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Wybron Appoints TMB as Distributor

Wybron Inc. announced that, effective immediately, TMB is the exclusive distributor for Wybron products in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Quotations and purchase requests will be handled by TMB's offices primarily in Los Angeles, with support from the London and Beijing offices.

"TMB has built a strong presence in Asia and the Pacific Rim. I'm thrilled that we can work with them to expand both our businesses there," said Dusty D. Hudgins, Sales Manager for Wybron. "We've worked with TMB for a long time, I'm confident they will help our customers, and provide that unique TMB service."

TMB Sales Manager, Lisa Curran, concurs:  "Dealers will benefit from the innovation and quality of Wybron products, combined with our commitment to fast and friendly service.  Together we will accomplish great things in these rapidly growing markets."  

Wybron has had a long relationship with TMB, going back to the very beginning of both companies.

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W-DMX Shows Off in Times Square

Wireless Solution is prominently showing how there are just some things that can't be done without W-DMX.

Chevrolet has a new 61 by 40 foot billboard on one of the most prominent city corners in the world -- One Times Square in New York, New York. Fisher Theatrical was contracted to program the LED fixtures on the billboard, which was built by the entertainment division of Oceaneering International. The challenge was how to program the lighting from a distance to allow visibility.

The design team at Fisher Theatrical designed the layout of the fixtures and made recommendations to purchase Martin Architectural Units. To send the signal, they recommended W-DMX by Wireless Solution. They tested the W-DMX in their parking lot ahead of time, which spanned the distance they were going to have to cover in New York to be sure it would work. An IP65 rated W-DMX receiver and directional antenna system were installed to complete the setup. They installed an ETC Sensor rack then programmed the ETC Congo Console and downloaded the looks to an Alcorn McBride Show Control Unit.

Fixtures used to light the billboard include 18 Articulight Spectacolor 600 LED RGB, six Articulight Spectacolor 1200 LED RGB, five Articulight Spectacolor 1800 LED RGB, six Martin Architectural Exterior 600 Projectors, 48 Permlight ENBS LED Floods, six Articulight Aqua HP LED RGB, six Articulight UV Pars, an Articulight Quazar Strobe, and three Rope Lights.

The Chevy sign can currently been seen prominently displayed on the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue in New York City. For more, visit

W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is the only system on the market for Wireless DMX that has received awards on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, first at PLASA 2004 and then again at LDI 2005 in Orlando. It has been used in projects all over the world including the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, 2006 Nobel Prize Banquet, the Pyramids of Giza, and Cirque du Soleil's Delirium show.

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New Shareholders at Auerbach

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander announced the addition of three new shareholders to its leadership team -- Paul Garrity, Mike McMackin, and Tom Neville.

Mr. Garrity, a principal in the New York office, serves as Auerbach Pollock Friedlander's primary sound, audio visual, and multimedia systems specialist and has over 30 years' experience designing systems for theatres, sports arenas, industrial plants, churches, military facilities, luxury hotels, and casino/hotel showrooms. He joined the firm in 1996 and is the design principal for the sound, video and communication systems for the Qatar Education-City Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar; the Brooklyn Arena, Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York; the Venetian's new Cirque du Soleil theatre, soon to open in Macau, S.A.R; and the Cirque du Soleil Theatre at the MGM City Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was named sound designer of the year by the Lighting Design Institute at the 2004 Entertainment Technology Show.

Mr. McMackin, ASTC, a principal in the San Francisco office, joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in 1983 bringing his diverse theatrical production background and hands-on experience in theatre operations and film to the firm. His current projects include principal consulting roles for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Agua Caliente Casino Headliner Showroom in Rancho Mirage, California; and the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California.

Mr. Neville, ASTC, the principal-in-charge of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander's Minneapolis office, provides hands-on response to many projects from his base in the central United States. He provides leadership for the functional details of some of the firm's most complex projects including principal project management, technical design, and coordination. He is actively involved in ongoing work for the MGM City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Venetian's new Cirque du Soleil theatre in Macau, S.A.R; and the New Adams Theatre at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah. He joined the firm in 1996.

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Staging Concepts Adds Seats for NCAA

Thanks to a new NCAA-approved seating configuration with custom seating riser installations from Staging Concepts Inc., thousands of additional fans were able to attend the NCAA Basketball Tournament in Detroit and Houston on March 28 and 30. This new and enhanced seating configuration involved a major dramatic move of the basketball court from the end zone to the middle of the arena, giving thousands of fans — primarily students — a chance to be near the action.

Almost 4,000 portable platforms were used for this year's Sweet Sixteen tournament. The installations also will be used at the Final Four Tournaments scheduled for Ford Field in Detroit and Reliant Stadium in Houston. In the course of two days, Ford Field was expected to exceed 105,000 in paid attendance placing it as the top regional site of all time. NCAA officials estimate that the expansive seating configuration will provide the NCAA with $4 million in additional revenue, while enhancing the collegiate atmosphere with thousands of loyal students in the new sections.

The new configuration consists of Staging Concepts' SC90 Single Sided Platforms that are supported by the SC9600 Bridge Support System and SC100 Folding Supports. Once assembled, the installation added 15,000 seats to Ford Field and 10,000 seats to Reliant Stadium.

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