UK - Power management company Eaton has announced its theatrical and performance lighting controls Zero 88 product line now offers the new Chilli Pro Bypass lighting cabinet. These professional 24-channel, slim line cabinets feature 24 Eaton bypass switches for use when direct mains power is needed in place of theatrical dimming.

Available in both 10A and 16A variants, individual channels can be set for dimming or to deliver mains power for intelligent lights, light-emitting diode (LED) light fittings and other stage specials. Chilli Pro Bypass cabinets save wiring and simplify set up to make it easier to connect lights exactly where they are needed.

For peace of mind, the bypass switches, user interface and all breakers are also protected by a lockable, hinged cover with viewing window to check bypass status.

Chilli lighting control cabinets are a comprehensive range of hig

UK - Panasonic has launched "the world's first 6,500 lumens, 1-chip DLP laser projector", which promises over two years of continuous, maintenance free operation.

The PT-RZ670 and PT-RW630 are additions to the company's existing Solid Shine line of projectors, and feature 20,000 hours of working life without lamp replacement and flexible, all angle, installation.

Hartmut Kulessa, marketing manager for Panasonic said, "The RZ670 series brings an unparalleled ease of installation for exhibition and museum applications. At the same time, critical applications such as control rooms and signage will benefit from the build quality and absolute reliability of the projector."

The PT-RZ670 and PT-RW630 both boast 6,500 lumens brightness and are WUXGA and WXGA respectively. Powered by a laser light source, there is no requirement for replacement lamps or filters, a

Spain - OSCillation, the new free and owner software for Android, Windows PC and, in a few days also for Mac, developed by Work Pro is an application for the control of devices through OSC protocol. This software is the first on the market that allows to work directly with the layouts and customize them from a PC.

Users will be able to control several devices simultaneously thanks to its multi-target capability, besides of providing the possibility to protect the access to the software with a password. OSCillation makes possible to mix audio and lighting for embedded video in PC or Mac.

This application adds six preset layouts useful for users who need to control audio and lighting with DMX devices or digital signal processors designed by Work Pro. AS well as its compatibility also with TouchOSC layouts, users will be able to customize their own layouts for all kind of devices

UK - French LED lighting innovator, Ayrton, loves to spring last minute surprises on its clients with the introduction of a stream of new products.

Having already released the Radical Series at Prolight+Sound earlier this year, and due to launch the new NandoBeam S9 at PLASA London, Ayrton has just announced a new addition to its Radical Series which will also receive its world premiere at PLASA London: MagicRing-R1.

MagicRing-R1 is the latest to receive the Radical treatment. Identical in size and form to WildBeam-R, MagicRing-R1 possesses all the features of the former but with the Magical speciality of Ayrton's continuous pan and tilt features.

One of the smallest of the Radical range alongside its brother WildBeam-R, MagicRing-R1 offers seven 15W LED RGBW sources with 67mm optics to produce 3200 lumens with a centre beam intensity of 380,000 candela from a mere 130W of p

UK - Automation specialist Kinesys will use the networking opportunities of the 2014 PLASA exhibition at London's ExCeL Centre to meet, greet and be social with its UK, European and International clients - existing, new and potential - who will be visiting the show.

Booth P25 will be designed to maximise meeting opportunities, complete with refreshments and areas where people can congregate and engage in lively discussion, as well as having information on hand about Kinesys' products and systems.

2014 has been landmark year so far for the company which has expanded on all levels.

At Kinesys' UK headquarters in west London, the addition of a third unit has expanded the total space by a third. The first unit is dedicated to Research and Development which is a constantly active and ongoing process; the second houses the main offices, administration, sales and marketing, complet

UK - LSC Lighting Systems returns to PLASA for its 25th year and will be found on stand H70, with no less than three new products making their UK debut including the following:

The new GenVI Advanced Dimming System allows any of its channels to be configured as an 8 bit or 16 bit dimmer or alternatively as a direct power relay channel. This TruPower technology, introduced to the market by LSC over 5 years ago, enables the user to set some channels on the GenVI to dim traditional lamps and others to direct power for moving lights, LED fixtures, strobes, fans, video screens and even audio power amplifiers.

Another first for the company is the new LDT Dimmer - a new technology dimmer that allows control of dimmable retrofit style LED fixtures. With the global move to LED technology, many users simply replace existing fixtures with their LED equivalent only to find that they can't

UK - Doughty Engineering is showcasing its award winning Drop Arms, T-Bars and H-Frames at PLASA London 2014, the first time the finished products will have been seen at an exhibition.

