Denmark - Martin Professional has announced the RUSH FiberSource 1 is now shipping. As the latest addition to the RUSH by Martin line of affordable lighting solutions, the RUSH FiberSource 1 is a powerful tool for illuminating fibre optic cables in permanent installations.

With a new 78 W LED fiber projector, the RUSH FiberSource 1 can light up to 300 1 mm fibre optic cables and boasts improved efficiency and reliability. The luminaire features a colour wheel with nine interchangeable colours, a twinkle wheel for variable-speed sparkling effects, and smooth, full-range (0-100 percent) electronic dimming.The fixture is fully controllable via DMX (up to five channels) as well as a stand-alone mode that ensures any combination of colours, colour speed and twinkle speed can be easily programmed.

"LED technology is evolving and is now also taking over traditional fibre applica

Germany - The new Flashback 4 (FB-4) network interface from Pangolin Systems is now available in a professional and durable aluminium housing. Ray Technologies (RTI), a Laserworld company, manufactures the new interface at its premises near Munich, Germany.

The Pangolin FB-4 is a new interface providing Network laser show control options for Pangolin software products. It is designed for high performance application. Several FB-4 interfaces can be connected with normal network switches.

The RTI FB-4 is available for Pangolin Quickshow or for Pangolin BEYOND, and it is available in different configurations, each providing additional features: Standard, DMX, IDLA and MAX. RTI's FB-4 interface can be used with any ILDA compatible laser show projector, and can be placed directly at the laser (it is snap-on compatible to the RTI PIKO and RTI NANO remote pad attachment slot) and the

USA - Shure has announced that Motiv digital products, a new microphone line "suited for individuals looking to capture high-quality audio for vocal/acoustic recording, podcasts, YouTube videos, field recording, and more", are now shipping.

The easy to use Motiv products include four new Apple MFi (made for iPhone, iPod, iPad) certified devices, including three condenser microphones and a sleek digital audio interface that can connect directly to any iOS device without additional adapters or connection kits. In addition, the MVL, an omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone, is part of the MOTIV family.

Shure MOTIV digital microphones, as well as the digital interface, feature user-selectable DSP preset modes to ensure great sound no matter the application. Designed to support digital-recording users seeking better audio quality, MOTIV's preset modes - speech, si

UK - British loudspeaker manufacturer, EM Acoustics has announced new products in the wake of the inauguration of their new R&D facility, headed by the M-C12 and M-C15 12 and 15" coaxial monitor speakers and the EPX-8 self-powered 8" compact loudspeaker.

The EPX-8 is essentially an updated, self-powered version of the EMS-81X compact, powerful 8-inch loudspeaker. Featuring EM Acoustics' signature passive crossover for unprecedented frequency and phase response, a rotatable horn for flexible dispersion options and a variety of swift, safe rigging options, the EPX-8 also includes a state-of-the-art Class D amplification package with integral stand-alone DSP for true plug-and-play operation. Typical applications range from small FoH duties to front fill and compact stage monitoring.

Whilst the EPX-8 is a logical extension of an existing line, the M-C12/15 monitors repre

UK - Pioneer DJ has announced the forthcoming HDJ-700 headphones, which, the company says, "look good and sound superb". Inspired by Pioneer DJ's top-flight headphones, the robust, fully enclosed HDJ-700s are fine-tuned to reproduce rich, clear mid to low frequencies for monitoring dance music. Features include durable and replaceable cables (1.2-metre coiled and 1-metre straight); soft ear cups for a comfortable fit; rotatable right earpiece up to 60 degrees; tough, durable build.

The HDJ-700s are available from October 2015.

(Lee Baldock)

The Netherlands - Doughty Engineering will be debuting its new Studio Frame at this year's IBC show.

Visitors to Hall 11, Stand number 11.A60 will be able to find out more about the kit, designed to assist small studio spaces eliminate clutter on the ground caused by lighting and trailing cables. The modular system can be easily constructed to suit most spaces and offers a safe working load that is adequate to support most modern day lighting with the addition of pantographs and bars.

Mark Chorley, design engineer said, "The Doughty Studio frame really is ideal for use in studios where space is of a premium. It started life as many of our product ranges do, as a bespoke piece of kit for the animation department at Staffordshire University. The course's specialist technical instructor was looking for a way to enable his students to move more freely around their sets and so

UK - ArKaos PRO, pioneers in interactive video technologies, invite you to attend a unique event taking place this September in London, at the home of its UK distributor, White Light, on Tuesday 15 September.

During a full day of presentations and through ongoing displays, ArKaos PRO will demonstrate the latest version of its MediaMaster software, which has consistently remained at the forefront of the industry's creative projection and LED applications, the company says.

MediaMaster 4.2 now adds an integrated Cue Player for reliable, accurate playback of visual sequences, and 4K support, which enables three layers of 4K video to be played on servers with a Core i7 processor. With the help of the ArKaos PRO's technical staff present on site, learn how to quickly achieve complex projections and find out how to trigger your show from a lighting desk or how to build a quick cue s

USA - Italian lighting manufacturer, Novalight, has introduced its latest moving light fixture - the NovaScope; now sold, supported, and serviced in North America by the entertainment equipment distribution company DNJ Pro.

