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29 July 2014

Red Dot bestows design award on d&b D80

Red Dot bestows design award on d&b D80Germany - The Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in Essen, Germany, has been recognising design innovation since 1955. This was rebranded the Red Dot Award: Product Design at the start of the new millennium. Function, environmental impact and the degree of innovation are just some of the evaluation criteria. As the years ticked by it has evolved into a leading international product award: for 2014 no less than 400 international experts discussed and evaluated 4815 submissions from 53 countries. The jury only bestows the award on the ... More >>

SPL Phonitor mini starts shipping

SPL Phonitor mini starts shippingGermany - The newest member in the SPL Phonitor family, the Phonitor mini, is now available in stores. The Phonitor mini features at its core the exact same 120-volt technology as the Phonitor2, the brand's flagship headphones amplifier, which provides for superior technical specifications and a premium-quality sound. At the same time, the unique Phonitor Matrix enables an authentic music reproduction with headphones. According to SPL, the Phonitor mini can be used in any situation and environment where there is a need for professional ... More >>

24 July 2014

Guil promotes key products via new websites

Guil promotes key products via new websitesSpain - Guil has decided to highlight two of their most important product ranges: Lifting Towers and Staging, by launching two new websites. The new company sites, now with more in-depth, clearer and up-to-date information about these two fields and a fresh design, offer an effortless and intuitive use for clients. By widening their online presence, Guil provides, on one hand, more information on each product from both their Lifting Tower and Staging catalogues with technical specification sheets and pictures of each product; and on the ... More >>

23 July 2014

Danley expands outdoor loudspeaker series

Danley expands outdoor loudspeaker seriesUSA - Danley Sound Labs has announced the expansion of its OS Outdoor Series of fully-weatherized loudspeakers, including a new fully-weatherized subwoofer. Although all Danley products are optionally available with level-2 weatherization, which includes fibreglass seams, stainless steel hardware, and protective coatings over all wooden components, the fact remains that those wooden components will have a shorter life span in the elements than they would have had in an indoor installation. In contrast, Danley OS products are constructed ... More >>

22 July 2014

PR Lighting launches LED for large scale applications

PR Lighting launches LED for large scale applicationsChina - PR Lighting's initial brief when planning its new LED Studio 3205D was to develop a fixture purpose-designed for lighting up large scale automobile shows around the world. But with its inherent power, derived from a single 500W LED source, coupled with a stable colour temperature and high CRI, its high specification makes it applicable to any large-scale application - particularly TV studios, theatre, commercial and multi-functional situations. In addition to its two available colour temperatures it also boasts enviable energy ... More >>

21 July 2014

tvONE ships new C2-2000 universal scaler series

tvONE ships new C2-2000 universal scaler seriesUK - tvONE is now shipping the new C2-2000 universal scaler series. The C2-2000 series encompasses the C2-2855 Universal Scaler, the C2-2755 Video Scaler and the C2-2655 Scan Converter. This new series provides the ultimate flexibility to the user, as the C2-2855 features the ability to up/down/cross convert, the C2-2755 to up/cross convert, and the C2-2655 to down convert. When asked about tvONE's new tactile user interface and software designs, Andy Fliss, tvONE's director of marketing said, "Our R&D team flawlessly succeeded in ... More >>

Yamaha releases software updates

Yamaha releases software updatesUK - Yamaha has released software updates for its CL and QL series digital mixing consoles, as well as updated versions of its StageMix iPad app. Available now as free downloads are V2.03 firmware and CL Editor for CL series consoles, V1.07 firmware and QL Editor V1.03 updates for QL series consoles and Version 4.5 StageMix iPad apps for QL, CL, M7CL and LS9 consoles. The firmware updates and Editor software updates are available as free of charge downloads from www.yamahaproaudio.com. StageMix 4.5 can be downloaded free from the iTunes ... More >>

