Product News

lacoustics-syvaralL-Acoustics takes L-ISA and Syva to CUE
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Netherlands - L-Acoustics will be exhibiting at CUE, held from 15-17 January at the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands, where it will welcome visitors to stand 122 to meet the L-Acoustics team and learn more about the L-ISA Immersive Sound Art platform, view the new Syva colinear source system and the upcoming P1 networked digital audio processor.
Established in London in 2014 by L-Acoustics founder Dr. Christian Heil, L-ISA is L-Acoustics’ immersive sound brand. L-ISA draws on extensive audio and psychoacoustic research to develop sound design and processing tools for live shows, creative events and private residences. L-ISA is the only comprehensive solution that integrates innovative sound design, loudspeaker systems, proprietary processing hardware and software-based audio tools, says the company.
Syva, meanwhile, is a new breed of speaker, blending L-Acoustics line-source heritage with a plug-and-play simplicity and an elegant design.
(Jim Evans)

apg-live-manager-macAPG to unveil Live Manager at JTSE 2017
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

France - APG will unveil APG Live Manager at the 2017 JTSE (Paris, 21 - 22 November, stand 94). The new software will be presented alongside the successful Uniline Compact loudspeaker system, which is currently proving a resounding success in fixed installations as well as staging applications, both in France and overseas.
A result of the combined work of both the Active Audio and APG R&D teams, the new APG Live Manager remote control and monitoring software offers increased performance in a new user friendly graphic interface, allowing the user to control the entire APG range of products, from the DMS26 and DMS48 external processors to the DA50:4 and DA15:4 DSP amplifiers, says the company.
APG Live Manager allows the user to work offline in order to remotely prepare for any type of project, even those which require a complex configuration, and perform a number of background tasks from loading the loudspeaker pre-sets to working on grouping functions.
Visitors will also have an opportunity to see APG’s flagship Uniline Compact (UC) range, which is enjoying considerable success both on a French and international scale. The UC range comprises the UC206N (for mid and long range), the UC206W (for short and mid-range) and the UC115B subwoofer.
(Jim Evans)

shark-02Work Pro debuts LightShark at LDI 2017
Monday, 20 November 2017

USA - Work Pro introduced a new range of hardware lighting consoles, LightShark, at LDI. Billed as the first DMX-based hardware lighting console range to offer wireless, browser-based control from a multi-touch smartphone or tablet, with support for up to three connected devices simultaneously, LightShark sets a new standard for features and usability at its price point, says the company.
The LightShark range comprises the LS-Core and the LS-1 console, both developed and designed entirely within Work Pro's lighting division. The LS-1 “brings together the best features from the world of innovative software-only lighting control and marries them to an intuitive, ergonomic assignable hardware control surface”. The LS-Core omits the LS-1’s hardware control surface, but offers exactly the same lighting control software, processing power, and smartphone/tablet-based software control interface.
Alongside all of the features users expect from a modern, fully featured lighting control system (including detailed control of colour and gobo options via palettes, comprehensive grouping options, CueList operation with up to 1200 Cues and Lists, customisable automation via an elegant, easy-to-use graphics-based Executor window, and special effects such as fanning), LightShark offers intuitive control over a total of eight 512-channel DMX Universes, plus built-in support for an ever-growing library of lighting Fixtures. A Fixtures editor is also built into the console for those that wish to modify or customise Fixture control templates.
“The LS-1 console

q-10frontSGM launches Q-10 at LDI 2017
Monday, 20 November 2017

USA - SGM released an all-in-one IP65-rated LED luminaire, Q-10, at LDI.
With an output of 60,000 lm, this RGBW unit has the functionalities of a strobe light, a flood light, a pixel light, and a blinder with a non-fading continuous output. At the same time, the powerful and low-noise Q-10 is practically maintenance-free and comes with a user-friendly display, wireless control, and integrated handle making is easy to operate, transport, rig, and to focus, says the company.
As with all the other IP65-rated luminaires in SGM’s product range, the Q-10 comes with the SGM thermal management and is kept free of externally induced particles on internal optics and light sources. The internal built-in patented SGM dehumidifier further protects the fixture from moisture, smoke fluid, pollution, humidity, and any other factors that can generate corrosion.
With an expected lifetime of 50,000 hours, this rectangular full colour SMD LED luminaire keeps the same accurate colour calibration of the remaining SGM Q series and the avoidance of colour shifts. It incorporates a total of 4,096 SMD LEDS evenly distributed between RGB SMD LEDs and white SMD LEDs, delivering best-in-class optical colour mixing as well as a linear colour temperature control ranging from 2,000K to 10,000K.
With the wide 110° beam angle, the Q-10 offers a wide even-field coverage, making it ideal for cycloramas, wall washing, large objects and areas, and stage lighting. It comes with eight individually controllable segments, generating wide-ranging colour effects and pixel-mapping co

robe-rocks-ldi-2017-ldi172206363Robe reports “busiest and most energised” LDI
Monday, 20 November 2017

