Your ears will be ringing!

Your ears will be ringing!It would be relatively boring to just see acoustic technology in the off position. Instead, it is much nicer to experience the systems in action and really give your ears something to hear. The organizers at the Prolight+Sound will make sure of that. Then, in addition to all the “off” products in the exhibition area, the concert and sound arena will have many “on” products.

In fifteen minute intervals, selected exhibitors will present their systems in the arena. We might advise you to take few steps back with some exhibitions; since modern technology can be quite loud. But the long and short of it remains that an audience spread across a large area should hear everything well. It is not just that you can hear, but rather how.

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Pro MailHelp! You want to visit the trade show which starts in less than three weeks, but really don’t have any information. Then it is time for us to tell you about the Pro Mail service offered by the Frankfurt trade show. Without any problems the newsletter can be sent directly to your mailbox and gives you the newest information concerning the Prolight+Sound, directly on your monitor. In addition to the news, you can find information about the programmes and hall plan. Also, companies present their newest products and visitor’s questions will be answered. The newsletter also gives you practical tips about lodging, directions and tickets.

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The Futurelight PLB 230 – turn the spotlight on!

Futurelight PLB-230

Michael Dill, press commentator at Steinigke Showtechnic GmbH, will present a new feature in his blog: "One of our many highlights is the Futurelight PLB-230, which we are introducing for the first time in Frankfurt very precise beam moving head, which combines an Osram Sirius with 230 watts and an LED ring with twelve 3-watt LEDs in one device "...

Electronic public displays of affection

Electronic public displays of affection

We love speakers, microphones, regulators, record players, earphones; in short, we love everything that has to do with lighting and event technology. For those of you, who are just like us, you can express your “gadget love” with a free e-card from the Prolight+Sound. For example, towards the end of the week, you can send a friendly note to a business associate reminding him about the PLS 2013, or get your friend in the right mood for the concert you are both going to this Saturday. Whatever makes your heart skip a beat. Every technology lover will be thrilled to get this electronic greeting. 🙂

Sinus Award for the FC Bayern World Experience

“Mia san…” magnificent- at FC Bayern everything is simply going well this season. The championship title is within reach and in the Champions League the traditional club is maintaining a high profile. There is one award which they have already won: The 2013 Sinus- Systems Integration Award is going to the FC Bayern World of…

Sound bursting from the seams!

BoomboxFold, connect and hook it up- the sound system for a casual stroll through the city or a picnic in the park is ready. A smart minded Berliner proved that the right sound doesn’t always have to come from award winning high-end technology. Designer Alex Pfaender created the Boombox, a speaker station for MP3 players and mobile phones. The unusual thing about it, the casing is made completely out of cardboard. Naturally it would not work without the right technology on the inside. The exceptional piece runs on batteries or rechargeable batteries. The sound is created by two integrated speakers. Built on the do-it-yourself principle, the hydrophobic product out of cardboard has to be pieced together by hand.

“Escape and evacuation routes are essential for survival”

Hubert Klüpfel evacuation and escape

Hubert Klüpfel

While thousands of fans cheer in front of their favourite band’s stage, jump up and down or follow the hundreds of scenes in a musical, and entire hoard of event managers and event engineers have been working in the background. They not only think about the lighting, sound and autograph hour, the question of the safety at the events plays a crucial role in the planning. At the “1st International Event Safety Conference” experts will lecture and discuss these exact topics. The conference takes place parallel to Prolight + Sound. We spoke with the consultant, Hubert Klüpfel, Executive Director of TraffGo HT, in greater detail about his lecture topic: “Evacuation Simulations”.

Discussion forum for Eventmanagement

Experience ShoppingWho doesn’t like to use the comfortable advantages of online banking? The click “in my basket” is quick, the journey to the city center avoided and books, all kinds of electronic “toys”, shoes and much more are delivered right to your front door. While E-commerce continues to grow; the traditional commercial venues need ideas to make sure their customers keep coming back. An approach at solving the problem is called “Experience Marketing”.
“Experience Shopping” will soon play a central role in traditional commercial venues. Through events and interaction at the point of sale the consumer’s interest is awoken and his curiosity induced. This can be achieved through creative shop concepts, unique product lines, shopping events and exceptional customer service,” according to Sven Classen, chief executive of “Erlebnisbüro- die Markererlebnis GmbH”.