Designed to provide a safe, flexible rigging method for suspending luminaires from a truss or fixed tubes or barrels, Doughty's Modular Drop Arms and H-Frames won the 2014 ABTT Award for Engineering Product of the Year when the prototypes were previewed at the show in June this year.

"We wanted to show the industry what we had been working on," said Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty. "What we didn't expect was the amazing reception the product would receive. We've been working ever since to prepare the range for sale and I'm pleased to say that we are now ready to take orders."

The modular system, which offers a range of configurations to open up the possibility for

UK - For the first time anywhere, SGM will showcase the new P-2, Q-2 and Q-2W LED fixtures at this year's PLASA Show. These are respectively based on the groundbreaking technology behind the P-5 wash light and the multifunction Q-7/Q7W (wash, blind, strobe) which have all helped to raised industry standards.

Providing an even smaller physical footprint, these compact units will provide easy and quick set-up, while at the same time maintaining the IP65 rating which is one of the characteristics of the SGM portfolio.

Taking it a step further, the 18 lenses in the P-2 are divided into three individually controllable segments with RGBW colours. Containing 18 high power 10W RGBW LEDs, P-2 has a light output of 11,500 lumens - 1,885 lumens per kilo - and an efficacy of 58 lm/W, offering a variation of beam angles, with 15°, 21° and 43° interchangeable lenses.

Q-2's 864

UK - Artistic Licence will launch nanoScope, its much anticipated pocket-sized tester for DMX512 and RDM at PLASA London 2014. Following a tantalising preview at last year's show, the market-ready version of nanoScope will be available for viewing and purchase at Stand L50.

Lightweight and battery powered with a translucent plastic casing, nanoScope features a built-in 5-pin XLR connector that enables it to be attached directly to the DMX512 cable. The device lights up in different colours to indicate its findings - this provides rapid, intuitive feedback that is hands-free and visible at a distance (handy for awkward positions such as plenum spaces or hanging off a truss).

Two modes of operation exist, selected by a recessed slide switch that also controls power on/off.

In 'Pixel Mode', nanoScope displays the first three DMX512 channels as an RGB mix, to provide confidence

UK - ETC is getting ready to show its latest products at PLASA London 2014 tradeshow in London's ExCeL centre, 5-8 October. ETC will be taking advantage of two separate but adjacent stands (K60 and L60) with an entirely new design in the centre of PLASA's main exhibition hall, so as to highlight both entertainment and building-control products, and to provide a comfortable space for extended demonstrations and in-depth discussions.

On the larger of the company's two stands, number K60, ETC fixtures product manager Jim Uphoff and his colleagues will be demonstrating the new Source Four LED Series 2 luminaires. Launched at Frankfurt's Prolight + Sound show earlier this year, Source Four LED Series 2 improves on the previous generation of ETC's LED fixtures by updating the seven-colour mixing system, making white lights even more accurate, and producing tints up to three times brig

UK - Award-winning design and documentation software specialist,, has announced some important enhancements to its Product Requests service, (historically known as Symbols Requests) to improve responsiveness and transparency. Product requests are a way for users to tailor the Product Libraries contained in Stardraw Design 7.1 to their own specific requirements.

The service already has an excellent track record: of the nearly 13,000 requests received since the service was inaugurated in 2002, over 95% have been published, with 40% of requests being published within a week and 50% published within two weeks. The tiny percentage that is not published is due to factors beyond Stardraw's control, such as manufacturers being unable or unwilling to provide the necessary product information (despite the service being entirely free for manufacturers). In addition to their Pr

UK - Among the highlights on Chauvet Professional's stand at PLASA London 2014 will be the Next NXT-1 moving head LED display, a new addition to the ÉPIX Series, the ÉPIX Tile 2.0, and a new series of IP65-rated fixtures, Colorist, from Iluminarc.

A pixel-mapping panel with 25 Quad-Colour RGBW LEDs, the Next NXT-1 combines fast pan/tilt movement with a tight 6° beam angle to create brilliant in-motion displays that will mesmerise audiences at concerts, festivals and live productions of all types. The Next NXT-1's ultra-bright output allows its sharp pixel-mapped images to cut through haze and washes on stage and deliver maximum punch at long throws, when used as an LED wash.