USA - Czech manufacturer Robe Lighting showcased its MegaPointe fixture for the first time in the USA at LDI 2017 in Las Vegas.
The moving light was presented with a 2017 PLSN Gold Star Product Award for Best New Hybrid Light and was the focus Robe’s lightshow which featured 42 x MegaPointes and a number of LEDBeam 150s, onePATTs, Divine UVs, Spiiders and pixelPATTs, while a freestyle mirror suit dancer performed hourly at booth 715. The stand design and the show’s choreography were conceived by Robe’s creative team led by Nathan Wan and Andy Webb.
Robe North America CEO Bob Schacherl described the show as “our busiest and most energised LDI to date”, adding: “The turnout of clients was amazing and validates our sales and marketing approach for the North American market.”
Robe’s architectural division Anolis had its own dedicated space on the booth and showcased the new Divine and Ambien product ranges plus other products like ArcSource.
The team from Robe North America was joined by a contingent from Robe International to welcome visitors to their stand from across the US, Canada, Central and Latin America. The company also reported a perceptible increase in European visitors this year.
In addition to the MegaPointe Live show, Robe featured two black-box demo studios at the stand for detailed close-up demos, including a preview of the Tarantula, the next arachnid (Spiider family) fixture.
Robe lighting s.r.o. and CEO and co-founder Josef Valchar commented, “It was another fantastic show for us and LDI is without

Record orders for new Hippotizer + range
Monday, 20 November 2017

USA - The recently-launched Hippotizer + range has already broken Green Hippo sales records and produced “an unprecedented number of sales enquiries”, the company claims.
The Hippotizer + Media Server range - comprising the Amba+, Boreal+, Karst+, Montane+, and Taiga+ - has yielded over 100 orders, all of which landed before the official product launch at LDI in Las Vegas on the 17 November.
James Roth, head of sales & marketing at Green Hippo commented: “I am delighted that pre-orders from our ROW territories have already passed the 100 units mark and this is before the official launch at LDI. With many major territories waiting until LDI, this will be by far and away the most successful Green Hippo product launch ever and we’re delighted at the response from the international markets.”
Green Hippo has logged sales enquiries from across the globe and sales have already been made by A.C. Entertainment Technologies (UK); Ampco Flashlight Sales (Benelux); Bary AS (Norway); Eclipse Staging Services (Dubai); Beacon SSR (Sweden); EarPro (Spain and Portugal); Lexair Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand); Light Partner (Denmark); MLK SOUND (Belarus); Technical Supply Japan (Japan); and TNIRED (South Korea).
(Jim Evans)

encorewashcld31-1Martin MAC Encore Wash debuts at LDI
Friday, 17 November 2017

USA - Harman Professional Solutions is introducing a full-featured LED moving head - the MAC Encore Wash - at LDI 2017 in Las Vegas.
Set to be released for sale in January, the unit will be available in two dedicated colour temperature variants: WRM for 3000K warm incandescent emulation, and CLD for 6000K neutral daylight. The WRM is a replacement for the discontinued MAC TW1, while the CLD is a LED-based alternative to the MAC Viper Wash DX. Both variants can also be used as replacements for tungsten or HMI based Fresnel fixtures.
“When we released MAC Encore Performance a few months back, we instantly had lighting industry influencers praising this new benchmark fixture in high quality LED lighting,” said Markus Klüsener, product manager - stage lighting, Harman Professional Solutions. “With the introduction of MAC Encore Wash we now have a fixture family that offers a premium solution for all stage lighting requirements.”
The company is expected to make more product announcements over the weekend.

claypakyaxcor300seriesClaypaky launches Axcor 300 range at LDI 2017
Friday, 17 November 2017

