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  • Elation/Acclaim Names Engle to New Post

    PLSN Staff | News | May 1, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — Blaine Engle has joined Elation Professional/Acclaim Lighting as national sales manager for the specifications market, a new position. Engle’s primary focus will be on Elation/Acclaim LED architectural series products and Elation’s Impression series of LED automated moving heads. Read More...
  • Wybron iPhone Apps Expand with Gobos and Gels from Apollo Design, InLight Gobos

    PLSN Staff | News | May 1, 2009COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Wybron and Apollo Design announced that more than 1,300 Apollo gobos have joined the Moiré Gobo Library, and 150 Apollo gels will be integrated into Wybron’s Gel Swatch Library. The updated version of the gobo library, available now, also features 500 gobos from InLight Gobos. Read More...
  • Nominations Open for the 2nd Annual ESTA Rock Our World Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | May 1, 2009NEW YORK — Nominations are now open for the second annual ESTA Rock Our World Awards, which recognize achievement by ESTA Members in new products, product applications, or projects. Read More...
  • Projected Video Content Cuts Costs for Terry Fator’s Crew

    PLSN Staff | News | April 29, 2009
    LAS VEGAS — He may have his face plastered all over town and a new contract for a five-year run at the Mirage in Las Vegas, but the production crew for Terry Fator, the singing ventriloquist who won NBC’s America’s Got Talent competition, still had to keep the budget in mind when it came to creating larger-than-life video for the show. Read More...
  • Radiant Church Makes AV System Switch

    PLSN Staff | News | April 29, 2009
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Radiant Church, which had been using one projector at the front of its worship center and one at the rear, with digital switching performed manually, recently upgraded to a system incorporating Aurora Multimedia’s WACI NX+ control system, WACI-PAD control panel and IBZ-1041W wireless touch panel to provide video switching between multiple projectors, cameras, monitors and feeds for digital signage. Read More...
  • Revised Fog Effects Standard Available for Public Review

    PLSN Staff | News | April 29, 2009NEW YORK — ESTA announced that the draft standard, BSR E1.23 — 200x, Entertainment Technology —Design and Execution  of Theatrical Fog Effects, is available for public review through  June 22. The BSR E1.23 project is a revision of the existing ANSI E1.23 — 2006 standard, which offers advice on the planning and execution of theatrical fog effects using glycol, glycerin, or white  mineral oil fogs or mists in theatres, arenas, and other places of  entertainment or public assembly. Read More...
  • Da-Lite and Joe Kane Launch New Projection Screens

    PLSN Staff | News | April 29, 2009WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions have formed a strategic partnership and launched a new line of projection screens. Read More...
  • Vectorworks Makes the Movies with Role in “Duplicity”

    PLSN Staff | News | April 28, 2009COLUMBIA, MD — In terms of product placement, it may not have been as much of a coup as Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces beating out M&M Mars for a spot in ET. But Nemetschek N.A.’s Vectorworks CAD software is playing a role in the recent release of the movie, Duplicity. Read More...
  • Holo-Walls Backlit Floor Tiles for Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club

    PLSN Staff | News | April 26, 2009
    PITTSBURGH, PA — Holo-Walls, manufacturers of holographic films and special effects products for the entertainment industry, produced a Liquid Fusion stage floor system with backlit floor tiles for Cheerleaders, a gentlemen’s club. Read More...
  • LD Systems Adds Visibility to RodeoHouston 2009

    PLSN Staff | News | April 26, 2009
    HOUSTON — With its show in Cincinnati instead of Houston this year, LD Systems wasn’t able to provide a backstage tour of the 2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as they did in 2008. But the company was able to help the audience at Reliant Stadium get a better view of performers during concert events even if they were facing the other way. Read More...
  • ESTA Publishes Slippery Floor Standard, Offers Three More for Public Review

    PLSN Staff | News | April 26, 2009NEW YORK — ESTA has published a new standard on slippery floors, and has made three draft standards available for public review on its Web site. The draft standards deal with the manufacture of chain hoists, the placement of followspots in public spaces and device description language (DDL) extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 devices. Read More...
  • IATSE Announces Agreement With NETworks LLC

    PLSN Staff | News | April 26, 2009NEW YORK — The IATSE has negotiated an agreement on behalf of backstage workers traveling with touring productions produced by NETworks, LLC. The collective bargaining agreement applies to five shows currently touring through the U.S. and Canada for their 2009/2010 seasons. Read More...
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