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Road Hog 4 Controls Royal Wedding Coverage


Live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was viewed by millions worldwide – and attended by four Hogs. UK lighting designer and programmer Bill Peachment, Gaffin Riley and Will Plenty supplied...

HES SolaFrame 750s Color the Rainbow Kitten Surprise Tour


Indie pop/folk rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise are touring with High End Systems SolaFrame 750s as the focal point of their production. Described as Kings of Leon meets Modest Mouse, the North Carolina band is selling out venues on...

HES SolaFrame 2000s Shine On Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry


Country music legends are shining brighter onstage at the Grand Ole Opry, thanks to a new installation of High End Systems SolaFrame automated spot LED fixtures Opry Lighting Director Ken Hudson is “100 percent satisfied” with the...

Road Hog 4 Keeps Netflix’s Grace and Frankie in Control


In the Netflix original comedy series Grace and Frankie, characters played by Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen learn to adapt to their worlds gone haywire. But for Scott Webb, lighting programmer from...

HES LED Sola Series Rides the Rig at RodeoHouston


Once again, High End Systems lighting fixtures were riding high in the rig of RodeoHouston. LD Nathan Brittain spec’d 14 SolaSpot 1000s and 10 Sola HyBeam 2000s to meet his demands for lighting with an impactful kick, while...

Austrian Team Scoops Hog Factor Win At Prolight + Sound


There was a real buzz surrounding the High End Systems booth at the recent Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt. In addition to sneak previews of new products, visitors were treated to a visual spectacular in the form of...

SolaFrame Theatre Delivers Blockbuster Light, Zero Sound


On the press junket for the premiere of special effects-laden Pacific Rim: Uprising, David Kane and Brian Fisher of Kite & Key Technologies used a special effect of their own: the new High End Systems’ SolaFrame Theatre...

SolaFrame 750s Star Performers On Barnum


Held in London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, Barnum marked the UK theatrical debut of High End Systems’ SolaFrame 750. The production ran November through March; lighting designer Philip Gladwell specified the fixtures for...

High End Systems & Hog Factor at Prolight+Sound 2018


High End Systems is gearing up to exhibit its latest products on a dedicated stand at the upcoming Prolight+Sound trade show in Frankfurt. From 10-13 April, visitors can discover and explore a selection of products from the leading...

HES SolaHyBeams Provide Three-in-One Lights for G3 World Tour


The G3 2018 world tour needed three different designs for its three distinctive guitarists. Production designer/lighting designer Alastair Watson - who is also the production manager - had a tight budget and a one-truck space...

High End Systems Launches HogFactor USA 2018


High End Systems announces that the 2018 HogFactor USA competition is in full swing, with over 20 collegiate teams already registered to participate in Phase One. First held in 2015, High End Systems’ HogFactor Collegiate Lighting...

Hog 4 Controls Evanescence’s ‘Synthesis Live’ Tour


A High End Systems Hog 4 console is touring the world with Goth rock group Evanescence. LD Marty Postma of NY-based Retinal Resonance has been using the Hog 4 console to control Evanescence’s “Synthesis Live” Tour in...

HES HEX Gives Bright Flexibility to Carly Rae Jepsen’s Rig


Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen counted on 14 High End Systems HEX fixtures to provide a literal “eyeful” of stage lighting looks for her supporting act on Katy Perry’s “Witness: The Tour” in North America...

SolaSpots Star Performers At Amateur Musical Awards


Held in the prestigious Royal Theater Carre in Amsterdam, the third annual Amateur Musical Awards featured lighting design by Coen van der Hoeven, who specified a large High End Systems rig for the show, including...

ACL Moody Theatre Upgrades With High End Systems LED Lighting


The January installation of an all-LED High End Systems lighting rig at the Moody Theatre, home of KLRU’s Austin City Limits, is helping to usher in a new era for the beloved 44 year-old public television broadcast, and for the...

HES Sola Series Shine At Pierce Meeting


Pierce Manufacturing’s dealer event in January marked the first event held in Fox Cities’ Exhibition Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. To facilitate the production’s creative and power requirements, leading production company...

LD Mike Grabowski Debuts SolaFrame 750s on MTV’s TRL


When MTV’s TRL resumed broadcast in October, the popular music video show unveiled a new approach and fresh look. To help fulfill his design parameters, LD Mike Grabowski of LDG (Lighting Design Group) specified 30 High End Systems...

High End Systems Releases Hog 4 v.3.8.0


High End Systems is pleased to announce the release of Hog 4 v.3.8.0 software for the Hog 4 console range. The release includes several new features and bug fixes. Hog 4 OS v.3.8.0 adds external monitor / touchscreen...

4Wall Invests In SolaFrame 750 Fixtures


High End Systems and 4Wall Entertainment are pleased to announce that the leading lighting and video rental company has purchased a large quantity of SolaFrame 750 automated fixtures for their rental stock...