USA - Claypaky is releasing a new range of the Axcor 300 family of moving LED fixtures at LDI 2017 in Las Vegas. It comprises of a spot, a wash and a beam, all driven by a white LED engine with a rated power of up to 180 Watts.
The Axcor Spot 300 has 17 gobos on two wheels, including seven dichroic rotating gobos. Weighing just 20kg and measuring a little over 500mm, this unit incorporates features that are not often found in models of this size, like a rotating prism, a motorised iris, a soft edge filter, a 16-bit dimmer, and a 8-40° zoom.
The Axcor Beam M 300 has an even more compact body, measuring less than 500mm, and is able to emit a super-concentrated solid beam with a beam angle as small as 2° and a surprising light output. The wealth and quality of its colours and aerial effects, its electronic focus and its 140mm diameter front lens make the Axcor Beam 300 a suitable beam moving light in any application area.
The Axcor Wash 300 has a 140mm front PC lens and linear 5.5° - 42° zoom. Producing colours is its speciality: it is fitted with all the components you need to produce any shade of colour you desire, with a light diffusion uniformity comparable to higher-end models.
(Jim Evans)

adb-klemantis-artRevitalised ADB lands in Las Vegas
Thursday, 16 November 2017

USA - ADB has landed at the LDI show in Las Vegas alongisde Claypaky and the Osram Group, who acquired the brand in 2016. Through in-depth market insight and advanced technological know-how, it aims to optimise the brand’s products after having updated production all over the world.
“ADB had already pioneered some of the key technologies used in theatre & studio lighting, such as digital dimmers, memory control systems, condenser optics for theatre spotlights and it was strongly established as a leading manufacturer”, says Simone Capeleto, ADB CEO.
“The range of services and products types that ADB now offers is one of the most complete on the market: ADB is mastering software and hardware development, as well as product engineering and production of all key components of a stage lighting system, i.e. luminaires, dimmers, control desks, networks and motorised suspensions.
“From system design through equipment specifications, installation and commissioning, the ADB Project Team provides customised solutions for any kind of stage or studio lighting system. All products quality is certified by officially recognized third parties and the whole newest production is UL approved.”
Claypaky CEO Pio Nahum says: “The theatre sector is rapidly changing with the dramatic breakthrough of LED technology and automation, technologies in which Osram and Claypaky are leaders and innovators. LEDification has eliminated the technical differences that existed between geographical zones, and ADB’s new LED projectors can benefit from a worldwide

adj-ldiADJ sets double debut for LDI 2017
Thursday, 16 November 2017

USA - ADJ Lighting is debuting two new product ranges as well as showcasing other recent additions to its portfolio of lighting, video and effects equipment at LDI 2017.
The company is launching a new video panel range, the Design Series. This system comprises four modular panels of different shapes - DS4 (square), DS4T (triangle), DS4QC (quarter circle) and DS4HC (rectangle) - that can be combined into almost any shape and size of video screens.
The new MOD Series is ADJ’s latest range of professional LED pars. The range comprises four models, each featuring the same casing design, but with a different LED configuration: MOD QW100 (7 x 15W RGBW LEDs), MOD QA60 (4 x 15W RGBA LEDs), MOD HEX100 (7 x 15W RGBWA+UV LEDs) and MOD TW100 (7 x 15W CW/WW/WW/Amber 4-IN-1 variable colour temperature white LEDs – a LED chip made exclusively for ADJ).
The modular design means that the LEDs can slide back into the casing to create a snoot that eliminates side glare, while an optional pearl white housing kit will also be available.
Also on display at LDI 2017 will be ADJ’s LED hybrid moving head, the Vizi CMY300. Powered by a 300W LED engine that offers massive output ideal for large venues and productions, this flexible unit functions interchangeably as a beam, spot or wash fixture.
The ADJ LDI booth will also showcase the latest additions to the company’s Entour Series of professional effects generators. The new ADJ Entour Haze Pro is a touring-grade haze machine built into a durable flight case. It offers a very quick warm-up time and an im

bw-case-anglewebBroadWeigh looks forward to networking at LDI
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

