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Manchester firm expands with £250K new tech investment

A city centre event production company has invested almost £250,000 in new technology as part of continued expansion plans.

VisionEvents Manchester (VE-M) has purchased a range of new technology, including one of the largest video walls available in the country, typically used on events like Eurovision Song Contest and Cirque to Soleil.

The new 30sqm video wall, uses 120, 50cm LED panels, which create ultra high resolution images for displaying live feeds or pre-recorded content.

In total VE-M has invested in more than 600 pieces of technology, including lighting and sound systems and a major spend on a Green Hippo Hippotizer V4 Karst+ media server. This new piece of kit can generate smooth 4K video playback on the video wall, and display real time generated content as well as generate 3D mapping and imagery, such as projecting images onto buildings.

Twinned with investment in new training and staff, VE-M is gearing up for major growth over the next year.

“We’ve seen rapid growth over the last five years, winning contracts to offer audio visual services for major conferences in the UK, including working with clients like Matalan, Pro.Manchester and US retailer, TJX,” said Lisa Clayton, director at VE-M. “Our investment in new technology will help ensure we are leading the way in terms of the production quality we offer for events. The video wall will also open the door for work on bigger events and for more work with international brands.

“Our investment in the new server and LED wall in particular mean we can offer stunning back drop imagery or even projection mapping onto buildings.”