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Show Us Your Aviom in Action Facebook Photo Contest

Aviom Facebook Contest Offers Opportunity to Win Visa Gift Cards

WEST CHESTER, PA, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012—Aviom (WFX Booth #735) is pleased to announce its first Facebook contest: the Show Us Your Aviom in Action contest. The company is collecting users’ Aviom photos to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. Launched in part because the number of photos that users share online of their A-16II Personal Mixers—everything from the classic Instagram shots of the labeled A-16II to on-stage shots of people performing—the contest has to date drawn photos of all different types of Aviom gear.

“We began to see that lots of people were sharing photos of their Aviom personal mixers online, so we thought it would be fun to launch a contest that allowed people to enter their photos,” says Aviom’s Director of Marketing, Chandler Collison. “Not only have we gotten some great A-16II shots, but people have entered interesting photos of their snakes and network gear as well.”

Those who participate, either by entering a photo or just by voting, have an opportunity to win a Visa gift card. The photo that receives the most votes by October 8, 2012, will win a $250 Visa gift card. All photos must be entered by midnight Eastern on September 30, 2012. Those who vote have the opportunity to win a $50 Visa gift card. One voter will be randomly selected as a winner. Individuals can vote daily through October 8. Winners will be announced October 10, 2012.

Learn more about the contest at http://www.facebook.com/AviomInc.

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.

Dataton and Show Sage bring WATCHOUT to LDI 2012

Dataton and WATCHOUT™ Premium Partner for North America, Show Sage, return to LDI 2012

On booth 442, the latest features of WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software will be demonstrated. The new features include interactivity, video streaming, live presentation, 3D stereo display and multiple output display. Dataton and Show Sage will also sponsor the Projection Master Classes taking place during the show on 17 and 18 October.

Jim Testa, President of Show Sage explains: “LDI continues to be the meeting point for projection designers, creative designers and users of WATCHOUT and is a great location to share ideas and knowledge.”

WATCHOUT is a fully scalable system that’s software-based and does not require proprietary hardware. It orchestrates still images, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds into a single show across multiple display areas, either soft-edge blended or scattered.

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton adds, “This year has been a tremendous success for the latest version of WATCHOUT. We’ve seen it deployed in several installations such as the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences, Minnesota State University Ballroom as well as a HBO and Shark Week events and Cold Play concerts, all backed up by the best technical support, through our trusted WATCHOUT Premium Partner, Show Sage.”

Key features of WATCHOUT are:

Video streaming and interactivity
WATCHOUT integrates video streaming and devices such as network cameras to allow video to be accessed over a standard network solution. It also offers the ability to interact with live components and assets of interactive media. Users can position, rotate and move all media objects in 3D and interactively. WATCHOUT integrates with various devices and external systems so users can connect sensors and control sources, such as iPads, to on-screen elements like images, video and live feeds.

Live presentation
A built-in text editor allows last minute changes, or additions, in presentation text without the need for graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop®.

The latest version also has a DMX recording function that lets you record a complete lighting show and play it back from a single cue in WATCHOUT. This new feature makes WATCHOUT even more attractive in live events and staging applications.

Stereo playback and management of multiple outputs

WATCHOUT offers 3D effects and stage preview to position and rotate all media objects, including motion paths and video fly-through. Seamless stereoscopic playback and support is offered for multi-head output cards so up to six displays can be driven off one display computer using a single cost-effective WATCHOUT license.

www.showsage.com
www.dataton.com

projectiondesign® boosts presence on AV-iQ resource

Premium participant status set to boost accessibility to product information

projectiondesign® has now signed up to an increased presence in North America on the AV-iQ resource, the most comprehensive commonly categorized and formatted current AV products and providers directory in the industry.

Learn what’s new from projectiondesign

“We’re delighted to have boosted our presence as a premium manufacturer in North America. By using the AV-iQ resource, AV dealers, integrators and consultants will have even greater access to the latest projection and image processing product information from projectiondesign,” explains Karl Hantho, President of projectiondesign’s Americas operation. “The online system is very easy to use and can be updated easily.”

Current and potential users of AV-iQ are encouraged to sign up to their iQ customized environment to search for the latest products, comprehensive product information, news and multimedia from projectiondesign. AV-iQ can be found at http://catalogs.infocommiq.com/avcat/ctl1642/index.cfm?myiq.reg.

“It’s an exciting time for projectiondesign to come on board with the AV-iQ as a Premium participant,” explains John Fuchs, Senior VP, AV-iQ at InfoComm International®. “Having experienced a tremendous increase in visits to their dedicated AV-iQ web page already, projectiondesign recognizes the value of the AV-iQ program and is committed to be at the forefront of its continued development and implementation.”

The AV-iQ program has been serving web based industry research and marketing catalog for nearly twelve years. In 2013 AV-iQ is taking the task of conforming data to the next level and will re-format it to enable EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). In the near future distributors, integrators, designers, third-party software developers and others will be able to populate their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), proposal, accounting and other software applications by simply importing one file sourced from AV-iQ saving the industry thousands of man-hours, millions of dollars and countless, costly data entry errors.

www.projectiondesign.com

Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Beam 1500s Light Up the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “I’m With You World Tour”

It’s been a long hot summer just about everywhere, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are amping up the heat with their “I’m With You World Tour,” which features Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Beam 1500 luminaires.

The rock band’s tour began last fall and extends into 2013. In support of their tenth studio album, “I’m With You,” the tour is playing dates across North America this summer with shows in stadiums and arenas.

Lighting designer Scott Holthaus of Happy Machine specified 96 Sharpys in a full octagon grid for the band’s indoor shows, 78 for the stadium shows plus a compliment of Alpha Beam 1500s for the outdoor performances. The lights were supplied by Premiere Global Productions.

Holthaus says he uses the Sharpys “to fill the arenas with chopsticks of light – it’s a really cool effect. I don’t use smoke in the stadiums and the trick for working outdoors is to get any beams from the lights. With the Sharpys I can also cover the audience at great distances where most lights fail. For their size and weight, the Sharpy’s power and output is amazing. They’re the coolest light of the decade, and everyone knows that.”

He opted to add Alpha Beam 1500s to his stadium inventory when travel restrictions called for a limited number of fixtures and easy transport by plane. “I had to have a great tracking beam,” he says. ” I had used the Clay Paky 300s for a TV show and had such success with them that moving to the 1500s was a no brainer,” he reports. “I needed the coolest and most powerful lights I could find.”

Holthaus has been so pleased with the performance of the Alpha Beam 1500s that he eventually wants “to replace more of my lights with them. They’re very fast at pan and tilt. They’re a great telephone pole of light – like a giant Sharpy! They’ve also held up in bad weather – it’s been raining a lot, almost every day, and we haven’t had any failures.”

The lighting designer is becoming such a fan of Clay Paky lighting fixtures, in fact, that he’s planning to use more for future projects. “I could gladly do an all-Clay Paky show in a second,” he declares. “I’m easily their biggest fan!”

A.C.T Lighting is the distributor for Clay Paky in North America.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “Scott used our Sharpys on last year’s tour and I remember how pleased he was with them then. I’m glad to see he’s filled out his inventory and look forward to working with him in the future.”

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