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29 October 2014

Platinum Profile LED has automated framing shutters

Platinum Profile LED has automated framing shuttersUSA - Elation Professional has launched the Platinum Profile LED, billed as the market's first entry-level LED moving head profile with framing shutters. Using a high-performance 180W LED engine that gives a level of power comparable to a 575W discharge lamp, the fixture's flexible four-blade rotating framing system allows the beam to be shaped and angled as required for precise highlighting of set pieces and performers, or can be used to create outstanding projection or mid-air effects. Individual control of each blade position and ... More >>

Sunbaba splashes out

Sunbaba splashes outUK - Branding specialist Sunbaba is set to "shake-up product launches, conferences and exhibition stands" with a new 3D graphic. Designed on display polyester and polyester voile, the system fuses Sunbaba's tension fabric frame with LED colour-changing light battens, to stunning effect. Unveiled at the Showman's Show, where it won the company the Best Stand award, the initiative captivated all-comers, bringing stereoscopics to a waterfall scene without any need for 3D glasses. Trevor Booth, technical director at Sunbaba, comments, "We ... More >>

CPL launches projector rigging solutions

CPL launches projector rigging solutionsUK - Video, AV and technical production provider Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) has launched a new range of specialist projector rigging solutions. Four innovative products are currently available - Rental Frames, Truss Mounts, Flying Mounts and a Portrait Adaptor - all designed to work together. These have been developed by and for riggers and technicians combining numerous ingenious features, offering straightforward and practical projector rigging options informed by CPL's vast experience of touring and live events. The streamlined, ... More >>

Martin Professional software update for P3 controllers

Martin Professional software update for P3 controllersDenmark - Martin Professional has introduced the latest software update for its P3 System Controller family of LED video processors. Version 3.1.0 includes an improved preset system, placement tools for creative projects, and a host of additional new features for improved functionality and ease-of-use. "Since its introduction in 2008, Martin's P3 System Controller has become the industry standard for integrating video and lighting," commented Wouter Verlinden, product manager - LED Video, Martin Professional. "Setting up LED video ... More >>

28 October 2014

Illumination Physics introduces the Modular Dot

Illumination Physics introduces the Modular DotAustralia - Illumination Physics specialises in high technology lighting products for the architectural market. As both designer and manufacturer, the company is able to provide services across every stage of a major project, from concept to commissioning. The result is a high degree of customisation on a project-by-project basis, leading to improved function and value. An example of such custom design is illumination Physics' 6W Modular Dot. This product is a custom-designed modular light fixture based on the IP Dot. The benefit is ... More >>

Panasonic grows ultra-short throw lens range

Panasonic grows ultra-short throw lens rangeEurope - Panasonic will next month (November) release the world's shortest throw detachable lens for 3-chip DLP projectors. The new ET-D75LE90 ultra-short throw lens allows projection distance to be shortened by approximately 60 per cent compared to traditional short throw lenses, meaning savings in space and opening up new areas for projection. When the lens is installed on a 3-chip DLP projector, a 200 inch screen can be created from just 1.5m; compared to a distance of four metres with a traditional lens. The new lens complements ... More >>

27 October 2014

Gefen introduces 4K UHD fibre optic extender

Gefen introduces 4K UHD fibre optic extenderUSA - Gefen's new 4K Ultra HD Extender over One Fiber delivers resolutions up to 4K (3840x2160 @ 30Hz) with RS-232 and bi-directional IR using one SC-terminated fiber optic cable. This long-range solution is effective up to 1000m at 4K resolutions and up to 2000m at 1080p/60 full HD. RS-232 offers an easy method of system automation while bi-directional IR facilitates control from both local and extended locations, the company says. Installation is plug-and-play simple, requiring a single strand of multi-mode fibre optic cable to ... More >>

Harting robust connector for outdoor installations

Harting robust connector for outdoor installationsUK - The promise of reduced maintenance costs for outdoor theme park cabling systems is offered by the Han-Eco(R) Outdoor connector from Harting. The new connector is based on a robust high-performance lightweight plastic material which, when mated through its FPM (Fluor Polymer Rubber) flange seal, provides IP65, UV, ozone and acid-rain resistant protection. Insert options allow simple field installations using screw-terminal monoblock assemblies with 10, 14, 20 and 28 ways at 16 A. Alternatively, mixed audio, video, communications, ... More >>

