USA - Powersoft has unveiled Mezzo, a new line of amplifiers designed for the AV/IT market.
Mezzo consists of eight amplifier models, each offering different power and connectivity options. The range is suited for corporate, hospitality and educational environments and is a self-configuring amplifier system that delivers power and flexibility in a compact, Class-D technology design that is easy to install and operate.
Klas Dalbjorn, product manager at Powersoft, comments: “Until now, AV/IT integrators and end-users might have experienced limited flexibility in existing low power solutions to drive audio in corporate, hospitality and education environments. Our new Mezzo platform delivers the quality and reliability Powersoft is already known for, but with smaller power configurations that are highly adaptable for a range of different fixed installation environments.
“We recognise there are many system designers and integrators that seldom need more than 250W and can often make do on as little 15W on a channel - Mezzo covers these needs.”
The eight available models in the new Mezzo line consist of four power sizes, each offering an option with ‘A’ (analogue) or ‘AD’ (analogue-digital), which adds Dante/AES67. The power sizes include smaller option of 320W in 4 x 80W and 2 x 160W variants, and a larger option of 600W in 4 x 150 or 2 x 300W. All of the eight models are networkable and feature automatic setup for audio parameters, significantly reducing deployment time during installation.
“The power sharing capabilities of
USA - Bose Professional has expanded its portfolio with more than 50 new products designed to enable specifiers to “build complete Bose systems without sourcing from different vendors”.
Meanwhile, end-users are set to benefit from “a system with components that have been designed to work seamlessly together,” says Bose.
Announced earlier this year and being shown at InfoComm 2019 are the new ArenaMatch DeltaQ loudspeakers and ArenaMatch Utility loudspeakers, which bring Bose consistency, vocal clarity and flexibility to outdoor installations through DeltaQ technology.
Also introduced this year are 12 models of new, easy-to-install DesignMax loudspeakers in a range of sizes (ceiling and surface models, black and white, with subwoofer options); five new PowerSpace amplifiers (two with onboard DSP); two Commercial Sound Processors with a simplified configuration tool; three new digital ControlCentre controllers; and an upgraded Business Music System Designer software tool to facilitate quicker and better system designs.
Morten Jorgensen, director, global sales and operations, comments: “At Bose Professional, we believe pro audio is about creating incredible experiences. It’s about making the spaces in which we live and work better. With that in mind, we’re developing more products than ever, so that our customers can build complete systems that are easier to install and easier to operate while delivering clear, powerful sound in every space.”
USA - Coda Audio is launching its ultra-compact two-way Arrayable Point Source N-APS at this year’s InfoComm.
Combining the versatility of a point source with the arrayability of a line array, N-APS offers a sound reinforcement system for small to medium size venues by delivering twice the power handling, as well as significantly more low-end, than other comparable sized systems, says the company.
N-APS is the smaller sibling of Coda Audio’s APS system. For smaller venues or corporate events where, for example, the geometry of a space might be considered to make coverage awkward, N-APS provides “an unobtrusive, ultra-small, yet phenomenally powerful solution”.
Complementing the launch of N-APS, Coda Audio is also introducing N-SUB, a compact 15” high output subwoofer that reaches as low as 30Hz. Like N-APS, N-SUB benefits from DAC which allows it to reach high SPLs whilst staying “completely cool”.
USA - ROE Visual has introduced a new series of LED screens at Infocomm 2019.
The new LED products, named Amber and Jasper, are designed to serve the market for fixed installation and AV integration.
Based on its experience with LED screens used in the live event industry ROE Visual has based the range on its philosophy of providing adaptable products that offer excellent visual quality and are easy to install, maintain and use.
Amber is designed for environments where excellent visuals count. “Installing a fine pitch video screen in exacting environments, like corporate boardrooms, broadcast studios or control rooms just got easier with the Amber LED panels,” says the company.
Jasper is designed for high-end indoor LED applications. The Jasper LED panels are developed to “play into the demands for permanent video installations”.
USA - The all new A-Series from d&b audiotechnik introduces the augmented array: an advanced loudspeaker concept born from the d&b applied evolution system development philosophy. Combining variable splay angles, two approaches to acoustic optimization, and advanced waveguide design, the A-Series addresses applications where coverage flexibility in both the horizontal and the vertical is paramount.
Realising all the adaptability of a point source cluster with the extensive control options of a d&b line array, the system comprises the AL60 and AL90 loudspeakers, with ALi60 and ALi90 offering cabinets designed specifically for permanent installation.
