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24 October 2016

Elation unleashes creativity with Proteus

Elation unleashes creativity with ProteusUSA - Elation Professional has launched a next-tier product line of IP-rated moving lights built specifically to empower designer creativity - Proteus. Featuring a sophisticated yet pragmatic design, Elation has put years of focus into developing this high-performance intelligent lighting solution to help designers create the effects and power they need, regardless of weather, tech or brightness requirements. Launching at LDI 2016 in Las Vegas, Proteus are compact, robust and budget-friendly next-level intelligent lighting solutions ... More >>

Airstar Shines at LDI with double debut

Airstar Shines at LDI with double debutUSA - Airstar announced at LDI the enhancement of its successful Crystal range with the launch of two new innovative products - Sunshade and Crystal White 50k lum. Following a successful pilot test at the Solidays and Musilac music festivals in France this summer, Airstar introduced Sunshade to the Crystal range; a large lighting umbrella which transforms the Crystal lighting balloon technology into a new envelope shape. Measuring 2.2 or 2.6m in diameter, it features the same RGB LED lights that can be found on the Crystal balloons, and ... More >>

AV Stumpfl takes a stand at LDI 2016

AV Stumpfl takes a stand at LDI 2016USA - LDI 2016 is the official global debut of a technically innovative mobile projection screen stand from AV Stumpfl. The stand is compatible with Monoblox, Vario and VarioClip screens, it sits discreetly on one central stand, which can be folded giving it the look and appeal of a large projection monitor, enabling a more flawless looking presentation. CEO Tobias Stumpfl said, "Our customers happy already have a wide range of screens designed for events and specific requirements. It's only natural that we should also offer them a ... More >>

High End Systems triple launch at LDI 2016

High End Systems triple launch at LDI 2016USA - Console and automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems unveiled three new products at the 2016 LDI trade show. The SolaTheatre is the first lighting instrument in the SolaRange family to feature completely fanless operation. Suitable for studio and theatrical applications that require virtually silent performance, SolaTheatre brings the power of High End's white light LED engine to television, film and theatre LDs worldwide. The company also introduced HEX and QUAD, two new fixtures that join SHAPESHIFTER and UNO in High ... More >>

21 October 2016

Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 launched at LDI

Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 launched at LDIUSA - The new Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server and Widget Designer 6.0 are officially launching at LDI in Las Vegas this week. The Pandoras Box system combines the newest rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Pandoras Box is used around the world for live experiences including multi-media events and projection mapping. The system can be set up as a standalone playback device, network playback client or in console mode for direct DMX Control. Among its many new features, Multi User mode allows multiple ... More >>

Lode Audio introduces LA1 server

Lode Audio introduces LA1 serverUK - Lode Audio, the UK-based audio company that creates products dedicated to the custom installation market, has introduced the LA1 - a single-zone music server that combines Hi-Fi quality performance with the control and reliability demanded by the custom installation industry. The next stage in the Lode Audio product road map, which has already seen the LA4 4-zone music server receive wide acclaim from installers and users alike, the LA1 is 1U tall and 9 ½ "wide (two units can fit side-by-side in a 19" rack) features high-end DACs ... More >>

20 October 2016

Philips Lighting to launch array of new products

Philips Lighting to launch array of new productsUSA - Philips Lighting will launch a raft of entertainment lighting on booth #1115 at the LDI Las Vegas exhibition, taking place October 21-23 at Las Vegas Convention Centre. New additions to the entertainment range include luminaires such as the Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 and Philips SL HYDRUS 350, which offer designers more dynamic effects to differentiate their shows. Also, the new Philips Strand Lighting Softlight 150S and 300S television panels will be launched as part of the Philips Lighting entertainment booth's 'green room' ... More >>

Martin Audio upgrades MLA software

Martin Audio upgrades MLA softwareUK - Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to Display, the software brain of the MLA Series. This represents what R&D director, Jason Baird, now describes as "the world's most accurate prediction and optimisation array software, bar none". Display is the numerical optimisation process that eliminates lengthy trial-and-error tuning sessions, so that an MLA Series system achieves the required audience coverage straight out of the box. Based on a highly accurate acoustic model of array behaviour, it gives a very precise ... More >>

