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Diversity Rigging doing what Marvel heroes do best

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.”

Michael “Nitrox” Petrani and his Diversity Rigging team are no strangers to extreme rigging and now serve a part in making Australian basketball history.

Over a span of 4 days, Marvel Stadium in Melbourne was completely transformed from hosting an AFL match on a Sunday night to a Basketball court for the Australian Boomers V USA Basketball game Thursday night. Marvel Stadium saw over 103,000 basketball fans cheer, scream and enjoy themselves throughout the two nights the games were hosted — which happened to be the biggest crowds ever for basketball games in Australia!

With 3 months of design & work with the engineer to prepare a show based on production values requested, and then, finally get signed off by the engineer, crammed into 4 days, Nitrox and his team of 26, along with over 320 contractors, worked effortlessly 24/7 to help with executing a staggering 102,143kg of weight rigged from the roof which comprised of a mix of F45 5 Chord and F34P Box Global Truss to set up the main LED scoreboard and audio cable management.

Marvel Stadium was crowned Global Venue of the Year at the 2019 International Stadium Business Awards in Manchester, UK.

Diversity Rigging also have one of the biggest inventory of F45 5 Chord and F34P Box Global Truss available in Victoria.

Not all heroes wear capes, most are riggers.

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Design Quintessence take on Protos

Established in July 2018, PROTOS Load Monitoring Systems specialise in load and force monitoring systems for the entertainment industry.

“The entertainment industry is constantly and quickly adapting to keep up with the latest developments. While the audience’s hunger for state of the art shows keeps growing, concerts, plays and shows are constantly evolving and it seems like each iteration has to be more spectacular than the last,” says Jasper van der Sluis, director and co-owner of PROTOS along with his brother Cor van der Sluis.

“Through our work with Prolyte and Doughty Asia Pacific, we have noticed a strongly growing demand for force measuring equipment on a global scale. A demand for a system that is easy to set up, understand and above all, a system that ensures a safe working environment.”

PROTOS was founded to cater to these needs. Because of the unique features of the force monitoring systems, in conjunction with the global service they offer, the newly established company has already acquired partners in various countries around the world such as Holland, China, Canada, Australia, India and counting.

PROTOS is now exclusively distributed in Australia by Design Quintessence Pty Ltd.

Tel 02 9649 2266
Email info@dq.com.au

Source: CX Magazine