24 October 2014

Alcons debuts CRS12 high-output pro-ribbon surround

Alcons debuts CRS12 high-output pro-ribbon surroundThe Netherlands - The CRS12GT is a two-way passive-filtered loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future digital cinema immersive surround sound formats. Featuring Alcons' proprietary multiple-patented pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRS12GT combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range and up to 90% less distortion than traditional cinema surround systems. It is the ideal loudspeaker technology for complex sound sources as speech, music and effects and offers the most ... More >>

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives Prolights

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives ProlightsItaly - ArKaos has announced the adoption of its Kling-Net protocol by Italian lighting manufacturer Music & Lights to be incorporated into a number of pixel-based LED lighting fixtures from its Prolights range. Kling-Net will be retrofitted into four existing Prolights products, Halupix, Chromapix, Halurock and Chromarock, with plans to incorporate King-Net into all new Prolights products from the outset. The Prolights Halurock is based on a 7x7 matrix of high-lumen CREE Warm White LEDs, with a 2800K° colour temperature which ... More >>

Le Maitre gears up for LDI Las Vegas

Le Maitre gears up for LDI Las VegasUSA - Le Maitre USA will be exhibiting on Booth #2625 at LDI this year at the Las Vegas Convention Centre next month. Among the products on show will be a new hazer making its world debut. The TBF-Pyrotec flame range is to be exclusively distributed by Le Maitre USA in North America and there will be several of the German manufacturer's machines on the booth along with video footage: 5-Master, Pyromaster & Spraymaster. In the year of the 20th Anniversary of the G300 Le Maitre is delighted to be running an original 20 year old G300 on ... More >>

22 October 2014

K-array launches first purpose-designed FIRmaker line array

K-array launches first purpose-designed FIRmaker line arrayGermany / Italy - Italian loudspeaker manufacturer K-array has launched a new product that fully utilises the digital powers of , AFMG's ground-breaking beam steering and coverage control technology, FIRmaker. K-array KH8 features eight built-in DSP channels per enclosure, driving separate sections of 20 HF, MF, and LMF transducers, resulting in exceptional coverage control and a rated maximum SPL of 145dB, say AFMG. As well as being the first loudspeaker system that has been built from scratch with FIRmaker steering in mind, the ... More >>

Behringer extends digital console family

Behringer extends digital console familyUSA - Building on the s success of the Behringer X32 which has become a best-selling digital console family, the company has announced four additions to their digital mixer lineup. The wireless, remote-controllable X AIR Series ranges from 12 to 18-inputs, with all boasting Midas-designed mic preamps, an integrated tri-mode Wifi router - and 4 X32 stereo FX processors that include close to 50 of the ever-growing X32's high-end FX 'Plug Ins'. Select X AIR models feature multichannel, bidirectional USB audio/MIDI interfaces and ULTRANET ... More >>

RTI releases Nano RGB 30 laser system

RTI releases Nano RGB 30 laser systemSwitzerland - RTI has updated their high professional Nano product range and released the RTI Nano RGB 30 with '10-10-10' ultra white-balanced setup. The new RTI Nano RGB 30 show laser light systems were especially developed for professional users with high demands that require professional quality without compromise. This new system comes with a '10-10-10' setup, meaning it has nearly an equal power distribution over the colour sources: >10W/638nm, >10W/530nm, >10.4W/450nm and a guaranteed power of 28W after aperture providing an ... More >>

SDUK promotes QLX-D system at PLASA London 2014

SDUK promotes QLX-D system at PLASA London 2014UK - Visitors to the Shure Distribution UK stand at PLASA London 2014 had the opportunity to learn more about Shure's QLX-D Digital Wireless system, which made its UK trade show debut at PLASA. Delivering exceptional wireless performance with transparent 24-bit digital audio, QLX-D features networked control and compatibility with Shure's intelligent rechargeable battery technology. QLX-D Digital Wireless transmits accurate audio with extended, flat frequency response. The system's automatic channel scan and IR sync make finding and ... More >>

21 October 2014

ArKaos PRO schedules US premieres for LDI

ArKaos PRO schedules US premieres for LDIBelgium / USA - ArKaos PRO will take a very active part in LDI 2014 (17-23 November) at the Las Vegas Exhibition Center where ArKaos software and hardware will be shown on the booth of its exclusive US distributor, A.C. Lighting, Inc. (Booth 2358). ArKaos PRO will also present four half-day training courses on the use of its MediaMaster software as part of the LDInstitute professional training programme. LDI 2014 will mark the first US showing of ArKaos' new MediaMaster 4.1, the latest, ever-more powerful version of ArKaos PRO's media ... More >>

