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  • 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...
  • L.A. Live’s Tree Flashes with 11,187 XL Spheres

    PLSN Staff | News | December 5, 2008
    LOS ANGELES — It may not whisper Currier & Ives, but the Christmas tree at Nokia Plaza near Staples Center, switched on by Britney Spears Dec. 4, is heralding the opening of L.A. Live with an intense, pulsing video spectacle called The Light of the Angels. The show links video imagery from the 54-foot-high metal tree’s 11,187 XL Sphere units to 12 surrounding video screens, which are permanently installed. The free spectacle is appearing nightly through Dec. 31. Read More...
  • A Moving Set Takes its Place on the High Seas

    PLSN Staff | News | December 5, 2008
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Once Upon A Dream, one of the shows playing in repertoire for guests on Princess Cruises’ 3,080-passenger Ruby Princess, which launched in November, requires moving walls to transform the set into a variety of different shapes and sizes — all on the high seas, of course. Read More...
  • Hanna Theatre Gets Automated Hoists

    PLSN Staff | News | December 4, 2008
    CLEVELAND — When the newly renovated Hanna Theatre reopened earlier this fall, the moving set pieces for the opening production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth were lifted by 48 PowerLift Automated Hoists, which were provided by J. R. Clancy, Inc. and installed by Beck Studios. Read More...
  • Wireless Controls for Highway Beautification Project

    PLSN Staff | News | December 4, 2008
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The intersection of I-25 and I-40, called the “Big-I,” is getting more eye-appeal after dusk with a landscape lighting project controlled with the help of W-DMX from Wireless Solutions. The project, a joint effort funded by the state of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque, lights walls, trees and art pieces using a single W-DMX wireless transmitter and multiple W-DMX receivers. Read More...
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