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January 1, 2024:   Happy New Year to all! We look forward to helping you to deliver the best of live events and conferences this year! Check with us on any requirements you may have in Western Canada.

December 15, 2023:   Blackmagic is a go-to for many AV companies, and CTR is proud to offer many of their fine products, including the ATEM Production Studio 4K video switcher, as well as the videohubs, cams. and a large assortment of very reliable video adapters.

December 1, 2023:   Did you know that CTR has the best selection of Fastfold screens in the Alberta region? 5.5′ x 10′, 7.5′ x 13′, and 9′ x 16′, all with full dress kits!

November 15, 2023:   Need Bottom End?? The perfect partner to our QSC K12.2 powered speakers, is the new QSC K112 2000 Watt Compact subwoofer. Ideal for corporate presentations where you want to really connect with the audience, with pounding bass complementing the crystal clear QSC sound.

November 1, 2023:   To complement our fleet of Datavideo PTZ cameras, we are now introducing a new brand which is very impressive – Kato Vision. We can offer 4  high definition zoom PTZ cameras with a very functional joystick controller. Designed to be intuitive and simple to use, this system is ideal for IMAG content or conference streaming. 

October 15, 2023:   And now for something a little different – we had a requirement for rolling fog for a particular event, and we went and got the best fog machine out there! The  MOKA SFX MK-F18 offers dual output flexi-ducts, which send a steady stream of thick rolling fox across the stage or dance floor. 

October 1, 2023:  The Roland Video Switcher fleet has expanded, with the addition of the VR-50HD MkII. Perfect for a smaller show where you want to integrate pro level digital audio mixing with SDI or HDMI video inputs – all in one nice little space saving package!

September 15, 2023:  For a relatively lower priced but pro level IMAG camera, look no further than the PANASONIC AG-DVX200 4K. With its Integrated Leica Dicomar 4K lens, you could discover your inner Spielberg!

August 15, 2023:  BLACKMAGIC! CTR has just received the city’s largest inventory of Blackmagic microconverters (SDI-HDMI, HDMI-SDI) ready for your next event that is running longer SDI lengths. This goes along with a large order of Viper SDI cable with up to 300′ lengths. On top of this we now offer a very cool Blackmagic Videohub, which allows you to tidy up your operations table and SDI camera runs on larger events! 

August 1, 2023:  DISTRO POWER! CTR has just received some custom built Cube 5 Power units from Indu-Electric in California. These units offer 4 x L6-30 twist lock inlents, as well as 12 Edison  20A plugs. Perfect for those hi-power show requirements! 




July 15, 2023:  MORE CHRISTIE! Hitting a sweet spot in our projector offerings is the all new Christie Captiva DWU500S Laser 5000 lumen Ultra Short Throw WUXGA Projectors. Getting you a 7.5’x13′ Fastfold image from about 3′ from the screen! And push back to 4′ for 9′ x 16′!

July 1, 2023:  Just in for smaller conference events, is our Roland V-8HD Pro A/V HD Video switcher, offering 8 HDMI channels, for smooth switching of live and livestream events,.

June 1, 2023:  Ask any sound engineer what board they want to work on and many would say “Allen & Heath”! We now offer the A&H QU-16 Digital Mixer – perfect for most conferences and ballroom type events, and it is available with the AR84 expansion stage box .

May 15, 2023: Microphones have been upgraded. Now offering the Shure QLXD digital handheld/lavalier systems, as well as the state-of-the-art best in class Shure AXIENT 4 channel lavalier system.

May 1, 2023: Videowalls have evolved, and CTR is proud to present the newest series of LED Posters – which can be used individually or spliced together as a very eye-catching seamless videowall. Either way, you can’t walk by without it captivating your audience!

April 1, 2023: Just arrived, new hi power LED Ellipsoidal Stage lights, with zoom control to light up your presenter and capture the audience’s attention. 3 models available, from 200w to 400w, and all in RGBW.

March 15, 2023: New drape coming in! 14′ high quality 400g/sqM heavy black velour, with integrated post overlap, posts, bases, 10′ cross bars, as well as heavy duty road cases – ready for your conference event! Also includes tech surrounds.

March 1, 2023: Now in the fleet are the Roland V-160HD Streaming Video Switcher! This unit has quickly become the standard that technical directors request for conferences and AGM’s.

