Light Up 2018 breaks Guinness World Record

Officially amazing! Light Up 2018 breaks the Guinness World Record for the biggest lighting installation in the world for a New Year event

 

How the vision of creating the most advanced and visual exciting New Year countdown on the planet became reality.

 

 

Light Up 2018 at www.ao-creative.com

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Homepage AO Creative - with videos of 'Making of' and the full show

 

 

FALCON fixed installation of AO Lighting crowns the centrepiece of Expo 2017 in Astana

The spherical „Nur Alem“ pavilion (representing Kazakhstan) is the centrepiece of EXPO 2017. Thought to be the largest spherical building in the world, the new pavilion is the newest landmark of the Kazakh capital, Astana. The dramatic illumination of the architecturally impressive, 100-metre-high pavilion is effected using powerful FALCON STATIC ARC colour 7000W searchlights. 

 

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AO Lighting features MITE BEAM 2.000W

Due to their sharp and bright beams and their easy handling the 2.000W xenon beam lights MITE BEAM are ideal for touring, festivals and live events. They are also perfect tools for applications in television and film productions.

The MITE BEAM offers 40,600 lumens output with 6,500K and a CRI of 97. Sixty saturated dichroic colours, as well as twelve changeable E-Gobos, allowing a variety of light moods. The beam light also offers a zoom with 5° - 10° and a wash option (Frost).

Lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt relies on MITE BEAM xenon beam lights from the AO Lighting rental park,
explaining:
„Due to their sharp and bright beams, MITES are highliy impressive. That‘s why I employed them as XL beam lights for the Dubai World Cup, the tour of „Böhse Onkelz“ and at the Matapaloz Festival. On each occasion, they performed convincingly.“




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JERRY P. APPELT RELIES ON MITES FOR THE “BÖHSE ONKELZ” TOUR

AO Lighting supports the band „Böhse Onkelz“ with lighting equipment for the fourth time. Since their major comeback concerts in 2014 and 2015 in the Hockenheimring, the Onkelz have been going from strength to strength, treating their massive fan base in 2016 to a tour of the largest concert halls in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This year they started their own festival „Matapaloz“.

 

For the last two years, lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt relies on MITE BEAM xenon beam lights from the AO Lighting rental park, explaining: 

  

„Due to their sharp and bright beams, MITES are highly impressive. That‘s why I employed them as XL beam lights for the „Böhse Onkelz“ tour, the Matapaloz Festival as well as the Dubai World Cup. On each occasion, they performed convincingly.“

AO CREATIVE SUPPORTS BALICH WORLDWIDE SHOWS FOR DUBAI WORLD CUP

For the sixth time, it has been the privilege of AO Lighting to supply special lighting equipment for the opening and closing ceremonies of the world‘s richest horse race. For six years in succession, AO Lighting has contributed in a variety of ways to the illumination of the prestigious Meydan Racecourse. On behalf of the Meydan Group LLC and the leading agency Balich Worldwide Shows respectively, the creative specialists AO Creative were also charged with responsibility this year for the implementation of the show concept in the area of lighting and laser design under the direction of the celebrated lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt.

 

Providing the transmission between the creative ideas and their technical implementation, AO Creative drew up the technical shop order, specified the devices and decided upon positions and structures, as well as handling the programming of the show and live operation of the equipment.

 

Fabrizio Audagnotto, CEO Balich Worldwide Shows MEA DMCC, about AO Creative: 

 

„When BWS was requested to create a stunning lighting & laser show for the Opening & Closing Ceremony at world‘s richest horse race day, the Dubai World Cup, immediately AO Creative came to our mind. 

Their expertise in delivering complex and unique lighting shows was only one reason to approach them. We appreciated their knowledge and professionalism and look very much to working with them again.“

 

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The Festival Season 2017 starts!

Enlarge the long range effect of your festival and book your FALCONs now.

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FALCONs in Aarhus

FALCONs supporting light spectacle for celebrating Aarhus as European Capitol of Culture 2017  

 

Beneath Paphos of Cyprus, Aarhus is European Capitol of Culture 2017. Hundreds of projects will be realises through the year - all with the Slogan „Let’s rethink“. Aarhus will make people reflect, will build bridges between social classes, generations and  cultures. 

The second largest city of Denmark started with a complex show event which storyline tells of Viking roots up to the future-oriented strategies of today's citizens.  Queen Margarethe of Denmark send out a festive boat parade through the city. This ends at the harbor of the city with a musical light and fireworks spectacle. 

 

For the lighting show Nordic rentals A/S ordered FALCON BEAM 7,000W searchlights from Arts Outdoor Lighting Technology. Positioned behind the DLG silos at the harbor, which also were used as a stage for projections, they set far-reaching highlights into the night sky. Integrated into the dynamic choreography they enhanced the long range effect with their 7000 watts beams of light. The spectacular multimedia opening celebration is penned by Director Nigel Jamieson supported by battleROYAL.

 

  

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Installation of arts with FALCON BEAM 2

Darkness 1816 is a sound & light installation of a world in shadow by Beate Schüler (Artistic Direction), Werner Cee (Sound) and Klaus Grünberg (Light), produced by Lucid Dream ug. 

 

Inspired by the volcanic eruption of the Indonesian volcano Tambora in 1815, a gigantic climatic catastrophe in Europe, Asia and North America was the consequence in 1816  - known today as the “year  without a summer”. 

 

 

The Technical Director Hans-Jürgen Müller asked AO Lighting for a special lighting fixture for the project. Finally a FALCON BEAM 2 xenon searchlight was used as light source. A single beam of light in a special tone of orange-red was directed to the building and creeps into the room through very small light gaps of the window shutters. Light, sounds and texts interact and create a melancholic and infernal atmosphere.

 

 

 

The installation was a part of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen at the “Herrenhausen Gardens” in Hannover as well as the Schumann Festival Düsseldorf at “Benrath Palace”.

 

  

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Brücken im Licht – „Dubai Water Canal“ feierlich eingeweiht

For the inauguration of the Dubai Water Canal, AO Lighting was commissioned by Scientechnic to bathe two pedestrian bridges  in blue, white and golden yellow light for a period of two weeks

After some three years of construction work, Dubai celebrated the official opening of the Dubai Water Canal with an impressive son et lumière. To mark the occasion, AO Lighting was commissioned by Scientechnic L.L.C to adorn the 120-metre-long Y-Pillar Bridge and the 140-metre-long Twisten Bridge with coloured light for a period of two weeks.

 

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Happy 45th National Day

Enjoy the AO Creative multi-media show at the Al Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi during the National Day celebrations from 28th November to 4th December, 2016.

Come and see the light & laser show.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our friend, Fine Art Photographer Manfred Voss, on the gold medals 

for his fabulous photos of the Rhine Comet and the Winter Wonderland of VW Autostadt. 

 

Both illuminations were realized with our FALCON lighting fixtures.

 

The picture “Christmas Love” gold awarded by PSA (Photographic Society of America)

The picture “Rheincomet ” gold awarded by GMC (German Mega Circuit)

 

 

Rhine comet Düsseldorf

A gigantic comet for Düsseldorf – AO Lighting installs searchlights for the Rhine Comet to mark North Rhine-Westphalia’s 70th birthday

 

The dazzling “Rhine Comet” lit up the night sky over Düsseldorf during the 70th birthday celebrations of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The light show, featuring FALCON BEAM 2 xenon searchlights from AO Lighting, was a gift from the community foundation "DUS-illuminated®" in collaboration with the show producer and creative mastermind Klaus Gendrung, and astonished onlookers with effects on a hitherto unimagined scale.

 

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LIGHTS TO REMEMBER

Watch our showreel and enjoy fabulous projects in lighting technology. 

 

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From followspot up to an impressive fan of light – FALCONs set accents at Dubai World Cup Night 2016

For the opening & closing ceremony of the 21st Dubai World Cup Night at the Meydan racecourse A&O Technology delivered a huge quantity of FALCON floodlights. The racing season 2015/16 was finalized with a big multimedia show. 
 



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Sharjah Light Festival 2016

A&O Creative and the FALCONs painted dynamic pictures of light for the Sharjah Light Festival 2016

 

A&O Technology glowed with its FALCONs at two projects of Sharjah Light Festival 2016. The in-house creative department A&O Creative set in stage the Corniche of the Khalid Lagoon with a „Lights Ballett“. Additionally lighting designer Thierry Montaigne used FALCON BEAM 2 searchlights for his project „Celestial Wonderment“ at the planetarium. 

 

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Prolight+Sound 2016 Review

This was the Prolight+Sound 2016 – a fulminating light show has a lasting effect

 

The FALCON® BEAM 2 set excellent highlights during the spectacular demo show of the PRG AG on the LEA stage in the Frankfurter Festhalle. The optimised FALCON® range was presented at the information stand of A&O Technology and detailed information has been obtained by you.After some exciting days at the exhibition we would like to present a short review and shout out a big thank-you for your time at our stand. 

 

We are pleased for giving us the opportunity to have been a part of this many-faceted multimedia PRG showcase penned by lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt. The effective light show with more than 1000 sources of light and video mapping was produced for the PRG Live Entertainment Award which took place on the LEA Award stage in the Frankfurter Festhalle. Following this gala evening the show was made accessible to the fair visitors and was presented half-hourly. At the same time the Festhalle was the exclusive showroom of PRG XL VIDEO and its cooperation partners. The demo show presented today’s most popular show effects and event technologies – including our new rock star and effect hero FALCON® BEAM 2. 

Thus fair visitors could receive an impression of his efficiency in an indoor set. Used as an outdoor effect engine the fixture is convincing even much more and guarantees an enormous increased attention throughout the surrounding area.   

The FALCON® BEAM 2 (see also the product video below) stands for the optimised FALCON® xenon range. Reduced power consumption with increased performance for an extraordinary distant effect are only a few prominent advantages of the searchlights for intensive XXL illuminations. 

Because time is precious, we are pleased to visit you and demonstrate our products during a live presentation at your preferred location. Then, together in a personal conversation with you, we will consider the best possible solution how to brilliantly ablaze your project in our bright FALCON light. Simply give us a call or send an e-mail for making a personal demo appointment. 

 

 

Do you read our trade fair journal?
 

Why you shouldn’t miss the FALCON® searchlights in your upcoming lighting design and what are your advantages by cooperating with A&O Technology? 

In our trade fair journal you receive the answers. We would be happy to provide you with more information.

 

 

 

Discover the new FALCON® BEAM 2
 

Curious, what are the benefits of the new FALCON® Xenon generation? Watch the new product video of the FALCON® BEAM 2.

FALCON® xenon products have for years been considered the first choice for intensive illuminations – especially when it comes to the illumination of XXL buildings or when what is called for are narrow beams visible from a great distance. With an expanded feature set, a more compact format and now even greater brilliance, the FALCON® xenon range is a genuine highlight of any architectural installation. 

 

We look back at the Light+Building 2016

Innovative plasma products and optimised xenon lighting technology formed the focus on this year’s exhibition stand of A&O Technology. After the exciting exhibition days a short review and a big thank-you! 

  

We truly appreciate your time which you‘ve spent for a conversation with us about our FALCON® products. Many interesting and inspiring talks made the Light+Building 2016 a promising project for us.

You showed special interest in our innovative high frequency plasma (HFP) lighting technology SPELIA. This could be experienced at the same time with SPELIA arc floodlights live at the Luminale project „MesseTurm“ – a joint project between Atelier Rang, MesseTurm Frankfurt and our creative department A&O Creative. Low energy requirement in combination with extremely long life time (up to 50.000! operating hours), low maintenance costs and high luminosity (up to 165lm/W) often are crucial factors in the today’s architectural lighting.

 

Beside the innovative and ecologically friendly plasma floodlight series SPELIA the new optimised FALCON® xenon generation is also vailable to you – headed by the FALCON® BEAM 2 (see also the product video below). Reduced power consumption with increased performance for an extraordinary distant effect are only a few prominent advantages of the searchlights for intensive XXL illuminations. 

 

Because time is precious, we are pleased to visit you and demonstrate our products during a live presentation at your preferred location. Then, together in a personal conversation with you, we will consider the best possible solution how to brilliantly ablaze your project in our bright FALCON light. Simply give us a call or send an e-mail for making a personal demo appointment.  

 

 

Do you read our trade fair journal?

 

What‘s behind the term HFP Technology and what are your benefits from a cooperation with A&O Technology?  

You will find the answers in our trade fair journal – and for more details or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

 

Discover the new FALCON® BEAM 2

 

Curious, what are the benefits of the new FALCON® Xenon generation? Watch the new product video of the FALCON® BEAM 2.

FALCON® xenon products have for years been considered the first choice for intensive illuminations – especially when it comes to the illumination of XXL buildings or when what is called for are narrow beams visible from a great distance. With an expanded feature set, a more compact format and now even greater brilliance, the FALCON® xenon range is a genuine highlight of any architectural installation. 

 

 

 

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A&O Technology exhibition team (f.l.): Andree Jahnel, Project Technical Manager CLA; Oliver Ronshausen, Senior Product Manager; Marco Niedermeier, CEO, and his wife Britta Niedermeier; Natalie Mehler, Project Manager; Adrian Gediga, Senior Manager Sales/Rental; Kevin Niedermeier, Trainee event technology


Luminale 2016, LD: Atelier Rang in cooperation with MesseTurm Frankfurt and A&O Creative, Photo © A&O Technology

Prolight+Sound 2016

LIVE IN ACTION - Experience the new FALCON® BEAM 2 in the Frankfurter Festhalle

 

Smaller. Lighter. Brighter. That, in a nutshell, is the very latest FALCON® xenon generation – headed by the FALCON® BEAM 2. Convince yourself of its brilliant performance in a spectacular showcase during the  LEA awards and at the PRG XL VIDEO showroom.

 

Experience our new brilliant heroic effects engine  FALCON® BEAM 2 live in the Frankfurter Festhalle, the exclusive presentation and showroom area for PRG XL Video and their cooperation partners. After the award of this year‘s PRG Live-Entertainment-Awards, which is deemed to be the launch event of the Prolight + Sound, the spectacular demo-show of the gala evening will be presented to the public several times a day. Half-hourly a 10-minute long multifaceted demonstration of the latest event technology in action will be presented at the PRG LEA stage in the Festhalle. Lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt created a multimedia show including the FALCON® BEAM 2.

 

Our A&O Technology team will be on-site with a stand in the Festhalle. They will be happy to advise you to the numerous options of the new FALCON® xenon generation for your upcoming projects.  

 

Feel free to drop in and see for yourself.  

We are looking forward to your visit in the Festhalle. 

 

 

For the international trade fair we‘re presenting you our A&O trade fair journal. 

 

Get a good overview about A&O Technology and its lighting solutions. Click on the link below for downloading your digital copy. Happy reading!

 

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Luminale 2016

Be a part of the LUMINALE 2016 and visit the atmospheric light installation at the MesseTurm Frankfurt - the gateway to the city centre.

 

In cooperation with Atelier Wolfgang Rang and with support of MesseTurm Frankfurt the tower will shine in red and white, the colours of the city. For the illumination SPELIA arc of A&O Technology is used, currently one of the most energy efficient lighting technologies in the world.

 

Come and see live this energy-saving lighting installation.

   

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SPELIA arc

Light + Building 2016

Experience A&O Technology’s innovative plasma products and optimised Xenon lighting technology

 

Sunlight is our model. In SPELIA, we are presenting a development that comes closer to sunlight in terms of naturalness than any other artificial light source. 

After the first successful installations, SPELIA is experiencing a dynamic development. Use your visit to the Light+Building trade fair to find out more about the outstanding potential of this innovative technology. Our team will be happy to advise you of the numerous solutions afforded for your next project.

  

Smaller. Lighter. Brighter. 
That, in a nutshell, is the very latest FALCON® xenon generation.

FACON xenon products have for years been considered the first choice for intensive illuminations in the architectural field – especially when it comes to the illumination of XXL buildings or when what is called for are narrow beams visible from a great distance. With an expanded feature set, a more compact format and now even greater brilliance, the FALCON xenon range is a genuine highlight of any architectural installation. 

 

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Autostadt Wolfsburg invests in pioneering plasma technology from A&O Technology

What must be the world’s largest Advent candles in the shape of the chimneys of the old power station in the Autostadt Wolfsburg are now being lit using pioneering and sustainable luminaires from A&O Technology. With its investment in German-made FALCON® SPELIA Arc plasma floodlights, the Autostadt is not only setting new standards in terms of eco-friendliness but also achieving an energy saving in the illumination of the power station of around 75%.

 

Year in, year out. This is now the 15th year in succession that the Autostadt Wolfsburg has transformed its theme park during Advent into a winter wonderland. The magical set is dominated this year, as always, by the historic chimneys, bathed in red light to look like giant candles. This year, the Autostadt has scaled new heights not only with the overall concept of the Winter Wonderland but with its illumination, making use here for the first time of A&O Technology’s sustainable plasma technology to light up the iconic chimneys. The lighting specialist has been responsible for the winter illumination of the chimneys now for 15 years but has come up with a first this year: for the first time, the innovative products of the FALCON SPELIA Arc series are being exposed to sustained use.  

  

50 years of Beat-Club stage managed by A&O Technology

50 years of Beat-Club – major TV show stage managed by A&O Technology

 

Numerous stars turn up to congratulate an old friend on its 50th birthday. The musicians of today and tomorrow pay homage with their own renderings of over 20 Beat-Club favourites – a mega concert experience. To create show effects worthy of Beat-Club, Jörg Sonntag together with A&O Creative opted for products from A&O Technology and Ayrton. 

 

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09/22/15

FALCON© Searchlights enthuse over 2.6 million at open air events

Autumn is coming, and the 2015 season of open air events and festivals in Europe is coming to an end. A&O Technology, manufacturer and distributor of FALCON searchlights, is drawing a highly positive balance for the season.


At many of the most important festivals this year, FALCONs were used to make statements in light that were visible for miles around. Despite highly changeable weather – with a July heat wave followed by torrential rain in August and intermittent storms all summer long – the German-made searchlights proved, by their complete indifference to the elements, not only heroic effects engines but also true ‘men of the north’.

08/27/15

A&O Creative designed light shows for Sail Bremerhaven

For Sail Bremerhaven 2015, A&O Creative created light shows in the harbour. The lighting, laser and pyro displays enthused the international spectators. 

Together with teams from Comet Feuerwerk and laserfabrik show laser A&O Creative coordinated the lighting and laser elements with the altitude fireworks. With its musical accompaniment, the light, laser and pyrotechnic show illuminated the coast three evenings in a row. This new attraction proved one of the highlights of this year’s festival.

In addition, A&O Creative staged a light show in the old harbour in which FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO LED/xenon hybrid searchlights performed each evening their elaborate choreography in the night sky. 

 

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FALCON searchlights conjure magical moments at Tomorrowland

For the first time, FALCON searchlights have been integrated into the imaginative design of the main stage at the Tomorrowland festival. The robust searchlights proved once again that they also make ideal festival luminaires. Their exceptionally far-reaching, colour-drenched lighting effects turned the festival’s main event this year into a truly vibrant spectacle.

 

When colourful internationalism, the beats of electronic music and surreal mysticism come together, the ravers gather at the Tomorrowland Festival near Boom in Belgium. This year, some 180,000 of them braved the storms, the rain and the sunshine. The open-air festival featured a gigantic stage, 60 metres high and 140 metres wide, in the form of a fairy-tale castle, realized in loving detail. A lavish array of effects were also employed.

 

Tomorrowland’s lighting designer, Sander Den Otter, succeeded brilliantly in integrating the FALCONs into the spectacular overall image, managing, on the one hand, to project the stage show far into the night sky with the FALCON BEAM 7,000W, and, on the other, to realize a beautiful illumination of the festival grounds behind the main stage. Bright moving lights from the FALCON range complemented the music, waterfalls, pyrotechnic and other lighting effects that made up the opulent Tomorrowland show.

 

According to the organizers, visitors from 200 nations flocked this year to the De Schorre National Park to celebrate with 300 of the most in-demand DJs on the planet, including David Guetta, Avicii, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren.

 

 

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A&O Technology adds new brilliance to Dubai’s Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab of Jumeirah, the icon of Dubai and one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world, now affords an even more glittering spectacle in the night sky. The exchange and programming of the new high-tech lighting system was performed by local partner A&O Technology. 

 

Every evening, the Burj Al Arab offers a colourful light show. The changing hues and brilliant strobe effects enthuse millions of visitors to Dubai every year. The new strobe effects that frame the sail-shaped building are the highlight of the current light show at the Burj Al Arab. For the modernisation of the strobe lighting system, the hotel’s management relied on the experience and expertise of A&O Technology. A&O Technology employed climbers to complete the installation on the exoskeleton of the 321-metre-high building. The materials as well as the control and programming were also supplied by the Abu-Dhabi-based lighting company.

 

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FALCON® SPELIA Range – Sulphur-plasma lighting systems from A&O Technology

The sulphur-plasma luminaires of the FALCON SPELIA series mark a revolution in lighting technology. With an operating life of up to 50,000 hours and up to 165 lm/W, SPELIA is currently one of the most energy-efficient lamps on the market. It combines cost-effectiveness with environmentally friendly qualities and versatility. FALCON SPELIA lighting systems are suitable for a wide range of locations, including architectural installations, greenhouses, streets, places of entertainment, factories, offices and even residential buildings.


