February 2013 Online Training Sessions

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Here is the latest schedule for upcoming online sessions from Creative Stage Lighting. For more about CSL training events, check out our Training page.

An Introduction to Avolites TITAN and TITAN One

This Webinar will cover the interface and features of the Avolites TITAN OS, programming tips and tricks to help you get the job done faster and easier, and an overview of the new TITAN One hardware and software.

An Introduction to the Next Generation of Media Servers: Avolites Media

Join CSL Sales Engineer Phil Heid for an overview of Ai, the line of media servers from Avolites Media. Phil will take you through Ai software, Ai capabilities, and an overview of Avolites Media’s server hardware.

Compulite Vector Software V3.20R03 Released

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Compulite has released version 3.20R03 of their Vector software. Some features and improvements in this release include:

– Pandora’s Box Integration
– Topo Feature Improvements and Enhancements
– Macro editing
– DMX Protocols Enhancements

Go to Compulite’s site for release notes and the software download.

– [Compulite – New Vector Software Update V3.20R03](

U.S.E. CSL – Creative Stage Lighting Ultimate Saver Exchange

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This month we introduced U.S.E. CSL – Creative Stage Lighting’s Ultimate Saver Exchange program.

With U.S.E. CSL we’re offering blowout rental pricing on off-peak equipment due to wide-open availability. Take advantage of discounted pricing while supplies last.

– That means a moving light that normally rents for $380 is now $95 per week
– Equipment readily available – no pre-ordering necessary
– Orders must be booked online through the Ultimate Save Exchange listings

To book CSL’s off-peak gear, visit . For more information, visit .

For equipment needs not featured on our Ultimate Saver Exchange, please contact CSL at (518) 251-3302 x223 or visit .

Avolites Media’s Ai Media Server Hits the Jackpot at Vegas NYE Celebrations

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Aria NYE 2013 – Lighting, Video, and Tech from Pacifica Films on Vimeo.

Vickie Claiborne recently used Avolites Media’s Ai server for Aria Resort’s New Years Eve Celebration.


> “I chose to use the Ai server because of its ability to work with 3D mapping and to handle multiple projection devices internally,” says Vickie Claiborne, Product Specialist, Lighting & Digital Media for PRG…”Add these groundbreaking features into a media server that can be controlled either independently or via a lighting console, and you’ve got a media server with a tremendous range of possible applications.”

> …”Due to the demands of this event, the Ai Media Server was my first – and only – choice for this project,” concludes Claiborne.


Want to learn more about Avolites Media Ai Servers? We’ll be posting more webinar dates soon. You can also get in touch with us at (518) 251-3302 or send us an email from [our contact page](

Thanksgiving 2012 Hours of Operation

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Quick update – Creative Stage Lighting will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving on 11/22 and 11/23. We’ll reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 26.

If you need emergency help please call us at (518) 251-3302. We’ll list emergency numbers on our phone message.

Have a terrific Thanksgiving!

Turkey IMG_0248[^1] [^1]: Photo by [OZinOH]( used under a Creative Commons license

CSL at RZI Open House

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Creative Stage Lighting will be participating at RZI Lighting’s Entertainment Industry Open House. The event will take place August 3, 2012. For more information please see [RZI’s registration page](


2011 Reflections

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*The following was written by CSL President George B. Studnicky III and sent to the CSL Dealer Network earlier this month.*




Well here we are about to close out another year. Thank You for all of your Support, Friendship and Patronage in 2011. While we offer the finest products in the industry because we want to, without you, there would be no Creative Stage Lighting. All of us continue to find ways to earn your trust and we enjoy developing new methods to better care for you. If we ever fall short in meeting your needs please let us know.

2011 was a busy year as we progressed toward recovering the sales levels attained in 2008. We implemented our Strategic Plan in January. Our intention is to narrow our focus and product offerings in an effort to improve our overall product knowledge and fulfillment efficiencies.

Thank you for visiting with us at LDI 2011. It was a very exciting show. Having AVOLITES, Coemar and Kinesys on our booth for the very first time in addition to our other exclusively distributed product lines kept us all extremely busy. Since then, we have followed up on the inquires and we have been visiting with you, our Dealers, nonstop at Private Demonstrations, Public Open Houses and accompanying you on sales calls. This flurry of activity will continue right up until December 23, the last day we will be open before we break for the Holidays.

Right now we have our Sales Engineer and Factory Service Staff attending training seminars overseas. As we move into 2012, we find ourselves using more refined sales and demonstration processes which will help you as well to be more effective and efficient in presenting our product lines. 2012 will be the second year of our Strategic Plan and our Executive Management team is currently reviewing how well we executed in 2011 and setting up the next layer of tactics in need of deployment.

Our manufacturing turn around times improved in 2011 and will continue to improve in 2012. We are also well into the diligence phase of determining what our new, larger home in 2012 will include. Recently, our site plan was approved by the Town and next will come the approval of the Adirondack Park Agency. Since winter is nearly here, we will likely delay breaking ground until the spring. 2011 was also a tremendous growth year in both leased assets available through our Rental and Production division and new Product lines. Avolites honored us with their Best New Distributor Award at PLASA. We also received final approval from UL on our first production run of Dura-Power Racks.

We truly realize you are the driving force behind our efforts and growth and we All Thank You! May You and Your Families Enjoy the Love and Comfort of each others company this Holiday and Have a Very Healthy and Rewarding 2012.

All the Best,

CSL Holiday 2011 Hours, Happy New Year

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We will be closed for the final week of 2011, starting 12/26. We will resume our normal office hours on January 3rd, 2012.

If you have an emergency during this time please call us at (518) 251-3302. We’ll list instructions for CSL Dealers and CSL Rental clients if there’s an urgent need.

Whatever you celebrate—Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, [and many more](—we wish you the best of times. Thank you for a wonderful 2011 and have a prosperous 2012.

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