UK - The Backstage Centre will host open days on 1-2 March, inviting visitors to discover and demo new products from leading professional brands including JTS, FBT, ADJ, Allen & Heath, DuraTruss, Elation Lighting, 5 Star Cases, JTS Microphones and Titan Power.
Sat in Purfleet’s High House Production Park 11 miles east of London City Airport, the Backstage Centre has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s best-equipped production and rehearsal destinations.
Taking place within the facility’s sound stage, The Backstage Event will feature demonstrations of a wealth of FBT audio solutions. Rental companies and live engineers will hear why the dual 10” Muse line array, twinned with the Mitus 218SA, has already proven itself in more than 4,000 projects worldwide. Installers will have the chance to test the weather resistance of FBT’s IP55-rated Shadow loudspeakers, as well as the sharp Italian good looks of the Archon, Subline and Ventis series.
Alongside FBT, participating brands will include ADJ, Allen & Heath, DuraTruss, Elation Lighting, 5 Star Cases, JTS Microphones and Titan Power. Guests will be invited to network freely with refreshments to hand, while testing and evaluating products in a relaxed but professional environment, including listening sessions and hands-on testing. Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm, both days will begin with seminars, followed by afternoon demonstrations and more.
“This is a great opportunity for rental companies, front of house and monitor engineers, and all members of the
The Netherlands - International creative design practice Painting with Light was commissioned by Panasonic to produce a high-impact multimedia live show for their booth at this year’s ISE expo at Amsterdam RAI.
In 2017, Painting with Light’s creative director Luc Peumans developed a show that featured simultaneous tracking and projecting onto multiple objects, resulting in a dynamic live performance piece that combined a number of cutting-edge technologies, illustrating their capabilities, together with the flexibility of Panasonic’s latest projectors.
This year, Luc received a brief from Panasonic’s European product marketing manager for projectors and visual solutions, Thomas Vertommen, who wanted to take it one step further and create a more graphical show that was even more technically ambitious.
Panasonic is continuously following live entertainment trends to establish how best to showcase relevant technologies at ISE, and this year Thomas suggested a more futuristic performance altogether which included the use of holograms, tracking and mapping, all working in conjunction with Panasonic-selected partners like disguise, BlackTrax and Novaline.
From this starting point, Luc conceived and developed a special 6-minute movement piece called Senses in collaboration with show director Frank de Wulf and choreographer Roy Julien.
A team from Painting with Light was assembled to produce bespoke video content and design a meticulously detailed projection show / system based around two dancers, four projection boxes, 12 projec
Italy - The Audio Engineering Society has announced the membership of the organising committee for the 144th International AES Convention and Exposition, taking place in Milan, Italy, 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre.
Embracing this year’s theme - The Power of Sound - the convention will be co-chaired by Alberto Pinto (professor - CESMA, NUCT University, Stanford University) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (chief audio engineer - Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and AES President-Elect), who have assembled a team of leading audio professionals to organize the events and presentations for Europe’s largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year.
“Throughout their 70-year history,” says Wallaskovits, “AES conventions have gathered the foremost minds in audio to educate and connect with attendees. AES Milan 2018 will carry on that tradition in Northern Italy - not only a wonderful locale, but also home to numerous prominent professional audio manufacturers.”
“AES Milan is offering Workshops and Tutorials from across the broad range of audio engineering specialties,” adds Piotrowska. Sessions will include 3D Audio, Sound Reinforcement, Sound for Cinema, Sound for VR, Multichannel Audio, Recording and Production and Room Acoustics.
“Convention attendees can share and expand their audio knowledge from the fundamentals through to the latest technologies,” she furthers. “New media - AR and VR, game sound, immersive audio, mobile platforms - will be the focus of num
The Netherlands - The largest and busiest Integrated Systems Europe in its 15-year history drew record numbers of exhibitors and attendees from around the world for four days of business, education and networking at the RAI Amsterdam between 6-9 February.
