Professional Sound - August 2017 - Page 12

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MARK “ DRIFTER ” DESLOGES ( BELOW ) & DRIFTER RIGGING ’ S KINESYS KIT
Drifter Rigging Opens in Toronto
Production veteran Mark “ Drifter ” Desloges has launched Drifter Rigging in Toronto . The company ’ s aim is to offer the Canadian market access to automation products for mid- to higher-range productions .
The company ’ s first formal job was the extensive automation for the 2017 Calgary Stampede Grandstand stage , featuring Drifter Rigging ’ s Kinesys Elevation 1 + variable speed chain hoists and Libra load cells . Additionally , in early July , Drifter Rigging and Kinesys USA hosted a Demo Day at Christie Lites ’ Toronto location that featured the first North American deployment of Kinesys ’ brand new Apex system .
“ We ’ re proud to have Drifter Rigging as our first and only Canadian customer , offering Kinesys products for rental and show services . High production values are in demand in Canada , safety concerns are paramount , and creative drive is consistent and constant . This interest in programmable chain hoist control , integrated load cells , and other movement elements is a very positive sign . This is the start of a new chapter in automation for Canadian productions ,” says David Bond , VP of Kinesys USA .
For more information , contact Drifter Rigging at 902-223-1036 or markthedrifter @ gmail . com .
Marshall Announces Sales Director for New Broadcast & Pro AV Division
Marshall Electronics has announced the appointment of Steven C . Huey as director of sales of its new Broadcast Pro A / V Division . The new division will bring the Marshall broadcast and pro AV offerings under one sales group , unifying its
MARSHALL ELECTRONICS ’ efforts to develop and expand STEVEN HUEY technologies in the conferencing and professional AV market . For more information , go to www . marshall-usa . com / proav .
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InfoComm Show Experiences 14 % Attendance Increase
The InfoComm Show welcomed more than 40,000 visitors for the first time in its history . Held from June 14-16 , InfoComm 2017 logged 44,077 registered attendees , which is 13 per cent more than the last time it was held in Orlando , FL , in 2015 , and 14 per cent more than last year ’ s show in Las Vegas .
InfoComm 2017 visitors hailed from all 50 states and 117 countries , with 17 per cent of attendees coming from outside the U . S . The show ’ s 950 exhibitors anchored an expo that spanned more than 545,000 net sq . ft . of exhibits , demo rooms , and special events space , making it the biggest InfoComm ever .
“ Brand-new show elements like our TIDE conference , Center Stage , The Park , and the Immersive Technology Experience made for an incredible atmosphere and attracted an unprecedented mix of qualified attendees ,” says Jason McGraw , senior VP of expositions for InfoComm International .
InfoComm 2018 will be held from June 2-8 , 2018 , at the Las Vegas Convention Center . For more information , go to www . infocommshow . org .
EM Acoustics Names Contact Distribution as Canadian Distributor
( L-R ): CONTACT DISTRIBUTION DIR . BILL COONS ; EM ’ S ED KINSELLA & JIM SHEARING
Following the inauguration last year of EM Acoustics North America , the British loudspeaker manufacturer has announced the appointment of Contact Distribution as its Canadian distributor .
“ Let ’ s be honest . There are far too many speaker manufacturers out there in the market that regrettably are mediocre in performance , unprofitable , and involve passionless individuals that lack the commitment that professional speaker manufacturing mandates . Ed [ Kinsella ] and Mike [ Wheeler ] are the ‘ real deal ’ and you can tell that the minute you hear their products and even more so when you meet or talk to them ,” says Bill Coons , director of Contact Distribution . “ EM in a number of countries are now considered one of the top four high performance loudspeaker brands and we see it quickly being accepted to the same degree throughout North America .”
For more information , reach Contact Distribution : 416-287-1144 , info @ contactdistribution . com , www . contactdistribution . com .
