UK - Debuts are to the fore at this year's PLASA Focus: Leeds, with more and more exhibitors choosing it as the UK launch pad for new product releases, including Cadac's new CDC six and DiGiCo's S21 mixing consoles, Meyer Sound's Leopard loudspeaker system and Zero88's FLX lighting console.

At the entrance to New Dock Hall, Martin Professional is displaying its new VDO Sceptron indoor/outdoor LED strips, which come with a choice of diffusers, the 6mm Fenix panel video and Rush 650 and 850 smoke products. Also on show are the Quantum Wash and Quantum Profile, launched last year, as well as the Aura XB, which has 50 per cent more output than the standard Aura, plus extended colour mode.

"Out of all the shows we exhibit at, this is where you can spend proper time talking to pe

South Africa - Gearhouse Group will again play a key role in Mediatech Africa, the only media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa.

Mediatech Africa, staged in Johannesburg every second year, will be held from 15 to 17 July 2015 at the Ticketpro Dome at Northgate, Johannesburg.

Robyn D'Alessandro, national marketing manager for the Gearhouse Group, says that the group, which has participated as official technical sponsor of Mediatech since 2009, views the sponsorship as a prime opportunity to show its support for the media, broadcasting, film and AV sectors.

Australia - Danny Rose, the award-winning Paris-based art and design collective, celebrate their return to the seventh annual Vivid Sydney festival, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas, with "the true synaesthesia of Mechanised Colour Assemblage".

The group's latest large-scale digital art installation will transform the sandstone façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia into a series of sound and colour 'machines' to create "a truly stunning, continuously morphing listening and viewing experience".

This work, a close collaboration b

UK - Illuminate Design has announced that from 15 May they have become dealers for the GaffGun range of products.

The GaffGun, launched in October 2014 has seen massive sales throughout the USA. Now with GaffTech the company behind it looking to branch out into overseas markets, Illuminate Design has been chosen to help this development.

The GaffGun (patent pending) is billed as "a great advancement in floor tape since gaffer tape was invented". Saving over 90% of the time to lay tape over cables or rope, The GaffGun simplifies your job while saving time, money, and your b

Poland - The Audio Engineering Society held its highly-successful 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel in Warsaw, Poland, 7-10 May, 2015.

This first-ever AES Convention to be held in Poland was co-chaired by Bozena Kostek and Umberto Zanghieri, and featured a keynote address by ORF (Austrian TV) sound engineer Florian Camerer, as well as the Heyser Memorial lecture given by Genelec Chairman Dr. Ilpo Martikainen.

Other highlights included the popular Project Studio Expo stage, several unique Tech Tours of local Polish audio production facilities, a

Latest Issue. . .