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  • A “Simulcast” for Rauschenberg Memorial at the Met

    PLSN Staff | News | December 11, 2008
    NEW YORK — A memorial service for artist Robert Rauschenberg at the Metropolitan Museum of Art relied on video support from Scharff Weisberg to create an A/V “simulcast” linking images for two separate parts of the museum, the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur. There was also a delayed Webcast of the event. Read More...
  • Vortek Hoists and Controllers Now ETL Certified

    PLSN Staff | News | December 11, 2008VICTOR, NY — Hoists and controls made by Daktronics’ Vortek division now have ETL certification. “Carrying an ETL mark proves our commitment to quality products and safety in our industry,” said David Rossi, Vortek’s operations manager. Read More...
  • Elation Impression XL

    PLSN Staff | News | December 11, 2008
    Since they were introduced a little more than a year ago, Elation’s Impression line of fixtures have been used on tours for Jay-Z/Mary J. Blige, John Mayer and Melissa Etheridge. This fall, Elation extended that line of fixtures with the Impression XL, which packs an output comparable to 1,200-watt fixtures in a fixture that measures 21.65" x 20.27" x 7.87" and weighs 48.5 pounds. Read More...
  • New Lighting Control for SouthBrook Christian Church

    PLSN Staff | News | December 10, 2008
    MIAMISBURG, OH — SouthBrook Christian Church, busy with two campuses and six services each weekend, consolidated to one location in March 2008. The staff was also looking for a way to create an “edgier” feel to its services. They opted for a lighting system with moving lights and ETC controls. Read More...
  • Staging a Tribute to Veterans and President Bush

    PLSN Staff | News | December 10, 2008
    NEW YORK — It may not have attracted as much national attention as Barack Obama’s election victory a week earlier. But when President George W. Bush received the Intrepid Freedom Award at the Veterans’ Day reopening of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, there was still plenty of fanfare and media exposure. See Factor was responsible for keeping a tight ship with the stage roof system and lighting package. Read More...
  • Dormant Volcano Erupts in Las Vegas

    PLSN Staff | News | December 9, 2008
    LAS VEGAS — After a $25 million facelift, MGM’s Mirage casino relaunched its Volcano attraction, which features a choreographed dance of flames, lighting, fountains and fireballs comparable to WET Design’s other big Strip attraction, the Fountains of Bellagio. Read More...
  • Eco-Minded Art Fair Uses LED Lighting

    PLSN Staff | News | December 9, 2008
    MIAMI BEACH, FL — Energy-guzzling conventional fixtures would have clashed with the shade of green that prevailed at Green Art Fair Miami, part of Art Basel 08 held recently at the Miami Beach Convention Center. So Nick Assunto, CEO of Visual Formula, lit the fair using 82 solar- and biodiesel-powered Chauvet LED wash fixtures instead. The gear included ColoRado 1, ColoRado 3, LEDsplash-2 and Q-Wash LED fixtures. Read More...
  • Coemar, grandMA Gear Aboard as AC/DC Pulls Into Venues

    PLSN Staff | News | December 9, 2008
    PITTSBURGH — “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train” is the first track on AC/DC’s Black Ice album, and the set for the band’s first world tour in eight years was designed with a locomotive theme in mind. “The five curved trusses represent the roof beams of a railway station,” said Dave Hill, co-lighting designer, of the 100-foot-wide arches custom made for the tour, used to form a curved array of gear including Coemar Infinity Wash XLs. Read More...
  • ESTA Announces RDM Interoperability Plugfest

    PLSN Staff | News | December 9, 2008WESTLAKE, TX — The ESTA Control Protocols Working Group is hosting an RDM Interoperability Plugfest in conjunction with ESTA’s Technical Standards Program meetings Jan. 23-25 at the Dallas/Fort Worth Solana hotel in Westlake, Tex. This free event is geared towards the numerous manufacturers that are adopting ANSI E1.20 Remote Device Management (RDM) technology in their products. Read More...
  • Calculated Industries ElectriCalc LT

    PLSN Staff | News | December 9, 2008
    Calculated Industries’ Electri-Calc LT is geared to help electricians calculate high amperage values and voltage calculations. It can help pinpoint amps per phase, total watts, copper size, line voltage loss, KVA or KW translations and more. It calculates in all voltages and phases. It works in specific electrical terms and values and uses specialized function keys. Features include the ability to solve electrical math problems, calculate copper or aluminum wire sizes, figure parallel and de-rated wire sizes and calculate average voltage drop and grounding conductor sizes. It works like a regular calculator and has a battery-saving auto shut-off feature. It comes with a users guide, one-year warrantee and vinyl case, and is priced at $49.99. Read More...
  • Emmy Awards Production Goes HD

    PLSN Staff | News | December 8, 2008
    LOS ANGELES —  Like TV screens themselves, the 60th annual Emmy Awards program went HD in a big way this year. Staged at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, HD images during the event appeared on 15 different screens, including five projection screens, four LED displays and six plasma flat panel displays. Read More...
  • Upstage Video’s Boulder Office Serves Western Markets

    PLSN Staff | News | December 8, 2008BOULDER, CO — Upstage Video, a provider of LED video screens, said the opening of an office here in July has helped it service clients in Colorado, Oregon, California, South Dakota and Iowa, and that it would continue serving customers west of the Mississippi. Read More...
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