ALC NetworX releases RAVENNA converter tool

ALC NetworX releases RAVENNA converter toolEurope - ALC NetworX, developers of the high performance RAVENNA audio networking technology, has announced the release of RAV2SAP, a useful RAVENNA-to-SAP freeware conversion tool designed to help connect RAVENNA devices to other AES67 devices. ALC NetworX's Andreas Hildebrand explains why RAV2SAP is important. "Most people would agree that, in an ideal world, when setting up a network, it would be wonderful not to be limited in one's choice of devices on the network, or indeed one's choice of network protocol because of ... More >>

SGM debuts latest addition to G-range

SGM debuts latest addition to G-rangeUSA - SGM has released a new addition to G-range of moving heads. The G-4 Wash is a lightweight and compact high-power Fresnel wash light with "superb colour mixing and very low power consumption". Unlike most conventional wash lights, the G-4 Wash comprises red, green, blue, amber and mint LEDs that mix directly in the light source. Additionally, it has a dichroic enhancer that creates a deep blue (Congo blue), delivering a very saturated black light effect. With a CRI of more than 90 (typically 93), the G-4 Wash delivers "the most ... More >>

19 October 2016

SGM releases battery-driven wash light

SGM releases battery-driven wash lightUSA - This week, SGM releases its new compact wash light which has already been pre-ordered in large quantities. The P-1 is an IP65-rated battery-driven RGBW LED wash/blind/strobe light with a small footprint and high output, designed for multiple applications, including applications where wireless operation is essential. This portable, lightweight fixture eliminates the hassle of cabling and ensures a quick and easy setup. For a small fixture the P-1 is extremely versatile. Via a patented technology, its standard 10° beam angle and ... More >>

Panasonic launches large venue laser projector

Panasonic launches large venue laser projectorEurope - Panasonic has introduced a 31,000 lumens Solid Shine laser phosphor projector, designed specifically for large venue applications. Available from October 2016 in both WUXGA and SXGA+, the PT-RZ31K series will be the brightest in the Panasonic range with "an exceptionally compact and lightweight body harnessing powerful Solid Shine laser technology". A dual light source feature allows for uninterrupted projection as it offers redundancy in case of a technical fault. This makes the projector suitable for high-profile ... More >>

18 October 2016

Avolites gears up for launch of Ai version 10

Avolites gears up for launch of Ai version 10UK - Avolites is gearing up to launch the latest update to its Ai software - Ai version 10 - which will see an overhauled user interface for a more intuitive experience and new features developed for the real world demands of Coldplay's video-heavy A Head Full of Dreams 2016 tour, and Las Vegas nightclub JEWEL - the latest addition to the Hakkasan Group of premium nightlife experiences. Avolites' team of developers worked alongside Coldplay's video director Ben Miles, who scooped a Knight of Illumination Award 2016 for his work on the ... More >>

Powersoft sponsors PAcalculate App

Powersoft sponsors PAcalculate AppItaly - Powersoft has announced that it is sponsoring the multi-platform PAcalculate app, which runs on mobile devices such as Android, iOS, Windows-Phone, Blackberry - including smartphones and tablets. Developed by Brusi Acoustics, a consulting firm for electroacoustic and an independent laboratory for loudspeaker directivity testing, it is marketed by Doctor Pro Audio, a leading web portal. This multi-lingual app (currently speaking Simplified Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), contains many ... More >>

Pascal announces new amplifier module

Pascal announces new amplifier moduleDenmark - Pascal has announced the launch of its new U-PRO Series amplifier module. A design optimized for self-powered portable PA systems and ultra-compact, high SPL loudspeakers for fixed installation applications; offering both single and asymmetrically rated 2-way power channels. The U-PRO series features dynamic power ratings due to its extremely high voltage rails, relative to its RMS power output. Resultantly, with RMS ratings of 280 W, it can deliver ultra-short bursts of 500 W RMS or 1000 W peak power; at a lower cost point ... More >>

