NASHVILLE — Monty Rains, a veteran senior sales and marketing executive, has been named chief operating officer for PixelFLEX, an LED solutions company based in Nashville. Rains will be responsible for expanding sales channels, forging strategic partnerships and building structure and strategic processes to assist with the aggressive growth.

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PixelFLEX selected the new COO based on Rains’ longstanding professional history of achieving substantial sales growth across a wide variety of manufacturing and distribution markets.

“Wherever he has been, Monty has built a tremendous business model and developed an exceptional sales team to deliver remarkable results,” said Jeremy Byrd, PixelFLEX president. “With PixelFLEX gaining market share, now is the ideal time for someone with Monty’s track record to streamline and improve our business tools and services – from customer support to distribution channels – to further strengthen PixelFLEX from top to bottom.”

Rains most recently served as vice president of corporate development for a private equity-funded digital learning company based in Birmingham, AL. Over the past 30 years, he has held a variety of executive positions with leading companies from venture-funded start-ups to Fortune 30 companies. His positions scaling up companies in a variety of verticals will serve Rains well in his leadership capacity for PixelFLEX, said Byrd.

“I have worked extensively with clients in using technology to creatively solve problems,” Rains said. “As leading innovators of visual technology solutions for delivering awe-inspiring content, building engagement and driving results, PixelFLEX is uniquely poised for substantial growth in 2013 and beyond. Over the next several months, my efforts will be focused on building strategic business alliances, developing stronger worldwide distribution channels, opening new markets and implementing a strategic operating plan to ensure we delight our customers.”

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Nashville, Tenn., June 10, 2013 — Minor league baseball games provide a wonderful opportunity for fans of the game to enjoy the sights and sounds of baseball in a fun, family-friendly environment. From the crack of the bat to the sheer grace of middle infielders easily turning a double play, it’s hard to beat a night at the minor league ballpark on a beautiful spring or summer evening. However, for fans of the Nashville Sounds, AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the ability to watch video replays and highlights on a state-of-the-art digital scoreboard is missing from an otherwise perfect experience, as Greer Stadium, the team’s 36-year-old ballpark, isn’t equipped with such video technology capabilities.

While talks proceed on moving the team to a new ballpark with current day amenities, including a video scoreboard in the outfield, the Nashville Sounds were able to enhance the fan experience during a recent night game by utilizing lightweight and flexible LED video curtain panels manufactured by PixelFLEX. With more than 3,000 fans in attendance for Music Industry Night, a popular promotional event scheduled several times a season that features a pre-game musical performance, the Sounds kept fans in the action throughout the game by delivering video and player information across the PixelFLEX panels in right-centerfield.

“Our fans are among the best across the country, so we are hopeful in regards to the possibility of a new ballpark with better amenities, including a video scoreboard,” said Brad Tammen, the team’s vice president and general manager. “In the meantime, we’re glad we had an opportunity to test out the PixelFLEX system. I was really impressed with the clarity, sharpness and brightness of the panels.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8’x4’, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system. During the Sounds’ game, PixelFLEX provided a 24’ wide by 16’ tall wall of 20mm panels.

“The thing that surprised me most was the ease of set up,” Tammen continued. “All of a sudden, the PixelFLEX video screen appeared out of nowhere, hanging above the right-centerfield wall. We’re planning to use the screen again for our game on July 3rd, which will feature fireworks and probably a much larger audience. We’re looking forward to it.”

For more information on Nashville based PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com.  Follow PixelFLEX atwww.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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Nashville, May 20, 2013 –Out on the road serving as an opening act for the Luke Bryan Tour, Thompson Square is using PixelFLEX’s unique, flexible and lightweight LED Curtains to enhance and simplify their live musical performances. The husband and wife duo was searching for an efficient way to add video components to their show andPixelFLEX was able to bring the band’s vision to life with its industry-leading video curtain walls.

As the middle act on the Tour, Thompson Square has a relatively quick window to set up and take down their entire set – 13 minutes to be exact. Still, the tour and production manager, Christian Easterling, was determined to figure out how the band could deliver the type of show desired in the amount of time allotted. Easterling soon came across PixelFLEX LED Curtains, which allowed for high-quality visuals without the worry of time constraints.

