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21 November 2014

Barco unveils 12K lumens single-chip DLP projector

Barco unveils 12K lumens single-chip DLP projectorBelgium - Barco is to expand its projector portfolio with a cost-effective single-chip DLP projector producing 12,000 centre lumens light output. The brand-new RLS-W12 offers WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution, extended warping and blending, and HDBaseT technology to provide video over a single Cat 5 cable. This new projector is suitable for small- to medium-sized venues, and its optional rental frame makes it equally suited for the rental and staging market as well. The projector will be commercially available from December 2014 onwards. ... More >>

Le Maitre makes major presence at LDI 2014

Le Maitre makes major presence at LDI 2014USA - Le Maitre is set to make several announcements at LDI this week, with new products right across the board from haze to flames to pyro. LDI will see the unveiling of a brand new hazer - the EcoHazer, making a world first preview on Le Maitre's booth. Le Maitre hazers are already known for their incredible output and low power consumption, not to mention the haze fluid which converts to produce the purest, most efficient and long lasting haze on the market. The new EcoHazer takes the environmental aspect even further and Le Maitre ... More >>

20 November 2014

Martin schedules M-DMX interface hardware release

Martin schedules M-DMX interface hardware releaseDenmark - Martin Professional has announced the immediate pre-order availability of their new M-DMX interface hardware 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 ... More >>

Schertler launches DYN P48 contact series

Schertler launches DYN P48 contact seriesSwitzerland - Schertler has announced the release of its new, re-engineered range of DYN contact microphones. The DYN P48 Series features a collection of fully balanced, active, dynamic models with Class A electronics. Benefitting from the latest developments in microphone technology, the DYN P48 Series now combines even better sound quality with a more elegant lightweight design and more user-friendly operation, says the company. Schertler's original DYN Series was first introduced over 20 years ago, with the contact microphones ... More >>

19 November 2014

Yamaha launches large format digital console series

Yamaha launches large format digital console seriesEurope - November 2014 sees the birth of "a new era in live sound mixing", as Yamaha launches the Rivage PM10. Yamaha's PM1D and PM5D digital mixers have been a mainstay of large scale live productions throughout the world for more than a decade - be they touring live music, festivals, theatre, musicals, dance, municipal or corporate events. Joining the PM series, the Rivage PM10 is a new flagship which, says the company, will again redefine the direction of the digital audio mixing industry. Rivage PM10 features "many exceptional ... More >>

Robe celebrates at LDI 2014

Robe celebrates at LDI 2014USA - Robe Lighting Inc. will once again exhibit at LDI on 21-23 November at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. With an elegant booth design and exciting new products including the recently-launched BMFL Spot, the LDI exhibition is the grand finale of Robe's 20th anniversary celebrations. The Czech Republic-based manufacturer is also sponsoring the recharge lounge. Recharge stations and seating will be available for all LDI guests. The area will highlight the BMFL Spot, a new mega-bright long-throw signature fixture that needs a large ... More >>

Dante card for Sennheiser's Digital 9000 now available

Dante card for Sennheiser's Digital 9000 now availableGermany - Sennheiser has announced the availability of its Dante card for the EM 9046 receiver, enabling the top-of-the-range Digital 9000 wireless microphone system to be integrated into Dante audio-over-IP networks. Also available are - as free downloads - the associated new Digital 9000 firmware version 3.0.3, and the new Wireless Systems Manager 4.2 with a set of optimised monitoring functions. "With the EM 9046 DAN extension card, broadcast and live audio engineers can now easily integrate Sennheiser's top-of-the-range wireless ... More >>

Chroma-Q Color One 100 showcase at LDI

Chroma-Q Color One 100 showcase at LDIUSA - After being launched to great acclaim at the recent PLASA London international tradeshow, Chroma-Q will be showcasing PLASA Members Choice Awards Finalist, the new Color One 100 LED Par, at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas. The Color One 100 features an innovative fully homogenised beam, virtually eliminating the colour separation and shadows synonymous with LED lighting - delivering above Par performance from one source. The unit's optical design provides a smooth, uniform and defined 20° beam. This makes it suitable for use as a front ... More >>

