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punQtum Announces Webinar Series

punQtum B.V., specialist providers of digital communication tools for the live event and professional audio industry, has announced a series of webinars in order to communicate more effectively with potential customers as face-to-face contact continues to remain restricted for the immediate future. Starting with an introductory session on 3rd June at 11:00 CEST, followed by a session on 8th June at 11:00 CEST that explains the punQtum Expert concept and how to become one, the full schedule plus registration details can be found on the punQtum website.

The first webinar on 3rd June 2020 – punQtum Digital Intercom – is designed as a company overview as well as a demo of punQtum’s first product, the Q110 Beltpack. The Q110 is the first element of a larger networked intercom system that offers up to 32 party lines via standard IP networks and infrastructures. Providing ultimate scalability, the Q110 suits systems of any size, ranging from small events requiring just two beltpacks to as many are required for large, complex systems.

The next session on 8th June entitled Passion that Pays explores the concept of the punQtum Expert – what it is, the benefits of this unique business approach, and how to become an Expert to generate some extra income by simply sharing knowledge and passion with others. Both webinars are scheduled to repeat the following week.

According to punQtum CEO, Arie van den Broek – who will be hosting the webinars – whilst traditional face-to-face communication remains restricted due to the current health crisis, webinars have become an indispensable means of informing and educating: “We are still a young company, so it’s all the more important for us to build relationships and tell our story by whatever means are available. If you’d like to learn more about us and the way to build a business on our products, then please join us!”

For further information on the webinars and how to register, please visit https://forum.punqtum.direct/webinars/

29th May 2020

Remote Proctoring Option Now Available for all Four ETCP Examinations

USA – Owing to the health concerns raised by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the ETCP Council has approved the implementation of remote testing with an online proctor. This new delivery option provides test-takers flexibility and convenience at a time when public health is of the utmost importance. ETCP has worked with PSI to be able to offer innovative test-taking procedures to ensure continuity in its highly regarded certification programme. The Council is excited to announce that this new convenient option will now become a permanent testing solution for those who are on the road, live far from a testing centre, or candidates whose work schedules prevent them from taking time off to test.

Candidates who have already been approved for testing have begun scheduling online appointments, and new candidates can submit their applications immediately. Those interested in taking one or more of the examinations for Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, Entertainment Electrician and Portable Power Distribution Technician, may now apply online by going to the ETCP Information Portal or by going to the “Get Certified” pages on the website.

Once a candidate has applied and been accepted by ETCP, candidates must register with PSI to choose their method of testing. If a candidate lives in an area where testing centres are open, they may opt to take the exam at one. Otherwise, they can choose to take the test remotely with a live remote proctor.

The security and integrity of these tests continue to be a priority. “It is vital to ETCP as the only recognised entertainment industry certification to continuously evolve to meet our professional community where they are, not only offering the options to test in their home or office," said Tim Hansen, ETCP council chair. “As we stay nimble to meet these changing needs in our community, adding live remote proctoring for our certification exams ensures that technicians who are taking this time to pay attention to career advancement can continue undeterred in their journey to become ETCP Certified.”

ETCP’s testing company for 15 years, PSI, was the first company to develop lock-down browser technology and has patents for “securely executing an application on a computer system” for online and computer-based testing. Using this technology, can help reduce candidate anxiety over proctor access to their computer and avoid any risk of a proctor accessing personal data or confidential information.

Safe and Secure Testing:

  • ID Check: Candidates are required to present a government-issued photo ID card upon virtual check-in, along with a second form of ID.

  • Proof of Secure Environment: A scan of the testing area will be required and is recorded as part of the testing session.

  • Testing: Once check-in is complete the exam will be released to the candidate in a secure in a locked-down browser. Candidates will then see a chat window replace the “face-to-face” window and may be used in case problems arise during the exam.

The PSI Bridge is designed to be both non-invasive and highly effective at preventing candidates from using their computer to cheat or distribute exams by blocking the following features:

  • Other browsers and dual extended monitors

  • Remote access, screen sharing, chat tools, and other communication tools

  • Virtual machines and screen recording

  • Right click, hot-keys, copy/paste, sticky keys and right mouse click menus

  • Results: Just as if sitting at a testing center, candidates will receive a score report immediately after the 3-hour testing session.

