Hall, chosen to house this edition of the games. Since its opening in 1990, the arena has hosted around 40 international competitions of ... More >>

Alcons shows the fruit of its technology at InfoComm 2015

Alcons shows the fruit of its technology at InfoComm 2015USA - Dutch audio innovator Alcons Audio will be showing its latest pro-ribbon sound systems at InfoComm 2015, which takes place at the Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida from 17-19 June. Alcons is exhibiting on Booth 779, as well as hosting off-site demonstrations during the show of the company's latest audio innovations, based around its patented Pro-Ribbon technology and the ongoing pursuit of audio perfection. Highlight of the show will be two new pro-ribbon line-array systems, which are making their US trade show ... More >>

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