aesvienna2020AES Vienna 2020 offers ‘A World of Audio’
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Europe - The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced that AES Vienna 2020, the 148th AES international pro audio convention, will be held on 25-28 May at the Austria Centre Vienna.
Convention co-chairs are Piotr Majdak (senior researcher in acoustics at the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Acoustics Research Institute) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (chief audio engineer for the Phonogrammarchiv sound archives of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and 2019 AES President), who will oversee the convention’s technical programme, exhibition and society functions, in conjunction with an assembled team of industry professionals, students and event partners and sponsors.
For end users, researchers, educators and students, AES Vienna will be the place to commemorate the International Year of Sound and explore A World of Audio with audio professionals and peers from around the globe, say the organisers.
Spanning the breadth of audio research and the application of audio technology, convention programme topics will include studio recording, live sound, networked audio, broadcast & streaming, music production, post-production, game audio, spatial sound, audio for AR/VR/XR, product development and more.
(Jim Evans)

moulin-rougeRobert Juliat’s Alice dances at Moulin Rouge
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

France - Le Moulin Rouge, the emblematic cabaret of Parisian nights and entertainment since 1889, recently renewed its followspots and chose Alice, the latest in Robert Juliat's generation of LED followspots.
Three new Robert Juliat Alice 600W LED followspots have recently joined the iconic Moulin Rouge revue, Féerie. This show, which has been on the bill for 19 years, tells the story of the Moulin Rouge over two hours of amazement and spectacle, mixing dance scenes and variety acts. Every evening, a dream world is invented on stage with 60 artists, 1000 feather costumes, crystals and sequins, exceptional performances, sumptuous sets and original French music, not to mention the famous French-cancan.
Robert Juliat’s Alice followspots have found their place in this legendary venue, installed on a technical bridge, from where they cover distances of 15m to 30m across a 30m wide stage. Chosen for its low energy consumption, beam quality and colour temperature, this LED model gives off much less heat than older, conventional models.
Supplied by Alterlite, one of Robert Juliat’s French distributors, these new LED Alice followspots also meet the aesthetic expectations of the venue’s technical teams, as confirmed by Christian Bréan, lighting designer at Moulin Rouge: "I was very confident during the tests in comparing our old Lucy 1200W discharge units with the new Alice LED followspots, and I see today that we made the right choice. The uniformity between the three Alice followspots and the light output remain constant over time. This is essential

goboplus-logosFollowSpotSales comes to ABTT 2019
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

UK -, the one-stop, online shop for gobos and projection products, will be showcasing its new brand, at ABTT. The company is also delighted to have industry stalwart, Mandy Bullock, join them to lead this new division.
Bullock, a well-known and respected figure within the industry, brings to, nearly 50 years of industry experience and an extensive background in sales and rental roles. “I am really excited to be joining this incredible team,” says Bullock. “By joining and heading up I am going back to my roots. I have a real passion for our industry and the creative and focused people we work with and have missed selling lanterns and consumables.” is a new UK distributor for LDR of Italy, one of the last remaining independent lantern and follow spot manufacturers. It produces a complete range of profiles, Fresnels, soft-lights and follow spots with LED, discharge and traditional tungsten light sources, for entertainment technology as well as display and architecture.
“My new role at will be to promote the full range of LDR products - the LED models as well as the traditional tungsten sources - alongside the projectors, lanterns and consumables from the and CutColourPlus brands,” says Bullock. will also be showing its new, high resolution glass gobos. “The new glass gobos render images in much finer detail than has been previously possible,” explains CEO Paul de Ville. “The exq

starlightNexo array on track for Starlight Express
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