18 July 2014

Panasonic adds to LCD short throw projector range

Panasonic adds to LCD short throw projector rangeUK - The PT-TW341R Series is the latest addition to Panasonic's short-throw projector line up, featuring four models1 that offer bright projection possibilities, ideal for meetings and classrooms. The series offers up to 3,500 lumens of brightness, a high contrast ratio of 5,000:1 and long lamp replacement cycle of up to 8,000 hours in eco mode. The projector is designed with Panasonic's original Daylight View Lite function, which allows control of image brightness in a bright room for comfortable viewing. The large image projection is ... More >>

Cerwin-Vega! Extends P-Series

Cerwin-Vega! Extends P-SeriesUSA - Cerwin-Vega! is presenting its new P1000X 10-inch Powered Loudspeaker, the latest ¬addition to its P-Series Powered Loudspeaker Line at Summer NAMM 2014 (Booth 825). Also on display will be the XD4 and XD5 Speakers and XD8s Subwoofer, the newly expanded offerings for the company's XD Powered Desktop Speaker Series. Slated for release in August, the P-Series P1000X is a versatile workhorse that can serve as a single speaker for a small venue, be daisy-chained for larger venues needing more coverage and SPL or be side-mounted as a ... More >>

Major Yamaha Nuage and Steinberg Nuendo updates

Major Yamaha Nuage and Steinberg Nuendo updatesOriginally announced in April, the significantly updated Version 1.5 software for Yamaha's Nuage post-production system will be released on 22 July, alongside Version 6.5 of Steinberg's Nuendo DAW. Nuage sees Yamaha hardware seamlessly combine with Steinberg Nuendo to deliver the most flexible and advanced audio post-production system on the market. The significant new software updates add many further features which enhance and speed the post-production workflow. A key aspect of these is the updated and improved Automatic Dialogue Replacement ... More >>

17 July 2014

D.A.S. extends Action series

D.A.S. extends Action seriesSpain - D.A.S. has announced the introduction of a new single 18" subwoofer system into its popular Action series of products. The new low frequency unit is aimed at the mobile DJ and portable systems market, where attributes like compact size and high output are especially appreciated. The Action 118A is a powered horn-bass subwoofer system designed to provide extended bass response for the Action full-range cabinets. A powerful 3200 Wpeak amplifier drives a single D.A.S. 18LX long excursion bass loudspeaker incorporating a 4" voice ... More >>

Something in the air from MTFX

Something in the air from MTFXUK - MTFX has recently acquired four industrial-strength Exterior Aroma Machines. These powerful machines are suitable for use outdoors or for large indoor spaces. They can be loaded with one, two, three or four long-lasting aroma cartridges and can fill an area up to 20,000sq.m with a huge variety of smells. MTFX has over 50 different standard aromas in stock plus 12 Christmas-themed smells and thousands more are available. All four units have already been used to great effect at the ITV 'Fever Pitch' World Cup fan park in Manchester ... More >>

16 July 2014

Lawo to debut latest audio console at IBC

Lawo to debut latest audio console at IBCThe Netherlands - Showcasing new and innovative products and technologies as well as proven devices, Lawo will use this year's IBC to address audio and video broadcast, software solutions and workflow optimization issues A world premiere to be held on Friday 12 September 2014 at noon will present the IBC audience in Amsterdam with a brand new audio mixing console that "extends Lawo's application range and rounds up the company's product portfolio". This addition to the product family boasts high performance and a new face, with an ... More >>

Genelec now shipping 8010 active monitor

Genelec now shipping 8010 active monitorFinland - Genelec is now shipping the 8010 active monitor, the smallest member of the 8000 product range. The 8000 Series is widely used in the high-end professional audio, mastering, post-production and broadcast market sectors around the world. Its professional heritage is reflected in the compact-sized 8010. Suitable for professional work in small studios, it offers accurate monitoring capability with ease of installation. The outstanding sound quality makes the 8010 ideal for small editorial studios and OB vans, and a perfect ... More >>

