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20 July 2016

igus systems centre stage at PLASA 2016

igus systems centre stage at PLASA 2016UK - At this year's PLASA Show, igus will be demonstrating its innovative bearings, linear slides and cable management systems for the live entertainment technology industry. Returning to the heart of West London at Olympia the show, which runs from 18-20 September, is a significant date in the calendar for professionals working with pro audio, lighting, broadcast, AV, rigging and stage technologies. On the igus stand (Stand C20) there will be two main demonstrations; the first is the drylin W curved rail system. These rails offer an ... More >>

19 July 2016

AC Lasers integrate W-DMX control

AC Lasers integrate W-DMX controlUK - British laser and special effects company AC Lasers has upgraded its line of smoke and haze machines to feature integrated W-DMX control. Nano-RX modules have been installed into Look Solutions Viper 2.6 smoke machines and Pea Soup Phantom hazers to provide full wireless control of the output and variable blower control. Andy Thompson, of AC Lasers notes: "It is important to have full, balanced coverage of haze in arenas or outdoor festival stages for lasers to look their best, and W-DMX™ is the only practical solution for us." ... More >>

Ayrton introduces laser-source profile

Ayrton introduces laser-source profileEurope - Ayrton has launched DreamSpot-18k, billed as the world's first laser-source automated profile. Fitted with an Osram Laser Phaser P6000 phosphor conversion module, DreamSpot-18K is capable of both beam and spot projection and offers an 18,000 lumen output, in a uniform beam with no hot spots, plus continuous pan and tilt capability. DreamSpot-18K's zoom is composed of a 13-element optical system that provides a range of 2° to 34° in Beam mode and 6° to 54° in Spot mode. The monochrome laser emitter is colour ... More >>

HK Premium PR:O D now shipping in UK

HK Premium PR:O D now shipping in UKEurope - The successful range of HK Audio's Premium PR:O PA enclosures now features five new active full range cabinets - Premium PR:O D - all featuring advanced DSP technology. The new active cabinets include all the features of this best-selling range, such as German build quality, resonance resistance, roadworthy wood enclosures, timeless design and exceptional live music reproduction - as well as digital technology and intuitive plug and play operation. The new cabinets benefit from all-new, DSP-powered preamps and the latest ... More >>

18 July 2016

DiGiCo delivers the power of Stealth Core 2

DiGiCo delivers the power of Stealth Core 2UK - DiGiCo's Stealth Core 2 is a major upgrade to the Stealth Digital Processing for its SD series digital mixers. Delivering significantly enhanced processing from the audio core of DiGiCo SD series consoles, it takes the range to a new level in terms of both processing channels and functionality. Available as an upgrade option for existing users and shipping as standard on new consoles, Stealth Core 2 has been updated from the ground up, with the application code upgraded to deliver significantly enhanced facilities. This will ... More >>

15 July 2016

ETC debuts Eos Motorized Fader Wings

ETC debuts Eos Motorized Fader WingsUSA - ETC's Eos family toolkit now includes even more hands-on control for fast programming on the fly. The new Eos Motorized Fader Wings function as modular add-ons to Eos consoles or systems, allowing users to build the appropriate control desk for any live show. The Eos Motorized Fader Wings will be released in conjunction with the Eos v2.4 software, which is geared toward the needs of programmers working in broadcast, music and live-event markets, and other complex gigs. The upcoming software update - scheduled for later this summer ... More >>

7thSense launches entry-level media server

7thSense launches entry-level media serverUK - 7thSense has expanded its media server portfolio with the addition of the Nano-SDI Media Server from the Delta Media Server range. The product, an entry-level media server, is a highly affordable way of introducing uncompressed media playback into workflow for fixed installations, says the company. John Harding, senior electronics engineer at 7thSense explains, "Users of Nano-SDI will benefit from incredibly easy content management and seamless playlist operation. We developed this as a solution primarily for theme parks, museums, ... More >>

