Events News

upcoming-bts-webinarsBTS hosts free webinars this month
Monday, 10 October 2022

USA - Behind the Scenes has two upcoming webinars: Bystander Intervention in the Entertainment Workplace on 16 October at 4pm Eastern and Understanding Substance Use and Abuse in the Entertainment Industry on 17 October at 7pm Eastern. Both webinars are free, but require advance registration to be sent the login link.
A BTS survey strongly indicated that bullying, harassment and intimidation is a common workplace stressor throughout all sectors of the entertainment industry. Do you know how to safely intervene if you see a co-worker being bullied or intimidated? Did you know there are different ways to intervene to match your comfort level? In just 90 minutes you will learn five easily accessible tools and get real life examples to use in any workplace to safely intervene without worrying about retaliation.
The Bystander Intervention webinar, presented by Dax Valdes of Right To Be, will be offered once a quarter over the next year with the first one on Sunday, 16 October. Visit to register for the webinar of your choice.
Most of us know someone who is affected by substance use and abuse. This can include concerns about our own use – or that of a co-worker, family member or friend. This webinar introduces new resources for recognizing and discussing substance use and abuse in the workplace and beyond. Taking just one hour to learn more can save lives by allowing you to say the right thing – or point someone to the right resources. Advance registration is required to receive the link to the webinar.

showlightShowlight 2023 – call for proposals for papers
Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Europe - Showlight reminds you that there is still time to submit your suggestions for papers for the Showlight quadrennial next May.
Showlight takes place from 20-23 May 2023 in Fontainebleau, France, and its papers committee is engaged in the process of considering and selecting topics for the papers programme.
Says Showlight, “We are looking for the latest news on lighting projects and technology in our second call for papers focusing on recent projects. Have you worked on an incredible installation or a fantastic festival this summer? Has your project achieved its peak? Did your event engage the latest technology? Did your broadcast bowl its audience over?
“We want to hear from you! We aim for variety across topics relevant to all aspects of the lighting industry today. We want to hear about your experiences, your ambitions, your inspirations, your concerns, your successes and failures. We are not looking for simple product promotion.
“Please send a brief summary of the paper you are proposing, along with a description of the visuals available to
You have until 30 November to submit your ideas for consideration. This will allow the Showlight papers committee to finalise the programme in good time.”
2023 will be the first return of Showlight in six years after the enforced postponement due to the pandemic, and it promises to be an exceptional event. Become part of this latest gathering as a speaker, a sponsor or exhibitor, or by attending as a student or dele

substance-use-webinarBTS offers webinar on substance use and abuse
Monday, 26 September 2022

USA - Most of us know someone who is affected by substance use and abuse. This can include concerns about our own use – or the usage of a co-worker, family member or friend. Join Behind the Scenes for an online webinar as they introduce new resources for recognizing and discussing substance use and abuse in the workplace and beyond. Members of the BTS task group introduce these new tools and share personal experiences in this concise online event. Advance registration is required to receive the link to the webinar.
Substance use and abuse in the workplace affects everyone in our industry. Learn more about recognizing the signs and how to help yourself or a colleague. Taking just one hour to learn more can save lives by allowing you to say the right thing – or point someone to the right resources.
In a 2019 survey of entertainment industry workers, over 40% of respondents said they had experienced alcohol or substance misuse. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the anxiety, fear, uncertainty, stress, and isolation experienced by so many in our industry significantly increased those numbers. Many of us saw ourselves or colleagues, friends, or family members turn to substances as a way to cope with the disruption in our lives. Many found recovery could be difficult to sustain.
Behind the Scenes recently announced the launch of a website to provide resources for industry professionals to answer questions about alcohol and substance use and abuse. It offers information about how to spot the signs of misuse in yourself or others and the potential long-term

anolis-plasa-2022-3Anolis enjoys successful PLASA Show 2022
Friday, 23 September 2022

