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Absen to focus on display solutions at ISE 2017

Absen to focus on display solutions at ISE 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Netherlands - Absen will present a focused sector showcase on its stand 12-C45 at ISE 2017. Visitors are encouraged to get 'hands-on' exposure to the new products, such as the Absen HDV Series - designed for corporate impact - and the "one action" Absen M2.9 LED panel.

Nacho Perez, the recently promoted vice managing director at Absen Europe, comments, "The Absen stand will be a must see this year for all integrators and end users looking for high impact and high quality visual display solutions. The new products we will be presenting are designed to meet the evolving needs of the integrator - and this is the opportunity to try them first-hand.

"With plenty of open and private meeting space on our stand as well as the Absen bar, our European team looks forward to discussing exciting projects and supporting needs."

Absen's HDV series of UHD LED video walls, designed with all-round impact to meet the ever-evolving needs of the corporate market, will make its European debut ISE - and is available for shipping immediately. With a sleek depth of just 65mm, the panel boasts quick and easy front access to simplify and speed up maintenance.

The attractive and wire-free HDV series is comprised of three models with pixel pitch ranging from 1.25mm (for the HDV1.2) to 1.92mm (HDV1.9), boasting brightness of up to 1000 nits and a refresh rate of 3840Hz.

Also on stand and available for demonstration, the Absen M2.9 - which was launched earlier in the year and is rapidly becoming the new standard in rental staging - is an exceptionally light black SMD LED pa

ASL unveils new developments at ISE 2017

ASL unveils new developments at ISE 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Netherlands - ASL is exhibiting at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2017), showcasing a host of new products including Integra, an all-in-one public address/voice alarm system, Vipedia Rack, a rack based EN54 solution, WMC01, a touch sensitive audio controller and Vipedia Control Protocol (VCP), a new text-based control interface.

ASL - Applications Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd, is a UK-based systems manufacturer of high-end public address, voice alarm, commercial audio and control system products internationally renowned across transport industries for reliable and complex long-line solutions. ASL's new product ranges cater for a wide range of industries including transport, retail, stadia, nuclear, roads, tunnels and oil & gas industries. Established in 1989 and operating from its UK headquarters in Lewes, East Sussex, ASL also operates from offices in Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong.

A full complement of technical, sales and marketing personnel from ASL is looking forward to welcoming visitors in Hall 7 (stand no.7-E225) for the duration of ISE 2017 to discuss latest product and market developments and to demonstrate new and existing products including the Vipedia product range.

One of the more recent additions to the Vipedia product family, the Integra wall-mounted solution forms a single-box, EN54 compliant public address and voice alarm system. Sleek and uncluttered, Integra is designed with a modular approach and builds upon the proven technology of ASL's D-series transformerless amplifiers and Vipedia DSP. Integra greatly reduces the need for exp

Anaview adds music-quality audio transformers

Anaview adds music-quality audio transformers

Monday, 9 January 2017

USA - A new Anaview audio transformer with a wide frequency response for distributed audio systems delivering high quality music as well as voice content, is being unveiled by ETAL Group at NAMM (booth 5894). ETAL is also exhibiting the premium Anaview AMS and popular high end ALC Class D power amplifiers as well as the recently launched ALA credit card sized amplifier.

Specifically designed to work with Anaview Class D amplifiers, the new Anaview audio transformers from ETAL are aimed at installations delivering music alongside voice content. They offer a +/-1dB frequency response from below 30Hz up to and above 15kHz, providing up to 500W at 70/100V. They are ideal for use with Anaview AMS1000 Class-D amplifiers or other popular sources.

The use of Anaview audio transformers allows speakers to be located 150m- 450m from the amplifier source, depending on the cable used and the level of loss that is acceptable. Without a transformer, the maximum distances are just 15m-45m under similar conditions. A single transformer can drive multiple speakers up to the maximum 500W load available.

Shown for the first time at NAMM, the recently launched ETAL Anaview ALA Class D amplifier is based on patented ETAL audio engineering and magnetics and sets new standards of audio performance for products where form factor and power consumption are key constraints. With overall dimensions of just 68mm x 33mm x 18mm, the ETAL Anaview ALA series delivers 2 x 45Wrms into 6?. It can be powered by a single voltage of 12-25V DC making it easy to integrate.