USA - BroadWeigh is set to meet with several of its product partners and end-users at LDI in Las Vegas to introduce them to the latest updates and additions to its product range.
One of the company’s latest developments is the BroadWeigh TwistLink – a smart piece of kit which allows a BroadWeigh 4.75 tonne shackle to be quickly connected to a 4.75 tonne or 3.25 tonne shackle without having to mess around with the pin, nut and Rclip. It has holes at 90 degrees to minimise potential torsion loading in the load pin and conforms to the European Machinery Directive.
This will be joined by the new Wind Speed Sensor foam insert which holds Wind Speed Sensors in both large and small BroadWeigh flight cases. The large case has undergone some changes so that accessories can now fit cleverly within the lid.
Jonathan Purdue, BroadWeigh’s business development manager commented: “LDI is a fantastic place to meet with new and existing customers on a truly international stage. BroadWeigh has been working hard on its product developments this year and I’m looking forward to showing our customers just what we’ve been up to.”
He continued: “We’re also pleased to be releasing a new wireless USB dongle base station; the smallest base station in the BroadWeigh product range. The BW-BSd has a line of sight range of 500m for all BroadWeigh shackles and is housed in a compact USB style enclosure. It is cable free, which makes it ideally suited for laptops and tablets and provides a quick solution for portable logging. This is sure to make life even

chamsys-magic-mq-stadium-wingChamSys MagicQ Stadium Wing lands at LDI
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

USA - A MagicDMX Basic USB-DMX interface giveaway and a new addition to the award-winning MagicQ Stadium series are among the highlights at LDI for ChamSys.
The company will be giving interfaces to the first 100 visitors to its booth (1415) who have downloaded and installed MagicQ on their PCs, Macs or Linux systems. (Details of that offer can be found on
Certain to draw a lot of attention at the ChamSys booth is the MagicQ Stadium Wing. The new product delivers “the highest level of show control in a compact package”, thanks to features like its 30 Playbacks, 4 Execute Encoders and a full HD multi touch display with adjustable viewing angle and gesture support.
“We’re extremely excited about the MagicQ Stadium Wing,” said Phil Watson, ChamSys USA director. “It is going to open a lot of doors for lighting designers and programmers as a result of its power and flexibility.”
Indicative of that flexibility: the MagicQ Stadium Wing’s 30 Playbacks are pageable separately as 15 Fader Playbacks and 15 Execute Playbacks. Also, the four Execute Encoders are multi-purpose and can be assigned functions from the Execute and other MagicQ Windows to enhance playback performance. Adding to this flexibility are the unit’s four DMX outputs.
The MagicQ Stadium Wing’s display connects directly to DVI video output from a MagicQ MQ500 or MagicQ MQ80 console using the DVI cable that comes with the unit. Any MagicQ Window can be transferred to the display on the Stadium Wing.
In addition to the new wi

cadaclormanpreviewCadac roadshow rolls into Las Vegas
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

USA - Cadac USA director of operations Ron Lorman is steering the British live mixing console and audio networking company into LDI following appearances at WFX and the AES.
Cadac is exhibiting in LDI Amplify (booth # 3177), the indoor audio pavilion focusing on professional audio equipment and solutions. There, the company is promoting its CDC consoles and MegaCOMMS network.
“The Cadac CDC audio system offers an industry leading mixing and networking solution, dedicated to the highest audio quality and performance requirements of live sound production; with significantly lower signal latency and discernibly higher audio quality than competing solutions,” says Lorman. “CDC MegaCOMMS is a dedicated live production network solution that ensures the superlative audio performance of CDC six and CDC seven series mixing consoles across a complete network.”
Both Ron Lorman and Rob Hughes, European sales & support manager, will be on hand to discuss all aspects of the system and offer an audio demo. CDC six and CDC seven mixing consoles combine 23.5'' high contrast HD touch screen based control surfaces and CDC OS to provide Cadac’s swipeable graphical operator experience; akin to the glass cockpit paradigm in aviation, offering both ease and enhanced speed of operation for professional applications, as well as presenting a less challenging learning curve for less experienced engineers.
Cadac’s legendary mic preamplifier design is coupled with a time-aligned, phase-coherent mix bus architecture, resulting in unparalleled audio quality

doughtyspace-saver-omegaDoughty’s Space Saver Omega makes US debut
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

