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maverick-pyxisMaverick MK Pyxis creates unlimited looks
Friday, 22 September 2017

USA - The Maverick MK Pyxis derives its name from a constellation of stars in the galactic halo of the Milky Way. True to its celestial moniker, the newest member of Chauvet Professional’s Maverick family can produce an endless array of out of this world looks, thanks to a unique design that includes an outer ring of RGBW LEDs, a powerful zooming centre pixel, 360° continuous pan and tilt movement and a host of other performance features.
“The Pyxis blazes a new path in design possibilities by incorporating a variety of different design features in ways that have never been done before,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Designers who we’ve shown Pyxis to have been shocked that one fixture can produce so many different looks.”
At the centre of the Pyxis is a single homogenous 60W RGBW LED with a fixed 3° beam angle. Surrounding this pixel is an outer ring made up of nine 15W RGBW LEDs with a 7°-45° zoom angle. Working together, the centre pixel and outer ring are capable of creating a dizzying variety of captivating beam, wash, atmospheric and set piece effects.
A built-in virtual gobo wheel with background colours can be used to make the outer ring appear as if it’s spinning. This effect combined with the retractable motion of the centre pixel and the 360° continuous pan and tilt movement can fill a stage of any size with dynamic high energy looks. Readily accessible built-in colour effects add to this pixel mappable fixture’s versatility.
In addition to creating moving looks, the Maverick MK Pyxis can also do double

zero-88-awardZerOS RigSync wins PLASA Award for Innovation
Friday, 22 September 2017

UK - Eaton’s popular Zero 88 lighting control brand continues its winning ways - collecting a coveted PLASA 2017 Award for Innovation for the inventive ‘RigSync’ feature, a feature available with the latest version of its powerful and flexible ZerOS console software.
RigSync demystifies the work of DMX addressing for console users, allowing them more time to focus on being imaginative - while the technical elements sort themselves out via the console communicating with the lighting rig.
The judges commented, “RigSync opens up lighting creativity opportunities for non-technical people in an entry-level environment.”
The PLASA Awards for Innovation aim to recognize and reward new product ideas, and are independently judged by a task-force of industry specialists.
“We live in a world where smartphones assist in accomplishing numerous complex tasks very straightforwardly on a daily basis” explained Eaton’s product manager for entertainment, Jon Hole.
“We adopted this same philosophy and approach to developing RigSync, which doesn’t just read the lighting rig or patch the console - it manages the set-up with no interaction required at all from the user - making the process simple, enjoyable and stress free!”
For a large percentage of small to medium sized shows and events and venues, technicians and operators do not need to be involved or concerned about specifics like DMX addresses - as long as their fixtures are functioning correctly. As any active practitioner in the performance and entertainment industry knows

claypaky-awardClaypaky K-EYE wins PLASA Award for Innovation
Friday, 22 September 2017

UK - The Claypaky K-EYE HCR has won the Plasa Award for Innovation. The award is assigned by a strict jury made up only of expert professionals in the field, who carefully analyse the various products. It is a highly significant prize specifically because it places great emphasis on product innovation, which is one of Claypaky's underlying key values, around which all the company's design efforts and products revolve.
The jury gave the following motivation for the award: “A new approach to accurate colour rendering starting at chip level rather than manipulating existing sources.”
Pio Nahum, Claypaky's CEO, welcomed this acknowledgement with great pleasure and illustrated the original specifications behind the K-EYE's design: "For years, our most demanding customers felt the need for a light that differed from the others not so much for the number of special effect devices, but also and especially for the 'quality' of the light it produced.
“This is a very difficult parameter to define, since it relates to perception: it is the sum of multiple factors such as diffusion uniformity, colour temperature, colour control features, and most of all a high colour rendering index. To meet these requirements, Claypaky and Osram have developed a technology named HCR, used in the K-EYE range and in ADB's Klemantis."
The heart of the K-EYE HCR wash light is a LED light source consisting of a module with six chips, each for a different colour: besides the three “classic” basic red, green and blue colours, Claypaky has added amber, cyan and lime. Th

