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30 July 2015

PR Lighting gears up for PALM Expo 2015

PR Lighting gears up for PALM Expo 2015China - PR Lighting will again present a dynamic display at the 24th annual PALM Expo in Beijing (19-22 August). A number of new effects - some of which are being previewed or the first time - will dominate the China International Exhibition Centre (CIEC), where they line up alongside more than 1,000 other exhibitors. The only products that will previously have been seen by visitors are the XR 330 Framing and XR 470 Beam - both previewed at the Chinese GET Show back in April. The XR 330 Framing is the latest in the XR 330 family. This ... More >>

High brightness Panasonic projector gets brighter

High brightness Panasonic projector gets brighterEurope - Panasonic has launched a major upgrade to its flagship large-venue projector, with the release of the quad-lamp, three-chip, 20,000 lumens DZ21K2 Evo Series. The 3-chip DLP, DZ21K2 Evo updates the brightness projector, which debuted at the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Hartmut Kulessa, European projector marketing manager at Panasonic, said, "With Panasonic's powerful new Real Motion Processor to enable 120 Hz driving speed, Panasonic has refined the Evo series' optical engine to enhance focus ... More >>

29 July 2015

LED display technology on show in Birmingham

LED display technology on show in BirminghamUK - A new event aimed at conference organisers and event managers is to be staged in Birmingham on 3 September by conference specialist Saville Audio Visual. Engagement is seen as the key word at conferences and events today, as audiences become more discerning in the fast paced world of technology. Organisers looking for new and innovative ways of keeping audiences engaged can see the newest solutions here, with on-the-spot demonstrations and advice from one of the UK's leading creative technical teams. Midlands Conference Tech Expo ... More >>

28 July 2015

Fohhn adds to Linea LX loudspeaker range

Fohhn adds to Linea LX loudspeaker rangeGermany - Fohhn Audio has announced the release of two new models in its Linea LX range of compact line array systems. The Linea LX-60 and LX-61 aim to combine all the advantages of innovative line array technology with first-class sound quality and a classic elegant design that integrates seamlessly into room architecture and stage areas. The compact LX-60 is specially designed for installation applications in more challenging acoustic environments. The 200W two-way system is equipped with four 4" high performance low-mid drivers (... More >>

AV Stumpfl at the Rental & Staging Roadshow

AV Stumpfl at the Rental & Staging RoadshowUSA - At this week's Rental & Staging Roadshow at Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC. AV Stumpfl will be exhibiting and showing the entire range of high-performance multimedia and control systems, screens and accessories for the event, rental and staging markets in the Americas. AV Stumpfl was first to market with compact folding projection screens such as Monoblox, introduced in 2001 with thousands of screens deployed every year to customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. These screens come in various sizes and are easily transportable ... More >>

27 July 2015

Prolight Concepts releases update for LED Master 64 controller

Prolight Concepts releases update for LED Master 64 controllerUK - Prolight Concepts has released the V1.5 software update for the popular LED Master 64 DMX controller from Transcension. The update allows the user to patch a virtual dimmer for any fixture that does not feature its own onboard dimmer channel (i.e. 3 DMX channel RGB fixtures). The virtual dimmer gives control over intensity for all functions of control including manual colours, fades and chases. Users can download the V1.5 software from the product page of Prolight Concepts' website and load onto the controller using a standard USB ... More >>

Current RMS integrates with QB Online

Current RMS integrates with QB OnlineUK - At the start of 2015, Current RMS became an Add-On Partner for cloud accounting software Xero. Now the system has just released a seamless, real-time integration with QB Online, another popular cloud accounting software in the AV, Production and Events industry. "Post invoices and credit notes from Current directly to QB Online and effortlessly keep you customer data in sync, reducing duplication of data and time spent updating multiple systems - streamlining the rental cycle that one step further," says Current RMS. "Using cloud ... More >>

