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60 Truckloads of Infrastructure for Ed Sheeran Concert

For many fans, an Ed Sheeran concert is an extraordinary event. The British singer-songwriter regularly draws over a hundred thousand fans to his concerts. The biggest concert in Europe on his current tour was at the end of July at the trotting course in Hamburg’s Bahrenfeld district. The logistical effort was immense: using 60 truckloads…
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Area Four Industries starts Internet TV Channel

How is a burden calculation carried out for temporary structures? What regulations apply for temporary roof systems? Such questions are now addressed on the new Internet TV channel from Area Four Industries. The world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum trusses and scaffolding constructions has initiated the first online video platform about trusses and rigging. Hints, Tricks…
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Layher develops flexible video wall system

Watch parties of sports events, open air concerts or festivals all cannot be realized without video walls. Huge LED displays makes it possible for everyone in the audience to have a view of the artists and athletes – and give the artists yet another surface for their creative shows. Layher has developed a flexible video…
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Fairconstruction: “Length times width times height”– Within that almost everything is possible”

There isn’t just innovative technology at Prolight + Sound, frequently the exhibitors‘ stands are fascinating and worth a look. However, impressive trade fair presentations don’t get made by themselves. The people at Fairconstruction support the planning, conception, organization and realization of trade fair presentations. As a company affiliated with Messe Frankfurt, they are at home…
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MA Lighting and Claypaky at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards

High-powered TV shows need a special atmosphere. Especially when if it is an award ceremony like the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards. MA Lighting and Claypaky supports the production in order to cast Austria’s greatest national music award in the best light. Matthias Frank: "I’m convinced by perfect optics" At the awards, lighting designer and light…
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GAHRENS + BATTERMANN: “Our entire industry comes home to us”

Prolight + Sound is one of the largest trade fairs for event technology and always surprises with new technologies and concepts – and not only through the exhibitor presentations at the fair. Even Prolight + Sound itself continues to develop its media technology. The trade fair is supported by the event technology service provider GAHRENS…
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Good reasons why you should exhibit at Prolight + Sound in 2019

Why should I participate in the Prolight + Sound 2019 as an exhibitor? This and other questions are posed by many companies when they are considering participating. In order to offer some support, we have collected some ideas for exhibitors. That’s because it especially pays to book a stand by the end of the month:…
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Robe is Looking for Germany’s Superstar

Analogous to American Idol, Deutschland sucht den Superstar (or “DSDS”) has been a constant hit on German television for the last 15 years. Dieter Bohlen and his more or less talented casting show stars entertain an audience of millions in primetime slots. And the Czech lighting manufacturer Robe has been providing the spotlights for the…
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Early Bird Discount: Save Up to 13 Percent!

A mere 10 months before Prolight + Sound 2019 starts on April 2, 2019, exhibitors can now book their stands for the trade fair all about entertainment technologies and services. When doing so, the “early birds” not only get the first spots to present themselves to visitors, they also profit from the corresponding discount. Whoever…
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“Hedgeducation”: High End Systems starts Video Tutorials

Every live show is impressively staged when it’s put in the right light. To reach this goal, light designers control and program dozens, up to hundreds of spotlights, washes, and beams. One absolute must is the light desk that can be used to program and control spotlights. Since the end of May, High End System…
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Future Talents Project 2018 – These are the Winners

Creative, full of ideas and innovation – this is one way to describe the applications for the Future Talents Project 2018. The applicants included a great variety of young talent. Choosing a winner was anything but easy. Future Talents Project 2018 – Numerous ideas this year as well 3rd place: Technical team (2nd generation) of…
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Fog Machines from Ultratec

Mystic stage imagery, atmospheric concert appearances, and scary ghost trains, all of them frequently thank their special effects to the use of fog machines. The die Ultratec special effects GmbH can be named as one of the leading producers in this field. In 2018, the American company was represented at Prolight + Sound for the…
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Impressive Effect with Simple Means from Gerriets

Immersive technologies are the new trend in the event industry. They make events more vivid, blurring the line between the real and the virtual. As a producer of theater and stage equipment, Gerriets also premiered two products at Prolight + Sound 2018 that create impressive visual effects. HoloGauze and InviScreen create new possibilities The InviScreen…
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Everything Live: Prolight + Sound Streamed

It’s already routine for young artists and amateurs: transmitting music, video games, or events via internet. At Prolight + Sound 2018 this technology was utilized at various points, and demonstrated how livestreaming can also be executed on a professional level. Live Production Forum Shows Productions Processes for Broadcast and Streaming “Livestreaming isn’t so widespread in…
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