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31 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Avolites to launch Arena console

Prolight+Sound 2015: Avolites to launch Arena consoleGermany - Avolites will launch its live control-focused Arena console at Prolight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt. Offering "more live control than ever before", the Avolites Arena is designed for festivals, theatres and anywhere that a larger control surface is required. It combines the popular interface of the Tiger Touch II with 30 additional Playback faders and expanded live control options and features. Alongside the main display, a second touch screen provides an additional workspace window, also labelling the adjacent macro buttons and ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Eaton extends Zero 88 series

Prolight+Sound 2015: Eaton extends Zero 88 seriesGermany - At Frankfurt next month, Eaton will introduce the FLX console, part of the Zero 88 Series. The company says: "It's clean, straightforward, intuitive user Interface offers tools like Patch Wizard and Auto Palettes to consolidate all the prep work, leaving LDs, programmers and operators free to work faster and more harmoniously." FLX offers 2,048 freely assignable control channels with no fixture patch limitations and is supported by four rotary encoders, 24 dedicated playback faders (with 10 pages) and four UDK's (User ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: BroadWeigh wireless system on demo

Prolight+Sound 2015: BroadWeigh wireless system on demoGermany - UK-based instrumentation specialist Mantracourt has announced that its BroadWeigh wireless load monitoring system is to be exhibited at the Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt (15-18 April). Mantracourt's technical partners AC Entertainment (Hall 9, Stand D47), Hof Alutec (Hall 9, Stand D60) and Louis Reyners (Hall 9, Stand E95) will be exhibiting at this event and visitors will have the opportunity to experience a full demonstration of the BroadWeigh system and meet key staff from Mantracourt. The BroadWeigh portable ... More >>

Renewed Vision launches ProPresenter 6 at NAB

Renewed Vision launches ProPresenter 6 at NABUSA - At the 2015 NAB Show, Renewed Vision will evolve the storytelling and production capabilities of ProPresenter for broadcast studios, sports venues and live corporate, worship and entertainment events, with an array of new tools and features that amplify the way live production teams present dynamic, high-quality content. Like previous-generation versions, ProPresenter 6 is, at its core, a cross-platform (Mac and Windows) lyric, slide, and media presentation package. It merges dynamic multiscreen software with off-the-shelf ... More >>

30 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Lawo looks to theatre sector

Prolight+Sound 2015: Lawo looks to theatre sectorGermany - Lawo will present IP-based audio, video and network solutions for theatre and live applications in Frankfurt (Hall 8.0 / Booth B50). On show will be numerous Lawo products natively equipped with SMPTE 2022 and Ravenna/AES67 demonstrated in a fully operational setup, including the new mc²36 console designed for live performance applications utilizing RAVENNA and MADI, as well as both V-line and A-line video and audio processing and routing devices. The new mc²36 is a Ravenna-based all-in-one mixing desk with a comprehensive ... More >>

27 March 2015

Allen & Heath upgrades Qu series firmware

Allen & Heath upgrades Qu series firmwareUK - Allen & Heath has released a major firmware upgrade for its Qu series of compact digital mixers, paired with key enhancements to the Qu-Pad and Qu-You apps. V1.7 ArcLight firmware now allows up to two iPads running Qu-Pad to be connected to a Qu mixer at the same time. New features in Qu-Pad include saving and recall of processing and FX libraries, a third custom layer for easy access to any combination of inputs, mixes, DCAs, Mute Groups or SoftKeys, full control over key FX parameters, the ability to store and recall scenes, plus ... More >>

Fulcrum launches cable management flooring system

Fulcrum launches cable management flooring systemUK - Fulcrum Projects is launching its unique cable management flooring system to the live events and exhibition sectors. The unique low profile system brings a new approach to cable management for expo environments and temporary events of all kinds, offering complete flexibility and access when it comes to underfloor cabling for power and data. Fulcrum's Infofloor complements company's existing extensive range of power distribution equipment and adds another element to Fulcrum's long standing status as a leading provider of technical ... More >>

