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amateimaginationavise2017loresImagination AV celebrates success with Amate Audio
Thursday, 23 February 2017

Europe - Imagination AV, the newly appointed Benelux distributor for Amate Audio, is counting the success of its exhibitor debut at ISE. The former rental company, taking its first confident steps into the distributor market, devoted its booth, in Hall 7, entirely to promotion of its newly acquired line of advanced engineered sound reinforcement systems from the Barcelona based sound company.
The move paid dividends for the Rotterdam-based distributor, in terms of a visually arresting booth and a clear sense of market focus. Imagination AV’s founder and general manager, Jason Lupgens, expresses his satisfaction, “As a public debut for Imagination AV and Amate Audio, ISE was a big success for us. Turning over our booth exclusively to Amate Audio was an opportunity to highlight the outstanding flagship products from the high-performance sound system manufacturer.
“Constant visitor traffic included booth existing clients, who already know us a rental agent for Amate, and prospective new clients; many of whom are now talking to us about spec’ing Amate Audio in tendering for upcoming projects. What we really like!”
Imagination is hosted a post-show Amate Audio showcase, Exerience NL, in the Rotterdam World Trade Centre. “Many of these people who showed real interest attended Experience NL, to hear the product actually perform. We know they are going to be very impressed.“
Amate Audio vice president and chief technical officer, Joan Amate, was in attendance throughout the show, and commented on its success for the brand: “Visitors o

leeds-1PLASA Focus Leeds show returns in May
Monday, 20 February 2017

UK - The popular PLASA Focus Leeds exhibition will return from 9 to 10 May to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. Free registration is now open for the show, which offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover the very latest technology for live events, installation, broadcast and AV, including the first UK opportunity to preview products from recent international launches.
Over 175 of the industry’s leading international brands will showcase their state of the art technology at the show, from lighting products from show sponsor Chauvet (stand P-20), to audio solutions from d&b audiotechnik (stand N-A24), Nexo (stand N-B02) and Sennheiser (stand R-B18), to rigging services from UK Rigging (stand R-C19), there promises to be something for everyone.
For those interested in developing their professional development, PLASA’s industry leading seminar programme will return to Leeds, with sessions focussed on topics affecting the audio, lighting, video and rigging sectors. The two-day programme will include a mixture of presentations, technical demonstrations and panel discussions, designed to help build industry knowledge and develop practical skills.
PLASA Focus Leeds is the only show in the North of England which delivers this combination of world-class brands and expert-led seminar sessions, coupled with the opportunity to develop business connections with over 2,500 visitors.
Chris Toulmin, director of PLASA Events comments: “PLASA Focus Leeds is very much regarded in the industry as a show to keep you up-to-date with the latest dev

eps-2016-standTriple E offers a ModTruss future at London’s EPS
Monday, 20 February 2017

UK – Triple E, the exclusive European distributor of the ‘universal construction system’ ModTruss, is showcasing the award-winning product at this year’s Event Production Show in London. The company will exhibit the lightweight aluminium truss system, which offers practically limitless configurations and applications, on Stand F58E at London’s Olympia on 1-2 March.
Often described as 'full-size Meccano' by its users, ModTruss won Engineering Product of the Year at the ABTT Theatre Awards in 2015. It has been gaining prominence in the UK and European markets after being exclusively distributed by Triple E.
ModTruss was once again utilised at the SuperBowl, this time at the SuperBowl LI in Houston in February, where it was used to build 12 structures throughout the SuperBowl City, Practice Facility and inside the NRG Stadium.
In Europe, it has already been the choice product in many prestigious locations, most notably at the Royal Opera House in London and Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
“ModTruss is gaining momentum in the event world and our ability to build pop-up theatres and structures makes our presence at the Event Production Show essential,” says Triple E’s managing director, David Edelstein. "The industry has become increasingly excited about the possibilities of ModTruss. Its power to truly change the way we approach set building, design, machinery fabrication and even complete building structures is phenomenal. Come and see for yourself.”
(Jim Evans)