15 July 2014

Philips Lumileds Luxeon wins LFI Innovation Award

Philips Lumileds Luxeon wins LFI Innovation AwardUSA - Philips Lumileds proprietary CrispWhite Technology was awarded the coveted LFI Innovation Award in the category of LED/OLED Chips and Modules at LightFair International 2014. Luxeon CoB with CrispWhite Technology was developed specifically for retail applications including downlights and spotlights where the truest colour representation is desired by store owners and retail customers. CrispWhite is offered throughout the Luxeon chip-on-board (CoB) line of arrays. These arrays feature the highest combination of efficacy and lumen ... More >>

SSL Live free offline software available

SSL Live free offline software availableUK - Solid State Logic has announced that its Offline Setup software for the SSL Live console is now available for free download. The SSL OffLine Setup Application, or SOLSA, allows creation and editing of Live console Showfiles on a laptop or desktop PC. Almost anything that can be done on a Live console can now be manipulated and configured 'offline' when access to a console is not possible. Software functionality includes console architecture configuration and setup of fader tile layers and banks. Stageboxes and I/O routing can be ... More >>

14 July 2014

Danley debuts Direct software

Danley debuts Direct softwareUSA - Danley Sound Labs, maker of loudspeakers and subwoofers that "cleverly sidestep the trade-offs and constraints inherent in conventional designs", has applied that same "outside of the box" thinking to its latest loudspeaker and subwoofer installation design software. Named Danley Direct and available for free from danleysoundlabs.com, the new platform models the direct sound path from user-defined designs involving Danley products in three-dimensional spaces (which can be conveniently imported or modeled via SketchUp). Co-designed ... More >>

Cadac counts successes at ABTT and InfoComm

Cadac counts successes at ABTT and InfoCommUK/USA - Cadac is set to capitalise on its successes at the ABTT Theatre show with LMC Audio Systems, and at InfoComm with its Cadac Audio North American sales and distribution arm. Speaking after his company's first public showing of the CDC eight digital audio console, at ABTT, LMC Audio Systems managing director Paul Hinkly said, "There was tremendous interest, both among the theatre sound fraternity and the growing number of concert touring and corporate AV visitors to the show. The ever increasing variety of premium pro-audio ... More >>

11 July 2014

Panasonic displays allow new networking capabilities

Panasonic displays allow new networking capabilitiesUK - Panasonic has launched a new range of network LED displays aimed at the corporate and education markets. The LFC70 series is designed with the next-generation wireless technology Miracast, allowing seamless high speed wireless transmission of content, including Full HD video files, from Miracast compatible devices to the displays. The series is also compatible with Panasonic's Wireless Projector App for iOS, for wireless transmission from iOS devices to the displays, as well as Panasonic's Wireless Manager software, which allows ... More >>

Allen & Heath Qu Series firmware upgrade

Allen & Heath Qu Series firmware upgradeUK - Allen & Heath has released a new firmware update for its Qu Series of compact digital mixers with a wealth of core new features to enhance functionality of the pioneering range. As well as support for the newly launched Qu-32 mixer and AB168 Audio Rack, v1.5 introduces DCA Groups, custom channel naming, flexible dSNAKE output patching, improved routing for studio recording applications, and additional MIDI control soft keys. Four DCA groups have been added, which can be assigned to fader strips in the custom layer on Qu-16 and ... More >>

10 July 2014

GDS ArcLamp wins ABTT Lighting Product of the Year 2014

GDS ArcLamp wins ABTT Lighting Product of the Year 2014UK - As GDS enjoys its 10 year celebrations it shows no sign of reducing its ambitious approach to innovation. The launch of ArcLamp, awarded the ABTT 2014 Theatre Award for Lighting Product of the Year, is yet more evidence of the GDS forward march. ArcLamp is the final piece in the jigsaw toward achieving a total LED auditorium lighting solution. Suitable for any shape, age or size of venue, ArcLamp is a like for like replacement for the standard candle or golf ball lamp in a beautiful LED equivalent and has all of the attributes ... More >>

Phoenix rises at Audiologic

Phoenix rises at AudiologicUK - Pro audio equipment provider Audiologic has added Phoenix Audio Technologies to its portfolio of distributed brands. Phoenix Audio Technologies is an innovator of audio communication solutions for Voice Over IP (VoIP), web conferencing, distance learning, and video conferencing applications. Formed in the first instance by a group of scientists who, 30 years ago had worked on the development of SONAR systems, Phoenix came into being 10 years ago. Its key personnel having been at the forefront of academic research and having ... More >>

