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31/07/2014 Company

Stephan Paridaen to become President and Chief Operating Officer

Production Resource Group LLC, the world’s leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced today that Jeremiah J Harris, Chairman and CEO, has promoted Stephan Paridaen to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer.  Paridaen has served as PRG’s Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa since 2009.  

In his new role, Paridaen will apply his management expertise and services to supervising the global operations of the company, the delivery of new technologies and services offerings, and the further development of PRG’s efforts in the corporate and global special events markets.

“Along with attracting world-class talent to the company, one of my top priorities is recognizing and developing PRG’s existing leadership team,” said Mr. Harris. “Stephan has demonstrated exceptional operational leadership in Europe.  He has earned the respect of the entire PRG team, our customers and our partners.  This new role will expand his operational leadership globally and position him to play a critical role in leading PRG into the future.“

“PRG has a unique position in the market and is well-positioned for continued growth,” said Paridaen. “I'm excited about the opportunities ahead of us and look forward to developing and bringing the most innovative technology and solutions to the entertainment and event markets.”

Previously, Paridaen served as Division President of Media & Entertainment at Barco, an international leading professional display solutions provider.  While there, he led the Digital Cinema markets and created the LED display division, pioneering the convergence of video and lighting in the entertainment industry.

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30/07/2014 Technology

ROE Radiant MC 18 Hybrid LED system now available at PRG

The Production Resource Group (PRG) continues to invest in new LED systems and has added the innovative ROE Radiant MC-18 Hybrid LED system to its inventory. The MC-18 Hybrid is not only an 18mm pixel pitch LED display, but also has built-in LED spotlights spaced 15cm apart, and can be controlled via DMX or Artnet. 

The Hybrid 18 uses the same frame structure as MC-7 system with 7mm pixel pitch display (already in PRG’s inventory), making it very easy to combine and interchange. Both products are available with the Radiant Touring Frame and optionally with the Light Frame. The latter allows for freely adjustable convex or concave installation of the modules. 

Udo Willburger (Director Sales & Account Management) "By investing in the ROE Radiant MC-18 hybrid we can offer our customers an innovative new product that is compelling for its combination of light and video and for its flexibility. There has already been a lot of interest in it from our customers.”

ROE Radiant MC-18 Hybrid product data sheet

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04/07/2014 Projects

Why Linkin Park is Touring with PRG Nocturne Video Screens

Linkin Park, The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake and many more ... all on stage at the legendary "Rock in Rio" festival in Lisbon. This is the tenth consecutive year PRG Germany has supplied the equipment for the festival. As every year, several bands brought some of their tour equipment on stage with them, including the Rolling Stones and Linkin Park.

The reason is simple: For many bands, lighting or video technology is now part of their set – and the set always goes on tour with them. This year, Linkin Park’s set was particularly striking: The extremely transparent and yet high-resolution PRG Nocturne V9 Lite video system allows musicians to be placed behind the screen. If no signal is applied to the wall, it is transparent enough to see the artists clearly. A signal makes the wall almost opaque. A combination of these effects was also widely used. The light weight of the system allows the screens to be moved quickly and makes for noticeable savings on airfreight costs.

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01/07/2014 Products

Spacecannons: A spectacular effect is guaranteed!

The 7,000 W Spacecannon is an outdoor searchlight guaranteed to attract attention. The beam of light from the xenon Spacecannon is extremely concentrated and can therefore be seen over very long distances. Ideal for visibility in moist or slightly dusty air, as this causes the light to refract, making the beam very visible. Movement, changing colors and variable angles allow for various effects. Spacecannons are also recommended for the illumination of tall buildings or illumination over long distances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRG has more than 200 7,000 W Spacecannons. The rental price depends on the length of time the illuminant is used. Usually, each unit rents for around 1,000 euros per week, extra weeks cost less.

Sample costing for a Spacecannon show:

24 Spacecannons for one show day including pre-programming in our pre-production studio, staff, and transport in Germany – overall net price around 25,000 euros.

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24/06/2014 Projects

Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Again this year our television team oversaw the Eurovision Song Contest, this year in Copenhagen. Here are some impressions:

 

 

 

 

 

 


Please read the extensive recount report of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Copenhagen in Lighting & Sound International of June 2014 (pdf-file)

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