Sulphur-plasma light not only enhances the quality of life of human beings but also, thanks to its continuous light spectrum, fosters the natural growth of plants. A&O Technology's in-house manufacturing division, alpha one GmbH, has developed a marketable sulphur-plasma lamp series that comes closer to natural sunlight than any other artificial light source, but with a UV content of less than one per cent! It is remarkable for its high energy efficiency and sustainability. With a power consumption of 1,000 watts, the lighting output of SPELIA systems is equivalent to that of a 3,000-watt xenon lamp.

 

Wherever people work with light, this technology has outstanding potential. "A&O Technology is already today offering market-ready solutions. Based on this mature technology, we can develop and manufacture different types of lamps — and even do so on a customer-specific basis to meet special challenges of all kinds," says Marco Niedermeier, the CEO of A&O Technology and alpha one.

 

The specialists: Arc, Green and Shot

Inaugurating the FALCON plasma range are three product types: SPELIA Arc, SPELIA Green and SPELIA Shot. Each specializes in a particular field of application and all are market-ready and available. 

The making of video of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai is online

With the making of video of mamemo productions of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai we look back on a brilliant sporting event. 


Go behind the scenes and get an idea of the extensive construction of a first class location. We have also added new images to the online photo gallery.

 

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A&O Creative produces a magnificent light show for the World Club Dome

A&O Creative produces for BigCityBeats a magnificent light show for the grand opening and closing ceremonies of the World Club Dome 


With a light show newly conceived by A&O Creative for the grand opening and closing ceremonies of the World Club Dome 2015, BigCityBeats managed to give ravers in the Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena goose pimples.

BigCityBeats has long been synonymous with major opening and closing shows designed by its initiator and organizer Bernd Breiter. Working with A&O Creative this year they really excelled themselves in terms of both  effect and magnitude. True to its motto “higher, faster, further”, the company assembled for the World Club Dome live show the largest constellation of luminaires ever deployed for an event of its kind. A&O Creative, the creative department of the internationally active, Bremen-based lighting specialists A&O Technology, under the creative direction of the renowned lighting designer Manfred “Ollie” Olma, delivered in the form of its newly conceived light show “Big City Lights” one of the highlights of both the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Club Dome. The impressive images of light that flooded the arena were enough to give spectators goose pimples. The video content was created by Saskia Olma, whilst Marco Niedermeier, the CEO of A&O Technology, was active in the role of Executive Producer.



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Gigantic tornado shows polo fans the place to be

As event partner of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai, A&O Technology created spectacular special effects with its FALCON luminaires and the FALCON Video shone in a new formation.  

 

In a formation never before seen, the FALCON VIDEO luminaires framed the arena’s giant LED screen to create a LED wall. The hybrid searchlights were therefore in use throughout the event as a fixed component of the installation. Newly arrived in the UAE, the FALCON BEAM 2 drew gigantic tornados of light in the sky. At the same time, FALCON FLOWERs created flowers of light for the video projection. A&O Technology offered with its equipment particularly brilliant effects for this prestigious equestrian event. Lighting designer Sonu AB realized the creative and lighting concept of the show, which was developed by Mamemo Productions under the leadership of creative director Sam Katiela. 

 

“Beach Polo Cup Dubai is a prestigious event combining first-class sport with high-end show elements and entertainment,” commented Marco Niedermeier, CEO of A&O Technology. “A&O Technology is proud to have been able to present the FALCON VIDEO in an unprecedented formation, thereby contributing an impressive light show to the production in the event arena.

 

 

The Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2015 was held for the first time this year under the official patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council. Team Cadillac were the eventual winners.

 

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01/09/15

FALCON® BEAM 2 – A&O Technology launches new searchlight

In the new FALCON BEAM 2, A&O Technology is bringing a brilliant new searchlight onto the market. With its extended feature set, the FALCON BEAM 2 is now the first choice for demanding illuminations in the fields of entertainment and architectural lighting.

 

Thanks to a new high-precision parabolic reflector with an ultra-reflective coating, the FALCON BEAM 2 guarantees dazzling brightness. The colour changer is based on the tried-and-tested technology of the FALCON range. The new luminaire also impresses with reduced power consumption and swift zoom progressions. Equally convincing is the increased speed of its pan and tilt movements.

 

Another plus: the compact searchlight takes up very little space for a device of such luminosity. Due to its aluminium and stainless steel construction the latest member of the FALCON range is also both robust and reliable. “The new FALCON BEAM 2 is the ideal choice for large lighting installations and events,” says Marco Niedermeier, CEO of A&O Technology. “It’s a versatile rock star for touring and events lighting and at the same time a true highlight of every architectural installation.”

 

The prolonged working life of the lamp, the low maintenance costs and highly efficient optics make the FALCON BEAM 2 a must for every lighting design. The latest member of the FALCON family had its baptism of fire at the opening of the Stage Theater in Hamburg. By any standards it proved an impressive debut. 

 

 

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12/08/14

A&O Creative stages multimedia show at Al Bahr towers

On the occasion of the 43rd National Day of the United Arabic Emirates, A&O Technology as general contractor with its creative department, A&O Creative, staged an impressive multimedia show at the Al Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi.  

 

 

Anyone whose eyes were directed towards the Abu Dhabi skyline during the festivities, which lasted several days, could not have failed to notice the city’s magnificent twin towers, which were bathed in brilliant, changing colours. As general supplier, A&O Technology realized a dynamic, colourful 360° illumination of the Al Bahr towers. The company’s creative department, A&O Creative, used intensive colours to draw all eyes to the cocoon-like architecture. The futuristic towers were transformed one moment into a huge national flag, then bathed in a deep, marine blue that gave way in turn to shining white. A video projection on the façade complemented the light show. In whatever raiment they appeared, the evening choreography transformed the towers into dazzling highlights of the Abu Dhabi skyline.

12/13/14

Historic walls in multimedia Christmas light

Bremen’s St. Petri cathedral is bathed in bright colours while laser animations play across its façade to the accompaniment of Christmas sounds. For the second time this year, A&O Creative is turning the cathedral into the shining centrepiece of the market place.

 

It took less than two weeks to program the dynamic, colourful show and tailor it to the façade of the cathedral. The setting-up was accomplished in two nights. The fixtures used were SKY FALCON ARC colour 1200W architectural floodlights, high-powered lasers and gobo projectors. Meanwhile the spires of the dome were bathed in changing colours by FALCON BEAM colour 3000W searchlights.

11/11/14

FALCON BEAM 2 crowns the opening of the Stage Theater

In the FALCON BEAM 2, A&O Technology is introducing to the market a brilliant searchlight for rental applications. The new product range was deployed for the first time in a major production by director Jerry P. Appelt during the opening of the Stage Theatre on the Elbe in Hamburg. 

 

For the production of the theatrical light and laser show, shipping on the Elbe was brought to a standstill for a quarter of an hour. During this time, the entire Hamburg harbour was filled with shining light. The background music was the overture to the musical “Das Wunder von Bern”, which had been chosen to open the inaugural season.

 

A&O Technology, which had been commissioned by PRG AG to provide the lighting equipment, supplied its newly launched FALCON BEAM 2 searchlights for their first live application on the banks of the Elbe. The German lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt integrated the searchlights into the lighting concept by installing some in four groups at the foot of the building along the riverside, whilst the main group was hoisted by cranes onto the roof of the new building.


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10/21/14

A&O Creative with A&O Technology stages multimedia show in Riad

A&O Creative, with A&O Technology as Technical General Contractor for Fireworks by Grucci, stages an unprecedented multimedia show on the occasion of the Saudi National Day in Riyadh


The palatial Hotel Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh provided the backdrop recently for an impressive multimedia spectacle. It was the first time in Saudi Arabia that the different disciplines within a show were seen to interact.  



To get a show in this unprecedented form up and running, A&O Technology summoned its best creative minds. The well-drilled A&O Creative team put together a complex multimedia show despite a very tight time frame of only four weeks. Whilst in classic productions, the disciplines (lighting, pyrotechnics, music...) take turns to occupy centre stage, the Saudi royal family, represented here by the Governor of Riyadh, Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, wanted something very special for this event: that all the professions should interact. So A&O Creative created the artistic concept for a show of exceptional quality to mark the 82nd anniversary of the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At the same time, an extensive 3D mapping show was staged in the Saudi capital. The show’s Creative Director was the renowned lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt, who took charge of both the show concept and the lighting design. 

 

The entire ochre front facade of the hotel complex was used here as a projection surface. As though on an oversized movie screen, the past, present and future of Saudi of Arabia with its capital Riyadh were depicted in sublime images and video sequences - accompanied by gripping music. Lights visible for miles around and an impressive firework display crowed the show, which drew an enthusiastic reception from the cream of Saudi society..

 

Aside from its creative contribution, A&O Technology was acting here as all-in-one supplier of the lighting, video and laser equipment. The magnificent fireworks were provided by the pyro specialists Fireworks by Grucci. "We worked hand-in-hand with Grucci to ensure the various elements of the show were perfectly coordinated. After collaborating with them on the projects for National Day in Doha and the 2013/14 New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Hotel Atlantis The Palm in Dubai, National Day in Riyadh was yet another joint project for the portfolio" says Marco Niedermeier, CEO of A&O Technology. 

 

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09/22/14

A&O Technology taking on new trainees

A&O Technology invests further in the future by taking on new trainees 

 

August 2014, Bremen – The certificates are handed out and there are smiles on all faces. Six trainees in 2014 have successfully completed their training with A&O Technology either as industrial management assistants or as events technicians (speciality: lighting). No fewer than five of the six were immediately taken on by the company.


For over ten years, A&O Technology has been active as a company that takes on apprentices. The enterprise provides from its own ranks for the labour force of tomorrow. “We are committed to the future and to helping the youth of today, and sound enough financially to be able to provide in-house training,” says Marco Niedermeier, CEO. Already some twenty trainees have completed their training with A&O Technology. Most of them were taken on and continued their careers with the company; some later moved on to other companies within the industry or to other industries; some resumed their studies; most, however, are still with A&O Technology to this day. The investment in qualified personnel from its own ranks continues with the current generation of trainees: Patrik Osterloh, Minu Heydari, Akascha Schultz and Timm Peschel.

 

From the graduation class of 2014, A&O Technology has been able reinforce its workforce in all departments with qualified personnel, as all but one of the erstwhile trainees were taken on by the company. Fatma Bourkhis, Melanie Sager and Yunus Celik completed their training as industrial management assistants. Dennis Müller, Marvin Flöte and André Röbke graduated successfully as events technicians – speciality: lighting. Yunus Celik has strengthened the Rental department, whilst the main emphasis of Melanie Sager’s future activities will be in the Service department. Sadly, Fatma Bourkhis has moved away from the area and her services are therefore no longer available to the company.

 

Melanie Sager, newly qualified as an Industrial Management Assistant, has always wanted to work in the events industry, and her training with A&O Technology has only strengthened her enthusiasm. “The best thing about my training, and now my job, is the industry in which A&O Technology is engaged. There is nothing more satisfying in my opinion than to participate in the planning, organization and implementation of an event – especially if it is shown later on television,” she says, beaming. “With our projects, we get immediate feedback on the quality of our individual contributions. We are constantly faced with new challenges which, with the first class team A&O Technology has at its disposal, we are able to meet. It is in this, combined with the enormous variety of the projects themselves, that the greatest appeal of the industry lies, in my view.” 

 

The trio of events technicians, Dennis Müller, André Röbke and Marvin Flöte, will continue to work as a team and continue to provide for “light moments” with A&O Technology. “From the start, I was encouraged to display a great deal of initiative,” says André Röbke, Events Technician (Speciality: Lighting). “I travel a great deal – only recently, abroad – and therefore work very flexible hours. I am constantly able to make new contacts, see different places and locations, and learn something different from each new production. There are always fresh challenges – not always in the technical implementation. And I can make use of my own experience. There is a wealth of diversity in all of this that I find great fun.”

 

Timm Klopp began his career ten years ago as a trainee with A&O Technology. Now, after completing a two-year course on day release in business administration, he is responsible as Senior Operations Manager not only for managing operations but also for supervising the training of the young people who will make up the company’s workforce tomorrow. “A&O Technology offers young people excellent prospects for the future,” he affirms. “Trainees grow into their jobs within the industry and move from department to department within the company. The events and architecture sector is many-facetted, and trainees quickly find themselves involved not only in national but also international projects. We are delighted that so many are staying with the company and to the continuing pleasure, therefore, of working with them.”

09/22/14

Wacken Open Air 2014

Lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt employs FALCONs at Wacken Open Air 2014

 

For the 25th anniversary of its inception, the bright beams of FALCON searchlights pointed the way to the world’s biggest heavy metal festival. Commissioned by PRG AG, A&O Technology supplied the FALCON BEAM 7,000W searchlights. These were integrated to spectacular effect by lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt into the overall picture.

 

The Bull’s Skull was in flames. Above it, beams of light fanned outward and upwards into the night sky. 75,000 fans cheered their bands. Motörhead, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeath and Saxon were just 4 of the 132 acts performing live this year in which the Wacken Open Air celebrated its 25th birthday. 

 

For the heavy metal cult festival, which lasts several days, lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt had more that two dozen FALCON BEAM 7,000W searchlights installed on the main stage. From there, the tracer lights, arranged into three groups of six, supplied coloured highlights, fanned outward and upwards into the skies and discharged again and again their electronic strobes in a dry staccato – ever faithful to the motto   “Faster – Harder – Louder”.

 

The FALCONs were installed on the True Metal Stage and the Black Stage that alternated in the role of main stage. Between them was the Bull’s Skull, the emblem of the WOA. The searchlights, positioned on the wings and at the centre, emphasized the main stage, which extended over more than 40 square metres. 

 

Parts of the concert were broadcast live on television. The Wacken Open Air is regarded as one of the Germany’s most important music festivals. A third of the fans – known as ‘metalheads’ – who attended the 40th Wacken Open Air Festival came from outside Germany. The 75,000 tickets for the Wacken Open Air 2015 sold out in 12 hours. A new record.

 

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08/01/14

Bremerhaven Festival Week

A&O Creative presents light show for the 40th Bremerhaven Festival Week

 

Every year, the city of Bremerhaven treats visitors to a waterside son et lumière in the harbour area – this year’s was the fortieth such show. On calm summer evenings, the surface of the water is like a mirror in which the spectacular productions of the Bremerhaven Festival Week are reflected. Dazzling beams of light this year danced over the Old Harbour and the New Harbour alike, mesmerizing a vast multitude of visitors.

 

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08/01/14

Emley Moor Mast

Lighting designer James Bawn trusted in FALCON® floodlights to illuminate the Emley Moor Mast during the Control t’force project 

 

HSL Group, UK based project partner of A&O Technology, supplied equipment for a bold, vibrant interactive lighting installation work – ‘Control t’force’ – created by Lighting Designer James Bawn, that illuminated the 330 metre high Emley Moor Mast in west Yorkshire UK, which is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK, an iconic local landmark and the main UHF transmitter for most of the county. 

 

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09/04/14

FALCON seminar

Creative Lighting Asia and A&O Technology present FALCON® seminar in the Galaxy Hotel, Macau


September 2014, Macau, China – Together with its regional project partner Creative Lighting Asia (CLA), A&O Technology organized recently a seminar to demonstrate the outstanding advantages and performance capabilities of the FALCON range. At the same time, the company presented the latest fruits of its plasma technology – Made in Germany. 

 

In the Galaxy Hotel’s Oasis restaurant, Creative Lighting Asia had found the ideal setting in which to deliver a live professional presentation of the German-made FALCON range of luminaires to a high-calibre audience made up of representatives of the Asian market. The focus was upon the tried and tested xenon luminaires from A&O Technology. The prime objective of the seminar, to facilitate further progress in the Asian market through closer cooperation and the establishment of networks, was attained. The longstanding collaboration between Creative Lighting Asia and A&O Technology has been further strengthened by the fact that Andree Jahnel, for 10 years Senior Product Manager with A&O Technology, is now engaged as Technical Project Manager for the Asian concern and in a position therefore to intensify the continuous exchange. “We are delighted to have found a partner such as CLA,” adds Marco Niedermeier. “Each of us is of service to the other and we are confident that the excellent cooperation between our two companies will continue.”

 

CLA’s Marketing Manager Tim Bredbury delivered the opening address and introduced the various speakers. The first of these were Eddie Tang, Managing Director CLA, and Marco Niedermeier, CEO A&O Technology, who offered a brief outline of the cooperation between the two firms. Next came A&O Technology’s Senior Manager International Sales, Maros Kohut, who described the two companies’ joint sales concept, which is based on a regional project partnership. Andree Jahnel, Technical Project Manager CLA, and Oliver Ronshausen, Senior Product Manager A&O Technology, then elucidated various aspects of the lighting systems and their underlying technologies.

 

For demonstration purposes, the static architectural luminaires FALCON STATIC ARC white and FALCON STATIC ARC colour as well as the moving head FALCON BEAM ARC colour were installed on the presentation stage. Building on the success of its 3,000- to 7,000-watt FALCON series, the German company presented the revolutionary new FALCON SPELIA Arc series. This versatile washer, which employs sulphur-plasma technology, was being seen for the first time in Asia following its launch at this year’s Light + Building show in Frankfurt.

 

“This was not simply a product seminar,” stressed Marco Niedermeier. “What was far more important is that we were able to consolidate the fine relationship between our two companies. The close collaboration demonstrated to our high-calibre guests from within the industry that we act in a future- and customer-oriented way. The highly positive response we received convinced us that the evening was a great success, providing us with the ideal springboard to move ahead and sound out new projects.”

 

The renowned lighting designer and theatrical pedagogue Professor John A. Williams then gave a detailed report on his design concept for the Galaxy light show, in which for a number of years FALCON xenon luminaires have featured prominently. After a career spanning over 30 years as a lighting designer, Prof. Williams can look back on over 250 lighting projects. His works are scattered far and wide, from London’s West End to Hong Kong, Broadway and Macau. Dean of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Prof. Williams’ work in Asia includes the design of the world-famous Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong harbour, the world’s largest installed light show.

 

The seminar was conceived as a mixture of lectures and interactive presentations. The functions were demonstrated to the guests at the devices themselves. The light show that followed illustrated the brilliance and luminosity of the searchlights. The invited designers, specifiers, planners and architects followed the presentations with the greatest interest. The direct contact with these specialists led to interesting exchanges throughout the event. “The seminar provided us with an excellent opportunity to make not only our partner CLA but also other movers and shakers within the Asian market more familiar with the FALCON products,” said Oliver Ronshausen, Senior Product Manager A&O Technology: “This seminar confirmed me in the view that hands-on experience is far more convincing than dry theory. There was no mistaking the enthusiasm of our guests as they witnessed a live demonstration of the devices in operation. Naturally these our now at the disposal of Creative Lighting’s sales offices.”

 

The equipping of the much-loved Galaxy Laserama light show in the Galaxy Casino, Macau, is a joint project of the two companies Creative Lighting Asia and A&O Technology. During the first phase, in the years 2010 and 2011, eight FALCON BEAM ARC white 8,000W searchlights were delivered for the roofs of the first two buildings and a FALCON STATIC ARC white 7,000W for the pylon at the front. Following the popularity of what must be the world’s largest open-air laser and light show—certainly there is nothing like it in the region – a further twenty-eight FALCON BEAM ARC colour 4,000W and 7,000W fixtures were ordered for Phase Two this year. These have been installed on the roof of the third building complex, which is new, further enhancing the gigantic spectacle. 


07/03/14

Böhse Onkelz

Lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt with FALCON searchlights and the Böhse Onkelz live

 

Nothing lasts forever – not even the abstinence of German rock legends the Böhse Onkelz. Fully nine years since their farewell concert, the group were celebrating their revival. On a giant stage in the glaring light of FALCON searchlights supplied by A&O Technology under contract from PRG AG, they were given a frenetic ‘welcome back’ by 200,000 fans.

 

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07/03/14

Wianki Festival 2014

Wianki 2014 – Lichtdesigner Pawel „Spider“ Pajak inszenierte Krakaus  Mittsommernacht-Festival mit großem Multimediaevent samt Feuerwerk und FALCON®-Lichtshow

 

Juni 2014, Weichselufer, Krakau – Der 21. Juni kennzeichnet sich durch den längsten Tag und die längste Nacht – es ist die Sommersonnenwende. Alljährlich feiern an diesem Datum viele polnische Städte das Wianki Musikfest – allen voran insbesondere Krakau. Mit Tonnen an Feuerwerksmaterial, vielerlei Musikdarbietungen und einer Vielzahl an FALCON Scheinwerfern wurde das Weichselufer am Wawelberg in Licht und Klänge getaucht. Ein Sommerspektakel ganz besonderer Klasse.  

