Denmark - AV Center is a busy Danish full technical production design and rental company with five bases across the country - in Odense, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Aalborg and Kolding - which means they can quickly and practically service any project anywhere.

The independently owned company was founded 20 years ago and now has 35 full time staff and a large team of regular freelancers engaged on an array of jobs in all sectors reaching across Scandinavia and the rest of Europe - from music concerts to conferences.

AV Center owns 17 x new Robe DL4S RGBW LED profile fixtures which were delivered by Robe's Danish distributor, Light Partner.

AV Center's Jens Hansen is one of the rental technicians based in Odense and is also a lighting designer. He explained that they were impressed by the finesse and style of the DL4S Profile as well as all the traditional Robe characteristics lik

The Netherlands - Panasonic is set to showcase a new 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser phosphor projector, aimed at the education market, at next month's ISE2016.

Utilising the latest DLP module for WUXGA resolution and a new-generation of solid-state laser diodes, the PT-RZ570 has a four-segment Quartet Colour Harmoniser colour wheel that reduces energy loss from the light source, boosting perceived brightness and improving colour accuracy.

"The PT-RZ570 is a compact projector pitched at achieving an ideal price-to-performance ratio," said Panasonic projector marketing manager Hartmut Kulessa. "It balances 5,200 lumen brightness, brilliant picture quality, marathon 20,000-hour maintenance-free operation, and practical features which make it ideal for use in mid-size lecture rooms of about 50-student capacity."

The projector is equipped with DIGITAL LINK, w

UK/Netherlands - Christie has launched "the world's brightest 1DLP laser phosphor projector: the Christie HS Series" which, says the company, is not only the world's first 12,000 Lumen 1DLP laser phosphor projector but it also brings the industry amazing colour balance with a new proprietary solution, BoldColor Technology.

Featuring 'BoldColor Technology' for richer, more vivid colours, and a 3X colour wheel speed, the Christie D12HD-HS and Christie D12WU-HS respectively deliver HD and WUXGA resolution in a compact chassis that is the quietest 10,000+ lumens laser phosphor projector on the market.

Christie has developed BoldColor Technology that - through a combination of laser light source, optics, software - enables the HS Series produce excellent colours with exceptional colour balance. Building on the versatility of the H Series launched last year, the laser-ph

UK - To celebrate five years since the formation of The Aloud Charity - - which comprises Only Men Aloud, Only Boys Aloud, and Only Kids Aloud, a one-off concert - Aloud @ 5 - was staged at the Wales Millennium Centre in late 2015.

The charity offers free choral tuition and membership for young people from deprived backgrounds, and the chance to perform in some of the world's largest productions. These have included Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor, and the Queen's Jubilee Concert.

With a total cast of around 350 singers, the sold-out show was recorded by Orchard Entertainment for broadcast on Welsh language channel S4C on Christmas Day.

Founder of the Aloud choirs is artistic and musical director Tim Rhys Evans, and together with Broadway and West End creative director, Jonathan Butteral, and production designer, David Marson, he c

The Netherlands - Daktronics will showcase its Ultra High Definition (UHD) LED product series at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016 taking place February 9-12 in Amsterdam. Currently available in two offerings, 1.9mm and 2.7mm line spacing, these new products are designed for "applications that require pristine image quality from an arm's length away".

Using the latest innovations in display system design, the Daktronics UHD solution is designed to effortlessly manage one of the largest influencers in display performance: heat. The result is a reliability advantage that offers superior performance and long display life, as well as greater colour depth, vibrancy and uniformity for the life of the product.

Daktronics product manager Lane Munson explains, "We have found in our 47 years in this industry that managing heat in an LED display is paramount. Heat is

Dubai - Protec, the one of Dubai's largest event rental companies used its BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system and its d3 Technologies' 4x4pro media servers to deliver some complex projection mapping for the grand opening ceremony for the World Air Games 2015 held at Sky Dive Dubai.

Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) ushered in the 4th FAI World Air Games (WAG) at an impressive and colourful opening ceremony on December 3, 2015 in front of an appreciative audience of nearly 5,000 spectators, which included officials and contestants from over 50 countries.

"It was great," said Polish microlight team member Kajetan Ruks. "I've never seen anything like it before. And now, I want to see it again." Joao Franciso, who came from Portugal to compete in the air navigation race said, "O

The Netherlands - ESP/SurgeX will showcase Envision, a power diagnostics system that measures and records power conditions and presents detailed data in live or date-stamped reports at ISE 2016.

Envision provides energy data that can be used to accurately identify the source of common electrical issues the first time around, saving money for the consumer as well as time and resources for the integrator and electrician by preventing unnecessary services or repairs.

Available in both a 230 volt / 10 amp (EV-23010 IC) and 230 volt / 16 amp (EV-23016 IC) configuration, Envision features real-time diagnostic software and an integrated scope meter to better aid integrators on site.

The ESP/SurgeX Envision is a practical, powerful solution that integrators can deploy in both proactive and reactive scenarios. Envision can be used during pre-installation as an "electricity he

Germany - In Berlin the New Year is traditionally greeted at the Brandenburg Gate. To welcome in 2016, TLT Event AG was once again in charge of production and technical implementation of the popular event. The turn of the year was also the go-ahead for TLT to invest in a RockLink system, which came into operation for the first time on NYE to provide a redundant fiberoptic network for the MA-Net between FOH and Dimmercity.

"As we are placing great value on reliability for our productions, we have been working with Rock Solid Technologies' RockSwitch Mk2 for some time. Moreover, there was an increasing internal necessity to invest in a redundant fiberoptic network", stated Helge Rabethge, technical director Light and Rigging.

"For the buying decision, it was important to us to invest in a reliable system that consists of as few individual components as possible

UK - Christie has scored another technical knockout with the introduction of three new Boxer models featuring 2K resolution, 20,000, 25,000 and 30,000 centrelumens.

Now available in multiple software performance configurations, the Christie Boxer Series offers choices based on resolution, brightness and budget requirements. With an upgrade path to higher brightness, resolution and performance capabilities, users pay only for what they need today, with an eye to the future.

"When Christie introduced the first Boxer projector we knew we had created a champion. Engineered, designed and built from the ground-up in our world-class research and development facility, the Christie Boxer is the culmination of years of experience working closely with leading rental stagers and AV professionals to understand their specific needs and expectations," said Mike Garrido, senior pr

The Netherlands - Austrian engineering company, AV Stumpfl will return to ISE 2016 to launch an 8K version of Wings Engine Raw.

The upgraded ultra-high-performance super media server now delivers four streams of full 4K uncompressed content at 60hz plus media overlays, text generation and show control on top. It is designed for media-based installations requiring high-resolution content such as themed attractions, cinematic presentation, theatres, live events, or even planetariums.

Users can utilise a single Wings Engine Raw server to manage content over a virtually unlimited amount of LED screens or to drive a 4 by 4K projection system with soft edge blending, mapping and geometry correction. Alternatively, Wings Engine Raw can be used to blend or overlay multiple parallel HD, 4K, 5K or even 6K streams in real-time. Show start and control is frame accurate and without any d

The Netherlands - At ISE 2016, Hitachi Digital Media Group will showcase an expanded range of high-end installation projection solutions. With large, curved bright projections highlighting the versatility and power of Hitachi's professional offerings, the stand will be the first opportunity in Europe for visitors to see several new products.

Hitachi will show their new LED Phosphor projector family in Europe for the first time. The brand new models on display, LP-WU3500 & LP-WX3500, feature new light source products and will be available from July 2016. This new LED platform features an Ultra Solid engine with High Lumen Density technology targeting 3,500lm and superior Colour Space. Another key benefit is true 20,000 hours System Life, virtually eliminating maintenance as the LED Light Source will never need to be replaced during the projector's lifecycle.