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RCF schedules debuts for PLASA Focus Glasgow

RCF schedules debuts for PLASA Focus Glasgow

Friday, 6 January 2017

UK - RCF UK will present a suite of their latest state-of-the-art control and sound reinforcement products at PLASA Focus Glasgow (Glasgow SECC,18-19 January).

These will include the UK debut of the TT45-CXA (from the Touring & Theatre series) - a high performance, full range, symmetrical monitor for medium and large stages. This will line up alongside the RCF TT25-CXA - a 15" self-powered high definition coaxial floor monitor.

At booth #D4 RCF UK's technical sales manager, Mick Butler, will also be presenting the new M18 tablet-controlled digital mixer, with 18 input channels, 19 simultaneous studio grade effects, stereo main and six aux outputs. This has already won wide acclaim since its launch at Frankfurt PL+S.

Finally, there is certain to be a lot of interest in the new TTL6-A, self-powered, full range, three-way line source speaker, designed for use both indoors and outdoors.

Suitable for stacked systems and when a wider dispersion is required, it is equipped with two 12" LF woofers, four 6.5" midrange and a 3.0" voice coil compression driver with waveguide, for distinctive homogenous directivity.

(Jim Evans)


Vivitek AV solutions out in force at ISE 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017

The Netherlands - Vivitek will show its commitment to developing projection and visual solutions and displays that aid collaboration and boost productivity for both private and public sector organisations.

At the same time, it will reinforce its ambition to provide solutions for meeting rooms and venues of all sizes and for every budget with a raft of products that combine advanced technology, reliability, generous warranties and eco-friendliness. A broad range of Vivitek's solutions will be displayed on its booth, which is located at: 5-R55.

From a projector perspective, Vivitek will show a range of solutions designed to offer high brightness and high resolutions, including laser light source technology, ranging from WUXGA to 4K. Offering about four times the resolution of full HD, fabulous 4K resolution enables viewers to enjoy even the finest of details and vivid, true-to-life image.

An additional attraction to its booth will be the latest Delta LED and LCD display wall solutions, which show the scope of the digital signage solutions and options available from the company.

Another example of Vivitek's ability to meet the end-to-end collaboration needs of users across both the home and business market, is its NovoConnect Solution. This family of simple, small and cost effective wireless screen sharing and collaboration systems can be tailored according to the needs of each user or workspace and is perfectly suited to meeting rooms and learning spaces. NovoConnect makes it easier than ever to connect laptops and other devices to a big screen, meaning


Analog Way extends Perspective Layers availability

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Netherlands - Analog Way has announced that Perspective Layers feature will be natively available for any Ascender 32 - 4K early 2017. Showcased at ISE 2017 at booth #3-C95, this functionality allows the user to provide top-notch presentations through creation and animation of layers with virtual viewing perspective in real-time.

Already available for the Ascender 48 - 4K - PL and the LiveCore Output Expander 48 - 4K - PL, the Ascender 32 - 4K - PL will be natively equipped with this functionality as well. Developed by Analog Way, the exclusive Perspective Layers mode enables the manipulation of layers in a 3D space in order to give depth to any presentation.

More than a simple keystone effect, operators have the ability to change the layer position in the three dimensions of X, Y and Z, and also rotate them according to the three axes. When the Perspective Layers feature is activated for a screen, the Ascender 32 - 4K - PL is powerful enough to offer the same level of effects as in a flat 2D mode.

Compatible with computer and video sources, the layer content can be either a live source or a still image. It can support the same seamless transition effects as any other layer. Each step of a transition is computed in real-time, whether it is the Flying curve trajectory of the PIP or its properties (transparency, size, cropping, etc.).

The Ascender 32 - 4K - PL supports four outputs and up to four true seamless layers and a native background per output or two perspective layers and a native background per output.

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Stage|Set|Scenery registration deadline

Stage|Set|Scenery registration deadline

Monday, 19 December 2016

Germany - From 20-22 June 2017 Stage|Set|Scenery will open its doors for the second time. Over 75 % of the available floor space is already booked up. Based on current booking levels exhibitor numbers are expected to be high, the organisers report.