USA - Doughty Engineering’s new Space Saver Omega will make its US debut at this year’s LDI Show in Las Vegas. The original Space Saver was launched in the US at LDI last year and quickly became one of Doughty’s hit products.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty said: "The original Space Saver was a really simple concept that we designed after considering how cumbersome a clamp can be to store and transport. The idea that it can be folded down and therefore easier to move from place to place, has really been a huge benefit to our customers. But we always see room for improvement and as such we've made a few tweaks to make the item even more user friendly.”
He continued: “The Omega version of the Space Saver sees one of Doughty’s Omega clamps permanently fitted to a lumiere with a hinge that locks into place. In the closed position, the lumiere can be put in its flight case neatly and easily without having to dismantle all the pieces, thus eliminating the chances that pieces are lost or mislaid when moving a lumiere from one location or venue to another. Not only is it a more ergonomic solution but it also speeds things up for the lighting technician who might find himself having to move lights into different locations on a rig or for the touring lighting professional for whom time is always of the essence.”
Doughty will also be demonstrating its Atom-G Clamp at this year’s show. The clamp which was released in 2016 has proven to be a big success for Doughty, with its customers revealing just how useful the design of this clamp is

robe-ldi-2017-megapointeRobe brings MegaPointe Live to LDI 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017

USA - Robe (booth 715) will showcase its new MegaPointe multi-functional moving light, bringing all the excitement and buzz of real live performance to the exhibition floor at the Robe City Music Hall which will present the MegaPointe Live show.
Visitors can also see several other new products being shown for the first time at a U.S trade show including the BMFLTM LightMaster and from the PATT range, Pixel PATTTM, PATT 2017TM and onePATT TM.
Visitors can also enjoy the Robe team’s carefully curated atmospheric engineering which will include a Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday from 3 – 6pm complete with their famous Czech hospitality.
Robe and sister company, architectural LED specialist Anolis, which has its own dedicated section of the booth, are looking forward to a lively and buoyant show connecting with existing industry clients, fans and friends as well as making many
Utilizing an exclusive 470W short-arc lightsource, Robe’s diligently crafted MegaPointe optics produce bright parallel beams, incredible gobo projections, together with super-quick movement, smooth CMY colour mixing and a multitude of effects available for splitting and shaping the light in Spot, Beam or Wash modes.
The zoom ranges from 1.8 to 21 degrees in Beam mode – tight, powerful and punchy!
It goes from 3 to 42 degrees in Spot mode with crystal clear high-clarity output through a 150mm diameter front lens, with a stunning total lumen output of 20,375 and an impressive CRI of over 80.
Inventive in-air projections can be created using the new E

tmblogo-minimalTMB offers technology and hospitality at LDI 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017

USA - At LDI this year, TMB will once again feature new technology in a comfortable, laid back setting.
Following on the success of the Flare and Flare LR fixtures, this year TMB will introduce the new Flare Q+ Rayzr. The Rayzr offers Flare brightness, control, performance, and video-mapping features in a low-profile, razor-thin format. Flexible mounting and joining options are available for scenery, truss, pipe, and floor. Vertically hang coupled units up to 3m in total length. Rayzr has both silent and super-bright modes, and is available in 50 and 100cm lengths.
ProPlex PowerData, a new addition to TMB’s range of popular cables, is the first and only UL-Listed range of integrated data and mains power cables, 100% legal for extra-hard duty usage per NEC 520 and 530. This range of cables is built to a new, collaboratively developed, UL standard. Both flexible and durable, PowerData cables are designed for long-term portable stage and studio use and provide a previously unavailable combination of convenience and assured safety, says the company.
Other additions to the ProPlex range of touring cables are: PowerData Low-Voltage (LV) 8+2, and ProPlex HD/SDI. PowerData LV 8+2 is a durable CAT6/low-voltage hybrid cable, compatible with the new Neutrik 8+2 XLR connector. It provides full Gigabit Ethernet performance up to 85m, in combination with up to 20Amps of low-voltage power. New, easy-handling ProPlex HD/SDI cables are available in RG-6 and RG-59 formats, with flawless 4K performance sweep-tested to 6 GHz.
The newest members of the venerab

wireless-sqp-flameLe Maitre unveils Wireless Salamander Quad Pro
Monday, 13 November 2017

USA - This year, Le Maitre is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they will be unveiling their new Wireless Salamander Quad Pro at this year’s LDI (Booth 2867), as well as showing a whole host of their other smoke, haze, flames and pyrotechnics.
Le Maitre’s Wireless Salamander Quad Pro is a completely wireless version of the popular Salamander Quad Pro flame machine, with integrated wireless COBRA Firing Systems technology. With an internal chargeable battery and no running cables, the Wireless Salamander Quad Pro can simply be put in place and switched on, making it easy, quick and safe to use.
The four-canister flame unit offers a great level of versatility. Each canister can be fired independently, producing 30 seconds of continuous flame or up to 120 flame balls. Each flame reaches up to 15ft in height. Alternatively, all four canisters can be fired at the same time to produce a much bigger single flame reaching up to a spectacular 28ft.
With its compact design, over 24 hours’ standby time, an easy to use OLED display and a choice of flame colour and fuel type, the Wireless Salamander Quad Pro is ssuitable for use in stadiums and larger venues.
Le Maitre is now producing large scale Comets that reach up to 300ft. Available both with and without a tail, they are available in heights of 150ft, 200ft, 250ft and 300ft. There are also Matrix Comets available. These have a flitter effect in addition to the chosen colour. The Comets are available in Blue, Gold Glitter, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, White Fli

kinesys-ldi-2017-dstKinesys to make strong presence at LDI 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017

