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.”

Keep Both Feet on The Ground with Chroma-Q’s Pole Operated Pan & Tilt Yoke

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Chroma-Q® is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new Pole Operated Pan & Tilt Yoke accessory for their Space Force Octo™ and Space Force onebytwo™ fixtures.

Over the past few months Chroma-Q has seen a large increase in demand from their film and TV customers, specifically for their Space Force range of fixtures.

“The development and launch of this new accessory came about due to customer demand. We are delighted to be able to give our customers what they want and endeavour to respond to their needs to ensure our products tick all the boxes.” Commented Chroma-Q’s Global Brand Manager, Paul Pelletier.

ETC expands LED driving solutions with ArcSystem Pro D4 CV Drivers

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ETC announces a new addition to its award-winning ArcSystem Pro luminaire platform, the D4 CV Driver family. This new line of drivers is designed for use with 24 VDC constant voltage LED loads, such as linear tape applications. ArcSystem products are renowned for ease of installation as well as quality of light and dimming—and the D4 CV driver family is no exception.

The D4 CV driver line complements the recently introduced F-Drive system, creating an industry-leading range of LED driving solutions for a variety of installations. The new D4 CV driver line includes both wall-mount and rack-mount options, with four channels per driver, and the ability to reach maximum load capabilities of 528 W across four channels.

The Answers Center at the Ark Encounter Gets Inspired with Chroma-Q

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In 2016, Answers in Genesis launched a multi-year project to bring the biblical account of Noah’s Ark to reality in the rolling hills of Williamstown, Kentucky, south of Cincinnati. The Ark Encounter features a 510-foot-long replica of Noah’s Ark with three decks of museum exhibits, videos, and interactive displays which teach visitors the lessons of Noah and the Ark.  Within the theme park grounds is the Answers Center, a multi-purpose venue that serves as a welcoming center, gathering place, and auditorium. The 2,500 seat space hosts daily lectures, concerts, video presentations, and large national conferences.

In early 2017, Kurt Schnabel, Systems Design Engineer at Clearwing Systems Integration, began working with AiG to develop control systems and specify products to make the Answers Center a technical marvel with state-of-the-art equipment in lighting, audio, and video.  He worked with Doug Nelson, the A/V Manager for both the Ark Encounter and its sister attraction, the Creation Museum. Nelson declared: “With the desire to make the 2,500-seat Answers Center an exciting and flexible venue for hosting many types of live events, the choice to go with bright, full-color changing, individually addressed house lights was very important to us.”

Chroma-Q® Fixtures Highlight WGN News Nation

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Eastern Lighting Design has been relying on Chroma-Q® products for many years and many projects, including their most recent lighting design project for WGN’s News Nation Studio. Specializing in TV and Broadcast Studios, Matt Gordon, President of Eastern Lighting, along with VP of Design Mick Smith, and supported by Barbizon Lighting Company, worked through the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the lighting for the Chicago based facility.

“Working through a pandemic has been a real learning experience and adjustment.” explains Matt “I am still surprised how quickly we were able to turn around the project within the given time-lines considering that most of the world was in lockdown. We opted to work during the night in order to practice social distancing from other trades.”

News Nation is a new national newscast program that was going into WGNs old, 3,500 square foot, Studio 3. The studio was completely gutted and redesigned from the ground up in addition to a 12,000 sq foot newsroom with a 2,000 sq foot broadcast space in the middle of that space.

New Brightline Presenter Lighting Kit Offers PoE, Wireless Control for Customized Installations

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Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced its Presenter Lighting Kit, which uses PoE (Power over Ethernet) and wireless control to deliver simple and affordable lighting packages for single presenters. Available for corner or straight installations, the new kits feature Brightline’s Flex-T recessed lighting LED panels for drop ceilings and drywall.

Designed around a familiar three-point lighting design, the Presenter Lighting Kit uses two single module and one double module Flex-T units for key, fill, and back lights. The patented design of Brightline’s T-Series allows the lighting carriage to rotate for a higher level of control, and spot optics avoid lighting spill on nearby screens or video monitors.