 

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07/03/14

Mario Barth - New world record

Mario Barth celebrates another world record – lighting designers Manfred “Ollie” Olma and Timm Lützen look to FALCON® searchlights for highlights

 

June 2014, Olympic Stadium, Berlin – He did it again. Marion Barth’s fans remained loyal to him and handed him another world record in the Olympic Stadium for his show “It’s all men’s fault,” say women. A&O Technology supplied seventy FALCON searchlights for the event, which was recorded for DVD.

 

 

04/11/14

Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2014

A&O Technology provides special effects for Beach Polo Cup Dubai lightshow

 

For the 10th edition of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai, event partner A&O Technology supplied FALCON® searchlights to illuminate the event arena on the premises of Skydive Dubai and provide special highlights.

 

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05/11/14

Germany Travel Mart™ Bremen

A&O Creative adorns Bremer cathedral for Germany Travel Mart™  

 

For the Germany Travel Mart™ (GTM), a trade fair forum devoted to inbound tourism, A&O Creative, the creative department of A&O Technology, adorned Bremen’s St. Petri cathedral with a light and laser show created specially for the event. The grand finale of the official opening, it brought the evening’s festivities to a perfect end, inspiring enthusiasm at the same time for the workshops to follow in the morning.

 

 

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05/08/14

FALCON® SPELIA - The revolution in lighting technology

FALCON® SPELIA Range – Sulphur-plasma lighting systems from A&O Technology

 

 

The sulphur-plasma luminaires of the FALCON SPELIA series mark a revolution in lighting technology. With an operating life of up to 50,000 hours and up to 165 lm/W, SPELIA is currently one of the most energy-efficient lamps on the market. It combines cost-effectiveness with environmentally friendly qualities and versatility. FALCON SPELIA lighting systems are suitable for a wide range of locations, including architectural installations, greenhouses, streets, places of entertainment, factories, offices and even residential buildings.

 

Sulphur-plasma light not only enhances the quality of life of human beings but also, thanks to its continuous light spectrum, fosters the natural growth of plants. A&O Technology's in-house manufacturing division, alpha one GmbH, has developed a marketable sulphur-plasma lamp series that comes closer to natural sunlight than any other artificial light source, but with a UV content of less than one per cent! It is remarkable for its high energy efficiency and sustainability. With a power consumption of 1,000 watts, the lighting output of SPELIA systems is equivalent to that of a 3,000-watt xenon lamp.

 

Wherever people work with light, this technology has outstanding potential. "A&O Technology is already today offering market-ready solutions. Based on this mature technology, we can develop and manufacture different types of lamps — and even do so on a customer-specific basis to meet special challenges of all kinds," says Marco Niedermeier, the CEO of A&O Technology and alpha one.

 

The specialists: Arc, Green and Shot

Inaugurating the FALCON plasma range are three product types: SPELIA Arc, SPELIA Green and SPELIA Shot. Each specializes in a particular field of application and all are market-ready and available now. The official launch took place at this year's Light+Building trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, where the first product types and their versatility were demonstrated.

 

FALCON® SPELIA Arc white - architectural lighting

The FALCON SPELIA Arc was specially conceived for outdoor architectural lighting. Low operating costs and an extremely long service life requiring few essential maintenance procedures are the outstanding virtues of this economical, high-powered washer. FALCON SPELIA Arc white is ideal for fixed installation in the context of XXL architectural lighting projects. A choice of lenses is available for this DMX-controlled system. A model with a colour-changer is set to follow shortly.

 

FALCON® SPELIA Green - greenhouse lighting

The FALCON SPELIA Green was developed for greenhouses. By imitating the continuous spectrum of sunlight, this lighting fixture encourages photosynthesis in plants and promises to revolutionize greenhouse cultivation. The FALCON SPELIA Green is specially adapted to greenhouse conditions such as high humidity and delivers homogeneous surface illumination.

 

FALCON® SPELIA Shot - film lighting

The FALCON SPELIA Shot is a sulphur-plasma lamp designed for use in the film industry. Its strengths are the avoidance of light scatter and its flicker-free light, the spectrum of which is similar to that of the sun. With its low unit-weight, the FALCON SPELIA Shot is a brilliant tool for professional lighting technicians on film sets. 

 

 

 

For more information about the FALCON SPELIA range or the company A&O Technology please visit the website www.ao-technology.com

04/16/14

Light + Building 2014 Review

The new SPELIA dazzles during successful trade fair appearance  

 

A&O Technology drew a positive balance from the  Light + Building 2014. With the presentation of its new lighting system, SPELIA, A&O was extending its German-made FALCON® range. This also greatly enhanced the ambience of the booth.     

 

„Thanks to the large number of visitors we received, we can certainly say that our appearance at this year‘s Light + Building was absolutely worth it. We were able to enjoy many interesting discussions and make new contacts. Our new product, SPELIA, also got off to great start,“ was how A&O Technology‘s CEO, Marco Niedermeier, summed up the company‘s participation at the international trade fair.

 

FALCON® SPELIA represents a revolution in lighting technology. It is modelled on the sun and in fact comes closer to natural sunlight than any other artificial source of light. It combines the highest level of energy efficiency with the sustainability of sulphur plasma technology and is capable of up to 50,000 operating hours. The FALCON® SPELIA is suitable for a wide range of locations including architectural installations, film sets, greenhouses, streets, factories, offices and even residential buildings

 

The clearly structured trade fair stand was devoted to two principal themes. Two thirds of the booth were designed to serve the firm‘s corporate identity, whilst the remaining third was dedicated to the latest star in the A&O firmament: the FALCON® SPELIA. The result was a clearly defined booth that was also – thanks to the skilful use of colour – at once stylish and inviting. 

 

The latest member of A&O Technology‘s International Sales team, Maros Kohut, was delighted by the positive feedback the company received at the trade fair. He is bringing 15 years of experience in the lighting sector to his new role of Senior Manager International Sales as well as being responsible for key accounts in East and Central Europe.

 

The 2014 edition of the Light + Building trade fair registered record numbers of visitors as well as exhibitors, reports Messe Frankfurt GmbH. In fact, over 210,000 visitors attended this year‘s show.

 

 

Many thanks to all who took the time to look in at our stand. 

 

 

03/21/14

Dubai World Cup 2013-14

A&O Technology looks back on a spectacular show at the Dubai World Cup. For the final event of the 2013/14 Dubai Racing Club season, A&O Technology Middle East supplied FALCON® Xenon searchlights to illuminate the location. The highlight was a live concert by superstar Jennifer Lopez.  

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12/31/13

A&O Creative stage-managed Atlantis, The Palm for a spectacular New Year's Eve

With the huge New Year’s celebrations at Dubai’s leading entertainment resort, which included a 360° facade illumination with searchlights, A&O Technology participated in a record-breaking production, as the accompanying firework display involved the use of some 500,000 individual fireworks! This was one Arabian night in which the sense of expressions like ‘sea of light’ and ‘riot of colour’ became abundantly obvious. With a six-minute lightshow, Dubai celebrated the arrival of the New Year at the Atlantis Resort in incomparable style. Accompanied by the Atlantis’s legendary Sandance Music Festival, the event drew partygoers in their thousands from all over the world. 

 

 

A&O Creative designed a lavish illumination with lush colours adorning the facade and moving searchlights on the roofs that could be seen for miles around. This was the first time that FALCON 6000 CMY searchlights had been employed as wall washes and they proved fully convincing in the role. 

 

For more details please vita our gallery.

 

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12/18/13

A&O Creative designed spectacular lighting Show for Doha National Day

It was time in Doha for Qatar to celebrate its own National Day. It does so on 18 December each year to celebrate its independence, this being the day Sheik Jassem bin Mohamed bin Thani, the founder of the state of Qatar, took power in the year 1878. The location of the installation for the National Day illumination was Old Palm Trees Island, which lies some 800 metres from the corniche lining Doha Bay in the Persian Gulf. This was the first time fireworks and moving searchlights had been installed in this rather cramped location and it required A&O Technology working closely with the pyrotechnicians. 

 

The highlight of the show was the first use of the ‘Double Twister’ composed of 7,000W searchlights flanked by fans of light spread by FALCON 6000 CMY searchlights.


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11/28/13

A&O Creative bathed Burj Khalifa in Expo colours

Dubai is the official host for Expo 2020. For the first time ever the world’s fair is held in an Arab country. This was announced on 28 November. To mark the announcement, A&O Creative, the creative department of Technology, bathed the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa from top to bottom in blue and white light using xenon searchlights. This was also the first time the tower had been lit from all three sides to create a 360° illumination. 

The expo colours gave way at the end of the show to the colours of the national flag, to mark the United Arab Emirates’ National Day.

 

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12/18/13

Our A&O Technology company video is online

We are glad to present our new company video. The video tells about A&O Technology, our manifold projects, our different fields of work & expertise as well as about the establishment of A&O Technology in the lighting industry. 

Receive an impression of our work and get enchanted by the impressive references. 

Special thanks to everyone who took part in the development of this film.

 

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A&O Technology marks Torsten Frings’ farewell to professional football with an unforgettable light show

"My last game in green" ran the legend - the player retiring being German association football legend Torsten Frings, and the green, the colours of Werder Bremen, the club he had served with distinction for almost 18 years. The venue - where else? - was Bremen's Weser Stadium, and A&O Technology, as technical service provider, had prepared an unforgettable multimedia light show to mark the occasion. LED/hybrid searchlights and a laser projection at the Weser Tower lit the way to the Chilli Club, where the exclusive after-show party was held. The light show, designed and programmed specially for the occasion by A&O Creative, was implemented using high-powered searchlights from the company's own range as well as laser projectors.

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New corporate design: colour & diversity. Unbelievable moments in focus.

September 2013, Bremen, Germany – New logo and corporate design illustrate the successful development and dynamic growth of A&O Technology

In 2013, we decided to re-launch the corporate design of A&O Technology to reflect the dynamic way in which the enterprise has grown.


The new, modern and fresh brand identity underlines wherever it appears - be it our web site, a brochure, commercial stationery... - the many-facetted nature of the company, the quality of the goods and services that it offers, and the breadth of expertise it brings to the task. Not to mention its creativity! 


A&O Technology today, with its wealth of ideas and expertise, is ideally placed to play a part in shaping the future of the lighting industry. All of this finds deliberate expression in our new branding,” says Marco Niedermeier, CEO.


The new logo has a far higher recognition value than the one it replaces: the font is striking and contemporary; it emphasizes at once the continuity and ethos of innovation of the family enterprise.

“We stand for endless possibilities and unbelievable moments,” says Ljiljana Jurkovic, Manager Events & Projects. The new slogan “Lights to remember”, which, whilst not forming part of the logo, will be introduced as and where appropriate into the firm’s image communication, is designed also to give voice to this claim.

05/16/13

A&O Technology shows the way to Mekka - Where time is still sacred

Ninety kilometres from the Red Sea lies the birthplace of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam: Mecca. And in the heart of the Holy City, a giant golden crescent moon on the Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Abraj Al-Bait complex dominates the scene. By night, when the believers are called to prayer, the cradle of the half moon opens and gliding beams of light climb heavenwards. Twenty FALCON STATIC ARC white 7000 watt and twenty-eight SKY FALCON ARC white 1200 searchlights have since the beginning of Ramadan in July 2012 been showing pilgrims the way. For none are more intimately bound to time than Muslims in Mecca.

Weser Kurier Online about A&O Technology

The newspaper Weser Kurier Bremen presents a new online series, themed „Made in Germany“, about manufacturers from Bremen – A&O Technology is a part of it.  


To the video clip at Weser Kurier Online
To the press release to the video clip at Weser Kurier Online





05/16/13

TOP Project - A&O was Supplier for ESC 2013

On May 18th, 2013, the final of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest took place and A&O Technology was on board again as a supplier for the biggest international live music contest.

Together with a multitude of FALCON FLOWER and FALCON BEAM 7,000 watts and 3,000 watts xenon floodlights and by the order of the Production Resource Group (PRG) A&O Technology was on location in Malmö where the great final show was going to start. The lighting designers Fredrik Jönsson (LD) and Emma Landare (Associate LD) used the FALCON fixtures for the very special highlights.

 

In addition to the indoor arena several outdoor locations were spectacularly stage-managed by using the light of the FALCON floodlights. By the order of the Swedish company United Audio Starlight AB (Starlight) A&O Technology delivered FALCONs for the outdoor locations. Live Site designer and City of Malmö lighting designer Johan Moritz bestowed the city with Eurovision spirit, including the twisted 190 metres tall building Turning Torso.


It was an exciting and impressive song contest which was broadcasted live on TV and also as live stream on eurovision.de! Prior to the grand final on Saturday evening, on May 14th and 16th the half finals had run.  

 

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04/18/13

Events - A&O illuminated Muscat for Muscat Festival of Lights

In the role of general contractor, A&O Technology illuminated the capital of Oman, Muscat, along with many of its most notable sights in February as part of the Muscat Festival of Lights, bathing in changing colours not only the coastal road but also such landmarks as the Riyam Monument, the Mutrah Fort and the Mutrah Gate. The Sultanate of Oman stages the Muscat Festival every year, though the Muscat Festival of Lights, which continued into March, is itself a new addition to the festivities. A&O Technology deployed for the premiere a total of 74 high-powered searchlights from its own FALCON range, accompanied by 220 LED fixtures and 2 lasers.

More informations about the event in our gallery.

04/18/13

Architecture - A&O illuminates Al Bahr towers for 41st National Day

As full service provider A&O Technology illuminated both awarded and 145 metres high Al Bahr office towers in Abu Dhabi with a colourful dynamic lighting in line with the celebrations of the 41st National Day of the United Arab Emirates.

A&O Technology realised the visualisation, planning, and execution. The bright light of the FALCON 6000 CMY and SKY FALCON ARC colour 1200W floodlights immersed the towers in UAE national colours, whilst video projections were showcased on the front facade of the buildings.

More informations about the event in our gallery.

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03/28/13

Architecture - Burj Khalifa worldwide highest xenon installation

Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, is over 828 meters high with more than 160 stories. Oasis had intimate knowledge of the structure and connectivity having already worked on the contract to integrate and programme the Festive Lighting System comprising over 800 strobes. An on site mockup test was scheduled within weeks and the concept was enthusiastically embraced by global property developer, Emaar Properties, who gave the green light. The system comprises 4x 2,000 W and 2x 3,000 W xenon FALCON STATIC ARC white lighting fixtures from A&O Technology located on the upper terraces.


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01/31/13

Architecture - A&O illuminates Spider Rock XL tower

The recently refurbished and now thirty-six metres high jump tower ‘Spider Rock XL’ is deemed to be the world‘s largest mobile flying fox facility. The zipline & jump tower dominates Austria’s largest climbing and outdoor centre and is decked at regular intervals with giant hoardings. To ensure this giant advertising platform is effectively illuminated at night, A&O Technology recently installed SKY FALCON ARC white 1,200 W floodlights. As a result, by the use of this mobile lighting installation the tower is now a visual highlight anywhere.


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01/31/13

Architecture - Meyerhoff uses A&O full service offer

At the beginning of November, furniture retailer Möbelhaus Käthe Meyerhoff celebrated the grand re­opening of its store in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany. As full-service provider for lighting solutions, A&O Technology was commissioned to the realisation of the lighting designs for both the interior and the exterior of the new store. From the consultation and planning to the purchasing, the supervision of the installation and the programming, A&O Technology ensured that the Meyerhoff retail centre was cast in the ideal light in time for opening week.The highlights of the new installation concept are the LED video wall in the façade of the furniture store and the colour changing computer-controlled illumination of the exterior of the wing of the building.


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01/31/13

Architecture - A&O illuminates Sharjah flagpole

In December 2012, the United Arab Emirates celebrated its 41st National Day. To mark the occasion, the emirate of Sharjah erected its own giant flagpole. It was a project to which the highest priority had been accorded. Now the 123-­metre flagpole is illuminated by a fixed installation comprising A&O FALCON STATIC ARC 7kW and 2kW architectural floodlights.

A&O Technology was commissioned to provide and program the illumination of the new town‘s landmark. The lighting design for the Sharjah flagpole as well as its programming was the work of the A&O Technology creative department A&O Vision. With this project, A&O Technology counts one more flagpole to its portfolio, thereunder the currently world’s largest flagpole in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with its height of 165 metres.

01/31/13

Events - A&O as full service provider for EMAL event

Emirates Aluminium summoned its finest sales personnel and partners at the beginning of November to the Arabian Nights Heritage Village for a major celebration. A&O Technology was promptly commissioned as full service supplier with responsibility for the lighting design, lighting equipment, sound and artists for the entire project. For the impressive multimedia production in-house FALCON floodlights were used as dramatic highlights. The light and video projection at the dunes as well as the traditional horse man show enthused the guests. Lighting design, production planning and project implementation comes all from A&O Technology.

12/20/12

Events-Review - A&O supports Glamotion 2012

A&O supports Poolgroup with FALCON FLOWER at Glamotion 2012

End of October, the Glamotion 2012 took place at the "Westfalenhalle" in Dortmund, Germany. For the dance event of the German-Russian electronic music scene A&O Technology supports the service provider POOLgroup GmbH with the multi beam projectors FALCON FLOWER 3000W and 7000W. Thousands of ravers and fans of dancing come together from throughout Europe to the event in Dortmund.

Photos by Poolgroup GmbH

12/14/12

Entertainment - A&O sets highlights at The Voice of Germany finale

For the finale of the second season of -The Voice of Germany- the LED/xenon hybrid floodlights FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO featuring great lighting effects. Their main entry will be during the music acts of Robbie Williams. The music show in the German tv channel Sat.1 was awarded this year with the -Goldene Kamera- (Golden Camera) and the -Deutscher Fernsehpreis- (German Television Award). The lighting design for the show comes from Manuel da Costa. The finale will be broadcasted live today, Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 8:15 pm in the German TV channel Sat.1.


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11/27/12

Events-Review - Multimedia show for Orange Warsaw

On the occasion of the merger of TP Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. with Orange Polska, a bright and colourful multimedia show with a spectacular pyramid of lights with A&O FALCON xenon searchlights was staged in Warsaw. Now the biggest telephone provider for fixed network in Poland is unified with the international telecommunication provider Orange S.A.

The Polish company GiG Sp. z o.o. used inter alia 32 FALCON BEAM 3kW and 7kW as well as 28 FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO. In the evening, the dynamic A&O xenon searchlights showed a far viewable stunning lighting show in front of the monumental scenery of the culture and science palace Warsaw.

11/27/12

Architecture - Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is illuminated by A&O FALCON STATIC ARC white 4000watts architectural floodlights since its opening in August 2012.A&O Technology was  commissioned for the manufacturing and installation of the xenon high-power lighting fixtutres. Installed at each corner of the 243 metres high glass building the FALCON STATIC ARC accent the  straight-lined architecture of the 5 star hotel.  Client M-Lux, is  committed to the high light output of the weatherproof xenon lighting fixtures.


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10/11/12

Office news - Martin Opolka strengthens A&O Sales Team

Martin Opolka strengthens A&O sales team

In August 2012, the A&O Technology sales team was reinforced as Martin Opolka took over the role of Sales Director for National and International Projects. He is now your contact for the acquisition and implementation of architectural lighting projects within and beyond the frontiers of Germany. Herr Opolka’s focus will be upon the realization of entire projects, so his function implies an even stronger international commitment.

Previously Martin Opolka was active for almost 13 years with Martin Professional as a segment manager and later as a project sales manager specializing in dynamic and dynamic-colour architectural lighting. “My new post of Sales Director for A&O Lighting Technology represents a new and exciting challenge that I’m delighted to accept,” says Opolka. “I have known the company for many years and am delighted now to be part of its success story. Furthermore, I’m remaining true to what I know best: illuminating buildings from within and without to spectacular effect.” 

10/11/12

Events-Review - A&O was exclusive Bar Sponsor KOI 2012

A&O Technology is exclusive Bar Sponsor at the Knight of Illumination Awards 2012

At the Knight of Illumination Awards 2012 (KOI), A&O Technology was the exclusive sponsor of the after-dinner bar. This was the first time that the event, for invited guests only, had been held in the Battersea Evolution in London at the opening of the PLASA trade fair. It was also the first time that invitations to a relaxed get-together in the after-dinner bar at the conclusion of the awards ceremony had been issued.

A&O Technology took the occasion of this prestigious event to present its well-known FALCON FLOWER 3000W fixture as well as its innovative FALCON LED / xenon hybrid fixture, the FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO.

“Looking back, it was a superb event and we are already looking forward to next year’s Knight of Illumination awards,” says Marco Niedermeier, CEO A&O Technology.

You will find the complete press release within our online gallery.

10/11/12

Events-Review - A&O supports the Kaiser Trophy

A&O Technology supports 30th Kaiser Trophy with Franz Beckenbauer in Bad Griesbach

A&O Technology this year lent a full measure of brilliance to the Kaiser Trophy, a celebrity golf tournament organized annually to raise money for the Franz Beckenbauer Foundation. In all, eight FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO luminaires in front of the Erdinger mobile alpine chalet cast their beams over the course and beyond, attracting the attention even of those far from the event location. In addition to animations, the video panels of the hybrid searchlights displayed the logos of sponsors, as their xenon beams glided over the grass.

