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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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Stage Research Names Biyao Ltd. Co. as Master Distributor in China

Stage Research has increased the availability of its products in the international market by signing Biyao Ltd. Co. in Beijing as its master distributor in China.

“With the AV market developing rapidly in China there are more and more opportunities to sell the latest technology and equipment to an expanding pool of theaters and other creative outlets,” says Stage Research cofounder Carlton Guc. “We’re delighted to be represented by Biyao in this key growth market.” more

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Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Takes on “Food Network Challenge”

Food Network Challenge

Food Network Challenge

Having cooked up a new look for Food Network’s “Ultimate Recipe Showdown” last year, lighting designing Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC recently teamed with Art Edwards, executive producer with High Noon Entertainment, on “Food Network Challenge,” the hit competitive cooking series in which professional chefs vie for top honors in their specialties.

The seventh season is devoted to cake decorating and viewers will discover how tough it was for the four contestants to achieve such amazingly beautiful results: The grueling contest lasted eight hours straight and a $10,000 prize was on the line. more

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Electrosonic Names Paul Brown General Manager of Service

Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Electrosonic is pleased to announce that Paul Brown has joined the company as General Manager of Service. He will be based in the company’s European office in Dartford, England. The appointment highlights Electrosonic’s commitment to its service business for users of high profile audio-visual systems.

Paul brings over twenty years of experience leading global service businesses for blue chip companies. Prior to joining Electrosonic, Paul worked for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. Paul also operated a consulting company that provided services to Verigy, following its spin-off from Agilent Technologies. more

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APPLIED ELECTRONICS SELECTS CHRISTIE HD10K-M PROJECTORS AND SPYDER X20 VIDEO TO HELP REBRAND AND RELAUNCH CBC NEWS

CBC

CBC

When the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada’s national public broadcaster, rebranded “CBC Newsworld? and relaunched its primetime show, “The National,? the network turned to Applied Electronics Limited (AEL www.appliedelectronics.com) to design, engineer and integrate the display technology for two new sets and studio configurations. AEL selected two award-winning Christie HD10K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors and two Christie Spyder X20-1608 video/widescreen display processors to help deliver the new on-air look that debuted Oct. 26, 2009. more

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Vibrant Design’s Matthew Piercy Lights “The Engadget Show?

Engadget

Engadget

When Engadget, the go-to web blog for daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics, decided to launch a monthly video show delivered on the blog’s website (www.engadget.com) and to subscribers’ mobile devices, it turned to Vibrant Design LLC to develop its lighting scheme.

Lighting designer Matthew Piercy was charged with crafting an exciting, dynamic look for “The Engadget Show” that reflects the fast pace of technology and the brisk mix of segments that comprise each program. Shows include an in-depth interview with an industry leader, news reports, pre-produced video featurettes and live music. “The Engadget Show” is hosted by Engadget editor in chief Joshua Topolsky with editors Paul Miller and Nilay Patel and is taped in front a studio audience. more

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Tinc’s Ryan Kirk Named Guest Artist at Virginia Tech

Tinc

Tinc

Ryan Kirk, cofounder of Tinc Design & Productions, a full-service staging, lighting, video and audio company dedicated to the performance and special events markets, was recently invited to be Guest Artist at Virginia Tech’s Department of Theatre & Cinema where he served as production stage manager for Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth? and taught an Advanced Stage Management class. Both Kirk and his Tinc partner Lance Darcy are graduates of the university’s Theatre & Cinema program. more

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Stage Research Unveils USITT Plans to Introduce RF Guru, Offer SoftPlot Update and Launch Twitter Promotions

At the upcoming 2010 USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, March 30-April 3, Stage Research will introduce its new RF Guru product, offer an update to SoftPlot, and launch a series of Twitter promotions guaranteed to capture the attention of all attendees. more

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US-based Fabrication and Distribution of the Revolutionary HALO Compact Line Array Announced by EM Acoustics US, LLC.

Halo

Halo

EM Acoustics US, LLC is pleased to announce US-based distribution of the HALO compact line array system for customers in North America. Developed in the UK, HALO marks a revolution in line array loudspeaker performance, bringing a new level of clarity, detail and realism to small to medium-sized sound reinforcement systems.

“For the first time, HALO is available from our US headquarters to customers in North America for theatrical, staging/rental and other live performance applications,” says Greg Rosenkrans, president of EM Acoustics US, LLC. “But even more importantly, HALO line array systems are now made in the US, at our plant in Parsippany, New Jersey, and supported 24/7 by us. So customers can be assured of fast service and support after purchase.” more

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Video Applications Pushes Media Arts Envelope For Trey McIntyre Project at Orange County Performing Arts Center

OCPAC

OCPAC

Video Applications took a turn on a rather unconventional stage when it provided projection and video support for the premiere of The Trey McIntyre Project’s “The More I See You” at the Orange County Performing Arts Center (OCPAC) in Costa Mesa, California.

The young, innovative Trey McIntyre Project is an Idaho-based contemporary ballet troupe known for its respected repertory of ballets and its embrace of social networking and the latest technology. During the troupe’s recent residency at OCPAC it staged two performances of “The More I See You” at Segerstrom Hall, held master classes for local students and danced several “spurbans” (spontaneous urban performances) in Orange County. more

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