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19 December 2014

Audinate enhances Dante Virtual Soundcard

Audinate enhances Dante Virtual SoundcardUSA - Audinate, inventor of Dante, the industry leading digital media networking solution, has announced new releases to its popular Dante Virtual Soundcard (Release 3.7) as well as Dante Controller. Both releases support the latest Apple Mac OS X10.10 Yosemite and Microsoft Windows 8 operating systems. Dante Virtual Soundcard is a simple, easy-to-use software application that turns your Windows PC, Windows Server, or Mac OS X computer into a Dante-enabled device, allowing you to instantly connect to any Dante network. No special ... More >>

Genelec to showcase 8351 Monitor at ISE 2015

Genelec to showcase 8351 Monitor at ISE 2015The Netherlands - Recently launched to considerable acclaim, Genelec's new 8351 monitor will be making its European tradeshow debut at ISE 2015. Visitors to the Genelec Stand (3-C111) show will get the opportunity to hear this new monitor in action. ISE 2015 will also be an opportunity for visitors to experience immersive sound in 3D format powered by Genelec. The company has a special 3D dedicated listening room on its stand and will once again be a key participant in the Immersive Sound Experience feature area at the show. "It has ... More >>

18 December 2014

Litecraft launches the InLED AT10 for indoor use

Litecraft launches the InLED AT10 for indoor useGermany - The InLED AT10 from Litecraft was developed as an indoor spotlight based on the successful OutLED AT10. A high IP protection class is not absolutely necessary for many events if they are held indoors or fixtures are placed under a stage roof. The InLED AT10 does not need certain components, reducing costs and improving handling. The indoor version does away with permanently mounted cables and instead integrates XLR and PowerCon connectors in the original Neutrik quality expected from Litecraft. Wiring and rigging of the lights ... More >>

17 December 2014

AES Plugfest proves AES67 interoperability

AES Plugfest proves AES67 interoperabilityGermany - The AES, in cooperation with the European Broadcast Union (EBU), recently held a 'Plugfest' with equipment from 10 manufacturers, to demonstrate functional compatibility - or interoperability - between a number of different implementations of the AES67-2013 standard. AES67 is a standard to enable high-performance audio-over-IP streaming interoperability between the various IP-based audio networking products currently available, such as Dante, Livewire, Q-LAN and RAVENNA. It is not a new technology but a bridging compliance ... More >>

Laser and 4K on the agenda for Panasonic at ISE 2015

Laser and 4K on the agenda for Panasonic at ISE 2015The Netherlands - Panasonic's presence at ISE 2015 will showcase the latest in 4K and laser technology, as well as visual solutions aimed at a range of industry verticals. Among the innovations promised at this year's show are a pixel quadrupling 4K projector, laser projectors that achieve industry leading brightness and a successor to the PT-DZ21K, Europe's most successful high brightness projector. Panasonic will also showcase its newly developed remote monitoring and managed service solution - demonstrating results of a trial with a ... More >>

Symetrix launches SymNet Composer 3.0

Symetrix launches SymNet Composer 3.0USA - Symetrix has launched SymNet Composer 3.0, an update to the manufacturer's award-winning open architecture design software. Version 3.0 has built upon the native support of Audinate's Dante media networking technology for select third-party devices in earlier releases, and extends support of market-leading products thanks to new partnerships with Shure Inc and Audio-Technica. Now, integrators can streamline their set-up procedures and achieve network discovery, Dante signal routing, and audio set-up of supported third-party ... More >>

16 December 2014

VER adopts Optocore as fibre network platform

VER adopts Optocore as fibre network platformUSA - VER (Video Equipment Rentals), one of the top AV rental companies in North America, with locations in Canada and Europe, recently purchased an extensive Optocore fibre optic audio system in its ongoing commitment to provide their customers with leading edge technological solutions. The 500+ audio channel network will additionally support routing and distribution of video, digital intercom and a variety of DSP based control and communication via the high speed 100 GBit Ethernet capability. Brady Belavek, audio production manager, ... More >>

RCF to showcase EN54-compliant systems at ISE 2015

RCF to showcase EN54-compliant systems at ISE 2015The Netherlands - RCF spa will present a wide range of products at next year's Integrated Systems Show (ISE 2015, Amsterdam RAI, 10-12 February). Receiving a special showcase will be their new flagship DXT 9000 and DXT 3000 digital voice alarm systems, certified to EN 54-16 and EN 54-4 standards. The DXT 9000 is completely scalable. The first fully digital PA/VA system to be designed from the ground up by RCF engineers, the DXT 9000 is sufficiently versatile to be used in almost any kind of application, from the smallest school or hotel ... More >>

