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28 June 2016

Ayrton debuts AlienPix-RS

Ayrton debuts AlienPix-RSFrance - Belonging to Ayrton's new 'RS' product line, AlienPix-RS is a conceptual, multi-rotational fixture that combines a multiplicity of effects within a single luminaire. Inspired by fixtures from the '70s and '80s, AlienPix-RS is a reinterpretation which uses modern technology, optics and LED sources to "create revolutionary new volumetric 3D effects". AlienPix-RS is formed of five spot heads surrounding a central disk, each of which contains a tight, 3.5° RGBW LED emitter. Each emitter has a centre-beam luminous intensity of ... More >>

22 June 2016

Rogue R1 FX-B features five moving heads

Rogue R1 FX-B features five moving headsUSA - The Rogue R1 FX-B is the latest addition to Chauvet Professional's popular Rogue series. With its five individually controlled pixel mappable 15-watt RGBW LEDs, strikingly fast movements, and infinitely variable pan and tilt options, the new Rogue can create an endless variety of high impact looks, says the company. "The Rogue R1 FX-B opens up a wide array of creative possibilities for designers at clubs, on tour and in a variety of other applications," said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. "This is a fixture that will add a great ... More >>

Yamaha expands EMX portable mixer series

Yamaha expands EMX portable mixer seriesEurope - Yamaha has announced two new models in the popular EMX series of integrated mixers, the EMX5 and EMX7. Following the launch of the EMX2 earlier in 2016, the EMX5 and EMX7 add greater power and more features to the new lightweight and intuitive design, which has brought a new level of portability and ease of use to the popular EMX range. Suitable for musicians, performers, DJs and public speakers who put a premium on sound quality and convenient operation, the EMX5 and EMX7 offer a solution for a wide range of situations - from ... More >>

21 June 2016

VUE debuts extended line array series

VUE debuts extended line array seriesUSA - VUE Audiotechnik debuted the al-12, the newest and largest addition to the company's successful al-Class of scalable line array systems, at InfoComm 2016. Designed for large-scale applications, the al-12 is designed for higher efficiency, increased power handling and reduced power compression. VUE incorporates proprietary transducer designs in each al-Class acoustic line array element. Every individual component development project carefully weighs the design trade-offs to optimize parameters for maximum output capability and heat ... More >>

Philips Lighting showcase at ABTT Theatre Show

Philips Lighting showcase at ABTT Theatre ShowUK - Philips Lighting's entertainment division will be at the ABTT Theatre Show 2016 this week on stand A11, showcasing the latest stage lighting and control from Philips Strand Lighting, Philips Selecon and Showline. On display from Strand Lighting will be the latest addition to its range of control tools - the Philips Strand 500ML Lighting Control console and the NEO console. Designed to control dimmers, LED fixtures and moving lights, the Philips Strand 500ML's user interface is quick and easy to navigate and provides designers and ... More >>

20 June 2016

ARX releases SuperSplitter transformer

ARX releases SuperSplitter transformerAustralia - ARX Systems has announced the release of their new SuperSplitter transformer isolated one input to three outputs passive splitter. ARX's managing director Colin Park said, "Here at ARX we're excited about adding the new SuperSplitter to our popular AudiBox range. "Our new SuperSplitter is a transformer isolated one input to three outputs passive splitter. It is ideal for splitting one audio signal three ways in applications where complete Galvanic isolation is required. Galvanic Isolation using transformers is the classic ... More >>

Schertler's Tim and Tom hit the stage

Schertler's Tim and Tom hit the stageSwitzerland - Schertler Group has announced the release of TIM and TOM; two compact, high-performance, active analogue 2.1 amplification systems that are designed for both acoustic instrument amplification and for general PA use in a range of venues. Each system comprises a powerful active subwoofer and two passive satellites. Timis a 600W (350 +125+125) system that is designed for use with acoustic instruments and in jazz or DJ sets. This system also forms an efficient compact PA for use in small to medium sized venues such as piano ... More >>

