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Rental Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rafal Mrzyglocki Apr 1, 2011. 4 Replies

Avo Pearl Training

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Schwenke Sep 14, 2009. 4 Replies

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Jan 15, 2015
Brian David Essad commented on Richard Cadena's group Lighting Designers
"A company in Sacramento, surprisingly called Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, that markets a 66# base that accepts non-threaded 1.5" pipe. One version has lip in the bottom so the pipe won't slide through and the other version allows the…"
Jul 19, 2011
Rafal Mrzyglocki replied to Brian David Essad's discussion Rental Software
"I know two softwares for our industry which are worth considering, there may be more but I know this two:   EASY JOB from Protonic - server based, very many functions and well done ! (we use it and it's organize not only the werehouse but…"
Apr 1, 2011
Justin Wardell replied to Brian David Essad's discussion Rental Software
"I've worked on a number of different software formats, and they all have bugs.  Some of them just can't handle the sheer volume of items that we put in.  Whereas most retailers or wholesalers will stop at a few thousand bits and…"
Mar 31, 2011
Brian David Essad replied to Brian David Essad's discussion Rental Software
"Thank you!"
Mar 27, 2011
Jim Cherry replied to Brian David Essad's discussion Rental Software
"I have used Intelavent and it worked well and very good service"
Mar 27, 2011
Brian David Essad posted a discussion

Rental Software

Hello all. I work for a small but growing event production company. We are getting to the point where tracking gear is becoming entirely too time consuming and error prone. I have since taken on the task of researching Rental Software. I need a program that has bar-code tracking of gear, scheduling of trucks and personnel, booking of gear, customer database, and of course is Quickbooks compatible. I am sure there are other features we will need but this is my jumping off point. We expect to…See More
Mar 21, 2011
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Apr 26, 2010
Brian David Essad replied to Brian David Essad's discussion Avo Pearl Training
"I want to learn how to get my ideas to happen on the console. We just installed Titan software so I need to relearn the what programming I did know. I have extensive Whole Hog II experience and I am simply struggling with not knowing how to set…"
Sep 5, 2009
Joe Chappell replied to Brian David Essad's discussion Avo Pearl Training
"How extensive of training?"
Jul 22, 2009
Brian David Essad posted a discussion

Avo Pearl Training

I am working in a shop that has an Avo Pearl Expert that I just upgraded with the Titian software. I need to get some training on how to use the console. I am fairly adept at programming a Whole Hog II and have found the Avo Pearl to be so different in the design approach that I am struggling to get decent looks. I am OK at conventionals on the Avo, not too hard. Moving lights are a whole different thing. Does anyone know of training availalbe in the US. I am in the Sacramento, CA area, but…See More
Jul 20, 2009

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What's your current occupation?
Production Manager
Where did you learn your craft?
Cupertino High School
Who have you worked for or where have you worked in the past?
Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Carnival Cruise Lines, US Army Entertainment
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PAR 64
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At 11:37am on September 11, 2009, Steve Schwenke said…
Hey Brian,
If you need any help with your Expert, we at Avolites America would be glad to help. We do offer in-house training, and in some cases we will come to you. You can always call us with any questions.

Steve & Rob
Avolites America
At 1:31pm on July 27, 2009, Randell Gillespie said…
Call Rob Steel at AVOLITES AMERICA in Powell, Tenn.
(# 1-865-938 2057)

He should be able to help set you up and give you lots of info.
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I think after you learn the AVO desk's, you are sure to see them as a favorite.

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