d&b highlights interoperability at ISE 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Netherlands - Integrated Systems Europe is over for another year, and 2017’s record number of visitors return home with the best of the industry in mind. At the d&b stand the company’s latest amplifier monitor and control plug-ins for Peavey MediaMatrix, Beckhoff, AMX, Crestron and the update for QSC Q-SYS attracted plenty of interest, as the German loudspeaker systems manufacturer continues its drive towards ever easier third party integration.
For d&b, whose System Reality principle is found on the convenience of integrated system components, complete interoperability now comes as standard.
The show was also a first for the d&b Soundscape which was given a special preview in the d&b demo room. Here d&b introduced the thinking behind the next evolution in loudspeaker system design in which the concepts of sources and spaces are fully explored. The team then put theory into practice with the first public d&b Soundscape demonstration –completely redefining the performance possibilities of d&b loudspeaker systems.
On behalf of d&b, former director of Sydney Opera House, David Claringbold, also welcomed visitors to the d&b demo room where his session, Sound Futures, examined how the business models of modern venues are heading towards 24/7 utilization, and why now is the time to better understand how high quality audio adds value to life, art and enterprise. Mr Claringbold’s presentation was part of a full d&b program which also included interoperability, and product listening sessions.

hawthornHawthorn premieres virtual experience at EPS
Friday, 10 February 2017

UK - Hawthorn is inviting visitors to step into virtual reality as it launches its innovative virtual venue experience at this year’s Event Production Show (1-2 March 2017).
The creative technical event production expert has for the first time ‘built’, in virtual reality, just some of the diverse venues it works in partnership with in real life. This will enable event planners to pop on a HTC Vive headset and explore incredible event spaces without leaving the Hawthorn stand.
The venues showcased in virtual reality at the Event Production Show will include some of Hawthorn’s key partnerships from around the UK. Built by Hawthorn’s in-house 3D and visualisation team using Cinema 4D and Unreal Engine, the virtual venue experience will offer delegates a unique on-stand experience, demonstrating the versatility of virtual reality as a powerful tool to support the event planning process.
Rachel Waterfield, head of sales & marketing at Hawthorn, said, “We wanted to shake things up on our stand at EPS this year and offer visitors the opportunity to experience some of the UK’s most iconic venues in a completely new and fun way.
“As virtual reality technology becomes ever more accessible, the opportunities it offers the event world are endless and not just as part of the live event experience.
“We wanted to harness it to showcase just some of the amazing venues we work with and demonstrate its potential as part of the event planning process. Stepping into a venue in virtual reality is truly immersive and it’s a fantastic w

showlightpanelMore speakers confirmed for Showlight 2017
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Italy - Showlight is delighted to announce more illustrious speakers from across our industry who are willing to lend their time and expertise to this unique quadrennial in Florence. The following designers are now on target to entertain us in May:
Andreas Huber
Andreas, who works for Osram, says that in our industry there is already a lot curiosity but, at the same time, some confusion when we mention the word ‘laser’. On the contrary this kind of light source has a huge potential and there are already several projects running regarding new fixtures that employ this light-source.
Durham Marenghi
Durham will focus on the remarkable story of the Closing Ceremony for the Rio Olympics, rather than the oft-covered Opening Ceremony, and the challenges presented by a budget much smaller than London 2012, a limited number of rigging positions, and no chance of a rehearsal.
Frieder Weiss
Frieder is an outstanding projection artist who works with interactive contents. He will speak on the pixel mapping effects for a show he directed on a large cruise ship stage, all of which was based on infrared tracking of the performers.
Isabel Nielen
Isabel will tell of lighting a concert in a Dutch valley using lasers to outline objects on the far side.
James Simpson
James tells of his work at the Royal Opera House in harnessing Virtual Reality to aid the design process, to help plan and create better productions.
Karl Taylor
Karl will give a brief overview of the work a

