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DiGiCo Opens Second U.K. Production Facility GLENROTHES, Scotland — To keep pace with its new product development, DiGiCo will be increasing its output capacity by adding a new Scottish production facility that is twice the size of the existing facility. Although DiGiCo has been manufac-turing in Scotland for 21 years, the new purpose-built facility will greatly expand its productive capacity. Located near Edinburgh, the new facil-ity includes a dedicated factory acceptance area and gives the company further room for future expansion and diversification. “Unsurprisingly, when you’re using the latest, large-scale FPGA technology designs, there’s little additional saving in taking production offshore, and we’re proud that our entire operation is still U.K.-based,” said managing director James Gordon. “The new factory will increase our ef-PEOPLE. PRODUCTION. GEAR. GIGS. OCTOBER 2011 Vol. 10 No.01 ficiency and productivity and keep up with the ever increasing demand for our con-soles. In turn, this will benefit our clients with continued short lead times and com-petitive pricing.” Parnelli Lifetime Achiever Ed Wannebo Denver Oriental Theater Closes for Repairs after Partial Ceiling Collapse DENVER — The Oriental Theater in Denver, an 84-year-old venue listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been closed for repairs. A portion of the ceiling estimated to be 20 by 15 feet in size fell to the stage on Sept. 23. Colorado-based Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw, 75, and three band members had just left the stage after their first encore. They were preparing to return for a second encore when the ceiling fell, generating a deafening noise and filling the venue with plumes of dust. The debris narrowly missed hitting au-dience members in the first rows. It dam-aged most of the band’s instruments, but not Kershaw’s fiddle — he had carried it with him offstage. At presstime it was un-clear how long it would take before the venue would reopen. . London Show On Track for 2012 Q: What do Hall & Oates, Van Halen, Tina Turner, David Bowie, ZZ Top, Stevie Nicks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney have in common? A: Their tours have all gotten an assist from the 2011 winner of the Parnelli Lifetime Achieve-ment Award, Ed Wannebo, and his unique ability to turn stress into success. For the full story, turn to page 22. Earls Court, originally scheduled for demolition to make way for flats, has been saved for next year’s PLASA by the economy and by London’s 2012 Summer Olympics indoor volleyball competition. For this year’s Show Re-port, turn to page 16. Tech Feature 30 own subwoofer enclosure? You can do it; Phil Graham can help. . Ever get the hankering to build your FRONT of HOUSE Launches App for Mobile Devices LAS VEGAS — FRONT of HOUSE publisher Terry Lowe announced that users of Apple iOS or An-droid mobile devices can now download and start receiving FOH on the go. “Now, no matter where you are, you can always be carrying around the lat-est issue,” Lowe said. “And you can get a copy the minute it comes off the press — no waiting until you get off the road.” The App-based edition of FOH is designed to be easy to use and feature-packed. Users can view the pages of the magazine in a format similar to the printed page, zooming in where they choose. Alter-nately, the pages can be read as plain text. Readers searching for specific companies, products or top-ics have access to a keyword search function. Other benefits include ease of sharing articles of interest (users can simply email stories directly to associates). It’s also easy to refer to back issues as well. As an electronic medium, the App-based edition opens the door to rich media content and links to manufacturer’s websites.The FOH App is available now, at no charge, from www.fohonline. com/app . Buyers Guide 32 own subwoofer enclosure, our Buyers Guide can help, too. It covers raw frame subwoofer tranducers. In case you do decide to build your www.ProAudioSpace.com/join

DiGiCo Opens Second U.K. Production Facility

GLENROTHES, Scotland — To keep pace with its new product development, DiGiCo will be increasing its output capacity by adding a new Scottish production facility that is twice the size of the existing facility.

Although DiGiCo has been manufacturing in Scotland for 21 years, the new purpose-built facility will greatly expand its productive capacity.

Located near Edinburgh, the new facility includes a dedicated factory acceptance area and gives the company further room for future expansion and diversification.

“Unsurprisingly, when you’re using the latest, large-scale FPGA technology designs, there’s little additional saving in taking production offshore, and we’re proud that our entire operation is still U.K.-based,” said managing director James Gordon.

“The new factory will increase our efficiency and productivity and keep up with the ever increasing demand for our consoles. In turn, this will benefit our clients with continued short lead times and competitive pricing.”

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/DiGiCo+Opens+Second+U.K.+Production+Facility/862874/84828/article.html.

Denver Oriental Theater Closes for Repairs after Partial Ceiling Collapse

DENVER — The Oriental Theater in Denver, an 84-year-old venue listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been closed for repairs. A portion of the ceiling estimated to be 20 by 15 feet in size fell to the stage on Sept. 23.

Colorado-based Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw, 75, and three band members had just left the stage after their first encore. They were preparing to return for a second encore when the ceiling fell, generating a deafening noise and filling the venue with plumes of dust.

The debris narrowly missed hitting audience members in the first rows. It damaged most of the band’s instruments, but not Kershaw’s fiddle — he had carried it with him offstage. At presstime it was unclear how long it would take before the venue would reopen.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Denver+Oriental+Theater+Closes+for+Repairs+after+Partial+Ceiling+Collapse/862876/84828/article.html.

FRONT of HOUSE Launches App for Mobile Devices

LAS VEGAS — FRONT of HOUSE publisher Terry Lowe announced that users of Apple iOS or Android mobile devices can now download and start receiving FOH on the go. “Now, no matter where you are, you can always be carrying around the latest issue,” Lowe said. “And you can get a copy the minute it comes off the press — no waiting until you get off the road.”

The App-based edition of FOH is designed to be easy to use and feature-packed. Users can view the pages of the magazine in a format similar to the printed page, zooming in where they choose. Alternately, the pages can be read as plain text. Readers searching for specific companies, products or topics have access to a keyword search function.

Other benefits include ease of sharing articles of interest (users can simply email stories directly to associates). It’s also easy to refer to back issues as well. As an electronic medium, the App-based edition opens the door to rich media content and links to manufacturer’s websites.The FOH App is available now, at no charge, from www.fohonline. com/app.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/FRONT+of+HOUSE+Launches+App+for+Mobile+Devices/862879/84828/article.html.

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