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OCA Alliance demonstrates OCA at ISEOCA Alliance demonstrates OCA at ISE
Monday, 16 January 2017

The Netherlands - The OCA Alliance, the AV industry alliance promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture, also known as OCA and standardized as AES70, is proud to demonstrate new examples of how this technology is evolving at ISE 2017.

On booth # 7-V250 the OCA Alliance is showcasing multiple examples of OCA (AES70) in action, including hardware and software reference designs, new web-based GUI interfaces for OCA (AES70) solutions, a demonstration of the synergy of AES67 and AES70 in creating complete media networking solutions, and integration examples of selected products implementing OCA (AES70), available on the market today.

"The OCA Alliance has been looking forward to exhibiting at ISE this year, as the OCA (AES70) ecosystem is evolving in several very interesting ways," commented Ethan Wetzell, platform strategist for Bosch Communications Systems. "It is our objective to showcase the relevance that OCA (AES70) has for everybody, from developmental, technical and practical perspectives.

"The alliance believes that it is important to demonstrate the new tools for developers that have recently become available, highlight how OCA (AES70) interoperates with other standards in providing new networking possibilities, and demonstrate concrete examples of enabled products that are already available. Whether you are an academic, engineer, a consultant or an end user, the OCA Alliance booth at ISE has something of interest."

(Jim Evans)

PLASA Focus Glasgow collaborates with BBC Scotland.PLASA Focus Glasgow collaborates with BBC Scotland.
Friday, 13 January 2017

UK - PLASA Focus Glasgow has announced its final programme of events, including support from the BBC who will provide a unique opportunity to visit the BBC Scotland production facility. PLASA Focus Glasgow - Scotland's sole entertainment technology show - returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 18-19 January 2017.

John Carmichael, BBC Radio operations manager for Scotland, will host a tour of the studio for the Quay Sessions, a live music programme recorded in front of an audience, including a run-through of the state-of-the-art studio technology in use. The studio is in the BBC Scotland production facility at Pacific Quay, just a few minutes' walk from the SECC.

Other highlights on the Glasgow programme include a networking event at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, who will host a drinks reception and technical tours. Seminar sessions promise to educate, inform and inspire, including sessions by the Association of Lighting Designers, business advice from the Department for Trade and Investment, and the ever-popular Riggers Forum [sponsored by UK Rigging] once again hosted by Harry Box, UK Rigging, and Chris Higgs, Total Training.

At the heart of the show will be over 80 renowned brands, showcasing the latest technology, hosting exclusive product launches and sharing their expertise on the show floor. Highlights include audio manufacturer RCF's UK debut of the new TT45-CXA stage monitor; The Warehouse Sound Services will be showing Adamson's new S10 Sub Compact Line Array System; Chroma-Q will launch their latest and

 
 
City Theatrical at PLASA Focus Glasgow 2017City Theatrical at PLASA Focus Glasgow 2017
Friday, 13 January 2017

UK - City Theatrical will be demonstrating their new technology at PLASA Focus on stand A11 in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.

DMXcat is a device used to control, analyze, 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.

The DMXcat system contains a total of seven apps including DMX Controller, Fixture Controller, RDM Controller, DMX Tester, DIP Switch Calculator, RF Spectrum Analyzer (Android only), and Light Meter (Android only).

Lightwright 6 is the newest version of John McKernon's industry leading, multi award winning software for managing entertainment lighting paperwork, with loads of useful new features for designers and electricians.

VIA 12 LC 12 + 2 Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a gigabit Ethernet switch designed specifically for lighting, sound, and video signal routing in live entertainment applications. With built-in OpticalCON DUO fiber connectors for LC multimode fibre.

The VIA5 and VIA5+1 Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a DIN-mountable, managed switch suitable for use in entertainment lighting, audio, and video distributions systems. Ideal for use in NEMA enclosures and as a Power-over-Ethernet source for connected equipment, such as Pathport DIN-mountable gateways, Cognito2 lighting consoles, and Choreo architectural controllers.

