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Smart Monkeys Feeds its Sweet Tooth with New Show Control Programming for Hershey’s Chocolate World’s Revamped Hershey’s Really Big 3-D Show

Hershey

Hershey

When Hershey’s Chocolate World, the year-round visitors center, asked Clair Brothers Audio Systems to refurbish the AV and control systems for its popular Hershey’s Really Big 3-D Show™, the systems designers and engineers called on Smart Monkeys to handle show control programming for the 3D-animated musical adventure. more

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Prism Projection’s RevEAL CW Wins Best New Lighting Product Award at ABTT Theatre Show in London

RevEAL

RevEAL

Prism Projection, Inc., the manufacturer of professional, solid-state LED lighting products, continues to collect awards for its RevEAL Color Wash (RevEAL CW), a fixture already gaining a reputation for its unparalleled color rendering, palette, repeatability and beam quality.

At the 32nd Association of British Theatre Technicians’ (ABTT) 2010 Theatre Show in London in June, RevEAL CW was awarded Best New Lighting Product honors. The ABTT advises on safety and good practices in the British theater industry and provides in-service training and seminars for members; it holds an annual Theatre Show of backstage and front-of-house equipment and supplies. The Award was presented to White Light, RevEAL’s UK distributor, as well as Prism Projection. more

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High Resolution Systems’ UDC-400 Debuts as Cross-Platform Control Solution for National Convention

UDC

UDC

High Resolution Systems’ new UDC-400 Universal Device Controller, a software-based control platform that allows simple, cost-effective control of devices using IP (TCP/UDP) or serial (232/422/485) protocols, has made its debut at a major national convention with 3,800 delegates in attendance. more

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NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE UPGRADES CAMPUS WITH CHRISTIE LCD PROJECTION

Northwestern

Northwestern

Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota has selected Christie LW400 and LX400 LCD projectors to upgrade its campus AV technology. Recognizing the need for high resolution visuals to enrich student education, Northwestern College installed twelve Christie projectors in classrooms and meeting rooms, with two more projectors rotating among event spaces. The faith-based school purchased the projectors from Christie integrator Alpha Video in nearby Edina and plans to eventually upgrade all classrooms and campus facilities with Christie. more

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Scharff Weisberg Provides KCD Inc. with Massive AV Support for Jeanne-Claude Memorial at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jeanne Claude

Jeanne Claude

More than 2,200 invited guests attended the memorial for artist and long-time Christo partner Jeanne-Claude at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 26 where Scharff Weisberg provided AV support to producers KCD Inc. Jeanne-Claude, who passed away last November, was the wife and collaborator of Christo. For 51 years they created renowned temporary works of art, including Running Fence in California’s Sonoma and Marin Counties, the Pont Neuf wrapped in Paris, and The Gates in New York City’s Central Park. more

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Video Applications Provides Hardware Support for Intel InfoScape Interactive Cube That’s Anything But Square

Intel

Intel

Intel’s InfoScape interactive cube wowed the crowds at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year where Video Applications Inc. (VAI) provided hardware support for the attraction that was conceived and developed by Foghorn Creative. CNN.com featured InfoScape on its cover and declared it one of the “10 Cool Toys from CES? while DVICE.com touted its “jaw-dropping graphics? and Inside Scoop called it “the best thing at this year’s CES.? more

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McDonald’s Biennial Worldwide Convention

McDonald’s

McDonald’s

Designing and programming the lighting for McDonald’s biennial worldwide convention is no small task but Lightswitch lighting designer John Featherstone knew that partnering with Prelite Studios would enable him to maximize his creative time in an offline environment and get a big head start on programming hundreds of automated and conventional fixtures.

Featherstone has been a client of Prelite, which helps lighting designers and programmers use emerging technologies to previsualize lighting and video elements for productions, since its founding. He teamed with them on the last McDonald’s convention two years ago. The event, which returned to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, brought together over 15,000 McDonald’s owner-operators, vendors and corporate staff. more

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Vista Spyder Integrates with Simbioz for V Télé Broadcasts

V Télé

V Télé

Montreal TV station V Télé began broadcasting last summer with the goal of having an interactive relationship with core viewers age 18 to 49. To offer dynamic and original content in its live-broadcast studio, V Télé (www.vtele.ca) selected the Christie Vista Spyder to integrate with Simbioz Touchless Interactive Technology on a 3ft x 10ft ultra-thin bezel LCD wall.

With a simple gesture, the TV host controls the interactive content by selecting, moving and opening windows to present information and interviews. To achieve this dynamic presentation, Simbioz created three studio display surfaces from 46-inch NEC MultiSync X461 UN LCD screens. more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports Robin Hood Foundation Gala With Projection Design and Implementation Showing Group’s Neighborhood Impact

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

The legendary do-good activities of Robin Hood pale in comparison to those of his namesake, the Robin Hood Foundation, whose recent annual gala netted almost $88 million in donations dedicated entirely to programs helping poor New Yorkers. Scharff Weisberg was part of the merry band of supporters that helped make the evening a success, designing and implementing projection elements for the cocktail area that brought home the foundation’s impact on real neighborhoods. more

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CHRISTIE CHOSEN TO ENHANCE WORSHIP SERVICES AT EAST 91ST STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN INDIANAPOLIS

When the East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis doubled the size of its sanctuary, it also took the opportunity to enhance its Sunday morning worship services with the latest in audio visual communications. William Sams Acoustics was tasked with designing an audio-visual environment to enable the church to easily embrace both traditional and contemporary worship styles. more

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