Skip to content

Industry Issues

The NBN – Not to Blame, Necessarily

November 19, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS The NBN – Not to Blame, Necessarily by Simon Byrne. We constantly hear of poor internet delivered over the NBN, however the blame does not automatically sit with the NBN Co. There is a lot going on. NBN Co are in an invidious position. Under significant financial pressure from the government, they are the…

Read More

How to win a Cisco hackathon

November 15, 2019

TECH TALK How to win a Cisco hackathon by Landell Archer. Recently, Kim Burgess, an ACAEngine developer from Australia, was part of a team that won the ‘Smart Spaces’ category at the Cisco hackathon in Dallas. Here’s how you do it: Identify an interesting problem Emergencies are an unfortunate reality. Think about it in terms…

Read More

Undercutting. You aren’t really helping yourself!

November 13, 2019

OPINION An open letter for those entering the industry. by Alex Hughes. The Australian touring and events market is in a bit of a mess currently and, in my experience, it has been in steady decline over the last ten years. In a recent Facebook post/rant I expressed my frustrations with the overall touring market…

Read More

Two Way Radios

November 12, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS by Jason Owen, Managing Director D2N – Technology Solutions. Since the early 20th century, two-way radio technology has been a key enabler in how we communicate over large distances. From local government, to police, the military, freight operations, marine, aviation and much more, two-way radios have not only evolved but also delivered us smarter…

Read More

So What is Event Communications?

November 7, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS by Chris Dodds, Managing Director, The P.A. People. So who are The P.A. People and what is Event Communications? A common response from our crew is ‘Don’t be fooled by the name on the shirt’, particularly at some of the larger international events that we work on. Whilst domestically The P.A. People are reasonably…

Read More

CrewCare launches: Important new charity helping crew

October 30, 2019

Around six years ago a collective of 70s and 80s road crew had a reunion at St Kilda Bowls Club. Afterwards a spreadsheet of present and missing crew was created and with a lot of input from the 200 crew at the reunion, an eventual 400 names represented all known working crew from the 1970s.…

Read More

ETC Augment3d at Integrate

October 29, 2019

More Than Just Pre-Visualisation by Alex Hughes. Pre-visualisation and the process of the pre-programming of lighting in general have not really evolved from the days of the first release of the popular visualisation platform known as Wysiwyg. Over the years the only real improvement that has truly been constant ongoing innovation has been the overall…

Read More

Colour Quality in Projection

October 28, 2019

PROJECTION by Simon Byrne. As you are no doubt aware, all the colours we perceive are a mixture of three primary colours – red, green, and blue. The human eye has three types of colour receptors called cones that are conveniently sensitive to the redder, greener, and bluer wavelengths. Talking of wavelengths, different colours of…

Read More

NSW Live music industry stunned as Minister commits to consultation only after new legislation is passed

October 23, 2019

Pic: The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP, Member for Ryde, Minister for Customer Service Australia’s peak live music industry bodies called again on NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to immediately convene an industry roundtable after a meeting between The Australian Festival Association, Live Performance Australia, APRA AMCOS, and Minister Dominello in late October failed to provide certainty…

Read More

Road Crew – What to do with your skills?

October 18, 2019

by John O’Brien. If nothing else, life in the high intensity, prolonged stress environment of live production is character building. Prosper at this and you’re good for anything. However, it can be difficult to sell this as a virtue if you transition to another career or industry. I’ve just finished Stuart Coupe’s excellent book “Roadies”…

Read More

Integrating The Outsider

October 10, 2019

INTEGRATE 2019 by Dr. Catherine Wolf. Dr. Catherine Wolf of Hidden Technology wears many hats, including office management and freelance writer. But no matter how many hats she wears, her passion for stationery will always be foremost in her heart. I attended the Integrate AV Expo in Melbourne in late August. I came to this…

Read More

Integrate 2019

October 8, 2019

Tech round-up from the show floor by Jason Allen. Integrate 2019 was back in Melbourne’s MCEC from 27 to 29 August, with a slightly less exuberant floorplan showing some restraint on the part of the big international screen brands. Not so much with the two-storey stands with their own cafes, more with the product and…

Read More

Keep Up To Date with CX Media

Get the latest information from CX Media delivered straight to your Inbox.