TOMCAT and JTE celebrate one year serving the west coast
TOMCAT and JTE celebrate one year serving the west coast

TOMCAT and JTE Celebrate One Year Serving the West Coast

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It’s already been a year since TOMCAT and JTE joined Area Four Industries America in their shared 25,000 square foot office and warehouse space in Thousand Oaks, CA (a one hour drive from LAX and downtown Los Angeles). With this new location, they’re able to provide their many customers on or near the west coast of the United States and Canada with even faster delivery, local customer service, and full technical support.

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The 4K video wall in use with content fed from the disguise media server
The 4K video wall in use with content fed from the disguise media server

Westlake Community Performing Arts Center adds 4K Video Wall

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The Westlake Community Performing Arts Center (WCPAC), a multipurpose performance venue on the Westlake High School campus in Austin, TX, recently completed installation of a 4K LED video wall on their main stage with a media playback system featuring the disguise plus range media server.

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Lectrosonics President Gordon Moore Honored with AVIXA Award at InfoComm 2019.  Pictured L to R: Lectrosonics President Gordon Moore, recipient of the Fred Dixon Service in Education Award and Steve Somers,retired Extron VP of Engineering, who received Mackey Barron Lifetime Achievement award.
Lectrosonics President Gordon Moore Honored with AVIXA Award at InfoComm 2019. Pictured L to R: Lectrosonics President Gordon Moore, recipient of the Fred Dixon Service in Education Award and Steve Somers,retired Extron VP of Engineering, who received Mackey Barron Lifetime Achievement award.

Lectrosonics President Gordon Moore Honored with AVIXA Award at InfoComm 2019

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 Moore Receives Fred Dixon Award for Outstanding Service in Education in the AV Industry
Lectrosonics is very pleased to announce that company President Gordon Moore, CTS,  has been honored with the Fred Dixon Service in Education Award presented by AVIXA for his outstanding contributions to education in the AV industry. The award was recently presented in a ceremony on InfoComm 2019’s Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Wednesday, June 12th.

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TimelessJobs.com has successful launch at InfoComm 2019
TimelessJobs.com has successful launch at InfoComm 2019

30+ Featured Employers Helps TimelessJobs.com Debut

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Over 50 Job Opportunities ALREADY Online at TimelessJobs.com

If the response to the debut of TimelessJobs.com is any indication, the Entertainment Technology job market is red hot, and competition for top talent has never been fiercer. The jobs and career portal, published by Timeless Communications – publishers of PLSN, FOH,Stage Directions,MMR and EPD – debuted at last week’s InfoComm 2019 Show in Orlando with more than 30 leading industry brands as Featured Employers, and more than 50 targeted industry job listings.

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Industry Veteran Nils Thorjussen Launches Drone Show Company Verge Aero

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Having first helped revolutionize lighting control technology with the Wholehog lighting console and then unleashed a wave of creativity with the VersaTube pixilated LED tube, Nils Thorjussen is back in the entertainment technology world to innovate further, this time with drones at Verge Aero. Here's a video of 120 Verge Aero drones lighting a tunnel for a commercial shoot in Dubai:
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(L-R) Robin Townley, ABTT CEO, with Kevin Gwyther-Brown, Channel Sales Manager at Sennheiser UK Ltd, and Richard Bunn, ABTT Chairman. Photo credit: origin8photography.com
(L-R) Robin Townley, ABTT CEO, with Kevin Gwyther-Brown, Channel Sales Manager at Sennheiser UK Ltd, and Richard Bunn, ABTT Chairman. Photo credit: origin8photography.com

ABTT 2019 Annual Theatre Awards

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The Association of British Theatre Technicians’ Annual Theatre Awards took place on June 5, after the first day of the 2019 ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. There are five awards—Lighting, Sound, and Engineering Products of Year, along with Widget and Stand of the Year, were complemented by the announcement of the ABTT’s Technician of the Year for 2019. The Jury, made up of an experienced group of working practitioners and industry peers, awarded as follows:

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The US touring production of Evita, with lighting design by Chad Bonaker. The tour is being produced by Plan B Entertainment. Photo by © Plan B Entertainment - Will Page Photography
The US touring production of Evita, with lighting design by Chad Bonaker. The tour is being produced by Plan B Entertainment. Photo by © Plan B Entertainment - Will Page Photography

Designer Chad Bonaker on Lighting Evita

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The VLZ Profile luminaire, from Vari-Lite’s latest generation of LED moving head fixtures, has once again proven its outstanding stage lighting credentials, this time on Plan B Entertainment’s US touring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. Specified by lighting designer Chad Bonaker, the fixture’s size, brightness, zoom, and effects package combined to meet the designer’s every need.

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Jessica Paz 2019 Tony Award Winning Sound Designer
Jessica Paz 2019 Tony Award Winning Sound Designer

Videos of all the Designers Accepting their 2019 Tony Awards

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The  2019 American Theatre Wing's 73rd Tony Award®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, were presented last night. Here are the acceptance speeches of the Tony-winning designers presented during the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 2019 Tony Awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the Tony winners and their also well-deserving fellow nominees.

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A rendering of the new Northlight Theatre building that will be located In Evanston, IL
A rendering of the new Northlight Theatre building that will be located In Evanston, IL

Northlight Theatre Kicks-Off its Next Act Capital Campaign in Evanston

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Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, Artistic Director BJ Jones, and the Northlight Theatre Board of Directors announce that Northlight has been appropriated $927,500 from the state of Illinois for the construction of its new building in downtown Evanston, IL.

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