John Kurtinecz is Vice President of JP Lilley focusing on technical products and services facing the audio, video and presentation communities. John is a member of InfoComm International, ICIA which is now known as AVIXA, a member of various business chambers throughout the region, and Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. In 1995 John was among the first 26 people in the world to achieve CTS-I certification by InfoComm International. He has been actively serving the AV industry for 31 years. His drive and vision will continue to lead the audio, video and presentation industry for many years to come.

John Kurtinecz

ProAVNews: Now Shipping! ExtronTeamWork Collaboration Systems Expand to Include USB-C Show Me Cables

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the USBC-HDMI SM and USBC-DP SM Show Me® Cables. The cables provide the user interface for USB-C devices in an Extron TeamWork® collaboration system, allowing USB-C sources along with HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, or VGA sources within the same furniture system or enclosure. The USBC-HDMI SM provides easy USB-C source selection with connectivity to an HDMI input on a TeamWork switcher while the USBC-DP SM allows USB-C source connectivity to a DisplayPort input in a TeamWork collaboration system. The operation is simple and convenient: Connect the Show Me cable to your source device and press the Share button to share your content on the main presentation display. The cables meet Section 508 accessibility standards and are cert...
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2019 Central Pennsylvania Chapter JDRF Gala featuring a performance from country music artist Eric Paslay

Pre-Planning and DesignWe have worked with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF for many years and have a trusted relationship. Project discussions started in the fall/winter timeframe of 2018 with only the name of the event "Black Tie - Boots and Bling" and that renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer Eric Paslay would be the featured artist.The design for the event was left up to our team to provide a creative solution using in-house technology while meeting a modest production budget. Additional budget hurdles included a larger venue space, compared to the previous year, as well as compromising on an appropriate live sound system for the sound engineer touring with Eric Paslay.The initial set design and budget was provided to JDRF in January of this year.Thi...
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NewBlueFX Releases Titler Live 4

July 25, 2018 Today NewBlueFX released their lmost powerful on-air graphics solutions, Titler Live 4. This version brings a host of enhancements and feature sets which include support for 4K resolution, input-driven design library, customize variables/inputs per design, search/select data to bring it into a design, PNG sequence support , Excel® spreadsheets, social media and polling packages, sports and scoreboard packages just to name a few. Titler Live 4 Broadcast delivers unlimited layers of dynamic 3D animated graphics. Streamline your workflows and instantly elevate your production value with a more powerful, intuitive and affordable on-air graphics solution. Elevate Your Broadcasts​ Experience the most powerful on-air graphics solution for professional broadcasters. Access flexible p...
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Award-Winning Communication Studies Program Welcomes New Media & Communication Center

Karambelas Media and Communication CenterWilkes University's newest facility, the Karambelas Media and Communication Center, officially opened with a dedication ceremony on Aug. 31. The $4 million, 14,000-square-foot center will house the communication studies program, consolidating all scholarship and activities into one modern facility where students can collaborate across media disciplines.The 14,000-square-foot center is located at 141 South Main St., continuing to expand Wilkes' presence in downtown Wilkes-Barre. It brings the communication studies departments' co-curricular activities under one roof. These include WCLH Radio, Wilkes Now Television, The Beacon student newspaper, the student-run public relations agency Zebra Communications and the speech and debate team. The facility i...
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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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