 
Dante AV Networking World at ISE 2017Dante AV Networking World at ISE 2017
Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Netherlands - Audinate is running its popular Certification Programme as part of this year's Dante AV Networking World for ISE 2017. Now in its seventh year, AV Networking World is the one of the most popular education events at ISE, showcasing the benefits of audio networking for commercial installation.

The programme includes training for new and advanced Dante users, a general session covering emerging trends pertinent to the future of Audio over IP networking for professional audio systems, and Level 1 and Level 2 Dante Certification.

The all-day event, which takes place on 6 February in Rooms G104 and G105 at the Amsterdam RAI, will adopt the two-track format successfully introduced this past year at InfoComm, ensuring valuable training and education benefits for both novices and experienced Dante customers.

Upon conclusion, all attendees are invited to reconvene in the sponsors' demo area for a hosted reception with refreshments that will also provide access to Dante-enabled equipment from event sponsors. This year's sponsors include Amphenol, AtteroTech, Audinate, Bosch, Bose, Clear-Com, Crest Audio, Extron, Luminex, Media Vision, Nexo, Peavey Commercial Audio, Powersoft Audio, RDL, Renkus-Heinz, Sennheiser, Shure, Stagetec, Stewart Audio, Symetrix, Tascam, Xilica Audio Design and Yamaha Commercial Audio.

Since the programme also includes a catered lunch for all attendees, and seating is limited, interested attendees are encouraged to register immediately at www.audinate.com/ise17-avnw.

 
 
Martin Audio takes BlacklineX to EuropeMartin Audio takes BlacklineX to Europe
Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Netherlands - Martin Audio will take its new BlacklineX passive series to ISE 2017 - its first journey to mainland Europe.

It will form not only the main focus of the static stand display but will also be a central cog in the now familiar demo room experience.

The manufacturer will host hour-long product showcases daily in the E104 Audio Demo Room, close to Hall 10, with two on the final day. These will run at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 5pm, 7-9 February and 11am and 1pm on the 10 February.

Originally announced back in October last year, BlacklineX represents a reinvention of the original multi-purpose Blackline Series, launched in 1999. This immediately found favour not only as installation boxes in nightclubs, bars, commercial spaces and Houses of Worship, but also as portable sound reinforcement and stage monitoring solutions for live bands, DJ's and corporate events.

Comprising four two-way systems - from the ultra-compact X8 to the powerful X15 - and three subwoofers, including an unobtrusive slimline model, the BlacklineX Series raises the performance of loudspeaker systems in its class to a new level.

However, the Demo Room will not all be about BlacklineX. Lining up alongside will be O-Line, CDD Series and CDD-LIVE, all of which will receive world-class presentations, designed to create a better understanding of the products, supported by case studies and important listening time.

(Jim Evans)

 
Atlona breaks new ground at ISE 2017Atlona breaks new ground at ISE 2017
Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Netherlands - With a continued emphasis on providing intelligent and innovative AV solutions for commercial applications, Atlona will introduce the AT-UHD-SW-510W, the latest member of its five-input SW Series of 4K/UHD integration solutions for AV signal switching and extension, at the forthcoming ISE 2017 show.

The SW-510W is the first product of its kind to integrate switching for both wired and wireless AV sources, as well as the first AV switcher to include a USB-C input alongside HDMI and DisplayPort. The main benefit is a single, compact solution for universal BYOD compatibility - together with value-added features including automatic display control, automatic input selection, and mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs.

The SW-510W simplifies AV system design, integration, and operation by combining traditional wired plus wireless AV connectivity in a single box. It features built-in Wi-Fi capability and native wireless interfacing with iOS, Android, Mac, Chromebook and Windows devices. Screen mirroring is natively supported without the need to install an app. The SW-510W can serve as an integrated, dual band access point, or be networked into an existing Wi-Fi installation.

