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New Solotech location in Nashville

Solotech goes big in Nashville

Nashville, TN, May 17, 2022 – Earmarking the extraordinary growth that Solotech has experienced in recent years, the company has announced the opening of its massive new facility in Nashville, Tennessee.

Covering more than 120,000 square feet of space, Solotech’s new Nashville facility is a powerful picture of what the company has become, and a clear indication of where it’s headed. The global leader in AV and entertainment technology has been expanding, not only in its long-time role as a powerhouse in live production, but also as a Top 10 AV system integrator in North America across the Corporate, Worship, and Transportation sectors.

Recent notable projects in the region include the expansion of Nashville International Airport, as well as new sound, lighting, and video in several of the city’s iconic Broadway honky tonks, several major corporate headquarters, and a number of large houses of worship. And of course, Solotech continues to be a major player in the touring circuit, including current sojourns with Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood.

The new Nashville facility is stocked with more gear than ever, offering a comprehensive array of brands and technologies to suit virtually every demand and rider. In addition, the building offers on-site rehearsal facilities and full stage setup, providing artists and production crew the opportunity to test out touring systems under real-world conditions. Solotech’s new facility also offers a new, state-of-the-art Pre-Production Visual Mapping, enabling clients to visually design and stage their new setup or facility. And the Nashville digs also house a complete fabrication department, making it easier than ever to fill all aspects of designing and creating systems for their ever-growing range of clients and projects.

As Lee Moro, Solotech’s VP of Operations, Live Productions, observes, versatility and a comprehensive offering are some of the company’s strengths. “We can be working on the Airport, and then go out on Tour with Michael Bublé. That shows the diversity of the company. That’s what we’re all about.”

Michael Casey, Solotech Business Development Representative, agrees. “On the integration side, we have the ability to build our projects in our own shop. On the live side, we can bring artists into the shop and have their rehearsals here, in our spaces, with the equipment they’re going to have out on tour.”

“We’re always pushing the limits,” Moro concludes, pointing to the Solotech team as an indispensable part of the company’s success. “If you ask people to go above and beyond, the only way they’re going to do that is if they’re happy. You have to like where you’re working. I think we’ve created something pretty special here with an incredible team of passionate and seasoned professionals. Moreover, if you want to be part of the big Solotech family, now is the time, we’re currently looking to expand our pool of talents!”

Take a quick tour of the brand-new Solotech office in Nashville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdFMGPr6uNg

 

About Solotech

Founded over 45 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 18 strategic locations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control, and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture, and education. Clients can also benefit from its Service Center, Online Store, and virtual technology know-how. Solotech is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. The company employs 1,360 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Halifax, Macau, and Hong Kon.

Find out more at www.solotech.com

Contact
Elizabeth Mclead
Director, Marketing and Communications
elizabeth.mclead@solotech.com

5 minutes with… Jerome Dussault, Sales Director, Live Productions, Quebec

Solotech introduces the talent behind its unparalleled world-renowned expertise.

We sat down with Jerome Dussault, Sales Director, Live Production Division for the province of Quebec, who has held various positions since he joined Solotech in 2008, leading him to his current management role.

Summary of our chat with this AV enthusiast, for whom human qualities turned out to be a springboard for his professional success.

Q: Jerome, thank you for talking to us. A first simple question: who is Jerome Dussault?

JD: I became a true AV enthusiast in high school. I got involved in school shows and tech. In 2008, I started working with Solotech in the middle of Quebec City’s 400th Anniversary celebrations.

I worked as a video technician in the warehouse and on the road. From there, I became a project manager, then sales representative, director in Quebec City, and finally Live Productions Division Sales Director for the province of Quebec.

I have a self-taught path, which is rare these days. I had no diploma or specific training. My passion led me to where I am today.

Q: How did your boss received your ambitions?

JD: I felt supported and encouraged on several levels in my progression. I felt like they trusted in me.

Q: What does your current role look like?

JD: I use 90% of my time collaborating with people. Everything I start implicates one or many of my colleagues. I interact with bosses, my sales team, and other departments at Solotech, and I am involved in developing global strategies. On a day-to-day basis, I manage a human group, and my goal is to make it shine.

From the five Solotech core values, collaboration has always been the one that drove me. The other four are as equally important, but this one always comes back, and it is a guarantee of success.