February 1, 2023: CHRISTIE PROJECTORS! We have just ordered some brand new Christie 10K Laser units which will be sure to brighten up the Calgary conference landscape! With a complement of lenses to handle most requirements.

January 15, 2023: New Year, New Gear! lots of toys entering the shop, including Hollycom Solidcom C1 Wireless Intercoms, Joro Power lifts for our 80″, 86″ and 90″ televisions

January 1, 2023: Happy New Year! 2022 ended up being such a busy year after 2 years of COVID challenges, and we expect 2023 to continue that trend. Thanks to all of our clients for a great year, and we look forward to continuing to work together.

September 1, 2022: CTR now carries a full line up of lighting products for your event, including LEKO, Fresnels and Uplights.

This is a nice little video to explain the differences, and help you figure out what you might require…

January 1, 2021: We are all slogging through this together! Hang in there! Soon the day of  in person live events will indeed come back! Happy New year to all, and stay safe!

July 15, 2020CTR introduces a line up of quality Hand Sanitizer solutions through its HandDrops branding. The kiosk style units are fully automated non-touch units, and are available on a monthly basis – hardware alone, or with a full service program covering all refills and maintenance. Let’s get through this safely!

May 15, 2020CTR is proud to announce a new product division called PEOPLE COUNTERS! These are specially designed computer monitor display systems with a special sensing camera, which are placed at entrances to keep a real time count of occupancy within a certain space. This is critical during the COVID era, and ensures a safe environment for customers and staff alike. For more information visit !

April 15, 2020CTR welcomes its newest division, Calgary Webcasting – a source for quality streaming services in Alberta! Offering both on-site event streaming, as well as in-studio webcasting services – we can ensure your next event is well managed and produces with the finest in web streaming gear.

March 15, 2020COVID-19! Yikes – this is going to be tough for the events industry. Let’s do our best to support each other through this next phase, and come back strong.

February 15, 2020We offer a great selection of projection screens for your event requirements – including portable smaller tripod units up to 8′, pull-ups from 8′ to 10′, and fastfolds from 7.5’x13′ to 9’x16′!

January 15, 2020Welcome to 2020! A very Happy New Year to all of our clients! We look forward to working with you soon!

December 15, 2019Need a stage right/stage left display system for a smaller venue that requires higher resolution (under lit conditions)? Consider the very impressive dual NEC dual 2x2x46 setups, available with two free-stand options. Awesome clarity and visibility for a captivating presentation for your audience.

November 15, 2019For wireless microphone options, we are happy to offer the new Shure digital GLX-D series, providing crystal clear sound without RF interference. Combo kits offer an SM58 Handheld along with a quality lavalier – giving your clients flexibility in their presenting style.

October 15, 2019We lead Alberta in Touch Screen inventory! Now also offering the brand new LG series in a 43″ and 49″ multitouch versions! Also new is our Smartboard 55″ offering full whiteboard interaction along with a multitouch 4K display.

September 15, 2019:   CTR offers the largest local inventory of medium to large venue projectors, with a focus on the Panasonic commercial series – offering pro quality and reliability for your next event. Lumen range from 4K to 12K, with multiple lensing options.

August 1, 2019For quality audio mixing, consider the QSC Touchmix-16 Digital Mixer – a professional quality solution at affordable pricing.

June 1, 2019: Roland Video Switchers, available in both HDMI and SDI versions. Huge results from this small form factor video switcher.

May 15, 2019:  New in the fleet – our mammoth 84″ SmartBoard HD Display – not only featuring the reknowned Smartboard/whiteboard features, but a full HD touch 4K display! And all mounted on an electric lift floor stand that is sure to impress! We have a pair for stage right/stage left presentations.

April 15, 2019:  Roland has become a leader in smaller event video switching, and as such we carry both HDMI and SDI switchers that are reliable and intuitively easy to operate. We have just added a new Roland item – the AV Streaming Mixer, which is ideal for multi-input webcasting made simple.

March 1, 2019:  Need a large display format to capture a crowd, but have limited space? Consider a 2x2x46″ Videowall, which will provide the equivalent of a  massive 92″ display at an eye level height for comfortable viewing. Mounted on a single vertical truss, or a portable aluminum viewing cart, this minimal footprint delivers big bang for the space!

February 1, 2019: CTR now offers digital lecterns  at a price that makes it available for all sizes of events. Includes a portrait mounted 32″ logo content monitor (or larger if requested), and a sliding drawer for the speaker’s laptop or iPad, this lectern performs! Dual gooseneck microphones and integrated reading light complete the package!

