Working for ITEC Avents & Enriched Events, we supplied 112 panels of our Roe CB5 LED screen to the Black Horse presentation stage in Hall 3 of the NEC, Birmingham, UK, for the Motorcycle Live 2018 expo… which featured nine days of action-packed interactive motorcycle madness for two wheeled owners, professionals and enthusiasts.
The stage – with the complete technical production supplied by ITEC Avents – offered a full-on schedule of presentations, competition winners, interviews, seminars and workshops and was sponsored by Lloyds Bank. It was the first time we have been involved in a Motorcycle Live show.
The crystal clear, high definition screen – a major new investment for us in 2018 – measured 22 metres (36 panels) wide, with a central 13 metre section, curving round at the edges. It was 3.6 metres (3 panels) high and delivered stunning images.
It was fitted into ROE’s carbon fibre Air Frames which provide a convenient, super lightweight all-in-one hanging, stacking and transportation solution designed for maximum efficiency in all production scenarios.
In fact, the get in and set up was so quick – the trucks drove into the hall, unloaded the screen panels in their special dollies which was built by the our crew led by Lee Gruszeckyj – that it all was rigged-and-ready in half the time of previous years!
Dom Johnson Managing Director from ITEC AVENTS commented “After a number of years providing technical production for this show, this year was by far the best. The quality of the LED wall was without doubt the best we’ve ever used. The colour richness, dynamics & brightness delivered outstanding visuals that stunned the Motorcycle Live crowd, whilst the technical expertise of Lee, Karl & the rest of the CPL team provided fantastic technical support & professionalism throughout”
Beneath the stage was a set of scenic panels with logos and other graphics, with a stage in front and a seated area for audience.
Roe is one of the top LED brands, renowned for its excellent engineering and innovative approach to product design. The 5mm pitch carbon-fibre CB5 panels measure 600 x 1200mm, are a slim 77mm thick, weigh just under 14kgs each and are ideal for a wide range of applications like this, where it stood out and helped attract people to the stage every time there was some activity.
It was running with Brompton SX40 4K processors and Brompton XD signal distribution and fed with a mix of playback content, provided by ITEC AVENTS all routed through a Barco E2 system for the creative graphics and general screen management.
Once the screen was built, it was left up-and-running for the duration of the event and then collected at the end of the expo.
Motorcycle Live 2018 was a massive success and enjoyed by over 100,000 bike fans as over 40 of the world’s leading manufacturers revealed some serious brand-new metal, and we were very excited to have been part of it!