vxs1ml-1ISE 2017: Yamaha debuts compact loudspeakers
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Netherlands - Yamaha Commercial Audio is launching two new ultra-compact installation loudspeakers at ISE 2017, which fulfil a demand for high quality sound from units which are as visually discreet as possible.
The VXS1ML and VXS3S are significant new additions to Yamaha’s Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) loudspeaker range and an ideal solution for background music (BGM) applications in restaurants, retail outlets, hotel lobbies and other situations where loudspeakers need to be heard but not seen. In addition, optional accessories are available for greater installation flexibility.
Measuring 62 x 62 x 82mm and weighing just 0.16kg, the VXS1ML mini satellite Lo-Z (8Ω) speaker features a major innovation in the marrying of a brand new, specifically-developed large diameter voice coil and ultra-compact 1.5 inch full-range driver, which deliver a frequency response of 180Hz ~ 20kHz and uniform dispersion of 170 degrees, both horizontally and vertically.
A circular mount allows for free angle installation and up to 30° of vertical adjustment. The VXS1ML can be surface mounted, alternatively the optional CMA1MB/CMA1MW allows for in-ceiling installation and the optional RMA1MB/RMA1MW for hanging from a lighting rail. Available in black or white models, the enclosure is also paintable to ensure the loudspeaker unobtrusively blends into any environment.
Complementing the VXS1ML is the VXS3S compact subwoofer, which delivers a rich low-mid sound. Featuring a 3.5” driver, switchable Lo-Z (8Ω) / Hi-Z (70V/100V) inputs and Yamaha’s Du

powersoftISE 2017: Powersoft launches Quattrocanali Series
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Netherlands - Following the success of the eight-channel Ottocanali series, launched at Integrated Systems Europe two years earlier, Powersoft has again chosen ISE as the forum to launch its new Quattrocanali Series.
As in previous years they will share booth 7-K180, with their Dutch distributor, Ampco Flashlight Sales.
Powersoft’s new four-channel amplifier platform includes three models: Quattrocanali 4804: 1200 W per channel @ 8ohm; 1500 W per channel @ 2 ohm; 3000 W bridged @ 4 ohms; Quattrocanali 2404: 600 W per channel @ 8ohm; 800 W per channel @ 2 ohm; 1200 W bridged @ 4 ohms; Quattrocanali 1204: 300 W per channel @ 8 ohm; 500 W per channel @ 2 ohm; 1000 W bridged @ 4 ohms.
This completes the Powersoft Installation Series that includes Duecanali (two-channel) and Ottocanali (eight-channel) series.
“If the Ottocanali Series is purpose-designed for bigger installations with mission critical requirements, this new series addresses the requirements from small and medium applications where the channel count is limited but the need for a flexible product to work with Hi-Z and Lo-Z systems is a must,” says Marc Kocks, business development manager for Fixed Install.
“In particular, the new Quattrocanali 1204, featuring 300W per channel, can open up a new market for Powersoft that historically was recognized among the industry leaders for higher power applications. We believe that in many small installations, like leisure venues and retail spaces, where sonic quality and simplicity of use are important, this product will quick

ddmmonitorleftISE 2017: Audinate previews Dante Domain Manager
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Netherlands - Audinate is giving visitors to ISE 2017 the first opportunity to see the revolutionary new Dante Domain Manager platform, a complete network management solution bringing enterprise-grade system administration to the AV world. Dante Domain Manager makes audio networking more secure, more scalable and more manageable than ever before, says the company.
Dante Domain Manager allows administrators to secure their audio networks from unwanted changes and modifications, and provides the ability to scale and segment audio networks regardless of the physical constraints of the network. With Dante Domain Manager, integrators can define specific AV device groupings, by room, building and site, allowing for the creation of independent Dante Domains and enabling a single Dante Domain to encompass multiple IP subnets.
The network domain concept was first successfully pioneered by the IT industry to differentiate and manage multiple private networks within the same infrastructure. Audinate is applying this same approach to AV, customizing the features to the needs of AV professionals and end-users and effectively providing the community with the opportunity to deploy the best strategies and best practices of both AV and IT.
Dante Domain Manager provides robust security for IT departments and AV managers, including user authentication and control, role administration, and integration with Active Directory. System managers gain complete visibility and accountability through a suite of user-defined dashboards, audit trails, alerts, and messages. <

