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  • Big Comedy Night

    Entec Scopes Out Big Comedy Night

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 19, 2012

    LONDON - Entec Sound & Light supplied full technical production and crew for the recent Big Comedy Night event for charity Scope at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The line-up included a rare stand-up appearance by comedian Ben Elton, plus a host of other high profile acts.
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  • Titanic ceremonies

    Titanic Weekend for PSI

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 18, 2012

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Irish lighting rental company Production Services Ireland (PSI) became fully embroiled in the weekend commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the world’s most famous cruise ship: Titanic. They supplied lighting, rigging and crew to three major events to mark this moment in maritime history. On the same weekend, PSI also supplied lighting to three major boxing and wrestling events, so it proved a real brain-teaser for logistics and pre-planning and left PSI’s Belfast warehouse bare.

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  • War Memorial

    PR Lighting LEDs Shine On Ukraine War Memorial

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 18, 2012

    DONETSK, Ukraine - CORTMI Ltd. has carried out an innovative lighting installation at a war memorial in their native city using PR Lighting’s new ARC LED 3216, among other lighting. The three LED spotlights have been placed on specially installed masts around the monument, illuminating it with red light to symbolize the bloody years of war.

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  • Coldplay

    XL Video Steps Up to Stadiums with Coldplay

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 15, 2012

    LONDON - XL Video continues to supply Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto (MX) world tour, which has stepped up to play stadiums shows in the UK and Europe. The expanded design features XL Video’s new Pixled F-12 LED screen product.

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  • South African Music Awards

    Robe Lights South African Music Awards

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 15, 2012

    SUN CITY, South Africa - More than 200 Robe moving lights illuminated 18th annual South African Music Awards show, staged at the Sun City Superbowl. As part of the main design element, LD Joshua Cutts was asked to energize an inflatable set, comprising giant interlocking circles and tubes which spanned most of the ceiling.

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  • Volvo event

    Robe LEDBeam 100s Make Impact in South Africa

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 14, 2012

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - MJ Event Gear is one of the first in South Africa to purchase Robe LEDBeam 100s, which went straight out onto a show for Swedish automotive company Volvo. The event was staged at the Hilton Hotel, honoring the car company’s outgoing president with dinner and entertainment.
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  • Dry Hire Lighting Gears Up with Clay Paky

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 14, 2012

    LONDON - Dry Hire Lighting has purchased a large number of Clay Paky products in anticipation of their busy summer event season. With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee just past and the Olympics gathering steam, Dry Hire Lighting is ensuring it is well prepared to service the increase in demand for rental gear.
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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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