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grandMA Rocks Carnegie Hall With YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Legendary Carnegie Hall was the setting for a sold-out concert last month when 96 musicians from over 30 countries came together for the first-ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra was made up entirely of musicians who auditioned online via YouTube and were chosen from 3,000 submissions. Under the direction of acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the group performed after only two-and-a-half days of intense rehearsal and MA Lighting’s grandMA flexed its muscles for this one-of-a-kind performance. A.C.T. Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Clear Channel Interspace Airport Display At Raleigh-Durham International Airport Debuts With Electrosonic Imagestar HD Video Processors

ClearchannelA new advertising display from Clear Channel Interspace Airport is capturing the attention of travelers passing through Raleigh-Durham International Airport (North Carolina) with stunning imagery provided by a pair of Electrosonic ImageStar HD video processors.

Integrator Graybow Communications Group of Golden Valley, Minnesota, chose Electrosonic’s compact, powerful ImageStar HD multiscreen scalars and processors for their superior performance, small form factor and dependability. The slender, stand-alone display, which is framed in stainless steel, went online in January 2009 and runs 20 hours a day, seven days a week. It showcases still and video messages from Clear Channel Interspace Airport which sells advertising in over 200 airports nationwide. more

UVLD Spotlights Unveiling Of Navistar’s International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition Semi

NavistarThe spotlight was on Navistar’s new International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition at the 38th annual Mid-America Trucking Show where Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) created the launch’s dramatic lighting system.

The invitation-only launch event, held in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, unveiled the new semi manufactured by Navistar, Inc. under license from Harley-Davidson. Only 250 of the vehicles will be made in 2009, all in sleeper configuration. They include such features as Harley-Davidson headlamps, Harley badging on the 150-gallon fuel tanks, seven-foot chrome exhaust stacks, Harley gauge faces, silver-and-orange striping over underlying black paint, and a horizontal bar billet-style chrome grill. The cab boasts a 42-inch wide sleeper sofa surrounded by rosewood cabinets and a walnut floor. more

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Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Bring It All Back For Rock and Roll Induction Ceremony

Rock and RollInfluence, evolution, adoration: Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights, donning a distinguished history of their own, have lived the rigors of the rock and roll life…culminating at the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (broadcast live on the FUSE Television Network and fuse.tv). The lights were supplied by Lititz, Pennsylvania-based Atomic Lighting. more

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ADK Pro Audio Unveils Turnkey SFX Theatrical Live Computer System Built Around SFX Sound Playback Software From Stage Research

Stage Research has announced that ADK Pro Audio, the professional audio value-added reseller in Alexandria, Kentucky, is selling turnkey SFX Theatrical Live Computer Systems. The Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are configured with SFX, the leading live entertainment sound playback software and Stage Research’s flagship application. more

Big Show Construction Management Creates Flagship Marketing Suite For Brookfield Properties

BrookfieldWhen Brookfield Properties, a commercial real estate corporation that owns, develops and operates premier assets in downtown cores of high-growth North American cities, devised plans for its new flagship marketing suite in Manhattan’s Grace Building the company approached Big Show Construction Management (BSCM) to create the sleek, contemporary interactive space. more

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Electrosonic’s New VN-Quantum Connect Raises the Price /Performance Bar for Multi-Image Display Processors

QuantumElectrosonic will debut the VN-Quantum Connect at InfoComm booth 4719. The VN-Quantum Connect is a powerful multi-image display processor for integrating and scaling multiple video and graphic images onto single or multiple displays.

The VN-Quantum Connect raises the price / performance bar and ushers in new expectations of what an image processor can do. It supports a wide variety of input and output combinations while retaining unmatched source image details at full image frame rates. Instead of a PC hardware design, the VN-Quantum Connect is a dedicated video processor that ensures the highest reliability and performance. Up to 128 windows can be sized and placed anywhere across multiple displays via the easy to use control software. more

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The WWE Wrestles With grandMA To Commemorate “Wrestlemania XXV” At Huge Pay-Per-View Event In Houston

WrestleWhen World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) marked the 25th anniversary of “WrestleMania” with a dynamic four-hour Pay Per View event, four grandMAs and four grandMA lites were deployed by Christie Lites. Lighting/Production Designer Jason Robinson and programmers Jeff Wilkin, Anthony (Geddy) Kordyjaka, Jason Shaw, John Buck and Troy Eckerman were tasked with programming and running the massive show, which aired on April 5 from Reliant Stadium in Houston. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Atomic Lighting Fortifies Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina Awards With Coemar Infinity, Parlite LED Lights

PremioAtomic Lighting (Lititz, Pennsylvania) surrendered a powerful assortment of Coemar Infinity and ParLite Led lights to sizzle Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina awards show, broadcast live on March 26th, 2009. more

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Idyll Hands Imagery Provides Multimedia Coordination And Playback For Discovery Communications’ 2009-2010 Upfront

DiscoveryBroadcast and cable networks pack dynamic presentations and star power into their annual upfronts, and Discovery Communications’ 2009-2010 upfront presentation, where Idyll Hands Imagery provided multimedia coordination and playback solutions for DePalma Production, Inc. was no exception. Held April 2 in the Frederick P. Rose Hall in Jazz at Lincoln Center, the upfront featured most of the branded Discovery networks (including Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet), unveiling their exciting slates of programming for the upcoming season. Discovery Communications is the world’s number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 170 countries. more

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