May 2020

Al-Futtaim Technologies lights up Al Wousta TV station with lighting solutions from ARRI 

Al-Futtaim Technologies lights up Al Wousta TV station with lighting solutions from ARRI 

The TV station which is located in Al Dhaid area of the emirate of Sharjah focuses on promoting the heritage, culture and traditions of the Central Region and highlighting its nature and archaeology to viewers all over the world.

The studio structure consists of a highly flexible motorized suspension ceiling system with 68 hoist and 20 motorized pantographs. The movable hoist system ensures that the studio lighting equipment can be placed according to the set design and lighting requirements.

The fixture package from Al-Futtaim Technologies included lighting equipment which is based on the highly efficient LED fixtures which are specially designed for broadcast and media production with optimized colour rendition for HD camera systems. These include the ARRI fresnel types ARRI L7c and the ARRI Sky Panel S60c. In addition to the ARRI luminaries, an assortment of moving heads, profilers and spots were used as effect and show lighting equipment.

Murali S, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, said, “We are extremely pleased to have won this contract from Al Wousta TV station. The lighting equipment and fixtures are designed to conserve energy and at the same time give complete control over light levels and colour to the studio’s technicians. The usage of LED lighting reduces power demand and operational costs for the TV station by up to 60% by minimising heat dissipation, which has resulted in extremely low electrical consumption by the air conditioning equipment.”Al-Futtaim Technologies has announced that it has completed installing the lighting systems for the recently revamped Al Wousta TV station.

The expected lifetime of the LED Luminaires is about 30,000 hours and the control network is based on the Ethernet-based structures thereby ensuring a future-proofed operation of over 10 to 15 years.

In addition to the ARRI lighting system, Al-Futtaim Technologies was also tasked with installing the acoustic works which are located in the recording rooms, control rooms and TV recording studio, wooden cladding in common corridors, Catwalk in TV studio, aluminium glass partitions for offices, AV system including stage and the curtains and theatre seats in the TV studio building.

About Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies

Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies offers customers complete engineering and systems integration solutions.

Established over 45 years ago, the Engineering arm operates in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt and provides a wide variety of products and services for the construction industry from air conditioning, scaffolding and access solutions, elevators and escalators, control and life safety, facilities management, building products, MEP, Technology Infrastructure and Digital transformation.

The company continues to successfully represent strong international brands like AFTRON, Airedale, Hitachi, Johnson Control, TOTO, LM, Toshiba, Roca and Krantz amongst others.

The Technologies division provides complete business solutions to large, medium and small customers that include networking solutions, IP telephony, infrastructure, contact centre solutions, business applications, ELV systems, professional audio-visual solutions and managed services.

These solutions are further complemented by services that include project management, installation, testing, commissioning and after-sales maintenance contracts. Its partners include best-in-class vendors such as Panasonic, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Microsoft Business Solutions amongst others and currently operates in the UAE and has branch offices across Pakistan.

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 25 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day. For more information visit:

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