elation-awardElation enjoys exceptional PLASA 2017
Friday, 22 September 2017

UK - It’s hard to imagine how the 40th incarnation of the PLASA show could have gone any better for Elation Professional. Capping an exceptional show, the company’s new full-featured Artiste Dali LED moving head and IP-rated Proteus Hybrid discharge-lamp moving head were both recognized as exceptional innovation with a PLASA Award for Innovation.
On hand to accept the awards were Elation president Toby Velazquez and Elation sales director Eric Loader. “This PLASA will always be special,” Eric Loader said shortly after the ceremony. “We’re humbled and honoured to have won two PLASA awards for product innovation. We continue to listen to designers and rental houses about their needs and continue to break the glass ceiling of perception that quality must be expensive by bringing innovative products to market with excellent price-value ratios. The Artiste Dali and Proteus Hybrid are great examples of that. Congratulations to our entire Elation team who worked so hard on getting these new products to market.”
The Artiste Dali and Proteus Hybrid were acknowledged as ground-breaking innovation at a ceremony held Monday evening, 18 September at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. “This is the first time the judges have seen a diffracted laser in an LED spot luminaire, making for a very versatile product," the judging panel said of the Artiste Dali. Of the Proteus Hybrid, the judges stated, "The innovative approach to cooling has enabled this to be the first IP rated hybrid moving discharge luminaire."
Both products attracted a great de

software-boxes-3d-whiteMartin Audio upgrades display software
Thursday, 21 September 2017

UK - Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to its optimisation, control and monitoring software platforms. Display 2.3 integrates the recently announced Wavefront Precision series featuring scalable optimisation, while Vu-Net 2.1 integrates control and monitoring for the new iKON amplifiers, Wavefront Precision Series and XE stage monitors.
For the first time, Display will be available to anyone that registers for the software. Dom Harter, managing director, explains: “MLA users for years have told us that it does things that no other competitor product can do and that we should make this easier for the industry to recognise. Part of this understanding is making Display 2.3 more readily available for the industry to familiarise itself with and to demystify the process. The launch of Wavefront Precision - which has seen unprecedented demand - also precipitated the need to democratise this software.”
Jason Baird, R&D director explains further: “Display 2.3 calculates both inter-cabinet splay angles and the DSP parameters for optimum system performance in any given space. Unlike competitor systems, which generally use a basic geometric calculation to aim their arrays, Display adopts a completely revolutionary and patented approach. Using an extremely accurate computer model of the array to analyse the system performance in a drawing of the venue it is possible to calculate precisely the parameters for the system, in order to get exactly the coverage that has been specified.
“As a system designer you get to determine exactly how

evids458familypressimage18x13cm300dpiElectro-Voice extends EVID family
Thursday, 21 September 2017

Europe - The EVID-S series is the latest member of the EVID (EV Innovative Design) family of commercial loudspeakers for installed applications. Every aspect of the EVID-S series has been designed from the ground up to ensure efficient installation for the contractor and excellent results for the end-user, says the company. The series includes 4-inch, 5.25-inch and 8-inch 2-way models with matching dual-10-inch and single 12-inch subwoofers, making it easy to select a suitable model a specific space – a new go-to solution for distributed sound systems.
All EVID-S models offer Electro-Voice-engineered components for superior sound quality, low-profile looks and robust reliability for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. These include retail environments, hospitality settings such as bars, lounges, patios, pool areas and restaurants; conference and meeting rooms, fitness clubs, performing arts and sports venues and houses of worship.
The series offers true weatherproof construction for outdoor spaces, confirmed by extensive and rigorous testing above and beyond industry norms. All models are paintable and IP54 certified for weather resistance; an IP65 weatherproof version is available for the 5.25-inch loudspeaker cabinet and the 10-inch subwoofer models. The innovative, new wall-mount system makes installation simple.
(Jim Evans)

vi1000PLASA 2017: Soundcraft debuts the Vi1000 digital mixing console
Monday, 18 September 2017

