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Acolyte Led Promotes Scott Vontobel As Its New President

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

NEW YORK, NY – Acolyte LED announces the promotion of Scott Vontobel to President of the company, including its offices and all employees globally effective January 1, 2017. This will include leadership of Acolyte Worldwide, United States, Acolyte Asia (China and Hong Kong), Dubai, Australia and New Zealand. Since joining Acolyte in 2015, Scott has been able to look and work with all aspects of the business and has a complete grasp on the challenges ahead of us and the future of Acolyte in this very competitive market.

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Core Brands Promotes Bret Jacob to Director of Builder Sales

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, – Underscoring its commitment to accelerate growth in the builder channel, leading automation, audio and power solutions provider Core Brands today announced the promotion of Bret Jacob to Director of Builder Sales, with responsibility for developing and implementing the company’s channel programs in the home and commercial building segments.  In this new position, Jacob reports directly to Core Brands Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello.

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Cable Widths up to M25 Now Compatible with HARTING Han® 3A Connectors

Nook Schoenfeld
News

ELGIN, IL.– HARTING has expanded the choice of cables that customers can use in its Han® 3A size connectors. The Han® 3A now can be assembled with cable diameters as large as M25 instead of the previous limit of M20. This increase allows the connectors to be configured with any contact insert in the series, including those with higher rated current and bigger cross sections – such as the Han® Q series. The hoods also meet the requirements of protection classes IP 65/67.

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Serge Grimaux (l), Roland Wassink (r)
Serge Grimaux (l), Roland Wassink (r)

Intellitix Acquires Controlling stake in LOC Pay Systems

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

NETHERLANDS - Intellitix, global RFID cashless payment and access control innovator, has acquired a controlling stake in Netherlands based LOC Pay Systems, 9th January, 2017. LOC Pay Systems supplied 200 festivals and venues across Europe in 2016 with its token-based payment system and will continue to operate from its head office in Lochem, Netherlands, retaining its 13 full time employees under the management of CEO Roland Wassink.

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51 Companies and Individuals Pledge to Save the TSP

Nook Schoenfeld
News

NEW YORK - When ESTA learned it would be losing a long-term source of revenue, the association faced a huge loss of its income in 2017. The immediate impact of this is to endanger the survival of ESTA’s ANSI-accredited Technical Standards Program (TSP). The ramifications of this would be enormous to the entertainment technology industry. Upon hearing of the situation, Ford Sellers, Senior Product Manager at Chauvet Lighting, commented “The work that is done by the TSP is indispensable. It is central to our industry…In fact, it is what makes us an industry, instead of just a bunch of individual projects.”

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Mutek Mexico a Burst of Creativity with Elation Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MEXICO CITY - Mutek is a unique festival that celebrates the inspirational power behind digital creativity while promoting the cutting edge in electronic music and the digital arts. It originated in Montreal in 2000 and after expanding internationally a Mexican edition has taken place each year in Mexico City since 2003. The thirteenth edition of Mutek Mexico took place from October 19-23 and was one of the largest to date with creative digital expression spread across ten locations around Mexico City.

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Chroma-Q Color One 100X Par

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

Chroma-Q's Color One 100X Par joins the company's Color Force II line of fixtures. With nearly 60% more output than its predecessor and one of the brightest fixtures in this category, it promises users to new heights of performance.

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Spiiders for Placebo Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON -Leading London based rental company Colour Sound Experiment was the first in the UK to purchase Robe’s brand new Spiider LED WashBeam moving light – with 30 being delivered directly after the PLASA expo in London in October. These went straight out on the Placebo “Retrospective” tour, with show visuals designed by Jvan Morandi. The tour is a showcase of the band’s ground-breaking work from 20 years at the forefront of indie and alt.rock.

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Chauvet helps out on NYE parties
Chauvet helps out on NYE parties

Spencer Lavoie Goes Back-To-Back With Chauvet Professional At Brooklyn NYE Bash

Nook Schoenfeld
News

NEW YORK – From the outside, the graffiti-marked building at 485 Johnson Avenue looks like just another old Brooklyn warehouse. Inside, though, the cavernous 30,000 square foot structure, with its 30’ high ceilings and Funktion-One sound system, provides an ideal setting for the kind of warehouse party/concerts that define nightlife in New York’s boroughs. The site is so popular, that during NYE weekend it housed two bashes: Get Real with house tech icons Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet DJs on December 29 and the BangON!NYC party featuring Thomas Jack and The Him on December 31.

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Image Production Services Creates Concert Looks For Nutramax with Chauvet Professional

Nook Schoenfeld
News

LANCASTER, SC – It’s become routine for Nutramax to earn praise for being one of the “best places to work”.  There’s a good reason for this; the global maker of dietary joint supplements is known for its emphasis on supporting employees through team building. A good example of this is its tradition of all-embracing Christmas parties. These carefully planned affairs include bountiful food, beautiful decorations, top flight entertainment and, this December, a stunning light and video show by Image Productions Services, using CHAUVET Professional fixtures and LED video panels.

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