UK - Architectural and entertainment LED lighting brand Anolis enjoyed a busy and successful PLASA Show in the Grand Hall of Olympia London earlier this month, where Anolis showed its new Calumma product series for the first time at a UK expo, also highlighting its Eminere and Ambiane products.
Being located on Stand E15, right at the entrance to the busy Robe lighting booth, proved a prominent and highly visible position, ideal for getting attention from those who amassed to watch the daily Robe live performance shows, and also easy for its own visitors to find.
Anolis’s business development manager for London and the South East, Ashley Popple commented, “The show generally was very good, and the Calumma range in particular received lots of interest, with some people specifically coming to see it. They were impressed with the features and benefits of Calumma, and once on the stand were able to view Eminere and Ambiane.”
Calumma’s optical design has been carefully crafted and utilises high efficacy single-chip and multi-chip LEDs. The fixtures are available with optional LED colour variants and various beam angles.
A luminaire like the medium-sized Calumma M SC – for example – creates a powerful and rich light output that is perfect for use as a spot as well as for accent and flood lighting solutions. As with all Anolis luminaires, the unit is robust and durable to withstand exterior conditions. A special finish is available for extra harsh environments and marine applications, which still benefits from the elegant design.

plugfestPlugFest returns to France in March 2023
Friday, 23 September 2022

Europe - PlugFest, the technical event for entertainment lighting interoperability, returns to Lille in France from 7-9 March 2023. The popular event welcomes manufacturers, developers and technicians from across Europe to test their products and learn about the latest protocols.
PlugFest is an opportunity for participants to collectively test and demonstrate device and system interoperability with the aim of improving reliability, resolving compatibility issues and ultimately improving connectivity between all entertainment lighting and related technologies.
The event’s hosts, Hamish Dumbreck (JESE), Peter Willis (Howard Eaton Lighting) and Wayne Howell (Artistic Licence) are experts in entertainment lighting control protocols. They will host a full educational programme, diving deep into interoperability challenges affecting the live events industry. Plus, they will be on hand to provide individual support and guidance.
Previous editions of PlugFest have sold out well in advance, welcoming attendees from leading manufacturers such as GLP, Luminex, Highlite International, Robert Juliat, TMB, Claypaky, ChamSys, ETC, Chauvet and Eaton. Those interested in attending in PlugFest 2023 are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.
PlugFest takes place in the city of Lille, France which is directly connected to London with the Eurostar and all major European cities via a mainline train station. Furthermore, attendees can take advantage of specially discounted rooms in the hotel that PlugFest takes place in.
PlugFest is organised

avnu-allianceAvnu Alliance expands TSN Test Tool ecosystem
Wednesday, 21 September 2022

USA/Europe - Avnu Alliance has announced expansion of its time sensitive networking (TSN) Test Tool programme by opening the test tool ecosystem to new vendors. As part of this expansion, third party vendor test tools can be verified and validated through Avnu’s rigorous process, which is designed and maintained by experienced certification management professionals and TSN subject matter experts to ensure that it meets the interoperability standards of Avnu’s Global Certification Programme.
During the eighth annual TSN/A Conference, which takes place September 28-29, 2022, in Stuttgart, Germany, Avnu will host demonstrations in its booth of wired and wireless TSN tests for 802.1AS and 802.1Qbv based on test plans from the Avnu Express Testing Suite. These tests will be run on both the Avnu Express Test Tool and Keysight’s new TSN Test Tool, which has now met the requirements to start the Avnu Global Certification Programme validation and verification process to become an Avnu endorsed Test Tool. When approved by Avnu, Keysight’s TSN Test Tool will be available to members for both debugging and quick test certification.
“Adding new test tools, such as Keysight’s TSN Test Tool to the testing ecosystem, significantly expands the certification program providing more choice and a wider variety of test types to members,” says Ed Agis, Avnu Alliance certification work group co-chair overseeing the TSN Test Tool program and verification and validation process. “Test tools significantly lower the barrier for certification and allow members to ent

