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Games Time for dbn Lighting

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Games TimeMANCHESTER, UK - dbn designed and supplied a ground support system for the “Games Time” outdoor stage spectacular, which played its final performance recently at Derby. The show, produced by Walk The Plank and Déda, was a mixed-media performance combining music, dance, video, lighting and pyrotechnics. Four teams sporting carnival style costumes competed to win the ‘Games Time’ Finale.

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Martin's VC-Dots Draw Attention at InnoTrans Booth

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Bombadier boothBERLIN - At this year’s InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin, transportation company Bombardier integrated Martin Professional’s new VC-Dot 1 LED strings into an aluminum art structure used to simulate train traffic across the globe. The structure - designed by Ambion - used 2,000 of the individually controllable pixel dots and attracted visitors to their booth throughout the show.

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Christie Enlivens Canada's Wonderland with Projection Mapping

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Wonderland MountainKITCHENER, Ontario –  Christie Digital technology has been entertaining visitors at Canada’s Wonderland theme park with “Starlight Spectacular,” a projection mapping display that brings Wonderland Mountain to life each evening. Four Christie Roadster S+20K 3-chip DLP projectors equipped with Christie Twist Pro display fire breathing dragons, the changing seasons, ripple effects in a kaleidoscope of colors, and a mountain that appears to crumble – among other imagery.

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Robe at the Paris Motor Show

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Paris Motor ShowPARIS - More than 200 Robe LEDWash 600 RGBW LED moving lights were central to Peter Heilig’s lighting design concept for the BMW and Mini booths and press launches at the Paris Motor show. Germany’s Rock Service supplied the fixtures for the event at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles. LD Heilig specified the Robe fixtures after having used them at the Geneva Motor show earlier in the year.
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Production Exchange Names James Steele New Canada Rep

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AUSTIN, TX - Production Exchange has appointed James Steele as the new representative for Canada. Steele brings to the company more than 18 years of industry experience in commercial AV and design installation. He currently holds the position of Western Canada representative for Soundcraft Canada.

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GWCC Selects Tech Rentals as AV Provider

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ATLANTA - The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) recently selected  Tech Rentals as the in-house audio visual provider for the convention center located in downtown Atlanta. Tech Rentals is a full-service AV and staging company headquartered in Atlanta with a national presence, including offices in Nashville, Memphis and Washington, D.C.

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ChainMaster Securing New Distributor Ties in the Americas

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EILENBURG, Germany — Starting early this year, ChainMaster has been focusing on establishing a new distributor and service network in North and South America. Led by Bob Belanger, who has served as head of the ChainMaster Consulting Office in Quebec City since April, the company has made progress forging ties with new distribution partners in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Add a comment

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Dangling Crane Atop NYC Building Adds to Woes for Carnegie Hall

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dangling craneNEW YORK — Most of Broadway’s theatres reopened their doors Oct. 31, despite limited mass transit to get show-goers from their rain-soaked homes and into their seats, but Carnegie Hall was being haunted by a ghoulish spectre left in Sandy’s wake that prevented it from opening on Halloween, a dangling rooftop crane on the building across the street. City officials restricted access to the venue and cut off power as a safety precaution.

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Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Airs Nov. 2 on NBC Networks

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NEW YORK — A benefit concert, Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, featuring New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, Staten Island native Christina Aguilera, Long Island native Billy Joel and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is set to air Nov. 2 at 8 pm (EST) on NBC-affiliated stations, cable networks and websites. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, supporting efforts to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy Affects Production Companies on the East Coast

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SandyNEW YORK — Hurricane Sandy left a wide swath of devastation in its wake: storm damage, fire, floods and more. All of this has had a profound effect on both the people and businesses in the New York City Metro area and all around the Mid-Atlantic region—including the production industry. City Theatrical, Rosco, Rose Brand and 4 Wall have all communicated about their challenges in getting back up and running.

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