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voidVoid Acoustics enjoys successful return to ISE
Friday, 20 May 2022

UK - Void Acoustics enjoyed a busy ISE trade show and reports a positive response to the new Cyclone 4 – the latest compact, versatile addition to the Cyclone speaker series.
“Our expectations for ISE have most definitely been exceeded,” says Josh Pearce, EMEA sales manager for Void Acoustics. “We had designed an open and welcoming stand for us to re-connect with many of our existing customers – both from Europe and from further afield. And there was a constant stream of global customers and potential new customers coming onto the stand from as far afield as Mongolia, Israel, India, Central America and Africa. As well as the UK and all the main European countries. It was fantastic to be able to greet our global family and to see so many people face-to-face for the first time in a long while.”
The Void team reported constantly high footfall onto the stand throughout the four-day show.
The new Cyclone 4 speaker attracted considerable interest. “The reaction to the Cyclone 4 was very positive. In fact, people absolutely loved it. The feedback from our dealers, distributors and end users has been all about the sound quality of this compact speaker” says Josh. “People love how it looks and they told us in no uncertain terms they are excited to start specifying it on projects all around the world.”
In addition to the Cyclone 4, Void Acoustics was also showcasing the recently launched addition to the Venu range – the ultra-compact Venu 208 sub-woofer, as well as their newest Bias Q3 touring amplifier. These products were ably

disguisedisguise powers Cannes virtual production
Thursday, 19 May 2022

France - The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is, for the first time, hosting a virtual production space powered by disguise - marking a new milestone in virtual production’s expansion into the European film and television industry.
Film and television group Film Soho, is partnering up with virtual production innovators disguise, ROE Visual, global video solutions provider CVP and content studio ZOAN to showcase a virtual production stage in the garden of the Grand Hotel in Cannes - hosting many of Cannes Festival’s A-list participants.
Visitors will step into a virtual production volume, powered by disguise and will become fully immersed into rich environments such as expansive city scapes and lush Icelandic country scenes - all designed in Unreal Engine and Notch. Visitors can drop by the space during the festival to receive demonstrations of the technology.
Powered by disguise’s extended reality (xR) workflow for virtual production, the stage is made possible with the support of LED technology from ROE Visual, camera tracking from Ncam with CVP supporting on-camera and tracking system curation.
“disguise is so excited to support Film Soho in bringing the vast possibilities of virtual production to the Cannes Film Festival and truly connecting with the innovative and disruptive qualities that both the festival, the international filmmaking community and disguise represents,” says disguise CEO, Fernando Küfer.
“disguise xR, combined with powerful graphics supported by Unreal Engine, empowers filmmakers to let t

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

lucentiProlight brings Lucenti at PLASA Focus Leeds
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

UK - At PLASA Focus Leeds, Prolight Concepts Group unveiled a new distribution partnership with Lucenti. On show from the Belgian lighting manufacturer were the Blackwave pixel bar series and Vinci DMX-addressable festoon lamps.
Blackwave is a IP66-rated series of pixel-mappable bars controllable by Art-Net or sACN. The fixtures have a 120° viewing angle and a black front cover, with clear, frosted, rounded or square covers also available.
The system is configured by using one controller for up to 64 bars arranged in groups of eight (1m bar) or 16 (0.5m bar). The strips are easy to link via the Blackwave combined power and data cables, and benefit from automatic patching, configuration and a bi-directional feedback and monitoring using the technology.
The 1m and 0.5m bars are designed to be used in demanding environments like stages, clubs and on the move with rental companies. The double chambered lightweight metal housing provides enough strength to interlock multiple bars, additionally, they feature a back rail to ensure easy mounting and a variety of rigging possibilities with the multitude of accessories available.
Meanwhile, the Vinci DMX addressable festoon lamps have PETE housing and come in a variety of styles. Combined with the Vinci controller (also IP-rated for outdoor use), these lamps are easy to operate with powerline communication technology. Both power and data can be sent along a standard festoon harness up to 240m.
Alongside the showcase from Lucenti, Prolight Concepts exhibited fixtures from LEDJ and e

the-panel-discuss2Entec UVC SafeClean carries out COVID-safety seminar
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