17 October 2016

Altman to showcase innovation at LDI 2016

Altman to showcase innovation at LDI 2016USA - When the 2016 LDI Conference and Tradeshow opens its doors on 21 October 2016, Altman Lighting will be showcasing its award-winning line of lighting innovations inside the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Altman Lighting will feature the PHX LED ellipsoidal family, the Gallery series, Pegasus, and the Chalice LED series of luminaires in Booth 1359. "We are very excited about exhibiting at LDI 2016 as this is a very exciting time for Altman Lighting," began Julie Smith, general manager. "Understanding the vision at Altman has always ... More >>

Countdown begins to PL+S Middle East

Countdown begins to PL+S Middle EastUAE - The countdown has begun to the inaugural edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East, with scores of product launches, industry seminars, and a live demo area setting the stage for three days of networking at the region's dedicated trade show for the pro audio-visual and entertainment market. Taking place from 31 October - 2 November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2016 has attracted some the biggest names in the business, with the likes of Bose Professional, Sennheiser, Martin ... More >>

Prolyte to present Verto truss at LDI 2016

Prolyte to present Verto truss at LDI 2016USA - Prolyte Group will exhibit at the LDI show from 21-23 October in Las Vegas (booth 2053), premiering the new Verto truss on the North American continent. The new Verto truss will be shown in action or you may give it a try in the Verto challenge. Pop by, request for a demonstration and get your limited edition Verto T-shirt at the stand! Prolyte will further highlight the Verto truss during the New Technology Breakfast on Saturday 22 October - another opportunity to learn all the technical details of this truss. (Jim Evans) More >>

Sennheiser expands SpeechLine range

Sennheiser expands SpeechLine rangeEurope - Sennheiser is expanding its SpeechLine Digital Wireless system with new products that further enhance its flexibility, including two fully wireless Tablestand units, a Qi-based wireless charging solution and a new network enabled charging unit. "SpeechLine Digital Wireless was created by Sennheiser to be the first solution to meet the demand for a wireless microphones dedicated purely to speech. It offers easy installation and operation, a high level of reliability and future-proof technology to deliver supreme speech clarity," ... More >>

Shure releases Wireless Workbench update

Shure releases Wireless Workbench updateUSA - Shure Incorporated has released the latest version of its Wireless Workbench System Control Software - Version 6.12. The update is designed to put maximum power and flexibility into the user's hands. The addition of several new features will help wireless users better manage and monitor wireless system performance over the network, from pre-show planning through post-performance analysis. Shure has created Timeline - a new logging utility designed to capture essential channel status information over time. Information recorded ... More >>

TMB laid back and inventive at LDI 2016

TMB laid back and inventive at LDI 2016USA - At LDI this year (booth 1787), TMB will once again feature new technology in a laid back setting. The welcome mat is out! One of the most exciting innovations from TMB this year is new Q+ Technology, now available in the Solaris Flare. This LED driver technology maximizes LED output for unprecedented brightness, while also optimizing LED temperatures for long term reliability. The new Flare Q+ fixture has all the features of its renowned predecessor, while Q+ Technology increases the brightness by over 40% with practically no fan ... More >>

13 October 2016

Elation launches compact Rayzor 360Z

Elation launches compact Rayzor 360ZUSA - Elation Professional has announced launch of a new beam/wash moving head in its Rayzor Series of compact and high-speed LED luminaires, the Rayzor 360Z. The Rayzor 360Z houses three 60W RGBW LEDs for a powerful thrust of light and includes a 5° to 50° motorized zoom for the versatility of narrow to wide beam angle spreads. Lighting professionals will be able to get an up-close look at the speedy Rayzor 360Z at Elation Booth 2515 at the upcoming LDI show in Las Vegas. The Rayzor 360Z offers surprising brightness for its ... More >>