API announces 512v Microphone Preamp

API announces 512v Microphone PreampUSA - In response to high market demand for built-in signal attenuation, API has announced the new 512v Microphone Preamp. Incorporating every feature of the 512c, including API's proprietary transformers and 2520 op amp, the new 512v also includes a variable output level control designed to meet the needs of audio professionals using DAW's or other input level-sensitive devices in their workflow. The 512v offers 65 dB of gain as a mic preamp, 45 dB of gain as a line/instrument preamp, and a 20 dB pad switch that can be applied to the ... More >>

Audinate announces latest Dante Controller

Audinate announces latest Dante ControllerUSA - Audinate has announced an update to Dante Controller, the free tool used to configure and manage Dante audio networks. Dante Controller 3.10 brings new features for end-users, allowing them to better manage larger networks with more high channel-count devices while enabling Dante Controller to take full advantage of upcoming firmware changes. The new Dante Controller 3.10 software allows users to manage Dante networks from laptops connected via Wi-Fi. By simply connecting a wireless access point to a Dante network, adjustments can ... More >>

New Kinsman portable PA systems from JHS

New Kinsman portable PA systems from JHSUK - Having already produced a range of Kinsman electric acoustic and bass amplification and launching a pair of affordable, user-friendly Kinsman mixing desks last year, JHS now brings two portable multi-purpose PA systems to this popular brand. Suitable for buskers, schools, corporate speaking and many other applications, the Kinsman KPA08 Portable PA System is a compact, self-contained and easy to transport system that can be mains powered or run from its internal rechargeable battery. With dedicated Mic, Instrument and Phono inputs, ... More >>

14 July 2016

Elation LED batten available in IP65 version

Elation LED batten available in IP65 versionUSA - Elation Professional's SixBar 1000 LED batten is now available in a fully weatherproof IP65 version that gives the versatile colour-changing luminaire application in all types of outdoor events and weather including dust-blown environments. The SixBar 1000 IP features a six-color LED multi-chip that provides a creative colour boost to the lighting designer toolbox. Useful as a wash light, uplight, wall/cyc wash, accent lighting, direct view pixel strip and more, its high-power single lens RGBWA+UV LEDs offer an expanded palette of ... More >>

Impact Block to enhance safety

Impact Block to enhance safetyUK - Tree surgeons and other professionals from the arboriculture industry have embraced a new technology that measures the shock load and weight of branches as they are cut during felling or maintenance. The Impact Block load cell is manufactured in partnership with tree safety equipment pioneer DMM and contains electronics and software from force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment specialist Straightpoint. A tree maintenance company in the sector commissioned the product. The industry has ... More >>

Chauvet VIP F4 fits rental and integrator markets

Chauvet VIP F4 fits rental and integrator marketsUSA - The new 4.8 mm pixel pitch VIP F4 Video Panel from Chauvet Professional is equally at home in the rental and integrator markets. Featuring cable-free magnetic LED modules and a removable control/PSU box, the new video panels are fully serviceable from the front or rear. The panels can be removed easily from the front using an MT-03 tool, making it practical to install the F4 flat on a wall in permanent installations. At the same time, the ruggedly designed panels also come with road cases for touring applications. Running Chauvet ... More >>

13 July 2016

Panasonic's virtual museum opens its doors

Panasonic's virtual museum opens its doorsUK - Panasonic has created a virtual museum in order to showcase its technology for the museum and heritage sector, entirely in the cloud. The museum has four distinct zones, each highlighting how audiovisual technology can be integrated to create engaging, modern exhibits. Panasonic product experts guide visitors through the museum and provide an insight into how Panasonic products and solutions can enhance the museum environment, creating an engaging visitor journey and, importantly, helping generate additional revenue. They will also ... More >>

Lawo RELAY Virtual Radio Mixer now shipping

Lawo RELAY Virtual Radio Mixer now shippingGermany - Lawo raised eyebrows and drew plenty of attention in Las Vegas with the introduction of RELAY Virtual Radio Mixer software at NAB 2016. So much attention in fact, that RELAY won a Best Of Show award for introducing broadcasters to the advantages of virtualizing radio studio technology. RELAY is virtual mixing software that's designed to make maximum use of today's powerful laptop and desktop PCs. Taking advantage of computer virtualization technology adapted from the IT industry enables RELAY users to pack an entire studio's ... More >>