17 June 2016

AC-ET showcases one stop portfolio at ABTT

AC-ET showcases one stop portfolio at ABTTUK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies will be showcasing the latest product highlights from their extensive brand portfolio at the ABTT 2016 Show - Alexandra Palace, London, UK, stand A40, 22-23 June. AC-ET will be showcasing a selection of the very latest lighting, audio, rigging, video, and film & TV solutions available from their vast portfolio of over 200 leading brands and five specialist sales divisions. The stand will feature the very latest premium LED solutions from Chroma-Q. Designed and built to exacting standards in North ... More >>

d&b to debut V-Series point source loudspeakers at ABTT

d&b to debut V-Series point source loudspeakers at ABTTUK - d&b GB is all set for this year's ABTT Theatre Show at London's Alexandra Palace, 22-23 June. The show will be an ABTT first for the celebrated V-Series point source loudspeakers. Renowned for their remarkable sensitivity in the vocal range, the V10P will take centre stage in show's 'pop up' Studio Theatre (PBS). Accompanied by Y7s, V-SUBs, E6s and E8s all powered by the flagship D80, whilst the V7P will take pride of place on the d&b stand no. A54. Live Performance Masterclasses will take place in the PBS, an opportunity for ... More >>

ETC launches new Mosaic Show Controller X

ETC launches new Mosaic Show Controller XUSA - ETC has announced its Unison Mosaic Show Controller X (MSCX) has a new-and-improved version. It is now smaller, housed in a one-unit, 19-inch rack-mount enclosure. The updated Show Controller X is offered with capacities from 5,120 channels (10 universes) up to 50,000 channels of DMX-over-Ethernet. It is compatible with all existing and new Mosaic control systems that utilise Mosaic Designer 2 software. "Mosaic Show Controller X was created for larger lighting and LED installations that demand synchronised control and extensive ... More >>

Budget crosspoint switching from Lawo

Budget crosspoint switching from LawoGermany - In its VSM, Lawo offers OB vans, studios and complete broadcast facilities the most sophisticated and powerful control system to date. Now, customers' demands for a somewhat smaller 'crosspoint switching only' solution are answered by Lawo's VSM SNAP - a budget-friendly control tool that offers just the basic functionality on an LBP pushbutton panel. VSM SNAP is available for a selection of LBP pushbutton panels to control third-party gear directly and without requiring a VSM server. And while VSM SNAP directly addresses small ... More >>

Clay Paky lights the Courageous Captains

Clay Paky lights the Courageous CaptainsItaly - Following the resounding success of the September concerts in the Arena Centrale of the Foro Italico in Rome and the two triumphant evenings on live TV on RAI UNO in October, Baglioni and Morandi have embarked again - by popular demand - on a bright new adventure around Italy, together with Clay Paky. I Capitani Coraggiosi (the Courageous Captains), as they are known, will do a new series of three-hour concerts, consisting of 50 memorable Italian songs from the last 50 years. A super group of 21 multi-instrumentalists ... More >>

16 June 2016

CT and Dimension Audio at ABTT

CT and Dimension Audio at ABTTUK - CT and audio arm Dimension Audio are exhibiting at The ABTT Theatre Show (Stand A53) in London next week. Dimension will be presenting its new identity and CT will be launching their new Integrated Networks division. CT has made a large investment in providing technical event infrastructure and is able to provide Integrated Networks for events, complementing their display and control expertise, concentrating on three areas.... Events are now demanding more from signal distribution than simple point-to-point links. CT can provide a ... More >>

15 June 2016

Allen & Heath debuts dLive Director

Allen & Heath debuts dLive DirectorUK - Allen & Heath has released a major firmware update for its dLive series, which includes Director software to enable offline editing and live mixing on a PC with or without a Surface, plus preamp modelling on all 128 channels, 5.1 surround sound, and dedicated Mute Groups. dLive Director is a multi-platform editor and control software for Mac or Windows OS, allowing the engineer to prepare the show offline and then mix the performance from their laptop or Windows tablet. Director can be used either as a supplement to a dLive ... More >>

