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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New Store for Soloech Quebec

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Solotech has announced the opening of a new store in Quebec City. With the recent merger of Solotech Quebec Sales and Rentals divisions under the same roof, the company says new Solotech store now occupies the largest audiovisual equipment sales space in Quebec. The store sells a wide range of products in the fields of audio, lighting, DJ, acoustics, and studio, but now it also offers a Solotech Express Rental Counter for standard equipment rentals.

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ETCP Examinations to be Held at USITT 2015

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Notice from USITT:

All three ETCP examinations will be held at USITT in Cincinnati, OH on the morning of Saturday, March 21, 2015. Candidates who wish to take more than one exam should contact ETCP. USITT members and employees receive a $100 discount on examination fees. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than Feb. 28, 2015. The ETCP office is located at 630 9th Ave., Suite 609, New York, New York, 10036.

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5th LED professional Symposium +Expo: Call for Papers Now Open

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

lps_header_280x124The international program committee for the fifth LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) has opened the “Call for Papers”. The LpS 2015 will take place from September 2224, 2015, in Bregenz, Austria. Authors from science and industry have until Feb. 20, 2015 to submit their drafts on the subject of “Trends & Technologies for Future Lighting Solutions”.

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February Freeze Details Released

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

FebFreeze14William F. White International has announced the return of its yearly technology showcase, The February Freeze.  Now in its 14th year, this pre-NAB exhibit, known for bringing together some of the brightest minds in the business with the latest innovations and technologies, will return to Toronto’s largest production support complex, William F. White Centre, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, from 4-8 p.m.

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Christie Announces Acquisition of coolux

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Christie has announced that it has acquired Cologne-based coolux GmbH (‘coolux’), a developer and supplier of 3D compositing and rendering systems, best known for its Pandoras Box product family. coolux will be integrated into Christie’s Global Market Solutions team, maintaining its office in Cologne, Germany.

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Canadian DJ Show Returning to Toronto in March 2015

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

CDJ Show 2014The Canadian DJ Show presented by Pioneer DJ is returning to Toronto in 2015 and organizers say it will be the largest CDJ Show yet. Taking place March 13-15, 2015, a third day of events and activities has been scheduled and several guest speakers and performers from across the globe have been added in addition to more exhibitors.

The venue for the 2015 show is the Hilton Toronto at Richmond and University, in the heart of downtown. It is a large venue with space to accommodate more exhibits, special features, and guests.

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Solotech Moves Into New Toronto Facility

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Solotech’s Ron Moriessette, Louis Racine & Jean-Louis Blanchard.

Solotech’s Ron Morissette, Louis Racine & Jean-Louis Blanchard.

Following its completed purchase of Midnight Hour Productions (MHP) in November, Solotech has officially moved into the MHP warehouse facility in Toronto. As previously reposted,  Midnite Hour’s founders, Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, as well as all of their employees will now be part of the larger Solotech team. The facility is located at 324 Horner Ave. in Toronto.

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Long Reach Long Riders Announce 2015 Charity Ride Route

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

LBLRThe Long Reach Long Riders have announced the route for their 12th annual charity motorcycle ride.

This year’s ride has been dubbed “Cruzin’ the Ozarks,  The Dozenth’ Year.”  Riders will gather in Nashville, TN, ride down the bucolic Natchez  Trace toward the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Missouri and then circle back and pass through the Land Between the Lakes on their return to Nashville.  The route will feature day rides venturing deep into the Ozarks, departing from picturesque Petit Jean State Park.  Experienced riders know these roads as some of the best riding in the country, including the ‘Pig Trail Parkway,’  ‘Ozark Dragon,’ and the ‘Arkansas Grand Canyon’.

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