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Christie Introduces Spyder X20 Video Processor At INFOCOMM 2009 In Orlando, Florida

X20The new Christie Spyder X20 video processor debuts June 17th-19th at Infocomm 2009 booth # 3845 (Orange County Convention Center, Orlando). Available in two models, the Spyder X20 will bring to market the flexibility of a universal routing switcher and the versatility of a powerful video processor for mid-size applications that have multi-windowing, multiple displays and processing requirements. The Spyder X20 includes the matrix switching and integrated source monitoring functionality of the Christie Vista URS. It also includes all of the existing features of the Vista Spyder, such as high-end presentation capabilities and an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that appeals to experienced and new customers. more

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Christie DHD700 And Christie DS+750 1-Chip DLP® Projectors Debut At Infocomm 2009

DHD700Christie has announced the launch of two new 1-chip DLP® projectors, the Christie DHD700 and the Christie DS+750, at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, FL. This new generation of single-chip DLP projectors offer an exceptional balance between brightness and superior color, innovative design and reliability for 24/7 applications. Backed by Christie’s renowned service and support, the Christie DHD700 and the Christie DS+750 are ideal for environments that require flexibility, superior DLP presentation and video-image quality. more

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Christie Delivers A New Dimension In 3D Holographic Projection

Christie, a leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is playing a key role in demonstrating a new dimension in visual communications at InfoComm 2009. Three Christie Roadster HD18K DLP® projectors are being used for the first-ever transmission of live, interactive 3D holograms from London and Montreal to Orlando, Florida from June 17-19, 2009. The interactive transmission process is known as Musion Live Stage telepresence and offers a new way for people to communicate face-to-face in real time, crossing the boundaries of geographic distance. It involves combining technologies such as high-definition audio, video and other technical elements to transmit an object or person’s life-size image to another location. more

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Stage Research Spawns LightFactory2: Ingenious Lighting Control Software Bringing Innovation To Artistry

LightFactoryStage Research, award-winning theatrical lighting/sound authority, is pleased to present its new LightFactory 2 software to the industry.

A breakthrough in PC-based lighting control, LightFactory 2 dimmer/movement software supports engineers, operators and/or designers for an all-inclusive, all-resource control desk that’s always reliable. more

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Vibrant’s Christopher Landy Provides Lighting Design For 2009 NewNowNext Awards Airing On Logo Network

NNNVibrant Design’s Christopher Landy created the innovative lighting design for the 2009 NewNowNext Awards, an awards show unlike any other on the broadcast calendar. Celebrating “fresh, freaky and up-and-coming pop culture and celebrities,” the event was hosted by the inimitable RuPaul at the Hiro Ballroom at Manhattan’s Maritime Hotel. Guest stars included Vanessa Williams, Britney Spears, Cheyenne Jackson and Morningwood. The show will air June 13 on cable’s LOGO network. more

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UVLD Spotlights Women In Food At Annual James Beard Foundation Awards

BeardWomen in food were in the spotlight at this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards and Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) helped put them there.

The annual awards ceremony and chef-filled gala reception, held May 4 in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, drew about 1,700 people to celebrate one of the most prestigious honors in the food industry. The Women in Food theme was reinforced by an all-female roster of 23 chefs plus women mixologists, winemakers, cheesemakers and other food producers who dished out bites of their signature dishes throughout the lobby and upstairs in the grand promenade. more

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Electrosonic to Highlight its Video & Graphics Over IP Product Line At InfoComm 2009 Booth #4719

Burbank, CA (June 9, 2009) – Visit Electrosonic’s booth# 4719 at InfoComm for new product introductions and a demonstration of video & graphics distribution over IP networks with virtual switching. Electrosonic’s line of HD video players and a new multi-image display processor will also be on display. more

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A.C.T Lighting Exclusive U.S. and Canadian Distributor For Global Design Solutions LiteWare Fixture

LitewareA.C.T Lighting and Global Design Solutions are proud to announce that effective immediately A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor for the LiteWare stand-alone, battery-powered, DMX-controllable RGB light manufactured by Bristol, UK-based Global Design Solutions.

“A.C.T Lighting is an excellent partner to develop our products in the US market,” said Scott Vontobel of GDS. “Their expertise selling and supporting lighting products will be a great help in integrating our solutions in all types of shows and events.” more

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Duty-Free Airport Shopping Showcases Electrosonic’s HD Video Digital Signage System

dfaDuty-free shopping has never been easier than at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport where an Electrosonic digital signage system highlights the luxury goods for sale at the Duty Free Americas, Inc. (DFA) stores. Electrosonic (http://www.electrosonic.com) has provided pioneering digital video products and systems to video professionals for 15 years. more

2009 Theater Season A Hit For Broadway, Off-Broadway and For Scharff Weisberg

Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) had a busy season on and off Broadway supplying three star-studded productions — “33 Variations,” “Impressionism” and “Distracted” — with comprehensive video system packages designed to be user-friendly and adaptable to the needs of very different shows.

Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations” stars Jane Fonda as a Beethoven specialist newly-diagnosed with ALS. The play crosses continents and centuries — Beethoven himself makes an appearance — as the musicologist uses the composer’s Diabelli Variations as a springboard for what one critic called “rich but playful ideas.” The Projection Designer for “33 Variations” was Jeff Sugg. more

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