dataData Strategy QC-Check stands out at PLASA Show
Wednesday, 21 September 2022

UK - Data Strategy welcomed the many conversations from new and returning customers at this year’s PLASA Show where the company demonstrated the QC-Check workstation, as well as some of the QC-Check’s most popular add-on modules, including VeriCal, Power-Check LOLER inspection and SimplyPATS integration software.
Data Strategy MD, Iain Roche, commented, “What really stood out this year was the number of enquiries about cable and RCD testing with the assumption that the provision of electrical (PAT) testing was a given. The knowledge that a simple solution exists to the time-consuming and impractical task of RCD inspections and cable testing has really captured the imagination of temporary power suppliers, in addition to production rental houses. The stand was consistently busy, QC-Check received a great deal of interest as ever and we had many high-quality conversations that we should see realised in the following year.”
Roche added, “The other area of specific interest was bi-directional integration of QC-Check with the company’s hire software. The concept of a seamless exchange of data that avoided any entry duplication was very attractive from a logistical criterion. We recently completed integration with IntelliEvent for two existing customers and this led to the introduction to a new client at PLASA.”
Data Strategy’s QC-Check provides practical safety inspection solutions that allow hire companies, venues, and temporary power suppliers to simply fulfil statutory requirements. Embedded as part of the warehouse process – with in

dalipr025DALI Alliance puts wireless in the spotlight
Friday, 16 September 2022

Germany - The DALI Alliance will use the Light+Building trade fair (Frankfurt, 2-6 October 2022) to shine the spotlight on wireless connectivity options via its upcoming certification programmes for Wireless to DALI Gateways and DALI+ with Thread.
Wireless to DALI Gateways allow the use of existing DALI wired products in a non-DALI wireless ecosystem. Certification programmes are in development for Bluetooth mesh to DALI Gateways and for Zigbee to DALI Gateways.
A certification programme for DALI+ is also in development. DALI+ enables true wireless DALI without any need for translation between protocols. The first release will employ Thread as a networking layer. Thread is an IP-based, wireless-mesh networking protocol built using open standards.
The new certification programmes, due to commence in early 2023, will build further momentum for the ongoing evolution of DALI as a globally standardized lighting-control protocol. The number of certified DALI-2 and D4i products listed on the DALI Alliance website already exceeds 2,600 devices, and the DALI Alliance is supported by more than 320 companies from the international lighting community. Recently, the organization has launched dedicated groups to focus on the specific market requirements in China and North America.
Visitors to the DALI Alliance booth at Light+Building can discuss Gateways and DALI+ with technical experts and experience demo boards which explain DALI features such as colour control, sensors, emergency lighting, groups, scenes and building-wide control, as well as D4i and Z

claypakyClaypaky attracts international audience at PLASA Show
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

UK - Claypaky welcomed a large number of industry professionals and practitioners from all over the world to its booth and in the spacious rooms set up in the Henley Suite at PLASA Show 2022.
Alberico D’Amato, Claypaky sales director, said: “PLASA was, as ever, a 'must-attend' event for the British market, which has always been one of the most dynamic and proactive in our industry. However, we were positively surprised by the number of customers from other European countries, and even from Asia, Australia, America and the Middle East. It is a show with an international dimension.”
Claypaky presented all the products it has recently launched on the market, which stand out for their variety, versatility and features. The growing award-winning Xtylos family of laser-source moving heads now includes the Xtylos Aqua, featuring marine-grade C5-M protection, and the Mini Xtylos HPE, which is more energy-efficient than any other beam units made up to now. Claypaky is the only company today able to offer an entire family of laser-engine-based fixtures.
The Volero Batten Aqua is a high-performance IP66 LED moving batten. The Tambora Linear is an advanced line of static LED pixel mapping bars designed for versatile lighting effects and artistic set decoration. The Tambora Flash is the only IP66 hybrid fixture on the market that can act simultaneously as a strobe, wash light and blinder, specifically designed with a modular approach for use in a linear array.
The Sinfonya Profile 600 is a low-noise LED-based unit, conceived and developed exclusively

production-futuresProduction Futures’ tour opener goes hybrid
Wednesday, 14 September 2022

