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Matrox-powered control room video wall installed at bioproduct mill in Finland

05/03/2019

Chauvet fixtures installed at Tabernacle of Praise International church

19/02/2019

ZweiB realisiert Dolby-Atmos-Installation mit Alcons-Systemen

04/02/2019

Church of the Holy Trinity in Liberec illuminated by Anolis

04/02/2019

Morris Integration upgrades Shiloh Church’s lighting with Chauvet Professional

29/01/2019

Elation fixtures for premiere of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical

29/01/2019

Anolis illuminates Rhyl

29/01/2019

Yamaha sound system installed at Salerno’s Embarcadero

29/01/2019

Elation gear installed at Hollywood’s Academy nightclub

28/01/2019

Painting with Light designs architainment concept in Genk

28/01/2019

Powersoft helps to combat noise pollution at Roppongi Hills

23/01/2019

Global Truss in neuem VR-Lab des Deutschen Museums in München

18/01/2019

Elation fixtures installed at Federal Hill Commons amphitheatre

18/01/2019

University in Dubai equipped with Philips lighting technology

18/01/2019

Elite Multimedia supplies Elation Artiste DaVinci for Student Life Summer Camps

15/01/2019

Parkplatzbeleuchtung am Bürser Lünerseepark durch solare LED-Leuchten von LEDon

15/01/2019

Robe equips Nuku Theatre in Tallinn

12/01/2019

ASC realisiert Akustik- und Beschallungskonzept in Rellinger Kirche

09/01/2019

Christie-Projektionssystem für Washington Capitals und Washington Wizards

09/01/2019

Robe illuminates ‘The Four - Season Two’

07/01/2019

Getzner verantwortet Schallschutz in Seine Musicale

03/01/2019

Stockholm International Congress Centre chooses Robe

03/01/2019

Infrarot-LED von Osram ermöglicht neues Fahrerüberwachungs-System für teilautonomes Fahren

31/12/2018

Robe fixtures installed at Pretoria’s Sun Arena

31/12/2018

Elation broadcast lighting for Cwmni Da Studio, Wales

31/12/2018

Matrox-powered control room video wall installed at bioproduct mill in Finland

Matrox-powered control room video wall installed at bioproduct mill in Finland

Metsä Fibre, a division of the Metsä Group, is set to be the world’s largest producer and seller of softwood pulp through the recent inauguration of its new € 1.2 billion bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, which makes use of automation and digitized monitoring systems for its high-speed production lines for woodcutting, washing, and more.

 

To complement this, Metsä Fibre wanted a video wall solution for monitoring its production operations. Taking the recommendation of one of its main suppliers, Andritz Oy, Metsä Fibre reached out to local systems integrator Elkome Systems to manage the video wall installation. Elkome Systems collaborated with Matrox Graphics to implement the new video wall solution in the Äänekoski plant.

 

In each shift, two operators in the control room continuously monitor three high-speed line operations where wood is cut into smaller pieces. Part of the process control surveillance system has 36 Bosch IP video cameras permanently focused on the log cutting operations. These feed into a Bosch video server onsite. The operators have the ability to switch to any of the inputs from the 36 cameras, which need to be displayed on a video wall.

 

Data from automated quality inspection systems that check the pulp for the presence of metal, stones, and other foreign materials are also additional sources of information that Metsä Fibre wanted to include on the video wall. With all of Metsa Fibre’s capture and display requirements, Elkome Systems decided on a 6.5-meter long, 12x1 video wall driven with multi-channel capture capabilities.

 

Housed in a single 4U Advantech video wall controller are three Matrox Mura IPX cards which can each capture up to four 4K inputs and encode/decode multiple 4K streams. The Mura IPX cards capture the outputs of the Bosch video server as well as the automation systems via four and six inputs respectively - all in Full HD (1920 x 1080p60) resolution - so operators can pull up monitoring data points on the wall. In the same system are two Matrox C680 graphics cards that power the 12 pivoted displays at 1080p60 where multiple video sources are viewed simultaneously.

 

Initial set up and other administrative tasks are done entirely with the Matrox MuraControl software. For day-to-day operations, a software customized by Elkome for Metsä Fibre (that contains readymade setups) is used.

 

A portion of the video wall is also dedicated to displaying the alarm lists from the 24/7 surveillance of the production control systems. Alarms are typically triggered when the received control system values do not fall within the expected value thresholds (for example, the temperature is too low or high). Should the alarm go off, the operators are able to see a complete picture of the issue at hand and promptly take appropriate action, including stopping the process if needed. The surveillance operators are able to share the display in question with other decision makers as well.

 

A second server is planned to be set up soon for redundancy sake. By using the Matrox-powered video wall, Metsä Fibre has ensured that it is future ready for network-based solutions.

 

www.matrox.com

Chauvet fixtures installed at Tabernacle of Praise International church

Chauvet fixtures installed at Tabernacle of Praise International church
Chauvet fixtures installed at Tabernacle of Praise International church

On Sunday January 27, live streamed services from Georgia’s Tabernacle of Praise International were broadcast using a new lighting system for the first time. The refurbishment of the church’s broadcast lighting actually had begun two years earlier, when LD Brad Lyons had the 24 aging incandescent fixtures over the church’s stage replaced with 14 Chauvet Professional Ovation E-190WW LED ellipsoidal units, supplied by dB Integrations.

 

“The new lighting system was really Phase Two of a step-by-step plan,” says Lyons. “Like many churches, we had to do a lot of AV upgrading in recent years, first to get to LED stage lighting, and then to create a true broadcast worthy system. This often requires churches to do a balancing act, weighing the cost of these upgrades with the other needs of their ministry. In our case, as in many other cases, the best way to achieve this balance is often with a phase-in approach.”

 

Like Phase One of the Tabernacle of Praise lighting upgrade, Phase Two was anchored by Chauvet Professional Ovation fixtures. The new lighting is positioned on three truss structures: a 50’ long line of box truss located 30’ from the stage, flanked on either side by a 30’ section that is 20’ from the stage.  Using a mix of new fixtures and LED units from the previous Phase 1 rig, Lyons is able to deliver an even field of warm white and richly colored light.

 

Tabernacle of Praise used Trusst CT290-430S 9.84’ box truss to have the 50’ line of truss installed across the stage. Lyons installed 20 Ovation E-190WW ellipsoidal fixtures for front key lighting on this truss. Joining the ellipsoidal units on the center truss structure were three Ovation F-165WW Fresnel fixtures. Additional Ovation F-165WW Fresnels were hung one apiece on the side truss structures to provide key lighting to the front corners of the stage for broadcasts.

