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  • grandMA2 Achieves NRTL Certification

    PLSN Staff | News | March 25, 2009LOS ANGELES — The grandMA2, the new console from MA Lighting, has received TÜV-NRTL-C/US Certification. The TÜV-NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) mark is equivalent to the UL, ETL or CSA mark. Read More...
  • Elation Provides Economic Bailout at Toronto Auto Show

    PLSN Staff | News | March 25, 2009
    TORONTO — In today’s troubled economy every client group is looking to hold down costs — and no one more than the Big Three auto manufacturers. When Christie Lites (Toronto) began working on plans for lighting the General Motors booth at the 2009 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), keeping the budget lean but replicating the successful design elements in years past was a tough order to fill. Read More...
  • Starlite Makes Multifunctional Conference Room Easy to Use

    PLSN Staff | News | March 25, 2009CHERRY HILL, NJ — Starlite Productions, a production and integration company, helped accounting firm Bowman & Co. LLP transform a conference and training room into a simple yet multi-purpose facility. "We wanted to use new technology since we expanded the room to make it more user-friendly," said Robert E. Biddle, Bowman & Co.’s president. Read More...
  • Lightswitch Architectural Observes “Earth Hour”

    PLSN Staff | News | March 24, 2009CHICAGO — Lightswitch Architectural, an architectural lighting design firm, participated in Earth Hour on March 28 and encouraged clients, colleagues, associates and friends to do the same. Read More...
  • RDM Rigging Renovates Historic Strand Theater

    PLSN Staff | News | March 23, 2009
    LAKEWOOD, NJ — RDM Rigging recently renovated the rigging system for the Strand Theater.  Since 1922, the theatre has been a center for plays, musicals and touring productions.  As part of the rigging renovation, all the on stage circuitry and associated support structures were replaced. Read More...
  • Marathon Oil Visualization Center Updated with Christie, Vista Spyder

    PLSN Staff | News | March 23, 2009HOUSTON — A curved, 8-foot-by-27-foot projection screen at Marathon Oil Corporation's headquarters forms an immersive environment called the “Visionarium.” Geologists, engineers and drilling experts use it to review seismic data and other findings important to oil exploration. To keep the projected graphics looking sharp, the oil company installed Christie Mirage HD6 DLP® projectors and Vista Systems' Spyder. Read More...
  • CSL Adds Products and Personnel

    PLSN Staff | News | March 23, 2009
    NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting was named exclusive distributor for German lighting manufacturer JB-lighting in the United States and Mexico. CSL also became North American distributor of Compulite products, including the Vector series of lighting consoles. The company also named Michael Nevitt product manager. Read More...
  • ETC Unveils Element Consoles at USITT

    PLSN Staff | News | March 23, 2009
    MIDDLETON, WI — ETC introduced the new Element line of consoles at the USITT 2009 tradeshow in Cincinnati. Element is directed at smaller venues like schools and houses of worship that depend on single console operators or volunteer staffers. Read More...
  • Golfing Events Supported by Upstage Video, Daktronics

    PLSN Staff | News | March 23, 2009
    BOCA RATON, FL —Upstage Video used Daktronics PST-12HD modular LED panels in a 12 feet high by 16 feet wide display for live video coverage at the Allianz Championship here, at the Ace Group Classic, a PGA Champions Tour Event in Naples, Fla. and also at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Read More...
  • Texas School Uses ETC Gear for New Venues

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2009
    THE WOODLANDS, TX — The John Cooper School’s new performing arts center includes a main theatre, a smaller black box theatre and ETC lighting equipment. Performing arts chair Joseph DeMonico noted that the desire to “provide equipment that will allow students to train with ease later at the college level” was a factor in accepting the recommendation for ETC gear from Bill Conner Associates of Oak Park, Ill., which provide the design for the two venues.
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  • Sapsis Rigging Launches Fall Protection Line

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2009PHILADELPHIA — Sapsis Rigging, Inc. announced the availability of its SRI ProPlus Fall Protection System, a new line of fall protection equipment designed for technicians working at height in the entertainment industry. Read More...
  • Epic Promotes Tenenbein, Adds Talent

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2009
    WINNIPEG, Canada — Marc Raymond, Epic Production Technologies chairman and CEO, announced that longtime associate Burton Tenenbein, pictured left, has been named vice president concert touring and that Matt Talent, right, has joined the company as senior account executive. Read More...
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