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26 November 2015

CIE looks to update Colour Rendering Index (CRI)

CIE looks to update Colour Rendering Index (CRI)Austria - The Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) have published a position statement on their intentions to develop a new and improved colour fidelity metric that would update the CRI (Colour Rendering Index). The CIE have also accepted that the CRI has several significant sources of colorimetric inaccuracies and accept that it should be updated with the latest well-accepted formulae and an improved set of test samples. CIE's own Technical Committee (TC1-90) is in the process of developing a new improved colour fidelity ... More >>

Lawo supports AES67 interoperability demo

Lawo supports AES67 interoperability demoUSA - At the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, the recently formed Media Networking Alliance (MNA) held its first public display of audio networking based on the new AES67 interoperability standard. The demonstration showed interconnectivity between 22 currently available products from 18 different companies, all streaming live audio over the same network via AES67. AES67 specific extensions to the different network platforms utilized by each manufacturer provided for the common interchange of digital audio ... More >>

25 November 2015

Christie Boxer is launched in 2K version

Christie Boxer is launched in 2K versionUK - The multiple award-winning Christie Boxer is now available in 2K. The high brightness 2K model continues the standard set by Christie Boxer 4K30 The new Christie Boxer 30 is built for rental staging applications including concerts, amusement parks, projection mapping, live theatre and conventions, as well as permanent installations including museums, planetariums, higher education and houses of worship. Omni-directional with integrated Near Field Communication (NFC), a preview screen and 1,500-hour lamp-life to 70 percent ... More >>

24 November 2015

ArKaos releases new features in GrandVJ 2.1

ArKaos releases new features in GrandVJ 2.1UK - ArKaos has released the latest version of its popular video-jockey software, GrandVJ, in time for the busy festive season. GrandVJ 2.1 users will have access to a whole range of new features to make their parties and events easier to run and more creative than ever, says ArKaos. GrandVJ 2.1 is the result of intensive development from the masters of video manipulation, and has been comprehensively tested and approved by ArKaos aficionados. "We are always keen to hear the feedback from our loyal following to ensure that ArKaos ... More >>

20 November 2015

Cloud MPA mixer amplifiers refreshed and shipping

Cloud MPA mixer amplifiers refreshed and shippingUK - Cloud Electronics is now shipping refreshed models of the MPA-120 and MPA-240 mixer amplifiers. Having established track record for standing the test of time in retail, hospitality, leisure and commercial applications, it is anticipated the new MPA's will continue to build upon a legacy that is consistent with reliability and quality, says the company. The MPA-120 and the MPA-240 provide output of 120W and 240W respectively at low impedance, 100V, 70V and 25V. In addition to the features of the previous models which include ... More >>

Bose updates Panaray models as Series IV

Bose updates Panaray models as Series IVUSA - Bose Professional has announced updates to the popular Panaray 802 and Panaray 402 sound-reinforcement loudspeakers - now known as the new Panaray Series IV models. In the 25 years following their introduction, the Panaray 802 and 402 loudspeakers achieved an iconic status among A/V system integrators, design consultants and installers, says the company. The Series IV models build upon that legacy, retaining the features and performance that made their predecessors popular. Both Series IV models have been updated with new ... More >>

Chauvet Ovation takes WFX honours

Chauvet Ovation takes WFX honoursUSA - Having the Ovation ED-190WW honoured with two awards at the WFX Conference and Exhibition was especially gratifying for the Chauvet Professional team. The church lighting designers and technicians who attended the annual conference were two of the main groups that motivated the company to develop this breakthrough fixture, which won the 2015 WFX Best Lighting Product Award as well as the Best LED Product Award. The dual honours were in recognition of the impact that the LED ellipsoidal, which was introduced earlier this year, is ... More >>

Elation Platinum FLX wins at 2015 WFX Show

Elation Platinum FLX wins at 2015 WFX ShowUSA - Elation Professional's hybrid Platinum FLX moving head luminaire has received more industry recognition, winning a Worship Facilities New Product Award in the Best Moving Light category at the WFX Show. The award, which recognizes the best new technology products for the church market, comes on the heels of a PLASA Award for Innovation and a Best Debuting Product honourable mention at the LDI Awards, both held in October. The Best Moving Light Award was chosen by the editors of Worship Facilities and Church ... More >>

19 November 2015

Aurora Group unveils 2016 Catalogue at LuxLive

Aurora Group unveils 2016 Catalogue at LuxLiveUK - The Aurora Group, the global manufacturer of energy saving, smart LED lighting solutions, is unveiling its new catalogue, Lighting 2016 Edition 1, to coincide with the opening morning of LuxLive 2015 this week. The catalogue reveals the new products that Aurora will be releasing in the new year, and demonstrates how the company intends to deliver 'Value Beyond Illumination' in 2016 and beyond. For the first time, the catalogue represents the entire Aurora Group branded portfolio, including the recently rebranded retail ... More >>

18 November 2015

Emulation Touch turns tablets into consoles

Emulation Touch turns tablets into consolesUSA - Emulation Touch from Elation Professional is a new generation lighting controller that turns your tablet into a powerful lighting console, says the company. Easy to use and budget friendly, Emulation Touch is designed exclusively for use with the Cuety app, the intuitive Emulation Touch programmer software. Available now for iPad from the Apple App Store and available soon for Android tablets from the Android app store, the Cuety user interface enables users to take full advantage of your tablet's mobility and multi-touch display. ... More >>

17 November 2015

Roland debuts high-definition video switcher

Roland debuts high-definition video switcherEurope - Roland has announced the launch of the V-1HD video switcher, an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate up to four HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and creative video switching capabilities. "The new V-1HD is ideal for supporting both live events and presentations, as well as small broadcast setups for enterprise video users, schools and house-of-worship environments. It is also an amazing creative tool for visual artists or ... More >>

16 November 2015

Formidable to launch MkIII Turbosound Flashlight

Formidable to launch MkIII Turbosound FlashlightUK - British company Formidable Audio is all set to unleash their MkIII Turbosound Flashlight system to the live arena. Since previous a/b testing took place at Millennium Studios' A Stage in private, further modification and improvements have been made and the system is now ready to thrill listeners at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London on 23 November. The new "3 wide" fly bar designed and manufactured by Formidable will also get an airing. This will facilitate the ability to fly a narrower horizontal dispersion system whilst still ... More >>

13 November 2015

Astera gears up for JTSE and CISD

Astera gears up for JTSE and CISDFrance / China - Astera's wireless range will feature at the JTSE exhibition in Paris on 24 and 25 November. Stands 102 and 103 will be occupied by Astera's French dealer, La-BS. Accompanying La-BS will be Astera's R&D director, Simon Canins, who will be available for technical questions about Astera's complex control system, and also for demonstrations. Commenting on the exhibition, Sebastian Bückle, sales & marketing director at Astera, said, "It is really great to be exhibiting for the first time at the JTSE tradeshow. Astera is ... More >>

11 November 2015

MTR Audio debuts latest A-Designs valve box

MTR Audio debuts latest A-Designs valve boxUK - After the genuinely remarkable success in the last few years of their single-channel, standalone REDDI valve Direct Box especially among bass players, A-Designs now offers the dual-channel REDDI v2 model in a 19 inch 2U rack mountable cabinet. With exactly the same circuitry as the REDDI, the v2 model uses a single 6N1P dual triode tube for each channel along with a gigantic, custom-wound Cinemag output transformer. Inside the all-steel case is an overspecified toroidal transformer within a shielded and regulated power supply ... More >>

Panasonic launches compact beyond 4k projector

Panasonic launches compact beyond 4k projectorEurope - Panasonic is set to release the world's lightest and most compact 3-Chip DLPTM laser projector featuring beyond 4K resolution. First previewed at ISE 2015, the 10,000 lumens PT-RQ13K has a Quad Pixel Drive that produces detailed, film-like, 4K+ images. The optical axis of the projector is shifted both horizontally and vertically at a high frame rate of up to 240 Hz, to create four different pixels from a single pixel - effectively quadrupling the pixel density of the image. A new generation of detail clarity processors analyses ... More >>

