David Johnson Joins ACT Entertainment in New Post of Senior Vice President Sales

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ACT Entertainment, the new entity formed by the ACT Lighting, RapcoHorizon and AC Power Distribution brands, announces the appointment of David Johnson to the new post of Senior Vice President Sales. Johnson is well known for managing the Live Design International (LDI) franchise.

“When we rebranded as ACT Entertainment, it was clear that we needed strong leadership in the sales department to bring all our world-class sales forces together across the organization and ensure their continued success and the high level of customer service for which we’re known,” says Ben Saltzman, CEO of ACT Entertainment. “David has 30 years’ experience in the industry and is a proven team leader. He’s well liked and has a broad knowledge of all the disciplines in which ACT Entertainment operates in. He knows the business front-to-back and side-to-side and understands the playing field in all its dimensions.”

MAXHUB Announces New Custom LED Solutions

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MAXHUB, a premier provider of collaborative communication and interactive class delivery solutions, is pleased to announce the new M27 and G31 Series custom LED displays. With rich feature sets and the ability to reproduce exquisite imagery, plus easy connections and maintenance, the new MAXHUB custom LED displays are the ideal solution to a wide range of digital signage challenges.

Both the MAXHUB M27 and G31 Series displays possess the ability to form custom display panels that can be integrated into the most visually compelling architectural designs. Regardless of whether the goal is a large portrait or landscape orientation, the new MAXHUB custom LED panels are ideally suited to meet every challenge.

Astera Launches AX9 PowerPAR

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Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera launches another new product – the AX9 PowerPAR.

As the name implies, the AX9 is a high-intensity, rock-solid, all-purpose everyday LED lighting fixture with all the advantages of Astera, including battery operation, wireless control, and quality engineering.
AX9 is the ‘big brother’ of Astera’s hugely successful AX5 TriplePAR which became an industry-standard LED PAR. AX9 is bigger, brighter and benefits from all Astera’s latest innovations, like the Titan LED engine, an optimised bracket with Airline Track, a Titan-style keypad for fast and easy local control and direct control via the versatile AsteraApp.

Effectively it is a three-in-one solution. Offering a wireless PAR light source that can also be run as a wired PAR for longer-term installations and an elegant up-lighter, with the fixture’s 105 Watt output offering over 3000 Lumens of beautifully homogenised light.

Discover All the Advantages of IP-Rated Lighting on Elation July 29th Coffee Break

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As lighting professionals the world over increasingly discover the benefits of IP-rated lighting, Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif will use the July 29th Elation Coffee Break to talk about environmental protection beyond water and moisture, and reveal some of the tips and tricks pros can use to get the most out of their ingress protected luminaires.

With Elation offering the market’s leading line of IP65-rated luminaires, and the Proteus range now synonymous with weatherproof lighting, there’s no more qualified team to present an IP65 special. Join Alistair and Frederik as they provide tips for weathering temporary outdoor installations such as festivals, while covering topics like marine grade coating, sun protection mode, and IP testing gear. And remember, sealed IP-rated lighting keeps out particulates like dust, sand and grime and has a host of benefits for indoor use as well.

Matrox and ECA Bolster Video Wall Options for Control Rooms and Digital Signage

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Matrox is excited to announce that ECA’s EVS video wall controllers have been validated with Matrox’s complete portfolio of video wall hardware and software tools.

This collaboration enables OEMs, system integrators, and AV installers with new integration opportunities to customize EVS video wall controllers with multi-channel 4K and HD capture, encoding, streaming, recording, decoding, display, and control for mission-critical and commercial display wall applications.

Canadian Distribution Partner, Plus Extended Product Line, For Manfrotto Lighting and Avenger Lighting Grip

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A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of world-class lighting and rigging technologies, is delighted to announce that we are now a Canadian Distribution Partner of Manfrotto Lighting and Avenger Lighting Grip products in Canada. With this announcement, comes the extension of the product portfolio across the North American Market.

A.C. Lighting Inc. announced at LDI in 2019 their partnership with Manfrotto Lighting and Avenger Lighting Grip to distribute their products throughout the United States. Backed on the success of this partnership, the two companies have decided to partner in the Canadian market.

Manfrotto Lighting and Avenger Lighting Grip products are designed and manufactured in Italy to service the needs of the professional lighting and grip worlds. A.C. Lighting Inc.’s product offering will center around products designed exclusively for the lighting industry including, film, theatre, broadcast, live entertainment, and audio-visual channels. Manfrotto and Avenger are known worldwide for manufacturing lighting stands, clamps, adapters, and accessories for the professional lighting market.