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Stage Technologies Upgrades Membership

Stage Technologies has upgraded its support of USITT to the Contribuing membership level. The company is a key developer and supplier of entertainment automation solutions. It has projects in more than 30 countries and offices in London, England; Las Vegas, Nevada, United States; Macau, Australia, and Italy. For more information, visit Stage Technologies' website.

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Power Systems UL Listed

Creative Stage Lighting announced that Entertainment Power Systems power distribution units are now UL listed meeting the safety requirements of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Creative Stage Lighting's EPS racks are fully modular power distribution systems for industrial uses and touring entertainment productions. EPS racks are made for lighting, sound, and video applications and are available in standard configurations or custom built for specific needs.

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Rose Brand West Celebrates

On April 1, 1994, Rose Brand West opened its doors in a 5,000 square-foot facility on Vanowen Street in North Hollywood, California. Today, celebrating 16 years of operation, Rose Brand West has developed into a complete office, warehouse, and sewing room in a 42,000 square foot facility in Sun Valley, California. Maintaining a premium on servicing the urgent needs of Hollywood studios, RBW has expanded its reach to the event industry, nightclubs and architecture. General Manager Tina Carlin Wright was hired in 1996 and was instrumental in the expansion.

Rose Brand is the premier provider of FR fabrics, stage curtains, custom sewn creations and production supplies for live entertainment, film, TV, display, house of worship and event organizations.

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ETC Lighting System at Kentucky Center

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KC) produces more than 700 shows a year, from ballet to symphony, Broadway to opera. When KC had the opportunity in 2009 to upgrade its lighting equipment, it chose a complete Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) package with controls, dimming and fixtures.

Among the features provided by ETC are its Eos-family lighting consoles, a Net3™ RVI (Remote Video Interface), an Element board, an ETC Advanced Features Sensor+ dimming system with DimStat software networked throughout KC's theatres, and an ETC Unison Paradigm architectural control system.

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Vortek Training Gives ETCP Credits

Vortek, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of automated rigging, offers a two-day, dealer training program. This course, Vortek Dealer Training, Automated Rigging Solutions, is now an approved ETCP Recognized Training Program. ETCP Certified Technicians can receive 11.25 ETCP renewal credits for attending the course.

Vortek structured a comprehensive training program with Dave Lane, the company's controls and service engineering manager, as the principal trainer. For more information on Vortek's training program contact

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

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Clancy Completes Makeover

After more than 20 years of troubleshooting, the rigging control system challenges are over in the showroom at Trump Plaza Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, thanks to the new control system and the complete makeover provided by J.R. Clancy, Inc.

The software specialists and engineers at J. R. Clancy replaced another manufacturer's troublesome rigging controller with its own SceneControl 500 automated motion control system.

In related news, Eric McAfee, a member of the sales team at J. R. Clancy, Inc, has been named to a new position as domestic sales manager where he will supervise all U.S. sales of Clancy rigging systems, working closely with specifiers, dealers, and end users to determine the best rigging solution their each projects.

Geoff Stock and Patrick Finn, both Dealer Project Managers with J. R. Clancy, Inc., have passed the exam in the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) for Theatre Rigging.

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