Event Tech Releases That Have Got The Industry Talking
Flightcase Warehouse has kicked off Autumn with three exhibitions: PLASA London, The Showman’s Show and BPM Pro, all of which had on offer the very latest in entertainment, events, pro sound, pro lighting and production technology. For us to protect our customers’ gear to perfection, it’s important that we’re well-versed in the newest products to launch. Here are just four of the latest industry innovations that have caught our eye whilst we’ve been researching!
The Hololens is a headset that blurs the lines between augmented reality and virtual reality. Whereas VR will see the user interacting entirely within a constructed simulation, the Hololens allows holograms and digital content to be seamlessly integrated with the area around the user. This means that users are a lot easier to engage with as they use the Hololens as well, allowing for greater application in trade events or experiences, where communication is vital. You can learn more about the Microsoft Hololens here.
Whilst not completely fresh off the drawing board, the application for RFID within events is becoming more prominent as companies recognise the incomparable value it adds to events. RFID has a number of practical applications – it can be used as a way of scanning people into an event quickly with sensors, to track attendee activity, or to help crack down on pirated or counterfeited tickets. It also offers great social media integration capabilities for that ever-important attendee engagement.
Allen & Heath ME Mixing System
Allen & Heath, leading designers of sound engineering technology, recently extended their ME personal mixing range to include a 16 channel personal mixing system. Intended for use in houses of worship, orchestras and other group musical settings, the mixer allows musicians to quickly develop their own monitor mixes independent of a sound desk engineer. It’s said that there’s no limit to the amount of ME-500 units that can be used within a single system, and the time saved during sound check in group settings could be revolutionary. Read more about the ME-500 systems online at www.allen-heath.com.
We were seriously impressed with Astera Lighting’s wireless lighting app at PLASA London when we attended and have noticed a growing number of users making the switch to a wireless method of control. Wireless solutions themselves aren’t new to pro lighting engineers and are favoured for their ability to significantly reduce setup time and offer remote operation. As long as there’s a steady power supply and a clear signal, then initial production takes a lot less time.
If you are looking to protect your most recent investment for delivering outstanding entertainment, talk to Flightcase Warehouse. Along with a huge selection of off the shelf solutions, Pro Flightcase can create bespoke equipment to your exact specification. To learn more, visit www.flightcasewarehouse.co.uk, email sales@flightcasewarehouse or call +44 1827 60009.