26 March 2015

Prolight+Sound: Studiomaster to launch digiLiVE mixer

Prolight+Sound: Studiomaster to launch digiLiVE mixerGermany - Studiomaster will launch the digiLiVE ultra-compact digital audio mixer - a hybrid concept fully marrying the advantages of hardware / touch-screen control surface and remote tablet operation - simultaneously at Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound (15-18 April, Frankfurt). digiLiVE 16, a 16 input - 16 bus - 8 output digital audio mixer, sports a control surface integrating a 7" Android driven high-resolution touch-screen and eight motorized 100mm fader operation, alongside fully remote (iOS and Android) tablet operation. With an ... More >>

DPA Microphones launches Trade Up to d:fine campaign

DPA Microphones launches Trade Up to d:fine campaignWorld - DPA Microphones has launched a new worldwide 'Trade Up to d:fine' campaign, running from now until 30 April, 2015. As part of the campaign, anyone who buys a new DPA d:fine Headset Microphone will receive a rebate of $100 USD (or near-equivalent in local currency) provided they trade in an existing non-DPA headset microphone. All other headset microphones can be traded in - it doesn't matter what make or model. Participants can also trade in as many microphones as they like, provided they replace each one with a new d:fine. "... More >>

25 March 2015

KV2 Audio to debut Constant Power Point Source Array

KV2 Audio to debut Constant Power Point Source ArrayUK - KV2 Audio's philosophy has always been to embrace the principles of point source speaker system design to provide optimum sound quality and coverage for applications and audiences of all sizes. Up until now, their VHD2.0 Large Format Point Source System had been the company's flagship, with the capability of covering crowds in excess of 10,000 people with just one or two enclosures per side. The challenge for KV2 in building even larger point source systems for audiences of 50,000 people plus, was to reproduce the low mid energy ... More >>

Chauvet Professional launches Next moving head

Chauvet Professional launches Next moving headUSA - The Next NXT-1 moving head LED display from Chauvet Professional combines fast pan/tilt movement with a tight 6° beam angle to create "brilliant in-motion eye candy displays" that will mesmerize audiences at concerts, festivals and live productions of all types. The Next NXT-1 is powered by high-performance 4-in-1 (red, green, blue, white) Osram LEDs, configured in 5 rows of 5, which produce a monstrous 15,500 lux at 5 meters. This ultra-bright output allows its sharp pixel-mapped images to cut through haze and washes on stage ... More >>

24 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Visual Productions gets set for triple launch

Prolight+Sound 2015: Visual Productions gets set for triple launchGermany - This year at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt, lighting control specialist Visual Productions will officially launch the availability of three new products. The Dutch manufacturer will be located on its own stand in Hall 11 within the show area of the company's German distributor, LMP. These new products will also be highlighted in the LMP "New Product" area and available from their stock after the show. Showing will be the QuadCore - a new solid-state lighting controller in the CueCore family. It features 2,048 DMX channels ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: d&b schedules double launch

Prolight+Sound 2015: d&b schedules double launchGermany - d&b audiotechnik will launch two new products and a significant software update at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt next month. The announcements aim to keep d&b at the forefront of the touring and installation markets. The new products include the D20, the latest addition to the company's four channel amplifier family, and the MAX2, a flexible 15" stage monitor. The software update is a new ArrayCalc feature for d&b line arrays. "The only way leading companies such as d&b can retain their market position is through constant ... More >>

23 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Elation plans Platinum premiere

Prolight+Sound 2015: Elation plans Platinum premiereGermany - Elation Professional has never headed to a trade show with such a complete line-up of professional lighting and video products as it has for this year's Prolight + Sound show. The number of new technologies optimized for professional stage applications to be shown at Stand D50 in Hall 11 is a testament to the company's R&D prowess and position as a major player in the professional lighting market, says the company. From flexible hybrid moving heads to a raft of new LED spots, battens, wash lights, strobes and LED panels, not ... More >>