18 November 2014

Roland transmitter and receiver compliment XS Series

Roland transmitter and receiver compliment  XS SeriesEurope - Roland has introduced two HDBaseT products to compliment the Roland professional video product lineup that includes the XS Series of Matrix Switchers. The two new models, the HT-TX01 HDBaseT Transmitter and HT-RX01 HDBaseT Receiver, convert HDBaseT signals to and from an HDMI signal. Designed to transmit or receive audio, video and RS-232 control information up to 100 meters over Cat5/6e cable, the TX/RX pair is ideal for extending HDMI signals over long distances in both live productions and fixed applications. The HT-RX01 is ... More >>

City Theatrical schedules new releases for LDI 2014

City Theatrical schedules new releases for LDI 2014USA - City Theatrical will be launching a number of new products at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas this month. A new feature to the multi award-winning SHoW DMX Neo product line is the addition of Maximum Bandwidth Technology which allows SHoW DMX to change from Frequency Hopping to Wide Band Digital Modulation, which allows it to narrow its output to smaller areas of the 2.4GHz spectrum, such as Wi-Fi channels 13-14, where in the United States, no Wi-Fi broadcast takes place. This allows SHoW DMX to avoid all Wi-Fi interference in an otherwise ... More >>

CORE Lighting double debut at LDI 2014

CORE Lighting double debut at LDI 2014UK - UK wireless LED lighting manufacturer CORE Lighting is exhibiting at the 2014 LDI expo in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year ... reflecting increased business and a strong interest across its product range in the US and central America. Two new products are presented in the US for the first time - the PinPoint and the ColourPoint Mk2. CORE's Phil Ion comments, "Following a great reception for the new products at PLASA, we are hoping for further positive feedback at LDI. We will also be making some important announcements ... More >>

Martin Pro Rush MH 5 Profile shipping now

Martin Pro Rush MH 5 Profile shipping nowUSA - Martin Professional has announced the immediate availability of the Rush MH 5 Profile. The Rush MH 5 Profile is a compact and bright LED profile moving head with efficient optics to punch out a variety of effects and colours. With two colour wheels, two gobo wheels and rotating prism the MH 5 Profile offers full effects in a super compact housing, making it perfect for DJs, bands, clubs, bars, cruise ships and installations where small footprint and low weight is critical. "This highly anticipated fixture is fully CE and ETL ... More >>

Laserworld Diode Series in demand

Laserworld Diode Series in demandSwitzerland - The new Diode Series laser systems from Laserworld has only been on the market a few weeks, but is already experiencing massive demand. "Many of the big sound & light retailers in Europe listed the products quickly after the product release and the demand from the customers was great," says Norbert Stangl, sales & marketing director at Laserworld. "We set this product line to provide a semi-professional laser show system at significantly low pricing, but with professional features like the latest diode-only technology and ... More >>

ProAudio Technology debuts compact monitor

ProAudio Technology debuts compact monitorGermany - The M10 is a lightweight monitor speaker that is only 29 cm wide and tips the scales at just 13 kg. Despite its compact size and low weight the M10 is designed to convince even the most demanding monitor techs and musicians with high levels and sound fidelity, says the manufacturer. The required performance is achieved using a heavy-duty 10" cone driver and a high-resolution 1" HF driver which are both operated with virtually no distortions on system amplifiers via a very linear passive crossover. Together with the Linear ... More >>

HK Audio adds EASE Focus 2 data for Linear 5

HK Audio adds EASE Focus 2 data for Linear 5Germany - HK Audio has announced that EASE Focus 2 GLL data is now available for its Linear 5 tops. The Linear 5 range joins HK Audio's Elements, ConTour Array, Cadis, Cohedra and Cohedra Compact systems in the EASE Focus 2 database. EASE Focus 2 is a three-dimensional acoustic simulation software for the configuration and modelling of line array systems, digitally steered columns and conventional loudspeakers. The software allows users to calculate levels, time and frequency responses for one or more systems simultaneously, giving them ... More >>

