Nexo hits home: first sale in France

Brittany-based light and sound specialist West Evenement has become the first French rental company to supply a Nexo STM system to its clients.
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Light and sound specialist West Evenement has become the first French rental company to supply a Nexo STM system to its clients. Based in Rennes, Brittany, West Evenement will carry an inventory of 24 x M46 Main, 24x B112 Bass and 24x S118 Sub modules, powered by Nexo’s NUAR universal amp racks. “We love to be first!” joked West Evenement’s sales and integration manager, Ismaël Hifda. “At the end of 2011, we decided 2012 would be the year of change. We went round the world as we considered the major players of the industry in our quest to find a new partner. Responding to our urgent challenge, Nexo presented us with the STM project.” In May of last year, Nexo had a prototype version of STM ready for West Evenement to audition. “My reaction was, my god, they did it,” said Hifda. “Our decision was made, that was the system we needed. It represents a big evolution in terms of its rigging, the distance covered thanks to the quality of the HF section, the power and, of course, its modularity, which means that it can go out every week in different configurations. Just recently, for example, it was being used in a small configuration for a gala dinner event, with two systems stacked directly on stage. The next big event will be at the Olympia in Paris.” Hifda believes that, due to its modularity, STM will represent a huge change in the way rental systems update their inventories in the future. “Companies will no longer need to own three or four different systems,” he says. “Once you own STM, two will be enough.” www.nexo.fr

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