ETC celebrates 40th anniversary at LDI

ETC celebrates 40th anniversary at LDIUSA - The LDI tradeshow has played a major part in ETC's history, being the site of countless product launches that have propelled the company forward. In a nod to that tradition, the company will mark its 40th anniversary at this year's LDI show by introducing a host of new products and giving attendees sneak peeks at upcoming gear. With so much to celebrate, ETC will have three stands - 2773, 2872 and 2972 - and a demo room - N115 - at the show, 21-23 October, in Las Vegas. ETC will show the full ColorSource family, including the ... More >>

12 October 2016

High impact intros from Chauvet at LDI 2016

High impact intros from Chauvet at LDI 2016USA - What happens in Vegas will not be staying in Vegas, at least not as far as the Chauvet Professional and Ovation LDI booths (1315 and 1515 respectively) are concerned. The company is introducing an impressive collection of new fixtures. In the Ovation line, there is the new Ovation E-260WW IP, the first IP65 rated LED ellipsoidal. The new indoor/ outdoor fixture, which has the same familiar form factor as standard ERS style fixtures, joins the Ovation E-260WW, which was introduced earlier this year. The two Ovation LED ellipsoidals ... More >>

11 October 2016

Elation Professional gears up for mega LDI 2016

Elation Professional gears up for mega LDI 2016USA - With an impressive variety of new products on hand to satisfy even the most discerning lighting professional, and with the added impression that an LDI Show and LDI Live Outside sponsorship makes, Elation is gearing up for an unprecedented LDI. Join Elation 20-22 October at Booth 2515 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre for a look at a broad line-up of new cutting-edge lighting innovations then head out to the Silver Parking Lot and the LDI Live Outside stages where visitors will get a first look at an all-new product series that ... More >>

AC-ET launches new Tourflex cabling brand at PLASA 2016

AC-ET launches new Tourflex cabling brand at PLASA 2016UK - AC-ET's latest brand, Tourflex Cabling, launched at the recent PLASA Show at London Olympia with a dedicated area, display stands and literature. Tourflex Cabling builds on the estab-lished success of Tourmate connectors and Tourflex Datasafe. "Some of our customers don't even know about the service we offer; but last year we made over 100,000 bespoke assemblies, using half a million metres of cable, for the professional entertainment industry," said Jonathan Walters, UK sales and purchasing director for distributor A.C. ... More >>

DTS focus on innovation at LDI 2016

DTS focus on innovation at LDI 2016USA - DTS will showcase its latest products at LDI 2016, booth 2359. The focus of the display will be on three innovative fixtures - Core, the true hybrid moving head; Katana, an advanced LED bar for the entertainment market, and NRG 1401, the LED beam / wash projector designed for the most creative applications. George Tellos, the lighting director who lit the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, designed the DTS booth and the light show of the fixtures on display. (Jim Evans) More >>

7 October 2016

d&b helps audio top the agenda at PLASA 2016

d&b helps audio top the agenda at PLASA 2016UK - It was all about sound at the 2016 PLASA show, held at London's Olympia. There was a distinct air of enthusiasm among the audio community as they were presented with an increased choice of manufacturers, distributors, and seminar sessions, including the newly appointed d&b sales partner SFL, and long-term partner SSE/Wigwam. At their respective stands, the d&b dealers were joined by members of the d&b GB team, putting some friendly faces to the UK and Ireland supplier network. While the d&b DS10 Audio network bridge and new QSC ... More >>

D.A.D Touring Series success at PLASA 2016

D.A.D Touring Series success at PLASA 2016UK - There was great interest in D.A.D (Dynamic Audio Device) Touring Series speakers on the A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. stand at PLASA 2016. "We were delighted by the feedback we received from professional users seeing the product for the first time" said Robert Kendall, specialist business development at AC-ET who represented the range at the show. "Visitors to the stand were really impressed by the combination of build quality, sound quality and exceptional price point - we received several serious enquiries from the ... More >>

Online Dante certification now available

Online Dante certification now availableUSA - Audinate has announced that Level 1 of the popular Dante Certification programme is now available online. This online course allows customers the opportunity to become certified any time, any place, without the need to attend in-person events. Audinate created the certification programme as a response to requests for information about best practices for installing Dante audio networking. The Dante Certification programme provides an easy way for system designers, engineers and others in the industry to learn about Dante with ... More >>

