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11 February 2016

Visible Light Communication comes to Art-Net

Visible Light Communication comes to Art-NetUK - Artistic Licence CEO and Art-Net inventor, Wayne Howell, has combined forces with lighting controls expert, Dr. Geoff Archenhold of Integrated System Technologies (IST) Ltd. to ensure Art-Net is ready for the advent of a new and potentially disruptive communications technology - Visible Light Communication, or VLC. Coming soon to an LED near you, VLC provides a means of transmitting information by modulating the light at a frequency too high to be perceptible to the human eye. A simple conceptual analogy would be using a torch to ... More >>

10 February 2016

ISE 2016: Shure shows latest conferencing solution

ISE 2016: Shure shows latest conferencing solutionThe Netherlands - ISE 2016 marks the world debut of a new networkable conferencing audio solution from Shure, Microflex Advance, designed to dramatically improve the audio quality for modern conferencing applications where pristine speech intelligibility is of utmost importance. Comprising high-quality networked ceiling and table array microphones, audio interfaces, intelligent mixing DSP and intuitive, browser-based control software, Microflex Advance draws on Shure's extensive experience in microphone, audio networking and automatic ... More >>

ISE 2016: Genelec debuts IP network-compatible monitor

ISE 2016: Genelec debuts IP network-compatible monitorThe Netherlands - Genelec is showcasing the 8430, a new addition to the Smart Active Monitor (SAM) range of products. As well as being the latest member of this series, the 8430 is also the world's first commercially-ready AoIP (Audio over Internet Protocol) studio monitor. Six years ago at ISE 2010, Genelec demonstrated its first audio-over-IP showcase system. The showcase was selected as one of the 'Picks of ISE 2010' as it was recognised as among the best new innovations presented at the show. Since then, extensive research and ... More >>

ISE 2016: Community unveils additions to I Series

ISE 2016: Community unveils additions to I SeriesThe Netherlands - Community has expanded the system design versatility of its flagship I Series Engineered Loudspeaker Systems at ISE 2016 with the addition of five new Compact models, and Weather-Resistant options featuring breakthrough PolyGlas outdoor enclosure technology. I Series Compact loudspeakers are designed to match the performance, appearance and voicing of the larger I Series Point Source and Subwoofer models. All Compact I Series have best-in-class LF extension, sensitivity and maximum output, ensuring high quality sound ... More >>

Bose expands the F1 loudspeaker family

Bose expands the F1 loudspeaker familyUSA - Bose Professional has expanded its F1 Flexible Array Loudspeaker product line, to include a new passive full range model and a full suite of mounting brackets. Together with a powered model introduced in 2015, both Bose F1 loudspeaker models are suitable for portable and installed applications. The F1 Model 812 Loudspeaker is the first portable loudspeaker offering "FLEX array technology," which lets installers focus sound to target listening areas with four different patterns, offering exceptional power and clarity for a wide ... More >>

ISE 2016: Ampco Flashlight aims at the high-end

ISE 2016: Ampco Flashlight aims at the high-endThe Netherlands - Ampco Flashlight Sales is showcasing the latest products from its stable of high-end brands at ISE Amsterdam. Ampco is exhibiting products from companies including Allen & Heath, Clear-Com, d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo, Martin Audio, MeTrao, Microtech-Gefell, Optocore, Powersoft and Renkus-Heinz. Highlights of Ampco's stands include Martin Audio, which unveils an innovation in the field of outdoor audio equipment, and illuminates the CDD series; Powersoft, which shows the impressive X-series, in addition to the complete ... More >>

ISE 2016: Atlas Cables launches custom range

ISE 2016: Atlas Cables launches custom rangeThe Netherlands - Atlas Cables, the engineering-led cable specialist, has launched two new installation-centric cable ranges dedicated to performance-led custom installations - Hyper si (Screened Installation) speaker cable and the Integra Duo analogue interconnect range. With the significant increase of wireless signals around any residential or commercial property, RF pollution is the scourge for all system designers and integrators. To combat the effects of this air-bound interference on the delicate audio signals that often require ... More >>

