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XL Video Supports will.i.am’s #willpower Tour in Europe

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XL Video Supports will.i.am’s #willpower Tour in Europe. Photo by Scott DaviesLONDON — XL Video is supplying a projection system, Pandora’s Box mapping and media server control, cameras and PPU to the current #willpower solo tour by Black Eyed Peas founding member will.i.am. The tour recently moved from the U.S. to Europe.

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Video Enhancements at LAX Rely on Technological Assist from Smart Monkeys, Inc.

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Video Enhancements at LAX Rely on Technological Assist from Smart Monkeys, Inc. LOS ANGELES — Smart Monkeys Inc. supported the video enhancements to the traveler experience at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Integrated Environmental Media System (IEMS) there incorporates seven media features with approximately 9,600 square feet of combined active display area, designed by Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design.

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Jessie J “Alive” Tour Includes CT Video System Powered by Avolites Media Servers

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Creative Technology (CT) provided a video system including LED screens (more than 300 Barco MiStrips) and control (Ai Media Servers and a Panasonic 450 mixing system with a multi-viewer output).LONDON — For Jessie J’s Alive Tour, Creative Technology (CT) provided a video system including LED screens (more than 300 Barco MiStrips) and control (Ai Media Servers and a Panasonic 450 mixing system with a multi-viewer output). The mix of prerecorded video content and I-Mag was overseen by Paul Caslin and Steve Price. The Jessie J Alive Tour completed its U.K. leg in November and takes off to America in the New Year for a three-month tour.

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Large-Format Projection Artwork Returns to Durham Cathedral

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Ross Ashton and The Projection Studio Illuminate Durham Cathedral with Large-Format Projection Artwork; Mathew and Cross DURHAM, U.K. — For a third time, London-based projection artist Ross Ashton’s Crown of Light projection artwork work was invited back to Durham Cathedral for the 2013 Durham Lumière Festival, a four day event, curated and produced by Artichoke, commissioned by Durham City Council.

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AV Concepts Adds Ghostly Touch to Dollywood’s “A Christmas Carol”

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AV Concepts provided ghostly apparitions for Dollywood's Smoky Mountains Christmas presented by Humana celebration.PIGEON FORGE, TN — AV Concepts worked with the Dollywood theme park here and Fred Blurton Productions to integrate holographic technology into its first production of Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol as part of the annual annual Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana celebration. Adapted from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the show, which debuted Nov. 9, includes four holographic characters.

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XL Video Supplies LED for “Eros Snow Globe”

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The base of the globe features eight Pixled F-6 LED screens from XL Video, arrayed in an octagonal shapeLONDON — The Westminster City Council opted to install a large “snow globe” to protect the Shaftesbury Memorial and Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus. The replica snow globe, designed by Wildstone and constructed by fabric structure experts Architen Landrell, includes an 11-meter inflatable PVC membrane that adds a festive touch to the area while protecting the statue and monument safe.

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Raven Industries Chooses Christie MicroTiles for Corporate Lobby Display

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Christie MicroTiles at Raven IndustriesSIOUX FALLS — Raven Industries, based here, chose Christie MicroTiles as a key part of its extensive corporate lobby redesign. The seven-by-three array (WxH) is used for videos depicting the company’s history and three operating divisions. Raven Industries project coordinator Andrew Simmons chose the MicroTiles in part for their ability to display saturated colors in ambient light. Add a comment

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Georgia Tech Upgrades LED Video Displays at Bobby Dodd Stadium

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Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field was updated with Panasonic LED gear.ATLANTA — Panasonic Eco Solutions North America helped the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) upgrade the LED video system at Grant Field’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. The AV company provided two new LED displays along with two new ribbon displays.  They complement the seven existing displays installed by Panasonic at the Stadium in 2009. Add a comment

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Richie Hawtin Fundraiser at NYC’s Guggenheim Includes LED Monolith

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Richie Hawtin Fundraiser at NYC’s Guggenheim Includes LED “Monolith” from XL Video. Photo by Pari DukovicNEW YORK — At a fundraiser hosted by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council, electronic music pioneer Richie Hawtin, who swapped his more usual club backdrop to play as Plastikman alongside his brother Matthew at the Guggenheim Museum. XL Video supported the event with an LED monolith on the ground floor of the iconic museum atrium for the event, sponsored by Dior.

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Pete's Big TVs Tours with Donny & Marie's Christmas Show

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Pete’s Big TVs LED screens provide a visual backdrop to Donny & Marie’s Christmas shows. Two extra screens, not shown, were added this year for IMAG.NEW CASTLE, DE - Donny and Marie Osmond are spreading their holiday spirit in song and dance around the U.S. on their 15-city Christmas tour. Pete’s Big TVs is again supplying a full video HD production system for the show, and enhanced its production values over last year’s tour. They're providing newer LED technology, and more screens in larger sizes.

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