UK - During last week’s PLASA Focus Leeds, Entec UVC SafeClean presented its research on creating COVID-free environments and busted some of the myths surrounding pathogen eradication.
Entec UVC SafeClean specialises in environmental germicidal disinfection, effective against COVID-19 variants as well as all other viruses. During the seminar at the Bury Theatre, Entec Group chairman Nick Pendleton presented scientific research on creating COVID-safe environments. He opened up by asking the audience several questions relating to their own personal COVID experience, and some 80% stated they expected COVID disruptions to continue, and almost as many said they had been involved in an event affected by COVID. “I was very surprised to receive such a strong view that the risk and problem had not gone away,” reflects Pendleton.
Aided by a portable Goldensea UVAIR 216 ultraviolet purification unit, in the seminar hot seat were Dr. David Lawrence, a member of the Royal College of Physicians and former GP, and consultant Adrian King of Strategia Group, who among his many roles is Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at Imperial College London Business School. They were led by Pendleton through a list of 11 COVID-related topics, ranging from an explanation of the different forms of UV and the importance of correct product selection; the role of HEPA ventilation filters; why viral load wasn’t discussed more; the effectiveness (and fallibility) of other device deployment (and poor selection), and most importantly, how UVC can help avoid future lockdowns and at the

eosapex10alringlingtheaterbaraboo9ETC brings Eos Apex to PLASA Focus Leeds
Thursday, 5 May 2022

UK - ETC will be heading to Leeds for the return of PLASA Focus on 10 -11 May with new products to showcase - Eos Apex, Source Four LED Series 3 and fos/4 - on stand N-C06.
The 2022 edition of PLASA Focus Leeds, a key industry tradeshow for entertainment technology in the North of England, takes place in the Royal Armouries Museum and will host a variety of industries including live events, entertainment and installation.
ETC looks forward to meeting with visitors and customers in-person at the show - which returns after three years - and presenting new product releases. ETC’s next generation of lighting control Eos Apex will make its UK debut at PLASA Focus Leeds this year. The new console offers industry-leading lighting control hardware, powerful, award-winning software and programming surfaces which are suitable for top-level control for the most advanced productions.
ETC specialists will also be on-hand to present the Apex 10 console along with new fixtures Source Four LED Series 3 and fos/4. Visitors will be able to explore the full colour X8 array in these fixtures on ETC’s booth. They deliver high quality colour rendering and brightness with the eight-colour mix as well as wireless technology and intuitive user interfaces.

multiverse-studio-kit-loaded-with-5911-square-closeupCity Theatrical highlights new technology
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

UK - City Theatrical will demo its latest technologies on stand N-C04 at PLASA Focus Leeds 2022 at the Royal Armouries Museum.
Live demos will include the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM 2.4GHz system, including PLASA Award for Innovation winner Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz, the Multiverse Studio Kit for film and video, RadioScan Spectrum Analyser, and DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, as well as QolorFLEX 5-in-1 and HiQ High CRI LED Tape, QolorFLEX Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Dimmers, and other City Theatrical unique lighting accessories.
In addition to its special commendation in the 2019 PLASA Awards for Innovation, the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system was recognised as the winner of the Live Design Award for Best Debuting Product at the 2018 and 2019 LDI Shows in the USA, for the ability of the Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz to broadcast up to 10 universes of DMX data while using less radio energy than other single universe wireless DMX transmitters.
City Theatrical’s Multiverse Studio Kit is an all-in-one, battery-powered wireless DMX/RDM solution that offers reliable wireless DMX functionality with greater usability, making wireless DMX easier to install and use for film and video projects. Multiverse Studio Kit features contactless charging for its six Multiverse Studio Receivers, which each contain a long-life lithium-ion polymer battery giving 20 hours of use. Each Multiverse Studio Receiver features a full four button user interface with a backlit LED display, which makes setup easy and gives feedback on system performance, as well as a DM

queencoverNeal Preston book sales benefit BTS
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

USA - Behind the Scenes has announced that rock‘n’roll photographer and author Neal Preston is returning to The NAMM Show this June in Anaheim. He will be signing his newest book Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs and speak about his experiences photographing the band over two decades.
Produced in collaboration with Queen, the book features over 200 images and is a ride through their years on the road together. It is the first time Preston and Queen have collated this work in one volume. Glimpses of life backstage, live performances, post-performance highs and lows, and outtakes - many of which have never been seen before - are accompanied by memories and anecdotes from Neal with forwards by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
Preston’s book Exhilarated & Exhausted and posters, including his famous images of Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant and Carlos Santana, will also be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Behind the Scenes charity.
The photographer will be at the Behind the Scenes stand #11930 to sign books and posters on Friday, 3 June at 3pm and on Saturday, 4 June, at 11am and 3pm.
“Behind the Scenes would like to thank NAMM, The Lightpower Collection, and ACT Lighting for making Neal’s appearance possible and expresses its gratitude to Neal for his unwavering support,” says the charity.

