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Kinetic Lighting Using New App to Streamline Operations

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Kinetic Lighting Using New App to Streamline OperationsGLENDALE, CA - Kinetic Lighting, based here, has developed its own cross platform app to streamline its operations. The new software works on Windows, Mac and iOS devices and is designed to streamline rental and sales inventory management, orders, repair tickets, truck schedules, crew schedules, contacts, requisitions and purchase orders. The system emails reminders and alerts to users--for instance, a notice to the appropriate staff member when inventory levels fall below certain thresholds, or that an event crew needs to be beefed up - helping the company guard against costly oversights.

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iWeiss Puts Rapid Development of Custom Lifting Winch in the Spotlight

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FAIRVIEW, NJ - To highlight its ability to develop custom products quickly, iWeiss issued a press release showcasing a custom lifting winch that the company was able to design and manufacture within a two week time frame. The development of the custom winch, which has a 1 ton capacity and 35 feet of travel at 60 ft. /minute, was overseen by Paul Kelm, the company's automation & production manager.

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Hall Stage Names Steve Shortt Head of Design

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LUTON, U.K. - Steve Shortt, a 30-year industry veteran, has joined Hall Stage, based here, as head of design. Shortt has worked with Hall Stage products on projects led by the staging company's U.S. partners, including Thern Stage Equipment, Hall Stage North America, Epic Production Technologies, Gridworks and others. The company says his appointment is part of its plan for growth in new product development and projects and installations.

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GLP Impression X4 XL

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GLP Impression X4 XLCompleting the X4 family of fixtures, GLP’s impression X4 XL LED moving head is equipped with 55 RGBW LED sources, each rated at 15W and each color matched to align across units. It also offers a zoom range of 7° to 50° which forms what the company calls a "cannon of light" at its narrowest angle up to a bright expanse of coverage at its widest. For effects across its face, the X4 XL allows for individual control of each of the 55 pixels, offering both standard and custom patterns.

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Florida Church Using FOR-A Switcher to Meet HD Production Needs

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First Baptist Oviedo's Josh Felix (foreground) with Stan Brantley (background). The Florida church's technical crew members have been using a new FOR-A switcher to meet the Florida church's production needs this year.OVIEDO, FL - First Baptist Oviedo, which now delivers its message through a variety of media including live streaming, sermon archiving, podcasts, and its weekly shows on local television, acquired FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video switcher earlier this year to meet its growing production needs. Josh Felix, the church’s director of technical arts, credited the switcher's built-in color corrector on four channels and built-in scalers, which lets the crew easily scale SD images to HD.

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Standard Relating to ACN Interoperability Posted for Public Review

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NEW YORK - An industry draft standard relating to ACN interoperability, BSR E1.30-11, EPI 33 - ACN Root Layer Protocol Operation on TCP, has been posted for public review. BSR E1.30-11 is a Profile for Interoperability (EPI) to be used with ANSI E1.17, which is commonly called "ACN" for Architecture for Control Networks. EPIs related to ANSI E1.17 specify how conforming implementations are to operate in particular environments or situations in order to guarantee interoperability. This part of E1.30, EPI 33, is an interoperability profile that specifies the operation and formats for the ACN Root Layer Protocol operating on TCP.

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International News

More Big Concerts Canceled Amid Middle East Strife

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TEL AVIV, Israel – The Backstreet Boys, who had been planning to end their 145-date In a World Like This global tour with three shows in Raanana, near Tel Aviv, July 29-31, have cut the tour short and postponed those gigs. Paul Anka also pushed back shows planned for Tel Aviv July 24 and 26.

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tvOne C2-2000 Universal Scaler Series Now Shipping

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tvONE C2-2000 seriestvONE announced that its C2-2000 universal scaler series, which includes the C2-2855 Universal Scaler, the C2-2755 Video Scaler and the C2-2655 Scan Converter, is now shipping. This new series promises flexibility to the user, as the C2-2855 features the ability to up/down/cross convert, the C2-2755 to up/cross convert, and the C2-2655 to down convert.

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Vasco Rossi Stadium Show Rigs Include Robe LEDBeam 100s

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Vasco Rossi Stadium Show Rigs Include Robe LEDBeam 100sROME and MILAN, Italy - LD Giovanni Pinna used 68 Robe ROBIN LEDBeam 100s for the stadium concerts by Italian singer/songwriter Vasco Rossi. The LEDBeam 100s were chosen for two very specific tasks - 20 were positioned on the floor of the stage wings shooting up the Vasco logo scenic drops at the sides; the other 48 were divided between four trussing columns on both sides of the PA wings so they could beam right into the audience.

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The Academy Nightclub in Canberra, Australia Adds Robe Fixtures, Reduces Power Needs

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The Academy Nightclub in Canberra, Australia Adds Robe Fixtures, Reduces Power NeedsCANBERRA, Australia – The large Academy nightclub, based here, has been equipped with Robe moving lights. The installation, which triples the previous moving light fixture count, yet chops the power usage in half, includes LEDWash 600s, DLS Spots and Pointes, all from the ROBIN series - eight of each. “We are hearing plenty of comments saying that the club is completely new,” said LD Darren Russell, even though only the lighting rig has changed.

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