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InfoComm/ICIA, PLASA Media Announce Partnership; PLASA Media's Lighting&Sound America Magazine to Sponsor InfoComm Lighting & Staging Pavilion.

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.(R) (ICIA(R)) and PLASA Media, Inc., have announced that PLASA Media's magazine, Lighting&Sound America, will sponsor the Lighting and Staging Pavilion at ICIA's upcoming InfoComm trade show, June 4-11, 2005, in Las Vegas.

Lighting&Sound America covers the entertainment technology industry, an important element of the professional audio-visual industry that gathers at InfoComm each year. With over 25,000 attendees and more than 700 exhibitors expected, InfoComm is the annual international marketplace for rental and staging companies, systems integrators, design consultants, production studios, video professionals, dealers, independent representatives, and buyers from more than 15 vertical markets.

"Lighting and staging technologies are vital to the systems approach that visitors look for at InfoComm," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., ICIA Executive Director. "Our partnership with PLASA Media is designed to round out the broad array of products and services at the show. As a result, our attendees benefit from the convenience of seeing everything AV in one location."

After a sold-out first year, InfoComm expanded the Lighting and Staging Pavilion to promote the latest trends in corporate event lighting, houses of worship, casinos, retail malls, video production, rental and staging, and live event production. The pavilion is also supported by ESTA, the Entertainment Services and Technology Association.

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with InfoComm and ICIA, who we feel are leaders in the professional AV communications industry," said Jackie Tien, Lighting&Sound America's Publisher and General Manager. "We look forward to contributing to InfoComm's efforts to connect cutting edge entertainment technology companies with designers, technicians, production companies, and consultants who can specify their products for the important entertainment lighting, staging, and sound markets."

Products featured at the Lighting & Staging Pavilion include:

--Digital lighting devices and controllers

--Lighting for film/video production

--Moving lights and lighting controllers for live performance and fixed installation

--LEDs for staging applications

--Lighting accessories, including scrollers, gels, gobos, and others

--Pro audio equipment

--Staging, risers, drapes, scrims, and masking products

--Motorized hoists and rigging supplies

--Connectors, electronic devices, bulbs

--Power generation and backup

InfoComm 05 offers over 200 courses through InfoComm Academy, as well as six partner groups. In addition, a variety of networking opportunities and special events take place at the Show each year, making InfoComm the annual gathering place for the professional AV industry as well as technology managers and end users from government, education, business, retail, health care, sports, entertainment, and worship markets.

About Lighting&Sound America and PLASA Media, Inc.

Lighting&Sound America is published monthly for entertainment technology professionals working in theatre, themed entertainment, concerts, houses of worship, clubs, cruise ships, and more. Lighting&Sound America is published by PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association), www.plasa.org who also publishes Lighting&Sound International and owns the annual PLASA trade show. For more information, please contact Publisher Jackie Tien jackie@plasa.org, Associate Publisher Adrienne Gurman adrienne@plasa.org, Editor David Barbour david@plasa.org or go to www.lightingandsoundamerica.com.

About ICIA

The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.(R) (ICIA(R)) is the premier trade association for the professional audio-visual communications industry worldwide. ICIA is the founder of InfoComm, the largest international conference and trade exposition for audio-visual communications professionals who come to learn about the latest technologies and available services as well as new and alternative applications. ICIA serves its membership as the pre-eminent provider of AV education, training, and certification. More information is available at www.infocomm.org. Registration and information about InfoComm 05 is available at www.infocommshow.org. For information on exhibiting, please contact exhibitsales@infocomm.orgt.
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