"Our systems integration partners and end customers have been seeking an integrated solution to accommodate physically connected and wireless sources," said Steve Kolta, product manager, Atlona. "The SW-510W makes it simple for presenters to connect into the system, and use the mobile device of their choosing."

System integrators further benefit from the Atlona Management S

 
 
Powersoft revs up for AmsterdamPowersoft revs up for Amsterdam
Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Netherlands - Powersoft is set to plug an important gap in its multi-channel installation series. A new series will make its debut at ISE 2017 on the stand of its Dutch distribution partner, Ampco Flashlight Sales (# 7-K180).

Powersoft will throw a party on the opening day to toast the new arrival, inviting media, integrators and partners to join in the celebration. The party will start from 4pm onwards and is based on the key concept: 4 Human Integration, which will be spread over a video, graphics and T-shirt.

Full details will be announced nearer the time, but suffice it to say that Powersoft's trademark technology - including switch-mode power supply with power factor correction, smart rail management and bridgeable switch mode fixed frequency Class D output circuit topology - will all be in evidence.

Not content with this, Powersoft will also occupy an additional booth in ISE's Hall #7 (V200). This will be dedicated to Deva, and overseen by new executive director, Karl Kahlau, who moves from his position as regional sales account manager, EMEA and India, to take up the new position.

Away from the trading floor, Powersoft will be involved in some exciting collateral activities. The company will again be sponsoring Audinate's Dante AV Networking World training event on 6 February.

Finally, the company will again be sponsoring Connessioni's AudioForum on 6 February (Room G001/G002) at 2.30pm. The title will beDecentralized DSP solutions: Advanced audio system design often requires audio sources from various locations in a building

 
Barco brings technological innovation to ISE 2017
Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Netherlands - Barco is getting ready to showcase its latest AV solutions at this year's Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam. Barco will demonstrate how its innovations can help professionals work, educate, advertise and entertain even better.

Barco invites ISE visitors to come have a taste of its offering at booth 12-F100 in Hall 12 of the Amsterdam RAI venue. Visitors to Barco's technology buffet will experience first-hand the possibilities our equipment offers as Barco experts demonstrate the latest features and additions to the portfolio.

Barco research has shown that office workers believe that presenting well has an impact on both their personal reputation and business outcomes. And that a presentation that has no technology issues is the key to success. That's why Barco developed the tools to help employees present and collaborate in the most intuitive way. Barco will reveal the new models in the ClickShare family at the Barco booth.

To make sure engagement and collaboration remain central in a changing educational context, Barco designed weConnect. Fully scalable and networked, with a range of tools for connectivity, interactivity and information exchange, this solution enables remote classrooms and students at home to join in on the lecture. ISE visitors will be able learn about the solution's different features at the Barco booth.

Barco provides the building blocks for control room solutions that improve data gathering, distribution and monitoring. Highlights on the Barco ISE booth will be OpSpace, its control room operator works

 
 
Cloud debuts MA40 Series Mini Amplifiers at ISECloud debuts MA40 Series Mini Amplifiers at ISE
Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The Netherlands - Cloud Electronics will show two new models of the MA40 Mini Amplifier series at ISE 2017, shipping immediately post exhibition. Originally shown as development prototypes for the first time at ISE 2016 the new Cloud MA40F and MA40T Mini Amplifiers are squarely aimed at de-centralised solutions and where requirements exist for adding additional audio zones to legacy in-stallations.

The new MA40F Mini Amplifier features a mono 40W output (4?), two stereo line inputs with individual input gain, an additional 70V/100V line input, a paging microphone input with independent EQ, music EQ, music mute (for simple fire alarm connection) and a facility port allow-ing Cloud's LM-2 wall input module and Cloud's new BT-1F Bluetooth wireless audio module to be connected easily.

