Blue Parrot Retains Competitive Advantage With HARMAN Martin Professional's MAC Quantum Profile

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Lighting hire and technical event production specialists Blue Parrot have joined HARMAN Martin Professional’s UK dealer network, adding 12 new Martin MAC Quantum Profile™ moving heads to their Edinburgh-based hire stock. The fixtures, which feature a 475 W white LED engine, are the first real alternative to a more traditional 700/800 W discharge moving head and bolster Blue Parrot’s position as a market leader.

The Quantum Profiles are the latest addition to Blue Parrot’s large moving light inventory which includes 30 MAC Aura™ washes, 24 MAC 101™ units and a mixture of the flagship MAC Viper series of products: Profile, Performance and Wash DX models.

“We’ve had a great experience with our Martin MAC Aura and MAC 101 fixtures over the last few years,” says Dave Morris, Head of Hires, Blue Parrot. “They’re reliable and versatile lights in diverse applications, so it makes sense for us to invest in the Quantum Profile to continue offering the latest and best equipment to our production and dry hire customers.”

A number of high-profile technical production projects made 2014 very successful for Blue Parrot. In a particularly prestigious instance, the company was asked to manage the site, power, and lighting at the Scottish Parliament’s Media Village for the Scottish Referendum.

“The Media Village Project was important for us in many ways as the eyes of the world were on Holyrood for that week,” says Jonnie Clough, Managing Director, Blue Parrot. “The client demanded high production values and especially detailed Health and Safety planning. While it was a challenging project at times, we successfully delivered a safe and efficient village which was well received by visiting international broadcasters.”

Other notable projects in 2014 included exterior lighting of the International Broadcast Centre in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, technical production of the ‘Lates’ events at both the Edinburgh Zoo and National Museum of Scotland, technical production of Jesus and Robinson College Cambridge’s May Ball formal parties and lighting and power design for the Virgin Money Festival Fireworks Concert in Edinburgh.

“Most of our projects involve creative solutions, tight production schedules and no room for mistakes,” says Morris. “Keeping ahead of the game by investing in the best equipment available allows us to work quickly and efficiently and guarantee stunning results. The new Quantum Profiles will support us in offering even better solutions throughout 2015 and beyond.”

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As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit:

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.
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