Using the appropriate frame, up to four AL60/AL90 and ALi60/ALi90 loudspeakers can be flown either in vertical or horizontal arrays. Variable splay angles between adjacent cabinets can be set in five degree increments from -10 to +10 allowing the finest of adjustments and ensuring sound is directed precisely where it is wanted.
Midrange Directivity Control (MDC) ensures frequencies between 200Hz and 2kHz are evenly distributed, regardless of the splay angle. With 60° horizontal dispersion and directivity control down to approximately 550 Hz, the AL60/ALi60 can cover a distance of up to 30 meters. The AL90/ALi90 - with its 90° horizontal pattern control down to 370Hz - is sonically and mechanically compatible, ensuring the same optimal acoustic result is achieved consistently anywhere, at any angle - whatever the configuration.
The A-Series is compatible with a range of d&b a
USA - Launching at InfoComm 2019, MFX Multi-Function Monitors MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are passive 12” and 15” two-way coaxial monitors with a performance level engineered to complement the X-Line Advance line array models X1, X2, X12-128 and X12-125F, and corresponding installation versions.
MFX Multi-Function Monitors utilise high-output coaxially aligned HF and LF transducers matched with an innovative new Electro-Voice-engineered Constant-Directivity waveguide and a new crossover design. Coverage in monitor orientation is 40° H x 60° V. The dimensions and location of the waveguide interact with the woofer to effectively create a bipole output, enhancing coverage control through the midrange frequencies.
In addition to providing a stable sound image as the performer moves off-axis, the compact coaxial design presents a significantly lower-profile footprint on stage in comparison to competitive high-end monitors, helping to maintain audience sight lines and reducing stage clutter. A new cabinet concept with dual monitor angles (35° and 55°) allows the output to be precisely focused towards the performer.
MFX Multi-Function Monitors were developed to deliver “a best-in-class combination of professional performance and excellent value”. Target customers include production companies that provide sound systems for any kind of live performance, including spoken-word presentations, corporate events, worship services and concerts.
The multi-functional aspect of the speakers makes them a more attractive investment for live sound companie
USA - L-Acoustics is launching launch the LS10 Avnu certified AVB switch. LS10 which offers an out-of-the box AVB solution for connectivity, providing a simple, reliable networking solution.
A founding member of the user-driven Milan workgroup, L-Acoustics is committed to AVB, the only Ethernet standard built to deal with the real-time needs of media transport. Milan, and AVB, ensure that the professional audio/visual industry has a future-proof standard for moving time-sensitive audio and video data across a network. Developed by and for users, based on open standards, Milan is destined to become the industry standard.
“We know our users don’t have the bandwidth to be IT experts, spending all their time configuring networks,” explains Genio Kronauer, director of electronics at L-Acoustics, and member of the Milan work group since its founding. “With LS10, you get a rugged AVB switch that works effortlessly. All you have to do is plug in LS10, you are ready to send audio through your entire network in seconds.”
Two LS10 units can be mounted side-by-side in a 1U rack space for effortless redundancy. With front and rear connectivity, LS10 can be easily mounted in the LA-RAK II, distributing audio and control to other amplified controllers or other LA-RAK II units through eight EtherCON connectors and two SFP cages for fibre optics transceivers. With no need for internal ventilation, LS10 operates in silence without risk for overheating.
Enabling easy deployment of Milan redundancy specifications, LS10 is designed to overcome the challe
USA - disguise has announced the official launch of a new gx range flagship server. On booth #521 at InfoComm 2019, disguise will preview its powerful new gx 2c server, designed to “meet ever increasing creative demands and technological advances”.
The gx 2c server features even more GPU processing power, more capture and storage, as well as 10-bit and HDR support. Creatives can now build environments with more particles, effects and richer scenes, at higher resolutions and smoother frame rates, says the company. As creative ambition increases, the GPU and memory has been maximised in direct response to user requests for greater real-time content performance.
The gx 2c can capture 8x 3G-SDI inputs, unlocking new workflows for broadcast and live events, where they will be able to utilise more live feeds than ever before. The video inputs allow users to capture 2x2160p60 (2x4K@60) four times the capability of the predecessor, the gx 2. These inputs are also 10-bit capable, with the same low latency as existing pro and gx range machines.
The gx 2c also has double the amount of media storage than the gx 2, with a 4TB NVMe drive fitted, freeing up creatives to work with better quality codecs. The increased storage, combined with increased capture capabilities plus all the rendering power, will enable live events creatives to grow and expand their vision even further, pushing the boundaries of what is achievable.
