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BELIEVING IN THE MARKET - Bose Distribution Strategy

What is your perception of the Indian Market? MJ: I was in India in 94 and didn’t quite know what to expect, but it’s been really wonderful to be here. We have a global strategy we are trying to implement across all regions, so that we have a consistent way of building distribution and growing vertical markets.... read more on Page 32

Bose Interview

The FINCH - Live Music and More

Plutusone Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. unlocked a new side to Mumbai’s entertainment scene on June 29th when they launched a chic, elegant restaurant and bar - The Finch..... read more on Page 38

Sennheiser Chronicles: Interview with Vipin Pungalia

In an interview with PALM technology, VIPIN PUNGALIA, Director Professional Segment, Sennheiser India talks about the global launch of the wired XS 1 dynamic in India, his perception of the market for Sennheiser products in India and the growth achieved by Sennheiser in the country..... read more on Page 54


With millions of DJs in the running, reaching the top can be a daunting task. The PALM DJ Championship has been instrumental in building, promoting and nurturing this bank of upcoming DJ Talent since 2011..... read more on Page 68

A journey to discover rebirth of Linear Topology

Part 2 of the article Will The Linear Make A Real Comeback? wherein LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level..... read more on Page 36

Articles Sep-Oct 2017


In the last couple of years, jaw-dropping visual experiences at live entertainment events and venues, courtesy 3D projection mapping, motion graphics and augmented reality have made their presence felt in India. Tailor-made three-dimensional projection mappings have altered sound stages, building facades and architecture and even human figures in real time, creating interplay between real and virtual space with the help of cutting-edge technology. The PALM Conference and Seminar 2017 witnessed Technical Evangelist – VIJAY SABHLOK, touch upon the topic of Multi-Imaging using different technologies. Conference delegates got an opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques of creating Multi-Sensational Events and Installations, while also getting insight into new interactive technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. PALM technology presents highlights of this session. The PALM Conference & Seminar session can be viewed on the PALM expo YouTube channel.... read more on Page 42

Top end LASERS missing from Rental Portfolios

India has been witness to some astonishing laser light extravaganzas at EDM events in the recent past, however a survey done by PALM technology indicates that as a general rule, lasers are missing in action and top quality brands are not afforded by event and rental companies. Though lasers are missing in action in show business, there is a huge opportunity and potential for renting lasers given that laser use is still in its nascent stage. Smita Rai reports on the ground reality... read more on Page 40

Bringing Life through Lights

Highly experienced lighting designer Roosevelt D’Souza is rarely restricted in his art. Best known for his work on Music Concerts and festivals, Roosevelt is actually a full service special event lighting professional, also specializing in designing & executing light effects for theatre production, brand launches, music concerts & festivals, fashion shows, film shoots, award ceremonies & ambience lighting. In this interview, he talks to PALM technology about his journey to becoming the “Master of Special Event Lighting.”.... read more on Page 66


First proposed in 1958, Class D amplifiers started gaining increased popularity and acceptance in the early 21st century, with this technology ruling since over a decade, overriding the demand for bulky & energy inefficient linear amps. In this article LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level... read more on Page 24

Articles Jul-Aug 2017

AV Today’s Trend in Hospitality

As AV sets new standards beyond traditional applications, ICT-AV-Security-Consultant - Mr. A.R. Chandrashekhar, touches on the topic of the latest trends in AV installations for the Hospitality segment with LED screens, displays and interactive video now contributing to the overall interior design of the hotel... read more on Page 84

Playboy Delhi gets a taste of TW Audio

After a high magnitude success with its first superclub in Mumbai, the city of glamour, the Playboy club is now rocking the country’s capital, New Delhi. The city’s party animals got a major reason to rejoice with the opening.... read more on Page 88

Sumi Baptist Church integration scales heights

Painted in blue and white, the Sumi Baptist Church - Zuneheboto is situated in Nagaland, bordering onto China, and is 212km from Dimapur Airport. Situated on the highest point more on Page 30

The Big Stage by AKhil Varma – Project Head, PALM Expo

More than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is more on Page 84

Articles May-Jun 2017

Justin Bieber Sound Reinforcement

The Justin Bieber Concert motivated our editorial team to learn, how it is going to be done. The sheer capacity of deployment and state of the art delivery would mean the audio system engineering would have been ingenious and display of the classic Indian Jugaad, which in this instance would need to be disapproved. PALM technology met Warren D’Souza who presented with complete confidence planning, design, technique and expertise in setting up a world-class professional turnkey audio system. This issue being a LIVE Issue and stage sound being all about alignments and calibration, Warren’s role as a Systems Engineer, for the show has been highlighted. His acumen together with Co-Systems Engineer Sunil Karanjikar’s expertise has ensured smooth execution of the massive project. Somya Kedia more on Page 36


