10.10.13

PLASA ExCels at new UK venue

Thousands of visitors have landed at the 2013 PLASA Show, which has been held at ExCel London for the first time.

While most of the AV products on show had been announced at shows earlier in the year, British distributor PSCo were taking their first step into the LED display market by unveiling a range of screens.

PSCo offered a preview of their 1.9mm, 2.5mm and 3.75mm LED displays – produced in partnership with manufacturers Unilumin - in an enclosed viewing area on the stand. The units are now available from PSCo Technical Distribution for permanent installations.

“After meetings with Chinese, Korean and Japanese manufacturers, evaluating different products and running quality tests to determine the best solutions for both our rental and system integration partners and target markets, it’s really exciting to finally announce The PSCo LED Experience at PLASA,” PSCo’s CEO, Stuart Holmes.

Shure Distribution UK had a large stand at the show, their first British event since the recent announcement that their business would be split into three groups specifically to serve Retail, Pro Audio and Systems Integration.

Peter James, MD of Shure Distribution UK, said PLASA’s move from Earl’s Court to ExCel was a positive step.

“Visitor numbers seem to be very good, and we’re talking to more people than we have done in previous years,” he said.
“I have been coming to PLASA since 1988 and the venue needed to be changed – ExCel is much more professional.”

Shure’s Microflex Wireless system, introduced at ISE, was making its UK debut at PLASA. QSC’s CXD amp, released this year, was also on show.

In other developments, Polar Audio had a new line of products on show after being named the exclusive UK distributor of Mackie products.

A spokesperson for PLASA London 2013 said, “We are very pleased with the response we have had to this year’s show. Exhibitors and visitors alike have been overwhelmingly positive about our move to ExCeL London, and it stands us in very good stead for the future development of PLASA London.”

PLASA attracted around 12,000 visitors in 2012.