“As one of our most popular server ranges, the gx 2c was born out of the innovation of our in-house teams designing and creating b
USA - DPA Microphones is previewing a new addition to its microphone line-up, the 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone, at InfoComm 2019.
Suitable for house of worship and choir applications, the 4097 provides the same sonic qualities as the brand’s d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone but was designed specifically to capture dynamic choir sound, with both wireless or wired configurations.
The 4097 Choir Mic also features DPA’s flat off-axis supercardioid pattern and, like all DPA microphones, has been designed to be one of the most natural-sounding solutions available. As a result, the microphone has a very high-gain-before-feedback, and due to the off-axis characteristic that DPA is renowned for, it makes the entire choir sound natural - not just on axis - but from all angles. This makes using multiple mics on the choir easy for the sound engineer as he can easily mix the various parts of the choir and blend it all together without having to fight the artifacts created from uneven mic pattern pick-up.
“We are excited to introduce our newest microphone solution to industry professionals at InfoComm this year,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “We put a great deal of time into designing a sleek choir microphone that is smaller than other mics of its kind, and has a light and elegant look at the same time. With the same sonic character as all other DPA mics, the 4097 Choir Microphone meets the high standards that users have come to expect from DPA.”
Configured with a MicroDot connector and a DPA adapter for
USA - Nexo’s new P12 is billed as “an ultra-versatile multi-purpose loudspeaker, bringing ingenious technical innovation to a wide range of sound reinforcement applications”.
This is the first time the company has designed a 12” enclosure. The much-anticipated P12 “promises to establish a new benchmark for the all-purpose point-source cabinet that can deliver at front of house, on stage, and as part of a distributed system”.
Inside the curvilinear enclosure of custom birch and poplar plywood, the P12 employs a purpose-designed 12” LF neodymium driver and 3” diaphragm HF driver in a coaxial configuration. The cabinet footprint is very compact, measuring 531mm x 432mm x 317mm. Frequency response is 60Hz-20kHz, and the SPL is an impressive 138dB Peak (passive)/140dB Peak (active mode).
In an innovative design twist which allows the user to customise his or her P12 cabinet, the horn flanges can be interchanged to deliver a variety of directivities – from the 60•x 60• that is provided as standard, to a 90•x 40• or an asymmetrical 50•- 100•x 40•. (The interchangeable flanges are marketed as accessories.) Switching between different directivities can be accomplished in just 15 seconds, easily removing the steel grille and replacing the flare, which uses a magnetic fixing.
Less than 20 kg in weight, the ergonomic design of the P12 includes carry handles on each side, pole-mount fitting with a Speakon connector behind it to allow tidy cable management, and threaded inserts for connection of mounting accessories. P12 can
USA - Danley has introduced the J7-95 Jericho Horn cabinet at InfoComm.
The loudspeaker has the smallest footprint in the Jericho Series by being only 3ft tall (just under 1m) and weighing 265 pounds (116kg).
The J7-95 uses Tom Danley’s patented Synergy Horn Technology, merging the output of 12 of the 18 drivers through the fifth generation combiner to deliver ‘near-perfect magnitude and phase response’.
“The small footprint and big sound of the J7 make it the closest thing to a ‘utility’ Jericho Horn that Danley has ever made,” explains Mike Hedden, president of Danley Sound Labs. “The potential applications are diverse, and we encourage everyone to stop by the Danley booth at InfoComm to learn more.”
Danley has reported that the first eight J7-95 models have already been specified for the outdoor Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre near St. Louis.
Europe - Milos has introduced the Armor Cart, a new hoist utility vehicle that provides safe and convenient transport and storage for up to four hoists.
Made from aluminium, the Armor Cart comes in two versions: model MAC-01-4025-A1 holds four 250kg hoists, and model MAC-01-2100-A1 holds two one tonne hoists.
Due to its compact form factor, and the possibility to stack Armor Carts on top of each other, transport volume is reduced up to 50% compared to flight cases, says the manufacturer. In addition, its open-air design reduces humidity within the interior and allows your hoists to dry faster, thereby helping to prevent corrosion.
USA - Astro Spatial Audio is set to debut full integration between its audio technology and the renowned BlackTrax real-time tracking technology at InfoComm 2019.
