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Luminus Devices Names Keith T. S. Ward President and CEO

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• July 22, 2009
BILLERICA, MA — Luminus Devices Inc., developer and manufacturer of PhlatLight LEDs, named Keith T.S. Ward as its president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Prior to joining Luminus Devices, Ward was president and chief operating officer of EYE Lighting International of North America. Read More...

WSCTC To Require ETCP-Certified Riggers, Supervisors

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• July 21, 2009
SEATTLE — The Washington State Convention & Trade Center (WSCTC) said that starting Oct. 1, 2009, most of its aerial and ground-supported rigging will need to be installed by ETCP-certified rigger. In addition, rigging supervisors must be ETCP certified and will be required to submit inspection and approval documentation to the WSCTC for all rigging installations. Read More...

Long Reach Long Riders Reach Fundraising Milestone

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• July 21, 2009
PHILADELPHIA—The Long Reach Long Riders have received more than $35,000 in donations for this year’s ride, lifting their overall total raised since they began the ride in 2004 to more than $200,000. Read More...

ICIF Creates Michael Vergauwen Education Fund

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• July 21, 2009
FAIRFAX, VA — InfoComm International’s foundation, the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF), has dedicated a new education fund to the memory of Michael Vergauwen, the COO of AVI Systems and officer of InfoComm International, who died in an accident on June 28. Read More...

The Saturdays Tour U.K. with Bandit Lites

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• July 20, 2009
LONDON —The Saturdays, an all-girl band formed with two former members of S Club 7 Juniors, generated four top 10 singles with their first album, Chasing Lights, and recently embarked on their first headlining tour of the U.K. supported by LD Vince Foster and a rig supplied by Bandit Lites. Read More...

NOAA Uses Vista Systems Spyder for Hurricane Forecasting

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• July 17, 2009
MIAMI — With the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season officially underway, the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is once again relying on Vista Systems’ Spyder for processing, formatting and displaying high-resolution meteorological data for media briefings and internal presentations. Read More...

CAD Technology Named ESP Vision Distributor in Central and South America

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• July 15, 2009
LAS VEGAS — ZZYZX, Inc., which sells and supports ESP Vision products worldwide, announced that CAD Technology has been named ESP Vision distributor for Central and South America. CAD Technology will also be responsible for training and support in the region. Read More...

Six Flags’ Bizarro Roller Coaster Gets New Lights from Elation

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• July 15, 2009

JACKSON, NJ — Plunging 132 feet at 60 m.p.h. with its passengers’ feet dangling in mid-air, the Bizarro roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, formerly known as the Medusa, was already pretty good at giving its riders a thrill. Read More...

Thacher School Students Learn with ETC’s Ion

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• July 15, 2009
OJAI, CA — The Thacher School has a performing arts program that reflects the creative culture of its surrounding area, including the annual Ojai Musical Festival and the presence of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, just 75 miles to the southeast. Read More...

Chauvet Answers the Call for Texas Church Installation

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• July 13, 2009
NEEDVILLE, TX — Travis Scharn with NLFX Professional learned just two weeks prior to an installation at the Creekside Christian Fellowship that the lighting he had specified was unavailable. Scharn turned to Chauvet and was not disappointed. Read More...

All Three ETCP Exams To Be Given During LDI 2009

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• July 13, 2009
ORLANDO — All three ETCP examinations will be given at the November 2009 LDI show. The entertainment electrician exam is scheduled for Nov. 20; the arena rigging exam is to be given the morning of Nov. 21  and the theatre rigging exam is scheduled for that afternoon. Candidates who wish to take multiple exams will receive a discount for the second exam. Read More...

Paley Center for Media Taps BSCM for Kissinger Conference Room

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• July 10, 2009
NEW YORK — Big Show Construction Management (BSCM) served as construction manager for the Kissinger Global Conference Room at The Paley Center for Media’s midtown Manhattan location at 25 West 52 Street.  Read More...

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