24 July 2015

AV Stumpfl launches triple-stream 4K media server

AV Stumpfl launches triple-stream 4K media serverAustria - Pushing the limits of what can be achieved in video playback, Austria's AV Stumpfl has introduced "the world's first and only triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw". "With Wings Engine Raw, we've delivered on user requests for the smoothest possible uncompressed playback system with full timeline control," says Horst Damoser, sales manager at AV Stumpfl. "Built to support a range of applications requiring a high-quality image sources matched to particular display requirements, user benefits include ... More >>

23 July 2015

Faster video wall installation with Panasonic

Faster video wall installation with PanasonicUK - Panasonic has introduced an Auto Camera Adjustment kit for video wall manager software which cuts installation time and improves colour consistency. The optional kit dovetails with Panasonic's free Video Wall Manager software and, like the camera upgrade kit already available for the company's multi-projector software, dramatically reduces the labour time, complexity and costs involved with setting up and adjusting multiple displays. Enrique Robledo, European marketing manager for Panasonic Visual System Solutions, said, "... More >>

21 July 2015

ETC Wings help portable control take flight

ETC Wings help portable control take flightUSA/UK - ETC has introduced the Eos and Cobalt Programming Wings: two affordable, portable accessories that bring new programming power to tech tables, backstage remotes and the road. The new ETC Eos Programming Wing provides a portable base for the programmer on the move, allowing users to travel with physical control surfaces to supplement their ETCnomad Puck or PC/Mac-based systems. The Programming Wings fit in dedicated, robust flight cases that can be easily checked as luggage. In addition to two powered USB ports, the Wings have a ... More >>

Bel Digital to launch first Dante monitor at IBC

Bel Digital to launch first Dante monitor at IBCThe Netherlands - Monitoring specialist Bel Digital will launching "the world's first Dante audio monitor" at IBC 2015, the BM-A1-64Dante, which provides audible monitoring as well as visual signal strength indication. Designed to provide a simple and effective way of monitoring the audio present in Dante networks, the BM-A1-64Dante provides a visual indication of signal strength on all 64 selected Dante channels. Each individual channel can also be audibly monitored, or the operator can combine up to 16 channels to provide a unique ... More >>

20 July 2015

Calibre offers fast LED video wall scaling

Calibre offers fast LED video wall scalingUK - Calibre has launched its latest major innovation utilizing award-winning HQUltra single-channel 4K presentation switching performance technology. The powerful HQView770 scaler-switcher utilizes in-house developed virtual-ASIC video processing technology that provides three functions in one product. In Projection Mode, HQUltraWarp offers real-time adjustable 4K warp & blend for fast easy screen calibration. In LED mode, HQUltra provides extremely powerful LED-optimized 4K scaling with a pixel-accurate algorithm that preserves image ... More >>

17 July 2015

Wisycom and Lectrosonics join forces with Sound Devices

Wisycom and Lectrosonics join forces with Sound DevicesUK - RF experts Wisycom and Lectrosonics joined forces with mixer maestros Sound Devices. The end result is a synergy of up to six channels of wireless microphone receiver and the very latest in portable mixer/recorder technology. Wisycom have updated their firmware (v3.5) on the popular MCR42S receiver to allow collaboration and seamless use with Sound Devices new 688 mixer/recorder and its SL-6 SuperSlot power and RF distribution accessory. With the addition of the 688 mixer/recorder and SL-6 accessory, the MCR42 can use 2 analog ... More >>

14 July 2015

Yamaha digital hits at the ABTT Theatre Show

Yamaha digital hits at the ABTT Theatre ShowUK - Yamaha's new Rivage PM10 digital console made its UK trade show debut at the ABTT Theatre Show in late June. Although appearing with comparatively little fanfare, the console was in constant demand throughout the show as rental companies, dealers, sound designers and operators were keen to get up close and personal with the company's new flagship. A regular stream of suitors kept Yamaha technicians Andy Cooper and Wayne Powell busy showing people over Rivage PM10 throughout the event. But, demonstrating how Yamaha has built a new ... More >>

