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U2.com Offers Glimpse of 360-Degree Touring Structure

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 9, 2009
DUBLIN — Along with news of their 2009-2010 world tour, which kicks off June 30 in Barcelona, U2's Web site, www.u2.com, offers a glimpse of the four-legged structure and wrap-around visuals planned by U2 show director Willie Williams and architect Mark Fisher. Read More...

Gonher to Distribute Prolyte in Mexico

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 9, 2009
MEXICO CITY — Prolyte announced that Gonher distribuidora has chosen Prolyte to add to their range of brands for the light and sound market they represent in Mexico. Gonher will distribute the complete range of Prolyte products, including trussing, staging and Prolyft hoists. Read More...

Atlantis Grand Opening Controlled by grandMA

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 9, 2009
DUBAI, U.A.E. — If a single night’s stay at the top floor suite at the Atlantis Hotel commands a princely sum — about $25,000 per night — it’s still a pittance compared to the estimated $20 million to $32 million reportedly spent for a single night’s party celebrating the mega-resort’s grand opening last fall. Read More...

Robe Lights Up Party for 5,000 in Slovenia

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 6, 2009
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Over 5,000 revelers attended a party thrown by the Municipality of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which was staged in three halls of the Gospodarsko Razstavisce, the biggest exhibition center in the city. Read More...

Daktronics, Screenworks Keep AC/DC Tour Visuals Rolling

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 6, 2009
OSLO, Norway — To make sure its tour visuals wouldn’t get derailed on the European leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice tour, the band is continuing to use Daktronics’ 70 square meter LED video display, comprised of modular PST-10 panels incorporated into the elaborate set by Screenworks, the tour’s official video partner. Read More...

PixelArcs Light Gaylord National Resort

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 6, 2009
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — With 2,000 guest rooms and 470,000 square feet of meeting, convention and exhibition space, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center ranks as the largest combined hotel and convention center on the Eastern Seaboard, and LEDs are setting its exterior architectural features aglow.
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Catalyst Media Server Used for U.K.’s Krypton Factor

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 6, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. — Visuals and moving light director Svend Pedersen made extensive use of a Catalyst digital media server to illuminate and animate the set for the latest series of The Krypton Factor, recorded at Granada Television Studios for U.K.’s ITV. Read More...

Chinese Arts Landmark Equipped with Robert Juliat Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 6, 2009
BEIJING, China — The Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts has been supplied with a variety of Robert Juliat instruments from that company’s Chinese branch, Robert Juliat China. Read More...

PAI Group Awarded ISO 9001 Certification

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 5, 2009
LLANELLI, U.K. — The PAI Group of Companies — incorporating Vaughan Sound Installations, Lighting Technology Projects, PA Installations and Link AV — has been awarded ISO 9001 certification. Shown here, PAI Group’s Trevor Owen, on right, receives the certification from Richard Thomas of Business XL Consultancy Ltd. Read More...

Martin Names Hoehn SVP – Business Development & Marketing

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 5, 2009
AARHUS, Denmark — Martin Professional A/S named Frank Hoehn as senior vice president - business development & marketing. Hoehn had previously held the position of senior vice president – architectural. Read More...

LEDVision Supports A1 Grand Prix in South Africa

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 5, 2009
MIDRAND, South Africa — LEDVision, a Gearhouse South Africa company, supplied 200 square meters of LED screen, microwave links and control for the fifth round of the 2009 A1 Grand Prix World Cup. This was staged in South Africa for the first time at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Read More...

BRIT Awards Lit by i-Pix BB4s

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 5, 2009
LONDON — LD Al Gurdon used 24 i-Pix BB4 LED 4-lite units on the 2009 BRIT Awards show at Earls Court. Special brackets allowed for two BB4s to be rigged together, and six of these “8-lite” units were positioned on the front truss, pointing into the audience. Read More...

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