Amadeus Acoustics GmbH - The digitalisation of the concert hall
: Thorsten Rohde, CEO
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 May, 15:45 – 16:15 | Thursday 12 May, 10:30 – 11:00
Today we see more and more that changes in the business model of the event locations are announced. More and more different programs have to be handled and the stage, architecture and technology have to adapt quickly to different requirements. The respective acoustic requirements for concerts, theatres, musicals or congresses differ significantly and it is therefore an advantage if the acoustics in a room are designed variably.
In this lecture, solutions are described as to how the room acoustics can be optimally adapted to the respective event with digital and electro-acoustic means. The various technical concepts at the state of the art are presented. Examples show how an event space can be curated artistically and commercially with the help of variable acoustics.
ARRI – Seamless workflow integration for broadcast lighting systems
: Paul Flemming, Head of Projects, ARRI Solutions Group
Date/Time: Thursday 12 May, 14:00 – 14:30
ARRI LightNet has been developed as a powerful, visually intuitive, and flexible tool to assist the smooth and efficient operation of contemporary studio facilities with both IP-based and DMX-controlled lighting systems. Paul will explain the features and advantages of ARRI LightNet and how to use with it the full power of IP connectivity but making the designed lighting system, its usage and operation and daily studio workflows as easy as possible at the same time.
Clay Paky S.p.A. - Claypaky lighting solutions for a variety of markets and applications
: Alessandro Colangelo
Date/Time: Tuesday 11 May, 11:15 – 11:45
Claypaky’s main areas of intervention will be illustrated, from events to installations, from theatre to cruise ship, through a technical presentation by product category: the innovative laser-based fixtures, IP66 fixtures, products for theatrical use, products for the Show and Corporate Events, all in line with global sustainability.
Clay Paky S.p.A. - Claypaky CloudIO: digital IOT for maintenance
: Alessandro Melegaro, Product Specialist
Date/Time: Friday 13 May, 11:15 – 11:45
The CloudIO is an IoT device which provides technicians with complete diagnostics for most Claypaky fixtures. Starting from the version 126.96.36.199, CloudIO can also read the parameters of all RDM-compliant fixtures regardless of brand. When the lights run checks after use, the unit collects data on hours of lamp life of each fixture, the conditions of various components in the units and update firmware, simply by connecting to the cloud. The CloudIO is a compact device, equipped with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. It has two in/out pass-through DMX connections, so it is possible to interface and communicate directly with up to 31 lights in series. This is particularly useful for rental companies, who can connect their lights to the CloudIO when they return from a tour. The CloudIO is equipped with a retrofit system, which allows it to be fitted to most Claypaky lights.
d&b audiotechnik - The Milan open standard and converged networks
: Henning Kaltheuner, Head of Market Intelligence
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 May, 12:00 – 12:30 | Thursday 12 May, 12:45 – 13:15
In many venue projects, an expectation is that the network could be one structure for all services and disciplines. It is complicated to deal with separate networks and to maintain them and they expose severe limitations to interoperability and functional integration. On the other hand – due to many reasons – it is in reality very hard to realize a fully converged network infrastructure. The 30 min. paper session will – as a joint session from d&b audiotechnik and L-Acoustics – dive into the topic and explain the future perspectives with Milan open standard TSN networks on converged networking in event venues.
ECLER - Ecler WiSpeak: Wireless Professional Audio for your spaces
: Luis Artigas, Sales Manager Retail & Hospitality
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 May, 10:30 – 11:00 | Wednesday 11 May, 16:30 – 17:00
Goodbye interference, Hello reliability! with Ecler WiSpeak, our ‘plug & play’ wireless professional audio system that you will love.
Ecler WiSpeak is based in a transmitter unit (CORE) and receivers: TUBE as the 3” lamp style TUBE and CUBE as the 5” classic cabinet with compact design. Adding to the range, we’ve just included a new member to the family with WiSpeak GLOBE: a uniquely designed loudspeaker with 360º sound dispersion and the possibility of working as bass reinforcement for other WiSpeak speakers.
