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The Week in Light & Sound
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Platinum Party - An average of nearly 12 million people in the UK watched the Platinum Party in the Palace on BBC One on Saturday. The concert saw stars Diana Ross, George Ezra, Queen, Elbow and many others perform in front of a Buckingham Palace crowd that included members of the royal family. It attracted the BBC's biggest audience of the year, peaking at 13.4 million. The BBC states: "The Platinum Party at the Palace on BBC One was the most watched programme of the year so far."
Going Green - Directors and designers working at London’s National Theatre will receive additional pay if they contribute to the organisation’s sustainability goals, artistic director Rufus Norris has announced. The National Theatre boss said the financial incentive reflected the extra work that is required to deliver on the environmental objectives set out in the Theatre Green Book.
Speaking at an event marking a year of the Theatre Green Book, hosted at the NT’s South Bank home, Norris admitted his own productions had historically "not been the best models of practice", and pledged to work to the Green Book’s standards on all shows he makes in future.
The book, described as a "one-stop shop" to help the industry nurture more sustainable practices, was launched last year. It offers three levels of environmental standards that theatres should adhere to in order to cut carbon emissions in both the making of shows and running of buildings.
Back Home - Fans of Robbie Williams at his concert in his native Stoke-on-Trent

mobile-showroom-invite-mcfaddenAtlasIED sets nine-day Midwest tour
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

USA - AtlasIED is hitting the road to bring its wide selection of audio and mass communications systems to the doorsteps of integrators, end users and IT professionals. The AtlasIED Sounds Like Success Tour kicks off on 24 June in Lenexa, with visits to cities throughout Missouri, Ohio, Indiana and other key Midwestern destinations, wrapping up this leg of the tour in Louisville on 8 July.
At every stop, visitors will have the opportunity to safely board the trailer and experience AtlasIED’s award winning selection of audio systems- designed to deliver mass communication, high intelligibility announcements and paging, background music, IP-based visual and audio communications and more.
The Sounds Like Success Tour experience tailors to vertical markets, making it easy for visitors to hone in on the solutions matching the needs of their particular application - whether it's for a transportation, hospitality, education, corporate, healthcare, government or industrial environment.
“After two years of limited travel and personal interaction, we are excited to launch a large-scale tour that allows us to meet face-to-face with industry professionals and end users who want to learn more about the unique mass communications, life safety and audio resources available from AtlasIED,” said Gina Sansivero, VP marketing and corporate communications, AtlasIED.
Registration details are available at

ct-asia-lighting-hod-kenz-woo-with-the-new-ayrton-diabloCT Asia Pacific expands stock of Ayrton Diablo
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Singapore - Creative Technology Asia Pacific has recently taken delivery of a further shipment of Ayrton Diablo S profile fixtures to expand its existing rental stock. The Singapore-based audio-visual company, caters for a variety of MICE events including keynotes, kick-off meetings, exhibitions and product launches across the region. It made its first investment in the ultra-compact, feature-packed powerhouse profile when Diablo was first launched back in 2019, before increasing its stock levels in 2020, and again this year.
“Ayrton Diablo was one of the potential fixtures that we originally looked at when we were searching for a replacement within our rental inventory,” says CT Asia’s operations director, Juay Minghee. “We trialled it against other products and Diablo ticked all the right boxes for features and impressed us above all with its performance. The framing system was a useful new feature that our lighting programmer appreciated most compared to our previous rental stock. On top of that, the excellent service support we receive from our local distributor, Total Solution Marketing, cemented the decision.”
The versatile Diablo is proving one of Ayrton’s most popular fixtures, due in part to its many great features that include a 7° - 53° beam spread and 100% framing shutters. Weighing only 22kg, and with 300W LED source delivering 19,000 lumen output,
The tech team at CT Asia are now very familiar with Diablo and confirm its performance is matched by its reliability: “Diablo is a very versatile package in a good form facto

showlight23-abtt-bannerShowlight 2023 to exhibit at ABTT
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