UK - Soundcraft by Harman and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce the Vi1000 digital mixing console at PLASA 2017 [Sound Technology Ltd, Stand S71].
Representing the culmination of the groundbreaking achievements and rich feature sets offered by Soundcraft’s acclaimed Vi Series, the new Vi1000 offers 96 input channels with 24 mono/stereo mix busses, plus LRC master busses, and support for Dante audio networking - all in a compact form factor that makes it ideal for smaller touring projects, rental companies, corporate AV applications, as well as music venue, theatre, and HOW installations in search of a versatile digital mixer, says Soundcraft.
Key among its many features, the Vi1000 incorporates Vistonics II ‘knobs-on-glass’ functionality, making it easy to see and access the power and versatility of the mixing environment; along with Soundcraft Faderglow colour coding, which illuminates the fader slots according to function using clearly defined colours. With Vistonics II, each control is always clearly labelled as to its function, despite the assignable nature of the various controls. The functions are colour coded and use icons to clearly indicate the type of parameter being adjusted - whether it’s a signal level, filter frequency, or attack/release time. A simple touch of the screen is all it takes to access all the parameters associated with a particular channel strip processing function.
With Faderglow technology, colour coding of the Vi1000’s faders help audio engineers avoid costly mistakes caused by adjus

digicoGet connected with the DiGiCo S-Series
Monday, 18 September 2017

UK - DiGiCo has announced the launch of a new DMI-MIC Pre-Amp Card for its S-Series digital mixing consoles, offering additional connectivity.
The S-Series has already benefitted from an increase from 40 to 48 flexi channels as part of a recent update, and the new DMI-MIC Pre-Amp Card adds an extra eight mic inputs, connected via a 25-way D-sub, using the same pre-amps already found in the console. This allows for up to 40 mic inputs directly on the console surface.
DiGiCo consoles are used on many of the biggest live sound tours and events around the world and the launch of new, compact S-Series made this pedigree of audio performance available to every part of the industry, with Stealth Digital Processing introducing a new standard of audio quality, power and flexibility not seen before at its price point.
The S-Series multi-touch touch screens, breaking the mould for small format consoles, with up to 31 faders, 96kHz processing, Internal FX and bundles of I/O. With plug-in DMI cards the S-Series can operate in a wide variety of environments by adding extra I/O or connectivity options, including MADI, Dante or Waves SoundGrid.
“The new DMI-MIC Pre-Amp Card shows our continued commitment to our products,” says DiGiCo general manager, Austin Freshwater. “To take advantage of this and our other DMI card options, we are running a Get Connected programme, so contact your local dealer for full details of the programme and get connected soon!”
(Jim Evans)

pioneerPioneer introduces latest loudspeaker line
Thursday, 14 September 2017

Europe - Two powerful new speakers are joining Pioneer Professional Audio’s XY Series: the XY-3B three-way full range speaker and the XY-2 mid-high speaker. Both are designed to deliver natural audio at the high sound pressure level (SPL) required for large venues and outdoor events.
The next-level XY-3B was developed over the course of three years, with 3D printers used to help realise the concept of creating natural sound with high output. It’s been tested at numerous international festivals and outdoor events and it’s received enthusiastic feedback every time.
The XY-2 speaker is the mid-high section of the XY-3B. Designed specifically for large-scale venues and stadia, the XY-2 can be used for PA applications, as a DJ booth monitor or as a down fill in an XY-3B cluster setting.
The XY-3B will be available in mid-October. The XY-2 will be available in December.
(Jim Evans)

