CAT Entertainment Services Video Highlights CES Capabilities & Accomplishments

September 01, 2011 02:49

Where the World Turns for Power.  

Watch our video and let us show you what we are all about. Superbowls, world tours with the 'Stones, Transformers movie production - we've been there. CAT Entertainment Services' temporary power generation and temperature control is behind it all.

 

Clean Reliable Power Provided for National Football Championship Broadcast

February 08, 2011 02:27

Cat® Entertainment Services tackles Old Man Winter to ensure national football championship broadcast and events ran smoothly.portable power generator

Neither ice nor record-breaking cold could keep Cat Entertainment Services from delivering on its promise to supply clean, reliable power to FOX Sports at the big game this past Sunday. The power requirements for the broadcast had been determined months in advance by the Cat Team and addressed with attention to every detail. On game day, their elite combination of Caterpillar® generator power and technical proficiency made all the difference.

In addition to the FOX Sports broadcast, Cat Entertainment Services supplied the power, heating and technical services at various pre-game and corporate hospitality events. Fans and officials attending these activities at Cowboys Stadium and throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area remained informed, entertained and comfortable. Although it took Dallas natives and visiting football fans by surprise, the Cat Entertainment technicians—unfazed by the abnormally wintry weather—had no problem coordinating the transmission of more than 16 MW of power through almost 39 miles of cable. That’s enough energy to power a community of 400,000 households!

Following the big game, Cat Entertainment Services’ February schedule includes other high-profile sports broadcast assignments, such as power for the NBA's All Star Game, NASCAR's Speed Week and the Daytona 500. Also in February, Cat Entertainment Services will provide back-up power for the live Grammy broadcast and remote power for the re-start of U2’s world tour, which kicks off in South Africa.

Cat Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment for all your entertainment needs. There is no job too large or too small to benefit from our high quality professional services. In addition to providing state-of-the-art equipment, Entertainment Services professionals and technicians integrate planning, technical advice, customized installation, on-site operation and support into every project. With Cat Entertainment Services, failure is not an option. We are committed to Caterpillar's standard of excellence, and guarantee the highest quality equipment and service.

Headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with supporting offices in Orlando and Tampa; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California, and New York, Entertainment Services can provide electric power to a single tent or an entire stadium. The primary market segments we serve are: film / video, broadcast / cable, corporate events, concert touring, special events. 

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CAT Entertainment Services Attends The Special Event in Phoenix, Arizon

January 21, 2011 10:02

The Special Event 2011

CAT Entertainment Servicesis making their fourth consecutive appearance at The Special Event tradeshow. This year The Special Event is being held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona from January 26 through January 28, 2011. The theme for this year’s event is "The Dawn of a New Beginning".

The Special Event is the largest tradeshow for event planners and producers in the world. It is a great opportunity for vendors to network with other industry professionals, take classes, sell their products and catch up on the latest trends—all in one place! Attendees preview thousands of the latest event products and services, including CAT Entertainment’s latest and greatest temporary power generation and temperature control equipment. CAT Entertainment is renowned throughout the special event industry for its ever-improving, cutting-edge, green power supply alternatives.

CAT Entertainment Services will be one of over 300 vendors exhibiting at The Special Event this year. The Entertainment Services booth will feature information on our power generation and temperature control services specifically designed and engineered to your event or production needs. Account executives JJ Ross (California), Mitch Margolin (also California) and Keith Daley (Rhode Island) will represent the division in exhibit booth # 528. Stop by and say hi if you plan to attend!

 

Cat Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation, distribution and temperature control equipment for the entertainment industry with headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla., and branch locations in Orlando and Tampa; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; New England and New York. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or contact us for more information.

CAT Entertainment Services Attends 2011 Annual NASCAR Summit

January 11, 2011 09:44

 

Senior Account Executive Jake Bechtol represents CAT Entertainment Services (CES) in Charlotte, North Carolina at NASCAR’s Annual Summit.

 

 

The Annual NASCAR Summit serves as the only annual meeting for representatives from the facilities that host NASCAR Events. Attendees will include NASCAR vendors and sponsors from tracks all around the country. The Summit addresses topics related to operations, large-event / venue security, access control, risk management, training, fire suppression, extrication, and emergency medical services to name a few. As an exhibiting vendor, CES represents the temporary power generation and temperature control services necessary for each and every NASCAR industry event. From air conditioning a tent to powering entire broadcast compounds, CES is an integral part of the NASCAR family. CAT Entertainment Services attends 2011 NASCAR Summit

Over the course of the three-day Summit, employees and volunteers come together to share experiences and gain additional knowledge regarding their roles in Operations, Fire & Safety, Medical, Security and other fields at their respective tracks.

For 2011, organizers are pleased to welcome GRAND-AM Road Racing Tracks to the Annual NASCAR Summit. Also joining us for the first time will be the NASCAR Home Tracks that host Developmental Series Events.

NASCAR continues to welcome representatives from all tracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events.

As a proud NASCAR vendor, CAT Entertainment Services welcomes the opportunity to share ideas and network with all the members of the NASCAR family of tracks. Stop by the CES exhibit booth and say hello to sales representative Jake Bechtol if you plan on attending!

Cat Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation, distribution and temperature control equipment for the entertainment industry with headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla., and branch locations in Orlando and Tampa; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; New England and New York. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or contact us for more information.

 

 

Green Backup a Powerful Solution for Broadcast Production

August 27, 2009 12:46
Cat Entertainment Services supplies greener backup power options for live television broadcast operations.

