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Ferrari Reveals its California Model at Charity Event

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• October 8, 2008
SANTA MONICA, CA — Using a fashion-show runway built into a private airplane hangar, Ferrari revealed its California model at a charity event with an assortment of AV elements supplied by AV Concepts. Arnold Schwarzenegger and about 1,000 other guests attended the event, followed by a charity auction for one of the cars. Read More...

Touch-Activated Dance Floor at Eyecandy Lounge

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• October 8, 2008
LAS VEGAS — The Eyecandy Sound Lounge at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino has a touch-activated dance floor made of LED tiles using an array of 140 pressure sensors that track the dancers’ steps and generate interactive visuals under their feet. The 20-foot-by-14-foot dance floor was integrated by Canadian-based Réalisations.net using a Medialon Show and Media Control system, which uses a database of still images and videos for the underfoot visuals. Read More...

Freitas Named to New Post at Electrosonic

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• October 8, 2008
BURBANK, CA — Electrosonic has named Leonardo Freitas to the new position of associate vice president of product distribution.  He will be based in Burbank and report to Electrosonic president Jim Bowie. Freitas was formerly regional director for Latin America at Tandberg. Read More...

Melissa Etheridge Tour Keeps it Green with LEDs

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• October 7, 2008

KANSAS CITY, MO — Melissa Etheridge makes no secret about her concern for the environment. She won an Academy Award for her song featured in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s film on global warming. She also posts “Green Tips” on her Web site, www.melissaetheridge.com . So it’s only fitting that for her 2008 Revival Tour, Etheridge’s lighting director David Hamilton helped keep things green with an LED fixture that saves energy, lights the stage with fewer fixtures, and has lamps with a long life, resulting in less waste for landfills.
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Exhibitors Show Their Cards in Vegas

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• October 7, 2008
LAS VEGAS — This year’s LDI Conference & Tradeshow took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 24-26. More than 400 companies put their cards on the table from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26. Read More...

Keith Urban Adds Video Looks to Summer Tour

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• October 7, 2008
When Keith Urban joined Kenny Chesney’s 2008 Poets & Pirates tour, the F LED 11 semi-transparent LED screen chosen by production designer Marc Brickman went along for the ride. Supplied by XL Video, the F LED 11 is one-fifth the weight of comparable LED tiles, simplifying installation in venues with low rigging weight limits, and XL Video can provide an optional lightweight touring frame as well. Read More...

Mobile Stage Facility Built to LEED Standards

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• October 7, 2008
L’ASSOMPTION, Quebec — Stageline Group opened a second building here that has been built to comply with LEED certification standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for energy efficiency specified by the Canada Green Building Council. The new building, in fact, runs on hydroelectricity, and the operation of the building does not rely on the use of fuels at all. Read More...

Everlast Named Elation’s East Coast Service Center

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• October 7, 2008
DANIA BEACH, FL — Elation Professional announced that Everlast Productions, based here, will serve as Elation Professional’s East Coast service center. The move will enable customers on the East Coast to have warranty and non-warranty authorized repairs on Elation products performed at Everlast by technicians trained at Elation’s factory in California. Read More...

AV Animates Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center

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• October 7, 2008
GETTYSBURG, PA — The Museum & Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, which opened earlier this year and recently unveiled its restored Cyclorama painting, uses a wide assortment of AV gear to help inform visitors and give them a sense for the historic significance of the battlefields nearby, which served as a turning point in the American civil war. Read More...

J. R. Clancy Adds International Sales Manager

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• September 22, 2008
SYRACUSE, NY — J. R. Clancy, Inc. has hired Charles B. Shatzkin as international sales manager, part of the company’s plan to increase overseas sales of its products. Shatzkin, a working lighting designer, also has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, sales and public relations, plus experience in technical theatre. Read More...

Free Rigging Data Slide Rule Returns

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• July 18, 2008
SYRACUSE, NY — For the 20th year,  J. R. Clancy is giving away free slide rules to rigging technology dealers and installers. The newly revised sixth edition of the Clancy Slide Rule is made to be easy-to-use, fit in a shirt pocket, and give riggers a way to quickly calculate ratios and measurements commonly used in rigging. Read More...

PowerLift Winch Series from J.R. Clancy

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• July 3, 2008

SYRACUSE, NY — J. R. Clancy, Inc. said its new PowerLift variable speed 0-20 feet per minute motorized winch can minimize “bouncing” at the start or end of a move. The new winch (product number 018-P0220V) has a load capacity of 2,000 pounds. The company is also introducing its PowerLift fixed speed 20 feet per minute motorized winch (product number 018-P0212), with a load capacity of 1,200 pounds.

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