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  • UVLD Lights Hyundai at LA Auto Show

    PLSN Staff | News | January 11, 2009
    LOS ANGELES —  Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) partnered with Martin Brinkerhoff Associates (MBA) to light Hyundai’s Green initiatives for the automotive press  at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  The manufacturers’ complete product line was then shown to the public. Read More...
  • LightParts Marks Five Years

    PLSN Staff | News | January 9, 2009AUSTIN, TX — LightParts Inc. marked five years since its incorporation. Don Pugh and Robert Mokry founded the company in Jan. 2004 as a service center for High End Systems’ legacy products, such as Intellabeam, Emulator, Dataflash, Laser Chorus and others. Read More...
  • Robe Gear Used for Segments of New Years Show

    PLSN Staff | News | January 9, 2009
    NEW YORK — LD Lee Rose of Design Partners Inc. used Robe’s ColorSpot 1200E ATs and REDWash 3-192 LED wash lights for portions of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve aired on ABC. Dick Clark has hosted the show since 1973. Since 2005, Ryan Seacrest has hosted the outdoor show in Times Square with Clark based in a studio. Read More...
  • Strand Lighting Opens New Office in NY

    PLSN Staff | News | January 9, 2009NEW YORK — Strand Lighting has opened a new office in Manhattan to serve the New York market. The company also named Phil Folene, previously the inside sales rep for Strand’s New York representative, to direct customer support in the city. Folene joins Pete Borchetta, northeast regional manager, and Bobby Harrell, lighting designer and controls specialist, in the new office. Read More...
  • Rigger Takes Part in Winter Solstice Performance

    PLSN Staff | News | January 8, 2009
    NEW YORK — Since 1967, the Paul Winter Consort has embraced musical styles and instruments from African, Asian, and South American cultures and fusing those rhythms with American jazz. Sapsis Rigging’s support of the group’s Winter Solstice performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine included hoisting one of its riggers about 70 feet high. The rigger, Scott “Gong Guy” Sloan, also happens to be a musician, and he performed with the group by playing a suspended 8-foot-diameter tam. Read More...
  • SurgeX Merges North American Operations with ESP

    PLSN Staff | News | January 7, 2009
    PIPERSVILLE, PA — SurgeX has merged its North American operations with Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. (ESP). SurgeX management will join the ESP team and all product manufacturing will be consolidated into ESP’s facility in Zebulon, N.C.  Michael McCook, SurgeX senior principal, pictured here at left, and Steve Cole, ESP president, right, made the announcement. Read More...
  • Bruce Ferri Opens Lighting Design Firm

    PLSN Staff | News | January 7, 2009NEW YORK — Television lighting designer Bruce Ferri opened his own design firm, Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA), which will focus on multi-camera television productions. Ferri, who was part of New York City Lites for the last 24 years, has worked on projects telecast by ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX and many of the cable networks. Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Roger Bigger, 65

    PLSN Staff | News | January 7, 2009HICKSVILLE, NY — Roger Bigger, 65, an employee at Lite-Trol Service Company for 14 years, died Nov. 18, 2008. Bigger, who had previously worked with defense contractors and their power supplies, assumed the lead role in Lite-Trol’s shop operations after joining the company in 1994, overseeing, managing and performing shop repairs and rehabs. Read More...
  • Mobile Video Screens Ready for Inauguration

    PLSN Staff | News | January 7, 2009
    WASHINGTON, DC — Truck-mounted video screens are ready to join what may turn out to be a crowd of more than a million people on the Capitol Steps and National Mall when Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th U.S. president. The high-res mobile screens, the largest of which is 19 feet by 33 feet in size, are manufactured by Daktronics Inc. and provided by GoVision LP. Read More...
  • Martin Maxedia Broadcast Optimized for HD Playback

    PLSN Staff | News | January 7, 2009
    Martin Professional’s Maxedia Broadcast media composer and playback device has been optimized for playback of HD content with quad core processors, 1080p playback support and two dedicated engine outputs. Nearly a terabyte of drive space in a RAID array is available to support large shows. Two graphics cards provide a dedicated user interface plus two engine outputs. The Maxedia Broadcast also offers a touchscreen-optimized user interface, a library of media content and 16 screen view options. Maxedia can drive display devices ranging from plasma screens to projectors and LED displays. The product is sold as a complete system, and every Maxedia is tested to ensure high standards. Read More...
  • ETC Adds NE Architectural Regional Manager

    PLSN Staff | News | January 6, 2009
    NEW YORK — ETC appointed Craig Fox as the company’s northeast architectural regional manager. He will work out of the Middleton, Wis.-based company’s New York office.  George Doukas, who held that role prior to Fox, will focus on the southeast U.S. sales region and will be based in ETC’s Orlando office. Read More...
  • Coffin Structures Add Life to Metallica Visuals

    PLSN Staff | News | January 6, 2009
    MILWAUKEE, WI — Amplifying the coffin motif on their latest release, Death Magnetic, Metallica’s current tour is getting visual life with eight 2-ton lighting structures equipped with 56 Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights. Read More...
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