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Louder and clearer with Nexo and Yamaha in Japan’s Toyota Stadium

As one of Japan’s host venues for the Rugby World Cup, the Toyota Stadium in Toyota City is gaining a very high international profile for its newly-installed NEXO GEO S12-ST line array sound system.

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Vari-Lite for everyone

Under the ‘Signify’ banner, Vari-Lite continues to re-build up its legend. After two acclaimed flagships, the VL10 and the VL6000, Vari-Lite launched at Plasa 2019 the VL800 ProPAR, EventWash et EventPAR series, for tightest budgets.

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Ayrton Karif-LT, first hybrid Beam of the Multi Twenty One

Ayrton's first Ayrton Hybrid Beam to come out in the marathon of Ayrton Multi Twenty-One product launches, Karif comprises a 300W LED engine and an impressive 3° to 42° optical system.

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Finnish National Opera completes major Hippotizer upgrade

Green Hippo, creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has announced the upgraded of the Finnish National Opera & Ballet (FNOB) stock of Green Hippo media server with the company’s latest Hippotizer V4 systems.

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Allen & Heath announces its new 96hz Mixer: Avantis

Allen & Heath has revealed its new 96kHz digital mixer, Avantis based on the XCVI FPGA engine. Avantis puts A&H's technology in a 64 channel & 42 configurable bus console, with twin Full HD touchscreens, extensive I/O options and processing from the dLive mixing system.

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DTS Alchemy 5 LED wash, a long-awaited and successful revival

The Alchemy 5, paying homage to the Studio Color, offers everything that a lighting designer expects from a soft-edged wash beam, so smooth thanks to its Fresnel lens, its famous rotating "banana" beam shaper, but most of all with the new possibilities that come from an LED source.

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L-Acoustics Iaunches AES Dr Christian Heil Future of Sound Scholarship

To mark the 35th anniversary of its founding, L-Acoustics announce the creation of the Audio Engineering Society Dr. Christian Heil Future of Sound Scholarship. A stipend of $5,000 offered annually to graduate students in the field of audio and members of the AES.

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Novelty Middle East, two new locations for the French group

Novelty will now accompanies its customers to all regions and export its know-how beyond the borders of Europe where it shines, providing the same high standard of know-how and quality in every Novelty agency wherever it may be located. Welcome to Novelty Middle East.

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Robe team spirit

Robe unveiled in exclusivity at Plasa London two new projectors: the LED bar Tetra and the first moving head with interchangeable LED engine, the Esprite, 100% Czech made.

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ACT Lighting to become exclusive Ayrton distributor for Canada

Ayrton and ACT Lighting are happy to announce that, from 1 October, 2019, ACT Lighting will be the exclusive distributor of Ayrton in Canada. Over the past several years Ayrton has established itself in the market as an innovative lighting fixture producer.

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GB4D honoured with BroaMan’s 'Best Distributor' award

Specialising in the delivery of some of the most challenging integrated technology projects across the world, French-based GB4D-Gilles Bouvard, have also been voted Best BroaMan Distributor for 2018.

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AED Group announces Prolyte's end of production

AED Group, distributor of Prolyte Group, just announced that the Dutch truss and accessories manufacturer for the entertainment markets cannot continue its activities and the continuity of the company.

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StageSmarts C24, Distro experts with brains

Imagine electrical conversion thru expert racks, an expertiser that goes from circuit breakers quality to real-time monitoring software. Thus was born the new generation of C24 direct circuits distro racks.

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Tom Knesel appointed Powersoft General Manager North America

Powersoft, the world leader in lightweight and energy efficient amplifier platforms, announced that it has appointed industry veteran Tom Knesel to the position of General Manager, North America.

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New 5.4 and 5.5 versions for MediaMaster Pro ArKaos software

The MediaMaster Pro ArKaos software evolves quickly while keeping its intuitive ease of use and opening to all markets. Version 5.4 is a very good example of this opening and version 5.5 includes new modes for Blend, playback and new ratio options.

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Amadeus Speakers Abound in Korean Paradise City Resort

With the 2019 opening of the 'Wonder Box' indoor amusement park, the Paradise Fun-City complex has become the largest entertainment site in South Korea and features Amadeus speakers throughout its public spaces.

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Martin Audio appoints Vardhaman Megatech (VMT) in India

“Martin Audio has appointed Vardhaman Megatech as its exclusive distribution partner for India” says David McKinney, managing director of Generation AV, who undertake Martin sales strategy, account management and technical support in the Asia Pacific territory.

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The La Fête des Vignerons – Dushow in Switzerland. Part 1: the sound

This Winemakers' Festival takes place only four or five times per century, so it is essential not to miss this highly technical event. Emma Husson, an SLU contributor who was part of this Swiss adventure, tells us about it from the inside in two installments.

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Hog Factor Europe competition open for 2020 entries

High End Systems has announced the applications opening for the Hog Factor Europe competition. The company invites students, apprentices and other aspiring lighting professionals under the age of 25.

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Volks-Rock’n’Roll for High End Systems on Austria’s Andreas Gabalier stadium tour

Austria’s Andreas Gabalier star sold out all 8 stadiums on his Lederhosen and accordion summer tour, celebrating 10 years of his Volks-Rock’n’Roll music. While his audience energy was high, actual energy consumption was lower, due to the High End Systems LED fixtures.

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TEATR in Poland appointed new Elation Professional distributor

Elation Professional announces that specialty stage technology company Przedsiebiorstwo Specjalistyczne TEATR is new distributor for Elation products in Poland. Based near Warsaw, TEATR is one of Poland’s oldest and most respected entertainment technology companies.

