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17 April 2014

Elation lighting innovation at PLASA Focus Leeds

Elation lighting innovation at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - Elation Professional invites lighting professionals to PLASA Focus Leeds and Stand N-D32 for the opportunity to talk in depth with qualified Elation personnel and get an up-close look at Elation's line of versatile lighting solutions. Join the Elation team at the Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock in Leeds where the Elation staff will be happy to demo the latest products. The EZ4 is a high-quality, 4mm pixel pitch LED video panel ideal when outstanding high-definition image quality is required. Colours display vivid, consistent and ... More >>

Audica Professional debuts Median speakers

Audica Professional debuts Median speakersUK - Audica Professional has announced the launch of its Median IC 125 and IC 165, two-way, full-range premium ceiling loudspeakers. The new loudspeakers are designed for applications where high fidelity audio quality is a primary requirement. The open back design saves depth and weight for installations where a sealed enclosure (back-can) is not required. The 5-inch IC 125 and 6.5-inch IC165 have a sensitivity of 87dB/W/m, 40W power handling and their dispersion is 120 degrees -6dB at 6kHz. The IC 125 has a frequency response of 75Hz ... More >>

Baldwin Boxall VIGIL3 set for Firex at the ExCel

Baldwin Boxall VIGIL3 set for Firex at the ExCelUK - Baldwin Boxall's latest voice alarm development, VIGIL3 - will be previewing at this year's Firex International. This exhibition - part of the Protection & Management Series - will be held at The ExCeL London for the first time. The new VIGIL3 will have many extra features and advantages with the same well-known quality and reliability expected from a Baldwin Boxall VIGIL voice alarm system. Benefits include: Ethernet backbone, IP interfacing, no traditional style routers, configuration options, limitless messages, inputs and ... More >>

16 April 2014

Out Board TiMax & Data Strategy at PLASA Focus

Out Board TiMax & Data Strategy at PLASA FocusUK - Out Board will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus: Leeds on Stand R-C06 and demonstrating the market-leading TiMax Tracker performer tracking automation alongside TiMax SoundHub audio matrix, playback server and showcontroller system. The last year has seen the company make significant inroads into new markets and territories with these ubiquitous products. Launching at the show will be the first of a new suite of TiMax networking interfaces, dubbed Connectivity by the company. The new MADI-64 and Dante-64 Connectivity devices fit into ... More >>

Yamaha QL Series in focus at the Armoury

Yamaha QL Series in focus at the ArmouryUK - Having been launched in Frankfurt just over a month ago, Yamaha's new QL series digital mixing consoles make their UK trade show debut at PLASA Focus, being held on 29-30 April at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. PLASA Focus will be the first opportunity for many UK sound engineers to get 'hands on' with the QL consoles, which are already shipping and have been used on their first shows in Europe. "We were really pleased with the phenomenal interest shown in the QL series at ProLight+Sound and are looking forward to giving more ... More >>

RW Salt bring audio impact to PLASA Focus

RW Salt bring audio impact to PLASA FocusUK - For both a wealth of industry knowledge, and a comprehensive portfolio of audio solutions, RW Salt are a company you cannot afford to miss at PLASA Focus. The audio division of the Midwich Group is renowned as being a leading force in the industry and this year they are joined on their stand by two brands who represent the breadth of their portfolio - Revolabs and Traction Sound. Revolabs will be showcasing their range of collaborative office solutions, with Brighton-based speaker manufacturer Traction Sound displaying why they are ... More >>

Dap Audio from Highlite hits PLASA Focus

Dap Audio from Highlite hits PLASA FocusUK - At this year's show, Highlite UK will unveil an era of new products from there Dap Audio range of products. The first is the introduction of the CX range of amplifiers. This range adds affordable and reliable amplifiers to the catalogue. They are available in five outputs varying from two 150W @ 8 ohms to two 1250W @ 8 ohms and feature various safety mechanisms, Fixed clip limiter, Overheat protect, Overload protect, DC voltage & soft start to guarantee a long user life. The connections are comprised of XLR inputs (with ... More >>

