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D.T.S. Names Lightfactor Distributor for U.K., Ireland

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 14, 2009
LONDON — D.T.S. named Lightfactor its exclusive U.K. and Irish distributor. Lightfactor’s sales manager, Peter Coles, noted that Lightfactor will also be appointing a series of sub-distributors for selected D.T.S. product groups. Pictured here is Coles, left, with Franco Zaghini, DTS VP of sales. Read More...

LD Paul Normandale Updates Martin Gear for Coldplay Stadium Shows

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 11, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. —Lighting Designer Paul Normandale has added to the number of lighting fixtures used for a series of European stadium shows for Coldplay’s ongoing Viva La Vida tour, including a conversion of eight MAC 250 Washes into new MAC 250 Beams. Read More...

TMB “Village” Focuses on Product Demos at PLASA

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 10, 2009
LONDON — TMB is returning to PLASA ’09 with its TMB “Village” concept, with an emphasis on a combination of hospitality and hands-on demos with booth neighbor Bandit Lites. Read More...

White Light, United Visual Artists to Discuss Video and Lighting

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 10, 2009
LONDON — White Light and United Visual Artists are sponsoring a debate at PLASA ’09 on the future of the visual media, and whether or not still-separate visual disciplines, lighting and video, ought to be thought of as a single entity titled, simply, “visuals.” Read More...

HSL Lights Edinburgh Fringe C Venues

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 10, 2009
EDINBURGH, Scotland — HSL once again supplied lighting and power distribution to C venues' performance spaces at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. C venues is the home to the largest theatre and new writing program at the event, featuring a schedule of physical theatre, drama, comedy, dance, music, musicals, mime, opera, children's shows, visual arts and more. Read More...

Robe Lighting Expands Vertically, Horizontally

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 9, 2009
ROZNOV POD RADHOSTEM, Czech Republic — Robe acquired PCB production company Dioflex, its long-term electronic parts supplier, and is expanding with a $5 million logistics center that nearly doubles its warehouse space to about 43,000 square feet. An expansion of the company’s factory includes a new 10,000-square-foot plastics molding area. Read More...

Proel Group Professional is Formed, Farina Named Sales Manager

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 8, 2009
TERAMO, Italy — Proel Group Professional has been formed and is being led by Gianluca Farina, who was named sales manager. The new division was created to enhance the company’s efficiency and customer support with lighting, video and audio gear. Read More...

Rhine Valley Projections to Celebrate German Reunification

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 4, 2009
SAINT GOAR, Germany — A festival including nightly projections called rheinpartie — to move on to pastures new is planned for Oct. 2-4 to celebrate German reunification. The event, organized by Administration Union Upper Middle Rhine Valley, will include large-scale projections from international artists. Read More...

Perth Truck Show Gala Lit with Robe Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 4, 2009
PERTH, Australia — A Robe moving light rig was used by Clifton Productions to illuminate the Gala Dinner of the 2009 Perth Truck & Trailer Show, staged in the Ballroom at the Perth Convention Centre (PCC), Australia. Read More...

Global Gathering Dance Festival Lit by Robe Moving Lights

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 3, 2009
WARWICKSHIRE, U.K. — The 2009 Global Gathering dance festival beckoned attendees with over 200 moving lights for the main stage, five arenas and two outdoor terraces at the Long Marsden Airfield. Read More...

Milos to Feature MT2 Towers, QuickTruss at PLASA 2009

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 3, 2009
LONDON — One of the advantages for trussing manufacturers is that they don’t have to turn to other companies for help in creating the infrastructure for their trade show booths. At PLASA, for example, Milos Structural Systems’ island display will be constructed with the company’s own MT2 Towers and QuickTruss products. Read More...

Lite Alternative Invests in Kinesys K2 for Depeche Mode, Other Tours

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• August 31, 2009
LONDON — U.K. lighting rental company Lite Alternative has invested in a Kinesys K2 automation control system which has been used recently on Depeche Mode’s Touring The Universe world tour and previously with the stadium leg of the Coldplay Viva La Vida world tour — both with lighting designs by Paul Normandale. Read More...

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