City Theatrical gears up for ABTT 2016

City Theatrical gears up for ABTT 2016UK - Theatrical will be demonstrating their new technology at the ABTT Theatre Show in stand D31 of the West Hall Floor at the Alexandra Palace, London, 22-23 June 2016. On display will be the new SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6, the Choreo lighting controller from Pathway Connectivity, and the newly released Lightwright 6. Lightwright 6, written by professional designer John McKernon, for the first time fulfills a long-time industry dream of controlling the flow of lighting data from design to console without needing to enter data multiple times ... More >>

14 June 2016

ETC offers ColorSource training at ABTT

ETC offers ColorSource training at ABTTUK - As a part of the company's 40th anniversary celebrations, ETC has something extra special in store for visitors to the ABTT Theatre Show at London's Alexandra Palace. For the first time in Europe, ETC will be hosting interactive training sessions with its new ColorSource consoles. In tandem with the exhibition, ETC will be running a series of 70-minute training sessions in Suite 4 of Alexandra Palace's Palm Court. This is an opportunity to get an overview of the capabilities and benefits of the entire ColorSource range of products, ... More >>

Ayrton dazzles with MagicBurst

Ayrton dazzles with MagicBurstFrance - Ayrton has introduced MagicBurst, billed as the industry's first dynamic LED strobe. The high-power graphic LED strobe offers continuous, unlimited rotation on its pan and tilt axes. MagicBurst is the company's first strobe unit, and the world's only motorised strobe. MagicBurst's 384 x 384 mm squared face supports 3,840 high-output white LEDs grouped into 64 pixels on an 8 x 8 matrix. With a new ultra-compact 1,300W power supply, MagicBurst can deliver a peak light output of over 240,000 lumens - perfectly calibrated at 5600K ... More >>

Doughty to show Modular Rigging range at ABTT

Doughty to show Modular Rigging range at ABTTUK - Doughty Engineering is set to début three new pieces of kit at this year's ABTT show. The Doughty team will be on hand to demonstrate the company's new Super Lightweight Drop Arm and Projector Mount - both new additions to the award winning Modular Rigging System. The Projector Mount offers full 360 degree rotation, tilts in two directions and is adjustable to fit most projectors. Meanwhile the Super Lightweight Drop Arm,with a safe working load (SWL) of 10kg,gives lighting designers the opportunity to hang smaller ... More >>

Shure unveils interpreter headset

Shure unveils interpreter headsetUSA - At InfoComm 2016, Shure introduced the IH6500 Interpreter Headset. Designed for professional interpreters who prefer an integrated headset, the IH6500 provides "excellent speech intelligibility, comfortable fit, and multiple connectivity options for use in multi-language meetings and conferences". The dual-sided headset has removable ear pads, allowing for convenient cleaning, and also features a flexible gooseneck microphone boom that pivots 270 degrees. The IH6500 is compatible with Shure DCS 6000-series Interpreter Sets, ... More >>

13 June 2016

KMR debuts Model 2A from Mesanovic

KMR debuts Model 2A from MesanovicUK - KMR Audio has announced Mesanovic Microphones latest offering, the Model 2A Active Ribbon Microphone. The Mesanovic Model 2A is an active adaptation of the Model 2 passive ribbon microphone and uses the same signature motor structure and resonator plates helping capture any source with detail. The active circuit in the Model 2A provides high output, extremely low self-noise and works with any mic preamp. The 48V phantom power circuit works as an impedance buffer to avoid any colouration. (Jim Evans) More >>

