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This year, Felix Lighting has added significantly to their rental inventory of ProPlex Devices and Cables.  In addition to their ProPlex IQ Two 1616 and 416 Nodes, Opto-Splitters, hundreds of Ethernet cables and ten runs of ProPlex Fibre cable, nine EZ-LANs form the heart of the California company’s state-of-the-art portable networking systems.  “ProPlex makes complex…

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The more things change, the more they remain the same.  Before there was even a European Union, Metallica was bringing aggressive thrash metal into the mainstream.  This month the legendary California band begins an extended European tour, shredding the continent through May 2018.  While the music is Metallica’s unique brand of traditional metal (and may…

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Storm Ltd. of the UK has optimized their large inventory of ProPlex Data Distribution units, installing them in rugged, touring racks, the perfect solution for their work on productions throughout the UK and Europe. To paraphrase a great British statesman, never in the history of show networking has so much data been distributed by so…

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BBC One’s musical show Pitch Battle recently completed a successful opening season with five pre-recorded episodes, plus the live finals.  Live broadcasts have zero tolerance for malfunctions (just ask Mariah Carey . . . or Janet Jackson) and gear must be 100{4449202df3e2d3c93c4fb8bb3298e7fe24d3e4caf8cacd2ad3fbaacd1d8534b1} reliable.  For this reason, lighting designer Mark Kenyon insists on ProPlex Data Distribution Devices for…

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The annual Galway International Arts Festival is Ireland’s largest cultural event. This year’s lineup features musical performances by Dublin’s own Gavin James, England’s Passenger, original Beach Boy Brian Wilson, and many others. Lighting for the eclectic series of nightly concerts in the festival Big Top is provided by Light Source, with data networking by ProPlex….

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This month, new and classic stars are performing at the iHeartSummer ’17 Weekend at Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, culminating in a TV special and live, two-day national broadcast across 130+ iHeartRadio stations, websites, and apps. Integral to the show lighting’s networking and data distribution are four ProPlex GBS Gigabit switches. “We have four GBS switches on…

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TMB’s ProPlex Cat5e portable cable reached a significant milestone last month when total sales of the flagship product in the ProPlex data cable range, since its introduction at the turn of the century, reached 15 million feet.  Enough cable to stretch from Los Angeles to New York and beyond! TMB’s ProPlex data cables had their…

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The British TV show Strictly Come Dancing approaches its 15th season this year.  The winning formula, featuring celebrities and hoi polloi competing head-to-head for the season title, is a smash hit in the UK.  Renowned for its visual razzmatazz, the show’s lighting depends on a vast network of data control, an essential component of which…

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At LDI this year, TMB will once again feature exciting new technology in a laid back setting. The welcome mat is out! Take a stroll from one exciting product to another or just sit down and relax in the midst of terrific new gear: from fixtures, control, and networking; to cabling, power distro, and rigging…

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After a hiatus of several years, TMB has officially been reappointed exclusive US distributor of W-DMX™ products. The leading global distributor will represent Wireless Solution for the architectural, entertainment production, staging, and Film/TV markets. TMB is no stranger to the brand, or to the wireless industry, and brings a storehouse of knowledge to the partnership….

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The hottest cars were on display this month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Highlighting Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s largest booth ever, with 69 vehicles spread across 60,000 square feet, were massive LED rings pixelated for an overhead rotating “gear” effect. In their installation debut, 80 ProPlex IQ Two 1616 bidirectional DMX-Ethernet converters…

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In a ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week during the LDI 2015 tradeshow, Live Design recognized the new ProPlex EZ-LAN Unity 20 with an LDI 2015 Best Debuting Product of the Year Award. ProPlex’s revolutionary new EZ-LAN makes managing today’s complex show networking easier and accessible for everyone. These simple to operate…

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Los Angeles, CA At the 2012 biennial Ryder Cup golf tournament, a team of USA all-stars challenged the European Cup-holders at the private 640-acre Medinah Country Club in Illinois.  Lighting for the event ceremonies was provided by Theatrical Lighting Connection (TLC) of Chicago. The lighting rig included 100 Martin and 55 Color Kinetics fixtures.  Control…

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London, England Billions of people worldwide watched the 2012 London Olympic Games® opening and closing ceremonies, where producer Danny Boyle masterfully deployed mystical elements of the gods – light, colour, and fire – in a celebration of British culture and history, depicted using a huge rig featuring all the latest in entertainment technology from around…

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