15 April 2014

ArKaos PRO presents LEDMasterpper and MediaMaster 4.0

ArKaos PRO presents LEDMasterpper and MediaMaster 4.0Germany - ArKaos PRO reports that it is "extremely happy" with the exposure it received at the recent Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt. "The number and quality of the visitors to the stand was excellent and we couldn't have asked for a better reception of our new products," says ArKaos PRO's Toon Servaes. ArKaos PRO presented two new products at the show: LEDMasterpper and MediaMaster 4.0. LEDMasterpper is an all-in-one solution that delivers professional LED show control in three easy steps. "Simply map, programme and playback," says ArKaos. ... More >>

HD takes SSL Live console to Leeds & Plymouth

HD takes SSL Live console to Leeds & PlymouthUK - SSL Live UK agent, HD Pro Audio, has two upcoming events where engineers can get to see and understand the new SSL Live console, with experienced advice on hand. The first is a demo session at the dBs Live venue in Plymouth on 23 April. Places are limited, so anyone interested in attending should contact HD Pro Audio's Andy Huffer or TomTurner on 01784 433687 or e-mail info@hdproaudio.co.uk HD Pro is also exhibiting the SSL Live at PLASA Focus in Leeds on 29-30 April. The SSL console will take centre stage on the HD Pro stand, ... More >>

Panasonic to launch 16,000 lumen projector

Panasonic to launch 16,000 lumen projectorUK - Panasonic is set to launch a Full-HD, three-chip DLPTM projector to complement the award winning PT-DZ21K series. The PT-DZ16K has been specifically designed to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for customers seeking a reliable, high brightness and low-maintenance product. The projector features low power consumption and has a long lamp replacement cycle of up to 3,000 hours and an up to 12,000 hours maintenance free eco filter. Tom Gibson, marketing manager of Panasonic, said, "With a highly efficient optical design using four ... More >>

14 April 2014

Showtec features Highlite at PLASA Focus: Leeds

Showtec features Highlite at PLASA Focus: LeedsUK - The PLASA Focus: Leeds show (29-30 April, Leeds, UK) will see the UK and IE launch of the brand new and exclusive range of Infinity moving heads. There are seven products in the range - five are LED units and two are lamped units. All the fixtures have a built in Gravity sensor, making it easy to use the menu in any position, all units have a built in battery allowing for setting up of your fixture without mains power, all units are fixed with Neutrik powercon connectors and also three pole and five-pole XLRs and all units are ... More >>

11 April 2014

Lighting and live event technology shine at WMC

Lighting and live event technology shine at WMCUK - BSc (Hons) Lighting and Live Event Technology students from the University of South Wales have showcased their best work at the successful Innovation Expo 2014 event, held at the Wales Millennium Centre. The two-day event, held on Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2 April, saw 27 students present nine different products to industry employers. Each group were tasked with developing and building a product prototype and creating their business model before marketing their product to potential buyers. This was a six-month process in their final ... More >>

High End debuts network capable HedgeHog4

High End debuts network capable HedgeHog4USA - Following the extremely successful HedgeHog 4 launch at LDI 2013, High End Systems has further broadened its Hog 4 family with the addition of the HedgeHog 4N. This version adds the ability for the popular compact platform to network with other all other Hog 4 consoles and peripherals and will make it a perfect backup or dimmer city console. Along with the RackHog 4, which was launched at Pro Light and Sound 2014, HedgeHog 4N will be shipping in Q2. "We listened to our existing Hog customer base and HedgeHog 4N delivers exactly ... More >>

10 April 2014

Clay Paky technology supports lighting design

Clay Paky technology supports lighting designItaly - Now that Clay Paky has successfully lit the first Codega Award Ceremony (held in Venice last October), the Italian company's lighting systems are setting the scene for LedLab, a solid state lighting laboratory promoted by Assodel. The Codega Award is an international prize given to lighting professionals who have distinguished themselves for LED lighting projects and solutions In cooperation with the Italian Lighting Designers Network, Clay Paky makes the Ventura Lambrate district shine during Milan Design Week (from 8 to 13 ... More >>

