Theatrixx Wins LDI Award for the xVision Converter

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

theatrixx-awardMontreal-based AV distributor and manufacturer, Theatrixx, picked up an award at the recent LDI Show in Las Vegas for the new xVision Converter in the widget best debuting product category. The award was accepted by Theatrixx Preident Jacques Tessier and Gabriel Duschinsky, CTO.

The award represents the company’s second recognition from the LDI organization. In 2013, the organization was awarded best debuting product in the rigging category for its xVision Channel Truss. The company says the xVision Video Converter represents a new take on a popular device. The xVision Video Converter is the first video converter specifically designed for the harsh environment of rental and staging, touring, A/V presentations, and broadcast, and offer unique features such a built-in AC power supply, built-in convenience outlet, magnetic stacking system and many rigging options.

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PixelFLEX Announces the Appointment of Senior Project Manager Jon Chavez

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Jon Chavez

Jon Chavez

In a move to continue the growth of their project management team, PixelFLEX has appointmented Jon Chavez to the position of Senior Project Manager. As part of the technical sales team, Chavez will assist clients with the application and implementation of PixelFLEX LED video display technologies into video designs across multiple industries.

“In response to the growing interest in our complete line of LED video solutions, we are very excited to continue the growth of the PixelFLEX project management division,” says Monty Rains, President and COO. “Capitalizing on his vast industry experience, Jon joins our team of talented project managers with a special focus on LED video design and event execution for our clients working in a number of different industries.”

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XYZ Cultural Technology Hires Joël Beauchamp as Director of Facilities

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Joël Beauchamp

Joël Beauchamp

Jacques Larue and Éric Cyr, partners at Montreal-based XYZ Cultural Technology, have announced the arrival of Joël Beauchamp, CTS, as director of facilities. Beauchamp brings more than 15 years’ audiovisual experience in key positions with companies such as Allied Systems and Solotech, where he worked as director of operations for the last three years.

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AVL Media Group Now Distributing Pliant Technology’s Wireless Intercoms in Canada

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
AVL Managing Director Andrew Hope

AVL Managing Director Andrew Hope

Pliant Technologies, the new professional products division of CoachComm, has appointed AVL Media Group as the exclusive distributor of its wireless intercoms in Canada.

“The superior performance and scalable nature of the CrewCom system makes it a future proof investment for our customers and will help ensure excellent long-term ROI for them,” says Andrew Hope, managing director for AVL Media Group. “In addition to the exciting new CrewCom products, Pliant’s exemplary customer service and deep understanding of wireless communications technology create an obvious opportunity for a successful partnership.”

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LD Richard Cadena to Present TEC Tracks Session at 2017 NAMM Show

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

namm-lightingThis coming January, The NAMM Show will welcome lighting professionals to discover the latest products across entertainment technology, network with industry peers and hear from some of the top influencers in the lighting field today.

One such leader is Richard Cadena a freelance lighting designer, lighting consultant, and the author of Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving LightLighting Design for Modern Houses of WorshipElectricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians, and Focus on Lighting Technology.

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CAST Owner Gilray Densham Wins the Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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CAST’s Gilray Densham demonstrating the BlackTrax

Gilray Densham, owner and CEO of Toronto-based CAST Group, has won an Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award, a prestigious innovation award in Canada.

Densham has been awarded the David E. Mitchell Award of Distinction, the second highest achievement of the Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards, and a sum of $25,000 in recognition for the BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system.

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IIDEXCanada Show a Month Away

Monday, October 24th, 2016

iidexDetails are emering for IIDEXCanada, which is a national design and architecture-focused exposition and conference, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2016. It is co-presented by the Interior Designers of Canada and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The annual show focuses on all areas of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, residential, education, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting and sustainability, wellness and accessibility. The 32nd annual IIDEXCanada will be held in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Registration Now Open for Expo-Scene 2017

Monday, October 24th, 2016
EXPO-SCÈNE 2016 [Photo by: Marco Laperrière]

EXPO-SCÈNE 2016 [Photo by: Marco Laperrière]

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

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Clark Williams Appointed EVP for Christie’s New Content Management & Processing Group

Monday, October 24th, 2016
Clark Williams

Clark Williams

Christie has announced that Clark Williams has been appointed executive vice president in charge of a new Christie team, Content Management and Processing (CMP).

Building on Christie’s content management and image processing portfolios, CMP will unite Christie’s engineering and product management resources associated with its content management and processing products – including Christie Spyder, Christie Phoenix, Christie Brio, and Christie Pandoras Box – under one team. The company says the new team will deliver enhanced focus and alignment of Christie’s human resources and capital investments associated with content management and processing, to meet customer needs and expectations for unified, application-specific solutions.

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Elation Professional Launches Newly-Designed Website

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-9-56-04-amElation Professional has launched its newly designed www.elationlighting.com website, a thorough makeover that features a more intuitive and modern look. The redesigned website is designed to make it easier for visitors to find the information they need in a more visually appealing interface.

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