Rental and Staging AV Market Solutions

Live events are often costly and you will only get one chance to make that first impression. Equipment for those events are typically rented, as a one-off show does not necessarily justify a big investment in equipment, which makes Rental and Staging services a substantial segment of the A/V market.


Rental & Staging industry players rely on Lightware equipment for their reliability, built-in segment-specific device features, and probably the best support services in the A/V manufacturing industry.

It is one of Lightware’s core values to develop and improve our products by listening to the voice, and delivering to the needs of the industry, which is especially true when it comes to Rental and Staging. We offer a wide range of equipment to meet the great variety of their audio, video and signal management needs.

Lightware devices feature services easing installation and serving secure and safe operation during the show. Most features are controllable from the front panel for quick and easy setting on the scene. MX series feature redundancy options for power source, with n+1 and n+2 redundant power supplies, possibly connecting to separate power lines.

Our latest ’R-type edition’ MX2-16x16-HDMI20-R and  MX2-24x24-HDMI20-R matrix switchers and their audio-enhanced variants are compatible with the HDMI 2.0 standard, have rugged, reinforced control RS-232 and Ethernet ports, and dual redundant power connectors to withstand the everyday wear and tear. The HDMI20-OPTC-TX/RX220 Pro optical extender pair is also designed for rental use with safety mounting threads on top and the side for truss bridges, hook-up loops on front and also available with several types of robust connector types. Our HDMI20-OPTJ-TX/RX90 optical extenders also feature a massive metal casing, while their extended length port saver HDMI and USB cables help easy placement and allow cable break-free long term use. You can also easily mount them anywhere thanks to the built-in loops for hook-and-loop fasteners (aka Velcro straps).

Our devices are designed and tested to qualify and exceed specifications and also customer expectation. Most parts are industrial grade with gold plated PCBs to ensure reliability and long lifetime.

Rental and Staging applications:

  • Live Events
  • Theatres
  • Concert Venues
  • Theme Parks
  • Entertainment Facilities

Case Studies:

  Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE