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22 September 2016

Art-Net 4 wins PLASA Award for Innovation

Art-Net 4 wins PLASA Award for InnovationUK - Artistic Licence, inventor of the Art-Net ethernet lighting control protocol, is celebrating a win for Art-Net 4 at the 2016 PLASA Awards for Innovation ceremony. The judges noted that Art-Net continually evolves to support the back-bone of production technology, incorporating complementary protocols with full backwards compatibility. Wayne Howell, CEO of Artistic Licence and the inventor of Art-Net, comments, "I released the first version of Art-Net over 15 years ago in response to a pressing industry need. It's been very ... More >>

Powersoft roadshow rolls into LA

Powersoft roadshow rolls into LAUSA - Powersoft continues its Xperience the Power roadshow series with two Los Angeles-based events demonstrating its M-Force linear motor technology, along with several of its other industry-leading power amplification technologies. The events, which coincide with the 141st AES Convention taking place at the end of this month, are open to industry professionals on a first-come, first-served basis (http://roadshow.powersoft.it/). The sessions will be held on 28 and 29 September at the Mayan Theatre, just a short walk from Los Angeles ... More >>

Bose takes new array loudspeakers on the road

Bose takes new array loudspeakers on the roadWorld - Bose Professional has begun global demonstration events of its new ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers. The compact and versatile ShowMatch loudspeaker features DeltaQ next-generation array technology, offering the ability to build traditional (J-Array or Constant Curvature) and DeltaQ array configurations, allowing both portable/rental and installed applications to deploy selectable coverage control. ShowMatch arrays are capable of generating a maximum SPL of up to 145 dB (peak), or when SPL is less critical, they offer the ... More >>

PixelFLEX brings Augmented Reality to LDI 2016

PixelFLEX brings Augmented Reality to LDI 2016USA - On 21 October, 2016, Nashville-based LED video manufacturer PixelFLEX will launch an Augmented Reality LED video experience at the LDI Conference and Tradeshow inside the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Located in Room N103, PixelFLEX will showcase a myriad of new products which include the AR-LED, the LumiFLEX LED basketball floor, plus ultra-high resolution 2.6mm and 1.25mm LED video technology all brought together to create an earth-shattering experience. Open to all attendees at LDI, PixelFLEX will hold a complete technology ... More >>

Turbosound extends Flashline Monitor range

Turbosound extends Flashline Monitor rangeUK - Turbosound has introduced two further models to its Flashline Monitors range. Designed primarily as stage monitors, the Flashline Monitors also accommodate a wide range of portable speech and music sound reinforcement applications. The two new models, the TFX122M-AN and TFX152M-AN offer "quality musical reproduction at an affordable entry level price point. The two new models join the existing four in the range; the TFM122M and TFM152M switchable passive/bi-amp loudspeakers, and the TFM122M-AN and TFM152M-AN powered loudspeakers. ... More >>

21 September 2016

Danley debuts latest Jericho family member

Danley debuts latest Jericho family memberUSA - Tom Danley and his team have engineered the newest member of its massive Jericho Horn Series - the J3-94 Jericho Horn. Designed for the demanding requirements of stadiums and concert venues, where high impact, high fidelity, and high SPLs are all needed, the Danley J3-94 delivers 142dB of continuous output using eighteen drivers that combine using Danley's patented technologies to produce a single phase-coherent signal with "home hi-fi quality" intelligibility and musical impact. Like the original J1-94, the J3-94 produces a 90deg ... More >>

All routes lead to Broaman at IBC

All routes lead to Broaman at IBCThe Netherlands - At this year's IBC 2016, BroaMan found the perfect platform from which to springboard its new Route66 family of routers into the broadcast markets and associated sectors. The German company carried on where they left off at this year's NAB Show, where the new Route66 AutoRouter picked up a prestigious award. Supporting DiGiCo, as well as standalone Optocore systems it closes the ring automatically once a mobile stagebox is added or removed from the system "Many clients and distributors were talking about this product," ... More >>

19 September 2016

PLASA 2016: European launch for Color Force II

PLASA 2016: European launch for Color Force IIUK - Chroma-Q's Color Force II range makes its European debut at PLASA 2016 this week (Stand F20). Nominated for the PLASA Awards for Innovation, and using the very latest fully homogenised optics, the Color Force II fixtures' output is a single, clean and pure beam of light, delivering a superior colour blend with no unsightly colour mixing shadows. The homogenised optics and improved Chroma-Q technology provide even higher quality saturates and pastels, and a purer white - all from a single source. In addition, the models deliver at ... More >>

PLASA 2016: Adamson on a high technology roll

PLASA 2016: Adamson on a high technology rollUK - Adamson Systems Engineering is exhibiting at PLASA 2016, partnering with The Warehouse Sound Services Ltd. The booth features S10, S119, e-Racks, Point and Point Concentric speaker systems. They will be located on Booth T10. James Oliver Adamson's director of marketing and sales, Jasper Ravesteijn European sales manager and Thomas Vestergaurd senior applications engineer will be joined at PLASA by Craig Buckley and Justin Frost who will represent The Warehouse North and South. Adamson Systems Engineering has been on a high ... More >>

PLASA 2016: ProLights - as used by Coldplay...

PLASA 2016: ProLights - as used by Coldplay...UK - The ProLights ArenaCOB4 IP65 LED blinder family were a key element of Paul Normandale's stunning design for Coldplay's recent Head Full of Dreams tour. These fixtures, along with many others, are featured on the ProLights stand at PLASA (Stand D30), presented by exclusive UK dealer A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET). In addition to a selection of architectural and theatrical fixtures taken from the extensive ProLights range, other products at PLASA to note include: The new StudioCOB PLUS - even brighter than the incredibly ... More >>

PLASA 2016: White Light presents BlackTrax

PLASA 2016: White Light presents BlackTraxUK - Throughout PLASA London, the WL Bar, situated on Stand G40, will showcase a visual spectacle unlike any other... With the help of Christie projectors and d3 Technologies media servers, White Light will showcase the very latest interactive lighting and visual technology, all tracked by a BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system. CAST technicians will be on hand to discuss the technology and demonstrate the capabilities of the BlackTrax technology. To date, BlackTrax has already been used in over 4,000 shows globally. (Jim Evans) More >>

16 September 2016

PLASA 2016: Clay Paky shows broad portfolio

PLASA 2016: Clay Paky shows broad portfolioUK - Clay Paky is thrilled to be celebrating its 40-year milestone at PLASA 2016 (Stand N42-K42) and welcomes visitors to the Clay Paky Universe, inside the Ambersphere Solutions area, inviting you to get up close and personal with its broad portfolio of trailblazing creative tools. On debut is the Scenius, the new beam shaper at the top of the Clay Paky moving head range. Its advanced optical unit and the 1400W OSRAM discharge lamp provide very high light output and an excellent CRI. Its framing system consists of four independent ... More >>

15 September 2016

PLASA 2016: City Theatrical showcases new technology

PLASA 2016: City Theatrical showcases new technologyUK - At PLASA 2016, City Theatrical will be demonstrating their new technology on stand H50 at Olympia London, including new B-Series Dimmers for LED tape, RGBI QolorFLEX LED Tape, new products from Pathway Connectivity, and the newly released Lightwright 6. Andrew Voller will be also be on the stand demonstrating Moving Light Assistant Software. City Theatrical is launching a new group of uniquely featured, high quality, constant voltage B-Series Dimmers in a variety of capacities and configurations. All partner perfectly with City ... More >>

Robe launches Spiider worldwide on the Web

Robe launches Spiider worldwide on the WebWorld - The global launch of Robe's highly anticipated new product and 'Next Big Thing' - the Spiider - will take place at www.spiider.cz today - Thursday 15 September 2016 at 12 midday (CET - Central European Timezone) - following an innovative and fun teaser video and a huge amount of chatter that helped ramp excitement within lighting and visuals communities. Spiider is a brand new LED Wash luminaire. It builds on the extreme success of Robe's best-selling 'industry standard' LEDWash series with a completely new concept and "... More >>

Essential Supplies introduces Titan Power

Essential Supplies introduces Titan PowerUK - Essential Supplies UK has announced its latest brand, Titan Power. Titan Power designs, manufactures and supplies a large range of high quality solutions for temporary power supplies using premium components. Key feature include: lightweight construction, shockproof robust weather proof polyethylene enclosures, a unique stacking system, integrated handles around the units, sunken location of the components protect them from damage, and Vello, Mennekes and Eaton Components. Titan Power offers a range of off the shelf power ... More >>

14 September 2016

Shure celebrates 50th anniversary of classic SM58

Shure celebrates 50th anniversary of classic SM58World - The Shure SM58, the world's most popular microphone, has been a foundational and formidable part of live performance for more than 50 years. To celebrate and honour five decades of the renowned sound, design, and durability of this iconic mic, Shure is announcing the introduction of a 50th Anniversary model, along with a variety of initiatives to engage and inspire loyal SM58 fans of all ages around the world. Planned activities include: charitable auction of specially-designed SM58 artist editions; a comprehensive, ... More >>

Yamaha Dante products to support AES67

Yamaha Dante products to support AES67Europe - Yamaha has announced that it will successively update Dante products to support the AES audio-over-IP interoperability standard, allowing Yamaha products equipped with Dante networking capability to communicate with Ravenna and other audio networks via AES67. Beginning with the CL series digital mixing consoles, introduced in 2012, Yamaha has included Audinate's Dante audio networking solution in digital mixers, signal processors, power amplifiers and other pro audio devices, significantly contributing to the growth of audio ... More >>

13 September 2016

PLASA 2016: Robe is ready to rock Olympia

PLASA 2016: Robe is ready to rock OlympiaUK - Robe is ready to rock the PLASA 2016 expo at Olympia next week, 18 - 20 September, which is back amidst the lively buzz of west London. "PLASA is an important show, and we recognise London as an entertainment industry capital of the world which is why we are focusing on three innovative new products," comments Robe's CEO Josef Valchar. With Spiider, Robe has experienced unprecedented levels of anticipation surrounding this new product which is launched worldwide just three day days ahead of the show. Josef confirms, "Spiider is ... More >>

PLASA 2016: Philips Lighting to preview LED range

PLASA 2016: Philips Lighting to preview LED rangeUK - Philips Lighting will preview a brand new product from its highly popular effects light range Philips Showline, plus showcase the latest innovation from its Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Selecon and Philips Strand Lighting brands, at the PLASA London expo 2016. One of the major exhibitions for the international live entertainment technology industry, PLASA London will take place at Olympia London between Sunday 18 and Tuesday 20 September. Philips Lighting will be on stand G60. The first in a new innovative LED range under the Philips ... More >>

PLASA 2016: Ayrton shows swathe of new products

PLASA 2016: Ayrton shows swathe of new productsUK - Ayrton will exhibit at PLASA 2016 in London's Olympia where it will share a stand (L30) with its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions. Ayrton is also proud to sponsor the Knight of Illumination Awards for the third year in succession. The prestigious lighting awards evening will take place at the Eventim Apollo in West London. Ayrton released a swathe of new products for 2016, many of which will be seen for the first time in London at PLASA 2016, showcased on the Ambersphere Solutions stand. Amongst these are: ... More >>

PLASA 2016: BroadWeigh highlights monitoring

PLASA 2016: BroadWeigh highlights monitoringUK - The BroadWeigh wireless load cell monitoring system will take pride of place on the stand of its exclusive UK distributor, AC Entertainment Technologies (stand E30), at this year's PLASA show. Visitors to the stand will not only see the system, which made its debut at PLASA 2015, in action but can also find out more about how the system has been put to use by BroadWeigh's customers since the launch. Jonathan Purdue, sales manager at BroadWeigh, comments, "The launch of our new wireless system in 2015 was a big stepping stone for us ... More >>

