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27 May 2016

Dante passes 300 manufacturer milestone

Dante passes 300 manufacturer milestoneUSA - Audinate has announced that 300 manufacturers have now adopted Dante, the audio-over-IP networking solution, and that more than 750 Dante-enabled products are now available worldwide. To celebrate these milestones, Audinate will bring back its popular #DanteEverywhere contest at InfoComm 2016, giving attendees the chance to win a variety of prizes by finding Dante partners exhibiting at the show. To participate, attendees just need to take photos of the Dante Spoken Here signs at any of the over 90 Dante partner booths and ... More >>

JHS publishes all-new trade catalogue

JHS publishes all-new trade catalogueUK - John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd has announced the arrival of their combined UK trade catalogue and price list for 2016/2017. Once again using a book format and featuring every one of their 5700+ product lines, the new 240 page JHS catalogue makes it easy to track down those all-important SKU's from the Garforth-based suppliers huge inventory of products. New to the catalogue are products from HK Audio including the innovative Lucas Nano 608i all-in-one PA featuring an integrated 8-channel digital mixer which is iPad enabled, Premium ... More >>

Triple E returns to ABTT 2016 with ModTruss

Triple E returns to ABTT 2016 with ModTrussUK - Exactly one year after forward thinking track expert Triple E's successful launch of the award winning, 'universal building system', ModTruss, the company will return to the ABTT Show, Alexandra Palace, 22-23 June. Often described as full size Meccano by its users, ModTruss won 'Engineering Product of the Year' at last year's ABTT Theatre Awards for its lightweight aluminium construction and repetitious hole pattern, which ensures that build configurations and applications are practically limitless. Since then, the product has been ... More >>

25 May 2016

GLP UK off to flying start at PLASA Focus Leeds

GLP UK off to flying start at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - GLP gave an auspicious debut to its newly-established UK operation at the recent PLASA Focus exhibition in Leeds. Led by head of operations at GLP UK, Noel 'Roly' Smith, the company gave UK premieres to the new hybrid GT-1 spot and beam fixture and the latest accessories in the X4 atom RGBW line up. Response was reported as being highly positive - right across the range, which included the latest products like the compact impression X1, the IP65-rated X4 atom, the pixel-mapping impression X4 L, and the new GT-1, which marks GLP's ... More >>

AV Stumpfl focuses on innovation at InfoComm 16

AV Stumpfl focuses on innovation at InfoComm 16USA - InfoComm 2016 will see a completely redesigned AV Stumpfl booth that will enable visitors to interact with real-life applications and productivity tools including large-format and mobile screens, high-resolution multimedia management and control! Additionally, AV Stumpfl will use InfoComm as the platform to make several new global product announcements. The multi-award winning super media server, Wings Engine Raw 8K will be shown in the Americas for the very first time. "We're the first to create a product that manages ... More >>

Sennheiser promotes conferencing range at InfoComm 16

Sennheiser promotes conferencing range at InfoComm 16USA - Sennheiser will be participating at InfoComm 2016 held from 4-10 June in Las Vegas. The audio specialist will be expanding its new wireless conferencing system, TeamConnect Wireless, with an alternative charging base being launched at InfoComm. Sennheiser will also be presenting the second new addition to the TeamConnect Family, TeamConnect Ceiling, an innovative ceiling mounted array microphone with automatic beamforming technology for fixed installations. Visitors to the Sennheiser booth (C10908) can experience the wide range of ... More >>

Sommer Cable simplifies media control

Sommer Cable simplifies media controlGermany / USA - Sommer Cable is presenting their latest development at the InfoComm 2016: the compact pushbutton modules of the Cardinal DVM series. The new pushbutton modules make media control easy, especially in situations where an operation directly on the device is either too complicated or not possible. "It has been our goal to develop a convenient, economically priced and yet high-quality controller solution for devices and media. With the quad pushbutton modules of the Cardinal DVM series we've hit the nail on the head. Whether ... More >>

Vivitek expands successful D3000 series

Vivitek expands successful D3000 seriesThe Netherlands - Vivitek has announced the expansion of its successful D3000 series of projectors with the launch of its new DH3331, a full HD 1080P projection solution, offering a rich feature set and capable of delivering "outstanding image quality". The D3000 series is suitable for corporate and education applications - including boardrooms, conference rooms and teaching spaces - and the DH3331 is set to further expand the range's appeal. Boasting a Full HD 1080p resolution, 5,000 ANSI lumens and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the ... More >>

