ESTA Technical Standards Program
ESTA Technical Standards Program

Six ESTA Standards in Public Review

Michael Eddy

The ESTA Technical Standards Program has six standards that are now available for public review on the ESTA website. ESTA’s TSP needs to publicize these public reviews so they can get comments on them, and also so the TSP complies with ANSI procedures that require them to publicly solicit comments. Five of the standards have comment deadlines of 25 September 2017, but one is a week later, 2 October. People materially affected by these standards are invited to review them and to comment on them, saying they are acceptable as they are or are in need of changes.

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Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Sennheiser Offers Upgrade Path for 600MHz Wireless Users

Michael Eddy

Sennheiser has announced a trade-in program in the U.S. region following the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to phase out use of the 600 MHz band for wireless audio over the next few years. For Sennheiser customers and owners of equipment operating in this range, there has never been a better time to upgrade their wireless equipment.

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The ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal celebrates 25 years
The ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal celebrates 25 years

25 Years of the ETC Source Four Fixture

Stage Directions

This November marks the 25th anniversary of the birth of the Source Four® fixture at ETC. Between now and this year’s LDI tradeshow, ETC is taking a look back at this product that has become such a major part of the company's story, the fixture that has made a long-lasting impact on our industry, and the product that has inspired many additional ETC fixtures.

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The ProPower Rack Power Distribution (RPD) rack from TMB
The ProPower Rack Power Distribution (RPD) rack from TMB

Power on Demand for iWeiss Theatrical Solutions

Michael Eddy

At iWeiss, ProPower means continuity in more ways than one. Their oldest ProPower Rack Power Distribution (RPD) rack has been in continuous service for 17-years, in the most challenging and hostile theatrical conditions. With over 1,500 ProPower racks in service across North America, the story of this reliable workhorse product is worth telling.

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The GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless system from Shure
The GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless system from Shure

Shure GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless Now Shipping

Michael Eddy

Shure announces that its suite of GLX-D® Advanced Digital Wireless products is currently shipping. Originally launched at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, the new suite of products and accessories is the latest addition to the company’s GLX-D Digital Wireless line, and includes the GLX-D Advanced Frequency Manager, rack mount receiver system, remote antennas, and accessories.

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USITT
USITT

Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclass Coming to Hartford Stage

Michael Eddy

USITT’s Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclass is coming up in Hartford, CT next week, August 14-15. The masterclasses honor the memory of one of our industry's greatest advocates for safety and training, Jay O. Glerum. The Rigging Masterclasses offer a hands-on learning experience for each attendee in both advanced and entry level tracks providing the best of the best in training by the internationally recognized seasoned and skilled trainers. The Rigging Masterclasses are appropriate for students, early and mid-career professionals.

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LD Natali Arco recently lit The Drowsy Chaperone at Webster University. Photography by Eric Woolsey.
LD Natali Arco recently lit The Drowsy Chaperone at Webster University. Photography by Eric Woolsey.

LD Natali Arco Lights The Drowsy Chaperone

Michael Eddy

Part of the Hog Factor 2016 winning team from Webster University, designer Natali Arco recently used High End Systems SolaSpot 1500s to illuminate The Drowsy Chaperone. Produced by the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, the show is a unique and bubbly ode to musicals; the set is the living room of a man explaining his favorite musical while he plays it on a record player, and simultaneously imagines it coming to life in his New York apartment.

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Jerard Studios
Jerard Studios

Mary Creede Talks about Jerard Studios with The Thrillist

Kathy Eddy

Thrillist and Ballast Point Brewing Company present the video: Dedicated to the Craft with Mary Creede, Co-founder of Jerard Studio. The studio, which she co-owns with John Jerard, is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, has created props for a number of shows, including Hamilton: An American Musical as well as Though Shalt Not, The Addams Family, After The Rain Comes, The Little Mermaid, The Producers, and many more. Add a comment

Jim Warren, co-founder and Artistic Director of The American Shakespeare Center is stepping down at the end of the year
Jim Warren, co-founder and Artistic Director of The American Shakespeare Center is stepping down at the end of the year

Jim Warren Steps Down from The American Shakespeare Center

Michael Eddy

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) announces that Artistic Director Jim Warren, who, with Ralph Alan Cohen, founded the organization 29 years ago, is stepping down at the end of the year to pursue other opportunities. Warren, who directed the ASC’s first show, Richard III, in 1988, has directed more than 125 productions since and guided the organization from startup to international acclaim.
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