 

In addition to the Ovation luminaires, the Tabernacle of Praise rig includes four Rogue R2 Spot fixtures and six Q-Wash 560Z movers (from the earlier rig) that are flown on the center and side truss structures and are used to focus on different band members, as well as to create special concert looks on the walls and ceiling. The Q-Wash fixtures serve added duty, being turned around toward the congregation to provide additional fill lighting for broadcasts.

 

Rounding out the rig are six Colorado 1-Tri Tour units, as well as Chauvet DJ SlimPAR Quad 12 IRC and SlimPAR Tri 12 IRC units for colorizing the stage - plus six Intimidator Spot 355Z IRC moving fixtures positioned three apiece on the side truss structures for side lighting and specials.

 

www.chauvetprofessional.com

 

 

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ZweiB realisiert Dolby-Atmos-Installation mit Alcons-Systemen

ZweiB realisiert Dolby-Atmos-Installation mit Alcons-Systemen

Die Münchener Firmen ZweiB und Videocation haben ein gemeinschaftliches Projekt in den Kinosälen 8 und 9 des Dietrich Theaters in Neu-Ulm durchgeführt. Im Zuge weitreichender Umbauarbeiten verantwortete Videocation die Installation einer Sony-SRX-R515DS-4K-Doppelprojektion, während ZweiB die Installation der Beschallungsanlage übernahm.

 

ZweiB installierte jeweils 5x Alcons-CR4-3-Wege-Pro-Ribbon-Leinwand-Systeme, 4x CB362-Subwoofer, 2x CB181sl-Subwoofer-Surrounds, 18x Pro-Ribbon-CCS12-Surround-Sound-Systeme sowie 4x CCS12S und 8x CCS8S als Top-Surounds. Das gesamte System wird durch Alcons-Sentinel3-System-Endstufen angetrieben. Für ZweiB war es die erste Kinoinstallation mit der Kombination Alcons Audio/Dolby Atmos.

 

www.alconsaudio.com

Church of the Holy Trinity in Liberec illuminated by Anolis

Church of the Holy Trinity in Liberec illuminated by Anolis
Church of the Holy Trinity in Liberec illuminated by Anolis

To illuminate the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vratislavice nad Nisou, a district in Liberec (Czech Republic), locally based architectural lighting specialist ArchLights, was asked to propose an appropriate lighting scheme that highlighted its architecture, and their team led by lighting designer Pavel Holzknecht and owner Michal Rehak chose Anolis ArcLine Mini Outdoor 18 and ArcLine Mini Outdoor 36 LED luminaires together with ArcSource Outdoor 4 MC Pixels.

 

The concept of lighting the church was initiated by Liberec’s mayor Lukas Pohanka and his colleague Pavel Podlipny. For Anolis CZ, the project was co-ordinated by Josef Valchar Jr on sales and Radim Zlebek who assisted with some of the technical elements of the installation.

 

The ArcLine Mini Outdoor strips are installed directly inside the three window cavities which are high up along the road side façade of the Church, each window features segmented inner arcs. The ArcSource Outdoor 4 MC Pixels are mounted directly on the façade of the road-facing wall, the annex and the tower on special brackets, positioned to outline the clean architectural lines and form of the building from the ground to the different height roofs.

 

The fixtures are powered by Anolis ArcPower 600s DRS located inside the church near two Hager control switchboards, one in the control room and one in the roof, which are connected via DMX. The municipality can currently change between six different pre-programmed schemes - cool white, warm white or a combination of both, a nationality color scheme with red, blue, white and two different celebratory schemes which use the full colour range.

 

(Photos: Michal Rehak)

 

www.anolis.eu

 

 

Church of the Holy Trinity in Liberec illuminated by AnolisChurch of the Holy Trinity in Liberec illuminated by Anolis

Morris Integration upgrades Shiloh Church’s lighting with Chauvet Professional

Morris Integration upgrades Shiloh Church’s lighting with Chauvet Professional
Morris Integration upgrades Shiloh Church’s lighting with Chauvet Professional

Shiloh Church, a house of worship in the heart of Oakland, was looking to improve the technical production of its services for worshippers at the church, as well as for those streaming services online. Morris Integration provided the church with more dynamic stage lighting by installing Chauvet Professional fixtures. Morris also addressed the quality of its house lighting.

 

“When we first visited the church, it became apparent very quickly that we needed to address the house lighting of the room,” says Paul Holst, Morris Integration’s Lighting Designer. “We took an FC reading of the room with the houselights at full, and they were only getting 4 FC.”

 

Morris Integration had a Chauvet Professional solution for that issue too: the Ovation H-605FC house light. A total of 16 of the RGBA-Lime LED fixtures was installed throughout the sanctuary, providing an even field of light in the room. The new fixtures give the church the flexibility to use white light, or any color for times when it wants to create a more immersive environment.

 

Once it addressed the “basic” need of upgrading the church’s house lighting, Morris Integration turned its attention to designing the stage lighting system. The rig the company put together features 10 Rogue R2 Wash, 6 Rogue R1 Wash and 6 Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures, as well as 6 Maverick MK1 Spot units and 8 Ovation F-265WW Fresnels, 4 Ovation FD-105WW Fresnels and 14 Ovation E-260WW ellipsoidals.

 

“We used the R2 washes over the stage to create a color wash for the worship team,” says Holst. “The Mavericks were also used over the stage to create breakup and beam patterns. We placed the R1 Washes and FX-Bs on uprights that we spread out between the worship team for more beam effects and added dimension. The Ovation E-260WW ellipsoidals were used for front lighting the worship team, while the Ovation F-265 Fresnels were used to create an even front wash of the lower stage for speaking, with the FD-105 providing backlighting.”

 

www.chauvetprofessional.com

 

 

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Elation fixtures for premiere of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical

Elation fixtures for premiere of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical
Elation fixtures for premiere of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical

Lighting designer Justin Townsend was one of the first designers to use the Elation Artiste Picasso LED moving head, employing them along with the company’s ZW37 LED moving head on the premiere of the musical ‘Jagged Little Pill’, featuring the music of Alanis Morissette.  

 

The world premiere of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ ran for 79 sold-out performances - May 5th to July 15th, 2018 - at American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Playing a prominent role in the lighting rig were 42 LED source Elation ZW37 beam/wash moving head effects that the LD had lined in angled overhead trusses in the shape of a roof. Riccardo Hernandez was the set designer.

 

“The iconic shape of a roof of a house became the unifying design idea and we hung three trusses full of wash lights to create an overhead structure,” Justin Townsend explains. “The units acted as both powerful lights to compose each scene, but also created a unique theatrical architecture - activating the scenic design idea. This ceiling of light flew in and out during the action, creating compressed spaces as well as completely flying out to the grid, creating a giant black void.”

