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Lightware Introduces Dual Link DVI-Over-Twisted Pair Extenders

Lightware Converters

Lightware Converters

Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering, has begun shipping the new DVI-TP-TX200DL and DVI-TP-RX100DL transceivers, an efficient solution for converting the DUAL LINK DVI signal to twisted pair and extending the video signal. Applications for the products include high-resolution video signal transmission, custom resolution and refresh-rate EDID emulation, and ground loop isolation; the transceivers are designed for a diverse marketplace, including rental and staging, fixed installations, digital signage and conference rooms and classrooms.

The Dual Link DVI-over-twisted pair extenders transmit dual link DVI-D signals over two CAT5, CAT6 or CAT7 cables; accessible distances depend on the quality of the cable used and signal resolution. The products can be used in conjunction with Lightware’s dual link matrix switchers or deployed on their own. more

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Christie Plays Central Role In Unique Stating At National World War II Museum

WWII Museum

WWII Museum

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, presents the riveting sights and thundering sounds of war in “Beyond all Boundaries?, a 45-minute 4D film that is sure to inspire and educate. The gripping performance – using nine Christie DLP® projectors – takes audiences on a memorable journey through World War II from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima and the final victories in Europe and the Pacific. more

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Christie Thrills Spectators At Singapore’s 45th Birthday Bash

Singapore National Day

Singapore National Day

Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announces that its Roadster HD Series projectors presented the main show at Singapore’s 45th birthday celebrations and National Parade Day (NDP) 2010. The 53-minute long extravaganza of music, dance, fireworks and multimedia effects was comprised of four acts and a grand finale featuring 18 Christie Roadster HD18K projectors mounted 37m high on three towers. Each tower had six projectors illuminating a brightness of more than 100,000 ANSI lumens from a distance of 162m. more

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grandMA Series 2 Joins Phish On Rock Band’s Summer Tour

Phish

Phish

Longtime grandMA user Chris Kuroda, who’s marking his 22nd year as the lighting designer for the rock band Phish, has taken a pair of grandMA2 consoles along on the musicians’ cross-country summer tour. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for MA Lighting.

Lighting programmer Andrew Giffin suggested using the grandMA2 for lighting control, and Kuroda reports that the two desks have been “a 100 percent complete and utter success. They’ve been incredibly wonderful – I’m very happy with them.” more

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Prism Projection RevEAL Selected for Cruce Stark Auditorium and New Black Box Theater at Grayson County College in Texas

Prism Projection RevEAL

Prism Projection RevEAL

Grayson County College’s Art and Communications Center in Denison, Texas has purchased 10 Prism Projection RevEAL Color Wash (RevEAL CW) fixtures for the newly-renovated, 1,000-seat Cruce Stark Auditorium and the new, more intimate 50×50-foot Black Box Theater. The latter space features a fully-flexible seating system by Staging Concepts that can accommodate up to 150 people depending on the configuration. The Cruce Stark Auditorium and Black Box Theater are used as classrooms and for theater and music performances; they are also available for community events and outside rentals. more

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High Resolution Systems Release of UDC-400 3.0 Implements Extensive Feature Set

UDC

UDC

High Resolution Systems LLC has announced the release of UDC-400 3.0, a software-based Universal Device Controller whose free trial demo is now available for download on the company’s website (www.highresolutionsystems.com). Designed for live events, staging and rental, worship, and corporate industrial and broadcast markets, the UDC-400 enables simple, cost-effective control of devices using IP (TCP/TELNET), Art-Net or and serial (232/422/485) protocols. It made its debut earlier this year at Infocomm. more

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grandMA on Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival

Held over two days in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park and Memorial Coliseum, the Electric Daisy Carnival boasted festival artists Deadmau5, Moby, Z-Trip, Basement Jaxx, MSTRKRFT, Will.i.am and more. Performances were non-stop over five stages, which meant control had to be both versatile and rugged. The MA Lighting grandMA completed this task with ease. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for MA Lighting. more

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Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Fulfill Technology Needs For Vibrant Upfront Season In New York

CBS

CBS

The broadcast and cable networks’ “Upfront season” heralds their new fall programming line-ups with presentations designed to dazzle advertisers and their agencies. WorldStage companies, Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications (VAI), were selected by a number of the top networks to provide technical design and production support for a busy slate of Upfronts at multiple venues in New York City. Collectively, The World Stage Companies supported seven of the Networks’ 2010 presentations including: CBS, Turner, Univision, Oxygen, Cartoon, CNN and Discovery. more

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High Resolution Systems’ UDC-400 Shines at Microsoft Global Exchange (MGX)

MGX

MGX

High Resolution Systems’ new UDC-400 Universal Device Controller played a key role in delivering video components to the big screens at the recent Microsoft Global Exchange (MGX), an annual conference for the company’s sales, marketing and technical field staff. High Resolution Systems teamed with Staging Techniques to use a UDC-400 to switch all the live video feeds and extensive computer content to the big screens viewed by 12,000 attendees at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. more

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Electrosonic Offers Preview of 21st Century Technologies at the Information & Communications Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Shanghai ICP

Shanghai ICP

Visitors flocking to the Information & Communications Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China get a taste of cutting-edge information and communication technologies (ICT) to come when they tour the attraction presented by China Mobile and China Telecom. Contracted by long-time client, BRC Imagination Arts, Electrosonic designed and installed the audio, video and control systems featuring multiple, large-scale projection systems; High Definition displays, customized show control and multi-channel audio playback systems. Renowned for its award-winning approach to emotional design and production BRC was the creator and producer for the world’s first Multi-Dimensional Interactive Network pavilion. Allowing visitors to move through a high capacity attraction and personally engage one-on-one with the shows and exhibits, bringing mass customization to visitor’s experience. more

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