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Harry Boyce Now Representing Roland Pro AV in Western Canada Roland Pro AV Canada has ap- pointed Harry Boyce & Associ- ates as its sales representative in British Columbia, Alberta, and Sas- katchewan. Boyce is a 30- year veteran of the professional AV industry and HARRY BOYCE has worked as a manufacturer’s representative, system de- signer, production engineer, and techni- cian. Roland Pro AV says this appointment fulfills a growing need for expanded sales support for its products in Western Canada. “I am delighted to be representing Roland Pro AV in Western Canada. As a career audio industry professional, I have always had an affinity for Roland products and a fondness for the people at Roland Canada,” says Boyce. For more information, contact Harry Boyce at 604-295-1546 or haboyce@ shaw.ca. InfoComm Introduces Several New Show Features for 2017 The 2017 InfoComm Show will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from June 10-16, with exhibits open from June 14-16. New this year is a day of emerging trends education on June 13 th , which will feature the inaugural class of Emerging Trends Fel- lows that offers presentations from experts chosen for their knowledge of a cross-section of critical technology areas. There will also be the new Center Stage, located on the exhibit floor, where AV industry thought leaders will showcase case studies and real-world AV solutions to customers’ enter- prise technology challenges. Also new this year is TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.), a one-day confer- ence examining the strategic impact of AV technology. It was created not just for AV profes- sionals, but also for design professionals and enterprise technology customers. TIDE will feature keynote speakers Matthew Luhn, one of the original story creators at Pixar, and virtual reality pioneer Nonny de la Peña. The Immersive Technology Pavilion is a new area dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360-degree video solutions. It will include hands-on experiences of application- specific VR environments, and attendees will learn how AR, VR, and 360 video can be used in commercial AV applications. For more information, go to www.infocommshow.org. AVL Now Distributing Avolites, Welcomes Claude Viens ETCP Launches Redesigned Website The Entertainment Technician Certifica- tion Program (ETCP) has launched a redesigned version of its website at etcp. esta.org. Key features of the site include a cleaner and more modern design and a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation. The site’s refreshed and simplified look, combined with enriched content, improved search functionality, and opti- mization for mobile devices, allows users to better interact with ETCP. 10 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION Avolites has appointed Mon- treal-based AVL Media Group as its sole Canadian distribu- tor for its full range of lighting control and video products. “Avolites is an iconic brand offering an exceptional port- AVL’S CLAUDE VIENS folio of lighting and video products, unique in the Canadian market,” says Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL. “We are excited to expand our vertical offering with this partnership as Avolites continues to in- novate.” In anticipation of this new partnership, product specialist Claude Viens has joined AVL to support Avolites in the Canadian market. For the past 25 years, Viens has worked as an interna- tional lighting designer, programmer, and board operator across a range of productions. “I have been a fan of Avolites for many years,” says Viens. “It is a privilege to represent such an innovative and high quality brand and to be associated with such an exceptional team o [\Hٙ\[ۘ[˸'B܈[ܙH[ܛX][ۋ۝XUYYXHܛ\ LM M L LL V LM M ML MK[\[]YYXYܛ\ K˘]YYXYܛ\ K