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  • “Book of Mormon,” “War Horse” Garner Tony Lighting Design Honors

    PLSN Staff | News | June 13, 2011

    NEW YORK — The American Theatre Wing announced the winners for the 2011 Tony Awards, which was televised live on CBS June 12. The winner for Best Lighting Design of a Play was Paule Constable for War Horse; nominees included David Lander for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; Kenneth Posner for The Merchant of Venice; and Mimi Jordan Sherin for Jerusalem. For Best Lighting Design of a Musical, the winner was Brian MacDevitt for The Book of Mormon. Nominees included Ken Billington for The Scottsboro Boys; Howell Binkley for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; and Peter Kaczorowski for Anything Goes.

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  • Database Works, Production Exchange Announce Partnership

    PLSN Staff | News | June 13, 2011

    LOS ANGELES — Database Works, developers of RentalWorks rental software, will include a new API interface with Production Exchange, the web-based exchange for production rentals and used gear sales. The new feature will be demoed at InfoComm, June 15-17, along with a number of new developments including RFID inventory support and Crew module. Read More...

  • Elation Enters Into Agreement With Production Exchange

    PLSN Staff | News | June 10, 2011

    LOS ANGELES – Elation Professional has entered into an agreement with Production Exchange to establish a sub-portal on the company’s interactive website that will allow customers to locate and rent Elation lighting and video products online. Read More...

  • Hillsong United on tour

    Hillsong United Lit to Take Audience on Journey

    PLSN Staff | News | June 10, 2011

    LOS ANGELES — Ian Hendrick, LD and programmer/operator for Hillsong United, a touring Christian band that emerged from Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, noted that while the band is on tour, it attempts to take the audience on a journey as well.

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  • Jazz in the Gardens Festival

    Jazz in the Gardens Festival Lit with Chauvet Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | June 10, 2011

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL — The 6th annual Jazz in the Gardens festival drew more than 45,000 to Sun Life Stadium to hear Lauren Hill, Branford Marsalis, Gladys Knight and Al Jarreau and others. Abbas Ritscher, lighting designer for The Design Oasis Productions, used more than 40 Chauvet fixtures to light the 84-foot-wide stage. Read More...

  • Adele before the North American tour was cut short

    Illness Cuts Adele Tour Short; Design Included Martin MAC 101s, MAC 700 Profiles

    PLSN Staff | News | June 10, 2011

    LOS ANGELES — A bad case of laryngitis may have forced the cancellation of the last nine sold-out North American performances by British vocalist Adele, but before the tour was cut short, LD Rob Sinclair and Upstaging supported the performances with a rig that used Martin MAC 101s for backdrop lighting and MAC 700 Profiles overhead. Read More...

  • Alcorn McBride To Bring New Products and Training to InfoComm 2011

    PLSN Staff | News | June 9, 2011

    ORLANDO – Alcorn McBride will introduce two new products at the InfoComm show in June. New items include a workflow solution for Alcorn McBride video players and an enhanced version of the 8TraXX multi-channel audio player. The company will also hold a show control training session.

    8-TraXX – This updated version of Alcorn McBride’s popular audio playback unit now offers Ethernet control and remote update along with contact closure, voltage, RS-232 or MIDI control. With the 8TraXX, users can access eight independent stereo tracks from a single, economical rack-mount unit. Tracks are individually triggered for maximum flexibility in attraction designs.  Read More...

  • Da-Lite Renews and Expands ISO 14001 Certification

    PLSN Staff | News | June 9, 2011

    WARSAW, IN – Da-Lite Screen Company has achieved re-certification of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) for its worldwide headquarters facility located in Warsaw, Indiana. Additionally, the certification has been expanded to include Da-Lite’s manufacturing facilities in Wichita, Kansas and Cincinnati, Ohio. Read More...

  • Lightware Converter Kit

    High Resolution Engineering’s DVI Over Fiber Video Extension Kits To Debut at InfoComm

    PLSN Staff | News | June 9, 2011

    Lightware Converter Kit
    CLARKSTON, MI – High Resolution Engineering has announced that it has designed DVI over fiber video extension kits to support Lightware USA’s DVI-OPT series of transmitters and receivers. The kits, available for sale or rent from High Resolution Engineering, will be showcased at InfoComm 2011, June 15-17 in Orlando.

    The company also offers another fiber-optical solution: exclusive rental of Lightware’s 80x80 Multi-Format DVI/Fiber matrix, which converts the video signal internally in the matrix and eliminates the need for extra DVI-to-fiber converters. Read More...

  • Sky TV in Hollywood, CA

    Clay Paky Adds Glamour to Sky TV

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2011

    Sky TV in Hollywood, CA
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - Clay Paky’s Sharpy spotlights added a touch of Hollywood glitz recently to Sky Movies’ televised coverage of the Oscars. The show, presented by UK film buff Alex Zane, was shot in what appeared to be a Hollywood apartment overlooking LA, while powerful searchbeams danced overhead. Read More...
  • Polaris 3D

    Encelium Introduces Polaris 3D At Lightfair 2011

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2011

    Polaris 3D
    TEANECK, N.J. – Encelium Technologies has introduced Polaris 3D, its next generation of lighting control software for the Energy Control System. Encelium elected to unveil this ground-breaking technology at Lightfair International 2011, held in Philadelphia this spring.

    The new software, which will be available in August, offers users a single 360°, three-dimensional navigation in a multi-floor view, permitting faster and easier navigation to a desired control zone with the ability to see an entire facility or complex in a convenient 3D snapshot.  Read More...

  • eps at Movement 2011

    Movement 2011 Safeguarded with eps Products

    PLSN Staff | News | June 6, 2011

    DETROIT — Over Memorial Day weekend, Paxahau's Movement Electronic Music Festival set attendance records and drew nearly 100,000 people with more than 100 acts staged at Hart Plaza. The festival’s organizers relied upon eps products to enhance the three-day’s events safety.

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