American DJ is just that; it has dropped the "Supply" from its name. Its audio division is now called American Audio.

On the road with Bandit Lites: The company is supplying the Offspring's Conspiracy of One world tour (LD Phillip Ealy); Carman's Heart of a Champion tour (Seth Jackson), the Moody Blues (Jesper Luth); and the Deftones (Chaz Martin).

Christie Lites Manufacturing is now Spectrum Manufacturing, and has an e-mail address at

Clay Paky Stage Scans, Stage Zooms, and Stage Colors are being used extensively by LD Yves Aucoin on the Holiday on Ice production In Concert, which opened in Paris last September. Its European run ends on February 28. Closer to Clay Paky's home, its Stage Line was used for Bergamo, Italy's Notti di Luce (Nights of Lights) celebration.

Clear-Com at the Olympics: The heart of the communications systems at the Opening Ceremonies was its 72-port Matrix Plus digital intercom system. Over 100 party-line drops on 18 channels were run through the digital matrix, along with 725 walkie-talkies on a dozen matrix ports (some independent of the main system, for traffic and crowd control), and wireless intercom via four-wire interfaces. Several hundred wired and mobile phones were used for the show. A staff of 140, drawn from BEST Audio, The P.A. People, and Norwest Productions, worked the audio and communications systems.

Custom Rigging Systems has changed its name to CRS Technologies Inc.

Gray Interfaces is now known as Pathway Connectivity.

Martin Professional subsidiary Martin Danmark A/S and TV station Danmarks Radio are collaborating on the lighting design of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, May 12 at Copenhagen's largest outdoor stadium, Parken. The rig will include 400 Martin moving-head fixtures (including the MAC 2000) along with tracking systems, smoke machines, and other equipment - the largest contract ever for the local subsidiary. In the US, Southfield, MI-based Pegasus Theatrical has been certified by Martin as the number one MiniMAC dealer in the world; the company supplies Detroit's theatre community, schools, and churches, and produces concerts and corporate events.

W.A.C. Lighting ( and JPS Associates have named Pac West Sales their new rep firm in southern California. W.A.C. and Jerry Epstein Sales have appointed Tom and Kathy Tarantino their new sales reps in northern New Jersey. W.A.C. has achieved ISO 9001 certification for its manufacturing facility in China.

On the move: Contractors Supply, 5700 East Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, TX 76119-7050...Entertainment Design Corporation, 1042 Princeton Drive, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, phone: 310-578-7470, fax: 310-578-7490, web: Fourth Phase Burbank, formerly the offices of PLS and Production Arts West, has moved to 3750 Cohasset Street in the city. PLS (the lighting rental operations) is at phone: 818-260-6260; the Image Systems Group (PA West) is at phone: 818-260-6290...Landry & Bogan Theatre Consultants, 733 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94041-1316, phone: 650-969-5195, fax: 650-969-4965, web: Entertainment Group, 6100 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91203, phone: 818-546-5500, fax: 818-546-5580, web: Research Center, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180-3352, phone: 518-687-7176, fax: 518-687-7120...NoUVIR Research, 20915 Sussex Highway 13, Seaford, DE 19973, phone: 302-628-9933, fax: 302-628-9932... Slick Systems, P.O. Box 771617, Ocala, FL 34477-7050...Ushio America, 5440 Cerritos Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630...Visual Lighting Technologies, 23352 Madero Road, Unit J, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, phone: 949-581-9398, fax: 949-581-2947