Prolight+Sound: Inspired Audio set for Frankfurt

Prolight+Sound: Inspired Audio set for FrankfurtUK / Germany - Prolight+Sound 2015 (15-18 April) will see a raft of new product launches from Inspired Audio. A year ago the company previewed its intention to broaden its offer from a live sound based range to encompass products for portable sound and fixed installation. The 2015 show will deliver the production-ready products that will deliver on that promise, the company says. Portable products aimed at all aspects of live performance will be represented in the form of the MQ series, which features three full range enclosures. The ... More >>

20 March 2015

Elation SixBar series provides creative colour boost

Elation SixBar series provides creative colour boostUSA - Elation Professional's new SixBar Series of versatile colour-changing LED battens features a revolutionary six-colour LED multi-chip that provides a creative colour boost to the lighting designer toolbox. Useful for production applications or installations as a wash light, uplight, wall/cyc wash, accent lighting, direct view pixel strip and more, the SixBar's high-power single lens RGBWA+UV LEDs offer an expanded palette of colours, including stunning ambers, true whites and even an ultraviolet effect. Available in two versions - ... More >>

Versa Hinge from TRUSST connects corners

Versa Hinge from TRUSST connects cornersUSA - The new Versa Hinge from TRUSST can work as a corner connector for square or triangular conical truss as well as standard 12" bolt plate truss, making it one of the most versatile hinges in the industry. This exclusive compatibility with multi styles of truss gives lighting/staging installers unprecedented speed and convenience in setting up their rigs, noted Kenny Miller, product manager for TRUSST. "The Versa Hinge is a real game changer in that it eliminates the hassle of having to carry around different hinges - or reaching ... More >>

19 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Avolites to reveal Titan V9 feature set

Prolight+Sound 2015: Avolites to reveal Titan V9 feature setGermany - Avolites is powering up its latest consoles, dimmers and media servers for possibly the company's biggest ever presence at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt, on stand D40, Level 0, Hall 11. On stand, visitors can experience the capabilities of Avolites Titan V9, new networking functionality, and display of the revolutionary Autoblend feature of Ai. Autoblend allows blending of large projection surfaces using multiple projectors. In addition, there is a new Surface Modelling page for the creation of editable 3D sets, and performance ... More >>

HK Audio ups the routing game with Patchbay 6

HK Audio ups the routing game with Patchbay 6Germany - HK Audio has debuted the Patchbay 6, the new and improved successor to the classic Patchbay 2 and Patchbay 5. Available now, Patchbay 6 (PB-6) helps simplify even the most complex routing arrangements, reduces the risk of failures occurring due to incorrect patching, and removes the hassle of rewiring for separate applications. The PB-6 is divided into two separate sections -Controller In and Amp Out - each the height of one rack unit. The Controller In section offers two analog In/Thrus with Ground Lift switches, a digital ... More >>

18 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Chauvet extends Rogue family

Prolight+Sound 2015: Chauvet extends Rogue familyGermany - The latest in LED dimming solutions and new additions to the groundbreaking Rogue series of moving heads are among the highlights to be expected from Chauvet Professional at Prolight+Sound 2015, Frankfurt in Hall 11.0, Stand D30. The show marks the European debut of new fixtures from Chauvet Professional's Ovation line, created especially for stage and theatre. Among these will be the new Ovation ED-190WW ellipsoidal and the Ovation FD-165WW Fresnel wash. Both feature breakthrough technology, which allows them to be controlled ... More >>

