The HARMAN North America Experience Center in Los Angeles
The HARMAN North America Experience Center in Los Angeles

HARMAN Professional Solutions Opens North America Experience Center in Los Angeles

Michael Eddy

HARMAN Professional Solutions announced the grand opening of the HARMAN Experience Center in Los Angeles. The facility joins a worldwide network of HARMAN Professional Solutions Experience Centers in Singapore, China and soon in London, designed to demonstrate how HARMAN solutions uniquely address customer needs across multiple vertical markets.

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The Cosmic Truss Snowman was the center of attention in their booth
The Cosmic Truss Snowman was the center of attention in their booth

Cosmic Truss Spreads the Christmas Cheer

Michael Eddy

Christmas came early this with Cosmic Truss’ recent seasonally themed booth. Visitors to the booth were able to grab a great snapshot with the truss snowman, which was quite the attraction for the company. The Cosmic snowman was made almost entirely of standard off the shelf truss, showing once again what a design team can achieve without needing to rely on custom parts, a great advantage of the Cosmic Truss product range.

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Gary Fails of City Theatrical broadcasts nine universes of wireless DMX Live
Gary Fails of City Theatrical broadcasts nine universes of wireless DMX Live

City Theatrical Broadcasts Nine Universes of Wireless DMX Live

Michael Eddy

City Theatrical recently demonstrated their innovative technology by presenting the first live broadcast of nine universes of wireless DMX using a single transmitter. This groundbreaking demo was part of a seminar featuring patent pending City Theatrical Multiverse® wireless DMX/RDM technology entitled, How Advances In Wireless DMX Will Change The Way We Do Lighting. The seminar was led by City Theatrical founder and president, Gary Fails, and showcased the company’s vision of a future of wireless lighting control.

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(Left to Right:) Kinesys Training Manager Martin Honeywill, David Bond, Dave Weatherhead, Tracey Anderson who runs the Atlanta office and International Marketing Manager, Charlie Felicien.
(Left to Right:) Kinesys Training Manager Martin Honeywill, David Bond, Dave Weatherhead, Tracey Anderson who runs the Atlanta office and International Marketing Manager, Charlie Felicien.

Kinesys Enjoys Lively and Positive Response

Michael Eddy

Automation and motion control manufacturer Kinesys enjoyed a busy and successful LDI exposition in Las Vegas. It was the first time that the leading brand has hosted its own booth at the show, reflecting a growth in business in North and South America, and Canada over the last few years. The three-day event kicked off to a great start with Kinesys’ new Apex motion control system being presented with a 2017 PLSN Gold Star Product Award for ‘Best New Motion Device’.

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David Hockney (center) presented with the San Francisco Opera Medal and bows with the cast of Puccini's Turandot, including Brian Jagde (Calaf), Nina Stemme (Turandot), Christopher Franklin (conductor), and Garnett Bruce (director). Photo: Drew Altizer Photography
David Hockney (center) presented with the San Francisco Opera Medal and bows with the cast of Puccini's Turandot, including Brian Jagde (Calaf), Nina Stemme (Turandot), Christopher Franklin (conductor), and Garnett Bruce (director). Photo: Drew Altizer Photography

San Francisco Opera Medal Awarded to David Hockney

Michael Eddy

Following the December 3 matinee performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented British artist David Hockney with the Company’s highest honor, the San Francisco Opera Medal. In an onstage ceremony amongst the brilliant red Act III setting of Hockney’s production, which premiered at San Francisco Opera in 1993, the 80-year-old artist received the medal before a sold-out audience.

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The Broadway League expands accessibility for theatergoers
The Broadway League expands accessibility for theatergoers

Broadway Rolls Out New Technology to Better Serve Theatregoers with Specific Needs

Michael Eddy

The Broadway League is coordinating efforts of its New York members who are in the process of introducing new technology to provide an improved theatergoing experience for audience members who are deaf, or who experience hearing or vision loss. These new services, in addition to currently available assistive listening devices, are provided to theatergoers free of charge.

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The Avolites team at LDI 2017 being presented with their PLSN plaque by Editor of PLSN, Nook Schoenfeld
The Avolites team at LDI 2017 being presented with their PLSN plaque by Editor of PLSN, Nook Schoenfeld

Avolites Ai v10.1 Software Wins PLSN Gold Star Award

Michael Eddy

Avolites announces that they were awarded the PLSN Gold Star Award for Best Software 2017 for its newly launched media server software update, Ai v10.1. Organized by one of the entertainment technology sector's leading magazine titles, Projection, Lights and Staging News (PLSN), the Gold Star Awards recognize excellence in the field of product development.

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The award-winning GLP lightshow at LDI, programmed by Matt Shimamoto of Volt Lites
The award-winning GLP lightshow at LDI, programmed by Matt Shimamoto of Volt Lites

GLP Wins the PLSN Gold Star Award for Best New Strobe

Michael Eddy

GLP U.S. president, Mark Ravenhill announced yet more awards for his company. GLP picked up the award for Best New Strobe for it's ground-breaking JDC1 in PLSN magazine’s inaugural Gold Star Awards. In addition to the JDC1, the company debuted its Force 120 and also on display in its pre-release form, and seeking customer feedback was the small impression FR1 (available for a sneak preview). Also a ‘real world’ lightshow was took place at the booth where Matt Shimamoto of Volt Lites again programmed another brilliantly choreographed production.

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