chroma-qChroma-Q showcase at PLASA 2017
Thursday, 14 September 2017

UK - Chroma-Q will demonstrate its Color Force II fixture range designed for shows and events requiring the highest level of technical and artistic performance - as well as other award-winning lighting solutions - at PLASA 2017.
At LDI last November, the brand's Color Force II won both the 'Best Debuting Conventional Lighting Fixture' and the ESTA Members' 'Product Choice Equipment' awards. This after receiving a special commendation at last year's PLASA Awards for Innovation.
Since launching initially in North America, Color Force II has been widely adopted by leading US rental houses and used on several high profile productions and events. Its extremely powerful output, pixel control, homogenised colour mixing and ability to produce both strong saturated colours and delicate pastels has made it a firm favourite for high profile concerts, theatrical productions and corporate events.
After such high US demand, stock is now available internationally. In the UK, the product is being sold through exclusive dealer, A.C. Entertainment Technologies, who will be representing it at PLASA (stand E30d).
Receiving its worldwide launch at PLASA is the new Inspire XT colour mixing, premium performance architectural house light designed for creating a truly immersive experience between the stage and the audience.
Also showing is the Color One 100X LED PAR, which delivers 60% more output than its predecessor; and the Space Force variable soft source, which produces a large volume of white light. Both models feature convection cooling.
(Jim Evan

chroma-qAC-ET showcases leading brands at PLASA 2017
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will showcase a selection of the very latest technology solutions available from its wide portfolio of over 200 leading brands in its large exhibition zone (stand E30) - at PLASA 2017.
Staff from AC-ET's Lighting, Audio, Rigging, and Video sales divisions will be on hand to discuss the wide choice of brands available - many of which are exclusive in the UK - and how the reseller can act as a single source supplier for customers' needs. They will also explain the full range of services offered, including product specification, supply, repairs & servicing, and an 'out of hours' rush delivery.
In addition, AC-ET's in-house Tourflex Cabling bespoke assembly service will showcase its high quality cabling products for all sectors of the entertainment world. Choose from a huge range of power, data, video, and audio cable & connector options, as well as specialist assemblies for many popular applications. With large stocks and a flexible manufacturing capacity, Tourflex Cabling is able to turn round large, rush orders very quickly.
AC-ET's Lighting sales division will showcase brands from its portfolio of static & moving lighting fixtures; software & control; networking & data; power, distro & dimming; support & grip; and effects & consumables solutions.
Chroma-Q's multi award-winning Color Force II fixture won two awards upon its North American launch at LDI 2016, and a special commendation at last year's PLASA Awards for Innovation. After high demand from leading US renta

adamsonAdamson shows S and IS-Series at PLASA 2017
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

UK - Adamson Systems Engineering, in collaboration with its UK distributor, The Warehouse Sound Services, will be exhibiting at this year’s PLASA Show at Olympia from 17-19 September. On show in booth V11 will be the S-Series and new IS-Series of loudspeakers. Key personnel from Adamson and The Warehouse will be present.
Adamson personnel attending will include Jochen Sommer, director of European operations, Jasper Ravesteijn, sales director EMEA, Thomas Vestergaard, technical support Europe and Marc Weber, director of product and brand management from Adamson’s Canadian headquarters.
Warehouse staff on the stand will include Justin Frost, brand manager, Gavin Jenkinson, sales manager and directors Janet Murray and Derek Blair.
The Warehouse Sound Services are the UK distributor for Adamson. The company has invested heavily in Adamson equipment over the last year to help get these systems established in the rental and installation markets within the UK.
This year Adamson launched the IS-Series. The purpose-built IS-Series brings the rider acceptance and performance of Adamson's touring products to the world of integration.
Adamson will be profiling both the recently released IS7/IS118 (Ultra Compact Array). The IS-Series houses the same performance technology found in Adamson’s tour ready S-Series, with a simplified rigging system and beautiful industrial design.
Leveraging proprietary technologies such as: Controlled Summation Technology, Advanced Cone Architecture and intuitive rigging solutions have ensured that the IS-Ser