This New LED Phos

UK - CPL provided lighting and video equipment for the TEDxBristol event, UK, one of the ongoing series of locally organised TEDx (Technology, Entertainment Design) global conferences underpinned by the not-for-profit Sapling Foundation. The "ideas worth spreading" programme has an emphasis on technology, design and various other scientific, cultural and academic topics, and is designed to inspire and encourage action and initiative.

TEDxBristol's thought-provoking and fun-filled day of action, motivational speeches and presentations was themed Great Expectations and staged in Colston Hall, pulling a completely sold-out live audience of 1,800 and reaching an impressive estimated 2.7m following online on the day. One of the objectives was to highlight the optimism, energy and can-do approach that are native to the vibrant city of Bristol.

Production manager N

The Netherlands - PC-based control technology specialist Beckhoff is exhibiting its versatile product portfolio and range of automation solutions at ISE, in Hall 10, Booth N136.

The company's versatile interfaces, supporting multiple protocols for media and building services, are shown at ISE now with added support for Open Control Architecture (OCA). OCA is a media networking system control standard for professional applications. The standard has seen implementation by several professional audio and AV companies, and has now been published as public open standard AES70, by the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee.

Beckhoff's PC-based control technology enables optimum integration of media technology, lighting control, building automation and control logic. The consistent, highly scalable automation platform offers all relevant interfaces for integrating AV multimed

UK - Award-winning acoustics and theatre consultants, Sound Space Design and Anne Minors Performance Consultants have combined to form Sound Space Vision. The move formalises their long-standing working relationship and will continue to build on their success in performance, education and assembly spaces, as well as broadening their reach within the built environment.

Sound Space Vision enhances the rapport between performers and audiences, combining excellent spatial and technical design by AMPC with superb acoustics from SSD. Popular with audiences and operators, their performance environments are held in high esteem by artists. The creative, dynamic team includes specialists in acoustics, lighting, sound, stage engineering and audio-visual design to provide a complete acoustics and theatre consultancy service that touches all the senses.

Anne Minors Performance Consultant

USA - PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Grif Palmer as its new vice-president of sales. With a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, Palmer will oversee the day-to-day operations of the PixelFLEX sales team while implementing the sales strategies necessary to keep pace with the increased market demand for the innovative line of PixelFLEX LED video technologies.

"We could not be happier about the introduction of Grif Palmer as our new vice president of sales for PixelFLEX," said Monty Rains, president and COO. "He has a very distinguished career in the technology industry, and he'll be an invaluable addition to our team strengthening and developing relationships with both our current and new clientele of video integrators and designers."

Prior to joining PixelFLEX, Palmer has worked in the entertainment technology industry as a business dev

UK - PRG XL Video has announced that Rob Brown has joined their corporate team, as a senior account manager, based at the company's Hemel Hempstead location.

Brown has more than 14 years' experience in the AV and technical industries, working with 360? production companies, mostly in the financial sector. He now brings his expertise to PRG XL Video, to help the Corporate team better serve multi-discipline event production agencies and their end clients.

He comments, "I'm delighted to join the team at PRG XL Video at such an exciting time in their history. With PRG and XL Video coming together, now is the ideal time for someone with my expertise to join them. I look forward to helping the team expand their technical knowledge into more 360? events."

On a day to day basis, Brown will report to Guy Vellacott, head of PRG XL Video's corporate events business.


The Netherlands - Peerless-AV will preview its new Universal Modular LED Wall Mounting System at ISE 2016, Hall 11, Stand E70. The first of its kind on the market, Peerless-AV's LED mounting system features a quick and easy pop-out mechanism that can be adapted to support various brands and panel sizes and its modular design enables custom installs for specific configurations. Visitors to the stand will be given a VIP tour, including presentation of an impressive 5x4 video wall using Absen LED panels mounted on the modular system.

