16.12.2014

Technisches Know-how der AMBION GmbH für die Medienwand des neuen ARD-Tagesschaustudios

Die ARD hat bei der Entwicklung der Medienwand - dem zentralen Bestandteil des im April 2014 erstmals auf Sendung gegangenen, neuen Tagesschaustudios - das technische Know-how der AMBION GmbH aus Kassel in Anspruch genommen. 

Ein Echtbild in Premiumqualität, ohne den Einsatz von Blue- oder Green-Screen-Technologie, wurde von der ARD gewünscht. Die Spezialisten von AMBION starteten vor diesem Hintergrund mehrere Testaufbauten, um im Ausschlussverfahren die für das Projekt richtige Technologie zu ermitteln. Erste Versuche mit LED-Technik und Steglos-Displays zeigten schnell auf, dass eine zu diesem Zeitpunkt unkonventionelle Lösung notwendig war. AMBION brachte die Idee ein, eine Projektionsscheibe zu nutzen. Testläufe gaben dann wichtige Rahmendaten für den Einsatz der heute verwendeten Technik vor. Dabei wurde das Projekt in der Konzeptionsphase in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem NDR und der Lang AG vorangetrieben. TV- und Eventtechniker sowie Systemintegratoren konnten wichtigen Input liefern und haben das Projekt gemeinsam kontinuierlich weiterentwickelt.
Im Ergebnis wurde eine halbrunde, 18 Meter lange Medienwand mit einer bespielbaren Fläche von 40 Quadratmetern konzipiert. Sieben Panasonic-Projektoren mit einer Gesamtauflösung von 8.260 x 1.050 Pixeln kommen hier zum Einsatz und erzeugen den Content mittels Rückprojektionen. Die dafür notwendige Projektionsscheibe ist eine Spezialanfertigung, welche die Inhalte ohne Moiré-Effekt und ohne sichtbare Nähte wiedergeben kann. Mit der primeTOUCH-Technologie kann die Medienwand durch die Moderatoren zukunftsweisend auch interaktiv genutzt werden. 

Ein weiteres und wichtiges Merkmal für das System war die Handhabung im Betrieb und die Vereinbarkeit der regelmäßig notwendigen Servicearbeiten mit den kurzen Pausen zwischen den einzelnen Sendungen. Bei der Problemlösung flossen die Erfahrungen der AMBION GmbH im Rahmen der technischen Umsetzung zahlreicher Events ein. Dazu Christian Sommer, Geschäftsführer der AMBION GmbH: „Wir definierten unter Einsatz von Spezialgeräten exakte Messparameter und ermöglichten somit den zeitsparenden Austausch zu wartender Geräte. Sämtliche Projektoren im ARD-Studio sind heute so justiert, dass ein nahtloser und schneller Gerätewechsel gegeben ist. Von den Erfahrungen werden unseren Kunden, die komplexe Multiprojektorenanwendungen planen, natürlich profitieren“.
Weiter Informationen können via E-Mail über kontakt@ambion.de angefordert werden.

Bildunterschrift: 
Medienwand des ARD_Tagesschaustudios
(Foto: Pressestelle NDR Hamburg, frei zur Veröffentlichung bei Namensnennung)

AMBION GmbH

Die AMBION GmbH konzipiert, plant und produziert Technik für Events, Messen und Kongresse. Kreativ, erfahren, im Detail und im Großen, überall auf der Welt. Mit eigenem Equipment, eigenen Lösungen und ausgezeichneten Mitarbeitern. Die Perspektive der Auftraggeber einzunehmen, ist AMBION dabei wichtig. 
So entstehen seit 1991 immer wieder neue technische Lösungen für Events, die Botschaften erlebbarer machen. AMBION arbeitet ganzheitlich und bietet die Konzeption und Planung ebenso an, wie die Gewerke Licht & Illumination, Beschallung, Video & Multimedia, Traversen & Statik sowie einfache und komplexe Sonderkonstruktionen. Auf 10.000 qm Fläche wird hochwertige Veranstaltungstechnik bereitgehalten.
Wenn es für eine Event-Idee die technische Lösung auf dem Markt nicht gibt, schafft AMBION neue nutzbare Technologien und Produkte, die den Namen AMBRAIN® tragen. Um auch ungewöhnlichste Anforderungen umzusetzen, erweitert sich die eigene AMBRAIN® Produktlinie kontinuierlich. Dabei sind die AMBRAIN® Produkte äußerst hochwertig verarbeitet und integrieren sich durch ihr schlichtes Design in jeden Veranstaltungslook. AMBION betreut Kunden persönlich und mit höchster wirtschaftlicher Sorgfalt. 
100 ausgezeichnete Ingenieure, Designer, Meister und Fachleute garantieren eine  reibungslose Umsetzung. Mit Filialen in Kassel, Berlin, Frankfurt und Hamburg und diversen Locations, die AMBION als privilegierter Technikpartner direkt vor Ort betreut, stehen deutschlandweit Ansprechpartner für Veranstaltungstechnik zur Verfügung. Und wenn nötig, kann neben den eigenen Mitarbeitern auf ein großes Spezialisten-Netzwerk zurückgegriffen werden.