To learn more about ETCP Certifications in rigging and electrical skills, please visit http://etcp.esta.org. To access ETCP updates and resources related to testing during the pandemic, visit: ETCP COVID-19 Updates

29th May 2020

Lighting design group Lightswitch joins Elation on May 27th Elation Hour

Lighting design group Lightswitch joins Elation on May 27th Elation Hour

Join Elation national sales manager John Dunn and global product manager Matthias Hinrichs on the 27 May Elation Hour as they discuss trade show, corporate and special event design with John Featherstone, Chris Medvitz and Ignacio Rosenberg of lighting design group LightSwitch.

Lightswitch is a consortium of internationally recognised lighting, media and visual designers that has been creating unforgettable experiences for over 25 years. They design award-winning environments for a diverse network of clients across concert, event, experiential environment, and architectural, operating from studios across the globe.

Join them live on Wednesday, 27 May at 10am Pacific Standard Time in the US for this special Tools & Techniques discussion.

RSVP here.

The Elation Hour is a weekly virtual presentation that delves into the more personal side of product development and includes discussions with top industry designers who share their experience across the broad scope of entertainment lighting. Tune in over the next several weeks as topics such as festivals/outdoor events, Broadway/theatre, trade shows/corporate/special events and concerts/live Events are covered. The Elation Hour series will also include virtual product launches.

The Elation Hour, Wednesdays, 10am PST: (schedule subject to change)

27 May: Tools & Techniques – Trade Show, Corporate & Special Events

3 June: Tools & Techniques – Concerts/Live Events

3 June: Virtual Product Launch – Artiste Mondrian

10 June: Virtual Product Launch – Fuze Wash FR

www.elationlighting.com

26th May 2020

Elation

Obsidian Control Systems presents ONYX at Your Service webinar, 28 May

Obsidian Control Systems presents ONYX at Your Service webinar, 28 May

Obsidian Control Systems is presenting an ONYX at Your Service webinar on 28 May at 10am PST focused on lighting control and programming for houses of worship. ONYX is Obsidian’s powerful and scalable lighting control platform that is a popular choice for many houses of worship around the world. It is affordable at any budget and easy to learn for volunteers while having the feature set and power to drive large gatherings.

In this webinar, Obsidian Control Systems product manager Matthias Hinrichs will lead a two-hour discussion with experienced ONYX programmers and lighting designers Chris Eguizabal of Riverside, California, and Joseph Wolff of Calgary, Alberta. Get insight into their workflow and programming styles and understand the components needed to put together small and large ONYX systems for churches and other HoW venues.

Register here.

www.elationlighting.com

21st May 2020

Elation

Attend Rosco's live webinar about coloured light on set

You are invited to a virtual round-table discussion about the use of gels and coloured LED lighting on set. Moderated by Rosco’s Nils de Montgrand and Nicolas Goerg, a panel of three notable film-makers will discuss how they navigate their way through the choices they’ve got in the marketplace and describe the different techniques they’ve used in their projects.

Join Rosco 21 May 21, 2020, 7pm (GMT +1) – 1:00pm EST – 10am PST
This event is free, but you must register in order to attend.

19th May 2020

Rosco

#DontStopTheEducation - Immersive Audio Round Table

#DontStopTheEducation - Immersive Audio Round Table

On 19 May the Sennheiser SoundAcademy will be discussing one of the hot topics of the day: immersive audio. Sennheiser hosts David Missall and Brian Walker have invited Leslie Ann Jones, Michael Romanowski, Steve Genewick, Jim Anderson and Ulrike Anderson to speak about this exciting area. The five industry experts will discuss their approach to recording, mixing and mastering the immersive sound experience, and share their views on how immersive audio can help open up new creative possibilities and connect listeners more intimately with music. Please note the new changed timing for this webinar: It will take place at 19:30 CEST (13:30 EST). Registrations are now open at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kiCShCe4SX2EjaClcVz-Sg

Leslie Ann is a multiple Grammy Award-winning recording engineer working as director of music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm, Ltd. company.