10 June 2016

Artistic Licence debuts nanoScope tx at ABTT

Artistic Licence debuts nanoScope tx at ABTTUK - Artistic Licence, industry experts in lighting control, is inviting visitors to stand E41 at this year's ABTT show. Visitors can enjoy a special 20% discount on nanoScope DMX testers, including the newly launched variant, nanoScope tx (a DMX transmitter designed for test, configuration and fault-finding of lighting rigs). Also on display is a demonstration of the impressive capabilities of the versaSplit DMX distribution system. Lightweight and battery powered with a translucent plastic casing, nanoScope features a built-in 5-pin ... More >>

Lasergraph DSP gets a new user interface

Lasergraph DSP gets a new user interfaceGermany - LaserAnimation's Lasergraph DSP is a laser show control solution that is in the market for many years already. The Lasergraph DSP got its reputation as a fail-safe controller and was mainly used by high end professional companies. As the Lasergraph DSP is designed as a de-central processing unit, it does not transmit demanding system control data, but can run on its own or only triggered by low-density control signals. The Laserworld Group started the distribution of Lasergraph DSP in April 2016, and a new licensing model made ... More >>

8 June 2016

Elation launches EVHD LED video displays

Elation launches EVHD LED video displaysUSA - Elation Professional has announced the launch of the EVHD Series of LED video displays, a new family of professional, high-definition LED panels designed with creativity and ease-of-use in mind for more artistic video layouts. Available in three different pixel pitches (2.8, 3.9 & 5.9 mm), the black-face EVHD video panels feature a lightweight, fanless and bezel-free design with durable die-cast aluminium frame for years of reliable service. A modular front maintenance construction means the EVHD panels can be mounted just inches ... More >>

Community debuts Compact I Series

Community debuts Compact I SeriesUSA - Community has announced three I Series Compact models designed to match the performance, appearance and voicing of the larger I Series Point Source and Subwoofer models. I SeriesCompact loudspeakers complement Community's larger I Series 800-Level and 600-Level models for distributed applications, front-fill or side-fill or as the main loudspeakers in smaller spaces. All Compact I Series have best-in-class LF extension, sensitivity and maximum output, ensuring quality sound reproduction. The 6.5-inch IC6-1062 features ... More >>

7 June 2016

Ayrton debuts powerful MagicDot-XT

Ayrton debuts powerful MagicDot-XTFrance - The new Ayrton MagicDot-XT has been developed "specifically to answer the huge demands of today's massive live music, television and entertainment environments". MagicDot-XT is an amplified version of the successful MagicDot-R. With the same minimalist cylindrical design, a similar, scaled-up, circular footprint, and all the features of its smaller brother, MagicDot-XT proffers a much more powerful punch that suits long throw applications. Optimised for use in large-scale venues, MagicDot-XT is equipped with Ayrton's new ... More >>

Bose launches PowerShare amplifier line

Bose launches PowerShare amplifier lineUSA - The new Bose PowerShare adaptable power amplifier line consists of three 1U models: 2- and 4- channel fixed-install models (PS602 and PS604) and one 2-channel portable amplifier (PS602P). Each model delivers 600 watts of power that can be shared across all output channels. With support for both low- and high-impedance loads up to 100V, PowerShare amplifiers adapt to a wide range of applications. Onboard configurable loudspeaker processing and direct access to zone controllers eliminate the need for an additional signal processor ... More >>

DPA Microphones and Sony to feature at ABTT 2016

DPA Microphones and Sony to feature at ABTT 2016UK - Newly appointed Sony Pro Audio distributor and long-time distributor partner for DPA Microphones, Sound Network is set to exhibit at the ABTT Theatre Show 2016 at Alexandra Palace, 22-23 June. Sound Network will be showing all of the latest DPA Microphones and explaining how they are best used in the theatre and live performance arena: d:screet Miniature Mics and d:fine Headset Mics for bodyworn applications, d:dicate Recording and d:vote Live Mics for instrument miking. Adding to DPA Microphones' long-standing close relationship ... More >>

