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FC Bayern Basketball Relies on Advanced Access Control System from Riedel/DECA and Ticketmaster

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Riedel Audi Dome ExteriorWUPPERTAL, Germany — Riedel/DECA Card Engineering has completed the installation of new ticket-scanning electronics at Munich's Audi Dome, home to current German champion FC Bayern Basketball. Working in partnership with Ticketmaster, Riedel/DECA implemented an access control system that simplifies and speeds guest entry into the arena. The innovative concept offers not only fan security but also efficient visitor management for the club. Within just 90 days, the company integrated Ticketmaster technology into scanning terminals that were delivered and installed in time for the start of the basketball season.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 Gets Technical Assist from Solotech

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014, MontrealLONDON - For the seventh consecutive year, Solotech supported the technical needs of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The December 2014 event, staged at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, was a large-scale production requiring tons of rigging, audio and video equipment. Solotech’s customs and logistics department coordinated the transportation by shipment of multiple containers and made sure everything was delivered to the  on time.

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Damon Albarn Performance at Royal Albert Hall Gets Boost from Entec Sound & Light

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Entec Damon Albarn RAH special guests (c) Dan MassieLONDON - Entec Sound & Light extended its 23-year working relationship with Damon Albarn and Blur by supporting the technical needs of the singer, songwriter, producer and composer for his live shows at the Royal Albert Hall last fall. Albarn, who performed with his live band, The Heavy Seas, was lit by LD Dave Byars, who also has a long working relationship with the artist, spanning 24 years. Entec supplied sound and lighting equipment and crew.

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CPL and Bright Productions Team for Aviation-Themed U.K. Event

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CPL Bright Awesome EventKEMBLE, Gloucestershire, UK - Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) and Bright Productions collaborated on an elaborate corporate event for 1,200 guests of a technology company that adopted an airport theme. Bright developed the design concept and CPL helped realize this by providing the full technical production -  rigging, staging, power, video, sound and lighting.

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Austrian Production of "El Juez" Lit with grandMA-controlled Clay Paky Fixtures

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El Juez (c) Kupfer MediaERL, Austria - For El Juez (The Judge), an opera that premiered at the 862-seat Festspielhaus here, LD Eduardo Bravotechnical and lighting manager/grandMA2 operator Johannes Laugwitz used Clay Paky A.leda Wash K10, A.leda Wash K20 and Alpha Wash 1500 fixtures.

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LD Per Sundin Includes Clay Paky Fixtures in Nobel Prize Banquet Rig

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LD Per Sundin Includes Clay Paky Fixtures in Nobel Prize Banquet RigSTOCKHOLM, Sweden — For the V.I.P. guests at the invitation-only Nobel Prize Banquet held Dec. 10, 2014, LD Per Sundin included 18 Clay Paky Alpha Profile 800 ST fixtures supplied by Woodlite. Sundin called the Alphas “perfect” for the event, which called for looks that were “subtle and beautiful” rather than big and bombastic with hundreds of moving lights.

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XL Video Projects for Saturday Night Fever Tour

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XL Video Saturday Night Fever Jan 2015, (c) Andrzej Goulding UK - Working with Video Designer, Andrzej Goulding, XL Video are supplying projection and media control for the Theatre Royal Bath Production of Saturday Night Fever, which is currently touring UK theatres.

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Robe in the Mix in Mexico

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Team MIXPRO at their base in Xochimilco, Mexico CityXOCHIMILCO, Mexico City - MIXPRO is one of a number of new rental company clients of Robe's Mexican distributor, Vari Internacional who have invested in Robe products in recent months.

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Providing The Perfect Backdrop at 2014 ARIA Awards Connected by Telstra

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Photographs courtesy of Michael Long, © Aria AwardsSYDNEY, Australia – As the curtain rose on the Australian Recording Industry Association’s night of nights, video services and expertise from TDC – Technical Direction Company was used on an unprecedented scale.

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Belgian Pop Group’s Year-End Shows Get Visual Support from Painting With Light

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Clouseau Centraal photo by Dirk Kestens courtesy Painting with LightANTWERP, Belgium —2014 was a noteworthy year for Belgian pop group Clouseau. The band completed a six-month tour and capped off the year with four sold-out shows at the Antwerp Sportpalais. Luc Peumans, LD with Painting With Light, used a wide variety of gear for the elaborate looks that accompanied innovative staging and set elements from StageCo and Inventdesign for the shows, dubbed “Clouseau Central” (a.k.a. Clouseau Centraal).

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