Martin RUSH PAR 2 CT Zoom now shipping

Martin RUSH PAR 2 CT Zoom now shippingDenmark - Martin Professional has announced that the new RUSH PAR 2 CT Zoom lighting fixture is now shipping. Introduced at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015 in Amsterdam, the RUSH PAR 2 CT Zoom is a single-lens LED PAR Can with fully pre-mixed white colour temperatures for a range of applications in the installation and entertainment markets. "As the latest addition to our RUSH by Martin line of affordable effect lighting, the RUSH PAR 2 CT Zoom offers lighting designers full flexibility for installations ranging from nightclubs and ... More >>

Panasonic unveils low-noise projector

Panasonic unveils low-noise projectorEurope - Panasonic has launched a new high brightness, 1-chip DLP projector series which is "the quietest in its class". Aimed at continuous 24-hour operation in public display and signage, as well as rental and staging applications, the DZ780 projectors feature a liquid-cooling system that reduces operating noise to just 30 dB when projecting at full lamp output power. The dual-lamp projector outputs 7,000 lumens at WUXGA resolution and introduces a host of premium features, normally reserved for flagship large-venue projectors. ... More >>

17 March 2015

MA Lighting debuts compact control range

MA Lighting debuts compact control rangeGermany - MA Lighting is well known for its approach towards professional lighting control and enjoys a distinguished reputation for quality and reliability. Now MA presents a new range of compact lighting control solutions - the dot2. The dot2 range consists of three lighting consoles; dot2 core, dot2 XL-F, dot2 XL-B; two playback expansion wing solutions; dot2 F-wing and dot2 B-wing and the dot2 Node4 (1K) network output node as well as the dot2 onPC console software and the dot2 3D visulisation software solutions. Designed for small ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Zero 88 to launch FLX console

Prolight+Sound 2015: Zero 88 to launch FLX consoleGermany - Zero 88 is set to launch a new lighting console, FLX at Frankfurt. Says the company, "FLX creates more time to be imaginative, inventive and efficient ...Its clean, straightforward, intuitive user interface offers tools like Patch Wizard and Auto Palettes to take care of all the prep work, so LDs and operators can be free to work faster and more harmoniously." The FLX will offer straightforward three-step programming - what, how and where - you want it, streamlining time and the operational process. Further, "Even when working ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin Audio eyes install sector

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin Audio eyes install sectorGermany - Martin Audio has released a teaser print image and an accompanying video for a new product launch under the banner of The shape of things to come. The print image features a striking icon which is said to represent the driver of this yet unnamed product. The video is a little more revealing showing an 'old' loudspeaker exploding and the words scrolling on the screen, 'Time to break with convention, time to evolve, time for a new breed, a breed that delivers sound like never before' before revealing the shadowing outline ... More >>

SGM launches intelligent rail light series

SGM launches intelligent rail light seriesDenmark - With the introduction of the innovative R-2 LED rail light series, SGM claims to have "revolutionised rail lights, as we know them today". The new lighting concept gives the user full control and offers a personal experience - whether installed in a museum, a trade exhibition, conference hall, club venue, retail or any other suitable application. This is because the complete lighting set-up can be controlled over distance via wireless DMX from LumenRadio. Whether dimming the lighting to change the mood, altering colour ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Altman, Core & Interactive team up

Prolight+Sound 2015: Altman, Core & Interactive team upGermany - Three international entertainment technology brands - Altman Lighting, Core Lighting, and Interactive Technologies will team up to showcase the latest in lighting and wireless control solutions at the Prolight & Sound exhibition in Frankfurt from 15-18 April. Visitors will find products from all three manufacturers located on Hall 9.0 Stand A65. Core Lighting, the UK manufacturer known for its innovative, wirelessly controlled LED products, will debut its new LED batten - the StripPoint. Featuring 18 RGBW LEDs, the W-DMX ... More >>

