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23rd January 2018

Success in Scotland for PLASA Focus Glasgow 2018

PLASA Focus Glasgow kicked off the 2018 show season last week, providing a regional platform for professionals in the industry to connect and discover the latest technology in the market. Situated at the Scottish Event Campus, the well-attended show welcomed nearly 800 attendees through the doors over two days. Exhibitors reported busy stands, as well as a high quality of visitors including key de...
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30th November 2017

2018 InAVation Awards Distributor of the Year finalists Announced

In a surprise early announcement InAVation Awards organisers have revealed the shortlist for the 2018 Distributor of the Year Award. Today we can reveal the shortlist of eight distributors that will now be considered for the prize with the winner announced at the InAVation Awards ceremony and dinner on February 6, 2018 in Amsterdam during the ISE exhibition. Judges were looking for distributors th...
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15th November 2017

PLASA Focus returns to Glasgow with over 80 brands and industry-leading programme

PLASA Focus Glasgow, Scotland’s only dedicated event for entertainment technology, returns to the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on the 17-18 January. Free registration is now open for the show, which hosts leading international brands, networking events and a programme of seminars and workshops. Visitors will have access to over 80+ pro audio, lighting, AV, rigging and staging brands – i...
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31st October 2017

Funfear and The Howl

The Howl Scream Park made its annual return to Mead Open Farm for 13 nights of terror in October, where the likes of Topper the Clown and Grandma Lycanthrope waited to greet you with rotting arms. FunFear are a team of experienced engineers, technicians and designers who specialise in creating innovative Halloween attractions and for the past 3 years, they have been in charge of turning the much l...
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25th October 2017

BPM | PRO shuts its Doors as Organisers Launch Four New Market-Focused Shows

After over a decade of successful shows, Marked Events has announced the closure of its flagship BPM | PRO event along with the arrival of four new shows focused on different areas of the entertainment technology industry. The landmark event, which started life as the DJ-focussed BPM back in 2007, has grown into a full-scale entertainment technology show, putting millions of pounds back into the i...
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24th August 2017

First wave of DJs announced for BPM | PRO 2017 line-up

Following the announcement of hip-hop icon DJ Jazzy Jeff as after-party headliner last month, BPM | PRO has made a number of additions to the line-up for its CHAUVET DJ Arena, including Jordan Suckley and Leftwing & Kody. A series of electrifying performances, enhanced by stunning CHAUVET DJ lighting and a powerful Nexo soundsystem, will take place across both days of BPM | PRO. Ranging from t...
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21st August 2017

TOA Installed in Ipswich Regent Theatre

The Ipswich Regent theatre originally opened in 1929 as a cine-variety hall. It was then re-launched in 1991 as a theatre and seats 1,781 people making it the largest theatre in East Anglia. It has shown a wide variety of productions and is now funded by Ipswich Borough Council as part of their art and entertainment portfolio. Ipswich Regent Theatre required a system that could provide high qualit...
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9th August 2017

PLASA Show promises a leading line up for 2017 seminar programme

Each year the PLASA Show seminar programme goes from strength to strength, promising unique insights, specialist knowhow and the latest innovations, direct from the industry. The free to attend sessions, including the new Fast Track Theatre’s bitesize talks, feature an international line up of leading experts ready to discuss the latest topics and developments in their field. At the Audio &a...
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27th July 2017

ISCE gains ECS Accreditation Status for Sound Engineers

The Institute of Sound & Communications Engineers (ISCE) has been approved by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) to assess and issue ECS approval for Sound Engineers and has also been accredited as an ECS Health & Safety assessment centre. This new agreement allows ISCE to issue and renew ISCE Sound Engineer ECS cards to existing and newly accredited personnel. Partnered with ...
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20th July 2017

Leisuretec announced as BPM | PRO’s Official Trade Ticket Partner for 2017

After a successful BPM | PRO 2016 Leisuretec is not only returning to exhibit at the show but we are also this years’ official trade ticket sponsor. Being the biggest DJ event in the UK, BPM is a staple trade show for all entertainment technology professionals so we are thrilled to be back this year flying the Leisuretec colours in partnership with BPM | PRO. Leisuretec Returns as a Trade Ti...
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30th May 2017

PLASA Show is back to celebrate its 40th Anniversary

PLASA Show will mark its 40th anniversary this September 17 - 19, with a show that celebrates the evolution of the entertainment technology industry, and an exciting future for the PLASA Show, following last year’s successful move to London Olympia. This year’s show has the support of top industry brands including Platinum Sponsor Robe, Gold Sponsor Chauvet Professional and Silver Spon...
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12th May 2017

ISCEx 2018 Dates Confirmed

The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) has confirmed dates for ISCEx 2018, its seminar and exhibition event. Taking place on 6th-7th March 2018 at the beautiful Coombe Abbey Hotel and Country Park in Warwickshire, ISCEx 2018 includes a pre-event networking dinner, seminar programme and exhibition event, open to members and non-members. Ros Wigmore, Manager for ISCE comments, &l...
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21st April 2017

