USA - Indoors or outdoors, rain or shine, the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP from Chauvet Professional will reliably light up stages and performers with intense, ultra-vibrant RGBW colours. Containing 14 brilliant 15-watt Quad-Color (red, green, blue, white) LEDs, which emit up to 8,000 lux at 5 meters, this beefy new addition is the brightest, most powerful PAR-style colour-wash fixture in the entire COLORado IP family, says the company.

It is also very rugged and weatherproof; built to withstand serious onslaughts of wind and precipitation, the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP is IP66 rated with an M12 GORE valve for assured internal equalization. Even the proprietary power cord and DMX input cable that come included with the unit top the ingress protection scale at IP66, making the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP a perfect choice for summer concerts, amphitheatres, festivals, fairs, sporting events

China - Following hot on the heels of the recently launched LED Studio 3205D for large-scale applications, PR Lighting has announced that the new LED Studio 3203T/3203D fixtures - the latest additions to this product portfolio - are now ready for shipment.

Whereas their predecessor houses a single 500W LED source the new LED Studio 3203T/D contains a 250W LED - making it suitable for the TV studio, theatre and multi-functional situations as well as commercial display.

Unlike the LED Studio 3205D this latest model boasts two different colour temperatures (3200K on the LED Studio 3203T and 5600K on the LED Studio 3203D). And with a colour rendering index (CRI) Ra of >93 it is higher than that of the LED Studio 3205D.

Other than that, it shares the same design as its counterpart, with 50,000 hours lamp life, luminous flux measurements of 7100 lumens (14°), 10,700 lumens (48

Australia - MultiTouch, manufacturer of the 48x MultiTaction displays forming part of The Cube at Queensland University of Technology, has announced its attendance at this year's Integrate Expo (26-28 August) on stand E40 at the Dome in Sydney's Olympic Park.

Featuring on MultiTouch's stand will be an interactive wall comprising 8x 55" Ultra Thin Bezel MultiTaction displays showing MultiTouch's MultiTaction Experience app. MultiTaction 55" tables will also be on display, demonstrating a range of applications including a bespoke Glenfiddich whisky application.

"We're delighted to be involved in this prestigious event," says Hannu Anttila, vice president of business development at MultiTouch. "It's a privilege to be able to demonstrate to attendees at Integrate Expo the technology behind the unique QUT Cube, albeit on a smaller scale, along with our most

UK - Baldwin Boxall has added a new outstation to their popular Omnicare EVC (Emergency Voice Communication) system.

The new Advance disabled refuge remote unit has a stylish stainless steel finish and has impressed all that have seen it. The unit will include the same features as the green version - raised, luminescent text, Braille and induction loop and is expected to be in high demand.

Marketing director Nick Baldwin comments, "The unit has taken a while to develop because we wanted to get the look exactly right. It has been a complex process but we are very pleased with the final result."

In 2001 Baldwin Boxall launched CommuniCare, which was the first disabled refuge system on the market. This was soon followed by two other popular EVC systems ('FireCare' fire telephone system and 'AssureCare' emergency call point system. Before long, an Advance disabled refu

UK - Chauvet Professional is exhibiting at PRO which will run alongside the successful BPM show at the NEC in Birmingham, 13-15 September 2014.

LED wash fixtures, powerful and versatile LED moving head lights and an easy-setup pixel mapping display system are among the products in the spotlight on stand G42 at PRO, and in the neighbouring BPM Arena, sponsored by Chauvet Professional.

On display will be an array of luminaires, including the Nexus line with Nexus Aq 5x5 and Nexus Aw 7x7 narrow beam panels, ÉPIX Bar 2.0 and ÉPIX Strip 2.0 pixel-mapping fixtures, the Legend 330SR Spot powerful moving yoke and the feature-packed Rogue Spot and Beam fixtures that bring great value and performance.

Chauvet Professional is making it easier for users to create professional video and pixel-mapping displays with its groundbreaking ÉPIX Series. Included are two one-

China - The latest addition to PR Lighting's burgeoning XLED LED range is the new XLED 2007 Beam. This uses the Osram Ostar (LE RTDUW S2W), rated at 15W each, with 4 in 1 LED colour mixing. Each fixture houses seven of these light sources, rated at 50,000 hours lamp life, and with power consumption of just 120W and 220V. It also weighs just 4.36kg.

These form the core of a fully featured fixture which offers pixel control in the form of 2-2-2-1 and the head movement of 720° (pan) or endless, and 270° (tilt) or endless with a Pan / Tilt Swap and Invert Function, Auto-position correction and Magnetic sensor positioning.