Q: What do you consider your specialty?

JD: (Laughters) I have the reputation of having a big mouth. I had numerous nicknames associated with this. You must believe that my social skills served me well. That is my specialty.

Q: What makes Solotech different for its clients?

JD: For me, it is our unique model. Many competitors offer 360° services with lighting, audio, video, and rigging. It is not a novelty today.

What makes Solotech unique is that we are no longer offering only 360°. We are now doing 720° services. We have two, even three axes of possibilities. We can handle a small press conference, an international tour, and everything in between. We are present in all markets, and we can even add the Sales & Systems Integration axis in all markets, from the DJ starter kit to a turnkey install of a mega center in Dubai. We are now at Solotech 1080°!

Q: What are you looking for in your team members?

JD: I pay a lot of attention to well-being. Much more than knowledge because the knowledge can be taught. I want people who like teamwork because I see the success it brings us to work as a team.

Q: What do you see in Solotech’s future?

JD: I see success. The company will keep growing, both in terms of expertise and geography. I see the expansion of our service offering.

You think you know Solotech? Think again!

The past year has been a source of renewal for Solotech. In addition to making four acquisitions, the global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology diversified and expanded its service offering by adding new technologies and solutions.

The year 2022 is very promising for Solotech with the return of Live Productions activities and the continued growth of its Sales and Systems Integration and Media and Entertainment Technology Divisions.

Discover Solotech’s rich services and solutions offering, provided, as always, with the same passion at the heart of Solotech’s success for now over 45 years.

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Bryce Jewell appointed Managing Director UK

Bryce Jewell appointed Managing Director, UK

A major milestone towards a European expansion and diversification of activities

 

London, December 20, 2021 – Martin Tremblay, President and CEO of Group Solotech, is proud to announce the appointment of Bryce Jewell as Managing Director UK, as of December 15, 2021. Mr Jewell will be responsible for driving the overall business strategy for Solotech in the United Kingdom, both for the Live Productions and the Sales and Systems Integration Divisions.

“This appointment is the symbol of a new major milestone for Solotech’s expansion in the UK and Europe, and a true testimonial of our intention to continue investing in our people, our technology, our operational structure and our brand”, says Tremblay. “We are in it for the long run, and are definitely looking to build a strong, UK-based operation with–in addition to the audio heritage from SSE Audio, Wigwam Acoustics, Capital Sound and BCS Audio–other key services and technology that set Solotech apart and make it absolutely unique on the global market”, he adds.

He is a seasoned business leader with over 20 years of experience within the technology sector spanning the UK, US, Norway, and Australia. Previously, Mr Jewell successfully led the turnaround of the UK and US Enterprise businesses as Managing Director at Global Cloud Xchange who operates the world’s largest privately-owned subsea cable system. Prior to Global Cloud Xchange, he served as Director, Sales Europe at Pacnet, where he achieved President’s Club honours in his first year and continued to excel for 4 consecutive years. His broad experience in engineering, sourcing, product, sales, and management has set him apart in being able to articulate business strategies into concrete action plans that lead to revenue growth and client success and retention.

Supported by a strong, experienced, and passionate UK-based leadership Team in both Divisions, and corporate services (finance, HR, marketing, etc.), Bryce Jewell will pursue the amazing growth journey of Solotech UK and its UK Companies for the years to come. “We are absolutely thrilled and proud to welcome Bryce as part of our Leadership Team. His knowledge of business management and technology background will be a major game changer for the diversification of our business activities in the UK and in all of Europe for the years to come,” concludes Tremblay.

 

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 18 strategic locations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and China. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Clients can also benefit from its Service Center, Online Store and virtual technology know-how. Solotech is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. The company employs 1,360 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Halifax, Macau and Hong Kong.

Find out more at: solotech.com

 

Contact – Solotech PR (Canada)

Heloise Meunier, Corporate Communications Advisor

media@solotech.com

 

Contact – Solotech PR (UK)

Andrew Low, Director of Marketing and Communications, UK

andrew.low@solotech.com

 

For further information about Solotech in the UK

https://www.solotech.com/united-kingdom

www.sseaudio.com

www.wigwam.co.uk

www.capital-sound.co.uk

www.bcsaudio.com

Solotech acquires XR Studios acquisition Los Angeles Production virtuelle virtual

Solotech acquires XR Studios

Solotech acquires XR Studios, expanding virtual production services with an L.A.-dedicated campus for extended reality. New venture to propel Solotech’s new Media and Entertainment Technology (MET) Division

Los Angeles, California, December 17, 2021 – Martin Tremblay, President and CEO of Group Solotech, is thrilled to announce that Solotech has acquired XR Studios, a full-service agency specializing in extended reality, which is comprised of augmented reality technology for live broadcast and virtual productions. As part of the strategic plan, XR Studios will continue to operate as a separate entity and brand, progressing its strong trajectory in market leadership.