Panasonic launches hybrid player

Panasonic launches hybrid playerUK - Panasonic has launched a new hybrid lighting solution, which combines the functions of traditional lighting and video projectors, for use in retail, museums and restaurants. The Space Player possesses both lighting and laser projection functions in a single spotlight-shaped design, which attaches to standard lighting rails via a single cable, to make installation and relocation easy. The Space Player can project in all directions below its horizontal axis and can be used in conjunction with SD cards, PCs, and tablets for play back ... More >>

PSCo extends display rental offering

PSCo extends display rental offeringUK - PSCo, the trade only rental house and distributor of display products, has extended its rental offering, providing the only 3-2-1mm LED experience available in the UK. Being introduced to the PSCo rental fleet are the Absen A1.9 and Absen A2. Both displays deliver higher resolution in a smaller display size, allowing a shorter viewing distance, and creating greater impact. The screens can be provided with hanging beams, or PSCo ProStack ground stack system included, or PSCo TrackStack, or custom mount options available on request. "... More >>

13 July 2015

VocalBoothToGo launches UK subsidiary

VocalBoothToGo launches UK subsidiaryUK - US company VocalBoothToGo is launching a UK subsidiary to supply its mobile sound-proofing and acoustic treatment solutions to creative professionals in the European voiceover, acting, audio recording, music and broadcasting industries. Headed by Marc Jarrett, VocalBoothToGo-UK (www.VocalBoothToGo.co.uk) officially launches on 15 August 2015 from its base in Horsham, West Sussex. It will stock a range of acoustic treatment products including vocal booths, sound booths and The Producer's Choice sound blanket, which is already a best ... More >>

9 July 2015

ModTruss wins ABTT Engineering Product of the Year

ModTruss wins ABTT Engineering Product of the YearUK - Triple E is celebrating winning Engineering Product of the Year at this year's ABTT Awards at Alexandra Palace for its ModTruss universal building system. Triple E launched ModTruss in the UK at the ABTT Theatre Show at its new London home, Alexandra Palace. ModTruss was created by US-based Patrick Santini and will be manufactured and distributed by Triple E's new construction arm, EEE-Build. It was Triple E's most ambitious launch since the company was formed in 1984. Commenting on ModTruss, the ABTT Awards judges said, "The ... More >>

CAST upgrades wysiwyg lighting design software

CAST upgrades wysiwyg lighting design softwareCanada - Available now, wysiwyg R35 lighting design software from CAST Software boasts a number of new features. These include: Pulling Focus in LIVE mode via DMX is introduced to ensure footprint focus is previsualized and pre-cued so 'What You See Is truly What You Get' on stage; Increased performance from CAD to Shaded View and even in Graphic Memory Management; Sharper Laser Simulation in Shaded View mode and numerous CAD additions. Further, 205 brand-new lighting fixtures are added to wysiwyg R35 - a wysiwyg record! "R35 delivers ... More >>

Panasonic expands 4K display line-up

Panasonic expands 4K display line-upUK - Panasonic has launched a new series of glass-free 4K displays aimed at the rental and staging market. The glass-free versions of the 98" and 84" LED LCD panels (TH-98LQ70L & TH-84LQ70L) sit alongside the company's existing large 4K displays. The decision to add the LQ70L models was based on requests from the rental industry for a lighter and brighter version, gained by the removal of the protection glass. Like the existing models, the displays offer 3840 x 2160 resolution and include Panasonic's new generation of image enhancement ... More >>

8 July 2015

Autograph and DiGiCo celebrate with ABTT Award

Autograph and DiGiCo celebrate with ABTT AwardUK - One of the many highlights of a very busy exhibition (at its new home of Alexandra Palace in north London) was Autograph's acceptance of the prestigious ABTT 'Sound Product Of The Year' award on behalf of DiGiCo for the new S21 console, shown exclusively on their stand. Held on the evening of the first day in the Londesborough Room, the evening included both the ABTT Theatre Awards and the SMA National Stage Management Awards, presented by the ABTT's chairman Louise Jeffreys, the Barbican's director of arts. In making the award, ... More >>

