USA/Europe - The OCA Alliance has announced that the AES has formally published the latest update to the AES70 suite of standards for control and monitoring of devices in professional media networks. Making up the core standards, AES70-1, AES70-2, and AES70-3 form the foundation of the AES70 standard. AES70-2023 represents a significant advancement, bringing in a wave of new features and improvements. Fully backward compatible with all existing AES70 devices, a major focus has been on improving the understandability of the specification with revised, expanded documentation, more precise language and ten informative annexes to assist developers.
The update also extends its connection management architecture with better support for redundant network connections and a clearer org

South Korea - After the successful launch of an innovative LED stage last year, the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) has once more enlisted the expertise of South Korean XR specialists, ARK Ventures, to elevate the NIPA KoVAC XR Stage into a hybrid facility. This transformation introduces LED ceiling enhancements and effects side walls, all powered by Brompton Technology LED processing. The upgrade enables the seamless, simultaneous execution of XR and ICVFX, setting a new benchmark amongst government-affiliated studios.
Situated within the South Korean VR AR Complex (

Spain - To commemorate the 20th anniversary of ISE and the 200th anniversary of Passeig de Gràcia, one of the major avenues in Barcelona and home to Casa Batlló, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is sponsoring a projection mapping on the façade of the Gaudí building.
Following Refik Anadol's mappings in 2022 and 2023, Casa Batlló has once again invited a renowned digital artist to transform the building into a canvas for technology-driven art. The chosen artist, Sofia Crespo, is a pioneer in exploring organic life and its evolution through Artificial Intelligence. Co-founder of

Europe - The Neutrik Group’s Contrik brand has expanded its CKPE series range of power multicore cable assemblies. The Harting E16 and Socapex SL 419 compatible Power Multicore connection cables, and Socapex SL 419 compatible single-phase powerCON TRUE1 Power Multicore Split cable configurations enable the streamlining and increased cost-efficiency of cabling processes.
The rewireable power multicore cable assemblies are specified for use in video wall, lighting and audio applications, in indoor and outdoor event, theatre, and other media production environments. Complementing C

Europe - CAST Group of Companies has announced Controllux as an exclusive distributor of BlackTrax in Europe. Controllux will cover key areas in the Benelux region including the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Expanding on its established role as a key distributor of CAST’s software solutions, wysiwyg and Vivien, Controllux has further expanded its portfolio with the inclusion of the entire BlackTrax hardware range.
BlackTrax is a vision-based tracking system that connects to different third-party applications, such as lighting consoles, media servers, immersive audio sys

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