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L.A. Live’s Tree Flashes with 11,187 XL Spheres

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• December 5, 2008
LOS ANGELES — It may not whisper Currier & Ives, but the Christmas tree at Nokia Plaza near Staples Center, switched on by Britney Spears Dec. 4, is heralding the opening of L.A. Live with an intense, pulsing video spectacle called The Light of the Angels. The show links video imagery from the 54-foot-high metal tree’s 11,187 XL Sphere units to 12 surrounding video screens, which are permanently installed. The free spectacle is appearing nightly through Dec. 31. Read More...

A Moving Set Takes its Place on the High Seas

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• December 5, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Once Upon A Dream, one of the shows playing in repertoire for guests on Princess Cruises’ 3,080-passenger Ruby Princess, which launched in November, requires moving walls to transform the set into a variety of different shapes and sizes — all on the high seas, of course. Read More...

Hanna Theatre Gets Automated Hoists

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• December 4, 2008
CLEVELAND — When the newly renovated Hanna Theatre reopened earlier this fall, the moving set pieces for the opening production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth were lifted by 48 PowerLift Automated Hoists, which were provided by J. R. Clancy, Inc. and installed by Beck Studios. Read More...

Wireless Controls for Highway Beautification Project

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• December 4, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The intersection of I-25 and I-40, called the “Big-I,” is getting more eye-appeal after dusk with a landscape lighting project controlled with the help of W-DMX from Wireless Solutions. The project, a joint effort funded by the state of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque, lights walls, trees and art pieces using a single W-DMX wireless transmitter and multiple W-DMX receivers. Read More...

Da-Lite’s Wendy Long Named VP of Marketing

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• December 4, 2008
WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company named Wendy Long as the company’s vice president of marketing.  Long began her career at Da Lite15 years ago. After serving as sales partner, Long was named product manager, and, in 2006, director of marketing. Read More...

A Tall Order for Walgreens’ Times Square Store

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• December 3, 2008
NEW YORK — D3 LED, a digital display engineering and manufacturing company, got a tall order: Walgreens’ 325-foot tall wraparound LED sign at One Times Square, which is also home to the descending ball that accompanies the televised countdown to New Year’s Eve. Read More...

LA ProPoint Moves to Larger Facility

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• December 3, 2008
SUN VALLEY, CA — LA ProPoint, a stage and show systems design and engineering firm, has moved its headquarters to a larger facility. The new 27,000 square foot facility is nearly double the size of the company’s previous location, which had also been located in Sun Valley, Calif. Read More...

ESTA/USITT Wholehog 3 Training Sessions

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• December 3, 2008
VAN NUYS, CA — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have set Feb. 17 and 18 as the dates for training sessions on High End Systems’ Wholehog 3 console. The sessions will take place at the facility maintained here by High End Systems and the Media and Entertainment Division of Barco Lighting Systems, Inc. Read More...

Interactive Art Driven by Pulse of New Yorkers

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• December 3, 2008
NEW YORK — Conceptual artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive lighting installation, Pulse Park, involved 200 theatrical spotlights activated by the heart rates of visitors to Madison Square Park. Their pulse rates sent a matrix of light across the park’s Oval Lawn. Scharff Weisberg installed the 750-watt ellipsoidal spotlights bordering two sides of the central lawn. Read More...

Ocean Optics Acquires Oerlikon Optics USA

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• December 3, 2008
DUNEDIN, FL — Ocean Optics, Inc. has acquired Oerlikon Optics USA, a supplier of custom optical components and subassemblies. Under terms of the agreement, Oerlikon’s Golden, Colo.-based operation, including plant assets and customer and supplier relationships, will be integrated into Ocean Optics’ Largo, Fla.-based Thin Films Division. Read More...

Da-Lite, HD Projection Consultant Form Partnership

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• December 2, 2008
WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions have entered into a strategic partnership to design, develop and manufacture high definition projection screens for film production and other markets.  Da-Lite is a leading manufacturer of projection screens and Joe Kane Productions (JKP) is an HD projection consultant. Read More...

CSL Sales Team Members Get Color Kinetics Certified

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• December 2, 2008
NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting reported that CSL dealer sales managers Rick Fallon, John Ebert and Seth Scott have achieved Philips Color Kinetics certifications. Their certifications demonstrate their knowledge of Philips Color Kinetics products and technology. Read More...

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