PRG presents new products and services at the prolight + sound 2017

PRG presents new products and services at the Prolight + Sound

Live broadcast of the LEA gala via HD and 360-degree live streams over Internet

The Production Resource Group (PRG) will have a significant presence at this year's Prolight + Sound from 4 to 7 April in the Festhalle Frankfurt. The action gets underway in the evening before the show with the presentation of the PRG Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), for which PRG is responsible as overall technical service provider. The creative responsibility, as in previous years, will rest with Jerry Appelt and bright!. From the opening day of the show onwards, visitors to the Festhalle will be able to examine the stage used, including all the installations and effects, and attend regularly scheduled demo shows. This year, the music for the demo show was composed by the band FOXOS, which will also be performing it live in the Festhalle.

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360-degree live broadcast over the Internet
One of the dominant themes of this year's event will be 360-degree streaming. Not only will the LEA gala be broadcast for the first time as a Full HD live stream over the Internet, using the right devices it will also be possible to follow it as a 360-degree event. At the location itself, a 360-degree/3D virtual reality signal will be available. The equipment required for the VR moving images – including a Nokia Ozo 3D/360° camera – will be provided by the VR and media technology specialists PRG Lab.

The 1,400 guests in the hall also have much to look forward to: in addition to the award winners in the 15 event categories, the performance of Udo Lindenberg will be among the major highlights of the 12th Live Entertainment Awards. The musical programme on the newly designed PRG stage will further include performances by Schiller, Max Giesinger and Helmut Zerlett, who will be accompanying the exclusive gala with his band

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New products at the Prolight + Sound
As well as various VR demonstrations, the full service provider will be presenting a number of its own products. These will include the updated PRG Mbox® Extreme media server, the Icon BEAM moving light and the revolutionary GroundControl™ Followspot System. One brand-new attraction will be the prototype of the GroundControl Longthrow (LT) followspot, which, too, can be controlled from the ground at a distance of over 600 metres. This year's PRG partners will also be presenting a number of new products. Among them will be the BlackTrax live tracking system from Cast, which makes the interaction of performers, stage kinetics equipment and media content possible. Stage Kinetik will be showing its magnificent "ballet of balls": Winch One. GLP will also be demonstrating the new JDC1 hybrid strobe, the new version of the GT-1 hybrid lamp, and the X4 atom Sixbar in live action.

Live broadcast of the LEA gala via HD and 360-degree live streams over Internet

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PRG's partners at the Prolight + Sound 2017 are: Jerry Appelt Lichtdesign, bright!, GLP German Light Products, Stage Kinetik, RIEDEL Communications, Gerriets, ROE Visual, Sennheiser, CAST Group, MDG, allbuyone, PMS Crew Support, Elements Entertainment, laserfabrik, Apleona HSG Event Services, Notch, ComputerWorks, Lighting Tools, inline Kurierdienst, the City of Frankfurt am Main, Wirtschaftsförderung der Stadt Frankfurt (Frankfurt Economic Development), Musikmesse, Prolight + Sound.

About the Production Resource Group AG
The Production Resource Group AG (PRG XL Video – Eventdienstleistungen und Veranstaltungstechnik) is a subsidiary of the US-based Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG) and serves Germany from branches in Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich. The company, which in Germany uses the brand "PRG XL Video", is one of the leading full-service providers in the events industry, catering to the needs of agencies, corporations, event organizers and TV broadcasters. The services offered by PRG XL Video range from help with the creation of event concepts to support for the planning, implementation and equipping of events of all kinds. Depending on the wishes of the customer, PRG's input can be confined to a single field of expertise or comprehend a full range of services. The company has many years of international experience to draw upon as well as the largest inventory of rental equipment for events in the world. In Germany, PRG XL Video employs more than 300 qualified specialists in the various disciplines upon which the events industry relies. Internationally, the PRG Group has more than 3,000 employees.

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