ISE 2017: Barco enhances Event Master portfolio
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Netherlands - Barco is enhancing its successful Event Master portfolio of screen management systems with an expansion unit. The Event Master Ex processor adds unseen possibilities to extend the Event Master systems. Linking the Ex with the Event Master processors (E2 or S3-4K), not only allows users to grow their input and output capacity, more importantly, it enables them to expand the scaling and switching power of their entire system.
When linked with a fibreoptic cable the Ex can be in a different location than the E2 or S3-4K, up to 100 meters away, acting as a true stage box. The new Ex processor is currently shipping.
“Our popular Event MasterTM processors excel in versatility and flexibility as they can be tuned to any show size or configuration,” comments Chris Colpaert, VP image processing at Barco. “With the introduction of the Ex, we offer video professionals a broader choice of configuration options. They can choose from our pre-populated boxes, such as the E2 and S3-4K, custom build-to-order systems, or link additional boxes, like the Ex, when their needs grow.”
“With the new Ex system the mad scientists from Sacramento prove again that they are truly listening to the needs in the market,” says Francesco Elsing, global director video services at Satis&fy. “In combination with the Gen 2 input cards, the Event Master series is now the one and only solution for professional 4K UHD image processing – no matter in what scale.”
(Jim Evans)

seloysense-2ISE 2017: Seloy Live partners with Feonic
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Netherlands - Seloy Live, the i new interactive glass manufacturer, has announced a partnership with Feonic at this year’s ISE. Seloy Live will be showcasing a 90” interactive touch window with embedded sound. The 90” SENSE is a state-of-the-art portrait combination of a transparent insulating glass unit and interactive touch surface, with built-in sound from Feonic, and will be demonstrated on booth 14-M270.
In addition, Seloy Live will showcase an 80” SENSE in landscape; a 43” SHINE customised mirror solution for augmenting existing professional displays; and a 60 x 120cm SHADE with electronically adjustable transparency. Seloy Live will also showcase content from Finnish advertising agency TBWA and UK-based interactive visual media experts Spotted Zebra.
A video demonstrating how Feonic technology works within Seloy Live’s SHADE solution can be viewed here. SENSE can be seen in action (without Feonic sound) here.
“We’re very excited to be showcasing our unique range of interactive glass products at ISE, and to be partnering with Feonic and our friends at TBWA and Spotted Zebra,” explains Seloy Live sales director Anne Lindgren. “ISE is the ideal show for people to see how we Supercharge glass, and our three main products – SENSE, SHINE and SHADE – will be demonstrated on our stand.”
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Seloy Live at this year’s ISE,” says Brian Smith, design director, Feonic Ltd. “The company’s innovative range of interactive glass is a perfect match for our invis

larqISE 2017: LARQ Systems makes its debut
Monday, 6 February 2017

The Netherlands - A new name in pro audio will make its début at ISE 2017. LARQ Systems from Norway will launch an innovative range of loudspeakers and electronics, designed for the retail, restaurant and hospitality, corporate and educational markets.
Based in Oslo, LARQ Systems is a new venture for the long-established audio specialist company, Fjeldbekk AS. Its product designs are based on more than 25 years’ experience in sound contracting and focus on speech and music quality, reliability, ease of use and flexible mounting; providing quality products at an affordable price level. With equal consideration to supporting its distribution channels, LARQ Systems is operating a European warehouse located in Antwerp, Belgium.
The initial range from LARQ Systems consists of three product series; the Display Loudspeaker Series, the Contractor Series of mixers and mixer amplifiers and the Mini Series ultra-compact electronics.
The Display Loudspeaker Series includes the Monitor 10, a versatile micro-cube wall/ceiling-mount satellite loudspeaker, the Monitor 20, an ultra slim display loudspeaker for integrating with interactive boards and LCD screens, and the Monitor 60P, a full range installation loudspeaker optimized for music and presentation use in meeting rooms, auditoriums and classrooms. The DisplaySub6 subwoofer is designed to combine with the Monitor 10 to produce a flexible full range system or be added to the other Display Loudspeaker Series models to provide systems with extended low frequency and impact.
The Contractor Series consis

bosecontrolspaceexaudioconferencingsolutionISE 2017: Bose introduces ControlSpace EX Audio
Monday, 6 February 2017

