WARSAW, IN—With the move to larger custom projection screen installations, Da-Lite has responded to the market with a new online Screen Designer program that makes specifying a custom Da-Lite screen as easy as following the prompts in the new program. Users may simply select screen type, screetn size, and the screen surface that matches installation needs.
The new Screen Designer helps select the correct size screen for the room with an application that is designed to eliminate screen sizes that are either too small or too big for the installation. The Screen Designer also helps determine the need for additional screen drop and the distance from the first viewer to the screen as added features of the program.
PHOENIX, AZ—The BRAvo Event is a partnership between OmniMount and The Bra Recyclers, an Arizona-based textile-recycling firm, to collect gently used bras for reuse at local Phoenix women’s shelters. The initiative kicked off with more than 40 employees (including Kasey Cave, pictured here with one of the more interesting donations), corporate partners, and members of the community in attendance—all toting bras ready for donation. The company hopes to collect 1,000 bras during the month-long event.
Almo Growing Strong
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Marking the completion of its first fiscal year in business, Almo Professional A/V has finished 20 percent ahead of its forecasted business plan. As the newest addition to Almo Corporation, the division is pressing forward with an aggressive expansion strategy designed to benefit its vendors and channel partners.
“We are continuing to recruit the most talented professionals in this business,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “At the same time, we’re bringing our proficiency in digital signage into newly emerging business segments while adding major content distribution and rental and staging products to our line card.”
Westbury Adds Gerstein
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA—Westbury National Show Systems has welcomed Frank Gerstein as a new partner in the AV installations and event services company. Gerstein’s responsibilities include an active role in ongoing operations.