Colour mixing is RGBW linear (with macro), with linear colour temperature correction from 2700K to 10000K. There is 0-100% linearly adjustable dimming, electronic strobe (0-25 fps) and a lens angle of 6°.

Other functions of this DMX-controllable fix

UK - Now shipping from CIE-Group, the new Inter-M DSA100DV is a compact, low impedance stereo amplifier built around ultra-efficient Class-D amplification circuitry. Delivering 2 x 100W channels of power into four ohms, the DSA100DV's high output belies its compact desktop / half-rack 1U size.

With the combination of Class-D amplification and Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS), the DSA100DV is a highly efficient speaker driving solution, which ensures reduced power consumption and low heat dissipation over more traditional alternatives.

The DSA100DV can also be used in conjunction with the Inter-M OPT100D, a matching half-rack size, two-channel transformer unit, built to deliver 100V line output.

"The great benefit of Class-D amplifier technology is the efficiency compared to traditional analogue counterparts," explains Chris Edwards, marketing director at CIE-Group.

Israel - Audio, video and computer signal processing specialists, Kramer Electronics has introduced the RC-43T, a six-button auxiliary control panel that works as a remote control panel for master room controllers such as the Kramer SL-1 in classrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms or auditoriums.

The RC-43T uses proprietary KNET protocol to power and communicate over a single cable and between Kramer products. Easy to use front panel buttons are touch-sensitive and give press confirmation using LED lights. The slimline unit measures 6.9cm x 1.6cm x 11.4cm (2.72" x 0.63" x 4.5" W, D, H - US) and matches 1-gang US wall plates. Rugged and robust, the RC-43T is made for extensive use and brings significant return on investment, says the company.

Speaking about the new innovation, Ezra Ozer, vice president marketing at Kramer Electronics said, "Created with the end

UK - LightSlice is now officially launched and commercially available worldwide. This dramatic-looking offering from digiLED, the product manufacturing arm of international screen specialist displayLED, was first previewed at InfoComm in the USA this June.

Offering a full video pixel slice with some very practical as well as innovative and creative properties, LightSlice was designed in the UK using Japanese components and assembled in Korea.

In its native form the slice's 10mm pixel pitch allows a true 10mm display surface. But the product really comes into its own when creating variable pitch displays with video effects and organic shapes to complement highly creative stage and set designs.

The digiLED Navigator-NV processor makes sure the content is perfectly mapped on the display and resolutions can be scaled to any custom requirement based on array alignment. With multi

UK - Elation Professional is exhibiting at the inaugural PRO Show 13-15 September at the NEC Birmingham where the company will launch launch "a truly innovative game changing product that is unlike anything on the market today".

Visitors to Elation Stand G25 will be the first to experience the Sniper, a new type of hybrid multi-effect lighting fixture that gives the creative LD an all-new tool to create stunning light shows, says the company

Visitors to PRO will also be some of the first to see two new LED-based professional moving heads from Elation, the Satura Spot CMY Pro, a high-powered LED spot luminaire with zoom, CMY color mixing, dual gobo wheels and more; and the Platinum Profile LED, a full-featured professional LED profile fixture with flexible 4-blade rotating framing system. Using a new high-performance 180W LED engine for an output comparable to a 575 d

Germany - The new Y-Series from d&b audiotechnik provides flexible and configurable solutions for any small to medium sized sound reinforcement requirement, whatever the application style. While the Y7P and Y10P loudspeakers cover point source duties, with the B6-SUB providing extended frequency response, two line source loudspeakers and a matched cardioid subwoofer, the Y8, Y12 and Y-SUB tackle line array tasks.

Echoing the d&b V-Series and utilizing patented three point rigging, the Y-Series is all new, yet strangely familiar.

The Y7P and Y10P loudspeakers share the same dipolar 8" driver arrangement centred on a 1.4" compression driver fitted to a rotatable CD horn, facilitating deployment horizontally or vertically. With dispersion characteristics of 75° x 40° and 110° x 40° (h x v) respectively, the Y7P and Y10P offer a multitude of deployment op

UK - The latest addition to the Vari-Lite range, the VL4000 Spot, is set to take this year's PLASA London by storm where it will be showcased on the Philips Entertainment stand L80 at ExCeL exhibition centre.

PLASA London visitors will be able to see the VL4000 Spot in action during the twice daily light shows at the Philips stand, getting to grips with all its exciting features, including its high-resolution optics, which ensure remarkable centre-to-edge focusing and an unprecedented contrast ratio, and a 5:1 zoom covering an amazing 9 to 47 degrees without sacrificing output or clarity.

