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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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Christie MicroTiles Drive Fan Experience At New NASCAR Hall Of Fame

Credit: Sean Busher

Credit: Sean Busher

Auto racing fans will be amazed by the exhibits and revolutionary AV technology the minute they step into the striking new NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. A huge cluster of Christie® MicroTiles™ digital display tiles is driving the fan experience running massive archival videos and engaging visitors in the attraction’s showpiece Great Hall.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Fan Billboard uses 252 MicroTiles in an 18-tile wide by 14-tile high array (or 24ft by 14ft) suspended over Glory Road, a section of sloping track in the main hall that shows the progression of NASCAR from its dirt track days to the modern paved speedways of today. more

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Electrosonic Rises to the Challenge with AV Support of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Shanghai USA

Shanghai USA

Attracting over two million visitors in its first two months of operation, the USA Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China delivers its Rise to the Challenge theme in a series of Hollywood-style, multi-dimensional presentations that tell the story of the American spirit of perseverance, innovation and community building.

Electrosonic rose to the challenge of a very compressed schedule to provide BRC Imagination Arts with system technical design, engineering, fabrication, installation, encoding and show technical programming for the AV and control systems in the pavilion lobby, preshow and main show theater. BRC was the show designer and producer and created all content for the USA Pavilion. Electrosonic also coordinated the installation of the exterior, custom-framed Panasonic LED video display that showcases clips. more

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Bold & Fresh Tour Hits Arena’s Nationwide. Audio, Video and Lighting Support Comes With A Scharff Weisberg Point of View

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck

When Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly kicked off the 2010 leg of their Bold & Fresh Tour, Scharff Weisberg hit the road to provide turnkey services for the politically-charged cavalcade. Scharff Weisberg also provided support when Beck struck off on his own for the American Revival Tour.

Scharff Weisberg handled the complex logistics of providing seamless AV and lighting for both national tours, delivering a high-quality, cost-effective solution for the multi-city venues. more

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San Francisco Opera and Ballet Add Robert Juliat Victor Motorized Followspots to Extensive Juliat Spot Inventory

SF Opera/Ballet

SF Opera/Ballet

As longtime and extensive users of Robert Juliat Profile spots, it could have been expected that the San Francisco Opera and Ballet would become the first US installation for Robert Juliat’s motorized Victor followspots with RJNET electronics.

“When the Opera was remodeled and seismically upgraded in 1996, we purchased 172 Profiles, then the Opera bought a few HMI Profiles and the Ballet added two more. The Victor followspots are our most recent purchase,? says Jim Caudle, technician for the San Francisco Ballet. “The building is shared by both companies which have consecutive seasons: the Opera runs May through December and the Ballet December through May. There are permanent followspot positions for both companies and the Victors remain in place for both seasons.? more

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Prism Projection Unveils RevEAL CW TrueSource, Professional LED Color Wash

RevEAL

RevEAL

Prism Projection, Inc., a manufacturer of professional solid-state LED lighting products, has introduced the RevEAL Color Wash CW TrueSource(tm) (RevEAL CW-TS) designed for TV studios, film productions, theater, worship, events, theme parks, architecture and other no-compromise applications. The RevEAL CW-TS TrueSource is the second generation Color Wash product combining several new features to the overwhelmingly successful RevEAL CW. The new features are now managed through an LCD display increasing the flexibility and functionality of use. more

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Wireless Solution’s W-DMX Technology Goes the Distance for Lighting Effects Control for Grand Opening of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino

Marina Bay

Marina Bay

When Showtec Communications Pte Ltd. provided equipment for the extensive lighting effects for the grand opening of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino in June, W-DMX technology from Wireless Solution Sweden AB went the distance to supply long-distance lighting control.

Wireless Solution’s W-DMX has been hailed as the number one product for interference-free wireless DMX technology. The perfect solution for applications where running DMX cable is impractical, W-DMX uses Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) to avoid interference. more

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EA E3 Expo Press Event goes Massive with 18-Person Onstage Game Play, Stereo 3D Display and Full HD Production

EA

EA

International game developer, publisher, and distributor Electronic Arts (EA) took its press event at the E3 Expo 2010 to the next level when it amped up the energy at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles last month. This was the third consecutive year that Video Applications, Inc. (VAI), a WorldStage Company, provided technical support for EA’s annual press event at the trade-only Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and the design for this year’s event was a departure from their previous presentations. more

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Lightware U.S.A. Introduces MX12x12DVI-Slim and MX16x16DVI-Slim Matrix Switchers and MX-FR80R Hybrid Multi-Format Matrix Switcher

MX-FR80R

MX-FR80R

Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering products, has announced that the MX12x12DVI-Slim and MX16x16DVI-Slim DVI matrix switchers and the MX-FR80R hybrid multi-format matrix switchers are now available in America.

The Slim series offers the smallest and lightest 12×12 or 16×16 DVI matrix switchers on the market today. Their 1.5-inch depth, aluminum alloy body and fan-less design make them ideal for many space and noise-sensitive applications; they are especially well suited to military, medical, conference rooms, avionics and 3D imaging. In space-constrained areas, the Slim switchers can even be mounted behind other rack-mounted equipment. more

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