The number of exhibitors totalled 1,296, of which 294 were exhibiting at ISE for the first time. Combined, they filled 53,000sq.m of exhibition floor space. Floor space already confirmed for ISE 2019 currently stands at 103% of the total booked for ISE 2018.
The number of registered visitors by the end of the show had reached 80,923, an increase of 10.3% on the 2017 edition. Over 30% of the total attendees were visiting ISE for the first time.
Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Events managing director, comments: “It’s been a great show that has delivered on all fronts. I’m delighted to report that visitor numbers and exhibitor satisfaction have both been very high. On behalf of ISE, I’d like to thank all our attendees, exhibitors, partners and our co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA. This combination has made ISE what it is today and ensures that we are able to build on our successes year on year.”
ISE 2019 will be held at the RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 February 2019.
The Netherlands - For the fourth year, 4EVAC enjoyed a successful ISE with interest from across mainland Europe for its innovative systems: the COMPACT 500 and LoopDrive Fault Isolator Module (FIM).
Both systems set a precedent in line with today’s modern demands for installation efficiency as cost effective solutions either as stand-alone units or as a complementary integrated solution.
4EVAC also previewed its new IMPACT system at ISE 2018. Set to bring 4EVAC’s COMPACT 500 technology into a 19” rack mountable solution, the IMPACT expands the capacity of 4EVAC’s commitment to de-mystify VACIE (voice alarm control and indicating equipment) cleverly combining the SW6 DIN-rail zone extender modules.
The success of the COMPACT 500 lies in its compact footprint and modular design. It offers seamless integration as a ‘lean & mean’ solution that’s set apart as a ‘system in a box’.
It packs a punch providing all the benefits of a stand-alone system, but also combines global network topology to offer an infinitely configurable modular solution that meets the most challenging contemporary demands.
The LoopDrive Fault Isolator Module (FIM) integrates 4EVAC’s patented technology to deliver an increased availability and reliability of evacuation loudspeaker lines installed using the return-loop principle.
Detecting and isolating a loudspeaker failure in a faulty section in the loop in-between any two FIMs ensures maximum performance of the remaining loudspeakers on that same loop.
Albert Van Der Hout, business
USA - Visitors who entered the Roland exhibit at NAMM during a performance by one of the company’s many star endorsers experienced a sense of attending a concert. When they returned a short time later, they felt an equally immersive, but quite different, sensation of walking through a high-tech showroom. Contributing to the creation of this flexible exhibit space was a versatile lighting design by Justin Preston that featured a collection of over 90 Chauvet Professional fixtures, including 32 Maverick MK2 Wash units.
Having this number of high-output moving fixtures in the lighting design for a trade show exhibit represented outside-the-box thinking, but for Preston it made perfect sense, given his objective of creating a multi-dimensional environment. “Our concept in lighting the Roland space was to merge a club and a trade show look,” he said. “While we wanted to be able to create a full club vibe in the Roland Room during shows, we also needed to create an atmosphere that promoted customer-product interaction between the musical performances.
“The Mavericks were instrumental in helping us do this,” continued Preston, who rented his lights from Kinetic Lighting. “We used the Mavericks to provide a saturated wash of the exhibit between shows, and also to serve up some eye candy effects and beam effects when we had performances. Their large zoom range allowed them to be used as beams during performances and as a general wash between shows; plus, their virtual gobos gave us an extra diversity of looks. I even ended up using them for key, fil
UK - The popular PLASA Focus Leeds exhibition marks its 10th anniversary by returning to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on 1-2 May. Free registration is now open.
The show will present over 120 international brands from all sectors of the industry. Highlights will include lighting products from show sponsor Phillips Entertainment Lighting, audio solutions from Sennheiser, Shure and d&b audiotechnik, and rigging services from UK Rigging.
Plenty of fresh faces are expected at the 2018 show, such as sound experts TOA, power systems manufacturers Lex Products, rain protection suppliers SelbyGuard, and award-winning LED lighting company TLS. With a mixture of household names and new discoveries, PLASA Focus Leeds promises something for everyone.