 

The designer complemented the look with Artiste Picassos, the first use of the new LED moving head in a theatrical environment. “They were real workhorses on the show,” he says. Townsend had nine Artiste Picasso units at his disposal and used them as top light for color shading and on occasion for texture onto the deck. He also used them as cross light. The Elation fixtures for ‘Jagged Little Pill’ were supplied by lighting rental company Christie Lites.

 

(Photos: Evgenia Eliseeva)

 

www.elationlighting.com

 

 

Elation fixtures for premiere of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musicalElation fixtures for premiere of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical

Anolis illuminates Rhyl

Anolis illuminates Rhyl
Anolis illuminates Rhyl

Anolis LED luminaires have been specified for the Welsh seaside resort of Rhyl. They are used to light key landmarks in the town including the 76 metre high Sky Tower which is prominent on the seafront skyline.

 

Additional lighting installations include the front façade and the fly tower of the Pavilion Theatre, the clock tower, seafront waterfall and new sea wall viewing shelters. Andy Hughes, technical manager of the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, specified the Anolis fixtures in conjunction with Anolis UK technical sales specialist Simon Gooding.

 

The first phase of lighting involved highlighting the sea wall and three new viewing shelters, part of constructions to fortify the flood prone town which is regularly lashed by storms during the winter and vulnerable to tidal flooding.

 

The shelters are built from concrete and although Andy Hughes wasn’t involved during the first phase of the design process, once the idea of lighting them was mooted, the physical design was changed to fit the Anolis ArcSource 1MCs RGBW which were specified for illumination. Twelve ArcSource 1MCs are installed in each shelter, driven by Anolis Outdoor ArcPower units and DMX controlled via a Pharos system.

 

When it came to completing the Sky Tower and Pavilion Theatre façade lighting, Hughes selected Anolis products again. It was important that the Sky Tower was evenly lit, as it presides, beacon-like, over SC2, a family entertainment zone below. Twenty-four Anolis ArcSource Outdoor 48MC RGBW integrals were chosen for the task. The fixtures are rigged on a special ring bracket secured around the tower - donut style - at 106 ft. from the ground, around two thirds of the way up. Integration was provided by Anolis Partner LTP Integration.

 

The current Pavilion Theatre is located on the East Parade seafront. An opaque Perspex strip covers 13 x Anolis ArcLine Optic 36 RGBW linear luminaires running up the exterior of the tower, and another 12 linear luminaires - six per side - highlight a large panelled area on the venue’s front façade, positioned 15 ft. apart.

 

Essential bi-lingual signage (English and Welsh) on the theatre is picked out with a couple of Anolis ArcSource 96 Integral RGBW wireless units (with 13 degree optics) complete with a custom made top hat to stop road glare into traffic, which are linked into the same Pharos control system running the Theatre façade lighting.

 

(Photos: Louise Stickland/Leon Lloyd)

 

www.anolis.eu

 

 

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Yamaha sound system installed at Salerno’s Embarcadero

Yamaha sound system installed at Salerno’s Embarcadero
Yamaha sound system installed at Salerno’s Embarcadero

The Embarcadero waterfront bar/restaurant in the Italian city of Salerno has undergone a major refurbishment to mark its 50th year. A Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) zoned audio system has been added.

 

Embarcadero has a number of indoor and outdoor areas.A nine zone system was installed, with 36 loudspeakers delivering audio to every area. The indoor zones are in the restaurant (VXS3F and HS8S loudspeakers), restaurant kitchen (NS-IC800), bar/takeaway counter (VXS5, VXS10S, NS-IC800, NS-IC400) and the information point (NS-IC800).

 

The outside zones comprise the bar terrace (IP35-rated VXS8), upstairs terrace (IP35-rated VXS5 and VXS10S), the Champagneria (VXS8) and a separate zone for when live performances and DJ sets are taking place on the upstairs terrace (DSR112 and DXS18).

 

The system is managed by a Yamaha MRX7-D matrix processor and is controlled wirelessly, using Yamaha’s Wireless DCP and MusicCast Controller apps, as well as by DCP4V4S and DCP1V4S surface-mounted panels.

 

Two Yamaha WXC-50 Network Stereo Pre-Amplifiers are also installed, one for the bar and zones 2-4, the other for the restaurant and zones 5-9, with separate volume controls. Both ‘sides’ use ‘their’ WX-C50 independently for music from internet radio, Spotify and USB flash drives. An HS8S subwoofer is hidden behind a lattice above the entrance.

 

Because the Champagneria is 50 metres from the MRX7-D matrix processor, its VXS8 loudspeakers are driven by an XMV8280-D, Dante-enabled power amplifier, connected to the MRX7-D by CAT6 cable.

 

For live performances and DJ sets on the upstairs terrace, Wouter ‘Tony’ Verkuijl of Yamaha Music Italy specified a pair of DSR112 full range loudspeakers with two DXS18 subs, configured in cardioid mode. This ensures that the lowest frequencies are pushed out to sea, not towards the buildings on the landward side of the venue.

 

www.yamahaproaudio.com

 

 

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Elation gear installed at Hollywood’s Academy nightclub

Elation gear installed at Hollywood’s Academy nightclub
Elation gear installed at Hollywood’s Academy nightclub

In 2018, the Academy nightclub in Hollywood opened its 1400-capacity space that has been renovated, rebranded and updated with new sound and lighting technology, including lighting effects from Elation Professional Platinum Beam 5R moving head beam lights and Pixel Bar LED battens.

 

Academy, formerly the nightclub Create and before that Vanguard, is a joint venture between Exchange L.A. and Insomniac, the Pasquale Rotella-led event production company behind some of music’s leading EDM festivals, most notably Electric Daisy Carnival.

 

Between rows of overhead LED panels, Southern California-based production design specialists SJ Lighting - with Steve Lieberman at the helm - mounted the Platinum Beam 5R narrow-beam fixtures while the Pixel Bars provide a dynamic visual detail running down each side of the space.

 

Linear lines of LED video panels extend over the audience then fold down the back wall with more LED panels decking the side walls to paint the entire room in a visual surround feel. “Everywhere but the floor,” Lieberman says. “We then put 32 Platinum Beams in the ceiling between the panels. We wanted something with power that could keep up with the 600+ video tiles.”

 

Also playing a key role in the design and running down the sides of the room from stage to rear are rows of Pixel Bars. “They frame out the ceiling design and are there for balance,” the LD says. All of the Pixel Bars are pixel mapped through a Madrix LED lighting controller, which allows video looks to run through the lights or lighting looks through the video.

 

Not all of the lighting gear in Academy is new however. Lieberman repurposed some existing fixtures from Create to use in the new club and again Elation fixtures play a role with some older Opti Par lights providing color over the stage.

