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A.C. Lighting North 2006 Tradeshow Provides Exclusive Showings & Seminars

1st March 2006

The 2006 A.C. Lighting North Tradeshow will be providing visitors with an exclusive insight into the production of last year's Live 8 concert in London - part of the biggest global event in rock history.

London formed the centerpiece of the whole Live 8 event and set the production values for shows in other countries, which were together attended by two million people and watched on TV by over two billion.

Live 8 lighting designer Pete Barnes, BBC's Lighting Director Bernie Davies, and Roger Barrett of main staging and rigging contractors, Star Event Group, will all provide their own unique perspectives on the logistical challenges that were involved in staging this landmark event for the live production industry.

There will also be seminars on a number of other topical industry issues and events.

Lighting designer Durham Marenghi will discuss his designs for lighting the Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Turin 2006, and Peter Hind of AKS Ward will discuss aluminium structures in the entertainment industry.

2006 sees the introduction of new, more stringent rules governing noise exposure at work. Andy Lenthall from the PSA will be running through the regulations and presenting the work they have been doing with the HSE to ensure that the entertainment industry can comply.

Leading entertainment technology magazines ET Now, Lighting & Sound International and Mondiale group (publisher of Total Production, Mondo Arc & Dr and Night titles) will also be attending the show, as well as leading industry associations ALD, ABTT and PSA.

As the North's premier entertainment technology tradeshow and one of the first UK events in the industry calendar, this year's A.C. Lighting North tradeshow will be the first opportunity in the UK to see prototype or final production models of over 75 products by leading brands.

New products confirmed at time of publication for the 67 brands represented at the show include:

Lighting & Staging

Chroma-Q Color Web low resolution LED matrix.

City Theatrical PDS-375 TRB & PDS-50 power/data supplies for Color Kinetics ColorBlast products.

Compulite Vector Lite lighting console, Vector playback wing & Vector software pre-release Ver. 3.12.

ETC Source Four EDLT optional Enhanced Definition Lens Tubes in 19 - 26 - 36 and soon 50 deg.

GE CSR400/S/DE/70, CSR700/S/DE/60 & CSR1200/S/DE/60 UV control CSR discharge range.

Jands Vista S3 compact lighting console & E2 playback wing.

Le Maitre MVS hazer with built in 4-channel DMX and multiple operating positions.

Manfrotto X600 Xpole high load capacity horizontal pole, C590 Conka Bonka adjustable length kit & F1520 poly holder.

Martin Maxxyz PC offline/online editor, Mania SCX 600 scanner, Mania EFX 500 250W halogen effect light, Mania EFX 600 150W discharge effect light.

Multitex Engineering 2 way-12 way budget socket panels, 2U-16U budget & higher quality wall rack enclosures, wall mini rack 9” enclosures & standard accessories, self build distro rack plates, 300mm heavy duty ladder truss pre-wired with either hardwired or tourmate inlets, & std Wieland patch panels.

Osram 4ArXS HSD 150W - 1200W single-ended metal halide lamps range , 4ArXS HCD ceramic metal halide with spherical arc tube lamps range, & aluPAR 56 MFL, 56 WFL & 56 NSP tungsten halogen with parabolic reflector flood and spot lamps range.

Pulsar ChromaBatten 100, ChromaFlood 100, ChromaBatten 50, ChromaStripX3, ChromaBankIP, & 19” rack mount ChromaZone RM LED fixtures.

Rosco Infinity economical animation unit, compatible with the DHA animation discs, & X-Effects compact, low maintenance projector providing beautiful moving textures.

Selecon Performer Series 2 Tahi 18º-24º & Rua  9º-16º followspots, & Rama standard & high performance Fresnel & PC range.

Spotlight Area CST 250 very high light output 250W discharge lamp.

Strand EC21 digital dimming system, wallrack 24 x 2.5kW digital dimmer & wallrack 6 x 5kW digital dimmer, 6pack 6 x 10A digital dimmer & 3pack 3 x 25A digital dimmer.

Zero 88 Jesterwith Version 1.6 software & multi-lingual online help screens, Chilli dimming range now shipping with ChilliNet Networking and Zoning software, & global launch of other new product.