UK - As part of the build up to next year’s event, Showlight will exhibit at ABTT for a chance to meet with future delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers face-to-face.
The ABTT Show takes place at Alexandra Palace on 22-23 June and for the first time since 2019. Showlight will be on stand E32, which is situated close to the Education Alley, the Associations Area, and the refreshment area.
Showlight is the only international event organised for lighting professionals by lighting professionals and runs over four days, with the next event to be held on 20-23 May 2023. The quadrennial event focuses around presentations delivered by lighting designers from all disciplines, and offers an opportunity to network at a range of social events, workshops and dinners, plus the Grand Conference Dinner.
Showlight 2023 will see around 25 exhibitors join the occasion, with several spaces still available. Those interested in exhibiting are invited to visit the website or attend ABTT next month to discuss some options with the team.
ABTT is a Silver Sponsor of Showlight and the organisers are inviting more sponsors to come on board. As well as the standard sponsorship opportunities, companies or individuals or those with smaller budgets can opt to sponsor “the small but vital things that help make Showlight so enjoyable,” say the organisers. Examples from the past include welcome drinks on the first night, a student or speaker, or even tea, coffee or lunch refr

laserLaserAnimation Sollinger acquires Ray Technologies
Monday, 6 June 2022

Germany - Berlin-based LaserAnimation Sollinger has acquired Bavarian firm Ray Technologies. The two companies are internationally established in the show and event industry, Ray being better known for its RTI brand.
The merger is hoped to lead to “an even broader coverage in the professional market” and will result in shared resources, with significant benefits to R&D.
"A joint path strengthens both brands in the high-end laser market and enables new developments in various product areas," comments Michael Sollinger, founder and CEO of LaserAnimation Sollinger.
The LaserAnimation and RTI brands will continue to exist, as will the companies’ locations in Berlin and Bavaria. All existing employees will remain onboard, with newly-created roles currently being filled as well.
Meanwhile, a new special effects lighting unit has also been established. One joint development that was recently presented at Prolight+Sound 2022 was the RTI Ango high-power laser effect.

The Week in Light & Sound
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Peace Move - Ukrainian punk-folk quartet Dakha Brakha will bring an anti-war message to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage next month. The band will play the festival's main stage on Sunday morning, shortly before Diana Ross makes her festival debut. For years, the band have called themselves ‘ambassadors of free Ukraine’ and punctuated concerts with cries of ‘Stop Putin!’ and ‘No war!’. They are currently donating proceeds from their shows to the Ukrainian army.
The quartet were one of several acts added to the Glastonbury line-up, as the festival revealed its full programme for 2022. Yungblud, AJ Tracey, The Libertines, Kae Tempest, Ziggy Marley and Little Dragon will join previously-announced headliners Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar. On the festival's second-biggest stage, The Other Stage, Pet Shop Boys, Megan Thee Stallion and Foals will top the bill.
Fighting Fund - Kalush Orchestra, the Ukrainian band which won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, have sold their trophy for £712,000 to raise money for the war in Ukraine. The crystal microphone was auctioned on Facebook, with the aim of buying drones for Ukraine's military. The sale coincided with the band's appearance at a charity concert at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. It aimed to raise money for medical care and supplies.
Speaking at the concert, band member Oleh Psiuk appealed for people not to get used to the war, which has left at least 4,031 civilians dead and 4,735 injured, according to the UN, along with an unknown number of combatants. “I think it shoul

dalipr021-lightfair-imageDALI Alliance sets seminars at LightFair 2022
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