Based on a new algorithm which seamlessly converts Real-Time Tracking Protocol (RTTrP) signals to Open Sound Control (OSC) commands, the BlackTrax integration will form the centrepiece of a busy show for Astro Spatial Audio. InfoComm visitors will have numerous opportunities to experience true object-based audio in demonstrations taking place across partner manufacturers’ booths.
The BlackTrax demonstration will be featured in the demo room of Martin Audio (W224C), whose Sound Adventures immersive audio system has the Astro Spatial Audio SARA II Premium Rendering Engine at its heart.
Meanwhile, the Alcons Audio demo room (W231A) will feature the Pro Ribbon Immersive Experience with Astro Spatial Audio. As well as numerous listening opportunities, visitors will be treated to special presentations by front of house engineers Buford Jones (Pink Floyd, David Bowie) and Robert Scovill (Tom Petty, Prince).
The arrival of BlackTrax integration further reinforces Astro Spatial Audio’s entirely brand independent philosophy.
“We are delighted to bring full integration between BlackTrax and Astro Spatial Audio to InfoComm in the company of our wonderful partners at Martin Audio,” says Astro Spatial Audio managing director, Bjorn van Munster. “We are also very excited to see what Buford Jones and Robert Scovill think of true object-based audio as part of our fantastic collaborat
USA - Adamson Systems Engineering has an increased presence at InfoComm 2019, exhibiting in the audio hall (stand 6389) and hosting product demonstrations throughout the event in a private demo room.
Adamson is set to expand its installation-focused IS-Series with the launch of the IS219 subwoofer. The company will also host a Milan Momentum Update in its demo room alongside representatives from fellow Avnu Alliance manufacturers at 5pm local time on 12 June (Wednesday).
“The response from architects and AV systems designers and integrators regarding our IS-Series has been incredibly encouraging,” comments Brian Fraser, product manager with Adamson. “There’s obviously a demand for premium, tour-proven sound quality in unobtrusive, architecturally-friendly enclosures, and there’s no better event to expand the series and enhance its versatility for various applications than InfoComm 2019.”
The IS219 subwoofer is the latest addition to Adamson’s installation-tailored IS-Series, which packs the company’s sophisticated, tour-proven technology into sleek, architecturally-friendly cabinets with rugged and unobtrusive rigging solutions. The product has been developed with input from several prominent integrators.
Adamson will be hosting regular demonstrations of the IS219 and wider IS-Series, along with the popular S-Series and new CS-Series of intelligent, Milan-ready compact loudspeakers in demo room W230C.
“We’ve been working with other industry leaders as part of the Avnu Alliance on the development of the Milan protoco
USA - Community Professional Loudspeakers is launching its new line of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers (ALC) at InfoComm 2019.
The new Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers are designed to provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and amplification functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any Community loudspeaker application.
Standard Ethernet communication protocols allow for fast system design, system control, and remote system monitoring. Analogue and Dante inputs included in each model are assignable per channel in static or failover/backup configuration, supporting quick and easy integration into any new or existing system.
Three models of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers are available: ALC-404D (four channels x 400W), the ALC-1604D (four channels x 1600W), and the ALC-3202D (two channels x 3200W). Bridged channel pairs support driving loads down to 4Ohms at double the power of a single channel, providing additional flexibility for real-world Community loudspeaker system applications.
Community-authored loudspeaker pre-sets include equalisation, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application. Additionally, each Community loudspeaker pre-set includes loudspeaker power and impedance information, allowing the system configuration software to display the total power and impedance of multiple parallel-wired loudspeakers, further reducing the ti
USA - Yamaha is launching new products for the installed and live audio industries at InfoComm 2019.
The new PC Series D and DI models are a new kind of power amplifier, featuring state-of-the-art signal processing, Dante audio networking and a 20 x 8 input matrix. The matrix means that sound from analogue or Dante inputs can be output via Dante to another amplifier, after adjusting using the onboard processors, greatly enhancing the flexibility and scalability of the system.
There is a choice of standard (D) or installation (DI) version, both available with a power output of 600W or 1200W (8Ω) and delivering stable operation at a high load of 2Ω. The DI models can handle high-impedance connections, allowing them to drive multiple speakers from a single channel.
InfoComm 2019 sees the announcement of AFC4, the latest version of Yamaha’s innovative Active Field Control (AFC) acoustic conditioning system. A combination of architectural acoustics and electro-acoustic signal processing, AFC allows users to manipulate and enhance the acoustics of a space in order to improve the sound for both audiences and performers, as well as to accommodate a wider range of applications.