zero-88-plasa-2017-flx-s24-and-flx-s48-consolesEaton launches Zero 88 FLX S at PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - Eaton is expanding its award-winning Zero 88 FLX range with two powerful, all-new lighting control consoles designed for applications where space, time, ease of use and flexibility are key factors.
FLX S24 and FLX S48 are affordable, easy to use and fun. They control 48 and 96 fixtures respectively to bring the power, simplicity and cost-efficiency for which Zero 88 are renowned.
Recognising that programming time continues to become ever-tighter and more precious, Zero 88 has streamlined key elements of FLX S to assist with all the prep work, getting the user ready to operate even quicker.
RigSync, nominated for a PLASA Innovation Award, keeps FLX S fully synchronised with the lighting rig, without any need for the user to understand DMX or even think about patching.
Guidancehelps the user through key features of the console, allowing them to learn and refresh their skills at their own pace.
Colour is at the core of the operating architecture, providing quick and accurate control of colour changing fixtures via the four encoder wheels and the 7” multi-touch display - offering Zero 88’s award winning colour and image picking interfaces and access to Mood Boards by LEE Filters.
Moving lights can be intuitively controlled using the multi-touch pan / tilt grid or the encoder wheels – hugely popular and familiar to the majority of console operators - or by applying automatic movement effects such as ‘figure 8’, ‘rainbow’ and ‘fly-in’.
For speed, convenience and familiarity, regular functions have dedicate

taking-performance-to-the-next-stage-300dpiAC-ET demos BroadWeigh at PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - An attention grabbing 3.5m truss gantry will be one of the main attractions on A.C. Entertainment Technologies' (AC-ET) stand at this year's PLASA London as it prepares to offer live demonstrations of BroadWeigh's wireless load cell technology.
As BroadWeigh's UK product partner, AC-ET will be giving visitors to stand E30 the chance to see the 4.75 tonne and 3.25 tonne shackles work in a live environment mapped to BroadWeigh's LOG100 software.
Matthew Millward, rigging division sales manager for AC-ET said: "Our partnership with BroadWeigh has always been extremely important to us as a company, both from a brand perspective and from a frontier technology point of view. Over the seven or so years that we have supported the brand and showed the BroadWeigh product on our stands at tradeshows, it has become apparent that showing the system in a real world environment helps our customers to better realise the full potential of the product."
He continued: "Through the course of our partnership we have seen many new additions to the product family along with upgrades and improvements to the existing products too – showing these changes on an annual basis also conveys to the end user, that the brand is not stagnant, is forward thinking and innovating. By far the most exciting aspects to new customers is the power behind the Log100 software, although when it comes to devices the Wind Speed Sensor is often the most intriguing."
Jonathan Purdue, BroadWeigh's business development manager at BroadWeigh added: "PLASA is an important show for us – i

pole-op-1Doughty gears up for IBC and PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - Doughty Engineering is set to unveil a new version of its popular Space Saver this month. The Space Saver Omega will make its debut on the company's stand at IBC in Amsterdam on the 15 September and on 17 September at PLASA London.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty said: "We introduced the original Space Saver this time last year – 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 store and transport, has really been a huge benefit to our customers. But we always see room for improvement – we've made a few tweaks to make the item even more user friendly. It's all under wraps – a little bit cloak and dagger at the moment – but we're confident our customers won't be disappointed."
Doughty will also release a face-lifted Grip Head at IBC. Mark explained: "The new Grip Head has been made using new tooling to improve the overall finish and gripping qualities. We're sure our customers who are already familiar with the product will really notice the difference."
Doughty's new Pole Operated Yoke as well as its range of clamps, pantographs and other kit designed with the film and TV industry in mind will feature on the IBC stand whilst at PLASA, Doughty's Three Position Tank Trap will also make an appearance alongside industry favourites like the Modular Rigging System.
Mark concluded: "Year on year we are going from strength to strength, both within the broadcast industry, in the world of theatre and live enter