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Trondheim Rocks festival ribbon charged with Alcons

Headlined by Def Leppard, KISS and Iggy Pop, Alcons Audio pro-ribbon systems again succeeded in the difficult task of giving 19000 Trondheim rock fans the volume and clarity they wanted, while keeping levels outside the arena low enough.

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Ayrton MagicDot-R light up Billie Eilish' dreams

Dreams and nightmares are the main themes of the Billie Eilish When We Fall Asleep world tour – his first major tour. for this young internet sensation. The tour’s wonderfully creative set design is inlaid with 24 Ayrton MagicDot-R lighting fixtures supplied by PRG.

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Immortal Audio: Lavish Chinese spectacular with Coda Audio

The Qing show is a hi-tech, permanently installed stage show. Based on the Chinese legend of ‘Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea’, the show was designed by Artistic Director Luke Petit through Art Team Group Asia, using Coda Audio ViRay & AiRay cabinets at their best.

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Marcus Graser takes over from Pio Nahum

Claypaky just named its new CEO Marcus Graser, with immediate effect. Marcus takes over from Pio Nahum who will retire starting from 1 October 2019, after spending 30 years in the lighting industry.

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HY K25 Claypaky shining among full collection of Claypaky fixtures on Rammstein Stadium Tour

German rock band Rammstein just finished its European stadium tour with Claypaky HY B-EYE K25, Scenius Unico, Mythos 2 and Sharpy, selected by LDs Ronald Greil and Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Bassett Design.. Neg Earth Lights, London was the lighting vendor.

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Summer in the City of Bergheim with RCF Audio Tools

Bergheim’s city festival 11th edition of “Summer in the City” was once again spread all over the city on six stages. RCF was present to sound out the complete festival everywhere. Using the new TTL 4-A system for the first time, even a German premiere was part of the party.

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Prolight + Sound 2020: entry phase for the ‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ begins

‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ puts the spotlight on AV media installation. Now, the sector’s companies and professionals are called on to enter their showcase projects for the competition.

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Back and bright: The Italian Job from Desisti and Storaro

Blow of genius and sheer excess, here. Maestro Vittorio Storaro, soon octogenarian, still has not stored away his photocell of photography director. He’s now signing a full De Sisti series of specific cinema sets fixtures with his daughter, architectural lighting designer.

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dbTechnologies VIO L212 delivers each and everyday on Turin TOdays festival

dBTechnologies VIO L212 powered the 2019 edition of TOdays Festival held in Turin, Italy, on August 23-25: two main venues with an international lineup including Johnny Marr, Spiritualized, Ride, Jarvis Cocker, Hozier and Cinematic Orchestra among others.

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Son et lumiere atop the Iron Lady: Elation Proteus for Eiffel Tower 130th Anniversary Show

French people refer to her as the Iron Lady, but with tenderness and pride. French leading production company Magnum chose 60 Elation Proteus Hybrids to give life to an extraordinary light-show with double helix design to celebrate the Eiffel Tower 130th Anniversary.

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Prosit! Electro-Voice and Dynacord serve up superior sound at Becker Brau

Electro-Voice and Dynacord partner for Romanian historic brewery with HSA Audio and EVA line-array loudspeakers, EVID-S for background music and Dynacord L Series amplifiers for power and processing. Dynacord’s MARC software is used to configure the sound system.

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Coemar performs his LED moult with Otello Fresnel and ReLite solutions

Coemar has undergone a radical change of its series of projector, a moult that begun in 2014 with the first LEDko profile luminaires.

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66 days of celebration in Milano: Coda Audio ViRAY Passes Latin Test

For 10 week outdoor event Milano Latin Festival, Suono e Luci chose Coda Audio to ensure that every artist heard loud and clear. Claudio Saoncella, Head of Audio at Suono e Luci, customers of Coda Audio’s Italian distributor Decima 1948, opted for a ViRAY solution.

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Centennial and booming: Robert Juliat tracking innovation with SpotMe

The latest version of the SpotMe tracking system, allowing a manual follow-up from a followspot operator to manage other moving heads, uses the PosiStageNet protocol to send the X/Y/Z coordinates of any object or person in a 3D environment, stage, event hall, etc.

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No brainer decision: AVenger Electronics appointed RCF distributor for UAE / Oman

Looking to establish a new AV distribution company, and apply their collective knowledge of the local market requirement to a well-known audio brand, Anil Kumar and his team at Dubai-based AVenger Electronics approached RCF.

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Inventive mix of Astera AX1 and AX3 for Comedy of Errors at Basel Opera

For the new ballet work The Comedy of Error(z) at Basel Opera House staged by director and choreographer Richard Wherlock, asked internationally acclaimed lighting designer Yaron Abulafi used 40 Astera AX1s and 24 Astera AX3s in a very creative set-up - with no error!

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Jason Mraz Picks Up Good Vibes In Malaysia with Powersoft and JBL

Powering line arrays of JBL VT-4889 and VT-4888, Powersoft X8 and X4L amplifier platforms were integral to the impressive audio system deployed in Kuala Lumpur by Singesen Technical Production and Chan Lee Sound & Light for the Jason Mraz Good Vibes World Tour.

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Multi Twenty-one by Ayrton, a three year industrial vision

It's a scoop, a SLU exclusive – Ayrton CTO Yvan Péard reveals a three-year product development plan as part of his Multi Twenty-one concept: 21 new luminaires to be launched between January 2019 and December 2021.

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High End to unveil Solawash 1000 at Plasa London

High End Sytems introduces SolaWash 1000, in two versions: Ultra-Bright 20,000 lumens, or High 90+ CRI Engine. In both cases, the units comprise framing system, 12°-55° zoom and patented High End lens defogger.