The Netherlands - Bose Professional will introduce the new ControlSpace EX audio conferencing system at ISE 2017.
The system includes the new ControlSpace EX-1280C conferencing signal processor and three new Dante-based ControlSpace under-table endpoints (EX-4ML, EX-8ML and EX-UH). Designed with input from leading integrators, the system features connectivity for various types of audio conferencing, including USB, VoIP, PSTN, analog, and phone headset audio.
“We focused on creating one audio conferencing DSP that includes everything an integrator might need – Dante, USB, VoIP, PSTN and analog audio – all in a single 1RU box. We also recognized the growing need to reduce wiring, locate equipment remotely, and address retrofit applications. Bose under-table endpoints are microphone-agnostic and use PoE and Dante to provide a ‘one cable from the table’ microphone and BYOD ATC solution,” said Darryl Bryans, Bose DSP product line manager.
All three EX Dante under-table endpoints feature PoE, daisy-chainable power and networking, multiple mounting options and a slim, high-density form factor that makes them suitable for mounting under conference tables.
All components are configured and controlled with Bose ControlSpace Designer 5.0 software. ControlSpace Remote 2.1 has been upgraded to support the new EX and includes a dialer for creating a complete tablet-based user interface for conference rooms. Drivers for popular control systems are also available.
In addition, Bose Professional’s wide portfolio of amplifiers and loudspea

ISE 2017: Outline extends Vegas install series
Monday, 6 February 2017

The Netherlands - Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline showcases its “Contemporary loudspeaker solutions for multiple applications” at ISE 2017 Amsterdam (Hall #7 - Booth W152).
This new series from Outline offers a complete range of high quality solutions for a large number of applications. The flexibility and common-voicing of the Vegas range makes it a very attractive “toolbox” for contractors, installers/specifiers, integrators and selected sound production professionals, says the company.
All models feature premium-class Italian-made components and are designed, sourced and manufactured following the same stringent quality standards Outline applies to all of its high-end touring audio products, to been heard on key tours and festivals worldwide. Common characteristics are high intelligibility scale ratings, extraordinary audio fidelity, attractive price points and excellent power-to-size ratios.
The new full range two-way solutions - Vegas 6.5, Vegas 10, Vegas 12, Vegas 15 - are equipped with a low frequency woofer and fitted with a compression driver and passive crossover manufactured with top grade components.
On the Vegas 10, Vegas 12 and Vegas 15 models, the compression driver is mounted on a rotatable waveguide (90° x 60°), offering even greater flexibility. The waveguide, which can be rotated through 90°, ensures the required dispersion is achieved, no matter what position the cabinet is installed in (horizontal or vertical). The mouth’s ample dimensions ensure remarkable directivity control and the design of the c

ISE 2017: Iiyama expands LFD series
Monday, 6 February 2017

The Netherlands - iiyama, one of the leading providers of professional displays, has expanded its large format display (LFD) range yet again with the interactive ProLite TH8667MIS-B1AG, an 86” IPS technology panel with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), 20-point Infrared touch and integrated EasiNote software.
Intended for continuous, 24/7 operation in boardrooms and classrooms, the TH8667MIS-B1AG supports playback of presentations, video and other types of content stored on a USB device or its internal memory. The high quality commercial IPS LCD panel guarantees great viewing angles and superb image performance, with Anti-Glare coating drastically reducing ambient reflection in high brightness environments without compromising sharp clarity of the content.
Integrated with EasiNote, for making annotations on directly-opened files, the TH8667MIS-B1AG can be instantly transformed into a superior ‘digital whiteboard’ – and unlike traditional interactive whiteboards, there are no shadows or compromises in image quality.
The TH8667MIS-B1AG complements the recently-launched ProLite TF6537UHSC-B1AG 65” 4K display, a PCAP (projected capacitive touch) multi-touch solution allowing up to 50 simultaneous touch events.
iiyama will be demonstrating the TH8667MIS-B1AG alongside the TF6537UHSC-B1AG at ISE 2017 on stand 10-P146.
(Jim Evans)

tourflex-cablingISE 2017: AC-ET focus on full integration
Monday, 6 February 2017