12 July 2016

Ayrton zooms in on the new MagicDot-SX

Ayrton zooms in on the new MagicDot-SXEurope - Ayrton constantly works to extend the scope of lighting designers' palette by maximising the features and characteristics offered by its products. As part of the raft of new products released for 2016, Ayrton has launched the MagicDot-SX as the next in its new SX range. MagicDot-SX is a compact, hybrid version of Ayrton's MagicDot-R, which was awarded LDI Product of the Year 2016 in the Effects category. MagicDot-SX combines the qualities of its award-winning cousin with the added features of a zoom capability and Lumen Radio ... More >>

Chroma-Q Space Force LED wins Cine Gear award

Chroma-Q Space Force LED wins Cine Gear awardUSA - Chroma-Q has won the Lighting Award category for its new Space Force LED fixture at the 2016 Cine Gear Expo Technical Awards, held in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The list of award-winners, which were selected by a panel of industry experts with an eye toward the latest in technology, were chosen after reviewing and evaluating nearly 100 of the newest technologies submitted and presented at this year's Cine Gear Expo. Receiving its US West Coast debut at the exhibition, the Space Force is a variable white LED Space Light ... More >>

Danley Go-2 now shipping

Danley Go-2 now shippingUSA - Danley Sound Lab has announced that the new Go-2 loudspeaker is now available and shipping. While Danley is known for building unconventional loudspeakers and subs that use innovative technologies (including the massive Jericho Horn employed in many of the world's largest arenas and stadiums) the Go-2 fills a gap at the opposite end of the spectrum, where smaller, low-cost loudspeakers are needed. Importantly - and this is why the research and development took so long - the Go-2 uses Danley's patented Synergy Horn technology in ... More >>

Schertler launches modular mixer

Schertler launches modular mixerSwitzerland - Schertler Group has announced the release of ARTHUR (Format48) - a new modular mixer, designed for studio or live use, which can be configured and built by the user. The mixer is created from a choice of different Class-A input and output modules - Mic Input, Mic Input Ultra Low Noise and Mic Input x4 units, Yellow instrument input unit, Stereo Input unit, L/R Master, Aux Master and external Power-In units. These can be combined in any order and quantity to form both compact and large-scale mixer configurations. The number ... More >>

11 July 2016

Cable-friendly alternative to the reeling drum

Cable-friendly alternative to the reeling drumUK - Theatres and stages rely on lifts to raise and lower lighting, sound and other equipment. Traditional theatre cable reeling drums will generally only handle one cable type, and with the demand for ever more technology and cables, multiple drums have to be used. This can cause problems for technicians when overhead space above the stage is limited or already allocated to other lifting equipment. In addition, a slip ring is often necessary to accommodate the inner rotation, making other services such as fibre optic cables or fluids ... More >>

8 July 2016

CAST's wysiwyg R37 available now

CAST's wysiwyg R37 available nowWorld - Following six months of feature development and feedback from an intensive beta testing period, CAST Software has announced wysiwyg Release 37. This major update delivers many impactful features to complement the very successful R36 that introduced a major change on User Interface with a new design, look and feel. Release 37 includes new features and enhancements that improve the work flow of wysiwyg, and that deliver useful tools for everyday design needs, says the company. "As always, our team continues to build on our ... More >>

Gravity stands up for German Design Award

Gravity stands up for German Design AwardGermany - The German Design Awards are among the most coveted prizes on the global design scene. Founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag, the Council for Design annually honours outstandingly well-designed products and excellence in communications design. Among the nominees for the German Design Awards 2017 are the stands from the Adam Hall Group's new brand Gravity, which convinced the independent jury with their aesthetic design and pleasant feel. Adam Hall Group CEO Alexander Pietschmann comments, "With Gravity we ... More >>

7 July 2016

Elation debuts flexible Platinum Seven

Elation debuts flexible Platinum SevenUSA - The new Platinum Seven from Elation Professional is a high-power LED wash luminaire that offers a choice of colours from a seven-colour multi-chip LED, making it an extremely flexible colour wash solution. It is the market's first LED wash light that combines a seven-color multi-chip with such a wide zoom while maintaining a flat and even field of light projection. The Platinum Seven houses 19x 25W multi-chip LEDs (RGBW + Amber, Cyan and UV) for a powerful projection of smooth colour across any surface. The Platinum Seven houses a ... More >>