17 November 2014

LDR & Cato USA to unveil three follow-spots at LDI

LDR & Cato USA to unveil three follow-spots at LDIUSA - At LDI in Las Vegas this month, LDR celebrates one year of co-operation with Atlanta based Canto USA, exclusive distributor of LDR in the USA, with the introduction of three new followspots - Canto 2000 TH , Canto 1500 MSR and Astro 200 LED. Astro 200 W boasts a 200 W LED chip (3200° or 5600°K) capable of delivering more light than conventional 1kw TH followspots plus the ability to dim the light to 0.001% with one channel. Canto 1500 MSR is designed to close the gap between large arena and small size venues. The features ... More >>

NEXT-proaudio launches new website

NEXT-proaudio launches new websitePortugal - NEXT-proaudio's website ( now offers an easy-to-navigate technical support, complete product information, and the most recent company news. The company information, factory tour, support and distributor's information are some benefits of the new site. The goal is to be "the perfect guide to help the customers get all the information about products as easy as possible". The user can sort the products by type, series, or application making the new product menu much more intuitive to find what the user ... More >>

14 November 2014

Visual Productions launches Cuety at LDI

Visual Productions launches Cuety at LDIUSA - LDI 2014 sees Visual Productions exhibiting with their range of lighting control software for Mac, PC & Linux and solid-state hardware controllers including the CueCore. Visual Productions will also be launching and demonstrating the eagerly awaited Cuety iPad lighting control system. Cuety is a new generation lighting controller that turns your iPad into a powerful lighting console. With the growing usage of tablets in place of laptops, Visual Productions recognized the need for convenient, affordable lighting control solutions ... More >>

GLP set for LDI, Las Vegas

GLP set for LDI, Las VegasGLP will continue to celebrate its 20th anniversary at this year's LDI Show in Las Vegas (17-23 November). As at Prolight+Sound and PLASA earlier in the year the company will present a museum, displaying milestone products released during the past two decades. But the highlight of its product display will be the expanding series of impression X4 products - including the brand new impression X4 Bar, making its North American debut at the show. The impression X4 Bar 10 and impression X4 Bar 20 are high performance battens that incorporate 15W ... More >>

13 November 2014

Midas releases PRO Series firmware update

Midas releases PRO Series firmware updateUK - Midas has announced the G2.5 firmware release for the PRO Series digital live performance consoles and select DL15x and DL25x fixed-format I/O devices. The new firmware adds an array of new features, and provides more than 100 significant performance enhancements. New features included in the comprehensive upgrade include: Solo Follow Select on the PRO1; the ability to disable automation buttons on the control surface; user can now turn bulkhead fans off and restart automatically; the ability to flatten the GEQ from the surface; ... More >>

12 November 2014

MA Lighting reports success of grandMA2 V3.0 at PLASA 2014

MA Lighting reports success of grandMA2 V3.0 at PLASA 2014UK - MA's latest software release, version 3.0, received the most attention and praise at the recent PLASA exhibition in London. It provides users with a suite of integrated tools to control and visualise lighting and video. The MA VPU 3.0 software for example, now offers a single SD output for free, streaming CITP 3D visualisation and seamless integration of unique features like auto backup, blind-mode and preview programming. Advanced grandMA2 features like Message Centre and inbuilt network stability tests are also incorporated, ... More >>

Philips Entertainment Symphony of Light set for LDI

Philips Entertainment Symphony of Light set for LDIUSA - At LDI 2014, in Booth 2115, Philips Entertainment will be showcasing the award-winning products from Philips Selecon, Showline, Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Vari-Lite through The Symphony of Light. Starting at 11am each day, "The Symphony of Light" will feature the electronic violin styling of Elizabeth Bacher, and will fully demonstrate the power of the complete lighting and controls package from Philips Entertainment. "This year, our booth has been designed for both full lighting demonstrations and hands-on ... More >>