ISE 2016: HK Audio unveils Linear passive speakers

ISE 2016: HK Audio unveils Linear passive speakersThe Netherlands - HK Audio is debuting its new Linear 5 LTS passive mid/high unit and Linear SUB 4000 subwoofer at ISE 2016. HK Audio is also showing off the rest of its install stable at the show, with speakers from the Elements, Linear 5, Cadis and Vortis ranges on display alongside the accompanying Lab.gruppen IPD controllers. In addition, portable PA enthusiasts can get hands-on with the brand new LUCAS NANO 608i, the first ever all-in-one-PA with an iPad-enabled mixer. Many of the HK Audio customer system solutions that were ... More >>

ISE 2016: MNA reflects importance of interoperability

ISE 2016: MNA reflects importance of interoperabilityThe Netherlands - With the ever-increasing pace of adoption of IP based networking in AV, there is a mounting lobby for standardization and interoperability based on open standards. Consequently, the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) - the professional AV industry alliance, charged with promoting awareness and adoption of AES67, the open standard that provides for the common interchange of digital media between different IP networking platforms - is exhibiting for the first time at ISE. MNA members and member manufacturers will be ... More >>

ISE 2016: Panasonic offers 'Robotic Experience'

ISE 2016: Panasonic offers 'Robotic Experience'The Netherlands - A 28,000 lumens laser projector, a 1.8mm bezel videowall display and the industry's most compact, 10,000 lumens laser 1-Chip DLPTM projector are among the innovations exhibited by Panasonic at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam. The Panasonic booth features a 'Robotic Experience' or RobEx, developed in collaboration with event company XPION. Industry grade robots with 98-inch 4K resolution displays were used to create an immersive viewing experience. In projection, Panasonic launched the PT-RZ31K, the company's highest brightness ... More >>

9 February 2016

ISE 2016: Allen & Heath debuts installation mixers

ISE 2016: Allen & Heath debuts installation mixersThe Netherlands - Allen & Heath has launched two new installation mixers, the GR3 and GR4, designed to provide simple yet comprehensive control of programme audio and announcements for multiple zones in bars, restaurants, stores and other leisure and retail environments. Highly configurable, the GR3 and GR4 are suited to applications requiring multiple input sources and specific priority settings. Both the GR3 and GR4 are 1U rack-mounting audio mixers, with standout features that include an easy access mic input on the front panel for ... More >>

ISE 2016: Avolites launches 'supercharged' Ai R Series

ISE 2016: Avolites launches 'supercharged' Ai R SeriesThe Netherlands - Avolites is on stand 8-K330 at ISE Amsterdam, which opens today at the RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre, to launch its powered up new range of Ai R Series media servers. The Ai R Series is Avolites' most powerful range of media servers to date, and comprises the Ai Infinity R4, Ai Infinity R8, Ai Infinity Rx4 and Ai Infinity Rx8. All servers in the range take advantage of the increased speed and power of the latest processors, solid-state drives and AMD graphics cards. "We've packed the very best technology into ... More >>

ISE 2016: Christie opens Pandoras Box Version 5.9

ISE 2016: Christie opens Pandoras Box Version 5.9The Netherlands - Christie continues to strengthen the flexibility of its award-winning Pandoras Box media server system with the introduction of Pandoras Box Version 5.9. This latest evolution provides faster, more intuitive operation with a wider range of options, compatibility and user-friendly workflow solutions, unleashing the full potential of the system's powerful rendering engine. Features include a standalone Kiosk Mode, a completely redesigned Patch-Tab, the addition of a Cues Tab for an overview of all cues, and an optimized ... More >>

ISE 2016: Clear-Com showcases intercom solutions

ISE 2016: Clear-Com showcases intercom solutionsThe Netherlands - Clear-Com will present its latest communication and connectivity tools at ISE 2016. These products demonstrate Clear-Com's intercom and connectivity solutions to enable secure, reliable and constant communications among local or geographically-disperse work teams. Recently-released HelixNet Version 3.0, a software-only update to the acclaimed HelixNet digital network partyline platform, unlocks the overall capacity of the HelixNet system allowing it a six-fold expansion for supporting more communication channels and ... More >>

8 February 2016

ISE 2016: Outline debuts Vegas 24 and more

ISE 2016: Outline debuts Vegas 24 and moreThe Netherlands - Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline showcases a selection of point source and line array loudspeaker lines and an interactive loudspeaker measurement display at ISE 2016 Amsterdam this week.. The new ultra-compact, high power Vegas 24 is designed for balcony-fill, front-fill and delay applications. The Stadia 100 LA installation loudspeaker series combines key principles of cylindrical line-sources with several patented Outline technologies to deliver versatile and powerful solutions for stadiums, theme parks, ... More >>

