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Hog 4 Wins on Portugal’s “Game of Games”


A High End Systems Hog 4 lighting console was already declared a winner while contestants battled it out on Portugal’s “Game of Games” TV show. Lighting designers Marco Silva and Ricardo Maia and Lighting Director Miguel Valerio shared...

Julien Clerc Tours with Hog 4


Acclaimed French singer-songwriter Julien Clerc’s latest tour sees lighting programmer Vincent Zanello at the helm with a High End Systems Hog 4 console. The 150-date tour is celebrating 50 years of uninterrupted success for Clerc, visiting a combination of arenas and...

TurboRay Makes Television Debut on ‘The Tonight Show’


High End Systems’ TurboRay made its television debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The entertainment talk show is using eight of the new fixtures onstage for its musical guest performance segments...

High End Systems Releases Hog OS v3.13


High End Systems announces the latest upgrade to the popular HOG 4 lighting console range, OS v3.13. Hog 4 OS v3.13 contains improvements to the infrastructure of Hog 4 including a more robust handling of the command...

Tellson James Guides Mark Knopfler’s Tour with Hog 4


Lighting Director Tellson James is using a High End Systems Hog 4 lighting console to drive Mark Knopfler’s “Down The Road Wherever Tour 2019.” The ten band members backing the former Dire Straits front man collectively play 49...

High End Systems Debuts TurboRay at Edinburgh Festival


High End Systems lighting gear illuminated Leith Theatre for the duration of the recent Edinburgh International Festival. The fully LED rig comprised a selection of Sola Series fixtures, but the real highlight was High End’s latest innovation...

LD Benoit Richard Favors Hog 4-18 for Rob Thomas Tour


Lighting Designer Benoit Richard specified two High End Systems Hog 4-18 lighting control systems for Rob Thomas’ “Chip Tooth Smile Tour 2019.” “The Hog 4 controls everything in my design and has an extensive use of...

Little Hoglet, Big Control for China’s Lake Installation


A High End Systems Hoglet 4 is providing big control for a new outdoor multimedia installation in China. Two times each night, a lake in the park in Liaocheng, Shandong Province comes alive with lighting, lasers, mist, flames and...

High End Systems Announces Hog Factor USA 2019 Finalists


High End Systems has announced the Finalists for the 2019 Hog Factor USA Collegiate Lighting Programming Competition. First held in North America in 2015, Hog Factor has become the premier lighting console programming contest...

Hog Consoles Guide European Games’ Ceremonies in Belarus


Thousands of lighting fixtures and LED devices supported the “Bright Year, Bright You” theme of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2019 Second European Games earlier this summer. Dinamo National Stadium in Minsk, Belarus was...

High End Systems Launches TurboRay


High End Systems General Manager Becky Koester commented, “We are thrilled to have TurboRay as the first entry back into fixture manufacturing in our Austin, Texas headquarters. The positive reactions we’ve had from...

Hogs Rule Robbie Williams’ Vegas Residency


Following the success of Robbie Williams’ first U.S. residency in March, the British pop phenom returned to Las Vegas for another sold-out run this summer. In all performances High End Systems Hog lighting consoles were...

High End Systems announces new online support site


When you’re out on tour and run into a technical issue, time is of the essence. While our service team is ready to help you 24/7 with your urgent technical support issues, sometimes you just want to do a little...

SolaFrame Theatre Makes Bright, Quiet Residency at the Bolshoi


While the founding of Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre dates back to 1776, its production team is looking to the future with the newest LED technology from High End Systems. The world-renowned theatre – a cultural landmark and home to...

SolaFrames Shine on Netflix’s Patriot Act


High End Systems SolaFrame 750s are providing bright, flat fields of light onto the original Netflix comedy show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Production/Lighting Designer Marc Janowitz specified 30 SolaFrame 750s to use for...

Hogs Most Assuredly Control the YES Summer Tour


After 10 years away from the legendary progressive rock band YES, LD Bryan Schrumpf couldn’t say no to their current lineup. Schrumpf designed and is directing “The Royal Affair Tour” across North America this summer with his own...

