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R5 Tour with Toucan-Supplied Elation Gear

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Toucan Productions provided a rig featuring Elation Professional's Cuepix Panels, Rayzor Q7 LED moving heads and Platinum Beam Extremes. OKLAHOMA CITY For R5's “Sometime Last Night” tour, Toucan Productions provided a rig featuring Elation Professional's Cuepix Panels, Rayzor Q7 LED moving heads and Platinum Beam Extremes. Band family member Ryland Lynch served as board op and LD, working with Toucan director of show operations Brad Meyers, who served as lighting director/programmer for the seven-week summer tour.

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New i-Pix Db1 Fixture Makes U.K. Dance Event Debut

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i-Pix’s new Db1 video / beam light-source made its U.K. dance event debut at the 2015 Manchester International Festival (MIF)’s ‘10x10 Day & Night’, a special two night collaboration between MIF and The Warehouse Project (WHP) to celebrate 10 years of both events in the city of Manchester.MANCHESTER, UK - i-Pix’s new Db1 video / beam light-source made its U.K. dance event debut at the 2015 Manchester International Festival (MIF)’s ‘10x10 Day & Night’, a special two night collaboration between MIF and The Warehouse Project (WHP) to celebrate 10 years of both events in the city of Manchester.

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The Lighting Design Group Plays Key Role in New Look for PBS Newshour

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The Lighting Design Group Plays Key Role in New Look for PBS NewshourSHIRLINGTON, VA - On Monday, July 20th, PBS Newshour, filmed at the WETA studio A, featured a new look that included new graphics, music, lighting and set. The show now features a clean, open, airy look consisting of large freestanding blue, red, and amber, acrylic panels carved into shapes evoking the PBS logo. Complementing the new set is a new lighting design by Dennis Size, vice president of design for the Lighting Design Group (LDG).

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Harting M12 Female Slim Design Connector

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Harting M12 Female Slim Design ConnectorHarting is expanding the opportunities for M12 connectivity by adding a female version to its successful M12 X-Code Slim Design connector series. Harting’s M12 Slim Design connectors and components with crimp termination technology cater to the growing use of M12 connectivity in factory automation and transportation where they deliver robust performance for high speed 1-10 Gigabit Ethernet communications.

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Avid Names Paula Boggs to its Board of Directors

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BURLINGTON, MA – Avid named Paula E. Boggs to its board of directors. Boggs’ many years of corporate leadership experience, combined with her background as a musician experienced with Avid products, promises to provide a unique perspective as the company continues to deliver on Avid Everywhere.

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LynTec Offers Built-in Scheduling Module for Remote Power Control Platform

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LynTec Scheduler screen shotLynTec has introduced new timed event scheduling and astronomical clock capabilities on its Remote Power Control (RPC) and RPCR Automated Relay Panel products. Enabling timed control of on/off events at the circuit level, the innovations promise customers with the market's simplest scheduling system to both program and use.

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BenQ BL2711U Design Monitor

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BenQ BL2711U Design MonitorBenQ America Corp. is now shipping its BL2711U design monitor. Engineered specifically for CAD/CAM professionals, animators, video editors, and graphic artists, BenQ's latest addition to its creative product class allows detail-oriented users to work on a screen environment tailored precisely to fit their needs. Featuring true-to-life 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD), 100% sRGB color, in addition to CAD/CAM and animation modes, the revolutionary monitor unleashes new levels of precision with flexible customization tools that support every step of the design process.

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Lighting Installation at The Frater, Major Church in Guatemala City, Includes LDR Fixtures

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Lighting Upgrade at The Frater, Major Church in Guatemala City, Includes LDR FixturesGUATEMALA CITY – Walter G. Moran opted to include fixtures from Italy-based LDR (Luci Della Ribalta) for a major lighting installation at the Frater, which ranks among the largest churches in Central and South America. The modern multi-complex venue is built on a site in San Cristobal, a few miles away from the Guatemala City's center. The 50,000 square meter building includes a main auditorium with 13,000 seats, and the church is the largest man-made structure in the country. Moran was assisted with consultation from Fabiano Besio of LDR of Italy.

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Miss Kansas Pageant Goes LED with Douglas Production Group-Supplied Chauvet Fixtures

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Miss Kansas Pageant Goes LED with Douglas Production Group-Supplied Chauvet FixturesPRATT, KS – When the Miss Kansas 2015 pageant ended, the crew from Douglas Production Group received an unexpected surprise. The crew from The Texas Tenors, who performed at the event, left a note praising the show’s lighting director. For Kirk Longhofer, General Manager of DPG, it was not only flattering, it also represented validation of their decision to go with an LED rig made up primarily of Chauvet Professional fixtures. “This was the first time we had nearly 100 percent LED lighting,” said Longhofer.

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Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross Tour Relies on Riedel Networking Gear

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Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Madrid Aided by Riedel GearMADRID — Amid the high-flying tricks of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour stop at Madrid's Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Riedel Communications equipment provided the communications and signal management capabilities critical to an exciting, well-coordinated Freestyle Motocross event. On July 10, as more than 23,000 fans looked on, top professional freestyle riders impressed the fans with their tricks. The Red Bull production team used Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom systems and MediorNet real-time signal distribution and management platform to produce and bring the spectacular live event to the world. 

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