leeds1PLASA Focus Leeds gears up for a major return
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

UK - The 12th edition of PLASA Focus Leeds will open its doors from 10-11 May at the Royal Armouries Museum, bringing live entertainment technology to the north of England and reconnecting industry professionals from across the live events sector.
More than 150 brands from the audio, AV, lighting, rigging and staging sectors will showcase their technologies – including never-before-seen products - and promote their services across two show halls. Also returning is the free seminar programme, which will run throughout both days.
PLASA MD, Peter Heath, comments: “We are so delighted to see the return of PLASA Focus Leeds after two long years away. I’m sure there will be a huge buzz across the two show halls, with much catching up to do. And the programme will see industry leaders share strategies and solutions for the 2022 landscape of live events and entertainment. I invite you to explore the full scope of the show and I personally hope it delivers everything you are looking for.”
Lighting professionals can look forward to reconnecting with leading brands including Artistic Licence, Astera, Avolites, Ayrton, ETC, Chauvet Professional, GLP, Robe, Strand and Vari-Lite.
Meanwhile, pro audio enthusiasts can find a range of new solutions from the likes of Adam Hall, Audio-Technica, BishopSound, Bose Professional, d&b audiotechnik, EM Acoustics, FBT, Funktion-One, Martin Audio, Peavey, Sennheiser, Shure, Sound Technology, RCF, Nexo and Yamaha.

Seminar programme highlights
Held throughout the show, the seminar p

drdavidlawrenceEntec to host PLASA Focus Leeds seminar
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

UK - Entec UVC Safe Clean will host a seminar entitled Future-proofing events in a post COVID world at the upcoming PLASA Focus Leeds tradeshow, taking place at the Royal Armouries on 10-11 May.
During the seminar, a panel of application and scientific experts, including medical adviser, Dr. David Lawrence and Adrian King, lecturer on medical innovation, will set out practical ways of safeguarding events from the financial and health costs of illness and cancellations. Moderating this lively discussion will be Entec chairman, Nick Pendleton.
Explaining the seminar’s underlying message, Pendleton says: “Theatres, rehearsal and production facilities, sports industries and all forms of event and entertainment promotion have come to recognise that whilst masks may partially reduce transmission of virus from affected individuals, manual cleaning and chemical sprays not only are of limited effectiveness but also create potentially hazardous environmental sequelae.
"Conversely, the impact of UVC ultraviolet light and HEPA ventilation filters has been validated time and time again for indoor air purification, pathogen removal and disinfection of surfaces. The seminar will explain how to create a safe environment, and reassure workforce and customers alike that they - and the event they are attending - are suitably protected. We will also share how far UVC technology will be a game changer for the industry.”
The seminar will take place in the main Bury Theatre at 12.15pm on the opening day.
For more information about the complete prog

robe-prolightsound-2022-post-show-pro260917345PL+S: Robe returns with new show
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Europe - Robe returned to major live exhibition shows with a new live production, Cuete & The Beast, created exclusively for the Prolight+Sound 2022 expo and presented last week in Frankfurt.
Robe made a very strong statement with the show, offering a new booth design as well as launching five new products and showcasing five others seen for the first time at a major trade show.
Robe’s CEO Josef Valchar comments: “Given the last two years with the pandemic, we didn’t have any specific expectations for Prolight this year, however the response has been extremely positive with a very busy booth every day that’s been a good hub for communication and generating great vibes.”
He noted that Robe’s live show was crafted specifically to illustrate how the different types of fixtures can be utilised, showing the product functionality and why they have been developed in a “real setting” that is new, fresh and so much more dynamic than a black box environment.
Josef added, “The industry is moving forward again in all ways, and of course, we all fully appreciated being able to meet up on person again here! It was a pleasant surprise just how many leading designers and production people came from all over Europe to say hello.”
Robe’s newly launched products were - Painte, TetraX, iBeam 250, Spikie+ and the Anolis Calumma - which were joined by five new ones from 2021 - Forte, Cuete, LEDBeam 350, T2 and T11, all presented physically following their digital launches last year.
As always Robe’s live show was h