The full line-up of the Yamaha’s VX range of speakers is on show including the new VXC2F and VXC8S ceiling models, plus the latest V3.0 update for the Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software.
Yamaha’s ProVisionaire Control (Windows) and ProVisionaire Touch (iOS) software applications allow the intuitive creation of bespo
USA - Obsidian Control Systems is showing a new data distribution range of products at InfoComm 2019. Netron encompasses Ethernet to DMX gateway, DMX splitter and DMX/RDM splitter solutions, supporting applications from live production and venue installations to architectural environments.
The Netron range offers three Ethernet to DMX gateways, the rackmount 12-port EN12, the EN4, and the ultra-compact POE-powered EP4. All devices support sACN, Art-NET, RDM and offer web remote configuration, while internal presets for the most common uses offer plug-and-play deployments.
Three variants of RDM splitter round out the range; two compact splitters with six XLR (RDM 6XL) or RJ45 (RDM645) connections, plus the RDM 10, an advanced ten-port dual-input splitter combined with a two Universe EtherDMX gateway.
France - Perseo-S, Ayrton's latest compact LED moving head, is now shipping.
The lumianire, which was unveiled at Prolight+Sound 2019 in April, is suitable for a broad range of indoor and outdoor applications thanks to its IP65 rating, light weight and 27,000lm output from a 500W LED source (calibrated at 8000K).
Perseo-S boasts a subtractive CMY colour mixing system, a variable CTO and a wheel with six complementary colours that combine to produce "an infinite palette of vivid pastels and saturated colours". The fixture has a zoom range of 7° - 56°, no hotspot, and an improvement from distortion at wide angles.
The framing section allows accurate positioning of four shutter blades on a 100% surface area in all positions, so that the user can frame any object regardless of the luminaire’s position. The image section includes 18 interchangeable HD glass gobos on two wheels: one rotating wheel with seven positions and one fixed wheel with eleven positions. The effects section includes a continuous dynamic effects wheel; a 15-blade iris diaphragm; two frost filters, one soft edge, one hard edge; and two rotating prisms, one circular with five facets and one linear with four facets.
Perseo-S can be controlled by DMX-RDM, Art-Net or a wireless link using CRMX TiMo RDM from LumenRadio.
USA - Orlando-based Professional Wireless Systems has announced that the PRZM RF over fibre (RFoF) conversion system and Alpha Quad-4 and Alpha Quad-8 units will make their InfoComm debut in Orlando this week.
PRZM, designed to facilitate the remote placement of wireless audio antennas beyond 200ft, is ideal for live production as well as installed sound applications. As it is controlled via software, it allows the user to easily monitor status and adjust attenuation.
“As the RF available for production purposes continues to shrink, it becomes more important than ever to be able to create remote antenna systems that can cover large areas,” says Jimmy Van Winkle, general manager for Professional Wireless Systems. “The conversion and subsequent distribution of RF over fibre ensures that the signal is pure with no degradation of quality in order to have a seamless production.”
The Alpha Quad-4 and Quad-8 are intended for use with multiple Shure Axient AD4Q receivers in Quadversity mode. The units provide four individual unity-gain signals (A, B, C, D) to up to four quad receivers (eight with the Quad-8), with RF filtering at 470-616 MHz. Power is supplied to the units with either the main or the Aux inputs. Redundant power is provided by utilising both main and aux inputs.
USA - Christie has introduced the Christie Core Series and the next generation of Christie CorePlus. Core Series is designed for applications such as shopping mall kiosks, airport and public transit signage, and select corporate installations with budgetary constraints.
“We were, and still are, so excited to launch our Christie MicroTiles LED last February, which got a phenomenal response from our customers,” says Ted Romanowitz, senior product manager, Christie. “MicroTiles LED are best-in-class but there are occasions when customers don’t need those advanced capabilities or don’t have the budget, so we wanted to bring certain advanced capabilities to the ‘value’ space - and that’s where Core and CorePlus fit. Both CorePlus and Core Series deliver enhanced benefits and design flexibility typically offered only on more expensive products from the competition.”
With pixel pitches from 1.2 to 2.5 mm, redundant on-board power and ADA-compliant mount system; Christie Core Series installs directly onto any wall without a costly mounting frame, saving setup time and money for integrators and end users, says the company.
“Core Series makes LED video walls affordable for even small budgets without sacrificing quality and the high-value design delivers all the key features in a package that is easy to install and maintain,” says Romanowitz.