UK - Having delivered a series of successful live events from 2016 to 2019, Production Futures produced several equally popular online events during the pandemic, and is now set to return to the road in company with industry experts and brand partners, to open more doors of opportunity by engaging directly with young people.
The first Production Futures On Tour event will take place at Production Park, Wakefield on 29 September, and will be live-streamed as part of the Leeds Digital Festival 2022.
Festival director Stuart Clarke comments: “The Leeds Digital Festival was set up to celebrate all things digital and we’re delighted to be working with Production Futures during this year’s event. The Leeds City Region has a fast-growing digital and creative sector which can directly benefit from Production Future’s approach to providing access and opportunity for young people in the events, music, broadcast, film and TV sectors.”
Hannah Eakins, CEO of Production Futures adds: “We are thrilled to be a part of the line-up for Leeds Digital Festival and to have one of our physical events live-streamed for the very first time. It’s the perfect launchpad for us as we begin our autumn tour around the UK, enabling us to share the experience, knowledge and insights of our expert industry partners with the widest possible audience of young people. We look forward to delivering all of our shows as hybrid events in the future.”

timaxplasastand-daveandrobinOut Board reports positive PLASA Show
Tuesday, 13 September 2022

UK - Out Board reported a busy PLASA Show (Olympia – 4-6 September 2022), with interest echoing that which its innovative and award-winning spatial audio and stage tracking products have been receiving throughout the year. The company unveiled several significant developments to existing products at PLASA this year, including the new TiMax 600-Series Mac and PC software, with significant augmentation to TimeLine and PanSpace object-based spatialisation functionality, as well as workflow UX enhancements.
With stagetracking now such a vital addition to the spatial audio process, visitors to the stand showed significant interest in the enhancements to TiMax TrackerD4, which has steadfastly become the leading live control system for real-time immersive audio spatialisation on premium live shows and events. New features for refined error correction filtering, which not only enhance the agility and robustness of the system to meet the growing show control demands for spatial audio, but also for lighting and media control, garnered a great deal of interest, capturing the imagination of visitors.
Out Board’s new smart plug-in for the award-winning TiMax Tracker D4 precision stagetracking system, still in its beta testing phase, was also a hit on stand. The plug-in intelligently directs and focuses groups of moving-head light fixtures, and also executes smooth and synchronised handovers between groups of fixtures across multiple tracked objects.
Out Board director, Dave Haydon, comments: "The quality of conversations we’ve had and the inter

meet-the-britsDon’t miss LDI funding deadline for UK companies
Tuesday, 13 September 2022

UK/USA - The deadline is approaching for UK companies to receive funding to exhibit at LDI in Las Vegas for the first time. As part of a ‘Meet the Brits’ initiative, PLASA is working in conjunction with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to help UK-based businesses exhibit at LDI in Las Vegas for the first time this year.
LDI will return to the Las Vegas Convention Centre from 17-20 November and will feature a ‘Meet the Brits’ pavilion. The aim of the pavilion is to connect UK-based companies with new customers in the USA. Thanks to financial help from the DIT, UK companies who have never exhibited at LDI can take advantage of a reduced and subsidised rate.
The price for a branded kiosk in the Meet the Brits pavilion has been reduced to $2,775. However, PLASA is offering six companies $1,000 each to contribute towards the exhibiting costs, bringing the price down to only $1,775.
In addition to a branded kiosk in the Meet the Brits pavilion, successful applicants will be invited to a Meet the Brits networking reception and have onsite support from both PLASA and the DIT.
To be eligible, your company must be based in the UK, must not have any US distribution in place, must not have exhibited at LDI before, and must not have already booked a stand at LDI. Those who wish to apply are invited to contact PLASA’s Managing Director Peter Heath via by the extended deadline of Friday 14th October.

plasa-showPLASA Show 2022 celebrates in style at Olympia London
Tuesday, 13 September 2022

