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Visuals Join the Music on “Unsilent Night”

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• January 5, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, ON — The snow fell silently, but the hundreds of participants in Cambridge’s “Unsilent Night” event walked through it to the rhythms of music coming from a variety of boom boxes, MP3 players and other sources after switching four different tracks of music on simultaneously and then trekking from Cambridge City Hall to downtown and back. Read More...

ESTA/USITT Plan Control Protocols Workshop

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• January 5, 2009
CINCINNATI — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have announced a Control Protocols Workshop to be held March 16 and 17 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, two days prior to the USITT National Conference. The workshop registration deadline is March 9. Read More...

CAST Files Civil Action Against ETC

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• January 5, 2009
MADISON, WI — CAST Group of Companies Inc, the developers of the WYSIWYG lighting design software, have filed a civil action against Electronic Theatre Controls for alleged copyright infringement, breach of contract and misrepresentation related to the distribution agreement between the two parties dating back to the year 2000. Read More...

Keeping the Lights Burning at UT

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• December 30, 2008
KNOXVILLE, TN — Those who support education pass the benefits of scholarly enlightenment to the next generation. So it was entirely appropriate that the invitation-only dinner that marked the completion of a new six-story, 174,000-square-foot building at the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration was a brightly-lit affair. Read More...

Vectorworks 2009, in Spanish

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• December 30, 2008
COLUMBIA, MD — Nemetschek North America released a Spanish-language version of Vectorworks 2009 design software, including Designer, Architect, Landmark, Fundamentals, and Renderworks. The company is also supporting the sale of the product with a portion of its Web site written in Spanish. Read More...

ETC and Lightronics Settle Patent Lawsuit

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• December 30, 2008
MIDDLETON, WI — Electronic Theatre Controls Inc. (ETC) and Lightronics Inc. announced that they have reached a settlement of ETC's patent infringement lawsuit against Lightronics respecting the U.S. patents covering the ETC Source Four ellipsoidal spotlight. The Source Four patents are owned by inventors David W. Cunningham and Gregory F. Esakoff and are the subject of an exclusive license to ETC. Read More...

Dollywood’s Polar Express Uses “4D” Effects

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• December 29, 2008
PIGEON FORGE, TN — The Dollywood theme park’s Christmas celebration was updated for 2008 with The Polar Express 4D Experience, which added scents and motion seats to a 3D movie experience created by two Digital Projection Lightning 45 HD-3D projectors. Read More...

Da-Lite 3D Projector Stackers

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• December 29, 2008
WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company announces the introduction of its new 3D Projector Stackers.  Constructed from an aluminum extrusion with steel projector cradles, Da-Lite’s 3D Projector Stackers are designed for front or rear projection stereoscopic 3D displays.  They are available with two shelf sizes: 10” by 19” or 19” by 33.5,” and each unit has two cradles to mount two projectors in either a table top or inverted format. Each cradle offers a variety of fine-tuning adjustments to ease image alignment. Read More...

Bandit Lites’ Angel Tree Shoppers Help Charities

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• December 26, 2008
KNOXVILLE, TN — A Grinch-like economy didn’t keep Bandit Lites from its holiday tradition of setting up an Angel Tree — which includes toy and clothing suggestions for a local family in need — at each of its locations. In fact, donations for 2008 exceeded those for 2007. Read More...

Happy Holidays!

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• December 24, 2008
We here at PLSN would like to take a moment to wish you all a very happy and joyous holiday season. Enjoy the snow and the shows, and have a great new year! Read More...

Miami Dolphins Show Their Holiday Colors

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• December 23, 2008
MIAMI — Lighting the exterior of a stadium and a row of palm trees aqua and orange to convey a holiday message may seem a little twisted at first, but it’s certainly no stranger than the image of a dolphin wearing a football helmet. Give it a little time, and it won’t seem strange at all. Read More...

Draft Standard for Power Feeder Cables

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• December 23, 2008
The draft standard BSR E1.18-1 - 200x, Standard for the Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Entertainment and Live-Event Industries, is available for free download and public review at ESTA's Web site through Feb. 23, 2009. Read More...

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