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CBeeBies Beasts Roam Amid Video Scenery

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 6, 2009
LONDON — With a life-sized giraffe and elephant to contend with, AV supplier XL Events said the CBeeBies Live Treasure Hunt arena tour has been anything but child’s play. "This is the 4th year that I have been involved in this project and every year brings a new set of challenges,” said XL Events' Rich Rowley. 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...

Pyrotek Introduces Modular Fire-Screen Unit

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 6, 2009
Pyrotek Special Effects’ Fire-Screen propane flame effects use a modular programmable pixel-based unit for control, which can be adjusted from high to moderate speeds. The Fire-Screen systems let users shoot a lazy flame bar or fire jets to create a wall of fire on cue that measures up to eight feet in height. Read More...

Bulbtronics LED Lighting Guide Now Online

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 6, 2009
Bulbtronics, Inc., an international lighting and battery distributor, has released an LED catalog on the Internet. This catalog displays Bulbtronics’ full spectrum of LED retrofit offerings to replace halogens, incandescents, miniature based bulbs and more. Comprised of over 80 LED products, Bulbtronics has selected LEDs for a wide variety of products and applications. Bulbtronics reviews its product line on a regular basis to include up-to-date technologies. Read More...

Visuals Join the Music on “Unsilent Night”

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 5, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, ON — The snow fell silently, but the hundreds of participants in Cambridge’s “Unsilent Night” event walked through it to the rhythms of music coming from a variety of boom boxes, MP3 players and other sources after switching four different tracks of music on simultaneously and then trekking from Cambridge City Hall to downtown and back. Read More...

ESTA/USITT Plan Control Protocols Workshop

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 5, 2009
CINCINNATI — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have announced a Control Protocols Workshop to be held March 16 and 17 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, two days prior to the USITT National Conference. The workshop registration deadline is March 9. Read More...

CAST Files Civil Action Against ETC

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 5, 2009
MADISON, WI — CAST Group of Companies Inc, the developers of the WYSIWYG lighting design software, have filed a civil action against Electronic Theatre Controls for alleged copyright infringement, breach of contract and misrepresentation related to the distribution agreement between the two parties dating back to the year 2000. Read More...

London Rings In New Year’s Projection

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 5, 2009
LONDON — E/T/C London projected video images onto the 353-foot-height Shell building for the Mayor of London’s 2009 New Year’s Eve festivities. E/T/C has worked with producers Jack Morton Worldwide on the event for the last five years, but this was the first time projected video was used for the event. Read More...

Littlite LLX Gooseneck Connector

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 5, 2009
Littlite’s LLX, a new XLR gooseneck light connector used on all X and XR series gooseneck task lights, can be assembled at the factory as a straight or right angle connector with three, four or five-pin connectors. The insert pins can be rotated 360 degrees in 90-degree increments to accommodate any position of the XLR panel socket. Additionally, the LLX can accommodate multiple goosenecks.  The metal shell is specifically designed to securely capture the gooseneck assembly and prevent the gooseneck from loosening during use. The LLX will be standard on all Littlite X and XR series gooseneck task lights beginning in the first quarter of 2009.  The LLX will also be available as an OEM product for select manufacturers. Read More...

Stage Research Video 101 Manager Captures Live Feeds

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 1, 2009
NORTHFIELD, OH — Stage Research’s Video 101 Manager can now do more than  play video directly from SFX software.  It has just been upgraded to let the producer/stage technician route live video as an input. This new function of Video 101 Manager will let the end-user mix and blend live, and/or canned, motion over dance, musical performance, theater, or even corporate (sales/training/motivation) podium/panel presentations. Read More...

Classic Rock Looks for U.K.’s Thunder

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 31, 2008
LONDON — LD Ian “Scampi” Bintliff is known for making even a modestly-sized rig look larger than it actually is, and the Bang tour for U.K. rockers Thunder, staged in a wide variety of venues, was no exception. Blackburn-based HSL once again supplied lighting equipment and crew, managed by Howard Dean. Read More...

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