The Netherlands - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will demonstrate how it provides all the products, advice and support needed to install fully integrated systems – at ISE 2017.
The latest generation Chroma-Q Inspire, Color Force II and Color One 100X creative LED, and Space Force white LED, products will be heavily featured on AC-ET’s ISE booth. Together, these featured Chroma-Q fixtures can provide a truly immersive, seamlessly integrated lighting experience in auditoria, performance venues, houses of worship and other public spaces.
Also featured will be Traxon’s colour-changing Media Tube and Dot XL media string LED solutions for permanent outdoor applications. AC-ET sister company, A.C. Special Projects are a Traxon authorised installation partner and have used these products on several high profile architectural installation projects in London, including the prestigious Sea Containers building along the South Bank; Buckingham Arcade; and the Ruislip Manor Station Bridge.
AC-ET will also be exhibiting popular lighting controllers for these and other lighting products from brands including Jands and E:Cue.
Also featured on the booth is the Tourflex Cabling service – a manufacturer and supplier of a full range of bespoke cabling for signal, data, lighting, audio, video and rigging applications.
(Jim Evans)

ISE 2017: Barco expands the F-series range
Friday, 3 February 2017

The Netherlands - Barco is expanding its F-series projection portfolio for the ProAV market with a rugged laser phosphor model. The F70 projector delivers long lifetime and reliability for fixed installations, ensuring reduced downtime and maintenance, and thus a lower total cost of ownership. Moreover, it provides constant brightness and color over a longer period of time.
The two models set for launch at ISE 2017 offer 4K UHD and WUXGA native resolution and up to 8,000 lumens light output. The F70 will be shipping from Q2 2017 onwards.
“Professionals in the theme park, venue, and visitor attractions industry are continuously looking for ways to wow their audiences and, at the same time, reduce setup time, downtime, and cost,” comments Peter Pauwels, director of strategic marketing at Barco. “The versatile F70 projector meets these demands through its 4K performance, long lifetime, reliable performance in terms of brightness and color, installation freedom, and low total cost of ownership.”
The F70 projector is suitable for fixed installation in a wide variety of venues and visitor attractions such as museums, theme parks, auditoriums, and science centres. And thanks to its motion platform compatibility, it’s a match for theme park dark rides. The projector enables customers to treat their audiences to compelling experiences that leave a lasting impression.
The eye-catcher of this year’s Barco booth at ISE will be the F70 projector mounted on a moving, robotic arm. This setup demonstrates that the F70 has no mounting angle restri

viawareISE 2017: Double debut from Kramer
Friday, 3 February 2017

The Netherlands - Kramer Electronics will be showcasing at ISE 2017 two new offerings from theKramer VIA family of wireless presentation & collaboration solutions: VIA GO, an advanced wireless plug-and-present solution and VIAware, a software-only solution for wireless collaboration. The company will display its full range of products and solutions in Booth 1-F20 next to the Europa entrance.
VIA GO lets meeting participants easily and instantlypresent from any tablet, phone or laptop. With both built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and connectivity to wired LAN, VIA GO is easy to install and turns any existing projector or display into a state-of-the-art, BYOD wireless-enabled device.
VIAware is Kramer's new software-only VIA offering for both collaborative meeting environments and education and training. VIAware turns Windows PCs with Windows 10 into fully-featured VIA devices. The software is available for leasing monthly or as a one-time license fee.
VIAware offers Kramer VIA's full presentation and collaboration feature set. From any laptop or mobile device, in-room participants can view the main display, edit documents together in real time, share any size file, turn the main display into a digital whiteboard, chat with other users, stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to 1080p60), and more. VIAware also lets facilitators use e-polling and e-exams to easily and instantly measure how much students & trainees are actually learning.
(Jim Evans)