Audiologic now shipping new Ecler products

Audiologic now shipping new Ecler productsUK - Audiologic, is now shipping some new lines from Ecler. Committed to developing products in direct response to customer feedback and demand, Ecler has built on the success of its CA40 micro stereo amplifier to produce the CA120. Still compact, the more powerful 2x60W CA120 offers even wider scope within applications that require integration with external control devices, including classrooms, meeting rooms and retail premises. Its remote control features include serial RS-232 port, IR receiver and 0-10 VDC remote port. Addressing ... More >>

Lightconverse creates a buzz at LDI 2014

Lightconverse creates a buzz at LDI 2014USA - LDI 2014 provided the perfect setting for Lightconverse to showcase its features with its release of version 56. The ability to see your show in a highly realistic 360° virtual world was one of the highlights as a constant stream of visitors to the booth strapped on an Oculus DK2 virtual reality headset, stepping into an immersive experience that left them humming how Lightconverse can be used as an undeniable way to bring clients onboard quickly, while also bringing an innovative new tool to the design process. Also creating ... More >>

15 December 2014

d&b audiotechnik gears up for ISE in Amsterdam

d&b audiotechnik gears up for ISE in AmsterdamThe Netherlands - d&b audiotechnik will be showing its latest installation solutions at Stand 7-C175 at ISE in the Amsterdam RAI between 10-12 February 2015. The d&b Y-Series was launched in 2014 to much critical acclaim. Offering both point source and line array loudspeakers, the Y-Series delivers versatile and configurable solutions in a myriad of environments. The Yi loudspeakers are the installation specific versions and will take centre stage at the d&b audiotechnik display. The Yi7P and Yi10P and the Yi8 and Yi12 will be on the ... More >>

Shure UK debuts WORK Pro double

Shure UK debuts WORK Pro doubleUK - Shure Distribution UK (SDUK), exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for Spanish manufacturer WORK Pro, has announced the availability of two new additions to the Neo range of installation loudspeakers. Supplementing the existing pair of two-way Neo models and one subwoofer, Neo 5 A ES and Neo 5 IP are compact, stylish speakers designed for installed sound applications, and like the rest of the range, can be used in low-impedance or 100V installations. The Neo 5 A ES is an updated version of the existing Neo 5 A self-powered ... More >>

Tannoy introduces a more flexible performer

Tannoy introduces a more flexible performerUK - Tannoy has introduced a new addition to its VX Series range of premium grade passive sound reinforcement loudspeakers, with the new model heralding a number of subtle changes across the range to provide more flexible solutions for mobile and versatile environments. The VX 8M is a new full range Dual Concentric loudspeaker from Tannoy, providing a compact, yet punchy and sonically vibrant solution for small-to-medium scale performance sound reinforcement. With a tightly controlled 90 degree dispersion for optimum coverage and ... More >>

SXS Events selects Calibre UK LEDView530

SXS Events selects Calibre UK LEDView530UK - This year, SXS Events are celebrating 15 years in business and to coincide with celebrations, the company has purchased Calibre UK LEDView530 scaler-switchers for use across their LED and video display fleet. "Our client base is broad and includes Airbus, Audi, Barbour, BBC, Bentley, the Clinton family, Eurostar, London Fashion Week and Rolex," said Johnny Palmer, production designer, company director and founder at SXS Events. Projects that have challenged SXS includes building structures over natural lakes and providing 'rain ... More >>

12 December 2014

PR Lighting extends LED family

PR Lighting extends LED familyChina - PR Lighting has extended its XLED series with the release of the XLED 3007. Containing seven LEDs (4 in 1 RGBW), each rated at 20W, this is a larger version of the XLED 2007 and features a 6:1 zoom - one of many similar functions it shares with the company's successful XLED 3019. And crucially, each LED is individually controllable. Aside from its impressive zoom ratio (7°-42°), the fixture has endless pan and tilt rotation. In other words it will pan 720°, 360° or endlessly, and tilt 270° (or endlessly), ... More >>

11 December 2014

RC4Magic Series 3 impresses on US debut

RC4Magic Series 3 impresses on US debutUSA - Just over a month ago, the all new patent-pending RC4Magic Series 3 DMX4dim wowed judges at PLASA in London and received a PLASA Award for Innovation. Last week, that same four-channel wireless dimmer made its United States debut at LDI and continued to impress. In a field heavy with great new technology, only two New Product Awards were granted: one Winner and one Honorable Mention. The RC4Magic Series 3 DMX4dim received the Honourable Mention. "For three straight exhibition days we were overwhelmed with the response to new ... More >>

