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  • Martin Turns 25

    Martin Professional Marks 25 Years in 2012

    PLSN Staff | News | January 3, 2012

    AARHUS, Denmark — Martin Professional is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a variety of special events planned for 2012. The 25th anniversary is also being marked on the Martin website, as well as Martin Professional’s interactive Facebook page. Another milestone for 2012, according to Christian Engsted, president and CEO, is that “our LED-based products total more than 50 percent of our sales.” Read More...

  • Bob Boster

    Clear-Com Names Bob Boster President

    PLSN Staff | News | January 3, 2012

    ALAMEDA, CA — Clear-Com, an HME company, named Bob Boster president. Boster, previously vice president of worldwide sales, succeeds Matt Danilowicz who stepped down as president Dec. 31, 2011. Boster, who joined Clear-Com in 2006, is based in Alameda, CA and reports to Mitzi Dominguez, president of HME.

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  • Journey

    Journey Tours with Vari-Lite Gear from Epic Production Technologies

    PLSN Staff | News | December 28, 2011

    DALLAS - When LD Kevin “Deuce” Christopher and the production team set out to complete the design for Journey’s 2011 tour, he knew that video would be a key component. As the lights would be placed side-by-side to the video, brightness was essential, but he also needed a variety of characteristics to complement the variety of songs.  Christopher chose 44 VL3500 Wash and 28 VL3000 Spot luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite, supplied by Epic Production Technologies.

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  • Full Compass

    Full Compass Gives Tour to Aspiring College Students

    PLSN Staff | News | December 28, 2011

    MADISON, WI – Full Compass, a provider of professional audio, video, lighting, A/V and musical instrument sales, recently hosted a tour of their facility for aspiring college students. CEO/Owner Jonathan Lipp spoke about the challenges of the industry and offered advice for the students' future endeavors.

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  • CMT's 2011 Artist of the Year

    Bandit, LD Bob Peterson Team Up for CMT’s Artist of the Year

    PLSN Staff | News | December 28, 2011

    NASHVILLE - Bandit Lites and LD Bob Peterson worked together for CMT’s 2011 Artist of the Year show, which filmed Nov. 29 in Nashville and aired Dec. 13. Peterson and his lighting team used a variety of fixtures to light the honorees Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift.

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  • White's Chapel UMC

    Jands Vista Gets Festive at White’s Chapel UMC

    PLSN Staff | News | December 27, 2011

    DALLAS - Three Jands Vista T2 consoles are controlling lighting and media at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church (UMC) in Dallas, Texas. Church Creative Director Tim Georgeff had his wish of a festive facade carried out with the help of Alford Media’s Steve Alford and local graphic designer David Koss with the show, “Celebrate The Light.” Projected onto the front of the church, the light display drew crowds six times per night leading up to Christmas.
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  • Don Childs, 1943-2011

    In Memoriam: Don Childs, 1943-2011

    PLSN Staff | News | December 27, 2011

    STILLWATER, OK — Donald J. Childs, 68, a well-known lighting designer, scenic designer and educator, died Dec. 18 from complications following surgery. In a career spanning five decades, Childs designed over 200 plays, musicals, dance concerts and exhibitions for both academic and professional theatres. Read More...

  • Global Truss logo

    ADJ Group Introduces New Global Truss Logo; GLP Debuts Cosmic Truss Brand

    PLSN Staff | News | December 27, 2011

    LOS ANGELES – Global Truss America LLC, part of the ADJ Group, introduced a new logo for Global Truss products, including products marketed as Global Truss and Duratruss. GLP (German Light Products), which announced a “conclusion to the legal situation that occurred” over the Global Truss branding conflict, said it would be marketing truss under the Cosmic Truss brand.

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  • Panamax/Furman Updates MyBlueBOLT.com Certification, Training, and Partnership Resources

    PLSN Staff | News | December 27, 2011

    PETALUMA, CA — Panamax/Furman updated the certification process and training resources on MyBlueBOLT.com. Users of the BlueBOLT energy management and control platform can take advantage of new additions including the "Maximizing BlueBOLT" video orientation, which now details features such as auto-reboot, "connection lost" notifications, and an assisted setup of budget alerts in the energy management section.

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  • Lights at Sundance Square

    ETC Unison Mosaic Controls Sundance Square Light Display

    PLSN Staff | News | December 24, 2011

    MIDDLETON, WI - The downtown skyline of the historic Sundance Square in Fort Worth, TX has an enhanced lighting display this year. The new system employs approximately 7,600 LED fixtures mounted along the rooflines, vertical corners and windows of 20 different Sundance buildings. LD Dall Brown chose the ETC Unison Mosaic show-control system to allow Sundance Square employees to use their desktop computers to fire off their choice of programmed color sequences, effects or holiday shows programmed in by Jeff Mabray.

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  • Chicago's Lightscape

    Traxon & e:cue Create Chicago’s Lightscape Display

    PLSN Staff | News | December 24, 2011

    CHICAGO - This year the seasonal light display won’t be taken down and discarded, as in years past. The Chicago Loop Alliance partnered with Traxon & e:cue to add permanent lights that could be reprogrammed for new festive looks for all holidays and special occasions throughout the next five years. The display also syncs to music and announcements. The permanent lighting accents are called “Lightscape.”

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  • Old Navy windows

    Lightswitch Architectural Enlivens Retail Holiday Windows

    PLSN Staff | News | December 24, 2011

    NEW YORK - To draw shoppers to their stores for the holiday season, Old Navy called on Lightswitch with a challenge: to support five product lines from 'critter hats' to puffy jackets in a fun, interactive way that was in line with the retailer's look for flagship stores in New York and San Francisco.

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