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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? Straight coiling is bad for the cables Continuous twisting of inner wires 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 twi...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Improve Your Meeting With Small AV Changes

Imagine you are searching for a new car, and you know exactly which one you want. You are scouring different websites and local dealerships. You finally find that two different dealerships have the exact car you want. How do you decide? You decide to visit each dealership. The first one has faded paint on the building, the salesperson's shirt is un-tucked and the dealership's sign is quite old. So, you head to the next dealership. Here the paint is new, the salespeople are dressed well, and they even have a brand new LED sign out front! Knowing this, which dealership do you buy your car at?  Planning and executing your event can be very much the same. Usually the goal is to motivate employees, sell an idea or to get everyone on the same page. Just like the dealerships, small details c...
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