With this acquisition, Solotech’s recently created Media and Entertainment Technology (MET) Division will make another significant step towards realizing its vision of developing new technological solutions that are at the crossroads of three realities: fans and artists, content producers, and online gamers. A world-renowned leader in the live production industry, Solotech saw the increasing need for live streaming services and virtual production, and rapidly adapted its offering to support its clients and tackle new opportunities.

Located in Los Angeles – at the heart of the Entertainment Industry – XR Studios serves high-end clients in multiple segments such as TV, music, Fortune 500 companies, and live events. XR Studios pioneered innovative performances such as Katy Perry’s American Idol finale and MTV’s 2020 Video Music Awards. Other notable clients include Billie Eilish, Leon Bridges, Amazon, Verizon, Twitch, and many more.

“XR Studios helps creatives, agencies, artists, and production teams achieve their goals,” says J.T. Rooney, President of XR Studios. “At our core, we are a group of creative teams and producers that see the need for a company that sits in between the technology and the creative to help partners reach the finish line in this exciting new world of extended reality and virtual productions”, mentions Rooney.  The acquisition of XR Studios also brings key talent and Chief Technical Officer, Scott Millar onboard. Millar has worked on multiple, large scale international AR projects, with a thorough focus in installation, engineering, and general AV technology. He has been instrumental in the founding of the extended reality workflow, collaborating with software teams such as disguise, Notch, Unreal Engine, and Touch Designer, making Millar a vital expert of this technology.

This transaction will accelerate the path of Solotech and XR Studios’ visions to become the leading provider of extended reality solutions across the globe. “In addition to Los Angeles, we plan to open new studios in other thriving markets. Solotech already has an extensive footprint in 18 locations in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. therefore, the new strategically located studios will be supported by strong teams and technology,” says Tremblay.

Other new members of the MET Division, such as recently acquired Waveform, will build the strength and impact of XR Studios and the overall Division. “The venture with XR Studios will fill the missing piece of the puzzle and be the 3rd pillar of our MET Division, adding complete virtual production and mixed reality solutions to our high-end live streaming and esports offering,” says Martin Tremblay.

With the XR industry expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.6% over the next 6 years1, Solotech and XR Studios are on the path for success. “We are looking forward to this new venture and are definitely

on the watch for even more additions to position our MET Division at the absolute top, so stay tuned! We are extremely happy about this opportunity; this acquisition has been possible with the continuous support of our shareholders Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec,” concludes Martin Tremblay.

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 18 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education, and is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. Solotech employs 1,360 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Quebec City, Saguenay, Macao and Hong Kong.

Find out more at: solotech.com

 

About XR Studios 

XR Studios is a leading-edge digital production company specializing in immersive technology for entertainment. Known for producing Extended Reality (XR) and Augmented Reality (AR) workflow solutions, XR Studios executes innovative experiences for some of the most renowned artists and brands across the globe. From concept to completion, XR Studios is a premier, full service solutions provider led by a network of creatives and industry leaders at the core of mixed reality technology for broadcast, live, and virtual productions.

Find out more at xrstudios.live

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media@solotech.com / info@xrstudios.live

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Nicolas ‘’Nico’’ Labbé joins Solotech’s Live Productions Team SE JOINT À L’ÉQUIPE

Nicolas ‘’Nico’’ Labbé joins Solotech’s Live Productions Team

As Senior Technical Specialist, Business Development

 

Montreal, Canada, October 12, 2021 – Solotech is proud to announce the arrival of Nicolas ‘’Nico’’ Labbé in its Montreal Live Productions team. Mr. Labbé will act as Senior Technical Specialist, Business Development.

