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Switchcraft holds drawing Switchcraft, Chicago, participated in the 1998 NAB Radio Prize Patrol Giveaway and sponsored its own pre-show mail drawing.
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Jan 1, 1999 12:00 PM, Tiffany Seeman

Switchcraft holds drawingSwitchcraft, Chicago, participated in the 1998 NAB Radio Prize PatrolGiveaway and sponsored its own pre-show mail drawing. The winner of thePrize Patrol Giveaway was Fraser Jones of Independent Audio, Portland, ME,who won a Switchcraft front-access patchbay. Warren Kozireski of WBSU,Brockport, NY, won a Sony Minidisc system through the mailing contest.

LDI announces award winnersLighting Dimensions and Entertainment Designs (formerly TCI) announced thewinners of the annual LDI Awards on Nov. 15, 1998. Congratulations to the1998 winners: Rogier van der Heide of Hollands Licht, lightingdesigner/architecture; Ed Kaye and Jay Winters of JK Design Group, TedFerreira of City Design Group and Michael Finney of The Ruzika Company,lighting designer/themed lighting; Jules Fisher, lightingdesigner/entertainment lighting; Jon Gottlieb, sound design; George &Goldberg, best small booth; Martin Professional and Vari-Lite, best largebooth; Laser Production Network, best laser show; American D.J. Supply,best light show in a large booth; Eastern Acoustic Works, sound product;Rite-Lock from Silver State Wire Rope and Rigging and Ver Lock from VerSales, widget; John McKernon's Lightwright3 from City Theatrical, lightingtools and software product; Protech Theatrical Services' Nysteel Sheave,rigging and hardware product; EFX/Plus from City Theatrical, scenic effectproduct; Philips Lighting Company's Master Colour, architectural lightingproduct; Source Four Zoom from Electronic Theatre Controls and Vari-Lite'sVL7 automated luminaire, entertainment lighting product. Bran Ferren wasawarded the Wally Russell Award for outstanding contribution toentertainment lighting technology. The ESTA Dealers' Choice Awards winnersare TileMount from Future Light, expendable widget category and Gray DMXUltimate Converter, equipment category.

Soundcraft remodels Web siteSoundcraft's, Nashville, TN, Web site at provideshigh-quality images and data files on all audio consoles. Also fromSoundcraft is an interactive catalogue available on CD-ROM.

Tripp Lite warranty registration now on-lineTripp Lite, Chicago, customers can now register new UPS Systems or IsobarPremium Surge Suppressors on-line. The Web site at allowsusers to register their products more quickly and easily, and alsoautomatically enters customers in drawings to win free products or trips.

American Insulated Wire improves Web siteAmerican Insulated Wire, Pawtucket, RI, has redesigned its Web site,, to serve the electrical community better. The improvementsinclude a comprehensive product section, copper chart, technical supportcenter, a revamped homepage and marketing and advertising information. Agraphic-oriented sales representative locator is also available.

Phonic Ear earns certificationPhonic Ear, Petaluma, CA, received ISO 9001 certification by theInternational Organization for Standardiza tion (ISO), which certifies thatthe company has set standards of quality and consistency governing design,manufacture, distribution, and service of its products.

Visual Circuits movesVisual Circuits has moved to a new location at 5155 East River Road, Suite401, Minneapolis, MN 55421; phone: 612-571-7588, 800-250-5533; fax:612-571-7688. The new Web site address is

ACT acquires AMCACT Teleconferencing, Denver, has expanded its services with the opening ofa new operations facility in Toronto and the acquisition of AdvancedMulti-Point Conferencing (AMC), Ottawa. This expansion offers a full rangeof audio, video and data teleconferencing products and services.

PBDSC opens new headquartersPanasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Company, Los Angeles, expanded itsproduct development, sales, marketing and service capabilities in a newheadquarters facility in the Universal City section of Los Angeles. The45,000 ft[superscript]2 (4,181 m[superscript]2) facility also housesPBDSC's West Coast sales and service organization and PanasonicProfessional Audio.

Proxima introduces new programProxima, San Diego, announced expanded customer care support for its newproducts introduced at the fall Comdex '98 trade show. Services includefree technical support for the life of the product and authorized servicecenters.




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