CT chooses digiLED MC7 LED screens for Pink’s ‘Truth About Love’ world tour

CT for UK Pink Tour CT has invested in over 350 500x500mm modules of the MC’s new 7mm range manufactured by displayLED, to provide high impact displays on the production of Pink’s ‘Truth About Love’ tour. The set consists of 10 separate configurations of MC7 modules, built around the centrepiece of a ‘dressed’ heart-shaped 6m tall MC7 screen, flanked by four moving video ‘picture frames’ which fly spectacularly around the set throughout the show. In addition, four columns of MC7 rise from the stage behind the band while, further back, another screen forms a backdrop for Pink’s dramatic departure on a descending lift. The non-rigid pixel mapping ability of the […]

PLASA announces AudioLab 2013 details

Excel London west entrance by night Taking place at ExCeL London for the first time from 6-9 October 2013 at PLASA London, AudioLab Arena is a purpose-built space for large-format loudspeaker demonstrations, shoot-outs of club sound and PA systems, and private exclusive demo rooms. The new AudioLab Theatre is an audio school with three expert classes; Live Sound, Installed Sound and The Sound Business. The third new attraction is AudioLab Interactive, a myth-busting laboratory where live experiments on a range of pro audio equipment can be seen. Created in conjunction with audio consultancy, RH Consulting, AudioLab Interactive gathers pro audio experts from around the globe to test pro audio theory. […]

The Future of EHS Training and Development?

French classical author François de la Rochefoucauld famously said, “The only thing constant in life is change.” When considering the professional landscape and related technological opportunities, a truer statement could not be made. As an environmental and occupational health and safety professional, I often find myself measuring social and technological developments against current EHS applications. In doing this, I have become very intrigued as to what technology has brought in the form of advancements that can enrich the training and development experience related to environmental and occupational health and safety. In light of this, I recently set out to research what I believe is the future of EHS training and […]

The Sounds of Summer: Three Tips to Protect Your Hearing

One in 10 Americans has hearing loss that affects their ability to understand normal speech, according to Jyoti Bhayani, a certified audiologist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System. While aging is the most common cause of hearing loss, exposure to excessive noise also can damage hearing in higher pitches. Bhayani provides three tips to help protect your hearing this summer and beyond. “Once hearing is damaged, it cannot be repaired,” Bhayani said. “Hearing loss due to excessive noise is totally preventable, unlike hearing loss due to old age or a medical condition.” Here are the registered levels for common sounds, courtesy of the American Academy of […]

Do You Lead With Your Head, Your Heart or Your Hands?

Whether your natural leadership style is akin to a coach (leading with your heart), a visionary (leading with your head) or an executor (leading with your hands), your approach likely has various benefits and pitfalls. One expert outlines these three leadership styles and offers tips for embracing your strengths and addressing your blind spots. Barbara Trautlein, Ph.D., author of Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks, has more than 25 years experience helping businesses lead change. She says contemporary leaders must have a high CQ, or “change intelligence.” “Today’s marketplace is in a state of constant change, and successful companies are those that can also […]

Preventable Occupational Diseases Can Happen To You

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that more than 2 million workers die each year from a wide range of work-related diseases. Moreover, ILO estimates that 160 million cases of non-fatal work-related diseases occur each year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 207,500 workers experienced non-fatal occupational diseases in 2011. These staggering numbers affect workers in a plethora of working environments. Workers often incorrectly perceive risks when the consequences are potentially life-changing. Clearly the phrase “It won’t happen to me” needs to be expelled. The Italian physician and teacher Bernardino Ramazzini, known as the “father of occupational medicine,” wrote his definitive text, De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (Diseases of Workers), […]

Crestron introduces AirMedia for mobile wireless presentation

Business team at a video conference Featuring simple plug-and-play installation, AirMedia brings presentation, collaboration and content sharing capabilities to small conference rooms, meeting rooms and offices that aren’t wired for an AV system. AirMedia enables users to connect to the existing display over Wi-Fi and wirelessly present HD content from their personal smart phone, tablet or laptop. AirMedia allows up to 32 users to connect at the same time in the same room by switching from one presenter to the next using the onscreen button. Using Quad View, up to four presenters’ content can be displayed simultaneously. Remote View allows participants in other locations to log in from a web […]

InfoComm 2013 round up (continued)

Crestron RL conference room solution demonstration Collaboration Conference room technology is an area of increasing interest to businesses and Crestron’s new group collaboration solution for the conference room, Crestron RL, was unveiled and demonstrated. Crestron RL is based on Microsoft Lync 2013, a powerful server-based application that many companies already use on a daily basis. Lync enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence and chat from a personal device, such as a tablet or laptop. The company also introduced AirMedia, its all-new wireless HD presentation solution for small meeting rooms. Polycom, Inc., who specialise in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), announced that Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, a software […]

Keeping Europe’s Workers Safe, Now and In the Future

The economy and its impact on occupational safety and health loom large in the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s (EU-OSHA) 2012 annual report. In the report’s foreword, EU-OSHA Director Dr. Christa Sedlatschek argued that making a strong economic and ethical case for workplace health and safety is more important now than ever. “At the moment we are seeing the effects of the economic crisis,” wrote Sedlatschek. That crisis includes cuts in spending on occupational safety and health (OSH) across the entire European Union. But “smart companies are aware of the importance, in tough times, of maintaining their levels of support for workplace health and safety. Eventually we […]

PLASA Events announces AudioLab 2013 details

Excel London west entrance by night Taking place at ExCeL London for the first time from 6-9 October 2013 at PLASA London, AudioLab Arena is a purpose-built space for large-format loudspeaker demonstrations, shoot-outs of club sound and PA systems, and private exclusive demo rooms. The new AudioLab Theatre is an audio school with three expert classes; Live Sound, Installed Sound and The Sound Business. The third new attraction is AudioLab Interactive, a myth-busting laboratory where live experiments on a range of pro audio equipment can be seen. Created in conjunction with audio consultancy, RH Consulting, AudioLab Interactive gathers pro audio experts from around the globe to test pro audio theory. […]