Over the last 35 years, Nico Labbé worked as a Lighting Designer with the biggest names in the music industry, such as Charles Aznavour, Véronique DiCaire, Garou, Lara Fabian and Roch Voisine. He is also well known and respected in the television industry, where he served as director and designer of photography on multiple live show recordings.

Mr. Labbé will also play a crucial role as an ambassador of Solotech’s multiple technological solutions. His lighting and video expertise will help the Solotech team to better support Canadian designers. He will work closely with all the representatives of the Live Productions Division to offer the best services to our clients. His know-how and unique approach will contribute to the development of new business opportunities.

The entire Solotech team wishes him a warm welcome and much success in his new position.

To contact an expert from Solotech’s Montreal office:

5200 Hochelaga Street, Montreal, QC H1V 1G3
514-526-7721

 

 

About Solotech  

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 19 strategic locations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and China. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Clients can also benefit from its Service Center, Online Store and virtual technology know-how. Solotech is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. The company employs 1,550 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Halifax, Macau and Hong Kong.

Find out more at www.solotech.com

 

Contact

Roch Carignan

Communications and Marketing Advisor

media@solotech.com

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Lee moro ADDITIONS TO SOLOTECH’S U.S. LIVE PRODUCTIONS LEADERSHIP TEAM

Additions to Solotech’s U.S. Live Productions leadership team

Key talent to bring Solotech to new heights

 

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., September 9, 2021  – As the dust starts to settle on one of the most challenging years of the Live Production industry, Solotech is more confident and better positioned than ever for the return of live events.

“With brand new facilities in Nashville and Las Vegas opening in December, a huge investment in new equipment and more than a dozen shows already on the road Solotech is really well-positioned for the return of live productions”, says Mickey Curbishley, President, Live Productions, U.S. and U.K. More importantly, Curbishley has made several high-level additions to the team to ensure the continued success of Solotech:

Lee Moro has been promoted to Vice-President, Operations, and will oversee all aspects of logistics from the warehouse to staffing, working closely with the Global Operations Team. He will also remain involved in the development of new business opportunities while continuing to support current clients. “I’m very excited and proud to be working with our dedicated and passionate global operations teams, while continuing to support new and existing clients. It’s exceptional to be part of this growing team of talented individuals. Looking forward to coming out of this pandemic stronger than ever”, mentions Lee.

Some other new key roles to mention, which will support Solotech’s positioning as a global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology:

 

John Flynn has been promoted to Director, Global Touring Projects.

Steve Washington has been promoted to Director Strategic R&D.

Jason McCarrick has been promoted to Director of Operations – Nashville.

Mike Smeaton has been added to the team as Director of Operations – Las Vegas.

Frank Snipes has been added to the team as Director of Operations – Orlando.

Scott Primm has been added to the team as Director of Video Engineering.

 

“I am confident that this team will help Solotech reach new heights – and I couldn’t be more thankful and proud to work with such a talented and passionate group of professionals”, concludes Mickey Curbishley.

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 16 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education, and is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. Solotech employs 1,550 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Saguenay. Find out more at www.solotech.com.

Find out more at www.solotech.com

 

Contact

Héloïse Meunier

Advisor, Corporate Communications

media@solotech.com

SCN Magazine interviews Mickey Curbishley

Dealing with the new normal

 

The festival season came later than usual this year, but it still feels great to be back working on live events!

Some festivals had to reimagine their way of doing things to keep people safe and reduce risks of COVID transmission among the staff and festivalgoers.

Mickey Curbishley, President, Live Productions, Solotech U.S. and U.K., sat with Systems Contractor News and gave some insights about the new reality of music festivals and the importance of prioritizing health and safety.

Read the full story here.

Reference : Beaugez, J., (2021, September 2nd). Music Festivals Are Back. Are You Prepared to Deal with the New Normal? Systems Contractor News

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 16 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education, and is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. Solotech employs 1,550 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Saguenay. Find out more at www.solotech.com.

Find out more at www.solotech.com

 

Contact

Roch Carignan
Communications and Marketing Advisor
media@solotech.com

 

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Solotech Waveform Showcase Esport september 2021 Toronto

Solotech and Waveform present ‘’The Esports Showcase’’

A unique opportunity to meet the key actors behind some of the world’s largest esports events and discover innovative technological solutions

 

Toronto, Canada, August 10, 2021 – Solotech and Waveform Entertainment are proud to present ‘’The Esports Showcase’’, a unique event featuring innovative solutions for the booming esports market.