Texen adds SolaFrame 3000 to its fixtures fleet


High End Systems’ new SolaFrame 3000 has been selected by French dealer Texen to join its fleet of lighting products. Twelve units have already been ordered and shipped for use in upcoming projects by the rental company...

High End Systems & ETC lighting upgrades ATG Venues


ETC dealer, White Light Ltd has supplied Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) venues with an LED upgrade using High End Systems and ETC lighting equipment. High End Systems’ SolaFrame 1000 was selected as the central fixture of...

Road Hog Tours with Here Come The Mummies


Nashville group Here Come The Mummies is popular for their mashup of funk and ska, lyrics rife with witty double entendres and of course, the bandages that encase their faces, keeping their identities under...

Jackson Browne Takes it Easy with SolaFrames


Singer songwriter Jackson Browne is takin’ it easy these days on lamp changes and power requirements by using an all-LED touring rig which includes High End Systems Sola Series. Lighting designer/director Steve Comer chose...

Lucidiscena chooses SolaFrame 3000


High End Systems’ SolaFrame 3000 is the latest addition to rental company Lucidiscena’s warehouse in Bari, Italy. The warehouse is home to several High End products that have been used for years in the most prestigious productions of...

High End Systems Releases Hog 4 OS v3.12


In the continuing effort to release quarterly software updates to the Hog 4 operating system, High End Systems has released Hog 4 OS v3.12 software. Hog 4 OS v3.12 brings support for ETCnomad Dongle/Gadget II, as well as...

HES Makes Magic with Criss Angel’s Mindfreak


Criss Angel’s Mindfreak at Planet Hollywood Resort Casino is a spectacle of sight and sound, featuring mind-blowing illusions in the first immersive Las Vegas show. As the creator, director and executive producer..

HELi Showequipment GmbH Invests In SolaFrame 3000


At the beginning of February, Bodenheim-based HELi Showequipment GmbH invested in a large quantity of SolaFrame 3000. When asked what HELi Managing Director Uwe "Heli" Heinrich is so enthusiastic about...

Sola Series Finds New Home at the Kauffman Center


High End Systems’ Sola Series products have replaced part of the lighting rental inventory in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Kansas City, MO venue needed upgrading and required the wide range of...

Hog Factor 2019 is set for Prolight + Sound


High End Systems is pleased to announce the three finalist teams that will be competing in the Hog Factor final at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt on the 3rd April 2019: ‘AKA’ from the UK, ‘Vienna Illuminates’ from Austria and ‘STEX’, also from...

High End Systems Launches Hog Factor USA 2019


High End Systems announces that the 2019 Hog Factor USA competition is now open for collegiate teams to register for Phase One. First held in 2015, High End Systems’ Hog Factor Collegiate Lighting Programming Competition has become...

HES Sola Series Steers the Rodeo


It’s rodeo time in Texas; High End Systems products are again rounding out the rig and steering the controls at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. LD systems is continuing its tradition of providing the production for the daily performances Feb. 7-23 at the AT&T Center. LD David Jackson designed...

High End Systems Rolls Out Hog 4-18 and OS v3.11


High End Systems is pleased to announce the release of their new flagship console Hog 4-18, along with new OS v3.11 software. Additionally, the company has entered a new partnership with, Capture visualization software. The Hog 4-18...

Cornerstone AV Invests in HES Sola Series


Cornerstone AV has invested in High End Systems’ Sola series of automated LED luminaires, adding 50 flagship SolaFrame 3000s to its rental inventory. The HES gear was deployed immediately, illuminating three nights of...

The One Thing For Onething


The one thing that the Onething Conference needed was bright light output. Zebra Productions got that by using High End Systems’ LED automated luminaires for the recent Christian event in Kansas City, MO. Colorado-based Zebra Productions supplied 20...

Theatre de Maagd Invests In HES Sola Series Fixtures


The Theatre de Maagd in Bergen op Zoom (NL) decided they were ready to move forward on green technology and make the switch to LED lighting. The technical team wanted a very flexible profile spot and a ...