• Sergio Vergara

    WAGO Names Sergio Vergara Senior Sales and Application Engineer of Eastern Canada

    PLSN Staff | On the Move | February 14, 2017

    GERMANTOWN, WI —WAGO named Sergio Vergara senior sales and application engineer of Eastern Canada. He has lived in Canada for the past three years and is fluent in French, English and Spanish. An avid learner, he is currently working on his fourth language, Russian. Vergara plans to take his project-based experience and apply it to engineering support and sales for WAGO.

  • The Dwight Vredenburg History Pavilion within the lobby of Hy-Vee's new Ron Pearson Center makes use of NanoLumens' 360-degree Nixel Series LED displays.

    Hy-Vee Grocery Chain Uses NanoLumens Nixel Series LED Displays in New Conference Center Lobby

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 14, 2017

    WEST DES MOINES, IA — Hy-Vee, Inc., a grocery chain with more than 240 stores throughout the Midwest, is also one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. The company, founded in 1930, used NanoLumens curved Nixel Series LED displays to portray its history in the lobby of Ron Pearson Center, its new confernce and event center in West Des Moines.

  • Thursday Reunites for Homecoming Show in NJ with Rogue

    PLSN Staff | News | February 14, 2017

    SAYREVILLE, NJ – Typically, when legendary bands reunite, it’s usually for a national tour, big festival or high- profile TV special, but post hardcore pioneers Thursday have never been about following the tried-and-true commercial track. When they got back together recently after a six year breakup, the New Jersey-born group, which is widely credited with putting emo music on the map, came back to the place where it all began – the Starland Ballroom in central New Jersey.

  • Wargaming Fest LDs Add Intensity for Moscow Event with Claypaky Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 14, 2017

    MOSCOW - An exclusive Claypaky rig of almost 300 moving-head fixtures delivered the high-impact lighting for international game developer and publisher Wargaming Group's highly anticipated debut video game event 'Wargaming Fest' in Moscow's Expocentre. Production and lighting designers Maxim Martynov and Jevgenij Juhnevich of Moscow-based production company MAX \ MAX Productions specified 81 x Claypaky Sharpy, 56 x Claypaky Stormy CC, 46 x Claypaky Mythos, 22 x Claypaky Alpha Profile 1500 and 76 x Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20 supplied by Russian rental outfits Arlecchino Techno and MF Group.

  • Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera

    Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 14, 2017

    Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) announced new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera. Featuring Hitachi Kokusai’s latest advances in CMOS imaging technology, the Z-HD5500 promises to cost-effectively address the challenges of shooting in studios and venues with low-cost or varying-frequency LED lighting. 

  • Christie Version 1.5 Phoenix Firmware Update Now Available

    Christie Version 1.5 Phoenix Firmware Update Now Available

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 14, 2017

    Christie announced a firmware update for its Phoenix content management systems. Version 1.5 directly integrates with Milestone’s XProtect, an open platform IP video management software (VMS). Christie Phoenix obtains H.264 camera data directly from the XProtect recording server, and automated video wall control is initiated from the XProtect event server.

  • Sturdy Corporation Acquires AAdynTech

    Sturdy Corporation Acquires AAdynTech

    PLSN Staff | On the Move | February 13, 2017

    WILMINGTON, NC — On Feb. 6, 2017, Sturdy Corporation announced it has acquired all assets of AAdyn Technology, a.k.a. AAdynTech. Frank Gallagher, managing director of AAdynTech, also announced his retirement. Read More...

  • Bandit Lites supplied more than 100 fixtures, including VL 3500 washes, VL 3000 Spots and Clay Paky Sharpys, Elation CuePix Blinder WW2 fixtures, Ayrton MagicDots, PixelLine 1044s, GRNLite Moving Washes and two Grand MA 2 full consoles for control.

    Bandit Lites Donates Gear for Randy Travis Tribute

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2017

    NASHVILLE – Bandit Lites was proud to donate a lighting package for 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis. Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krauss, Kane Brown, Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Wynonna, Alabama and others honored the man Garth Brooks said, “totally saved this music and this format.” The event raised funds for the Randy Travis Foundation which supports stroke research and rehabilitation.

  • ADJ Entour Venue

    ADJ Entour Venue

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2017

    Building on the success of its Entourage professional-grade touring faze machine, ADJ has further expanded its line of atmosphere-generating haze effects units with the Entour Venue. This flexible, high-output, water-based professional faze machine has an integrated hanging bracket for both mobile use and for permanent fixed installations. Despite its compact form, the Entour Venue offers output of up to 15,000 cubic feet per minute, made possible due to its high-speed fan and powerful 1500W heating element.

  • Video of the Week: Nook Schoenfeld’s Introduction to the Feb. 2017 Issue of PLSN Magazine

    PLSN Staff | NewsVideo of the Week | February 13, 2017 Read More...
  • The rendering for Canon at CES 2017

    Fine Design Turns to 4Wall for Lighting Assist with CES 2017

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2017

    LAS VEGAS - Design firm Fine Design Associates turned to 4Wall Las Vegas for the gear needed to light the booths for major brands at the 2017 CES Show, including Bosch, Canon, Panasonic and Samsung. Fine Design Associates founder Paul Fine has worked with major brands at CES since the late 1990s. He has seen the booths at CES evolve dramatically.

  • Steve Powell

    Gear Park Hires Steve Powell As General Manager

    PLSN Staff | On the Move | February 13, 2017

    NASHVILLE – Gear Park, Nashville’s full-service facility that specializes in storage of musical and stage equipment for artists, named Steve Powell general manager. Steve joins the team following 18 years of working at Bandit Lites. Gear Park's goal is to provide clients with a safe, protected, and comfortable space, to not just store equipment, but to work on the gear all while in a user friendly environment.

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