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  • A.C.T Lighting Announces Price Rollback

    PLSN Staff | News | October 14, 2008AGOURA HILLS, CA — A.C.T Lighting announced its intention to roll back pricing on MA Lighting products to match Oct. 2007 levels, attributing the company's decision to an unexpected increase in the value of the U.S. Dollar against the Euro. The company said the new pricing goes into effect immediately, and is good on all orders shipped between now and the end of calendar year 2008. Read More...
  • Musson Theatrical Expands Existing Facility

    PLSN Staff | News | October 14, 2008SANTA, CLARA, CA — Musson Theatrical, Inc. recently expanded into a new 35,000-square-foot space at its existing facility. “When the business that used to occupy the other half of the building that Musson occupies vacated, we saw  a golden opportunity to expand our business and improve service to our customers,” said Bob Downs, president.  Read More...
  • Church Invests in Video Production, Podcasting

    PLSN Staff | News | October 14, 2008
    WALNUT CREEK, CA — Northcreek Church (NCC), now in the third phase of a construction project that started two years ago, needed lighting, video and stage components for the new building being added to the church campus in response to an increase in church attendance, and relied on Michael Garrison Associates (MGA) to do the job. Read More...
  • A Two-Venue Challenge for DNC Crew

    PLSN Staff | News | October 13, 2008
    DENVER — The Democratic National Convention (DNC), which took place at the end of August, was in not one but two Denver landmarks, the Pepsi Center, shown here, and Invesco Field, home to the Denver Broncos. Two venues meant that Production Resource Group (PRG), which provided both lighting and scenery for this year’s DNC, would need to coordinate, assemble, construct and deliver two massive sets and two complete lighting systems, each facing strict deadlines for load-in and load-out. Read More...
  • City Theatrical Gets U.S. Patent for Wireless Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | October 13, 2008CARLSTADT, NJ — City Theatrical, a company that designs, develops and manufactures wireless DMX equipment, has been granted U.S. Patent number 7,432,803 for its wireless technology, which covers the transmission of DMX, RDM, and ACN via the means of FHSS (frequency hopping spread spectrum) radios as well as DHSS (direct sequence spread spectrum) radios, in the 2.4 GHz range. Also covered are the bi-directional broadcast of data, and the concept of a remote monitor for RDM and ACN. Read More...
  • Martin Departs TSC as ESOP Proceeds

    PLSN Staff | News | October 13, 2008SAN ANTONIO, TX — Glenn C. Martin III, president of Texas Scenic Company, announced his departure as the second phase of an ownership change within the company proceeds. “Five years ago, we began a program to transfer ownership of Texas Scenic Company to our strongest asset, our employees. This transition began with the sale of my family’s stock to the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The next step was for my shares to join my family’s,’” Martin said. Read More...
  • ESTA Sponsors Behind the Scenes Raffle

    PLSN Staff | News | October 13, 2008NEW YORK, NY — The ESTA Foundation is sponsoring Behind the Scenes 2008 raffle prizes at the LDI show Oct. 24-26. The winner will receive a $10,000 gift certificate for travel anywhere in the world. Second prize is a $2,500 Amazon gift card and third prize is a $1,000 Amazon gift card. Read More...
  • Chauvet Announces Staff Appointments

    PLSN Staff | News | October 10, 2008
    HOLLYWOOD, FL — Chauvet recently named Roland Gelman as product marketing manager and appointed Mike Graham sales support manager. Gelman previously worked as product manager for Black & Decker’s lighting portfolio, which includes LED work lights, rechargeable spotlights and lanterns. Graham held several positions at Coemar USA including customer and technical services manager and regional sales manager. Read More...
  • Planning a Meeting for Meeting Planners

    PLSN Staff | News | October 10, 2008
    LAS VEGAS — Planning a gathering for professional meeting planners raises the question. How do you wow the people who try to wow others? For an opening reception for Meeting Planners International, held recently at a Caesars Palace ballroom, Encore Productions used 32 digital lighting fixtures from High End Systems. Read More...
  • GoVision Gears Up with Daktronics LED Panels

    PLSN Staff | News | October 10, 2008
    KELLER, TX — GoVision, a provider of large-scale LED video walls and mobile units, has added PST-12HD modular LED panels from Brookings, S.D.-based Daktronics Inc. to their rental inventory. Read More...
  • Scharff Weisberg Supports Fox News’ Political Coverage

    PLSN Staff | News | October 9, 2008
    NEW YORK — The Wolf Productions, LLC helped Fox News and its affiliates keep the public’s eye on both the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver and the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul, Minn., and without taking sides, Scharff Weisberg Lighting providing lighting packages for both events, lighting multiple broadcast workspaces. Read More...
  • 3D Projectors Create Buzz for New HIVEs

    PLSN Staff | News | October 9, 2008
    MILWAUKEE, WI — Christie Digital Systems has designed and installed an immersive Christie TotalVIEW CAVE at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Dubbed an Human Interactive Virtual Education (HIVE), the exhibit gives visitors a virtual, 3D interactive experience. Read More...
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