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Field Template Teams with Stage Research

Field Template has entered into an agreement with Stage Research that will allow SoftPlot Version 9 to be exclusively equipped with Field Template's SoftSymbols™. SoftPlot 9, a significant upgrade to Stage Research's lighting software, is scheduled for release at the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Phoenix, Arizona in March.

This agreement lets Field Template realize one of its corporate goals to distribute SoftSymbols across all CAD programs. This alliance with SoftPlot is a significant step.

SoftPlot is a Windows-based lighting design application that creates graphic light plots and support paperwork simultaneously in real time. SoftSymbols is a CAD-based lighting symbol package. Unlike any other symbol library, a SoftSymbol and a hand-traced Field Template symbol of the same lighting fixture are identical in the digital and analog worlds.

Contact Stage Research,, for more SoftPlot information and purchase details. To learn more about SoftSymbols visit Field Template at

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PRG Draws Crowds

PRG, a leading supplier of entertainment technology, drew on its vast experience with theatre and other staged events for scenic and lighting innovations to help draw crowds to exhibits for Hyundai, Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge at Detroit's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). PRG also provided lighting and rigging for press events for other top automakers at the January expo.

PRG staff engineered and constructed a gyroscopic turntable to help dramatize the sleek durability of Hyundai Motor America's new concept car, the HCD-10 Hellion.

In a city known for great entertainment, The Pearl, the new theater at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort, is destined to become an attraction in itself. Scheduled to open in the spring of 2007, the venue features innovative stage and seating designs and state-of-the art performance technology. PRG engineered the lighting, dimming, and control systems, and provided all the lighting fixtures for The Pearl and a nearby ballroom. PRG also supplied the rigging, trussing, and drapery system.

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Hulme Named New Lightolier Sales Manager

Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology announced the hiring of Charlie Hulme as national sales manager. Based out of the Genlyte Controls home office in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Hulme will oversee all sales staff and initiatives for both Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology.

Mr. Hulme previously worked at Vari-Lite as the western regional sales manager, joining that company in 2003. He also has worked at High End Systems, Inc, located in Austin, Texas.

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