Verbatim broadens LED portfolio

Verbatim broadens LED portfolioUK - Verbatim has announced the expansion of its LED range with a family of new easy-to-install luminaires for a broad range of professional lighting applications spanning hotels and restaurants to offices, retail stores and warehouses. Ideal for new lighting installations or upgrade projects, Verbatim's attractive light fixtures offer fast and easy fitting with compact housing dimensions and external power supply. Customers also benefit from improved thermal management and higher lumen output compared to when the lamps and fixtures are ... More >>

9 July 2014

Artistic Licence expands DMX Rail Splitter range

Artistic Licence expands DMX Rail Splitter rangeUK - Lighting control expert, Artistic Licence, has introduced a major upgrade to one of its best-selling DMX splitter products, Rail-Split RDM, with no increase to the list price. Concurrently, a budget-beating sister product, Rail-Split DMX, is now offered for those in need of a reliable, no-frills DMX splitter without RDM functionality. Long a main-stay of the Artistic Licence DMX splitter range, Rail-Split RDM has an optically isolated DMX input and six independent outputs, each of which is fully bidirectional. The latter feature ... More >>

8 July 2014

Audac debuts high-end in-wall loudspeakers

Audac debuts high-end in-wall loudspeakersThe Netherlands - The newest addition to the Audac loudspeaker range is the Mero series. These high-end in-wall speakers will blend will "blend beautifully into any interior, making only their extraordinary sound draw your attention with their nearly invisible design". This series includes three models: Mero2, Mero5, Mero6. Their unobtrusive design due to the slim grill with very thin border of only 1 mm and limited grill depth extrudes the surface by only 3.2 mm when installed. Their applications range from residential Hi-Fi and home ... More >>

Roger Guide-U gives clarity to guided tours

Roger Guide-U gives clarity to guided toursSwitzerland - The Guide-U system from Phonak makes sure that visitors in leading attractions worldwide, such as the Dresden Start Art Collections in the Semper Building, can effortlessly understand what their guide tells them. Powered by Roger technology, the latest generation of the guiding system offers an even greater listening experience to every visitor: groups of any size, several groups in the same room, and even people with hearing loss can rely on Roger Guide-U to get more out of their guided tour, says the company. Since its ... More >>

4 July 2014

Le Maitre launches Salamander Quad Pro flame machine

Le Maitre launches Salamander Quad Pro flame machineUK - The Salamander Quad Pro is the latest flame unit to be launched by Le Maitre and follows on from the successful Salamander, extending Le Maitre's flame family offering. The Salamander Quad Pro is a larger, more versatile system than the Salamander. A four canister system, it can be operated with each canister being fired independently and the option of multiple colours being loaded to provide a truly stunning visual display from a single machine. Firing the canisters sequentially can also be used to increase the duration of the ... More >>

Portable Panasonic projector a 'world's first'

Portable Panasonic projector a 'world's first'UK - Panasonic is set to launch 'the world's first portable, high-brightness WUXGA LCD projector'. The PT-VZ570 series comprises six models, each offering a blend of high image quality, low total cost of ownership (TCO), flexible installation and collaborative functionality. The projectors offer a maintenance-free operational life of 7,000 hours when set to eco mode, significantly reducing the TCO for businesses and educational institutions. All six models allow both portable and ceiling-mounting, while Vertical Lens Shift and Screen ... More >>

3 July 2014

EAW introduces Otto Adaptive Subwoofer

EAW introduces Otto Adaptive SubwooferUSA - New from EAW is the Otto Adaptive Subwoofer, the first subwoofer in the company's Adaptive Performance Series headlined by the Anya 3-way full-range loudspeaker system. Loaded with two 18" woofers - with acoustic energy exiting from four spaced apertures in the corners of the enclosure, Otto can produce 131dB (1 meter, continuous, full-space) with requency response down to 22Hz (-10dB), say EAW. As with the Anya full-range modules, each Otto transducer is separately powered and processed, allowing multiple directivity patterns to ... More >>