From September 14 to 16, at ACS Productions / Sony Sound Stage in Toronto, guests are invited to meet the companies and production teams behind some of the biggest events in the gaming industry and enjoy an exclusive preview of new trends in the esports community.

At the event, guests will be invited to take part in an esports tournament simulation and experience a revolutionary immersive sound system for esports.

Solotech and Waveform’s experts will present an array of services available for esports, including solutions for large-scale esports tournament production and webcasting.

Places are limited. Free tickets are available by following this link.

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 16 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education, and is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. Solotech employs 1,550 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Saguenay. Find out more at www.solotech.com.

 

About Waveform

Waveform is a full-service agency established with the vision of providing clients with guidance and access to the gaming and esports industry. From competitive tournaments to music festivals, Waveform is committed to the rising tide of gaming and esports in mainstream culture. Established in 2018, Waveform has formed several strategic partnerships focused on enhancing service quality, from ideation to execution and products offered to new and existing clients. The company has been on the leading edge of esports event production and broadcast for several years, servicing some of the world’s most prestigious esports tournaments and events, including Dreamhack, Cineplex Entertainment, and Enthusiast owned EGLX. Find out more at waveform.gg

 

Contact

Roch Carignan
Communications & Marketing Advisor
media@solotech.com

 

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PSSL a solotech company pro sound and stage lighting

Major expansion of Solotech’s Online Store in the US with the addition of PSSL.COM

An enhanced e-store offering and shopping experience

with an extensive choice of renowned AV products and solutions

 

Westminster, California, July 20, 2021 – Philip Giffard, President, Global Sales and Systems Integration, Solotech, is pleased to announce that the company is launching its expanded US Online Store, following the addition of ProSound And Stage Lighting (PSSL.com).

PSSL is a renowned Californian company for over 40 years now and is one of the largest and most respected sources of professional audio and lighting equipment in the United States. This initiative is perfectly aligned with Solotech’s digital strategy and vision: to further expand its e-commerce global reach and provide a single source for pro AV and entertainment technology to customers worldwide. The combination of PSSL’s expertise and impressive inventory and Solotech’s US Online Store brings customers’ shopping experience to a whole new level as they now access the single e-destination for world-class AV and entertainment technology.

Philip Giffard explains: “Solotech’s strategy and strength is all about diversification, especially in this post-COVID era. To maintain our competitive advantage and leadership position, we make sure we offer customers what they want, wherever they are: an opportunity to easily find online high-quality AV products and services. On a single platform they can access a massive array of new/used equipment, exclusive brands, complementary services, multi-expertise for all needs, trendy gear, amazing deals, etc. This alliance with PSSL simply means customers get the best of both worlds and from companies that are known for their ability to deliver at all times!”

Dave Rice of PSSL adds: “Solotech is a unique company with a compelling service offering and great people. The addition of PSSL brings an exponential expansion and numerous cross-selling opportunities. Both PSSL and Solotech’s customers can benefit from the complimentary tribal knowledge and distinct service offerings each company and their teams possess. PSSL brings e-commerce experience to Solotech’s US Online Store, and Solotech brings substantive financial backing; broad and upmarket product offering; powerful vendor relationships; a worldwide network of systems’ engineers and production professionals.”

This large-scale e-commerce platform and greater offering targets all markets, as PSSL and Solotech can undertake and service any project across the globe, including businesses, big and small, houses of worship, government, nightclubs, military bases and major theme parks.

Existing and new customers are invited to take advantage of this great news and to browse through tens of thousands of cutting-edge products by visiting PSSL’s website at www.pssl.com.

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 16 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education, and is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. Solotech employs 1,550 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Quebec City and Saguenay.

Find out more at: solotech.com

 

About ProSound And Stage Lighting

ProSound And Stage Lighting (PSSL or PSSL.com as we have become to be known) has grown to one of the largest and most respected sources of professional audio and lighting equipment in the United States. We are located in Westminster, California – right down the road from Disneyland! Our goal at PSSL.com is to exceed our customer’s expectations at every point of contact. To meet this goal we must provide excellent products and outstanding customer service, all at guaranteed low prices. Total customer satisfaction will always be our bottom line.

Find out more at: www.pssl.com.

