The Show goes on with HARTING connectors

The finale of the 56th Eurovision Song Contest, which was broadcast live from the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf on May 14, 2011, met the high expectations for the show. A total of 35,000 spectators followed the spectacular finale of the live show. Some 13.83 million viewers watched the Eurovision Song Contest on German television, and around 120 million people around the world followed the event on their televisions. The Düsseldorf soccer stadium was briefly transformed into Europe's largest television studio for this major event.

90 chain hoists helped change the scenes on the stage. The precise raising and lowering of stage backdrops with chain hoists calls for the most advanced and precise motor controllers. HARTING connectors have been designed for direct connection to motors and to the distributed controllers. The robust Han® 16 B connector solutions support the technical requirements with a high degree of protection (IP 65/67). They can also be swiftly and securely inserted, particularly under tight time constraints.