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26 March 2010

31 new exhibitors amongst swathe of new product launches

Established networking event offers chance to see host of new products

PLASA Focus: Leeds 2010 - which takes place on Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 April at the Royal Armouries - is fast building its profile as a show for new products as well as networking, with a host of products launching in Frankfurt scheduled to make their first UK appearance in Leeds just a few weeks later. Among these are the latest developments from some of the 31 new exhibitors who have signed up to PLASA Focus since the first show last year - leading to a completely sold out event.

From the audio world, exhibitors include Allen & Heath, showcasing new products including the iDR-16 3U MixRack and iLive-R72, iLive software v1.6, Xone:PB, Xone:XD40 headphones and ZED-10 and ZED-10FX mini mixers; Ateis International with its new ECS-Teleconference unit echo cancellation system; Cloud Electronics' new MA60MEDIA combined mixer/amplifier/digital music player; Duran Audio's AXYS Beam Shaping Subwoofer range; NEXO's second product in its patented Ray Sub Series; Trantec's 19", 8-way Channel 38 ready, S6 wireless system and S-D7000, an innovative fully digital wireless microphone system; and Yamaha's new M7CL-48ES digital console, MY8-SDI-ED interface card and versatile TLF loudspeaker technology.

Lighting and video product launches come from, amongst others the AC-ET stand, which will feature pioneering new LED lighting, video and control systems from Chroma-Q, InnovaLED and Jands; Artistic Licence will show its latest lighting control technologies including DALI & DMX, RDM & Art-Net, Colour-Tramp and interfacing solutions; Chauvet will highlight its new products for production - COLORado 1 Tour, COLORado 2 Tour, COLORado Batten 72 Tour with 72 1W RGBWA LEDs and Q-Spot 260-LED high power moving yoke; and SGM will show its new family of 'Idea' moving heads with different beam apertures - giving them the capabilities of high powered profile and wash lighting with superior colour mixing.

These are just a few of the product launches and highlights to be seen at PLASA Focus - the premier business and networking event for the entertainment and installation technology industries in the north of England.

The two-day Education & Learning Programme, which runs alongside PLASA Focus, proved a major success last year, and will cover an equally diverse range of topics in a series of seminars presented by some of the industry's leading bodies. Full details of seminars, an exhibitor list and a floor plan are at www.plasafocus.com/leeds. Like the show, admission to all seminars is free; however, visitors must register to reserve a place as space is limited.

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.

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