InfoComm Releases New Standard to Harmonize Cable Labeling Practices

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Component-cablesInfoComm International has announced the publication of a new audiovisual standard, Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems (CLAS). The new standard defines requirements for labeling cables used in installed AV systems and provides guidance for the easy identification of all power and signal paths in a completed system. Proper cable labeling aids in the operation, support, maintenance, and troubleshooting of AV systems.

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Prolyte Opens New Factory

Friday, January 15th, 2016

ProlyteTrussing and staging systems manufacturer Prolyte Group has opened its new, purpose-built factory in Piatra Olt, Romania.

The new production facility is accommodated with new automated production equipment, new welding jigs, and state-of-the-art product lines, according to the company. In addition, the building contains employee welfare and environmental systems, as well as an in-house training facility for welding personnel.

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ACT Lighting Canada Now Distributing Robert Juliat

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

34740.0.mainRobert Juliat has announced the appointment of ACT Lighting Canada its new exclusive distributor in Canada, following the conclusion of a relationship with MDG which has chosen to focus on developing its own brand. The new arrangement with ACT Lighting took effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

“We have worked with ACT Lighting in the USA for the past year and have been exceedingly happy with the relationship that has formed between our companies in this region,” says Robert Juliat CEO, Francois Juliat. “It is a logical transition for ACT CANADA to take on our distribution in Canada following MDG’s decision to cease all distribution of other brands. ACT Lighting has offices in Toronto as well as Los Angeles and New York and we are confident the new arrangements in Canada will prove as successful as those in the USA.”

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Alexander Williams Joins PixelFLEX as Director of Project Management

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Alexander Williams

Alexander Williams

LED video display manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Alexander Williams as its new director of project management. With a special focus toward event design and execution, the addition of Williams strengthens of the project management team, says the company.

“I am very excited to announce Alexander in the newly created position of Director of Project Management,” says Monty Rains, PixelFLEX president and COO. “In this role, Alex will lead a team of talented technical and production management professionals who will provide client support for events, installations and direct sales of our PixelFLEX line of products and services.”

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Syncrolite Purchases Ballantyne Strong’s Lighting Assets

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Jerry Trojan

Jerry Trojan

Syncrolite, LLC and Ballantyne Strong Inc. announced that the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business have been sold to Syncrolite.  Effective Dec. 21, 2015 Syncrolite has assumed all operations, sales, and support associated with Ballantyne Strong, including the company’s Super Trouper followspots.

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AVI-SPL Canada Appoints Two to Senior Management

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

AVI-SPL, an AV systems integration and video collaboration company, has added Ian Gilbert and Dinarte (Dino) Moniz to its senior management team in Canada.

Gilbert, who brings 25 years of sales leadership experience, was named Vice President of Sales earlier this month after serving as an instrumental sales coach with the company earlier this year. He will be joined by Moniz, recently named Director of Operations for AVI-SPL Canada, who adds another 24 years of service and operations experience to the management team in AVI-SPL’s growing Canada business.

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Christie Acquires Allure, Strengthens DOOH Presence

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Christie has announced the acquisition of Allure Global Solutions, Inc. (Allure), an engagement and transaction technologies provider, as well as all of its products and services. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and will operate as “Allure, a Christie Company.”

Allure provides digital signage, point-of-sale and consumer engagement solutions, in the form of products and services, to a variety of entertainment and retail markets including theaters, restaurants, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, theme parks, and cultural attractions.

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Apollo Design Appoints New Sales Director

Monday, November 16th, 2015

LinnemeierApollo Design Technology has announced the appointment of Will Linnemeier as sales director. In this role, Linnemeier will be responsible for sales strategies to drive market expansion, sales effectiveness, and optimizing the dealer and customer sales experience. He also will manage Apollo’s dealer network and customer relationships.

“Will brings a ton of experience to the Apollo sales team. His leadership, understanding of the dealer relationship and ability to drive the customer to our products will make 2016 a very exciting year,” says Joel Nichols, president of Apollo Design.

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Absen LED Partners with SC Media Canada

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

SC AbsenSC Media Canada will serve as the exclusive Canadian distributor for all Absen LED products.

Located on its 30-acre southeast China facility, Absen is in the center of the tech-manufacturing base with a monthly capacity of over 75 million LEDs.

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A.C. Lighting Appoints Michael Krzywicki as New CFO

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Michael KrzywickiA.C. Lighting Inc. has announced that Michael Krzywicki has joined the Toronto-based entertainment technologies distributor as its new chief financial officer (CFO), with immediate effect.

The companies’ current CFO, Rick Bradley will be retiring as of May 1st, 2016, and during the transition period leading up to his retirement, he will play a role focusing on strategic initiatives for the distribution of A.C. Lighting Inc.’s portfolio of technology brands.

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