USA - Automation and motion control manufacturer Kinesys will exhibit at LDI for the first time on its own booth - 843 - where they will be creating a strong presence with an international team and an eye-catching design showing a selection of key products which will be moving and working in situ.
Having focussed on building brand presence in the U.S. in recent years, which has included attending the last few LDIs and walking the floor, the next phase in that strategy explained founder and CEO Dave Weatherhead, “is to put ourselves right in front of potential customers, for which LDI - attracting a wide cross-section of high quality decision makers and influencers - is a perfect opportunity”.
Kinesys will be showing their new Apex system which incorporates the best of Kinesys’ extensive experience working with variable speed chain hoists. Apex offers a range of safe, reliable and rock-solid hoists and controllers designed to maximise the creative options for show, stage and environment designers and operators in all fields of entertainment.
The brand’s l Elevation 1+ variable speed chain hoist control system will also be highlighted. It has become one of the most popular choices for shows and events wanting to move objects of any type.
The Kinesys DST trolley system, a project that has been developed working with leading trussing manufacturer LITEC, will also be one of the products in action.
In addition to these, the action-packed booth will include the Kinesys DigiHoist fixed speed chain motor controllers and visitors can also

ayrton-ghibliAyrton’s new products make US debut at LDI
Friday, 10 November 2017

USA- Ayrton will present four new products for the first time in the USA at the upcoming LDI show at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
The company, which has taken booth #2443, is also running a new variation on its light show, which will be designed by LD Cory FitzGerald. Visitors to the booth will also see over 300 new Ayrton fixtures presented in a ‘crystal dome’ and have the chance to sit in special gaming chairs.
The Ayrton products making their US debut at LDI 2017 are Ghibli, Merak, Minipanel-FX and WildSun K25 TC. The fixtures were launched earlier this year at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt and PLASA London respectively.
Ghibli is Ayrton’s first LED spot luminaire and marks an expansion of Ayrton’s Automated Lighting range. Compact, elegant and lightweight, Ghibli delivers an impressive 23,000 lumen output which makes it powerful enough for large scale arenas, and features a 7:1 zoom with a 8.5° - 57° beam spread.
Launched at Prolight+Sound 2017, Ayrton’s Merak 250W RGBW LED wash light is a little powerhouse of technology that features a proprietary 10:1 optical zoom system, with a 7° to 70° zoom and a new Fresnel lens design to ensure perfectly homogenous colour mixing regardless of beam angle.
MiniPanel-FX, a diminutive version of the MagicPanel-FX, indicates the flavour of things to come as Ayrton continues its development of a range of miniaturised versions of its hugely successful FX range.
WildSun K25 TC (True Colour), is an evolution of WildSun K25. It sports a new LED chip that is calibrated to deliver

g5-sideW-DMX brings Generation 5 series to LDI
Thursday, 9 November 2017

USA - Wireless Solution Sweden will be exhibiting at LDI with TMB, its exclusive distributor in the United States. W-DMX will be in booth 1491, within the TMB village.
The Swedish brand will be showing the new Generation 5 (G5). New features include patent pending tri-band technology, enabling transmission in 2.4, 5.2 and 5.8 GHz, bands and new and improved Adaptive Frequency Hopping engine able to survey and adapt its transmission to less congested wireless channels.
Further, W-DMX G5 features the world’s first double-up mode, a new method of doubling the number of universes transmitters per Wireless link (2 universes on F-1 G5 models, and four universes of F-2 G5 models), utilizing the existent hardware, without adding extra antennae. The double-Up feature works on all three frequency bands, allowing users to get more universes at the same cost.
Adding to the list of new features will be the new Personal Connectivity technology, where users will be able to connect any mobile device and directly control their fixtures through any lighting app. With this upgrade, lighting operators, technicians or gaffers will be able to control any corporate event straight from their personal devices, without the need to a lighting console.
The Swedish manufacturer will also be implementing a Wireless Update feature, giving a direct link between products to remotely perform software updates, thus saving time and making service faster and smoother.
The new product series also includes a new facelift to the Micro and WhiteBox series, adding new and us

x-laser-mercury-2X-Laser to unveil Project Mercury at LDI
Thursday, 9 November 2017