Many installers and customers have already experienced the ease and versatility, as well as the reliability when installing Ecler’s WiSpeak professional wireless system. The installation possibilities include track lighting rails or directly on surfaces with a dedicated accessory. With more than 2,600 references sold in more than 30 countries, and despite of being released during COVID pandemic, we can say that WiSpeak system is a complete success.
But that’s not all, in Ecler we’ve created WiSpeak grip app to control the entire system from your smart device with a friendly use interface and advanced setting options like two different profiles: admin and user with different access levels.
ECLER - Ecler presents VIDA amplifier
: David Loza, Sales Manager Retail & Hospitality
VIDA-24Q is a Digital Amplifier capable of distributing its 2400W across the four output asymmetrically thanks to the VersaPower technology. Evn if you are working in high or low impedance, VIDA-24Q features an internal matrix capable of mixing and routing any or all of the sound sources, with advanced signal processing if needed, and an integrated audio player with multiple functionalities. Includes 4 Dante (TM) /AES inputs and outputs, This new Ecler amplifier can control other devices in the same network.
Furthermore, VIDA-24Q offers several remote-control possibilities such as customised user control panels through iOS and Android application for end users and an embedded intuitive web GUI for installers.
Equipson S.A. - The need for physical control for AV
: Juan Jose Vila, CSO
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 May, 12:45 – 13:15
We want to introduce a new concept of versatile controller that can connect to almost any AV device and brings the possibility to add physical control to any AV installation.
Fohhn – How to integrate first class sound seamlessly in your projects
: Fernando Vidal Wagner, Sales & Applications Engineer
Date/Time: Tuesday 12:45 – 13:15 | Friday 10:30 – 11:00
Great sound is important. For emotions, for speech intelligibility or even for safety. But the visual integration of an audio system should also be a success and the speakers should blend in perfectly and inconspicuously. Fohhn has been tackling this challenge since 1993, producing innovative and sustainable audio system solutions for the global market in Germany.
Acoustics, electronics, mechanics and software form an inseparable unit. Our intelligent, digital system amplifiers and software tools are therefore just as important as the more than 100 types of loudspeakers.
On request, we offer numerous customizing options for our systems. From special colours, special enclosure lengths and special weather protection to complete custom builds.
The famous Fohhn Beam Steering Technology allows the control of the sound dispersion by mouse wheel. This allows the systems to be mounted discreetly straight on the wall without having to be tilted or curved.
Fohhn is a true partner during a project and supports with planning and simulation all the way to on-site system tuning – in the small conference room, in the cathedral as well as in the largest opera house in Europe.
Fonestar - Integrable public address systems in smart buildings, smart villages and smart cities
: Alvaro Puente Collado, Projects Director & Daniel Cobo Albo, R&D Director
Date/Time: Thursday 12 May, 15:30 – 16:00
Smart buildings with interconnected and integrated services are the present. Energy control, climate control, access control, video surveillance, etc. are systems for which public address is a perfect complement. Smart towns and cities are the next natural step. The applications that can be built in combination with public address systems at these levels are vast. From use for festivities or all kind of events to the increasingly necessary public safety. Fonestar’s AIP technology is a proven technology that evolves every day both in features and product line. This technology has reached a point where the only thing to worry about in terms of new devices are small, specific details. Most importantly, it enables full integration through free, high-level abstraction tools that reduce the learning curve to a minimum, such as an SDK and a RESTful API that has been released this year. Thanks to the RESTful API, integrators who use a hub device or offer a cloud service integration can offer a more complete solution by including PA in their portfolio. Best of all, they only have to worry about their application level. At all times we offer training and support on integration, but more importantly we support the design of the public address installation. Both for companies that know the industry and for newcomers.