“We tour with four crew people,” said Easterling. “Everything is done in such a quick manner; there is no way we could have performed the show with any other screen out there. It’s just amazing to see how the entire set moves away in a matter of minutes and is completely gone.”

For the Luke Bryan Tour, Thompson Square is using 16- 20mm curtains flown off trusses for use as a backdrop to further enhance the audience’s live experience. The screens are used to deliver static images, color changes and video footage to add some depth and dimension to the live shows, according to Easterling.

Easy to operate and set up – videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection – PixelFLEX LED Curtains are available from low resolution to high resolution, allowing users to demonstrate simple effects or elaborate videos. Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display.

“The benefits (of the PixelFLEX LED Curtains) are that you can manipulate it and move it around to different areas if you need to,” said Easterling. “Sometimes, we have been in venues where our trim height is not that great, so we can take the screen and move it to a different location, put in front of risers and it’s very flexible. It has a tremendous impact on the show and that is just such a cool thing.”

Easterling has been on tour with Thompson Square for almost two years and this is the first tour in which they have used the PixelFLEX solution. The additional support, thus far, has been well received.

“I hear on a regular basis that the walls truly enhance the performance; the feeling is that it looks like a headliner’s set,” Easterling remarked. “It’s been easy in, easy up, which is extremely important out on tour. Just as important, the product delivers exceptional results at an affordable cost.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com.  Follow PixelFLEX atwww.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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Nashville, May 15, 2013 — PixelFLEX, innovators of the industry’s most flexible, lightweight and durable LED video screens, announced today the introduction of its Light Rigid 4 (LR-4). Perfect for those looking for a lightweight, indoor hi-res LED video product, the LR-4 provides crisp and sharp playback that is ideal for IMAG, video reel playback, indoor advertising and much more.

With its extremely thin construction, LR-4 is easy to assemble and disassemble, and is compact for storage. Key features of the new LED product from PixelFLEX include 4mm resolution, Powercon and Ethernet connectors, and a per tile weight of approximately 17 lbs.

Already known for providing exceptional visual performance with its existing product line of LED screens, PixelFLEX’s LR-4 offers the highest and sharpest resolution to date, and features a 140 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angle. Additionally, with 281 trillion colors available and a lifespan of 100,000 hours, the LR-4 presents optimal flexibility and durability to customers seeking to maximize viewer engagement.

“The popularity of our industry-leading lightweight LED video curtain walls was the driving force for the creation of a solution that would deliver an even higher video resolution and ease of installation in any indoor environment,” said Jeremy Byrd, president and founder of PixelFLEX. “Whereas our existing video screen systems are perfect for use by touring musicians and bands on the road or in multi-use theatre environments, such as at universities, the LR-4 is the ultimate solution for permanent installations where high-end video improves the customer experience.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s LR-4 through a variety of connections, including DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, HD-SDI, Composite, S-video or Component.

“Given the reception our LED video curtain walls have received, we’re confident the LR-4 will find an audience looking to capitalize on its performance and ruggedness,” Byrd continued. “Video is the driving force behind reaching consumers today, so having a lightweight screen that delivers pristine visuals will help users meet their bottom line.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and the LR-4 solution, visit www.LEDCurtain.com.  Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

 

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Nashville, Tenn., April 29, 2013 — When it came time to host this year’s annual K-LOVE Friends & Family Music Cruise, featuring musical acts such as TobyMac, MercyMe, Big Daddy Weave and David Crowder, Premier Christian Cruises tappedPixelFLEX to provide its industry-leading, lightweight and ultra-flexible LED curtain video screens as a backdrop for the musical performances. Having used the PixelFLEX screens in the past, the company decided to take advantage of the product’s ease of use and set-up by using them in the ship’s atrium to provide information to its guests during the cruise.

“For past cruises, we’ve used PixelFLEX to enhance the live concert experience and we were eager to come up with other ways to utilize the technology,” said Zach Thomas, marketing director for Premier Christian Cruises. “This year, we hung a PixelFLEX panel in the main atrium to feature announcements and a brief video to keep our passengers up to date on activities. It was a valuable tool for us, and our passengers, and we expect to use it again on future cruises.”

