Manbar - London’s Sexiest Gay venue - just got sexier with a new installation of Emto’s Mambo 8 LED screen by the Buckinghamshire UK based LED specialist.
Emto’s Wes Matthews was contacted by the venue’s Manager Chris Amos who was searching for a reputable screen provider who could provide a cost-efficient visual solution to go at the back of their DJ booth…and happened upon the Emto website.
They discussed the requirements and then Matthews spec’d the screen. “They wanted a product with great clarity that was robust and hard-wearing,” explains Matthews. Following an initial site visit, he recommended the 8mm screen from their hire stock which is waterproof on the LED side, and easy to wipe down in case of any liquid spillages.
This has proved a winner in bar and club environments where the screens are often very close to the audience.
The screen is configured as a 3 metre wide by 1.5 metre high strip and fed with a range of ambient content, pre-recorded VTs and graphics stored on an ArKaos Grand VJ media server also supplied by Emto.
Emto was also flexible enough to offer the screen on a one week trial period before Manbar committed to the long term hire / installation.
In this time it had become a massive success, “Having seen it in action I can't think how we could party without it!” commented Chris Amos.
Manbar is always keen to offer its guests the best possible experience to differentiate itself from the myriad of other gay venues in central London, and the screen has made a very positive difference to the general atmosphere and vibe of the place.
The Mambo 8mm LED is tough and ideal for rental and staging applications of all types. It’s also extremely bright. So bright in fact, that it only needs to run at around 10% in this small venue.
It is also extremely lightweight - around 9Kg a panel - therefore easy to rig and transport, and comes with a dual power supply and a bunch of other useful features as standard.
Manbar installation ups Emto’s high profile venue installations in central London to three - adding another great reference site to the glamorous Amika in South Molton Street and the industrial chic and musical cool of Egg in Kings Cross.
Matthews comments, “More and more venues are realizing what can be achieved using properly designed LED installations in their rooms, and Emto’s focus is on providing a system that is specially tailored to each environment”.
Matthews’ background and expertise working in the world of clubs and night destinations is setting Emto apart from other club visual installers, together with the company’s ability to provide fully bespoke LED screen and video systems.
Emto was also recently announced as the UK and Ireland dealer for the high quality Foreground LED products from China.