USA - The DALI Alliance is set to present two showcase seminars at LightFair 2022, a trade show and conference for architectural and commercial lighting taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on 21-23 June.
The seminars will focus on two hot topics within the lighting control arena - smart lighting with D4i-enabled luminaires, and the benefits of the Zhaga-D4i ecosystem - delivered by eminent experts in the field. The DALI Alliance will also be present on Booth 2371 at the exhibition, from where it will set out how this open, global consortium of lighting companies is helping to grow the market for lighting-control solutions based on DALI-2 and D4i.
On 22 June at 11:00-12:00, the DALI Alliance will deliver a seminar on smart lighting with D4i-enabled luminaires, exploring energy reporting, asset management, predictive maintenance and more.
Experienced industry speakers from Signify, Synapse Wireless and Georgia Power will talk about the basics of D4i and deliver a number of relevant use cases, including one for roadway lighting.
On 21 June at 3:30-4:30pm, the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium will give a joint seminar on standardized lighting and control interfaces for indoor and outdoor luminaires.
A trio of industry experts from Inventronics, Synapse and Zhaga will help seminar participants to identify the key benefits of Zhaga-D4i certification, and compare D4i requirements for drivers and control devices (nodes) with the ANSI C137.4 standard. Another aim of the session is helping those in attendance to recognise how

next-interal-2NEXT Truss acquires Interal T.C.
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Europe - NEXT Truss has announced the acquisition of Dutch truss manufacturer Interal T.C. All Interal T.C. employees will remain onboard in the new organisation, the company reports.
Interal T.C. has been manufacturing truss structures for the events industry since 2003 and offers standard and custom-made systems, with “plenty of potential for future growth within Interal T.C. as well as for expanding NEXT Truss,” says a statement.
The Interal T.C. rental business will in future be operated by AED Rent, which will supply both new and existing customers with dry hire rental of trussing and rigging equipment from the local hub in Venray. Over time, the rental business could be expanded even further, with the addition of other AV products (such as stage and trade show lighting) from AED group, to support the local market.
The staff and contacts will remain unchanged at both companies, retaining all the skills and experience. NEXT Truss and Interal T.C. will operate under one roof, where management and operations will be integrated to achieve economies of scale for both customers and suppliers.

danley-las-vegas-show-event-pg-1920x720-modDanley Sound Labs roadshow rolls into Vegas
Monday, 30 May 2022

USA - Following its well-received demo at Rockingham Speedway at the end of April, Danley Sound Labs will welcome dealers, consultants, media, partners, and prospective customers for another demonstration, to be held at the Amp at Craig Ranch in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Danley’s latest loudspeaker, the J8-94, as well as a host of other loudspeaker and subwoofer products ranging from the popular BC215 subwoofer to the SM80M loudspeaker. Also demo’d will be the company’s newest series of products: the Tom Danley Signature Series, built specifically for the home theatre and home HiFi markets.
Attendance for each day’s events is free. Demonstrations will be held every hour, on the hour beginning on Tuesday, June 7th from 4pm-8pm local time and Wednesday, 8 June 9am-8pm.
Mike Hedden, chief steward in charge at Danley Sound Labs, comments: “We’ve always said that learning about our products is different than experiencing them in person. The clarity, quality, and overall experience must be heard to be understood or believed.”
Those interested in attending should register at the following link:

disguise-metaverse-solutionsimage-2newdisguise launches Metaverse Solutions division
Friday, 27 May 2022

UK - disguise has launched a Metaverse Solutions division to continue the development of virtual production and audiovisual location-based experiences. The division will build on existing disguise solutions in order to allow businesses to take advantage of the unique opportunities the metaverse has to offer.
Launched within the past two years, disguise’s extended reality (xR) workflow has powered over 600 productions in over 50 countries. These include the delivery of live events in the metaverse, such as Kaskade’s in Fortnite and Rocket League as part of its Llama-Rama event series as well as supporting launches for major brands like Gucci and Ferrari.
“Our mission is to help create experiences that challenge expectations. We believe in connecting the physical with the virtual worlds, to create Gateways to the Metaverse,” says disguise CEO Fernando Küfer. “Through this we will enable a world that fulfils essential human needs: to connect, to collaborate and to be included. The promise of the Metaverse is to unleash a new wave of opportunities for every kind of creator, including partners, brands, and performers alike.
“We have always focused on simplifying complex technology to unlock creativity that empowers our users to create the most amazing experiences. The creation of our Metaverse Solutions division and the launch of disguise Labs, are a key part of this strategy.”
Led by disguise chief experience officer, Alex Wills, the Metaverse Solutions division will be driven by the newly-formed exploration unit named disguise Labs

hof--podiumtechniekPodiumtechniek to distribute HOF in the Netherlands
Wednesday, 25 May 2022

