27 May 2015 - Business News

Avolites appoints IES as distributor for India

Avolites appoints IES as distributor for IndiaUK / India - Lighting and video control specialist Avolites has appointed Integrated Entertainment Solutions (IES) as its sole distributor for the Indian market. The announcement comes ahead of the two companies combining their efforts to exhibit the latest from Avolites at the PALM Expo at the end of May. IES is an 18-year-old distribution & trading company based in Mumbai, pioneering in the fields of intelligent lighting, pro-sound & control systems. Their expertise stretches beyond distribution to encompass solutions from ... More >>

Robe Pointes to Chayanne

Robe Pointes to ChayannePuerto Rico - Pop singer, composer and actor Chayanne is currently touring with a lighting design by Belgian-based designers Alain Corthout and Ignace D'Haese, who have many top Latin stars in their current portfolio, and the skill of lighting this lively and demanding genre honed to a fine art. They designed the lighting - including 59 Robe Pointe moving lights - set and video for the tour, his first for the artist, based on an integrated package that is ultimately flexible and can be set up in multiple formats according to the ... More >>

Britannia Row takes L-Acoustics on tour with Sam Smith

Britannia Row takes L-Acoustics on tour with Sam SmithUK - Since his breakthrough in 2012, the career of singer/songwriter Sam Smith has skyrocketed from relative unknown to household name. The four-time Grammy winner recently embarked on a world tour with an L-Acoustics K1 and K2 sound system that made a potentially difficult range of venues a straightforward proposition for the audio team. Sound provider for the UK and Europe was Britannia Row. With the tour playing a wide range of venue sizes, they turned to L-Acoustics for a system that could be easily and quickly adapted to any ... More >>

DiGiCo SD10s whip Blur into shape

DiGiCo SD10s whip Blur into shapeUK - The end of April saw Blur release The Magic Whip, their first album for 12 years. To celebrate, the Britpop legends played two secret shows at London's Mode club, where a pair of DiGiCo SD10 consoles helped tame the acoustically tricky venue. With both shows - one for friends and family, the other for 300 competition-winners - taking place at the Westbourne Park venue on the same day, monitor engineer Dave Guerin, Front of House man Matt Butcher and PA tech James 'Kedge' Kerridge had a very busy time. But with Dave and Matt ... More >>

BlackTrax transports audience at Maasvlakte II launch

BlackTrax transports audience at Maasvlakte II launchThe Netherlands - Working for show designers BIND Film, Jurlights were tasked with providing a technical concept for the captivating launch presentation of Maasvlakte II Terminal, Rotterdam on 25 April 2015. On an unprecedented size and scale, the launch ushered in a new era in port operations at APM Terminals with a little help from BlackTrax real-time motion tracking solution from CAST BlackTrax Ltd. The opening of the world's safest, first fully automated, zero emissions container terminal was attended by The Netherlands' Monarch ... More >>

innovision partners with Chelsea FC for victory parade

innovision partners with Chelsea FC for victory paradeUK - Following Chelsea FC's success in lifting the Barclays Premier League and the Capital One Cup this season, Bank Holiday Monday 25 May saw innovision manage the Club's triumphant victory parade through the streets of West London, with over 70,000 fans out in force to celebrate the team's achievements. Joining Jose Mourinho's First Team on the open-top parade was the academy side who enjoyed a stellar 2014/15 season, picking up the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League trophies. Working closely with the Club, innovision project managed ... More >>

Latest in LED technology comes to The Point in Eastleigh

Latest in LED technology comes to The Point in EastleighUK - In order to upgrade their existing theatrical lighting equipment for the new season, The Point Theatre in Eastleigh approached White Light to help them find the right solution. The Point became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in April 2015 and is known as a regional powerhouse for contemporary dance, theatre and combined arts. Determined to make their theatre spaces more environmentally friendly, The Point wanted to reduce their overall power consumption and saw the use of LED lighting as a natural way to do ... More >>

XL Video adds video support to BBC election debates

XL Video adds video support to BBC election debatesUK - XL Video recently supplied key video technology to support the BBC Worm's verdict show produced by BBC News for the live Leaders Debates. XL supplied PPU/mixers, control systems, lighting, audio and comms for two temporary studio setups, one in Media City, Salford, and one in New Broadcasting House, London. Working with BBC News senior producer, Bernadette Kitterick and Cameraman, Julius Peacock, XL Video's broadcast director, Malcolm Whittall project managed the creation of the 'mini-studios' which were both located in common ... More >>