5 Star Group at PLASA Focus 2014

5 Star Group at PLASA Focus 2014UK - The 5 Star Group will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus again this year showing a selection of its current products including flightcases and other solutions for the safe and convenient transportation of all types of equipment. This year 5 Star will highlight its recently introduced Pro-Tect bags and covers. Pro-Tect offers a range of standard and bespoke padded bags and covers. The products are manufactured in a separate new production unit based alongside 5 Star's existing case manufacturing plant in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Pro-Tect ... More >>

Laserworld launches BeamNET series

Laserworld launches BeamNET seriesGermany - Laserworld recently launched their new BeamNET series. Unlike previous show laser lights, the BeamNET are pure effect solutions without beam deflection, but as extra strong single beam units. Two models with single beam output and three bar-style models with 10 parallel beams each are available. The BeamNET units are designed as easy-to-use solutions to provide additional effects to stages and big shows, without the need of complex control and setup: All BeamNET systems can easily be triggered through DMX/Artnet and allow easy ... More >>

HK Audio extends popular Pulsar series

HK Audio extends popular Pulsar seriesGermany - The Pulsar speaker series, remarkably popular since its late 2013 release, has been extended with a compact variant called PL 110 FA. It is loaded with a 10" woofer. Like its larger siblings, the PL 112 FA and PL 115 FA, this enclosures also houses a 1,000-watt, bi-amped power system that delivers 650 watts to the woofer and 350 watts to the tweeter. An intelligent multi-band limiter tames spiking bass signals to ensure the audio image remains stable even at high volumes. This unit also features four combinable filter settings ... More >>

9 April 2014

Orbital's world-class Focus for Leeds

Orbital's world-class Focus for LeedsUK - Orbital Sound will be showcasing its world-class portfolio of sound and communication systems on Stand No: RD14-15 at PLASA Focus, taking place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds, from 29-30 April. Among the "firsts" on show for 2014 will be Flare Audio's new SM15 Stage Monitor and X5 Vertical Point Source Array system, part of the company's innovative range of loudspeaker designs based on Waveform Integrity. As a long-standing d&b audiotechnik UK Sales and Installation Partner, Orbital is spotlighting the new high-power high-density ... More >>

Elation lighting control software updated

Elation lighting control software updatedUSA - Elation Professional's powerful Emulation DMX lighting control software has been updated with new features and software updates that make programming easier, more effective and more intuitive. Among the new features included in the new Emulation Pro are a Pixel Mapper engine, Timeline Editor, and user-friendly Command Line interface. Emulation PRO is powerful DMX control software that runs on iOS (MAC), Windows or Linux operating system computers. Designed to control medium to large lighting installations in architectural and ... More >>

Ayrton launches NandoBeamS6 and the Radical Series

Ayrton launches NandoBeamS6 and the Radical SeriesGermany - Ayrton delighted visitors to Prolight+Sound with the launch of several major new products: NandoBeamS6 and Ayrton's new range of lighting fixtures, the Radical Series (R Series). NandoBeamS6, the Big Brother of the NandoBeamS3, received its official launch at the show. Twice as powerful as its little brother, NandoBeam S6 is a compact, ultra-fast moving head. Equipped with 37 RGBW LED emitters, NandoBeam S6 shares the S3's same lightweight optical system and ultra-fast 5:1 zoom. Designed primarily for use on concert stages, ... More >>

8 April 2014

d&b goes live in Leeds

d&b goes live in LeedsUK - The next generation of System reality from d&b audiotechnik has arrived from Stuttgart; there's simply no substitute for getting close up and familiar with these new arrivals at PLASA Focus, Leeds 29-30 April, held once again at The Royal Armouries. First up on the who's who list of must-haves for all d&b users is Venue Editor in the d&b ArrayCalc simulation software. Responding to feedback, the new software update allows users to create virtual venues with astonishing accuracy: every curve and little nuance of a space can be ... More >>