New sport experience with RiCam

RiCamThis week hundreds of thousands of spectators are champing at the bit in front of their TVs and on site, as professional winter sport athletes from all over the world swoosh down the snow covered slopes at the alpine skiing world championships. While some ski fans in the Austrian city of Schladming get to see the slope aces live, most of the rest of the winter sports fans can only watch the moving image on the TV. These images just might surprise you this year. For the first time, live camera feeds are being shown from the skier’s perspective.
In the development of a camera which can withstand the ski slopes, the video, audio and communications experts at Riedel Communications had their fingers in the pie. The camera which just came on the market this month, the RiCam,  is put onto the ski goggles and sends extraordinary pictures from the athlete’s perspective. The broadcaster ORF is giving you the chance to marvel at these amazing scenes.


Projection Foils from Gerriets


Since cloud covered mountains, iced landscapes or overgrown sheer rock walls, needed for film, TV and stage productions, are not always readily available outside your front door, nor do they grow on stage, you need alternatives. Professionals can create deceivingly real scenery- detailed all the way to the tip of the conifer. Therefore, the company Gerriets chose to specialize in the production of foils, textiles and scenery for theatre, film, TV, exhibition stands and open air venues.

A12 Tunable White from JB-Lighting at the PLS 2013

A12 Tunable

Why do you as an exhibitor use Prolight + Sound 2013?

Stephanie Walloner, JB-Lighting GmbH: Prolight + Sound is the most important convention of the entire year for us. As a German manufacturer, it is and always has been extremely important for us, and we use the PLS as a way of fostering our existing customer base. Furthermore, the PLS has won international importance throughout the years. Therefore, it has become a popular destination for new customers. That’s why we also expect to establish new contacts in 2013.

In the mood with beyerdynamic

in the mood

Let’s take a little journey back in time. Back to the 60’s, as The Beatle’s made a crosswalk world famous, and songs such as “Help”, “Yellow Submarine” and “Yesterday” made our hearts melt. Let’s dare to look back to the 70’s, to four Swedish pop singers in flashy bell bottoms, whose songs “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” were known far beyond their country’s borders. Why should we take a look at the past just now?

Late Night Concepts with new products at the Prolight +Sound

Late Night ConceptsWhy do you as an exhibitor use Prolight + Sound 2013?

Ingo Kaiser, Late Night Concepts: At Prolight + Sound we will introduce our brand new product the Cargo Cart. The product is the first of its kind to hit the markets worldwide. The Frankfurt Exhibition Fair even created its own product category for it. We think Prolight + Sound is the perfect platform to present the Cargo Cart to an international audience. It is the first time that we are represented as manufacturers at the exhibition.

Magic Sky gets new roof over their heads

Magik SkyIt is lightweight, set up within one day and isn’t unnerved by a stiff breeze- the Magic Sky pavilion provides a safe roof over the heads of the visitors at many worldwide events. From the BMW World in Munich, to the Berlin Fashion Week and including the Gazprom Event in Saint Petersburg the system, which can cover areas up to 1000 sq. meters, has been in service.

Sennheiser wins the Design Competition

design competitionWhether boldly colourful or in noble design – flashy DJ Headphones can be seen everywhere on the German streets, even long after they had to make room for their smaller in ear counterparts, the headbuds , in the early 90’s.Since their revival, the DJ Headphones are no longer just a technical device, but have become much more of a fashion statement. Therefore it is only logical that a representative from this category is one of the winners of this year’s international design competition.

Digital Services for Exhibitors

digital servicesWith their impressive show laser system, they ensure the “aha effect” at mega events as well as at smaller free time and cultural events. Within the industry HB Laser has made a name for itself with its elaborate projections and new laser technology. Last year the professionals also presented themselves in their best light at Prolight + Sound. During the four days at the trade fair, as well as in the online world of the Frankfurt trade show, they presented, among other things, some of their video projections and laser as well as light installations . They are not the only ones who have used the digital services of the trade fair.

Wanted: National Newcomer

NewcomerWho doesn't want to stand on a stage in front of an international audience? Many small businesses have enough creative ideas, but they often lack the financial means, to present their ideas at an international lighting fair such as Prolight + Sound. Whether it is the stand rental, stand construction or promotional materials- the costs of participating in a trade fair simply bust many start-ups budget.

How holograms can change concerts


To once again experience John Lennon together with the Beatles or Elvis’ legendary dance live and in color on the stage, most of us will never be able to experience those things. However, if we take into account the newest developments in projection engineering, many long gone legends could seem very alive and in turn breathe new life into the entire music industry.