UK - With less than 30 hours from load-in to showtime in a 600-capacity theatre, Orbital Sound’s Mike Thacker needed true plug-and-play functionality from his audio production package of Yamaha control systems and Nexo Geo M10 mid-size line array.
Mike Thacker, Orbital Sound’s head of education, was commissioned to creatively design and facilitate the audio systems for a production of Starlight Express by the Coventry Youth Operetta Group. The assignment was a challenging one. The 65 young artistes of the YOG, many of them wearing radio mics, would be performing on roller-skates, dancing and singing on a track that encircled the stalls of the Albany Theatre. “Yes, right in front of the PA,” explains Thacker. “My main concern was whether we would be able to get enough gain before feedback.”
The one-man audio crew took just 90 minutes to load in and rig the main PA, groundstacks of four Geo M10 cabinets, on top of three Geo M15 subs. At front-of-house, Thacker was using a Yamaha CL5 digital console and Rio3224-D2 I/O rack units, running a Dante audio network. Front-fill was provided by Nexo’s compact ID24 speakers, and there were a number of PS Series cabinets on stage for foldback.
“Setting up the Geo M10 line array was very simple. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to fit it up and leave myself time to concentrate on the mix. Actually, there were no problems at all with feedback. The Nexo PA is so nicely focussed that all I had to do was point the boxes into the auditorium where the sound was needed, and use a little b

robe-adc-zaventumADC invests in Robe LED lights
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Belgium - ADC is a full technical production rental company based in Zaventem near Brussels airport in Belgium, and is a recent investor in Robe LED moving lights with the purchase of 20 x Spiiders, 24 Spikies and eight DL7S Profiles which were delivered by Benelux distributor Controllux.
ADC was founded 27 years ago by Daniel van Ruyssevelt, specialising in large format projection back in the days of scrolling projectors. When this discipline went digital, they upgraded all the technology and became strong in corporate and special events, conferences, and outdoor spectaculars and performances.
As the business developed, ADC found an increasing demand for providing lighting as part of a more comprehensive ‘visuals’ package, and then sound was also added to the production packages.
The initial lights purchased were generics, followed by the first generation of RGB LED moving wash lights when these came to the market around 10 years ago.
There’s been a lot of changes in 10 years, and in the last 12 months, the opportunity arose to put these original LED wash lights - not Robe - into a fixed installation, so ADC was ready for a fresh investment and a more contemporary LED moving light solution.
This time they looked to Robe. Much of this was to do with the influence of lighting designer Jon Aasen from Desk Black Out who designs lighting for all of ADC’s large shows and also handles all their lighting investments.
Jon had been using Robe for some time in his work, especially industry standards like the LEDWash 600 and the firs

dtsDTS success at Eurovision
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Israel - The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 (ESC) has been an extraordinary showcase of Italy, thanks to the great singing show of runner-up Mahmood and the high-quality performance of the DTS products.
For the first time, DTS fixtures were chosen for the ESC: 376 Katana LED bars were shining in the main hall with their “blade of light” and 48 Synergy 5 Profile were installed in the Green Room.
Lighting designer Ronen Najar says of the DTS products, “We hung the KATANA around the stage and above the crowd. KATANA was the perfect fixture for continuing the triangle ceiling design and completing the lines from the triangle video strip. With the new module designed for us we used the KATANA all the time. SYNERGY was hung in the Green Room and helped us to duplicate the feeling from the main venue. We were very happy and all units worked without problems.”
The 64th edition of Eurovision Song Contest, held in Tel Aviv, ended among the enthusiastic applause of the public and the whole organisation.
"In DTS we are really proud for this new challenge that made us better known throughout Europe, showed our energy and focus on growth and improvement," concludes Raffaella Scaccia, DTS sales director.

penn-elcom-osramPenn Elcom to supply Osram LR700S LED
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