Artistic Licence discounts Cata-Lynx converter

Artistic Licence discounts Cata-Lynx converterUK - Artistic Licence is offering its customers the chance to acquire Cata-Lynx, a rack-mount DMX/ethernet converter, at the value price of £595. Owing to high volume manufacturing and the resulting economy of scale, the company is able to pass on this substantial discount on Cata-Lynx sales going forward. The most popular model, Cata-Lynx O/P, converts Art-Net or sACN to 2 universes of DMX512/RDM. Each output uniquely contains a fully featured DMX/RDM splitter, enabling 2 outputs for each port. The product is easily address ... More >>

d&b at sound:check Xpo 2015 in Mexico City

d&b at sound:check Xpo 2015 in Mexico CityMexico - Hi Tech Audio is exhibiting at sound:check Xpo and representing d&b audiotechnik in room Salon Tarasco when the show returns to Mexico City from 26-28 April. Hi Tech Audio sales director, Fernando Roch says, "We have been working hard to build the d&b brand in Latin America and we welcome the opportunity to meet new and existing customers. It's the most important audio event in our region, it brings together the best in our industry and d&b is at the heart of that. "Hi Tech Audio plans to enhance d&b market visibility during ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: New ARD Tagesschau studio to be awarded

Prolight+Sound 2015: New ARD Tagesschau studio to be awardedGermany - The Sinus - Systems Integration Award is presented this year for completion of the new ARD (Consortium of German Regional Public Broadcasters) 'Tagesschau' studio. This new production environment incorporates state-of-the-art technology and is innovative in terms of its optical design. It has been home to Germany's most successful news programme since April last year. The Sinus is awarded for the creative application of AV media technology and systems integration. The awards ceremony will take place on 16 April as part of ... More >>

16 March 2015

Core Lighting focuses on the US

Core Lighting focuses on the USUSA - Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Core Lighting enjoyed a busy PLASA Focus in Orlando last month and has already committed to the Kansas City event in May. This was in fact Core's second PLASA Focus - their first being in Baltimore in 2014, and since that time, the brand has upped the ante with the opening of a new US operation based in Virginia, which was launched in November. Says UK based Core Lighting's MD Phil Ion, "The Orlando expo was great timing for us in relation to the launch of our American operation a few months ... More >>

Elation double launch for theatre & broadcast

Elation double launch for theatre & broadcastUSA - Elation Professional has announced two new ellipsoidal spot fixtures with the superior quality of light required for broadcast and theatre environments, the multi-colour Colour 5 Profile and the warm-white WW Profile. Both the Colour 5 Profile and WW Profile emit an exceptionally flat field of light with CRI's over 94 for more faithful reproduction of an object's colour. Both luminaires support multiple interchangeable lens options - 19°, 26°, 36° and 50° (sold separately) - making for highly effective and highly ... More >>

13 March 2015

TRUSST introduces new CT clamp for rigging

TRUSST introduces new CT clamp for riggingUSA - The new TRUSST CT-Tent Clamp make it "safer, easier and quicker than ever to hang lighting fixtures, audio gear and decorative elements inside tents at outdoor events", the company says. The CT-Tent Clamp attaches firmly to the slots on clear span tent Keder beams, so items can be suspended from it securely without requiring extra trussing. "We introduced the CT clamp because big outdoor tents are being used at more weddings, festivals, concerts and other events," said Kenny Miller, TRUSST product marketing manager. "Rigging large ... More >>

Prolight + Sound 2015: Green Hippo gets ready

Prolight + Sound 2015: Green Hippo gets readyGermany - With hundreds of Hippotizer V4 units joining the herd of award winning Hippotizer V3's, Green Hippo and B&K Braun get ready to showcase the latest innovations in media server technology. Says the company, "After an incredible February with a single Hippotizer Taiga unit driving the 87th Academy Awards, we're bringing Taiga to Prolight and Sound where it will be driving the entire stand along with its smaller brothers used for private demos on the B&K stand Hall 11 stand B15-D14. The impressive stand will also feature Boreal ... More >>

11 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin Professional lines up new releases

