KOREA: As a result of its recent workforce expansion, Samsung has built a new training centre and concert hall in Yongin, in South Korea’s Gyeonggi province. Sound Solution was awarded the contract to design and install an A/V system for the main concert hall, drawing inspiration from both the Goyang Aram Concert Hall situated north of Seoul, as well as the Sage Gateshead concert venue in the UK.
TAIWAN: Mipro has won the Economic Contribution Award for small to medium enterprises at this year’s FT-Standard Chartered Taiwan Business Awards. The event, which took place at the beginning of the month was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Taipei.
KOREA: Mega-club Vanguard has recently opened its doors, allowing itself the opportunity to unveil what is reported to be one of the largest Turbosound club systems ever to be installed in Asia. Following discussions with the manufacturer, its senior technical specialist, Howard Smart, was handed responsibility, along with installers Di Au Tech, for the set up and commissioning of all of the audio systems at the venue.
JAPAN: An Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system has travelled all the way over from Europe for the recent Franz Ferdinand performance at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival. The equipment was supplied by UK-based audio supplier, Wigwam, who integrated the iLive system into it’s own package earlier this year. The equipment chosen was specified by the band’s monitor engineer, Tom Howat, who has adopted the iLive system due its ‘very responsive and quick working environment’ as well as the ‘flexible nature of the surface.’
INDIA: Having already relied upon DAS Audio sound systems for the past nine years, the owners of Goa’s Café Mambo have stuck to their plan of religiously updating the venue’s sound system with new DAS products every three years. This time around, Audio Kris fitted the club with Aero Series 2, Avant Series, and Artec Series equipment.
CHINA: An Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system has been installed as the new FOH console at the Guotai Arts Centre in Chongqing. Sanecore Group installed all of the audio systems, which cover the performance, PA, intercom, recording and broadcasting systems, as well as the stage lighting.
WORLD: JoeCo, the manufacturer of the BlackBox series of live sound recorders, has opened a brand new office at its Cambridge headquarters, with a dedicated area set aside for development and testing of the expanding BlackBox range.
INDIA: An Allen & Heath GLD mixing system has recently been installed into the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) new headquarters, to handle audio requirements in the multiple meeting, media, and conference rooms. The system was supplied by SunInfonet.
WORLD: Content storage management specialist Front Porch Digital has promoted Phil Jackson to chief strategy officer. Having previously held the chief operations officer position, Mr Jackson will now be responsible for driving innovation and strategy for the manufacturer.
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