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Christie Unveils New Line Of 3-Chip DLP® Projectors

hdChristie is raising the bar on standard features and performance with a diverse new line of projection products that sets a new benchmark for reliability, versatility and low cost of ownership in the high-end Pro AV projector class. The Christie M Series is a flexible and efficient family of 3-chip DLP® projectors built on a dual-lamp, mercury platform with extreme feature-rich functionality. Providing a total of six new models, the projectors range from 5,000 ANSI lumens (dual lamp, 200W) to 9,500 ANSI lumens (dual lamp, 350W) and include two resolutions – SX+ (1400 x 1050) and HD (1920 x 1080). more

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Video Applications And Scharff Weisberg Team Up in Vegas To Support Kindred Healthcare

KindredVideo Applications Inc. and Scharff Weisberg teamed up to provide video support for a three-day leadership meeting for Kindred Healthcare, Inc. at the Palazzo Ballroom in the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. The first-time event for Kindred, attended by 1,200 employees, was produced by Event Designs New York (EDNY), a boutique special-events production company. more

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Atomic Lighting Now Illuminated: Awash With Complete Coemar Assortment

Inner Circle Distribution, Sunrise, FL-based lighting supply/service distribution company, beams with pride now that Atomic Lighting has come onboard as a full line stocking Coemar dealer in Lititz, PA.

Atomic Lighting is a full service production lighting company specializing in special event television, and high-end corporate and private events. The company offers services from design, rental, staffing, and trucking for companies in need of everything from full service support to rental or dry hire. With a 55,000 square foot space, the company also offers production storage. more

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Electrosonic to Display its IP Network Video Distribution Products and JPEG-2000 Server at InfoComm 2008

Visit Electrosonic’s booth# C924 at InfoComm to get in on the most comprehensive array of Electrosonic products to be shown anywhere this year. Electrosonic will highlight products for graphics and IP network video distribution and showcase its line of JPEG-2000 servers, HD video players and multi-image display processors. more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports Large-Scale Outdoor Public Installation At Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum Of Art

migrationsScharff Weisberg has again teamed up with internationally-renowned contemporary artist Doug Aitken providing AV support for another of his large-scale outdoor public projects, this time as part of Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibition not only poses the question, ‘Are there other forms of life in the universe?’ and ‘Can art help us explore the universe?’, it asks if the human race has turned Earth into an alien planet itself. more

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grandMA Takes Control At Wolf Trap

Wolf TrapKnown as America’s National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia-based Wolf Trap has installed two full-size grandMAs in its Filene Center. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

Wolf Trap’s typical season includes performances ranging from pop, country, folk and blues to orchestra, dance, theater and opera as well as performance art and multimedia presentations. Its larger venue Filene Center is a 7000-seat indoor/outdoor theater. more

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Electrosonic Crafts Unique Rear Projection Solution For The Weather Channel’s New HD Set

WeatherElectrosonic teamed with Jack Morton Worldwide/Production Design Group (PDG) in Manhattan to provide design and equipment integration for a custom rear projection solution for The Weather Channel’s new HD set. The Atlanta-based cable network recently moved into a new building tailored for HD broadcasting; the new set made its on-air debut June 1. more

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Coemar Infinity Wash XLs Light Up Rock Star Juanes’s La Vida World Tour

JuanesCoemar’s Infinity Wash XLs are the moving heads of choice of Chris Nathan, lighting designer for Colombian-born rock star Juanes’s La Vida World Tour. Inner Circle Distribution (ICD) is the exclusive distributor of Italian-made Coemar lighting in the US. more

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Guthrie Theater and Minnesota Opera Use Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon Followspots In Twin Cities

GuthrieThe renowned Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis has found two markets in the Twin Cities for its Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon followspots. The Theater not only uses a trio of Topazes and a pair of Manons for its own dramatic and musical productions but also lends them to the Minnesota Opera during its season.

“I have been a theatrical technician for 10 years and have used a wide variety of followspots at venues all over the country,? notes Owen Moldow, lead electrician at the Guthrie. “When I started working at the Guthrie Theater in 2007 I got to use Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon for the first time, and I was floored. I’ve never seen a followspot so bright or that had such nice action. They are incredibly easy to use and maintain; I never thought that I would actually look forward to using a followspot!? more

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Coemar Wash XL Lights And Cher Rock Vegas-Style

CherCoemar Infinity Wash XL lights will headline as Grammy award winning performer Cher graces Ceasars Palace for 110 performances starting this month. With a series of shows following that of Celine Dion, Cher will be complemented, yet not out-dazzled, by the premium lighting essentials that have become a stageshow industry standard.

With the aim of capturing a rock arena feel within the Vegas magic-land that is Ceasars, show lighting designer Baz Halpin (bazhalpin.com) had his hands full. Prior to the initial design Halpin worked with Peter Morse (lighting designer for Bette Midler’s show) to choose stock of lighting fixtures, which would work for all shows (with Halpin bringing some extras for Cher). The pair decided upon 98 Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights as part of a new system to be purchased as an upgrade for the theater, as lighting technology had advanced since the Celine Dion performances. more

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