Antari adds W-DMX Wireless DMX as standard

Antari adds W-DMX Wireless DMX as standardSweden - Wireless Solution Sweden AB and Antari have announced the line of fogger and hazer products offering W-DMX as standard OEM installed or optional. Users can now get the F-5D Fazer, F-7 and W-515D/W-530D with W-DMX built in as standard. W-DMX is also available as an option in the F-1 and M-4. These high quality foggers and hazers are top choice among users in some of the biggest events worldwide and the ability to operate them wirelessly offers endless opportunities. Wireless Solution and Antari have been OEM partners for years ... More >>

Apart Audio introduces VINCI8S subwoofer

Apart Audio introduces VINCI8S subwooferBelgium - When Apart celebrated its 20th anniversary two years ago, the VINCI series was launched. The series consisted of an integrated amplifier (VINCI2125) and two prestigious loudspeakers (VINCI5 and VINCI7). Last year VINCI4 bookshelf loudspeakers were added to the range. To complete the VINCI series VINCI8S has been released. The Apart VINCI8S active subwoofer with high power amplifier is designed to reproduce a fat and deep bass at moderate sound pressure levels. Due to its discrete design and small dimensions, the subwoofer is ... More >>

Master Audio launches compact column array

Master Audio launches compact column arraySpain - Master Audio has announced the launch of the JK46A, the engineering led, specialist PA company's first self-powered column array loudspeaker. A professional high-performance, light-weight 4x6" active column array loudspeaker system, the JK46A is a fully optimised electronic and acoustic design, featuring custom-matched system components, including carbon-fibre coned neodymium drivers, audiophile specified class-D power amplification and 48-bit programmable DSP control. The latest addition to the performance / cost competitive ... More >>

MAC TW1 fixture refurbishment programme

MAC TW1 fixture refurbishment programmeDenmark - Martin Professional has announced the return of its popular MAC TW1 Tungsten wash light as a certified refurbished product to satisfy the global demands of lighting professionals. All Martin MAC TW1 refurbished fixtures will bear a "pre-owned /certified by Martin" label and meet the same performance standards and quality level of new Martin products. "We are thrilled to see that the MAC TW1 is still acknowledged as an outstanding product and the ideal moving light, especially in theatre and TV applications where best possible ... More >>

White Light adds ColourPoints to hire stock

White Light adds ColourPoints to hire stockUK - Customers can now hire ColourPoint uplighters directly from White Light. The London based lighting supplier has added more than 100 new CORE Lighting ColourPoint uplighters to hire stock, further expanding the company's range of all-weather event lighting. Manufactured in the UK, ColourPoint fixtures feature a bright LED source, long-life lithium-ion battery, and wireless control - making them extremely popular for lighting indoor and outdoor events, conferences, and architecture. The fixture's sleek chrome casing and versatile ... More >>

17 October 2014

LumenRadio launches CRMX TiMo at PLASA London 2014

LumenRadio launches CRMX TiMo at PLASA London 2014UK - Building on the phenomenal success of CRMXchip, the world's smallest wireless DMX receiver, LumenRadio continues its innovation with the launch of CRMX TiMo - a new generation wireless RDM module designed for high volume manufacture - premiered at PLASA London 2014. CRMX TiMo is small on form factor, but huge on functionality - featuring all of the same capabilities as the full sized CRMX OEM RDM modules in a package just 33.5mm x 18.5mm. Niclas Norlén, CTO at LumenRadio explains: "We are extremely proud of TiMo and also to ... More >>

JBL Pro introduces 7 Series Master Reference Monitors

JBL Pro introduces 7 Series Master Reference MonitorsUSA - Delivering unprecedented sonic performance in a compact form factor, HARMAN's JBL Professional today introduced the first two models in its new 7 Series Master Reference Monitors, the 708i and the 705i. Usiing patented technologies of JBL's flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, these two models were developed to meet the needs of broadcast and post-production facilities, producing content in surround and burgeoning immersive audio formats. From a hardware standpoint, multi-channel monitoring presents several challenges. The ... More >>

MultiTouch interactive solutions at ORGATEC 2014

MultiTouch interactive solutions at ORGATEC 2014Germany - MultiTouch will demonstrate displays for corporate collaboration and personalised interaction at ORGATEC Modern Office & Facility 2014. A bespoke 4x 55"-display MultiTaction iWall and a 55" Interactive Table will feature, each running the MultiTaction Experience software platform. ORGATEC 2014 takes place at Koelnmesse, Cologne, 21-25 October, and MultiTouch is located on Stand A067, Hall 11.2. "In the future, businesses will supply office workers with less personal technology but will provide more publicly accessible ... More >>