10 November 2015

Elation debuts Satura Profile

Elation debuts Satura ProfileUSA - Elation Professional has launched the Satura Profile, an energy-efficient CMY colour-changing moving head in the company's popular LED-based Satura Series. The Satura Profile features intense output from a 440W cool-white LED engine and houses a host of creative design tools, including zoom and internal framing. The luminaire's high-performance LED engine delivers a total of 20,000 lumens, a level of power comparable to a 1200W discharge lamp. A flexible four-blade rotating framing shutter system is included that allows the beam ... More >>

ETC gears up for European shows

ETC gears up for European showsEurope - ETC will be travelling across Europe this month to showcase some of their latest products. In Paris, the company will be working with distributor AVAB France at JTSE on 24-25 November; in Helsinki with Studiotec Oy at AVITA Audiovisual on 18-20 November; and in Serbia, with AVL ProJekt for an open day on 12 November. LED will be star of ETC's demonstration offerings, with the always-popular Source Four LED Series 2 being shown alongside the recently-introduced ColorSource range. The ColorSource PAR, which earned the Lighting ... More >>

Novalight and DNJ Pro shine at LDI 2015

Novalight and DNJ Pro shine at LDI 2015USA - Novalight returned to LDI this year, where it was exhibiting with DNJ Pro, their exclusive distributor for North America, to showcase their entire line-up of products and present the industry with their newest moving light, the Nova-Scope. "This was a great year at LDI," said Doug Brown, president of DNJ Pro. "We met a lot of people who were excited about the kaleido effect of the Nova-Scope and also a lot of people who were just excited to the other Novalight products again." Nova-Scope is a 2KW weatherproof moving light that ... More >>

9 November 2015

Showlogix debuts Timeline Object

Showlogix debuts Timeline ObjectUK - Showlogix, a developer of show and media control software, has released its version 1.6, designed for producing multi-display shows and interactive attractions in museums, visitor centres, trade shows and live productions. The new Timeline Object includes numerous layers of videos, images or sound, synchronized to one centralized timecode. This is done across displays and computers. Several timeline objects can be added and can run simultaneously. While this object requires loading all media files in advance before running a ... More >>

5 November 2015

Chauvet Professional stops traffic at LDI

Chauvet Professional stops traffic at LDIUSA - When Rachel Miller, an LD and project coordinator for Kinetic Lighting, was contacted by Chauvet vice-president Berenice Chauvet to create a design for the company's LDI booth, she instantly grasped the nature of her mission. "There's obviously a great deal going on with lighting at LDI," said Miller. "Every exhibitor wants to do as much as possible to attract attention. My mission was to create a design that would get people to stop in their tracks as they passed the Chauvet Professional booth. I imagined it like we were in the ... More >>

Allen & Heath debuts ZED mini mixers

Allen & Heath debuts ZED mini mixersUK - Allen & Heath has launched three new mini mixers from its ZED analogue console range, including the first ZEDi hybrid mixer / interface. The ZED-6, ZED-6FX and ZEDi-8 are designed with all the features and quality required by musicians, recording artists and for AV work, in a compact, portable format. "The new ZED models deliver Allen & Heath's renowned build and audio excellence in a small format, making it the ideal choice for quality conscious musicians, singer / songwriters and venues. Whether it's bouncing ideas around at ... More >>

Penn Elcom launches low-noise fan

Penn Elcom launches low-noise fanEurope - Global flightcase and loudspeaker component manufacturer Penn Elcom has launched a tough new low-noise 3U heat extraction unit which can be fitted to the front or back of any 19 inch racking unit to quickly, efficiently - and silently - suck the heat out of an enclosure. This is good news for any environment e.g. conference and presentation spaces, theatres, concert halls, lectures theatres, interactive AV displays, boardrooms and demonstration facilities, etc. utilizing AV equipment where noise is a potential issue, ... More >>

4 November 2015

Ayrton enjoys most successful LDI show

Ayrton enjoys most successful LDI showUSA / Europe - Ayrton has returned triumphant from its annual visit to LDI show in Las Vegas, where it was exhibiting with exclusive US distributor, Morpheus Lights, to promote its six new product releases, all of which were extremely well-received by the viewing public. "This year's LDI show was clearly the best ever for Ayrton," says Ayrton's Valère Huart-Gyors. "We found LDI visitors really intent on discovering our new fixtures and they were more than satisfied by what they saw. All our new releases were incredibly well received and ... More >>

