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In Memoriam: Michael Vergauwen, 52

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• June 29, 2009
Michael Vergauwen, 52, died June 28 in a drowning accident in Lake Michigan. Vergauwen was executive vice president and COO of AVI Systems and secretary/treasurer of InfoComm International. Read More...

ESTA Launches eSET Guide to Industry Lingo

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• June 29, 2009
NEW YORK — The ESTA Foundation launched eSET, an Internet-based source for terminology used within the entertainment technology industry. Read More...

ETCP Launches Web-Based Practice Exams

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• June 26, 2009
NEW YORK — Starting July 15, candidates thinking of taking ETCP’s  Rigger/Arena, Rigger/Theatre and Entertainment Electrician certification exams will have a new way to prepare for the tests. ETCP will be offering 50-question practice exams for each test for $35 at www.goamp.com. Read More...

In Memoriam: Winfield W. “Buz” Ward III, 59

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• June 26, 2009
Winfield W. “Buz” Ward III, age 59, who had worked in the music touring industry for more than 30 years, passed away June 20, 2009. Read More...

ETC Intros New iPhone iRFR, Plans to Donate Proceeds

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• June 25, 2009
MIDDLETON, WI — ETC is helping lighting technicians and programmers use their iPhones as lighting controllers. The company has released their iRFR (Radio Focus Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch), and said it would donate all the proceeds to industry-aid organizations Behind the Scenes and Light Relief. Read More...

Harkness Screens Helps Space Tourists on a Budget

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• June 24, 2009
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — Okay, maybe it only goes so far in simulating the G-forces and weightlessness. But taking a virtual journey into space via the new Shuttle Launch Experience doesn't set visitors back for anything more than what they already paid to get inside Kennedy Space Center — $38 per adult, $28 per child. Read More...

PNC Bank Uses Chauvet LEDs to Support Penguins

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• June 23, 2009
PITTSBURGH — Four stories above the sidewalk, workers placed lights inside a PNC Bank building to illuminate 10-foot-tall letters that collectively read, “Lets Go Pens,” supporting the Penguins, winners of the 2009 Stanley Cup. Read More...

Angstrom Lighting Hires Online Media Director

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• June 23, 2009
HOLLYWOOD — Angstrom Lighting named Johnny Cho director of online media. Cho will oversee the company’s Web site and its participation in social media and other electronic communication avenues. Read More...

InfoComm 2009 Show Report

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• June 22, 2009
ORLANDO — By the time the show floor opened at 9 a.m. on Wed., June 17, dozens of seminars and workshops had already taken place and hundreds of exhibitors spent countless hours setting up in the Orlando Convention Center, including roughly 50 exhibitors from the lighting industry. Read More...

Christie Projectors Used for 3D Holographic Interaction

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• June 19, 2009
ORLANDO — Three Christie Roadster HD18K DLP projectors transmitted live, interactive 3D holograms from London and Montreal to Orlando during the InfoComm show, building on the Musion Eyeliner’s previous work for corporate clients such as Speedo, pictured here. Read More...

PixelRange Gear Helps Transform Wavy Backdrop

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• June 18, 2009
CINCINNATI — Goodwin Lighting Services recently supplied a number of PixelLine 110s to light a wave set design for an insurance company’s annual sales meeting and party. The event was organized by Accent On Cincinnati. Read More...

Daktronics Debuts Black-Package LED Display at InfoComm

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• June 18, 2009
ORLANDO — Daktronics Inc. extended its PST product line with the PST-6i-b modular LED video panel, featured at InfoComm booth #2560. The 3-in-1 surface-mount device LED is designed for rental and staging applications and is the first in a series of black-package LED displays. Read More...

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