UK - Penn Elcom’s LED lighting division is now offering OSRAM’s new LR700S niche LED lighting product, the LINEARLight Rigid NICHE range.
The LR700S is a versatile product for “ensconcing in any hard to reach or access place, corner, niche, nook or cranny and will provide LED solution for numerous scenarios like coves, cabinets, shelves and stair lighting in multiple sectors including offices and workspaces, retail environments, public buildings, leisure facilities and homes”.
There are five colour temperatures available - 2500K - 4500K to suit / blend with other lighting and natural lighting conditions - and five different standard rigid lengths range from 102mm to 1194mm, all with a viewing angle of 120° so it can be fitted around corners and neatly under shelves.
The ultra-slim strips of LED are easily inter-connectable and can be painlessly slotted together to form longer pieces or shapes, and single unisex electrical male / female connectors make the process even quicker and more straightforward.
Each run of LR700S can be up to three meters in length when powered by a single transformer and are dimmable utilising compatible PWM dimming methods.
(Jim Evans)

ancienneAncienne Belgique stays versatile with DiGiCo
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Belgium - Ancienne Belgique is steeped in musical history and is one of Brussels' most revered live music venues. A multi-application space spanning several floors and incorporating two live rooms and a recording studio, it’s often the first stop on the touring calendar for international acts, as well as a hotspot for up and coming local bands.
Over the last 18 months, the venue has invested in two DiGiCo consoles in a bid to stay as flexible as possible: first, an SD5, which sits at monitor position and most recently, an SD12 which is now the venue's go-to FOH board.
“All of our crew are capable of doing everything, and what's nice is that we are also interchangeable between the main hall and the club,” opens Ancienne Belgique's technical manager Mark Vrebos. “For example, a rock and roll show might be all-standing and full to the brim, but if we have jazz music we might choose to make it all seated, or half and half. We can also bring the capacity of the main hall down from 2,000 to 800 if needed. It's basically a very versatile space. Then we have the club, which is a fantastic place for local acts to showcase their talents.
“We knew we wouldn't be able to use our good old analogue boards forever; we keep them alive, and we still use them because it's good to have both options. But it was getting more and more difficult, and we didn't want to wait until it was too late to make a digital investment,” explains Vrebos. “Today, we absolutely need digital.”
The SD12 was chosen for its high power, functionality, and small footpri

calvary-tustinLinea Research at Calvary Chapel Tustin
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

USA - After outgrowing its long-time location in Tustin, California, Calvary Chapel Tustin (CCT) moved to nearby Santa Ana in 2015 leasing the main sanctuary from the First Church of the Nazarene. The two churches co-exist on the property with CCT occupying the 700-seat main sanctuary and First Nazarene holding services in the recently remodelled chapel.
Based on the success of BESA-Bowls Engineering Sound & Acoustics’ recent sound system upgrades at Wildwood Calvary Chapel in Yucaipa, California, CCT contracted the design-build firm in early 2018 to facilitate much needed audio upgrades. BESA founder and senior sound designer, Darren Bowls, worked through a sound design that addressed the extremely high ceilings, split-block wall surfaces, and the voluminous nature of the room. Bowls felt CCT would benefit from a similar equipment combination he first implemented at Wildwood: Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers powered by high-output, audiophile-quality amplifiers from UK-based company, Linea Research.
“We typically don’t use mid-grade equipment as part of our designs,” says Bowls. “By the time we get the call from the client they are generally pretty frustrated with the level of performance of their existing sound system and are looking for final solutions. We only deal with the best equipment available from a handful of manufacturers.”
While Bowls felt that the Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers were delivering impeccable fidelity, he felt the amplifiers he was using were leaving something on the table. He’d recently discovered Linea Rese

dx012gx4816Allen & Heath adds remote audio expanders
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