Panasonic re-enters large panel market

Panasonic re-enters large panel marketEurope - Panasonic is set to launch its first 4K professional large display, when a 98" LED LCD starts shipping this month (November), with an 84" model released in January. The new displays offer extended operation in harsh conditions as well as providing bright, crisp, ultra-high resolution images. The LQ70 series, capable of 24/7 operation, features a protective glass panel on the front of the display, and an aluminium cabinet. With high-impact and vibration resistance, they allow for safe, reliable use in places like transportation ... More >>

11 November 2014

Chauvet DJ debuts Funfetti confetti launcher

Chauvet DJ debuts Funfetti confetti launcherUSA - The Funfetti from Chauvet DJ is a wirelessly controllable professional confetti launcher, designed for weddings, concerts, parties, holiday celebrations and special events of all types. Unlike many confetti launchers, it does not require CO2or compressed air to run - just add confetti, says the company. With no need for special propulsion substances, the Funfetti can be used safely and easily virtually anywhere. Compact in size, it can be set up and operated by a solo entertainer, making it a great way to add an exclamation point ... More >>

Platinum BX promises powerful fat beam effect

Platinum BX promises powerful fat beam effectUSA - When an extremely powerful fat beam effect is required for those impactful aerial looks, the new Platinum BX from Elation Professional delivers in a big way. Featuring new lamp technology from a Philips MSD Platinum 17RA 350W lamp and new wide lens optics for a thicker beam look, the Platinum BX powers out over 15,000 lumens of concentrated light along a tight 3-degree beam, comparable to much higher wattage fixtures and four times the output of previous dedicated beam models from Elation. Housed in an efficient compact design ... More >>

View it large with the dnp Supernova XL Screen

View it large with the dnp Supernova XL ScreenDenmark - Projection screen specialist, dnp denmark, has launched the world's largest optical front projection screen available as a single screen solution. With an image area of up to 5.3m x 3.0m - equivalent to 240" in 16:9 - and near flat-screen quality, the new Supernova XL Screen is designed to satisfy even the most critical audiences. "Big is truly beautiful when it comes to display technology," says dnp VP global sales & marketing, Soeren Kraemmergaard. "The Supernova XL Screen's size and optical performance make it the ideal ... More >>

DiGiCo releases SD App

DiGiCo releases SD AppUK - DiGiCo has announced the release of the SD App, which is now available through the Apple App Store. The DiGiCo SD App is compatible with all consoles in the SD Range and allows users to take advantage of both Apple and DiGiCo's touch screen technology. The advent of the DiGiCo SD App means that your iPad becomes a remote control surface and also an expansion of the control surface. This application takes the existing feature set and presents it in a new way to take advantage of the extra screen. This allows engineers to implement ... More >>

Lycian Stage Lighting introduces two new followspots at LDI

Lycian Stage Lighting introduces two new followspots at LDIUSA - Lycian Stage Lighting will introduce its two newest followspots, the model 1274 Superstar 1.2 Short and Superstar 2K, 2000W MSR at LDI. The Lycian 1274 was unveiled at PLASA London 2014 and is now available for sale. The Superstar 1.2 Short brings all the controls favoured for years on its sibling, the 1275 Superstar, one of Lycian's best-selling followspots, but in a more compact form factor and with a smaller diameter front lens. With its short overall length the 1274 offers a remarkable size to output ratio. As a short throw, ... More >>

10 November 2014

W-DMX debuts new products at LDI

W-DMX debuts new products at LDIUSA - Wireless Solution Sweden AB will promote its three latest products at LDI (Booth 1715) in Las Vegas later this month. New on display will be the W-DMX UglyBox MK2. This is a compact new wireless signal tester, which is a valuable tool for users of wireless products, providing proof of a solid signal and piece of mind in the absence of visible cable. The UglyBox MK2 is housed in an attractive compact body, resembling a gaming control with a 4.3" Touch LCD Screen. It supports 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz and 5.8GHz and is a transceiver solution, ... More >>