For those interested in opportunities to enhance their professional expertise, PLASA’s industry-leading seminar programme will return with the brightest minds revealing tips and tricks of the trade. The two-day programme of key note talks, panel discussions, practical workshops and technical demonstrations will assist professionals of all levels and help advance the industry forward.
PLASA Focus Leeds is still the only show in the north of England that brings together iconic brands and over 2,500 industry professionals, creating a crossroads of business and networking opportunities.
PLASA commercial director, Chris Toulmin, says: “We are incredibly excited to celebrate the 10th birthday of PLASA Focus Leeds which is set to be a sell-out show with a wider array of exhibitors than ever b
UK - For one night only, on 25 March, Al Murray The Pub Landlord will be serving up a very special night of comedy for the live events industry at the Dorfman Theatre, within the National Theatre, in aid of backup - The Technical Entertainment Charity.
Sponsored by SFL, TSL, White Light and The British Drum Company, and with the kind support of The National Theatre, this is the night that the artists we support pay it back and support the technicians of the live events industry.
As well as The Pub Landlord, there is a great supporting line up including Mike Gunn, Tiff Stevenson, Danny Posthill, Nick Revell, Matt Price plus more acts to be announced, and live music from Brighton troubadours, The Cloggz.
“Because this is a night for the industry by the industry, it was incredibly important to backup to hold the first Comfest at the National Theatre because of the organisation’s ethos of staging ground-breaking productions that embrace the very latest technology,” says backup trustee Lee Dennison. “It’s the pinnacle of everything that is good, both technically and artistically, within our industry. We’re incredibly grateful to the NT for allowing us to hold Comfest at The Dorfman, and to Al Murray and all the artists who are so generously donating their time to perform at the event.
“The evening will undoubtedly help raise awareness of how backup is helping those that work so tirelessly on the technical side of the industry, as well as providing the charity with additional, much needed funds to continue its crucial role in supportin
Singapore - US lighting manufacturer Chauvet is inviting dealers, integrators, designers and other lighting professionals in Asia to the company’s first open house in Singapore.
Held at the Four Points Sheraton on the Singapore River, the event takes place on Tuesday, 27 February, from 1:30pm to 6:30pm and is followed by a dinner.
Visitors to the open house will get a close-up “hands-on” look at the latest Chauvet Professional, Chauvet DJ and ChamSys products, including fixtures in the Maverick and Ovation series. Hanslee Lim, who recently joined Chauvet, and Aziz Adilkhodjaev of ChamSys will also be on hand to meet guests and answer questions about the company’s product line-up.
Also attending the open house will be executives from Chauvet’s US home office, including Stephane Gressier, the company’s International sales director. “All of us are eager to meet with the lighting community in Singapore to discuss how we can build our businesses together,” says Gressier. “Hanslee and the rest of our team are very upbeat about the future of Chauvet in Asia.”
The Four Points Sheraton is located at 382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629. Those interested in attending should reserve their place by contacting Hanslee Lim at Hlim@chauvetlighting.com.
The Netherlands - Based on an audio system processor and two software modules, the d&b Soundscape opens up a whole world of creativity, says the company. The product “marks the beginning of a new era of sound experience - for the sound designer, for the engineer, for the artist and for the audience”.
Almost five years in development and with extensive field testing by some of the world’s leading artists and venues, d&b Soundscape changes the approach to live sound mixing and system design. What has long been an exercise in managing limitations now becomes a process that is freely creative, far from the restrictions of mix busses and stereo imaging, this new technology allows the creation of sound system designs with which acoustic environments can be created and sound sources placed and moved.
“Soundscape fulfils a devotion we’ve had for decades,” says Ralf Zuleeg, head of sales services and application engineering at d&b audiotechnik, and the driving force behind the development of d&b Soundscape. “The question has always been, ‘How do we give the same natural, authentic listening experience to every member of the audience?’ Soundscape allows us to do that. It’s the truest case of the d&b goal of ‘Democracy for Listeners’.”
