Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Is a laser show better than fireworks?

That depends of course - especially on the spectators. But of course: if you can have both, it's the best solution you can have :-) The smoke from the pyrotechnical effects helps make the beams of the laser show even better visible!

in fact, fireworks are well know, everybiody has seen them and they are a common solution at many festivities. However, fireworks may become boring if seen too often.  sometimes people like to become surprised, to experience the unexpected. So adding lasers to a fireworks show is a great idea.
If an established, yearly fireworks show shall be substituted by a laser show, it is essential to find a super professional laser show company (e.g. look at Laserworld) to implement it. Small companies with only weak laser systems are very likely to mess up the show, as they cannot provide the visual impact tthe spectators are used to from the fireworks show.

So always remember to hire professional, experienced companies if it comes to important shows. Otherwise you, your customers and the spectators will be disappointed.

And yes, a laser show can be more spectacular than fireworks - if it's professionally done.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Laser shows in the United States

Doing laser shows in the United States is quite a challenge: Not only are there a lot of restrictions and legal uncertainties, but there is also a massive requirement on filling in paperwork prior to being allowed to do any show. This makes it hard to bring up a laser show at all. That's why it amkes perfect sense to rely on laser show professionals for doing laser show in the USA.
Some very experienced laser show people work at Lasertainment (, a company that was established about 30 years ago and specialized in doing all types of laser shows.
They recently put up some massive show for the Bingo Players in New York City ... check out the video:

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Laser show control - ILDA or Network/LAN?

The market for laser show control solutions is basically shared between the two protagonists Pangolin  and Phoenix Showcontroller - but wait: they both belong to Pangolin Systems since beginning of 2013, so both solution from one provider.
Ok, both software types offer more or less similar features but their handling is slightly different. Both software solutions offer hardware to convert the digital computer signal to the analogue ILDA signal (standard low-level transfer protocol for laser show control; runs over a 25 pin parallel cable). But there are two main types of solution:
The USB interface has a rather short USB cable to the interface (so called DAC - Digital Analogue Converter), and then runs a long ILDA cable to the laser show system.
the second option is to run a long network cable to the DAC (or a LAN switch to distribute the signal, and then on to the interface), and then a short ILDA cable from the Network interface to the laser, e.g. 1 m.

The Network interfaces are rather nwe solutions. As they use the TCP/IP protocoll, they are compatible with all normal CAT%/6 cables and normal switches - so the conmtrol signal distribution is extremely easy.
especially in situations where it's necessary to run long cables from the FoH (Front of House) to the stage it's extremely comfortable to use network signal transmission.

Laserworld released a brand new LAN interface for Phoenix LIVE, Phoenix PRO and Phoenix PRO+, that has great output quality and is very easy to handle.

This kind of laser show control will make many shows much easier!

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Extra strong laser show demo on lake

Some colors are hard to do with show lasers in a laser show, but it is also a matter of laser show control if things work out or not. better rely on laser show professionals to do the high end jobs: Here you see a laser show demonstartion over a lake in bavaria (Germany) for a customer. A RTI NANO RYGCB 35 system was used to do these effects. The laser was operaterated by the laser show professionals from Laserworld.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Permanent Laser show installation on RAMA VIII Bridge in Bangkok

Laser Show installations in a larger scale are quite rare in Europe. usually only very small applications take place and especially fixed outdoor installations are extremely hard to find.
In Bangkok one of the very large bridges there, the RAMA VIII bridge, got a permanent illumination installation with different LED lighting and high power laser systems. The light show and laser show takes place every night and the story, that is told by light and laser is told in audio on the tourist ships that pass the bridge.
A laser show at such scale needs strong show laser light systems and a reliable outdoor laser concept - so the laser show can withstand heavy weather conditions, big temperature changes and high humidity environment.
To Incorporate all such features, the people in charge for the project decided to have their laser show installation done by the experts from laserworld and RTI, so the German engineers did the on site laser show installation and took care for the complex installation and show synchronization.