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Knockoff Gear: Melbourne Company Named

5 Mar 2014

6 MARCH 2014 (Updated 7 March 2014 at end) When Steve Devine started a Facebook Group against Knock Off Equipment, he had no idea whether anyone was interested. They sure were, and now the Group (now administered by CX) has identified a Melbourne based importer offering fake Martin Audio loudspeaker and amplifier products, under the…

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How to control a follow spot with a joystick, Martin-style

4 Mar 2014

Jeff Morgan of Lots of Watts Central Coast received an unusual request from a local Seniors Club for a remote controlled follow spot. It was required because the roof height at the rear of their venue was low plus a large, traditional follow spot was too much for club members to physically handle. Jeff’s brief…

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The P.A. People bring affordable multi-site and intercity two-way radio communication to the events industry

26 Feb 2014

In an industry-changing move, Australia’s leading Event Communications supplier The P.A. People has partnered with Australia’s number one digital two-way radio network Orion to bring Motorola’s MOTOTRBO™ technology to the events industry. For the first time, the combination of The P.A. People’s communications experience and the reach and flexibility of the Orion network means deeply…

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Woeful Lightshow for The Radiators

22 Feb 2014

It was a night off, a trip down that lane called memory with another memory, Karen my former wife. We share a like for retro rock and beer, so we headed to Asquith Leagues Club which is confusingly located in Sydney’s north at Waitara. The other werid aspect to all this is that we don’t…

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graftonjulius’ photostream

18 Feb 2014

graftonjulius’ photostream on Flickr. On 21 July 2013, a gathering of veteran road crew was held in Sydney at the Bald Faced Stag Hotel. These are the pictures.

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New GM to take Framelock Barriers™ to the world

17 Feb 2014
Matthew Kenny

A veteran of the Australian event industry is set to take an exciting innovation in crowd control to the world. Sydney-based Matthew Kenny is the newly appointed General Manager for Framelock Barriers™, a business distributing one of the safest and most effective crowd control barrier systems in Australia. Invented and designed by Northern Territory innovator…

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CX TV NEWS: Roadshow Report

11 Feb 2014

CX-TV NEWS February – on tour with CX-Roadshow. Vale Pat Reilly, champion of Chatswood Concourse Performing Arts Centre. Boo hiss O’Mara Auctions – inside the bungled sale of AV gear from Sydney Convention Centre. Who really screwed up? The truth behind the Wet and Wild gig cancellation. Telstra trail 4G and want to see if…

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Audio Brands Australia snags Jeff Shoesmith

7 Feb 2014

Hills SVL retrenched its two senior audio guys by making their positions redundant last year – and now they have joined together to do for themselves what they did for the publicly listed company. Jeff Shoesmith (pictured) has joined Audio Brands Australia founder Don McConnell. They will be together again, this time on CX Roadshow…

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CX Lawyer Ross McGlynn taken by Prostate Cancer

7 Feb 2014

CX Network mourns the passing of our favorite lawyer Ross McGlynn today in Sydney. Ross practiced in commercial and financial law since 1973. He was uncommon in his diligence, commitment and care and also didn’t ascribe the common legal practice of the six minute block. His invoices were realistic and occasionally CX would inquire as…

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New Product rolls out for Roadshow

5 Feb 2014

CX Roadshow is more than the Industry Networking Day – it’s where ALL the hot new products for the year are previewed! See the ROBE Minime on the ULA stand. Audio and lighting are nicely balanced at Roadshow – roughly 50/50 – the closest we’ve seen in all our years running ENTECH and ROADSHOW. Here…

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First SGM G-SPOT Arrives in Australia

5 Feb 2014

The first G-SPOT from the assembly line at the SGM factory has been dispatched to Australia. The R&D and production teams have done an incredible job to get this innovative new fixture finished and ready for the Australian launch at the CX Roadshow traveling to all capital cities in February. Like all new products, final…

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Lighting girl killed at Vic festival

30 Jan 2014

Katie Louise Broadbent went to a private festival in Rochester on Australia Day to meet a local guy she knew. She was looking for love, in the nicest way, and instead found her own demise when a man drove over her tent. It appears he was intoxicated. Katie worked at  The Clock Tower Theatre and the Monash…

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