Greener Power SolutionsIn August, Cat Entertainment Services supplied backup power for the live television broadcast of the "So You Think You Can Dance" finale at the Kodak Theatre. Unlike conventional backup systems that require continuous operation of diesel generators, Cat Entertainment Services’ 350-kVA UPS (uninterruptible power supply) runs in sync with a biodiesel generator, but only if triggered by a power problem.

The Kodak Theatre faces many unique challenges when balancing the production needs of the entertainment industry with the comfort and well-being of a close-knit community. Dwayne Jones, senior director of Strategic Alliances & Special Events for the Hollywood & Highland Center, was impressed by Cat Entertainment Services’ commitment to provide the perfect backup power solution: one that wouldn’t pollute the neighborhood environment with diesel generator exhaust or noise—especially during the dog days of summer!

Cat Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation, distribution and temperature control equipment for the entertainment industry with headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla., and branch locations in Orlando and Tampa; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; New England and New York. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or contact us for more information.

Entertainment Services Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution Available

December 04, 2008 02:36
The greenest live-show solution currently available to the entertainment market, Entertainment Services' UPS system greatly reduces carbon emissions of the entire production. The unit is noiseless, produces no fumes or exhaust, and is configured for ease of transport and on-site positioning.

Green UPS Unit

Green UPS Unit

Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 2008 - Entertainment Services, worldwide provider of temporary power and temperature control systems, successfully launched their new, environmentally-friendly 300-kVA UPS (uninterruptible power supply) at a ShowTime® boxing event in Carson, California October 31.

Specifically designed to control backup power automatically, the unit allows a generator to remain powered down until needed, greatly reducing carbon emissions on site. This is the first automatic UPS system offered by Entertainment Services.

"The standard in our industry for years has been the use of the big generators…because of our need for uninterrupted power," said Colin DeFord, an independent technical producer based out of Park City, Utah. "This product will take off in our industry because we are simply eliminating fuel costs and we are no longer emitting fumes into the air."

The unit operates in series between the utility and the end-user, with a backup generator being tied to the UPS. If power is lost from the utility, the UPS keeps the end-user seamlessly powered while simultaneously activating the backup generator. After the UPS senses the voltage from the generator for a set period of time, a breaker is closed within the UPS to allow the end-user to be powered directly by the generator.

Once power from the utility is restored, the UPS will reestablish the utility as the source of power and shut down the generator. The unit also compensates for the utility's spikes and dips, providing a clean power flow to the end-user without having to activate the generator.

The greenest live-show solution currently available to the entertainment market, Entertainment Services' UPS system greatly reduces carbon emissions of the entire production. The unit is noiseless, produces no fumes or exhaust, and is configured for ease of transport and on-site positioning.

For more information about Entertainment Services and the UPS system, visit es-cat.com or contact our sales staff at any of our US locations: Los Angeles, CA (866-762-5228); Dallas, TX (888-908-4228); Kenilworth, NJ (908-272-8400); North Kingstown, RI (888-296-4492); Tampa, FL (866-769-3761); or Orlando, FL (877-228-2852).

Cat Entertainment Services Powers 9-11 Memorial Tribute

September 11, 2008 03:29

Entertainment Services transformers powering the searchlights bring the “Tribute in Light” to life.Two beams of light representing the Twin Towers mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Entertainment Services / New Jersey had the honor to provide power to the annual art installation, "Tribute in Light." Staged at the World Trade Center, the work is comprised of 88 searchlights that create two vertical columns of light to represent the two fallen towers. 

Originally lit March 11, 2002—six months after the attack—the display ran until April 14 of that year. The project was launched again September 11, 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the attack, and has been done every year since. It stays lit from dusk to dawn and can be seen from over 60 miles away.

A long-time client of Cat Entertainment Services had been using another supplier to power it up. When that supplier was no longer able to meet their needs, the client turned to CES for the solution.

On September 4, CES technicians reported to Ground Zero in New York City to install the power units for the event. The setup included multiple generators, electrical switchgear and more than three miles of electrical cable along with an extensive rigging package to bring cables up to the top of parking structure.

Our Greener Power Solutions

July 21, 2008 05:13

Entertainment Services is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible and conscientious manner. We utilize renewable energy sources wherever and whenever practical to reduce our carbon footprint, and we engineer safety into all of our products to reduce the risk of injury or damage to the environment. Our generator set engines are emissions-certified and meet all EPA standards. Our sound attenuated enclosures, fuel tanks and other specialized products are designed with UL-listed components according to stringent production standards to ensure safe fluid containment and reduced noise levels.
For years Entertainment Services has offered bio-diesel as an alternative to our clients in the entertainment industry. To limit our carbon footprint even further, while still delivering dependable power, we are alos developing a production technology that uses house power during pre-production, with a seamless transfer to generator power on show days.
Our environmental philosophy is in alignment with Caterpillar’s market-based approach to the aggressive development of current and future clean technologies that reduce emissions and sustain the environment.
In summary, Entertainment Services strives to conserve natural resources; reduce waste through emissions technology, recycling and the safe disposal of consumable items; and by example, we encourage our business partners and customers to do the same.

Welcome to Entertainment Service's Blog

July 01, 2008 07:53

Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment for all your entertainment needs. There is no job too large or too small to benefit from our high quality rental services. In addition to providing state-of-the-art equipment, Entertainment Services professionals and technicians integrate planning, technical advice, customized installation, on-site operation and support into every rental.

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