The Event Management industry has grown exponentially over the last decade with a host of varied events encompassing festivals, concerts, conference, corporate events and even marathons. This issue being the “Live” issue, we highlight the top 10 Event companies conceptualizing and executing the biggest live entertainment shows in the country. We have left out some of the bigger event companies whose focus is more into corporate or sports events and have highliighted only the ones organising the live entertainment and music more on Page 50

The Fountainhead of superlative experiences

In a career spanning nearly 22 years, the quality of Neale’s wins have been exceptional. With the vision of building brands he creates delightful experiences with events. In an exclusive with PALM technology, Neale talks about his journey and work and truly believes that the core essence lies in valuing the right talent! Smita Rai and Somya Kedia report. read more on Page 60

Top 35 Rental Companies

PALM Technology has done a crucial exercise of surveying the market for identifying these top 35 audio/video/lighting rental companies who are investing into product and inventory and offering the latest technology thereby driving the market and rental business with sizable inventory. This is not an audited list and is intended as a guide. read more on Page 76

People at PALM

PALM 2017 engages expertise of eminent personalities who have accomplished knowledge in their field of activity. Their valuable involvement in PALM, act as a driving force towards PALM’s intellect and dynamism which leads Indian entertainment professional landscape to a higher paradigm. read more on Page 88

Articles Jan-Feb 2017

Top FOH Engineers in India

There are the mixing masters behind the audio console who strengthen the core essence of live performances. Showcasing aptitude to blend instruments with vocals and attain a flawlessly balance sound, Front of House engineers are effective and confident technical experts who know every inch of the gear. read more on Page 46...

Going Live with Sunil Karanjikar

Sunil Karanjikar has worn many a hats in his career as a Live Sound FOH engineer. He reveals his aces and talks about the secrets and tricks to his success, his journey, along with the key challenges he faces during the course. “Live sound does not have an ‘Undo’ Button” he shares in his insights with PALM Technology more on Page 54...

Live Bands - Musical Escape

Commercial music in India has been mostly synonymous with film soundtracks. The fact however is that the music scene in India is constantly evolving and is only going to get bigger with more and more stage acts from independent music bands energizing the business, and by Indian music we also mean languages other than Hindi. In this feature we catch the action on stage from 10 Top live bands who have managed to post a huge-win. The bands have gained a lot of stage attention giving impetus to the entire business in India. read more on Page 64

Articles Nov-Dec 2016


The Playboy Club founded by media baron Hugh Hefner, first opened its doors in the 1960s in downtown Chicago and instantly became successful as a read more on Page 22

DJs Scratching on Favourites

2017 is set to be another fun-filled action-packed year in clubland! Somya Kedia tracks the trend and highlights the toolkit of some of the top DJs in the more on Page 32

Global Citizen Festival India

Looked up to as a beacon of hope, Global Citizen Festival India held in Mumbai on 19 November, 2016 proved to be a monumental day as India asserted its solidarity with the world in fighting extreme poverty. read more on Page 44

Electric Daisy Carnival debuts in India

Originating in Las Vegas Nevada, the Electric Daisy Carnival over the years has asserted itself as a hub for EDM fans across the globe, as a result of its fantastic on-stage music programming, enchanting stage designs, read more on Page 46

Product Specialists Driven by Passion

A professionally qualified sound engineer from SAE in Chennai, Tuhin is also a sought after DJ who has immense experience of playing at various clubs. A sharp understanding of the technical aspects behind sound production and immense knowledge of equipment, gained him the position of a product specialist for Pioneer DJ India and his areas of expertise lies in club equipment, samplers and remix stations. read more on Page 48

“Indian DJs are tech savvy” - Reji, Director, PALM DJ Championship

Growing DJ Industry

DJ industry is expanding exponentially and the growth rate has been phenomenal. Talking about the industry expansion, Reji observes that as the industry continues to evolve, the demands for technology, equipments, expertise and specific services have also witnessed a

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Articles Jul-Aug 2016

I-Kandy gets K-Rigged

I-Kandy nightclub at Le Meridian hotel in Gurgaon was recently in need of an upgrade for its indoor sound system. Located at the Sector 26, Le Meridian Gurgaon, I-Kandy oozes sophistication. The luxurious pool club and European styled designed lounge boasts 2 bars across a sparkling 85 feet swimming pool...

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Sound Design for Night Clubs and RestoBars

The focus of Milind’s presentation was ‘Sound Design for Nightclubs and Restobars: A field view’, wherein he spoke about the technicalities of sound engineering to formulate a great night club or a restaurant bar. Milind who is an Electronics Engineer from the CCSRR-Mumbai University, has invested years into sound engineering, setting up different clubs and bars. He has to his credit venues such as Triology - Mumbai, F Bar Mumbai & Chennai, Privy @ Le Meridian Delhi, Club Nyex, Goa, The Good Wife – Mumbai and many more...

