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LaserX honors the Memory of Nelson Mandela with Beautiful Laser Display

LaserX honors the Memory of Nelson Mandela with Beautiful Laser Display


Cape Town, South Africa - January 8, 2014 – In recognition of the recent passing of former President Nelson Mandela, LaserX (for their client The Western Cape Government), paid tribute to the great man by choreographing a laser light show to display Nelson Mandela’s face, name, and messages onto the side of beautiful Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. 


The images displayed on the mountain were projected from approximately 1KM away, with the image size being around 300m x 200m. The images used depicted Mr Mandela in the various stages of his life, and were visible every evening until midnight from the December 8th through the 16th. Some of the messages displayed included famous quotes from Nelson Mandela, and calls for his charity 46664. 


To perform such a stunning laser display, the team at LaserX used Pangolin’s new BEYOND laser control software and FB3QS hardware, alongside 2 x 36W RTI Nano laser projectors. The new features inside of Pangolin’s BEYOND software (including the advanced drawing program and geometric correction features), allowed for LaserX to create these custom animations, and display them onto the side of Table Mountain in Cape Town. 


About LaserX

LaserX is South Africa’s leading laser light show Company, with over a decade of laser show experience. Laserx specializes in laser light shows from small to large, and have won international awards and been recognized globally as an innovative and creative company. From their base in Johannesburg, they service the whole of Southern Africa, and have done events all the way up Africa.


About Pangolin Laser Systems


Since 1986, Pangolin has amassed over 30,000 clients in 63 countries firmly positioning themselves as the world leader; providing software and hardware solutions to the laser light show and entertainment industries. The company, with offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, has received more than 25 awards for technical achievement and product quality, and their software has contributed to more than 411 Artistic Awards for its users. Pangolin has products being used by some of the largest events, companies, and brands currently known, including major theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Six Flags; major motion picture companies such as 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks pictures; high-tech companies such as PC Magazine, Boeing, and Lawrence Livermore Labs; popular brands such as Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and Motorola; major sports teams and events such as the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, and Super Bowl XLIV; and top-named musical talent including Madonna, Drake, Usher, Metallica, Maroon 5, Kanye West and Jay-Z, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jean Michel Jarre, Justin Timberlake and many others.


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