DiGiGrid now shipping the DiGiGrid IOC audio interface

DiGiGrid now shipping the DiGiGrid IOC audio interfaceUK - DiGiGrid is expanding its line of advanced audio interfaces with DiGiGrid IOC, a control room I/O for SoundGrid systems. Ideal for the control room, the DiGiGrid IOC audio interface offers a range of connectivity options, including two mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-grade preamps; eight line inputs/outputs; 16 AES and ADAT inputs/outputs; and two headphone outputs. With DiGiGrid IOC and a dedicated SoundGrid DSP server on their network, users will be able to run hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins, ... More >>

7 July 2015

CPL launches smartphone App for catalogue

CPL launches smartphone App for catalogueUK - Live video and production specialist Central Presentations Limited (CPL) has launched a new tablet and smartphone App version of their Black Book product catalogue. It's been developed specifically for the fast moving world of live events and as a more convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to the 150 page printed rental catalogue which is renowned for its wealth of useful information including technical specifications and data for over 500 products, together with all the latest CPL hire rates. The CPL App is ... More >>

Martin offers affordable loudspeaker systems management

Martin offers affordable loudspeaker systems managementUK - Martin Audio has announced the availability of CDD Loudspeaker Management System and EASE Data. Offered to partner the new CDD range, DX0.5 adds affordable loudspeaker system management to the existing range of DX loudspeaker controllers. Delivering EQ, crossover, processing and system protection, the DX0.5 2x6 speaker processor provides complete optimisation for both passive and powered loudspeaker systems. Each input and output is loaded with a range of digital processing including flexible EQ, crossover, delay and limiting ... More >>

Elation debuts versatile Colour Pendant

Elation debuts versatile Colour PendantUSA - Elation Professional has launched a new luminaire in its Colour Series of colour-changing LED luminaires, the Colour Pendant, a highly versatile wash light that allows for dynamic control of stage or house lighting levels in an energy-efficient intelligent downlighting fixture. The Colour Pendant houses 36 long-life 3W RGBW LEDs for fully blended colour transformations or projections of variable shades of white light. The RGBW LED is capable of emitting a wide palette of colours from saturates to more subtle pastels. Its uniform ... More >>

2 July 2015

Artistic Licence gears up production

Artistic Licence gears up productionUK - Artistic Licence is enjoying a particularly busy 2015, with various new product lines are now in production. Most recently in stock is daliSwitch, a six-channel DALI controlled mains relay with some ingenious features. Each relay simulates an independent ballast, enabling the relays to be controlled with the standard DALI commands - for example, the relays can be switched individually or as a group, or respond to a scene or broadcast command. A particularly useful feature is the 'Non-Com' warning LED: this lights up if daliSwitch ... More >>

1 July 2015

Martin M-DMX and controller bundles now shipping

Martin M-DMX and controller bundles now shippingDenmark - Martin Professional reports that the Martin M-DMX is now shipping. The interface hardware is designed for connecting lighting software and DMX universes as well as several new controller solution bundles, including the M-PC 2U bundle and the LightJockey 2 and M-PC+ Controller kit. The Martin M-DMX is a rugged aluminium extruded device and is built with two XLR 5-pin DMX ports, a USB 2.0 Connection and a K-lock slot for securing the device. The interface also features a new stackable design, LED indicators and isolated dual ... More >>

Schertler extends acoustic amplifier range

Schertler extends acoustic amplifier rangeSwitzerland - Schertler has added to its range of high-quality acoustic amplifiers with the release of GIULIA Y. The new two-channel, ultra-compact amp retains many of the features from its single-channel predecessor, GIULIA, while introducing enhanced circuitry and a new "look" that heralds the next generation of Schertler amplifier technology. Designed for use in small venues, home studios, or as a practice amp, GIULIA Y offers 50W of bi-amplified power. The amp is equipped with a 5" woofer and 1" dome tweeter and has a frequency ... More >>

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