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June 28, 2012

Gotta Get a Gorgeous Glow to Go? Before the Fourth? Try Tropic Spa

Get RED, WHITE & BRONZED - Your Healthy Guilty Pleasure

The 4th of July is just a few days away. Whether you're the host of the party or a guest, here is a perfect solution to add a little sparkle to your holiday. A Tropic Spa tan will give you a flawless glow to balance your stars and stripes accessories. While you're enjoying festive cocktails, indulging in some treats and straying from your diet, Tropic Spa can be your healthy "guilty pleasure." In just 12 seconds, a few minutes to dry and a brief touchup you'll be the envy of the party, and you won't need to spend hours in the sun.



The Tropic Spa Home Mist Tanning System is a revolutionary new way to obtain a beautiful and healthy summer glow without the risk of damage caused by being out in the sun or the use of a UV tanning bed. 

In a tanning category all its own, here are 5 unique things that set Tropic Spa apart from other sunless tanning products:

1. Easy to assemble, charge for 3-4 hours, adjust the system to hang on the door so the top mister is more or less even with your face, and go!

2. One of the unique features is the built-in electronic timer; each tan delivers an exact amount of tanning solution that covers the entire body in a 12 second application. Overspray is minimal or nonexistent.

3. For the eco-conscious crowd: The system uses steel cans that are 100% recyclable and the gas that is used to pressurize the cans is nitrogen - a high component of the air we breathe everyday. The Tropic Spa tanning solution is supplied in a kit form. The solution is packaged into specially designed cosmetic bladders, then housed into aerosol cans. This bag on valve technology allows 100% pure tanning solution to be dispensed with no cross contamination from propellants or any other material. 

4. It's a clear solution so you should allow 4-5 hours for the tan to show and then simply use retouch spray to even out any areas you might have missed or not rubbed in evenly.

5. You can't overtan. By tanning one time every 5-7 days you'll be on your way to a perfect, healthy glow year round.



June 26, 2012

JUNE 26: Learn the Latest in Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment at the 2012 Creative Storage Conference

Posted by Don Rose - Featured Event


We all know that the worlds of media and entertainment consume storage at an ever increasing rate, and keeping up with all the advancements in this dynamic field can be a challenge. Luckily there is an event where you can get up to date on the latest in storage, all in one day and one place. A full slate of storage-related speakers and activities await you at the 2012 Creative Storage Conference.


The Sixth Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS12) will be held Tuesday June 26, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (www.creativestorage.org).   This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of Digital Storage Enables Universal and Ubiquitous Workflows.  At CS 2012 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment and network with industry professionals.

The all-day event on June 26 includes a panel on storage for content capture, Keynote talks by Jens Rumberg of ARRI and Clyde Smith of Fox Networks, a professional media end-user panel, a session on digital storage technologies and data recovery for media and entertainment (details below), exhibits and a closing networking reception.


Living in Interesting Times:  Changing Needs and Sources for Rich Content Storage (Sponsored by Hie Electronics)

Moderator:  Pallab Chatterjee, Media and Entertainment Tech

There appears to be no limit to the storage requirements needed for rich content creation and production.  Higher content resolution and frame rates can generate petabytes of content captured today in a single video production project but with continued growth in resolution and frame rates we will likely see Exabyte requirements in the not distant future.  What are the storage and bandwidth requirements for stereoscopic and high definition content capture?  What storage devices work best in which video production environments?  What are the requirements for animation and special effects creation?  What will the future hold for content capture and creation?  This session will give you information that you will need to create tomorrow’s blockbusters and award winning content.


  • Roger Kleckner, Vidispine LLC
  • Janene Ellefson, Micron Technology
  • Scott Cleland, LSI
  • Martin Libich, EMC-Isilon
  • David Trumbo, Media Technology Market Partners, LLC

Additional Panelists:

  • John Christopher, DataSavers
  • Howard Hodges, Hie Electronics

After the Keynote talk by Jens Rumberg of ARRI there will be a discussion panel on the Future of Content Capture Storage moderated by Marty Shindler and including Pat Hanlon, SanDisk; Christopher Chute, IDC; Sarah Priestnall of Codex Digital and Jens Rumberg of ARRI.  

Earlier in the day Clyde Smith of Fox Networks will give a keynote talk on Object Based Workflows.

The final session before the evening reception (sponsored by hVault) is a panel of professional video end users.


Professional Entertainment and Media Users Reveal their Digital Storage Needs and Desires (Sponsored by Createasphere)

Moderator: Mary Yurkovic, Createasphere

Listen to notable end users of digital storage from the entertainment and media industry and their suppliers discussing their uses and issues with digital storage devices, systems and applications.  Find out what they would like to see available in the future to make their lives easier and more productive.


  • Mike Saindon, UFC-Zuffa LLC
  • Steve Kochak, Deluxe Digital Media
  • David Ginsberg, Elegant Workflow


Event: Creative Storage Conference 2012

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM (PT)

The conference starts at 8 AM with conference registration starting at 7:30 AM.  

Exhibit registration opens at 1 PM.  

Event runs until 7:30 PM (end of evening reception). 