Glensound - Next generation ideas for using confidence monitor speakers on a network
: Marc Wilson, Managing Director
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 May, 14:15 – 14:45
Glensound’s Divine intelligent network audio monitor speaker is a 4 input, PoE powered speaker for Dante/AES67 networks. A single Cat 5/6 connection carries the four audio channels and power. There are three priority settings available on the Divine allowing one or more of the inputs to have priority over the others. In this way you could have the program being monitored on 1, and the second input being priority announcements. Any announcement will interrupt the program audio while there is an announcement, and go back to the program when it is finished. The user can select the inputs to monitor and adjust the volume level from the frront panel. There is a comprehensive remote control on Windows 10 and a configuration screen on the rear providing the following further options: gain boost, PPM mode (bargraph or single tri-colour), EQ mode, dark mode (all LEDs dimmed), input enable/disable, input mix options, bandpass filter, priority level (per input), dim level, volume pot lock, min volume setting, volume limit, line up level, grouping and power save. The Divine can be mounted via the standard mic thread on the base or the rear panel 75mm VESA mount.
Kling & Freitag GmbH - Intelligent column speakers for install applications
: Christoph Woehler, Senior Consultant
Date/Time: Tuesday 10 May, 14:15 – 14:45 | Wednesday 11 May, 15:00 – 15:30 | Thursday 12 May, 11:15 – 11:45
For more than 30 years, Kling & Freitag has been developing outstanding PA loudspeakers that are used in challenging projects worldwide.
This presentation gives an overview of the passive and active intelligent column array loudspeakers.
The PIA and VIDA series offer special solutions for the daily tasks in sound reinforcement with many innovative details, such as beam steering, cardioid functionality, beam optimization.
L-Acoustics - The Milan open standard and converged networks
: Genio Kronauer, Executive Director of Electronics and Networks Technology
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 May, 12:00 – 12:30 | Thursday 12 May, 12:45 – 13:15
In many venue projects, an expectation is that the network could be one structure for all services and disciplines. It is complicated to deal with separate networks and to maintain them and they expose severe limitations to interoperability and functional integration. On the other hand – due to many reasons – it is in reality very hard to realize a fully converged network infrastructure. The 30 min. paper session will – as a joint session from L-Acoustics and d&b audiotechnik – dive into the topic and explain the future perspectives with Milan open standard TSN networks on converged networking in event venues.
MA Lighting - GDTF and MVR in production workflow
: Daniel Kannenberg, Brand Manager
Date/Time: Tuesday 11 May, 10:30 – 11:00 | Thursday 12 May, 14:15 – 14:45
GDTF as the DIN specified standard to describe device types and MVR as a file format to exchange data between all different platforms become a more and more important topic for the event industry. In this session we will have a look at the purpose of GDTF and MVR and we will see how to make use of both in a complete production workflow. We will talk about the status quo and the benefits for lighting control platforms, visualizers and planning tools. Let’s see how we unify our industry!
: Gauthier Dalle, CEO
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 May, 17:15 – 17:45
Pharos Architectural Controls - Cloud
: Jack Neill, Product Manager – Cloud
Date/Time: Tuesday 10 May, 15:00 – 15:30 | Wednesday 11 May, 13:30 – 14:00
Pharos Architectural Controls will be presenting Cloud, our simple, secure remote lighting control solution for projects all over the world. As part of this presentation, we’ll be introducing some exciting new developments that our customers have been asking for. Come and see us here or on stand 7V200 (just outside the Live Events Arena) to find our more.
Pro Media Audio Video EU - AV: Budgeting for sustainability in stadia and arenas
: Andy Rigler, Project Development Lead EMEA
Date/Time: Tuesday 10 May, 11:15 – 11:45 | Wednesday 11 May, 12:00 – 12:30 | Thursday 12 May, 12:00 – 12:30 | Friday 13 May, 12:00 – 12:30
Setting appropriate budgets for audio visual equipment in stadia and arenas is often challenging, with other aspects of a project’s delivery frequently putting pressure on the resources set aside for AV. We consider how clients can achieve a better commercial outcome by taking a holistic perspective on their budgets, resulting in a better return on investment and supporting the client’s sustainability objectives. Using examples, we demonstrate how setting the right budgets for AV, at the outset, removes the need for future compromises.