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ESP/SurgeX Acquires SurgeX International

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KNIGHTDALE, NC — ESP/SurgeX announces the acquisition of SurgeX International, which had been operating as its own entity since Electronic Systems Protection, Inc (ESP) acquired SurgeX North America in 2008. The move unifies all SurgeX operations under a single management team located in Knightdale, NC.

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Projection Connection News

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Gets Assist from Pete's Big TVs

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Linda Ronstadt was an inductee.NEW YORK - Pete’s Big TVs supplied high res LED video panels and a video tech crew for the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony staged April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Pete's Big TVs provided 378 digiLED MC7 LED panels for the 65-by-15-foot (WxH) video wall that served as the centerpiece for production designer Bruce Rodgers' set design. Pete's also provided 60 panels of Absen A3 3.9mm for L-R displays behind the podiums.

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CLD Provides LED Lighting Solution for Rudyard Kipling’s House

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BURWASH, East Sussex, U.K. - Rudyard Kipling’s former home, called Bateman’s, now showcases his life and work. The historic residence has received a lighting upgrade from CLD Distribution that includes warm white LED strips for various display cases. The LED fittings were chosen because they do not emit damaging UV and keep heat to a minimum. 

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Product News

PixelFLEX FLEXLite

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PixelFLEX's FLEXLite LED tile, available in models designed for indoor and outdoor use, feature frames made with die cast aluminum, adding strength while keeping weight to a svelte 28 pounds. The indoor version comes in pitches of 3.0, 5.2, 6.9 and 7.8 mm; the outdoor version has  6.25, 8.9 and 12.0 mm pixel pitches. A high refresh rate makes the panels suited to televised and filmed events, and at 5,000 nits, the outdoor product can compete with sunlight.

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TDC Delivers Tech and Crew for Australian Movie Seen at TEDx Sydney

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SYDNEY – Technical Direction Company supported projection needs of the short film John Was A Good Man.  Directed by by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide, the film's participants tell a short eulogy of their lives to date, using the third person. As they are speaking, video images of themselves got projected onto their own faces to heighten the sense of reflection and self-analysis.

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International News

White Light Runners Raise £1000+ for Light Relief Charity

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LONDON - A team from White Light raised more than £1000 for Light Relief, the industry charity that provides support for lighting professionals in extreme hardship. The group of 22 runners completed the Richmond River Run in March of 2014. Participants in the run came from White Light departments including Hire, Sales, Events, Technical Service, Operations, Rigging, and Marketing.

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XL Video Names Rene De Keyzer U.S. CEO

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Rene De Keyzer (left) and Lucas Covers (right)NEW YORK – Rene De Keyzer, XL Video’s founder, was named CEO for the company's U.S. operations, based in Atlanta, GA. The announcement was made at a New York event on April 14. Pictured here are De Keyzer (left) and Lucas Covers (right), XL Video’s global CEO. Also attending the New York event was group Chief Technology Officer, Kristof Soreyn. XL Video executives were in New York in advance of the New York Auto Show.

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Real Life Church in Sacramento Adds Elation, Global Truss Gear

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Real Life Church in Sacramento Adds Elation, Global Truss GearSACRAMENTO – As part of their recent renovations, Real Life Church, based here, added a new Elation lighting system. It includes Platinum Spot LED IIs, Design Wash LED Zooms and Opti QA PAR LED lights along with Opti Tri White LED fixtures, which are used as house lights. The installation also includes Global Truss products.

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ALPS Names Ethan Gilson Rigging Specialist

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Ethan GilsonRANDOLPH, MA - ALPS, based here, recently named Ethan Gilson as the company's rigging specialist, a new position. An ETCP Certified Rigger and Recognized trainer, Ethan has been with the company since 1999, where he worked a lighting designer and production rigger for the Events Department. He is currently a voting member of the PLASA Rigging Working Group and has chaired task groups in the development of ANSI Standards for rigging in the entertainment industry.

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Projection Connection News

Glenn Beck-Affiliated Video Production Company Gains Efficiency through HRS Control Technology

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CRM Studios is located in the historic Las Colinas Studios in Irving, TXIRVING, TX — CRM Studios, a video production company affiliated with Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze broadcast network, is using HRS Control’s AJA Gang Control features for its Universal Device Controller (UDC) software to gain efficiency working with AJA Ki Pro Rack recorders. Add a comment

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