6 October 2016

Cloud exhibits at InfoComm India

Cloud exhibits at InfoComm IndiaIndia - Cloud Electronics exhibited at InfoComm India 2016 in Bombay for the first time with recently appointed distributor for the India region, Acoustic Arts. Simon Curtis, managing director for Cloud Electronics reports, "Cloud is one of the industry's oldest and most respected brands in commercial contracting and distributed audio. Until Acoustic Arts were appointed, Cloud had limited into the regions of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. We're very excited about this partnership and the particular benefits it will bring to ... More >>

Yamaha launches latest MT headphones

Yamaha launches latest MT headphonesEurope - Yamaha has launched its latest MT Series headphones, the HPH-MT8 and HPH-MT5*, developed to provide engineers with the high levels of precision and fidelity required for professional monitoring. MT Series headphones are designed to deliver flat, high-resolution sound with precise stereo imaging and faithful source signal reproduction, while providing a high level of isolation and comfort to ward off fatigue during extended monitoring sessions. The new models are equipped with custom drivers and powerful neodymium magnets for ... More >>

5 October 2016

d&b audiotechnik debuts installation models

d&b audiotechnik debuts installation modelsEurope - The new 24S and 24S-D point source loudspeakers from d&b audiotechnik are set to conquer permanent applications including night clubs, live performance venues, houses of worship, multipurpose centres and sports venues, says the company. These latest additions to the established xS-Series all feature redesigned front grills making them more unobtrusive than ever before. "The 24S, 24S-D and 21S-SUB are designed to set and forget. They meet the exact day to day demands of permanent installation with minimum fuss and maximum ... More >>

GLP releases upgraded 30W X4 atom

GLP releases upgraded 30W X4 atomGermany - GLP has announced the release of the upgraded 30 Watt version of their popular X4 atom fixture. Adding a new high power light source into the unit has doubled its brightness, and introduced greater optical efficiencies within the unit. At the same time, an additional 6-way PSU has been added to the product line up. Concurrently, and supporting GLP's philosophy of promoting longer product life cycles, the company has undergone a complete market swap-out of current units, allowing all existing owners and users to benefit from ... More >>

ENTTEC debuts Phero 33 at LDI

ENTTEC debuts Phero 33 at LDIUSA - For designers that have zero patience with dim, bulky and muddy linear LED units, the ENTTEC Phero 33 RGB Pixel Bar may be the answer. "I'm convinced this new Phero model, with its technical features and sleek form factor is going to make a big dent in the small to medium size touring market," says ENTTEC Americas general manager, Jeremy Kumin. "We're focusing our energy on telling designers who are hip, rising stars about this light because it just feels like a must-have for the indie bands that are starting to break into big ... More >>

Movecat introduces single chain-fall hoist

Movecat introduces single chain-fall hoistGermany - The PLUSlite 1000-4 fulfils the wish of many users for a handy, single chain-fall D8 Plus chain hoist with a safe working load of 1,000 kg at 4 m/min. The Movecat PLUSlite 1000-4 is based on the current DIN 56950-1:2012-5 standard and satisfies in full the BG requirements. The mechanism is designed for twice the nominal load and the chain exhibits dynamic and static safety factors of 8:1 and 10:1 respectively. With its compact aluminium housing, a 9x27 load chain, two robust handles and a total weight of only 115 kg, it is ... More >>

4 October 2016

Doughty debuts Articulated Carriage at PLASA 2016

Doughty debuts Articulated Carriage at PLASA 2016UK - Doughty Engineering has added a new item to its Studio Rail 60 range in the form of an Articulated Carriage that will allow for curved Studio Rail to be used for applications other than, but not excluding, curtain tracks. The new piece of kit which is unique to Doughty was given a surprise debut on the company's stand at this year's PLASA show. Dan Phillips, project sales co-ordinator at Doughty explained, "The Articulated Carriage is a piece I'd been working on for a little while and thought it would be worth taking along to PLASA ... More >>

