William F. White Announces Creation of Whites Camera

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Paul Bronfman, chairman and CEO of Comweb Corp. and William F. White International (Whites), has announced the launch of Whites Camera. It’s a new department at Whites Toronto dedicated to providing professional camera rental and related technical services.

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InfoComm Releases New Standard to Harmonize Cable Labeling Practices

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Component-cablesInfoComm International has announced the publication of a new audiovisual standard, Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems (CLAS). The new standard defines requirements for labeling cables used in installed AV systems and provides guidance for the easy identification of all power and signal paths in a completed system. Proper cable labeling aids in the operation, support, maintenance, and troubleshooting of AV systems.

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Prolyte Opens New Factory

Friday, January 15th, 2016

ProlyteTrussing and staging systems manufacturer Prolyte Group has opened its new, purpose-built factory in Piatra Olt, Romania.

The new production facility is accommodated with new automated production equipment, new welding jigs, and state-of-the-art product lines, according to the company. In addition, the building contains employee welfare and environmental systems, as well as an in-house training facility for welding personnel.

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Christie Acquires Allure, Strengthens DOOH Presence

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Christie has announced the acquisition of Allure Global Solutions, Inc. (Allure), an engagement and transaction technologies provider, as well as all of its products and services. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and will operate as “Allure, a Christie Company.”

Allure provides digital signage, point-of-sale and consumer engagement solutions, in the form of products and services, to a variety of entertainment and retail markets including theaters, restaurants, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, theme parks, and cultural attractions.

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PLASA Addresses Financial Challenges, Separation from ESTA & Future Changes

Monday, October 26th, 2015

12 PLASAPLASA (the Professional Lighting and Sound Association) has outlined its current position in the wake of various recent changes, and asked for members’ feedback on its next steps as it moves forward.

Speaking at a meeting for PLASA members held during the PLASA Show, John Simpson, PLASA Governing Body chairman and chairman of the White Light Group of companies, said: “Without doubt our major issue this year has been that of diminishing profit, which has led to a critical cash-flow problem for the organisation.

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PL&P Publisher Jim Norris Joins Board of Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

PS Oct15 Input JimNThe Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund has announced the appointment of Jim Norris to its Board of Directors. Norris is the president of Norris-Whitney Communications, an international communications company specializing in the entertainment field, which publishes Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.

The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to makingmusic therapy available to more people in more communities across Canada. More information at www.musictherapytrust.ca.

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USITT 2015 Breaks Attendance Records

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

USITT DAApanelUSITT 2015 broke all previous attendance records, attracting nearly 5,500 people to Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center last week for the backstage industry’s biggest annual event. Over 280 exhibitors staffed booths with the latest entertainment products for the largest Stage Expo ever – and 170-plus have already signed on for USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City, according to organizers.

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Terrence Spivey Calls for More Diversity in Theatre Tech in USITT Keynote

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

USITT Terrence SpiveyTerrence Spivey, artistic director of Cleveland’s Karamu House, urged all technical theatre practitioners to recruit and mentor more students of colour in his Keynote address at USITT 2015 in Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Spivey opened USITT’s 55th Annual Conference & Stage Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center with a speech reflecting on the history of black theatre in the U.S. and Karamu House’s success as the nation’s oldest black theatre.

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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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