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Audinate and NAMM unveil Dante training

Audinate and NAMM unveil Dante training

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

USA - In partnership with NAMM, Audinate will conduct multiple training sessions at the 2017 NAMM show about Dante, the industry-leading audio networking solution.

The NAMM Show annual conference will be held in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Centre. Starting on Thursday 19 January, Mark Frink will moderate a Tec Track Master Class called Dante: Practical Uses in Live Sound and Recording. In this 45-minute panel discussion, representatives from Yamaha, Shure, Focusrite and Mackie will talk about how they use Dante in their products. They will also feature real-world applications that involve their Dante-enabled equipment, as well as Audinate software including Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante Via. As an added bonus, a free copy of Dante Virtual Soundcard will be given to everyone attending the panel discussion. This session will be held at the Convention Centre in room 202A.

On Friday 20 January and again on Saturday 21 January, Audinate will offer a full day of Dante training courses at the Anaheim Hilton designed for Dante users of every level. The following three classes will be taught each day:

First Steps with Digital Audio Networking - This 90-minute course is recommended for those brand new to audio networking or who are unsure if they should delve into a full Dante Certification course. This course will be useful for individuals who have primarily used analogue audio hardware and/or computer-based consumer/prosumer audio applications using USB, Firewire, and/or Thunderbolt interfaces.

Dante Level 1 Training: In

Analog Way showcases VIO 4K at ISE 2017

Analog Way showcases VIO 4K at ISE 2017

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Netherlands - Analog Way is exhibiting at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam from February 5-9, 2017, on stand 3-C95. During the show, the company will showcase a new set of optional interfaces for the VIO 4K, including features able to support 4K60 4:4:4. The new optional modules also offer the possibility of benefiting from up to 9 inputs and 3 independent-scaled outputs, including two in 4K60 4:4:4, along with the capability to input/output up to 8 audio channels from/to a Dante audio network.

Through a new set of expansion modules, the VIO 4K goes beyond its conversion capabilities to become the first multi-format converter that simultaneously supports 4K60 4:4:4, DisplayPort 1.2 and 12G-SDI. AV professionals are now free to choose how they would like to equip their VIO 4K depending on the interfaces and features they really need.

Designed to provide flexibility, the VIO 4K stretches the limits of image quality while providing true 4K60 4:4:4 to fit with the increasing 4K demand. By utilizing the new expansion module especially designed for Analog Way's multi-format converter, professionals can now benefit from the best of the VIO 4K, experience the highest image quality and thus enhance the quality of their content.

"Analog Way is proud to offer the most powerful conversion tool with its ability to output up to 26 million pixels," the company says. "The optional interfaces also increase the many different possible applications of the VIO 4K. With all options, the VIO 4K features up to 9 inputs and 3 independently scaled outputs, making Analog Way the first ma

QMotion raises blind control standards at ISE 2017

QMotion raises blind control standards at ISE 2017

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Netherlands - QMotion will be raising the blind control standards with QiS at ISE 2017, a ZigBee operated two-way wireless control solution for the company's range of motorised Roller Shades. Visitors to stand 1-M80 will be able to witness this breakthrough technology up close and speak to QMotion technical advisors about how it can benefit their current and future projects.

With QMotion QiS ZigBee operated blinds, installers are able to integrate blind control seamlessly into a whole house or single room automation system, whilst simultaneously receiving accurate feedback on shade positioning for improved performance, remote monitoring and maintenance.

Utilising ZigBee HA 1.2, QiS is easy to set up, configure and integrate with all compatible devices in a Control4 home automation system. Drivers are also available for easy integration with Vantage, Crestron, Savant, URC, RTI and other popular control platforms via a compact QMotion Qube integration device.

Each Qube can support up to 32 blinds or up to 60 blinds when used with a QMotion Range Extender on larger installations. Stand-alone control is also provided from tablets and mobile devices via QMotion IoS or Android apps.

(Jim Evans)

Seminar programme announced for ISCEx 2017

Seminar programme announced for ISCEx 2017

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

UK - ISCE, the Institute of Sound and Communication Engineers has announced the seminar programme for ISCEx 2017. Taking place at Coombe Abbey on Wednesday 8 March 2017, ISCEx 2017 combines educational seminars with leading networking opportunities and a table-top manufacturers' exhibition from more than t20 commercial audio market leaders.

