Significant visitor increase for PLASA Focus2 May 2011
Marking a 9% increase on the 2010 event, 1956 visitors attended this year’s edition of PLASA Focus: Leeds, which took place at the Royal Armouries Museum on 19/20 April.
Total show attendance, including exhibitors, for this year’s North of England professional AV gathering was 2457.
The show played host to a number of UK product launches, including the Chroma-Q Studio Force and Jands Vista V2, launched by AC Entertainment Technologies; a new generation of moving heads from Robe; Avolites’ Sapphire Touch and a preview of its Titan V5 software; the Wave 28 all-in-one modular PA from Adam Hall; Christie’s new Nitro Solutions range of motorised moving yokes; the new Showtec luminaire range from Highlight International; DmxSoft’s Nicolaudie touch control DMX dimmers; new stage monitors from db Technologies, Nexo and Ohm; Neutrik’s new OpticalCON fibre optic connectors; TMB’s LumenRadio CRMX wireless DMX controllers; three new luminaires from Chauvet; the new VTX amplifier range from Cloud; Proel’s new NET loudspeakers; the Platinum Spot 5R Pro and moving head video panel from Elation; Artistic Licence’s lighting control range; the new Venue Series from 5 Star Cases; Allen & Heath’s iLive MixPad iPad app; Soundcraft’s new Si compact digital mixing consoles; and a number of new products from Martin Pro.
The extensive seminar programme – which included a session by Sennheiser’s Alan March on the implications for PMSE of spectrum reallocation – was also well-attended.
Organiser PLASA Events says that a substantial number of exhibitors have already signed up for next year’s event, which will take place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds on 17 and 18 April.
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