“Christie CorePlus has been very well received and we wanted to kick that up a notch and so we updated the product line in two important ways. “First, we’ve improved optical performance
UK - Allen & Heath has released Custom Control, a customisable cross-platform control app that offers bespoke control over the dLive installed audio systems.
Integrators can now freely design multiple user interfaces for systems built on the dLive engine, tailored to different user levels and/or device types. For example, a bartender can be presented with a simple phone interface, while the AV operator can access uncluttered levels and routing on their tablet, but more comprehensive control when using their laptop.
The design of the app interface is via Custom Control editor software for Windows and Mac OS. Access to all levels, mutes and sends is provided, together with preset recall, source selection and metering. Tabs can be configured for easy access to multiple control pages or zones. Once complete, the configuration is uploaded to the core of the system, the MixRack, ready for deployment.
Any device running the Custom Control app can log into the system with a given user profile, at which point the correct user interface is instantly downloaded and displayed. This allows for both kiosk applications and BYOD use, since the configuration is deployed on demand. Users can be password protected for added security.
Installation product manager Martijn Verkerk comments: “The name says it all - Custom Control empowers users by giving them the exact controls they need. Using Custom Control editor, the integrator can even tailor the design of the interface to seamlessly blend into the look and feel of the venue.”
The Custom Control
USA - Brompton Technology reports that LED screen manufacturer digiLED will feature its Tessera SX40 LED processor and XD 10G data distribution unit on its booth at this year’s InfoComm.
As well as displaying the SX40 and XD units on a dedicated plinth, an SX40 will also be running digiLED’s new digiTHIN HD screen. This 1.5mm pixel pitch LED screen offers a true 16:9 ratio, native HD resolutions and is designed as the replacement for fixed installations that would traditionally be serviced by high end projection screens. The 1.5m x 0.85m screen section on display at InfoComm will sit on digiLED’s new Squashed Frog plate, which adds extra versatility users of the HD panels by allowing it to be used on temporary mounts and stands.
“We’ve been keen to work with Brompton for a long time,” says digiLED technical director Tom Mudd. “We’ve always been customer driven and recent enquiries for digiTHIN that need extremely accurate colour reproduction have prompted us to add Brompton to our processor offering. We know Brompton processors have the right capabilities and, along with highly accurate screen calibration, gives us the confidence that our clients will get a VIP processing solution on a VIP screen product.”
“We’re delighted to be working with digiLED and it’s a real pleasure to see our products on their booth at Infocomm 2019,” adds Brompton’s business development manager Rob Fowler. “They were one of the first companies I spoke with when I joined Brompton and I know there has always been a desire on both sides to work t
UK/USA - Following the successful release of the major V4.8 update at the beginning of 2019, SSL has now followed up with the latest Live V4.9 console and SOLSA software.
This release includes a host of feature updates and performance enhancements including the addition of new patch manager for importing and exporting input patches, talkback groups, speed enhancements for scene recalls and routing page navigation, plus numerous other workflow and functionality improvements.
SSL will present the Live V4.9 software release at InfoComm 2019 this week.
USA - ADJ has announced the immediate availability of its flagship IP65-rated moving head, the Hydro Beam X2.
Part of ADJ’s Hydro Series, the luminaire is designed for outdoor events, tour production and permanent installation in environments where rain, humidity, dust or sand could impair the function of regular fixtures.
“Since we first announced the Hydro Series at LDI last year, the interest we have received - especially in the X2 model - has been incredible,” explains ADJ USA’s national sales manager, Alfred Gonzales. “There is clearly huge demand for a powerful, robustly-built and IP65-rated moving head beam fixture at this price point. This incredibly punchy fixture offers phenomenal brightness and is ideal for 200ft+ throws. The applications for the X2 are many and varied.
“Obviously, it will appeal to the festival and outdoor events market, as well as large outdoor clubs and event venues. However, its protection from dust, dirt and moisture will also appeal to the rental market. For busy rental houses who send their fixtures out on shows every week, prep time can be limited. When a regular fixture comes back covered in dirt, it needs to be painstakingly stripped and cleaned. However, because it is IP65-rated, the X2 can simply be rinsed down with water, dried and sent straight back out the door!”
ADJ has also announced that two new IP65-rated moving heads will join the Hydro Series - Hydro Beam X1, a compact beam fixture with a 100W Osram Sirius HRI discharge lamp, and Hydro Wash X7, a wash fixture with seven 40W Osram