Founded in 2003 and having served more than 50,000 passengers, Premier Christian Cruises brings top Christian musical artists together for a four to seven night spiritual journey featuring music, Bible studies, marriage enrichment and an assortment of other entertaining experiences.

For the K-LOVE Friends & Family Music Cruise, PixelFLEX supplied 8- 20mm panels for use in two different locations on the ship. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8×4, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system.

“The primary benefit of the PixelFLEX technology for us was the weight of the curtain screens,” Thomas continued. “Cruise ships aren’t designed to support a large amount of weight – excluding passengers and belongings – so we need to limit additional weight wherever possible.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. This simplicity was an added bonus to Thomas and his team.

“We were able to use a laptop to run a slide show to the atrium screens along with videos and song lyrics to the screen in the concert theatre,” Thomas remarked. “It was a really simple and easy process. No difficulties at all, which is great for us because on a cruise ship there is a lot to do to entertain guests for the week and we didn’t want to have to deal with any additional overhead from having to hire more labor to handle video and effects.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com.  Follow PixelFLEX atwww.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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Birmingham, Ala., April 23, 2013 — Student Life, an inter-denominational ministry offering Gospel-centered, high energy summer camps and youth conferences, has taken PixelFLEX’s ultra-flexible and lightweight LED curtain video wall on the road during its Be Last Conference celebrating Mark 9:35: If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.

On the tour, Student Life uses 16 PixelFLEX panels across the stage as an accent to the production’s main 17’ projection screen. The PixelFLEX panels run a variety of content throughout the show, including a series of flags from various countries, to provide different looks and feels on stage. For organizers of Student Life’s Be Last Conference, ease of use and set-up are the primary benefits to using the PixelFLEX solution.

“They are extremely easy to use,” said Jake Brantley, producer for Student Life. “Being able to change the look and feel of our stage at the drop of a hat is invaluable. When we have more of an upbeat sound on stage, we can use fast moving graphics and bright colors to add energy. If we’re trying to create a more serious tone, we can add darker blues and slower motion graphics without having to change the backdrops. All of this can be done simply with a click of a button.”

Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping. This flexibility is critical to Brantley and his team during the Be Last Conference – both during and after the performance.

“With the way we’re using the LED panels on stage, having the ability to shape the panels as we need to is crucial – in one or two places we use them to create a nice arch or 90 degree bend around a corner,” Brantley stated. “On top of that, it only takes two people to load the panels in and out before and after the show, which means we can be done with set up and tear down more quickly. Finally, the fact that you can fold and store the panels in travel cases is a tremendous cost saver for a small tour like ours.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8×4, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system.

“PixelFLEX’s panels give us a ton of versatility with regard to the custom content we’re able to incorporate into the tour,” Brantley remarked. “We have an unlimited amount of options as to what our stage can look like and that is cool.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com.  Follow PixelFLEX atwww.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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Las Vegas, April 15, 2013 — For an award show honoring the best in modular exhibit design, when it came time to select an LED screen to integrate into the stage design for the ceremonies, event coordinators knew exactly where to turn for a winning solution –PixelFLEX. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the Mod Awards featured a 16’ x 16’ state-of-the-art LED video curtain wall from PixelFLEX, makers of the industry’s leading ultra-flexible, lightweight and durable LED screens.

Attendees to the ceremony were first greeted by two 8’ tall cylinders created by turning four PixelFLEX panels on their side to create a one-of-a-kind eye-catching design. Once the show began, PixelFLEX’s LED curtain, featuring a series of motion graphics introducing each of the ceremony’s speakers and showcasing each award category, was integrated behind a series of fabric structures on stage. The PixelFLEX solution’s work wasn’t done at the conclusion of the award ceremony, as the video curtain wall was used to feature a variety of images, including video, sponsor logos and animation graphics during the after party.

Event organizers, thrilled with the system’s performance, are currently planning how they can incorporate the innovative technology into their booth designs moving forward.

“The unique nature and exceptional performance make PixelFLEX’s LED video curtain wall a very attractive option for exhibitors,” said George Contorinis, marketing director at Abex, booth manufacturer and host of the 2013 Mod Awards. “We were eager to see the system’s capabilities in action at the Mod Awards and we were not disappointed. This technology opens up a lot of possibilities for how exhibitors can attract attention during trade shows and events.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8×4, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system.

Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping. This flexibility, in combination with the product’s extraordinary light weight – PixelFLEX LED Curtains range
from 4.5 lbs to 19.9 lbs per square meter, which is 60 to 90 percent less than most other LED video screens – provides substantial savings on transportation costs and space.

“We’ve been involved with the annual Mod Awards for the past 11 years and this was definitely the most technologically advanced show attendees have ever seen,” Contorinis stated. “The primary reason for that was the PixelFLEX curtain as it inspired us creatively in how we integrated video and graphics into the ceremony.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

Innovative LED Video Screen Sure to Capture Attention at NAB 

Nashville, Tenn., March 21, 2013Small Tree, a leading shared storage technology manufacturer, plans to make a splash at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show with the help of the innovative, ultra-flexible and lightweight LED video curtain wall from PixelFLEX.

The visually captivating video curtain wall will hang above Small Tree’s 20×30 booth (SL6005), making it easy for attendees to spot where they’ll need to go for robust and affordable shared storage systems to maximize their workflow. PixelFLEX’s 20mm LED video curtain’s unmatched flexibility will provide attendees with a 360 degree view of Small Tree’s booth from anywhere in the South Lower Hall.

“NAB is the most important show of the year for us,” said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “As such, we’re investing substantial resources to increase visitors to our booth. Having used PixelFLEX’s curtain wall at last year’s show, we’ve seen firsthand the impact the technology has on getting people to notice you.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8×4, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system.

Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping. This flexibility, in combination with the product’s extraordinary light weight – PixelFLEX LED Curtains range from 4.5 lbs to 19.9 lbs per square meter, which is 60 to 90 percent less than most other LED video screens – provides substantial savings on transportation costs and space.

“Given our company’s continued growth, we’re increasing our booth space at the show this year,” Seeber stated. “With the traffic the PixelFLEX curtain wall generated to our booth last year, it was an easy decision to use them again.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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Clearwater, Fla., March 5, 2013 — At Winter NAMM, the musical instrument industry’s signature trade show, standing out from the crowd is always a challenge. To get the attention of attendees, exhibitors rely on companies such as Guruz Media, a leading full-service marketing agency, to attract prospective customers to their booths.

Working on behalf of exhibitor Sabian Cymbals, Guruz Media developed an innovative and eye-catching 16’ tall by 8’ diameter tower of cymbals stretching from the ground to high above the trade show floor. To ensure the tower of cymbals would capture the attention of visitors no matter where they were, Guruz added a PixelFLEX LED video curtain wall as a backdrop.

Exceptionally light weight and extremely flexible, the PixelFLEX curtain was the perfect solution for creating a column of bold-colored LED lighting inside the interior of the cymbal tower that was sure to turn heads. According to Doug Webber, chief creative officer for Guruz, mission accomplished.

“Anybody can go to a trade show and rent big screens for their booth, but when it comes down to it, there has to be something that pushes it over the top to really get people to notice,” Webber said. “Whether that is something of the unexpected, or just maybe huge, like the cymbal tower. As soon as I saw the PixelFLEX screens online and how they could bend around nearly any shape or structure, I knew how I could use them at Winter NAMM to make a difference for my client at the show.”

For the cymbal tower backdrop at Winter NAMM, Guruz used 12 panels of PixelFLEX’s 20mm LED video curtain. Featuring 2500 pixels PSM (Per Square Meter) and 3240 nit brightness, PixelFLEX’s curtain provided Webber and his team a solution that was easy to set up and operate – benefits to trade show support that cannot be understated.

“We were trying to create an architectural design element that had some movement, visually speaking, going on inside the tower,” Webber said. “We found a nice piece of digital juice eye candy, colorized it to match the rest of the branding in the booth, and just allowed it to loop over and over again on the PixelFLEX screens.

With more than 200 cymbals on the tower, it was a perfect solution for filling the negative space between the cymbals,” Webber continued. “On top of that, it was super simple to install and operate. The client [Sabian] was extremely happy and competitors definitely took note. One even mentioned to us that it was the best cymbal display they had ever seen at Winter NAMM.”

Flexible in all directions and exceptionally durable, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect. For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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