PLASA 2016: Doughty schedules triple launch

PLASA 2016: Doughty schedules triple launchUK - Doughty Engineering will unveil three new clamps at this year's PLASA show as well as showcasing other items making their UK debut and a range of long-standing favourites. Visitors to stand L50 will be the first to see the new Atom G Clamp. This 'baby' joins Doughty's popular Atom Clamp family and has been designed in response to a customer request for a clamp that is suitable for small architectural luminaires. Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty explains, "A considerable number of our products start life as one-offs for ... More >>

PLASA 2016: GoboPlus.com expands catalogue

PLASA 2016: GoboPlus.com expands catalogueUK - GoboPlus.com, the one-stop online shop dedicated to the supply of custom and standard metal gobos, glass gobos and all projection images, will exhibit at PLASA 2016 (Stand B2) alongside its sister company, the specialist filter company, CutColourPlus. GoboPlus.com has added more new designs to its gobo range. These will expand GoboPlus.com's existing collection, which includes Rosco, DHA and GAM gobos along with its own 'Plus' designs, to over 3000 standard gobo patterns. GoboPlus.com's user-friendly, intuitive website, offers ... More >>

PLASA 2016: KLANG joins The Exploratorium

PLASA 2016: KLANG joins The ExploratoriumUK - KLANG:technologies, the designer and manufacturer of its 3D in-ear monitoring system, is participating in The Exploratorium at PLASA in partnership with its UK distributor, HD Pro Audio. KLANG:technologies's 3D IEM processing is billed as the next major step in the evolution of stage monitoring. Multiple musicians are able to control their own mix with standard touch-screen tablet devices whilst the revolutionary effect of the 3D processing brings greater separation, clarity and, more importantly, reality, to their personal mix. HD ... More >>

PLASA 2016: LSC launches Mantra Wing

PLASA 2016: LSC launches Mantra WingUK - For its 26th time, LSC Lighting Systems, the Australian lighting control system manufacturer, will exhibit at this year's PLASA show on booth H35. With the new Mantra Lite console breaking all sales records at LSC, the next version of software has been released and adds further powerful features including a Shape Generator. The Shape Generator allows easy creation of Circles, Fig8, BallyHoos and other FX's on the Pan & Tilt of any moving light. As a complement to the Mantra Lite, a new Mantra Wing will be launched at the show. Each ... More >>

PLASA 2016: MDG shows extensive portfolio

PLASA 2016: MDG shows extensive portfolioUK - MDG UK will be exhibiting at PLASA 2016 on Stand F60 where visitors can enjoy the opportunity to try out a selection of products from the MDG portfolio. Have fun with theONE, the award-winning, dual fog and haze generator which was awarded LDI's Best Debuting Product Award on its launch in 2010. This will be in action on the nearby Robe stand at D40. Run about with the ATMe haze generator in its portable carry kit: this kit sets a new standard in portability as it stores the gas canister securely beneath the generator and enables ... More >>

PLASA 2016: Robert Juliat debuts Dalis LED Footlight

PLASA 2016: Robert Juliat debuts Dalis LED FootlightUK - Robert Juliat will be sharing stand space with its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, as PLASA 2016 relocates to London's Olympia (Stand K32). Receiving its official launch at the show is Dalis 862 LED Footlight, the next evolution in the Dalis family. Dalis 862 Footlight is a 150W LED batten with 48 white LED sources arranged in a double row. It shares RJ Dalis 860 Cyclight's exclusive patented optical system of fixed micro optical asymmetric reflectors which deliver an even spread of light and perfect dimming from ... More >>

12 September 2016

PLASA 2016: d&b audiotechnik all over Olympia

PLASA 2016: d&b audiotechnik all over OlympiaUK - No matter what your plan for PLASA 2016, d&b audiotechnik will be a brand that's hard to miss. From 18-20 September, visitors to London's Olympia will have access to the latest d&b products and lots of opportunity to engage with the d&b GB team. Newly appointed d&b sales partner SFL Group, on stand V60, will feature the d&b DS10 Audio network bridge among other points of interest from the d&b portfolio, and of course offer visitors the chance to meet the experts from their team. d&b sales partner SSE/Wigwam, at stand J20, will be ... More >>