16 October 2014

Clay Paky triple promotion for LDI Las Vegas

Clay Paky triple promotion for LDI Las VegasUSA - Clay Paky will centre its LDI promotion on its three key new products - Mythos, Supersharpy and Stormy. Mythos, which recently won an Award for Innovation at the PLASA Show in London, is "a highly advanced form of hybrid light", say Clay Paky. "First of all, it is an excellent 470W lamp spotlight, which produces an outstanding large light beam, featuring a zoom that ranges from 4° to 50° (1:12 ratio). "Light beam is sharp, with perfectly defined edges, from the first millimeters after the front lens right along its entire ... More >>

15 October 2014

World premiere for d&b Y-Series at PLASA London 2014

World premiere for d&b Y-Series at PLASA London 2014UK - The worldwide premier of the new Y-Series loudspeakers from d&b audiotechnik took centre-stage at Stand D80 in the d&b corner of PLASA London 2014. With utility and flexibility in mind, the design of the new Y-Series from d&b audiotechnik presents both point source and line array modules. The Y7P and Y10P point source and the Y8 and Y12 line source loudspeakers each feature two 8" drivers with neodymium magnets mounted in a dipolar arrangement around a 1.4" compression driver. All models are passively crossed over, keeping ... More >>

CCI announces 'breakthrough power supply technology' for LED dimming

CCI announces 'breakthrough power supply technology' for LED dimmingUSA - CCI Power Supplies has announced a new, patent-pending power supply technology for high performance, full-range LED dimming. Powered by CCI's new DimMaster LED phase cut power supply technology, dimmable LED fixtures can now be developed to match the dimming performance of incandescent fixtures. Notably, say CCI, the technology supports the transition of high performance lighting applications to LED, by seamlessly blending highly cost-efficient LED lamp fixtures into existing incandescent lighting arrays. Users can make this ... More >>

Martin Professional now shipping Rush DC 1 Aqua LED

Martin Professional now shipping Rush DC 1 Aqua LEDDenmark - Martin Professional reports that the Rush DC 1 Aqua LED light for nightclub and DJ effects is now shipping. The ultra-compact yet powerful DC 1 Aqua combines Martin's advanced LED technology with a host of additional innovative features to project vibrant aquatic decoration effects. Designed for use in nightclubs, bars and other entertainment venues, the Rush DC 1 Aqua provides bright and compact LED water effect lighting for washes through crowds, lounges, across walls and above bar counters. The fixture features full ... More >>

Iluminarc Colorist on debut at PLASA London 2014

Iluminarc Colorist on debut at PLASA London 2014UK - A must-see highlight on stand P80 at PLASA London 2014 was the Colorist Series from Iluminarc, the architectural and architainment lighting brand of Chauvet. Making their European debut at PLASA London, these IP65-rated, high-output colour-mixing RGBA LED pods, panels and linear fixtures have the adaptability to be used across markets. They come housed in sleek, low profile white cases that are designed to blend into all types of architectural installations, as well as provide an elegant look when used in public spaces for event ... More >>

Elation launches LED-based Satura Spot CMY

Elation launches LED-based Satura Spot CMYUSA - Following the success of the Satura Spot LED Pro, Elation Professional has announced the next in the energy-efficient Satura Series, the LED-based Satura Spot CMY, a high-powered LED spot luminaire with zoom, CMY colour mixing and dual gobo wheels. The Satura Spot CMY's 320W LED engine delivers 11,700 lumens of power for an output across all colors that is comparable to 575W and even 700W discharge fixtures. It projects the flat field of light that designers favor with sharp zoom optics that emit a powerful, well-defined beam. For ... More >>

Metric Halo launches Dirty Delay

Metric Halo launches Dirty DelayUSA - Metric Halo has announced the immediate availability of its new MH Dirty Delay plug-in. Dirty Delay is a visceral, gritty, fantastic-sounding musical feedback delay processor with integrated Character and filters in the delay path. It can create "awesome vintage echo and tape-delay style sounds as well as lush and subtle spaces in a mix". New users are already finding that it is more "real" sounding than alternative in-the-box delay processors. Not just a musical feedback delay, MH Dirty Delay is something special. With the ... More >>

