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  • ESTA and USITT Offer Eos Console Training

    PLSN Staff | News | February 9, 2009NEW YORK—The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT will offer Eos Console Training for Basic/Intermediate Programmers June 1 and 2. This two-day course is designed to help beginning and intermediate level programmers advance their professional proficiency with the Eos console. Read More...
  • J.R. Clancy Provides Rigging for RPI’s EMPAC

    PLSN Staff | News | February 9, 2009
    TROY, NY — When the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute opened last fall, its theatre, concert hall and two studios were equipped with automated rigging from J. R. Clancy, Inc. Read More...
  • New Gear Adds Color to TSO Laser Show

    PLSN Staff | News | February 8, 2009
    AUSTIN, TX — Laser Design Productions (LDP) added a more diversified full-color look with the addition of two air cooled 10 watt full-color diode lasers for the 2008/2009 Trans Siberian Orchestra Tour. Read More...
  • Robert Juliat Followspots for Alice Tully Hall

    PLSN Staff | News | February 8, 2009
    NEW YORK — Two Robert Juliat Victor 1800W followspots have been installed at  the renovated Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, which is used for music, theater, dance and film.  Part of a multi-theater project, the renovation required that 150 existing fixtures be picked up and refurbished, with the purchase of a few new instruments as well. Read More...
  • New Soccer Complex To Use Panasonic Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | February 8, 2009
    CHESTER, PA — Panasonic Systems Solutions Company has been named the “official technology partner,” for an 18,500-seat major league soccer stadium and Delaware River waterfront complex set to open in this Philadelphia suburb in 2010. The company will supply the complex’s large screen displays, digital signage, broadcast and TV production systems, security/surveillance systems and point-of-sale systems. Read More...
  • Tower of David Spectacular Controlled by Medialon

    PLSN Staff | News | February 8, 2009
    JERUSULEM — ETC France and Protech Integration are using Medialon Manager to control a light and sound spectacular projected onto the restored citadel surrounding the Tower of David in the center of Jerusulem. The 45-minute show, which runs four times per week, was created by Skertzo, and joins a tradition of exhibits and projects at the site that illuminate its historic significance with modern technology. Read More...
  • USITT ETCP Exam Application Deadline is Feb. 27

    PLSN Staff | News | February 8, 2009CINCINNATI — The deadline to apply for the paper and pencil ETCP certification exams at the 2009 USITT Conference & Stage Expo March is Feb. 27. Certification candidates for the entertainment electrician exam set for March 20, or for the theatre-style rigging and arena-style rigging exams set for March 21, will need to have their application, supporting materials and fee postmarked no later than Feb. 27 in order to take those tests. Read More...
  • PRG Distribution Named ArKaos Distributor

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2009DALLAS — PRG Distribution LLC was named North American distributor for the show and lighting range of products from Belgium-based ArKaos S.A., which makes media servers and software for visual performances. Read More...
  • Event Tech Moves to New Facility

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2009BALTIMORE, MD — After 15 years in Hanover, Md., Event Tech has moved to a new facility in Baltimore that is twice the size of the company’s old location. The 30,000 square-foot facility includes 22,000 square feet of warehouse space and about 5,000 square feet of office space, including a glass-walled conference room and technician’s lounge. Read More...
  • Treasure Island’s Toucan Lit with PixelArc LEDs

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2009
    RED WING, MN — Aye, matey, a toucan may be a twist on the legendary parrot-and-pirate partnership that has its origins with Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island character, Long John Silver. But it’s still a colorful, tropical bird, and it’s a big part of the logo for the Treasure Island Resort and Casino owned by the Prairie Island Indian Community. Read More...
  • Previsualizing a Dubai Resort’s $20 Million Gala

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2009
    NEW YORK — The first person to catch a glimpse of the lighting effects that accompanied the grand opening of Atlantis the Palm in Dubai last fall was, of course, the LD for the event, Jeffrey Smith. And he didn’t have to travel to the UAE to see them. He used the previsualization capabilities of Prelite in New York. Read More...
  • Designers Support Light Relief, Behind the Scenes

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009NEW YORK — The U.S. and U.K. based charities Behind the Scenes and Light Relief are joining together with an opportunity on April 24 for designers on both sides of the Atlantic to donate their royalties to help their colleagues in need. Read More...
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