PLASA 2016: Light Bytes book launch scheduled

PLASA 2016: Light Bytes book launch scheduledUK - Wayne Howell, CEO of Artistic Licence and inventor of Art-Net, is launching his book Light Bytes - Inside Art-Net and sACN at the Art-Net 4 Zone (Stand R71) at this year's PLASA London show. The book - a practical reference on the Art-Net and sACN lighting protocols - is timely, given the increasing use of ethernet as a means for transporting DMX512. The publication also coincides with the release of Art-Net 4 at the PLASA London show. The book has just been published in preview edition, and a small number will be available ... More >>

AC-ET lighting technologies at IBC 2016

AC-ET lighting technologies at IBC 2016The Netherlands - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.'s dedicated Film & TV lighting sales division are at the IBC 2016 show in Amsterdam this week to showcase leading broadcast lighting solutions from Chroma-Q, Fiilex, Visionsmith and Quasar Science. Chroma-Q's Space Force is a modern replacement for conventional space lights or soft light sources and benefits from cool running, energy efficiency, lightweight design and minimum maintenance. CCT tuneable between 2,800K and 6,500K, and natively single source, the diffuse nature ... More >>

See music in a new light with Apollo

See music in a new light with ApolloUK - RATstands Apollo Light is manufactured to a professional standard, guaranteeing high quality at a reasonable price. The light clips onto any music stand and with a sleek, slim design the Apollo does not obstruct the view of the conductor. With multiple power options available the Apollo Light can be suited to your preference. The Apollo Light is an entry level lamp manufactured to a professional standard. This rugged light is constructed entirely of metal and runs off a 24V supply. A strip of 18 high quality LEDs with a colour ... More >>

9 September 2016

Shure releases special edition earphones

Shure releases special edition earphonesEurope - Shure has unveiled its SE215m+ Special Edition (SE215m+SPE) Sound Isolating Earphones, offering a truly integrated mobile communications performance in an exclusive white finish. Designed for music enthusiasts using Apple iOS devices, the SE215m+SPE features a sleek, three-button communication pod that enables users to conveniently control device playback, volume, and sending/receiving of calls. It also includes a microphone for calls and voice control apps. The SE215m+SPE earphones ship with a detachable and replaceable Remote ... More >>

8 September 2016

PLASA 2016: Hall Stage presents LivePipe

PLASA 2016: Hall Stage presents LivePipeUK - Hoffend LivePipe hoists - Engineering Product of the Year at the 2016 ABTT Trade Show - are on the Hall Stage PLASA stand N40 - at Olympia London from 18-20 September. The innovative approach taken to design and operation has led to a faultless installation in Tennessee, completed by BellaTEX Inc. & Ty Prewitt sent this independent report: "I have nothing but good things to say about the LivePipe product. It offers significant and unique advantages - & showed us it will work in very difficult situations. "LivePipe was not only the ... More >>

Martin Audio introduces BlacklineX

Martin Audio introduces BlacklineXUK - Martin Audio has announced BlacklineX, a classic suite of passive loudspeakers representing a reinvention for the modern era of its Blackline series. The original Blackline Series, launched in 1999, set a new standard for affordable professional loudspeaker systems - becoming synonymous with sound quality and reliability for live music venues, nightclubs and installations worldwide. Now, with BlacklineX, Martin Audio's R&D team has engineered a whole new range - delivering the signature sound of warmth, nuance and clarity at a ... More >>

ETAL launches credit card size amplifier

ETAL launches credit card size amplifierSweden / USA - ETAL Group is launching a high end Class D amplifier with a footprint less than a credit card at AES in Los Angeles (29 September - 1 October Booth 332). The premium Anaview AMS and popular high end ALC Class D power amplifiers will be featured at the event. The new ETAL Anaview ALA Class D amplifier is based on patented ETAL audio engineering and magnetics and sets new standards of audio performance for products where form factor and power consumption are key constraints. With overall dimensions of just 68mm x 33mm x ... More >>

