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PL+S: Outline to unveil Newton processor

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Germany - Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline has announced the launch of “the next generation in multi-function processing and control”. The all-new Newton will make its debut in Frankfurt next week.
Newton is a full-featured, FPGA-based ‘multi media nucleus’ that “takes technology convergence for audio-visual systems to the next level”. In addition to comprehensive loudspeaker system control facilities it additionally offers media conversion, sync and clock management plus audio distribution with networking capability, along with a very high potential i/o count (up to 216 in both directions simultaneously).
Newton also features several innovations that solve common real-world problems. As standard it is fitted with Analogue, AES, MADI optical, MADI coaxial and Dante inputs and outputs, which can be freely mixed and matched to suit the application. Further, it can simultaneously manage multiple clocks from different sources: this means that several non-synchronised digital protocols can be connected to Newton without affecting the phase coherence of the audio outputs. At a point where systems convergence and integration is more important than ever, this feature is set to make life a great deal easier for many professional users globally.
Newton is also equipped for the most mission-critical applications in terms of backup strategies -


PL+S: OutBoard shows TiMax SoundHubVR

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Germany - PL+S 2017 sees Out Board showing two of its premium entertainment technology offerings across two stands. TiMax OutBoard (Hall 4.1: A30) debuts the TiMax SoundHub VR playback, spatial audio and show control variant, which marks Out Board’s move to support rapidly growing demand for tightly-synchronised, low-latency immersive audio in multimedia VR content for the theme-park ride-car and experiential-exhibit marketplaces,
Configured in a compact half-depth 2U rack-mount chassis, the new TiMax SoundHub VR playback server, spatial processor and show control hub features 16 playback tracks and analogue, Dante or MADI outputs, 12-24VDC or 90-230VAC PSU options, plus the new TiMax Portal MicroServer multimode show control hub and custom GUI server.
Out Board’s Dave Haydon and Robin Whittaker will also be previewing a new intelligent and adaptable spatial audio rendering resource for TiMax. The highly intuitive and dimensionally-aware StageSpace visual programming interface automatically configures delay-matrix localisation objects for the market-leading TiMax2 SoundHub spatial audio processor and TiMax Tracker stage tracking automation system.
For its second year at PL&S, Out Board’s PAT test joint-venture associates Data Strategy (Hall 3.0: G90) will demonstrate the PAT4 Test Processors, CAB5 Cable Test and RCDT Test modules with their


Elation launches Artists series

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

USA - Elation Professional has introduced the Artiste DaVinci, a full-featured yet compact “theatrical grade” LED moving head spot luminaire and the first fixture in Elation’s new Artiste series.
“With Artiste DaVinci we put all the design features that creative LDs ask for in a small package,” states Eric Loader, sales director at Elation Professional. “It’s full-featured yet LED-based so it offers a complete palette for the creative designer in an energy-efficient design. This is really the ultimate performance fixture designed for the most demanding theatrical and stage applications and is an excellent example of our commitment to offer best-in-class price/performance ratio fixtures.”
The Artiste DaVinci produces a bright and highly efficient beam. An output of over 13,000 lumens is comparable to 700W discharge lamp fixtures, yet it does not require lamp replacements. Powerful enough to light a stage or set from even the highest trim height, a newly designed 300W LED engine (>7,500K) and advanced optics is at the heart of this enhanced performance and energy efficient luminaire that will shine through even on the largest stages.
Built to make the design task easier while allowing for more creative freedom, the Artiste DaVinci offers a variety of design features in a small package. Full CMY colour mixing gives a broad palette of col


L-Acoustics launches first Avnu-certified systems

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

France - L-Acoustics announces that the LA12X amplified controller is the first L-Acoustics product to receive Avnu certification, the LA4X will also receive certification in the coming weeks. A member of the Avnu Alliance since 2015, L-Acoustics has committed its development resources to open standard AVB technology, which streamlines network infrastructure by combining audio signal transmission with system control and monitoring.
The Avnu-certified LA12X and LA4X amplified controllers include built-in AVB bridge functionality, reducing the need for additional costly networking equipment and facilitating set-up and interoperability of systems. Together, they are the first Avnu-certified amplified controllers to be launched with both Bridge and Listener technology. To accompany LA12X and LA4X, LA Network Manager software is also updated with an AVB controller, which eases connection with other systems and integrates seamlessly via an easy and natural user interface.
“We’re proud to be the first manufacturer to provide a combined AVB bridge and listener capacity with our flagship amplified controllers,” said Genio Kronauer, director of electronics at L-Acoustics. “Enabled by our membership in Avnu Alliance, we have implemented AVB technology and certified it for interoperability and compliance, which ensures our products are future-proof and increases