The crowning moment, literally, of the light show was the appearance of a crown of light in the sky above the course – a reference, of course, not only to the event but also its patron, ‘the Kaiser’, Franz Beckenbauer, from whom it takes its name. The lighting design for the Kaiser Trophy 2012 was the work of Peter Heybutzki of A&O Vision.

You will find the complete press release within our online gallery.

07/27/12

Architecture - Jyske Bank Boxen set in stage with A&O FALCONs

In Herning, settled in the middle of the Danish Jutland, there you'll find the Jyske Bank Boxen. The biggest Danish indoor arena, known as event location for concerts and events of all types, is set in stage with A&O FALCON searchlights since December 2011. During events in the arena, the xenon beams of the FALCON STATIC ARC white 4.000W lengthen the corner axes of the trapezoidal building to a three-dimensional pyramid. The lighting design of the new town's landmark comes from Martin Professional Denmark.

Photo Copyright Allan Toft / Martin Professional

07/27/12

Exhibition - A&O Exclusive Bar Sponsor KOI 2012

A&O Technology named as Knight of Illumination Awards Bar Sponsor 2012

UK – A&O Lighting Technology GmbH is Exclusive Bar Sponsor for this year’s Knight of Illumination Awards. This year’s invite only event will be held at Battersea Evolution, London and promises to be a spectacular event. An innovation will be the newly integrated bar for a get-together after the awards.

A&O Technology will support this year’s event as the industry gears up for this September’s ceremony. A&O says it is “delighted” to have the opportunity to sponsor the bar area, which will provide KOI invited guests with an opportunity to network in convivial surroundings, following the more formal dinner and awards. “We are aware of the importance of the KOI event and therefore delighted to offer the major support for the Get-Together after the Awards,” said Marco Niedermeier, CEO, A&O Lighting Technology.

A&O leases, sells, designs and installs a huge inventory of lighting products, making the company an especially relevant sponsor for KOI – the only awards dedicated to celebrating the work of the professional lighting designers. Over the years A&O has developed a worldwide network and today the company has business centres in Germany (the headquarters), UAE, USA, UK and Asia.

“The Knight of Illumination Awards is delighted to welcome A&O Lighting Technology as exclusive sponsors of the bar and after dinner get together,” said KOI Coordinator Durham Marenghi. “We’re all looking forward to a friendly evening celebrating lighting design in all its many guises.”

For more information about the Knight of Illumination awards visit www.knight-of-illumination.com. For more information about A&O Technology please visit www.ao-technology.com

About Knight of Illumination Award 2012
The Knight of Illumination Awards, organized by STLD, ALD and Clay Paky, provides public recognition for outstanding achievements in Lighting Design by UK based Lighting Designers, in a number of professional areas. At the same time, the Awards forge closer ties between the world of Lighting Design and the Lighting Industry as a whole. The Awards for “The Knight of the Illumination” will be nominated and judged by a panel of professional reviewers working in the specific categories, selected and coordinated entirely by STLD and ALD. These two British associations of Lighting Designers will ensure that the Awards go to recipients showing professionalism and integrity of Lighting Design.

06/11/12

Info - Set in stage sports stadia with FALCONs

With dramatic illumination of stadia the scene of events will be marked off. More and more associations, clubs and cities investing in intelligent lighting solutions for stadia and sporting arenas. A&O Technology had set in stage some sports venues with its FALCON floodlights yet. Visible over many kilometres - far beyond the city limits.

05/16/12

Architecture - We're illuminating Munich on May 17-19

Munich Red-White – Osram and A&O Technology illuminiate three top buildings of the city

On May 19th, the FC Bayern and the FC Chelsea competes in the Championsleague Final in the Allianz Arena Munich, Germany. For that event the whole city Munich will be illuminated in red and white. The FC Bayern starts the campaign "A city. A dream." and appeals all people to take part in the big  red white colour show. As much buildings as possible should be decorated in red and white.

Osram illuminates for this event three hotels in Munich. The illumination will take place every evening from May 17th to 19th, 2012. Therefor the company takes the service provider A&O Technology onboard. A&O will set in stage impressively the three hotels with FALCON xenon floodlights and LED lighting solutions. The lighting design will bee created by A&O Vision. For the first time in the history of the Championsleague a club meets the competition at its own home stadion.

In detail, the hotels Sheraton Westpark, Le Méridien Munich and Westin Grand Munich will be illuminated with totally eleven FALCON BEAM 3.000W, 81 LED sticks RGB and 18 LED Washer 1000 / 3000. The light will be controlled by e:cue.

03/16/12

Events-Review - FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO - TV Premiere

The first great show application of the FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO takes place on Saturday! 22 of the xenon/LED hybrid floodlights will show their "stagecraft" at Schlag den Raab (Beat the Star) on Saturday, March 17th, 2012. They will be in company of high-power FALCON FLOWER 7.000W fixtures. Don't miss the first great show of the versatile show talents.  Additionally 1 Million Euro are waiting for Raab's 33rd challenger.

March 17, 2012, 8:15 pm at the German TV channel ProSieben

02/22/12

Exhibition - Light + Building 2012

Thanks a lot to all our visitors at this year's Light+Building 2012.
We look back to great and interesting discussions which made our exhibition to a very successful one.

02/16/12

Entertainment - FALCON FLOWER for the Finale

On February 16th, the final show of "Unser Star für Baku" (Our star for Baku) took place. Germany decided, who of the both finalists will be the representative of Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, capitol city of Azerbaidjan. The winner is Roman Lob. He will represent Germany with the song "Standing Still".

For this final show A&O Technology delivered totally 14 FALCON FLOWER 3.000W in order of the company Cape Cross. The German lighting designer Jerry Appelt used the FALCON FLOWER for effective lighting design of the performances.

The Show "Unser Star für Baku" is a production of Brainpool TV GmbH.
Involved German television channels are Pro7, Das Erste and NDR.

"Unser Star für Baku" - Final show, Das Erste, LIVE on February 16th, 2012, 8:15 pm

01/13/12

Entertainment - Sixdays Bremen 2012

A&O Technology supports Sixdays Bremen with FALCON FLOWEROn Thursday 12th, the 48th Sixdays Bremen started – with new concept, new organizer and new programme. Eight FALCON FLOWER 3.000 watts effect floodlights of A&O Technology are in on it. They arrange lively lighting effects at the stage of hall 1, directly at the racing oval.



  
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12/22/11

Architecture - Big order from Moscow

A&O SKY FALCON ARC 1200 fixtures in progress for permanent installation in the Russian capital city

The construction in progress of the project „Moscow City Center“ brought A&O Technology a big order of  the company Illuminator Group for an extensive permanent installation with A&O FALCON architectural floodlights. Totally more than 150 FALCON fixtures will set in stage the building in future.

12/22/11

Events - Grand Opening Katara Amphitheatre with Vangelis

A&O Technology and Gert Hof set in stage a lighting show for the live concert of VangelisFor the Grand Opening of the Katara Amphitheatre in Doha, Qatar the distributor A&O Technology, in cooperation with the lighting architect Gert Hof and the oscar awarded Greek composer Vangelis, set in stage a great concert with a final dazzling lighting show.


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12/22/11

Product News - A&O FALCON ARC LED-POWERSTICk 40/80

The FALCON® ARC LED-POWERSTICK 40/80 is a DMX-controlled LED fixture that provides many millions of colours, allowing great subtlety and control of colour illumination. It will be available in two different LEd technologies: Single-Chip (standard) and One Chip.

A choice of different optics allows smooth, variable, planar illumination.

The FALCON® ARC LED-POWERSTICK 40/80 is an indoor/outdoor device and is ideal for many sectors of interior and exterior architectural lighting, including exterior illumination, clubs, themed environments, etc.



08/05/11

Events - Haltestelle Woodstock 2011

78.000 Watts FALCON Xenon Power at the rock festival Haltestelle Woodstock in Kostrzyn

From 4th up to 6th August 2011 the Polish city Kostrzyn again will be the place for one of the biggest and most popular open air rock festivals of Europe: the festival Haltestelle Woodstock (Polish: Przystanek Woodstock). For the 17th time the organizer presents a great line-up on stage, which will have a size of 62 metre width, 18 metre depths and 20 metre height.

The FALCON high-power floodlights will celebrate this festival for the second time. After the successful application in 2010 they are free to do their best again. By order of GiG / TRIAS S.A., A&O Technology delivered totally twelve FALCON BEAM colour 3.000 Watts and six FALCON BEAM colour 7.000 Watts. Responsible for the lighting design is Robert IwaÅ?ski of the company TRIAS S.A.

08/04/11

Events-Review - MICHALSKY StyleNite 2011 with FALCON light staging by Gert Hof

MICHALSKY StyleNite 2011 was opened with a FALCON light staging directed by Gert HofIt was a dazzling show opening. To the music title "Nothing Else Matters" of Metallica, the light architect Gert Hof set in stage a splendid light show for the MICHALSKY StyleNite 2011, framed by the motto "Tolerance" and during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany.It started with striking fire bowls self-ignited and changed into a performance of laser and xenon light. For his staging,  Gert Hof made use of inter alia 78 FALCON Xenon Searchlights of the company A&O Technology. The Polish light operator  Pawel „Spider“ Pajak was brought in for the Programming whilst A&O Technology had the light technical lichttechnische management. A&O Technology also equipped the catwalk show as well as the location of the popular MICHALSKY After Show Party.Please find more information to the event in our gallery.


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06/16/11

Entertainment - Wetten dass Summer special

Summer Wetten Dass ..? 2011 - The great Goodbye

A&O Technology supported the last summer special of Thomas Gottschalk with a huge quantity of FALCONs

For the fourth time and possibly also for the last time the German showmaster and moderator Thomas Gottschalk was presenting the Wetten dass..? summer special at Mallorca. On June 18th, 2011, he celebrated his goodbye to the family TV show “Wetten dass..?” at the Coliseo Balear – together with international star guests, about 9000 live spectators and 12,43 million TV-viewers. Currently, no one knows, who will take over the presentation of the show, beneath co-moderator Michelle Hunziker. This year, he still will present the three Best-Of Wetten dass..? shows for the 30th jubilee and then he will finalize his career at Wetten dass..?

For the great goodbye show in Palma de Mallorca, A&O Technology delivered by order of the company voss | mediaDesign GmbH FALCON xenon searchlights. Inter alia totally 32 FALCON BEAM colour 3000W provided glorious light during Gottschalks last live Wetten dass..? summer show. Hitherto A&O Technology supports all the four Wetten dass..? summer shows at Mallorca. Responsible for the show light was Michael Donecker, 1st camera man of the German TV channel ZDF.

05/24/11

Events-Review - Eurovision Song Contest 2011

A&O FALCONs shine on Eurovision Song ContestThe FALCON FLOWER made quite an impression at the 56th Eurovision Song Contest recently held at Düsseldorf Arena in Germany. The show is known for making technical leaps and bounds and this year marked the biggest Eurovision in history with regards to lighting equipment and live audience. Germany had not hosted the show since 1983 but when Lena Meyer-Landrut won Eurovision 2010 in Norway with her song “Satellite”, Germany was determined to show the world how a show should be done...big.Internationally known German Lighting Designer Jerry Appelt specified masses of lighting to deliver unique looks for the 43 countries, three interval acts and opening act for the Final broadcast. Over 2,100 moving lights were incorporated into the design, with the majority hung overhead, spanning the entire space of Düsseldorf Arena. Clearly, this needed a powerful balance from the floor. Totally 24 FALCON FLOWER 3000W and 16 FALCON FLOWER 7000W made a massive impact. The company Cape Cross from Cologne provided all lighting and rigging for the show.


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05/13/11

Exhibition - Lightfair 2011 with A.C.T Lighting

Booth No. 1008, A.C.T Lighting

We exhibit for you at the Lightfair 2011 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Give us a visit at the booth of A.C.T Lighting and experience the new Xenon/LED hybrid lighting fixture FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO - a xenon searchlight with LED video matrix.

Additionally we exhibit for you the FALCON architectural range. This will be presented by the fixtures FALCON STATIC ARC colour, especially designed for XXL architectural lighting with extremely high power requirements, as well as the high-power lighting fixture FALCON STATIC ARC white with 8kW excellent xenon power.

Booth No. 1008 of A.C.T Lighting, from May 17 - 19, 2011

We're looking forward seeing you.

Presse Info (en):

A.C.T Lighting to distribute A&O Technology’s FALCON products, manufactured by alpha one, in North America

A&O Technology is proud to announce that A.C.T Lighting has become the exclusive North American distributor for all A&O FALCON products. The announcement is timed to coincide with LIGHTFAIR 2011 in Philadelphia, PA where the company will display fixtures from the FALCON range.

A.C.T Lighting will offer the same client-centric service and support for the lighting manufacturer as it has been known for with its other product lines, including MA Lighting’s grandMA consoles.

As Highlight, we will present at the booth of A.C.T Lighting (No. 1008) the new A&O LED/Xenon hybrid lighting fixture FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO at the Lightfair. All visitors can experience the innovative combination of a high-power xenon searchlight with colour changer combined with two or optionally one brilliant LED video matrix and get enthused about its excellent performance.

In 2010/2011 A&O Technology is increasing its activities in the field of architectural lighting and installation business and supported some of the greatest international projects of the last years. The FALCON architectural range will be represented on the Lightfair 2011, too, by the FALCON STATIC ARC colour, a high-power xenon fixture with CMY colour changing system, especially designed for XXL architectural lighting and for extremely high power requirements. And finally A&O Technology also will show you the high-performance FALCON STATIC ARC white with 8kW of excellent Xenon power.

About A.C.T Lighting
A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

About A&O Technology
A&O Lighting Technology GmbH, which was founded by Marco Niedermeier, has been actively engaged in the hiring and sale of show and architectural lighting equipment since 1995. A&O Technology's diverse inventory includes special LED equipment and several hundred searchlights (high-power xenon floodlights) that can be used for well-known entertainment and architectural lighting applications. It also has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to a variety of architectural luminaries and searchlights, such as the FALCON® range from alpha one. A&O Lighting Technology, with its head office in Germany, is active worldwide with subsidiaries and offices in UAE, USA, UK and Asia.   For more information, visit: www.ao-technology.com

 “I have worked with Bob Gordon and his team at A.C.T Lighting for many years. Their knowledge of the market and dedication to customer service is legendary. Marco (Niedermeier, CEO of A&O Technology) and I are excited to invite them to join our team.”
Claus Spreyer, Executive Vice President of A&O Technology

“A&O’s innovative portfolio of xenon and LED luminaires enhance our complement of unique, high-end tools for designers and specifiers. It is a privilege to partner with A&O Technology and support the entire FALCON range of architectural and entertainment fixtures.”
Ben Saltzman, COO of A.C.T Lighting

May 2011
A&O Lighting Technology GmbH, Industriestraße 31-33, 28876 Oyten, Germany, Telephone: +49 (0)4207 66 840 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +49 (0)4207 66 840      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Internet www.ao-technology.com
Contact: claus.spreyer(at)ao-technology.com
              or natalie.buba(at)ao-technology.com

Picture No. 2: Exhibition Crew from Prolight & Sound 2011, from the left: Majid Makrini, Senior Manager RND/Product Support A&O; Bob Gordon, President & CEO A.C.T, Claus Spreyer, Executive Vice President A&O; Ben Saltzman, Executive Vice President A.C.T; Natalie Buba, International Sales A&O; Marco Niedermeier, CEO A&O; photo: © A&O Lighting Technology GmbH

Following pictures:
FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO, the LED/Xenon hybrid lighting ficture;
A&O reference Burj Khalifa at 39th National Day UAE;
A&O reference Europa Business Center Slovakia, photo by Leader Light

04/21/11

Entertainment - Eurovision Song Contest 2011

56th Eurovision Song Contest will glow in A&O FALCON FLOWER starlight

In May the moment has finally arrived: the 56th Eurovision Song Contest starts in Düsseldorf, Germany; with 43 countries and three shows. Lena, winner of last year’s ESC, starts for Germany, performing the title „Taken by a Stranger“.  By order of the company Cape Cross Studio- und Filmlichtgesellschaft mbH, A&O Technology delivered a total of 44 FALCON FLOWER floodlights. The technical support of the FALCON fixtures also will be carried out by A&O Technology. With their multibeam effect light the fixtures will set enchanting effects in shape of stars or flowers within the lighting design.  Jerry Appelt, Lighting designer /DoP (Director of Photography)will be responsible for the show light. In detail 26 FALCON FLOWER 3000W and 18 FALCON FLOWER 7000W will be applied for the international contest. As Concert & Stage Producer Ola Melzig will ensure that everything will run smoothly. He also supervised former Eurovision Song Contests as production manager.

The decision for the venue between the four German cities Hannover, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Berlin finally was made for Düsseldorf. The capital of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) scored with its arena and the environment , with optimum production conditions and low total costs, as they were developed in the competing cities. The decisive factor moreover was the huge catchment area of Düsseldorf as a part of the metropolitan area Rhein-Ruhr (Rhine-Ruhr), which extends up to the Netherlands and Belgium.  Presently the complex structural alteration works and construction works take place in the Arena in Düsseldorf, before the rehearsals of the delegations will start on 1st of May. Totally 2500 international journalists will be expected, for giving an account of one of the world’s greatest TV shows.  Executive TV channel is the ARD lead-managed by the NDR.

Dates of televison broadcast:
Mai 10th, 2011, 1. Semi final, ProSieben/Eins Festival, 9 p.m.
Mai 12th, 2011, 2. Semi final, Das Erste, 9 p.m.
Mai 14th, 2011, Final, Das Erste, 9 p.m.

02/14/11

Events-Review - Festivals Middle East

Visit two wonderful festivals in the Middle East:

Until 18th February the Sharjah Light Festival takes place and A&O Technology set in stage the Cultural Square with FALCON Xenon Searchlights.

And until the 24th February the Muscat Festival in Oman takes place and enchants its visitors with a spectacular multimedia lighting show at the lakeshore of the Qurum Lake.

Have a look into our gallery to get more informations.

02/07/11

Events-Review - Alpine Ski WM 2011

07th to 20th February, 2011OSRAM und A&O Technology light up the Ski World CupWith the alpine Ski World Cup, which will take place from 7th to the 20th February, 2011, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, A&O Technology could get a  great project as work order. In cooperation with OSRAM they set a unique highlight with a bridge of light. For its realisation more than 60 FALCON xenon searchlights will be in use. With state-of-the-art technology both of the companies are providing a one-of-a-kind mood of light for the opening celebration and the daily medal ceremonies. The highlight will be the connection of the venues with a bridge of light.Opening ceremony live on TV: German tv-channel "Das Erste", 07th February,2011, 5:50 pmAs well at  BR, 07th February, 2011, 11:25pm and ORF1


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12/22/10

Events-Review - Gert Hof and A&O at New Years Eve Party at Brandenburger Tor

If you want to attend in Germany the superlative Open Air New Year's Eve Party, you have to go to the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. The big event belongs to the biggest New Year’s Eve open air parties worldwide and took place on the street "Straße des 17. Juni", between Brandenburger Tor and Siegessäule (Victory Column). Themed "Welcome 2011 Silvester in Berlin" the capitol city of Germany came up for the 16th time with different music acts.Special highlight in this year was the spectacular light staging with high-altitude fireworks for the turn of the year, directed by Gert Hof. For the first time the German television station ZDF broadcasted live the great open-air event "Welcome 2011 – Silvester live from the Brandenburger Tor".Gert Hof’s millennium celebrations in Berlin and Athens shall be deemed to be the starting signal for his mega outdoor events, which created a new form of event staging. After 10 years, the lighting artist from Berlin returned to the place of the great millennium celebration. Here he enchanted again Berlin and all national and international participants and guests with an unique light, laser and aerial fireworks staging. For the musical accompaniment of his lighting show David Hasselhoff and Paul Potts could be gained. David Hasselhoff stood in for the primarily planned act of Bonnie Tyler. She cancelled her appointment because she was off sick.A&O Technology, worldwide Partner for Gert Hof Productions, was responsible for the light technical equipment. Additionally A&O delivered a huge quantity of FALCON xenon searchlights for the nightly spectacle, particularly for the lighting equipment around the Brandenburger Tor and the "Straße des 17. Juni".The organizer mentioned, that more than one million visitors, 350 national and international TV stations and 500 journalist


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12/21/10

Product News - A&O invests in LED video searchlights

The innovative LED/xenon hybrid searchlight is a novelty of the FALCON range. After the introduction at PLASA in UK, Showtech in Germany and LDI in the USA, the FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO will be available for rent at the A&O rental stock in spring 2011.

With perfect binning, the LED video panel guarantees smooth and seamless colour transitions. An excellent contrast and a pixel pitch of 20mm offer a highly sharp display of graphic sequences like fonts. The powerful xenon searchlight, based on the proven FALCON 6000 CMY, in combination with the cost effective, brilliant LED video matrix provides quite new possibilities for lighting design. A&O Technology presents with the FALCON CMY LED-VIDEO the realized idea of a searchlight with integrated video function – perfect for use at huge stages and stadia.

You will find more details about the extraordinary hybrid xenon searchlight with LED video panel at our website in the category ‘products for rent’. Or contact us directly.

