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A Two-Venue Challenge for DNC Crew

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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...

GoVision Gears Up with Daktronics LED Panels

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• October 10, 2008
KELLER, TX — GoVision, a provider of large-scale LED video walls and mobile units, has added PST-12HD modular LED panels from Brookings, S.D.-based Daktronics Inc. to their rental inventory. Read More...

Scharff Weisberg Supports Fox News’ Political Coverage

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• October 9, 2008
NEW YORK — The Wolf Productions, LLC helped Fox News and its affiliates keep the public’s eye on both the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver and the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul, Minn., and without taking sides, Scharff Weisberg Lighting providing lighting packages for both events, lighting multiple broadcast workspaces. Read More...

3D Projectors Create Buzz for New HIVEs

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• October 9, 2008
MILWAUKEE, WI — Christie Digital Systems has designed and installed an immersive Christie TotalVIEW CAVE at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Dubbed an Human Interactive Virtual Education (HIVE), the exhibit gives visitors a virtual, 3D interactive experience. Read More...

Celine Dion Tour Using Wireless Control

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• October 9, 2008
SACRAMENTO, CA — Céline Dion’s Taking Chances tour has been a complex undertaking, with variations in the set and song list for English-speaking and French-speaking audiences, and a third variation for smaller venues. The 360-degree set also has 20 LED screens, one of which orbits the stage, plus conveyor belts and lifts. And the yearlong tour visits five continents, 24 countries and 84 cities, with a total of 120 performances. Read More...

LEDs Part of Moving Set for Janet Jackson Tour

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• October 9, 2008
UNCASVILLE, CT — A dynamic set, moving light rig and LED screen visuals combine to punch up three decades of hits for Janet Jackson’s Rock Witchu tour. The light rig, created by LD Vince Foster, has a total of 150 PixelLine 1044s. Read More...

Projecting a Green Future for Museum Complex

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• October 9, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco offers a planetarium, natural history museum and aquarium under one roof, and has embarked on a multi-year project to revamp its facilities in strict compliance with environmentally-friendly LEED standards. Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the Academy is using F10, F20 and F30 projectors from Norway’s projectiondesign for reopened exhibit areas, including the Morrison Planetarium, Hohfeld Hall pre-show area, the Water Planet exhibit and the Visualization Studio used for creating visual and audio content. Read More...

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