PL+S: AV Stumpfl debuts Stage server and Monoclip

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Germany - Austria’s AV Stumpfl returns to Frankfurt with a broad line-up of high-performance media server products and projection screens for the live entertainment space. The AV Stumpfl philosophy applied to each product is built around enabling faster set up time, lower maintenance requirements, portability and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), the company says.
New to Prolight+sound will be the fully upgraded Wings Engine Stage media server. Technical director Fred Neulinger describes the new server, "The original Wings Engine Stage was already very robust and built from stainless steel. For the new Wings Engine Stage, we created an improved system architecture that is even more shock absorbent and is truly fantastic for all rental and staging environments.
“It has a more powerful processor and new display port outputs, in addition to framelock and genlock inputs. Prolight+Sound visitors will love seeing this new media server inaction."
The flagship Wings Engine Raw 8K server will also be shown. Currently it is the world’s most powerful media server of its kind for uncompressed content playback, delivering four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 4K content at 60hz. Multiple automotive brands usedWings Engine Raw 8K technology to launch their next-generation innovations in uncompromising quality at the recent 87th Geneva Motor Show.


PL+S: BroadWeigh’s biggest ever presence

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Germany - BroadWeigh is set to enjoy its biggest ever presence at this year's Prolight and Sound with five of its product partners promoting the company's offering through displays and demonstrations. A.C. Entertainment Technologies (Hall 5, B25), Hof Alutec (Hall 3, A44), Louis Reyners (Hall 3, C14), Scanrig (Hall 3, F31) and Sonoss (Hall 3, C14) and will all represent BroadWeigh on their stands at the show.
Mela Coskun, marketing manager at Louis Reyners explained: "We are very excited to be joining forces with Sonoss, France to present BroadWeigh to the public on stand C14 in Hall 3.0. We will be running product demonstrations and a strength competition using the BroadWeigh load cells to measure the strength applied by hands of each participant. Winners of the competition will be presented with a goody bag which we are packing with a range of items including various branded pieces from BroadWeigh, while the overall winner of the show will receive a special prize."
Uno Knaff, marketing manager at Sonoss added: "We will have several 3.25t and 4.75t load cells along with both USB and handheld receptors for demonstration. Software will be running on a laptop and can be displayed on our TV screens which will demonstrate the solution."
Scanrig is also set to demonstrate the wireless system which received its official European debut at last year's show. "We


PL+S: Avolites to showcase trailblazing integration

Monday, 27 March 2017

UK / Germany - Avolites will launch two software updates and showcase its trailblazing new developments in lighting and video integration at this year's Prolight+Sound 2017 in Frankfurt.
The British manufacturer will launch the full capabilities of its much-anticipated Ai v10 media server software, developed through real-world testing, and the latest Titan update, v10.1, which boasts a plethora of end user-centric new features that will ensure Avolites stays resolutely ahead of the lighting control curve. Avolites will be in Hall 3 Level 0 Stand E80 throughout the four-day event.
Ai v10 has been developed alongside some of the top names in the live event and installation sectors including the director of video production at Hakkasan, Ed Shaw, vice president of entertainment at Hakkasan, James Algate, and Knight of Illumination award-winning video designer for Coldplay, Ben Miles.
The update includes the integration of real time effects generator Notch and video sharing feature Spout, both of which were developed alongside Miles and video programmer Leo Flint for Coldplay's Head Full of Dreams tour.
BPM Sync is a new Ai v10 feature born from developing the custom integrated control system for the lighting and visuals at Hakkasan Group's JEWEL Nightclub in Las Vegas.
A new projection mapping tool, MeshWarp - features in the update. Born from t