12/01/10

Entertainment - Brilliant flower effects at Christmas Show of Hape Kerkeling

The RTL Christmas Special "Hapes zauberhafte Weihnachten" (Hapes enchanting Christmas) of the comedian Hape Kerkeling count on the application of high-power FALCON FLOWER floodlights. A total of six FALCON FLOWER 7000W delivered A&O Technology for the TV-recording into the Studio Adlershof Berlin. Hape Kerkeling sang “a bit different” Christmas songs, surprised people at home, and many more.

The multi talented Hape Kerkeling is known for being showmaster, best selling author, multi linguist, singer, imitator, audio book speaker and Germans most successful comedian. For his Christmas Special he slipped into his alter egos as well as new ones. Additionally international guests like Cameron Diaz, Justin Bieber, Udo Jürgens, Xavier Naidoo and David Garret were announced. A special highlight was the performance of the reunited group Take That. Responsible for the lighting design was mo2 design.

12/01/10

Entertainment - FALCON FLOWER at 'Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen'

On the second advent evening, the German moderator Günther Jauch was presenting for the German TV channel RTL the great annual review "2010! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen" (People, pictures, emotions). For the live broadcast from Cologne, guest like politicians, prominents and private persons had one’s say.

A total of six FALCON FLOWER 3000W multibeam xenon projectors were applied for impressive show effects during the music acts like James Blunt. The effect floodlights of the alpha one FALCON range, which can produce up to 30 individual beams were delivered by the distributor A&O Technology into the city on the Main river. Responsible for the lighting design was mo2 design. Announced guests inter alia: Philip Lahm, Manuel Neuer, Guido Westerwelle, Thilo Sarrazin and Sylvie van der Vaart.

12/01/10

Entertainment - Annual review gala adorns itself with flower effects

In December the time of the great annual review starts. The Annual Review Gala with the host Johannes B. Kerner and shown at the German TV channel Sat1,  will make the beginning. The TV-recording of the gala in the Flensburg Campusarena took place one day before shown it on TV.

A&O Technology delivered for that event four FALCON FLOWER 3000W. The xenon multibeam projectors will whip up festive light effects during the show.  The guest are inter alias Hannelore Kraft, Veronica Ferres, Joachim Gauck, Mathias Schweighöfer. The music acts are represented by “Die Fantastischen Vier” and “Unheilig”. Responsible for the lighting design is mo2 design.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, 8:50pm on German TCV channel Sat1.

11/03/10

Entertainment - FALCON BEAM 7000W at Wetten dass..?

FALCON BEAM 7000W for the first time in suspended use at Wetten dass..?

For the first time the xenon high-power floodlights FALCON BEAM 7000W installed suspended for the popular saturday evening show „Wetten dass..?” (Wanna bet?). While amongst others stars like Denzel Washington, Vitali and Natalia Klitschko and Matthias Schweighöfer take a seat at the famous “bet-couch”, showacts like Miley Cyrus, James Blunt, Lena Meyer-Landrut, the Fantastischen Vier and the Blue Man Group will step into the spotlight.

By order of the company voss | mediaDesign GmbH, A&O Technology delivered totally three FALCON BEAM 7.000W to Hannover. Because from the TUI-Arena in the capitol city of Lower Saxony the show will be broadcasted live on November 6th, 2010. Responsible for the lighting design will be Michael Donecker, 1st camera man of the German TV channel ZDF.

In the course of the time, the co-production of ZDF, ORF and SF formed a couple of spin-offs: In addition to the USA, China and Russia, there are several “Wetten dass..?” shows in many European countries.

November 6th, 2010, 8:15pm, live at ZD

10/29/10

Entertainment - FALCON FLOWER had home match

Totally 10 FALCON FLOWER 3000W found use in the Eurovision Show called “Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel” (Welcome to Carmen Nebel) on October 30th, 2010. The show was broadcasted live from the exhibition hall No. 6 of the Bremen Arena  (German TV channel ZDF, 8:15pm). And it came up with a huge lineup of German show stars: Besides wellknown guests like Andrea Berg, Nicole, Peter Kraus, DJ Ötzi and Unheilig, the famous German “Schlager” star Roland Kaiser gave his great comeback.The xenon multibeam projector, which produces up to 30 beams with an infinitely variable, rotating reflector, was delivered by A&O Technology by order of the company Voss Media Design.


To the ZDF video clip "Roland Kaiser, Fenster zum Hof"

10/28/10

Events-Review - Special Olympics Warsaw

Impressive opening celebration for Special Olympics in Warsaw with FALCON searchlights of A&OIn the Legia Stadion in the Polish capital city Warsaw the Special Olympics 2010 took place from September 18th until 23rd, 2010. Officially they are considered as the greatest sporting event 2010 in Poland. As part of the Olympic Summer Games, more than 1.500 athletes from more than 55 nations arrived for competing under the Olympic Flame. By order of the polish company GiG, A&O Technology delivered totally six FALCON 6000 CMY, 14 FALCON BEAM colour 7000W and eight FALCON BEAM colour 3000W. During the opening ceremony the bright xenon floodlights of the manufacturer alpha one were part of the lighting equipment, that set in stage the participants as well as the showact with Simply Red and closing fireworks.Responsible for the lighting design was Artur Szyman, Light Up. The technical overall direction (Light/Multimedia) was carried out by the company TRANSCOLOR Lucjan Siwczyk.


To the gallery

10/18/10

Events-Review - X-Factor Videoclip - FALCON FLOWER

Lighting designer Jerry Appelt set X-Factor highlights with FALCON FLOWER floodlights of A&OFor the live acts of the evening themed "Loud and quiet" of the German season of X-Factor, lighting designer Jerry Appelt set flower effects with the FALCON® FLOWER 3.000W Xenon floodlights of A&O. These flower effects can be made up of up to 30 beams, which are produced by an rotating reflector.It was shown on the German TV channel Vox.


Videoclip at Vox: FALCON FLOWER at show act Till Brönner

08/06/10

Architecture - FALCONs for Marina Bay Sands Singapore

With the Marina Bay Sands project, Laservision once more reverts back to A&O Technology. For the newly integrated resort Marina Bay Sands which saw its soft opening in April 2010, A&O Technology was being commissioned to deliver a large quantity of Xenon Search­lights FALCON® BEAM colour 7.000W and 3.000W to Singapore. The highly luminous FALCON® Searchlights are equipped with Xstage bulbs from Osram.A distinctive feature of this project is the delivery of some of the FALCON®‘s in white finishing in addition to the remaining fixtures that are being delivered in the standard black colour. Laservision has also provided the lighting design for this project.


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08/06/10

Architecture - A&O LED illumination at Weser Tower Bremen starts

On December 7th, 2010, the lighting installation on the overall glass facade of the Weser Tower Bremen will start. The illumination of the facade will be switched on in the early evening. Then the facade will be framed with bright shining LEd strips. On this LED screen the water movements of the Weser waves  will be projected as moving light. In future the Weser Tower on the banks of the Weser will be illuminated brightly every evening.Following a long selection process, the service provider A&O Technology in 2009 received the award for the implementa­tion of the fixed installation at the Weser Tower in Bremen.In order to run a permanent nightly illumination, the facade of the 82m tall tower in the district Weser Quartier of the Überseestadt Bremen was supplied with LED technology.For quality reasons A&O Technology decided to use Special LED strips for this project. During various demo meetings, this product also convinced the french artist Yann Kersalé, who designed the illumination concept for the company H. Siedentopf GmbH & Co. KG, which is the owner of the Weser Tower.


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08/06/10

Architecture - Major order for Abu Dhabi Financial Center

A&O receives major order for Abu Dhabi Financial Center

The largest number of FALCON® STATIC ARC Xenon architectural Searchlights specified in a project is on its way to Abu Dhabi. The final destination is the Abu Dhabi Financial Center (ADFC) which will soon be highlighted as the new landmark of the Abu Dhabi Business District by being illuminated every evening. A&O Technology, the expert service provider in its field, has been engaged by the operating company for the competent implementation at the Abu Dhabi Financial Center on Sowwah Island. Numerous references in the event industry­ as well as fixed installations at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce or the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha have already been successfully realised by A&O.
Once the installation of the ADFC illumination has been successfully implemented, this project will be the biggest fixed installation of Searchlights in the Middle East.

The 48 FALCON® STATIC ARC white 3.000W inclusive of DMX control will be installed this summer in Abu Dhabi by the expert team of A&O Technology.

06/04/10

Events-Review - Autoball WM 2010

4th June, 2010, 8:15pm, live on Pro Sieben: 22 FALCON BEAM 3.000W for the lighting design

05/17/10

Events-Review - WMA 2010

Xenon flower effects from A&O for WMA 2010 in Monaco

In Monte Carlo, Monaco, the World Music Awards 2010 took place on 18th May, 2010. For the international award ceremony A&O Technology Germany delivered twelve xenon flower 2.000W effect floodlights. With the xenon multibeam projector A&O already supported the WMAs of the years 2006, 2007 and 2008. Responsible for the lighting design was mo2 design.

At the WMAs annually international successful musicians of different music categories were awarded for the highest recorded sales volume.

05/10/10

Events-Review - Wetten dass - Summer edition

A&O delivered 40 FALCON BEAM for Wetten dass..? to Mallorca

Whilst people in Germany are waiting in vain for warm temperatures, the summer will already started on Whit Sunday at German TV channel ZDF: As soon as the 23 May 2010 the ZDF had shown the summer edition of “Wetten dass..?”, a German gaming show with bets and stars, live from the Coliseo Balear on Mallorca.For the fourth time the summer show took place at the Balearic Island, where currently the temperatures are of 20 °C. For the show the company Voss Mediadesign ordered a total of forty FALCON BEAM 3.000W from A&O Technology Germany. With it, A&O delivered FALCON xenon searchlights of the manufacturer alpha one for the third time to the historic bullfighting arena of Mallorca. Lighting designer Michael Donecker, 1. cameraman of the ZDF, was responsible for the lighting design.

23 May 2010, from 8:15pm, live at the German TV channel ZDF.


To the gallery Wetten dass - Summer special 2009

04/09/10

TV-tip - Lets Dance - The Finale

On May 28th, 2010, from 9:15 pm the German TV channel RTL shows the great finale of the third season of "Let's Dance".

After the last two successful seasons, the third season of the TV show “Let’s Dance” starts in April 2010 on the German TV channel RTL. A&O Technology Germany delivered for the new season by order of Studio Berlin Adlershof FALCON® FLOWER 3.000W and FALCON® BEAM 3.000W of the manufacturer alpha one.

With new concept, new jury and the new host duo Nazan Eckes and Daniel Hartwich, the German TV channel RTL presents the eight-part RTL-Show-Highlight "Let’s Dance 2010", in which 10 prominents dance each with a hoofer of latino and standard dance for a dance duel on the dancefloor. Responsible for the lighting design of the show line is mo2 design. The live TV-Show line was shown live in TV every Friday, at the German TV channel RTL.

04/09/10

Entertainment - The X-Factor

On April 9th, 2010 the new season of the well-known Dutch casting show "The X-Factor" will start. For this, Chain BV ordered FALCON® BEAM 3.000W including FLOWER kits from A&O Technology Germany. Dimmer, strobe, integrated power supply as well as pan-and-tilt movement make the basis of the DMX controlled basic system. The lighting effect can be individually chosen by the exchangeable effect heads including colour changer and douser. Whilst the FALCON®  BEAM affords a single light beam with zoom function, the same fixture body, equipped with the flower front cover, reveals a flower effect with up to 30 individual beams produced by a rotating reflector.

Due to the easy exchangeable effect head option, the lighting designer of the "The X-Factor" season, Christian Ross, can create a cost-effective new and individual lighting design for every show. A&O Technology supported the last season from 2009 as well with the all-purpose FALCON® xenon lighting systems. The show parts take place at Mediapark Hilversum - the Netherlands, one of the biggest studios in Europe.

04/06/10

Events-Review - Bahrain Monument

A&O Middle East supplied FALCONs for opening of a new Monument in BahrainIn Sakhir, Bahrain the Bahrain National Charter Monument was inaugurated at a Royal ceremony marking the anniversary of the National Action Charter on 14 February. This significant occasion took place on the museum site which is set up in an amphitheatre style. Pico International (Bahrain) was responsible for the event concept, design, implementation and show production including the multimedia and lighting design which marked the celebratory opening ceremony of one of the largest cultural monument of the region. For the event, which was designed to reveal the gift of the King to the people of Bahrain, A&O Technology Middle East in total supplied 14 FALCON BEAM colour 7000W.


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03/12/10

TV-tip - Our Star for Oslo

A&O supports finale of "Unser Star für Oslo" (Our star for Oslo)

On Friday it will come to a decision, which contestant will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo. Being in hope to achieve a better placing as in the years before, ARD aligns with Pro Sieben for searching the representative of Germany with a serious but also humorous casting show. At the great finale Lena Meyer-Landrut and Jennifer Braun competes, each one performing three songs. Both could win the most viewers votes over.

A&O Technology Germany delivered 14 FALCON FLOWER 3000W for the finale show by order of the Cape Cross GmbH. Lighting designer Jerry Appelt set in stage the new stars on Friday evening, March the 12th, 2010, inter alia with the xenon effect floodlights of the manufacturer alpha one. The finale will be broadcasted live at the German TV channel "Das Erste".

A further show act will be the performance of Xavier Naidoo, who represents this evening besides Stefan Raab and Stefanie Kloß (Silbermond) the team of the jury.

Cape Cross GmbH acts as technical supplier as a whole, Brainpool TV GmbH is the responsible production company and the set design comes from Florian Wieder.

The German TV channel "Das Erste" shows the finale of "Unser Star für Oslo" (Our star for Oslo) live on March 12th, 2010, from 8:15pm.

03/05/10

TV-tip - RTL boxing Klitschko vs Chambers

A&O delivers FALCON®s for the "duel at the Rhine"

After longer break the heavy-weight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, IBF, WBO, and IBO Champion, returns in the boxing ring. In the Esprit Arena Düsseldorf, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko will compete against the official WBO contender Eddie Chambers, USA.

A&O Technology Germany delivers by order of the PRG GmbH a total of 28 FALCON® BEAM 3.000W for the "duel at the Rhine" to the arena in Düsseldorf. For setting in stage the great sport event in an expressive way, the company MLD misch.licht.design is commited for the lighting design.

More than 50.000 viewers will be expected in Düsseldorf for the boxing match. The German television channel RTL shows the "duel at the Rhine" live on the 20th of March, 2010 from 10:45pm.

02/16/10

Events-Review - Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show

A&O Technology USA supported the terrific "The Who" Halftime Show Act at the XLIV Super Bowl. A&O Technology USA supplied Full Flood with a total of 12 FALCON 6000 CMY and 14 FALCON BEAM 7000W. This year marks the fourth time that A&O USA successfully supported the Super Bowl half time show.The FALCON Xenon Searchlights were throughout being integrated in the diversified stage lighting show designed by Al Gurdon and shown through a crowning achievement and powerful colours. The technical support was provided by Full Flood.


To the gallery

01/26/10

Events-Review - A&O FALCONs at Winter Olympics in Vancouver

A&O FALCONs at Winter Olympics in Vancouver

The 2010 Winter Olympics took place on February 12-28, 2010, in Canada in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. On behalf of PRG Los Angeles, our A&O Technology USA office supplied 44 FALCON 6000 CMY and 4 FALCON FLOWER 7000W for the 2010 winter games. The FALCON fixtures were used during the great Opening Ceremony, the nightly Victory Ceremonies presentations and the Closing Ceremony in the BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver.

Whereas 36 FALCON 6000 CMY were flown by rig, the remaining fixtures were used as floor lamps. The lighting design was provided by Bob Dickinson, Full Flood. Using such a large number of FALCON xenon searchlights for an event was a first in Canada.

01/26/10

Events-Review - Burj Al Arab New Years Eve event

A&O delivered FALCON searchlights for the Burj Al Arab New Years Eve Beach Area event

A&O Technology Middle East acted as lighting support for the new years eve celebrations at the Burj Al Arab. The service provider supplied a total of 10 SKY FALCON ARC colour 1200W, 6 SKY FALCON ARC colour 1200W with light hose, four FALCON BEAM colour 3000W as well as three FALCON FLOWER 3000W.

The searchlights were integrated in the beach area of the hotel to illuminate the luxurious tent which was used for the festivities. 

01/26/10

Architecture - A&O provided UAE National Day 2009

A&O provided lighting systems and LED Technology for the UAE National Day celebrationsA&O Technology Middle East supported an architectural project with lighting systems for the 2009 UAE National Day Celebrations during the period 28th November until 6th December. A highlight to mention was the G-LEC Phantom 60 video screen.The project was realised at the SEHA headquarters building in Abu Dhabi. 18 SKY FALCON ARC colour 1200W and 2 FALCON BEAM colour 7000W were used to illuminate the front side of the building. In addition, a 48sqm LED video wall (8m x 6m) made of G-LEC Phantom 60 modules was installed on the building. Gobo projections on the facade of the building were used for additional effect lighting.This project was carried out on behalf of Media Way Advertising & Publishing LLC.


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01/26/10

Events-Review - FALCONs at Sting dvd shoot

A&O supported Sting's Winter ­Album with FALCON searchlightsFor his exclusive dvd concert on his winter album "If On A Winter's Night", Sting and his 35-piece orchestra chose the ancient Durham Cathedral in the north of England as his perfect location. On behalf of the UK service provider HSL, A&O Technology UK provided FALCON FLOWER 7000W and FALCON BEAM 7000W for the concert which was specificially produced for the dvd production. Lighting designer Manfred "Ollie" Olma deliberately chose FALCON searchlights in order to achieve an unfor­gettable accentuation of the cathedral architecture for the cameras as well as for the live audience.More infos can be found in the A&O gallery.


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12/22/09

Events - New Years Eve

FALCONs of A&O at big open-air silvester parties in Berlin and LodzThe turn of the year approaches more and more. In Berlin will start the spectacular open-end party at the Brandenburg Gate. At the 2 kilometres long party mile between Brandenburg Gate and Siegessäule (Column of Victory) an international stage program with diverse live acts on three stages will guarantee best party mood. The Berlin New Year’s Eve party is one of the biggest open-air New Year’s Eve parties world wide. By order of HELICON MEDIA GmbH, A&O delivers FALCON® BEAM 7K to Berlin.In Lodz, the third biggest city of Poland, A&O will be present at the great New Year’s Eve party with FALCON® BEAM 7K and FALCON® 6000 CMY, by order of the company TRIAS S.A. Responsible for the lighting design is Artur Szymon of Light Up.

 

12/18/09

Events-Review - The Yas Hotel Ferrari Night

A&O Xenon Searchlights set highlights for VIP soft opening of "The Yas Hotel"With temperatures exceeding 30 °Celsius in November, Abu Dhabi saw an event beyond belief: the official opening of the new and unique formula 1 race track as part of the 2009 season finals.On the occasion of the race track inauguration, the 5-star Yas Marina Hotel held a VIP reception as part of their soft opening. The invited guests enjoyed the season’s final race in a classy and stylish ambience. Mamemo productions contracted A&O Technology to provide Xenon Searchlights for the illumination of the area. Alongside an atmospheric lighting visualization of the seating areas, A&O Xenon Searchlights were circling the evening sky. Responsible for the lighting design was mamemo productions.


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12/18/09

Events-Review - Lighting show for new Aldar HQ

A&O supports glamorous lighting show for ALDARs new HQ using FALCON searchlightsAs part of the ceremonial inauguration of the new Abu Dhabi Formula 1 race track on November 1st, 2009, mamemo productions in cooperation with A&O realized a spectacular lighting show on the new ALDAR Properties building using FALCON® Xenon lighting systems manufactured by alpha one.


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12/16/09

TV-tip - Schlag den Raab No.20

Schlag den Raab counts on FALCON FLOWER

A&O Technology delivered, by order of the company Cape Cross Studio & Filmlicht mbH, 14 FALCON FLOWER 3kW and 4 FALCON BEAM 3kW for the 20th broadcast of "Schlag den Raab" ("Beat your Host"). Responsible for the lighting design, which will be impressively supported by FALCON xenon searchlights manufactured by alpha one, is Thomas Ellmerer (Cape Cross).

The show will be televised live on December 19th, 2009, at 8:15pm at the German TV channel ProSieben.

