GC Pro Helps Dave & Buster’s With Lighting Systems

— Dave & Buster’s approached GC Pro to provide new lighting technologies and products for existing and newly opened stores —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, November 18, 2013 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has recently supplied lighting components for several existing and newly opened locations of Dave & Buster’s, a leading chain of restaurants/entertainment centers. Each Dave & Buster’s has a full-service restaurant and a video arcade, and the company has nearly 70 locations across the United States and one in Canada. GC Pro was chosen to supply key lighting systems for upgrades to existing Dave & Buster’s store locations in Oklahoma City and Boston, and to newly opened stores in Dallas and Boise, Idaho. In addition, Small Pocket Poets, a member of GC Pro’s Affiliates Program, which matches client projects with the best Audio/Video/Lighting systems integrators in their areas, has also been involved in several of these installations, specifically those in Dallas and Oklahoma City. GC Pro’s national presence, deep knowledge base, extensive inventory and access to virtually any type of AVL products and systems made, and service/support infrastructure made GC Pro the perfect solution for Dave & Buster’s need to upgrade its lighting systems. Recent installations of lighting at D&B stores include the following equipment:

• Boston
6 American DJ Vizi Spot 5R Moving Heads
6 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Receivers
1 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Transmitter
1 Elation Compu Show Software

• Oklahoma City
3 American DJ Vizi Spot 5R Moving Heads
3 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Receivers
1 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Transmitter
1 Elation Compu Show Software

• Boise
6 American DJ Vizi Spot 5R Moving Heads
6 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Receivers
1 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Transmitter
1 Elation Compu Show Software
2 Tempest Lighting Twister All Weather fixture Enclosure

• Dallas
8 American DJ Vizi Spot 5R Moving Heads
8 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Receivers
1 Elation EWDMX Wireless DMX Transmitter
1 Elation Compu Show Software
3 Tempest Lighting Twister All Weather fixture Enclosure

In addition, GC Pro will provide these and other lighting products, including the Elation Platinum Spot LED PRO II Moving Head and Elation Art SSC Solid-State Lighting Controller, as well as installation and integration services, for forthcoming Dave & Buster’s locations to be announced.

“Our relationship with Dave & Buster’s began in December 2011, when Fred Hennighausen, Dave & Buster’s Director of New Store Openings, and I talked about their ideas for the lighting in their Oklahoma City store, which was about to open at the time,” explains David Almanza, Sales Associate at GC Pro’s office there. “That turned out extremely well, and we next applied those same ideas to their Boston location as well. Since then, we’ve done both interior and exterior lighting for the new Dallas and Boise locations.”

Kyle Bartel, Owner of GC Pro Affiliate Program member Small Pocket Poets, says GC Pro brings all the elements together for Dave & Buster’s, including installation services. ”GC Pro’s amazing depth of inventory and knowledge is a huge plus for companies like Dave & Buster’s,” he says. “But there are also the less obvious things that mean a lot, like GC Pro’s relationships with manufacturers, which leads to up-to-the-minute product knowledge and a deeper level of support.”

Almanza points out that GC Pro and Dave & Buster’s have a lot in common. “GC Pro is a good match for Dave & Buster’s because we have our own locations all over the country, just as D&B does, and we can install, service and maintain anything we sell them. They know there’s always a GC Pro office nearby, so no matter where they are, we are, too.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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