Prolight+Sound 2015: Martin Professional lines up new releasesGermany - Martin Professional will be exhibiting in Hall 9, stand A93 at Prolight+Sound 2015, taking place 15-18 April at Messe, Frankfurt. On display and available for in-person demonstrations will be a comprehensive offering of classic Martin lighting fixtures like the MAC Quantum Profile as well as new ones like the Martin M-Touch controller and VDO Fenix creative lighting solutions. Several new additions to the RUSH line and the winner of Martin's annual Young Lighting Designer contest and will also be announced on the stand. Martin ... More >>

Barco introduces displays for retail and advertising

Barco introduces displays for retail and advertisingBelgium - Barco has added two new indoor LED displays to its display portfolio for retail and advertising. Designed for fixed indoor installation in fashion retail, automotive retail, banking or transit advertising applications, the V4i and V6i feature 4mm and 6mm pixel pitch, respectively, and combine the renowned Barco image quality with excellent contrast. "We offer an extensive portfolio of both indoor and outdoor LED displays with low, medium, and high resolution for all types of applications in the retail and advertising market," ... More >>

10 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Le Maitre expands VS range

Prolight+Sound 2015: Le Maitre expands VS rangeGermany - Le Maitre's range of VS - virtually smokeless pyrotechnics is continuing to expand and receive excellent feedback from the market, followed up with increasing orders! At Prolight + Sound Frankfurt, Le Maitre will be launching several new effects to the range: VS Mines (15/25/35ft), VS Starbursts (Small/Medium/Large), VS Ice Waterfalls (8/15/20ft), VS Volcano Mines (Small/Large), VS Ice Gerbs (10/15/20ft) and VS Flashes. In addition to much reduced smoke levels the VS range claims greater intensity and depth of colour compared ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Roland highlights M-5000

Prolight+Sound 2015: Roland highlights M-5000Germany - The Roland O.H.R.C.A M-5000 live sound digital mixing console will be the star of the show for Roland at this year's Pro Light and Sound (stand 8.0 G54). With a number of M-5000 consoles setup in broadcast, theatre and touring configurations, ready to mix live performances on the stand throughout the show, visitors are encouraged to experience "the unbeatable functionality" of this new console for themselves Based on a new operating platform from Roland, the O.H.R.C.A M-5000 provides more adaptability to individual workflow ... More >>

Elation debuts Colour Chorus LED battens

Elation debuts Colour Chorus LED battensUSA - Colour Chorus from Elation Professional is a new series of LED batten wash lights useful for floodlighting surfaces and stages in even dynamic washes of colored light. Available in 1' (0.3m), 2' (0.6m), 4' (1.2m), and 6' (1.8m) lengths, Colour Chorus fixtures use long-life individual 3W RGBA (Red, Green, Blue, Amber) LEDs for a broader and finer range of colors, the amber LED extending the color range and providing an effective means of color temperature control and higher color rendering. Hue, saturation and intensity of each LED ... More >>

CEDAR Audio and Merging agree patent licence

CEDAR Audio and Merging agree patent licenceUK / Switzerland - In a joint statement, CEDAR Audio and Merging Technologies have announced that they have entered into a non-exclusive licence agreement that enables Merging Technologies to use IPR contained within CEDAR Audio's US Patent No. 7,978,862 'Method and Apparatus For Audio Signal Processing', often referred to as 'The Retouch patent'. The patent refers to a method of displaying and editing audio content in a spectrogram, which can provide audio engineers with a means to find problems such as noise and other artefacts in ... More >>

Optocore extends warranty cover

Optocore extends warranty coverGermany - Fibre network solution specialists, Optocore, has increased the warranty cover on all devices - including those of sister company BroaMan - from three to five years. Director, Tine Helmle comments: "Over recent years we have noticed a steadily diminishing number of returns. The proven reliability of our products has therefore given us the confidence to take this step - which will provide great reassurance for our customers. "By extending the warranty period to five years, we're taking our mission statement - as being the ... More >>