The MA40T offers identical features to the MA40 but provides 100V output (25V/70V/100V) in place of the low-impedance output. The MA40F and MA40T are the first in a line of four MA40 mini amplifier models, RS-232 / Ethernet and Remote Level functionality being added to the four-model line-up.

Fully working examples of MA40F and MA40T mini-amplifiers will be on display for the duration of ISE 2017 at the Cloud Electronics booth - Hall 7 Booth no.7-T170.

(Jim Evans)

 
Stage|Set|Scenery 2017: Safety in ActionStage|Set|Scenery 2017: Safety in Action
Monday, 9 January 2017

Germany - One of the issues of great concern in the events industry is that of safety during productions. From 20 to 22 June 2017, taking place in Hall 23, the Safety in Action stage programme will take a broad look at principal hazards and preventative measures and have information and practical tips on how to successfully and safely organise and hold productions and events.

The programme is aimed at everyone involved in organising productions and events. Over a period of three days the audience will witness everyday situations augmented by practical, in-depth, educational and fascinating lectures.

On the afternoon of 21 June 2017 the professional association representing administrations (Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft - VBG) will hold a workshop on dance rehabilitation specifically aimed at dance instructors. The organisation tamed, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e. V. will also host an event on the subject. The Fire Prevention Dialogue on 20 June 2017, an international debate with experts about SIL 3 on 21 June 2017, as well as a lecture on emergency situations on 22 June 2017, to name only a few highlights, will round off the programme of events.

In 2017 xEMP and various universities, technical colleges and institutions will again be partners on the Safety in Action stage. For the first time, simultaneous interpreting into German and English will be provided.

Exhibitors highlighting the key topic of visitor safety will be located next to the Safety in Action stage near the Visitor Safety meeting point. This meeting point will provide trade visitors and

 
 
Ambersphere rings in 2017 in GlasgowAmbersphere rings in 2017 in Glasgow
Monday, 9 January 2017

UK - The Ambersphere Solutions are gearing up to welcome visitors to PLASA Focus at Glasgow's SECC on 18-19 January. At Stand C1 the team will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate a selection of fixtures from each of the four premier manufacturers Ambersphere represents.

The Dalis 862 from Robert Juliat is a 150W LED footlight that features two rows of 24 asymmetric reflectors; each row can be controlled independently providing flexibility of deployment. Commended at the PLASA 2016 Awards for Innovation the Dalis is yet another example of quality and intelligent design from Robert Juliat.

Adding to Ayrton's family of Magicdot fixtures is the Magicdot-SX which features a revolutionary 8:1 optical zoom that has an impressive range of 5o to 40o and can switch from Beam to Wash virtually instantaneously. The unit boasts the same compact form, dimensions and features as the Magicdot-R.

The Scenius from Clay Paky has already gained a reputation as the 'go to' moving head luminaire for performance, efficiency, effects and all round flexibility. From intimate TV studios to the largest of open air shows, the Scenius never fails to impress.

The dot2 console from MA Lighting continues to attract buyers from every corner of the industry. Reflecting this extraordinary level of interest, Ambersphere is offering four training sessions on the dot2 at the SECC on both days of PLASA Focus: Glasgow. The 90-minute sessions are 'free to attend' and will be held in the 'Etive Room' on the ground floor of the SECC, adjacent to the show floor. On each day, the sessions wil

 
Absen to focus on display solutions at ISE 2017Absen 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 2017ASL 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 transformersAnaview 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.

Also prominent on t

 
 
RCF schedules debuts for PLASA Focus GlasgowRCF 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.

Creation and management of the Pe

 
Stage|Set|Scenery registration deadlineStage|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.

Dr. Christian G

 
 
Audinate and NAMM unveil Dante trainingAudinate 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 2017Analog 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 2017QMotion 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 2017Seminar 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 www.iscex2017.org.uk/seminars/

(Jim Evans)

 
 
PLASA Focus Glasgow 2017: Top names join seminar line-upPLASA 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 2016ENTTEC 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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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