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Lighting Control is Child’s Play at Pretend City Childrens Museum

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 24, 2009
IRVINE, CA — An amphitheater with LED theatrical lighting is one of 20 exhibits in the newly opened Pretend City Children’s Museum, a 28,000-square foot pint-sized city where kids up to 8 years in age are invited to explore, play and learn. Read More...

Kentucky Church Using Broadcast Pix for Sunday Broadcasts

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 24, 2009
LEXINGTON, KY — Immanuel Baptist Church broadcasts its Sunday service to thousands of households live on WLEX-TV, the local NBC affiliate. In June, the church installed a Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 integrated production system to ensure a polished look. Read More...

Compulite Vector Violet and Vector Ultra Violet consoles

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• September 24, 2009
Compulite’s Vector Violet and Ultra Violet consoles, introduced at PLASA 09, were designed in response to requests from touring lighting designers and venues for compact dimensions without skimping on power or functionality. Read More...

Berger Appointed Broadcast Product Manager of Vaddio

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• September 23, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Vaddio named Andrew Berger as its broadcast product manager. Vaddio has more than 20 years experience in the broadcast industry with technical, business, marketing and product development experience. In his new role, Berger will identify market needs in the broadcast industry and be responsible for implementing Vaddio's broadcast products and channel strategy. Read More...

Norcostco Opens New Location Led by Hirsch

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• September 22, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Norcostco Inc., a theatrical design, sales and supply company, opened a new project design and sales office in Colorado Springs, Colo. to better serve their clients in Southern Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. The location will be run by Derry D. Hirsch, who has been the head of outside sales and design for over seven years at the Minneapolis home office. Read More...

Arup Names Robert Young Senior Theatre Consultant

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• September 22, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Arup has named Robert Young senior theatre consultant. He will lead West Coast theatre design operations from Arup’s Los Angeles office.  Read More...

Dennis DeYoung to Host Parnelli Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 21, 2009
LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Directors has announced that Dennis DeYoung will be hosting the Parnelli Awards Nov. 20 in Orlando. DeYoung wrote and performed “Come Sail Away,” “Babe," "Lady" and many other hits for Styx, and he also played a key role in the band’s themed albums and theatrical and visually groundbreaking shows. Read More...

Scott Hichew Joins Creative Technology

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• September 21, 2009
CHICAGO — Scott Hichew has joined Creative Technology as business development manager. He will be based out of CT Chicago and will focus on medium and large scale events both locally and around the country. Read More...

Solotech US Expands, Plans Open House Sept. 25

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 17, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Known for its sound, lighting, video, and rigging, Solotech will open the doors of its new Las Vegas office with an open house event on Sept. 25, 2009. The event is set for 5 to 9 p.m. at the expanded location: Solotech US, Inc.; 7465 Dean Martin Drive, Suite108; Las Vegas, NV 89139; Phone: 702.614.8882; Fax: 702.614.8883. 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...

Elation iDMX7 Playback/Controller With Infrared Remote

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• September 17, 2009
Elation Professional’s iDMX7 Playback/Controller uses a hand-held infrared remote control and sensor to run LEDs or DMX lights. It can be mounted discreetly on a ceiling or in a corner and operated with the remote from more than 32 feet away, making it well-suited for entertainment venues, special events and architectural applications.  Read More...

E/T/C London Projects for Rockestra Fundraising Event in Malta

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 16, 2009
VALLETTA, Malta — The president of Malta, George Abela, asked E/T/C London’s Ross Ashton to create a video projection show to accompany the island’s two-hour Rockestra concert, a fundraising event for the Malta Community Chest charity. Read More...

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