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Rosco Raises Another $4,100 for Light Relief

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LONDON — Since 2003, when Rosco introduced #313 Light Relief Yellow to its Supergel range, the company has contributed more than $19,000 to the U.K. charity Light Relief, and at PLASA09 one of the charity’s trustees, John Simpson, accepted a check for the latest donation of over $4,100 (about £2,500). Read More...

Finnish Battle of the Choirs Lit with Clay Paky Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LAHTI, Finland — Called Kuorosota, or Battle of the Choirs, this Finnish singing contest is a choir-meets-Rock ’n’ Roll showdown that forgoes the stoic formalities of a traditionally robed choir. As such, it warranted an elaborate staging and lighting setup that included Clay Paky’s Alpha Beam 300.  Read More...

iPhone App Raises $2,800 for Light Relief

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LONDON — When ETC introduced its iRFR (Radio Focus Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch) four months ago, Luke Delwiche from ETC Tech Services in London suggested that the profits be shared between Light Relief and its U.S. equivalent, Behind the Scenes. Read More...

First Night Riders Get Ready to Roll

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LONDON — Inspired by the Long Reach Long Riders, a group of theatrically-inclined bikers has formed in the U.K. to raise money for The Theatrical Guild, which offers support to those working backstage and in front of house. Read More...

Multi-Lite UK Under New Management, Moves to New Location

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 25, 2009
GREENFORD, U.K. — Multi-Lite (UK) Ltd. announced a change of management following Guy Merchant’s departure from the company, naming Mark Anderson general manager. Read More...

Litec Announces Plans for CM Hoist Training Sessions in Italy

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 24, 2009
MOGLIANO VENETO, Italy — Litec is responding to an increased demand for hands-on training with two CM Certified training classes in Oct. 12-13 and Nov. 16-17 at its facility here, near Venice. The two-day training sessions are geared for  anyone dealing with CM Lodestar products on a regular basis, including touring and in-house repair technicians. Class size is limited to 15. Read More...

South African Tattoo Gets Energy-Efficient with Gearhouse SA

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 17, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa supplied all technical production, including, lighting, power, structures, audience seating and sound, for the 2009 South African Tattoo at Montecasino, balancing visual dynamics with more energy-efficient gear. Read More...

Cooper Controls Realigns LightProcessor, Cogent Brands

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 16, 2009
LONDON — Cooper Controls announced a strategic shift for its LightProcessor (lighting control) and Cogent (LED) brands, which had established their own separate brand identities before they were acquired. Read More...

Production Services Ireland Manages Three-Gig Weekend

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 15, 2009
BELFAST —Northern Irish lighting rental company Production Services Ireland had a busy Bank Holiday weekend, servicing three major events — a gig for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in St. George’s Market, a three-day Belsonic Festival staged at Customs House Square and “Live at the Castle” in Carrickfergus. Read More...

Broadcast Pix Unveils iPixPad Application for iPhone and iPod

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 15, 2009
AMSTERDAM — Broadcast Pix introduced its new iPixPad application for Apple iPhone and iPod. iPixPad is expected to be available as a free download from the online Apple Store in October. Read More...

Wybron Powers Martin RADAR, Expands iPhone Gobo Library

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 15, 2009
LONDON — Martin Professional has unveiled their Martin RADAR, an RDM communicational protocol and information system powered by Wybron’s Infogate and Infostore technology, at PLASA 09. Read More...

D.T.S. Names Lightfactor Distributor for U.K., Ireland

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 14, 2009
LONDON — D.T.S. named Lightfactor its exclusive U.K. and Irish distributor. Lightfactor’s sales manager, Peter Coles, noted that Lightfactor will also be appointing a series of sub-distributors for selected D.T.S. product groups. Pictured here is Coles, left, with Franco Zaghini, DTS VP of sales. Read More...

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