frankfurtcrobinkirchnerProlight + Sound 2022 reflects spirit of optimism
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Europe - Prolight + Sound 2022 attracted 20,000 visitors from 93 countries, according to the organisers.
After a break of two years, the Frankfurt event brought together companies and professionals from all segments of the industry. Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt, reflects: “By all pulling together, we have achieved something that, at the beginning of the year, many people thought would be impossible: the companies and associations of the event and media technology sector joined forces with us to show once again how much life and positive energy is to be found in this industry.”
“We are delighted we have succeeded with Prolight + Sound in triggering this important restart and that we can once again all come together with no restrictions. Both exhibitors and visitors were hungry for spontaneous meetings,” adds Linda Residovic, managing director of the German Media and Event Technology Association, VPLT. “The high quality of the fair is also reflected by the sales figures reported by our members. In other words, the fair is the ideal starting place to recapture the all-important trust in our industry for the future.”
Prolight + Sound 2022 was underpinned by the organisers’ commitment to a greener future for the event industry, and new products at the show included technologies boasting a high level of energy efficiency; solutions for reducing logistical difficulties, and products made of environmentally friendly materials. At the première of the Green Event Day, a programme of lectures revolvi

bromptonBrompton Technology to highlight LED at ISE 2022
Friday, 29 April 2022

Spain - At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, will be demonstrating the rapid advancements it has made in LED processing technology since its last appearance at the show in 2019.
Brompton’s newly designed stand will include an LED screen dedicated to High Dynamic Range (HDR) and accurate colour reproduction, a centrally positioned LED display demonstrating the company’s latest software developments, along with a product display area and private meeting space.
With the increasing uptake of Virtual Production by multiple sectors of the industry including product launches, and corporate and live streamed events, the features in Brompton’s Tessera software, which offer an ever-increasing level of control, including a wide gamut of colour and image controls that allow users to correct and optimise the image on the screen, are becoming an essential component in the process.
Brompton HDR, along with its enabling technology Dynamic Calibration and Hydra, an all-in-one industrial solution that incorporates all the measurement instruments and processing required for panel measurements to enable Dynamic Calibration, will also be on display.
Tessera v3.2 already added ShutterSync, Frame Remapping, and 3D LUT Import, with Pomfort Livegrade and Assimilate integration. Visitors to the stand will now be able to experience the capabilities of Brompton’s latest updates, Tessera v3.3 software, which includes massive enhancements to virtual production workflows such as PureTone, Operating Modes, on-screen t

plsProlight + Sound sets focus on safety and sustainability
Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Germany - Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt opens today, returning after a two-year break due to the pandemic. It is also the first event of this year at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre.
Around 400 companies from more than 30 countries are taking part. The trade fair is rounded off by a programme covering issues such as the roadmap for event operations that are both safe and as derestricted as possible, the increasing shortage of skilled workers and the responsible use of natural resources.
“Prolight + Sound 2022 represents a milestone after months of hard challenges” says Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive officer, Messe Frankfurt. “For us as a fair and exhibition company, the tasks faced over the last two years have bonded us even more closely together with the professionals of the event industry. Just as our halls had to remain unused for long periods, concert halls, theatres, discotheques and clubs also had to remain empty.
Thus, there could hardly be a more appropriate event for the kick-off to the trade fair season. I am delighted that hundreds of companies are pulling together with us to ensure that Prolight + Sound is the economic driving force the sector needs and deserves. In particular, I am looking forward to an emotional and inspiring reunion bursting with optimism.”
The current shortage of qualified employees is a focus theme with Prolight + Sound being a valuable contact interface between companies and talents. A Job Market, where companies can enter into direct contact with potential employees, has been org

