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CyberHoist II
CyberHoist II

CyberMotion by XLNT to Feature CyberHoist II at ProLight + Sound Frankfurt

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

FRANKFURT, Germany - XLNT Advanced Technologies will be featuring its CyberHoist II system at ProLight + Sound Frankfurt in Hall 3.0, Booth G73. The CyberHoist II variable speed chain hoist system promises unrivalled reliability; smooth, silent and accurate operation; impressive speed control and matchless safety, specifically designed to manage and accommodate the creative, logistical and physical rigours of automation design for entertainment environments, large-scale events and touring. The company's products will be featured at Hall 3.0, Booth G73.

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Kinesys Velocity2
Kinesys Velocity2

Kinesys at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 2016

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

FRANKFURT, Germany - Kinesys will exhibit at Prolight+Sound 2016 from April 5-8, Hall 3.0 on stand D15. The company will feature their automation products with live movement demoing Kinesys’ winches and the the integration between automation and media servers. A DST trolley system, built by trussing manufacturer LITEC and controlled by Kinesys, will be featured on stands for both companies. Four key standard Kinesys products will also be highlighted – Libra, Elevation, DigiHoist and Velocity2 (pictured here).

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Shock FX customized the motorcycle with Enttec DIN LED modules powered by a LiPo cell battery. The LEDs were controlled in an eight-zone configuration via W-DMX wireless lighting control.
Shock FX customized the motorcycle with Enttec DIN LED modules powered by a LiPo cell battery. The LEDs were controlled in an eight-zone configuration via W-DMX wireless lighting control.

LED-Emblazoned FMX Bike Allows for Freestyle Stunts in the Dark

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MANCHESTER, UK - Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Dan Whitby performed freestyle motocross stunts in the dark using an LED-emblazoned bike and W-DMX wireless lighting control. The sold-out event took place in Manchester Arena last fall and attracted 7,000 spectators. Shock FX provided the customized gear including several Enttec DIN LED modules powered by a LiPo cell battery in an eight-zone configuration.

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Syncrolite's SyncroMITE Beam fixture
Syncrolite's SyncroMITE Beam fixture

Syncrolite Gearing Up for Frankfurt with SyncroMITE Beam, Blue Box Ballast (B3) Offerings

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DALLAS – Syncrolite will be featuring its SyncroMITE Beam fixture (pictured here) at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt along with its first new Strong product, the Blue Box Ballast (B3). Designed to be compatible with all past followspots, the B3 is a road ready upgrade for thousands for Strong followspots around the world. It is the first product to be developed since Syncrolite purchased the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business late last year.

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The 'Hackney railway bridge set' prop included a large onstage LED screen at the back with three circular trusses in front.
The 'Hackney railway bridge set' prop included a large onstage LED screen at the back with three circular trusses in front.

Rudimental Gets Lighting, Rigging Assist from Colour Sound Experiment

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Jonny Gaskell, LD for British drum and bass band Rudimental, turned to Color Sound Experiment for lighting gear and rigging for most of the band's recent tour, including a sold-out show at London's O2 Arena. The rig, which varied venue to venue, started off in C configuration as a floor package, then expanded to the A-rig for the O2, and was then re-worked onto a B version for the final dates in Europe.  Two trucks expanded to seven for the O2, and these were re-packed back into two.

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Attendee at Adele Concert in Scotland Injured in Rigging Accident

Frank Hammel;
International News

GLASGOW, Scotland — A woman attending the March 25 Adele concert at the 13,000-capacity SSE Hydro arena in Scotland was hit and injured by a length of chain that dropped from above during the show. The injured attendee was taken to the hospital “as a precaution,” according to a spokesperson for the venue. The chain that dropped appeared to be still hanging from the rigging after the accident, according to Facebook photos. Adele, who kept performing her two-hour set, unaware of the accident, found out about the mishap after the show.

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Clay Paky Mythos fixtures helped cast the purple hue.
Clay Paky Mythos fixtures helped cast the purple hue.

Cunard's Queen Victoria Ocean Liner Turns Purple for International Women’s Day

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SYDNEY - As part of International Women’s Day, Cunard’s  Queen Victoria ocean liner featured a 60 meter long banner on her hull with this year’s campaign message, ‪#‎PledgeForParity. The ship also took on a purple hue as dusk fell in the city, reflecting the internationally recognized color for women’s rights. The event was managed by Event Emporium with lighting designed by Ziggy Ziegler and operated by Ben Ronczka. Chameleon Touring Systems supplied 31 Martin MAC Quantums, 16 Clay Paky Mythos, and two MA Lighting grandMA2 light consoles. The ship was lit until midnight from both sides as well as from the bow.

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Mariah Carey Birthday Concert Set for Brussels on Easter Sunday Canceled

Frank Hammel;
International News

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Mariah Carey’s current tour through the U.K. and Europe included a March 27 show — on Easter Sunday, and the artist’s birthday — at the Forest National Arena in Brussels, Belgium. There had been speculation that the Brussels show would be canceled after the March 22 bombings that killed 31 and injured more than 300. On Friday, March 25, with the Belgian capital still reeling from the tragedy and the city still on heightened alert — continuing raids and arrests on Friday included a man with explosives in a backpack who was shot and apprehended by police while waiting at a light rail stop — the not-so-surprising cancellation became official.

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They Might Be Giants at Electric Ballroom in London
They Might Be Giants at Electric Ballroom in London

TMBG Performs at London's Electric Ballroom Lit by Chauvet Gear

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON – The Electric Ballroom, a two-story venue in London with two dance floors and four bars, has a house rig that includes Rogue moving lights from Chauvet Professional. Lighting designer Victor Zeiser of Squeek Lights (New York) used them to light They Might Be Giants when they performed at the 71-year-old, 1,100-capacity venue on Feb. 4, complementing the house rig for that sold-out show with Chauvet DJ's Intimidator Spot 355Z IRC fixtures supplied by Reading, U.K.-based Martin's Lights.

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The 'Modern Love' tour is hitting mostly medium-sized venues.
The 'Modern Love' tour is hitting mostly medium-sized venues.

Nina Nesbitt Tours U.K. with Chauvet Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

EDINBURGH, Scotland - For Scottish-Swedish singer Nina Nesbitt's latest tour, LD Ollie Wilkinson provided a design that included a variety of fixtures from Chauvet Professional and Chauvet DJ. His rig for the tour, which includes mostly mid-sized venues, includes four Rogue R1 Spots, eight PiXPar 24 par style fixtures and ten BEAMbars.

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The Ron StageMaster PRR (Portable Radio Receiver) will be featured at Prolight+Sound 2016
The Ron StageMaster PRR (Portable Radio Receiver) will be featured at Prolight+Sound 2016

Ron StageMaster PRR from Eilon Engineering

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

Eilon Engineering's new Ron StageMaster PRR (Portable Radio Receiver) will be featured at Prolight+Sound. It is a compact and portable Bluetooth-compatible load monitoring system capable of monitoring up to 40 individual load cells via an iPad or iPhone, using the Ron StageMaster App. Eilon Engineering will be showcasing the PRR at Stand E21 Hall 3 Level 0.

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