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  • Martin Maxedia Broadcast Optimized for HD Playback

    PLSN Staff | News | January 7, 2009
    Martin Professional’s Maxedia Broadcast media composer and playback device has been optimized for playback of HD content with quad core processors, 1080p playback support and two dedicated engine outputs. Nearly a terabyte of drive space in a RAID array is available to support large shows. Two graphics cards provide a dedicated user interface plus two engine outputs. The Maxedia Broadcast also offers a touchscreen-optimized user interface, a library of media content and 16 screen view options. Maxedia can drive display devices ranging from plasma screens to projectors and LED displays. The product is sold as a complete system, and every Maxedia is tested to ensure high standards. Read More...
  • ETC Adds NE Architectural Regional Manager

    PLSN Staff | News | January 6, 2009
    NEW YORK — ETC appointed Craig Fox as the company’s northeast architectural regional manager. He will work out of the Middleton, Wis.-based company’s New York office.  George Doukas, who held that role prior to Fox, will focus on the southeast U.S. sales region and will be based in ETC’s Orlando office. Read More...
  • Coffin Structures Add Life to Metallica Visuals

    PLSN Staff | News | January 6, 2009
    MILWAUKEE, WI — Amplifying the coffin motif on their latest release, Death Magnetic, Metallica’s current tour is getting visual life with eight 2-ton lighting structures equipped with 56 Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights. Read More...
  • Pyrotek Introduces Modular Fire-Screen Unit

    PLSN Staff | News | January 6, 2009
    Pyrotek Special Effects’ Fire-Screen propane flame effects use a modular programmable pixel-based unit for control, which can be adjusted from high to moderate speeds. The Fire-Screen systems let users shoot a lazy flame bar or fire jets to create a wall of fire on cue that measures up to eight feet in height. Read More...
  • Visuals Join the Music on “Unsilent Night”

    PLSN Staff | News | January 5, 2009
    CAMBRIDGE, ON — The snow fell silently, but the hundreds of participants in Cambridge’s “Unsilent Night” event walked through it to the rhythms of music coming from a variety of boom boxes, MP3 players and other sources after switching four different tracks of music on simultaneously and then trekking from Cambridge City Hall to downtown and back. Read More...
  • ESTA/USITT Plan Control Protocols Workshop

    PLSN Staff | News | January 5, 2009CINCINNATI — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have announced a Control Protocols Workshop to be held March 16 and 17 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, two days prior to the USITT National Conference. The workshop registration deadline is March 9. Read More...
  • CAST Files Civil Action Against ETC

    PLSN Staff | News | January 5, 2009MADISON, WI — CAST Group of Companies Inc, the developers of the WYSIWYG lighting design software, have filed a civil action against Electronic Theatre Controls for alleged copyright infringement, breach of contract and misrepresentation related to the distribution agreement between the two parties dating back to the year 2000. Read More...
  • Keeping the Lights Burning at UT

    PLSN Staff | News | December 30, 2008
    KNOXVILLE, TN — Those who support education pass the benefits of scholarly enlightenment to the next generation. So it was entirely appropriate that the invitation-only dinner that marked the completion of a new six-story, 174,000-square-foot building at the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration was a brightly-lit affair. Read More...
  • Vectorworks 2009, in Spanish

    PLSN Staff | News | December 30, 2008COLUMBIA, MD — Nemetschek North America released a Spanish-language version of Vectorworks 2009 design software, including Designer, Architect, Landmark, Fundamentals, and Renderworks. The company is also supporting the sale of the product with a portion of its Web site written in Spanish. Read More...
  • 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...
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