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grandMA Meets Prince At Coachella Festival

CoachellaThe grandMA hobnobbed with royalty at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival where it was the console of choice for programmer Demfis Fyssicopulos and lighting designer Garry “Sport� Waldie who helped headliner Prince light up the stage. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

The three-day annual Coachella Festival was held April 25-27 in Indio, California. It was founded as the first major independent festival of all-rock, electronica and hip hop and has since grown into a top showcase for indie bands. This year Prince headlined day two of the event. more

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Christie Projectors Are Ubiquitous At The Newly Built Newseum

NewseumChristie was among the many newsmakers at the recently opened Newseum, and supplied over sixty projectors throughout the various exhibits and galleries. Integrators Electrosonic, Inc. and Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) specified and installed the technology.

A seven-level, high-tech interactive museum, the Newseum traces the history of news reporting from the 15th century to the present. more

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Christie Introduces Latest Widescreen Format Projector

lw Christie, a leader in award-winning, high-quality projectors, debuts the Christie LW400 WXGA projector, featuring inorganic LCD panels. Compact, portable and easily installed in meeting rooms, classrooms, training rooms, executive briefing centers and houses of worship – the projector shines brightly at 4,000 ANSI lumens, allowing room lighting to be kept on during presentations. more

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New Christie Single-Chip DLP® Projector Delivers Top-Quality Image Performance

dsChristie, a leader in award-winning, high-quality projectors, introduces the latest addition to the popular Christie DS+ Series of dual lamp, single-chip DLP® projectors. Compact and quiet, the projector delivers top-quality image reproduction for medium to large meeting rooms and classrooms, government facilities and executive briefing rooms where smooth, reliable operation is critical. more

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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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