The VL4000 Spot also boasts an entirely new colour mixing system, which is ultra smooth whether operating in a slow fade or instant snap, as well as variable CTO colour temperature correction and dual five-position colour wheels. The dual opposing fixed colour wheels achieve unique colour eff

UK - The library that supports Stardraw Design 7.1 has reached a new milestone, now containing more than 70,000 symbols representing products from over 700 manufacturers.

Stardraw's symbols library has been a work in progress for over 20 years. Since the advent of the Symbols Request service in 2002, Stardraw's specialist symbols department has received almost 13,000 product requests, of which 95% have been published. On average, the company receives around 100 product requests per month.

The result is that Stardraw's symbols portfolio represents the largest, high-quality graphical library available to the professional AV industry from a single source: all symbols are generated in-house by Stardraw's Symbols Department according to an established data specification. This means that regardless of the original data or what the symbols might represent, a qualitative standard is m

The Netherlands - British image processing specialists, Calibre UK will launch their new Fovea-F1 broadcast grade motion estimated and motion compensated standards (MEMC) convertor at the upcoming IBC 2014 trade show in Amsterdam.

To extend its global launch, Calibre has signed a global distribution agreement with Imagine Communications.

Calibre's Fovea has been updated to the new Fovea-F1 model with an all-new web browser interface including real-time status reporting. A new compact, functional and versatile design incorporates easy-to-navigate quick access to key controls.

The existing ability to select different MEMC levels has been greatly enhanced with MEMC presets for virtually all key types of content - a valuable tool for a broadcaster or post-house for frame rate conversion. Additionally, it is now possible to seamlessly change between MEMC content type presets live

UK - Telecommunications and intercom solutions provider, 2N has released its new 914075E Net Streamer (2N Net Streamer), which is available in the UK through leading AV distributor, CIE-Group. The 914075E Net Streamer is a state-of-the-art analogue to IP audio signal converter, which allows standard audio sources such as CD, radio, mic or any other line-in source, to be converted to an IP signal, then integrated into a NetSpeaker audio-over-IP system. The system is ideal for large commercial operations looking to upgrade to audio-over-IP.

The concept of using audio-over-IP technology means that nearly any audio signal can be converted for distribution over a standard Cat5e/6/7 cable infrastructure via LAN, WAN or Web, allowing for extended use over large properties and sites. The 914075E Net Streamer eliminates the risk of losing sound quality and content when sending audio over

Denmark - Neets Switching Relay-8 provides total relay control in complex applications such as larger corporate conference rooms, lecture halls, and auditoriums. Automatic, programmable power is provided for all devices requiring AC power on/off: projector lifts, screens, curtains and architectural lighting. Multiple relay activations can be immediate and simultaneous, or configured for activation in a timed sequence.

Neets Switching Relay - 8 incorporates a full range of options for real-time system control, including RS-232, IR or LAN. The unit is designed to join AV control systems, to facilitate seamless integrated relay switching functions. All functions are easily configurable through LAN using Neets configuration software or third party systems, making the Switching Relay-8 a valuable tool for demanding applications.

The IEC Mains Adaptor option extends versatility by c

UK - Pioneer has added to its range of professional DJ monitoring headphones with the new on-ear HDJ-C70. The HDJ-C70s feature high-quality audio components to deliver 'crystal clear', true sound across the frequencies, even at high volumes, say Pioneer.

The lightweight headphones feature a flexible headband and rotatable housings to support every style of monitoring. An innovative sound-isolation chamber, inherited from the HDJ-1500s, eliminates background noise to enable accurate monitoring in even the liveliest of clubs, the company says.

Other features include newly-developed 40mm aperture drivers, neodymium magnets, copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils and a 2,000mW input capacity to "eliminate distortion, even with the volume cranked up".

The headphones come with two detachable, anti-tangle cords (one straight and one curled) and a handy carry pouch. Plus,

Germany - After recently introducing a new series of 1Gbit Network Nodes, MA Lighting is now launching wall mounted PoE (power over Ethernet) versions of the 1Gbit MA 2Port Node and MA 4Port Node, allowing the conversion of Ethernet data into DMX or vice versa. These latest Network Nodes fit into the MA system and its high speed MA-Net2 protocol, ensuring maximum performance and network stability.

Optimised for installations applications, the wall mount (WM) nodes feature a rugged steel housing for long life even under harsh conditions. A 2" colour TFT-Display can be found at the front whilst all DMX connectors, the USB-connector, the menu button and the status LEDs are at the bottom of the housing for ergonomic operation.