9 March 2015

Canford cables offer cost-effective solutions

Canford cables offer cost-effective solutionsUK - Canford Audio has announced the introduction of Lusem OxLinx optical fibre HDMI range extending cables OxLinx cables offer a considerably more elegant and cost-effective solution for long HDMI cable runs than Cat 5E cable with converter box systems. They are intended for commercial AV installations and broadcast where longer cable run lengths than those obtainable with standard copper HDMI cables are required. Applications may include professional AV systems interconnection, digital signage (DOOH) and kiosks, plus home theatre ... More >>

6 March 2015

Prolight+Sound 2015: Funktion-One debuts Evolution series

Prolight+Sound 2015:  Funktion-One debuts Evolution seriesGermany - Funktion-One will launch the new Evolution series at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 2015, along with a new system for smaller applications. Evolution is a new series of high intensity loudspeakers from Funktion-One. Utilising the loudspeaker manufacturer's latest technology, the range is centred around the Evo 6 and Evo 7 enclosures. Both products are fully horn-loaded with 15in mid-bass, 10in Funktion-One signature midrange and a 1.4in compression driver solely for high frequencies above 4kHz. The Evo 7 has a 30-degree horizontal ... More >>

Alcons expands its USITT presence on multiple stages

Alcons expands its USITT presence on multiple stagesUSA - With Alcons Audio establishing itself as a leading player in the US theatre market, this year the company is expanding its presence at the USITT Annual Stage Expo and Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. As well as presenting its latest products, Alcons will be providing audio systems for a number of the show's events. USITT takes place at Cincinnati's Duke Energy Convention Centre from 18-21 March, with Alcons exhibiting at Booth 1104. Products on show will include the RR12 modular point-source array and QR24 pro-ribbon line-source ... More >>

5 March 2015

Prolight + Sound 2015: DPA focuses on knowledge

Prolight + Sound 2015: DPA focuses on knowledgeGermany - At Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015, DPA's booth will be the place to go to if you want to learn the best placement of a microphone on your instrument, and how to get the best sound from your instrument or voice, says the company. The booth (Hall 8, Booth B70) will feature workshops with live performances up to five times a day, hosted by DPA product specialists who will demonstrate vocal and instrument microphone placement on saxophone, acoustic guitar and upright bass. There will also be a listening area where visitors can ... More >>

Sommer Cable Cardinal goes the distance

Sommer Cable Cardinal goes the distanceGermany - In the installation and event technology sectors, one often has to cover long distances. Thanks to the Cardinal DVM-HDBT extender systems from Sommer Cable, customers don't need to accept any compromises regarding image and audio quality. "With our flexible signal management and extender systems of the Cardinal DVM series customers will benefit from a stable HDMI signal transmission over max. distances of 100m. Uncompressed content can therefore be distributed using only a single cable. And this with just a regular network ... More >> receives accolades at ISE 2015 receives accolades at ISE 2015The Netherlands - At ISE 2015, software providers logged a record number of visits to the stand, extremely healthy sales and to cap it all, Stardraw Design 7.1 was voted a winner in the InAVation Awards in the category of Most InAVative Integration Tool. The Stardraw Design 7 suite of design and documentation tools has already been bestowed with a Commercial Integrator BEST award in the Project Management & Design/Web software category and a Highly Commended from InAVate. Commenting on this latest award, CEO Rob Robinson ... More >>

4 March 2015

Artistic Licence launches DALI-over-ethernet protocol

Artistic Licence launches DALI-over-ethernet protocolUK - Artistic Licence has launched Art-Osc, an open domain, free-of-charge protocol that enables the transport of DALI lighting control data over an ethernet network. The DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) standard provides a popular means of controlling ballasts that do not require fast special effects. It operates over low cost and simple wiring, but is limited to 64 devices per circuit. Until now, DALI has lacked a standardized and open method of integration into larger networks. Art-Osc solves these problems by providing ... More >>