The Netherlands - HOF has appointed Podiumtechniek as a distribution partner in the Netherlands. Podiumtechniek specialises in custom-made stage technology solutions.
Bob Ages, co-founder of Podiumtechniek, comments: “We believe that with creativity there are no limits to what is possible on stage and at events and that there is a solution to everything - either with regular products or with tailor made solutions - and often a combination of both. HOF is one of the rare companies that offers both and we are glad to have the HOF products in our portfolio now and a manufacturer in our network that can design and deliver custom made solutions.”
Edwin Duivelaar, export & sales manager at HOF, adds: “With Podiumtechniek we share the same philosophy which is that no project is impossible and the crazier the idea the better. We are impressed by the creativity of Podiumtechniek and are delighted to enlarge our distribution network in the Netherlands with such a dynamic partner.”

The Week in Light & Sound
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Alienating Audiences - Expensive ticket prices risk alienating audiences and exposing theatre workers to “further vulnerability”, BECTU head Philippa Childs has warned. The union boss was addressing recent uproar caused by the West End production of Cock increasing its top-priced seats to £400, before reducing them to £175 following a social media backlash. Childs described the “steep rise” in ticket prices as “deeply concerning for a sector that is trying to get back to pre-pandemic audience levels”.
“When faced with soaring ticket rates amid the ever-increasing cost-of-living crisis, audiences will have little choice but to cut back on the expense of going to the theatre, leaving productions out of pocket and exposing workers to further vulnerability,” she said.
The BECTU head also argued that increased ticket prices were not being reflected in workers’ pay. “The shutdown of the industry during the pandemic prompted many to leave the theatre industry in search of alternative work that provided better terms and conditions, resulting in a significant skills shortage across the sector. Poor pay is a major contributor to this issue and will continue to harm the industry if the problem is not addressed,” she warned.
Breakout Cancelled - A three-day music festival in Fife featuring Midge Ure and Big Country has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. The inaugural Kirkcaldy Breakout Festival was due to take place on the town's Esplanade from 27 -29 May. But organisers have confirmed the event, which would have rais

ips-power-distro-01-teamIPS boosts power cable and distro stocks
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

UK - IPS has added over 30km of power cabling and 300 distribution units to its hire stock. This significant stock increase has already been hard at work supporting both IPS productions onsite, as well as meeting the needs of IPS’ range of trade hire customers.
Over the last few months, IPS have been working hard to increase hire stocks all the hardware needed for the distribution of temporary power at events. Close working relationships with suppliers have been essential whilst battling supply restrictions and varying lead times along with all the other pressures associated with coronavirus, along with tireless work from Joe Martin who leads the IPS service department.
“It really has been a non-stop few months for me and the team, but despite all the obstacles, we are pleased to now have an expanded and upgraded range of fully tested cabling and power distribution equipment ready to hire,” says Joe.
In total, around £750,000 has been spent on hardware that will provide many years of reliable service. All the new cabling has been made with tough black H07 cable and fitted with either CEE Form or PowerLock connectors. IPS now has an available hire inventory of more than 80km of mains cabling consisting of both single and three phase options, in 16A, 32A, 63A, 125A, 200A, 400A and 600A variants.
The 200A Power Lock range is new for 2022, with sets stocked in 5m, 10m, 25m and 50m lengths. All cabling is colour coded and labelled with length and ID details and has been electrically tested and logged on the IPS barcode-based inventory syste

enlightenedEnlightened invests in Ayrton Perseo IP65 Profiles
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