12/16/09

TV-tip - 5 gegen Jauch - TV quiz show

A&O Technology delivered more than 800 metres Solaris for new TV-Quiz Show by Günther JauchThe German TV Shows "Wer wird Millionär" (Who wants to be a millionaire)  and "Schlag den Raab" (Beat your Host) were the ingredients for the German TV moderator Günther Jauch, for creating a new multiple choice quiz show named "5 gegen Jauch" ("5 against Jauch"). Together with the German comedian Oliver Pocher as moderator the new show was broadcasted at German TV channel RTL on September 11th.For this premiere A&O Technology delivered, by order of the nobeo GmbH, about 850 metres Solaris LED modules to the nobeo studios in Hürth near Cologne. For the stage design the Solaris ropes were designed to a wall unit. At all 6,69 million viewers watched the premiere. Due to this success, the Quiz-Show can be continued. On December 18th, the second show will be broadcasted. The stage design will be inter alia equipped with 850m Solaris by A&O rental park. Especially for this product A&O Technology constructed and produced new mounting angles for a more simple installation.Responsible for the lighting design is mo2 design GmbH.Solaris is an LED system with diffuse 40mm diameter spheres on flexible ropes. Each rope may be of any length up to a maximum of 8m (64 spheres) and there is no limit to the number of ropes that can be used in one installation. This enables large format transparent 360° video curtains in any shapes, curved or wound."5 gegen Jauch" ("5 against Jauch"), December 18th, 2009, at 8:15 pm on the German TV channel RTL


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12/11/09

Entertainment - Menschen Bilder Emotionen 2009

A&O delivered FALCONs for 2009 in review

For the TV Show "Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen 2009" (People, Pictures, Emotions 2009), the company nobeo GmbH booked FALCON®  BEAM 3kW, FALCON®  FLOWER 3kW and FALCON®  FLOWER 7kW. The great review of the year 2009, live from Cologne/Germany with Günther Jauch as host, will be equipped one more time with FALCON lighting fixtures of the manufacturer alpha one. Responsible for the lighting design is mo2 design.

Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen 2009 (People, Pictures, Emotions 2009) on Sunday, December 13th, 2009 at 8:15pm live at the German TV channel RTL

11/27/09

TV-tip - Das Super Talent - Finale

FALCONs at German Castingshow "The Super Talent" again

Since October 2009 the third season of the RTL Castingshow "The Super Talent" is shown in TV. The jury with Dieter Bohlen, Bruce Darnell and Sylvie van der Vaart searches again for extraordinary talents.

From the semi final, which was shown in German TV at RTL on Saturday, October 28th, the MMC Studios Köln booked inter alia lighting fixtures from A&O Technology. So the final shows of the Supertalent-Season 2009 will be equipped with FALCON BEAM 3kW and FALCON FLOWER 3kW of the manufacturer alpha one for setting in stage the performances of the casting participators. Responsible for the lighting design ist mo2 design.

The great finale show: December 19th, 2009, 8:15 pm at the German TV channel RTL

11/06/09

Events - 20 years Fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin remembers at the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Helicon Media ordered FALCON searchlights for big event

On November 9th, 2009 Berlin celebrates the "Festival of Freedom". Diverse festivities took place in the last days around this historical event. Now politicians, witnesses of the time period, creatives and guests from all over the world will celebrate together in front of the Brandenburg Gate the 20th jubilee of the Fall of the Wall.

For setting in stage the big event, HELICON MEDIA ordered amongst other six FALCON BEAM 7kW xenon searchlights of the manufacturer alpha one from the service provider A&O Technology.

After a symbolical Fall of the Wall, different allocutions and diverse musical performances (inter alia Bon Jovi, Adoro, presenter is Thomas Gottschalk) Paul van Dyk will sound the bell for the final of the festival with the premiere of the hymn "We are One" inclusive a big pyro show at the "Platz des 18. März" (Place of the 18th March).

11/06/09

Entertainment - Wetten dass..?? TV Show

Wetten dass..? live from Braunschweig with FALCON xenon Searchlights

On November the 7th, 2009, at 8:15 pm at the German TV channel ZDF, Thomas Gottschalk presents Wetten dass..? live from Braunschweig/Germany. For the second time Michelle Hunziker is the co-presenter of Gottschalk.

A&O Technology delivered for the famous family show by the order of the company voss l mediaDesign GmbH eight FALCON BEAM colour 3kW of the manufacturer alpha one gmbh.

Michael Donecker, 1st camera man of the ZDF is responsible for the lighting design of the Wetten dass..? broadcasts. The programming of the show lighting is realized by Manfred Voss (voss I mediaDesign).

11/03/09

Entertainment - U2 at MTV EMAs 2009

Today, MTV EMAs are presenting U2 at Brandenburger Tor180.000 watts FALCON power from A&O will be present, too.The Irish music icons U2 will perform a spectacular performance at the Brandenburger Tor. It is a tribute to the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which celebrates its 20th jubilee. The show is a part of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 in Berlin on November 5th. Fifteen years before, the first EMAs took place at Berlin.By order of PROCON, A&O Technology delivered a total of 28 FALCON xenon searchlights of the manufacturer alpha one. 24 FALCON BEAM 7kW and four FALCON BEAM 3kW will set in stage the show lighting additionally with impressive xenon lighting effects. Lighting designer Gurdip Mahal is responsible for the lighting design of the free historical music event of the celebrated rock band.The gratuitous open air concert will last for ca. 30 minutes, said the organizer. The concert also will be beamed into the awards ceremony of the  MTV EMAs in the O2 Arena. The MTV Europe Music Awards will be televised live from the O2 World Berlin at 9pm on the channel of MTV.


Livestream during the show and Details

10/30/09

Events-Review - Schlag den Raab

Equipped inter alia with 14 FALCON xenon lighting fixtures by alpha one from the rental stock of A&O Technology, a new part of the sportive Comedy-Show "Defeat the Raab" („Schlag den Raab“) will be shown on Saturday, October 31st, 2009. For this show A&O delivered by order of Cape Cross 10 FALCON FLOWER 3kW and 4 FALCON BEAM 3kW for setting in stage the TV Show. Live on the German TV channel Pro7, 8:15pm

An elected spectator can compete against the at last beaten entertainer Stefan Raab in a duel with the chance of winning a prize money of 500.000 euro. The victorious person must excel in different disciplines like deftness, sport, knowledge, daringness and luck of course.

The lighting systems were delivered and installed by A&O Lighting Technology GmbH in Oyten.

10/02/09

Entertainment - Coca Cola Soundwave Finale 2009 with FALCON Searchlights

Berlin, Germany: The capitol city of Germany is celebrating the 20th “German Unification Day” on Saturday, October 3rd,  with the greatest German free concert in front of the “Brandenburger Tor”.

HELICON MEDIA, responsible for technical equipment and set in stage the location, ordered for that, inter alia,  4 Falcon Flower 7kW, 2 Falcon Flower 3kW and 12 Falcon Beam 7kW from A&O Technology. The Xenon Searchlights and Multibeam-Effect-Projectors, manufactured by alpha one, will be used for highlighting the stage and the festival area between “Brandenburger Tor” and “Siegessäule”.

MTV will broadcast the Headliner like Silbermond, Revolverheld, Ich & Ich, and Jennifer Rostock live in TV.

09/08/09

Events-Review - MTV Video Music Awards 2009

In the night from Sunday to Monday (September 13, 2009) the MTV Video Music Awards 2009 will be awarded in New York.

A&O Technology delivered for this Show-Highlight FALCON 6000 CMY high-power xenon searchlights and the xenon multibeam effect lights FALCON FLOWER 3kW.
Responsible for the lighting design of the show is Tom Kenny.

Televised in German TV:
September the 14th, 2009, live and exclusive at MTV,  from 2 am Pre-Show, from 3.00 am Award Show and repetition at the Prime Time.

Televised in US TV:
September the 13th, 2009, at 9pm ET on MTV

07/31/09

Office news - A&O is On the Road

In May 2009, the well known show truck, "light-liner", was now equipped with new advertisements. Large sized photographs of architectural lighting and event lighting projects by A&O Technology cover both sides of the 13 meter long semi trailer, which was transferred to Armada Logistics a while ago.

The service provider, A&O Technology delivers lighting equipment throughout Europe to booked events using the 40 ton truck. Recently, "light-liner" delivered FALCON lighting fixtures to Majorca for the "Wetten Das..?  Summer Special" and the "Sunrise Festival" in Poland.  A&O is "On the Road".

On the picture "lightliner" you see (from left to right):
Bogdan Czumaj (Armada Logistics); Heiko Schmidt (Senior Manager Event Technology, A&O Technology Germany); Marco Niedermeier (CEO, A&O Technology Germany); Adrian Gediga (Senior Manager Sales/Rental, A&O Technology Germany)

07/24/09

Events-Review - Sunrise Festival Poland

Sunrise Festival: spectacular lighting show with FALCON Searchlights and SolarisThe biggest Polish open air festival of the Techno scene took place in July at the Amphitheater in Kolberg, western part of Pomerania/Poland. Amongst 31 FALCON fixtures ca. 500 metres Solaris LED-Videocurtain were applied. For three days, fans of House, Techno and Trance music could celebrate with Live-DJs on two stages. The organizers anticipated about 50.000 visitors for the event of the Polish Club scene. The spectacular lighting design full of xenon searchlights, laser and pyro effects was the work of the Polish lighting designer Pawel „Spider“ Pajak. The company MDT Agency commissioned the service provider A&O Technology Germany with the delivery of  22 FALCON BEAM 7kW and 9 FALCON FLOWER 3kW as well as about 500m Solaris LED-video-curtain.


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07/22/09

Entertainment - Boxing Klitschko vs Chagaev

IBF-, WBO- and IBO heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko came back in the boxing ring and won by technical K.O. about his opponent the WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev from Uzbekistan. The boxing fight from the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, was shown live and exclusively on German TV channel RTL. With about 60.000 live spectators it was one of the most spectacular boxing events in Germany.For setting in stage the defending Klitschko’s title, service provider Procon was commissioned with the delivery of light engineering. For that, A&O Technology was contacted, for renting a total of 52 FALCON Xenon Searchlights from their rental stock.Inter alia 32 FALCON BEAM 3kW and 20 FALCON 6000 CMY will guarantee a spectacular light show in the Veltins Arena auf Schalke. Responsible for the lighting design is MLD, misch.licht.design. Planned show act is the Swedish pop group Mando Diao.


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07/22/09

Events-Review - EnBW-City Grand Opening

For the Grand Opening of the new EnBW-CITY office floors of the EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, A&O Technology delivered , 4 FALCON BEAM colour 3kW and 6 FALCON BEAM colour 7kW in order of music & light design GmbH.The main part of the Grand Opening was started via Red Button: an impressive lighting show including the performance of two musicians at the roof of the new office floors inspred the guests. Stephan Flören, Presents eK and Matthias Siegert, VON M GmbH took responsibility for technical advice as well as lighting design and arrangement of the Grand Opening..

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06/19/09

Events-Review - Klitschko vs Chagaev

On June 20th, 2009, IBF-, WBO- and IBO heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko will be back in the boxing ring. His opponent is the WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev from Uzbekistan. The boxing fight from the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, will be shown live and exclusively on German TV channel RTL, beginning at 10:05 pm. With about 60.000 live spectators it will be one of the most spectacular boxing events in Germany.

For setting in stage the defending Klitschko’s title, service provider Procon was commissioned with the delivery of light engineering. For that, A&O Technology was contacted, for renting a total of 52 FALCON Xenon Searchlights from their rental stock.

Inter alia 32 FALCON BEAM 3kW and 20 FALCON 6000 CMY will guarantee a spectacular light show  in the Veltins Arena auf Schalke. Responsible for the lighting design is MLD, misch.licht.design. Planned show act is the Swedish pop group Mando Diao.

06/16/09

Entertainment - Q-99 invests in FALCONs

Q-99 invests in FALCON lighting fixtures

Q-99, the top Slovakian rental company, invests in FALCON xenon lighting fixtures. The service provider acquired four FALCON UNIVERSAL 3000W inclusive FLOWER- and BEAM Universal kit options.

The first significant project using the FALCON fixtures was the multi-episode season of the Slovakian preliminary judgment for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. For this event, Q-99 supplied the lighting equipment and delivered 4 FALCON FLOWER 3000W for the show. Lighting designer Martin Kubanka and Set designer Marek Hollý created a 360° stage design, which had to be effective for both television and live performance.

Q-99 also delivered 3 FALCON FLOWER fixtures to the Miss Universe 2009 Competition (lighting designer Martin Kubanka).

Both projects were shown in TV.

06/10/09

Events-Review - Wetten dass Summer special

On 13th June 2009 the summer special of the German family TV show returns after a two-year lasting break, to the bull fight arena Coliseo Balear at Mallorca. For the third time, the summer special will be broadcasted live from Palma de Mallorca by the German TV channel ZDF.
  
Since the third June the assembly of inter alia booked FALCON BEAM 3kW searchlights for the show within the histrorical arena will be realized.  Responsible for the lighting design is Michael Donecker, 1. cameraman of the ZDF. Customer is Voss Mediadesign.

06/03/09

Entertainment - Mayday 2009

For the MAYDAY 2009 - Massive Moments at April 30th, 2009, A&O delivered a total of 16 lighting fixtures of FALCON range by alpha one. Eight FALCON 6000 CMY high-power searchlights, five FALCON FLOWER 7kW and three FALCON FLOWER 3kW as well as nearly 2.000 metres Solaris by G-LEC from the A&O rental park immersed the Dortmunder Westfalenhalle and the different Liveacts of the techno music szene from 6pm till 9am in an impressive lighting atmosphere. Responsible for the lighting design of the event is lighting designer Martin Kuhn.The delivery of the FALCON and G-LEC fixtures was accomplished by A&O Technology Germany in order of the satis&fy AG.


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04/28/09

Entertainment - Hollands got talent

Chain TV ordered from A&O Technology FALCON xenon searchlights of the manufacturer alpha one for the Dutch casting show "Holland's got talent", which will be aired from 21st May 2009 in Dutch TV. The lighting designer of the casting show, Christian Ross, uses inter alia a total of 6 FALCON Universal, which can be equipped with the FLOWER or with the BEAM kit option, free at the lighting designer's option. So the lighting designer has a higher flexibility in creating the stage lighting design.

For that, A&O Technology Germany delivered the fixtures to the TCN Media Park in Hilversum/the Netherlands.

04/09/09

TV-tip - Pop Idol Germany 2009

Since several weeks the 6th season of Germanys Pop Idol is shown on German TV channel RTL. For lighting design of this season mo2 design was engaged. And they choosed the light technical equipment of A&O: 16 FALCON FLOWER 3kW, one FALCON BEAM 3kW and 24 Target Spezial were integrated into the stage design of the new Pop Idol 2009 season and were setting now impressive lighting effects at the motto shows.

04/09/09

Entertainment - The X-Factor - TV-Show, NL

In April 2009 the new season of the Dutch casting show „The X-Factor“ started. Chain TV ordered 8 FALCON xenon searchlights of A&O Technology Germany, which were equipped with the UNIVERSAL kit options UNIVERSAL FLOWER and UNIVERSAL BEAM. So the lighting designer Christian Ross can free choose between the different lighting effects single-beam oor multi-beam by easy and quick exchange of the different heads. The show takes place at Mediapark Hilversum - the Netherlands, one of the biggest studios in Europe.

04/09/09

Product News - A&O meets G-LEC

The exhibition Prolight+Sound 2009 in Frankfurt am Main/Germany ended at the first April weekend. This year A&O Technology was at place for the whole 4 days of exhibition with a cooperation booth with the Slovakian distribution partner Leader Light and stood under the bright star of further development.

A&O meets G-LEC
The surprising top novelty was integrated impressively at the booth of A&O. Themed „A&O meets G-LEC“ A&O Technology presented a part of the LED Video systems of the German LED manufacturer G-LEC. With immediate effect the whole stocks of G-LEC is available at A&O Germany rental park. Immediately the transparent LED video display systems Phantom 30, Phantom 60 and Solaris for entertainment-, TV- and architectural applications are available for rent. Feel free to contact us! We would be happy to make you an individual offer tailored to your needs.

FALCON FLOWER 6000W HMI
One more highlight at A&O’s booth was the first presentation of the extremely high-power FALCON FLOWER 6000W HMI. With the application of the 6000W HMI illuminant in stead of a xenon lamp, the developers of alpha one achieved a more higher light output than with a comparable FLOWER xenon fixture. Therefore A&O offers a bright FALCON FLOWER as it previously did not yet exist.

New exclusive ROSCO Super Gel
Furthermore the FALCON 6000 CMY now is equipped first-time with real CMY colour intensity. The CMY super gel “A&O Realcolour” is produced by ROSCO exclusively for the FALCON range and is a real colour mixing system based on film. In terms of colour it is exactly edited at the colour range of  the  OSRAM xenon metal halide lamps of the product series of XBO and Xstage. Thus FALCON 6000 CMY has a real CMY colour reproduction in steps of 10% with perpetuation of the fundamental colours (Brightening steps from 100% to 10%  without base colour deviation).

Modular LED system for professional indoor applications
On this years exhibition A&O attained a very high interest with exclusive modular LED systems. Different indoor versions for professional home applications like in bars, restaurants or hotels will be offered by A&O inclusive complete component-consulting. Wether in-wall dimmer, DMX control, Cue-Server or remote control, the customer gets from A&O the entire modular system including driver components, which will be arranged to his individual needs. And that all for a comparatively more favourable price in spite of excellent quality.

We thank all the visitors, for the time you have devoted, for visiting our booth. We are pleased to the positive acceptance and we’ll be there for you gladly.

01/30/09

Events - Obama Inauguration Concert

At the open-air-concert -We are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration- at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., in context of the official Inauguration Obamas, 400.000 people celebrated together with international stars like Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder, which were set in stage with more than 50 FALCON® 6000 CMY. The American lighting designer Bob Dickinson (Full FLood Inc.) was responsible for the lighting design of the show.


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01/05/09

Entertainment - Nine rays of light

Realized in cooperation between the organizers Museum of Modern Art Warsaw and the municipal offices of Warsaw. They commisioned the company TSE Laser, Light & Sound for assembling the lighting equipment. And TSE ordered xenon searchlights of the FALCON® range, manufactured by alpha one, from A&O Technology.Location: Palast der Kultur und Wissenschaft (Palace of Culture and Science), north side of the inner courtyardDate: December 05, 2008Lichtdesign: Idea and design by Henryk StazewskiFALCON® equipment: 9 FALCON® BEAM colour 7.000WRealized in cooperation between the organizers Museum of Modern Art Warsaw and the municipal offices of Warsaw. They commisioned the company TSE Laser, Light & Sound for assembling the lighting equipment. And TSE ordered xenon searchlights of the FALCON® range, manufactured by alpha one, from A&O Technology.


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12/03/08

Events-Review - Red Bull X-Fighters

For the final stop in Warsaw on the Red Bull X-Fighters Tour, TSE Laser Light & Sound was commissioned to illuminate the 500-metre FMX circuit. Fifteen thousand tons of earth were specially transported to the X-Lecia stadium to create the circuit, whilst 35 FALCON® BEAM 7000W xenon searchlights manufactured by alpha one were deployed as part of the lightshow for the world’s best motocross freestylers.

The lighting design by Michiel Milbou (www.milbou.be) for the open air show required the positioning of thirty-one of the powerful xenon searchlights all round the upper tier of the X-Lecia stadium on two-metre-high rostrums. The other four FALCON® xenon searchlights were used to accentuate the start and finish of the course. The X-Games are considered the most prestigious event in the FMX calendar. This was the first time they had been held in Poland.


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12/02/08

TV-tip - 100.000 Euro Show - Prominent Special

100.000 Euro Show - promi special

The taping of the special show will be aired on Saturday, 6th December at 8:15 pm at the German TV channel RTL.

Lighting designer Manfred "Ollie" Olma used the xenon effect lighting fixtures FALCON® FLOWER of the manufacturer alpha one. The lighting fixtures with the flower effect can produce up to 30 beams. The lighting designer had chosen a three-way-combination of the xenon effect lights behind the audience.

The FALCON® FLOWER is an indoor/outdoor, DMX-controlled xenon multi-beam effect-light. With its infinitely variable, rotating reflector it produces up to 30 individual beams. With the integrated colour changer it offers an arbitrary own colour design. The xenon fixture has Shutter, Pan- and Tilt-Movement, Dimmer as well as an integrated power supply. Designed for both floor-mounted and suspended/inverted use, the FALCON® FLOWER represents extraordinary versatility in special lighting applications of all kinds.

The FALCON® FLOWER is one of the xenon searchlights of the FALCON®-Range manufactured by alpha one gmbh. Exklusive distributior is A&O Technology and his distribution partner.

11/28/08

TV-tip - Stock Car Crash Challenge

tv total Stock Car Crash Challenge

The big TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge
in the LTU Arena Düsseldorf - Germany

Qualifying on Friday, 28.11.2008, 10:15 pm, Live at Pro7
Main car racing on Saturday, 29.11.2008, 8:15 pm, Live at Pro7

FALCON® equipment:
24 FALCON® BEAM 3.000W
6 FALCON® FLOWER 7.000W
6 FALCON® 6000 CMY

Lighting designer: Andreas Ellmerer, Thomas Brügge (Cape Cross)
By order of: Cape Cross

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11/17/08

TV-tip - Singing Bee - Pro7

FALCON® FLOWER at TV-Show Singing Bee

Singing Bee – Lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt counts on alpha one’s FALCON® FLOWER

Momentary the xenon multibeam effect lighting system FALCON® FLOWER of the manufacturer alpha one amends the stage light of actual German television shows.

The German television sender Pro 7, for example, broadcasts at the time the 12-part Karaoke music show „The Singing Bee“. For the „most unfair music show of the world“, which is morerated by Senna Guemmour (Monrose) and Oliver Petszokat, the lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt ordered via the company magiclight+sound gmbh the xenon lighting fixtures FALCON® FLOWER for the show recordings. Jerry P. Appelt integrated these into his design creation for the stage lighting of the TV-Show.

