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April 30 Deadline for ETC Student Sponsorships

ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) is again offering the opportunity for six deserving college students to attend LDI 2007. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students in lighting design, theatre technology, or closely related fields are encouraged to apply. The sponsorship includes roundtrip airfare to LDI, which will be held November 16 to 18 in Orlando, Florida; hotel accommodations; all meals; a full conference pass; an exclusive student reception; and Sponsorship-Student-only ETC swag. At LDI, recipients will have the chance to learn about cutting-edge entertainment technology, rub elbows with industry leaders, and meet new peers while participating closely in the behind-the-scenes booth activities of ETC. This is the eighth year that ETC has sponsored this unique academic award.

Download an application from ETC's website The sponsorship application deadline is April 30.

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ET Adds Managers, Releases 3.3 Marquee Software

Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology recently named Heinz Roy product development manager and Matthew Burstein northeast regional sales manager. The company also announced the release of software version 3.3 for the complete line of Marquee Lighting Control Consoles. Marquee software version 3.3 is available for download through

Mr. Roy will be based in Dallas, Texas and will manage the company's staff of product managers while working closely with engineers to facilitate new and current product development. Mr. Burnstein will be based in New York City, New York, overseeing New York City and New Jersey.

Designed by Horizon Control Inc., Marquee software version 3.3 introduces two distinct advancements. The first is the ability to network up to five Marquee consoles working together for remote sessions. The second is the capability to automatically record to a secondary (redundant) processor, called tracking back-up.

For more information on Marquee Software Version 3.3, log-on to

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PRG "Ices" Mercedes, Adds Dazzle to Fashion

PRG supplied the lighting and rigging for the crowd-pleasing Mercedes Benz-Maybach booth at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan and helped renowned international lighting designers JKLD Inc. create a dramatic, high velocity showcase for Adidas' Y-3 line of athletic wear at New York City's fall Market Week.

Themed to present the vehicles as ideal for winter fun, the Mercedes Benz-Maybach exhibit featured 18 luxury vehicles posed on a sheet of ice some 130 feet long by 60 feet wide and backed by two 25 foot high walls also made of ice.

Overall at NAIAS, PRG provided theatrical lighting and rigging for exhibits and press events for all brands of the DaimlerChrysler Group, all seven Ford Motor Company brands, Subaru of America, Inc., and American Suzuki Motor Corporation.

Staged on the basketball court at Manhattan's Hunter College, the Y-3 fashion event featured a raised, U-shaped runway with the audience seated on bleachers alongside. Colors chased along the inside and outside edges of the runway through borders of Versa TUBEs, matching the beat of the music and the color themes of each segment. Three additional rows of tubes on the inside wall of the runway, suggesting the three parallel stripes that identify the Adidas brand, played similar color sequences.

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