PL+S: Looking beyond - d&b audiotechnik

Monday, 27 March 2017

Germany - This year’s Prolight+Sound show (Frankfurt, 4-7 April) will be the first opportunity to explore d&b audiotechnik’s ArrayCalc Viewer app, launched at the show. This new mobile interface provides all key information for positioning and flying a d&b loudspeaker system in a quick and easy format, including all relevant rigging, setup and system details. Staff will be on hand to demonstrate the app.
Also new at the show and advancing the functionality of d&b software even further is the new R1 Array verification tool. Available in the latest version of R1, and on laptops at the stand, the verification tool works by identifying the position of a loudspeaker in an array, then comparing its order within the array to the one in ArrayCalc.
Together the J-Series, Y-Series and V-Series make full use of the new software solutions. The three Series deliver scalable, versatile and flexible methods to effectively tackle any mobile or permanent professional audio task, from the smallest corporate speech reinforcement, all the way up to large scale stadium shows.
Within the d&b family, these three siblings seamlessly combine line and point source technologies, acoustically and visually, to ensure the highest speed of deployment, efficiency and consistency. Cooperatively they share the same standard amplifier platform, cabling solutions and


PL+S: PRG XL Video plans significant presence

Monday, 27 March 2017

Germany - PRG XL Video will once again have a significant presence at this year's Prolight+Sound.
The action gets underway the evening before the show, with the presentation of the PRG XL sponsored Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), for which PRG is the overall technical service provider. The creative responsibility, as in previous years, will rest with Jerry Appelt and bright! As soon as the main Prolight+Sounds show opens, visitors to the Festhalle will be able to examine the stage used, including all the installations and effects, and attend regularly scheduled demo shows. This year, the music for the demo show was composed by the band FOXOS, who will also be performing live in the Festhalle.
One of the dominant themes of this year's event will be 360-degree streaming. Not only will the LEA gala be broadcast for the first time as a Full HD live stream over the Internet; using the right devices, it will also be possible to follow it as a 360-degree event. At the location itself, a 360°/3D virtual reality signal will be available. The equipment required for the VR moving images - including a Nokia Ozo 3D/360° camera - will be provided by the industry leading VR and media technology specialists, PRG Lab.
The 1,400 guests in the hall for the awards will have much to look forward to: in addition to the award winners in 15 event categories, the performance


PL+S: MA Lighting unveils new software

Monday, 27 March 2017

Germany - At this year’s Prolight and Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, MA Lighting will highlight the latest features and functionality of its dynamic range of lighting control solutions at the booths C51 and C61 in hall 3.0.
MA Lighting’s dot2 series, shows off its latest and newest software release - version 1.3. A host of new and exciting features will allow users to work even faster and more intuitively than before. Web remote access, more master speed fader, increased effects functionality, high priority playbacks and many more enhancements are now incorporated. The dot2 support team – including many real dot2 users - will be on hand to answer questions and introduce all the new features.
New software, version 3.3 for MA Lighting’s renowned grandMA2 lighting control solution, will illustrate numerous additional features and workflow updates. A major step in keeping the fixture libraries updated is the new online ’MA Fixture Share’ which is unlocked with this latest software version. Another major development is the fully re-worked partial show read functionality, as well as the new modes of DMX output function for the xPort Nodes, plus Offset for Pan/Tilt.
Furthermore, the MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) now has a completely reworked Warper functionality including pixel-exact U/V mapping and a snapshot / masking tools.
Hundreds of sm


PL+S: Adamson to expand S-Series

Friday, 24 March 2017

Germany - Building on the international success of its heralded S-Series, Adamson Systems Engineering will add the S10n line array cabinet to its offerings and introduce the integration-focused IS-Series family of loudspeakers at Prolight+Sound 2017, Hall 3.1 Booth B60.
The S10n is a narrow-dispersion version of the widely adopted S10 two-way, full-range line array cabinet. Boasting otherwise identical specs to the S10, the S10n delivers an 80° x 10° (H x V) dispersion pattern for applications with tighter horizontal coverage requirements.
“S10n emphasises Adamson’s commitment to the touring market,” comments Marc Weber, director of product and brand management, Adamson Systems Engineering. “Based on requests from our strong clientele of touring users, this narrow version of the S10 was developed to increase the long-throw capability of S-SERIES loudspeaker packages and further expand their usability and performance in reflective spaces.”
The IS-Series will make its debut with the IS7 and complementing IS118 subwoofer. The IS-Series packs Adamson’s sophisticated tour-level technology into sleek, architecturally-friendly boxes with rugged but unobtrusive rigging solutions.
Company founder Brock Adamson explains, “Adamson has a clear vision for the touring and installation markets. Through three years of continuous rapid growth, we h


