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  • SGM X-5 strobes in action at the Hacienda party

    SGM X-5 Strobes Give Legendary Hacienda A Birthday Treat

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 12, 2012

    MANCHESTER, UK - To celebrate the legendary Hacienda’s 30th anniversary (though the club has been closed since 1997), a rave was organized in the concrete car park under the original Hacienda venue. Low ceilings and limited power meant they needed high impact from a low energy source. SGM’s new X-5 LED strobes solved their production needs.
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  • Eurovision

    Hippotizers Serve Eurovision Song Contest

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 12, 2012

    BAKU, Azerbaijan - Battling it out for Europe’s highest vote, Green Hippo’s Hippotizers were at the core in pulling off a spectacular show at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. This year the content resolution was really pushed for LED screens with 4000 x 3000 pixels being used, along with the outputs of 6 active Hippotizer HDs genlocked together.

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  • Mojo Barriers managing director Cees Muurling and Safety Access CEO Rony Netzer

    Mojo Barriers Expands with New Israeli Distributor

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 12, 2012

    TEL AVIV - Netherlands-based Mojo Barriers has appointed Tel Aviv-based Safety Access as its new distribution partner in Israel. The first contract of the partnership is the provision and installation of 400 meters of barrier for the opening date of Madonna’s long-awaited MDNA tour May 31 at Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Stadium.

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  • Soweto Theatre

    Philips Selecon, Strand Join Forces at Soweto Theatre

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 12, 2012

    SOWETO, South Africa –The newly built Soweto Theatre, designed by Afritects, opened May 25 with Philips Strand Lighting dimming and Selecon luminaires. The equipment was selected to handle the theatre’s three spaces, which can stage a diversity of performances.

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  • BC Place Stadium

    Pharos Controls Vancouver Landmark

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 12, 2012

    VANCOUVER - Vancouver’s BC Place stadium has become a new landmark, due to the new lighting effects system. Controlling the Lumenpulse LED fixtures is a Pharos LPC 60 programmed with the Pharos Designer software. It allows fine-tuned cues to be executed by lighting consoles for big budget halftime shows and by scorekeepers for touchdowns and crowd messages, while allowing building systems to handle the necessary architectural commands and astronomical automation for pre-dawn and after sunset lighting displays.

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  • LT Roof system

    Linkin Park Takes the Stage with Prolyte Roof System

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 11, 2012

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Linkin Park’s concert in Bucharest was staged under the Prolyte Group’s LT Roof system. Bucharest-based Standard Vision SRL bought the roof to accommodate Linkin Park and a string of other acts coming up which would have heavy equipment requirements, including Guns N Roses, Motorhead, Megadeth and Motley Crue.

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  • ESC Control Room

    Riedel Provides for Eurovision Song Contest

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 11, 2012

    BAKU, Azerbaijan – To broadcast the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, the German broadcast production company Brainpool TV on behalf of Ictimai TV, used an extensive installation from Riedel Communications consisting of MediorNet, Artist, RockNet, professional radios and wireless video links.
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  • Cin'ks 326 HMI

    Royal Opera House Installs Robert Juliat HMI Fresnels

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 11, 2012

    LONDON - London’s Royal Opera House has replaced its aging HMI Fresnels with Robert Juliat Cin’k 326 LFV 2.5K HMI Fresnels. The Cin’ks use the same ballasts, header cables and many spare parts as the Robert Juliat D’Artagnan HMI Profiles, which the ROH already had in house, so they say this new acquisition streamlines stock control,makes maintenance easy for them and are aesthetically more pleasing when viewed from the FOH.
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  • Diamond Jubilee

    CT Brings Jubilee Celebrations to Streets of London

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 8, 2012

    LONDON - To ensure everyone could see and hear the Diamond Jubilee festivities in the streets of London, Creative Technology (CT) was asked by event organizers Innovision to provide large modular video displays in Trafalgar Square and St James Park. CT also supplied signal distribution and supporting engineering services to the various mobile screens installed in the Mall and the Palace Forecourt.

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  • Eurovision

    Parasol KLR Debuts at Eurovision Song Contest

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 8, 2012

    BAKU, Azerbaijan - The KLR (Kinetic Light Ring) from Parasol Advanced Systems of Vancouver, BC was at the center of attention at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The system lets designers program moving lights so that they move along a circular truss in any configuration, at up to 60 inches per second. Stopping, starting, reversing, accelerating and moving to an operator-specified position are all controllable features.

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  • La Traviata

    VLX LED Washes Soar Above Sydney Harbour’s Opera

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 8, 2012

    SYDNEY - The recent opera of La Traviata, performed at Sydney Harbour, featured a giant chandelier sparkling with thousands of Swarovski crystals, 3000 LED lights and 12 Vari-Lite VLX LED wash lights. The VLX were chromium plated especially for this production so that when they moved they would sparkle and glint within the chandelier.

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  • Sharpy

    Sharpys Wave the Flag for Queen’s Jubilee

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 8, 2012

    LONDON – Among those dressed for the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee were Union Jack-sporting Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures. LD Durham Marenghi used more than 240 of the compact fixtures - 60 with the custom flag decorations - for the live and televised concert event at Buckingham Palace. Each customized Sharpy had to undergo a special heat test, and 14 days of programming put them through all sorts of weather conditions prior to the big day.

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