 

(Photos: Daniel Boot)

 

www.elationlighting.com

 

 

Elation gear installed at Hollywood’s Academy nightclubElation gear installed at Hollywood’s Academy nightclub

Painting with Light designs architainment concept in Genk

Painting with Light designs architainment concept in Genk
Painting with Light designs architainment concept in Genk

The Belgian city of Genk in Limburg switched on a new civic lighting installation called ‘Genker Ster’ (Genk Star). The piece of light art - comprising 275 stars - was designed by Genk based creative lighting and visual design practice Painting with Light.

 

The permanent lighting installation was the brainchild of Genk Mayor Wim Dries. Ambient lighting has been part of the city’s festive experience for the last decade, however the new Stars can now make an atmospheric impact throughout the year.

 

Once the project was green-lighted by the city council, a tender was issued for a concept design and specification which was won by Painting with Light. A second tender was then issued for the technical design and manufacturing of the Stars, which are distributed around the city centre, attached to building facades and other objects. This was won by another local company, Alkatech, and also involved consultation with Painting with Light’s creative director Luc Peumans and his team.

 

The illuminated Stars feature four varying length curved elements winding around a centre-point and tapered at the ends, held in place by eight prongs. The Stars themselves are constructed from brushed aluminium. Each Star contains 2,064 LEDs which can change colour, twinkle and be programmed to create multiple effects.

 

The installation utilizes a control system developed by Alkatech. Every LED pixel in each Star can be individually controlled to display around 270 trillion colours and is sent data via a cloud-based server which is synchronised by the internet clock.

 

Data is sent via a 4G SIM card embedded in the Star, and can be accessed locally or remotely via LedNet, a control platform devised by Alkatech as a potential SmartCity comms protocol. This can also be used for other tasks like monitoring air quality or activating/accessing other devices.

 

The LedNet devices can receive instructions via Ethernet, WIFI or - in this case - SIM card, and they can be programmed via a calendar app and also support live streaming. The City of Genk can control and change/update the calendar App via smartphone or web page as needed.

 

Art-Net compatibility means a LedNet controlled system can be integrated into an entertainment lighting system that might be installed temporarily for a special concert or a festival staged in one of the city’s public spaces, so the Stars can be integrated and run as part of their light show.

 

(Photos: Alkatech)

 

www.paintingwithlight.be

 

 

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Powersoft helps to combat noise pollution at Roppongi Hills

Powersoft helps to combat noise pollution at Roppongi Hills
Powersoft helps to combat noise pollution at Roppongi Hills

Powersoft amplification has been chosen to drive the newly upgraded audio system at the Roppongi Hills development in Tokyo, which was originally constructed by Minoru Mori. The outdoor area, which is home to office space, apartments, shops, restaurants, cafés, cinemas, a museum, a hotel, a major TV studio, an outdoor amphitheatre and a few parks, can now be used for a variety of live entertainment and red carpet events, with due consideration given to any noise pollution issues.

 

Audio Brains, integration specialist for the project, specified five Powersoft X4 DSP+D for the upgrade, which were tuned to maximise the potential of the Martin Audio loudspeakers selected. A Symetrix Radius 12x8 was selected to feed the signals to the amps via Dante. Using Powersoft’s control software Armonía alongside the amps, all of the output signals can be optimised and the limiters adopted properly.

 

www.powersoft-audio.com

 

 

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Global Truss in neuem VR-Lab des Deutschen Museums in München

Global Truss in neuem VR-Lab des Deutschen Museums in München

Seit August 2018 verfügt das Deutsche Museum in München über ein neues VR-Lab auf insgesamt 120 m² Fläche. In diesem können Besucher ausgewählte Ausstellungsstücke des Museums in der virtuellen Realität digital erleben.

 

Um dem VR-Lab einen technischen und futuristischen Look zu geben, entschied man sich für ein Raum-in-Raum-Konzept mittels einer Traversenkonstruktion. Insgesamt besteht die Konstruktion aus zwei Teilen: zum einen aus einer Bogenkonstruktion aus F34-Traversen von Global Truss, die sich über die gesamte Länge des Raumes zieht; an dieser „Grundkonstruktion“ ist eine weitere Konstruktion befestigt, die aus F33-Traversen besteht und mit Hilfe von Anschlagpunkten, sogenannten Gizmos, von der Grundkonstruktion abgehängt wird.

 

Daran ist unter anderem das Tracking-System TPCast befestigt. Dieses trackt die VR-Brillen sowie die dazugehörigen Controller. Dadurch können die Besucherinnen und Besucher die virtuelle Welt komplett kabellos erkunden. Die Konstruktionsplanung erfolgte durch die Global Truss GmbH, die in Zusammenarbeit mit der Firma Thomann das Projekt umsetzte.

 

www.globaltruss.de

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Elation fixtures installed at Federal Hill Commons amphitheatre

Elation fixtures installed at Federal Hill Commons amphitheatre
Elation fixtures installed at Federal Hill Commons amphitheatre

Federal Hill Commons, a 6.5 acre multi-use site north of Indianapolis in Noblesville, Indiana, opened a community amphitheater designed to hold every type of outdoor event. Professional production company and Elation dealer Stage Tech, Inc. of Indianapolis was commissioned to handle everything lighting on the project from concept and design to installation and programming and turned to Elation’s IP65-rated luminaires to realize the task.

 

“The nature of this installation demanded weatherproof fixtures so the IP rating was the first and most important criterion when compiling a list of options,” states Mike Trotta, owner of Stage Tech, Inc. He chose to use 6 Proteus Hybrid fixtures, Elation’s multi-functional, IP65-rated arc-source moving head, along with 4 DTW Blinder 350 IP variable white LED blinders and 16 SixPar 300IP LED Par color changers. Lighting design was by Stage Tech’s in-house lead LD David Lapham.

 

The Proteus Hybrid fixtures work from an upstage truss to add movement and texture for rock shows and other more involved events while both an upstage and downstage truss holds SixPar 300 IP fixtures for general wash purposes. “The SixPars provide the base light for the stage and can be set for a basic look for smaller presentations,” says Lapham.

 

Providing variable white light from the downstage truss are DTW Blinder 350 IP fixtures. “They are used for a classic rock show, call-and-response interaction, and for general post-show lighting for the audience since the park is only lit at night around the perimeter sidewalks and not in the main audience area,” states Lapham. Elation product support for Stage Tech, Inc. is provided by Elation manufacturer rep firm Five Lakes Marketing.

 

www.elationlighting.com

 

 

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University in Dubai equipped with Philips lighting technology

University in Dubai equipped with Philips lighting technology
University in Dubai equipped with Philips lighting technology

Philips Lighting has equipped Dubai’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) with connected LED lighting controlled by its Interact Office system. The technology enables faculty staff to control and personalize light settings using a smartphone app, while students can be guided to rooms using lighting-based indoor positioning technology.