Showmagic appoints PCM Distribution

Showmagic appoints PCM DistributionUK - Showmagic has confirmed PCM Distribution Ltd as a new distributor for its ShowMagic Control Software. Peter Maddison from PCM Distribution comments: "This product will make a great addition to the ever growing portfolio of products we distribute". ShowMagic is an integrated lighting, audio, video, digital signage and device controller, with built-in scheduling and triggering features. It gives users complete control of their lighting and AV, controlling, combining and synchronising all the elements of a live show or fixed ... More >>

Music Group appoints Alphatec as Indian distributor

Music Group appoints Alphatec as Indian distributorIndia - Music Group has announced the appointment of Alphatec Audio Video Pvt Ltd as distributor for Midas, Klark Teknik, Turbosound, Behringer and Bugera for India. Alphatec director, Mr. Devasis Barkataki, commented, "We are proud and excited to be given this opportunity to represent such prestigious brands in India. These world class brands are strongly recognised and favoured by the Indian market. We will heavily invest in our our customer service to further open the Indian market to provide comprehensive solutions for our clients." ... More >>

Dead's Bill Kreutzmann goes Rogue with Chauvet

Dead's Bill Kreutzmann goes Rogue with ChauvetUSA - Drummer Bill Kreutzmann knows a thing or two about helping friends. A founding member of the Grateful Dead along with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan, Kreutzmann made rock history when he invited fellow percussionist Mickey Hart to join the band. This made the Dead one of the first rock groups to have two drummers. The synchronicity between this pair of percussionists helped forge a new sound and earned them the nickname, the Rhythm Devils Given his penchant for friendship, Kreutzmann (who played in all ... More >>

HB-Laser enables multimedia city installation

HB-Laser enables multimedia city installationAustria - The city of Schärding on the Inn River on the border with Germany, had the whole city illuminated with a multimedia spectacular over the winter season. The bridge crossing the Inn was illuminated as well as the monastery and the water front. However, it was not only conventional illumination effects that lit up Schärding. The whole city centre was covered with a multimedia projection, the facades of the buildings were covered with video mapping and video projections and the orchard was covered with laser projections. ... More >>

AES sound reinforcement conference set for Montreal

AES sound reinforcement conference set for MontrealCanada - The Audio Engineering Society (AES) will hold its 59th International Conference, focusing on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology, on 15-17 July, 2015, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This is the first AES International Conference to focus on sound reinforcement in over 25 years. A select group of leading technologists, scientists, developers and users in the sound reinforcement industry will gather to discuss the latest innovations in sound amplification and control systems for live performance, to share their insight ... More >>

Danny Rose premieres sound spatialisation experience

Danny Rose premieres sound spatialisation experienceItaly - The new Sonic Rose sound spatialisation operatic multimedia experience from Paris-based art and design collective Danny Rose made its debut at the The Eyes Of The Resistance during April 2015. The Eyes of The Resistance was held across two locations including the House of Memory in Milan to mark the occasion of the Italian Resistance's 70th Anniversary, as part of INSMLI - Italy's National Institute for Liberation Movement Studies. It was also staged for an inauguration of the Resistance Museum in Milan, Italy. The ... More >>

Elation lighting and video weathers Wet Electric

Elation lighting and video weathers Wet ElectricUSA - Water and electrics usually don't mix unless you were at Wet Electric in Tempe, Arizona, in April for America's largest waterpark music festival where Creative BackStage of Phoenix lived up to its name by creating an extraordinary stage visually brought to life using Elation Platinum Beam 5Rs and Opti Tri PAR lights with Elation EVLED LED video panels used for a high-impact backdrop LED video screen. On 25-26 April, Wet Electric took over Big Surf Waterpark with headliners Tiesto and Dillon Francis providing the party beats for ... More >>

Phillips installs Q-Sys and Shure wireless systems

Phillips installs Q-Sys and Shure wireless systemsUK - AV equipment supply and integration company SSE has completed an audio and video installation project for Phillips, the internationally renowned auction house, at the new European Phillips HQ in London's Berkeley Square. As part of the construction of the new six-floor complex, which incorporates auction rooms, client presentation and hospitality areas and offices. SSE installed a Q-Sys audio routing and management system, based around a Core 250i processor, to distribute and control networked audio and video throughout the ... More >>

Clay Paky kicks things off at Adidas Originals launch

Clay Paky kicks things off at Adidas Originals launchUK - Lighting designer Matt Button used an array of Clay Paky Mythos and Sharpys for the launch event of the Adidas x Pharrell Williams Superstars Supercolor range. Button teamed up with long-time collaborator Marshmellow Laser Feast for the event, which took place at the Hackney reservoir. Sixty Mythos fixtures, supplied by HDO Productions, lined the venue where they projected stunningly pure beams into the night sky. The light show was interactive with guests able to choose the colours of the beams through Twitter and took place in ... More >>

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