January 1, 2019: A very happy New Year to everyone! Let’s have a great 2019!

August 18, 2018CTR is proud to introduce the new InFocus JTouch multi touch panels in an easy-to-view 65″ 1080 format! With an integrated white board function and wireless options, this touchscreen is sure to impress!

May 11, 2018Tablets are us! whatever you need right up to iPad Pro formats, and various kiosks for your next interactive event. Also, check out the new Remarkable writing pad tablet!

March 6, 2018We are pleased to offer a wide array of wireless microphone options, from handheld to lavalier types – Shure and Sennheiser.

January 12, 2018With core i7 processing power and 16GB of RAM, the new Lenovo W540 workstations are a sure bet to accomplish the most demanding of computing tasks – now in the CTR fleet!

January 1, 2018: Happy New Year to all our clients and vendors! We appreciate your support!

June 18, 2017:  Webcasting is one of the most cost effective ways of getting your message to a wide spread audience, within the City, Province or Country – virtually anywhere in the world! We offer the hardware (PTZ cameras, controllers and the new Datavideo NVS-25) as well as the expertise to manage the hardware, and broadcast your meeting to everyone you want to reach!

May 26, 2017:   Techies everywhere are excited when they get a hold of one of our new Datavideo DAC-70 Convertors, offering up, down, cross abilities as well as embedding features.  Whether going from VGA or SDI to HDMI or SDI to VGA or HDMI, or if you want to get audio into that HDMI feed, you have it all with this little magic box! These adapters can quickly save your day!

May 2, 2017:  To go along with our new Touch Screen collection, consider our Peerless Angled Touch Screen Kiosk cart – a sturdy yet attractive addition to your booth, for interactive presentations at a comfortable working angle.

April 13, 2017:  New Touch Screens now in stock! Commercial quality 42″ BenQ 6-Point Multi-Touch, 42″ HP Single Touch, and LG 47″ 9-Point Touch available for your next interactive presentation!

April 10, 2017:  Sennheiser!  Widely agreed to be the highest quality wireless microphone systems available! Available in large quantities for your next event!

April 7, 2017: Just arrived! LG 47″ Touch Screen!  Complementing our 55″ NEC PrimeTOUCH units, this fully commercial LG Touch is designed from the ground up as a 10-Touch Screen, and offers smooth movement without ghosting.

April 3, 2017: Very cool! Wireless HDMI extenders available that allow you to place your displays at various locations without running any cables – up to 200m away! A quick and effective solution!

April 1, 2017: Webcasting Services now available at CTR!  Soon to be marketed through our Webcasting subsidiary, we provide complete turn-key solutions. Please contact our webcasting specialist at CTR for further information.

March 22, 2017: 98″ NEC on screenlifter was a big hit with the Lamborghini group at the International Car Show! Think about this solution for your next event!

March 15, 2017: Yes we have Apple MacBooks! The newest Macbook Pro Retina Touchbar units are now available in rentals, including 4GB discrete video, Final Cut Pro X, and the newest Office suite!

March 12, 2017Did you know that CTR offers 2-way radio solutions? The Motorola Mag One BPR-40 is a portable and very compact radio that will keep you and the team on the same page at any event!

March 4, 2017: The brand new HP Laserjet 533n is now on the rental shelves, offering 1200×1200 resolutions and business class performance!

February 23, 2017: Panasonic large venue projectors are our flagship specialty! 12K and 20K units, with all of the lense options will make your shows standout!

February 15, 2017: When your require a stage backdrop that will captivate an audience in high resolution, go no further than our 16′ x 9′ Panasonic videowall – comprised of 16 panels of very thin bezel 55″ HD monitors!

February 4, 2017: Displays of all sizes from 24″ to 98″ are ready for your show – and videowalls beyond that! CTR has the biggest selection in Western Canada!

January 18, 2017: PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) Cameras are the way to go for many events requiring live action video. Saves the cost of an operator, and can be tripod or truss mounted! We carry the entire DataVideo product line!

January 9, 2017: Roland Video Switchers, available in both HDMI and SDI versions. Huge results from this small form factor video switcher. And yes, we are a Roland dealer!

January 1, 2017: Happy New Year to all of our clients! We look forward to a great year with all of you, as we continue our journey to becoming the best go-to A/V/Tech rental house in Western Canada!

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