Lighthouse VideoBlades Off the Wall at Cirque du Soleil’s “Immortal”

Lighthouse LED video at Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour

Lighthouse LED video at Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour

Irvine, CA – 29 November 2011. Leading LED video screen manufacturer Lighthouse’s new product, VideoBlades™, is used by Solotech as the main video element in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour.

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

VideoBlades™, a result of an alliance between Lighthouse and Pix2o, is a revolutionary large-scale LED video display technology that straddles the worlds of video and lighting in the entertainment, events and architectural markets. VideoBlades™ 12 provides a 12.5mm pixel pitch, modular LED video screen that delivers superb image quality both indoors and outdoors, with a literal twist…

Lighthouse LED video at Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour

Lighthouse LED video at Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour

Two LED Video formats

VideoBlades™ 12 comes in two formats, SkyRoll™ and GroundRoll™, which can be deployed by rolling up or down from its patented rotating structure, just like a window shade. The modular format allows for the seamless formation of large-scale screens limited in size only by a customer’s needs. VideoBlades™ 12 was selected as the best new video product at LDI 2010.

For Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, Solotech deploys over 2500 VideoBlades™ to create the nearly 200 square meters of LED Video display that is the show’s main display surface. Cirque du Soleil asked Solotech to provide world class system for sound, lighting, video and rigging. 24 of Solotech’s best specialists technicians install, operate and maintain night after night this state-of-the art equipments. For the show, the VideoBlades™ are deployed in three main ways:

1) Six GroundRolls™ seam together in pairs to build the massive up-stage screen that presents music videos from the Michael Jackson’s past, as well as other vivid content.

2) The set’s main stage is made of thin transparent plexiglass that covers the surface of 42 square meters (560 VideoBlades™). While the LED video plays, dancers perform and set pieces move on top of the main stage. At select moments, the entire main stage hinges up to wow the audience with even more video surface.

3) The final piece of the set employing versatile VideoBlades™ is a column that splits into two separate pieces, exposing another 260 VideoBlades™.

In total, the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour uses 8 GroundRolls™ and 10 Stage Segments. Roughly 3.6 Million LEDs are used to create the various stage surfaces, but it requires only one video technician and a few stage hands to rig and assemble the VideoBlades™ portions of the set.

Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour opens December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas and plays across North America through August 2012.

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About Lighthouse Jumbovision

Lighthouse Jumbovision is a leader in LED video display technology that develops, manufactures, and markets LED video solutions for multiple indoor & outdoor applications, media and entertainment events, and sports arenas across the globe. With numerous technological breakthroughs to its name, Lighthouse has established itself as a multi award-winning leader in the LED video industry that holds itself to the highest standards of quality.

Employing the most advanced LED video technology, the highest manufacturing facilities, and world-class, round-the-clock technical support, Lighthouse satisfies customers and captivates the imaginations of millions. For more information about Lighthouse LED video, please visit http://lighthouse-nasa.com/.

About Solotech

Born out of the Montreal Olympics in 1976, Solotech began official operations in 1977. Born with a pure passion for the profession, Solotech has evolved from providing equipment rentals and sales to becoming the premier end-to-end provider of entertainment technology services. For more information about Solotech, please visit http://www.solotech.com.

About Pix2o

Pix2o is a technology company focused on expanding the applications of LED video technology through the creation and development of innovative displays and application software. Pix2o is a privately held company, based in California. Its seasoned team draws on extensive experience in the video display, data communications and aerospace industries. For more information about Pix2o, please visit http://www.pix2o.com.

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