CP Electronics launches lighting control apps

CP Electronics launches lighting control appsUK - CP Electronics has announced the launch of its first range of smartphone apps which will enable contractors and end users alike to control their lighting remotely. Suitable for infrared-enabled mobile phones working on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above, the UHS7 and UHS5 apps will replicate the functionality of their handset counterparts. Broadly, users will be able to raise and lower lighting levels, turn lights on and off and select scenes - all from a smartphone. Available from Google Play Store, the intuitive user interface also ... More >>

FBT UK introduces portable line array system

FBT UK introduces portable line array systemUK - FBT UK has announced the launch of a new addition to the FBT Vertus range, the CLA active, portable line array system. Featuring high quality B&C neodymium drivers in steel reinforced birch ply housings and driven by advanced Class-D amplification, the Vertus CLA system offers a stylish, highly versatile, easy to use line array for demanding applications. The new system is built around the CLA406A, a metal braced, birch ply enclosed line array column housing four custom 6.5" (165mm) woofers and a 1.5" (35mm) large format B&C ... More >>

ISE 2016: DirectOut presents latest updates

ISE 2016: DirectOut presents latest updatesThe Netherlands - German connectivity specialists, DirectOut, will be presenting a number of updates to their existing product range at ISE 2016. All updates are available for download from the DirectOut website at www.directout.eu The first is updated firmware for DirectOut's MONTONE.42 MADI-to-AoIP bridge based on RAVENNA audio networking technology. Fully AES67 compliant, the device is equipped with four MADI and two gigabit network ports. The new firmware supports 32 RAVENNA/AES67 compliant multicast streams. Up to 256 channels are ... More >>

5 February 2016

ISE 2016: AC-ET showcases leading technologies

ISE 2016: AC-ET showcases leading technologiesThe Netherlands - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be showcasing a selection of the very latest products available from their vast portfolio of over 200 marques and five specialist sales divisions - on stand 7-A220 at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016 tradeshow next week. Chroma-Q's premium performance lighting solutions are designed and built in North America, and have been adopted by many leading designers and specifiers for some of today's most demanding and prestigious lighting applications, from Broadway to ... More >>

4 February 2016

ISE 2016: Navori Labs debuts QL digital signage engine features

ISE 2016: Navori Labs debuts QL digital signage engine featuresThe Netherlands - Swiss digital signage software specialist Navori Labs will unveil a series of new QL digital signage engine features at two upcoming trade shows aimed at simplifying how network operators and end users manage content scheduling and advertising. The company will demonstrate these new features at ISE 2016 and Digital Signage Expo (March 16-17, Las Vegas). To enhance content scheduling, Navori Labs has added advanced meta tagging and condition-based playback to its QL Manager software. This cross-group content routing ... More >>

ISE 2016: Peerless-AV previews LED wall mounting system

ISE 2016: Peerless-AV previews LED wall mounting systemThe Netherlands - Peerless-AV will preview its new Universal Modular LED Wall Mounting System at ISE 2016, Hall 11, Stand E70. The first of its kind on the market, Peerless-AV's LED mounting system features a quick and easy pop-out mechanism that can be adapted to support various brands and panel sizes and its modular design enables custom installs for specific configurations. Visitors to the stand will be given a VIP tour, including presentation of an impressive 5x4 video wall using Absen LED panels mounted on the modular system. ... More >>

ISE 2016: Stardraw.com previews Stardraw Design 7.2

ISE 2016: Stardraw.com previews Stardraw Design 7.2The Netherlands - Software provider Stardraw.com is previewing the latest version of their most sophisticated design/documentation product yet, the award-winning Stardraw Design 7 software package at ISE 2016. Version 7.2 boasts new features and major enhancements that will be demonstrated on the Stardraw booth DL-100 in the Diamond Lounge. First of the headline features is PDF Import; you can now import a PDF file which creates a new project with a drawing tab for each page in the PDF. Better still, vector PDFs are converted into ... More >>

ISE 2016: tvONE introduces new 4K Multiviewer

ISE 2016: tvONE introduces new 4K MultiviewerThe Netherlands - - tvONE will introduce two new product offerings, the 1T-MV-8474 4K Multiviewer & 1T-CL-322-EU Control Panel at ISE in Amsterdam (stand 1-M60). The 1T-MV-8474 4K Multiviewer, the latest product in its range of 4K enabled products, can display up to four video windows simultaneously via sixteen different fixed layouts, which can be recalled to present content in a variety of combinations. This could vary from a straight forward quad split, picture-In-picture, triple, side-By-side, full screen or something more complex ... More >>