Ayrton full steam ahead with LumenRadio's TiMo

Ayrton full steam ahead with LumenRadio's TiMoFrance - Paris based lighting manufacturer Ayrton recently announced the MagicBurst - the industry's first high-power graphic LED strobe to offer continuous, unlimited rotation on its pan and tilt axes. The MagicBurst offers wireless DMX through LumenRadio's TiMo platform. At this year's Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Ayrton gained massive attention with their now famous light show, displaying nine new products - eight of which has a built-in CRMX TiMo module as standard. Marcus Bengtsson, international sales manager at LumenRadio ... More >>

6 July 2016

Chauvet Maverick MK2 Wash now shipping

Chauvet Maverick MK2 Wash now shippingUSA - The Maverick MK2 Wash is now available. Part of the Chauvet Professional Maverick series, the fixture is powered by 12 OSRAM 40-watt RGBW LEDs and features a custom designed optical system, along with full spectrum colour mixing, to offer an impressive combination of performance capabilities. "The MK2 Wash gives designers a new, more powerful and far more versatile tool than was ever available in its category," said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. "Its output is far beyond that of any fixture close to its size. As a result, the ... More >>

ENTTEC debuts flexible LED fixture

ENTTEC debuts flexible LED fixtureAustralia - The ENTTEC Aleph2 ET DX 4 (DX4) is billed as a sleek, cost effective and energy efficient RGBW LED fixture that outputs a stunning array of colours. "I'm incredibly proud of the attractive look of this fixture; the round lenses are reminiscent of the old MR16 strip lights we used for foot lights or toning drops. Unlike those traditional strip lights, the DX4 is low in power consumption and heat generation, making it a breeze to maintain, especially when it comes to the now obsolete chores of lamp and colour changing," notes ... More >>

Fulcrum Products launches the HUB

Fulcrum Products launches the HUBUK - This week sees the launch of the HUB at Fulcrum Projects where a new range of sales stock will be available to order online. Fulcrum is a long established provider of temporary power distribution and related services for live events. Working predominantly in the technology events sector Fulcrum are always on the look-out for the latest products and are now able to offer a great range that can be ordered online via the HUB. The product range currently includes Infofloor cable management flooring system; the Pulse, Pluto and Powerbox ... More >>

5 July 2016

Ayrton conjures up the new MagicPanel-FX

Ayrton conjures up the new MagicPanel-FXEurope - Yvan Pe´ard, Ayrton's chief design and technology officer, has continued to work his magic on array of innovations which have enlarged the scope of several of the Ayrton ranges, the latest of which is MagicPanel-FX, a new fixture with visually stunning square optics. MagicPanel-FX is an exciting new multi-function, multi-use luminaire which marks another step in the evolution of the MagicPanel family, says the company. MagicPanel-FX's front face comprises a 5 x 5 array of new squared lenses with perfectly isolated, high-powered ... More >>

4 July 2016

Danley brings back the TH-50 subwoofer

Danley brings back the TH-50 subwooferUSA - Danley Sound Labs introduced the TH-50 subwoofer in 2007, and its low-end performance quickly earned it the respect and love of home- and commercial-theatre enthusiasts. Unfortunately, Danley had to suspend production of the TH-50 in 2011 due to supplier issues. Now, happily, those issues have been resolved and thus Danley is resuming production of the TH-50. "Audiophiles continue to revere the TH-50, and we have had innumerable requests to get it back into production," said Mike Hedden, president and CEO of Danley Sound Labs. "... More >>

1 July 2016

GLP impression X4 Bars wins major awards

GLP impression X4 Bars wins major awardsUSA / UK - The success of GLP's impression X4 Bars was recognised for the second time in a month - by major industry bodies on both sides of the Atlantic. Following its Live Design Award in New York earlier in the month the product picked up a similar 'Lighting Product of the Year' gong at the Association of British Theatre Technicians Awards 2016, which took place just over a week later during the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. It was voted after an experienced jury of working practitioners and industry peers had ... More >>

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