AtoV looks on the bright side with Panasonic

AtoV looks on the bright side with PanasonicUK - Manchester based rental and staging firm AtoV are amongst the first in the UK to purchase Panasonic's new PT-RZ670 laser light projectors. AtoV has purchased six of the high brightness, 6,500 lumen 1-chip DLP laser projectors which will be delivered this month. Allan Hindley, Partner at AtoV, said: "These projectors hold a number of benefits over lamp based projectors; a wider colour gamut and better lumen maintenance, ease of installation and less maintenance. They'll prove to be a valuable asset to our inventory." Panasonic ... More >>

14 October 2014

Chauvet Professional launches latest lines at PLASA

Chauvet Professional launches latest lines at PLASAUK - At PLASA London 2014, Chauvet Professional previewed several products to be launched at next month's LDI in Las Vegas, including two new Rogue Wash fixtures, an addition to the COLORado family and a house light from the Ovation line. The show also marked the European debut of a selection of exciting fixtures including the Next NXT-1 moving head LED display and the ÉPIX Tile 2.0. Making their international debut at the show were two new additions to the successful Rogue family, the R1 Wash and R2 Wash. The Rogue R1 Wash is a ... More >>

Flare launches 'revolutionary' headphone technology

Flare launches 'revolutionary' headphone technologyUK - Flare Audio has launched what they believe to be the world's first 'fully' open back headphones. The Reference R1, aimed at the pro audio and audiophile market, uses Flare's unique new approach to produce distortion free sound, even at full volume, enabling true transfer and transmission of source material. Revealed at PLASA 2014 in London, the R1's were nominated for the show's Award for Innovation and are stopping people in their tracks with their undeniably crystal clear sound. This is enabled using Flare's groundbreaking new ... More >>

Core Lighting PinPoints PLASA London 2014

Core Lighting PinPoints PLASA London 2014UK - Wireless battery powered lighting manufacturers Core Lighting reports an excellent PLASA 2014 exhibition at London's ExCeL Centre, which they seized as an opportunity to launch the new little PinPoint fixture. Core's PinPoint - made in the UK as with all their product range - attracted serious attention. Already in production, the tiny IP65 rated wireless pin-spot / birdie weighs just 700 grams while its single LED lightsource outputs a punchy 300 lumens. The head is connected to the base of the PinPoint via a flexible stainless ... More >>

Robert Juliat unveils Merlin at PLASA 2014

Robert Juliat unveils Merlin at PLASA 2014France / UK - Robert Juliat chose PLASA London 2014 to unveil its latest followspot, Merlin revealed both its name and its presence on the Robert Juliat stand, shared with exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere, to give visitors the first opportunity to see the new touring model. A complement to Robert Juliat's extensive range of premium spots, Merlin is the culmination of an ambitious project to produce a powerful, rugged followspot for the touring market. With an output that belies its 2500W HMI lamp and a massive 3-12° beam range, ... More >>

Panasonic slims down with new display

Panasonic slims down with new displayEurope - Panasonic has unveiled an ultra-narrow, 3.5mm bezel display for video walls, promising high picture quality and high reliability. The new 55" TH-55LFV70 display, available next month (November), has been designed with the industry's narrowest bezel, allowing configurations of powerful and natural images with the screen borders barely visible. The TH-55LFV70 series features a 'failover system'. With two DVI-D ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, DIGITAL LINK, and USB, if the main video and audio signals are interrupted, the system ... More >>

13 October 2014

Audio-Technica debuts hand-built AT5045

Audio-Technica debuts hand-built AT5045USA - Audio-Technica unveiled the latest addition to its flagship 50 Series studio microphone range at the AES Convention in Los Angeles. The AT5045 is a hand-built, large-diaphragm, stick-design side-address condenser instrument microphone with a cardioid polar pattern designed to deliver natural, well-balanced sound with exceptional realism and depth. Available separately or as stereo pairs (AT5045P), the mics are engineered to meet the most critical requirements of professional recording. The AT5045's large diaphragm design allows ... More >>

Astera's new wireless range at LDI 2014

Astera's new wireless range at LDI 2014USA - Astera will be attending LDI, in Las Vegas from 21-23 November, 2014. Booth 1286 will be occupied by Astera and their totally wireless event lights. Sebastian Bückle, sales and marketing director at Astera, commented: "We're delighted to be going back to the LDI. It's the biggest show on the calendar to showcase our event range and this year we have a complete line of state-of-the-art wireless fixtures as well as our new app." The AsteraApp will allow users to control and target any or all lights, group lights, change the effects ... More >>