Michael Romanowski is a Grammy nominated mastering engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is owner and chief mastering engineer at Coast Mastering

Three-time Grammy nominated recording engineer Steve Genewick is working as a staff engineer at Capitol Studios since 1994.
Jim Anderson is an internationally recognised recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries. His music recordings have received eleven Grammy and Latin Grammy awards and 27 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations

Ulrike Anderson is a sound engineer and producer of acoustic music in the radio, television and recording industries. Her recordings have received multiple international nominations and awards: two Echo Klassik Awards, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenindustrie, Ars Acoustica, Diapason d’Or, a Grammy Nomination and many others

In addition to round tables, Sennheiser’s SoundAcademy provides a host of other popular pro audio training webinars and in-depth product discussions. Please visit https://www.sennheiser.com/webinars for a full, up-to-date list and to register free of charge for a SoundAcademy webinar of your choice. The free training sessions are offered at several different times to allow as many people from around the globe to tune in as possible.

In picture: The panellists of the Immersive Audio Round Table: Leslie Ann Jones, Michael Romanowski, Steve Genewick, Jim Anderson and Ulrike Anderson.

18th May 2020

Join theatre LDs Bradley King, Jeff Croiter, John Froelich and Jason Lyons on 20th May Elation Hour

Join theatre LDs Bradley King, Jeff Croiter, John Froelich and Jason Lyons on 20th May Elation Hour

Elation Professional presents a very special 20th May edition of the Elation Hour as top theatre lighting designers Bradley King, Jeff Croiter, John Froelich and Jason Lyons join hosts John Dunn and Matthias Hinrichs to share their personal insight, experiences and tricks of the trade in lighting the theatrical stage.

Elation welcomes Bradley King, a two-time Tony Award-winner for his work on Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 (2017) and Hadestown (2019); Jeff Croiter, Tony award-winning lighting designer for Peter and the Starcatcher (2012) with over 25-years of Broadway experience; John Froelich, resident lighting designer at the Metropolitan Opera who oversees all technical and artistic aspects of lighting design for the opera and Jason Lyons, an award-winning lighting designer whose credits include On the Town, Bronx Bombers, Barefoot in the Park and Rock of Ages.

Join them live on Wednesday, 20th May at 10am Pacific Standard Time in the US for this special Tools & Techniques discussion.

RSVP here.

The Elation Hour is a weekly virtual presentation that delves into the more personal side of product development and includes discussions with top industry designers who share their experience across the broad scope of entertainment lighting. Tune in over the next several weeks as we cover topics such as festivals/outdoor events, broadway/theatre, trade shows/corporate/special events and concerts/live events. The Elation Hour series will also include virtual product launches.

The Elation Hour, Wednesdays, 10am PST: (schedule subject to change)

20 May: Tools & Techniques – Broadway & Theater with Bradley King, Jeff Croiter, John Froelich and Jason Lyons

27 May: Tools & Techniques – Trade Show, Corporate & Special Events

3 June: Tools & Techniques – Concerts/Live Events

3 June: Virtual Product Launch – Artiste Mondrian

10 June: Virtual Product Launch – Fuze Wash FR

www.elationlighting.com

18th May 2020

Elation

Xytech to Host ‘Virtual NAB Web Series’ 19 & 20 May Targeted at Broadcast, Media & Transmission Companies

Xytech to Host ‘Virtual NAB Web Series’ 19 & 20 May Targeted at Broadcast, Media & Transmission Companies

USA – With the cancellation of the Las Vegas NAB Show due to COVID-19, Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, announced it is hosting a “Virtual NAB Web Series” on 19 and 20 May. The web series features a range of webinars focusing on specific sectors of its MediaPulse Platform. Hosted by Xytech’s COO Greg Dolan and Xytech Subject Matter Experts, the three webinars, “MediaPulse Overview,” “Media Services” and “Video Transmission,” will run at various times during the two-day event to service audiences around the world.

MediaPulse Overview – 19 May at 3pm BST, 11am PDT and 20 May at 2pm AEST

This webinar provides an introduction to the features and benefits of MediaPulse. Its web-based user experience comprises a number of modules targeted to organise, manage and simplify the daily tasks of all media facilities. The MediaPulse platform provides solutions for scheduling, automation, asset management, billing and cost recovery in a scalable platform-independent solution.

