High End Systems (HES) Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with ESP Vision Inc. to provide Wholehog III lighting console users direct connectivity with ESP Vision software. As part of the partnership, HES will sell the ESP Vision software to Wholehog III users through its dealer network. (www.highend.com)

Bandit Lites is now a member of the Vari-Lite dealer network, now offering the complete line of VARI*LITE automated lighting products. (www.banditlites.com; www.vari-lite.com)

Martin Professional, Inc. has added three field sales representatives in the US — Scott O'Connor, Darrell Barnes, and Jennifer Campbell — with a primary focus on retail/MI. O'Connor is based out of the Sunrise, FL headquarters and will aid sales managers in East Coast territories. Barnes is based out of Branson, MO and will assist in the Central US territories. Campbell is based out of the Las Vegas office and will support West Coast territories. In addition, Heather Busch has moved from account assistant to the position of sales and marketing administrator.

InLight Gobos has announced an agreement with GAM Products, Inc. to reproduce any GAM ShadowPlay images on glass, offering InLight Gobos' catalog prices with no set-up charge. (www.InLightGobos.com)

Super Vision International, Inc. has appointed Mike Bauer to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Bauer previously served as vice president of sales for both Lighting Corporation of America and Cooper Lighting. (www.svision.com)

Lightfactor Sales has taken on distribution in the UK of Wireless Solutions from Sweden, who's wireless DMX system — W-DMX — just won a PLASA Award for Innovation. (www.lightfactor.co.uk; www.wirelessdmx.com)

Color Kinetics Incorporated has announced five new OEM and licensing agreements with: CityLight, a Turkish architectural lighting firm; City Theatrical, Inc., a lighting accessories manufacturer; Next Generation Lighting, LLC, a new developer of custom solid-state lighting solutions; Orange22, a furniture manufacturer; and Spectrum Manufacturing, a manufacturer of entertainment and event lighting products. (www.colorkinetics.com; www.citylightonline.com; www.citytheatrical.com; www.orange22.com; ww.nextgl.com; wwww.spectrummfg.net)

ARRI has established a new Southeast regional sales office in Fort Lauderdale. Roger Dean, east coast lighting sales manager, will relocate to Florida to head this office. Fred Horne will join the ARRI office in Blauvelt, NY as the Northeast lighting sales manager. (www.arri.com)

Tempest Lighting, Inc. has appointed Frank Scarlata as vice president of sales, responsible for all sales and marketing activities worldwide. He was most recently with Strand Lighting, Inc. and has previously worked with Victor Duncan, Teatronics, and Kliegl. (www.tempestlighting.com)

Osram Sylvania has made a long-term commitment to the University of Colorado at Boulder to further the development of its lighting education program. The Sylvania Lighting Education Grant provides the university with $50,000 per year to create more extensive and integrated coursework and to integrate lighting engineering and technology with design and architecture. The company's Photo-Optic division has been renamed Display/Optic. The division will be organized into four global business units: display systems, entertainment, cinema, and semiconductor & medical. (www.sylvania.com; www.colorado.edu)

LEDtronics, Inc.® has named Kurt Weegmann as the new OEM/MRO representative for Minnesota. Weegmann will provide customers in the Minnesota area with application assistance and other value-added services. (www.ledtronics.com)

Joel Cannac is the new CEO and Benoit Pallez is the new sales director for Hardware Xenon in France. In addition, former owner Yves Roullon has retired. (www.hardwarexenon.com)

Prelite has broadened its pre-visualization services by offering ESP Vision Studio Version software. ESP Vision simulates all performance aspects of both automated and conventional luminaires, and the Studio Version provides additional functionality and support options.

Mondiale Publishing (Mondo Arc) has announced ARC05, the first dedicated lighting show for architects, to take place at the Business Design Center in London, UK, February 14-15, 2005. For information contact: Martin Mochan at +44 161 480 3344 or at m.mochan@mondiale.co.uk