Masque Sound recently moved into a new 70,000 sq.ft. facility in East Rutherford, NJ. The company has also named Michael Descoteau as director of broadcast services, Dan Shoman as general manager, and award-winning director Gerard Schmidt has come on board as executive producer/managing director of the company's new Masque Entertainment division. (www.masquesound.com)

Projected Image Digital has been appointed as the exclusive reseller for High End Systems' Catalyst digital media server software as well as an authorized Apple Limited reseller. (www.projectedimagedigital.com)

Apollo Design Technology was among this year's winners of the Growth 100 Award, given by The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, a division of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. (www.internetapollo.com)

High End Systems' DL1 Digital Light fixture won Best Product of the Year at the Pro-Audio and Lighting Awards in Spain. The honor was presented at the Broadcast 2004 trade show in Madrid. (www.highend.com)

Capture announced the launch of Capture Americas to promote the sales of Capture 3.0 visualization software throughout North, Central, and South America. (www.captureamericas.com)

Nate Mulvihill was the winner of a Prostar at a giveaway sponsored by The Lodestar Store.com at ETS-LDI 2004 at the Tomcat Global booth. Mulvihill is a member of the production team at Turning Point Services, Inc. (www.thelodestarstore.com)

Mark Roush has joined Dialight Corporation as vice president of illumination futures. He will be responsible for market development of LED products for the lighting industry. (www.dialight.com)

Keith Gillum has joined Color Kinetics, overseeing sales in the metropolitan Los Angeles area. (www.colorkinetics.com)

The US Patent Office has issued a Certificate of Correction adding 21 claims to Permlight Product's patent 6,712,486 titled “Mounting Arrangement for Light Emitting Diodes,” while Duraled Lighting Technologies Corp. will license Permlight's patented thermal management technology for use in its upcoming bright white LED lighting product. (www.permlight.com)

Kinetic Lighting has announced the appointment of Joel Sherman to assist with rental operations. (www.kineticlighting.com)

IGM Stage Lighting in Barbados has moved to new offices: Unit 2A Building 14, Newton Industrial Estate, Christ Church, Barbados WI; Phone: 246-420-5627. (www.igmstagelighting.com)

Michael Anderson, son of Roderick and Ann Dampier of BMI Supply South, Inc., died October 30 in Greer, SC. Anderson was just starting out in the entertainment industry, doing on-call for the local IATSE in Greenville, SC and pursuing a degree in radio broadcasting. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Sister Ann Brooks, In memory of Mike Anderson, Tutwiler Clinic, 205 Alma, Tutwiler, MS 38963.

As of January 1, Digidesign's distribution and marketing of Focusrite products in North America are limited solely to co-branded products. Distribution for all other Focusrite products is assumed by American Music and Sound Inc. in the US doing business as Focusrite USA and by Erikson Audio in Canada. (www.digidesign.com)

Since January 1, all Strand 500 series control consoles began shipping equipped with the latest edition of WYSIWYG Perform Console Edition. (www.castltg.com, www.strandlighting.com)

Le Maitre Special Effects and Sigma Services have agreed to a new distribution partnership on the new Prism Multi Color Flame and Cryo-Jet, a CO2 effect. (www.lemaitrefx.com, www.sigmaservices.com)

Patrick Lockwood and Paul Jordan have joined the TOMCAT UK team as sales engineer and technical manager, respectively. (www.tomcatglobal.com)M

The owners of the Spectra companies (in Stockholm and Malmö) and Diroco have decided to form a jointly owned company, Spectra Stage & Event Technologies AB. All operations will be run from the newly formed company in Stockholm, Malmö, Gäteborg and Gövle, with the original companies acting as controlling companies. (www.spectraplus.se, www.diroco.se)

By taking delivery of the VARI*LITE VL2500 Spot and Wash luminaires, Scharff Weisberg is the first lighting company on the East Coast to have the unit in its inventory. The VL2500 fixtures have already been employed in a number of projects including The Gotham Awards and the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting.

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association announces the launch of its new and improved website located at www.esta.org. The ESTA website has been completely redesigned providing easier navigation, faster access to important information, and search functions throughout. The Member Directory, one of the most used references in the industry, is now searchable on a variety of fields allowing instant access to contact information. The site contains detailed information on the Technical Standards Program, including published documents, standards in public review, working group information, and meeting schedules. Information about ETCP, the Entertainment Technician Certification Program, is available at www.etcp.esta.org or by linking from the main site.

Gary Parks, formerly marketing manager at Clear-Com Communications Systems, has joined Meyer Sound as technical writer in the customer service department. (www.meyersound.com)