UK - Following the launch of its new Dante-enabled I/O boxes, Allen & Heath has continued to expand its Everything I/O ecosystem with the addition of two new remote audio expanders, the GX4816 and the DX012.
Addressing customer demands for a high-channel-count remote expander, the 96kHz GX4816 is a central hub for all your stage I/O, with a single cable link to SQ or dLive systems. Featuring 48 dLive mic preamps and 16 XLR outputs in a 4U chassis, GX4816 unlocks new I/O possibilities with 2 DX ports provided for further expansion or connection to a ME personal mixing system.
Suitable for feeding IEMs and amplifier racks, the DX012 is a 1U output expander, once again for SQ or dLive systems. With flexible switching, its 12 XLR outputs are configurable as 12 analogue, eight analogue plus four stereo AES, or four analogue plus eight stereo AES outputs. A second DX012, DX168 or DX164-W can be cascaded to the unit. Alternatively, a redundant connection can be made to compatible hardware.
The new units add to an already extensive array of I/O options, including the 48kHz AR2412, AR84 and AB168 audio racks for Qu and SQ digital mixers; the modular DX32 rack, the portable DX168 and the wall-mount DX164-W for SQ and dLive systems; and the recently introduced, Dante enabled DT168 and DT164-W. Larger systems can also be facilitated by the DX Hub expander.
“Convenience is key”, comments Allen & Heath’s head of product, Nic Beretta. “Many of our customers have been asking for an all-in-one, 48 input package to reduce complexity and cabling

lighting-control-upgrade-for-carmarthen-theatresTechnical upgrades for Carmarthen Theatres
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

UK - Stage Electrics has supplied the Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen, Wales, with a lighting control upgrade alongside additional staging.
The theatre, part of the Carmarthen Theatres Group, was seeking a lighting control solution that offered professional grade programming power, along with the ability to integrate into other systems, making transitioning between desks simple.
“ETC’s Ion Xe was the obvious choice for the Lyric Theatre,” comments Neal Tomlinson, technical sales consultant at Stage Electrics. “We sought out a solution that offered flexibility, whilst being able to work coherently with the grade of fixtures coming through the venue. This theatre hosts a number of touring shows, so compatibility was a must.”
Looking to further expand their offerings to touring shows, in terms of space, the theatre has invested in a Prolyte LiteDeck staging system, so the theatre can now offer extended stage and catwalk solutions for shows using the venue.
Carmarthen Theatres Group is a part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s leisure department and they manage three performing arts venues within the county, with an aim to make participation in the arts available to all.
(Jim Evans)

gobosGoboservice appoints UK technical consultant
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

UK/Italy - Goboservice by Sunland Optics has announced the appointment of Indira Metenova as technical consultant for the UK market. Indira was recently promoted from account manager of the Italian branch and has a background in customer relations, marketing and running social media platforms.
Indira says: “I am delighted to be starting my new role in such a respected company dedicated to creating products that are both premium quality and best-in-class. I am looking forward to meeting and cementing relationships with all our existing and potential new clients across the UK.”
(Jim Evans)

The Week in Light & Sound
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Visa Summit - The Scottish government has announced its intention to hold a summit exploring concerns around the visa difficulties faced by foreign artists performing at cultural events including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The announcement of an “international festivals visa summit” came from cabinet secretary Fiona Hyslop during a debate at Holyrood on the impact of the UK government’s hard-line visa controls on Edinburgh’s festivals. Hyslop has responsibility for both culture and external affairs, including immigration. She said: “The current visa application processes for visitors coming to Scotland for international events is lengthy, complex and costly, with attendees sometimes spending thousands of pounds on visas and associated costs for a visit that might only last a few days.”
The debate was led by MSP Gordon MacDonald, who earlier this week warned that a “hostile immigration policy” in the UK was putting festivals such as the fringe at risk by forcing artists to cancel appearances if they could not obtain visas.
During the debate, several instances were given of the difficulties artists face in attempting to secure visas, despite Edinburgh’s festivals having so-called “permit-free” status, meaning individuals do not need to apply for a work permit to perform.
Noting the forthcoming government white paper on immigration, Hyslop said: “A better solution for visiting artists, performers and others must be integral to any future immigration system. That is particularly important if freedom of movement is to en

a4-magazineArea Four publishes A4 Magazine
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Europe - Area Four Industries has published A4 Magazine, a promotional magazine that details the latest information about the Group, new product launches from its brands, interviews with key management, insights from brand managers, technical articles and other interesting information.
“It’s like taking a whirlwind tour through the headquarters, brands, direct distribution offices and activities,” says the company.
The latest issue is available from the Area Four website.