Location: Doubletree Hotel
6161 Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

For more information click here:
Creative Storage Conference 2012

The conference agenda is available at http://www.creativestorage.org/2012Agenda.htm.  
You can register to attend at:  http://www.creativestorage.org/2012Register.htm.   
For additional information on the conference call 408-978-8184 or email info@creativestorage.org.


Corporate sponsors of CS 2012 include ARRI and hVault (Platinum), AllianceIT and WARP Mechanics (Gold) as well as Hie Electronics, HDS, Howard Goldstein Associates, Oracle and SNIA SSSI (Bronze).  

Exhibitors include Aberdeen, Active Storage, Apposite Technology, Compact Flash Association, Crossroads Systems, BitSpeed, Panasonic AVC, PixSpan, Quantum, ReelData, SMPTE, Spectra Logic and Whiptail.  

Media and Organization Sponsors of CS 2012 include Advantage Video Systems, Active Archive Alliance, CFA, Coughlin Associates, Createasphere, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, ExaSAN, HDDFA, Hollywood Post Alliance, Home Toys, FCIA, MediaTech Association, M & E Tech, Media and Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), POST Magazine, ProuctionHu b, RDC, SMPTE, STA, Storage Decisions (TechTarget), and The Shindler Perspective.



The Creative Storage Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.entertainmentstorage.org) and Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com). 

June 17, 2012

TONIGHT June 17: Josh Clayton Benefit (Featured Event)

Tonight, Angelenos have a chance to spend Dad Day's Night helping a noble cause:

Josh Clayton-Felt, a musician/songwriter, died in 2000. A founder with Michael Ward of the 90's band 'School of Fish' ('Three Strange Days'), Clayton-Felt subsequently turned to the Descendants of the Earth as a spiritual home and his later songs reflect the Descendants' spiritual values. To support the Descendants, Clayton-Felt initiated a series of benefit concerts which, after his death, became an annual event sponsored and produced by The Descendants of the Earth in his honor.
This year’s benefit is being held at The Hotel CafĂ© on Father’s Day, June 17, at 7 p.m.  Please see invitation below. 
Marilyn Felt, Josh's mother, an award winning playwright created 'Lightsong', an audio play based on Josh's life story (with a touch of magic) and containing a lot of his music. The theme of the play is how to live a meaningful life in concert with nature and the spiritual world while concurrently dealing with the hard choices available to musicians in a very commercial world. Lightsong has been professionally produced with the help of Josh's family and is available free of charge from the website www.lightsongplay.com and from iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lightsong/id438331336).

Here is the Josh Clayton Benefit Invite:


June 6, 2012

Tropic Spa Home Mist Tanning System: A New Eco-conscious Way to Tan

LOS ANGELES, CA & ONTARIO, CANADA - (Summer 2012)—Introducing The Tropic Spa Home Mist Tanning System, a revolutionary new way to obtain a beautiful, healthy summer glow without the risk of damage caused by being out in the sun or the use of a UV tanning bed.

The Tropic Spa Home Mist Tanning System is engineered and designed to deliver multiple tans on a single charge. Its attractive cordless design allows the unit to be used in multiple locations. Tan refill kits can be changed with ease in less than 5 minutes. Kit changeover requires no tools based on our unique design the lightweight durable plastic construction and compact size will provide years of carefree use. The system comes fully assembled, and requires about three to four hours to fully charge and you’re ready to mist.

Tropic Spa’s solution coupled with their patented delivery system makes it the most versatile full body tanning system in the market. One of the main ingredients in the Tropic Spa's solution is DHA, [Dihydroxyacetone] which is derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. Tropic Spa's formulated tanning solution contains ingredients that helps to moisturizer and condition your skin. One of the units unique features is the built in electronic timer. It emits an audible tone that lets the user know their orientation when turning along with other vital information. Each tan delivers an exact amount of tanning solution that covers the entire body in a 12 second application. Over spray is minimal or nonexistent.

As America becomes more and more health conscious, so did the clever team behind Tropic Spa Inc. They not only wanted to offer a great new product but make sure it would meet the demands of consumers seeking earth-friendly products. They used steel cans that are100% recyclable and the gas that is used to pressurize the cans is, nitrogen which is a high component of the air we breathe everyday.

The Tropic Spa tanning solution is supplied in a kit form. The solution is packaged into specially designed cosmetic bladders, which is then housed into aerosol cans. This bag on valve technology allows 100% pure tanning solution to be dispensed with no cross contamination of propellants or any other material. The kit contains user DVD, exfoliating materials, head and foot covers, gloves and touch up solution. Tropic Spa gives you a beautiful and natural looking tan. The tan gradually develops over 5 to 8 hours and will last five to eight days with proper skin care and moisturizing. With regular weekly use you can have a gorgeous Tropic Spa tan year round.


Additional information & pricing:

Tropic Spa comes with factory installed rechargeable lithium ion batteries, which allow for maximum power and recharges in 3-4 hrs. Depending on the frequency of use, a fully charged battery will last up to 20 tans.

It has a unique adjustable hanger that allows for easy user height adjustments, audible tones built into the electronics provides vital user information.

The Tropic Spa unit is built and certified to UL and CSA specifications.  User DVD supplied

Refill kits deliver 10 full body tans and come complete with all the required accessories needed.

Refill kits changeover takes less than 5 minutes and empty cans are disposed of in your recycle bin.

SRP: $348.95. Please visit the website to review a couple of different payment options.