Project Spotlight – Cedar Rapids

We recently finished a project at the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex.

The scope of the project included (14) Vomitory Curtains and Track Systems, a 140’ long end stage curtain, and (2) iWeiss ViaTravelers to operate a masking curtain diagonally while hung on a 45 degree downward angle.

We were given a very short time frame from bid to completion and had a very happy client in the end!

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Automation Solution

When we were contacted by Michael Crisci of Stewart Film Screen, about a challenging design/build project, we jumped on the opportunity.   Michael put us in touch with Pete Cosmos of Acme Professionals who specialize in audio and video system design and integration.

It seemed that The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in Philadelphia PA, needed a solution for an Automated Screen Surround.  The challenge was getting a design to work within the Kimmel Center’s space restrictions.

After a few rounds of the creative process the final decision was made to envelope a large Stewart Screen with an iWeiss Custom Automated Top Header and Side Masking Legs.  Project Manager Nicholas Belton and Automation Manager Paul Kelm went into the design phase: their task was to make all of the above equipment function within the 12” between line sets.  Upon final approval, fabrication of all components, and testing were completed in our facilities in Fairview, NJ

Included in the design is an iWeiss ViaControl Station to control the custom 42’-0” Line Shaft winch.

Client Testimonial:

“iWeiss provides excellent custom theatrical staging products for Theatre.  With complete design and in-house fabrication, iWeiss creates quality theatre projects delivering a turn-key solution, through the commissioning phase.”  Pete Cosmos, ACME

 

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