PLASA Focus Leeds returns with a top seminar schedule for 2017

UK - PLASA Focus Leeds is back with a stellar line-up of seminar sessions and speakers for this year’s event on 9-10 May at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The free to attend exhibition is a leading platform for the entertainment industry, offering an opportunity to discover the very latest technology including products from recent international launches. Speakers this year include Jame...
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18th April 2017

CHAUVET Professional to Debut New Fixtures at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound

SUNRISE, Fla. – CHAUVET Professional is pleased to announce the introduction of new fixtures at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, including the Maverick MK3 Wash, the Maverick MK1 Spot, ÉPIX Strip IP and Ovation B1965-FC. True to the brand’s core philosophy, these outstanding new fixtures offer lighting professionals unprecedented levels of performance and value. ...
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23rd March 2017

Chauvet Aquires ChamSys

SUNRISE, FL, USA – Chauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its CHAUVET Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels. “We are very excited about the opportunity to join for...
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9th December 2016

BPM PRO Will Move To October Dateline For 2017

It is with great excitement that the team at BPM | PRO announce the return to an October dateline for 2017. After a successful 2016 event celebrating 10 years of BPM, the new-look BPM | PRO will once again take place at Genting Arena, NEC Birmingham. Continuing to represent the energy and creativity that drives the DJ & Studio and Sound & Lighting industry, next year’s show will take...
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28th November 2016

Full HARMAN solution used in Live Music Venue

Integrated corporate and live event systems specified among the city’s locomotive heritage, including UK's first installation of JBL VTX flagship line array The new Boiler Shop has been created to provide Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a vibrant multidisciplinary arts and music centre. Part of an ambitious regeneration project carried out by the Clouston Group, it sits on the site that was origina...
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14th November 2016

Samsung Bolsters Audio, Automotive Division With Harman Acquisition

Samsung has announced its largest acquisition since the company’s founding in 1938, with the South Korean technology conglomerate announcing a takeover of Harman International, the automotive and AV manufacturer. Harman International comprises of over 20 brands, including the likes of AKG, JBL, Mark Levinson and Revel. For over 30 years the company has been a juggernaut in the AV world, part...
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1st November 2016

NEXO ID Series used in High Profile Church application

The Walla Walla University (WWU) Church is located on the campus of Walla Walla University, a private Christian liberal arts university in College Place, WA and just a few miles from Walla Walla. The all-purpose Fellowship Hall at the Church seats 150 in stage configuration and is used primarily for worship and Sabbath services, receptions, and meetings. Sound Image (Escondido, CA) received a demo...
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28th October 2016

Martin Audio MLA Compact used at Regents Park London

With one of the largest single-level auditoria in London, and the oldest permanent outdoor theatre in the UK, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (OAT) has played host to Martin Audio’s W8LM Mini Line Array over the last five years. Autograph Sound designer Nick Lidster has specified it there as the OAT amplify all their shows, and the summer season finale is always a full scale musical. Wh...
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10th October 2016

PLASA 2016 enjoys successful return to West London

The decision to relocate the PLASA show back to Olympia proved to be a great move, securing the shows continued future as a key event on the industry’s calendar. The quality of the audience was strong across all three days, with 60% being final decision makers and specifiers. Exhibitors also reported an increase in international visitors, further validating the decision to move the event bac...
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15th September 2016

Successful Changes Pave the Way for the Future of BPM | PRO

Celebrating 10 years of BPM, the new-look BPM | PRO continued to exemplify the energy and creativity that drives the DJ & Studio and Sound & Lighting industry. This year’s show - which took place from Sunday the 11th to Tuesday the 13th of September - boasted a solid two days of visitors with a further day focused on the trade visitor, building a strong foundation for the future of t...
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13th September 2016

PLASA Embraces The Past, Present And Future At Olympia

After three years away, PLASA Show is now back in its spiritual home of West London, and taking place once again in its traditional month of September. And these are just the first of many developments, made in response to popular demand, with brand new innovations and an array of high profile speakers ensuring that PLASA Show 2016 is truly not to be missed.Being held at Olympia London from Sunday...
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30th August 2016

Chauvet DJ to showcase New Products at BPM | PRO 2016

One of the world’s premier DJ expos, BPM | PRO, is to take place once again at Birmingham’s NEC this year from 11-13 September. With a new location within the NEC to offer exhibitors more space and better access for visitors, CHAUVET DJ is gearing up to showcase some of its latest and most exciting products to an expected crowd of 10,000 DJs and budding musicians. This year, the CHAUVE...
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30th August 2016

Chauvet Professional to showcase New Products at BPM | PRO 2016

This year’s BPM | PRO, which is to take place from 11-13 September at the NEC, Birmingham, will be the largest incarnation of the show to date. Once again, the central focus of the show will be the Chauvet Arena, which will be hosted this year in the larger and more impressive 16,000 capacity NEC Genting Arena. CHAUVET Professional will honour the new location in style with an impressive arr...
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