 

Instead of using light switches, HBMSU’s lighting is controlled in a variety of ways: by occupancy sensors in luminaires that detect people’s presence, switching on and off lighting; by automatic adjustment of light levels according to the availability of natural daylight; by a smartphone/tablet app; or from a central console.

 

Interact Office enables the university to deliver new services. The software system is integrated with the university’s Building Management System (BMS) so that all the building systems work together seamlessly. Also, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is synced with the class schedule so that air conditioning is switched on before a class starts and students don’t have to enter a warm room. As staff or students enter a room, the lights switch on using presence detection and when the room is vacated the lights and HVAC switch off.

 

The indoor navigation service uses the university’s smartphone app. LED light points, installed in the hallway, lobby areas and corridors, transmit a light code containing their individual geographical location. This achieved by a modulation in the light which is invisible to the human eye but may be detected by a smart phone camera. The geo-location information is then used by the smartphone app to locate the user’s position in the building and guide them to their destination.

 

The university BMS receives data from Interact Office. Information on energy consumption, the performance of each light point and the occupancy of each room can be accessed on a mouse click. These insights help site managers to maintain and maximize the building to its full potential and respond to requests, produce reports and predict trends.

 

In the Chancellor’s Office, the Grand Meeting Room and the Auditorium, university staff can adjust the light settings; the lighting in these areas are controlled via wall-mounted iPads. In addition, the faculty team use the smartphone app to personalize the lighting in their offices, with options to select the brightness level and color temperature of light.

 

Indoor positioning is enabled by 600 Philips LuxSpace luminaires and Philips Bluetooth beacons in high ceiling areas such as the atrium. Interact Office is the software system used to control and manage the lighting.

 

www.mea.lighting.philips.com

Elite Multimedia supplies Elation Artiste DaVinci for Student Life Summer Camps

Elite Multimedia supplies Elation Artiste DaVinci for Student Life Summer Camps

For many youth in America, summer is synonymous with summer camp and for thousands of Christian youth that means a stay at a Student Life Camp. Student Life has operated a variety of week-long interdenominational summer camps across the U.S. since 1993 and saw 35,000 students participate in the summer of 2018.

 

Elite Multimedia Productions of Nashville served as lighting, video and audio vendor for last year’s Student Life Camp, providing an Elation Professional touring lighting rig that included Artiste DaVinci LED moving head luminaires.

 

Jake Brantley, Director of Production for Student Life Camp, worked together with Chris Kulow on the lighting design for the Student Life Camp worship environment and used the Artiste DaVinci as the main profile fixture - four working from an overhead truss and four ground positioned.

 

Also in the rig were Elation Platinum Seven LED moving heads used for front wash and Elation Rayzor 360Z beam/wash LED moving heads used as effect lighting. Brantley says the lighting rig was key in generating an upbeat atmosphere such as during an opening piece moment with video and projector-mapped content where the lighting was used to accent the piece.

 

www.elationlighting.com

 

 

Elite Multimedia supplies Elation Artiste DaVinci for Student Life Summer CampsElite Multimedia supplies Elation Artiste DaVinci for Student Life Summer Camps

Parkplatzbeleuchtung am Bürser Lünerseepark durch solare LED-Leuchten von LEDon

Parkplatzbeleuchtung am Bürser Lünerseepark durch solare LED-Leuchten von LEDon
Parkplatzbeleuchtung am Bürser Lünerseepark durch solare LED-Leuchten von LEDon

Der Parkplatz des Fachmarktzentrums Lünerseepark in Bürs erstrahlt in neuem Licht. Seit 1999 sind auf 4.500 Quadratmetern Verkaufsfläche ein Nahversorger und mehrere Handelsgeschäfte untergebracht. Die konventionelle Parkplatzbeleuchtung wurde durch acht LEDiva-Solarleuchten vom in Lustenau ansässigen LED-Anbieter LEDon ersetzt.

 

„Ausschlaggebend waren das nachhaltige Gesamtkonzept für den Platz nach Plänen des Architekturbüros Nikolussi-Hänsler sowie die Funktionalität, Wartungsfreiheit und das Design der innovativen Leuchten von LEDon“, sagt Hermann Metzler, Geschäftsführer der ZM3 Immobiliengesellschaft, der Eigentümerin des Lünerseeparks. Nach dem „Leuchtturm Bürs“, einer Lichtinstallation an einem Turm auf dem ehemaligen Fabrikgelände, setzt der Betreiber einen weiteren optischen Akzent.

 

Die Energieversorgung der LEDiva erfolgt autark über monokristalline Solarzellen und eine Lithium-Eisenphosphat-Batterie. Die Photovoltaik-Module sind im Aluminiummast der dreieckig profilierten Leuchte integriert. Licht wird bedarfsgenau geliefert: Sensorgesteuert aktiviert sich die LEDiva je nach Tageszeit und Umgebungslicht selbstständig.

 

Um die CO2-Neutralität zu garantieren, wurde für die Leuchte vom Klimaneutralitätsbündnis 2025 die Ökobilanz über den gesamten Lebenszyklus ermittelt, von der Herstellung bis zur Entsorgung. So können die verursachten CO2-Emissionen komplett und nachweislich kompensiert werden. Die Garantiezeit für die LEDiva beträgt zehn Jahre, und alle Komponenten sind „Made in Europe“.

 

(Fotos: Oliver Lerch)

 

www.ledon.at

Robe equips Nuku Theatre in Tallinn

Robe equips Nuku Theatre in Tallinn
Robe equips Nuku Theatre in Tallinn

Tallinn’s Nuku (Puppet) Theatre, located in the heart of the Estonian capital’s Old Town area, underwent extensive renovations in 2015/16, which resulted in the new 400 capacity main Ferdinand Theatre being created. This is run together with the Small Stage with which can accommodate 200 and the Oval Hall with 80.

 

Head of lighting Madis Kirkmann and his team of four look after the lighting for all three venues and have had Robe moving lights in the house for some time, including 300 and 600E Spots and LEDWash 300s and 600s which are currently lighting the Small Stage.

 

Robe first came into the building in 2013 after all eight staterun theatres in Estonia upgraded their lighting inventories with Robe moving lights. When the Ferdinand Theatre was completed at the end of 2016, Nuku purchased 58 new moving lights - 34 x DL4S Profiles and 24 x DL4F fresnels, all supplied by Robe distributor E&T.