Gordon Dutch, managing director, Peerless-AV, commented, "LED has been on our radar for a long time so we're excited to unveil our new LED mounting system at the world's biggest tradeshow for the Pro AV industry. We've been meticulous in our R&D of this system, taking careful consideration of customer needs and working closely with LED innovators

The Netherlands - - tvONE will introduce two new product offerings, the 1T-MV-8474 4K Multiviewer & 1T-CL-322-EU Control Panel at ISE in Amsterdam (stand 1-M60).

The 1T-MV-8474 4K Multiviewer, the latest product in its range of 4K enabled products, can display up to four video windows simultaneously via sixteen different fixed layouts, which can be recalled to present content in a variety of combinations. This could vary from a straight forward quad split, picture-In-picture, triple, side-By-side, full screen or something more complex with multiple layers.

The 1T-CL-322-EU Control Panel, which will be on display in multiple locations on the tvONE stand, is an easy to use cost effective Ethernet based solution for system automation and remote control. It is designed to be highly flexible but simple to install for both experienced system integrators and the smart home user.

The Netherlands - Swiss digital signage software specialist Navori Labs will unveil a series of new QL digital signage engine features at two upcoming trade shows aimed at simplifying how network operators and end users manage content scheduling and advertising. The company will demonstrate these new features at ISE 2016 and Digital Signage Expo (March 16-17, Las Vegas).

To enhance content scheduling, Navori Labs has added advanced meta tagging and condition-based playback to its QL Manager software. This cross-group content routing logic lets users assign tags to content and players, which ensures that players only deliver content that matches their assigned tags.

In larger multi-site networks, the use of meta tags (profile, square footage, opt-in, etc.) allows operators to push out targeted content according to each location's profile. This eliminates the need to create an

UK - A new advert for the Android and iOS-compatible Huawei Watch features a projection mapped disused theatre space powered by Avolites Ai S4 servers.

Boomerang Television was commissioned to create the new watch commercial, featuring a dancer who moves in time to his own heartbeat, which is being monitored and displayed by the device. Dylan Wyn Davies, executive producer at Boomerang approached UK-based Rhodri Shaw, now director of Transition Video Ltd, to create the 3D visuals and projection mapping.

"Boomerang wanted 3D visuals that went in time with the music, accelerating and slowing down, representing the heartbeat BPM monitor feature on the watch," says Shaw. "I brought in Kaine Van Riel from Made Up Ltd to create custom 4k resolution content for the film."

The team decided to use an unfinished underground theatre in a secret location in centra

UK - Since 2011, Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up has been a highly rated programme in the all-important 5:30pm after-school slot on British children's entertainment channel CBBC. Presented by the popular duo Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, the show is all about fun and games, giving children in the audience the opportunity to get back at their parents through various pranks.

However, when it comes to creating clean crisp looks on the set, this nationally aired programme is strictly serious, as evidenced by the sleek looking design created by LD Lee Allen that features 48 Chauvet Professional Nexus 4x4 LED panels supplied by Richard Martin Lighting.

For Allen, the decision to incorporate the Nexus panels into his design was beneficial for two key reasons. Firstly, the Nexus panels ensure that unique lighting looks can be created for the different parts of the show. Secondly

The Netherlands - Christie continues to strengthen the flexibility of its award-winning Pandoras Box media server system with the introduction of Pandoras Box Version 5.9. This latest evolution provides faster, more intuitive operation with a wider range of options, compatibility and user-friendly workflow solutions, unleashing the full potential of the system's powerful rendering engine. Features include a standalone Kiosk Mode, a completely redesigned Patch-Tab, the addition of a Cues Tab for an overview of all cues, and an optimized Pandoras Box Codec.

The Pandoras Box system is a cost-effective turnkey solution that more perfectly unites state-of-the-art rendering technology with intuitive media and show control, says the company. Found in some of the most spectacular multi-media presentations around the world, it is the perfect choice for any live event, projection mapping

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