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Stage Research Unveils SoftPlot 9.2 Update

Stage Research has announced the release of SoftPlot 9.2 with many new features designed to expand the functionality of the popular graphical design software that enables lighting designers to plot lighting and manage paperwork at all levels of the industry. more

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CHRISTIE® AT THE HEART OF VANCOUVER’S EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE

To facilitate fail-safe emergency response communication during high-profile events, and on an ongoing basis, Applied Electronics Limited of Vancouver has completed a significant installation featuring Christie visual display solutions for the City of Vancouver’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in the E-Comm building. more

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Christopher Landy Meets Lighting Challenge of Season Three Of “Ultimate Recipe Showdown” on Food Network

Lighting designer Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC was called on to cook up a fresh new look for the new season of Food Network’s popular series “Ultimate Recipe Showdown”.

Hosted by Guy Fieri, “Ultimate Recipe Showdown” premieres Sunday, March 14th at 9pm ET/PT. Each week, four contestants compete to win $25,000 and for the chance to have their recipe be deemed the “ultimate” in the following categories: comfort food, burgers, cakes, hot & spicy, desserts, and hometown favorites. more

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Stage Research Supplies Garland Independent School District with Extensive Array of Software for Fine Arts Programs

Stage Research has teamed with Romeo Music in Dallas to turnkey 162 workstations for the fine arts programs at the Garland Independent School District (Garland ISD). Stage Research provided a wide array of software, including its best-selling Light Factory, SFX, Soft Plot, TDI-Sound and TDI-Lighting, for the Omnirax computer workstations, which Romeo outfitted with scanners, monitors and desks. more

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UVLD Returns to Detroit for Hyundai Press Event at the 2010 North American International Auto Show

Hyundai

Hyundai

Despite the trials and tribulations of the past year, encouraging signs about the future of the automotive industry were to be found at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit’s Cobo Center where Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) participated in a Hyundai Motor America press event, January 11-12.

UVLD lighting designer and programmer Gregory Cohen and master electrician David Rees teamed with Nathan Murphy and James Rossi of Martin Brinkerhoff Associates on the event that marked the US debut of the Hyundai Blue-Will concept car. The revolutionary four-seat sedan serves as a test bed of new ideas that range from roof-mounted solar cells to drive-by-wire steering, lithium polymer batteries, and touchscreen controls and foreshadows future-focused hybrid production vehicles from Hyundai. more

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CHRISTIE INTRODUCES LX505 AND LX605 PROJECTORS

LX505

LX505

Christie® has announced the launch of two new projectors, the Christie LX505 and Christie LX605. Targeted to the Pro A/V market, these versatile projectors offer the latest in LCD technology enhancements. Additionally, both projectors feature 3D Keystone™ technology, a new four-corner geometry correction function for versatility in projector placement and easy display set-up. more

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Stage Research Introduces License Server to Manage Concurrent Use of Products for Network Users

License Server

License Server

Stage Research has announced the debut of its License Server, a new product that allocates licenses on demand for network users. The software runs on a central computer (server) to manage concurrent use of any Stage Research product.

“The License Server was developed to replace USB network keys that we previously had for network users,” notes Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. “The keys never really worked well, and it seemed that the developer couldn’t tell us how to fix the problems users experienced. So we decided to write our own License Server as a solution.” more

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Coemar Lights Up Robin Williams “Weapons of Self-Destruction? HBO Special

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

When Robin Williams taped his HBO special, “Weapons of Self-Destruction,” at Washington, D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall a large complement of Coemar lighting fixtures were also in the house. The special, which marked the culmination of Williams’s sold-out US tour, is the comedian’s fifth HBO stand up special and his first solo TV concert since July 2002.

Atomic Lighting, a full-service production lighting company based in Lititz, PA, furnished 44 Coemar Infinity Wash XLs and 24 Infinity ACLs to lighting designer Tom Beck for the taping. more

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Vista Spyders Take Care of Business for Dow Jones Videowalls

Dow Jones Vista Data Wall

Dow Jones Vista Data Wall

Audio visual integration company A-V Services has installed Vista Spyder video/widescreen display processors for three large videowalls on the trading floors at Dow Jones’s new midtown Manhattan space. Based in Fairfield, New Jersey, A-V Services designs and installs boardrooms, conference rooms, distance-learning centers and videowalls for Fortune 1000 companies.

“The Spyders act as engines for the videowalls providing multiple windows of information and broadcast video to the trading floors,” explains Ralph Capria, president of A-V Services. A total of seven Spyders consisting of a custom-configured mix of Spyder 200 and 300 series systems, are required for the three different videowalls. Nick Asadourian of New York-based consulting engineers Lilker Associates provided AV design for the project.

One Spyder is dedicated to a large videowall of 40-inch bezel-less Orion plasma screens in a more

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Coemar Helps Light Festive Topping Off Ceremony for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Topping Off

Topping Off

Traditionally, big buildings under construction hold a topping off ceremony to mark the installation of the last beam on the structure’s highest point. The new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago staged a particularly memorable topping off where a large array of Coemar lighting fixtures from Windy City Music Sound & Lighting in Burr Ridge, Illinois provided dramatic lighting for Chicago-based producer Event Architects. Windy City was brought in by the Event Agency, Event Architects who was hired by Children’s Memorial Hospital

The celebration was held December 7 in downtown Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza located across the street from Lurie Children’s, which is scheduled to open in 2012. more

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