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John Kurtinecz

Outdoor LED Video Walls - The Perfect Solution for Drive-In Events

As we all try to adapt to the new normal caused by this unprecedented pandemic, we are also looking to return to some sort of normalcy in our lives. Our live event team has created a COVID-19 solution which offers a drive-in style solution for graduation, religious service, wedding, movie night or sporting event. The solution allows for group gatherings which adhere to social distancing guidelines and creates a memorable experience. Drive-In movie theaters, parking lots, open fields and tracks are becoming a popular venue for such events utilizing the existing screen or adding an inflatable projection screen which can be an effect solution. However, there is one downside, the event has to wait until it is dark enough so you can see the image on the screen. Enter our solution, the outdoor d...
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Matt Smoluk

How and Why to Properly Wrap Cables

Yes, there is a correct method to wrap a cable; no, it's not by coiling the cable around your elbow. An appropriately wrapped cable ensures that it will uncoil straight and quickly, prolong its life, and look professional. Why is Improper Wrapping Bad? What is more frustrating and embarrassing than trying to uncoil or disentangle a cable that has been improperly wrapped? In situations where you might not have a lot of time, trying to untwist and undo knots can be a tremendous waste of labor. Incorrect wrapping can create a bad cable "memory" and eventually destroy the wires. Wrapping a cable around your elbow or "straight coiling" does not work because every time it is wound, it causes the cable to twist with each loop made. When it is unwound, it coils and ti...
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John Kurtinecz

Setting The Stage Of A Road To Gold Event

Live events are morphing into themed based production experiences used to motivate the attendees and leave a lasting impression of the experience. Recently we were asked to develop an event based around one such theme. Ideas developed from initial meetings with a local marketing company and the client with the focus to energize the upcoming sales rally.  The venue was a former manufacturing site turned into sports complex with meeting space. Our event was scheduled to be in one of the large areas with open ceiling, support columns, concrete floor and white walls which presented both challenges and unique opportunities to meet the project goals. The solution was to use a mix of technology, lighting, graphical elements and stage backdrop which fit the theme. Two 10K HD projectors with l...
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John Kurtinecz

JP Lilley Is Now An Authorized Dealer For Apollo Designs

Apollo Design® has been one of the world's leading innovators, manufacturers, and distributors of gobos, fixtures, color filters and related equipment and accessories for the lighting profession for over a quater of a century. Custom Gobos are the bedrock of Apollo Design and the dedication they have for producing custom patterns is fundamental to their company. Each gobo is unique and their commitment to the customer, attention to detail and focus on quality never waivers.​ Gobos can be metal, glass or plastic. The choice of material is dependent upon budget, application, fixture, and pattern design. The style and selection is limitless! Light Up Your Wedding Lighting can completely transform your venue from ordinary to spectacular. Lighting has a powerful impact on the overall feel of yo...
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Matt Smoluk

Coleder Indoor Rental LED Display

Coleder's Indoor Rental LED Display is a cable-free road-ready display wall. The LED wall can be used for applications such as performances, meetings, exhibitions, weddings, and other activities in which an audiovisual display could be used.​ The Coleder Indoor Rental model features a plug-and-play cable free connections. Each panel is comprised of four 9.84 inch SMD 3-in-1 LED modules, which makes a combined 19.68 inch panel. The 19.68 panel is integrated with its own power supply, receiving card, and hub board. According to Coleder, a single panel can be assemble within 2.8 seconds, making it the world's fastest LED wall to install and dismantle. Coleder also offers an Ultra HD, Outdoor Rental, and Indoor and Outdoor Fixed LED Displays. To learn more about the Coleder Indoor Rental LED D...
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