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Creative Stage Lighting announced it is now an authorized dealer of Vari-Lite and Strong Entertainment Lighting products.

Vari-Lite and Strong Entertainment Lighting join the extensive range of lighting equipment currently offered by Creative Stage Lighting to its dealer network.

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New Program Keeps Dealers Up-to-Date

Vortek has announced a new training program to keep dealers up-to-date with its latest products. Along with the release of new products, Vortek, a division of Daktronics Inc., is committed to empowering its dealers to take the next step to becoming more knowledgeable of its growing product line.

Vortek’s new dealer training program consists of five weeks of training split into two sessions beginning on Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon. Each complete session includes a combination of classroom and hands on training. Vortek will provide free lodging and meals during the training. For more information contact

For additional information on Vortek and its rigging systems, visit the company’s web site, e-mail, or call 1-866-4VORTEK.

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Provides Quality, Helps Control Costs

PRG’s corporate and trade show services provided long-time client, Heidelberg USA with a turnkey system that controlled costs without compromising design for the Print 09 trade show. The Heidelberg booth encompassed 30,000 sq. ft. at Chicago’s McCormick Place during the world’s largest, most comprehensive trade show for the print media industry.

For more information on PRG, visit

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Consultant to Participate in Event in Italy

Tom Lamming, senior consultant with Theater Projects Consultants’ United Kingdom office, will participate in the international Festival of Scenic Arts presentation at SIB April 18 to 20 in Rimini, Italy. Mr. Lamming has worked on many projects and has created complete designs for manufacture. He designed equipment for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Festival Hall. He also was involved in designing production equipment for shows at the Royal National Theatre and Glyndebourne.

SIB 2010 is the only Italian exhibition addressing the entire professional market for lighting, audio, video, and system integration technology for show business, installation and broadcast. For more information, download SIB’s brochure.

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Company Adds Rigging to Product Lineup

LDI 2009 was another history-making moment for Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC) as the company officially announced its entry into a new product market: rigging. Already leaders in the entertainment-technology industry with their lighting fixtures and control systems, ETC will unveil a line of innovative, motorized hoists and hoist-control systems for theatrical and architectural use. The product family is called ETC Rigging, and its first offerings are the fixed-speed ETC Prodigy hoist systems and ETC QuickTouch controls. More specific information can be found on the new website,

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Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor

Apollo Design Technology has been named the exclusive United States distributor for Italian manufacturer Spotlight Srl’s Mini line of architectural lighting fixtures. The products were introduced at LDI and now are available to Apollo’s network of authorized dealers.

For more information, visit and

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Three Products Debut at LDI 2009

J.R. Clancy, Inc. recently introduced three new products at LDI 2009 – Altus and Powerlift T with SureTarget Controller, and SureBrake II.

Created with middle and high schools in mind, Altus is based on a PLC computer platform—the same operating system that controls elevators, CNC manufacturing and assembly lines. Clancy put its long history with its popular SceneControl 500 rigging control system to work to create a system that’s as dependable and powerful as its leading controller while making it affordable for schools.

SureTarget provides pushbutton control with four user-definable preset stops. Operators simply press the up or down button to move the batten to the preset position eliminating the guesswork involved in returning a motorized batten to the right trim using simple up/down control.

Quieter, safer operation, even at maximum speed, is the advantage J. R. Clancy offers with its new PowerLifts featuring SureBrake II, an electric load brake that’s even more effective than its predecessor, the Weston brake.

For more information on J.R. Clancy and its products, visit

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