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A.C.T Lighting To Distribute W-DMX In The United States

Ben Saltzman, Niclas Arvidsson, Bob Gordon, Lotta Schiefer

Ben Saltzman, Niclas Arvidsson, Bob Gordon, Lotta Schiefer

A.C.T Lighting will now be a distributor of Wireless Solutions’ W-DMX product line in the United States. The premiere distribution company will now represent W-DMX lighting products for the entertainment market, adding to its top-of-the-line roster, which also includes MA Lighting, Clay Paky and GDS LiteWare.

Wireless Solutions International Sales Manager Niclas Arvidsson commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with A.C.T Lighting. They have a strong range of products that fit well with W-DMX, and with offices in New York and Los Angeles, they can truly cover the American market. They will definitely enhance our exposure in the U.S.” more

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Great Balls of Fire! grandMA Gets Busy Behind the Scenes of Broadway’s “Million Dollar Quartet?

There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on and grandMA’s in the thick of it at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre where the hit musical, “Million Dollar Quartet,” billed as the night rock ‘n roll came alive, is playing to packed houses. MA Lighting’s grandMA controls the lighting for the show inspired by the one-time-only 1956 recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Prelite Helps Patrick Dierson and Daniel Boland Take Jay-Z and Eminem Home and Home

Photo: Roger Staub

Photo: Roger Staub

Although Jay-Z’s and Eminem’s joint Home and Home Tour only played four dates in their respective hometowns of New York City and Detroit, programming the extensive lighting for both rappers and the video content for Eminem before the sold-out shows arrived on site was essential. Patrick Dierson, lighting designer for the tour, and Daniel Boland, show designer for Eminem, called upon bicoastal Prelite Studios to get a head start and maximize their creative time in an offline environment. more

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Laie’s Polynesian Cultural Center Takes Delivery of Six Robert Juliat DMX Cyrano Followspots

Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Laie, Hawaii has purchased a complement of six Robert Juliat DMX Cyrano followspots which the Center immediately tapped for its “Ha: Breath of Life” show. 4 Wall Entertainment in Las Vegas made the sale of the popular 2500W HMI followspots that feature a high-performance quartz condenser optical system and DMX-controlled dimmer.

The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of Hawaii’s top attractions. Set on 42 acres on the North Shore of Oahu, the PCC offers a chance to explore many of the Polynesian cultures in the South Pacific. Billed as Hawaii’s newest ancient story with a cast of more than 100, “Ha: Breath of Life” is an evening spectacle featuring singers, dancers, fire-knife performers and drummers staged in the dramatic 2,800-seat Pacific Theater. more

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Vista Spyder Offers Power and Flexibility at New AVEVA Business Performance Center

Aveva

Aveva

PHOENIX, AZ – (September 27, 2010) – When AVEVA, a leading engineering software provider for the plant, power and marine industries, built a state-of-the-art visualization center at its Houston, TX headquarters the company selected the Vista Spyder 344 video processor to meet the needs of the multi-purpose facility. The AVEVA Business Performance Center is equipped to demonstrate global design, engineering, construction and operation solutions for its customers by simulating its software solutions in a dynamic environment. more

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Show Control Programming By Smart Monkeys Keeps Crowds Engaged in Shanghai

Shanghai Expo

Shanghai Expo

With an extensive presence behind the scenes at Expo 2010 Shanghai China, Electrosonic selected Smart Monkeys to provide Medialon show control programming for China Mobile and China Telecoms Information & Communications Pavilion as well as the USA Pavilion that showcases the American spirit of perseverance, innovation and community building. Renowned for its award-winning approach to emotional storytelling and immersive experience design, both pavilions were created and produced by BRC Imagination Arts. more

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A.C.T Lighting To Distribute Clay Paky in U.S and English-Speaking Canada

A.C.T Lighting is proud to announce that it has become a distributor for Clay Paky products in the U.S. & in the English-speaking areas of Canada. The announcement was made at the PLASA show, held in London September 12-15. A.C.T Lighting will offer the same client-centric service and support for the lighting manufacturer as it has been known for with its other product lines, including MA Lighting’s grandMA consoles. more

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Tennessee Tech University Invests in Prism Projection’s RevEAL Color Wash LEDs

RevEAL

RevEAL

Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville has taken delivery of six RevEAL Color Wash (RevEAL CW) instruments from Prism Projection for its Derryberry Hall Auditorium, an 816-seat theater in the oldest, signature building on campus. The Nashville office of StageLight inked the sale of the professional-grade, environmentally-friendly LED fixtures.

“When I first visited the auditorium they had some 50-year old three-banger PAR strip lights in their front of house position,” says Rudi Aldridge of StageLight. “They asked about a new theatrical system but thought it would be prohibitively expensive. Looking at their electrical system, it would have cost them quite a bit in terms of conventional lights. more

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grandMA Spends the Summer on Tour with Arcade Fire and Is Center Stage in the Band’s Live Webcast from Madison Square Garden

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

When the Canadian rock band Arcade Fire began touring this summer they had grandMA in tow. Lighting designer/production designer Susanne Sasic brought a grandMA console along when she served as lighting designer and programmer for the tour in support of the band’s new album, The Suburbs. Jeff Ravitz also deployed a grandMA for the live webcast of Arcade Fire’s August 5 concert from Madison Square Garden. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Christie Proud To Release New DHD800 Digital Projector

Christie DHD800

Christie DHD800

Christie, a global leader in visual solutions, today announced the addition of the Christie DHD800 digital projector to its wide-ranging product line-up. Aimed at the professional market, the Christie DHD800 provides 8,000 ANSI lumens and full HD 1920 x 1080 true native resolution for unparalleled brightness and color precision in a 1-chip DLP projector. One of the brightest two-lamp projectors on the market, the Christie DHD800 with BrilliantColor(tm) offers 10-bit image processing, interchangeable color wheel, and four-sided edge-blended color matching. more

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