UK - PLASA Show 2022 took centre stage in Olympia London’s Grand Hall from 4-6 September, and a sense of celebration was in the air. Following a gruelling couple of years for the industry, live events and entertainment are more popular and more ambitious than ever. And this positive trajectory was reflected in the impressive 41% increase in visitors.
PLASA MD Peter Heath comments: “The excitement for PLASA Show this year was undeniable. Not only did we accommodate several more brands than anticipated, the number of visitors through the door exceeded all expectations. As I walked around the show, there was a real sense of community and appreciation for our fantastic industry. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s show one to remember – live events and entertainment are back on the map!”
Becky Stanton of exhibitor Prolight Concepts agrees: “What an event! PLASA Show this year was probably one of the busiest years to-date. It’s amazing to think how heavily COVID affected the industry, but that many businesses in the sector have come through the other side and are now back better than ever. Prolight looks forward to seeing you next year!”

A high-quality demographic

Visitor seniority was high, with 80% in positions with purchasing power. Business owners, directors and chairs were the single biggest visitor group (20%), followed by technicians, programmers, and lighting designers working across venues, rental, and production.
Matt Wiseman of MDG FOG UK says: “We were very happy with the turnout. Standing out thi

behind-the-scenesBTS announces Bystander Intervention webinars
Monday, 12 September 2022

USA - The Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative will present a free webinar Bystander Intervention in the Entertainment Workplace once a quarter over the next year.
These webinars follow on the success of last spring’s trainings, with previous attendees commenting, “This is the type of training that will help us transform both our working and personal lives for the better,” “This workshop was so helpful in concisely identifying issues and strategies to deal with them. I feel empowered to address awkward situations in my future,” “This training is engaging, good for participation and interaction, and is full of great examples and a variety of methods to use to help others who may need help,” and “The best part of the Bystander Intervention training for me was the many different ways of approaching a situation which I'd never thought of. We all have our own set of mechanisms, but this helped me think outside of my box.”
Behind the Scenes is partnering with Right To Be, a social justice organisation that specialises in education around bullying and harassment, to present this free quarterly webinar on 18 October 2022 and 30 January, 30 April and 17 July 2023. Principal Right To Be trainer, Dax Valdes, an experienced entertainment industry professional, will lead these interactive sessions that ensure attendee anonymity.
The webinars are free but advance registration is required in order to receive the zoom login. Please visit to select a registration link for the date of your choice.
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plasa-20222Highlite debuts multiple new products at Olympia
Friday, 9 September 2022

UK - At PLASA Show 2022, Highlite featured numerous products from several of its brands including DAP, Showtec and Infinity.
New additions to DAP’s media players include the MP-220BT – a dual media player capable of broadcasting two separate audio feeds simultaneously, and the MP-100DBT – a media player with a DAB+ and FM radio as well as a USB/MP3 player. DAP also introduced its new IP54-rated WMS wall speakers that have been specially designed to be easy to install and position as required. Options include 4 & 6-inch, 16 ohm and 100 V speakers in black and white. A election of other DAP media players, amplifiers, speakers and PA equipment were also on display.
Showtec’s new products include the Performer Cyc Q6 – a cyclorama background wash light, the Performer Profile 700 Q6 ellipsoidal spotlight, the stunning Solaris 5.5 laser projector, and the QubiQ S1000 smoke machine. Popular products like the Performer 2500 Fresnel, the Media Panel 100 CCT and the Cameleon Flood 115 Q4 Tour and Solar FL-280 floodlights were on display too.
An inspiring selection of Infinity products included the new Raccoon P14/4 Parcan, which boasts very high brightness and light quality. Other highlights were provided by outstanding models like the TS-300 and TS-260C7 Profile Engines and the TF-260C7 and TF-300 Fresnels. The iW-741 RDM moving wash and the iW-1915 Pixel that can function as a wash or a beam made quite an impression too.
Highlite also featured a number of products by Antari, including the new S-600 Yeti snow machine and the CH-1 Cinema

robe-plasa-2022-post-show-pla040933178-photo-by-louise-sticklandRobe celebrates award-winning PLASA Show 2022
Friday, 9 September 2022

