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Ben Yackshaw
July 26, 2022

PCE Tours North America with Professor Brian Cox

PCE at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway in New York City
PCE lighting and LED video wall at the legendary Beacon Theatre on Broadway in New York City.
Professor Brian Cox
Professor Brian Cox performing in front of a sold out crowd in LA.
Disguise Media Servers on Brian Cox Horizons Tour
Horizons used Disguise Media Servers to control video, audio, and lighting.

Celebrity physicist Professor Brian Cox just concluded the North American leg of his Horizons world tour, a 34-stop trip around the US and Canada that explores the origins of the universe and our place within it. PCE provided lighting, audio, and an LED video wall for this prestigious lecture series, and we're super proud of the result. Watch the video below for a special glimpse of the tour:

Horizons uses Disguise Media Servers to play 4K video and audio on a 32' x 13' Absen PL2.5 LED video wall. The show gives audiences a chance to view rare, high-res, deep space images (many sourced directly from NASA) in pristine clarity.

Horizons is not the only recent high-profile PCE tour. We also provided lighting for musicians Alina Baraz and Eric Nam during their most recent North America circuits. If you're planning to hit the road with a show soon, PCE can get you all the touring gear you need. To get started, give us a call at 866-335-4723.

Analog Way Aquilon C+

Analog Way Aquilon C+

Looking to make a multi-screen presentation? Consider the Aquilon C+, a modular, scalable 4K presentation system/videowall processor. This unit has 24 4K60p inputs and 20 4K60p outputs, making it a true presentation powerhouse. The Aquilon C+ boasts unmatched, real-time 10/12-bit 4:4:4 video processing power for best-in-class image quality.

AVID VENUE Audio Products

AVID VENUE Audio Products

Most people know AVID as a leader in creative software, but they also recently entered the live audio space with their new line of VENUE products. AVID's VENUE systems give audio engineers the power to mix everything from a massive festival to a smaller club. In addition to all the features you'd expect from a modern audio console, all VENUE systems include seamless Pro Tools recording and playback. This is AVID, after all!

PCE Team Spotlight: Jay Beard

PCE Team Spotlight: Jay Beard

We've got a new Workforce Coordinator! Entertainment industry veteran Jay Beard just took over for Cole Wilson (who has moved into a field role at PCE), and has already taken charge of scheduling our talent pool. Jay will spend her days matching our team of talented entertainment professionals to the many events that require their skills.

Prior to PCE, Jay spent 18 years in the live events business, including a long stint as a stage tech and crew chief at Disney. With both technical and administrative experience, Jay is a perfect fit for the fast-paced demands of her new Workforce Coordinator role.

A huge baseball fan (go Dodgers!), Jay recently set a goal of catching a game at every single Major League Baseball stadium. She also plays on and manages a championship-winning rec softball team in the Long Beach area.

The PCE team is thrilled to bring Jay into the fold!

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