UK - Bristol-based event supplier Enlightened has recently invested in a stock of Ayrton Perseo Profile IP65-rated fixtures to service its busy schedule.
Enlightened specialises in full production services, supported dry hire, design, and delivery of permanent installations, as well as sales, skilled repairs and maintenance to a diverse range of clients and venues.
“Corporate and private parties and events, large outdoor events in winter, festivals in the summer, installation, sales - basically, we do everything for everyone!” says head of hire and production, Dave Thorpe. “Bristol is a good hub for small to medium companies to which, along with many small companies and theatres all over the country, we cross hire equipment. We therefore make a point of only investing in the very latest in top quality entertainment technology.”
Enlightened’s diverse fields of operation demanded a fixture that could also do ‘everything for everyone’. “When we make new investments, we look for a product that will fit into at least two markets,” explains Thorpe, “and that is exactly what happened with Perseo. On the one hand, it is a waterproof fixture but equally capable of working in a theatre environment; I also know that it will fit into any rock and roll or festival stage that we will do in the summer, and will happily sit outside at one of the large scale events we supply for the winter.
“We have a regular client in Scotland who will have a consignment of Perseo in operation from mid-October to January and I know the fixture will be fi

dali-2-certification-supports-interoperability-and-sustainable-lightingDALI-2 certification supports sustainable lighting
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

USA - The DALI Alliance is strengthening its focus on the DALI-2 product certification programme, including D4i, after ending registration of DALI version-1 control gear.
DALI-2 certification builds confidence in the interoperability of DALI-based devices from different manufacturers. As a standardised platform, DALI-2 mitigates concerns around proprietary technologies and vendor lock-in, and enables futureproof luminaire and system designs for sustainable lighting.
Driven by the DALI Alliance and building on the requirements of the international IEC 62386 standard, DALI-2 certification requires rigorous product testing. The test results are independently verified by the DALI Alliance. In contrast, DALI version-1 testing was less detailed and relied on self-declaration, without requiring third-party verification of test results.
DALI-2 certification is now available for all control gear types in common use, including those for colour control and self-contained emergency lighting. DALI-2 also includes a broad range of additional features such as storage and reporting of luminaire, energy and diagnostics data.
“DALI-2 certification has matured sufficiently that we no longer see the need to offer a registration scheme for DALI version-1 control gear,” says Paul Drosihn, DALI Alliance general manager. “We encourage all users to look for the DALI-2 or D4i logos, which confirm that the product is certified by the DALI Alliance and is fully compliant with the relevant specifications.”
DALI version-1 registration was only available fo

apex-press-release-photoFulcrum Acoustic to distribute Apex amps in US
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

USA - Fulcrum Acoustic and Belgian amplifier manufacturer Apex have announced an exclusive distribution partnership that will see Apex CloudPower installation amplifiers introduced to the US.
CloudPower is a family of four-channel Class-D amplifiers with integral DSP. Available in four models ranging from 350W to 3000W per channel, CloudPower amplifiers can be monitored and controlled remotely from any device without the need for a site visit.
Stephen Siegel, Fulcrum Acoustic president, welcomed the new relationship. “I've known [Apex MD] Paul van Hees for many years,” he says. “When Paul sent us a CloudPower amplifier for evaluation, we immediately saw the potential for these amplifiers in the USA. The combination of pristine audio performance with the ability to control amplifiers remotely makes CloudPower a compelling solution for many applications.”
“The Fulcrum Acoustic team shares our insistence on audio excellence and has an unrivaled reputation for red carpet service and support,” adds Van Hees. "I cannot imagine a better partner to introduce our brand and our CloudPower amplifier range to integrators and end users in the United States. I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
CloudPower will make its USA debut at the Fulcrum Acoustic stand #W3017 at InfoComm 2022, taking place in Las Vegas across 8-10 June.