UK - During PLASA Show, Robe celebrated a PLASA Award for Innovation win, entertained audiences with its eye-catching All Environments live performance show, launched its new iForte high-powered IP-rated LED moving light in style, introduced its new TX1 Posi Profile which was presented live for the first time, showcased several other iSeries products and enjoyed the buzz and vitality of a production industry that’s back to full speed.
Robe’s live show, which ran at regular intervals throughout PLASA Show, resonated on multiple levels. Whilst showing off the durability, water resistance and many creative features of these impressive new ‘iSeries’ products – iBeam 250s and iSpiiders joining the iForte as stars of the show – Robe also delivered a strong environmental message, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to sustainability.
All Environments is the first of a trilogy of performances that will premiere at international trade shows throughout 2022 and 2023. It was conceived, storyboarded, designed, and produced by Robe’s in-house creative team led by Nathan Wan and Andy Webb with Jordan Tinniswood and Tomáš Kohout.
The six-minute timecoded show involved approximately 100 iSeries fixtures programmed to show off their features in addition to their toughness and proper weather resistance.
A T1 Profile running on a RoboSpot remote follow system was used for key lighting, and a large upstage LED video screen assisted with the narrative showing dramatic images and illustrated the close integration of light

conferenceheadlinesTheatres Trust confirms Conference 22 programme and speakers
Thursday, 8 September 2022

UK - Headline speakers and full programme details have been announced for the Theatres Trust’s Conference 22: Theatres Fit for the Future on 11 October at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
Conference 22 focuses on creating a lively, engaging and dynamic gathering of professionals to collectively envision a more viable, sustainable, and inclusive future for the UK’s theatres, and the people who visit and work in them.
The keynote session will be led by Rob Hopkins, activist, writer and co-founder of the Transition movement, a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel. Rob will talk about how the power of theatre specifically, and our imaginations more generally, can create the future we want. He will signal how working collectively at the grassroots and across the country, we can meet the challenges of our planetary emergencies, and not just survive but thrive.
A panel of artistic and creative directors including Julie Ellen (Macrobert Arts Centre), Robert Hastie (Sheffield Theatres), Low Kee Hong (The Factory) and Rachel O’Riordan (Lyric Hammersmith), with chair Hannah-Azieb Pool (Bernie Grant Arts Centre) will reflect on the day’s themes of resilience, inclusion, sustainability and placemaking.
Across the day, there will be sessions focusing on how theatres are adapting their buildings and their business models, how theatres can be truly inclusive places and on theatres’ role in placemaking and Levelling Up. Building on last year’s conference and the Theatre Green Book, there wi

neal-prestonBackup photographic competition launches at PLASA 2022
Wednesday, 7 September 2022

UK - Backup Tech has launched the Backup Photographic Competition, aiming to capture live entertainment, the people that make it possible and the backstage atmosphere. The competition is held in association with headline partner and sponsor the Lightpower Collection, and was launched at this year’s PLASA Show at Olympia London.
The Lightpower Collection is a long-time supporter of Backup and was looking for an idea that would shine a light on Backup and the work it does within the industry, that directly related to its impressive photographic collection.
“We’re delighted to collaborate with Lightpower Collection on this new and exciting way to raise awareness of our industry and in particular the people that make live entertainment possible,” says Backup’s vice-chair Piers Shepperd. “The overall theme of the competition is ‘Entertainment Production’, but this is open to individual interpretation, so entrants can let their imaginations and creativity run wild!”
“The Lightpower Collection was born out of the passion for Rock ‘n Roll photography and has become a valuable tool to support charities through the sale of original fine art prints,” says the Lightpower Collection’s Ralph-Jörg Wezorke. “This love for photography and the people in our industry makes us enthusiastic to support this competition, as it promotes appreciation for both. Photography is such an important tool to bring the spirit of our industry - in front of and behind the scenes - to the outside world. We want to promote this and at the same time raise

plasa-awards-for-innovation-2022-winners-picture2022 PLASA Award winners announced
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