Although capable of wowing crowds with stunning, professional pixel-mapped displays, the Next NXT-1 was engineered to make the programming process fast and easy for users of all technical

Denmark - Martin Professional reports that the Rush Wizard "full-house" effect light for nightclubs, bars and other leisure environments is now shipping. As the latest member of the Rush by Martin line of affordable lighting solutions, the Rush Wizard is an extremely bright yet energy-efficient light providing high-quality mid-air effects.

The Rush Wizard is music-triggered and DMX-controllable with two independent color/gobo wheels offering seven colors (plus two whites) and 13 different gobos with an additional two open patterns. An advanced shutter system allows the Wizard to create fast strobe and pulse effects as well as blackouts and a unique instant open. The Wizard also delivers more than 80 agile light beams with each beam chasing the other while continuously changing colour and gobo pattern.

"Finding reliable effect lighting that is compact and bright

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will showcase a selection of the very latest lighting, audio, rigging and video solutions available from their vast portfolio of premium brands - on stand P40 at PLASA London 2014.

Salesteams from AC-ET's four specialist product divisions will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the latest technologies from leading marques which AC-ET are the exclusive UK reseller for, as well as over 200 leading brands available for immediate despatch from the company's multi-million pound inventory.

From AC-ET's Lighting division, the stand will showcase product highlights from the many UK-exclusive LED lighting brands available. Chroma-Q will unveil their new Color One 100 LED Par, which features an innovative fully homogenised beam virtually eliminating the colour separation and shadows synonymous with LED lighting - delivering above Par perfo

Belgium - Although it can look quite simple, a small multi-zone installation is not always and easy and small job for the installer. He needs to install and connect many electronic units (sources, amplifiers, wall panels...) in order to provide the perfect audio solution for his customer. With Apart's Audiosystem8.8 the installer now can propose a complete audio system to his customers that covers many small or medium sized applications... with just one unit.

The Made in Belgium Audiosystem8.8 audio matrix has eight speaker outputs (four stereo or eight mono zones) with each a built-in 30 watts digital amplifier and also has 4 additional line outputs. The unit has four FM radios built-in and it has 4/8 stereo/mono line inputs.

The installer/customer can easily access the integrated web server based GUI to configure and/or control the audio system. Audiosystem8.8 can be remote

UK - Le Maitre's newly launched range of Coloured Ice Gerbs includes a spectacular and unique colour change effect. A deeply coloured flame enveloping the base of the gerb and a column of silver sparks shoot up to heights of 6-8ft. The effect which last for some 20 seconds has been achieved by Le Maitre's R&D team and is available in aqua, blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow and pink or as a colour change version.

The Ice Gerbs are the latest in a number of great effects from Le Maitre and produced using their completely new production process which is greatly increasing factory production capabilities.

Other new products also just released by Le Maitre include:

New Large Intense Flames in blue, white, pink, yellow, red and green, which as the name implies produce an vibrant and intense effect in terms of both colour and heat with flames 10-12ft high and lasting 20 seco

UK - Cable specialists VDC Trading has announced the introduction of the Van Damme White Line range of LSZH Install cables.

Developed on the back of customer input and demand for a white option, the range consists of an AES/EBU 1pr and twin-axial Speaker cables in 1.5mm and 2.5mm. Designed in conjunction with existing Van Damme Ecoflex Install cables that are ABS design accredited, the White Line range is suited to every install need.

The Van Damme White Line Ecoflex cable is a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) specifically for installation use. The use of LSZH cables is a specified essential in public buildings, new build construction and often marine projects. Based electrically and mechanically on the Van Damme Green Series range, the Ecoflex jacketed 1pr cable will carry AES/EBU and/or analogue balanced audio as well as paired data signals such as RS485, RS422 and DMX512.


USA - ETC's Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr luminaire introduced an entirely new way of thinking about colour and LED light. Now ETC is stepping up the quality of broadcast lighting, by introducing two new Source Four LED Series 2 arrays: Daylight HD for variable cool (4000 to 6500K) light and Tungsten HD for adjustable warm (2700 to 4500K) light.

The Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD luminaires include special features that make them suitable for on-camera use. They operate flicker free, even at high speeds, so they won't be noticeable while filming. And the luminaires work quietly and dim smoothly, so they won't disrupt the action on the set.