Metric Halo launches latest plug-in collection

Metric Halo launches latest plug-in collectionUSA - Metric Halo has announced the immediate availability of version 2 of its Production Bundle plug-ins. The new plug-ins provide a comprehensive set of tools offering Metric Halo's signature sound quality at a compelling price. The full Production Bundle includes eight plug-ins that provide engineers, producers, musicians and sound designers with the tools they need to create world-class mixes and productions. Starting with the ChannelStrip, the Production Bundle adds TransientControl, Character, HaloVerb, Dirty Delay, Multiband ... More >>

7 November 2014

Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot luminaires at ELS

Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot luminaires at ELSUSA - Philips Vari-Lite has announced that lighting and staging equipment supplier ELS is now stocking the VL4000 Spot luminaire at their Sun Valley, CA, headquarters. "When the VL4000 Spot luminaire was released, ELS was one of the first companies to carry the fixture on the West coast, and with good reason," said Scott Jevons, ELS vice president of operations. "The VL4000 Spot literally has all the necessary features desired in a powerful fixture that weighs only 83 pounds. We raced to get them into our inventory and they have been ... More >>

ETC set to "defy gravity" at LDI 2014

ETC set to USA - At the LDI 2014 tradeshow, 21-23 November, in the Las Vegas Convention Centre, ETC will feature a variety of new products and "a gravity defying design" on stands 2891 and 2991. LDI 2014 will be the first time that ETC is demonstrating Vortek technology, which will become available internationally in the near future. In September, ETC acquired the Vortek rigging division of Daktronics, which expanded the ETC Rigging family of products to include a variety of custom engineered, heavy lift, high lift and high speed rigging ... More >>

ArKaos Grand VJ training at LDI 2014

ArKaos Grand VJ training at LDI 2014USA - DJ/lighting designer, Arnoldo Offermann, in conjunction with American DJ, will be conducting a full day of training on ArKaos GrandVJ at the LDI show in the Las Vegas Convention Centre (17 - 23 November 2014). Arnoldo will demonstrate video mapping and show how this real-time video mixer software allows the composition of up to eight layers of video on the fly. ArKaos Grand VJ presents a VJ solution for all DJs, VJs, musicians and content creators looking to add a video track to compositions during live performance. For more ... More >>

6 November 2014

Artistic Licence debuts daliSwitch at LuxLive 2014

Artistic Licence debuts daliSwitch at LuxLive 2014UK - Lighting controls expert, Artistic Licence, is exhibiting at LuxLive 2014 (London ExCel, 19-20 November, stand F64). Making its debut 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 >>

The d&b Y-Series lands in Madrid

The d&b Y-Series lands in MadridSpain - BITAM 2014, the international show of Broadcast, IT, Audio and Media in Spain is the event to see the new Y-Series from d&b audiotechnik. Held on 26-28 November at the Hotel Auditorium of Madrid, conveniently adjacent to the Airport, this is the venue to visit for a close up and personal look at the newest products from d&b. Coupling, the d&b audiotechnik sales partner in Madrid will be exhibiting the D80 amplifier, the elegant xC-Series column loudspeakers and the latest in d&b loudspeaker technology, the Y-Series. With utility ... More >>

Avolites' Quartz console makes US debut at LDI

Avolites' Quartz console makes US debut at LDIUSA - Following its well-received launch at PLASA London in October, Avolites' compact-yet-powerful Quartz console makes its debut at LDI in Las Vegas. Respected entertainment technology distributor and Avolites' US partner Group One will be hosting Quartz on booth #1915 from 21-23 November at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. "Quartz is the newest addition to the Titan Mobile family, complete with on-board processing and a bright, vibrant 12.1" screen," says Avolites sales manager, Stephen Baird Smith. "Super compact, measuring only 16.... More >>