24 May 2016

Ayrton unleashes powerful stadium wash

Ayrton unleashes powerful stadium washEurope - WildSun-S25 is the colour-mixing cousin of Ayrton's WildSunK25 wash light. The new full-colour model packs 217 highly efficient single RGBW LED emitters into a compact moving head and punches out 60,000 lumens of light. This output rivals that of 4000W HMI luminaires fitted with colour filters, but with far greater flexibility of use and lower maintenance, says the company. WildSun-S25's four-colour mixing is based on an ingenious arrangement of emitters combined with a holographic filter, which optimises the colour mix to ... More >>

ETC debuts Unison Echo Expansion Bridge

ETC debuts Unison Echo Expansion BridgeUSA - ETC continues to expand its Unison Echo line of products with the new Echo Expansion Bridge. "We're thrilled about continually expanding the capabilities of Echo control systems," says ETC architectural market manager Bryan Palmer. "It's an exciting time at ETC." Buildings and venues that want to expand current Echo control systems will find Echo Expansion Bridge is a solution. Each Echo Expansion Bridge can contain up to four Echo segments, each segment supporting the existing Echo maximum of 16 spaces with each space allowing up ... More >>

Schertler's UNICO completes compact series

Schertler's UNICO completes compact seriesSwitzerland - Schertler has completed its family of "next generation" acoustic amplifiers with the release of UNICO, a compact five-channel amp that "combines performance power and versatility with excellent sound quality". Equipped with a 1" dome tweeter and 10" woofer, and featuring an optimized 2-way bass reflex construction, UNICO offers 250W (200W + 50W) of bi-amplified power. As well as proving ideal for acoustic instrument amplification and performing well in jazz ensembles, UNICO's 10" woofer also makes it a good crossover amp ... More >>

23 May 2016

d&b debuts and seminars are a hit at PLASA Focus Leeds

d&b debuts and seminars are a hit at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - Once again, the d&b GB team had plenty tucked up its sleeve for PLASA Focus Leeds in the North of England. Visitors to this year's booth left fully acquainted with all the latest solutions, plus practical advice from the Education and Application Support team - now something of a regular feature on the show's annual seminar programme. As if this regional exhibition didn't make things easy enough, the d&b booth divided itself in half, offering installation solutions on one side, mobile on the other. Making their Leeds debut were the ... More >>

20 May 2016

Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 stars at new Rimini show

Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 stars at new Rimini showItaly - Three days in early May saw Rimini's Fiera exhibition venue play host to Music Inside Rimini (MIR), a new trade show for innovation in sound, lighting and video technology. Four of the venue's halls hosted hands-on audio mixing sessions, where a pair of Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 mixing systems were the stars of the show. Taking place from 7-9 May, MIR featured themed areas including audio, AV equipment, lighting, lasers, staging and nightclub décor. Four halls were hosted by Live You Play, an innovative showcase where ... More >>

19 May 2016

TSL Products joins RAVENNA community

TSL Products joins RAVENNA communityUK - TSL Products, a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, has become the latest company to join the growing ranks of the RAVENNA partnership community. Based in the UK, TSL Products designs and manufactures a range of hardware and software solutions to facilitate operations within the TV broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV and IT industries. TSL Products launched its first RAVENNA-enabled products at NAB 2016. The MPA (Monitor Plus Audio) range of monitoring products is now available in a version with integrated RAVENNA connectivity. ... More >>

18 May 2016

Allen & Heath makes major updates to QuSeries

Allen & Heath makes major updates to QuSeriesUK - Allen & Heath has announced a host of major enhancements to the feature set and ecosystem of its Qu Series of compact digital mixers. Accompanying the release of firmware V1.9 is a number of key updates to the Qu-Pad app, factory mic presets from leading manufacturers Shure and Sennheiser, streamlined DAW Control for Windows, plus the new, customisable Qu-Control app for install applications. Qu-Pad V1.9 now offers complete access to scene management, control of the 15 mixer SoftKeys across the whole Qu range, AMM, I/O patching, ... More >>

Lightconverse 3D Show Platform v58 debuts at PL+S

Lightconverse 3D Show Platform v58 debuts at PL+SGermany - Light Converse LTD introduced Lightconverse 3D Show Platform Version 58 at the recent Prolight+Sound trade show in Frankfurt. The latest release offers a range of new features and improvements that continue to lead the visualization industry, adding to Lightconverse's world-known list of patented features. The tradeshow also provided the ideal locale for the announcement of winners for this year's Lightconverse and High End Lighting Challenge. Jointly organized with High End Systems, the contest has become an exciting annual ... More >>

