Cat® Entertainment Services Brings IT-Centric UPS Technology to Broadcast Operations

July 27, 2016 12:48

Cat® Entertainment Services (CES) recently introduced an innovative solution for backup power at live-sports-production truck compounds: uninterruptible power supply (UPS) featuring the hardware, software and network connectivity that allow technicians to anticipate problems and respond preemptively.

Phil Wessels, CES national sales manager, attributes the need for high-tech backup power to the ever-expanding role of computers in broadcast operations and the ever-increasing power required to accommodate them onsite. Security, communications encryption, data analytics, and predictive maintenance are now driving the power solutions CES offers, he says.

Click on the following link to read the full story about the unveiling of CES’s new, “IT-centric” UPS at the MLB All-Star Game in San Diego July 12, published July 22, 2016 by the Sports Video Group Chief Editor Jason Dachman. http://www.sportsvideo.org/2016/07/22/cat-entertainment-services-provides-new-ups-tech-to-it-centric-compounds/

About Cat® Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services, a division of Ring Power Corporation, is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment and technical services to the entertainment industry for corporate and sport events, concert tours, festivals, broadcasting, on-location filming and other remote and/or short-term applications. For more information, visit www.es-cat.com.

About the Sports Video Group

The Sports Video Group (SVG) was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and technology providers join the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality and implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience. For more information, visit www.sportsvideo.org.

 

 

 

 

Cat® Entertainment Services Rocks the Rolling Stones

April 04, 2016 11:46

Cat® Entertainment Services (CES) recently provided the temporary power and temperature control for last stop on The Rolling Stones’ “América Latina Olé” stadium tour, which kicked off in Santiago, Chile, Feb. 3 and wrapped up with a ground-breaking concert in Havana, Cuba, March 25.

The final performance of the Olé tour marked an historic occasion — especially for Cubans born around the start of the 1959 Communist revolution, when former Cuban leader Fidel Castro banned all rock music. For decades since then, the only way fans of the genre could keep up with the Rolling Stones and other rock and roll groups of the day was covertly — listening to smuggled records or picking up rogue radio signals.

A few hundred thousand fans turned out for the free concert in Ciudad Deportiva, the capital city’s sports complex. To keep the crowd and the band energized, Cat Entertainment Services supplied 2.5 megawatts of Cat prime power, along with container loads of distribution equipment, HVAC, and site construction products used by the roadies and stagehands to build the entire concert venue.

Behind the scenes, CES technicians installed the power and HVAC equipment and remained on-site to operate it until well after the last note was played.

About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment and technical services to the entertainment industry for corporate and sports events, concert tours, festivals, broadcasting, on-location filming and other remote and/or short-term applications. For more information, visit www.es-cat.com.

 

Cat Entertainment Services to Host Global Conference for Event Industry Experts

February 22, 2016 15:41

 

Ring Power Executive Vice President of Sales Kevin Robbins has announced that Cat® Entertainment Services, a division of Ring Power Corporation, will host the second annual conference of AGES, the Association of Global Event Suppliers, on Monday, February 29 and Tuesday, March 1, at Ring Power headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla.

Industry representatives from event supplier companies and organizations around the world will convene in St. Augustine for two days of meetings, panel discussions and workgroup sessions. The topics will focus on promoting better understanding of the products and services required to ensure quality and reliability for temporary infrastructure at large-scale, international events. Issues such as environmental impact, public health and safety, and best business practices will also be addressed.

Keynote speakers at the conference include world-renowned sport and special event experts who have worked on some of the world’s largest and most prestigious events, such as Olympic Games, World Cup and performing artists’ world tours.

About AGES

The Association of Global Event Suppliers, based in Bern, Switzerland, is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to uphold standards for quality and reliability in temporary infrastructure (overlay) installation for major sport and special events. AGES members represent companies from more than 50 countries in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia, together providing services and infrastructure worth more than US $1.15 billion (EU €1 billion) annually. For more information, visit www.ages.international.

About Cat Entertainment Services

CatEntertainment Services, a division of Ring Power Corporation, is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment and technical services to the entertainment industry for corporate and sport events, concert tours, festivals, broadcasting, on-location filming and other remote and/or short-term applications. For more information, visit www.es-cat.com.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Fla. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

CAT Entertainment Services Powers Addison’s Oktoberfest

September 25, 2015 12:23

More than 60,000 fans of polka, German food and beer gathered in Addison, Texas last week for four days of music, food and fun. In its 12th year, Addison’s four-day German festival is one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich.

CAT® Entertainment Services was tasked with powering the event, which included the 330’ by 160’ main tent, 40 arts and crafts tents, 31 food vendors and 18 sponsor tents. A total of 580 tons of air conditioning was used to ensure the comfort of festival attendees.

Dallas office relocation announcement

August 21, 2015 15:18

Due to the continued growth of our business, our Dallas office is relocating to a new facility in Dallas next month. This new, larger facility will allow us to better serve the needs of our clients.