An infinitely variable, rotating reflector produces up to 30 individual clear beams. Designed for both floor-mounted and suspended/inverted use, the FALCON® FLOWER represents extraordinary versatility in special lighting applications of all kinds. A&O Technology delivered the fixtures directly to the MMC Studios in Köln-Germany. Each Thursday, at 8:pm the German TV channel shows a new episode of the Karaoke-Show.

For severeal times the company magiclight+sound gmbh had count on the lighting fixtures of the der FALCON®-Range from alpha one and the service of the distributor A&O Technology. Very successful television productions with lighting design by Manfred "Ollie" Olma (mo2 design) like Deutschland sucht den Superstar, Dancing on Ice or Let’s Dance were supplied by A&O by order of magiclight+sound with the tried and tested alpha one lighting fixtures.

11/17/08

TV-tip - Das Supertalent - RTL

Das Supertalent - Finale

Saturday, November 29th, 2008, 08:15 pm, Live at RTL

FALCON® equipment:
6 FALCON® 6000 CMY

Lighting designer: mo2 design (Manfred „Ollie“ Olma)
By order of: Showtech

10/31/08

Architecture - Festival of Lights Berlin

In October, a total of 18 FALCON® BEAM 7.000W of the manufacturer alpha one, illuminated two big projects in Berlin. 10 of the xenon searchlights served as frontal facade illumination of the central station. Further eight fixtures let dance their coloured xenon beams around the 368 metres high television-tower and was visible over several kilometres. Due to the successful corporate projects in the last years, during this years festival another joint project between lighting designer Andreas Boehlke and A&O Technology occured.14-26 October 2008, Berlin-Germany


Homepage to Festival of Lights, Berlin

10/02/08

Entertainment - German Unification Day

German Unification Day

On 3rd October Berlin is celebrating the 18th „German Unification Day” with a gigantic party between “Brandenburger Tor“ and „Straße des 17 Juni”. Headliner of distinction in the German music scene, like Ich+Ich, In Extremo, Stefanie Heinzmann, Peter Heppner, Klee, Mousse T., Die Prinzen, and many more, will provide best atmosphere. In this year the live event in the capital city will be presented by the experts in music Aleksandra Bechtel and Christoph Bauer.

HELICON MEDIA set in stage the live music acts amongst other with FALCON® BEAM 3.000Watts xenon searchlights of the manufacturer alpha one. Four of the FALCON® BEAM 3kW will be positioned sidewise of the rear stage, as intensifier of the backlight. Further four FALCON® BEAM 3kW will be applied on the right and left side in front of the stage. So the event for the German national holiday is another project in which the company HELICON Media counts on equipment of A&O Technology. Along with the opening of the Rügen bridge last year, for example, the event-company already had integrated the FALCON® xenon searchlights into the illumination of the château of Schwerin at the German Unifictaion Day 2007.

The celebration will be broadcasted live on 03rd October 2008, at 8:15 pm on the German TV channel RTL II.

10/02/08

TV-tip - Mario Barth - The World record on TV

82 FALCON® xenon searchlights at “Mario Barth – The world record”, RTLNearly 12 weeks after the successful German comedian Mario Barth achieved with the tour finale of his live programme „Männer sind primitiv, aber glücklich“ the entry “Live comedian with the most spectators” in the guiness book of records, the German TV channel RTL presents the spectacular show from the Olympiastadium Berlin in the prime time television.All those, who wasn’t on the ground, or who like to watch again the 478.000 watts of the utilized 82 FALCON®s in action, should switch on the TV. Especially at the end of the show the FALCON® xenon searchlights (FALCON® BEAM 7kW and FALCON® 6000 CMY) overwhelm the stadium’s interior room and flooding the star and his stage design in the shape of a reproduction of the Brandenburger Tor with glare Light. A show, you should better not to miss.Mario Barth - The World Record3rd October 2008, 8:15 pm at German TV channel RTL : „Mario Barth - Der Weltrekord“, from the „Olympiastadion Berlin”


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08/06/08

Architecture - Illumination of EBC in Slovakia

Illumination of EBC in Slovakia Leader Light integrates FALCON®s at the illumination of EBC in SlovakiaRecently the installed façade illumination of the Europa Business Center (EBC) has been enhancing the night skyline of the Slovakian city of Banska Bystrica. The project by Leader Light turns the 87-metre-high façade of the building into an impressive nocturnal backdrop with constantly changing colours. The Xenon equipment purchased for this project was supplied by the internationally active lighting specialist A&O Technology to its Slovakian distribution partner.On the façade of the Europa Business Center, Leader Light installed a total of 3,420 specially produced LED PIXEL POINTs as well as eight FALCON® STATIC ARC colour 2000Ws and three FALCON® BEAM ARC whites. The STATIC ARC colours are arranged along the façade in two groups of three and one of two in such a way as to illuminate the areas near the window fronts as uplights. With their regular colour changes they are able to work striking static effects on the façade. The FALCON® BEAM ARC whites are installed on the roof, whence they can project geometric figures into the night sky.


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07/25/08

Events - Loveparade - Colosseum of Light

Loveparade

Drawing some 1.6 million ravers, this year’s Love Parade must count as the most successful ever. Joyful fans from all over the world lined the sealed-off Bundesstraße 1 in Dortmund as the strident, colourful, internationally-manned floats transformed the B1 in the Ruhr metropolis into the ‘Highway of Love’.

The climax of this year's Love Parade was Gert Hof's 'Colosseum of Light – The Matrix of Love', a fulminating lighting spectacular that turned the final rally, which this year for the first time lasted a full seven hours, into a mesmerizing display that the famous director and lighting architect created largely from high-powered searchlights from A&O Technology.


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07/18/08

COLOSSEUM OF LIGHT zur Loveparade

Dortmund, 19. Juli 2008. Lauter, länger, mehr live: Die Loveparade 2008 steht für eine Musikveranstaltung der Superlative. Nun kommt ein weiteres Glanzlicht hinzu: das COLOSSEUM OF LIGHT – THE MATRIX OF LOVE des Star-Lichtarchitekten Gert Hof. Mit dieser Inszenierung wird Gert Hof die mehr als eine Million Fans und über eine Milliarde TV-Zuschauer in der ganzen Welt faszinieren. Das Spektakel aus Licht wird die strahlende Krönung der Abschlusskundgebung der Loveparade am 19. Juli 2008. „Zur Loveparade kommen Hunderttausende junge Menschen aus aller Welt zusammen. Es ist für mich nicht nur eine große Ehre und Verantwortung, sondern auch eine künstlerische Herausforderung, ein Teil dessen zu sein und mitwirken zu dürfen“, erklärt Gert Hof.

THE MATRIX OF LOVE

Basis des COLOSSEUM OF LIGHT ist die Architektur des Kolosseums in Rom. In einem Halbrund mit einem Durchmesser von 50 Metern am Boden erheben sich sechsstöckige „Arkadenreihen“ aus Licht, die sich in Richtung Himmel verjüngen. In diesem Arkadensystem sind 7-Kilowatt- und 3-Kilowatt FALCON® Hochleistungsscheinwerfer installiert, die eine Reichweite von bis zu 50 Kilometern haben. Das Spektakuläre an diesem Lichtmonument ist neben der Architektur die Anordnung der etwa 100 verschiedenen Lichtsysteme. Die asymmetrische Ausrichtung ermöglicht eine Lichtarchitektur ohne Grenzen. Die Matrix wird an ihrer Hauptdiagonalen gespiegelt; so entsteht ein atemberaubendes Breitwandgemälde in vier Dimensionen. Komplettiert wird dieses Lichtmonument durch Großraumlaser und Architekturlicht.

Am 19. Juli 2008 findet im Fernsehen ab ca. 23:45 Uhr eine Live-Übertragung der letzten 15 Minuten statt. RTL II und Viva senden von 14:00 Uhr bis 24:00 Uhr live von der Loveparade. Und auch online können Sie anhand verschiedener Kameraperspektiven ihre Einblicke in die Loveparade wählen. Mehr Infos unter www.loveparade.com

07/04/08

Entertainment - Mario Barth - Live

Huge contingent of FALCON®s at Mario Barths Tour finale On the 12th July 2008 the successful German comedian Mario Barth presents the tour finale for his live programme „Männer sind primitiv, aber glücklich!“ (Men are primitive, but happy!) , which is awarded as „Best Live Comedy“.Involved are 32 FALCON® 6000 and 50 FALCON® BEAM 7000W of the manufacturer alpha one. By order of lighting designer Manfred “Ollie” Olma, A&O Technology delivers the total of 82 xenon lighting fixtures to Berlin’s Olympiastadium, where they will be integrated into the stage design of the greatest European Comedy Show. The xenon high-power searchlights FALCON® 6000, equipped with Xstage illuminants by OSRAM, were applicated for the first time in Germany in such a large number.


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07/04/08

Entertainment - RTL Boxing: Klitschko vs Thompson

68 FALCON®s at heavyweight title bout in the Color Line Arena HamburgOn Saturday the 12th July the IBF-, IBO- and WBO world champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his WM title in heavyweight against the US-American Tony „The Tiger“ Thompson.Lighting designer Manfred “Ollie” Olma, mo2 design, chose a huge contingent of 68 FALCON® BEAM 3kW as well as 24 Target Spezial, for set in stage condignly Hamburg’s Color Line Arena. The simulcast of the boxing match with lighting equipment of A&O Technology will begin at 10:45 p.m. at the German TV channel RTL. The American Fans can watch the duel at HBO.


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07/03/08

Entertainment - Big Brother Finale

FALCON® FLOWER 3kW at 8th Big-Brother-Finale

After 183 days the eighth season of Big Brother Germany ended this week. At the big open-air finale in Cologne the winners were celebrated bigly. For the finale the company MLS Magic Light & Sound GmbH commissioned amongst others the distributor A&O Technology with the delivery of FALCON® FLOWER 3.000W of the manufacturer alpha one. With the multi-beam projectors FALCON® FLOWER MLS illuminated the moving out of the last inhabitants as well as the moving out of Isi, the victress of the eighth season.

06/25/08

Entertainment - FALCON®s at European Football Championship

FALCON®s at European Football Championship

For the great final of the European Football Championship 2008, the Ernst-Happel-Stadium will be illuminated with a total of 42.000 Watts xenon beams from the alpha one FALCON® range. The stadium was enlarged transitional for the EM 2008 up to 53.008 seats. By order of TLC, A&O Technology delivered 14 FALCON® BEAM 3kW.

06/25/08

Architecture - Luminale - Light and Building

We thank you for the great interest and positive feedback you gave to us, especially in the case of the lighting installation of Atelier Wolfgang Rang /Lighting Roof Frankfurt - Gateway to the Zeil" at the building of Galeria Kaufhof.Also the two projects "imPuls" of elken elektronik/Leszek Natonski at the house of the cathedral and "Clouds & Stripes" of JUST.BURGEFF.Architekten/Atelier Deluxe at the FBC (Office Tower Frankfurt), which were supported by A&O Technology with FALCON Xenon fixtures of alpha one, suceeded.


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06/18/08

Product News - Leader Light products new at A&O sales range

A&O adds Leader Light LED products to its sales rangeA&O Technology has integrated the LED products of the Slovakian LED manufacturer Leader Light into its sales range. As a quid pro quo, Leader Light/pro JGS has added FALCON® products to its own sales portfolio in Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Russia. This arrangement allows the two companies to expand their international reaction area, and the cooperation has already proved beneficial to both partners at several recent trade fairs. You can admire the LED Architectural Range as well as the Professional Range – including the fluorescent tube systems – on our web site under Sales/LED. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them.Since March 2008, there has also been a web site devoted exclusively to the cooperation between Leader Light and A&O Technology and illustrating architectural lighting projects. Interested? Then take a look here: www.wwpp.eu


LL Architectural range

Download: pdf/pressetexte/Artof_LEDLIGHT.pdf

06/06/08

TV-tip - Autoball EM 2008, Pro7

Autoball EM 2008

By order of the company CapeCross A&O Technology delivered 26 FALCON fixtures to the Kölnarena for the first "Autoball EM" (Carball European Championship). The live broadcast of the "TV total Autoball Europameisterschaft 2008" take place on 06th June 2008, 08:15 pm at the German TV channel Pro7.

The original idea for the first time "Autoball-EM" event, arised from the German TV series "Schlag den Raab" (Beat the Raab by entertainer Stefan Raab), on which A&O Technology, also by the order of the company CapeCross, regularly delivers FALCON BEAM xenon searchlights for the die prominent illumination-effect of the monitor seats as well as other show elements.


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05/09/08

Events - Anouk - Who is your momma Tour

Anouk in concertWorld premiere: For the first time, 50 outdoor 7kW searchlights (FALCON® by A&O Technology) were applied in Belgium and the Netherlands at an indoor-show of the cult star Anouk from the Netherlands. Gert Hof set in stage the mega show (Operator: Jens Probst of A&O Vision) for Live Nation. The four concerts in front of more than 130.000 viewers were recorded on DVD, which will be available in trade in July.


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03/07/08

TV-tip - Wok WM 2008

6th WOK-WM 2008Location:At the bobsled- and bob run Altenberg in the ErzgebirgeDate:07.03.2008 Qualifying(22:15 Uhr live on German TV channel Pro7)08.03.2008 TV total Wok WM 2008(20:15 Uhr live on German TV channel Pro7)Used A&O equipment:15 FALCON® BEAM 3000W5 FALCON® BEAM 7000WLighting design:Cape Cross (Andreas Ellmerer and Thomas Brügge)


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02/19/08

Entertainment - Skiflying World Championship 2008

Skiflying World Championship 2008

From 21 up to the 24 February 2008 the 20th world championships skiflying took place at the "Heini-Klopfer-Skiflying jump. Two FALCON® BEAM 7kW were standing on the 200 metres high platform on top of the tower and two 7kW were positioned beneath the skiflying jump. For the first time the ski-jumps of title bouts also took place in the evening hours, because there was invested in a new floodlight facility.

01/08/08

Entertainment - Silvester in Polen

Zum Jahreswechsel lieferte A&O Technology FALCON Lichtsysteme nach Polen, um sie dort bei drei verschiedenen Silvesterveranstaltungen zu installieren.

So lieferte A&O Technology dieses Jahr die Xenon Searchlights FALCON® BEAM 7kW für die Silvesterparty nach Breslau, der Hauptstadt Niederschlesiens, eine der ältesten Städte Polens. Für das Lichtdesign zeichnete Adam Tyszka verantwortlich. Mit den FALCON Systemen war er sehr zufrieden.

Einige Searchlights FALCON BEAM 3kW lieferte der Oytener Dienstleister zur größten polnischen Open-Air Silvesterparty nach Krakau, zum großen zentralen Marktplatz/Rynek. Die Stadt Krakau erwartete zur Jahreswende ein Publikum von über 100.000 Partygästen.

Und auch nach Posen wurden zum zweiten Mal Lichtsysteme aus dem Vermietpark der A&O Lighting Technology GmbH geliefert. Die geschätzten 50.000 Besuchern feierten dort eine Silvesterparty mit ins Bühnenbild integrierten Xenon Mehrstrahlenprojektoren.

Jede der drei Silvesterfeiern wurde im polnischen Fernsehen übertragen.

12/07/07

Entertainment - WMA 2007

Für die World Music Awards 2007 in Monaco lieferte und installierte A&O Technology insgesamt 14 FALCON FLOWER 3kW. Für das Projekt stand von Auf- bis Abbau ein Zeitraum von 5 Tagen zur Verfügung. A&O betreute während dieser Zeit den Aufbau und das Einleuchten der FALCON Lichtsysteme.

Lichtdesign und Operating zum Event entwickelte Lichtdesigner Manfred „Ollie” Olma (mo2 design). Eine Besonderheit die sich erschwerend für die Planung des Lichtdesigns auswirkte, war die hohe Anzahl an verspiegelten Wandelementen, die in der Studio-Location vor Ort im Einsatz waren.

12/06/07

TOP Project - Alpine Fusion

The opening of Hungerburg funicular in Innsbruck/Austria took place at 01st December 2007 and was lighttechnical equipped, amongst others, with FALCON® fixtures. In cooperation with the event agency KB1, A&O Technology enabled a spectacular lighting show.


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11/23/07

Events - Château Schwerin

Château Schwerin - Son et lumière to mark German Unification DayFor the German Unification Day festivities at Château Schwerin in Mecklenburg, A&O Technology delivered a total of 22 FALCON™ BEAM 3kW fixtures of alpha one at the request of HELICON MEDIA. The alpha one FALCON™ xenon fixtures were installed on the roof and balconies of the château. The project management was the responsibility of Tobias Müller of HELICON MEDIA whilst the A&O team was led by Heiko Schmidt. The festivities culminated in a memorable closing ceremony, for which the château – magnificently illuminated by the alpha one FALCON™ BEAM fixtures – formed the backdrop for a lavish son et lumière featuring searchlights, lasers and a pyrotechnics. Responsible for the impressive illumination of the historic location were lighting designer Gerd Helinski and operator Udo Thimm.The service provider A&O Technology cooperates with Berlin‘s media service provider HELICON MEDIA in the production of numerous events involving searchlights and LED technology.The alpha one fixtures were delivered and installed by A&O Lighting Technology from Oyten near Bremen.Photos: Gerd Helinski, ARCHIV HELICON-MEDIA


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11/02/07

Architecture - Festival of Lights 2007

In addition to the function as patron for the projects „Fernsehturm, Palais am Festungsgrabengraben and light roof at DomAquarée“ A&O Lighting Technology was involved in four illumination projects at the festival in cooperation with lighting designer Andreas Boehlke. The programming of the light shows was conducted by Jens Probst (A&O Vision). A&O Technology provided diverse lighting fixtures from its rental park for the event which lasts 12-days.


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10/25/07

Events - Opening Rügenbrücke

Opening Rügenbrücke20th October 2007, opening of the bridge "Strelasundgate" between Rügen and Stralsund with 20 FALCON® BEAM 3kW and 12 FALCON® BEAM 7kW. Responsible for the lighting design was Gerd Helinski.


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10/15/07

Book tip - STAGE DESIGN by Ralph Larmann

P R E S S E I N F O R M A T I O N

STAGE DESIGN
by Ralph Larmann or the power of a moment

Limburg, September 2007
For the first time daab publishing, specializing in illustrated books on design, architecture and photography, brings out in book form a photo documentation of widely impressive international stage productions: The book, STAGE DESIGN, by Ralph Larmann, a German author, photographer and journalist, documents thirty productions in the fields of concert touring, opera, theatre, special events, and tv-shows.

Vivid photographs having great emotional impact of the selected shows and productions are the essence of STAGE DESIGN. Larmann mainly focuses on the depiction of various stage designs in their entirety. Having a broad definition of stage, the author presents both the scenery details and the bare stage with aesthetic precision. Nearly all productions are set up in this way. The wide variety of stage perspectives and captured moments shown is so imperceptivity woven in a single thread or as one thematic whole that even the people responsible for the productions or the people who have seen the event may not realize its wholeness. The range of events portrayed includes stage designs from classical theatres, brilliant operas, colossal tour productions or the illumination of a city’s skyline.

The coffee-table book STAGE DESIGN is the first of its kind to cover a wide range of stage productions. Not only is it a valuable object for art photography devotees; it is also a unique historic document and constitutes a veritable source of inspiration for everyone dealing with scenery, stage designs and shows. STAGE DESIGN draws its actuality from the fact that 27 of the projects portrayed have been performed between 2005 and 2007 or will be shown within the coming months. Among others, Ralph Larmann presents the following productions:

Theatre: Eraritjaritjaka by Heiner Goebbels
Opera: Turandot, Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Il Trovatore, Floating Stage, Bregenz
Musicals: Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN/ Disney’s THE LION KING, Theater im Hafen, Hamburg
We Will Rock You, Musical Dome, Cologne
High Fidelity, Colonial Theatre, Boston; Imperial Theatre, NYC
Concert Touring: George Michael, 25 LIVE
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium World Tour
Bon Jovi – Have A Nice Day
Depeche Mode – Touring The Angel
Rolling Stones – A Bigger Bang
U2 – Vertigo
Robbie Williams – Close Encounters
TV-Shows: Pop Idol 2006 – Finals, Cologne
Eurovision Song Contest 2007, Helsinki, Finland
Special Events : Opening Ceremony Of The 15th Asian Games, Doha – Qatar
XX. World Youth Day 2005, Cologne
Afrika! Afrika!
Sky Arena, Frankfurt

The composition, perspective and brilliant colour of the captured scenes in STAGE DESIGN are impressive, spectacular and sensational. Details about name, location, date of the productions, as well as names of the persons responsible for set, stage, lighting, and video design are cited in the book.

The corresponding website www.stagedesign.org offers additional information on STAGE DESIGN and the productions presented in the book. Besides the visual emotions the author’s performance includes specialist knowledge giving a new dimension to his artwork. At the same time STAGE DESIGN mirrors the author’s know-how, creative power and his love for his work and his projects.

