WorldStage marked the Grand Opening of its new expanded facility in Tustin, California with a three-day celebration featuring guided tours and innovative technology demos. The move to the new 1111 Bell Avenue facility was necessitated by the continuing growth of the company and the need to accommodate the SoCal operation in a larger, more efficient and functional environment.
The new 58,000 square-foot facility more than doubles WorldStage's office and warehouse space, providing increased space for equipment QC, engineering and R&D. In addition, a large pre-production environment provides clients with a first-class work and demo space to tech projects. The Tustin facility includes the WorldStage corporate offices and anchors the company's West Coast operation, which includes a new facility near San Francisco. The Tustin location provides all the capability and functionality to support projects throughout the western US.
Attending the festive Grand Opening were WorldStage clients, partners, vendors and members of the Southern California live events industry. A number of key guests traveled in from outside of California.
"Given our growth trend, the need to accommodate more people, more equipment and more capabilities in a larger, more functional space was a top priority," says WorldStage CEO Gary Standard. "Our new location has room for our expanded inventory and enables us to showcase and demo new technology for clients, collaborate more effectively with them on the premises and even pre-build systems for events."
Among the tour highlights was the Demo Theater Space where clients can see and work with the latest technologies introduced or developed by WorldStage. Hands on demos provide designers and producers an opportunity to provoke new ideas and new design experiences. The Demo Theater is also a pre-production studio, allowing clients to see their creations weeks or even months before their event.
The open house also introduced attendees to WorldStage's new Sx3 (Self-Contained Show System), an all-in-one AV solution for smaller presentation rooms and breakout rooms where space is tight and the AV environment has not changed in years. Sx3 is preconfigured in a 30x30-inch case, with integrated components and connections; it rolls into a room for rapid and easy set up.
Guests were intrigued by WhiteSpacePRO - another WorldStage exclusive. WhiteSpacePRO is a unique projection technology that creates visual layers of content using remote polarizers that create unique and surprising environments.
An expanded LED department in the new warehouse area features a wide array of LED solutions. On display were some new creative LED products include the ROE CB5 5mm and ROE Hybrid 18mm/Spotlight 150mm LEDs as well as ROE Strips 9.375/18.75mm. WorldStage also offers an extensive selection of Unilumen LED products including 3.75mm, 3.9mm and 6mm.
Finally, guests were able to view a projection demo that provided a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of color depth and color vibrancy. The concepts were presented and then compared in a shoot-out featuring DLP laser-phosphor projectors and DLP lamp projectors.
"Our Grand Opening event at the new Tustin office gave us the chance to spend time with some of our clients, partners and friends in the industry and relaxing with them in a non-project environment. We are fortunate to work with the best people in the business and we're excited about what we can offer them as we continue to grow," concludes Standard.
WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally. For more information visit www.worldstage.com