W-DMX OEM Installed in RC4 dimmers

W-DMX OEM Installed in RC4 dimmersSweden - W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is now coming OEM installed in the new W-DIM4 and W-DIMm3 by RC4 Wireless. The next-generation W-DIM4 and W-DIMm3 wireless dimmers are the latest dimmers from RC4 Wireless, maker of award-winning low-voltage dimmers, for use with Wireless Solution W-DMX systems. The W-DIM4 is a four-channel wireless DMX receiver with four dimmers integrated into one small device. The W-DIMm3 is a wireless DMX receiver and three dimmers housed in a miniature device measuring only 80mm x 40mm x 20mm. The ... More >>

New Phoenix Showcontroller V4.2 released

New Phoenix Showcontroller V4.2 releasedSwitzerland - Phoenix has released a new update for its Phoenix4 software with extended hardware support, major improvements and many new features. Phoenix4 Showcontroller is a solution for professional control of lasers, lighting and special effects. The versions Phoenix LIVE (for live laser operation, Laser Jockey) and Phoenix PRO (for professional time line synchronous shows) have been updated to version 4.2 - a major update, that adds support for new hardware, like the MicroNET network laser control interface, and several new ... More >>

7 April 2014

LSC releases new GenVI

LSC releases new GenVIAustralia - LSC has introduced a new intelligent dimming and power distribution unit, the GenVI Advanced Dimming System. GenVI is the sixth generation of dimmers to be manufactured by LSC since it first started making lighting products over 34 years ago. "GenVI has to be considered 'best in class' as it is more than a humble dimmer," says LSC. "GenVI is instead really a one-product solution for today's complex lighting and power control." Equally at home in the lighting, sound and video markets, for portable or permanent installation, ... More >>

Allen & Heath releases firmware update for QU Series

Allen & Heath releases firmware update for QU SeriesUK - Allen & Heath has released a new firmware update for its Qu Series of compact digital mixers. Downloadable from the website, v1.4 introduces several new features, including multiple access user permissions, Windows drivers for multitrack streaming, per scene recall filters and FX user libraries. V1.4 includes the much anticipated Windows drivers, enabling bit-perfect, ASIO and WDM compliant multitrack playback and recording. New user permissions enable three types of user - admin, standard and basic - with different levels of ... More >>

RGGLED enjoys busy ProLight+Sound

RGGLED enjoys busy ProLight+SoundGermany - European LED specialist RGGLED from Lithuania enjoyed a busy and productive time at the 2014 Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt where they exhibited their newest products. Highlighted on the booth were RGGLED's range of standard LED screens, their new LED Soft Screen and their hard-wearing LED Video Floor. Based in Lithuania, which is where all the product design and manufacturing takes place, RGGLED offers nearly 20 years' experience in this specialist market, and its products have become widely used throughout Europe and known for ... More >>

4 April 2014

RSG brings audio & video together for PLASA Focus

RSG brings audio & video together for PLASA FocusUK - Roland Systems Group (R-B12) will be bringing professional audio and video together at PLASA Focus (Leeds, 29-30 April 2014), providing total solutions for live performance as well as professional audio and video production. With a focus on newly launched products for live mixing, switching, recording and web streaming, Roland will exhibit the VR-3EX AV Mixer, the M-480 and M-200i Digital Mixing Consoles, the VR-50HD High Definition AV Mixer, V-800HD Live Video Switcher and S-2416 Digital Snake at the show. Now available with a ... More >>

Elation Pro FS 15R - a high-output followspot

Elation Pro FS 15R - a high-output followspotUSA - The Pro FS 15R from Elation Professional is a high-output, medium-throw followspot with efficient Platinum source that projects "an exceptionally flat field beam with no hotspot". Useful wherever manual control of an intense lighting beam is required, and ideal for shows and venues of all sizes, it features a sharp 6-10 degree beam that projects effectively up to 150'. An efficient optical system with anti-reflection lenses combine with a Philips MSD Platinum 15R lamp to produce 13,500 lumens of cool white 8000°K light (6010 ... More >>

3 April 2014

RCF takes big guns to the Royal Armouries

RCF takes big guns to the Royal ArmouriesUK - RCF will introduce a number of new products to the UK market for the first time at this year's PLASA Focus in Leeds (29-30 April 29-30, #N-D20). For pro audio professionals unable to make it over to Frankfurt for last month's Prolight+Sound showcase this will provide the perfect opportunity to assess RCF's new suite, which provides a number of different, mission critical solutions. Following the success of the HDL20-A active line array, much attention will be focused on the compact HDL10-A - ideal in both live sound reinforcement ... More >>