AMBION Leistungen
Konzeption 
Planung
Medientechnik
Beleuchtungstechnik 
Beschallungstechnik
Traversen
Statik
Sonderkonstruktionen


AMBION Kontakt
AMBION GmbH
Kassel Hamburg Berlin Frankfurt
Im Schwabenfeld 3  
D-34260 Kaufungen
Telefon +49 (0)561 500 55 0 
Fax +49 (0) 561 500 55 29
Ansprechpartner: Christian Sommer
E-Mail kontakt@ambion.de
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01.12.2014

Meetings Made in Germany - focus on sustainability

 ©GCB
©GCB
Why should venues consider sustainability? How can they implement sustainable features? This is covered in detail in the next edition of the GCB’s popular newspaper. ‘Meetings Made in Germany’ leads with an overview of the inspirational Green Meetings and Events Conference taking place in Frankfurt in February next year.

Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development at Siemens AG, is responsible for The Crystal sustainability centre in London and will kick off the conference with his visionary ideas for sustainable urban planning in the future. Actor and environmental activist Hannes Jaenicke is delivering the keynote and the newspaper features an interview where he explains how consumers can change their behaviour and incorporate organic, fair-trade and recycled products into their daily lives.

How companies are undertaking sustainable economic activity is explored in an article outlining the growth in the sector. Studies have revealed that the issue will gain importance in the future. 

Readers can also find out about the many sustainable venues in Germany including the Seeforum Rottach-Egern located by Tegernsee Lake. Sustainability forms a key part of the culinary concept with the venue using regional and seasonal products and working with local suppliers. The sustainable offerings of Dusseldorf, Leipzig and Stuttgart are also explored, among others.


01.12.2014

Deutsche Bahn takes top position in highly regarded climate protection rating

 ©DB AG
©DB AG
Deutsche Bahn has scooped the title of the best unlisted company in German-speaking Europe from non-profit organisation CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) for its comprehensive climate protection activities. 

After evaluating DB's climate-related reports for 2013, CDP awarded the company a score of 99 out of 100 points, securing the organisation an A grade for climate protection. This is the best possible rating and gives it a leading international position. The CDP announced DB's score at its Climate Leadership Conference, which was held in Munich on 16 October. CDP is a one of the most highly respected ratings organisations active in the field of sustainability, and assesses almost 2,000 companies' climate protection activities.

Despite taking part in the evaluation process for the first time, DB still secured an impressive position on the internationally recognised Climate Performance Leadership Index, a list of 187 major international companies compiled by CDP. 

Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Chief Sustainability Officer at DB and Member of the Management Board for Transport and Logistics explains:"This accolade vindicates our climate protection activities, proving that we are on the right path. We want to provide our customers with products and services that are climate-friendly, and the long-distance rail journeys of millions of customers, such as BahnCard holders and bahn.corporate clients, are already powered 100% renewable power for CO2 travel."
Since the German government's reform of the rail system in 1994, climate protection has been a core concern at DB and is now part of the Group's DB2020 strategy. The company aims to be an environmental pioneer and is constantly increasing its energy efficiency and the proportion of renewable energy used to power its trains: this figure recently reached 35.2%. The company's climate protection target of reducing CO2 emissions by 20% between 2006 and 2020 for all its international activities is now also within reach due to DB's green products and services in long-distance transport.


01.12.2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: German Christmas Markets dazzle during the festive season

 ©Erfurt Tourismus und Marketing GmbH / Barbara Neumann
©Erfurt Tourismus und Marketing GmbH / Barbara Neumann
Meeting attendees and business travellers visiting Germany at this time of year have the unique opportunity to enjoy the traditional, heart warming “Christkindlesmarkt” or Christmas Markets.

These outdoor, winter wonderlands of gifts and food and music literally and figuratively light up historic squares of cities, villages and towns all across Germany to celebrate the festive season.

Beautifully decorated stalls feature handmade items such as ornaments, nutcrackers and toys. Food and drinks are also a big part of the celebration with glühwein, roasted chestnuts, baked apples, grilled sausages and bratwursts served. Glowing, large Christmas trees bring cheer as do carousels, small trains and ferris wheels. All the while, choirs and brass-bands provide festive musical accompaniment.
 
Throughout Germany, Christmas Markets celebrate seasonal customs and traditions in delightful historical settings. Particularly popular with visitors are Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt featuring goodies made from its famous 17th century recipe for gingerbread. Frankfurt’s Christmas Market is over 600 years old and spans scenic squares and quay areas: Hamburg brings in a maritime element to the revelry, and Stuttgart/Esslingen puts on a magical market against the backdrop of the Old Palace. Most German towns and cities host their own Christmas Markets, so the opportunities are endless.




