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EE & Stormzy Launch 5G in London

EE & Stormzy Launch 5G in London

Storm were delighted to work with Smyle Creative to provide lighting for EE’s launch of their 5G network with Stormzy. EE lit up London’s iconic River Thames tonight in celebration of the launch of the UK’s first 5G network. The UK’s number one mobile network marked the occasion by hosting a 5G-powered gig with platinum-selling UK artist, Stormzy, set against the stunning backdrop of Tower Bridge.

Fans in attendance and those tuning in online saw history in the making as the Glastonbury 2019 headliner’s performance became the first event of its kind to be live streamed over EE’s new 5G network, which was hosted by Radio DJ, Clara Amfo.

Using 5G and remote production technology, EE broadcast the event on Facebook / Twitter / YouTube to thousands of fans. The Highlights of the 5G-powered audio-visual extravaganza can be seen below.

To accompany the show, a 5G-powered performance was created in collaboration with Stormzy. Celebrating the six cities that EE has connected with 5G. Over 200 state-of-the-art LED fixtures were affixed to the stage. With over 100 beams of light projected 1,000ft in front of the Tower Bridge. The 5G-powered display, which was connected via EE’s 5G network, supported the powerful lyrics and music of Stomzy’s bespoke set.

Fans in each of the other five launch cities were treated to the best seat in the house via a 360-degree VR experience. The experience was available in Stores in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester. Guests attending the in-store events were invited to use VR headsets to watch the performance in 360 degrees from the front row, just metres away from where Stormzy was performing on the floating stage in London.

Stormzy comments, following his one-off gig; Big up EE, thank you for letting me launch your 5G network in the UK. Tonight was sick, I’m honoured to be part of history.”

Read more about the launch at EE’s news room here

Storm Invests in Indu Electric

Storm Mains Distro Type 19

Storm are pleased to announce our continued commitment to Indu Electric with our latest investment. The Indu 72 Way Mains Distribution racks. Featuring 12x Socapex outputs, 63A 3 Phase, 32A 3 Phase, 6x 16A outputs. Also with additional Auxilliary outputs including USB charging.

Built in a flight case these distros are ready to roll into any event. Able to cope with the toughest of touring environments and can provide the power you need for your event. All available in one complete package.

This latest investment in Indu Electric also follows on from the recent addition of more of our compact mains distribution racks. Including our Type 20, Type 13 and also our smaller rubber box Type RBDIST 8.

Our continued investment in Indu Electric comes from the consistent high build quality, reliability and also the support we have come to know from the team at Indu over previous years.

Find the full details about these new distros here

Storm Goes MEGA

Robe Mega Pointe 2

Storm are very pleased to announce our recent investment into the Robe MegaPointe as part of our rapidly expanding inventory. These fixtures are in stock and available for rental immediately for the Autumn. View in our rental catalog here.

The all-new MegaPointe elevates the original all-in-one fixture to a whole new level. Unleash your creativity using the bright sharp parallel beams, excellent gobo projection, precise movement, smooth CMY colour mixing and dimming plus a multitude of beam splitting, wash and shaping effects.

The Robe R&D team worked with Osram to provide a 470W lamp that aligns perfectly with the cutting edge optical system. This design provides a brilliant, crystal clear, razor-edged beam, adjustable from a punchy 1.8 out to a wide 42 degree zoom.

Both static and rotating (glass) gobos produce precision in-air effects or projected images with a sharp, high-contrast, flat field.

The newly designed effects engine can produce 12 varying beam and ‘flower’ effects. The beam can also be shaped using innovative shutter emulation, further creating a whole new blend of content & creativity.

Chroma-Q ColorForce 2

ChromaQ ColorForce MK2

Storm have now added the new and incredibly popular Chroma-Q ColorForce 2 LED Battens to the rental inventory. Storm now stock the ColorForce 2 48 and ColorForce 2 12 battens available for rental. View in our rental catalog here.

The multi award-winning ColorForce II, a batten that delivers formidable output and superior colour blending, all with smooth even coverage.  With four powerful homogenised cells per foot/305mm, these units can be grouped and controlled to release your creativity. Unsightly colour shadowing is eliminated with this innovative optical system that gives power enough to light nearly 12m of cyclorama.  Perfect for a wide range of cyclorama, flood and wall washing applications where a powerful throw is needed.

Using the very latest fully homogenised optics found in the popular Chroma-Q Color One 100 and Inspire product ranges, the ColorForce II fixtures’ output is a single, clean and pure beam of light, delivering a superior colour blend with no unsightly colour-mixing shadows. The homogenised optics and improved Chroma-Q technology provide even higher quality saturates and pastels, and a purer white with no skittles – all from a single source.

Robe Spiider Has Arrived

Robe Robin Spiider 3

We are pleased to announce we have just added the very popular Robe Robin Spiider to our rental inventory. Not only an incredibly powerful LED wash it also provides creative and unique effects from it’s central flower effect engine. View in our rental catalog here.

Spiider, a superbright next generation of LED WashBeam luminaires, using 18x 30 Watt and 1x 60 Watt LEDs and combining it with a very efficient 12,5:1 zoom optical system ranging from tight 4° Beam to wide 50° Wash, makes the product the most powerful LED fixture on the market.

Beautiful convergence of hard edge in-air effects, punchy beams and smooth homogenized wash is all encapsulated in the unique Spiider.

Rich colors of 19 powerfull RGBW LEDs can create charming wash light with velvety smooth transitions thanks to internal 18bit LED dimming system.

Dynamic video effects are easily achieved by mapping individual pixels and controlled by DMX desk or media servers via sACN with internal HTP merging, DMX or by Kling-Net protocol.

Unique central piece with Robe exclusive Flower Effect is driven by 60W RGBW LED multichip for new innovative sharp multicoloured spikes of light, rotating in both directions at variable speed, adding another new visual effect to the show.