 

(Photos: Siim Vahur)

 

www.robe.cz

 

 

Robe equips Nuku Theatre in TallinnRobe equips Nuku Theatre in Tallinn

ASC realisiert Akustik- und Beschallungskonzept in Rellinger Kirche

ASC realisiert Akustik- und Beschallungskonzept in Rellinger Kirche
ASC realisiert Akustik- und Beschallungskonzept in Rellinger Kirche

Die barocke Rellinger Kirche gehört zu den künstlerisch bedeutendsten Spätbarockbauten von Schleswig-Holstein. 2014 hat der Kirchenvorstand die Modernisierung der Tontechnik in der evangelisch-lutherischen Kirche ausgeschrieben. Ihr oktogonaler Bau mit seiner großen Höhe und zwei Emporen-Ebenen, in dem die Sitzplätze der Kanzel zugewandt sind, erforderte eine flexible und leistungsstarke Beschallungsanlage.

 

Das finale Akustik- und Beschallungskonzept wurde im Jahr 2017 unter Leitung von Pastor Dr. Lennart Berndt realisiert. Im Zuge der Ausschreibung wurde Diplom-Ingenieur Frank Chilinski von Nordakustik als Kirchenfachplaner für das Projekt gewonnen. Die Ausschreibung gewann der Hamburger Systemintegrator Amptown System Company (ASC). Sales Manager Andreas Klöhn und Projektleiter Michael Stötzel begleiteten das Projekt vom Angebot bis zur Endabnahme.

 

„Eine raumakustische Aufwertung kam aus Denkmalschutzgründen nicht in Frage“, erläutert Fachplaner Frank Chilinski. „Der Wunsch des Kirchenvorstands war, trotz des langen Nachhalls auf allen Plätzen eine hohe Sprachverständlichkeit zu erreichen und auch die heutigen Anforderungen an eine ‚volltönende Wiedergabe’ für den musikalischen Klanggenuss zu erfüllen, zum Beispiel für die Einspielungen von CDs und Smartphones. Darüber hinaus war der Richtungsbezug in Form einer Wiedergabe vom Altarbereich gewünscht.“

 

„Neben der ‚Neubelebung’ des kirchlichen Raumcharakters sollte das Beschallungssystem auch der zusätzlichen Nutzung der Rellinger Kirche für Konzerte und Veranstaltungen einen höheren Qualitätsstandard verleihen“, ergänzt Andreas Klöhn, ASC-Senior-Sales-Manager.

 

„Wir - das heißt: die Architektin, der Hauselektriker, das ASC-Team und ich - sind gemeinsam durch den Kirchenraum gegangen und haben potentielle Standorte für die Lautsprecher und das Medienrack sowie die Möglichkeiten des Kabelzugs abgestimmt“, erzählt Frank Chilinski. „Die alte Lautsprecherverkabelung in der 100-Volt-Technik war nicht mehr zeitgemäß, zumal auch die Emporen angebunden werden mussten. Daher hat der Hauselektriker die von mir geforderte niederohmige Verkabelung für alle Lautsprecher verlegt und bei dieser Gelegenheit auch die Mikrofonverkabelung erneuert.“

 

„Für die Aufholbeschallung haben wir auf den beiden Emporen je sieben kleine, kaum sichtbare D&B-5-S-Lautsprecher aus der xS-Serie installiert und für das Altar-Monitoring zu beiden Seiten je zwei Lautsprecher dieser Kategorie“, erklärt Andreas Klöhn. „Für die Bündelung bis in die hintersten Reihen haben wir an den Säulen rechts und links vom Altar zwei schlanke D&B-24-C-Säulenlautsprecher aus der xC-Serie integriert. Aus Betriebssicherheitsgründen wurden auf die Lautsprecher abgestimmte Systemendstufen verbaut. Für die Hauptbeschallung aus der Altarrichtung kommen zweikanalige D&B-D6-Endstufen zum Einsatz, für die Aufholbeschallung vierkanalige 10D-Endstufen.“

 

„Bei der Funkmikrofontechnik habe ich in der Planungsphase das Frequenzspektrum abgescannt, damit die Kirche im Hinblick auf die ‚digitale Dividende’ auch in Zukunft sicher funktionierende Funkstrecken nutzen kann“, sagt Frank Chilinski. „Für den Einsatz habe ich digitale QLXD-Funkstrecken von Shure vorgegeben. Die Auswahl der Mikrofonkapseln und Headsets erfolgte nach klanglichen und Sprachverständlichkeitsaspekten. Den Feinabgleich der Funkanlage hat ASC durchgeführt.“

 

Die Schwerhörigenschleife erfüllt die Anforderungen der DIN 60118-4 mit Hilfe des Stromverstärkers Ampetronic ILD 1000. Michael Stötzel: „Für die Entzerrung der Lautsprecher hat Frank einen BLU-100-DSP-Controller des Herstellers BSS vorgesehen. Die Delay-Anpassungen wurden in den Systemverstärkern eingestellt. Die Nutzer können an den im Kirchenraum verteilten Bedientableaus in der Sakristei, in der Küsterloge sowie an der Orgel von mir programmierte Presets auswählen und bei Bedarf die Gesamtlautstärke in festgelegten Grenzen verändern. Bei Nichtbenutzung der Emporen können die dort platzierten Lautsprecherkreise abgeschaltet werden, um die Sprachverständlichkeit im Hauptbereich zu optimieren.“

 

Im täglichen Kirchenbetrieb ist keine manuelle Lautstärkeanpassung erforderlich: Die von Planer und Systemintegrator ermittelten Einstellungen von Shure-SCM820-Automatikmischer und Audio-DSP erlauben eine optimale Sprachverständlichkeit mit Richtungsbezug. Der Automatikmischer öffnet nur die Mikrofone, in die auch hineingesprochen wird. Nicht besprochene Mikrofone werden nahezu geschlossen. Es werden daher zusätzliche Halleinträge in die Anlage, welche die Sprachverständlichkeit vermindern könnten, vermieden.

 

Nicht vom Nutzer zu bedienende Bedienelemente der Geräte (Endstufen, Funkempfänger, Automatikmischer) wurden bis auf die tatsächlich notwendigen Stellen (zum Beispiel Aux-Eingang) aus Gründen der Betriebssicherheit in Absprache mit dem Kirchenvorstand gesperrt.

 

www.amptown-system.com

 

 

ASC realisiert Akustik- und Beschallungskonzept in Rellinger KircheASC realisiert Akustik- und Beschallungskonzept in Rellinger Kirche

Christie-Projektionssystem für Washington Capitals und Washington Wizards

Christie-Projektionssystem für Washington Capitals und Washington Wizards
Christie-Projektionssystem für Washington Capitals und Washington Wizards

Im Auftrag von Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) hat Quince Imaging den Einzug der US-Sportteams Washington Wizards (National Basketball Association) und Washington Capitals (National Hockey League) in die Playoffs 2018 inszeniert. Quince installierte ein Christie-Projektionssystem für eine Projektion-Mapping-Show in der Capital One Arena.