Pharos launches powerful new video lighting controller

Pharos launches powerful new video lighting controllerUK - Pharos Architectural Controls Ltd, designer and manufacturer of advanced lighting control solutions, has launched a new lighting controller - the Pharos VLC. The Pharos VLC (Video Lighting Controller) is a simple, cost effective, all-in-one solution for controlling LED lighting fixtures installed as a large array; such as a building façade, bridge, or presentation wall, the company says. The rugged and reliable rackmount unit supports all common DMX-over-Ethernet protocols from a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet output port and allows ... More >>

Allen & Heath offers more presets

Allen & Heath offers more presetsUK - Allen & Heath has announced the availability of further ProFactory Mic presets for Audio-Technica Microphones, following the successful collaboration with microphone manufacturers, Shure and Sennheiser, to provide channel library presets on its leading Qu Series compact digital mixers. ProFactory Mic presets offer engineers of all abilities the ideal starting point to get the best possible sound out of their instrument, microphone and mixer combination, in record time and across a large range of popular and industry standard mics. ... More >>

Apogee Symphony connects with Dante

Apogee Symphony connects with DanteUSA - At AES in Los Angeles, Apogee Electronics announced a Dante Network option card for its flagship audio interface Symphony I/O Mk II. The addition of Dante expands Symphony's connectivity options which currently include, Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD and SoundGrid. The Symphony I/O Mk II Dante option card uses Audinate's Dante Brooklyn II module which features plug and play media networking for up to 64 bidirectional channels at 48kHz. "Dante's powerful solution allows Symphony I/O MK II customers to network Apogee's legendary sound ... More >>

Chauvet debuts weather-resistant LED at LDI

Chauvet debuts weather-resistant LED at LDIUSA - With an output greater than that of a 750-watt HPL ellipsoidal, the Ovation E-260WW IP is bright enough to work effectively at outdoor events, theatrical performances and concerts. The new LED fixture from Chauvet Professional will also keep working without issue if the weather at those outdoor projects turns bad, because it is fully IP65 rated, says the company. In addition to its IP65 rating, the new indoor/outdoor fixture, which will be showcased at the Ovation LDI booth (1515), is endowed with all of the performance features ... More >>

3 October 2016

GoboPlus.com enjoys busy PLASA 2016

GoboPlus.com enjoys busy PLASA 2016UK - GoboPlus.com turned out in force on its fully recyclable cardboard stand at PLASA 2016. The whole stand, with graphics designed by GoboPlus.com's Vicky Fairall, was made entirely of cardboard, including the lectern, seats and tables. It succeeded in drawing large numbers of visitors with its unique and colourful appearance that guided customers through the process of custom gobo production. GoboPlus.com is a one-stop online shop that specialises in the supply of custom and standard metal gobos, glass gobos and all projection images.... More >>

SSE Sales presents L-Acoustics KIVA II launch tour

SSE Sales presents L-Acoustics KIVA II launch tourUK - For the launch of KIVA II, the new compact line array from L-Acoustics, the SSE Sales team is going on tour. The tour will visit three different venues across the country, giving attendees the opportunity to hear the brand new KIVA II system for the first time. To further increase the appeal of the days SSE has invited AVID along to demonstrate its flagship S6L digital console, whilst L-Acoustics will also demonstrate the X-Series Co-Axial range. The free-to-attend tour dates include: Friday 28th October at Fly By Nite ... More >>

Hog 4 offers new features and enhancements

Hog 4 offers new features and enhancementsEurope - High End Systems has released its latest OS for Hog 4 lighting consoles. Hog 4 OS 3.5.0 offers numerous new features and enhancements for the platform's wide user base; the company is also touting new features in development for release in the near future. Hog 4 OS v3.5.0 fully supports Compound Fixtures (single fixtures with multiple parts), providing easy scheduling and patching without the need to manually and, renumber, and patch individual parts. Hog 4 OS v3.5.0 communicates directly with several video matrix switcher ... More >>

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