avnuAvnu Alliance hosts TSN plugfest in Boston
Monday, 25 April 2022

USA - Avnu Alliance recently hosted an international plugfest in Boston, MA. Avnu members came together and tested their respective silicon platforms and products together. Tests included new additions to the TSN ‘toolbox’ such as the recent revision to 802.1AS (IEEE 802.1AS-2020). Learnings and results are informing further development of Avnu test plans.
The plugfest included four Avnu member silicon companies: Analog Devices, Intel, NXP Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments. Also present were companies with end devices using TSN, including professional AV companies Adamson Systems Engineering, L-Acoustics, and Meyer Sound, as well as test equipment supplier Keysight.
Members were able to connect their platforms and devices in different configurations following a plan that was structured prior to the event to ensure optimum coverage and use of the time. The mix of devices and testing equipment enabled insights to be gathered in real world scenarios, such as various implementations of 802.1AS on a single network. The range of perspectives and experience provided for constructive and lively discussions between suppliers and users of TSN components to take place on real world usages and needs.
In March 2020, silicon manufacturers within Avnu formed the Silicon Validation Task Group, recognising that interoperability is required at the silicon level to enable specialization up the stack. This group has been working to drive alignment on TSN interoperability by developing base test plans, the first of which are now available to members with more pl

tmbPL+S 2022: TMB announces Euro distribution centre
Friday, 22 April 2022

Germany - TMB will reveal details of its new distribution centre in Riga, Latvia and introduce a selection of new products at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.
“We have opened a TMB location in Europe in direct response to the expanded demand for TMB products throughout the region,” says Tim Obermann, TMB Europe’s sales manager. “The solid reputation of TMB brands, along with TMB’s constant innovation and recognition of the needs of our customers, makes for an exciting future. Our goal is to make TMB’s products and services easily accessible to all our customers and friends around the world.”
Premiering at the show will be TMB’s new ProPlex BuckBoost Drive System. This system’s patent-pending technology completely overcomes the cable length challenges of low voltage LED lighting, especially LED “neons” and tapes. It allows centralized and remote (up to 150m) location of drives, mains power and PSU’s. The proprietary BuckBoost drive signal is carried over a small cable, sized equivalent to a mic cable, from a remote BoostBox to a small inconspicuous BuckBox located adjacent to the fixture.
New to TMB’s Solaris range of professional lighting fixtures is UrbanLux, a comprehensive line of precision outdoor architectural LED fixtures combining the most recent developments in LEDs with world-famous Flare Q+ drive technology. A sneak peak of the new ‘Light for Everywhere’ will be on display in Frankfurt.
A new addition to the ProPlex range of high-performance digital devices is the Simple GBS (SGBS) line of networking-mad

obsidian--pls-2022PL+S 2022: Obsidian highlights portability
Thursday, 21 April 2022

Germany - Obsidian Control Systems is returning to the Prolight + Sound show and invites designers, programmers and operators to Hall 12.1, Stand C49 to sample a host of new releases that includes several new lighting control products under the Onyx lighting control platform.
Visitors will have a chance to demo the new NX1, a portable yet full-featured lighting console that offers the complete Onyx experience in an ultra-compact package. The NX1 offers a slate of professional features and is built from the latest in industrial components. A compact, motorized fader wing, the NX P, as well as a small USB-powered control surface for Onyx, the NX K will also be on display.
The latest developments in the Onyx platform will make their debut at the show, from powerful NDI video input connectivity to new fixture parameter configuration options.
New devices in Obsidian’s Netron data distribution line will also be on hand for detailed inspection.

astera-prolight-2022-pixelbrick-circlePL+S 2022: Astera highlights latest innovations
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera’s product focus will be on the new Astera technology launched last year - the award-winning PixelBrick, the AX9 PowerPAR and AX2 PixelBar - plus the NYX Bulb which is suitable for shows, sets and installations. The massively popular and omnipresent flagship Titan Tube family of products will also be on the stand.
Additionally, the new Astera HydraPanel will be previewed. Under wraps until the show, this ‘pixel panel’ product offers an extensive range of features not found elsewhere in its small, powerful package, complete with wireless and wired DMX options, plus many beam-shaping modifiers.
PixelBrick offers flexibility and multi-functional light source with the power of Astera’s Titan LED engine coupled with the practicality of its popular AX3 LightDrop product, all in a completely new and fully adaptable housing.
Suitable for concerts, events, filming, or broadcast scenarios, PixelBrick is compact, light (1.1kg) and handy as an uplighter - like an AX3 - or it can be hung anywhere and become a universal light for accenting and texturing buildings or facades. For exterior use, it is IP65 rated and therefore resistant to rain and other elements.
The AX9 PowerPAR is the ‘big brother’ of Astera’s AX5 TriplePAR which became an industry-standard LED PAR. AX9 is bigger, brighter and benefits from all Astera’s latest innovations, including the Titan LED engine and direct control via the versatile AsteraApp.
The AX2 PixelBar is a linear wash fixture with wireless control, onb

