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Electrosonic to Debut the ES7100 Encoder for HD-SDI

ES7100Electrosonic, an established leader in image networking will debut the ES7100 encoder for HD-SDI and 3G SDI streaming over IP networks at NAB booth SL9720.

The cost benefits of moving to IP for video contribution and distribution are assured with the ES7100′s unmatched combination of bit rate efficiency, low latency and high image quality. The ES7100 operates at bit rates from 6Mbs to 150Mbs with exceptionally robust protection against network errors making it ideal for quality critical applications in broadcast contribution, studio to studio exchange, live event coverage and interactive broadcasts. more

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grandMA Proves Purr-Fect Choice For Pussycat Dolls’ World Tour

PussycatLD Scott Warner is putting the lighting console through its paces on the Pussycat Dolls’ world tour, which is now playing dates in the UK and Europe. A.C.T. Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Fat Frogs Join More Than A Million People On The Mall In Washington For Obama Inaugration

MallIt was a historic occasion. More than a million people turned out on the Mall in Washington, D.C. to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama. It was perhaps not as well known that 11 Fat Frogs were there too, controlling fixtures from Christie Lites, which, last November, supported Obama’s victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of Zero88 in North America.

“We were very fortunate to have two career-milestone gigs,” says Robert A. Roth, of Christie Lites, about the victory speech and Mall events. “They were very rewarding personally and professionally.” more

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Robert Juliat Lights Innovative Display Technology At New England Patriots Hall Of Fame

PatriotsRobert Juliat Quincy profiles play a key role in the new Hall at Patriot Place, a unique sports and educational experience showcasing the history of the New England Patriots and housing the team’s Hall of Fame. The venue, adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, includes four 30-foot (9.14m) high Magink pylons whose digital displays highlight the careers of each Hall of Famer via video, still images and text information. more

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A.C.T Lighting Announces Price Reductions

A.C.T Lighting is pleased to announce that in support of the current MA Lighting factory program the prices for its powerful grandMA pico, grandMA micro, grandMA ultra-light and grandMA NSP are being reduced in North America. The reduction took effect on February 1 and will continue until April 30th. more

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New Christie LX1000 LCD Projector Offers High Performance And Flexibility At 10,000 Lumens

LX1000Christie is pleased to announce the Christie LX1000 projector, an exciting new option for AV professionals and rental stagers who require low cost, high performance projection at an industry benchmark of 10,000 lumens. The new Christie LX1000 dual lamp projector combines unique flexibility with uncompromising picture quality and brightness, providing the AV market with a projection solution that is adaptable to more venues than ever before. more

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Christie Introduces The Christie Vista Universal routing Switcher (URS) For Single Point, Multi-Format Routing and Processing

ursChristie’s Vista Systems is pleased to unveil the revolutionary Christie Vista URS-1608, a Universal Routing Switcher. Offering total flexibility with virtually limitless input and output formats, the Christie Vista URS-1608 eliminates the need for most or all front-end and back-end boxes providing one point of control with just one piece of equipment. more

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The Museum Of Modern Art Mounts Monumental Multimedia Artwork With Stunning Results- Engineering & Installation By Scharff Weisberg

ristScharff Weisberg has provided audio and video support for the large-scale installation, Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), by prominent Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The installation will be on view from November 19, 2008 to February 2, 2009. Klaus Biesenbach, the Museum’s Chief Curator of the Department of Media, organized the exhibition. more

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Lighting Designer Jeffery Smith Previsualizes The Gala Opening of Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm At Prelite’s New York Studio

AtlantisFor an event the magnitude of the star-studded grand opening of Atlantis The Palm, the $1.5 billion luxury resort in Dubai, seeing lighting elements programmed prior to the load-in for the gala was essential. Lighting designer Jeffrey Smith selected Prelite to help him previsualize the lighting for the $20 million private party attended by a Who’s Who of A-list celebrities and tycoons on November 20, 2008. Prelite offers lighting designers and programmers a comfortable place to use emerging technologies to previsualize lighting prior to being in the venue. more

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Robert Juliat Victor Followspots Fit Alice Tully Hall Perfectly

athTwo Robert Juliat Victor 1800W followspots have been installed at the new Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. The elaborate transformation of the world-famous Tully enclave of music, theater, dance and film was part of a full renovation of all Lincoln Center theaters. This massive, multi-theater project required the pick-up and refurbishment of 150 existing fixtures and included the purchase of a few new ones, including two Robert Juliat Victor followspots. more

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