UK - This year’s winners of the PLASA Awards for Innovation were announced last night at PLASA Show, Olympia London.
The Awards for Innovation, run in association with LSi magazine, are respected industry-wide for celebrating future-focussed tech that improves safety, efficiency and performance through new methods and materials.
33 products were entered this year. Seven nominees scooped an Award for Innovation, and a Gold Award and a Sustainability Award were also presented. This year’s judging team comprised of 12 independent technical specialists from a wide array of backgrounds, chaired once again by chartered engineer James Eade.
James Eade, commented, “It has been great to see big names launching products at what is acknowledged to be the most independent industry awards. It is heartening to see creative engineers in the industry continuing to develop new and innovative products in such numbers.”

The winning products and judges’ comments are listed below:
Minuit Une – IVL Photon: The judges said that the multitude of dazzling effects from this laser light source will bring digital fireworks to productions.
Nicolaudie – Wolfmix W1: The judges said this product delivers a fresh and fun solution for the independent gigging band and DJ market.
PMI Gear – SmoikeGenie: The judges said that this well-engineered product takes vaping technology and brings it to the stage. It provides three effects from one unit, including haze, low smoke and fog. The judges said that they had never s

job3280w0905tnPLASA Show opens this weekend
Friday, 2 September 2022

UK - PLASA Show, London’s international event for entertainment technology, will once again open its doors at Olympia London from 4-6 September. Thousands of professionals from across the live sector are expected to attend the show, coming together to celebrate the industry’s strength and innovation following the pandemic. Tickets are still available for £15, which will increase to £20 on the door.
200+ global brands will sit side by side in Olympia’s Grand Hall, representing the very best of pro audio, lighting, audio-visual, rigging and staging technologies. These include the show’s headline sponsor Robe, as well as fellow lighting brands Chauvet Professional, Claypaky, Ayrton, Avolites, ETC, Elation, GLP, Vari-Lite, Martin, TMB, plus many more. The pro audio sector is well covered, with brands such as d&b audiotechnik, Sennheiser, Yamaha, DiGiCo, Shure, RCF and L-Acoustics. Leading names from AV will be in attendance, such as Epson, ROE Visual and PSCo. And plenty of rigging companies will be there too, including Area Four, Broadweigh, Doughty and Triple E.
The show will also feature a market-leading seminar programme, sponsored by Vectorworks, with back-to-back sessions in three seminar theatres. Attendees can learn from business leaders, get inspired by accomplished creative freelancers, and get involved in conversational industry panels. Programme highlights include design insights from the creatives behind Ed Sheeran’s world tour; lighting BMW’s HQ; powering the Commonwealth Games; and live events in the metaverse.
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vcsprassetXytech shows Media Operations Platform at IBC
Wednesday, 31 August 2022

The Netherlands - Xytech will be showcasing its Media Operations Platform at Stand 1.C21 during the upcoming IBC Show from 9-12 September at RAI Amsterdam.
Xytech creates intuitive solutions allowing media, broadcast and production teams to create and deliver content; orchestrate crews, resources and facilities; and schedule logistics - on time and on budget. Xytech delivers operations expertise to more than 400-plus global customers, including CBS, FOX and Sony which all run their business on the Xytech Media Operations Platform.
"We are very excited to be attending the 2022 IBC Show," said Greg Dolan, Xytech's COO. "Over the past few months, Xytech has undergone strategic changes that continue to position it as the leader in media operations, including announcing its new leadership team and a new CEO, Keith Buckley. We are excited to be able to show IBC attendees first-hand our industry-leading Media Operations Platform."

robe-plasaPLASA Show 2022: Robe launches iForte moving light
Wednesday, 31 August 2022