followspotozRobert Juliat debuts followspots at PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at the 40th PLASA show at London’s Olympia on Stand K38 alongside its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions.
The company’s latest followspot releases will be officially launched at the show: Oz and Alice are 600W LED models offering a cool white source for long and short-throw applications respectively. They are the first professional LED followspots able to deliver a high output comparable with that of 1200W discharge followspots, and offer the same high-quality functionality and characteristics as all Robert Juliat’s Compact followspots.
Oz and Alice’s compact dimensions and silent operation are coupled with the benefits of no heat, smooth electronic dimming - locally or remotely via DMX – and no lamp-change for less maintenance.
The significantly increased output of Oz and Alice takes RJ’s LED followspot technology a step further, extending its application into larger venues and full size theatres, where Oz is the perfect front-of-house spot for LED applications and Alice’s compact dimensions and powerful throw make it the ideal truss spot.
The full Dalis family will be on show, with the Dalis 862 Footlight accompanied by the new Dalis 861 Washlight, launched in April 2017, and the new Dalis 862S, a short, 50cm version of the original 1m Dalis 862 footlight.
Dalis 861 Washlight takes the same technology as the original, award-winning Dalis 860 Cyclight and reconfigures it into a rectangular format. Its extremely wide beam and perfectly even coverage makes it an ideal solut

jdc105GLP lightshows on demand at PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - GLP arrives at this year’s PLASA Show riding the crest of a wave. The burgeoning UK operation, now under the stewardship of the experienced Simon Barrett and David Stewart, will be presenting a portfolio of LED and hybrid solutions. These have captured the imagination of designers worldwide over the past year, and their attributes can be seen in regular interactive lightshows choreographed by leading LD (and 2017 KOI nominated LD) Tom Campbell, who has been using quantities of GLP’s X4 Bars on tour with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, while GLP products will also feature heavily on singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey’s upcoming tour.
As for the PLASA lightshows, these will be presented every 30 minutes from an overhead rig through haze, to ensure the strength and integrity of the beams is fully appreciated. Not only that but it will be possible to trigger each product group independently, as UK Manager, Simon Barrett explains. “We will be able to run demos on demand of any single fixture type - and this is unique.”
Heading the product roster at the show will be the new JDC1 hybrid strobe. Designed in three sections, which can be controlled independently or as a complete synchronised unit, this creates a new class of powerful strobe that goes way beyond the standard definition of a hybrid. Some 20 of them will feature in the overhead rig along with GT-1 hybrid, impression X4 S, X4 L, atoms and award-winning X4 Bar 20’s and 10’s.
Tom Campbell confirms the break from the visible front truss and centrepiece lightshow of last year in fa

vhd218jKV2 to unveil subwoofer at PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - KV2 Audio will be exhibiting PLASA 2017 with the show seeing the UK launch of the brand new VHD 2.18J 2x18” subwoofer.
Housing two 18" high performance transducers the VHD 2.18J is a direct radiating bass-reflex subwoofer. The VHD 2.18J’s optimised, high efficiency, bass-reflex design produces considerably more output than other similar double 18” enclosures and features intuitive integrated flyware that allows for fast rigging of multiple cabinets. The VHD 2.18J can be seen on KV2 Audio’s stand – L10.
KV2 will also be running demonstrations throughout the show in the Club Room on the gallery floor. Show-goers can hear a selection of EX, ESD and ESR products with 15-minute demonstrations beginning at 11:00 and then every 1hr 15minutes throughout the show.
To register to attend the PLASA Show, visit:
(Jim Evans)