FBT launches flyable cardioid subwoofer

FBT launches flyable cardioid subwooferUK - FBT UK has announced the introduction of the FBT Muse 118FSA, a true reversible flyable cardioid subwoofer. The 1200 Watt RMS Muse 118FSA is an active subwoofer hybrid loaded with an 18'' B&C neodymium subwoofer, designed to be suspended from the Muse flybar, facing in either direction. When flown facing rearward, the sub's user removable grille can be moved by the user to the new "front" of the enclosure and the amplifier module can be moved to the new 'rear' of the enclosure, thus obtaining aesthetic consistency when flown with ... More >>

3 November 2015

Clay Paky enjoys successful LDI 2015

Clay Paky enjoys successful LDI 2015USA - The 2015 edition of LDI revealed a lively market, and was yet another success for the Clay Paky. In addition to gaining the visitors' approval for its new products, Clay Paky also won two significant international awards. Clay Paky's innovative new scanner the Spheriscan won the LDI Best Debuting Product award "for making the scanner fixture relevant again and moving the state of the art in reflected beam fixtures by several orders of magnitude". Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky's sales manager for the Americas, and Ben Saltzman, ... More >>

Martin Audio releases cost-effective amplifier

Martin Audio releases cost-effective amplifierUK - Equally versatile in both portable and installed system configurations, and with its four channels delivering up to 5,000W, neatly packed into 1U weighing just over 7kg (16lb), Martin Audio's new MA5.0Q is billed as a flexible, cost-effective solution for small to medium sound systems. Benefitting from core technologies found in Martin Audio's flagship amplifiers, the MA5.0Q sets a class standard in efficiency, leading to low power consumption, and consequently to substantial cost savings on electricity - all in an eco-friendly way.... More >>

Penmac sets focus with LEDView530

Penmac sets focus with LEDView530South Africa - The Calibre LEDView530 scaler/switcher is now available from Penmac, live event, staging and multimedia specialists, based in Randburg, South Africa. "The LEDView530 has a strong feature set, unrivalled functionality and competitive edge. It is the perfect tool for switching, scaling and processing video wall content and has performed extremely well in projects we have been involved with," explains Malcolm Finlay, managing director at Penmac. "The LEDView530 is supported by our experienced technical experts who are ... More >>

2 November 2015

Genelec unwraps flagship system at AES New York

Genelec unwraps flagship system at AES New YorkUSA - The 139th AES Convention in NYC saw Genelec unveil the new flagship 1236 Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) Main Monitor System. The 1236 and its individually calibrated 3U-high Remote Amplifier Module RAM-XL provide the highest performance possible in a large format, flush-mounted main monitoring system, says the company. The new design is based on the high-efficiency proprietary double-18-inch bass driver design of Genelec's 1036. The 1236's frequency response extends from 17 Hz to 26 kHz and it is capable of delivering 130 dB SPL ... More >>

ProPlex EZ-LAN wins Debuting Product Award

ProPlex EZ-LAN wins Debuting Product AwardUSA - In a ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Centrelast week during the LDI 2015 tradeshow, Live Design recognised the new ProPlex EZ-LAN Unity 20 with an LDI 2015 Best Debuting Product of the Year Award. ProPlex's EZ-LAN makes managing today's complex show networking easier and accessible for everyone. These simple to operate yet powerful managed Gigabit Ethernet switches distribute up to four discrete networks - e.g. lighting, audio, content, server, console, communications, etc. - quickly, effortlessly, and simultaneously. Users ... More >>

API debuts 535-LA line amplifier at AES New York

API debuts 535-LA line amplifier at AES New YorkUSA - After many years of requests for an API line amp, the company has announced that the 535-LA Line Amplifier is the newest addition to the 500 Series collection. Modelled after API's console-based 325 booster cards, the 535 can both amplify and attenuate incoming and outgoing signals for ultimate flexibility - all while providing API's trademark API warmth and tone. The 535 is useful anywhere signal levels need adjusting such as inputs from keyboards, audio playback devices, or from mic preamps or audio processing devices that do ... More >>

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