3 February 2016

ISE 2016: Coda Audio offers total system solutions

ISE 2016: Coda Audio offers total system solutionsThe Netherlands - Loudspeaker manufacturer, Coda Audio will be exhibiting at this year's ISE at the RAI Amsterdam (Hall 7, booth N222). ISE provides the company with a platform to showcase the advantages offered to integrators by its comprehensive range of installation products. Coda offers a completely integrated system solution, every part of which is designed and manufactured by the company's own in-house team. In short, Coda can cater for every aspect of an audio installation beyond the mixing console. Coda's proprietary LINET ... More >>

2 February 2016

ISE 2016: Avid to showcase live sound consoles

ISE 2016: Avid to showcase live sound consolesThe Netherlands - Avid will showcase its latest award-winning live sound consoles at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016, including the modular and scalable, Avid VENUE | S6L, and the compact Avid VENUE | S3L-X. In the 10years since Avid first introduced the VENUE live sound mixing system, the family of consoles has become one of the most trusted and requested live sound systems in the world. Powered by Avid Everywhere, VENUE | S6L and VENUE | S3L-X are tightly integrated with industry-standard Pro Tools and functions as the perfect ... More >>

1 February 2016

Lab.gruppen expands installation series

Lab.gruppen expands installation seriesSweden - Lab.gruppen has expanded its energy efficient E Series of compact 1U installation amplifiers with the introduction of the first four-channel models in the range, the E 10:4 and E 5:4, as well as the cost-effective new two-channel E 2:2. Now with a total of six models, the newly expanded E Series marks the 10th anniversary of Lab.gruppen's first major entry of 2U, 8 channel solutions for the commercial installation market with C Series in 2006. "The C Series of amplifiers quickly became one of our most successful products, not ... More >>

Klark Teknik adds two new network modules

Klark Teknik adds two new network modulesUK - Klark Teknik has announced the release of two new network modules, the KT-USB and KT-AES50, both compatible with the Klark Teknik DN9650 and DN9652 Network Bridges, and the Midas Neutron-NB expansion module. Designed to deliver increased connectivity and exceptional audio performance, the new modules expand Klark Teknik's product portfolio. The KT-USB is a class-compliant USB 2.0 Network Module and requires just a single USB cable to connect to either a Mac or PC running any industry standard DAW software. A total of 48 ... More >>

ISE 2016: Yamaha introduces DCH8 Hub

ISE 2016: Yamaha introduces DCH8 HubThe Netherlands - Yamaha's Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) range has been expanded with the DCH8 Digital Controller Hub, which allows multiple control lines for the DCP series Digital Control Panel units to be connected to a Yamaha MRX7-D signal processor or MTX series matrix processor. The DCH8 functions as a relay device between the host device and DCP series, allowing a combination of star and daisy-chain connections. Power is supplied via the CAT5e cable from the host device, simplifying cabling and allowing flexible device ... More >>

ISE 2016: Nexo launches four-channel amplifiers

ISE 2016: Nexo launches four-channel amplifiersThe Netherlands - Nexo is releasing two new four-channel amplifiers which will partner with the new DTD Controller to create compact, lightweight, intelligent and low-cost powering solutions for the installation and touring SR markets. Showing for the first time at the ISE in Amsterdam are the DTDAMP4x0.7 and DTDAMP4x1.3, denominating 4-channel, 1U rack-mounting amps in 700W and 1300W models (4x4 Ohms). Each unit weighs just 7.5kg. Road-ready, rack-ready, the DTDAMP offers all the sensors and protection that are mandatory for a ... More >>

Genelec debuts latest in-wall loudspeaker system

Genelec debuts latest in-wall loudspeaker systemFinland - Genelec has announced the launch of its latest in-wall loudspeaker system, the AIW26B, which offers low distortion and neutral sound reproduction. This update of the popular AIW26 features a new frameless enclosure grille, ensuring the loudspeaker can elegantly blend into almost any environment. Its precision design provides superior bass reproduction as well as precise mid and high frequencies imaging for state-of-the art audio installations. "The AIW26B is a continuation of the fantastic work that we have done with our ... More >>

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