SF Marketing New Elation Professional Distributor in Canada

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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(L-R) Nick Martino (Product Specialist, SFM), Nicolas Comtois (Product Manager, SFM), Chuck Green (Elation Canadian Accounts Manager), Randal Tucker (President, SFM), Jimmy Katsipis (Market Development Specialist, SFM)

Elation Professional has announced that SF Marketing (SFM) has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Elation Professional products in Canada.

“As they say, timing is everything and as Elation’s product range has expanded more into the pro-specification lighting professional market, now is the right time for us to find the right partners and sales team to push to the next level,” states Eric Loader, Director of Sales for Elation Professional. “SFM is a well-respected distribution company with a long history of taking care of their customers with top-notch service/support and has the resources to help grow the business by offering inventory on demand and flexible financing terms allowing Elation customers to increase their ROI.”

“We’re delighted to have been chosen as Elation’s new partner in Canada,” adds Randal Tucker, President at SFM. “Elation’s leading-edge products, combined with SFM’s reputation for unparalleled service and support, presents the opportunity to together take the Elation brand to the next level and beyond in the Canadian market.”

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LFI 2015 Speakers & Events Announced

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

08 LFILighting and design professionals from around the world will converge for networking opportunities, presentations by industry thought-leaders, and event experiences at the LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LFI takes place May 3-7 at New York’s Javits Center (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 3-4; Trade Show & Conference: May 5-7).

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NWC Hires New Computer Services Coordinator

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Kyle Chiki smallerJim Norris, president of PL&P publisher Norris-Whitney Communications, has announced the appointment of Kyle Chiki as NWC’s computer services coordinator.

Chiki has studied website development, computer programming, and games development at Niagara College and computer science and business at Brock University.

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Intellimix Now Distributing Blizzard Lighting

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Blizzard Lighting LLC has announced Intellimix/AVL Media Group as its exclusive distributor for all of its products in Canada.

Steve Kosters of Intellimix states, “Since 1996, Intellimix Corp has been providing Canadian Sound and Lighting Dealers with some of the finest products on the market. Given our dedication to quality product lines that represent excellent value, we feel our new partnership with Blizzard Lighting is the logical step in our evolution to bring superior products to the Canadian marketplace. Blizzard has a fantastic assortment of innovative lighting products with real cost-performance value. Intellimix Corp is thrilled at the opportunity to partner with a dynamic, and fast growing company that understands the changing landscape of the lighting industry, as well as addressing our dealer’s needs for quality and value. We see a long and prosperous relationship with Blizzard Lighting in Canada.”

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Intellimix Now Distributing Avenview Video Product Line

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Intellimix Corp. has announced that it has been appointed the new exclusive Canadian distributor for the Avenview Video product line.

Avenview provides AV components and solutions for the industrial, corporate, medical, defence, entertainment, education, and retail sectors. Its products ranges include video walls, video processors, matrix AV switchers, video splitters, extenders, converters and scalers, KVM solutions, and home theater accessories.

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Philips Entertainment Names Isted Technical Sales as Mid-West Canadian Sales Rep

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Philips Entertainment has announced that Isted Technical Sales has been named as its new lighting rep for the Canadian Mid-West. With offices in Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, Isted Technical Sales will now be specifying the fixture, dimming, and controls product lines from Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon.

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PLASA Focus: Orlando Starts in One Week

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando 2015PLASA Focus: Orlando is coming up next on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. It is a two-day event showcasing the newest technology, regional dealers, and free educational seminars (listed below), featuring professionals in lighting, video, and stage technologies.Free registration is still open HERE.

The free educational seminars will include:

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February Freeze Gets Re-Energized in its 14th Year

Monday, February 9th, 2015

FebFreeze 1Last week, William F. White hosted its annual February Freeze trade show at its headquarters in Toronto. Typically organized as a pre-NAB sales-oriented trade show, the 2015 edition displayed a change of scope and feel. This year, taking advantage of the space afforded by the William F. White Centre facilities, February Freeze turned its attention to the rental and production branches of the business by showing off the company’s latest product acquisitions.

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Solotech Further Expands Its Toronto Presence with P.A. Plus Acquisition

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

Following its acquisition of Midnite Hour Productions in November 2014, Solotech has announced its further growth in Toronto with the acquisition of the assets of P.A. Plus Productions.

According to François Ménard, Solotech’s CEO, this transaction will allow Solotech to add P.A. Plus Productions sound system expertise to services already offered by Solotech in the greater Toronto area. This acquisition will complement Solotech’s offer in audio, lighting, video, rigging, and scenery and will be an addition to the activities of Midnite Hour Productions.

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REfficient Expands its AV Equipment Division

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

REfficientREfficient in Hamilton, ON has launched an expanded AV gear division, which includes more used commercial AV gear available for sale at deep discounts for bands, nonprofits, and more. The division also includes AV-specialized staff to handle questions.

REfficient sells refurbished, used, and surplus new telecom and AV products. The company provides quality equipment at affordable prices, such as set top boxes, modems and more, to Canadian and other telecom service providers. REfficient has grown to have customers in nine Canadian provinces, three Canadian territories and 11 other countries.

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