February Freeze Gets Re-Energized in its 14th Year

Monday, February 9th, 2015

FebFreeze 1Last week, William F. White hosted its annual February Freeze trade show at its headquarters in Toronto. Typically organized as a pre-NAB sales-oriented trade show, the 2015 edition displayed a change of scope and feel. This year, taking advantage of the space afforded by the William F. White Centre facilities, February Freeze turned its attention to the rental and production branches of the business by showing off the company’s latest product acquisitions.

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Solotech Further Expands Its Toronto Presence with P.A. Plus Acquisition

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

Following its acquisition of Midnite Hour Productions in November 2014, Solotech has announced its further growth in Toronto with the acquisition of the assets of P.A. Plus Productions.

According to François Ménard, Solotech’s CEO, this transaction will allow Solotech to add P.A. Plus Productions sound system expertise to services already offered by Solotech in the greater Toronto area. This acquisition will complement Solotech’s offer in audio, lighting, video, rigging, and scenery and will be an addition to the activities of Midnite Hour Productions.

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PL&P Supplier Service Survey

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

For the Winter 2013 issue, PL&P surveyed lighting and video professionals across Canada to find out their thoughts and preferences with regards to their working relationships with manufacturers and distributors. The same survey was sent out this year in order to see if opinions and experiences have changed. Here are the results…

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LDI a Wrap for 2014

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

ADD01 LDIaThe 27th annual LDI Trade Show and Conference returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Nov. 17-23, 2014. This year, LDI hosted over 10,000 attendees from over 75 countries from the live production industry. More than 350 exhibiting companies provided live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions.

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ETC & GDS Sign Americas Partnership

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

http://www.supertech-inc.com/vendors/ETC.jpgETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) has signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with U.K.-based company GDS (Global Design Solutions). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ArcSystem and BluesSystem product lines for distribution in North and South America. GDS will continue to manufacture and distribute ArcSystem and BluesSystem for other worldwide markets from the company’s Bristol, U.K., headquarters.

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IIDEX Canada Set For 30th Annual Run

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

iidexThe 30th annual edition of IIDEX Canada will be held concurrently with Construct International from Dec. 3-4, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

New for this year, the event will expand to the South Building to include Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, and Concrete Canada. These shows combined will create The Buildings Show, North America’s largest exposition, networking, and educational event. Influential buyers and decision-makers of the design, construction, and real estate industries will attend the show to experience more than 1,600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations, delivering the very latest in products, technologies, best practices, and applications.

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Expo-Scene 2015 In The Works For Montreal

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

04 MontrealskylineCITT is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene 2015, which will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26 and 27, 2015. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

An array of industry seminars and product demonstrations in French and English will be held during the two-day show, which will cover the latest in lighting, audio, staging, and video technologies. Further details and registration will be available at www.citt.org. Special rates are available for downtown Montreal hotels.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available to industry manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, contact CITT: 613 482-1165, info@citt.org, www.citt.org.

LDI 2014 Set To Embrace EDM Boom

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

01 LDI AThe 27th LDI Trade Show and Conference for live event professionals, where more than 9,700 attendees from 88 countries will come to see the 350-plus exhibitors, will be taking place on Nov. 17-23, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year, LDI introduces its new focus on the exploding phenomenon of electronic dance music (EDM). Penton/LDI and Marked Events, which produces the BPM and PRO trade shows in the U.K., will present EDM@LDI. This will be a special section of the LDI show floor dedicated to EDM, DJ, VJ, lighting, projection, audio, and staging products. EDM@LDI will also include live demos, performances, and club tours.

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PL&P Video & Lighting Survey

Friday, September 19th, 2014

As lighting and video become increasingly interconnected, Professional Lighting & Production surveyed lighting and video professionals to get their thoughts and opinions on this convergence of technologies, techniques, and components. Here are the results…

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SMPTE 2014 Society Elections Are Open

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

logoThe 2014 SMPTE elections for Officers and Governors of the Society are now open and will close at 11:59 p.m. GMT on Monday, Sept. 29. All active category members are eligible to vote (this includes professional, executive, fellow, life, and honorary members). All voting members have been sent an official election notice, with voting instructions. If you have not received an election notice by email or mail, you can contact the SMPTE Staff at elections@smpte.org.

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