 

Contact

Héloïse Meunier

Advisor, Corporate Communications

media@solotech.com

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PLSN highlights Solotech’s bright future

Expansion of US operations and reconnecting with Touring

Read all about Solotech’s strategic growth in Nashville, USA, and how the company is preparing a solid return to touring and live events! Key team members and experts share their insightful views on a promising future. Read the full article here.

 

Reference: Zahn M., (2021, June). Strategic expansion into Nashville positions the company for a strong re-entry to live productions, creating expanding opportunities for new and existing clients. PLSN

 

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Héloïse Meunier

Advisor, Corporate Communications

media@solotech.com

 

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Solotech acquires Waveform acquisition esport arena entertainment

Solotech acquires Waveform Entertainment

New focus on the esports entertainment industry and digitalization

 

Montreal, Canada, June 1, 2021 – Martin Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Solotech Inc., is pleased to announce that Solotech has acquired Waveform Entertainment, a highly regarded Canadian esports entertainment company specializing in full services esports solutions, including creative and design, technologies, event execution, brand solutions, digital marketing, talent management, sponsorships, and virtual and live production services. The company is well known in the gaming industry for its contribution to numerous high-profile programs, namely on Twitch, Rainbow6 Canada Nationals Year 2, Complexity’s WOW Race to World First, Get On My Level, EGLX Digital, Rising Stars. Thanks to Solotech’s international reach, this strategic partnership will enable Waveform to become a global esports entertainment company and connect with a bigger and ever-growing gaming audience.

Waveform is also a turnkey agency that provides comprehensive creation, production, and digital marketing services. With its proprietary event platform and production software, the company can produce impressive virtual events and reach an online audience of varied clients from the video game and entertainment industries and the corporate and government markets.

According to Martin Tremblay, “Customer demand for cutting-edge digital services continues to grow and the gaming industry is blooming more than ever. This acquisition enables us to roll out numerous live events, esports and virtual production broadcasts, including augmented and virtual reality. Gaming alone is a strong and growing 160 billion market. I see this acquisition as a perfect fit with our new Media and Entertainment Technologies Division and our diversification strategy, namely with online tournaments, fans engagement and sponsorships. Our goal remains to be recognized as the audiovisual partner and leader of choice for top content creators, including film, television, advertising and games. Waveform has worked with major industry players like Ubisoft, Dreamhack, Cineplex and major esports events, as well as teaming up with well-known brands and partners including NXNE, AMD and CSL.”

Simon Tremblay, Vice-President, Operations, Media and Entertainment Technologies Division at Solotech, adds: “This company is composed of genuine, exceptional people who are dedicated to the gaming and esports industry. Waveform’s business model is scalable and can fully adapt to the realities and demands of the industry, particularly with its outstanding virtual event platform and streaming solutions and services. The company’s spirit is based on ambition, innovation, passion and problem solving, which is totally in line with Solotech’s image! Together, we will become a strong industry benchmark.”

“This is a great fit for our two organizations since we already collaborate on several major virtual productions. It will allow Waveform to reach even more fans from the gaming world! We’ve developed a unique set of esports event services and earned credibility in the gaming industry as a result. We pride ourselves on our strong reputation and proven experience in esports and broadcasting on local and international stages. We will continue to grow into a company with a solid global impact and presence within the next few years by leveraging Solotech’s presence and resources in the USA and UK. We are embarking on a gratifying experience with Solotech,” says Tamir Kastiel, President of Waveform.

This acquisition will act as a trigger for global expansion that will benefit both Solotech’s clients and the teams of experts that have come together to support this broad, high-end service offering.

 

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 16 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education, and is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. Solotech employs 1,550 professionals in its offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Saguenay. Find out more at www.solotech.com.

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About Waveform

Waveform is a full-service agency established with the vision of providing clients with guidance and access to the gaming and esports industry. We aim to bring a torrent of creativity, interactivity and engagement to the projects we work on. From competitive tournaments to music festivals, we are committed to the rising tide of gaming and esports in mainstream culture. Established in 2018, Waveform has formed several strategic partnerships focused on enhancing service quality, from ideation to execution and products offered to new and existing clients. We have been on the leading edge of esports event production and broadcast for several years, servicing some of the world’s most prestigious esports tournaments and events, including Dreamhack, Cineplex Entertainment, and Enthusiast owned EGLX.

Find out more at https://waveform.gg/

 

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