The core of the d&b Soundscape is the DS100 Signal Engine, a high-performance audio processor with Audinate Dante networking and a powerful 64x64 level and delay matrix with extensive in- and output processing.
The full potential of d&b Soundscape is accessed via two op
USA - ESTA and USITT have announced the presenters for the upcoming New World Rigging Symposium, 13-14 March in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo. Full session descriptions can be found at www.esta.org/nwrs_sessions.
The programme includes: Keynote Address: Scott Fisher; Show Rigging on Cruise Ships. Big ideas. Tiny venues Bob Murphy, Paul Riley, Loren Schreiber; Ground Support Concert Rigs: Mike Garl, Jeff Reder, Jose Roche, Will Todd; ANSI Standards and ICOPER. Paperwork that’s actually useful: Tiny Good, Karl Ruling, Bill Sapsis; Damn it, Jim. I’m a chain hoist, not a winch: Rick Montgomery, Eric Rouse, Ken Tilson
OSHA, Risk Assessments and Rigging Emergency Action Plans: Steve Adelman, Tony Galuppi, Eddie Raymond; Automation and Touring. Because we can: Joe McGeough, Bob Powers, Jim Shumway; Structural Engineering. For when guessing just won’t do: Bill Gorlin, Michael Nishball, Miriam Paschetto; Training, Certification and Liability. It’s a good start: Pete Donovan, Eddie Raymond, Drew Wending.
Registration for the Symposium is open at www.usittshow.com/registration.
UK - TSG and sister brand Definitive Security have won Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) accreditation, the set of standards overseen by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Independently monitored, the ACS endorsement process examines how well an organisation is managed, how effectively it services its customers and how well it treats its employees.
Companies are judged across nine categories including strategy, commercial relationship management, resources, people and leadership.
A spokesperson for the SIA comments: “Approved contractors are committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means their customers can rest assured that every private security operative deployed on their premises will be working within the law.”
TSG managing director, David Boswell, says: “It is a great feeling to achieve Approved Contractor status. It allows us to engage prospects which might otherwise have been unable to consider deploying our resources. Now, any organisation that wants to can bring our solutions into their security and safety plans.”
The Netherlands - Adamson Systems Engineering is exhibiting at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 this week at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam.
The company is highlighting a pair of new point source additions to its heralded IS-Series of install-focused loudspeaker products in Booth U270, Hall 15, and will be previewing the new models in a series of intimate and informative IS-Series demonstrations at the nearby De Balie theatre.
“The response to our IS-Series throughout Europe has been tremendous, and ISE is the perfect opportunity to preview these new point source models,” says Adamson’s sales director, EMEA, Jasper Ravesteijn. “We want to offer integrators an advance look at these products so they can experience their performance in a real-world environment and work them into their specifications for upcoming projects.”
On display at the show are the latest additions to the IS-Series: the IS7p and IS10p. Like the existing IS-Series offerings – the IS7 and IS10 two-way, full-range line array cabinets and IS118 and IS119 subwoofers.
The IS7p is a two-way point source cabinet with two ND7-LM16 7” Kevlar Low-Mid drivers (2x 16 Ω) and one NH3-8 1.4” exit compression driver (8 Ω). The IS10p is a two-way point source cabinet containing two ND10-LM 10” Kevlar Low-Mid drivers (2x 16 Ω) and again one NH3-8 1.4” exit compression driver (8 Ω).
The Netherlands - At ISE 2018, DPA Microphones will launch d:sign, the latest product group to join its d: branding that already encompasses d:facto, d:vote; d:screet; d:mension and d:dicate.
Microphones and accessories within the new d:sign Installation Solutions Series are specifically targeted at the installation and conference markets and will be on show at Booth 7-P240 where DPA is exhibiting in conjunction with its Netherlands distributor Amptec.
The d:sign Installation Solution Series is a flexible range of mics that “perfectly blends elegant design and amazing audio quality” From the boundary layer mount to an assortment of gooseneck mics for tabletop, podium or ceiling placement, you can “find the perfect solution for your space”.