Avolites Quartz console excites US market at LDI 2014

Avolites Quartz console excites US market at LDI 2014USA - Avolites' US partner Group One reports that the two companies are "seeing the fruits of our labours" in a dramatic way, as Avolites' new products - including the compact-yet-powerful Quartz console - excite the US market following LDI. The newest addition to the Titan Mobile family, Quartz was the "star of the show" on stand as it made its US debut at the tradeshow, showing off its on-board processing and bright, vibrant 12.1" screen. "Quartz is super compact, measuring only 16.7" wide, and is positioned as the ideal companion for ... More >>

10 December 2014

RF Venue releases antenna distribution products

RF Venue releases antenna distribution productsUSA - Wireless audio manufacturer RF Venue has released two new antenna distribution products: COMBINE4, a four channel transmitter combiner, and DISTRO4, which has been updated to include cascade ports. COMBINE4 is a professional, affordable combiner for any brand in-ear monitor. It joins four IEM signals into a single RF output for dramatic improvement in signal quality and extended range via optional directional antennas. "With performers of all kinds demanding IEMs, the challenge is for engineers to minimize dropouts and ... More >>

9 December 2014

Philips Entertainment enjoys noteworthy LDI 2014

Philips Entertainment enjoys noteworthy LDI 2014USA - At LDI 2014, Philips Entertainment enjoyed one of its most noteworthy tradeshows during a full week which included The Symphony of Light, VL4000 Spot technical training, NEO lighting control console training, and the well-celebrated Philips Strand Lighting Centennial Toast and champagne reception. Along with all of the events which took place, Philips Entertainment also enjoyed the successful LDI product debuts of the Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot, Showline SL NITRO 510C and SL PAR 155 ZOOM luminaires, plus the Philips ... More >>

Powersoft launches X Series in Asia

Powersoft launches X Series in AsiaSingapore - Powersoft has continued the coordinated global launch of its ground-breaking X-Series amplifiers. The journey, which began in Frankfurt Prolight+Sound last year, where the system received its world premier, has now arrived in Asia - starting in Singapore on 18 November. Here, sound professionals were also introduced to the equally revolutionary DEVA self-contained multifunctional multimedia device. The session opened with a welcome speech from Gary Goh, deputy MD of E&E Pte Ltd (Powersoft's distributor in Singapore who ... More >>

8 December 2014

LDI 2014 brings success for Parasol Systems

LDI 2014 brings success for Parasol SystemsUSA/Canada - Parasol Systems has announced the sale of the demonstration STAR600 unit that was showcased in the High End Systems booth at LDI. For those who attended LDI, the STAR600 system was hanging dead centre of the High End Systems booth and featured six Shapeshifter C2s and three of their brand new SolaSpot Pro 1500 luminaries. The High End booth was located in a great location right by the main entrance and was enhanced with the dynamic features of the Parasol STAR600, attracting many spectators. "We were very fortunate to ... More >>

Alcorn McBride launches two new products at IAAPA

Alcorn McBride launches two new products at IAAPAUSA - Alcorn McBride, the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, introduced two new products at the recent IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) 2014 convention: AmpTraXX, a16-channel amplifier with DSP, and the DVM8500-AB, a single-channel HD video playback unit with built-in amp and DSP. Specially designed for vehicle applications, the compact, energy-efficient chassis of AmpTraXX packs 400W RMS into 16 channels of amplification and DSP. ... More >>

5 December 2014

Work Pro adds to installation series

Work Pro adds to installation seriesSpain - Neo 5 A ES and NEO 5 IP, the two last additions to the Neo Series of loudspeakers designed and developed by Work Pro, are now available. These two new products are innovative and smart solutions developed to complement Neo Series in order to provide AV professionals with powerful solutions that fit the requirements of every type of installations besides to offer additional advantages such as the optimization in energy consumption. The Neo 5 A ES, the updated version of Neo 5 A, has been developed by Work Pro after setting itself ... More >>

Robert Juliat brings followspots to LDI 2014

Robert Juliat brings followspots to LDI 2014USA - LDI 2014, Las Vegas saw double-fold excitement around Robert Juliat this year as two booths promoted the latest products from the French manufacturer of followspots, profiles and Fresnels. Robert Juliat USA's booth displayed popular, well-established brands including its LED profile ranges and a number of its powerful followspots. Simultaneously, newly-appointed US distributor, ACT Lighting, marked its first showing of Robert Juliat products by introducing Robert Juliat's latest followspots, the new Merlin and Roxie. LDI 2014 ... More >>

