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Hope Presbyterian Church Grows With Shure

hope-church-interior1.JPGCORDOVA, TN, July 16, 2008—Like many houses of worship, steady growth at Hope Presbyterian Church in this Memphis suburb has been the underlying factor in construction decisions culminating in the recent addition of 5,000 more seats. The results of the addition of an entirely new structure housing supplemental sanctuary space, the expansion draws upon 18 channels of Shure UHF-R ® wireless to meet the equally increasing audio needs of a congregation that regularly assembles to hear major touring artists, experience full-scale holiday pageants, and turn out its own video productions. more

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UVLD and Production Glue Team On Dynamic Lighting Treatment To Celebrate 125th Birthday Of The Brooklyn Bridge

bbbday-061.jpgUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) partnered with Production Glue to mark the 125th birthday of The Brooklyn Bridge with a dramatic Syncrolite lighting treatment during a five-day celebration of the iconic structure.

“The story of The Brooklyn Bridge is inextricably linked to that of our city. It’s unique in the history of architecture, a gateway for transportation and a symbol of our economic vibrancy. For all of us it is, without question, a part of New York,? says UVLD lighting designer Greg Cohen.

“We wanted to find a dynamic way to tell the bridge’s story while providing a visual punctuation to the 125th birthday observation,? he adds.

Producer Jennifer Kurland of Production Glue notes “This was a very upbeat moment for the City, one that celebrated the bridge in the way it deserves. Spectators heard a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic followed by a Grucci fireworks display. At that time Mayor Bloomberg turned on our lighting installation which spanned the length of the bridge illuminating the East River cityscape from 9 to 11 pm daily through the Memorial Day weekend.?

UVLD proposed using Syncrolite searchlight-style fixtures to light the bridge. “There’s nothing more implicit to a high-profile event than a searchlight,? Cohen points out. “Large beams of light draw in the crowd and show spectators they’re part of something important or historic. At that moment in time, they’re where it’s at.?

But searchlights are typically “somewhat limited in their theatrics,? he notes. “Out of the box, they can only do one thing — throw big circles of light in the sky, usually in white, and usually in groups of four. So we suggested using more theatrical, large-format lighting. Syncrolites are fully programmable from a modern lighting controller. And, like any modern moving light, the fixtures can change color, direction and beam shape.?

Working in tandem with Production Glue, UVLD installed 24 Syncrolite XL 10 10K luminaries on the bridge center and tower anchors, six Syncrolite SB 5Ks on the Brooklyn Tower anchor scaffolding and six Syncrolite SB 5/3 on the Brooklyn shore. Most of the five-foot tall lights, which weigh in at 320 lbs each, were positioned on the bridge’s guardrail between the roadway and the pedestrian walkway. Staggered on both sides, the lights zigzaged across the bridge span.

“The biggest challenge was working in a public space — and a highly-trafficked public space at that,? says Kurland. “We had to design production so it wouldn’t impede the pedestrian walkway which remained open to walkers and bike-riders throughout the installation. And we worked closely with city agencies to minimize impact on the public and maintain security on the bridge.?

Using the Syncrolites enabled Cohen and fellow UVLD principal John Ingram to combine the impressive look of searchlights with an expanded creative palette. “Our possibilities became vast: beams of light tracking the area could transform into illuminating the bridge as has never been done before. We enjoyed using beams of color to highlight the bridge’s architectural features and changing the treatment into a wash making the whole structure glow. The multicolor light show we designed with Production Glue was a memorable event for everyone,? adds Ingram.

The Syncrolite rigs are controlled by a grandMA lighting console, and were provided by Syncrolite of Dallas, Texas. Tom Blancato served as production electrician, David Arch as programmer. Tom Bussey, principal of production glue, was the staging producer.

About UVLD

Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) creates lighting designs for corporate theater, live entertainment, themed environments, trade shows and special events. UVLD is a partnership of 10 designers working in all aspects of lighting design; their work has been seen on stages and screens nationwide and around the world. Clients include IBM, Mitsubishi, Honda, Kia, Mercedes, Volvo, Volkswagen, John Deere, Microsoft, Cartier, Victoria’s Secret, FedEx, Avon and Audi.