USA - X-Laser has recently completed Project Mercury - a product that will “change the course of laser history”.
The company has revealed Project Mercury signifies X-Laser’s proprietary system for controlling laser projectors directly from a lighting console.
Mercury-equipped laser fixtures can be discovered, profiled, configured and programmed directly from the lighting console. By leveraging the powerful tools already built into today's lighting desks, LDs can control an array of lasers just like how they’d control an array of moving-head fixtures. For maximum functionality and compatibility, Mercury features DMX+RDM and Art-Net protocols, and will feature sACN (E1.31/E1.33) in the future.
"X-Laser has always been about one thing: bringing lasers to as many people as possible,” Adam Raugh, X-Laser’s president, says. “Using input from our clients, we’ve worked since 2015 to solve a core problem within the lighting industry, that lasers are difficult to integrate into lighting rigs. With Mercury, lighting designers can program a laser projector just like they would program any other moving-head fixture.”
The live debut of Mercury will occur at booth 2285 at LDI in Las Vegas this month.
(Jim Evans)

dartz-360Elation debuts DARTZ 360 LED beam/spot fixture
Thursday, 9 November 2017

USA - Elation Professional has introduced DARTZ 360, a LED beam/spot fixture that offers new projection possibilities from a compact, narrow-beam luminaire. The DARTZ 360 is the first RGB source beam/spot to combine such a high level of output with smooth colour-mixing, gobos, effects and sharp optics in such a small package, says the company.
A single-source 50W RGB LED engine produces a powerful and tight 3-degree beam for smooth, colour-mixed beam effects similar to a discharge lamp. Output is 29,000 Lux @ 5M.
Bright for its wattage and size, the combined LED engine source/optics package not only provides brighter output than previous multi-chip LED “beam” solutions, the field of light is also noticeably more homogeneous. Safe to use at any distance, the DARTZ 360 is suitable for use in smaller clubs and at smaller events.
The DARTZ 360 features a full-colour LCD menu display with a multi-button touch control panel that is 180-degree reversible. Professional grade 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, PowerCON TRUE1 in/out connections are included as is a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply. The DARTZ 360 can also receive wireless DMX via the integrated Elation E-FLY system.
(Jim Evans)

colorsource-cyc-right-hangETC introduces ColorSource CYC
Wednesday, 8 November 2017

USA - ETC has released the ColorSource CYC, a new addition to the ColorSource fixture family. The fixture produces a wide range of colours using an all-LED mix of red, green, blue, indigo and lime, eliminating the need to replace expensive lamps and highly saturated coloured gel. According the ETC, these fanless LED fixtures consume a fraction of the power of other standard CYC fixtures without compromising the light output, so it’s possible to light a full cyclorama with a fraction of the fixtures typically required.
With a compact and lightweight design ColorSource CYC can be quickly set up on a stage floor or hung from a pipe with ease. Each fixture includes an optional hanging yoke, power in and thru connections for easy installation, and standalone presets and sequences.
With the new ColorSource CYC fixture comes an update to ETC’s CYC Tool , which can calculate the number of fixtures required and how far apart to space them to get full cyclorama coverage. The latest version of the CYC Tool is available to download now via iTunes and Google Play.
(Jim Evans)

ath-m50xrdLimited edition M50x is resplendent in red
Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Europe - Audio-Technica has unveiled a limited edition of its M50x studio monitor headphone, the first special release of the M Series model. Finished in a red colourway with gold accents, the M50xRD follows in the footsteps of the limited versions of the original M50.
The M50x delivers solid low frequency definition, with its proprietary 45mm drivers ensuring clarity throughout an extended frequency range. Sound isolating earcups, folding design and robust construction make the M50x a perfect choice for recording, tracking, mixing, DJ monitoring and personal listening.
As with the standard M50x, the new limited model ships in a protective carrying case with a choice of three detachable cables – 1.2m and 3m straight and a 1.2m to 3m coiled – and gold-plated screw-on ¼” adaptor.
(Jim Evans)


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