cable-plugTen 47 launches Powerline QC at PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - Ten 47 officially launches its Powerline QC connector to the market PLASA 2017. Having won an award for innovation at last year’s show and after extensive field trials, the two-piece Single Pole 500 amp connector will be shipping from stock in early October.
Building on the proven original Powerline connector series with familiar safety features such as mechanical keying, colour coded insulators and IP2X finger proof contacts, the Ten 47 " QC " range offers many enhancements over existing designs. New innovations include improved insulator strength, retained louvre band (IP protected), centred contact alignment, low connector mating forces and environmental sealing to IP68.
In addition, the proprietary sandwich contact retention system within a two piece insulator body allows replaceable front ends and eliminates the need for a "Cotter/dowel pin" common on similar products ensuring reduced assembly and maintenance times.
Line drain connectors are supplied with an integral thumb use release key allowing the operator a quick and safe way to disconnect. Powerline QC has been fully tested to be compatible with all leading brands.
The company will also be displaying - on Stand F50 - many products from its extensive portfolio including cable ramps, multipin connectors and cabling solutions from sister company Lex Products.
To register to attend the PLASA Show, visit:
(Jim Evans)

ayrton-ghibliAyrton celebrates at PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - Ayrton continues its 15th anniversary celebrations with the launch of new products at the 40th PLASA London show where it will exhibit on Stand K32 alongside its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions.
Ghibli, Ayrton’s first LED spotlight 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. An optional High CRI Mode can be implemented for situations demanding even higher quality light output. Ghibli also features CMY colour mixing, variable CTO, and a complete effect section including two gobo wheels, a prism, an animation wheel, two frosts, and a rotating framing system that allows a full wipe, all in a most competitively priced package.
MiniPanel-FX is a new addition to Ayrton’s FX-Zoom range. Small in dimensions but mighty in output, with a zoom spread of 3.6° to 53°, MiniPanel-FX houses four of Ayrton’s unique square lenses in a neat 2 x 2 configuration to form an extremely powerful beam and wash light with immense creative possibilities.
Both Ghibli and MiniPanel-FX receive their official launch at the show and will be ready to ship in the autumn.
Launched at Prolight+Sound 2017, Ayrton’s Merak 250W RGBW LED wash light will be making its first appearance at Olympia. This little powerhouse of technology 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. With its single-source transmitting lens,

artiste-daliElation world premieres set for PLASA 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UK - Elation Professional has added two world premiere product launches to its list of innovative product offerings at the upcoming PLASA show in London.
Showing at Stand H40 for the first time anywhere, Elation will be debuting the Artiste Dali, a full-featured moving head with state-of-the-art LED / Laser Phosphor light engine and the second luminaire in Elation’s Artiste series.
The second world premiere product is the new Dartz 360, a full colour-mixing LED beam/spot fixture with gobos and effects that gives all new projection possibilities from a narrow-beam luminaire. Both luminaires have been nominated for a PLASA Award for Innovation.
The new Artiste Dali’s features include eFly wireless DMX, CMY+CTO variable color mixing, color wheel, rotating and static gobos, prisms, animation, zoom and frost. Combined with the powerful new LED/Laser Phosphor engine, the Artiste Dali provides the latest technology and professional performance to fit into a variety of applications and designs.
The new Dartz 360’s 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. Extremely bright for its wattage and size, a combined LED engine source/optics package provides better field and brighter output than previous multi-chip LED “beam” solutions. The Dartz 360 is also compact and phenomenally fast with continuous 360° pan and tilt movement added to the gobos, dual prisms, frost and remote focus.
To register to attend the PLASA Show, visit: test

high-endHigh End to launch SolaFrame 750 at PLASA 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017