audio-technica-iberiaspainMartin Audio partners with Audio-Technica Iberia
Monday, 3 June 2019

Europe - Martin Audio has appointed Audio-Technica Iberia as its distributor in Spain, effective 1 June.
The partnership had been put in place at ISE in February and confirmed at Prolight+Sound in April. It follows the appointment of Audio-Technica Germany as Martin Audio’s German distributor in September 2018.
Audio-Technica Iberia MD, Sylvain Hochart, comments: “We were looking for a premium loudspeaker brand with pedigree and high value. Martin Audio was our number one choice - particularly after the new arrangement had started so positively in Germany.”
Bradley Watson, Martin Audio international sales director, adds: “A pan-European deal was always part of the plan, with the advantage of a single point ordering process. Audio-Technica Iberia has a very good network of territory specialists and collectively they bring a lot of experience. We look forward to working with Sylvain and his team.”
A-T Iberia began discussions with Watson and Martin Audio MD Dom Harter after being introduced by Audio-Technica Germany general manager Matthias Exner. “Both Audio-Technica and Martin Audio are passionate brands, with strong values and principles as well as a rich heritage,” says Hochart. “Therefore it was an obvious discussion to have, and it means we can now offer a complete end to end solution.”
With bases in Madrid and Barcelona, A-T Iberia has product managers dedicated to the live and installation sectors, overseen by professional audio product manager Gabriel Albornoz. The company says it already has an experienced Marti

l-acousticsL-Acoustics elevates audio at Sprint Centre
Monday, 3 June 2019

USA - Sprint Centre, a flexible arena in downtown Kansas City, has recently reached out to local integrator Digital Sound Systems, Inc. (DSS) to explore options for updating its arena sound system used for sporting events.
DSS was tasked with updating portions of the arena’s control room, as well as audio and video facilities. After thorough research and consideration, DSS was able to provide Sprint Centre with an entirely new front-line sound system, including new speakers, subs and amplifiers, thanks to the powerful and cost-effective solutions provided by L-Acoustics Kara(i) loudspeakers, SB18i subwoofers, and LA4X amplified controllers.
“Sprint Centre consistently ranks as one of the top venues in the US, so it was important for us to make sure that we were advising them on the best plan of action for years to come,” says DSS CEO Jeremy Dixon. “A simple amplifier upgrade would not have been sufficient. This hometown venue is one of Kansas City’s crowning jewels, and we wanted to make sure that it continues to shine bright. That’s why we reached out to L-Acoustics to see how we could best provide them with a truly world-class sound system.”
Working with L-Acoustics engineers using Soundvision 3D acoustical modeling software, DSS designers and integrators were able to create a completely new PA system for the arena.
The new system is made up of eight Kara(i) arrays - four hangs of 11 Kara(i) loudspeakers covering the long sides of the court and four more hangs of nine Kara(i) for the far ends of the court. Each array is backed

timax-jbl-seminarlogoABTT 2019: Sound Technology and Out Board collaborate
Monday, 3 June 2019

UK - Immersive audio and show control specialists Out Board and Sound Technology, Harman Professional’s UK distributor for audio and lighting products, will collaborate on a spatial audio demo at this week’s ABTT Theatre Show.
Out Board will present a sampler of TiMax immersive audio soundscapes, along with panoramic and 3D spatialised music playback using a multi-channel immersive sound system of JBL's VTX A8 line array and AE Compact point source loudspeakers.
There will also be updates on some of the latest TiMax innovations, including the new HARDCore FPGA spatial processing engine for TiMax SoundHub, and the TiMax TrackerD4 all-purpose performer tracking system.
Sound Technology will demonstrate the VTX A8 system including the latest hardware accessory products and updates to the Line Array Calculator and ArrayLink software applications.
The demos are taking place in the Londesborough Room at the ABTT Theatre Show at 12pm on Wednesday, 5 June, and at 3pm on Thursday, 6 June.
(Jim Evans)

