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Electrosonic Names Duncan Foster Senior Systems Consultant

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Electrosonic is pleased to announce that Duncan Foster has joined the company as Senior Systems Consultant based in the Burbank headquarters.

Duncan comes to Electrosonic from an extensive career in the audio-visual industry. For the last seven years he worked for ATK Services as Vice President of Sales and Development. His key achievements there were maintaining and growing the company’s relationship with Apple Retail and its more than 250 store facilities worldwide, managing five major Disney theme park installations and many other major industrial AV projects. more

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Christie Showcases Visual Technologies for the Future of Broadcasting at NAB 2010

Christie Booth

Christie Booth

With the rise of HDTV and the surge of interest in 3D virtual applications for broadcast, Christie’s visual display technologies are in demand more than ever by broadcasters. At the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, April 12-15, Christie’s latest MicroTiles(tm), HD projectors and versatile video processing systems will be showcased in inspiring applications on the convention floor at Christie’s own booth SL2005, the Harris Corporation booth N2502 and Vizrt booth SL5408. more

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Historic University Landmark Is Revived With Christie LCD Display Technology

Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, recently combined 19th century Georgian Revival-style architecture with 21st century display technology at the historic Carver Hall. Students and visitors who utilize the newly updated Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium in the Hall are treated to a revived contemporary visual experience with Christie’s high brightness widescreen LCD projector. The Georgian Revival-style Carver Hall has been an icon at the University. Built in 1867, it was the first building on campus and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. more

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Electrosonic Helps “Beyond All Boundariesâ€? Deliver Unique Theatrical Experience at Expanded National World War II Museum

WWII

WWII

Visitors to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans are moved and excited by its unique new immersive film attraction, “Beyond All Boundaries,” which not only tells the story of the “war that changed the world” but also breaks boundaries of its own in 4D cinema experiences. Electrosonic was responsible for the design and integration of the Audio Visual and show control system for what Tom Brokaw called “the most significant cinematic piece on World War II.” more

Stage Research Reappoints KAVE Theatre Services as Master Distributor for Europe

On the heels of announcing a master distributor in China for its popular line of audio and lighting software, Stage Research is pleased to report that KAVE Theatre Services in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England has been reappointed as its master distributor for Europe. more

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Electrosonic Provides AV Systems Integration for John Hope Gateway at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh

Royal Botanic

Royal Botanic

Sightseers at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland (RBGE) are welcomed to the new John Hope Gateway visitor center where AV systems integrated by Electrosonic help them get oriented and explore the facility. Designed by Edward Cullinan architects, the center is a prime example of green construction and sustainability.

Established in 1670 next to Holyrood Palace, RBGE is a world-renowned scientific center for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation. Its new ÂŁ15.7 million visitor center, which opened last October, is named after John Hope, an 18th century teacher and botanist responsible for an earlier location of the botanic garden and its Regius Keeper from 1761-1786. The Gateway features a restaurant, shop, outdoor plant sales area, Real Life Science Studio, education room and exhibition area. more

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Stage Research Adds Key Lectrosonics Feature to RF Guru

RFguru

RFGuru

Stage Research will unveil an important new feature for its RF Guru product at the 2010 USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, March 30-April 3. The upgrade has been developed in collaboration with Lectrosonics, which will be sharing the Stage Research booth at the show.

RF Guru is a coordination tool targeted to anyone dealing with wireless microphones. Designed to find the best combination of wireless mic frequencies to be used at a venue and alleviate intermod (i.e., interference) problems, it calculates based on existing mics, area TV stations, user-entered known bad frequencies and even mic data from nearby neighboring venues. “People tell us RF Guru is what they’ve been waiting for,” says Stage Research cofounder Carlton Guc. more

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Scharff Weisberg’s Sales Division Installs NEC Ultra-Thin Bezel LCD Displays for Sprint Videowall at JFK Airport

Sprint

Sprint

Although Scharff Weisberg is most often recognized as a premier staging, presentation and rental company, its sales division continues to make its mark by offering innovative products for cutting-edge projects such as the new Sprint videowall at the entrance to American Airlines Terminal #8 at JFK Airport. more

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HG Lighting Design Lights London Gala for the Prestigious Rolex Mentor and ProtĂŠgĂŠ Arts Initiative

Rolex

Rolex

Time proved to be a challenge to creating a warm and welcoming environment for a gala marking the completion of the latest Rolex Mentor and ProtĂŠgĂŠ Arts Initiative in London, as multi-award winning lighting designer Herrick Goldman discovered.

Asked by Bounce Event Management to light the December 6 ceremony at the Royal Opera House’s Paul Hamlyn Hall, Goldman confronted numerous challenges:

The prestigious, biennial Rolex Mentor and ProtĂŠgĂŠ Arts Initiative is an international philanthropic program that seeks out highly-talented young artists and brings them together with masters in the fields of dance, literature, film, music, visual arts and theater for a year-long, one-to-one mentoring relationship. Paul Hamlyn Hall is the newly refurbished atrium adjacent to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. more

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Electrosonic Helps Visitors Explore the Highly-Interactive Expedition Health Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver Museum

Denver Museum

Visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Expedition Health exhibition quickly find themselves engaged in highly interactive and highly-personalized activities featuring AV displays, projection, and touchscreens from Electrosonic.

The primary challenge of the project was the tight confines available for the installation. Each station was built with the minimum equipment necessary. Simplicity was the key to the design. more

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