Lab.gruppen PLM+ and D Series now shipping

Lab.gruppen PLM+ and D Series now shippingSweden - Lab.gruppen has announced that all models of its recently launched touring platform PLM+ Series, as well as all models of the install platform D Series, are now available for shipping. PLM+ is the new touring platform from Lab.gruppen, a platform that offers all of the performance characteristics, flexibility, and raw power of the 20000Q, but with a whole host of additional features and improvements designed to deliver real world benefits and make the life cycle of any production easier, smoother and more efficient, from the ... More >>

5 November 2014

Roland unveils M-5000 live sound digital mixing console

Roland unveils M-5000 live sound digital mixing consoleUK - Roland has today unveiled its next-generation, live-sound digital mixing console, the M-5000. The console is based on a brand new operating platform that provides more adaptability to individual workflow than any previous option. The platform is known as O.H.R.C.A, which stands for three key concepts: Open; High Resolution; and Configurable Architecture. This combination adapts to the needs both of the application and the operator by delivering 128 freely definable audio paths, an extremely flexible user interface, expandable ... More >>

Roland partners with Audinate Dante on new M-5000

Roland partners with Audinate Dante on new M-5000USA - Roland has confirmed their support for Audinate's Dante audio networking solution as an optional expansion card in their new M-5000 Live Mixing Console. Roland is a premier pro audio and video manufacturer and is most notable in the audio market for their live digital mixing consoles, digital snake systems, multi-channel recording/playback systems, and personal mixing solution - all over Cat5e/6 Ethernet network. Roland's offering of a Dante solution addresses the need from system integrators, consultants and pro audio ... More >>

4 November 2014

Powersoft debuts DigiMod Integration Kit

Powersoft debuts DigiMod Integration KitItaly - Powersoft has announced the introduction of the new DigiMod Integration Kit (IK), a true plug 'n' play solution for active loudspeakers. This offers all the components necessary to easily design a complete, but simple plug 'n' play solution around any DigiMod amp module. The result is a considerable saving in time and resource when compared with that normally required to manufacture mechanical parts and integrate external electronics. Two elegant aluminium heatsink plates, both equipped with PowerCon input and output, are ... More >>

3 November 2014

Honourable Mention for Power-Check in PLASA Awards

Honourable Mention for Power-Check in PLASA AwardsUK - Data Strategy's Power-Check RCD test software has received an Honourable Mention at PLASA London's 2014 Innovation Awards. Described as a real and worthwhile safety contribution to the production rental industry, the software runs and logs precision tests by the Out Board PAT4 Test Processor's new RCD-T plug-in. In the words of the PLASA Innovation Awards Judges Panel: "Power-Check is not a sexy product but it's one which ensures the safety of everything that is connected to mains power. Just like the crew who makes a show happen, ... More >>

Dante PCIe now includes Thunderbolt expansion support

Dante PCIe now includes Thunderbolt expansion supportUSA - Audinate has released its latest firmware update for the Dante PCIe soundcard. Version 3.7.1 delivers a range of new features, including audio signal presence indicators, latency statistics monitoring and packet error detection. In addition, the Dante PCIe high performance soundcard may now be used with several popular Thunderbolt expansion chassis, to enable connection to computers such as Apple's Mac Pro, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The Dante PCIe soundcard has been certified to run with Apple's latest version MAC OS 10.10. The ... More >>

Award-winning Sniper heads Elation's LDI 2014 showing

Award-winning Sniper heads Elation's LDI 2014 showingUSA - When Elation Professional arrives in Las Vegas as a Premier Partner of the 2014 LDI trade show, the award-winning Sniper multi-effect light and laser simulator is certain to be one of the stars of the show. Fresh off a successful PLASA trade show in London where the hybrid fixture won an Award for Innovation, the Sniper will be making its North American debut at the Las Vegas Convention Centre 21-23 November alongside world premier products and a host of other professional lighting innovations from Elation. Two brand new products ... More >>

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