verticalflightcaseatmeaPL+S 2022: MDG in Vertical Flight mode
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - MDG looks forward to welcoming its friends and customers at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 12.0, Stand D81 after a break of two years.
MDG will be bringing its most popular fog, haze and low-fog products including its ATMe and ATMe WPE haze generators, members of its Me Series fog generators, its ICE FOG Q HP low fog generator and theONE dual-mode haze and fog generator in its touring cradle.
Appearing for the first time at Prolight+Sound will be MDG’s bespoke Vertical Flight Case. Designed to carry MDG’s ATMe haze generator, or either of its Me1 or Me2 fog generators, plus everything needed to operate under production conditions, this flight case not only provides rugged, safe transport for the generators, but allows the entire unit to be rolled onto stage and simply plugged in for instant use.
Each Vertical Flight Case is fully equipped with direct plug-in connections for power and DMX In/Out. Included inside are snug compartment spaces for MDG’s theFAN, two 9kg (20lb) CO2 bottles, a 4l bottle of MDG fluid, and space for a small DMX console. MDG’s new Vertical Flight Cases are the ideal solution for festivals and touring, ensuring your complete touring package can travel and operate from a single, easily transportable unit.
MDG’s ATMe and ATMe WPE haze generators are industry-benchmark generators. The ATMe WPE is a weather-proof and dust-resistant version of the ATMe which has been designed specifically for outdoor use.
MDG’s Me Series of fog generators, will be represented by the units at two opposite ends o

robe-prolight-2022-preview-fortePL+S 2022: Robe launches five
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - At the upcoming Prolight+Sound tradeshow, Robe is set to launch five new products - Painte, TetraX, iBeam 250, Spikie+ and the Anolis Calumma. The company will also showcase five products launched in 2021 - the Forte, Cuete, LEDBeam 350, T2 and T11, all of them presented physically following their digital launches last year.
Robe also has a further surprise up its sleeve that will be located outside the exhibition hall and will be related to its Robe on the Road activities.
Painte is a compact moving light that delivers a quiet, quality profile solution for short to medium throw scenarios in theatrical, television, installation, live or corporate settings. The impressive 12,000-lumen fixture output has a sparkling, clear white light, with boundless colours via the advanced CMY colour mixing system.
The iBeam 250 is the latest in Robe’s constantly growing iSeries which are fully IP65 rated. This offers speed, colour and zoom range in a package to handle all the challenges of outdoor use and work.
Suitable for festivals, concerts, theatre, and any outdoor events or unpredictable weather scenarios, the iBeam 250 also has all the favourite features of its popular indoor relative, the LEDBeam 150.
TetraX features a dynamic pan movement with ‘extremely high-speed continuous rotation’, dramatically increasing the sweep-effect possibilities of the fixture.
The new Spikie+ generates 25% more lumens from its single 60W RGBW source. The fixture has a specifically designed 110mm front lens, and a rapidly moving zoom that pr

barnStabal Media launches carbon neutral complex
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

UK - Digital specialist Stabal Media has launched a new film recording studio and performance venue in London that the company says is carbon neutral.
The Stabal Studio is based in converted 250 year-old barns that have been re-purposed with music and sustainability in mind, reusing all of the original building material and structure in the process.
Eco-friendly strategies help the studios to be carbon neutral. The heating system works sustainably with geothermal energy and electricity which is generated by ground and air source heat. Productions being made in the studio complex are adopting the concept of sustainability. Stabal Studio has invested in its own kitchen garden and offers carbon calculator reports for all recordings and events.
The facility forms part of Stabal Media’s wider vision to promote sustainability within the entertainment industry. In 2021, Stabal TV partnered with UMA Entertainment to produce and broadcast the COP26 special music event on Stabal’s online streaming platform, raising money for Brian Eno’s EarthPercent with performances and interviews from Aurora, Sam Fischer, Nick Mulvey, Music Declares Emergency, Beggars Group, Julie’s Bicycle, and many more.
Stabal is also campaigning to raise awareness among producers about the long-term importance of sustainable resource management. The company is working with like-minded suppliers to apply carbon monitoring and offsetting where needed.
Steve Odart, chairman and founder of Stabal, comments: “Stabal has a strong vision to partner with artists and indu

plscameostandAdam Hall Group returns to Prolight + Sound 2022
Thursday, 7 April 2022

