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PLASA Awards for Innovation presented on a black table 2023

Proudly announcing the 2023 PLASA Awards for Innovation winners

The awards are proudly run in association with LSi magazine, which provides extensive exposure for all vetted entrants and winners of the awards. And the 2023 PLASA Awards were proudly sponsored by Medialease and Yutree.

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GOLD AWARD: Brompton Technology Tessera G1

Astera PlutoFresnelThe judges said: “This unassuming circuit board demonstrates true future-focussed innovation, and facilitates the next generations of video panels. It is a true enabler for those manufacturing R.G.B.W LED video products with high frame rates. And the developers have considered a wide range of applications. It will prove a game-changer for virtual productions and the use of LED in TV and film.” 

Astera PlutoFresnel

Astera PlutoFresnel

The judges said that the versatility of this battery powered Fresnel-come-profile is unmatched and it will find a home in many rental companies.

Coda Audio SPACE

Coda Audio

Flat panel speaker technology is not new, however the judges say that this product provides an innovative approach to the market need for wall speakers to be heard and not seen.

Obsidian Control Systems NETRON EN6 IP


The judges say that this device brings lighting control distribution and format conversion to the outdoors at an accessible price point.

Funktion-One VX M-BEAM

Funktion-One VX M-BEAM

The judges were impressed by the innovative rigging and how it will enable greater use of the products in venues with single-point hangs.

Martin MAC Aura XiP

Martin Lighting

The judges say that this product has a different, considered approach to IP rating without compromise on weight or output. “With an innovative lens system, it is indeed the first nodding bucket!”

Robe Lighting 



The judges say this product will be welcomed by anyone who needs to route cables across the front of the stage. Integrated safety marking lights, performer markers, integration with the Robospot, coupled with the ability to light actors in a traditional manner impressed the judges.

Robe Lighting 


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The full feature set in an IP enclosure allows the light to be used as a long-throw or short-throw followspot, as well as a good moving light. Coupled with the interchangeable camera, the combination of features impressed the judges.


  • "The vibrant buzz and atmosphere delivered three exhilarating days of high calibre visitors from across the industry, giving us the perfect opportunity to reconnect with our existing customers and forge valuable new relationships”
    Theresa Gibson
  • "I thought it would be hard to top, but 2023 was even better than last year! We had a great response from the many visitors - Lots of potential customers and partners... we’re looking forward to PLASA Show 2024!"
    Stephen Button
  • "I was struck by a sense of nostalgia and excitement. The hall was bustling with a diverse array of visitors - eager to engage in meaningful conversations. It was an unforgettable three days that left us eagerly anticipating what 2024 will bring."
    Lee House
    Ambersphere Solutions
  • “It was our first time exhibiting. All three days were filled with good conversations with friendly people. I've always felt the show is good for getting in touch with the pulse of the industry, but exhibiting takes that to a whole new level, we'll be back again.”
    Ollie Nye
    Ripple Asset Management
  • "PLASA Show was once again a great way to welcome newcomers and meet established partners in the many different fields of live entertainment in which we provide products and services."
    Sam Woodward
  • “This year’s show was a resounding success, our stand was packed out! This year was even busier than last, and it was great to catch-up with new and existing customers, from the UK and across Europe.”
    Bradley Jeffrey
    Prolight Concepts
  • “Another successful event completed for us and for a few of us reaching our 30th milestone PLASA Show. This year's exhibition had a great vibe and atmosphere across ALL three days!”
    Glen Brown
    Area Four Industries
  • “It's over 30 years since my first PLASA Show, and it continues to be the main focus in the calendar for connecting with so much of our industry under one roof – from manufacturers and integrators to consultants and end-users!”
    Paul Malpas
  • “At our debut PLASA Show appearance, we truly felt the impact of being a small yet agile team. We met our current customers and made new friends. It was a fantastic place to connect with a mix of projects and people!”
    Peter Peck
    Wharfedale Pro
  • “This was the first time we have had a stand at PLASA Show... we got some great reactions and feedback from some very prestigious industry leaders. We’ve had a well needed boost by the experience and expect to get future work from these great new leads”
    Stuart Warren-Hill
  • "Our team have been attending exhibitions together for 20+ years and commented that this is one of the best exhibitions they have ever been to. Incredibly busy, high-quality leads, a great mix of customers, and a lot of fun!"
    Adam Ironside
    Canford Audio
  • “PLASA Show 2023 will go down in Avolites history for many reasons... The vibe this year was the best it’s been since 2019, the stand was busy nearly all the time, and more meaningful discussions were had than expected. Roll on 2024...”
    Andrew McKinlay







2023 was another successful year for PLASA Show! We'll be back this autumn👀

1-3 September 2024 | Olympia London