Audio & Visual

Allen & Heath Xone:3D DJ mixer/controller with conventional mixer, USB sound card & dedicated MIDI control sections.

Beyerdynamic ASL communications prototype, RenkusHeinz Steerable Iconyx Columns & CFX loudspeaker range & Violet Audio ADP61 preamp surround sound processor.

Community iBox iHP3500 Series large format, full range loudspeaker systems.

ElectroVoice IRIS-Net integrated audio control & supervision software package, & NetMax N8000 32 channel DSP engine with fully configurable audio processing and digital audio networking support.

Fuzion Neo Sound Contractor’s Series compact two-way loudspeakers with 4/5/6” woofer & 13mm tweeter, & Radian Microwedge RMW-1122 two-way monitor with coaxial 12" speaker with integral 2" compression driver.

Kelsey AC-210 E discreet mounting power conditioner.

Kling & Freitag CD 24 & CD 44 digital speaker controllers close-to-production prototypes.

Neutrik Speakon STX Series connectors, XX Series XLR cable connectors, 32 Amp power distribution system, & OpticalCon ruggedised optical hybrid connection system.

Sanyo 32" IP56 (weather resistant) LCD screen, 32" Y series LCD screen with built in 160GB hard drive, & PLV-HD10 LCD projector with true HDTV panel.

Sennheiser FP-12 H FreePORT wireless body pack system including aerobic/vocal headset, APart Mask installation loudspeakers range & Pubset system comprising 4 x Mask speakers, two subs & 3-way amplifier including protection & processing.

Shure UHF-R wireless system, Phonic PAA3 audio analyser, computer based recording solutions & Helix Board FireWire interface, & QSC PLX2 amplifier range.

Tannoy Power V range of loudspeakers with built in amplification, VNet Networkable loudspeakers & CMS (Ceiling Monitor System) range.

Other recently launched products appearing at the show include:

Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system with 64 into 32 mix engine, controlled over Ethernet network.

Audio Technica AT892 MicroSet omnidirectional headworn microphone, 3000a Series UHF True Diversity wireless systems with automatic frequency scanning functionality, ATW-A49SP active antenna splitter kit, A-T UniPoint Series of gooseneck mounted, boundary & hanging microphone models.

Fibre Optic Systems fibre optic carpet, plastic harnesses, fibre optic chandeliers, star curtains & Robe 250 fibre source.

Hall Stage D8++ rigging and touring chain hoist.

Jem ZR 24/7 hazer, Magnum 800 fog machine.

LDDE Spectra T5 100% dimmable colour changing fluorescents.

Look Solutions Unique 2 hazer.

Mach C Series speaker range, CI 4, 6 & 8 In-Fill speakers & CW110F subwoofer.

Mackie EAW NT new active biamplified digital power amps.

Robert Juliat Super Korrigan 1200W HMI 7/14.5deg followspot.

Tascam HDP2 portable high definition stereo recorder, DM3200 32-channel digital mixing console, & VLX5 bi-amplified Nearfield studio monitors.

The full list of exhibitors/brands at the show includes:

Lighting & Staging - Avolites, Chroma-Q, City Theatrical, Compulite, Doughty Engineering, ELC, ETC, Fibre Optic Systems, GE, Green Hippo, Hall Stage, Jands, Jem, LDDE, Lee Filters, Le Maitre, Litec, Look Solutions, Manfrotto, Martin, Multitex Engineering, OBCO, Osram, Pulsar, Rainbow, Robe, Robert Juliat, Roscolab, Selecon, SpectraLite, Spotlight, Strand, Total Fabrications, Tourflex, Tourmate, Vari-Lite, Vision, WYSIWYG & Zero 88.

Audio & Visual - Allen & Heath, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic (including ASL, Renkus Heinz & Violet Audio), Community, Fuzion (Neo & Radian), Harman Pro, Kelsey, Kling & Freitag, Loud Technologies (EAW & Mackie), Mach, Neutrik, Sanyo, Sennheiser, Shure (including Phonic & QSC), Shuttlesound (Dynacord, ElectroVoice, Klark Teknik & Midas), Tannoy, Tascam & Yamaha.