ETC has spent a lot of time researching and experimenting with LED colour, creating luminaires with the richest, brightest and broadest colour ranges. The Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays ben

USA - At this year's AES show in Los Angeles, Lawo will debut its newest mc² series console. The mc²36 is an all-in-one mixing desk, with a comprehensive feature set that covers broadcast, theatre, house of worship, live and install applications.

Along with uncompromised sound quality and Lawo-grade mic preamps, it offers unprecedented value for money, says the company. The console comes completely self-contained including a powerful DSP processing core and all I/O connections and is available in 16, 24 and 40 fader configurations.

Ease of use is paramount, with large touchscreen displays that provide instant, touch triggered pop-up menus for fast access to all mixing and routing parameters. Natively equipped with RAVENNA/AES67 technology, the mc²36 integrates seamlessly into IP infrastructures.

Rear panel connections provide 32 mic/line in, 32 line out on XLRs, eight AES

USA - The new Platinum SBX from Elation Professional is an innovative, full-featured three-in-one luminaire with patent-pending dual optical system that has flexible use as a spot, beam, or wash fixture. Designed for a wide variety of professional stage and special event applications, it does the work of three luminaires in one.

The Platinum SBX uses an MSD Platinum 17RA lamp co-developed by Philips and Elation. Building on the success of the Platinum 5R lamp, which Elation has used previously in both spot and beam fixtures, the company has sought to keep the same arc gap to maintain the same quality and crisp sharp optics while generating more power.

Advances in optical design have resulted in higher performing, more versatile optical systems that offer several advantages over traditional systems. "We knew there would only be one way to get the optimum performance out of

UK - London-based White Light has added to its inventory of SGM's new generation of task specific LED products by making its first investment in the award-winning G-Spot platform.

The fixture, which picked up a PLASA Innovation Award soon after its launch, is the only IP65-rated LED spot on the market, and boasts enviable functionality and luminous output from an 850W high power RGBY LED light source.

White Light hire & technical director, Dave Isherwood, whose company last year became the first UK customer for the P-5 washlight, says, "We've been considering G-Spot for some time, and have been talking regularly to Ian Kirby at SGM UK.

"Because G-Spots function outdoors, and are incredibly bright and crisp, we could see the potential both for our own work and for cross-hire/sub-rentals. We decided to make the investment and promptly picked up three jobs in quick su

UK - The Chroma-Q range of premium performance solutions is designed and built to exacting standards in North America, and has been adopted by many leading designers and specifiers for some of today's most demanding and prestigious lighting applications - including opera, theatre, TV, venues, touring, events, or other sectors. As a result of this, the brand has received awards from several industry associations.

Chroma-Q's PLASA London stand (P60) will feature models from their LED lighting ranges illuminating various surfaces to demonstrate the LED brand's premium performance and precise theatrical grade dimming.

Making its show debut is the new Chroma-Q Color One 100 LED Par, which features an innovative fully homogenised beam virtually eliminating the colour separation and shadows synonymous with LED lighting - delivering above Par performance from one source.

The Color O

UK - Yamaha Commercial Audio has launched MG Rec & Play, an iPhone and iPad app which allows high quality recording and playback for MG Series XU models, via an attractive, easy-to-use interface.

The MG Series is a comprehensive line-up of mixing consoles, ranging from compact models ideal for music production and sub-mixing applications, through to versions capable of handling medium scale live events. The third generation MG Series, released earlier this year, offers significant upgrades in sound quality, design, operability and durability, as well as several impressive new functions.

Available now at the Apple App Store for free download, MG Rec & Play enables high-quality recording, as well as fast and easy playback of songs and sound effects, by simply connecting your iPhone or iPad to any MG Series XU model. The intuitive app can be used for a wide range of purposes, inc

UK - At PLASA London, uTRAC has revealed its top five feature developments to facilitate more efficient organising and tracking of labour for events

With the launch of uTRAC v2.0, the team has bolstered its drive to become the go-to workforce management application for events. The significantly re-designed interface has been tailored to improve the user experience and make its mobile app more touch friendly for people wanting to do their scheduling on the go with their tablets.

The new notification centre showing outstanding tasks includes notifications for unpaid invoices, unfilled shifts, and overdue payments among many other updates that will help all team members stay on top of their tasks.

The certificate management feature means workers will be able to record details of their relevant qualifications. An expiry date linked with uTRAC's notification centre allows both wo

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