The Artiste Dali with its with new LED / Laser Phosphor light engine from Elation Professional
The Artiste Dali with its with new LED / Laser Phosphor light engine from Elation Professional

See What all the Talk is About at Elation LDI Booth 2315

Michael Eddy

Elation Professional will be carrying momentum to LDI Booth 2315 in Las Vegas, where the company will again be a Front Row sponsor of LDI 2017. The Elation booth will give lighting professionals the opportunity to see for themselves what the buzz around Elation’s latest award-winning luminaires is all about.

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The HDL30-A line array speaker from RCF
The HDL30-A line array speaker from RCF

RCF Introduces New HDL30-A Line Array at LDI Live Outside 2017

Michael Eddy

RCF announces the introduction of the new HDL30-A line array with a product demonstration scheduled for the LDI Live Outside portion of the LDI convention November 18-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The HDL30-A is the latest addition to the RCF HDL line array family. Touted as, “a lightweight champion with an impressive punch,” it is a compact bi-amped two-way active tour-grade system for medium to large events, both indoors and outdoors.

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ESTA
ESTA

International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging Now Available

Michael Eddy

ESTA and PLASA announce the release of an International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging (ICOPER) which is available as a free download. In response to calls from the international entertainment rigging community, rigging professionals from around the globe came together to create ICOPER to promote awareness and safety worldwide by providing a model code of practice with a focus on arena rigging. However, this Code of Practice is applicable to all event production rigging disciplines.

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The newly renovated Pontiac Little Art Theatre features a new sound system that serves a variety of uses in the space
The newly renovated Pontiac Little Art Theatre features a new sound system that serves a variety of uses in the space

Historic Venue Stages Restoration

Michael Eddy

The newest community development in the revitalization of Pontiac, MI comes in the shape of a community theatre space. Pontiac's Little Art Theatre, affectionately known as the "PLAT", has been renovated and is ready to be used by theatre and dance groups, musicians, for corporate meetings, showers, movies, or anyone needing a unique venue.

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Avolites and Group One invite you to see what's new at LDI. Stop by their booth, #2115
Avolites and Group One invite you to see what's new at LDI. Stop by their booth, #2115

Avolites and Group One to Unveil Ai v10.1 at LDI 2017

Michael Eddy

Avolites will be joining with its U.S. distributor, Group One Limited, at this year's LDI exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Avolites and Group One team members, located in Booth #2115, will be ready to show visitors the very latest developments from the Avolites control and Ai media server product ranges. LDI 2017 will see the official release of the latest version of Avolites Ai media server software. Ai v10.1 continues to build on the freshly redesigned Ai user interface and introduces a variety of powerful new features for all Ai users.

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Broadway Green Alliance
Broadway Green Alliance

Apply for a NYC Theatre Greening Grant

Michael Eddy

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) announces the 2017-2018 New York City Theatre Greening Grants. The BGA has committed $7,500 to this program, and will fund grants of up to $750 for projects that will increase energy efficiency, conserve resources, or showcase a commitment to green practices in the Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Independent Theatre communities. The deadline for applications is December 4, 2017.

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The Ovation F-915FC, a high-output Fresnel with a motorized zoom that has a 30°-73° field angle from Chauvet Professional
The Ovation F-915FC, a high-output Fresnel with a motorized zoom that has a 30°-73° field angle from Chauvet Professional

Chauvet Professional Showcases Expanded Ovation Series At LDI 2017

Michael Eddy

Chauvet Professional’s Ovation series is taking the color mixing magic of its RGBA-Lime LED system to new places. At the upcoming LDI show, the company will be debuting the industry’s first full-color RGBAL Fresnel and houselight fixtures. Joining them at the Ovation booth (1415) will be other groundbreaking products, including a variable white Fresnel and ellipsoidal.

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USITT 2018 Conference and Stage Expo
USITT 2018 Conference and Stage Expo

Ron Procopio, USITT Expo Director Notes Green Plans for 2018 Expo

Ron Procopio

Sustainability in the convention industry has been front of mind for over a decade with those who produce events. In 2007, I was the Show Manager at another convention/company. That year going green became the trend for all events with every convention production company spending hours researching how to make your events sustainable. I learned the differences between hand blowers and paper towels, recycling options for 200,000 sq. ft. expo floors, the energy differences in house lighting systems.

Here we are in 2017, and things haven’t changed much. Believe it or not, all convention centers do not have a recycling program. At the end of the show, hundreds of tons of trash end up in dumpsters headed for the landfill. The escalators are running for the entire event, the air conditioners are blowing all hours of the day and tons of food is wasted at the end of the day.

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