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Lightswitch Adds Design Team Partner

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 14, 2009
TOWER LAKES, IL — Lightswitch, a provider of lighting design services, has announced the formation of a new division, Lightswitch Architectural, to be headed in Chicago by longtime design team member, Avraham (Avi) Mor.  Mor has also become a full partner of Lightswitch. Read More...

Chauvet Launches New Web Site

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 14, 2009
HOLLYWOOD, FL — Chauvet recently launched a redesigned Web site with a new look, format and an expanded range of content. “The updated and fresh site reflects our commitment to stay innovative and ahead of the curve as a leader in professional lighting,” said CEO Albert Chauvet. Read More...

Analog Way Marks 20 Years

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
PARIS — Analog Way, a designer and manufacturer of image converters and presentation switchers, is celebrating a milestone in 2009. Marc Loret and Pierre Berthet founded the company 20 years ago. Read More...

Bandit Stocks Up on $2M in New Gear for 2009

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 14, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN —Bandit Lites has recently added $2 million in new Vari*Lite 3000 Spots, 3500 Washes and 2500 Spots to its inventory. “We feel blessed to be able to continue expanding our inventory considering the current economic conditions,” said Michael T. Strickland, chairman of the board.  “We will continue to do everything we can to provide the best quality service to our clients.” Read More...

France’s Raphael Tours with Martin MAC III Profile

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
PARIS — French singer Raphael recently played several gigs across France beneath an Andi Watson-designed MAC rig that included Martin Professional’s new 1500 watt MAC III Profile. Arpège Son Lumière, which purchased 14 of the new generation MAC fixtures via Martin France, supplied the fresh-from-the-factory gear for the tour. Read More...

West Coast LDs, Venues Relying on ETC Eos Control

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES — More lighting designers and venues are using ETC’s Eos control system since it was launched in 2006, particularly in California, including the Los Angeles Opera (LAO), shown here. The Hollywood Bowl also upgraded to an Eos console last year to handle all the conventional lights and some of the moving lights on its rig. Since then, more than 100 shows have been lit by the board, including many tours where guest lighting designers used Eos to control the show. Read More...

City Theatrical Launches Two LED Products

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 14, 2009
City Theatrical has released two LED products using Philips Color Kinetics LED — the MasterBlast, shown here, which functions as a wireless, battery-powered fixture with up to 10 hours of operating time, and the iW Blast TR Lighting Kit, which combines the Philips Color Kinetics iW Blast 12 TR lighting fixture with City Theatrical accessories geared for the needs of film, video and photo applications. Read More...

Clay Paky Names New Commercial and Marketing Director

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
SERIATE, Italy — Clay Paky named Pio Nahum, a 20-year veteran in the show lighting business, as its  new commercial and marketing director. The appointment also represents a homecoming of sorts for Nahum, who got his first industry job at Clay Paky. Nahum is pictured here on the left, with Pasquale Quadri, Clay Paky president, on the right. Read More...

Blue Line Studios, New Fabrication and Rental Company, Opens

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Byron Autrey, John Hayes, Fred Josephs and John Saltonstall have formed a new company, Blue Line Studios, Inc. (BLS). BLS is being formed as a fabrication and rental company to handle the needs of the corporate events, themed environments, millwork, film, trade show exhibits, rentals and live theatrical markets. Read More...

Panasonic Partners with AEG for L.A. Venues

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES — AEG has named Panasonic as a “Founding Partner” of L.A. Live, the sports and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, and also for the nearby Staples Center, both of which are to be dubbed “Panasonic Powered Properties.” Read More...

Projecting a Big Image for Columbus NHL Fans

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio —New Christie dealer Bartha Audio Visual selected the Christie Roadster HD18K 3-chip DLP projector for the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL home opener. The company also used Christie gear for the 81st National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention. Read More...

Robe Gear Brightens Citizen Journalism Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa — Johannesburg-based Sound Stylists supplied Robe moving lights for LD Andre Rossouw from SABC’s Air Time for his design at the Highway Africa Digital Journalism Awards. The 2008 event was staged at the Guy Butler Theatre on the campus of Rhodes University, and was also broadcast live on SABC International. Read More...

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