7 September 2016

Allen & Heath launches performance DJ mixer

Allen & Heath launches performance DJ mixerUK - Allen & Heath has launched the Xone:PX5, a new 4+1 channel DJ performance mixer, that combines classic Xone analogue audio quality with comprehensive digital connectivity and next generation performance-focused FX processing. Equipped with the Xone VCF filter, three-band total kill EQ on all channels, and a new internal Xone:FX engine, the PX5 also features a high spec 20-channel USB soundcard with Xone:Sync and MIDI integration, all packaged within an intuitive surface layout. The PX5's FX engine features the newly developed ... More >>

6 September 2016

New eLumen8 CYC 500 from Prolight Concepts

New eLumen8 CYC 500 from Prolight ConceptsUK - The Prolight Concepts Group has released the eLumen8 CYC 500. A powerful 150W quad-colour COB LED (RGBW) allows this Cyclorama wash the ability to deliver rich, even tones across large areas, whilst ensuring perfect colour mixing without any multi-coloured shadows, the company says. "The CYC 500 is an ideal colour changing flood for studios, stages and theatres that fits within anyone's budget. The flicker free operation and long LED life ensure years of faultless operation," said Andrew Jeffrey, managing director of The Prolight ... More >>

Powersoft offers integration at InfoComm India

Powersoft offers integration at InfoComm IndiaIndia - Powersoft will exhibit a full range of their innovative solutions at InfoComm India 2016 (Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, 12-14 September). Visitors to their booth (#D55) will see the eight-channel Ottocanali and process controlled X Series, with its new worldwide compatible three-phase power supply. They will also show Deva, the new multimedia/multifunctional device that integrates solar power, bi-directional wireless A/V communication, lighting and an efficient Class D amplifier in a compact, weatherproof enclosure. As at ... More >>

5 September 2016

PLASA 2016: Harlequin set to roll out new floors

PLASA 2016: Harlequin set to roll out new floorsUK - Entertainment and events flooring specialists Harlequin Floors will be exhibiting at PLASA 2016, Olympia, London from 18-20 September on stand F10. Harlequin Floors offer a wide range of floors for live entertainment, the performing arts, dance, special events, set building, television studios, exhibition stands, as well as theatre stage construction and stage refurbishment projects. At PLASA this year Harlequin will additionally be launching a number of exciting new floor options, including the addition of Gold and Silver, the ... More >>

2 September 2016

PLASA 2016: ETC premieres ColorSource Linear

PLASA 2016: ETC premieres ColorSource LinearUK - ETC's 40th anniversary celebrations continue, and the next stop on the global tour is London for the annual PLASA Show, at Olympia, 18-20 September. On stand J40, ETC will debut a brand new product, the ColorSource Linear. Like the popular ColorSource Spot and ColorSource PAR fixtures, this new batten-style addition to the range uses a proportionate recipe of red, green, blue, with a twist of lime and an extra dash of red. This gives a richness only possible from ETC LED luminaires. With no difficult setup and round-the-clock ... More >>

Absen to release "revolutionary" LED panel

Absen to release Germany - Absen will be presenting "a new revolutionary indoor rental LED display solution" on 20-21 September 2016 in their European headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany. In an unusual move for the company, two dedicated open days will be held to unveil the M2.9, a 2.97mm pitch LED display panel featuring "a revolutionary patented locking system, which will undoubtedly set new standards in the rental staging world". "Absen does not usually organise individual product launches, because our range is so comprehensive and always evolving," ... More >>

Yamaha launches flexible TF-RACK

Yamaha launches flexible TF-RACKEurope - Yamaha's TF series of mixing consoles has brought the best digital mixing technology to the widest possible user base, its intuitive TouchFlow Operation coupled with Yamaha's renowned audio quality, flexibility and reliability. Now, with the launch of TF-RACK, the TF series mixing is even more flexible and convenient. Ever since Yamaha launched its first digital mixer, the DMP7, in 1987, the company has strived to provide digital mixing technology for the widest range of applications. Yamaha digital mixers are available for ... More >>

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