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  • Absen's screens at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

    MVS LED Launches in North America, Partners with Absen

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 24, 2013

    ORANGE, CA – MVS LED announces its debut as a provider of high-end LED panels for the North American market and its partnership with Shenzhen, China-based LED manufacturer Absen. Pictured here: a recent installation of Absen's screens at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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  • Chaos Visual Continues with Fleetwood Mac in Europe

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 23, 2013

    BURBANK, CA - Chaos Visual Productions is supplying Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 Live tour, which continues into Europe this summer. Production designer, Paul “Arlo” Guthrie of Minneapolis-based Toss Film + Design works with tour manager Marty Hom and road manager Allan Tate to execute Fleetwood Mac’s first tour since 2009.

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  • Nanolumens ticker

    NanoLumens Creates Full-Color NYC Stock Ticker

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 21, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY - Recently, a midtown Manhattan branch of a major financial institution set a new standard for information displays with the unveiling of the city’s first NanoLumens-powered stock ticker. The full-color, 3-foot tall by 60-foot long L-shaped LED display is one of New York’s most dynamic, vibrant and unique stock tickers, according to Bill Shiverick of Atlanta-based Vertical AVTV, the AV integrator who recommended and installed the display.

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  • GannettFront

    WorldStage Teams with TBA Global on Gannett Upfront

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 21, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY - The Gannet Company’s first ever upfront, dubbed GannettFront 2013, marked the first time that the parent company of USA Today showcased all of Gannett’s brands to advertisers and media in a TV show-style presentation. TBA Global, tasked with producing the event, selected WorldStage for lighting and video support.

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  • Super Why Live

    Pete’s Big TVs Supplies ‘Super Why Live’ Tour

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 15, 2013

    NEW CASTLE, DE  - Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs is supplying the “Super Why Live: You’ve Got the Power” children's tour across the U.S. with the same type of high resolution LED video screens that they are supplying on Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” world tour.

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  • Eaton Experience Center

    Electrosonic Supplies Cleveland’s Eaton Experience Center

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 15, 2013

    CLEVELAND – Electrosonic was charged with designing the AV systems, media control and power management for Cleveland’s Eaton Experience Center, which combines art and information. The centerpiece of the atrium is a five-story chandelier comprised of Traxon custom Mesh RGB LED wrapped into a cylinder 53 feet tall by 12 feet in diameter. The LED mesh combines a woven stainless steel mesh grid with individually-addressable LEDs to form a canvas for vivid, large-scale media. The chandelier can display specific media on a predetermined timeline or media for a particular show via a Medialon show controller.

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  • Mitsubishi Diamond Vision systems fed by Spyder

    Philips Arena Welcomes Spyder in the House

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 9, 2013

    ATLANTA – Vista Systems’ Spyder X20 is feeding twin Mitsubishi Diamond Vision systems in Atlanta's Philips Arena. The Mitsubishi Diamond Vision systems, which measure 100 feet long and 12 feet high, are mounted at each end of the arena and display statistics, replays, video footage, graphics and advertising.

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  • Olivier Awards: Hugh Bonneville & Sheridan Smith. Photo Jonathan Hordle, Rex Features

    XL Video Supplies Video Package for Olivier Awards

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 9, 2013

    LONDON - For the third consecutive year at the Olivier Awards, XL Video sponsored the Award for Best Set Design and supplied video equipment for the awards ceremony. The Olivier Awards, honoring the best of British theatre, took place recently at London's Royal Opera House.

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  • Barco HDQ-2K40

    Eurovision 2013 Rig to Include 60 Barco Projectors

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 8, 2013

    MALMO, Sweden – The semi-finals for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest are set to take place at Malmo Arena here May 14-16, with the finals following on May 18. Projected visuals will be playing a key role, and Barco has noted that a record-setting 60 of its projectors, including the HDQ-2K40 pictured here, will be included in the rig along with three Encore systems. This is the 58th Eurovision competition and the fifth to be staged in Sweden.

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  • Avery Fisher Hall

    Christie Solara Projectors for ‘Gatsby’ World Premiere

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 7, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY —The world premiere of the film “The Great Gatsby” lit up the screen in 3-D with Christie Solaria Series digital cinema projectors. The star-studded event took place at Avery Fisher Hall. Christie dealer Digital Media Systems selected two Christie CP4230 DLP digital cinema projectors for the screening, which converged the light from two projectors to create a seamless image projected onto a silver screen.

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  • Alicia Keys

    Chaos Visualizes ‘World on Fire’ with Alicia Keys

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 6, 2013

    BURBANK, CA - After wrapping the North American leg of Alicia Keys’ 2013 Set The World On Fire tour in Chicago, Chaos Visual Productions is set to fire up the video for Keys as she takes her show across the Atlantic. Chaos Visual COO Nick Jackson says, “This is definitely one of the more elegant shows that we’ve seen on tour in the last few years.”

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  • ShowFX Builds New Automated Video Wall For “American Idol”

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | May 2, 2013

    When the producers of Fox TV’s American Idol decided to source a new video wall for the 2013 season, ShowFX Inc. rose to the challenge. The result is a seamless integration of rented video panels into a custom-built 12-axis motion-controlled system that tracks and rotates, creating a multitude of looks for entrances and performances during the show. The LED panels themselves, supplied via VER and NEP/Sweetwater, are Barco ILite 6.

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