womanshourChamSys powers Woman’s Hour farewell
Monday, 3 June 2019

UK - Following the release of their studio album Ephyra, Woman’s Hour brought their musical journey to a close with a final show in their hometown, before parting ways to work on separate projects.
The band performed a farewell concert at The Dome in Tufnell Park, London, on Friday 22 March. Creating an appropriately ethereal vibe for the concert was a production concept that drew on simple, but impactful imagery, while it played with negative space. Created by David Howard, and based entirely on lighting, this design was controlled by a ChamSys MagicQ MQ80 console.
Forming the foundation of the band’s entire stage aesthetic was an illuminated structure of a house. The aim of the house was to provide a softly-lit space that the dancers and band could interact with, perform inside and use to show contrast and progression over the course of the show.
“Our light on the structure had to be continuous in appearance,” says Howard. “Research into technology that could achieve the required aesthetic was extensive. The concept actually came though many conversations with Fiona Burgess, Woman’s Hour singer. She loved the idea of an illuminated simplistic ‘fluorescent’ house structure as a set piece. This evolved into the statement house stage environment that eventually came to fruition for the show.”
Budget was always a factor in this design, according to Howard. “Initially I was brought on to the project to take the show though and make it work in the venue,” he says. “It was thought impossible to have custom elements

next-proaudiopxa8001backNEXT-proaudio releases rack solution
Monday, 3 June 2019

NEXT-proaudio has developed an integrated rack solution PXA8001 (powered by Powersoft), designed for optimum performance flexibility and setup simplicity.
The new rack is the heart of the system and was configured to interface seamlessly allowing multiple configurations for the entire NEXT-proaudio’s PX System, capable of driving a very wide range of rig configurations with absolute reliability and ample headroom.
Composed by a very powerful 8000W Powersoft amplifier module, featuring four output channels (4x2000W @4ohm has been specifically designed for multi-way loudspeakers and asymmetric loads. The PXA8001 features a new power supply design equipped with PFC and featuring Smart Rails Management, to grant efficiency in all the driven ways. The high immunity to EMI interference is also a characteristic of this new rack.
This PX System Rack features a fixed switching frequency design of the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) block allowing for maximum performance, high predictability and immunity from intermodulation artifacts; all this with an additional and extensive set of protection mechanisms (power limiters, thermal shutdown, short circuit and overload, clip limiter).
The DSP audio processor unit protects controls and optimizes the entire system including all the necessary signal processing, crossover filters, PEQ filters, All-Pass filters, delays and limiters.
The built-in port allows to access DSP processing capabilities directly from the PC running Powersoft Armonía software. For a versatile use, four different presets that can be select

sonicuebydynacordDynacord debuts sound system software
Monday, 3 June 2019

Europe - Designed to solve “the real-world challenges of sound engineers for whom time is always of the essence”, SONICUE is Dynacord’s new system-focused software. It supports Dynacord TGX and IPX series amplifiers as well as all amplifier models fitted with the RCM-28 OMNEO Network & DSP Module.
SONICUE’s interaction design provides “a clear and comprehensive system overview, making it quicker to set up, tune and operate sound reinforcement systems with minimum effort”.
Previewed at ISE and Prolight + Sound, SONICUE is a system-based solution which can be immediately understood by users at every level, helping them get the job done no matter how simple or complex it may be, says the company.
System designs can be produced from scratch or based on imported files from loudspeaker prediction applications - such as the forthcoming Preview software from Electro-Voice. The new user interaction design ensures operators have barrier-free, direct access to every sound system parameter, even directly from the loudspeakers.
The software is free to download on Dynacord’s homepage.
(Jim Evans)

howardsgroveauditoriumDanley delivers at Wisconsin high school
Monday, 3 June 2019