Ralph Larmann has been an active photographer and journalist in the show, fair, and event business since 1989. As an author, he writes articles for music and specialist magazines, as well as for artists and publishing companies. Among others, Larmann’s exhibitions on event and concert photography have made him known to a wide audience. With the first edition of STAGE DESIGN he ventures into a new area of art documentation. In particular, he intends to set up a serial documentation of stage designs using his photographs built around a holistic aesthetic concept.

Facts & Figures:

STAGE DESIGN by Ralph Larmann
ISBN 978-3-86654-032-3
Format 24 x 28 cm, 400 pages, hardcover
Texts: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Sale price 49,95 Euro

We will gladly provide you with more information. In this respect please refer to www.stagedesign.org

and/ or contact RALPH LARMANN COMPANY, Frankfurter Straße 42, D-65549 Limburg an der Lahn
T +49.6431.977796, F +49.6431.977798, E info@rlcompany.de, www.rlcompany.de

The shown photographs above are released with the kind permission of Ralph Larmann:

Concert Touring Robbie Williams – Close Encounters; décor and production
Musicals Disneys Der König Der Löwen/ Disney’s The Lion King, Theater im Hafen, Hamburg
Concert Touring George Michael – 25 Live
Oper Il Trovatore/Der Troubadour, Floating Stage in Bregenz
Special Events XX. World Youth Day 2005, Cologne
TV Shows Eurovision Song Contest 2007, Helsinki, Finland

Homepage of Ralph Larmann

10/15/07

Events - Special Olympics Shanghai 2007

Premiere for the Special Olympics in Asia - A&O Technology supports lighting designer Bob Dickinson A magnificent opening ceremony attended by over 70,000 spectators and almost 7,500 athletes from 165 nations got the Special Olympics off to a spectacular start on the 2nd October in Shanghai. It was the first time the games for people with intellectual disabilities had been staged in Asia. This was the largest sporting event ever hosted in the Middle Kingdom and served also as a dress rehearsal for the Olympic Games, which will be held in Peking in 2008. Don Mischer conceived and produced the sensational opening show to which "Bob" Dickinsons intoxicating lighting design lent additional magic. For the equipping and implementation of the show, the internationally celebrated lighting designer relied inter alia upon A&O Lighting of Oyten, Dickinson and A&O Technology having worked together successfully on major projects on previous occasions, including the Super Bowl and the Grammy and Oscar presentation ceremonies. For this production, the A&O team installed a total of forty-four FALCON® 7 kW searchlights in Shanghai Stadium – under somewhat trying circumstances.

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07/09/07

Events - The red flowers of Baudelaire for the HUGO BOSS VIP Party

A&O collaborates with world-famous lighting architect Gert Hof

Red Magic

"The Red Flowers of Baudelaire" was the title of the dazzling light-show orchestrated by the celebrated lighting designer Gert Hof for the Hugo Boss after-show party at the 1st Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. In July, Gert Hof commissioned lighting specialists A&O Lighting Technology GmbH to act as technical service providers for his lighting spectacular in the Russian embassy.

A&O delivered 77 alpha one FALCON BEAM 3,000W luminaires for the show, which were arranged in four concentric circles with an external diameter of twelve metres in all. Behind this ring formation, 16 alpha one FALCON™ BEAM 7,000W luminaires were arranged in a line, whilst 90 SKY FALCON ARC colour 1,200W luminaires were used to illuminate the front facade and the interior courtyard. A&O Technology also supplied the requisite controllers for the system, as well as 30 square metres of VersaTILE LED panels complete with media server and media content.

A&Os in-house media department, A&O Vision, carried out the technical planning, visualisation and pre-programming of the show in collaboration with Gert Hof Productions. The initial preparations were conducted by Jens Probst in the A&O Vision studio in Oyten, but for the remaining stages, the scene changed to A&O Vision mobile studio, where, for the first time, the new real-time visualisation software ESP Vision was used.

On the evening of the party, the internal courtyard of the Russian embassy was a glowing red, whilst the VersaTILE LED panels playing content calculated to enhance the overall ambience proved a real eye catcher in the embassy interior. As another element in the show, Hof caused two cranes, standing "Unter den Linden" ("Under the Lime Trees" – a famous avenue in the centre of Berlin), to fuse in the red light – symbolizing the reconciliation of East and West. The highlight of the evening was the lightshow shortly after midnight, followed by a performance with changing images that ran into the early hours of the morning. The show, which lit up the night sky and could be seen for miles around, delighted not only guests and organizers attending the party but also onlookers throughout the German capital.

The delivery and installation of the lighting equipment is arranged by A&O Lighting Technology GmbH from Oyten near Bremen.

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07/08/07

Entertainment - Verva Multimedia Festival 2007

Verva Multimedia Festival 2007

On the 2nd June 2007, the Polish city of Plock celebrated its annual fair with a creative multimedia show in the open air. On the "Vistula Riviera", a stretch of sand on the banks of the river Vistula, which flows through the city, lighting designer Pawel „Spider“ Pajak (FISH EYE) staged the "Verva Multimedia Show". The equipment was supplied by A&O Lighting Technology GmbH of Oyten, which is near Bremen in the North of Germany.

On the opposite side of the river to the spectators, the A&O team flew FALCON™ BEAM 3,000-watt xenon searchlights manufactured by alpha one alongside FALCON™ FLOWER 3,000-watt and FALCON™ BEAM 7,000-watt models from the same manufacturer, which were standing. The production was commissioned by the city of Plock and the mineral oil company PKN Orlen, which is based there. Over 80,000 people came to the riverside to enjoy the open-air spectacle.

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07/08/07

TV-tip - Viva Mallorca TV show

Viva Mallorca TV showA&O Lighting Technology from Oyten supported the TV-event „Viva Mallorca“ in order of the company Voss Mediadesign. The music show was recorded in the bull fighting arena Coliseo Balear in Palma de Mallorca with 5.000 visitors. The two-part show was shown at the German TV channel ZDF.Responsible for the lighting design of the production was Michael Donecker / 1. cameraman of the ZDF. Operator Manfred Voss from the company Voss Mediadesign, controlled the show light. Amongst others 42 FALCON™ BEAM 3.000 Watt xenon searchlights of the manufacturer alpha one were in use. The lighting fixtures were placed at layers of different heights within the arena respectively installed standing on trusses, right- and left-sided of the main stage.


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07/08/07

TV-tip - Wetten dass ..? TV show

Wetten dass ..? TV show

The summer special of „Wetten dass ..?“ was shown by the German television channel ZDF on 23rd June 2007, live from the bullfighting arena „Coliseo Balear“ in Palma de Mallorca. The Open-Air highlight of the summer came up with a lot of prominence, who sat on the sofa of Thomas Gottschalk, or provided for musical entertainment. The complete live show was set in stage visually with alpha one lighting fixtures of the FALCON™-Range.

By order of the company Voss Mediadesign, the distributor A&O Lighting Technology delivered and installed 42 FALCON™ BEAM 3.000 Watt Xenon searchlights. For unloading the trailer, the installation and the rehearsal, the A&O team had to arrive at the Balearic Island 13 days before the live show, for that the huge construction of stage setting would be well timed set in stage with light. Additionally the equipment of alpha one was in use for recording "Viva Mallorca" on 20th June. The music show was moderated by the German moderator Andrea Kievel and took place in the same stage setting like "Wetten dass ..?".

The lighting fixtures of the FALCON™-Range were placed by A&O in different hight scales within the arena and standing at the Truss, which were built-on right-sided and left-sided of the main stage. Responsible for the lighting design was Michael Donecker / 1. cameraman of ZDF. After the rehearsal for „Wetten dass…?“ and an unobstructed TV-Live-Show, A&O dismantled the lighting technology within 2 days. The German TV channel ZDF was really pleased with the result of the production.

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05/11/07

TV-tip - Lets Dance again - TV Show

Lets Dance again

A&O Technology delivered for the second season of the German TV-Show "Lets Dance" at the German TV channel RTL the xenon lighting fixtures FALCON™ FLOWER 3.000W and FALCON™ BEAM 3.000W of the manufacturer alpha one.

For the second time the two moderators Hape Kerkeling and Nazan Eckes presented the eight-part RTL-Show-Highlight "Lets Dance again", in which prominents dance each with a hoofer of latino and standard dance for a dance duel on the dancefloor. Responsible for the lhe lighting design of the show was the German lighting designer Manfred "Ollie" Olma (mo2 design).

The live TV-Show started on Monday, the 14th May 2007 at 9:15 pm at the German TV channel RTL. The following parts can be watched as from the 19th May 2007 always Saturdays at 9:15 pm, live at RTL, too.

The systems were delivered and installed by A&O Lighting Technology in Oyten.

The great final show: 30 June 2007, 08:15 pm, live at RTL

German Homepage of Lets Dance

04/12/07

Entertainment - Welcome to Carmen Nebel - TV show

Welcome to Carmen Nebel

In the music show "Welcome to Carmen Nebel" ("Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel") FALCON™ BEAM 3.000W and FALCON™ FLOWER 3.000W were used on Saturday, the 14th April 2007. The xenon lighting systems of the manufacturer alpha one were delivered to Berlin by A&O Technology and were integrated within the stage design.

The show, in which international interpreters introduce their hits, was shown live at 08:15 pm on the German TV channel ZDF.

Delivered and installed were the lighting systems by A&O Lighting Technology GmbH in Oyten.

04/12/07

TV-tip - Schlag den Raab - TV Show

"Defeat the Raab"

On Saturday, the 14th April 2007 a new part of the sportive Comedy-Show "Defeat the Raab" („Schlag den Raab“) was equipped with lighting systems from the rental stock of A&O Technology and was shown live on the German TV channel Pro7. The FALCON™ fixtures were ordered by Cape Cross.

At 08:15 pm the spectators could compete for the fourth time against the at last beaten entertainer Stefan Raab in a duel with the chance of winning a prize money of 500.000 euro. The victorious person must excel in different disciplines like deftness, sport, knowledge, daringness and luck of course.

For the sequel show of the entertainer Raab A&O Technology accepted a bid to deliver FALCON™ BEAM 3000W searchlights of the manufacturer alpha one.

The lighting systems were delivered and installed by A&O Lighting Technology GmbH in Oyten.

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03/29/07

Entertainment - Boxing Comeback Henry Maske

Boxing Comeback Henry Maske

On 31st March "The Gentleman" Henry Maske celebrated after a 10 year pause his comeback in boxing and competes in his revanche against his at the time final adversary, the American Virgil Hill.

Responsible for the lighting design of the much promoted comeback is the german lighting designer Manfred "Ollie" Olma (mo2 design). For the lighting show he ordered a total of 74 searchlights FALCON™ BEAM 3000W of the manufacturer alpha one. Thereof A&O Technology installed 62 of the searchlights hanging under the ceiling of the Münchner Olympia-hall.

The Fight was broadcasted on 31. March 2007 at 10:45 pm at the German TV channel RTL.

The delivery and installation of the lighting fixtures was arranged by A&O Lighting Technology GmbH from Oyten.

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03/29/07

FightNight Raab vs. Halmich

FightNight Raab vs. Halmich

"Die Killerplauze" returns into the boxing ring. After six years the german initiator Stefan Raab just managed it at last to demand his hard-fought revanche. On 30th March 2007 moderator Raab gets into the ring again, against the 44-times world champion Regina Halmich.

Totalling 36 searchlights FALCON™ BEAM 3.000W and 7.000W and FALCON™ FLOWER 3.000W were installed by A&O Technology into the Kölnarena.

The lighting systems, ordered by the company Cape Cross, were delivered and installed by A&O Lighting Technology GmbH from Oyten.

03/23/07

Entertainment - Chart Show - cover-songs

Chart Show

A&O Technology equippes the new show parts of the german music show "Die ultimative Chart Show" with 200m Color Stream. Theme of the show on March 2nd 2007 is "The most successful cover-songs". The LED lighting fixtures "Color Stream" are integrated within the stage decoration as 4m-braces.

03/10/07

TV-tip - DSDS season 4

DSDS season 4

Also the great final show of the fourth season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (German version of Pop Idol) is equipped by A&O Technology. A team of A&O Technology delivered and installed many Flower effects which were integrated within the stage design. The lighting design of the complete fourth DSDS-season is made by Manfred "Ollie" Olma (mo2design).

The great final show starts on Saturday, 05th May 2007, at 08:15 pm at the German TV channel RTL. Than the new German superstar will be voted.

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03/09/07

TV-tip - Boxing match Klitschko vs. Austin

Boxing match Klitschko vs. Austin

A large number of FALCON™ BEAM 3k accompanies FALCON™ FLOWER 3k to the boxing ring

For the boxing match of the Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko versus the American challenger Ray Austin, US-Profi, 60 FALCON™ BEAM 3k will be installed hanging above the boxing ring. Additionally FALCON™ FLOWER 3k xenon effect systems will be placed standing on the ground floor in the "Mannheimer SAP Arena".

The impressive spotlight, for the big fight of the WM titel in IBF and IBO heavyweight in the "Mannheimer SAP Arena", comes from the lighting designer Manfred "Ollie" Olma (mo2design). 16.000 spectators can watch the title defence on Saturday, 10th of March 2007, live at place. At 10:15 pm the countdown will start at the German TV channel RTL until the live broadcasting of the boxing match will start at 10:45 pm.

03/07/07

TV-tip - Grand Prix German preliminary decision 2007

Grand Prix preliminary decision 2007 with 3k FALCON™ BEAM xenon searchlights and 3k FALCON™ FLOWER xenon effect fixturesAt the german ARD broadcast "Grand Prix preliminary decision 2007" 3k FALCON™ BEAM xenon searchlights and 3k FALCON™ FLOWER xenon effect systems are in use. On 08 March 2007 the german broadcasting service "Norddeutscher Rundfunk" broadcasts the gala live from the "Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg". Some of the FALCON™ FLOWER will be installed hanging, the remainder of the FALCON™ FLOWER will be placed standing in different height gradings on the ground floor.Furthermore the media bureau of A&O Technology comes into operation for the NDR Grand Prix Gala for videocontent and operating. Preprogramming and content production for the preliminary decision took place in the studio of the house by A&O Vision. Responsible for the realisation is Andreas Peper,1. cameraman of the NDR, and Jens Probst, A&O Vision.On 08 March 2007 at 08:15 pm, live in the german TV channel ARD.


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03/07/07

TV-tip - Wok-WM 2007

Wok-WM 2007

The cult sport event of the initiator Stefan Raab goes into 5th round. A&O Technology delivers FALCON™ BEAM 3k and 7k xenon searchlights as well as architectural lighting systems SKY FALCON™ ARC white 1.200W of the manufacturer alpha one to Innsbruck/Österreich, ordered by the contracting authority Cape Cross.

The systems will be placed at the respective routes as well as at the stage. On Thursday, 08 March 2007, the qualifying starts (10:30 pm, live at Pro7) on which the wok pilots fight for the best racing position. The FALCON™ BEAM xenon lighting systems will set in stage the ca. 14 metres long trickski-snow-jump, which end is builded by a 10 x 15 metres wide waterfilled tank.

The main challenge takes place the day after (Fr., 08:15 pm, live, Pro7). Then the fifth "TV total WOK-WM 2007" starts at the new groomed Austrian Olympia-bobsled-, toboggan- and skeleton run in Innsbruck/Igls. Up to 10.000 visitors ca watch the event at the ice canal live at place, for the remainder of the Fans die the qualifying and the fifth Wok-WM will be broadcasted live at the German TV channel Pro7.

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02/23/07

TV-tip - Chart Show - stars of the 90s

Chart Show

A&O Technology equippes the new show parts of the german music show "Die ultimative Chart Show" with 200m Color Stream. Theme of for the time being the last show on March 9th 2007 is "The most successful stars of the 90s". The LED lighting fixtures "Color Stream" are integrated within the stage decoration as 4m-braces.

02/07/07

Entertainment - Bundesvision Songcontest 2007

Bundesvision Songcontest

The Bundesvision Songcontest is in the meantime an acknowledged big event in German music business. For the third Grand Prix of the German Federal States A&O delivered and installed FALCON™ BEAM 3.000 W, SKY FALCON™ ARC colour 1.200W as well as Dicrocolor 1.200W, ordered by the company Cape Cross.

The contest which was moderated by German initiator Stefan Raab was broadcasted live from the Tempodrom in Berlin on 09 February 2007 at the German TV-channel Pro7 (8:15 pm). In the light of the FALCON™ systems 16 German music interpreters competed.

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01/22/07

Entertainment - Schlag den Raab (Defeat the Raab)

Schlag den Raab (Defeat the Raab)

On Saturday the 27 January 2007 the third part of the comedy show “Schlag den Raab” (“Defeat the Raab”) will be shown live on german TV channel "Pro7" and is equipped with lighting systems from the A&O Lighting Technology GmbH rental stock, ordered by Cape Cross.

For the sequel to the comedy show from the entertainer Stefan Raab, A&O Lighting Technology GmbH received the order to deliver some FALCON™ BEAM searchlight fixtures made by the manufacturer alpha one gmbh. Commencing at 8:15 pm on 27 January 2007, this is the third time spectators can compete against the entertainer Stefan Raab in a duel with the chance of winning a prize money of 1,5 million euro. The victorious person must excel in different disciplines like deftness, sport, knowledge, daringness and luck of course.

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01/22/07

Events - VW Autostadt Winterevent 2006

350.000 Watt for winter event 2006

Winter Event 2006 in the VW Autostadt; theme park located at the main VW factory, Wolfsburg, Germany

Once again this year A&O Lighting Technology GmbH provides the illumination for the winter event of the VW "Autostadt", Wolfsburg. This year the theme of the "Autostadt" annual winter event is Russia.

A&O Lighting Technology GmbH provided most of the equipment for the thematic and theatrical illumination of the ice-dancing show which is under the administration of the technical project manager Thomas Wlocka. 15 FALCON™ BEAM 7000W and 5 FALCON™ BEAM 3000W fixtures were positioned and installed on all distinctive buildings in the "Autostadt", encompassing a total surface area of around 100,000 qm, around the enlarged ice-rink. All the fixtures are controlled automatically using an e:cue lighting control system. The networking of the entire system is by wireless DMX transmission paths, so that all of the Searchlights can be synchronised from the central control location via a transmitter. With this installation the powerful 7000W FALCON™ BEAM searchlights celebrate their premiere application.

The "Winter Journey" into the Russian world of fairy-tale around Katenka and Jack Frost begins Saturday, 02 December 2006. From then on the theme park of the "Autostadt" will be enveloped in a wintery atmosphere including musical evenings with Russian music. The "hustle and bustle" at the market as well as on the ice-rink can be observed from the "Cafe Zarenhof". Certainly observers will not overlook the renowned Advent illumination of the chimneys. The annually recurring illumination of the chimneys is created with 140 architectural lighting systems from the A&O Lighting Technology GmbH rental inventory under supervision of the technical administrator Christian Kiel and the designer Max Wehberg. Amongst others the following systems from the manufacturer alpha one gmbh will be used: SKY FALCON™ ARC white 1200W, SKY FALCON™ ARC colour 1200W and FALCON™ STATIC ARC white 4000W fixtures. The architectural lighting systems are controlled by using DMX lighting control from the company e:cue. The component parts include e:cue nano USB, e:cue butler, and naturally the adapted e:cue software "Programmer Enterprise".

On every Advent Sunday another chimney will be illuminate in saturated red as a symbol for candles of an Advent wreath. Be impressed by this remarkable High-Tech installation and get into the spirit of the festive Advent season.

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01/11/07

Entertainment - Ultimatum Chart Show - 6 new show parts

"Ultimatum Chart Show"

In the NOB Studios Hürth 6 new show parts of the german music show "The ultimatum Chart Show", moderated by Oliver Geissen, were produced. A&O Lighting Technology GmbH equipped the production of the successful RTL music show with about 200m Color Stream. The lighting systems will be integrated into the stage decoration as 4m-braces.

01/11/07

Entertainment - Boxing gala: Valuev vs. McCline

FALCON™ FLOWER at boxing gala: Valuev vs. McCline

The first heavyweight championship in Austria is the heaviest at the same time. 270 kg and 4,13m will be standing face to face in the boxing ring on 20 January 2007 in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel.

The Russian Nikolai Valuev defends his title against the American Jameel McCline. In the light of 3.000W FALCON™ FLOWER effect lighting systems 10.000 fans of boxing can be there live. The others can see the fight live at 10:30 pm in the german TV-channel ARD. Additionally the boxing gala will be broadcasted in nearly 70 countries on five continents. The meeting of these giants is the highlight of the boxing year 2007.

01/11/07

Events - Welcome Europe - EU entry of Bulgaria

Welcome Europe - EU entry of Bulgaria

At Bulgarian government’s invitation the light designer Gert Hof from Berlin designed in cooperation with Jens Probst/A&O Vision, a phenomenal light spectacle with pyrotechnics, laser- and light installation. The mobile WYSIWYG-studio of A&O Vision made the preprogramming on location possible. The parliament building of Sofia was the focus of attention. It was illuminated for the public and also for invited guests out of politics and economy.

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