The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) dinner, held at Sardi’s, the iconic New York City restaurant, raised over $11,000 for the Behind the Scenes charity. The dinner, a popular tradition at NATEAC, attracted 150 attendees and guests. “Needless to say, we’re thrilled,” says Rick Rudolph, chair of the Behind the Scenes Foundation. “The generosity of the NATEAC attendees is astonishing and very gratifying.”
The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) have opened the fundraising season for the 2017 charity ride. The 14th annual ride, The Avocado Adventure: A Guided Guacamole Tour, starts on June 16th in Southern California. Drew Wending, ride marshal, notes, “We’ve had many requests to begin fundraising now, rather than wait till spring, and so we have.”
SFM has announced its appointment as a distributor of Pro Control for Canada. Pro Control is a division of Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), which SFM also recently took on Canadian distribution for. Effective Sept. 15, 2016, SFM will be responsible for growing Pro Control in the residential, commercial AV, and hospitality markets throughout Canada.
“We’re excited to partner with SFM in Canada and the potential growth opportunities this new relationship will bring while furthering our commitment to serving our dealers,” says Mike Everett, VP of Sales and Marketing, Americas, for RTI and Pro Control. “SFM’s professional, customer-focused sales staff, marketing team, and service department will be a huge advantage to integrators — providing top-notch service and support.”
SFM has announced its appointment as a distributor of Remote Technologies
Inc. (RTI) for Canada. The arrangement goes into effect on Sept. 15, 2016. RTI is a control systems manufacturer offering innovative and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems in the residential, commercial AV, and hospitality markets.
“We’re excited to partner with SFM in Canada and about the potential growth opportunities this new relationship will bring while furthering our commitment to serving our dealers,” says Mike Everett, VP of Sales and Marketing, Americas, for RTI and Pro Control. “SFM’s professional, customer-focused sales staff, marketing team, and service department will be a huge advantage to integrators — providing top-notch service and support.”
Lightfair International (LFI) took over the San Diego Convention Center in California from April 26-28, 2016 with the 27th edition of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference offering the largest trade show floor in LFI history.
Preceding the trade show opening, the LFI Innovation Awards highlighted innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. A list of winners is available on LFI’s website. More than 600 exhibitors presented new products and concepts to the lighting and design community. Expanded product categories featured at LFI 2016 included controls, decorative, alternative energy including solar power, software, exterior and roadway, digital signage, IoT, intelligent buildings, healthcare and hospitality.
The Internet of Things will make its presence felt at InfoComm 2016, happening June 4-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Show organizers expect nearly 1,000 exhibitors to occupy more than 500,000 sq. ft. of show space. InfoComm 2016 builds on last year’s record attendance, welcoming attendees from more than 100 countries.
InfoComm 2016 will feature a pavilion on the show floor devoted to IoT technologies and solutions. There will also be a day-long Super Tuesday session dedicated to how AV professionals can understand and exploit IoT advances in their AV/IT systems and business processes.
Over 75 per cent of this year’s InfoComm University program will feature new content. Based on the success of last year’s Unmanned Systems and Drones pavilion and training program, each will be expanded for 2016.
Organizers are making it easier for attendees to sample InfoComm 2016’s education offerings by making the majority of the program available for one price. For the first time, attendees can pay one price for access to more than 90 sessions and workshops – each worth CTS renewal units – rather than register for sessions individually.
For more information, go to www.infocommshow.org.
Over 1,400 professionals gathered at the Palais des congrès de Montreal for Expo-Scène 2016 on May 2nd and 3rd. The show featured over 65 exhibitors from Canada and the U.S., as well as 15 different seminars and demos over the course of the two-day event.
Solotech has announced that Mike Poirier has joined its Integration Division as Business Development Director for the broadcast market. Poirier will work within Solotech’s broadcast sales team.
Poirier joins the company with more than three decades of experience in the broadcast, AV, and post-production industries. “Mike has extensive experience in selling system solutions in both Canada and the US,” says Danny Berthelet, executive VP of Solotech’s Integration Division. “With his rich blend of technical expertise and his know-how in marketing and sales, he will be a valuable asset as Solotech steps up its efforts in the broadcast markets”.
Freeman Audio Visual Canada has won the Canadian Event Perspective Award in the category of Best Audio Visual Design for an Event for production of the 2015 Winter Cities Shake-Up. The award was presented by the Canadian Special Events Media Group.
The inaugural Winter Cities Shake-Up, held in Edmonton in January 2015, served as a gathering of urban planners and designers, entrepreneurs and business people, artists, cultural and community organizers, and people who live in winter cities and want to take advantage of all winter has to offer. The conference featured three days of presentations from internationally-renowned experts and rising stars in winter design, winter business and winter fun.