10 February 2016

ISE 2016: Shure shows latest conferencing solution

ISE 2016: Shure shows latest conferencing solutionThe Netherlands - ISE 2016 marks the world debut of a new networkable conferencing audio solution from Shure, Microflex Advance, designed to dramatically improve the audio quality for modern conferencing applications where pristine speech intelligibility is of utmost importance. Comprising high-quality networked ceiling and table array microphones, audio interfaces, intelligent mixing DSP and intuitive, browser-based control software, Microflex Advance draws on Shure's extensive experience in microphone, audio networking and automatic ... More >>

ISE 2016: Genelec debuts IP network-compatible monitor

ISE 2016: Genelec debuts IP network-compatible monitorThe Netherlands - Genelec is showcasing the 8430, a new addition to the Smart Active Monitor (SAM) range of products. As well as being the latest member of this series, the 8430 is also the world's first commercially-ready AoIP (Audio over Internet Protocol) studio monitor. Six years ago at ISE 2010, Genelec demonstrated its first audio-over-IP showcase system. The showcase was selected as one of the 'Picks of ISE 2010' as it was recognised as among the best new innovations presented at the show. Since then, extensive research and ... More >>

Clay Paky awakens the force at Dublin premiere

Clay Paky awakens the force at Dublin premiereIreland - Clay Paky SuperSharpys transformed Dublin's city-centre sculpture, the Spire, into a 398ft lightsaber to celebrate the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As the film opened in Ireland's capital, the SuperSharpys' intensely precise beams, which are three times brighter than the previous Sharpy, illuminated the entire length of the O'Connell Street structure in vibrant blue to emulate the Jedi weapon. Commissioned by Disney, Tom Rohan of event production house Eventco conceptualised the installation alongside ... More >>

ISE 2016: Community unveils additions to I Series

ISE 2016: Community unveils additions to I SeriesThe Netherlands - Community has expanded the system design versatility of its flagship I Series Engineered Loudspeaker Systems at ISE 2016 with the addition of five new Compact models, and Weather-Resistant options featuring breakthrough PolyGlas outdoor enclosure technology. I Series Compact loudspeakers are designed to match the performance, appearance and voicing of the larger I Series Point Source and Subwoofer models. All Compact I Series have best-in-class LF extension, sensitivity and maximum output, ensuring high quality sound ... More >>

Strong sales for BMFL across the French market

Strong sales for BMFL across the French marketFrance Over 300 Robe BMFL fixtures were sold to the French market in the few months since the formation of Robe's new French subsidiary, Robe Lighting France SAS. The BMFL was launched in autumn 2014, by which time French lighting professionals were ready to specify and keen to use the high-powered multi-purpose luminaire, and as soon as the new company was established, the business could 'hit-the-ground-running'. "BMFL sales far exceeded our initial annual expectations and we steamed past those first targets in just six months," ... More >>

Globull glows with Chauvet

Globull glows with ChauvetSwitzerland - The picturesque town of Bulle in the Canton of Freibourg is nestled in the rocky hills that separate the French and German-speaking regions of Swizerland. Bulle, a regional economic hub, is also home to Globull, one of Swizerland's most popular and cutting edge nightclubs. Committed to staying on the leading edge of music and lifestyle trends, Globull is constantly working to create and maintain a sharp, sleek atmosphere inside the three storey dance club. Toward this end, the club's management recently decided to install ... More >>

Middlesex University goes green with White Light

Middlesex University goes green with White LightUK - Middlesex University in London boasts a strong performing arts department and was eager to upgrade both its Ravensfield Theatre and Dance Studio space. Whilst state-of-the-art equipment was a necessity, so was the need to be environmentally-friendly, with the university determined to be as green as possible and change their previous lighting equipment to LED only. As a result, they approached White Light to purchase the perfect set-up. Bruce Allen is technical production manager at Middlesex University and oversaw the upgrade of ... More >>

Performing arts school selects MA dot2 console

Performing arts school selects MA dot2 consoleUSA - When a Magnet High School for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay area needed to upgrade its theatre it called on DSC Design of Novato, California to design an upgraded lighting system. DSC Design specified an all-LED lighting design and a new dot2 XL-F lighting console from MA Lighting. DSC Design handled design and technical management for the high school's theatre upgrade, as well as programming classes for students and faculty. The theatre is a key component in students' performing arts studies: It is used for ... More >>