getty-singDPA selected for Getty Music Sing!
Friday, 20 May 2022

USA - Established in 2017, the Getty Music Sing! Worship Conference was designed not only to be a live event, but an experience that stays with you 365 days a year. Founder Keith Getty took inspiration from Martin Luther’s teachings and congregationally led musical style, and initially created the musical worship conference to celebrate 500 years of Luther’s work.
With in-person attendance and online livestream viewing opportunities, conference registration granted participants unlimited access to talks, worship services and concerts. As miking a diverse arena event proved to be an unusual challenge, an appropriate solution was needed, leading Getty Music engineer Dan Myers to reach out to music retailer Sweetwater. To complement the large event space, range of speakers, and variety in musical genres performing, an array of microphones from DPA Microphones was selected for clarity and ease of use.
Getty Music is no stranger to DPA Microphones, with the brand’s 4099 Instrument Microphone having been used for years on all the violins and some guitars at the Sing! Conference, and subsequently also on the piano. DPA’s d:facto 4018VL Vocal Microphone was later added to the conference’s repertoire, for a natural sound that was unattainable with any other mic.
The most recent conference boasted over one hundred microphones from DPA, with a selection of older DPA headset microphones and 4099 Instrument Microphones also cross-rented for the orchestra, which made the difficult arena audio easily manageable.
“After we switched over to the

esc-2022Claypaky features at the Eurovision Song Contest
Friday, 20 May 2022

Italy - The 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held by the EBU at the PalaOlimpico in Turin, attracting a TV audience of 200m and - for the first time in three years - there was an almost full audience at the venue.
RAI RadioTelevisione Italiana, as host broadcaster, took the lead in setting up the stage, which this year revolved around The Sun Within designed by Francesca Montinaro, an ambitious new stage concept based on the light of a kinetic sun. The multilevel stage set-up was complemented by spectacular waterfalls, large LED video walls and - as always - an impressive array of lights ready to set the competing artists' shows on fire.
Claypaky was there with over 400 lights, including 120 Sharpy X Frame, 64 Xtylos, 25 Mini Xtylos, 42 Arolla Profile HP, 25 Stormy CC and 144 Sharpy Wash units. Particularly prominent among them all were the new Claypaky Sharpy X Frame hybrid lights, which flanked the two side catwalks that led from the upper stage down to the stage below.
The Claypaky Xtylos fixtures were arranged along the two top side edges of the structure and were particularly visible in the fanned-out coloured light that cut through the audience. They also had the essential task of creating the lighting effect that accompanied the presentation jingle at the beginning of each song.
The Claypaky Mini Xtylos HPEs were fitted in unusual places: thanks to their great compactness, they were installed inside the stage-side trapdoors, from which sharp blades of coloured light shot out. The Claypaky Arolla Profile HPs and Sha

main-light-chauvet-color-strike-m-shop-testMain Light extends Chauvet inventory
Thursday, 19 May 2022

USA - Main Light has recently added Chauvet Professional’s Color STRIKE M LED strobe/wash luminaires to their offerings. These new units are already in stock in Main Light’s three shops in Wilmington, DE, Nashville and Las Vegas.
“We have taken delivery of a significant inventory of the Chauvet Color STRIKE M units across all three of our locations,” says Main Light CEO Randy Mullican. “This equipment decision is in line with Main Light's commitment to being aware of, and responsive to, the needs of the wider industry we support as a dry hire company. In fact, we have even more of the units on order as we are seeing a high demand for them from our clients.”
Chauvet’s Color STRIKE M, using RGB and white LEDs, is an IP65 rated motorised strobe/wash with two ultra-bright, white light tube elements surrounded by a colour-mixing and pixel-mappable face.
Among the features that are making the units popular in the industry, Mullican explains those which Main Light particularly took note of, “Our team really likes the IP65 rating of the Color STRIKE M units to protect from water and dust. Many of our customers have festival jobs and the IP65 rating is a great addition to this product type. Also, the dual row of the white LEDs for a strobe is another great feature of this product. We can see why demand is building for the units among our clients.”