Sidev Display Systems joins Atlona network

Thursday, 23 March 2017

France - Atlona has bolstered its global partner network with the appointment of Sidev Display Systems as its new distribution partner in France. Sidev will join forces with Atlona’s local sales team in France, including Christophe Gaborit and Kevin Andry, to strengthen Atlona’s presence across the nation.
In addition to distributing Atlona’s complete solutions portfolio, the Sidev team will provide technical services for systems integrators, resellers, consultants, and end users across the sales, installation and commissioning process. Sidev’s presence in France, which includes show rooms in Paris and Lyon, offers two central locations for education and training purposes related to Atlona products.
“With more than 20 years of experience in the audio-visual market, a track record for quick delivery, and a reputation for supporting many of the industry’s strongest brands, Sidev provides Atlona with a unique opportunity to expand its presence and market penetration throughout France,” said Mr. Gaborit, regional sales manager, Atlona.
In addition to providing sales and support for Atlona’s legacy HDBaseT switching and distribution portfolio, Sidev will focus on business development for Atlona’s recent innovations that move beyond its traditional focus. This includes Velocity, Atlona’s new cloud-based control system; the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-


PL+S: Alcons schedules double debut

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Germany - Prolight+Sound sees Alcons Audio previewing two new products for the first time, as well hosting an off-side demonstration and observing its annual tradition of showing its latest development ideas and studies, marking the direction that Alcons product portfolio will be heading in the foreseeable future.
The new products being previewed are a wide-dispersion version of the LR28 larger format line array and an extension of the QR24 series, the company’s modular high-output line-source column.
In a development which will be of interest to larger live productions and festivals, the 110° horizontal dispersion LR28/110 is designed as an extension of the existing three-way, 80° dispersion LR28/80. Featuring the same faceprint down-fill and components (two 14” woofers, four 6.5” midrange and a RBN1402rsr pro-ribbon driver) on a 110° waveguide, the LR28/110 is powered and controlled by four channels of the Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controller. Like the LR28/80, it has a rigging system that enables angle-setting on the cabinets without lifting the array, resulting in safer and faster set-up with minimal handling.
Alcons is also showing its new extension of the QR24 series modular high-output line-source column. Designed for acoustically challenging venues, the QR24 delivers high output and razor sharp dispersion control, without the nee


PL+S: Proteus headlines stellar line-up for Elation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Germany - The new Proteus line of IP-rated arc-source moving heads will headline an outstanding line-up of lighting innovations for Elation Professional at this year’s Prolight+Sound exhibition.
Both the Proteus Beam and Proteus Hybrid are now available. Proteus is a next-tier product line of IP-rated moving lights built specifically to empower designer creativity. Compact, robust and budget-friendly, Proteus fixtures are designed to unleash creative vision and excel under any conditions, says the company.
Proteus will debut alongside other Elation innovations like the new Artiste DaVinci, a full-featured and high-output theatrical-grade LED moving head spot luminaire. A number of other cutting-edge products are set to impress as well including the new Platinum 1200 Wash, Elation’s brightest LED wash to date, and the flexible seven-colour Platinum Seven LED wash luminaire.
Elation’s Fuze series of full-colour LED wash luminaires with zoom – classic Fresnel-looking wash lights with an extremely homogenised field of light and a lens face that appears as one colour instead of individual LED diodes – has proved popular since launching last fall. Visitors to Prolight+Sound will have their chance to see both moving head and IP65-rated PAR versions. Also featuring will be the Rayzor 360Z, a compact LED beam/wash moving effect with zoom.


ETCP launches portable power practice exam

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

USA - The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) will launch a practice exam for the Portable Power Distribution Technician certification examination on 1 April 2017. The web-based practice exam will consist of 50 questions is available from that date forward for $40 at Candidates should go to the ‘Candidates’ link and then follow the menu to ETCP and choose this exam.
The ETCP Council understands that there is a certain amount of fear surrounding the exams because many candidates have not taken an exam in quite some time and/or may be unfamiliar with computer-based testing. The 50-question practice exam will provide candidates with a valuable tool for self-assessment. There is no application process with the practice exam; so any interested candidate will be able to take the exam privately at home, at the office or on the road whenever it is most convenient for him or her. Candidates have 30 days to complete the exam.
“I speak with candidates every day who are intimidated by this exam,” said Meredith Moseley-Bennett, the ETCP certification manager. “Our hope is that the candidates who opt to take the practice exam will go into the actual exam feeling more comfortable and confident because they have gotten a general sense of the exam beforehand.