 

Monumental entschied, das System für die Playoffs erst provisorisch und dann während der Saison-Spielpause fest zu installieren. Das System musste für beide Sportarten geeignet sein, um Projektionsmapping sowohl auf dem Eis der Capitals als auch auf dem Hartholzfeld der Wizards zuzulassen, und auf die unterschiedlichen Größen der jeweiligen Fläche anpassen zu können. Zudem musste es schlüsselfertig sein und Projektionstechnologie, -inhalte und 3D-Bildmaterial beinhalten.

 

„Wir haben zwölf Christie Boxer 4K30 für die Playoff-Runde der Capitals und der Wizards installiert“, sagt Eric Gazzillo, Producer, Quince Imaging. Zusätzlich zu den Christie-Projektoren setzte man bei Quince auch Christie Pandoras Box mit Widget Designer, Christie Mystique Install Pro Venue Edition sowie Christie Terra ein.

 

www.christieemea.com

 

 

Christie-Projektionssystem für Washington Capitals und Washington WizardsChristie-Projektionssystem für Washington Capitals und Washington Wizards

Robe illuminates ‘The Four - Season Two’

Robe illuminates ‘The Four - Season Two’
Robe illuminates ‘The Four - Season Two’

‘The Four: Battle for Stardom’ - AKA ‘The Four’ is a new US reality TV show and singing competition produced by ITV Entertainment and Armoza Formats. Lighting designer Tom Sutherland of DX7 Design produced a large scale immersive 360-degree lighting environment for the second season. It was a distinctive aesthetic shift from the look of the first season, and this time around, he included Robe MegaPointes and Spiiders on the rig.

 

The show was recorded in Studio 14 of the CBS Studio Centre in LA and the lighting equipment was supplied by California based Felix Lighting. The set, involving substantial LED structures, was produced by Florian Wieder of Wieder Design.

 

Tom Sutherland tried to integrate as many varied elements into the lighting design as possible, all shaped to create a 360-degree space more like a club in ambience and appearance than a TV studio. Program director Phil Heyes also embraced this concept.

 

The 28 x MegaPointes were positioned above what they called ‘The Frown’, a curved truss which provided a proscenium style mask for the central video wall, also curved, and as such was the icon-piece of the lighting design. Everything on the rig fed visually into the center circle of lighting just behind the Frown.

 

Twenty-eight out of a total of 56 x Spiiders were hung immediately below the MegaPointes on the bottom of the Frown, along its curvature, and these were used extensively for their effects including the washes, beams and the center flower. The remaining Spiiders were all dotted around the circle, retaining a central piece of the action.

 

Sutherland worked with two operators on Season 2, Joe Holdman who looked after the whole lighting rig and Nate Files who dealt with the screens and video content, both using GrandMA2 full size consoles.

 

Their four-day weeks started with one day of just the lighting team; for the second they would get the chance to dry-block with the performers, and this was followed by a camera day, then the show day. The series’ creative director was Justin Mabardi and the ITV America producers were David Friedman and Becca Walker.

 

(Photos: Tom Sutherland/ITV America/FOX)

 

www.robe.cz

 

 

Robe illuminates ‘The Four - Season Two’Robe illuminates ‘The Four - Season Two’

Getzner verantwortet Schallschutz in Seine Musicale

Getzner verantwortet Schallschutz in Seine Musicale
Getzner verantwortet Schallschutz in Seine Musicale

La Seine Musicale de I’Île Seguin, ein auf einer Seine-Insel gelegenes und einem Schiff nachempfundes Kulturzentrum bei Boulogne-Billancourt nahe Paris, wurde von den Architekten Shigeru Ban und Jean de Gastines entworfen. Im Zentrum des Bauwerks steht eine mit Glas verkleidete, kugelförmige Fassade, um die sich ein Fotovoltaik-Segel mit dem Lauf der Sonne bewegt.

 

Das Akustikkonzept für das Gebäude entwickelte das Büro Lamoureux Acoustics aus Paris sowie Nagata Acoustics aus Tokio, welche bereits für die Akustik in der Pariser Philharmonie und der Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris sowie der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg verantwortlich waren. Die Berechnung und Auslegung der Schallschutzlager sowie die passenden Werkstoffe stammen dabei von Getzner. 

 

Die besondere Architektur sorgte für mehrere akustische bzw. schwingungstechnische Herausforderungen. Ihnen widmete sich Lamoureux Acoustics in Zusammenarbeit mit Getzner Frankreich.Die Anforderung war, die vielen unterschiedlichen Stellen, die es im Gebäude zu entkoppeln galt, schalltechnisch zu berechnen und dabei an die jeweiligen Umgebungsbedingungen anzupassen.

 

„Sylodyn und Sylomer haben sich als ideal für die verschiedensten Anwendungen im Bauwerk erwiesen. Die elastischen Werkstoffe dämmen Schwingungen, sodass sich diese nicht auf andere Bereiche übertragen können“, erklärt Cédric Le Chevillier, zuständiger Projektmanager bei Getzner Frankreich.

 

Um bei der Seine Musicale unerwünschte Schwingungen abzufangen, wurden beispielsweise die Verbindungen zwischen der Glasfassade des Auditoriums und dem Betonkern der Hülle mit Sylodyn elastisch entkoppelt. Als Maßnahmen gegen Trittschall sind die Böden der Plattform „Tutti“ und des großen Proberaums auf Sylomer gelagert.

 

Die Dachterrasse wiederum lagert auf der wasserresistenten Acoustic Floor Mat. Weitere Schallschutzmaßnahmen gab es bei den Treppen und Wänden. Darüber hinaus führte Getzner die Einbauüberwachung vor Ort sowie abschließende Abnahmemessungen durch.

 

(Fotos: Laurent Blossier/Jean-Luc Dolmaire)

 

www.getzner.com

Stockholm International Congress Centre chooses Robe

Stockholm International Congress Centre chooses Robe
Stockholm International Congress Centre chooses Robe

Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Centre (Stockholmsmässan) is an expo and conference facility in Älvsjö, a southern suburb of Stockholm, with four halls, the longest of which stretches 365 metres. They own a substantial amount of rigging and production technology and have a full time staff of 25 Riggers, overseen - together with crew from other technical departments - by head of production, Fredrik Zetterberg (pictured).

 

Over the last two years Stockholmsmässan has invested in 48 Robe moving lights - 36 x Vivas and 12 x DL4S profiles - which were specified by Zetterberg. He and his team used the 2016 LLB expo (a trade show for audio, video and lighting), as an opportunity to light the main bar area with a selection of different Robe fixtures, giving the chance to see and try out a few options in situ.

 

From this, a more refined moving light wish-list emerged which had an LED source requirement right at the top. “Fixtures are on 10 hours a day or more for shows and we needed economical and green to run lighting,” Zetterberg states.