hof--tretiHOF appoints Treti as distributor for Italy
Thursday, 19 May 2022

Europe - HOF has announced Treti as a new distribution partner for Italy. Treti has more than 40 years of experience in live events, trade shows, theatres and the film industry, and disposes of a distribution and service network throughout Italy.
Daniele Melis, managing director at Treti, comments: “We always carefully research the products that we choose to distribute in order to ensure we fully satisfy our customer needs. Therefore, it came as a natural choice to add the HOF brand and their trussing portfolio to our range of products.”
Edwin Duivelaar, export & sales manager at HOF, adds: “We are delighted to enlarge our European footprint with a very well established and recognized partner for the Italian market and look forward to a very successful cooperation and partnership with Treti.”

warrantyBaldwin Boxall introduces seven-year warranty
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

UK - Since its formation in 1982, the Baldwin Boxall brand has become a steadfast symbol of reliability and quality. Celebrating 40 years the company has announced the introduction of a seven-year warranty on all its own manufactured products purchased on or after 17 May 2022. The news was revealed to all at Firex in May.
The announcement is seen as proof of Baldwin Boxall’s confidence in their products and sends a strong message to anyone considering their options when choosing life safety communication systems.
Commenting on the introduction, Nick Baldwin, sales & marketing director at Baldwin Boxall, stated, “We are delighted to be making this announcement which, I feel sure, will provide further reassurance to customers and users of our systems. We are often made aware of systems installed 15 years or more ago, which are still fully functioning and in daily use. We really value the strong relationships we have with our customer base and the extension on our warranty is likely to reinforce this further.”

bradfordPAS supplies visuals and audio for PPP event
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

UK - The People’s Property Portfolio (PPP) is a community benefit society with a mission centred on urban regeneration. Determined to create real community spaces in a way that is social and authentic, the society aims to secure buildings through community ownership to help develop social enterprise and support cultural activity. The society recently launched its work in Bradford, marking the occasion with an event at Assembly Bradford, a creative workspace for freelancers, remote workers, small businesses and creative organisations.
To complement the presentation of its vision inside the building, PPP engaged arts company The Brick Box and artist Fabric Lenny to create an eye-catching and dynamic live artwork on the Assembly’s exterior frontage. The Brick Box producer Harry Jelley consulted with Bradford-based Pro Audio Systems (PAS) over the best way to achieve the artist’s aims. As well as its long-established presence in the world of professional audio, PAS also has available a full inventory of specialist video and lighting products, which can be deployed by its expert team for projects on every scale.
Joel Sheldon, project manager for PAS, comments, “We worked closely with Harry to ensure that we exactly met the brief. We’ve supplied equipment for a number of live visual art installations and always taken very careful account of what the artist wants to achieve.
“We provided two Panasonic PT-RZ 970 projectors, with short throw DLE-085 lenses, stacked on Rig Tec frames to project Fabric Lenny’s animation onto the building. The pro

holoplot51222Holoplot wins stand design award at ISE
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Spain - Holoplot took the prize for medium sized stand in the ISE 2022 Stand Design Awards, organised by Exhibitor magazine.
Every stand on the ISE show floor at FiraI Barcelona, Gran Via was automatically entered in the free competition and judged on site by an international panel of designers and exhibition-industry experts. Finalists selected in each of the four size-based categories were notified on the show floor, and the winners were announced at an awards ceremony.
Other winners included Luhkee, Vestel and Sony

roadie-gamesInaugural Roadie Games join Kartfest 2022
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

UK - The Roadie Games will take place alongside this year’s Kartfest, charity Backup has announced. Described as a “fun-filled addition” to the main event, the Roadie Games will include tests of strength, endurance and industry skills such as a Socapex Tug of War, Radio Mic Challenge, Followspot Small Bore competition, and Lamp and Spoon race.
The Games will run alongside the annual industry karting day with drivers and non-drivers encouraged to enter. New entrants specifically for this event are also welcome.
Teams, companies and sponsors are invited to register their interest in taking part at


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