SIGNALS MARK “DRIFTER” DESLOGES (BELOW) & DRIFTER RIGGING’S KINESYS KIT Drifter Rigging Opens in Toronto Production veteran Mark “Drifter” Desloges has launched Drifter Rigging in Toronto. The company’s aim is to offer the Canadi- an market access to automation products for mid- to higher-range productions. The company’s first formal job was the exten- sive automation for the 2017 Calgary Stampede Grandstand stage, featuring Drifter Rigging’s Kinesys Elevation 1+ variable speed chain hoists and Libra load cells. Additionally, in early July, Drifter Rigging and Kinesys USA hosted a Demo Day at Christie Lites’ Toronto location that featured the first North Ameri- can deployment of Kinesys’ brand new Apex system. “We’re proud to have Drifter Rigging as our first and only Canadian customer, offering Kinesys prod- ucts for rental and show services. High production values are in demand in Canada, safety concerns are paramount, and creative drive is consistent and constant. This interest in programmable chain hoist control, integrated load cells, and other movement elements is a very positive sign. This is the start of a new chapter in automation for Canadian produc- tions,” says David Bond, VP of Kinesys USA. For more information, contact Drifter Rigging at 902-223-1036 or markthedrifter@gmail.com. Marshall Announces Sales Director for New Broadcast & Pro AV Division Marshall Electronics has an- nounced the appointment of Steven C. Huey as director of sales of its new Broadcast Pro A/V Division. The new division will bring the Marshall broad- cast and pro AV offerings under one sales group, unifying its MARSHALL ELECTRONICS’ efforts to develop and expand STEVEN HUEY technologies in the conferenc- ing and professional AV market. For more information, go to www.marshall-usa. com/proav. 12 PROFESSIONAL SOUND InfoComm Show Experie ̀Дѕ%ɕ͔)Q% M܁ݕɔѡ٥ͥѽ́ȁѡЁѥ́ѽ)!ɽ)չдذ% ܁а܁ɕѕɕѕ̰ݡ(́ȁЁɔѡѡЁѥЁ݅́=ɱ0԰Ёȁ)ɔѡЁ啅ˊé͡܁1́Y̸)% ܁٥ͥѽ́ɽхѕ́܁չɥ̰ݥѠ܁ȁ)ѕ́ɽͥѡTLQ͡ߊèᡥѽ́ɕ)ѡЁɔѡ԰Ёĸиᡥ̰ɽ̰ٕ)ЁѡЁ% ٕȸ+q Ʌ܁͡܁́ȁQ%ɕ ѕȁMхQAɬѡ)%ͥٔQɥȁɕѵɔɅѕ)չɕѕՅѕ̳t́ͅ)ͽ5Ʌ͕ܰȁY@ͥѥ)ȁ% %ѕɹѥ)% ݥɽ)չȴఀఁЁѡ1́Ý ٕѥ) ѕȸȁɔɵѥѼܹܹ͡ɜ)4ѥ́9́ хЁɥѥ)́ ɥѽ)ݥѡ՝Ʌѥ)Ё啅ȁ4ѥ)9Ѡɥѡ ɥѥ͠)Ցȁՙɕ)́չѡд)Ё хЁɥѥ)́́ ɥѽȸ+q1ӊéиQɔ)ɔȁѽ)ՙɕ́Ёѡɔ)ѡɭЁѡЁɕɕх)ɔɔəȴ)չɽх)ٽٔͥ́٥Յ)ѡЁѡѵ)ѡЁɽͥ)ՙɥѕ̸)m-͕t5m]t)ɔѡaɕd(0H =9Q P%MQI% UQ%=8%H %10 ==9L7eL-%9M11)%4)M!I%9)ѕѡЁѡє)ȁѡȁɽՍٕ́ɔͼݡԁЁȁхѼѡt́ͅ ̰)ɕѽȁ хЁɥѥq4յȁչɥ́ɔ܁ͥɕ)ѡѽȁəɵՑȁɅ́ݔ͕Ёե䁉)ѕѼѡͅɕѡɽ՝Ё9Ѡɥt)ȁɔɵѥɕ хЁɥѥشܴа)хёɥѥܹхёɥѥ