“When it comes to delivering a successful event or conference what you really need is clear, intelligible sound,” says DPA product manager René Moerch. “DPA has a range of products that are ideally suited to conference and installation environments and by bringing them together under one generic branding, we are making it much easier for customers to identify exactly what they need. All of the products in the new d:sign range feature sleek Scandinavian design and deliver neutral and accurate sound to the smallest detail, even in the most difficult surroundings.”
DPA will also use the ISE platform to give European customers their first chance to experience the new CORE by DPA amplifier technology. Launched in 2017, CORE by DPA has already been adopted as standard by key rental companies incl
The Netherlands - Architectural and installation LED lighting manufacturer Anolis will showcase a mix of new and existing product ranges on stand 7-X195 at the 2018 Integrated Systems Europe Exhibition (ISE) at Amsterdam’s RAI.
The stand will be shared with Robe Lighting.
Anolis will highlight its Ambiane downlight luminaires, the first in a new range of specialist high performance fixtures that bring dynamics and colour to any ambient lighting scenario. There will also be a focus on the new ArcLine Outdoor DVP (Direct View Pixel); the ArcPix, a robust pixel-mapping solution and the super punchy little Arc Dot, also ideal for matrix effects and kinetic media projects.
The striking booth design itself will incorporate Ambiane, DVP, ArcDot and ArcPix into an elegant showcase, also giving visitors an idea of how the products can look in situ.
Robe will showcase its new MegaPointe multi-functional moving light and its popular Spiider LED wash beam, both ideal for all types of installation.
Anolis and Robe both have high expectations of the show, especially with an increased awareness of the potential of lighting and creative media products that can work with digital inputs.
International sales and technical teams from Anolis and Robe will be on the stand together with product specialists from Benelux distributor Controllux.
The Netherlands - Live sound engineer Ash Hannis will be running a series of live demos on the Crest Audio Tactus digital mixing system on the Peavey Commercial Audio booth 7-M210 at ISE 2018.
Well known for his stints with Nizlopi and Kasabian as well as regular FOH engineering responsibilities on some of the biggest stages on the festival circuit (including Summer Sonic Festival, O2 Wireless, and Glastonbury), Hannis is currently using Tactus on tour with Showaddywaddy. Demos will be taking place on the stand every day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Built in partnership with Waves, the comprehensive Tactus modular mixing system combines front-of-house and stage input/output boxes with a compact control console and state-of-the-art software options. A simple, customisable touch-screen operating interface puts all of the audio routing, processing and mixing tools within easy and immediate reach and the integration of the Waves eMotion LV1 mixer application offers an unprecedented level of control.
The result is a powerful and flexible mixing system, capable of delivering studio-grade sound quality at any type of live event. Tactus’s modular approach provides unprecedented scalability for any size event across a wide range of applications including touring, corporate events, houses of worship, performing arts venues and live music.
According to Hannis, Tactus is a real revolution in live mixing: “The best thing about the Tactus system is its complete flexibility and scalability,” he said. “I can take out just one screen for smaller shows or t
The Netherlands - ISE 2018 will see the official introduction of the latest d&b technology: the d&b Soundscape. Operating on the DS100 signal engine matrix and dynamically integrating engineering and artistry, the d&b Soundscape allows for a completely new auditory experience; no longer defined by physics alone, but by the unlimited power of the imagination. The methodology processes signals, accurately places sources and recreates acoustic environments, building the level of detail needed to craft an authentic, enveloping experience.
The driving force of Soundscape, Ralf Zuleeg from Sales Services & Application Engineering and Marcus Bäumler from Product Management, will provide in depth explanations and demonstrations in the d&b demo room E106.
It won’t just be the new DS100 available to explore, attendees will also have the chance to join other d&b demonstrations, such as the Integration and interoperability presentation, which will offer visitors the chance to experience of the d&b approach to integration with a broad range of applications.