10 October 2014

WorxAudio TrueLine loudspeakers add Active Integration

WorxAudio TrueLine loudspeakers add Active IntegrationUSA / UK - WorxAudio Technologies, a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics has announced that the company's new TrueLine X2i-P/D, X3i-P/D, and X5i-P/D line array systems and X115i-P/D and X118i-P/D subwoofers will incorporate PreSonus Active Integration technology and PreSonus' SL-Dante-SPK card. The TrueLine X2i-P/D, X3i-P/D, and X5i-P/D will be the first line arrays to offer Audinate's Dante technology with PreSonus Active Integration. All Active Integration loudspeakers feature a powerful CPU that enables many advanced functions and ... More >>

Apart Audio debuts Microphone Discussion System

Apart Audio debuts Microphone Discussion SystemThe Netherlands - The Apart Microphone Discussion System is a highly flexible small to medium size tabletop discussion system. This easy to set up and easy to use audio system is designed for meeting rooms, board rooms and medium conference rooms. This discussion system consists of a chairman unit (MDS.CHAIR) and up to 19 delegate units (MDS.DEL). The connection interface (MDS.INT) is located at the beginning of the microphone chain. This MDS system has a unique circuit loop design with an easy set-up using standard Cat 5 cables for ... More >>

8 October 2014

SDUK shows QLX-D Wireless at PLASA London 2014

SDUK shows QLX-D Wireless at PLASA London 2014UK - Visitors to the Shure Distribution UK stand at PLASA 2014 took the opportunity to learn more about Shure's QLX-D Digital Wireless system, which is making its UK trade show debut at PLASA. Delivering exceptional wireless performance with transparent 24-bit digital audio, QLX-D features networked control and compatibility with Shure's intelligent rechargeable battery technology. QLX-D Digital Wireless transmits accurate audio with extended, flat frequency response. The system's automatic channel scan and IR sync make finding and ... More >>

Lab.gruppen launches PLM+ platform

Lab.gruppen launches PLM+ platformUK - PLM+ is the new touring platform launched in London this week by Lab.gruppen. It offers "all the performance characteristics, flexibility, and raw power of the 20000Q, but with twice the processing power, twice the throughput and a whole host of additional features and improvements designed to deliver real world benefits and make the life cycle of any production easier, smoother and more efficient, from the system design stage, operating, through to the final load out". PLM+ range offers two models - PLM20k44 and the PLM12k44 - ... More >>

7 October 2014

PMC launches large-scale active reference monitor

PMC launches large-scale active reference monitorUSA - At AES in Los Angeles this week, British reference loudspeaker manufacturer PMC will launch the QB1 Active, a large-scale, ultra-high-resolution main studio monitor with analogue and digital (up to 192kHz) inputs. Designed for either soffit-mounted or free-standing use, each QB1-A incorporates the latest generation of PMC's driver designs, Class-D amplification, Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) bass-loading technology, DSP control, and a quartet of 10-inch carbon fibre/Nomex piston bass drivers to create a single reference monitor ... More >>

SSL extends Live console line

SSL extends Live console lineUK - Solid State Logic has announced a major expansion to its Live console range with the release of the SSL Live.L300 console and a new V2.5 software release that brings significant developments to the SSL Live console platform. The release of the new L300 console and a major new software update signals SSL's dedication to remaining at the leading edge of the live sound industry for many years to come, says the company. L300 and the new V2.5 software release embodies the SSL tradition of listening to engineers and customers and ... More >>

6 October 2014

PLASA London 2014: ETC adds budget-friendly PAR to iLED lineup

PLASA London 2014: ETC adds budget-friendly PAR to iLED lineupUK - Venues with limited budgets that wanted to update their lighting systems with LEDs have until now often had only one option: flimsy, noisy and undependable fixtures with incredibly limited, fake-looking colour that drifted as soon as they were turned on. Now ETC has a new solution: the ColorSource PAR, an LED luminaire developed by colour experts and backed by ETC's industry leading service department. Schools, houses of worship, small theatres and other venues with tight budgets now have a way to affordably upgrade to LEDs, ... More >>

PLASA London 2014: Doughty's award winners on debut

PLASA London 2014: Doughty's award winners on debutUK - Faster rigging of stage and sets combined with improved safety are just two of the benefits offered by Doughty Engineering's Modular Rigging System, shown at PLASA for the first time. A strong, safe alternative to 'home made' drop arms, which until now have been the only option for riggers, the system uses tried and tested connectors to give a SWL of 100kg and enables the safe and speedy rigging of luminaires from truss or fixed tubes or barrels. It also provides for a range of configurations to open up the possibility for highly ... More >>