LED Creative debuts Byte Controller

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

UK - Designed and built by the LED Creative in house Technical Team, the Byte Controller is a controller unit developed specifically to work in unison with the LED Creative Sigma product range.
Created to allow maximum artistic control with minimum programming time and a greatly reduced DMX footprint, Byte offers precise, intelligent pixel management, easily handling up to 300px per output or up to 1200px across an eight-output unit.
Accurate and flexible, Byte permits outputs to be addressed individually or grouped, thus solving several common ‘real world’ LED pixel issues by allowing control as individual fixtures, the same fixture or as part of grouped fixtures. For added variability, the system’s unique on board algorithms can manipulate built in effects to provide almost infinite, instantaneous results.
Commenting on the new units, LED Creative’s Adam Howard says, “Our new controller units are an extremely valuable addition to our product range. We built them specifically to meet the needs of clients using our Sigma LEDs and we’re absolutely delighted to have see them already put to good use on a number of productions.”
Solid, lightweight and featuring acoustic silent cooling, Byte is suitable for studio and theatre use, or environments where ambient noise levels need to be kept to an absolute minimum.
(Jim Evans)


PL+S: Clair Brothers reveal design innovations

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Germany - Clair Brothers is to launch “several unique design innovations” at Prolight + Sound 2017 (Booth 3.1, E37).
Following the evolution and success Clair Brothers started with the C15 large format line array cabinet, the company will officially announce the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products. The C12 and C8 are available with Clair True Fit Technology horizontal waveguides custom tailored for any specific venue.
The C12 and C8 also feature a new transducer technology that offers two solid benefits. One is significant weight reduction, the other a reduction in amplifier channel requirements. These new features come with zero technical trade-offs. In fact, these features enhance the ability for the line array to be digitally beam-steered in the vertical plane with F.I.R. processing, says the company. The C12, a double 12-inch format line array, and the C8, a double 8” line array, share the benefit that both can be ordered with a variety of horizontal waveguide patterns. Standard factory waveguides will be 90º and 120º, but a range of waveguides between 60º and 140º are also available.
“We’re continuing the trend of a growing portfolio loaded with strong high-performance products following last year’s debut of so many others,” confirms Josh Sadd, vice president and chief engineer for Clair Brothers.
Frankfurt will als


Adamson launches Load Library V4

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Canada - Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the release of Load Library V4, enhancing the user experience and elevating the sonic performance of Adamson products in the field to a whole new level.
Now, all Adamson loudspeakers are presented as a single module in Lake Controller, simplifying the output routing process and minimizing the time it takes to complete group assignments. It presents a cleaner and more streamlined workflow, especially with all loudspeakers utilizing linear phase crossovers, as only half of the total modules are present on the workspace.
This enhanced ease-of-use is the product of Adamson's R&D team designing custom FIR filters for the high-performance E15, E12, and S10, which has ultimately produced a more tailored response, especially in the crossover region. This translates to a more even frequency response, as well as an even higher level of uniformity across the horizontal plane.
“At Adamson, we’re very proud of our R&D team and the constant stream of innovations they’ve helped us introduce to the market,” comments Brian Fraser, product manager and senior applications engineer, Adamson Systems Engineering. “But we’re not only committed to continually delivering state-of-the-art, high-performance audio products; we also want to ensure that our current solutions are performing at the highest possible


