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5 Star at PLASA Focus

5 Star at PLASA Focus


5 Star Cases exhibits at the PLASA Focus exhibition in Leeds, UK on 27th & 28th April for the second year.

The latest new product is a portable lectern system, which comes compete with integral Heavy Industrial grade case, This has been developed to address all the frustrating and time consuming things about setting up lecterns!

The stylish lectern is manufactured from birch plywood which is CNC machined at 5 Star's factory in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on one of 3 Thermwood CNC machining centres.

It's aimed at AV rental companies operating in the conference and presentation sectors, and anyone needing a quick and tasteful looking lectern set up, with the major advantage of being fully protected in transit and also ultra-portable with a flightcase.

It features a sloping work area to accommodate laptops or papers, with easy cable access via a series of slots machined into the body of the lectern.

Two basic styles are available. The first incorporates a 12U 19 inch rack mount area for AV equipment like radio mic transmitters, audio processing, DVDs and media players. The second option has modern aesthetics to the fore, but without the rack mount area.

Both are physically identical in exterior dimensions, and so will fit in to the same standard case.

Some customisation to the standard layouts is also possible, e.g. extra cable slots or CNC machined logos, and 3 colours are currently available – black, grey and white. The flight cases can be any one of 7 standard colours available from 5 Star.

Also on show will be the newly designed case for DiGiCo's brand new SD9 “Red Snapper” digital sound console.

5 Star's ‘Arena' trunk will also be highlighted, featuring a new range of versatile removable rack sleeves, also manufactured from CNC machined plywood, complete with durable synthetic textured finish. All the sleeves are 19 inch standard rack mount from 1 – 6U.

For more press info on 5 Star Cases, please call Louise Stickland on +44 (0)1865 202679 or +44 (0)7831 329888 or Email ‘'. Contact 5 Star direct on +44 (0)1945 427000 or check

Photo shows 5 Star's new lectern system (modelled by Simon Edwards)

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