Slaves satisfied with Colour Sound

Slaves satisfied with Colour SoundUK - Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting for punk duo Slaves most recent tour which culminated in a highly animated show at Brixton Academy in London, with lighting created by Francis Clegg part of design collective MIRRAD. Francis came to the table with a scheme to match the energy and ebullience of the band's live shows. Brixton was the biggest venue on the tour, the showcase gig and a huge deal for the rising star band, so the lighting was based on this space, but the rig also had to be adaptable and scale-able to fit all the ... More >>

Bose expands the F1 loudspeaker family

Bose expands the F1 loudspeaker familyUSA - Bose Professional has expanded its F1 Flexible Array Loudspeaker product line, to include a new passive full range model and a full suite of mounting brackets. Together with a powered model introduced in 2015, both Bose F1 loudspeaker models are suitable for portable and installed applications. The F1 Model 812 Loudspeaker is the first portable loudspeaker offering "FLEX array technology," which lets installers focus sound to target listening areas with four different patterns, offering exceptional power and clarity for a wide ... More >>

ISE 2016: Ampco Flashlight aims at the high-end

ISE 2016: Ampco Flashlight aims at the high-endThe Netherlands - Ampco Flashlight Sales is showcasing the latest products from its stable of high-end brands at ISE Amsterdam. Ampco is exhibiting products from companies including Allen & Heath, Clear-Com, d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo, Martin Audio, MeTrao, Microtech-Gefell, Optocore, Powersoft and Renkus-Heinz. Highlights of Ampco's stands include Martin Audio, which unveils an innovation in the field of outdoor audio equipment, and illuminates the CDD series; Powersoft, which shows the impressive X-series, in addition to the complete ... More >>

ISE 2016: Atlas Cables launches custom range

ISE 2016: Atlas Cables launches custom rangeThe Netherlands - Atlas Cables, the engineering-led cable specialist, has launched two new installation-centric cable ranges dedicated to performance-led custom installations - Hyper si (Screened Installation) speaker cable and the Integra Duo analogue interconnect range. With the significant increase of wireless signals around any residential or commercial property, RF pollution is the scourge for all system designers and integrators. To combat the effects of this air-bound interference on the delicate audio signals that often require ... More >>

ISE 2016: HK Audio unveils Linear passive speakers

ISE 2016: HK Audio unveils Linear passive speakersThe Netherlands - HK Audio is debuting its new Linear 5 LTS passive mid/high unit and Linear SUB 4000 subwoofer at ISE 2016. HK Audio is also showing off the rest of its install stable at the show, with speakers from the Elements, Linear 5, Cadis and Vortis ranges on display alongside the accompanying Lab.gruppen IPD controllers. In addition, portable PA enthusiasts can get hands-on with the brand new LUCAS NANO 608i, the first ever all-in-one-PA with an iPad-enabled mixer. Many of the HK Audio customer system solutions that were ... More >>

ISE 2016: MNA reflects importance of interoperability

ISE 2016: MNA reflects importance of interoperabilityThe Netherlands - With the ever-increasing pace of adoption of IP based networking in AV, there is a mounting lobby for standardization and interoperability based on open standards. Consequently, the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) - the professional AV industry alliance, charged with promoting awareness and adoption of AES67, the open standard that provides for the common interchange of digital media between different IP networking platforms - is exhibiting for the first time at ISE. MNA members and member manufacturers will be ... More >>

ISE 2016: Panasonic offers 'Robotic Experience'

ISE 2016: Panasonic offers 'Robotic Experience'The Netherlands - A 28,000 lumens laser projector, a 1.8mm bezel videowall display and the industry's most compact, 10,000 lumens laser 1-Chip DLPTM projector are among the innovations exhibited by Panasonic at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam. The Panasonic booth features a 'Robotic Experience' or RobEx, developed in collaboration with event company XPION. Industry grade robots with 98-inch 4K resolution displays were used to create an immersive viewing experience. In projection, Panasonic launched the PT-RZ31K, the company's highest brightness ... More >>

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