In 2013 Le Maitre invested in increasing productivity at its pyrotechnics factory in Peterborough U.K., in order to cope with demand. The pyrotechnic manufacturing process is a very labour intensive process and Le Maitre had reached almost full production capacity the year before. The company therefore researched alternative methods, exploring different industries before subsequently identifying a completely new production process which can output 24,000 to 26,000 units per hour, regardless of diameter, and is now resulting in a significant increase in capacity.
The global architectural lighting design competition, IALD International Lighting Design Awards, showcases the evolution of excellence in design. Each year, entries are judged by leaders in the industry who “recognize noteworthy projects that reach new heights, move beyond the ordinary and represent excellence in both aesthetic and technical design achievement.” The 32nd edition of the awards is now accepting submissions and projects completed after June 1, 2013 are eligible.
Lightfair International (LFI) has put out a reminder that its call for speakers for LFI 2015 closes on Sept. 12, 2014. It is a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place in New York from May 3-7, 2015.
The 2015 LFI Conference champions Integrated Design as the central theme linking all courses, workshops and seminars. Sessions highlight how experienced project contributors collaborate to optimize environments. Speakers are invited to share how elements such as: technology, tools, research, problem solving and inspiration contribute to the overall integrated design process.
Andrew King, the Editor of Professional Lighting & Production sat down with Johanne Bélanger, the president of both InfoComm International and Freeman Audio Visual Canada, during the 2014 edition of the InfoComm Show.
Find out about current and upcoming initiatives from InfoComm, some trends the organization is identifying in the global AV industry, and a lot more. Click the link below to view the video or copy/paste the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMgbsssDQuQ
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In cooperation with InfoComm, Professional Lighting & Production magazine invites all Canadian InfoComm visitors to attend the InfoComm International Reception. The reception takes place 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), in Pavilion One.
This is a unique chance to network, relax and socialize with Canadian AV professionals, production companies, consultants, educators, manufacturers, distributors, and reps.
Visitors will have a chance to meet Johanne Belanger, the new president of InfoComm and president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada.
We are looking forward to seeing you on the 18th.
Women in AV are asking all industry professionals to join them in helping victims of Hurricane Sandy by contributing much needed support and technical solutions to help people rebuild and return to their lives with hope and encouragement.
The immediate goal is to equip shelters with a portable projection screen and projector or a flat panel display in time to watch the Macy’s Day Parade. This is a cherished and long standing tradition for the people of New York and New Jersey and assistance from AV professionals will help bring the sense of community and togetherness that makes up the very fabric of who they are.
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