Topics for the 2017 seminar programme include Digital Amplifiers - are they too well designed?, Hearing the Invisible and Taking Noise off the menu presented by industry experts Dr Peter Mapp, Alberto Fueyo, Tony Stacey and Gillian Rollason.

If you're working in commercial audio system design, integration, project management or sales, ISCEx 2017 provides excellent opportunities to learn, engage and discuss commercial audio solutions in an intimate, non-imposing environment.

Attendees can expect to learn first-hand latest manufacturing trends and market directions from some of the commercial audio industry's primary voices. The one-day event also includes lunch for all attendees. You can find out more about the seminar programme for ISCEx 2017 at

(Jim Evans)

PLASA Focus Glasgow 2017: Top names join seminar line-up

PLASA Focus Glasgow 2017: Top names join seminar line-up

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

UK - PLASA has collaborated with some of the industry's leading experts, brands and production teams to expand its free-to-attend seminar programme for PLASA Focus Glasgow, which returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 18th and 19th January 2017.

Production services supplier, Adlib, has partnered with two of its biggest brands, Martin Professional and L-Acoustics, to deliver both a video and audio seminar respectively. Martin Professional will demo the ease of setting up and mapping creative LED fixtures including using their VDO FACE 5, Sceptron, and VC video ranges. On the audio side, L-Acoustics Application Engineer & Educator Fran

ENTTEC creates waves at LDI 2016

ENTTEC creates waves at LDI 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

USA - Surf was up this year at LDI, and the beach could be found at the ENTTEC Americas booth. "The design of the booth was a team effort. The original concept came from our technical director Tim Parrish. Then Jeremy Kumin [ENTTEC Americas general manager], Brandon Mitchell [technical sales and support] and I took the design through its various phases of change and into finalization. Kaitlin Gill was the overall project manager," explains Crystal Lee, business development manager at ENTTEC Americas.

The beach themed booth was also home to Nic's Place, a fully stocked beach style bar that was also a nod to ENTTEC's founder Nic Moreau, who was also in attendance at the booth. o help visitors get into the beach feel, ENTTEC was handing out Pacific blue ENTTEC flip flops and wrap-around sunglasses.

Some LDI exhibitors created a walled off black space to demo their wares; others turned their booth into portable stores, filling every nook and cranny with products. However, in their usual style, ENTTEC went in a different direction and used a wide variety of ENTTEC products to create a fun, creative space that attracted visitors as well as demonstrated ENTTEC products in a real life environment.

The wave wall, located opposite the beach bar, was comprised of Phero 33s, Phero 30s and Aleph 2 DX4s. The Phero 33 is a sleek, linear LED bar luminaire ideal for direct lighting applications. It comes in three varieties: the Phero 33 RGB Stealth, the Phero 33 RGB Frosted White and the Phero 33 Clear.

The Phero Stealth and the Frosted White, introduced to the public


Stage|Set|Scenery sponsors Baden Baden Awards

Monday, 14 November 2016

Germany - To make people aware of the achievements of those working behind the stage and of their creativity, the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce has set up an award to honour Germany's most creative trainees.

Taking place for the eighth time, the Baden Baden Awards 2016 will be honouring outstanding final papers by recently graduated stage set artists and stage set sculptors, make-up artists, sound and image media designers, event representatives, event technicians and property masters.

Juliane Trempler, project manager of Stage|Set|Scenery, comments, "We are sponsoring the awards for the fourth time and look forward to supporting the next generation. The Baden-Baden Awards are extremely important for the cultural sector, which like many others is being impacted by demographic change."

A lack of young people taking up technically skilled and administrative jobs has led to growing competition for specialists on the home and international employment market. From 20 to 22 June 2017 Stage|Set|Scenery will be hosting a wide range of events inviting cultural institutions and the 'employees of tomorrow' to make contact with one another.

The Anatomical Theatre developed by DTHG based on designs by Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, and supported by CAST, ETC and Lichtblick, will provide Stage|Set|Scenery with a location for holding numerous training courses for students of all ages, newcomers and professionals.

