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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM SUMMIT Conference & SeminarNew!

Knowledge Quotient at PALM AV-ICN expo 2022
PALM SUMMIT Conference & Seminar

Manufacturers and distributors spend three fruitful days at PALM, exhibiting and showcasing their latest products, but beyond the enticing exhibition stands, are fringe events like the PALM Conference & Seminar Programme that are arguably the most valuable feature of the three days, wherein delegates ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022


Global Pro Sound & Light Technology

PALM has selected the Top 50 Pro Audio and Lighting Products & Technology, trending in the National and / or international markets. The demand for advanced technology has made the industry competitive with global brands unveiling the latest product technology and new versions of equipment with upgraded ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022


Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over Eighty Years of innovation, quality & reliability of brand AHUJA in meeting the demands of Pro Audio products in India. This award acknowledges their commitment to... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022


Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature, we highlight one of the most prestigious projects accomplished by Narendra Naidu - The Statue of Unity... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022


PALM Expo was launched in 2001, in response to the top music recording engineers in Bombay desiring a dedicated pro audio expo. Bombay was the music recording capital and Bollywood Bombay boasted of the big studios and big sound rental companies and the beginning of the big stage... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Post Pandemic Video Conferencing RiseNew!

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.

ommunication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER Experience New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
Nex Protection Technology

Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more

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Install Heaven

Most of us in the ‘Shows’ part of our business are a little wary and perhaps a bit uncomfortable with the Permanent Install Business.

We have the technical expertise, we know the market, we probably have a decent relationship with some of the leading manufacturers and suppliers as most large brands have something to offer both sections. So why this discomfort?

This is a general statement. Of course there are many of us that have successfully installed venues.

At this time when there seems to be so many new and glossy venues coming up, I think it is worth a visit to reflect how some of us in the rental business can grow our business in this direction.

While technology may be the same, the approach is totally different.

In the rental world we have the benefit (and the hassle) to assemble our equipment specifically for a purpose. For a specific artist, or a festival. We set up to a certain specification and afterwards break it down and pack it into its separate boxes.

The equipment must be rugged to withstand the pressures of the road and work under varying conditions of heat (or lack of) and dust and whatever nature or hotel venues throw at you.

Equipment designed to be installed securely is built to much lower tolerances. If the venue is sufficiently large – manufacturers may offer some degree of customisation. So what do we look for?

In my opinion we rental boys tend to consider a ‘one size fits all’ approach in our thinking.

We understand that the equipment we install will be used for a variety of uses- from speeches to all out EDM on occasion. What sound system is capable of handling both equally well.

Lighting boys will have to do conferences with focus on presenter and audience. And after dinner for the inevitable Bollywood remix – by dancers or guests.

Video & Display boys will have to do sober informative displays for Doctors or corporates or Town Hall type events on one day and Background visuals for weddings and /or performances the next.

How does an Install engineer bring it all together and keep all the stakeholders happy.

In my opinion, the install engineer should not be thinking of equipment at all. He should focus on functionality. By that I mean – make a template for each use of the place. Into the physical space draw on translucent paper plans for every use of the space. Each drawing to focus on that use only – as if it will never be used for any other purpose.

Once they are all ready, stack them one on top of the other.

Sift through for commonality and then list all the features that appear more than once. Like mike placements, speaker positions, FOH positions etc.

Then see what can be included into the budget. Once you have bought all the equipment that the budget will allow, ensure that you have left sufficient space to install all the equipment that you have left out now at a later stage.

This simple wisdom is seldom followed.

Far too often we hear of ‘State of Art’ Halls that will never be used for what they have been designed for. Equipment decays. Too often the management fights for the integrity of a system only to see the hall fall out of favour. To save face – the preferred equipment is then installed ‘Over’ the existing equipment. These half measures may save face but will seldom stand the test of time and the halls get relegated to do mundane events.

A Sad state that we never seem to learn from. A vicious cycle that serves only some few unscrupulous people on the periphery of our profession. My sincere prayer is that we will see this state of affairs end soon.

Onto the equipment itself. Most equipment today is of a fairly decent build. It is rare to come across a ‘BAD’ system. So we are in good hands here.

The trouble usually creeps in when we come to the word ‘Maintenance’.

Very, Very few venues have a regular and thorough maintenance schedule in place. Preferring the ‘Fix it when it breaks’ model.

This can work only if maintenance is immediate. We all know how difficult accessing good quality spare parts is. So invariable a stop gap ‘jugad’ solution is found and before too long it becomes a permanent part of the Install. That’s great in the short term. In the long term this is probably the main reason most installed equipment is in shambles.

Another Prayer – For I wish it would change.

Great, well-equipped venues will encourage live performances. This in turn can enrich a city’s culture and way of life. I sincerely hope that there will emerge some great private public joint ventures that can look after all aspects of a performance venue.

The conference centres mushrooming in and around Hyderabad are an example of how they have contributed to that City achieving eminence in our country. I hope more city’s follow that lead.

We hear of overcrowding. But if civic offices are convinced – a lot can happen. Look at New York. Constantly renewing, rebuilding in small tight spaces to create state of art venues.

I hope we can all come together and achieve something that can make all of us proud.

(The views expressed by the author are his own personal comments and the magazine does not subscribe to them).

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