Hi everyone -
I have been lurking in the background for a really long time after frequently getting Control Booth hits during my Google searching and I thought it was high time to formally join the community and say hello!
By way of introduction, my name is Dan Goldsmith and I am both a classically trained theatrical lighting designer as well as a professional laserist. My firm X-Laser has grown to be the largest high powered entertainment laser manufacturer in the US (and perhaps even in the Americas) and in my free time I volunteer as a high school TD with an exceptional group of young techies.
I am a member of a number of other forums and as with those I am not here to advertise... I/we take great pride in being a reliable source of information about high powered lasers, legal compliance around the world (particularly here at home), etc. and I will always be happy to help anyone with any laser project no matter what equipment is used. I have a few other competencies too but mainly I am here to learn and keep fresh on the rest of the tech world since I live day to day in the laser world. I am also a member of the board of directors of the International Laser Display Association and the Chairman of the association's Regulatory Committee.
I will stop rambling though and am just excited to be (finally) saying hello.