PLASA London 2014: ELC Lighting's Buddy takes a bow

PLASA London 2014: ELC Lighting's Buddy takes a bowUK - ELC Lighting's Buddy has made its PLASA debut. Launched in summer 2014, the pocket sized Ethernet to DMX node has already won rave reviews from industry lighting designers and those who visited stand C03 at this year's show were amazed at just how capable the little device is. Designed and engineered as an entry level product, the Buddy was originally aimed at students, but is already being hailed as an essential piece of kit that established designers want carry in their back pockets, with several hundred units already sold. ... More >>

PLASA London 2014: Shure debuts personal monitor systems

PLASA London 2014: Shure debuts personal monitor systemsUK - At PLASA 2014, Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) has announced the addition of the PSM300 Stereo Personal Monitor Systems to the existing Shure line of In-Ear Monitoring (IEM) technology. PSM300 introduces the clarity and precision of stereo, 24-bit digital audio processing to the PSM line, while still offering users the customised mix control for which PSM systems are renowned. The PSM300's two-tier entry-level/pro-grade control interface allows any user to get a personal monitoring mix up and running with speed and confidence, whether ... More >>

5 October 2014

PLASA 2014: Philips Selecon showcases LED innovations

PLASA 2014: Philips Selecon showcases LED innovationsUK - Visitors to PLASA London 2014 are invited to twice daily light shows on the Philips Entertainment stand L80, where they will be able to see Philips Selecon's latest innovation in LED technology, the RAMA LED Fresnel, in action. Designed for 230v operation, the RAMA LED Fresnel combines the superior control and light quality of a Philips Selecon Fresnel but with added LED advantages. It provides an adjustable cone of light, has a soft edge and is easily blended with adjacent beams to provide even illumination. A key benefit of the ... More >>

PLASA 2014: uTRAC's reveals top five feature developments

PLASA 2014: uTRAC's reveals top five feature developmentsUK - At PLASA London, uTRAC has revealed its top five feature developments to facilitate more efficient organising and tracking of labour for events With the launch of uTRAC v2.0, the team has bolstered its drive to become the go-to workforce management application for events. The significantly re-designed interface has been tailored to improve the user experience and make its mobile app more touch friendly for people wanting to do their scheduling on the go with their tablets. The new notification centre showing outstanding tasks ... More >>

PLASA 2014: XTA debuts APA Series

PLASA 2014: XTA debuts APA SeriesUK - After several years of investment in R&D resources, more than doubling the department's engineering staff, and following on from research projects into loudspeaker protection and adaptive protection, the APA Series makes its PLASA debut this year. The completely new power and DSP platforms have been designed to interact intelligently and adapt to prevailing conditions, protecting drivers, and significantly enhancing performance from all speaker systems. Waring Hayes, XTA's technical brand manager explains why this is at the centre ... More >>

Yamaha Launches App for MG Series mixers

Yamaha Launches App for MG Series mixersUK - Yamaha Commercial Audio has launched MG Rec & Play, an iPhone and iPad app which allows high quality recording and playback for MG Series XU models, via an attractive, easy-to-use interface. The MG Series is a comprehensive line-up of mixing consoles, ranging from compact models ideal for music production and sub-mixing applications, through to versions capable of handling medium scale live events. The third generation MG Series, released earlier this year, offers significant upgrades in sound quality, design, operability and ... More >>

3 October 2014

Chroma-Q unveils premium solutions at PLASA London 2014

Chroma-Q unveils premium solutions at PLASA London 2014UK - The Chroma-Q range of premium performance solutions is designed and built to exacting standards in North America, and has been adopted by many leading designers and specifiers for some of today's most demanding and prestigious lighting applications - including opera, theatre, TV, venues, touring, events, or other sectors. As a result of this, the brand has received awards from several industry associations. Chroma-Q's PLASA London stand (P60) will feature models from their LED lighting ranges illuminating various surfaces to ... More >>

ETC unveils Source Four LED Series 2 arrays

ETC unveils Source Four LED Series 2 arraysUSA - ETC's Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr luminaire introduced an entirely new way of thinking about colour and LED light. Now ETC is stepping up the quality of broadcast lighting, by introducing two new Source Four LED Series 2 arrays: Daylight HD for variable cool (4000 to 6500K) light and Tungsten HD for adjustable warm (2700 to 4500K) light. The Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD luminaires include special features that make them suitable for on-camera use. They operate flicker free, even at high speeds, so they ... More >>