HK Audio celebrates a year of Pulsar range with video

HK Audio celebrates a year of Pulsar range with videoGermany - HK Audio has marked the first birthday of its Pulsar range of full-range portable powered speakers by producing a new explanatory video entitled Pulsar by HK Audio: Story of Origin. The three-minute video, which is available now on HK Audio's official YouTube channel, explains Pulsar's key features from the perspective of one of the firm's engineers, and runs through the considerations made when designing the series. Engineered specifically for musicians and DJs who want state-of-the-art acoustics and electronics ... More >>

4 December 2014

Shure celebrates 75 years of the Unidyne microphone

Shure celebrates 75 years of the Unidyne microphoneLondon - 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the launch of the distinctive Shure 55 Unidyne dynamic microphone, an iconic design and favourite of celebrated figures through the decades, including Billie Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and John F. Kennedy, to name just a few. Introduced in 1939, the 55 Unidyne was internationally adopted as a workhorse microphone for broadcast, public address, recording, and two-way radio applications. By the 1950s it was so well known that it was marketed as "the microphone that needs no name". And even ... More >>

Yamaha Nuage embraces music production studios

Yamaha Nuage embraces music production studiosEurope - Yamaha has released a free update to its Nuage post-production and studio recording system which allows seamless compatibility with Steinberg's just-released Cubase Pro 8 DAW software - making Nuage a powerful and flexible control solution for music production studios. Nuage is already highly regarded by the post-production industry, but Yamaha's experience with live and studio mixing consoles meant that its potential to be an industry-leading solution for music production has long been recognised. This potential has now been ... More >>

3 December 2014

Sommer Cable extends portfolio with Transit

Sommer Cable extends portfolio with TransitGermany - Sommer Cable, the specialist in professional cable and connection technology, is expanding the product portfolio with the addition of a high-performance hybrid cable: the Transit MC 1031. The new cable allows the simultaneous 10 Gbit network, power and HD-SDI-compliant video transmission. The robust and shielded cable is perfectly suited for use in conference and building technology, in OB vans as well as in mobile broadcasting at large events. "With the Transit MC 1031 we have developed a compact hybrid cable which is up to ... More >>

2 December 2014

Cliff introduces latching female XLR socket

Cliff introduces latching female XLR socketUK - Cliff Electronics has introduced a new latching female XLR socket. This industry standard connector is widely used for audio inputs and is the latest addition to Cliff's range of professional audio connectors. Designed and manufactured by Cliff Electronics in the UK, this latest version of their Airtight XLR connector range is fitted with an integral latch to prevent accidental disconnection by vibration or tension on the cable. The customary method used by loudspeaker manufactures to make an input socket airtight is use a sealant ... More >>

ANCA debuts lightweight structural anchor

ANCA debuts lightweight structural anchorUK - ANCA Structural Anchors has launched a "revolutionary" new structural anchor which brings easily certifiable ground anchorage to the temporary structures industry for the first time. The first model, System 2000, is available now. From now on, marquee companies, event organisers, building contractors and inspecting authorities can easily measure the structural forces exerted on a temporary building below the ground as well as above the ground, says the company. The Structural Anchor, created with expertise provided by temporary ... More >>

1 December 2014

HB-Laser launches waterproof series

HB-Laser launches waterproof seriesGermany - Events become more and more spectacular, and thus the demand for durable laser systems increases. HB-Laser has launched a new IP68 waterproof laser line. These new LightCube 851 show laser light projectors are submergeable up to 3m depth. They are fully graphics capable and equipped with the latest diode laser technology with a pure diode setup. The Apollo ScannerMax scanners (with Pangolin ScannerMax scanners and Apollo driver) run at ca. 45kpps (kilo packets per second) @ 8° and make the LightCube 851 suitable for ... More >>

Sennheiser MobileConnect streams live audio

Sennheiser MobileConnect streams live audioGermany - MobileConnect from audio specialist Sennheiser provides live audio streaming to mobile devices for the very first time. The universal system uses a wi-fi connection to stream lip-sync audio content to the user's smartphone, which has an app that instantly converts it into a mobile receiver. Applications are unlimited: whether it is in a theatre, a museum, a sports stadium or a company - MobileConnect can be quickly and easily installed and is also cost-efficient in use. MobileConnect consists of a streaming server and a ... More >>

W-DMX debuts the UglyBox MK2

W-DMX debuts the UglyBox MK2Sweden - Wireless Solution Sweden has introduced the latest product to its award-winning W-DMX line, the 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 peace 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, which means that it can be used as both transmitter ... More >>

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