Guests heading over to the d&b stand in Hall 7 will see the xC-Series, xS-Series, Yi-Series that will include its new rigging components, and V-Series, as well as an opportunity to experience the sound of d&b at the Product listening demonstration, to give an insight into the technical details. Guests will be shown the benefits of the d&b systems from a designer’s perspective, including demonstrations of the latest additions to the xS-Series, Y-Series and xC- Serie
USA - The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio opened on Wednesday, 24 January, to offer a full slate of unique educational programming and training sessions covering a varied array of live sound- and studio production topics.
The event, produced by the Audio Engineering Society in partnership with NAMM, runs through 28 January, concurrent with the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The AES has gathered its leading industry experts to train attendees on practical applications of audio science and technology. Attendees also have the opportunity to explore the Main Stage area events and training room listening environments revealing some of the latest pro audio gear and technologies, while networking with industry peers and pros alike.
"On behalf of all our members, we are grateful to the AES leadership team who has created the energy and excitement of AES@NAMM,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “This educational and networking opportunity will benefit many, especially the young people coming to NAMM that truly represent the future of the industry.”
"For audio professionals, networking is typically first thought of in a technical sense, but networking with people is more important than ever. From my perspective, the NAMM Show is one of the biggest networking opportunities in our industry,” commented AES@NAMM executive chair and ATK/Audiotek president Michael MacDonald. “The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium has been designed to help AES members and non-members alike expand their ‘human network’. Our programme is fo
The Netherlands - Elation Professional is taking momentum from a very successful 2017 to the ISE show in Amsterdam with a number of cutting-edge products set to inspire at Stand 12-F50.
From Elation’s award-winning Artiste series of creative, full-featured moving heads comes the Artiste Picasso, an innovative and inspirational theatrical-grade luminaire that connects art to engineering. The Artiste Picasso is a rare combination of brightness and features in an LED light. One of the brightest and most feature-rich profile LED lighting fixtures on the market today, it is a high-output (22,000 lumens), feature-packed (zoom, framing, CMY, CTO, gobo wheels, animation, prisms, frost and more) yet compact profile light featuring a new high-power 600W Cool White LED engine.
Making its European debut at ISE will be the Smarty Hybrid, a full featured spot, beam and wash fixture and the most compact CMY colour mixing hybrid Elation has released to date. At the heart of the fixture is the new Platinum lamp using ‘FLEX’ technology which offers a "smartly” designed discharge lamp/ballast package for high output / compact performance at an efficient and affordable price point.
Elation will also have on display the popular and award-winning Proteus line of IP65-rated arc-source moving heads. The next-tier product line of discharge-based IP-rated moving lights includes the Proteus Beam and 3-in-1 Proteus Hybrid.
“Our product line is as strong as it’s ever been and we look forward to showing our latest innovations to new customers and connecting wi
UK - PLASA Focus Glasgow kicked off the 2018 show season last week, providing a regional platform for professionals in the industry to connect and discover the latest technology in the market.
The show welcomed nearly 800 attendees at the Scottish Event Campus on 17-18 January and exhibitors reported busy stands, with high quality of visitors including key decision makers in attendance.
Over 85 brands showcased the latest products in lighting, audio, AV, rigging and staging, as well as a busy programme of seminars, workshops and product demonstrations.
For exhibitors, the Focus-style show provided a platform to build connections in a new market and meet customers who often don’t travel to the larger international shows.
This approach was embraced by audio exhibitor KV2 Audio, who expanded their offering by hosting a demo room alongside their exhibition stand. Attendees could listen to the ultra-compact passive ESD 25 loudspeaker with active EX 1.5 subwoofer and EX 15 loudspeakers at drop-in sessions running throughout the show.
Production services supplier Adlib also hosted a demo room, offering visitors the chance to demo products including the new SYVA Colinear System from L-Acoustics, the latest SQ Series console from Allen & Heath, the M32 console from Midas, and the SD12 console from DiGiCo.
It was a full house for The Enchanted Forest seminar with award-winning duo Simon Hayes and Kate Bonney who revealed how they overcame unusual challenges to shape their lighting designs amidst a Scottish Highland forest.