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AG Acoustics strikes the right chord with KV2 Audio’s ES Series

Conveniently located in the Outer Circle, near KG Marg, New Delhi is a new café in town - FLYP@MTV. Viacom18 Consumer Products - the consumer products arm of Viacom18 has extended Viacom’s flagship property “MTV”, to an on-ground experience by introducing this unique ‘MTV-style’ hangout in association with Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

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Stage LED


In recent years LED displays have become the new standard for Big DJ stages. Their bright image displays, ease of use and declining rental costs make them an attractive option for live stage shows. This product focus highlights a line-up of six LED displays from amongst a vast array of options available in the market today.

Absen T5

Main Features include:

• Lightweight: 25kg/sqm, lightweight; 0.72sqm/panel, fast installation; significantly reduce the operating cost of transportation.
• Excellent Display Effect: 110% color gamut and more than 5000:1 high contrast. The product features high gray-scale, refresh rate and low brightness with high gray-scale rate.
• Multifunctional: Both indoor and outdoor use, panel structure is also suitable for rigging, stacking and perimeter banner.
• Friendly Structure Design: 8:9 ratio, easy to build 16:9, user-friendly designed frames for easy handling.
• Applications: Suitable for events, touring and sports.

Tech Specifications:

• Pixel Pitch: 5.55 mm
• Brightness: 5000 nit
• Refresh Rate: 3840 H

Gloshine ZM6.94

Main Features include:

• It has two kinds of cabinet versions, straight & curved.
• Support 90-degree accessibility.
• Hanging installation & Stacking Installation: Max 10 meters high
• Adapts to a variety of installation environments.
• Fast maintenance
• Eco-friendly material, anti-electrostatic, safe & reliable.

Technical Specification:

• Model No.: ZM6.94(Outdoor)
• Pixel Pitch: 6.94mm
• LED: SMD1921 (High frame)
• Pixel Density: 20736pixel/㎡
• Brightness: 800-1200nits/ 2000-2500nits
• Color Temperature: 6500-9500k
• Scan: 1/9
• Panel Dimension (W*H*D): 500mm×500mm×66mm 19.7”×19.7”×2.6”
• Panel Resolution: 72×72pixel
• Panel Weight: 7.00kg/15.43lb
• Cabinet Material: Die casting aluminum
• Max Power Consumption: ≦700w/㎡
• Average Power Consumption: ≦350w/㎡
• Viewing Angle: H: 160º V: 140º
• Refresh Rate: 1920Hz
• Gray Scale: 14-16bit
• IP Rating: Front IP65, Rear IP54
• Operating Humidity: 10%-90%RH
• Operating Temperature: -20℃~+40℃
• Max. Stacking: 20pcs
• Max. Hanging: 20pcs
• Curve (Optional): -7.5°~+7.5°
• Lifetime: 50,000 hrs
• Storage Temp/Humidity: -40℃~+60℃;10%-60%RH

Htile Display P5.95

Main Features include:

• It’s size can be 500*1000 or 500*500mm.
• The ultra-lightweight cabinet is made of aluminum, which gives it extra strength.
• Cabinet of Lightweight LED Screen is designed with perfection, making it easy to install.
• The quick-lock feature requires no technical skills to install and uninstall.

Technical Specification:

• Item: Outdoor Rental Aluminum Display
• Pixel Pitch(mm): 5.95mm
• Pixel density(dot/m2): 25600
• LED Type: 2727
• Viewing angle: H:140°,V:140°
• Brightness(nits) : ≥6000
• Drive Method: 1/16
• Refresh Rate(Hz): 1920
• Module Size(mm): 250×250×18
• Cabinet Size(mm): 500×500×77
• Cabinet Material: Die casting aluminum
• Cabinet weight(kg): 8kg
• Voltage: 110/240V
• Average power(W / m2):300
• Max power(W / m2): 700
• IP Grade: IP65/IP54  
• Operating temperature: temperature:-20℃~ 50℃ humidity:10~90%RH
• Storage temperature: temperature:-40℃~ 60℃ humidity:10~90%RH
• Lifetime(h): ≥50000
• Compliant Standard: CCC、CE.
• Control system: Linsn or Novastar

MrLED Rental AF Series

Main features:

• Intelligent Connection: It’s cabinet position can be adjusted freely when assembled; the network cable can be removed arbitrarily after installation, and after powering on, a key can connect the full screen automatically through the controller button to achieve easy operation.
• Modular Design: The cabinet consists of box components, modules with highly Integrated design; the installation of different pixel of the module size is unified, which can be interchanged and shared.
• Integrated Connection: Module and adapter board and the aviation plug, both use hard coonection, effectively enhancing the stability of the product.
• Low Brightness, High Grayscale, no Ghosting: With low brightness, perfect gray with a rich sense of layering and color saturation, the screen is very clear and clean without protracted superimposed picture and ghost phenomenon.
• Easy Maintance: When a single cabinet fails, rapid replacement can be achieved through the quick disassemble and assemble power box, without affecting the other cabinet.