01.12.2014

Germany celebrates hosts of new venue openings and redevelopments

As the number one convention destination in Europe and number two worldwide (ICCA Ranking 2013), Germany has a long-standing reputation for offering a wide range of meetings and events venues. According to the Meeting & EventBarometer 2014 more than 7,000 hotels, convention centres and event locations are available – many of which are unique, historical, technological and sustainable. Many venues are set to be launched or redeveloped in the years ahead. 

Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau (GCB), comments: “In order to secure and expand Germany's position as a meeting and convention destination it is important that venues invest to meet future requirements such as technological capacity and sustainability credentials. The GCB works with its partners to identify future trends, many of which are explained in our study "Meetings and Conventions 2030: A Study of Megatrends Shaping Our Industry". The findings indicate technology in work and life, globalisation and sustainability are all major trends transforming the meetings industry. In this way attention can be focused early enough on trends relevant to the industry and adjusted accordingly.”

 ©CCW Wuerzburg / Andreas Bestle
©CCW Wuerzburg / Andreas Bestle
Among the venues set for future development is Congress Centrum Würzburg which has plans for multifunctional meeting areas for up to 600 guests offering stunning views of the river and the Marienberg fortress. The spaces on its panorama level will be let for conventions, conferences and seminars from January/February 2015.

The Estrel Berlin has announced plans to build a second event complex, set to open autumn 2015, aimed at making the Estrel one of Berlin’s largest state-of-the-art conference and trade fair venues. The new 10,000-square-metre centre will feature two distinct spaces designed to flexibly accommodate events of all shapes and sizes.
 ©Regensburg Tourismus GmbH
©Regensburg Tourismus GmbH
Whether it be the classicist meeting facilities in the former Thon-Dittmer palace or traditional grand halls from the 16th century (the Dollingersäle), the UNESCO World Heritage site of Regensburg has the right venue for any occasion. The city will soon have another venue to add to its varied offering in the form of Regensburg Congress Centre, due to open in 2016/2017. The heritage-listed building dates back to 1888 and will host 750 people in its largest room. 

Three years prior to its opening in 2017, the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden has been awarded the gold pre-certificate of the German Sustainable Building Council. Wiesbaden’s Head of Economic Affairs, Detlev Bendel, explains: “The new Rhein-Main-Hallen is a trendsetter. We want to move the future. The investment in the DGNB gold standard will pay off in the long run.” 

 ©Congress Frankfurt
©Congress Frankfurt
The opening of Kap Europa in May was one of the highlights of new venues in 2014: Kap Europa houses conventions and conferences for up to 2,400 participants, a hall for 1,000 people, a divisible hall for 600 people and 12 further conference rooms. It was the first convention building worldwide to be awarded a DGNB Gold Preliminary Certificate on account of its outstanding sustainability. 

 ©CityCube Berlin
©CityCube Berlin
The CityCube Berlin, opened in May 2014, has already proved to be a resounding success. Just days after its launch, the new event space hosted the Confederation of German Trade Unions, followed by 8,000 delegates for the Medical and Health Congress in the capital. 

 ©KoelnKongress
©KoelnKongress
In the midst of a beautiful complex of parks and gardens stands The Flora, Cologne's festival hall, reopened in June this year having been restored to its former glory. The centrepiece of the building is the splendid ballroom, which has been expanded by 25 per cent and now covers 800 square metres. The Flora offers total event space for 2,000 guests with five different halls. 

Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt, an award-winning architectural landmark, has added a further 700 sqm onto its 1000 sqm event space, creating seven new state-of-the-art flexible meeting areas with innovative conference equipment and a larger lobby. The venue launched its redeveloped areas in August 2014 and is set to become one of the most innovative hotels in town for in terms of multi-media and conference technology. 

For more information on the publication “Meetings and Conventions 2030: A Study of Megatrends Shaping Our Industry” or details on meeting destination Germany head to www.germany-meetings.com 

01.12.2014

Join the GCB at destination showcase in London

The GCB together with its partners: Atlantik Congress Hotel Essen, Bremen Convention Bureau, Crowne Plaza Berlin, Dresden Convention Bureau, Frankfurt Convention Bureau, Hamburg Convention Bureau, Intercontinental Hotel Berlin, Leipzig + Congress Center Leipzig, Maritim Hotel & International Congress Center Dresden, Messe Essen, NürnbergConvention and Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt are showcasing Germany’s offering for meeting planners at a dedicated event in London. Meet the GCB team at Moulden Marketing’s Destination Showcase on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Held at The Radisson Blu Portman, this free-to-attend one-day event will bring together over 40 international suppliers of the MICE industry, including Hotels, DMCs, Convention Bureaux and Tourist Boards from around the world. 

Delegates can pre-arrange meetings with suppliers, ensuring a packed day of meetings and networking.
For further information visit http://www.moulden-marketing.co.uk/events.php



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