Pan Acoustics adds Dante digital to Pan Beam

Pan Acoustics adds Dante digital to Pan BeamThe Netherlands - At ISE 2015 in Amsterdam, Pan Acoustics presented the active digitally steerable column-speakers from the Pan Beam series operated with the Dante network. Visitors to the fair were able to witness the live performance of the system. About Dante, Sebastian Oeynhausen, product manager of Pan Acoustics said, "Our products are popular due to their design, ease of set up and the clarity in sound, whether it is for fixed or mobile installations. The Dante audio network from Audionate effectively completes the range of Pan ... More >>

VST Connect Pro 3 now available

VST Connect Pro 3 now availableGermany - Steinberg Media Technologies has released VST Connect Pro 3, the advanced remote recording plug-in for online collaborations under Cubase Pro 8, Nuendo 6.5 and Cubase 7.5 digital audio workstations. VST Connect Pro allows producers and performers to collaborate together regardless of location. Multi-track recordings can be streamed directly to the workstation in premium quality, revolutionizing the way musicians and producers interact over the Internet. The third version of VST Connect Pro comes in a new look, making it more ... More >>

Upstaging's Saber IP65 LED Video Strip

Upstaging's Saber IP65 LED Video StripUSA - Upstaging Inc has announced the introduction of the new Saber LED series. The Saber is a 10mm, double-row, IP65-rated Video LED strip, designed for creative effects in any indoor or outdoor environment. The Saber is built by About Show. Made with aluminium alloy and advanced LED technology, the versatile nature of the Saber allows it to fit into any design. The Saber is made with a 10.4mm video strip with two rows of SMD 3in1 LEDs attached. It is available in three sizes, 1000mm, 500mm and 250mm in length. The total fixture is ... More >>

3 March 2015

Martin Rush Gobo Projector 1 shipping now

Martin Rush Gobo Projector 1 shipping nowDenmark - Martin Professional has announced the availability of the Rush Gobo Projector 1. The new member of the install-oriented Rush family is now shipping. The Rush Gobo Projector 1 is suitable for permanent installation in club, bar, restaurant and shopping mall applications. Gobos can be changed quickly easy adjustment of focus, speed and direction make running the static fixture smooth and intuitive. It's also non-intrusive thanks to its silent operation and compact size, measuring 215 x 135 x 152 mm and weighing only 11 lbs. (2 ... More >>

PR Lighting extends XRLED series

PR Lighting extends XRLED  seriesChina - PR Lighting has made an addition to its expanding XRLED series, with the announcement of the XRLED 700 Spot. This is due for shipment this month. The fixture boasts a number of attributes, embracing all the features you would expect from a moving head spot but with a particularly impressive white light. It has also been engineered to produce an even beam spread - and also a powerful one, as the output generated from the 320W white LED module equates to more than 700W from a conventional discharge lamp. Other design criteria that ... More >>

2 March 2015

Cliff Electronics debuts digital connector series

Cliff Electronics debuts digital connector seriesUK - Cliff Electronics has announced the introduction of its new FT Digital XLR Feed-Through connector series. The FT Series is a complete range of audio, data, and fibre connectors that can be front or rear mounted into an industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting hole. The new FT Series are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrument, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. The new Cliff FT series is suitable for developing custom I/O solutions used in broadcast, AV installations, ... More >>

Philips Lumileds named Illumineer of the Year

Philips Lumileds named Illumineer of the YearUSA - The night of 25 February 2015 was a celebration of innovation in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sectors with the awarding of the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards. Being named Illumineer of the Year continues an impressive streak of both recognition and breakthroughs for Lumileds. In addition to this award, Lumileds recently won a prestigious LFI Innovation Award, introduced the world's first hot colour targeted LEDs, and announced the world's first chip-scale packaged LED that can be directly surface mount reflowed ... More >>

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