Media Services – 20 May at 10am BST and 10am PDT

This webinar describes how users manage everything from fundamental media creation to high volume digital fulfilment including localisation and media transformation with MediaPulse. Both automated and manual operations are organized, tracked and completed within a single order.

Video Transmission – 20 May at 3pm BST and 2pm PDT

This webinar demonstrates how Xytech’s transmission solution delivers complete video circuit management, automated resource selections and automation with comprehensive operational dashboards and financial tools optimised for use in any broadcasting operation.

“While we weren’t able to gather in Las Vegas for NAB this year, Xytech still needs to take the time to educate broadcast, media and transmission companies on how to best streamline their operations for when business resumes to come back stronger and more nimble,” Dolan said. “All three webinars are intended to inform and educate professionals on how to optimize their operations with MediaPulse.”

To register for one of the webinars, please visit the correlating links below:

MediaPulse Overview:

3pm BST: https://xytechsystems.zoom.us/webinar/register/8315888743041/WN_vh_tcPZqSLGsve30EYagdA

11am PDT: https://xytechsystems.zoom.us/webinar/register/2315888744881/WN_nDHtJ2WRRBS4XIzR7MZU-w

Special MediaPulse Rundown for Australia:

2pm AEST: https://xytechsystems.zoom.us/webinar/register/1115888752168/WN_wWY6Yie7TJO875NuCbUvmg

Media Services:

10am BST: https://xytechsystems.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115888752858/WN_CFzwn_ojRsi2VzoBeE_ptQ

10am PDT: https://xytechsystems.zoom.us/webinar/register/8715888753444/WN_EKp-hq9KS0uC-aSzls69iw

Video Transmission:

11am BST: https://xytechsystems.zoom.us/webinar/register/1315888754056/WN_VtMXjVO7TUOAoAQKcNzPlg

11am PDT: https://xytechsystems.zoom.us/webinar/register/9215888754405/WN_uO2YWNiDSWOB1UcfhNk08w

12th May 2020

Dante Webinar Series

After much interest in the Dante Webinar Series, Audinate has announced additional online training courses for the coming weeks.
This is a great opportunity to officially obtain new Dante Certifications, learn about Dante Domain Manager and join interesting discussions on case studies and Dante design principles.

All webinars listed below are in English unless otherwise specified.

WebinarCatalogue

11th May 2020

13 May Elation Hour: Service & Support, Magmatic Atmospheric Effects

13 May Elation Hour: Service & Support, Magmatic Atmospheric Effects

The 13th May edition of the Elation Hour is with Elation service manager Gines Gines to explore a critical topic for any lighting professional: Service & Support, and also take a closer look at Elation’s new atmospherics brand, Magmatic, with Magmatic product manager Anthony Velasquez.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, 13th May at 10am Pacific Standard Time in the US, join hosts John Dunn and Matthias Hinrichs for this special Behind the Products discussion. Gines has served as Elation’s top service specialist for over a decade and on this episode will cover service/support topics like RMA’s, service centres, updates, warranties and more. Anthony will share insight into Elation’s inspiring new Magmatic brand of on-the-road tough atmospheric effects while reviewing the first innovations in the new product line.

RSVP here.

The Elation Hour is a weekly virtual presentation that delves into the more personal side of product development and includes discussions with top industry designers who share their experience across the broad scope of entertainment lighting. Tune in over the next several weeks as topics covered are: festivals/outdoor events, Broadway/theatre, trade shows/corporate/special events and concerts/live events. The Elation Hour series will also include virtual product launches.

The Elation Hour, Wednesdays, 10am PST: (schedule subject to change)

13 May: Behind the Products – Service & Support with Elation Service Manager Gines Gines; Magmatic Atmospheric Effects with Anthony Velasquez

20 May: Tools & Techniques – Broadway & Theater

27 May: Tools & Techniques – Trade Show, Corporate & Special Events

3 June: Tools & Techniques – Concerts/Live Events

3 June: Virtual Product Launch – Artiste Mondrian

10 June: Virtual Product Launch – Fuze Wash FR

www.elationlighting.com

11th May 2020

Elation