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International News

LightDesign.at Named ESP Vision Distributor

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 7, 2009
LAS VEGAS — ZZYZX, Inc. appointed LightDesign.at as its ESP Vision distributor for Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic. LightDesign.at will also be responsible for training and support in the region. Read More...

London Venues Updated with Ethernet

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 7, 2009
LONDON — White Light has updated some venerable London venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Opera House and the Guildhall School, with Ethernet network infrastructures, adding versatility and ease of use. At the Royal Albert Hall, for example, DMX distribution to the dimmer room and lighting trusses has make life easier for the Hall’s staff and for visiting companies. Pictured here, from left: Richard Thomas (RAH), Roger Hennigan (WL), Nick Ware (ROH), Robin Barton (ROH) and Ollie Jeffery (RAH).
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The New Year Rings In, South Africans Wring Out

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 6, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa’s Tim Dunn had the goal of avoiding the same old thing for the City of Johannesburg’s New Year’s Eve event, and with a little help from Mother Nature, his wish was answered by the bucketfull. Read More...

CBeeBies Beasts Roam Amid Video Scenery

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 6, 2009
LONDON — With a life-sized giraffe and elephant to contend with, AV supplier XL Events said the CBeeBies Live Treasure Hunt arena tour has been anything but child’s play. "This is the 4th year that I have been involved in this project and every year brings a new set of challenges,” said XL Events' Rich Rowley. Read More...

London Rings In New Year’s Projection

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 5, 2009
LONDON — E/T/C London projected video images onto the 353-foot-height Shell building for the Mayor of London’s 2009 New Year’s Eve festivities. E/T/C has worked with producers Jack Morton Worldwide on the event for the last five years, but this was the first time projected video was used for the event. Read More...

Classic Rock Looks for U.K.’s Thunder

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 31, 2008
LONDON — LD Ian “Scampi” Bintliff is known for making even a modestly-sized rig look larger than it actually is, and the Bang tour for U.K. rockers Thunder, staged in a wide variety of venues, was no exception. Blackburn-based HSL once again supplied lighting equipment and crew, managed by Howard Dean. Read More...

MTV, GHSA Give Birth to MAMAs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 31, 2008
ABUJA, Nigeria — The MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA), the first in a series of annual awards presentations that are to be staged in different African countries, came to life with a set and rig with 50 tonnes of gear air-freighted from Johannesburg to Abuja in a chartered jumbo jet. Read More...

Multi-Level Stage Frames Jan Smit Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 23, 2008
AMSTERDAM — Dutch pop star Jan Smit is touring the Netherlands to promote his latest album. Prolyte supplied the complete staging and trussing set, through its distributor Controlled for Triple show Techniek, which supplied all the technical equipment for this tour. Read More...

Controlling the Visuals at the 2008 Nobel Banquet

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 22, 2008
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Wireless DMX controls may not be able to save the world from conflict and strife, but they can control lighting equipment in an environment thick with cell phones, live broadcast cameras and an occasional marble wall. A recent case in point was the Nobel Prize Banquet. Read More...

Tredget Part of LSC’s U.K. Expansion Plan

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 17, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia — LSC announced that Aubs Tredget has recently joined LSC as business development manager for the U.K. and Irish markets. He is expected to work closely with White Light, where he's worked for four years, to help LSC expand in the U.K. Read More...

Osram, Traxon Technologies In Joint Venture

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 17, 2008
MUNICH — In a bid to win a bigger piece of the growing global market for LED systems and solutions, currently estimated at 700 million euros and growing at double-digit rates, Osram has forged a joint venture with Hong Kong-based Traxon Technologies Ltd.  The deal gives Osram a majority stake in the 135-employee company, which will continue to be based in Hong Kong with R&D operations in both China and Germany. Read More...

Bringing a Gray Set to Life for Miss World 2008

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 16, 2008
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The spherical set provided by Gearhouse South Africa for Miss World 2008 was sleek, stylish, and very…gray. But the pallid paint color served as a canvas for a team of lighting and visual specialists headed by LD Tim Dunn, using the biggest assembly of Robe’s newest gear to date. Read More...

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