Europe - Cross 3 is a new high-performance cable protection product launched by Penn Elcom. Described as tough, durable and fire-retardant, the product is suitable for festivals, concerts, shows, events or exhibitions.
Cross 3, the first product in this new series, was revealed to the public earlier this week at the CUE 2018 expo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It’s a three channel ‘crossover’ product manufactured from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), chosen for its strength, high resistance to abrasion, flexibility and recyclability.
All elements of the Cross 3 product - top and base - are fire retardant and compliant to DIN EN 13501-1.
Penn Elcom has been developing Cross 3 over the last year based on extensive research and communication related to event industry demands for portable cable protection.
The Netherlands - The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) is exhibiting at ISE 2018 and can be found on stand number 7-Z190 in Hall 7.
In 2017 the ISCE was approved by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) to assess and issue ECS Cards for sound engineers working within sound and communications industries. This agreement allows ISCE to issue and renew ISCE sound engineer ECS cards to existing and newly accredited ISCE members.
Helen Goddard, vice president for the ISCE, comments, “A recognised ECS card is increasingly requested by clients and main contractors to gain access to sites and venues for equipment upgrades and routine maintenance. The ISCE is the only dedicated provider of ECS cards to sound industry professionals.
“We look forward to meeting lots of visitors to ISE in Amsterdam who are looking to become ECS accredited or companies who would like staff and colleagues to become accredited. ISE provides an excellent platform for us to meet lots of key people working within our industries and to discuss improving standards from within.”
USA - ADJ is set to introduce eight new products at NAMM. Those are: a moving head wash, a blinder, a ‘dim-to-warm’ pinspot, an illuminated lighting stand, two all white housing fixtures, a POW-R BAR and a new addition to the American Audio range of wireless mics.
Expanding the Vizi Series of professional-calibre moving heads, the new Vizi Wash Pro is ADJ’s most powerful wash fixture to date. Powered by 19 x 30W RGBW Osram LEDs and boasting motorized zoom that offers a beam angle of between 5 and 50 degrees, “this potent fixture is equally suited to tight mid-air beam effects as it is to far-reaching wash lighting”.
The Encore Burst 200 will also be showcased for the first time at this year’s NAMM. This innovative new addition to ADJ’s Encore Series of professional stage lighting fixtures is a dual blinder unit featuring high intensity 110W COB warm white LEDs (2700K) that offer cutting-edge ‘dim to warm’ technology to create an authentic tungsten lamp effect with all of the energy saving and long lamp life advantages of LED light-sources.
Another fixture to utilise ADJ’s new ‘dim to warm’ LED technology is the Saber Spot DTW. This new version of the popular Saber Spot LED pinspot unit is suitable for applications where an authentic tungsten-style illumination is required.
Following the success of ADJ’s Color Stand LED, the speaker tripod with LED-illuminated legs, NAMM 2018 will see the debut of the new LTS Color. This lighting stand can support an evenly-distributed load of up to 100lbs. and is supplied with an IR
The Netherlands - ARX Systems is adding to its range of Dante enabled products with the release of the new NetSplit Audio Distribution Splitter on their Booth Number 6 - E160 at ISE 2018 next month in Amsterdam.
The new NetSplit Dante Digital-to-Analogue Distribution Splitter extracts audio from the Dante protocol network and converts it to studio-quality, transformer-isolated, low-latency analogue audio suitable for connection to multiple amplifiers, powered loudspeaker arrays, mixing consoles and other analogue audio devices using standard Ethernet hardware and cabling.
Extending operating flexibility, the NetSplit can be operated in either of two input modes, Dante or analogue. In Dante Mode, it will extract two channels of digital audio from the network via a RJ45 Ethernet input, and split them to two channels of 1:4 splitter/distribution amplifier. In Analogue Mode, it can take two channels of analogue audio and sends them to two channels of 1 in : 4 out splitter/distribution amplifier.
“Dante has become the long-awaited standard for digital audio distribution in production and install professional audio,” says ARX MD, Colin Park. “We'll be developing and expanding our Dante range with further product releases through 2018.”