Medialon Manager is at the heart of a general modernization of the headquarters of Arcandor AG (formerly KarstadtQuelle AG) in Essen, Germany. Arcandor AG, renamed July 1, 2007, focuses on three core areas of business: tourism, department stores and mail-order services. The Karstadt department stores and Thomas Cook Group are among the company‘s branded units. more
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Boston-based AV Helpdesk, Inc. has selected Vista Systems‘ Spyder to be at the heart of a new video display installation in the lobby of one of the world‘s largest financial institutions in Boston, MA. The Spyder‘s efficient and powerful image processing capabilities made it an “easy choice” for the modular plasma display which is drawing crowds to the public space, report Collin Hogan and Steve Grace, principals at AV Helpdesk. more
Electrosonic Systems Inc. (Electrosonic) was the AV designer and integrator for the new sanctuary at Northland, A Church Distributed in Longwood, Florida as it moved from a converted skating rink seating about 1,200 parishioners to a purpose-built sanctuary seating 3,000 and boasting classrooms for adults and children, a day-care center, cafe, bookstore and offices. Concept consulting design was performed by Platt Design Group in Sierra Madre, CA. A nondenominational distributed church, Northland streams its services online and coordinates with services held at other locations in Florida and across the globe. more
Medialon Manager was selected by Bowen Technovation for system control at the new Medal of Honor Museum, part of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. More than 40 recipients of the Medal of Honor, which has become synonymous with bravery and heroism, helped cut the ribbon for the museum located on the hangar deck of the USS Yorktown. “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams was the emcee for the gala opening; his newscast originated from Patriots Point. more
A pair of state-of-the-art big-screen theaters in the Ford Orientation Center at Mount Vernon feature Medialon MANAGER show control at their core. The Center is part of a new complex on the grounds of George Washington‘s home, which is designed to illuminate fascinating chapters of the first president‘s life via interactive displays, films, immersive experiences and a collection of more than 700 objects. more
Thomas J. Kulikowski has joined Electrosonic as General Manager of the Working Environments business for the Americas. He comes onboard after serving as President of the Advanced Communications Technologies division of Telex Communications which sold audio and data communication products for wireless applications in the aviation, government, military and education markets.
“Tom is a seasoned business professional with experience in both large and small technology companies and has a proven track record of success,” says Electrosonic Group President and CEO, Kyle M. Carpenter. “He brings a solid mix of strategic planning, hands-on sales management and effective P&L control to this position and will be a strong addition to the Electrosonic senior management team.” Kulikowski‘s post was previously held by Alan Dresner, a well-known and well-respected figure in the industry, who passed away in July. more
Electrosonic Systems, Inc. (ESI) has named Bryan Hinckley business manager of the Managed Media Services Group, the company‘s year-old digital signage group specializing in the deployment, distribution, and management of out-of-home digital networks. Based at Electrosonic‘s Burbank facility, Managed Media Services provide signage solutions that can reproduce recorded HD content based on a predefined schedule or per local demand to fulfill clients‘ advertising, information and training needs in the advertising, corporate, medical and health care, government, educational and entertainment markets. more
Behind the scenes in the Vulcania theme park near Clermont Ferrand in France‘s central Auvergne province, Medialon Manager controls the exciting new Magma Explorer simulator ride which takes visitors on a spectacular journey into the inner life of a volcano. Vulcania is located close to the Puy-de-Dôme in a chain of long-dormant volcanoes.
Park visitors become Vulcanauts when they board the futuristic Magma Explorer vessel to take a virtual trip into the depths of a volcano, through the magma chambers and back to the surface through the volcano‘s pipe. more
Vista Systems‘ Spyder has enabled the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, Arizona to present cutting-edge, immersive graphics on three large screens during worship services featuring contemporary Christian rock music. The multi-sensory experience targets Cornerstone‘s 5,000 congregants; the Spyder installation is one of the largest in a house of worship. more
Rapenburg Plaza has supplied the new De Kunstlinie theater in Almere, the Netherlands with a fully-controlled theater stage-management system controlled by Medialon Manager. Amsterdam-based Rapenburg Plaza designed and integrated the system into the building, which was finished last December after two-and-a-half years of construction. The architecturally-stunning theater is situated in the city center on the shores of Weerwater lake. more