As part of its career guidance service, Stage|Set|Scenery will be organising a national and international job market and advert

Ayrton luminaires light up LDI 2016

Ayrton luminaires light up LDI 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

USA - French LED digital lighting manufacturer, Ayrton, worked in close conjunction with exclusive US distributor, Morpheus Lights, to present its new line-up of LED lighting products to the US at this year's LDI show in Las Vegas.

Ayrton's latest innovative creations were shown in a dramatic 300-fixture showpiece display on the shared Morpheus Lights/Ayrton booth.

The demonstration featured the new, 15:1 zoom-equipped MagicPanel-FX projector and the new MagicBurst 240,000 lumen graphic strobe luminaire, along with IntelliPix-XT, VersaPix-RS and AlienPix-RS fixtures.

The display also introduced two exciting new additions to the MagicDot family: joining the original MagicDot-R, winner of Live Design's 2016 Product of the Year Award for Effects, were the scaled up MagicDot-XT and the zoom-equipped MagicDot-SX. Also presented were recent Ayrton favourites: DreamPanel -Twin, WildSun-K25 and NandoBeam-S9

"The booth was busy at all times with people who'd come to watch our light show and request technical and commercial information," says Val

City Theatrical brings new technology to LDI

City Theatrical brings new technology to LDI

Thursday, 3 November 2016

USA - City Theatrical introduced new technology during LDI 2016, in Las Vegas last week.

SHoW DMX Multiverse provides "unprecedented levels of wireless DMX data transmission in a tiny package", for the first time, allowing the realistic possibility of a professional quality wireless DMX chip in every DMX device. The SHoW DMX Multiverse chip is tiny, low in cost, and has the ability to carry multiple universes of DMX data (as many as five universes in a 2.4GHz transceiver or four universes in a 900MHz transceiver), along with full duplex wireless RDM, and the ability to combine DMX slots from any streaming ACN universe into any of the broadcast universes.

DMXcat is a device used to control, analyse, and test DMX lighting gear. The system combines a small hardware dongle connected by a wireless connection to a suite of Android or IPhone apps. Drawing on a built-in database of lighting fixture personalities, DMXcat controls the fixture through a user interface that emulates a lighting console with encoder wheels.

City Theatrical has taken the complexity out of specifying and setting up LED pixel tape systems with the QolorPIX family of professional quality plug and play LED pixel tape and control products. QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape and QolorPIX Tape Controllers plug with four pin XLR connectors and reduce the system setup to just seconds using only a few DMX channels.

Lightwright® 6 is the newest version of John McKernon's multi award winning software for managing entertainment lighting paperwork, with loads of useful new features for design

Chroma-Q Color Force II wins LDI awards

Chroma-Q Color Force II wins LDI awards

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

USA - Chroma-Q's Color Force II has won two awards at the LDI in Las Vegas. The fixture was recognised as the Best Debuting Conventional Lighting Fixture by LDI and took the Members Product Choice Equipment Award awarded by ESTA, the Entertainment and Services Technology Association.

The LDI judges said, "The Chroma-Q Color Force 2 showed a stunning face and elegant colour mixing, both as a smooth surface wash and as a clean visual look."

John Fuller, global brand manager for Chroma-Q, in accepting the awards said, "We're honoured by the recognition from the industry. This is a great endorsement of all the hard work and innovative effort that our technical team have put into developing the Color Force II and it reinforces all the positive feedback we've had from designers who've seen the product on both sides of the Atlantic."

The Color Force II range of RGBA LED battens had its European launch at September's PLASA Show in London, where it was highly commended in the PLASA Innovation Awards.

The first volume deliveries of fixtures for Europe will arrive shortly at Chroma-Q's exclusive distributor, A.C. Entertainment Technologies. AC-ET has already received orders following demonstrations of the first products. Phill Capstick, AC-ET's managing director, who was at LDI, said, "Everyone I've shown Color Force II has been very impressed - we've already seen a lot of interest in the UK and we're keen to find partners and dealers to take Color Force II and other Chroma-Q products to continental European countries and other International territories outside

Strong support for PLASA Focus Glasgow

Strong support for PLASA Focus Glasgow

Friday, 28 October 2016

UK - Scotland's live events and festivals sector throw its weight behind the third edition of the hugely successful PLASA Focus Glasgow, which returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 18-19 January, 2017.