 

As well as numerous expositions which include The Furniture Fair that utilizes around 3000 metres of trussing and 3000 lights and an annual car/motorcycle show that consumes 3000 plus points and keeps a rigging crew of 70-80 working around the clock, Stockholmsmässan services a host of gala dinners, awards shows, bands and sometimes music TV shows.

 

www.robe.cz

Infrarot-LED von Osram ermöglicht neues Fahrerüberwachungs-System für teilautonomes Fahren

Infrarot-LED von Osram ermöglicht neues Fahrerüberwachungs-System für teilautonomes Fahren
Infrarot-LED von Osram ermöglicht neues Fahrerüberwachungs-System für teilautonomes Fahren

Osram Opto Semiconductors und Joyson Safety Systems haben den neuen Cadillac CT6 mit einem neuartigen System für teilautonomes Fahren ausgestattet. Super Cruise ist das erste System, das freihändiges Fahren auf der Autobahn ermöglicht.

 

Infrarot- und LED-Komponenten von Osram sind im Lenkrad des Cadillac CT6 verbaut und ermöglichen dem Bordcomputer, die Aufmerksamkeit des Fahrers zu überwachen. Dabei wird die Position des Kopfes vom System verfolgt und so sichergestellt, dass der Fahrer die Straße vor sich im Blick behält.

 

Joyson Safety Systems und Osram entwickelten das Lenkrad gemeinsam. Mithilfe einer im Lenkrad verbauten Infrarot-Kamera wird die Kopfposition und Blickrichtung des Fahrers verfolgt. Wendet der Fahrer seine Augen zu lange von der Straße ab, sendet das System eine Reihe optischer Warnsignale, um die Aufmerksamkeit des Fahrers wieder auf das Verkehrsgeschehen zu lenken. Sollte der Fahrer beispielsweise im Notfall keinerlei Reaktion zeigen, nutzt der Cadillac CT6 die Fahrassistenz-Technologien an Bord, um das Auto kontrolliert anzuhalten.

 

Im Lenkrad von Joyson Safety Systems verbaut, beleuchtet die Oslon Black SFH 4715S das Gesicht des Fahrers mit nicht sichtbarem Infrarotlicht, um so Augenbewegungen und die Blickrichtung mit einer Kamera verfolgen zu können. Eine RGB-MultiLED zeigt dem Fahrer an, wann das Super-Cruise-System in Betrieb und welche Funktion gerade aktiv ist.

 

So leuchten die LED beispielsweise grün, wenn das System aktiv ist. Die Lichter werden blau, wenn das System erkennt, dass der Fahrer möglicherweise gerade nicht aufpasst, und sie werden rot, wenn das System ausgeschaltet ist. Eine Blinkfunktion schaltet sich ein, wenn die IRED die Augen des Fahrers wegen eines Hindernisses nicht ausleuchten können.

 

www.osram.de

Robe fixtures installed at Pretoria’s Sun Arena

Robe fixtures installed at Pretoria’s Sun Arena
Robe fixtures installed at Pretoria’s Sun Arena

The new 8,500 capacity Sun Arena in Pretoria, South Africa features a house moving light rig of 90 dynamic Robe fixtures, which are at the disposal of all events utilising the multipurpose venue, part of Sun International’s Time Square development and entertainment complex.

 

The Robes are integral to a complete turnkey technical package specified and supplied to the venue by Robe’s South African distributor DWR to operators Sun International. This encompassed a lighting system, trussing, rigging, follow spots and power distribution.

 

The Sun Arena’s capacity expands to 10,000 with a standing audience. The Time Square complex also includes full conferencing facilities. The backbone of the lighting rig is 12 x BMFL Spots, 6 x BMFL Blades, 24 x Spiider LED wash beams, 24 x Pointes and 24 x LEDBeam 100s.

 

This was proposed by DWR’s Duncan Riley and Johnny Scholtz, and supplied as a fully flight-cased touring-ready system, so it can be de-rigged and stored after each show. This gives individual LD’s the latitude to have lights wherever they want over and around the stage and auditorium, they are not restricted to having certain units in fixed positions.

 

Apart from the Robe moving lights, there are six Robe ColorStrobes available and 74 x LED Par cans, complete with a GrandMA system for control. Large amounts of Prolyte trussing and motors mean that trussing can be configured and rigged in numerous ways throughout the arena.

 

The lighting is being looked after day-to-day and gig-to-gig by Johannesburg based production and rental specialists MGG, who won a tender to supply full venue technical facilities management. They have a team based on site which co-ordinates the requirements for each incoming show and event.

 

The first Sun Arena gig to utilise the new house system was the ‘Unison Celebration Show’ featuring a diverse line-up of multi-cultural African artists, reflecting Time Square’s commitment to supporting South Africa’s thriving performing arts industry. Lighting for this event was designed by Francois van de Merwe from MGG.

 

(Photos: KiefKreativ/Duncan Riley/EFC)

 

www.robe.cz

 

 

Robe fixtures installed at Pretoria’s Sun ArenaRobe fixtures installed at Pretoria’s Sun Arena

Elation broadcast lighting for Cwmni Da Studio, Wales

Elation broadcast lighting for Cwmni Da Studio, Wales
Elation broadcast lighting for Cwmni Da Studio, Wales

When independent Welsh production company Cwmni Da converted their open plan office into a new studio earlier this year, in the town of Caernarfon on the northwest coast of Wales, the television producers sought to minimize their carbon footprint by installing a more energy-efficient lighting system. Lighting company Lumio Media suggested, specified and installed an LED lighting package of TV-optimized Elation Professional luminaires.

 

Six KL Fresnel 8 and four KL Fresnel 6 fixtures were ordered for the new Cwmni Da studio by John Penny Williams, Lighting Director at Lumio Media, who supplied and installed the lighting rig, as well as scaffolding and all the distribution electrics and data for the project.

 

Also specified for use in the studio are eight Elation TVL Panel DW softlights, a dynamic white luminaire with 480 cool white and 480 warm white LEDs and linear color temperature control. Used in a white-out set for a show called ‘FFIT Cymru’, a lifestyle program filmed over an 8-week period, the TVL Panel DWs were used for peak-white soft fill from behind while the KL Fresnel fixtures provided warmer key light from the front.

 

When more colorful looks are required the studio has 10 TVL Cyc RGBW cyclorama wall wash luminaires at its disposal. Also available for ample color possibilities are 14 SixPar 200 LED color-changing Par lights and 16 SixBar 1000 Battens.

 

www.elationlighting.com

 

 

Elation broadcast lighting for Cwmni Da Studio, WalesElation broadcast lighting for Cwmni Da Studio, Wales