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Christie Digital
Appointment Notices

Christie Digital Appoints Chairman & CEO Hideaki Onishi

Onishi will begin his role immediately to lead Christie into its next chapter. Onishi will replace Kazuhisa Kamiyama, who has completed his tenure with Christie and is returning to Japan to take up a new role at Ushio headquarters.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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April 4, 2022

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anolis
News

Anolis Reveals New Brand Identity

This follows the expansion of Anolis’ business over the last two years and its close alignment to and connection with entertainment brand Robe.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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April 4, 2022

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ESTA
Events

ESTA Acquires NATEAC

The association will be the new host of the quadrennial conference, the fifth iteration of which will take place July 2024 in New York.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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March 31, 2022

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smpte
Appointment Notices

SMPTE Introduces 2022 Leadership

This leadership group will welcome SMPTE's next executive director, continue to reimagine how professionals access engineering documents and articles, and guide the Society in providing ongoing value and service to the industry.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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March 22, 2022

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Events

2022 LightFair Conference & Trade Show Registration Now Open

The 32nd edition of the LightFair Trade Show & Conference will take place June 19–23, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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February 28, 2022

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Events

NAB Show 2022 to Highlight Cutting-Edge Developments, Expanding Opportunities of Next Gen TV

Next Gen TV, also known as ATSC 3.0, is a new broadcast transmission standard that provides local TV stations with the capability to offer innovative features, including 4K ultra high-definition video quality, theatre-like sound and mobile reception. The standard is now available in more than 40 TV markets covering 45% of U.S. households.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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February 28, 2022

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Appointment Notices

CrimsonAV Hires Larry Drum as National Sales Manager

Drum will spearhead CrimsonAV's dvLED Division.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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February 28, 2022

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citt/icts
Events

Registration for Expo-Scène Now Open

The event will take place April 13-14 the Palais des congrès Montreal.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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February 25, 2022

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appointments
Appointment Notices

Atlona Adds Scott Varner to North American Sales Team

Varner will fill the role of regional sales manager, northeast, recently vacated by Adam Griffin; who was promoted to director of sales and business development for North America.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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January 17, 2022

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ETC
Appointment Notices

ETC Hires Two Rigging Regional Sales Managers, Jerry Kraft & Herman Sayre

Jerry Kraft has been appointed rigging regional manager for the west coast, and Herman ‘Herm’ Sayre joins ETC as the rigging regional manager for the east coast.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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January 13, 2022

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Events

LightFair 2022 Calls for Tour Guides & Designery Presenters

Positions available include Designery Speakers / Design Synergist Presenters, and Curated Pavilion Tour Guides. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2022.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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January 6, 2022

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GerrAudio
Events

A Moment of Re-Connection at GerrAudio Demo Days

Taking place December 14th and 15th at Toronto’s Catch the Fire Church, Demo Days presented a long-awaited opportunity for attendees to network, get hands-on experience with GerrAudio’s product lines, and view engaging, informative workshops on exciting new products and their features.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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December 20, 2021

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acquisitions
News

Solotech Acquires XR Studios; Expands Virtual Production Services with LA Campus for Extended Reality

The new venture will augment the company's recently-established Media and Entertainment Technology (MET) Division.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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December 17, 2021

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Niscon
Technology

Niscon Debuts New Raynok Website

This new site features product cut sheets, application examples, technical support information, training programs, and a new members area. Visitors can sign up to gain access to download a demo version of Raynok, product drawings, user guides (including a new 900‐page software guide), and more.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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December 16, 2021

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Obituaries
Trade Regrets

RIP: Bob Johnston, 1960-2021

The professional lighting and entertainment industry is shaken by the loss of Bob Johnston, a 40-plus-year veteran of the sector who passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 2, 2021. Johnston was 61.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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December 10, 2021

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GerrAudio
Appointment Notices

Adrian Sterling Joins GerrAudio as Ontario Sales and Technical Support Manager

Sterling joins the company with 20-plus years of experience in commercial AV, broadcast, TV & film production, and post-production, where he built a reputation for himself as an expert in the field of audio and communications technology.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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December 2, 2021

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SFM
Appointment Notices

SFM Strengthens Leadership Team with Key Executive Hires

SFM hires Jean Pierre (JP) Filion as VP of revenue & growth, alongside Nader Tadros as VP of digital transformation & marketing.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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December 1, 2021

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citt/icts
Events

Expo-Scène Returning to Montreal in 2022; Show to Take Place April 13 & 14

CITT/ICTS' Expo-Scène entertainment technology show will return to the Palais des congrés de Montreal on April 13-14, 2022 after a two-year hiatus.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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November 30, 2021

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awards & distinctions
Events

AVIXA Announces 2021 AV Professional Awards at InfoComm 2021

During an awards ceremony at InfoComm 2021 on Thurs., Oct. 28, at the Orange County Convention Center, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) announced the winners of the 2021 AV Professional Awards.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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November 4, 2021

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events
Events

Prolight + Sound Returns in 2022 from April 26-29; Show Details Outlined

Prolight + Sound has announced its return from April 26-29, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany. The 2022 event will offer broad spectrum of clearly-focused content; new hotspots for studio production and digital live performance professionals; drive initiatives to encourage ecological sustainability for the future of the event industry; and high-level knowledge transfer and direct product experience.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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November 4, 2021

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citt/icts
Events

CITT/ICTS & TDArts Education Roundtable to be Held October 29th

Join the CITT/ICTS & TDArts Education Roundtable, a monthly discussion held amongst educators (staff and faculty) of theatre production programs across Canada. This ongoing conversation tackles current and upcoming challenges faced by educational institutions.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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October 26, 2021

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distribution
News

Techni+Contact Appointed as Canadian Distributor for Patton Electronics

Patton Electronics, a U.S. manufacturer of pro AV, unified communications, and industrial connectivity products and services, has signed a distribution agreement with Techni+Contact Canada Ltd, to be a national distributor for the commercial AV markets.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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September 27, 2021

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solotech
News

Solotech & Waveform Entertainment Present Esports Showcase

The event gave viewers an opportunity to learn about esports and its place in the live event market, as well as experience a Solotech and Waveform esports production first-hand.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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September 17, 2021

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News

Luminex Announces A.C. ProMedia as Exclusive Distributor

Luminex Network Intelligence has announced an exclusive distributor partnership with A.C. Americas, effective Monday, September 21, 2021. As a part of this agreement, A.C. Americas will now exclusively distribute Luminex products in North America through its two sales divisions: A.C. ProMedia, and A.C. Lighting Inc.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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September 17, 2021

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News

NAB Show 2021 Cancelled Amidst Delta Variant Concerns

The NAB Show announced today that the 2021 event has been cancelled, citing concerns regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant. The 2022 NAB Show is slated to take place from April 23-27, 2022 in Las Vegas.

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Andrew Leyenhorst

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September 15, 2021

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