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Launches Blog, Supports Haitian Relief

Rose Brand launched its blog, Know-How, February 1. It will largely consist of "how to" information, design and production tips, news items, and project stories.

As the largest provider of fabrics, custom sewn creations, and production supplies to theater, live events, houses of worship and educational organizations, Rose Brand has a vast storehouse of knowledge to share. The blog is accessible from the Rose Brand website or by going directly to The newest blog post is an in-depth discussion of Digital Key and Chroma Key fabric considerations.

Rose Brand employees contributed $7,096.50, matched 100% by the company, for a total donation of $14,193 to the United States Fund of UNICEF, addressing the earthquake disaster in Haiti.

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Debuts Console, Provides Auto Show Systems

When the new musical FELA! opened in November, it marked the Broadway debut of the PRG V676 lighting console. The groundbreaking musical and the pioneering console both won rave reviews.

FELA!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, is a musical about the controversial life of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

At this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most prestigious automotive events in the world and one of the largest media events in North America, many companies turned to PRG to meet their technology needs. PRG provided multi-discipline systems, as well as project coordination and installation services, for clients including Hyundai, Subaru, Land Rover/Jaguar, Tesla, and Chrysler Corporation, which showcased Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Ferrari, and Maserati.

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ETC Plans ETCP-Recognized Training

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) requires continuing education credits to retain certification. Now, electrical and rigging courses are available through Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC), the first lighting manufacturer whose electrical training program has qualified as an ETCP Recognized Training Program for continuing education credit. ETC also is one of a handful of rigging manufacturers to have courses recognized by ETCP.

More information about these ETCP-qualifying courses can be found on ESTA's website.

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Introduces New Motorized Rigging Package

Vortek a division of Daktronics recently unveiled the Infinity Series controller and added the Heavy-Duty series hoist to its line of five standard Classic hoists.

The new Infinity Series control system and Heavy-Duty model hoist reflects Vortek's commitment to offering a high-end control solution for the most sophisticated and demanding stage projects conceived.

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