This year’s event will feature a similar schedule to that which was introduced last year. The trade show will have visiting hours over a two-day span on Thursday and Friday. The new Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning and there will be a Corporate Luncheon on the Thursday. Thursday night will feature the always-popular Swag Bingo. The Friday will feature the Ladies of the Backstage Happy Hour and Saturday will be the Caucus Plenary Breakfast and CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet in the evening. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Saturday.
Austrian AV manufacturer AV Stumpfl has announced that Theatrixx Technologies is now its exclusive media server and show control distributor for Canada.
The Montreal based company distributes and manufactures technical equipment for the performing arts industry. Theatrixx also designs custom equipment that offers solutions for video, lighting, audio, power, and cabling challenges.
A.C. Lighting has added a new member to its sales team. Marc-Andre Turgeon will begin his position as Canadian regional sales representative (outside).
With past experience as a sales representative for a myriad of AV lines and turn-key theatrical projects, Turgeon was directly involved with Cirque du Soleil as a designer and manufacturer of custom solutions for its various productions.
On 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.”
The 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.
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.
InfoComm 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.”
Audiovisual 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.”
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.”
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.