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Electrosonic Names Shakra Marketing Manager

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 15, 2008
BURBANK — Ramzi Shakra has recently joined Electrosonic Inc. as senior marketing manager.  He will be in charge of the company’s marketing efforts in the U.S. and support Electrosonic Group worldwide. He was formerly marketing director of Doremi Labs. Read More...

An On/Off Switch for DMX-Controlled Lighting

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 14, 2008

LOS ANGELES — Elation Professional’s DMX-16 System functions as an expandable DMX On/Off switch controller system that includes a 16-channel DMX-16SW control panel, two 4-channel DP-415 DMX switch packs and the cables needed to link the system together. Read More...

Rolling DJ Platform for Paul Oakenfold Lit with LEDs

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 14, 2008
BOSTON — Anolis ArcLine Outdoor Optic LED strips have been installed into Paul Oakenfold’s custom rolling riser DJ platform, which has been used for his opening sets on Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet world tour stadium shows. Read More...

A.C.T Lighting Announces Price Rollback

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 14, 2008
AGOURA HILLS, CA — A.C.T Lighting announced its intention to roll back pricing on MA Lighting products to match Oct. 2007 levels, attributing the company's decision to an unexpected increase in the value of the U.S. Dollar against the Euro. The company said the new pricing goes into effect immediately, and is good on all orders shipped between now and the end of calendar year 2008. Read More...

Musson Theatrical Expands Existing Facility

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 14, 2008
SANTA, CLARA, CA — Musson Theatrical, Inc. recently expanded into a new 35,000-square-foot space at its existing facility. “When the business that used to occupy the other half of the building that Musson occupies vacated, we saw  a golden opportunity to expand our business and improve service to our customers,” said Bob Downs, president.  Read More...

Church Invests in Video Production, Podcasting

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 14, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, CA — Northcreek Church (NCC), now in the third phase of a construction project that started two years ago, needed lighting, video and stage components for the new building being added to the church campus in response to an increase in church attendance, and relied on Michael Garrison Associates (MGA) to do the job. Read More...

A Two-Venue Challenge for DNC Crew

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 13, 2008
DENVER — The Democratic National Convention (DNC), which took place at the end of August, was in not one but two Denver landmarks, the Pepsi Center, shown here, and Invesco Field, home to the Denver Broncos. Two venues meant that Production Resource Group (PRG), which provided both lighting and scenery for this year’s DNC, would need to coordinate, assemble, construct and deliver two massive sets and two complete lighting systems, each facing strict deadlines for load-in and load-out. Read More...

City Theatrical Gets U.S. Patent for Wireless Gear

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 13, 2008
CARLSTADT, NJ — City Theatrical, a company that designs, develops and manufactures wireless DMX equipment, has been granted U.S. Patent number 7,432,803 for its wireless technology, which covers the transmission of DMX, RDM, and ACN via the means of FHSS (frequency hopping spread spectrum) radios as well as DHSS (direct sequence spread spectrum) radios, in the 2.4 GHz range. Also covered are the bi-directional broadcast of data, and the concept of a remote monitor for RDM and ACN. Read More...

Martin Departs TSC as ESOP Proceeds

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 13, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Glenn C. Martin III, president of Texas Scenic Company, announced his departure as the second phase of an ownership change within the company proceeds. “Five years ago, we began a program to transfer ownership of Texas Scenic Company to our strongest asset, our employees. This transition began with the sale of my family’s stock to the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The next step was for my shares to join my family’s,’” Martin said. Read More...

ESTA Sponsors Behind the Scenes Raffle

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 13, 2008
NEW YORK, NY — The ESTA Foundation is sponsoring Behind the Scenes 2008 raffle prizes at the LDI show Oct. 24-26. The winner will receive a $10,000 gift certificate for travel anywhere in the world. Second prize is a $2,500 Amazon gift card and third prize is a $1,000 Amazon gift card. Read More...

Chauvet Announces Staff Appointments

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 10, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, FL — Chauvet recently named Roland Gelman as product marketing manager and appointed Mike Graham sales support manager. Gelman previously worked as product manager for Black & Decker’s lighting portfolio, which includes LED work lights, rechargeable spotlights and lanterns. Graham held several positions at Coemar USA including customer and technical services manager and regional sales manager. Read More...

Planning a Meeting for Meeting Planners

PLSN Webdesk • News • October 10, 2008
LAS VEGAS — Planning a gathering for professional meeting planners raises the question. How do you wow the people who try to wow others? For an opening reception for Meeting Planners International, held recently at a Caesars Palace ballroom, Encore Productions used 32 digital lighting fixtures from High End Systems. Read More...

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