The event will again offer live product demonstrations, the latest technological innovations from a wealth of manufacturers and distributors, alongside a packed two-day programme of informative, relevant and educational seminars.

The events and festivals sector is a major contributor to the Scottish economy - both locally and internationally and this year Scotland has taken steps to invest in the future of the industry with the unveiling last month of a 10-year collaborative strategy to significantly grow this £3.5 billion industry.

The result of an 18-month consultation process involving the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance and over 100 active participants from the public, private and third sector, Scotland - The Perfect Stage aims to help the sector develop and deliver world-class events.

The new strategy aligns perfectly with PLASA's own, which offers big businesses and smaller enterprises the chance to exhibit in a cost effective manner and in a face-to-face environment ideal for generating business. Director of PLASA's Events Division Christopher Toulmin comments, "The Glasgow Focus show gives manufacturers, dealers and distributors the chance to showcase innovative technology in a region which is rich in cultural and international events."

Last year the PLASA Focus show rec


Reproduced Sound 2016 - places available

Friday, 28 October 2016

UK - There are still places available at this year's Reproduced Sound conference, which is being held at the Holiday Inn, Southampton on 15-17 November.

As ever, there's an extensive programme, which includes an audio workshop and visits to the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and Southampton Solent University. RS conferences are famed for their friendly atmosphere and there's always a particularly warm welcome reserved for those attending for the first time. Students also benefit from a very generous reduction in the attendance fee.

Bookings should be made via the IOA website

(Jim Evans)


Over 130 exhibitors to debut at ISE 2017

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Netherlands - With over three months to go before it opens its doors Integrated Systems Europe 2017 has been confirmed as the biggest exhibition in the event's 14-year history following an increase in show-floor space, exhibitors and halls.

A true indication of the event's international pulling power is the fact that ISE 2017 will see 135 first time exhibitors making their debut at the show. In total, ISE 2017 will feature over 3,000sq.m of additional show-floor exhibition space compared to ISE 2016.

Integrated Systems Events managing director, Mike Blackman comments, "Making sure that we can feature all of the world's leading AV vendors and service providers has always been a priority for us in delivering value for ISE attendees. With the expansion of the show I am delighted that we are able take the attendee and exhibitor experience to the next level for our 2017 event."

The 2017 edition will not only be the largest but also the most compelling show produced so far. A closing keynote featuring Cirque du Soleil's CEO Daniel Lamarre, the largest ISE educational programme so far produced by CEDIA and InfoComm International plus five Show Floor Theatres all point towards a rich and vibrant four-day event.

To help cope with the show's continued year-on-year growth the RAI Amsterdam will be introducing an additional hall and pavilion, a new hall numbering system and increased car parking facilities. The new hall, named Hall 9, will be able to be accessed via Halls 8, 10 and 11. A new Pavilion will be erected at the Congress Square providing an additio


Doughty's Articulated Carriage debuts at LDI

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

USA - Doughty Engineering's new Articulated Carriage made its official debut at this year's LDI show. Visitors to stand 1946 got the opportunity to see the new product which Doughty has added to its Studio Rail 60 range and which has been designed with film, TV and theatre in mind.

Speaking ahead of the show, Dan Phillips, project sales co-ordinator at Doughty, said, "We are extremely excited to give this Articulated Carriage an official debut - it's an item I felt was missing from the Studio Rail 60 range, so I've spent time on the design to ensure it works seamlessly. The Articulated Carriage means our curved Studio Rail to be used for many more applications, including its original use as a curtain track - as visitors to the stand will see, it works well with pieces of our Modular Rigging System, for example."

The Articulated Carriage enables the Studio Rail perimeter tracks to be used for scenery and lighting - a significant benefit to both TV and theatre applications. It consists of a laser profiled 6mm back-bone chassis with independent bogies attached at each end. Both bogies are fitted with guide wheels which steer the carriage around the curves. One bogie is fitted with a large hook for pole operation while the other features a pole operated brake. The Three Point Receiver allows a spigot to rotate freely when corners are encountered, allowing two carriages to work in unison. "The action is similar to that of a train carriage", explained Dan.

