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A busy summer on tour

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Summer is almost coming to an end and our automation technicians are finding their way back home.
This summer, our hoists and our Raynok/Imperium automation system have gone on tour all over North
America with bands like Mumford & Sons, HillSong Church and The Tragically Hips. We are proud to have
been part of such renowned productions and to have had the opportunity to share our know-how with such
accomplished artists.

Read the details of the equipment that was installed at the Quebec City concert of Mumford & Sons in our
latest Newsletter.

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Show Distribution will exhibit at InfoComm 2016

Show Distribution will exhibit at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas from June 8 to June 10 2016. New this year, we are sponsoring the Live Event Experience in the Lighting and Staging Pavilion. Come see our automation demo in partnership with Niscon and Raynok. Click here to get your free Expo Pass.

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Show Distribution will be at USITT

Show Distribution will be at USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Salt Lake City from March 16 to 19 2016.
Click on the booth number in the following widget for more information or use it to register to the Expo.

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Jack Richard, Rigger of the year 2014

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Show Distribution is proud to announce that Jack Richard has received the Top Dog Award for Rigger of the year 2014. Jack received the Award during the Tour Link annual conference in Palm Springs CA at the beginning of January. This conference which brings together all the players involved in the North-American touring industry, gives out awards for people and companies that have distinguished themselves over the course of the year. Jack was awarded the prize for his work on the Black Keys Tour. Everybody at Show Distribution wishes to congratulate Jack and all the others winners.

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Show Distribution is exhibiting at USITT


Show Distribution is exhibiting at USITT in Cincinnati Ohio March 18-21 2015.
Click here to visit our eBooth and see our exciting new products.

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Show Distribution – Best Wishes

With the year coming to an end and the festivities fast approaching,
everybody at Show Distribution wishes you a wonderful holiday season
and a new year filled with joy and happiness

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We’ve Been Nominated!

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Visit us at Booth 1931 during LDI and learn more about the Dog Bone Load Cell and Imperium Console

During LDI 2014, come and visit our booth to learn more about our nominated products in the categories Gadget and Equipment. Then, go and vote at the PLASA Booth #1469, before 3pm on Saturday, November 22nd. Winners will be announced during the LDI Awards Ceremony beginning at 5pm on the showfloor.

These awards, voted on by all PLASA Members attending the LDI Show, recognize outstanding new entertainment technology products. Awards are bestowed in three categories:

Expendable: product which is designed to be consumed or replaced frequently

Gadget: product that is physically small enough to fit in a pocket or small backpack, or software with a file size no larger than 100 megabytes

Equipment: product that is physically too large to fit in a pocket or small backpack, or software with a file size larger than 100 megabytes

Click here to read more about the Dog Bone Load Cell, nominated in the Gadget Category.
Click here to read more about the Imperium Console, nominated in the Equipment Category.

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Alexandre Lefrançois joins Show Distribution

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Show Distribution announces the nomination of Alexandre Lefrançois as Technical Director, Hoists and Automation. His main responsibilities will focus on the set-up of procedures and follow-up for the certification of chain hoists.

Alexandre has been a part of the show business scene since a very young age. He has toured South America and Europe with Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai and Saltimbamco shows before taking on the role of lighting technician for many shows and tours, notably Britney Spears and Alicia Keys, at Solotech. He later moved on to become technical lighting coordinator.

With this nomination, Show Distribution wants to redevelop its certification department and offer its clients a better and broader customer service.

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Show Distribution unveils its new Raynok IMPERIUM Console

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Quebec City, October 16 2014– Show Distribution, maker and distributor of the Tour Series Chain Hoists has just unveiled its new IMPERIUM Console. This console runs the same intuitive and reliable Raynok Software that operators have come to appreciate, in a compact and feature rich package.

The versatility and simplicity of the IMPERIUM Console puts the power and control of all motion functions at every operator’s fingertips. They can call and recall functions and cues with the press of a single button. Programmable macro buttons also allow operators to customize their desktop to not only save time but improve efficiency and safety.

Other features include a MS WindowsTM Operating System, a built-in touchscreen, a HDMI monitor output for a crisp and clean image, an integrated Hold-To-Run (HTR) safety device, a fully integrated Emergency Stop System Control, an encoder wheel for speed scaling of axes in motion and a live back-up function on secondary devices.

Its sleek ergonomic design offers a full function keyboard, several USB ports for peripherals, multiple network ports and an onboard joystick for manual movements, in a 19” wide format for road-case integration.

This new console will be on display at the LDI 2014 in Las Vegas, booth 1931, from September 21 to 23, 2014.

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Niscon Inc. joins the ranks of Show Distribution Corp.

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From left to right: Joe Jeremy, Vice President, Niscon Inc.and Marc Desrochers, President, Show Distribution Corp.

 

Show Distribution Corporation has recently announced the purchase of all capital stock of Niscon Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, a company specializing in the design, engineering and implementation of motion control systems. Founded in 2001 by Joseph Jeremy and Peter Sinkner, Niscon developed the acclaimed Raynok software to make complex movements simple to execute.

Niscon’s products will be integrated into Show Distribution’s rigging portfolio and will allow the company to offer turnkey solutions to live event professionals and particularly to the touring industry as well as for permanent installations.

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Show Distribution welcomes Bernard Thériault on its team

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Show Distribution is pleased to welcome Bernard Thériault, formerly from Arcofab, as Senior Consultant for the company. Mr. Thériault will bring his vast experience in the fabrication and distribution of aluminium trusses to expand an already full line of staging equipment offered by Show Distribution. Former lighting designer, Mr. Thériault established Arcofab in 1993, a world renowned company for its quality and service in the manufacturing of trusses and aluminum structures, which closed down last year after twenty years in the business. We are happy to have him as part of our team.

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Save the date!

CITT Trade Show 2014

Come see us at the CITT Trade Show 2014, August 15 and 16 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Canada Hall 1 on the 3rd Level, booth 510.

Registration is free and is mandatory to access the trade show floor. Click on the link below to get a free exhibit hall registration pass.

http://www.citt.org/visitor_pass.html

The CITT Trade Show is open to industry professionals only and features suppliers and manufacturers in the live performance and entertainment industry.

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Show Distribution is moving its Los Angeles office

In order to accommodate a growing demand, Show Distribution has moved its Agoura Hills office to larger and more modern facilities in Sun Valley, CA. Our 5,000 sq ft warehouse now holds an even bigger selection of staging equipment for sale or rental. This new location will also facilitate delivery and installation and bring us closer to the Glendale Entertainment District.

Our new address:

9301 Borden Ave, Sun Valley, CA 91352

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