USA - Howards Grove is a small community and suburb of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Howards Grove High School serves over 300 students from Howards Grove and nearby communities. Its music department is well-developed and extremely active, with three choirs, and concert, jazz, symphonic, and marching bands. It also has an active drama department that puts on a performance every year.
Surprisingly, Howards Grove High School made do for years without an auditorium of its own by appropriating the gymnasium, the cafeteria, classrooms, or even neighbouring schools’ auditoriums. That’s all changed now with the completion of its own 450-seat auditorium adjacent to the gymnasium, complete with the high-fidelity and even coverage of Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers.
“The students at Howards Grove High School are very active in the performing arts, especially music, but they didn’t have a purpose-built space in which to perform,” explains Robb Peters, system designer/project manager at Professional Audio Designs, the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin-based AV integration firm that designed and installed the system.
“I took the specifications for the new auditorium and modelled it in EASE in order to design a system that would provide even coverage across the entire seating area.” Peters also stepped in to tune and commission the system once it was installed. "We put a great deal of emphasis on the tuning of these types of systems."
The completed system consists primarily of three Danley SH60 full-range loudspeakers in an exploded mono cluster

calibreCalibre focus on display functionality
Monday, 3 June 2019

UK - Calibre has announced a further set of features to its recently-introduced AiO (All-in-One) LED display.
“From an image quality point of view, it can be difficult for customers to choose between one LED display and another,” explains Willy Tsai, managing director at Calibre UK. “With the development of the new AiO LED Display, we chose to focus on functionality that is less visible - but that is no less important when it comes to the practicalities of deploying videowalls. The result of that development work is an LED display that not only features outstanding image quality, but that is easier and faster to install than alternative solutions - and is also significantly safer in operation.”
The AiO LED Display features an integrated power control system with low standby power consumption and an efficient power supply - minimising long-term cost of ownership as well as being more environmentally friendly. Critically, however, the power consumption of the full screen body is clearly marked and is consistent throughout.
This is in contrast with a typical LED wall which is regulated by the LED modules: the power consumption of these modules after assembly is not clear, meaning that incorrectly assembled units may cause overload or even fire. With the AiO, the specifications and warning signs are clear to the user at a glance, thus avoiding any electrical hazards and making it safer to use.
Ease and convenience of installation and ongoing operation and maintenance were also key design goals for the AiO. Its all-in-one architecture - Ca

jhsJHS launches latest pro audio catalogue
Monday, 3 June 2019

UK - JHS has launched its latest UK Pro Audio trade catalogue and price list.
The catalogue, designed to help dealers with selecting and ordering lines from the company’s vast brand portfolio, will be available as a spiral-bound copy as well as in electronic format via the trade area of the JHS website.
JHS offers a wide range of speakers and monitors, microphones and wireless systems and amplifiers from brands including HK Audio, Lab.gruppen, CAD Audio, Kam, Floyd Rose, Xvive, Kinsman, On-Stage and iDance.
(Jim Evans)

timesBrompton Technology gets Fast Track listing
Monday, 3 June 2019

UK - Brompton Technology reports that it has been ranked in the fifth annual Sunday Times World First SME Export Track 100 league table.
The SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies that have achieved the fastest-growing international sales over the last two years. Compiled by Fast Track it was published in The Sunday Times on 26 May and will be celebrated at an awards dinner in September.
Brompton has achieved considerable growth over the past two years, with sales of its Tessera SX40 4K LED processor and XD Data Distribution units playing a significant part in its international success, with both products seeing impressive uptake from production companies in the US, Australia and across Europe.
“From the outset, Brompton has worked with partners all round the world and it is particularly pleasing to receive recognition for our success in international sales,” says Brompton’s managing director Richard Mead. “Last September we also appeared in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table, which recognises Britain’s private technology companies with the fastest sales growth over the past three years, and these are both achievements of which everyone in the company should be incredibly proud.”
(Jim Evans)


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