Nov 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Blecher Forms Integrated Electronic Systems
Ken Blecher has launched Integrated Electronic Systems, a consulting firm specializing in the permanently installed audio, video, and control system industry. The organization is separated into two divisions. The business development services division is a consulting resource for manufacturers and systems integration contractors offering an outside-of-the-building perspective. The technical systems design division offers system design and consulting services for public, corporate, and educational facilities relating to audio, video, and customized control systems.
Vcom Acquires Buhl Electric
Vcom Corp. has acquired the assets of Buhl Electric Company. By virtue of the agreement, Buhl Electric operations will be relocated to a new Vcom facility configured to serve Buhl customers' needs. The facility includes engineering, manufacturing, marketing, warehousing, customer service, and after-sales technical support. Buhl Electric, which was an outgrowth of the acquisition of the socket division of General Electric Company during the '80s, will now refocus its effort on its core business activities and is expected to offer a broader range of lamp holders and sockets to the lighting and presentation product marketplace.
Management Buys Out Martin Audio
The management team of Martin Audio purchased the company from the TC Group. The management buyout was supported by ISIS Equity Partners plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland. “The management of Martin Audio have long aspired to independence and are pleased that under the TC Group, we have had the opportunity to attain this goal,” says David Bissett-Powell, the MD of Martin Audio. “Since the acquisition of TGI plc by TC, Martin Audio has been a well-managed and strong performer, and we wish the management all the best in the future,” says the CEO of TC Group, Anders Fauerskov.
Entertainment Technology Show Focuses on Convergence
Primedia Business Exhibitions presents Entertainment Technology Show — LDI 2003 to be held November 21 through 23, 2003 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. During its 16-year history, the show has evolved from a lighting technologies show, formerly known as Lighting Dimensions International, to an all-encompassing entertainment technologies show in 2003. To reflect this broader focus, the 2003 show has a new name: the Entertainment Technology Show — LDI. The Entertainment Technology Show — LDI 2003 is positioned to attract the spectrum of entertainment production technology professionals with expertise in audio, lighting, video/projection, staging, rigging, and special effects.
Shure, Middle Atlantic Endorse Stardraw Weblink
Shure and Middle Atlantic Products have become the latest manufacturers to endorse Stardraw Weblink, the new service from Stardraw unveiled at InfoComm this year that allows linkage of Stardraw product symbols to any online data. They join other industry leaders — including Audio-Technica US, BSS, and TOA — as early adopters of the program that enables manufacturers to exploit the power of the Internet to better serve their customers. Manufacturers enrolling in the Weblink program can embed custom data within the symbols that represent their products across the range of Stardraw design and documentation applications, including Stardraw.net, an online CAD application. The custom links can point to simple Web pages or retrieve parameter-driven information. Using Weblink, manufacturers can deliver any kind of resource to customers using Stardraw in response to a single click of the mouse; any information relating to physical products can now be accessed from the Stardraw platform by virtue of Weblink.
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