All 1Gbit MA network Nodes are fully configurable from any of the grandMA2 consoles or grandMA2 onPC software. To achieve the highest flexibility, each

Australia - APG Australia, exclusive distributor of Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands for Australia and New Zealand, recently took part in the Integrate Expo in Sydney, where they took the opportunity to present the best of TC Group's install and tour product ranges to an international list of attendees.

The three-day show - which took place at the end of August - also gave APG the chance to showcase brand synergies and user potential, both in their extensive floor space on the show floor and in the Technology Training sessions offered at Integrate.

Nik Buchanan, product manager at APG, commented: "As the TC Group brand manager for Australia and New Zealand, I was particularly excited to demonstrate the obvious synergies between Lab.gruppen, Lake and Tannoy. From cost-effective solutions involving LUCIA and CVS series, through to performance systems involving PLM and VX

The Netherlands - German interconnectivity and audio transport specialists, DirectOut, has introduced the ANNA-LISA which debuts at IBC2014. ANNA-LISA is a small, handheld MADI analyser and signal generator equipped with BNC and SFP MADI I/Os that provides straightforward, immediate analysis of any MADI input. Signal condition, input level and jitter can be monitored directly at the device.

More detailed information, such as protocol and user bit checks, is accessible through an external application via USB and Bluetooth. The integrated signal generator makes ANNA-LISA a convenient, all-round tool for any MADI environment. The device is powered by an integrated battery and chargeable via USB.

Over the past five years, DirectOut has acquired an excellent reputation as an audio transport specialist providing all kinds of converters, routers and little problem solvers for MADI en

Denmark - Martin Professional has released one of the biggest software releases ever in the new M-Series, version 3.4. This latest version of the M-Series software brings a lot of new features as well as tons of improvements to make the entire system faster, more accurate, responsive and more efficient, says the company.

One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the next phase of MaxNet. This custom designed network protocol allows full workstation synchronization and can be programmed and played back from any M-Series console or M-PC client on the network. MaxNet is a plug and play system with zero setup. It does not require special training or experience in IT networking and is very user friendly. Programming and even patching can happen without interrupting the network, allowing multiple playback consoles to operate while someone is editing the show.

The M-Series ca

USA - With launch of the new EZ Kling interface, Elation Professional has answered the need for better pixel mapping control. The EZ Kling is an RJ45 to DMX, Kling-Net and Art-Net interface that allows users to pixel map Kling-Net fixtures through the Kling-Net mapper, which is included in ArKaos's LED Master, Media Master Express and Media Master Pro software. EZ Kling also works via Art-Net, which allows for pixel mapping of any LED pixel-controllable DMX fixture. It provides a simpler and more effective way to create visuals via pixel mapping.

Suitable for use with Elation Flex Pixel Tape and LED pixel-controllable DMX fixtures, a single EZ Kling interface will drive up to 600 Flex Pixel Tape RGB pixels using Kling-Net control protocol or 170 DMX pixels via Art-Net/DMX control.

Basically, it can take any RGB / DMX fixture and let users control it via Kling-Net or Art-Net us

USA - Stewart Audio has introduced a family of four low-wattage, networked amplifiers that address the need for lower channel count support at the local amplification stage. The new series brings the benefits of power-efficient digital audio networking to an underserved customer base, where consultants, systems integrators, dealers and end users require simple, affordable networked amplifier solutions scaled for smaller zones. This provides an affordable and reliable option to the larger, high-wattage amplifiers for high channel counts that permeate the market.

"To date, the market has lacked an affordable way to position networked amplifiers at endpoints," said Brian McCormick, chief marketing officer, Stewart Audio. "Our new family of compact amplifiers create a cost-efficient way to run Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable to local zones, allowing our customers to enjoy the be

USA - Eilon Engineering has announced the launch of the Ron StageMaster (RSM) 6000 G4 Wireless and Wired Shackle Pin load cell for load monitoring and overload prevention. The advanced load cell features a new shackle pin design that makes it ideal for applications where headroom is extremely limited while its wireless capability makes for a quicker installation.

The RSM 6000 G4 Shackle Pin load cell includes a 5/8" standard shackle enabling an extremely low headroom loss of only 2.4 inches (61mm), especially important in indoor applications where ceiling height is often an issue. Made of aerospace quality, high-strength alloy steel, the RSM 6000 G4 Shackle Pin load cell, like all Eilon Engineering load cells, is fatigue rated to withstand unlimited load cycles without the risk of failure or damage to the steel.

The RSM system features continuous monitoring up to 5000 hou

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