Tech Specifications:

 Module: AF048
• Pixel Pitch: 4.81 mm
• Brightness: ≤3000 nits
• Refresh Rate: ≥1920 Hz
• Driving Method: 1/13 scan
• Grey level: 43264 Level
• Color Display: 281 trillion
• LED Type: SMD2727
• IP Grade: IP65/IP54
• Power consumption (Max/Average): 350/140 W/sq.m
 Cabinet
• Module Size (mm): 250×250×17 mm
• Cabinet Size(mm): 500×500×95 mm
• Cabinet Material: ADC12
• Cabinet weight(kg): 8.5kg
• Cabinet resolution: 104×104 Pixels
• Pixel density: 10816 Pixels/sq.m
 Application environment
• Input AC power voltage: 110V-240V
• Working temperature: -20℃~50℃
• Working humidity: 10%-95%RH
• Signal type(with video processor): AV, S-Video, VGA, DVI, HDMI, SDI, DP
• Control distance: HSYV: <100m; SMF: <10km

PixelFlex FlexTour

FLEXTour is a robust, High Definition curve-able 500 x 500mm LED video display designed for the high demands of the touring production world. Each tile is modular in design with unique rigging capabilities for traditional and unique off set designs. Each tile front serviceable with magnetic modules for easy on-site maintenance. Its integrated climbing ladder allows technicians quick access to displays flown overhead. Built with the highest standard in components including the new A8S Novastar receiving card, FLEXTour is the premier rental staging product on the market.

Main features include:

• Locating Pins: Quick Seat locating pins ensure perfect alignment and proper seating on LED cabinets each time
• Fast Change Power and Data: It has modular twist lock and play connections for rapid change of data and power enclosure.
• Integrated Corner Protection: It’s corners are protected by an integrated cover that rotates in and out of place on all four corners for transit and staging.
• Offset Tile Interlocking: With it’s top and bottom, interlocking hardware, the FLEXTour can be built in offset configurations for yet additional creative freedom in your LED Designs.
• High Accuracy Curving: Each cabinet allows for 15 degrees convex and concave curving allowing for creative freedom in your production designs.
• Road Ready: Full touring carts that hold 24 tiles are available to decrease load in and load out efficiency. Traditional casing is designed to hold 16 tiles which slide in with the LED’s facing up to help protect each tile. Each case also holds 8 rigging headers.

Technical Specification:

• Pitch: 2.84-6.9mm
• Pixels/PSM: 3,600-22,500
• Brightness: 1200-4500 NIT
• Refresh Rate: 3840Hz
• Panel Size: 500 x 500 x 90mm / 37.79 x 37.79 x 4.13 In
• Weight: 9Kg / 21.4Lbs
• Avg. Power Consumption: 240 W/per Cabinet
• Max Power Consumption: 700 W/per Cabinet
• Weather Rating: IP 65 / IP45

Video Wall VWI 10 mm

The VWI 10 mm is an outdoor LED screen manufactured using the highest quality LED components offering stunning brightness, contrast and color reproduction. It has an IP65 waterproof rating, which means that they are built to withstand all weather conditions. These outdoor LED screens has a much higher brightness than its indoor counterpart, in order to deliver bright and vibrant images, even in direct sunlight.

Technical Specification:

• Model: P10
• Pixel pitch: 10mm
• Pixel configuration: 1R1G1B\
• Pixel matrix per panel: 32*16pixels
• Module resolution rate: 32*16=512dots
• Module dimensions (W*H): 320*160
• Driving mode: 1/16 scan, constant current
• Brightness: ≥6000 cd/m2
• Cabinet dimensions (W×H): 640*640mm
• Cabinet Resolution: 64*64=4096dots
• Viewing angle (H/V): H/V 140°/120°
• Best viewing distance: ≥10m
• Protection: IP65 & IP54
• Gray scale per color: 12-16bits for red,green,blue
• Life time: ≥100,000 hours
• MTBF: ≥10,000 hours
• Refresh rate: ≥ 480Hz
• MAX. Power: ≤580 W/m2
• Input voltage (AC): 110V ~ 240V
• Operating temperature: -20°C ~+ 50°C
• Operating humidity: 10% ~ 90%
• Control system: Nova
• Operating System: Windows 7 to 2010

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