White Light adds G-Spots to SGM inventory

White Light adds G-Spots to SGM inventoryUK - London-based White Light has added to its inventory of SGM's new generation of task specific LED products by making its first investment in the award-winning G-Spot platform. The fixture, which picked up a PLASA Innovation Award soon after its launch, is the only IP65-rated LED spot on the market, and boasts enviable functionality and luminous output from an 850W high power RGBY LED light source. White Light hire & technical director, Dave Isherwood, whose company last year became the first UK customer for the P-5 washlight, says, "... More >>

Elation launches three-in-one Platinum SBX

Elation launches three-in-one Platinum SBXUSA - The new Platinum SBX from Elation Professional is an innovative, full-featured three-in-one luminaire with patent-pending dual optical system that has flexible use as a spot, beam, or wash fixture. Designed for a wide variety of professional stage and special event applications, it does the work of three luminaires in one. The Platinum SBX uses an MSD Platinum 17RA lamp co-developed by Philips and Elation. Building on the success of the Platinum 5R lamp, which Elation has used previously in both spot and beam fixtures, the company ... More >>

Lawo to debut new mc² console at AES

Lawo to debut new mc² console at AESUSA - At this year's AES show in Los Angeles, Lawo will debut its newest mc² series console. The mc²36 is an all-in-one mixing desk, with a comprehensive feature set that covers broadcast, theatre, house of worship, live and install applications. Along with uncompromised sound quality and Lawo-grade mic preamps, it offers unprecedented value for money, says the company. The console comes completely self-contained including a powerful DSP processing core and all I/O connections and is available in 16, 24 and 40 fader configurations. Ease ... More >>

1 October 2014

AC-ET showcases leading technologies at PLASA London 2014

AC-ET showcases leading technologies at PLASA London 2014UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will showcase a selection of the very latest lighting, audio, rigging and video solutions available from their vast portfolio of premium brands - on stand P40 at PLASA London 2014. Salesteams from AC-ET's four specialist product divisions will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the latest technologies from leading marques which AC-ET are the exclusive UK reseller for, as well as over 200 leading brands available for immediate despatch from the company's multi-million pound inventory. From ... More >>

Le Maitre adds more pyro products

Le Maitre adds more pyro productsUK - Le Maitre's newly launched range of Coloured Ice Gerbs includes a spectacular and unique colour change effect. A deeply coloured flame enveloping the base of the gerb and a column of silver sparks shoot up to heights of 6-8ft. The effect which last for some 20 seconds has been achieved by Le Maitre's R&D team and is available in aqua, blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow and pink or as a colour change version. The Ice Gerbs are the latest in a number of great effects from Le Maitre and produced using their completely new ... More >>

Van Damme introduces White Line

Van Damme introduces White LineUK - Cable specialists VDC Trading has announced the introduction of the Van Damme White Line range of LSZH Install cables. Developed on the back of customer input and demand for a white option, the range consists of an AES/EBU 1pr and twin-axial Speaker cables in 1.5mm and 2.5mm. Designed in conjunction with existing Van Damme Ecoflex Install cables that are ABS design accredited, the White Line range is suited to every install need. The Van Damme White Line Ecoflex cable is a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) specifically for installation ... More >>

Apart Audio introduces new audio matrix

Apart Audio introduces new audio matrixBelgium - Although it can look quite simple, a small multi-zone installation is not always and easy and small job for the installer. He needs to install and connect many electronic units (sources, amplifiers, wall panels...) in order to provide the perfect audio solution for his customer. With Apart's Audiosystem8.8 the installer now can propose a complete audio system to his customers that covers many small or medium sized applications... with just one unit. The Made in Belgium Audiosystem8.8 audio matrix has eight speaker outputs (... More >>

Martin Professional now shipping Rush Wizard

Martin Professional now shipping Rush WizardDenmark - Martin Professional reports that the Rush Wizard "full-house" effect light for nightclubs, bars and other leisure environments is now shipping. As the latest member of the Rush by Martin line of affordable lighting solutions, the Rush Wizard is an extremely bright yet energy-efficient light providing high-quality mid-air effects. The Rush Wizard is music-triggered and DMX-controllable with two independent color/gobo wheels offering seven colors (plus two whites) and 13 different gobos with an additional two open patterns. An ... More >>

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