ISE 2017: Lab.gruppen launches Lucia amplifiers
Friday, 3 February 2017

The Netherlands - Lab.gruppen will introduce three new Lucia 60 W power models - Lucia 60/2M, Lucia 60/2 and Lucia 60/1-70.
“Lucia has an exceptionally small footprint and multiple mounting options and its input flexibility provides installers with an absolutely reliable and highly-cost effective solution,” notes Hakan Gustafsson of Lab Gruppen. “To further increase cost efficiencies we have introduced new 60 W power models, which reduces the initial system investment by 30% whilst delivering all the same features as the alternative models.”
Central to Lucia’s cost efficiencies is its Energy Star certification. After 20 minutes of no signal input, the amplifiers’ automatically enter standby mode and power up within one second when signal returns. Additionally Lucia incorporate intelligent fan control where it provides silent operation in idle and lower output levels.
Lucia’s ultra-compact form factor – a half-rack 1U chassis—allows it to be tucked away inconspicuously wherever needed. LUCIA mounts behind video screens using the included wall bracket, tucks away in rack shelves or drawers, or attaches to the optional pole mount or rack mount.
With the release of the Lucia 60 W models, Lab Gruppen is providing a new version of its free Application Browser software, V 1.5.0, which will support all nine Lucia models.
(Jim Evans)

ac-et-at-bsc-expo-2017AC-ET film & TV solutions at BSC Expo 2017
Thursday, 2 February 2017

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. will be showcasing many UK-exclusive and other product highlights from their Film & TV sales division’s one-stop inventory of lighting, control and grip solutions, at BSC Expo 2017, Battersea Evolution, London, UK, stand 107, 2-4 February.
The Film & TV division will showcase its wide choice of state of the art LED lighting fixtures, which offer flexible, efficient alternatives to more traditional technologies without loss of quality or volume of output.
A number of leading industry experts agree that the UK-exclusive Chroma-Q brand consistently pushes the technical and creative lighting possibilities of LED technology.
Products showing include the 2016 Cine Gear Expo-winning Space Force variable white soft source, which delivers an output and performance comparable with a traditional 6kW fixture in an energy-efficient lightweight, convection cooled, ultra quiet design. Also showing is the 2016 LDI and ESTA award-winning Color Force II colour-wash range, and the award-winning Studio Force 12 Variable Phosphor LED soft light.
The UK-exclusive DMG Lumière marque’s innovative SL1 range has been created in collaboration with gaffers, cinematographers and LED lighting specialists to satisfy the highest standards and needs of the motion capture industry. Available in single colour and bi-colour versions, functions include incredible colour quality, with a CRI of 94 and TLCI of 90-94, and with a very fine colour temperature tolerance. In addition, the fixtures have an incredible

l-acousticsISE 2017: L-Acoustics to unveil install system
Thursday, 2 February 2017

France/The Netherlands - L-Acoustics has announced the launch of Syva, a new format, high power speaker system which features six medium-frequency and three high-frequency speakers in a sleek J-shaped progressive curvature format. The groundbreaking transducer arrangement called segment source* produces an H/V 140° x 26° (+5/-21°) directivity pattern that is optimized for exceptional surface coverage and 35 meters of throw.
Syva is designed for corporate events, fashion and trade shows, as well as for sound reinforcement in amphitheatres and performing arts centres. The modern, sleek design will make it an attractive option for houses of worship as well as intimate settings such as home cinemas or lounge bars, says the company.
Syva can be accompanied by the Syva Low high power subwoofer or Syva Sub infra extension to achieve a 142 dB max SPL. Its companion Syva Low enclosure features two K2-grade 12” drivers designed to provide low frequency contour and extended bandwidth down to 40 Hz. Similarly Syva Sub features one KS28-grade 12” driver, to further extend the bandwidth of the system in the infrasound domain down to 27 Hz. One LA4X amplified controller can drive up to four Syva enclosures.
Syva can be wall- or pole-mounted, as well as flown, or used alone with its baseplate. Alternatively, Syva can be rapidly mounted on top of Syva Low or Syva Sub using the AutoConnect plug-and-play audio and physical link. A RAL colour program allows Syva to melt into any architecture.
“The introduction of Syva is a landmark for L-Acoustics,” sa