17 May 2016

JTS launches SGM-14 shotgun microphone

JTS launches SGM-14 shotgun microphoneUK - FBT UK has announced the introduction of the new JTS SGM-14 'shotgun' microphone. Designed for ENG, outdoor recording and other specialised uses, the hypercardioid, electret-condenser SGM-14 provides the narrow acceptance angle required for these applications and comes with both low cut and pad facilities included. Its extreme directivity enables it to reject or cancel unwanted signals, making it ideal for long distance miking at sport venues, for front-of-stage use for picking up audience reaction and ambience and similar distance ... More >>

12 May 2016

Martin Audio CDD-WR now shipping

Martin Audio CDD-WR now shippingUK - Back in February, Martin Audio chose ISE 2016 in Amsterdam as the platform to preview its new CDD-WR weatherised installation loudspeaker series to the global media and partners alike. Featuring patented Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology the CDD-WR range delivers improved coverage and consistency, with the need for fewer speakers than those with traditional fixed dispersion X° x Y° horns, and is designed for outdoor operation where it will be subject to changing environmental conditions, but sheltered from direct ... More >>

ETC attracts attention with Stonex at AFIAL

ETC attracts attention with Stonex at AFIALSpain - AFIAL is the main professional lighting trade show in Spain. Once again, Stonex arranged a large area where visitors could see the latest products from ETC, being supported simultaneously by technical professionals. The AFIAL trade show was staged 26-28 April in Madrid. Stonex, ETC'S official distributor in Spain, dedicated a large area to show the ETC products. SourceFour LED, ColorSource e Irideon FPZ LED series were among the highlights. Additionally, visitors could experience the ION and GIO consoles. Every day an ETC Nomad ... More >>

11 May 2016

X-Laser launches all-new Skywriter HPX Tour

X-Laser launches all-new Skywriter HPX TourUSA - Just a few years ago, using a five-watt, full-colour laser system was reserved for only large production companies with budgets big enough for large laser lighting rigs. Today, as laser technology has advanced and X-Laser's product development has evolved, a true five-watt RGB laser system exists at a price point that makes stunning laser beam and graphics displays accessible to more clients than ever, says the company. The Skywriter HPX Tour offers a solid build and high-quality laser sources to make it an option for both ... More >>

10 May 2016

D.A.S. debuts powered subwoofer

D.A.S. debuts powered subwooferSpain - D.A.S. has announced the launch of the powered UX-218A. The new subwoofer joins the UX Series range of low frequency systems available in both powered and passive versions. The UX-218A incorporates the latest low frequency transducer designed and manufactured by D.A.S. in Valencia. The UX-218A makes use of two of the newly developed 18UXN4 transducers. The loudspeakers incorporate features such as a 4" sandwich split winding voice coil, a remarkable 52 mm peak-to-peak excursion, and a powerful FEA optimized neodymium magnet ... More >>

9 May 2016

PLASA Focus Leeds: Proel majors on Axiom array

PLASA Focus Leeds: Proel majors on Axiom arrayUK - Proel will exhibit at the annual PLASA Focus trade show at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this week. The hot product from Proel's professional loudspeaker brand Axiom is the AX800A compact powered line array that generated serious interest at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt recently. Based around two transmission line back-loaded 8-inch LF drivers and a 1.4-inch high frequency compression driver, the AX800A is an suitable candidate for small and medium PA rental duties, both indoor and outdoor, thanks to its moulded enclosure and ... More >>

Tarm releases latest laser series

Tarm releases latest laser seriesGermany - Two, Four and Seven Watt RGB, 45kpps@8° and a browser interface for system configuration - these are the key features of the new tarm Series. Since tarm joined the Laserworld Group beginning of 2016, a lot of development has happened, especially in cooperation with Ray Technologies. This rersulted in the presentation of a brand new product line at this year's prolight+sound. Tarm managed to create a product setup that perfectly fits the company group's portfolio and replaces the RTI ATTO and RTI FEMTO systems. "When ... More >>

6 May 2016

PLASA Focus Leeds: Zero 88 FLX family grows

PLASA Focus Leeds: Zero 88 FLX family growsUK - Zero 88 will be exhibiting at Plasa Focus Leeds - Stand N-B12 - with several exciting new products and releases. Following its successful launch last year, FLX8 now joins the FLX family of lighting consoles as the latest eight-universe version of the PLASA Innovation Award winning FLX product line. FLX and FLX8 will be shown with demonstrators highlighting the latest software release - ZerOS 7.9 - and the online universe upgrade program for FLX. This continues the planned FLX programme of feature and capability enhancements ... all ... More >>

