Barco Debuts 35K Lumen Projector

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Barco has expanded its projection portfolio for rental and staging and house of worship markets with a brand-new three-chip DLP projector with a specified brightness level of 35,000 lumens. Dubbed the HDQ-4K35, this projector is capable of showing native 4K content at 60 Hz frame rates. It has an integrated design with internal power supply, […]

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Cycling Our Way to InfoComm 2014

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Well, June approaches again, and with it, among other things, comes the InfoComm show. And I don’t mean InfoComm Patagonia or InfoComm New Zealand or whatever they’re up to these days. I mean the original, accept-no-substitutes, convince-the-boss-I-NEED to-go, InfoComm show. Actually, that’s not to disparage InfoComm’s ever-widening pantheon of AV shows around the world. I […]

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Rental/Staging Experts Reveal Top AV Trends of 2014

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According to recently surveyed members of the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) — a group of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies — these are several top production trends planners should be aware of for Spring/Summer 2014. ALL WHITE SET DESIGN:  All white everything! Being dubbed the “Apple Store” syndrome, clients are requesting all white events […]

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Lighthouse Shows LED-Wrapped Mini Cooper Car

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Here at ISE, we’ve spotted one of the most creative applications for flexible LED technology — wrapping a car (a Mini Cooper, in fact). Lighthouse has one of the largest line of outdoor LED signage systems in the world and now the company has introduced a set of flexible LEDs. And, flexible LEDs are finding […]

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Christie to Introduce Q Series Projectors at ISE 2014

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Christie will introduce at ISE 2014 in Amsterdam a new series of 1-chip DLP projectors with the new Christie Q Series. The Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP platform has brightness options ranging from 8,500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolutions. These projectors are designed for rental and staging applications, such as concerts or […]

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RSN Holds Third Annual Leadership Symposium, Focuses on Growth and Collaboration

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At the third annual Rental and Staging Network (RSN) Leadership Symposium, at the Omni Houston Westside Hotel from July 23-26, members from 22 companies across the U.S. had the unique opportunity to network with the industry’s leading audio visual equipment and technology providers in a “laser” focused setting. Themed “Focused and Getting Things Done,” the […]

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Perfecting the AV Rental Balancing Act

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Running a successful AV rental business has as many challenges as opportunities, from managing inventories to maximizing revenues. Fortunately, many of today’s projector manufacturers are focused on helping their customers achieve the right balance to keep them on the road to profitability. Wayne Wagner, president and owner of Wagner Media and Scott Stremple, vice president […]

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Learning to Crawl

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A lot of my last 25 years in the industry have been spent on training rental and staging techs. I still don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, but I have noticed a few things that have seemed to ring true through the years, and I thought I’d discuss them this month, because […]

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