etc-ise-3ISE 2017: ETC caters for all needs
Thursday, 2 February 2017

The Netherlands - ETC's booth – 7-S225 – at ISE 2017 will be packed with lighting solutions “designed to meet the diverse needs of any installation”. ETC employees will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss project requirements, and demonstrate a selection of equipment.
Unison Paradigm is designed as a new way of thinking about building control, ETC’s visionary Unison Paradigm system fuses architectural lighting control advances with entertainment lighting-control technology. ETC brings its award-winning expertise in both areas together to give you the best of both worlds.
The Unison Paradigm family of products includes powerful software, elegant touchscreens, wall stations, modular control electronics, dimming and control enclosures, and accessories to offer the most customisable and people-friendly control systems available.
Making its international debut at ISE is the new portable version of the popular Irideon FPZ luminaire. The fixture pairs the best of ETC’s popular Source Four Mini LED platform with exceptional output, flexible zoom optics and a sleek industrial design to light your space with elegance and subtlety. Available for use with Eutrac three-circuit track with data, the feature-rich design is perfect for museums, lobbies, and retail environments.
To assimilate all of the different devices that a lighting system requires, ETC offers a range of networking solutions that ensure problem-free installation and smooth operations.
The ColorSource family of products was developed for those with limited budgets

saraISE 2017: Astro Spatial Audio to debut SARA II
Thursday, 2 February 2017

The Netherlands - At Integrated Systems Europe 2017, Astro Spatial Audio (ASA) will unveil its new SARA II Premium Rendering Engine. Appearing on the booth of Alcons Audio (Hall 6, booth H148), the second generation SARA II will power an “immersive pro ribbon experience”, with demonstrations taking place every two hours.
The 3U, rack-mountable SARA II brings the creative possibilities of object-based 3D sound to the live entertainment and installation industries, plus room acoustics and stage tracking features, all in an easy to use package. Boasting a redesigned fascia with a 2.8” touchscreen display, the hardware includes refinements such as ultra-low noise cooling, redundant on board SSD drives and up to 64 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways, all of which are assignable to at least 32 audio objects.
Browser-based access to a user-friendly GUI ensures ease of operation with simultaneous control from up to 10 devices (via OSC for MIDI, RS232 and GPIO). Latency is less than 5ms, while reliability of operation is ensured with solid construction and a Linux CentOS operating system. Harnessing the power of SpatialSound Wave (SSW) technology, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine delivers a suite of powerful features for driving fully object-based immersive audio productions, including 3D playback, dynamic electronic room acoustics and stage tracking.
“SARA II sits at the heart of the Astro Spatial Audio solution, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to

Backup charity announces 2017 Golf Day
Monday, 30 January 2017

UK - The charity formerly called Behind the Scenes UK has announced that its annual Live Events industry Charity Golfing day is back, re-branded and re-invented. Join the team behind Backup - the technical entertainment charity - along with friends and colleagues for a day of fun, frolics and frivolity - anything other than actual Golf!

The Gold Day will take place on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at The Drift Golf Club, East Horsley, Surrey, from 1000-1900hrs. For team entry, sponsorship opportunities and general inquiries please contact

Last year's Golf Day was a great success, raising over £7,000 for the charity.

Backup - the technical entertainment charity - run by a Board of Trustees from our Entertainment Industry. Previously known as Behind the Scenes UK, Backup provides help and financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are seriously ill or injured, or when an immediate family member is seriously ill or injured, or to their surviving family members. The Charity was created for all industry members to support each other in times of crisis. The model is simple: individuals and organizations contribute money to Backup and the Charity provides grants to help our colleagues through emergency situations. Backup brings help, hope and support in times of great need.



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