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Philips Vari*lite host technical training seminar in Hong Kong and Seoul Attendees received printed material on the service of Vari*lite fixtures as well as access to the service portion of the Vari*lite website. At the end of the course, participants were required to sit for an examination. Those who completed the course and passed the examination were certified to perform warranty service on all Vari*lite luminaires.

Participants from the seminar in Hong Kong

Hong Kong and South Korea: On 15-19 April 2012, Philips Vari*lite simultaneously held two comprehensive technical training seminars – one in Hong Kong and one in Seoul. The seminars offered practical training and live demonstrations on a range of Vari*lite luminaires including VL2500 Series, VL3000 Series, VLX, VL1000 Series and VL880. Approximately 30 people including technicians, students, lighting designers and

industry professionals attended the Hong Kong seminar which was held at Entertainment Design & Technology Lab of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The seminar was conducted by Vari*lite Technical Training Manager Todd Kessler and involved hands-on training on Vari*lite luminaires. Participants were instructed on how to disassemble the Vari*lite fixtures to the sub-assembly level as well as maintenance and trouble-shooting techniques.

Kessler commented, ”It was, as it always is, my pleasure to conduct this training class at HKAPA. Training for our customers and product users is very important to all of us at Philips Entertainment. It allows for a continuing wider audience for our fixtures which not only helps us, but also helps the designers that rely on our products for the events they are involved in, all around the world. I’m personally very grateful to everyone at HKAPA and Prosperity Lamps for their work in making such a successful session. I can’t wait to head back!” The participants at the seminar found it to be very informative and very helpful. All of them were in favour of attending more Vari*lite training seminars in future.

DTS Lighting and Showtec hold technical seminar

(L-R) Henry Ang, Franco Zaghini and Ruben Rizzo

Singapore: D.T.S. Lighting and Showtec Communications, distributor of D.T.S. products in Singapore, organized an exclusive technical seminar on the latest D.T.S. products at the Zirca Club on 8 May 2012. Over 100 professionals, technicians, industry executives and media personnel gathered to test the high tech D.T.S. products including the JACK, the NICK NRG 1201 and SCENA LED 150.

These fixtures have attracted interest from professionals and the media for their advanced features and efficiency.

embody ultimate technology and unique Italian styling. We consider JACK, NICK NRG 1201 and SCENA LED 150 the true innovative solutions for any professional job. They are unique, ultra-bright, have extra-wide zoom range, are super-light and ecofriendly.”

The event started with an opening address by Franco Zaghini, D.T.S. Vice President of Sales. Henry Ang, Managing Director of the Showtec Group, joined Zaghini on stage and thanked the participants for attending the seminar. This was followed by a video presentation featuring live events and installations from around the world utilizing D.T.S. products. After that, Zaghini and Ruben Rizzo, D.T.S. Technical Assistant, conducted a comprehensive demonstration of all the fixtures and answered many questions from the audience.

Henry Ang, who was pleased with the training session, said, ”I think users will be very impressed with these fixtures. We’ve been getting good comments about them. They are unique and we are very excited about them.”

Zaghini commented, “The new D.T.S. products

Ruben Rizzo explains the features of the JACK

Photos: Clarence Anthony

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