Production Resource Group, (PRG) LLC has launched PRG Video, a new division complementing its audio, scenic, and lighting operations. The new division was introduced to the industry at a two-day demonstration event, October 12th and 13th at New York’s Manhattan Center.

“We have been building our video capability for some time, in response to customer demand,” says Jere Harris, PRG’s chairman and founder. “Our new structure allows us to focus our efforts around leadership and technology that set the standard for the industry.”

Tim Wiley is heading the new division as vice president of PRG Video. Wiley came to PRG from Florida-based LMG, where he earned a national reputation as a technological innovator for the corporate staging industry. Wiley also will serve as general manager of PRG’s Orlando office. Bob Murdock, an Emmy-award-winning producer and journalist, is general manager of PRG Video operation in Orlando.

Tim Kuschel, formerly a master show technician with LMG, has been named general manager of PRG Video’s Las Vegas operation, and Art Lavis, PRG’s longtime specialist in large-format projection solutions, heads PRG Video’s New York operation from its office in Mount Vernon, NY.

PRG has stocked its three PRG Video locations with a full inventory of state-of-the art equipment, including native high definition (HD) cameras and projectors as well as switchers that perform seamless transitions between standard and HD formats.

Top-of-the-line equipment available from PRG Video includes the Snell & Wilcox™ Kahuna switching system, Di-VentiX™ high-resolution switcher, Grass Valley™ LDK cameras, Panasonic PT-7700U and Digital Projection, Inc., 12000DSX, 35 HD and 22K 40HD video projectors, and the new Element Labs Versa™ Tube HD.

“With PRG Video, we are a full-service, one-stop shop for our customers,” notes Harris. “We have the people and the equipment to do the job—whatever the size.”