The Space Saver Clamp and Atom G Clamp also made their first US appearance. The Space Saver Clamp is desig


Sennheiser set for Prolight + Sound Middle East

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

UAE - Audio specialist Sennheiser is set to participate at the inaugural Prolight + Sound Middle East trade show, taking place in Dubai from 31 October to 2 November, 2016. As a Founding Partner, Sennheiser intends to demonstrate its commitment to establishing this international exhibition as a key regional platform for the entertainment, event, media and creation industry.

"Prolight + Sound has a strong brand and reputation due to their annual fair in Frankfurt. As this is a new venture for the region, it is important that the main players in the industry support this initiative to help firmly establish it as a must attend event in the Middle East calendar for our industry," said Mig Cardamone, director of sales and marketing at Sennheiser Middle East. "Prolight + Sound will give us the chance to place our very latest products in the hands of our longstanding supporters. Of course with so many industry players participating and attending, it's also a great opportunity to secure new leads and evaluate new partners."

At the show, Sennheiser will demonstrate its wide range of wireless microphones, from the evolution wireless D1, aimed at musicians and performers that need to rely on class-leading sound that is simple to operate and ruggedly reliable for their gigs, to its top-of-the-line Digital 9000 series. The audio specialist will also have wireless microphones from the industry standard evolution G3 series, the dual-channel 2000 Series, and its high-end analogue wireless 3000/5000 series range, as well as its range of in-ear monitors.

This comprehensive

Tupac Martir's launches Lux Festival 2017

Tupac Martir's launches Lux Festival 2017

Monday, 24 October 2016

Colombia - Light magician and creative director, Tupac Martir, has announced his latest creative project - Lux Festival; a light and video showcase where the dynamic canvas for the adventurous event is the colonial architecture and cobbled streets and squares of the historic coastal town of Cartagena, Colombia.

Set to run from 4-8 January 2017, Lux Festival will feature designs from some of the most imaginative international theatre, concert touring and event lighting and video artists the world has to offer. There has been huge support from the local community and Cartagena's Mayor Manuel Vicente Duque has extended his warm welcome to all the designers and expressed his excitement at raising the profile of the town and introducing the creative possibilities of lighting and video to the local community.

Curated by Martir, the festival's mission is to deliver a diverse and inventive array of installations, exhibitions and mini events that transform the town and encourage the public to look at light for art's sake: "Colombia is one of my favourite countries in the world," Martir explains. "Being able to bring light and video as an art form, for it to be experienced by the people in Cartagena, is an amazing adventure and exploration. Especially with the diverse talent that we have invited to join us. It should be an incredible start to the year."

Martir is keen that the event be open to designers at all stages of their careers, with all levels of experience, especially to those that would not ordinarily have the opportunity to get involved in a project of th


High End Systems triple launch at LDI 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

USA - Console and automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems unveiled three new products at the 2016 LDI trade show.

The SolaTheatre is the first lighting instrument in the SolaRange family to feature completely fanless operation. Suitable for studio and theatrical applications that require virtually silent performance, SolaTheatre brings the power of High End's white light LED engine to television, film and theatre LDs worldwide. The company also introduced HEX and QUAD, two new fixtures that join SHAPESHIFTER and UNO in High End's effects lighting range.

The company was also showing the SolaWash FX 2000, the latest addition to the SolaRange family, joining the revolutionary SolaWash FX 1000 and SolaSpot 1000 launched earlier this year.

High End is also introducing SolaSpot Frame 2000 to compliment the 2000 Wash and Spot range, and showing their full line of Hog lighting consoles - the flagship Hog 4, the Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, RackHog 4 and HedgeHog 4, as well as Hoglet and Hog 4PC, all driven by the recently released Hog 4 OS 3.5.0 operating system. The company also showed new features in development for upcoming Hog 4 software releases.

HES General Manager Jeff Pelzl commented, "The introduction of our new SolaTheatre fixture is sure to be really big news at this year's LDI. We are LED, and now we are LED - without fans! I urge our customers and LDs to come see our latest innovations."

(Jim Evans)


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