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A.C.T Lighting appoints LS MEDIA in Canada

Bob Gordon, CEO and president of A.C.T Lighting, has announced the appointment of LS MEDIA as their new Canadian representative. With this agreement, LS MEDIA will represent A.C.T. Lighting’s exclusive & non-exclusive portfolio of lighting products which includes MA Lighting, Brother Brother & Sons, Reel EFX, Zero88 as well as an extensive range of cable, connectors and assemblies. more

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Series of Professional DVI-D Distribution Amplifiers Shipping from TV One

1t-da-564-front.jpgERLANGER, KY, July 16, 2008— The TVOne-task series of DVI-D Distribution Amplifiers consist of three professional units that distribute two and four DVI-D signals. The 1T-DA-552 provides two DVI outputs, the 1T-DA-554 provides four DVI outputs and the 1T-DA-564 provides four DVI outputs plus four Analog Stereo and four S/PDIF Coaxial Audio outputs. Each product in this series is compliant with HDMI v1.3 and all are HDCP Compliant. more

If Walls Could Talk, They’d Ask for Paradigm W5 On-wall Speakers

Paradigm Signature W5WALLS NEVER SOUNDED AS GOOD AS THEY DO WITH PARADIGM’S NEW SIGNATURE W5 ON-WALL SPEAKERS

Extremely powerful without a trace of distortion, these new models feature six drivers and all of Paradigm’s acclaimed Signature v.2 technology.

Toronto, Ontario – July 2008 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, today added new on-wall speakers to its Reference Signature speaker line. More than three feet in length to accommodate their six cutting-edge drivers, the Signature W5 and W5 C (center channel) speakers complement any wall-mounted flat-panel display or discreet A/V installation without sacrificing power or realism. more

Technomad Switches To Recycled Plastic For Loudspeaker Manufacturing Process

technomad-noho-single.jpgBOSTON, July 16, 2008 – Technomad Associates, LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, today announced it has introduced recycled plastic into its loudspeaker manufacturing process as part of the company’s developing green initiative in an effort to reduce waste. The company will continue to manufacture all loudspeaker products at its Massachusetts facility, where each loudspeaker is bench-built and tested by small teams of craftsmen. more

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Updated: CSI CEO Fiber for A/V InfoComm Seminar a Success!

Fiber-ED Hauppauge, NY – John Lopinto, President & CEO of Communications Specialties, Inc. and a member of Infocomm Academy’s Adjunct Faculty presented a seminar – Implementing Fiber Optic Distribution for AV in IT Environments – at InfoComm 2008. more

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CLEAR-COM’S INDUSTRY-LEADING INTERCOM SYSTEMS STRIKE OLYMPIC GOLD FOR 14 OB VANS AT BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES

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BEIJING, CHINA, July 16, 2008 – Thirteen of China’s leading broadcasters have selected Clear-Com® products for use within 14 OB vans including two that belong to China Beijing TV (BTV), during this year’s Beijing Olympic games. more

StrandVision Digital Signage “Makes the Wait Worthwhile? for King Drug Pharmacy Customers

Entertains/informs Morgantown customers in pharmacy waiting area…
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – July 16, 2008 – Seeking an innovative way to communicate with customers at its new Morgantown store, King Drug and Home Care turned to StrandVision LLC of Eau Claire, Wis. for its digital signage and video display system. Located in the pharmacy waiting area on an island, the 26? flat screen display shows product information and specials, local and national news and weather, as well as King Drug informational videos. more

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Pure Digital Fiberlink® 7500 Series Expanded

Pure Digital Fiberlink® 7500 DVI Series (7500) Hauppauge, NY – Communications Specialties, Inc. (CSI), is excited to announce an expansion to the Pure Digital Fiberlink® 7500 Series fiber optic transmission system for DVI and Stereo Audio over one fiber. The newest model in the series, the 7502 transmitter, has dual multimode optical outputs, which allow users to send a single DVI source over fiber to two different locations to drive a total of four DVI displays. more

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