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Scharff Weisberg Teams With Broadstreet And Michael Stiller To Toast The Diageo Golden Bar Awards

Golden BarScharff Weisberg provided lighting support to Broadstret and Michael Stiller Design for the Fifth Annual Golden Bar Awards hosted by Diageo, the world’s leading spirits, wine and beer company. The awards honor US distributors and brokers across Diageo’s brands — which include Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Guinness and Beaulieu Vineyard — for excellence in the marketplace and the key role they play in their communities. more

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Linda Danet Joins Electrosonic As Sales Consultant in Burbank

Linda DanetElectrosonic is pleased to announce that industry veteran Linda Danet has joined the company as a sales consultant based in the Burbank office. The Thea award winner comes on board after years of experience as a freelance producer of theme park attractions, sporting events and television.

“Linda comes to us from a prestigious career in the themed-entertainment industry,” notes Chris Conte, General Manager of North American System Integration, to whom Danet will report. “She has extensive experience in show project management, show design, show production and integration. Her resume includes many of the top design and production firms where she has worked on such high-profile projects as ‘Terminator 2: 3D,’ ‘Star Trek: The Experience,’ and the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. Her addition to the Electrosonic team is certainly a big plus for us.” more

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UVLD Brings 2008 Livestrong Summit To Light At Ohio State University

LivestrongUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design helped to provide the perfect backdrop to 2008 LIVESTRONG Summit, held this year at the Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts. Thousands of healthcare providers, cancer survivors and friends gathered for the 2008 meeting, and were joined by Lance Armstrong, Paula Zahn and Senator John McCain who flanked the 4-day conference with keynote presentations. more

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Scharff Weisberg Adds Brand-New High-End DL.3 Digital Luminaires To Inventory

DL3Scharff Weisberg continues to expand its cutting-edge equipment inventory with the addition of the High-end DL.3, a 6500 ANSI lumens version of the celebrated DL-2 digital luminaire. The DL.3 represents the fourth generation of digital lighting products from High End Systems/Barco and is the flagship addition to a product line, which includes the Orbital Head and Axon Media Server.

Scharff Weisberg’s DL.3s are already in demand by customers. They are going to be sent out on “The Wizard of Oz? tour, “Shrek: The Musical?, and the national tour of media personality Glenn Beck. more

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Electrosonic’s MS9200P HD Players Provide Video On World’s Largest LED Wall

ComcastElectrosonic MS9200P HD players are a key component in the innovative content delivery system designed by David Niles of Niles Creative Group to source the spectacular “Comcast Experience? LED display in the lobby of Philadelphia’s new Comcast Center.

The mammoth LED wall measures 83.3 feet wide and 25.4 feet high with rectangular cutouts for the lobby’s three banks of elevators. Sporting 10 million pixels in a seamless flat array, the LED wall delivers an extremely high degree of photorealism at five times the resolution of HDTV. more

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grandMA Helps Ex-Machina Celebrate Quebec’s 400th Anniversary

quebecThe festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec, the birthplace of French civilization in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage site, couldn’t have taken place without grandMA.

The Image Mill (Le Moulin à Images), a sound and image spectacular created by Robert Lepage and Ex-Machina, employed a grandMA and grandMA Light to control the dynamic lighting for what was believed to be the world’s largest video projection. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Lighting Designer Andy Henry Joins UVLD’s Team

Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) is pleased to announce that industry veteran Andy Henry has joined the team as a design partner. Henry comes on board from Corporate Lighting Services where he designed lighting for a number of major firms in the pharmaceutical, financial/insurance, automotive and high-tech sectors. more

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Electrosonic Supports Gary Goddard Entertainment’s Latest Themed Experience in Jakarta, Indonesia

JakartaVisitors to Crossroads of the World, a two-story, 400,000 square-foot mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, eagerly await the spectacular once-an-hour dancing waters attraction in a Rockefeller Center-style plaza designed by Gary Goddard Entertainment (GGE) with engineering, AV and lighting support from Electrosonic Inc.

GGE, an innovator of themed attractions and destinations, turned to Electrosonic for audio and video equipment, moving lights and control systems for the fountain show at Crossroads of the World, a highly-immersive retail, dining and show experience. The mall is part of the ten million square-foot Grand Indonesia development which links Jakarta’s tallest premium-grade office tower, a 57-story residential tower and the iconic Hotel Indonesia-Kempinski. more

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Stage Research Unveils SFX 6.1

Stage Research, Inc., the developer of audio, sound design and lighting software, has announced the release of SFX 6.1, the newest version of its leading live entertainment sound playback software.

SFX, which typically replaces one or more CD players or minidisc systems, was designed to put the art back into sound design. The core product of Stage Research, SFX embodies the company’s Sounds Simple philosophy, which provides more power and flexibility than traditional playback equipment. SFX version 6 was unveiled last November. more

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Christie Center Stage On Alicia Keys World Tour

AliciaChristie’s acclaimed Roadster series projectors are on the road with eleven-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys as she travels the globe for her latest “As I Am? world tour. After five weeks in Europe, the tour kicked off in North America on April 19th in Hampton, VA and will run throughout the year. Montreal-based Solotech, one of North America’s largest suppliers of sound, lighting and video equipment is providing a full compliment of equipment for the show including six Christie Roadster S+20K 3-Chip DLP® projectors for the live video projection. more

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