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A.C. Lighting Inc. Provides ArKaos Media Server for TEDxYorkU Event
North American entertainment technology reseller, A.C. Lighting Inc., has provided an ArKaos A-30 media server for a recent TEDxYorkU think tank event at York University, Toronto.
York University is one of Canada’s leading interdisciplinary research and teaching universities, offering a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level.
TEDx is a series of events organised in the style of TED, a non-profit organisation devoted to “ideas worth spreading”. It started out as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The TEDx events program is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at a local level, sparking deep conversation and connections.
The TEDx events’ celebrated format includes a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances on a wide range of subjects to foster learning.
TEDxYorkU included a guest speaker talk from celebrated designer Philippe Starck to the University’s alumni and members of the public, and two prerecorded talks from the acclaimed TEDTalk videos series.
The event organisers wanted to engage with the audience and support the talks using various high definition digital content.
To control the content, A.C. Lighting Inc. specified the ArKaos A-30 media server owing to its simple plug and play setup and easy control from the auditorium’s house lighting console.
ArKaos media servers are designed for entertainment, education, worship and other markets looking for a high performance turnkey solution to seamlessly run real-time video shows.
Ian Garrett, assistant professor in the University’s Department of Theatre, commented: “Oftentimes making something look simple and elegant is more complicated than an audience needs to know. With TEDxYorkU, being able to use the ArKaos to control everything has evened those odds quite a bit. Using the mapping abilities of ArKaos to control all of our displays and manage the live projections of our multi-camera web feed has been the key to the event's success.”
A.C. Lighting Inc. is a value added distributor of stage, studio and event lighting, accessories and consumables. With distribution in North America, the company is able to supply a wide-range of world class products, including ArKaos, Chroma-Q, Jands, Prolyte and LedGo, to meet the specific needs of the live entertainment, education, corporate A/V, worship, theatre and architectural markets.
2nd April 2013
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