EvertzAV adopts Dante Audio over IP networking

EvertzAV adopts Dante Audio over IP networkingUSA - At InfoComm 2016, EvertzAV has announced support for Dante audio networking as an option for the company's MMA10G-HUB In-Room AV Switch. The MMA10G-HUB is an in-room audio & video switcher that leverages Evertz MMA-10G network based AV distribution capability. The HUB makes connecting a single room to a facility easy and opens up a world of possibilities for collaboration, resource sharing and connectivity. A live demonstration of a Dante audio network has been constructed on the EvertzAV booth at Infocomm2016 showcasing the ... More >>

High End Systems debuts latest SolaRange

High End Systems debuts latest SolaRangeUSA - High End Systems is promoting a wide range of automated LED lighting and control products on the Barco exhibit at InfoComm 2016. Additionally, key HES personnel will be in attendance throughout the show. New fixtures in the SolaRange family will make their debut to the US market, including SolaSpot Pro 2000 and SolaWash Pro 2000. Also on show is the SolaSpot Pro 1500 along with Shapeshifter C1 and C2 luminaires. Rounding out the product display are Hog 4 control products the Full Boar 4, Hoglet and Rack Hog and the MMS Moving ... More >>

PR extends Xpar family

PR extends Xpar familyChina - PR Lighting has further expanded its Xpar family with the addition of the new Arc LED unit, the Xpar 1012. Adopting patented PR Lighting technology, the fixture combines 12 high powered 10W (RGBW 4-in-1) LEDs in a compact form factor. The Xpar 1012 is also extremely versatile, offering many options; weighing just 10kg and silent in operation it will find its way into numerous applications, including outdoor use, since it has an IP67 protection rating. Available with or without barn-doors, features include RGBW colour mixing (... More >>

6 June 2016

LumenRadio links with LiteGear

LumenRadio links with LiteGearLumenRadio has announced its cooperation with LiteGear who design and build LED lighting gear for professionals in Cinema, TV, and HD Video industries. LiteGear was the pioneer behind the popularization of flexible LED lighting for use in Cinema and TV lighting applications. Their product, LED LiteRibbon has transformed sets by allowing set and lighting designers to integrate light into places that were not previously possible. Now LiteGear introduces the LiteDimmer Wireless DMX system which makes use of LumenRadio's CRMX - wireless dmx ... More >>

OCA demonstrates power of AES70 at InfoComm

OCA demonstrates power of AES70 at InfoCommUSA - The Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance is exhibiting in the US for the first time since ratification of OCA by the Audio Engineering Society as the AES70 standard, at InfoComm 2016. The OCA Alliance will be demonstrating the latest technology developments on booth #C11246. The live AES70 demonstration will include products from Bosch Communications, d&b audiotechnik GmbH, Focusrite and Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, as well as new technologies available from the OCA Alliance. Included will be software tools and hardware ... More >>

3 June 2016

Lab Gruppen's smallest LUCIA amplifiers unveiled

Lab Gruppen's smallest LUCIA amplifiers unveiledUSA - Following on the highly successful launch of LUCIA 70 V output models during last year's InfoComm show, Lab Gruppen is set to continue its tradition of cutting edge product innovation with the unveiling of its three new LUCIA 60 W power models at InfoComm in Las Vegas: LUCIA 60/2M, LUCIA 60/2 and LUCIA 60/1-70. "LUCIA has an exceptionally small footprint and multiple mounting options and its input flexibility provides installers with an absolutely reliable and highly-cost effective solution" notes Klas Dalbjorn of Lab Gruppen. "To ... More >>

Stardraw Design Online showcased at Infocomm 2016

Stardraw Design Online showcased at Infocomm 2016USA - Software providers Stardraw.com are showcasing a new web-based tool, Stardraw Design Online, at Infocomm 2016. Created to provide a modern and cost-effective solution for vendors of custom products and systems, the Stardraw Design Online platform is a novel approach to the development and deployment of custom software. Stardraw Design Online is a solution for manufacturers and distributors of configurable products, such as connection panels and 19" racks, who need to give their customers a way to develop and communicate custom ... More >>

