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CURIOUS CUTS & DIAMOND DEMOS

This year’s Curious Arts Festival, in the idyllic grounds of Pylewell Park, Lymington, was retro heaven – despite excellent performances from several new artists. After enjoying a magnificent set by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera – faithful Roxy renditions with a Latin lick – we were treated to a an explosive gig from Dire Straits’ John Illsley,

EXTERITY: BRINGING BUSINESS COMMS TO LIFE WITH VIDEO

Bigger Boat Chief of Police Rob Lane donned his journo hat to interview Colin Farquhar, CEO of Exterity, for AV magazine’s AV in Corporate supplement, bundled with the mag’s Oct/Nov 2015 edition. This is an abridged extract; you can read the full version here. Exterity provides innovative IP video solutions that sit directly on top of

BOOMTIME FOR COMMERCIAL AV

Demand for video conferencing installations has spiked in recent years, as an increasing number of corporations specify VC tech for headquarters and satellite offices, driven by the demand for collaborative solutions. Unsurprisingly, the UK’s leading AV distributors and integrators are benefiting from this upturn in conferencing activity, as well as the associated boom in wider

COLLABORATION GAME CHANGER?

The corporate AV market is currently experiencing significant developments, in both technology and the way technology is deployed. Indeed, the sector is arguably leading the way with technology consumption, with huge tech brands such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft committed to corporate AV solutions. The latter has, of course, recently announced delays in the introduction

MIDWICH: SOLUTIONS SPECIALISTS

Bigger Boat Chief of Police Rob Lane donned his journo hat to interview Jon Dew-Stanley and Scott Pollard from Midwich Group for AV magazine’s AV in Corporate supplement, bundled with the mag’s Oct/Nov 2015 edition. This is an abridged extract; you can read the full version here. The Midwich solutions team is a technical division of

BIGGER THAN LIFE

The news that Holo-Gauze was recently used as part of Damon Albarn’s musical reworking of Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land, at the Manchester International Festival (the musical transfers to the National in London from November 27th) illustrates how holographic technologies and solutions continue to fascinate and entertain the general public. A highly transparent, lightweight metallic gauze,

HOLO-GAUZE CREATES HOLOGRAPHIC MAGIC

Holo-Gauze, the renowned 3D display solution for hologram effects, has been instrumental in realising the video projection effects for Damon Albarn’s modern musical reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land. Having appeared at Manchester’s Palace theatre until July 12th as part of the Manchester International Festival, the musical is set to transfer to London’s National

COLLABORATION IS KEY

Demand for video conferencing (VC) installations and their broader-remit, broader-tech siblings the so-called ‘corporate collaboration suites’ has spiked considerably in the last couple of years, as more and more companies demand sophisticated tech for their corporate headquarters and satellite offices. It’s easy to see why. A recent global study, commissioned by video conferencing experts Polycom

OCULUS RIFT: PARADIGM SHIFT

When the $2billion Facebook deal to buy Oculus Rift was made public late afternoon on March 25th 2014, I was wearing my PR hat, gently encouraging journalists to attend the launch of the FLUX Innovation Lounge on the 26th. We already had very healthy attendance confirmations, but when the balloon went up on the Oculus

HOLO-GAUZE WOWS WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Renowned 3D holographic effects solution Holo-Gauze was recently used as part of the key performance presentation on the opening day of the eighth annual World Science Festival in New York. Light Falls: Space, Time & An Obsession of Einstein extensively featured Holo-Gauze to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s discovery of the general theory of