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Advanced Systems Group Adds Dan McNamara to Senior Management Team

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EMERYVILLE, CA – Advanced Systems Group (ASG) announced that Dan McNamara, who joined the company’s senior management team in April, is responsible for streamlining processes and coordinating all aspects of ASG operations. Prior to ASG, McNamara held a variety of technical and management roles, most recently, as head of production for Tippett Studio in Berkeley, CA.

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Tiens Company Conference in Moscow Lit with Martin Professional Gear

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Tiens Company Conference in Moscow Lit with Martin Professional GearMOSCOW — For Tiens Company’s annual distributor conference at Moscow’s Russia Hall in SC “luzhniki,” featuring a combination of official speeches and an original concert program for 8,000 guests, Harman’s Martin Professional provided LD Roman Kasaev with a M6 console to control a design with over 100 Martin lighting fixtures. Add a comment

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1T-CT-550 System from tvONE

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tvOne 1T-CT-551 TransmittertvONE's new 1T-CT-550 system offers DVI + Audio over a single Cat.6 extension. The system can achieve signal distribution distances of up to 325 feet for uncompressed WUGXA signals without signal degradation. The 1T-CT-550 system consists of a 1T-CT-551 Transmitter (pictured here) coupled with a 1T-CT-552 Receiver (pictured below).

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San Antonio's Tobin Center Gearing Up for Inaugural Season with Robert Juliat Followspots

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San Antonio's old Municipal Auditorium is being transformed into the new Tobin Center.SAN ANTONIO, TX – When San Antonio’s Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opens in September, its 1,759-seat H-E-B Performance Hall and 250-seat Alvarez Family Studio Theater will be equipped with Robert Juliat Cyrano and Buxie followspots, respectively. The venue will be the home of the San Antonio Symphony and other resident companies. The lineup for the inaugural 2014-15 season ranges from Paul McCartney, the Blues Brothers and Bill Cosby to Garrison Keillor and the Scottish Ballet.

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Jands and Slingco Provide "Invisible Grid" for the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney

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SYDNEY – Hoping to avoid obscuring the hand-carved ceiling of the Burton St. Tabernacle, Jands Staging installed a see-through grid. They recommended a product called Cablenet; a tension wire grid platform that Jands used to create a see-through ‘virtual ceiling’. Installed above the audience’s head, Cablenet carries the load of both lighting and technicians with complete safety, all without compromising the LD’s vision or the audience’s enjoyment of the heritage ceiling. 

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Tamia Performs in Johannesburg with Versatile Looks from Robe Fixtures

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Tamia Performs in Johannesburg with Versatile Looks from Robe FixturesJOHANNESBURG - LD Magz Schoeman used Robe moving lights at the core of the rig for Canadian singer Tamia's two shows staged at the Carnival City Big Top Arena here. Schoeman used six new Pointes, eight LEDBeam 100s, eight LEDWash 300s, four LEDWash 600s and six MMX Spots – all from Robe’s ROBIN range – for a variety of looks that flowed from a blend of genres ranging from R&B to pop, hip hop, soul, gospel and jazz.

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Clay Paky B-EYEs, Other Fixtures Light U.K TV Program, "Soccer AM"

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Clay Paky B-EYEs, Other Fixtures Light U.K TV Program, LONDON - LD Malcolm Reed included Clay Paky Sharpys, Nexus 4x4s, Jarag-L’s and the A.leda B-EYE K20 in the design for Soccer AM, a British Saturday-morning soccer-based comedy/talk show that airs on the Sky Sports 2 network. In addition to the weekly TV show, Soccer AM also hosted a live event with performances from legends Soul II Soul and rapper Tinchy Stryder.

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U.K.'s Utopium Invests In SGM X-5 and P-5 Fixtures

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U.K. Production Company Utopium Invests In SGM X-5 and  P-5 Fixtures. They were used for the Bristol Summer Series of shows, pictured here.BRISTOL, U.K. - Utopium, a lighting production and installation company based here and London, recently invested in a range of SGM fixtures including the P-5 (LED wash light) and X-5 (LED strobe). The new inventory was soon deployed on a major series of open air concerts for the Bristol Summer Series for Metropolis Music, pictured here.

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Romania’s Bergenbier Friendship Tour Rig Includes SGM Gear

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Romania’s Bergenbier Friendship Tour Rig Includes SGM GearROMANIA - Seeking the most sustainable technology to support the Bergenbier Friendship Tour, production company FIVE’S chose SGM lighting including six SGM G-Spot moving heads, four P-5 wash lights, 12 X-5 white LED strobes and 12 SixPack blinders. “Our choice is based on the advantages of a longer fixture lifetime and less maintenance, brighter colors and low energy consumption,” said Andrei Popea.

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Video of the Week: PLSN Editor’s Note (July 2014 Issue)

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