Istanbul airport installs Absen LED

“Having to install such a large amount of LED in such a secure environment and within a very limited four-month timeframe, was extremely challenging,” said Shaun Xu, Absen’s regional manager. “Astel had technicians on-site 24/7 for many weeks to ensure the project was completed on time and to the highest level.”

The running of this complex visual network is managed by Sistem9 which provided central management and control of all the screens with its signage software S9Vision. Sistem9 also provided price checker, wayfinding, video analytics and exchange rate information flowing of the duty-free area, as well as providing a remote monitoring service and on-site support to ensure all systems operate at peak performance.

Hugh Jackman’s 90-date Global Tour With Solotech, L-Acoustics

Hugh Jackman pretty much does it all. He recently did on a 90-show global concert production known as The Man. The Music. The Show. The audio gear was provided by Solotech, which fielded an L-Acoustics K2 -based system. Jackman’s musical numbers were backed by a five-piece band and 14-member orchestra.

“Running 85 inputs with a full orchestra and live band in these big venues made this tour a challenge, especially with such a dynamic show, but I definitely think that L-Acoustics was the best option for us. And the worldwide support we got was just as great as the sound. Between L-Acoustics and Solotech, no matter what time zone we were in, I knew that we could always very quickly get an answer for any questions or concerns we might have had.”

New Acoustic Wall Panels From Rayva

The unique collapsible panel design eliminates challenges and costs associated with traditional options. Rayva reduces the time, effort and expense of acoustic wall panels to a home theater by shipping the panel’s wooden frame deconstructed and the fabric coverings premade to fit precisely over the panel using a proprietary internal tightening system.

  • Acoustic Fabric Installs Like a Fitted Bedsheet (with Tighteners)
  • New Design Cuts Construction Costs
  • Fabrics Are Easily Swapped Out

Steve Stary from Brilliant AV explains the concept.

Casino Tech Market Exploding Thanks to Sports Betting

Casino tech jobs aren’t just about giving people somewhere to place their bets. They also include infrastructure improvements to drive signals and large-scale displays, among other AV improvements. 

“These projects are definitely not going to proliferate at the flip of a switch,” says Josh Shanahan, president and CEO of SVT.

The sports betting tech market ranges “from a 200-square-foot kiosk to a 300,000-square-foot casino and everything in between,” says Newbury. 

Builders are currently positive in Single-Family Development

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes shed one point to 70 in November, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The previous two months had the highest sentiment levels in 2019, according to an announcement on Monday.

“Single-family builders are currently reporting ongoing positive conditions, spurred in part by low mortgage rates and continued job growth,” states NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde, a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn. “In a further sign of solid demand, this is the fourth consecutive month where at least half of all builders surveyed have reported positive buyer traffic conditions.”

Keeping It Simple In AV Spaces

Corporate projects were traditionally one-off affairs for integrators and consultants, but thanks to globalisation and the push for standardisation, they are becoming far more common, so are global projects now the norm? Naylor-Smith currently 26 different projects for one client on the go right now, while another client has 15 in operation, all across EMEA at the same time.  The majority of project work for Anna Valley’s relatively new (it launched three years ago) integration group (they company made its name in rental and staging) is one-off projects says Shaw, but he expects that to change as the company becomes more established.  Being part of global alliance would help he admits (more on that later), as the global approach by clients is unavoidable.  “Globally most corporates want to rollout a global standard. They are trying to look for replication across all locations.  They want to provide some continuity in each of those locations, so ultimately its makes it’s easier from an integration viewpoint but also from a sales and maintenance viewpoint.  

XeroCon London 2019 Featured A Mammoth LED screen

Billed as the world’s most beautiful and innovative conference for cloud accounting leaders, returned to ExCel London on 13-14 November 2019. Bringing together accountants, bookkeepers, ecosystem partners and industry leaders, over 3,500 delegates gathered to find out the latest news and updates from cloud-based accounting software company Xero. Welcome to Xerocon London 2019.

Lighting designed by Russell Grubiak complemented on-screen content and the Xero brand whilst also ensuring the speakers were beautifully lit. Audio in the Keynote Theatre was delivered using a d&b audiotechnik V Series line array. The system, which uses full ArrayProcessing, ensured that audio was delivered evenly across the space for each member of the 3,500 strong audience.

Low-Cost Technology Brings New Parents Peace-Of-Mind

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit beds at UC Davis Children’s Hospital now come with webcams so parents can watch their babies when they can’t be there.

“Our families come from all over Northern California, some from very far distances and many are here for a long time,” said UC Davis Neonatologist Kristin Hoffman. “Many have to go back and forth for their job or to care for their other kids, and it’s stressful to have a baby in the NICU.”

Projectors Light Up Sydney Opera House

FROM A/V NETWORK

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House were transformed into a digital canvas showcasing brilliant and lifelike projections to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, and to observe Remembrance Day.

Designed, planned, and executed by Christie’s longstanding Australian partner The Electric Canvas (TEC), the projections were made possible using 14 Christie Crimson 3DLP laser projectors. The projection system was installed in four compact structures at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, some 400 meters from the Opera House on the opposite side of Circular Quay. TEC’s technical team set up and programmed the Crimson projectors with their usual aplomb and efficiency, ensuring pixel-accurate alignment of each projector with the Opera House’s architecture.