Now Serving as Global Power Provider for Major International Events

May 23, 2012 11:09

Cat® Entertainment Services Named Global Service Provider for Major International Events
 

Caterpillar Inc. has designated Cat® Entertainment Services as a global service provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment for major international events and production projects. 

Since establishment in 2000, Cat Entertainment Services has provided turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions for thousands of sporting and special events; concerts, tours and music festivals; film, video and broadcast productions; and conventions, conferences and expositions in North America and around the world.
 

Cat Entertainment Services will work collaboratively with the Cat Rental Power network to supply sound-attenuated, emissions-certified generators and power modules, with complete on-site installation, monitoring, transportation, fuel service and factory-trained personnel for every event. Electrical and HVAC equipment is adaptable to local geographic and technical environments and operates at both 60- and 50-Hz power requirements. Cat Entertainment Services provides efficient, environmentally sensitive equipment including its own innovative uninterruptible power supply technology, which broadcasts may require, and that further limits their carbon footprint. Cat Entertainment Services also offers project-specific engineering solutions, comprehensive site surveys, technical drawings and event planning assistance. Cat Rental Power dealers will continue to provide rentals and customer support for local and regional events within their respective territories.
 

Cat Entertainment Services at Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas“Cat Entertainment Services is a leader in providing temporary power generation and temperature control for events, broadcasts and the movie industry in North America,” said Bill Rohner, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the electric power division. “Caterpillar is excited to support Cat Entertainment Services as it expands its role in the major international events market.”
 

Among Cat Entertainment Services’ history of high-profile events and clients are the Major League Baseball World Series, the NFL Super Bowl, Formula 1 Auto Racing, The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR), Cirque du Soleil and numerous international tours of performing artists, music concerts and shows. 


About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals specialize in handling the exacting requirements of the entertainment and event production industries and are committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. Visit their website for more information on products and services at www.es-cat.com.
 

About Caterpillar Inc.
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and revenues of $60.1 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services.
 
More information is available at www.caterpillar.com.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

Cat Entertainment Services' Commitment to the Broadcasting Industry

September 07, 2010 06:20
Cat Entertainment Services committed to the Broadcast industry

Cat Entertainment Services Is Always One Step Ahead of the Competition  

Throughout 2010, Cat® Entertainment Services (CES) has been working closely with customers and Daytona 500 BroadcastingCaterpillar® to provide equipment and technical services at the highest standard possible.

"When it comes to remote broadcasting, our objectives are twofold," explained Junior Martin, a broadcast specialist for the company. "To provide reliable redundant power using Caterpillar products and CES technology, and to invest in people and product support that meet or exceed the critical requirements of our customers."

In conjunction with Cat, Entertainment Services this year has made significant investment in new products that not only meet current emissions requirements, but also will comply with EPA regulations for years to come. In alignment with Caterpillar’s environmental philosophy, CES takes a market-based approach, focusing on aggressive development of current and future clean technologies that reduce emissions and sustain the environment.

With respect to power quality, CES has modified existing products and is committed to implementing new products with power data devices that will:

  • Record generator output data every second during an entire event

  • Provide a trend pattern onsite as the customer requires

  • Save and archive the data for future reference

Whether supporting collegiate athletics or professional sports, CES continues to supply reliable, quality power to broadcast customers in TV compounds around the globe. In addition, their power and temperature control are in use for feature filming, music festivals and concert tours, wherever needed.

 

For more information, please visit http://es-cat.com/ .

 

 

CAT Entertainment Services Powers Up New England

March 16, 2010 03:13

CAT Entertainment ServicesCAT Entertainment Services is pleased to announce the opening of their newest location to service and support the needs of the New England Special Event & Entertainment industries. The new full service facility is located at 101 Circuit Drive in the Quonset Business Park, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This CAT Entertainment Services branch is conveniently located for access to the entertainment and event industries in Boston, Hartford, Providence and the greater New England Region - just four miles south of Route 95.

Whether you’re needing to power a single tent with a towable movie silent generator, or heat an entire fashion show, CAT Entertainment Services has all the equipment and technical expertise New Englanders need to ensure your special event goes off without a hitch. Call our new location today (401-845-2281) and let us help you discover the power of CAT Entertainment Services.

For more information about our power generation and distribution and temperature control services, directions or to contact CAT Entertainment Services you may visit their web site at es-cat.com.

 

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.

American Idol Gives Back an Earth Day Shout-out to ES!

April 24, 2009 02:13

Entertainment Services received favorable mention from American Idol on Earth Day for our environmentally friendly 300-kVA UPS unit! 

Specifically designed to control emergency backup power automatically, the unit allows a generator to remain powered down until needed, greatly reducing carbon emissions on site.

NASCAR Productions Renews Contract with Entertainment Services

March 09, 2009 07:26
Cat Entertainment Services (CES) announced that NASCAR Productions has renewed a multi-year agreement for CES to provide the on-site power for its televised events. CES employs a system of specialized generator sets powered by Caterpillar® engines to provide primary, uninterrupted power to the NASCAR Media Group TV compound, where multiple television networks and other media outlets broadcast the races.

VP Cat Entertainment Services Phil Wessels commented, "We are proud to continue our relationship with NASCAR Media Group, a partnership that is now entering its ninth year. NASCAR is followed by 75 million fans coast to coast and it is an honor to be a part of the broadcasts that the fans look forward to seeing each week from February through November."  

A supplier of machines and engines to CES and Cat® dealers around the world, Caterpillar Inc. also has a strong relationship with NASCAR. Caterpillar is now in its 16th year as a team sponsor and is currently the primary sponsor of Jeff Burton’s #31 car, owned by Richard Childress Racing.  "NASCAR provides a very good marketing platform for Caterpillar to promote its products and is a sport that many of our dealers and customers follow closely," said NASCAR Program Director Greg Towles. "The Cat Entertainment Services contract is another good example of the business opportunities available within NASCAR."

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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).

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