UK - High End Systems will launch its new SolaFrame 750 automated luminaire at PLASA 2017. The fixture will make its debut on HES Master Distributor AED’s stand C30 at London Olympia.The SolaFrame 750 will also appear on ETC’s stand J30.
Compact yet full-featured, the SolaFrame 750 offers many of the effects capabilities of the company’s flagship White Light LED products, making it a suitable fit for theatres, houses of worship, night clubs and other medium-sized venues. Delivering 11,300 lumens, the SolaFrame 750 includes a full Framing Shutter System, CMY/CTO- linear colour mixing and replaceable fixed colour wheel systems, rotating gobo wheel plus rotating animation, frost, iris, 6 to 50 degree zoom and a three-facet rotating prism.
Sola Series product manager Matt Stoner commented: “For some time now, users have asked for a full-featured fixture designed for their small to medium venues. That is why we designed the SolaFrame 750 with every feature a professional needs to completely immerse their venue in light. With a full complement of framing, gobos, animation and prisms plus an incredible zoom range, this fixture has all of the features of the big boys, but with a size designed for tighter spaces.”
“We continue to focus on our customers,” added High End Systems general manager Becky Koester. “We want to be a full business partner with a product offering that addresses all end-user requirements. With the continued success of the Sola Series, we felt it important to broaden our offering with the addition of a smaller footprint f

dmx-protectArtistic Licence in explosive mode at PLASA 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017

Artistic Licence will be exhibiting at PLASA London, Olympia, 17-19 September, Stand C32. This year, its new set design promises an electrifying experience, as visitors can attempt to blow up our products using a Van de Graaff generator!
The important message here is that our premium splitters and gateways have unusually high levels of electrical protection built-in, says the company. This is great news for expensive consoles and moving lights, which can all be damaged or destroyed by accidental mains connection, generator spikes or lightning strikes.
DMX-Protect is a new product that serves only to provide electrical protection of other equipment. It is a low-cost retrofit solution to ensure your investment is protected. See what you think - it will be on show in the Awards for Innovation gallery, as well as Stand C32.
Just announced is the next generation of Artistic Licence ethernet-to-DMX gateways. Based on a more powerful chip technology, the range provides full support for the award-winning Art-Net 4 protocol, giving access to impressive new functionality not offered in earlier releases.
Leading the way, artLynx quad and artLynx duo are DIN rail mounted products that convert Art-Net (all releases) or sACN to 4 (quad) or 2 (duo) DMX/RDM universes.
New for 2017, the moody programmable LED controllers have been updated and improved to provide a much more aesthetic product. With a choice of cover plates in contemporary material finishes and a subtle glowing dial, the moody range provides versatile DMX, DALI or constant voltage dimming con

etc-ion-xeETC schedules global debuts at PLASA 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017

UK – PLASA 2017 will mark the global tradeshow debut of the recently launched Ion Xe lighting desks and the soon-to-be released ColorSource Cyc fixture. Also to be unveiled is the eagerly anticipated Cobalt software version 8.0. Additionally, Source Four turns 25 this year and ETC will be honouring the occasion on stand J30.
With compact footprints and full-featured Eos software, the new Ion Xe and Ion Xe 20 consoles bring award-winning programming power to smaller venues. Since the new consoles feature the same backlit keyboard layout as their larger Eos family siblings, workflow can transfer seamlessly from desk to desk. Accompanying the consoles are the new Eos Fader Wings which provide 20 or 40 standard faders in handy, USB-connectable modules that match – and are compatible with – all the latest Eos family hardware.
PLASA visitors can get a sneak preview of the upcoming ColorSource Cyc fixture. Slated for release later this year, this purpose-built cyclorama light is bright, compact and affordable. It’s also the first ColorSource fixture to add a fifth colour to its LED array, incorporating indigo with the RGB-L mix to achieve rich, theatrical hues. The Cyc will be joining fellow family members on stand J30, including ColorSource Spot and PAR fixtures, ColorSource AV control desk, and ColorSource Relay wireless power control solution.
Engineered for lighting on-the-fly, the Cobalt line of control was designed to rid the lighting process of unnecessary keystrokes and complicated syntax. Debuting at PLASA, Cobalt software version 8.0 intr


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