Germany - Adam Hall Group will be present at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition centre for Prolight + Sound 2022 from 26-29 April, with separate booths for its Cameo and LD Systems brands. These booths will showcase new products from Adam Hall Group’s extensive event technology portfolio. In addition to new Cameo fixtures for stage, theatre, architecture and broadcast usage, visitors can look forward to ‘a pioneering sound reinforcement solution from LD Systems’.
LD Systems comes to Prolight + Sound with one product. Just ONE product – and yet so much more! At its booth (located at Hall 11.0 #A21), the pro audio manufacturer will present the next milestone in its brand history: a scalable system that ‘sets new standards in user-friendliness and flexibility in the professional rental market’.
With the new OTOS H5, Cameo (Hall 12.1 #B24) is directly addressing the needs of professional lighting designers and rental companies who require a fully road and rider ready beam spot wash hybrid moving head in their portfolio. In addition to its use in venues with large capacities, the OTOS H5 – with its high light output (19,000 lm) and IP65 certification – is particularly impressive in outdoor applications such as open-air concerts and festivals. This flexible 3-in-1 spotlight combines a powerful light and effect output with a low weight of only 33 kg, making the OTOS H5 currently the lightest product in its performance class.
With the P2 Series, Cameo presents its first profilers for professional theatre, TV and event applications. The series i

iscvex-2022-networking-dinner-imageTwentieth anniversary success for ISCVEx 2022
Wednesday, 6 April 2022

UK - The Institute of Sound, Communications and Visual Engineers wound up its 20th Anniversary ISCVEx event at Coombe Abbey Hotel and Country Park near Coventry on 23 March.
Held annually by the Institute of Sound, Communications and Visual Engineers, ISCVEx is open to members and non-members and is a mixed programme including a manufacturers and distributors exhibition, networking and seminars events.
The programme is preceded by ISCVE's annual general meeting and members’ day on which this year saw the appointments of Neil Voce as president and Jim Smith as vice-president of the Institute, both for a term of three years.
The members’ day this year also included a seminar from guest speakers Dr Mike Edwards and Mr Harry Coade of Sound Matters, titled Listening, for a better world: using sound, and the art of listening, to create a brighter future. The presentation was received with enthusiasm and interest from attendees after which guests headed into the evening for ISCVE’s annual networking dinner event.
Three seminars and an exhibition of 38 industry manufacturers and distributors followed on the second day starting with John Adeleke, managing director of Ampman Audio Services presenting the Hopkins-Baldwin Lecture, titled Can our industry profit from a sustainable circular economy?.
Adam Harvey, solution architect AV & digital media at the University of Hertfordshire and David Amann, audio visual & multimedia specialist at University of Cambridge presented the Warren-Barnett Memorial Lecture on Audio V

greeneventdaycistockphotoProlight+Sound 2022 looks towards a sustainable future
Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Germany - Prolight+Sound 2022 will host a Green Event Day on 27 April that will offer lectures, panels and best-practice presentations on the careful use of natural resources. The programme is being developed in cooperation with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and supported by the Association of Media and Event Technology (VPLT).
What impact does the EU Green Deal have on the events industry? How can sustainable event technology support the industry on its way to a greener future? What needs to be considered in terms of communication to ensure that the commitment is also noticed by visitors and partners? These and other questions will be addressed during the theme day.
Representatives from associations (EVVC, VPLT, LiveMusikKommission), companies from the entertainment technology sector (Adam Hall, Neumann & Müller, Cameo Light, DeerSoft), venues (Düsseldorfer Congress GmbH, Velomax GmbH, Markthalle Hamburg) as well as tourism boards, communication and event agencies will be present.
The keynote address will be given by futurologist and trend researcher Oliver Leisse who is the founder of the See More Future Research & Development institute and host of the podcast Zukunft, Trends & Strategien. The programme will conclude with a presentation and Q&A session by Stefan Lohmann, founder of the Sustainable Event Solutions project. Lohmann will present the 16 Steps initiative for the climate neutrality of the event industry by 2025 and explain why ecological action can also lead to economic advantages in to


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