Pathway Connectivity is the leading data communications company in the entertainment lighting industry. Pathway's proven record for innovation and reliability has helped our clients to create ever more spectacular visual experiences for live audiences worldwide. We design, manufacture and support an innovative family of products that enables the operation of sophisticated stage and architectural lighting systems. Its founder, Dave Higgins, is being awarded the Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award at USITT 2018 and the current Director of Product Innovation, Robert Bell, was awarded the inaugural Most Promising Newcomer Wally Award in 1994. The Pathport DMX/RDM/Ethernet gateway was introduced at LDI 2000 and won the Product of the Year award. Since its acquisition by Acuity Brands in 2011 Pathway has added lighting controls to its product family which traditionally was centered on data communications and conversion. Today Pathway offers complete control solutions for any venue.