PL+S: AC-ET showcases innovation

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Germany - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be showcasing some of the latest lighting innovations and related services from its extensive portfolio of over 200 brands, at Prolight+Sound 2017, Frankfurt, Germany, stand B25, Hall 5.0, 4-7 April 2017.
Visit the AC-ET bar to enjoy the company's hospitality whilst speaking to representatives from its International Sales Team about the choice of industry-leading and popular-selling brands available for a huge range of applications - including touring, theatre, venues, education, film & TV, corporate and other markets. The company can also supply audio, rigging and video solutions.
The stand will feature a selection of Chroma-Q’s recently launched lighting solutions. Products include the new, multi award-winning Color Force II batten range, which features proprietary homogenised optics to provide a superior RGBA colour blend of high quality saturates and pastels – and a purer white – with no unsightly colour-mixing shadows.
Also on display is the new Color One 100X LED PAR with 60% more output than its predecessor and convection cooling; the award-winning Inspire, convection cooled architectural house lighting which delivers pure white or fully mixed colour enabling users to create a seamless experience from the stage to the audience.
Finally, the Space Force variable white soft sour


Baldwin Boxall gears up for Firex 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

UK - At this year’s Firex exhibition, Baldwin Boxall is looking forward to showing the new VIGIL3 voice alarm products, touchscreen microphone, VIGIL Eclipse4 and the moisture proof disabled toilet alarm kit to visitors to their stand (E140).
VIGIL3 is the latest voice alarm offering from the UK manufacturer. The system boasts floating transformerless amplifiers, mains sleep mode, compact battery charger, compact but powerful amplification and an incredible control unit that makes the traditional style voice alarm router redundant. Add this to the new touchscreen microphone and the quality and backup from a well-renowned company and you will have a system that will be future proof for years to come.
Each VIGIL3 control module is capable of handling 8 dual circuits – despite its compact size. For larger systems, it is simply a matter of adding further units to the system – as many as 100 units (800 zones) is possible. Full audio equalisation, 64 audio channels, four fire alarm panel inputs, hard wired bypass facility, time delay per channel, impressive message storage and an option to use copper or fibre networking – are just some of the features of the VIGIL3 voice alarm system.
The VIGIL3 amplifiers – available as dual 75W, quad 75W, dual 150W, quad 150W and dual 300W – are an incredible 58% lighter than their predecessors. Each amplifier h


PL+S: LEDBlade presents LED strip system

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Germany - LEDBlade is presenting its new generation LED strip, visual technology system to Prolight+sound. The system comprises both a straight component, the original LEDBlade Stripe, and the recently launched LEDBlade Curve.
Both will be showcased on stand A25 in hall 4. LEDBlade creates depth of space or three-dimensionality; it enhances edges, expands the visual area or links together to create any geometric design. LEDBlade adds extra dynamic to the video design toolkit.
LEDBlade Curves and LEDBlade Stripes can be used in any combination together – deployed as an independent visual item or integrated into a complex visual design – to create an impressive and memorable visual experience. For creatives and event designers, LEDBlade offers fast and easy mapping through any media server or projection control device, for a perfect image, on TV or live.
Handmade in Europe, LEDBlade was developed by an AV rental company to meet a recurring need. The product benefits from over 20-years of hands-on experience. LEDBlade is rugged in demanding situations, compact and light for ease of transportation and IP-rated for use indoors and out.
The product is simple and fast to install. It can be reassembled on a daily basis, with both components utilising the same cabling and power options. LEDBlade offers numerous fastening and securing options, includin


Pointman debuts Flex-Phase electric chain hoist

Monday, 20 March 2017

USA - Pointman Lifting Products has introduced the Flex-Phase hoist. Initially available in the 1/4T capacity Model S unit, this new to market hoist gives users the flexibility of powering their hoist with either 115V single-phase power or 230V three-phase power, without changing any parts in the hoist.
With a lifting capacity of 500 pounds at 16ft per minute regardless of operating voltage, Flex-Phase is a suitable tool for companies whose projects run the range from small events projects up to large tradeshow events. The compact chassis and low self-weight of the SM series platform combine to make the Flex-Phase hoist easy for crews to handle, and leaves more of the rigging points capacity for the support of the production equipment. A Flex-Phase unit fitted with 60ft of lift weighs in at less than 50lb.
“This hoist meets a need for a very large segment of our industry. In many cases the convenience of a single-phase hoist is the difference between an easy load in, or a larger labour call,” says Elmer Veith, Flex-Phase project lead. “Not having to carry a duplicate inventory of hoists to cover those cases means you can take on any project without worrying if you can get the right power or the right hoist. It’s liking getting two hoists in one body.”
Flex-Phase hoists will work with a single channel control pendant, or can be operated from


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