The Big Apple Institute, organized by Patrick O'Rourke and Jason Livington of New York City's Big Apple Lights, heads to High End Systems' Gotham headquarters on Saturday, November 17, 2001, for a product showcase. Al Ridella of High End Systems will present a demonstration of High End's complete line of automated luminaires. Cory Fitzgerald will help with the programming demonstration.

Topics will include luminaire capabilities, system design, controlling fixtures with the Whole Hog II, and with other DMX consoles. After a general overview, separate hands-on sections will address information specific to both designers and electricians. Approximately 35-40 participants are expected to attend. The showcase will begin at 10am at High End Systems, 311 W. 43rd Street, Suite 400, New York City.

Big Apple Institute seminars are free of charge, but registration is required. For information or reservations please call Sarah Gersick at 212/226-0925, e-mail her at or e-mail Jason Livingston at

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