Our new facility will be located at:

1233 Round Table Drive

Dallas, Texas 75247

Stay tuned for more details.

 

Cat Entertainment Services Names International Sales Manager

May 21, 2015 11:35

CAT® Entertainment Services (CES), a global provider of temporary power and temperature control solutions, has named Mike Moloney International Sales Manager.

Moloney has been involved with numerous major events projects over the course of his career, to name a few: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, international festivals, Frieze Art Fair and served as CES global project manager for Cirque du Soleil site power and climate control equipment. 

More recently, Mike has spearheaded CAT Entertainment Services’ International business development, working closely with senior management and international major events to establish CES as a qualified global event supplier. As a result CES has secured contracts for notable global sporting events, including 2013 Confederation Cup broadcast, Sochi 2014 and 2014 World Cup venue power.  

“We are excited that Mike has accepted this responsibility to grow CES in new markets and expand our global services” Phil Wessels, Managing Director, CAT Entertainment Services.

Moloney will continue to be based out of CES’s New Jersey office and will work closely with CES Brazil, Europe and Caterpillar’s worldwide network to transform CES international sales to a new level.

About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services (CES) provides rental power generation and rental temperature control equipment for sports and special events, music festivals, concert tours, film, video and broadcast productions around the world. In addition to state-of-the-art rental equipment, CES professionals integrate planning, custom installation, on-site operation and technical support For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com.

Cat Entertainment Services Powers Hangout Music Festival

May 14, 2015 16:03

When the Hangout Music Festival kicks off tomorrow, Cat Entertainment Services will be powering the performances.

Approximately 45,000 people are expected to attend the three-day music festival held on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Founded in 2010, Hangout features performances by some of the biggest names in music. This year’s lineup includes: Foo Fighters, Paramore, Zac Brown Band, Beck, and many more.

This marks the fourth year Cat Entertainment Services has served as the exclusive temporary power and temperature control provider for Hangout. Cat Entertainment Services technicians have been busy installing all of the power generation equipment necessary to power all of the festivals’ stages and venues. 

Cat Entertainment Services Powers The Players Tournament

May 13, 2015 12:29

As temperatures soared into the upper 80’s in Ponte Vedra, Cat Entertainment Services kept spectators cool and comfortable while they witnessed an impressive finish for Rickie Fowler at THE PLAYERS® Championship.

Cat Entertainment Services was tasked with powering all of the air conditioning for the hospitality and sponsor tents throughout the tournament. More than 100 units were required to keep guest cool and comfortable. Additionally, Cat Entertainment Services was tasked with powering scoreboards, TVs and lighting.

Five technicians remained onsite throughout the tournament to ensure flawless operation.

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.  CES is 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. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com.

 

CES Powers Up Coachella

May 01, 2015 13:33

For two weekends in April, Cat Entertainment Services powered up The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — one of the biggest music and arts festivals in the world.

The 2015 Coachella festival took place April 10-12 and again April 17-19 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California and featured many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. This year’s headliners included AC/DC, Drake, and Jack White, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, and many more.

More than half a million people attended the festival during the six day period. 

Cat Entertainment Services was tasked with powering the entire festival’s 6 stages, art installations , artist compounds , air conditioned VIP tents, production compounds , guest RV compounds for the stars, VIP camping tents , food and beverage, sponsor air conditioned tents, live TV broadcasts , medical tents, police stations , 526 individually lit Palm trees, restaurants, entrances , ticket booths and living quarter cabins for workers.

Load-in began March 31, requiring the installation of more than 90 generators to power the entire festival — from performance stages, art installations, artist compounds, air-conditioned VIP and sponsor tents, production and broadcast compounds, RV compounds and VIP camping tents to food and beverage stands, medical tents, police stations, lighting facilities, restaurants, ticket booths and workers’ living quarters. A team of approximately 19 CES techs from LA, Orlando and Dallas remained onsite throughout the festival to ensure flawless operation on all fronts.

As soon as Coachella came to an end, the CES technician team began rearranging the equipment on the same site for a completely different festival scheduled to open the very next weekend!

In just a few days, the CES team had managed to reinstall all of the temporary equipment necessary to ensure Stagecoach went off without a hitch. In addition to powering the festival stages, CES delivered and installed the power to 930 RVs — 560 50-amp vehicles plus 370 30-amp vehicles — in less than 36 hours. 

Cat® Entertainment Services and CBS Sports Team Up for NCAA Tournament Coverage

March 30, 2015 10:57

 

Cat® Entertainment Services (CES), a global provider of temporary power and temperature control solutions, recently teamed up with CBS Sports to supply temporary backup power for their coverage of the first three rounds of the NCAA tournament.

Cat XQ175 Diesel Power Generators were utilized to supply CBS Sports’ broadcast trucks with reliable backup power. CES technicians remained onsite throughout each game to ensure flawless performance.

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com

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