PLASA Focus Leeds: Pearce Hire returns for fourth year

PLASA Focus Leeds: Pearce Hire returns for fourth yearUK - Taking a short break from pre-season planning for the busy summer ahead, Pearce Hire will return for a fourth consecutive time to the PLASA Focus regional event in Leeds next week. PLASA Focus: Leeds is a well-established date on the industry trade show calendar, and senior personnel from Pearce Hire will be on hand at the show to meet existing and new clients who are visiting the show. The two-day show provides ample opportunity for the team to discuss event production needs, on any scale and at any venue or site (greenfield, ... More >>

Focusrite launches Advanced Red 4Pre Interface

Focusrite launches Advanced Red 4Pre InterfaceUK/USA - Focusrite has announced the launch of the Red 4Pre, the pinnacle of Focusrite's interface range. The 58-in/64-out Thunderbolt Red 4Pre interface combines four of Focusrite's specially-developed digitally-controlled mic preamps, plus high-headroom instrument inputs, with dual Pro Tools HD DigiLink and Dante network audio connectivity. Featuring Focusrite's most advanced low-noise conversion and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 4Pre interface is the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality and ... More >>

5 May 2016

PLASA Focus Leeds: AC-ET showcases leading technologies

PLASA Focus Leeds: AC-ET showcases leading technologiesUK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) are showcasing the latest product highlights from their extensive brand portfolio at the PLASA Focus Leeds 2016 Show - Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK, stand N-E02, 10-11 May. A leading one-stop provider of professional equipment to the entertainment industry, AC-ET will be showcasing a selection of the very latest lighting, audio, rigging, video, and film & TV solutions available from their vast portfolio of over 200 leading brands and five specialist sales divisions. The stand will feature the ... More >>

4 May 2016

Elation adds to LED strobe collection

Elation adds to LED strobe collectionUSA - Elation Professional has added to its family of LED strobes with the new Protron 3K Color, a high-power LED strobe light featuring 240 x CREE XLamp 3W RGBW LEDs and 40,000 lumens of power for an explosion of colour. The Protron 3K Colour not only packs a powerful punch of coloured light - and without thermal issues - it provides a much better ROI compared to conventional 3K Xenon strobes on the market, says the company. Utilizing special optics and new LED driver technology, the Protron 3K Color includes built-in strobe effect ... More >>

Marq Lighting in global rollout

Marq Lighting in global rolloutUK - Following its successful launch in the US in 2015, Marq Lighting, a new player in the entertainment lighting sector, hasannounced the global rollout of its diverse range of innovative professional lighting products. Marq Lighting is an independent brand owned by music industry heavyweight inMusic. inMusic has a long-standing reputation designing, engineering, manufacturing and marketing twelve different brands of music recording and performance equipment and software from influential lines including Numark, Denon DJ, Akai ... More >>

3 May 2016

PLASA Focus Leeds: ETC majors on innovation

PLASA Focus Leeds: ETC majors on innovationUK - Following a successful Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, ETC is heading to Leeds for the annual PLASA Focus event, taking place at the Royal Armouries, 10-11 May. The company will present a selection of its newest innovations and most popular products on stand N-C06. The latest additions to the budget-friendly ColorSource family will be making their UK debut at the show. The just-launched ColorSource consoles deliver hands-on control for modern, small-scale venues. Each console offers plug-and-play setup, an integrated touchscreen, and ... More >>

All-in-one laser solution for DJs and nightclubs

All-in-one laser solution for DJs and nightclubsGermany - Lasers are becoming more and more popular and especially mobile DJs and smaller nightclubs often request a product that is easy to operate, is capable of projecting tunnel effects, layers and some basic shapes and figures, and most importantly can write custom messages as running text. And of course the laser should be RGB and white light for being able to make the projection fit in with the lighting design. This is quite demanding, but the new Laserworld EL-500RGB KeyTEX offers all these features. Besides being a normal laser ... More >>

Roger - Clearly heard and not seen

Roger - Clearly heard and not seenUK - Professional wireless audio specialists, Raycom, are now stocking "the world's first digital covert in ear audio monitor" aimed at the broadcast and film market. The Roger Earpiece system from Swiss based Phonak Communications offers virtually invisible, intelligible audio, as part of a perfectly simple solution for delivery of director's feed and prompting. Leveraging their expertise in designing miniature hearing devices, Roger Earpiece is shaped to sit comfortably inside the ear canal. Thanks to its fully integrated receiver and ... More >>

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