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Michael Barczys Joins ALPS as LD in Events Department

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Michael Barczys BOSTON, MA —  ALPS added Michael Barczys to the company’s Events Department Lighting Design team. Barczys brings more than 13 years of lighting design, installation, and programming experience to the company.

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International News

NIN9 Goes Clubbing with SGM’s LT-100 LED Tubes

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TBILISI, Georgia – SGM’s local distributor in Georgia, AVB Ltd., proposed the SGM LT-100 LED tubes for the centerpiece of the new Club NIN9. The installation of LT-100s was purely ‘plug and play’ and the wave and equalizer effects created by the LED tubes are easily controlled in the club using Madrix.

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International News

Elisa Soars Somewhere Between Dreams And Reality With Clay Paky

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ITALY - As part of an elaborate lighting design that included breakaway LED panels, LD Mamo Pozzoli used a variety of Clay Paky fixtures for singer Elisa's recent tour. "In this mix of creativity and technology, the lights serve to provide order. I use them in a rigid geometric way that is completely functional to the rest of the scene. But this does not mean their role is belittled," said Pozzoli. "On the contrary, precisely owing to their essential function in the overall set-up, I immediately asked for some of the most reliable lights I know: Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s, Clay Paky Alpha Wash 700s and Sharpys.”

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International News

Wicreations Creates Automated Centerpiece for Music Festival

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ANTWERP – Attracting upwards of 20,000 music fans, the Reverze music festival featured a 4.5 by 4.5 by 5 metre high scenic clock. Wicreations was responsible for the clock's automation which included moving into position to 40 metres off the downstage edge of the stage right amidst the audience, moving vertically, rotating in two directions and splitting into two parts. Clad with LED screens on all sides, the set piece weighed 4.6 tons.

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International News

Danor/Robe Partnership Grows in Israel with Pointe Fixtures, TV Studio Support

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Danor TeamTEL AVIV – Israeli distributor Danor, which began working with Robe in 2006, has seen its partnership grow as it has added more fixtures from the Czech Republic based lighting manufacturer to its inventory. Lately Danor has found particular success with Robe's Robin Pointe fixtures and their ability to serve the needs of various TV productions.

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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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Projection Connection News

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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