Obsidian offers 4-part ONYX Training Webinar Series

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Obsidian Control Systems is excited to announce a new 4-part webinar series for its popular ONYX Control Platform. Starting January 26th, the webinar series will be presented in an easy-to-follow online format, allowing anyone with our without ONYX experience to get a comprehensive understanding of the powerful software.

The ONYX PC solution is identical to the software provided on all ONYX consoles like the NX4™ and NX2™, providing everyone a true hands-on experience from the comfort of their home. A matching Capture Presentation file provides immediate real-time feedback of a virtual stage, allowing all users to experience the newly introduced support of Fixture and Patch Synchronization between ONYX and Capture.

Brian Dowd Joins A.C. Lighting Inc. as Sales Representative for Southeastern USA

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A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of world-class lighting and rigging technologies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Dowd, a well-respected veteran in our industry, to the position of Sales Representative, Southeastern USA.

Brian brings over 30 years of experience and a proven track record of success in the Pro-Lighting industry, working in senior positions for leading companies including, GLP, A.C.T. Lighting, and TMB.

Visix Wins DIGI Award for Best Digital Signage Product Innovation

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Visix, Inc. has been awarded a 2021 DIGI Award for their Voice Recognizer Widget for AxisTV Signage Suite in the category of Best Digital Signage Product: Innovation. The DIGI Awards recognize the best digital signage applications and the most innovative new products for the digital signage market.

“Continual innovation is one of our core values,” says Debbie DeWitt, marketing communications manager for Visix. “We started working with voice user interface for custom projects in 2019. With the arrival of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to provide safe interactive experiences for all of our digital signage clients. We’re thrilled to receive this award and extremely proud of our development team for driving this feature to market so quickly.”

ACT Lighting Offers Limited Time Discount on All ACT Academy Online Courses

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ACT Lighting Inc. has launched a new ACT Academy promotion offering all of its online courses – including newly updated grandMA3 courses – at a 25% discount. The promotion runs from October 19 through October 25 and is available by linking to https://academy.actlighting.com/ and entering the promo code always learning. All registrations are valid for six months. ACT Lighting Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of MA Lighting products.

The special promotion is offered during the week when LDI – Las Vegas traditionally takes place. ACT Lighting always provides grandMA consoles and trainers for courses sponsored by the conference. “LDI has been a great learning experience every year, and ACT won’t let that change even in 2020,” says Ryan Hindinger, Director of Sales Logistics at ACT Lighting. “We thought this promotion would be a good way to acknowledge that while we’d all rather be in Las Vegas doing what we normally do, we can still keep the learning experience going.”

Pathway Connectivity Announces Sales Team Expansion: Kerstin O’Leary and Rusty Mcbride

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As Pathway Connectivity Solutions® continues to grow its operation, it is  pleased to announce that Rusty Mcbride and Kerstin O’Leary have both joined the sales team.  

Kerstin will focus on dealer sales and training while Rusty will head up international and  commercial sales. Both will have shared goals of fostering relationships with customers and  directing Pathway sales.  

Rusty joins Pathway Connectivity most recently from the Acuity Corporate Accounts Atrius™  team. Having past lead sales positions with Philips Lighting Controls and Color Kinetics, Rusty  has a long history in the lighting industry. In addition to his technical background, he has  experience in both working with dealers and lighting commercial agents.  

Elation Professional: The Elation Coffee Break launches on Facebook Livestream

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Elation Professional’s European office recently launched The Elation Coffee Break on Facebook Livestream, an online presentation series that takes an up-close look at some of the company’s most popular product series.

Elation continues the webinar series on Thursday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. CEST with Elation technical sales specialist Alistair Smyth and International Sales Manager Frederik Afif looking at the innovative qualities of the Rayzor 760™ and Proteus Rayzor 760™ LED luminaires. The presentation will air live on Elation Europe’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ELATION.Pro.Europe/live/. No registration is required.

Philips Direct View LED Training Webinar

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Join Philips to learn about Philips newest addition to their product line up; direct view LED panels and FHD & UHD kits. You’ll learn how their panels differ from competitors’, how the warranty works, and most important, how they work with integrators to partner on end user opportunities. This session will be led by Tim Allen, Philips Business Development Manager for LED.

Tuesday August 18th, 2020 3pm EDT – Register here

Elation Professional Launches New Online Learning Center

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Although the Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on our lives and industry, lighting professionals are taking the downtime as an opportunity to educate themselves and prepare for the eventual reopening. Elation Professional is offering just such an opportunity with launch of a new online Learning Center available on the www.elationlighting.com website. Designed to provide lighting professionals with easy-to-access learning options, the new resource site is full of free educational and training material.

View Training Videos from Obsidian Control Systems covering the Onyx platform, Dylos pixel composer, Capture Visualization software, and more; or access Elation Educational Experience (E3) training videos, many presented by one of the industry’s top technical educationists, ETCP Recognized Trainer Richard Cadena. Other resources like White Papers and How-to Articles covering a host of topics relevant to lighting professionals are also available.

Digital Signage Made Easy: Joint Webinar with Intel and Simply NUC

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Experience the Intel® NUC 8 Rugged combined with SpinetiX™ ARYA™ Cloud! Organizations of all sizes and types are adopting digital signage to accelerate their digital transformation in a fast-paced and changing world. The current context highlights the need for any business to quickly adapt their communication practices and how best to interact with their audience. However, digital signage is often perceived as complex to deploy, often relying on integration between disparate hardware, software and cloud services without performance or reliability guaranteed. In this webinar, three speakers from Intel, Simply NUC, and SpinetiX will explain how to turn an Intel® NUC 8 Rugged into a digital signage ready-to-use appliance thanks to the benefits of SpinetiX DSOS, the operation system made for digital signage and SpinetiX ARYA Cloud.

July 28, 2020 2pm EDT – Register here

SpinetiX ARYA Enterprise – The Digital Signage Cloud for AV Integrators

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End users are demanding cloud-based digital signage. With SpinetiX ARYA Enterprise, you can deliver a professional, self-service cloud system without the complexity of combining different brands. News, weather, sample templates, drag-and-drop scheduling, alerts, tagging and more are all presented in a user-friendly interface, with tutorial video and even live chat support all included. Every SpinetiX player on the market today comes with SpinetiX ARYA included. For customers on tight budgets, there’s even a free version at $0 a month, unlimited devices. The power of our fully-featured software, SpinetiX Elementi, including Office 365 and Social Media connections, videowalls, live streaming and 250 widgets is fully compatible with SpinetiX ARYA Enterprise. So new customers and existing SpinetiX installations can all benefit. In this session you’ll see a quick demo of everything SpinetiX ARYA has to offer, along with how to get started, request a demo account and meet the team who can help you win opportunities.

July 23rd 1pm EDT – Register here