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  • ETC and Lightronics Settle Patent Lawsuit

    PLSN Staff | News | December 30, 2008MIDDLETON, WI — Electronic Theatre Controls Inc. (ETC) and Lightronics Inc. announced that they have reached a settlement of ETC's patent infringement lawsuit against Lightronics respecting the U.S. patents covering the ETC Source Four ellipsoidal spotlight. The Source Four patents are owned by inventors David W. Cunningham and Gregory F. Esakoff and are the subject of an exclusive license to ETC. Read More...
  • Dollywood’s Polar Express Uses “4D” Effects

    PLSN Staff | News | December 29, 2008
    PIGEON FORGE, TN — The Dollywood theme park’s Christmas celebration was updated for 2008 with The Polar Express 4D Experience, which added scents and motion seats to a 3D movie experience created by two Digital Projection Lightning 45 HD-3D projectors. Read More...
  • Da-Lite 3D Projector Stackers

    PLSN Staff | News | December 29, 2008
    WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company announces the introduction of its new 3D Projector Stackers.  Constructed from an aluminum extrusion with steel projector cradles, Da-Lite’s 3D Projector Stackers are designed for front or rear projection stereoscopic 3D displays.  They are available with two shelf sizes: 10” by 19” or 19” by 33.5,” and each unit has two cradles to mount two projectors in either a table top or inverted format. Each cradle offers a variety of fine-tuning adjustments to ease image alignment. Read More...
  • Bandit Lites’ Angel Tree Shoppers Help Charities

    PLSN Staff | News | December 26, 2008
    KNOXVILLE, TN — A Grinch-like economy didn’t keep Bandit Lites from its holiday tradition of setting up an Angel Tree — which includes toy and clothing suggestions for a local family in need — at each of its locations. In fact, donations for 2008 exceeded those for 2007. Read More...
  • Happy Holidays!

    PLSN Staff | News | December 24, 2008We here at PLSN would like to take a moment to wish you all a very happy and joyous holiday season. Enjoy the snow and the shows, and have a great new year! Read More...
  • Miami Dolphins Show Their Holiday Colors

    PLSN Staff | News | December 23, 2008
    MIAMI — Lighting the exterior of a stadium and a row of palm trees aqua and orange to convey a holiday message may seem a little twisted at first, but it’s certainly no stranger than the image of a dolphin wearing a football helmet. Give it a little time, and it won’t seem strange at all. Read More...
  • Draft Standard for Power Feeder Cables

    PLSN Staff | News | December 23, 2008The draft standard BSR E1.18-1 - 200x, Standard for the Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Entertainment and Live-Event Industries, is available for free download and public review at ESTA's Web site through Feb. 23, 2009. Read More...
  • Bandit Lites Highlights NASCAR Champions

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008
    NEW YORK — Bandit Lites provided lighting for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, and LD Mark Carver helped put Jimmie Johnson center stage as the second driver in the sport’s history to win three consecutive Cup Series championships. The event also helped NASCAR celebrate 60 years of racing. Read More...
  • Aerialist Dies From Fall in Christmas Show

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008CINCINNATI — Student performer Keri Shryock, 23, died from injuries related to a fall during a Christmas show at a church Dec. 17. She was suspended from a cable, acting the part of a Wise Man in a contemporary Nativity story at Crossroads Community Church in Oakley, Ohio when her harness opened. She fell more than 20 feet and succumbed to her injuries the next day. Read More...
  • Lighting the Tree for a White House Christmas

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008
    WASHINGTON, DC — Not all Christmas lighting ceremonies are matters of national security, or need to be attended by the Secret Service. For the National Christmas Tree lighting event staged earlier this month, however, LD Stefan DeWilde made sure Atmosphere Inc. provided a grandMA console, and a second one as a backup. Read More...
  • Vortek Moves to New Facility

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008VICTOR, NY — Vortek, a division of Daktronics, is moving its manufacturing facility a mile from the current facility in Victor, N.Y. The theatrical rigging design and manufacturing company was seeking more space and an updated facility to support its plan to expand its capacity to server national and international customers. Read More...
  • Showgun 2.5 Hybrid Luminaire Released

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008
    AUSTIN, TX — Barco announced that the High End Systems Showgun 2.5 automated luminaire, previewed at trade shows this fall, has been released. The instrument offers 30 percent more photonic output than its predecessor via a new 2500-watt Philips MSR lamp source, producing 130,000 lumens of light. High End Systems co-developed the lamp with Philips. Read More...
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