UK - Robe anticipates a busy and vibrant PLASA 2022 with the industry, shows and events back and working at full speed.
It will be the official launch of Robe’s potent and impressive iForte moving light, an IP65 version of Forte, the brand’s current highest-powered TETM LED luminaire.
Robe’s expanding i-series of weatherised products includes the iSpiider LED wash beam and iBeam 250 which will join the iForte on Stand C20. These fixtures will be integrated into a Robe signature live performance with a specially created lightshow presented in a purpose-built area together with ‘lots of water’.
Other current products will be the new Painte and TetraX – a 360-degree continuous rotation LED bar – plus Robe’s popular LEDBeam 350TM and the ABTT Award-winning T11TM series, a three-into-one generic lighting solution for theatres and venues.
Dedicated demonstration areas will facilitate in-depth product examinations.
Robe will be hosting RoboSpot Taster Sessions illustrating the advantages of its flexible remote follow spot system in Theatre 1 on the exhibition show floor throughout the event.
Architectural lighting brand Anolis will have its own space on Stand E15 adjacent to Robe’s front entrance, with selected products also active in the Robe demo area. This area of the stand is dedicated to highlighting Anolis’ new CalummaTM range – showcased for the first time at a UK expo – alongside their AmbianeTM and EminereTM product ranges. The stand will also be shared with MDG Fog Generators.

proteus-brutusPLASA Show 2022: Elation highlights Proteus
Tuesday, 30 August 2022

UK - Elation is teaming up with technology equipment solutions provider Entedi to present an exceptional line-up of new lighting tools at the PLASA tradeshow at Olympia in West London. Visitors to Elation/Entedi Stand E-14 will be some of the first in the UK to demo the latest luminaires in Elation’s industry leading IP65 Proteus, high-performance/high-value Fuze, and broadcast-optimized KL ranges.
Highlights include the IP65 full-featured beam fixture, Proteus Excalibur, which has already seen service on several high-profile shows, plus the 70,000-lumen Proteus Brutus LED wash. The Proteus Rayzor Blade, a combination linear wash and FX light, and Proteus Rayzor 1960, a compact yet powerful LED wash effects luminaire, will also be available to demo.
Elation’s new Fuze MAX Profile full-colour LED moving head has garnered a lot of attention since debuting at the Prolight + Sound show in April as has the new KL Panel XL, a bigger, brighter and bolder version of Elation’s popular colour temperature-adjustable, full-spectrum KL Panel LED soft light. Both will be available for close inspection as will the new KL Fresnel 6 FC, a full-colour soft light in Elation’s KL ‘Key Light’ series.
The Elation/Entedi team looks forward to a great PLASA and welcomes lighting professionals to Stand E-14 for a closer look at these exciting innovations and much more.

bromptonPLASA Show 2022: Brompton Technology joins PSCo stage
Friday, 26 August 2022

UK - Brompton Technology will be joining leading specialist display and trade-only rental company, PSCo, at the PLASA Show at Olympia London (stand G21). Brompton’s LED processing will be showcased as part of PSCo’s new virtual production offering for the live events industry, alongside other solutions from Absen, Aluvision, Barco, disguise, and Epson.
This year’s PLASA Show for entertainment technology will bring technological advancements from the worlds of audio, AV, lighting, rigging and staging, attracting some 3,000 rental companies and event professionals and 200+ international brands. Representing the company’s largest presence at the show to date, PSCo will occupy 56sqm of floor space, reinforcing its commitment to supporting the live event and entertainment market.
The star attraction of the stand will be a live xR stage to demonstrate the possibilities of extended reality for virtual production. The stage will feature a disguise media server, Absen LED and Brompton’s Tessera LED processors. The show will present an opportunity for PSCo’s new and existing rental partners to learn more about this exciting growth area and the opportunities it provides for their business.
“We’re looking forward to meeting trade rental partners from across the live events industry at PLASA. We will announce some exciting new vendor partnerships and present them with our expanded range of display solutions, including award-winning LED from Absen and Aluvision, Brompton LED processing, Epson laser projection, Barco image processing and disguise m


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