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Lab.gruppen and Lake enjoy success at Prolight+Sound 2011

: LAB Gruppen

Pro Audio technology partners Lab.gruppen and Lake, alongside sister company Tannoy, enjoyed resounding success at Frankfurt’s Prolight+Sound (PL+S) 2011, which took place on 6-9th April.

Occupying a pivotal stand space in Hall 8.0, the brands attracted a significant increase in visitor numbers compared to previous years, which is impressive against the backdrop of last year’s hugely successful show. Each day brought a range of customers to the stand, both old and new, to discuss products and business opportunities going forward into 2011 and beyond.

Lab.gruppen’s touring and performance audio focus was on the PLM™ Series of Powered Loudspeaker Management™ systems, including the flagshipPLM20000Q – now featuring enhanced functionality added since its launch at PL+S 2010 – and the stalwart FP+ Series of tour-honed amplifiers.

There was a vast amount of interest in the demonstration of Lake Controller software operated wirelessly via an Apple® iPad® tablet and Lake fans and new customers were happy to be allowed a sneak peek at the forthcoming Mesa Mode for the Lake LM 26 Digital Audio Loudspeaker Processor, which will allow the unit to be configured as a 4-in/4-out system processor. Mesa Mode is due summer 2011 as part of a software update.

On the install side, Lab.gruppen’s firmly established C Series install-dedicated amplifier platform was demonstrated with full Crestron® system control. With remote control and monitoring via the Crestron system, C Series now offers even greater integration possibilities in high-end installed audio applications.

Visitors were also able to get a taste of the recently launched VX Series andVXPSeries
from Tannoy, the latter featuring Lab.gruppen’s brand new IDEEA™ (Intelli-Drive Energy Efficient Amplifier) power module, as well as Tannoy’s award-winning QFlex range – now enhanced with the brand new Sentinel SM-1 system monitor, for greatly improvement PA/VA compliance.

Tim Chapman, Head of Marketing at Lab.gruppen and Lake, said: “This year’s show in Frankfurt was a great success for both brands and our partners. Thanks to a great booth layout, great products and highly motivated staff, and some really pro-active and positive customers, we’ve had one of the most successful Prolight+Sound shows in years. We’re looking forward to doing it all again next year.”

Meanwhile, the Lab.gruppen and Lake roadshow rolls on with the brands represented by Northern Stage Services andJHS& Co Ltd. at the upcomingPLASAFocus: Leeds 2011 on Tues 19th and Wed 20th April at the Royal Armouries, Leeds UK. Later in the month we’ll be on show, again in partnership with Tannoy, at Dubai’sPALMEshow on April 26th-29th, with our full range of touring and installation amplification product represented as well as the LM 26 and Lake Controller software on demonstration.

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