The first global drone standards have been revealed

As drone use grows, rules and regulations remain in flux and vary among jurisdictions. Last month, for instance, the Federal Aviation Administration granted operators of certain drones approval to fly them in controlled airspace in the US, but the UK has an outright ban on using them within a kilometer of airports. To help establish [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-01-15T09:16:21+00:00January 22nd, 2019|News|

BLUMANO Launches Netherlands Operation

BLUMANO, engineering consultancy for design and safety in the Entertainment Industry is expanding its operation with the announcement of BLUMANO Netherlands. This prime west European base will work in close collaboration with the existing offices of BLUMANO in the UK and in Italy. Michiel van der Zijde is joining the ever-expanding organisation, who in addition [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-01-15T09:17:17+00:00January 15th, 2019|News|

Brexit & Product Compliance – “No Deal” Scenario

In September 2018, the UK government published a series of notices explaining how product compliance regulations would apply if a deal is not struck between the UK and the EU on the terms of Brexit – a "no deal" scenario. Specifically, the UK government commented on how goods traded in accordance with the Mutual Recognition [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-01-02T12:16:28+00:00January 3rd, 2019|News|

Safely On the Run with Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Worldwide - Entertainment engineering specialist WIcreations was asked to work on two specialist elements – a moving / tracking video wall and a ‘Star Lift’ – for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s “On The Run II” (OTR II) stadium tour, part of an epic and spectacular set design concept designed by Stufish. In addition to all the [...]

Vanessa Delaney2018-11-29T11:09:01+00:00December 18th, 2018|News|

BSI secures membership of CEN and CENELEC

On 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. BSI welcomes these decisions as a pragmatic solution that provides stability for the European standards system while meeting the needs of our stakeholders. The decisions, taken separately in both organizations, will enable [...]

Vanessa Delaney2018-11-29T10:51:42+00:00December 4th, 2018|News|

Three More ESTA Standards in Public Review

Lighting and Sound America has reported that three more ESTA Technical standards have been posted for public review: ANSI E1.34 -- 2009, Entertainment Technology -- Measuring and Specifying the Slipperiness of Floors Used in Live Performance Venues, is being considered for reaffirmation again (i.e., no changes in requirements, only updating organization name, address, copyright date, [...]

Vanessa Delaney2018-10-31T09:36:48+00:00November 15th, 2018|News|

Stage light crashes down during Tracy Byrd’s performance at Brazoria County Fair, injuring band member

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A concert turned terrifying at the Brazoria County fair when a stage light fell and sent members of a country singer's band scrambling Saturday night. Cellphone video captured the frightening moment that occurred as Tracy Byrd's band was wrapping up their show. In the video, Byrd is seen getting ready [...]

Vanessa Delaney2018-10-29T15:07:33+00:00November 1st, 2018|News|

Lucky Dube’s daughter electrocuted on stage in freak accident

Songstress Bongi Dube, who is the daughter of the late Lucky Dube is grateful to have escaped with her life after she got electrocuted during a performance in Durban Isolezwe is reporting that Bongi’s leg and left arm was seriously injured in the freak accident. “As I was about to sing on stage I unfortunately [...]

Vanessa Delaney2018-10-29T11:17:24+00:00October 25th, 2018|News|

Summary: BSI – Brexit and standards – position statement

In February 2018, the BSI or British Standards Institution outlined their stance for post-Brexit in a position statement. They plan to continue to “provide UK experts with the standards development framework to support trade in the UK, across Europe and globally” and they feel “BSI should remain a full member of the European Standards Organizations”. [...]

Vanessa Delaney2018-10-09T11:38:49+00:00October 11th, 2018|News|

New CEN standard – Entertainment technology – Specifications for design and manufacture of aluminium and steel trusses (EN 17115)

Summer is traditionally the season for outdoor events, and the warm summer that is now coming to an end has been no exception: concerts, festivals, open-air theatres and cinemas have multiplied, giving people the possibility to enjoy the warm weather. Nevertheless, organising successful events is a huge technical feat: complex infrastructures, from stages to sound [...]

Vanessa Delaney2018-09-21T12:37:08+00:00September 25th, 2018|News|

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