2 July 2014

RSG debuts XS multi-format AV matrix switchers

RSG debuts XS multi-format AV matrix switchersUK - Roland Systems Group has announced the launch of the XS Series - a new range of multi-format matrix switchers. Designed for events or fixed installations, the XS Series offers an adaptable solution for applications that require high-quality, integrated video and audio conversion and switching. With a multi format design, the Roland XS Series features eight HDMI, RGB/Component/S-video/Composite inputs and up to four HDMI or HDBaseT outputs with built in scalers to enable picture-in-picture, resizing, rotating, and flipping. Audio ... More >>

New MA 2Port Node series for 1Gbit networks

New MA 2Port Node series for 1Gbit networksGermany - The MA Lighting grandMA2 is renowned for lighting network stability. The existing 1Gbit MA 4Port and 8Port Nodes are ideal for networks where large quantities of frame-syncronous DMX need to be distributed. MA Lighting has announced a matching 1Gbit 2Port Node range which fits into the MA system ensuring maximum performance via the MA-Net2 protocol. The MA 2Port Nodes are optimised for touring and installations purposes with rugged steel housing for a long life even under harsh conditions. The front panel offers a 2" colour ... More >>

QSC offers additional installed sound options

QSC offers additional installed sound optionsUSA - QSC Audio Products has announced the addition of three new loudspeaker models designed for fixed installation applications. The new AD-S6T and AD-S112sw surface-mount loudspeakers are additions to the popular AcousticDesign Series, while the new AC-C4T (part of the upcoming AcousticCoverage loudspeaker line) offers integrators a cost-effective, in-ceiling loudspeaker solution that is ideal for voice paging and light background music applications. "Today's integrator is looking for a single solution system including loudspeakers ... More >>

ScannerMax by Pangolin Systems available for laser products

ScannerMax by Pangolin Systems available for laser productsSwitzerland - Pangolin ScannerMax is a brand new scanner system family created by Pangolin Systems. Scanner systems (Galvos) like these are used for rapidly deflecting a single laser beam to create patterns or effects. ScannerMax scanners are designed for industrial as well as show purposes, so there are a variety of possible applications. To create spectacular laser shows it is essential to deflect the laser beam extremely fast, so that the patterns, graphics and pictures projected don't appear to be flickering. Laserworld offers ... More >>

1 July 2014

ELC Lighting introduces entry level Buddy

ELC Lighting introduces entry level BuddyUK - ELC Lighting launched the Buddy, a new Ethernet to DMX node at this year's ABTT show. Designed and engineered as an entry level product, the Buddy was designed with students and newcomers to the market in mind, but is already being hailed as an essential piece of kit for lighting designers to carry in their back pockets, with over 200 units already sold, the company reports. Speaking at the official launch of the product, Silvio Cibien said, "Buddy has all the functions required to enable a user to get DMX out of their laptop at an ... More >>

Par4Keet Player wins Best of Show award

Par4Keet Player wins Best of Show awardUSA - Green Hippo reports that its Par4keet 4K+ Player from the new AViary Video Tools range was awarded 'Best of Show' at InfoComm 2014 by NewBay Media. The Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts from submitted nominations. Criteria include ease of installation and use/maintenance, performance, relevance, value/ROI, network friendliness, versatility, and reliability. Par4Keet is the first video player to combine class-leading video playback at 4K+ resolution along with true realtime media manipulation and ... More >>

Kramer extends interface family

Kramer extends interface familyUSA - The FC-21ETH, FC-22ETH and FC-24ETH are members of the new Kramer family of high-performance, easy-to-use, bidirectional hardware and software interface systems. The FC-21ETH, FC-22ETH and FC-24ETH can enable control of RS-232 and/or RS-485 controllable machines via an Ethernet LAN. These products give installers the ability to implement simultaneous control over several AV devices (the number depends on exact model) spread throughout an installation by offering bidirectional Ethernet to serial conversion. Each product operates as ... More >>

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