Becky Koester Named GM of High End Systems

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

ETC_BeckyKoesterHES_GMOn June 1st, Becky Koester will officially begin in her new role as general manager for High End Systems. Earlier this year, ETC acquired High End Systems from Barco Lighting Systems, Inc. and has been working to build support for the team in the Austin, TX based headquarters.

“Koester was a supporter of the acquisition by ETC throughout the process,” says Dick Titus, president of ETC. “She brings with her a deep understanding of the culture that made High End a market leader and will be instrumental in blending the cultures of ETC and High End Systems.”

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ETCP Launches Redesigned Website

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

ETCP webThe Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website at  etcp.esta.org. Key features of the site include a cleaner and more modern design and a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation.

The site’s refreshed and simplified look, combined with enriched content, improved search functionality, and optimization for mobile devices allows users to better interact with ETCP, according the organization.

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SFM Now Distributing Atlona AV Products in Canada

Monday, May 1st, 2017
SFM's HQ in Dorval, QC

SFM’s HQ in Dorval, QC

Atlona has announced a new distribution partnership with SFM. Based in Dorval, QC, SFM will act as an extension of Atlona’s sales and support network across Canada, joining a growing roster of global partners specializing in Atlona AV solutions and products.

SFM says it aims to work with suppliers that share similar business and technology philosophies. In partnering with Atlona, the SFM team believes it has found a company focused on interoperable solutions that also address the pertinent industry trends. Mike Calo, brand manager for SFM, points to Atlona’s recent innovations for AV over IP (OmniStream) and cloud-based control (Velocity) as particularly appealing.

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Speaker Lineup Announced for InfoComm 2017’s Center Stage

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

IC17-Center-Stage2InfoComm International has announced the debut of Center Stage at InfoComm 2017, which is being held from June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Center Stage will host a series of conversations among leading technology practitioners, users, researchers, and thinkers. These experts come from diverse fields that use AV technology to extend human capabilities.

“InfoComm is an environment for showcasing the best in AV solutions,” says Jason McGraw, senior VP of expositions for InfoComm International. “This year, we designed Center Stage to be the platform on the trade show floor where thought leaders will share how AV is impacting their facet of the world.”

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FMAV Wins ‘AV Production Company of the Year’ at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

frame-001026Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV was awarded the AV Production Company of the Year honour at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo. Held during Canadian Music Week, the awards celebrate the best of Canada’s live music business sector.

“It’s truly an honour to share the stage with some of the best and brightest in the Canadian music scene,” says Dave Corkum, General Manger, Halifax, FMAV who received the award from host, Paul Shaffer. “We were up against some very stiff competition and feel very proud that we were called to the stage.”

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AVL Media Group Now Distributing Avolites in Canada

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Claude Viens

Claude Viens

British manufacturer Avolites has appointed of Montreal-based AVL Media Group as its sole Canadian distributor of its full range of lighting control and video products.

“Avolites is an iconic brand offering an exceptional portfolio of lighting and video products, unique in the Canadian market,” says Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL. “We are excited to expand our vertical offering with this partnership as Avolites continues to innovate. The newest Titan 10.1 and Ai 10.0 releases allow our clients even more creative freedom whilst significantly streamlining preproduction and programming time.”

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Harry Boyce & Associates Now Representing Roland Pro AV in Western Canada

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Harry Boyce

Harry Boyce

Roland Pro AV Canada has announced the appointment of Harry Boyce, CTS – Harry Boyce & Associates – to represent Roland Pro AV in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This announcement is now in effect.

As the Roland Pro AV product lines continue to expand in this region; this appointment answers the growing need for expanded sales support, according to Roland. Harry Boyce is a 30-year veteran of the professional AV industry, has worked as a manufacturer’s representative, system designer, production engineer, and technician. Specializing in the design of integrated AV and control systems, his technical expertise will provide dealers with most any level of technical sales support that they may require.

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The Parnelli Awards to Relocate to The 2018 NAMM Show

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Parnelli winnersThe National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC), publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN), Front of House (FOH), and Stage Directions have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at The 2018 NAMM Show, the organization’s annual tradeshow in Anaheim, CA. As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show creating a one-stop event for industry pros.

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ETC Completes Purchase of High End Systems from Barco

Friday, March 31st, 2017
ETC CEO Fred Foster

ETC CEO Fred Foster

ETC and High End Systems announced today they are joining forces as ETC completes the acquisition of the Austin, TX-based company from Barco Inc.

“We welcome the High End team to the ETC family. ETC will provide a strong support structure for High End to continue to innovate and make great products for the industry,” says ETC CEO Fred Foster.

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Educational Schedule & Exhibitor List Released for Expo-Scène 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Expo-SceneCITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montreal for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.

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