MilTec live at PLASA Focus Leeds

MilTec live at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - MilTec (UK) Ltd will be showcasing a wide range of new products at the PLASA Focus show in April (Stand N-C07). In addition to the usual stand in the New Dock Hall, the company will have a live demo room in the Holiday Inn Hotel next door. Demos will be running all day and will give visitors an opportunity to listen to the successful Blakite range of speakers and to see a selection of LED lighting products. The Blakite speakers were designed by MilTec and are built in the UK. Most are loaded with British drivers. New additions to ... More >>

2 April 2014

PAS debuts Meyer monitors at Leeds

PAS debuts Meyer monitors at LeedsUK - As Meyer Sound's official partner for the north of England, the centrepiece of Pro Audio Systems' stand at PLASA Focus Leeds (29-30 April 2014) will be the manufacturer's latest loudspeaker technology, the new MJF-210 stage monitor. This will be the first public showing of the new unit anywhere in the UK. PAS's rental division were the first in the UK to add MJF-210s to their inventory, and the new modules have already completed their first hire jobs to great acclaim. Road-ready stock is available for demonstration purposes whether ... More >>

TSG gears up for PLASA Focus Leeds

TSG gears up for PLASA Focus LeedsUK - Total Solutions Group are gearing up for PLASA Focus Leeds 2014, and it will be the first time at the event for project manager, Nigel Tranter. Nigel has been responsible for designing large projects over the years for TSG. TSG will be exhibiting this year on stand N-B26 where pictures of recent projects including the Winter Olympics and the Olivier Awards, will be displayed. The OV Truss which was launched at the PLASA Focus show last year (and will be on the stand), has been greatly received and TSG reports an extensive list of ... More >>

1 April 2014

LightGeist launches into success at Frankfurt

LightGeist launches into success at FrankfurtGermany - The launch of LightGeist's new product range, the LightStick, the Badger and the Splodger, proved an unmitigated success at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt. Exhibiting for the first time, the LightGeist team was delighted with the impact the new products had on visitors and the instant response they generated. "Visitors were fascinated with the effects produced by LightStick and the flexibility and versatility of Badger and Splodger," says LightGeist CCO, Nigel Hedley. "Our new 'cloud lighting' technology aroused great ... More >>

ETC ready for the small screen at NAB 2014

ETC ready for the small screen at NAB 2014USA - At the NAB 2014 tradeshow, 7-10 April, in Las Vegas, ETC will display a wide range of products for the big screen, small screen and everything in between. Visitors to ETC's stand (C12626) will get to see the latest ETC gear that simplifies studio work, including fixtures, rigging systems and lighting control systems. ETC's stand will feature two displays stocked with conventional and LED fixtures for indoor and outdoor applications, some of which are created specifically for broadcast use, such as the Source Four LED Studio HD, ... More >>

Sommer Cable excels at Prolight+Sound 2014

Sommer Cable excels at Prolight+Sound 2014Germany - At this year's Prolight+Sound Sommer Cable once again presented their product portfolio at a large booth. On an area greater than 100s.qm one could see many products and ideas around the topics of cables and lines, connectors and connection technology, signal processing as well as mechanical solutions for mobile and permanent installations. The focus of attention lay on the latest developments in the Cardinal DVM in-house brand. As of now the popular DVM 120 series is broadened by the single-channel model versions DVM-120-DIS ... More >>

Robert Juliat dazzles at Prolight+Sound 2014

Robert Juliat dazzles at Prolight+Sound 2014Germany - Robert Juliat experienced a successful show at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt with a constant stream of visitors keeping the stand exceptionally busy over the four days. Robert Juliat chose to refocus attention on its followspot range to reinvigorate its presence in the German market. The models on show - the Cyrano 2500W HMI, Lancelot 4000W HTI and Victor 1800W MSR - proved a great hit, not only in the German market but also with the international presence that was so evident at the show. "The quantity and quality of visitors to ... More >>

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