2 June 2016

Major updates for grandMA2 software version 3.2

Major updates for grandMA2 software version 3.2Germany - MA Lighting continues to work closely with production industry professionals to build upon and refine the grandMA2 control platform. The latest version 3.2 software is a massive release and offers significant developments across many areas of the console, resulting in faster and more flexible programming, says the company. The new Bitmap Fixture Engine is a radical new concept, allowing users to patch virtual fixtures comprising of a layout of real fixtures. Content and media server style effects can be applied across any ... More >>

Clear-Com promotes unified voice communications

Clear-Com promotes unified voice communicationsUSA - At InfoComm 2016, Clear-Com will present its latest interoperable communication product lines that enable user collaboration and instant communication. Clear-Com solutions are known for increasing effectiveness among work groups and ensuring the success of the operations and productions. Products that make up Clear-Com's Unified Voice Communication Solution include HelixNet, Agent-IC, FreeSpeak II and the LQ Series. The product lines are fully integrated so that any operator on a wired keypanel, wired or wireless beltpack, or even ... More >>

Meyer Sound introduces Galileo Galaxy

Meyer Sound introduces Galileo GalaxyUSA - The new Meyer Sound Galileo Galaxy network platform will make its worldwide debut at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. As the next generation of the Galileo processor line, Galaxy offers "the most advanced processing power and networking standards available". Showing for the first time anywhere, the Galileo Galaxy network platform marks a quantum leap forward for the Galileo platform that was first launched in 2005. Galaxy is the first Meyer Sound loudspeaker processor to be fully networkable, with multiple units sharing 24-bit/96 kHz ... More >>

Yamaha HS-I monitors deliver enhanced versatility

Yamaha HS-I monitors deliver enhanced versatilityEurope - Yamaha is introducing the HS-I range of powered speakers, which adds mounting points to the popular HS Series studio monitors, making the range suitable for a significantly broader range of monitoring, sound reinforcement and installation environments. Ever since making their 1970s debut, Yamaha studio monitors have been an industry standard. With Yamaha's philosophy of sonic purity, the HS Series has continued the tradition of being one of the most trusted speakers for nearfield monitoring applications, lauded for their ... More >>

1 June 2016

L-Acoustics launches ultra-compact line array

L-Acoustics launches ultra-compact line arrayFrance - L-Acoustics has announced the launch of the Kiva II, a new ultra-compact modular line source, adding 6dB of max SPL versus its predecessor, maximized amplifier density with 16 ohm impedance and a new rugged enclosure material Despite its ultra-compact format, the Kiva II features the L-Acoustics Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST), giving it a long throw capability and allowing even SPL from the front to the back of the audience. Its coplanar transducer arrangement and new K-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a ... More >>

d&b launches software plug-in for QSC Q-SYS

d&b launches software plug-in for QSC Q-SYSUSA - At InfoComm 2016, d&b audiotechnik will introduce its software plug-in for the Q-SYS platform from QSC, LLC enabling the comprehensive control and monitoring of d&b amplifiers and loudspeakers from any Q-SYS Core. The detailed control interoperability enabled by this dedicated software module, means d&b amplifiers can now be integrated easily as part of a Q-SYS DSP network system. Integrators can provide Power on/off, Mute, Gain, Preset Recall and other amplifier controls from any Q-SYS user control interface (UCI) hosted on any ... More >>

Bose now shipping F1 Flexible Array loudspeaker

Bose now shipping F1 Flexible Array loudspeakerUK - Bose Professional reports that the F1 Model 812 Passive Flexible Array loudspeaker is now shipping. This new passive loudspeaker, along with a powered model introduced in 2015, are the first loudspeakers offering FLEX array technology. The ability to configure the array into four different shapes lets installers focus sound to target listening areas, offering exceptional power and clarity for a wide range of applications and venues. The passive F1 loudspeaker is ideal for permanent installations in sports bars, live music venues, ... More >>

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