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Product Spotlight

  • The Stageline SAM575

    The Stageline SAM575

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | August 16, 2015

    If you’re in the touring industry, chances are that at some point you’ve done (or will soon do) a show on a Stageline mobile stage. For over 25 years, they’ve been providing mobile staging for not only outdoor concerts, but also marketing events, mobile theatres, and custom projects of every sort. With an eye for detail and a team with years of experience, their stages are used on the biggest festivals and events around the world, with their popular SAM555 model providing staging and protection from the elements for hundreds of shows since its inception.

  • Python safety holster from Mountain Productions

    Mountain Productions Safety and Rigging Products

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | July 10, 2015

    Gravity and its related safety hazards never sleep, so crews working at height need to be vigilant about protecting themselves and others. Mountain Productions is helping with an expanded array of fall protection offerings including harnesses, lanyards, fall arrest systems, helmets and more. Their inventory from DBI-SALA includes some of the most trusted fall protection equipment in the industry. Along with DBI-SALA’s extensive product line, they are also now offering Python Safety’s drop prevention products and KASK’s Super Plasma helmets to keep crew members safe on site.

  • Whirlwind's PLR power distro, front and back views

    Whirlwind Offers Solution for Real Time Monitoring of Power

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | June 5, 2015

    Whirlwind, Inc. is a name well known to anybody in the music industry, with good reason. Makers of some of most ubiquitous and long-lasting electronic infrastructure equipment you’re likely to find on the road, they’ve been a leader in creating high-quality audio interfaces for more than 40 years.

  • Low fog from Look Solutions

    Look Solutions Cryo-Fog Viper NT and Tiny FX

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | May 12, 2015

    Are you LOOKing for an atmospheric effect machine? What do you need? A hazer, fogger, low fog generator, battery powered fogger, or miniature fogger? Whatever your needs are, Look Solutions has it covered. Let’s take a quick look at three of the 10 units available from Look Solutions.

  • PixelFlex FLEXCurve (c) J Zocco

    PixelFlex FLEXCurve

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | February 9, 2015

    The idea of curving video walls is nothing new. I have watched as video crews spend countless hours trying to rig straight pieces of video tiles at angles, usually in a vain attempt to get a seamless, curved video wall. Techs spent the day messing around with this game of millimeters by using rulers, changing rigging, nudging pieces a hair, adding clamps, and eventually they would kind of achieve what they were looking for. Now I’m not saying this was bad, but I always wondered why there wasn’t an easy way to do this. Couldn’t someone physically engineer a product to do this without the rigmarole? Well, apparently so.

  • A special insert lets the MTN Box adapt to newer models of CM hoists, which are about three inches longer than traditional hoists

    Mountain Productions MTN Box

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | January 12, 2015

    Mountain Productions, the legendary staging and rigging company based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, has come up with the ultimate road case designed for housing chain hoists. Being a certified CM dealer brought around the necessity for a stronger case. According to Mountain Productions’ Marty Wesstrom, “the average motor case takes quite a beating on the road and obviously does not have a long life. We designed this specific road case with the idea that hopefully it will be the last one you will ever need to transfer your motors and other products.”

  • Nomad Puck

    ETC Nomad Puck

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | December 17, 2014

    Years ago, I was afraid of controlling my lights on a PC Based lighting controller. Recently, like in the past six months, I have come to fall in love with them. Looking back on why I was so nervous about using them was the fact that almost everything had to be done with a mouse, or by remembering those awkward keyboard shortcuts. There is something about having a console’s control surface in front of you.

  • Image Engineering's Beam Composer

    Image Engineering’s Beam Composer

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | November 22, 2014

    One of the hottest technologies in the current visual toolkit is one that has been around for a while in our business — lasers. Lasers make a huge impact on productions, with beams of light dancing over the audience that cannot be produced by any other sort of light source on the market. Lasers are available in a wide range of offerings, from simple DJ effects to elaborate systems that require their own programmer and/or operator. For years, lighting designers have been at the mercy of translating their vision of what they want lasers to do to the laser programmer. The LD handled the lighting rig while a separate controller operated the lasers.

  • ETC Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr

    ETC Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | August 7, 2014

    Our industry isn’t the only one where LEDs are making a big impact. Retail, commercial and even residential lighting designers and installers are all moving toward LEDs and away from traditional bulbs. Even with their higher upfront costs, LED fixtures are making inroads in nearly every kind of lighting application in markets all over the world. Read More...

  • The Stageline SAM750 Mobile Stage made its US debut at EDC New York. Photo by Adam Kaplan/ASK Media Productions

    Stageline SAM750 Mobile Stage

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | July 10, 2014

    Each year, mobile stages made by Stageline, a staging manufacturer based in L’Assomption, Quebec, get used at 15,000 events in 45 countries around the world. That number is likely to increase this year as Stageline rolls out its SAM750 — the largest hydraulic mobile stage in the world. First used at the 2013 Osheaga festival in Montreal last August, the SAM750 made its U.S. debut at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) New York over Memorial Day weekend.

  • Stagemaker SR Series Hoists

    Stagemaker SR Series Hoists

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | June 9, 2014

    Lifting stage elements, truss, speakers… our industry requires some serious lifting power it order to make our rigs work.  Stagemaker hoists have a lineage that dates back decades, to when Verlinde of France launched the first inverted electric powered hoist, the Litachain L104, in 1975. Verlinde then launched the Litachain L5 and L10 range in 1990. In 1998, after the venerable French company (est. 1858) was acquired by Konecranes Plc in 1993, the Stagemaker SM series of hoists came to market.

  • Whirlwind Power Link Portable Distro Series options

    Whirlwind Power Link Portable Distro Series

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | February 10, 2014

    With all of the various types of connectors and power requirements needed for different types of devices, power distro units for the live entertainment industry need to be flexible in their configuration. A standardized configuration will never be ideal for every situation. Whirlwind recognizes this, and has developed a new line of power distros aimed at getting the right power and connection type to your devices: the Power Link Series. Read More...

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