Novalight's Nova-Scope is a weatherproof aerial effect light that can withstand all weather conditions. Using the HTI 2000W/D7/60 lamp combined with a different approach to reflector setup, the Nova-Scope provides a high output light, delivering stunning aerial effects.

This large scale effect light, while best suited for the largest entertainment environments, is still suitable for all forms of live performance, says the company.

The Novalight Nova-Scope can tolerate the harshest of production environments. The fixture boasts a seven option gobo wheel, a kaleido wheel effect, shutter, dimmer, and strobe effects, six colours, white, and CMY colour mixing,

Germany - Absen has announced that it reached a milestone of 5,000 X5 LED panels sold worldwide, less than six months after its first release at ISE2015.

"We are thrilled about the rapid global adoption of the X5 by the rental staging industry," commented Bluesking Zhao, global marketing and product promotion manager at Absen. "Despite a challenging economic climate in China, sales of X5 further boosted our performance this year, and the next six months look very promising."

Asia Pacific and Europe were two prominent regions to adopt the cable-less 4K LED solution which is equally suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. While the biggest sale was made in Malaysia with a staggering 500m², the 5.2mm pixel pitch panel was welcomed to much acclaim in many European countries including Germany, France, Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg.

With 560 cabinets sol

UK - PSCo, the trade only AV distributor and rental specialist, is showcasing the latest innovations from its leading manufacturer partners at PLASA London 2015. Visitors will be able to view PSCo's must-see 3-2-1mm LED line-up of Absen products on its 70m² stand, alongside innovative LCD displays including the new Samsung High Bright and video wall displays, and the stunning new Samsung 105" display - the largest professional display available in the world.

"Following the success of last year's PLASA, we are excited to be showcasing so many new technologies from our rental and sales portfolio for system integrators and live events partners," says Stuart Holmes, managing director of PSCo. "We will have new technologies across multiple platforms, including our new LED display technology, our Ultra Large Format displays, as well as our Video Walls.


UK - KV2 Audio returns to this weekend's PRO and BPM exhibitions with the launch of the Active VHD 4.21 ultra-low frequency subwoofer.

The VHD 4.21 is the self-powered evolution of the successful VHD 2.21 2x21" subwoofer. Housing two newly developed 21" Woofers and utilising new amplification technology, the VHD 4.21 Active can power an additional Passive VHD 4.21 and deliver 14,000 Watts of peak power whilst being plugged in to a standard 13A wall socket.

People attending the show will have the opportunity to hear the new VHD 4.21 in action as part of a complete VHD 2.0 System within the PRO Show Audio Demo Space.

(Jim Evans)

Denmark - Martin Professional reports that the JEM ZR45 is now shipping. The JEM ZR45 is a high-end fog machine designed to deliver "superior and uninterrupted performance in demanding professional applications". With its enhanced and powerful 2,000 W heat exchanger, the JEM ZR45 produces an exceptional peak output suitable for major venues and stages in both install and rental markets.

The rugged yet weight-optimized JEM ZR45 also features variable output control for more subtle effects and is fully up-to-date with digital remote DMX and RDM.

The entire JEM ZR range is compatible with a wide range of JEM Pro fog fluids. As machines designed and built to last, the JEM ZRs will continue to perform with great output and low consumption.

"We have put a lot of effort into the new JEM ZR series with the goal of being able to quickly deliver a full family of profess

UK - Elation Professional's new Emotion moving head digital luminaire will have its European debut October 4-6 at the PLASA show in London where a number of other top innovations will also be on display at Elation Stand A40, including the world premiere of the newest Satura Series luminaire, the Satura Profile.

The Emotion attracted a lot of attention at the InfoComm show in North America in June with its next generation technology and accessible price tag and now it's European lighting professionals' turn to get a closer look at the compact yet powerful moving head digital luminaire. Another highlight will be the first showing worldwide of the Satura Profile, a powerful new LED-based color-changing moving head with 440W LED engine, framing system, zoom and more.

Also showing at the ExCel exhibition centre will be Elation's powerful Platinum FLX hybrid moving head, a multi-fun

UK - After the success of their previous UK dates, Penguin Media Solutions are providing another two day UK training course in association with AFMG to introduce professional users to SysTune, this time in Blackpool.

SysTune is the real-time audio analysis software by AFMG. It was developed especially for live sound applications and has been setting the standard for professional real-time measurement and display of impulse responses, transfer functions and other data. Today, SysTune is widely accepted not only in pro audio live sound but also by installed sound professionals as well as in the industry.

The course will be headed by veteran SysTune user and AFMG Instructor Pasi Kokkonen. Pasi will cover such topics as measurement fundamentals, SysTune setup, multi-channel measurement, virtual EQ, system alignment, phase and group delay.

The course will take place on Tuesday 22

The Netherlands - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) is showcasing a selection of the latest premium performance broadcast lighting solutions available from their portfolio of over 200 leading brands - on stand A70 in hall 11 at the IBC 2015 show (11-15 September, RAI, Amsterdam).

Staff from the company's dedicated lighting sales division, which has extensive experience supplying to the broadcast, film and TV industries, will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technologies showing exclusively on the AC-ET stand from Chroma-Q, and Fiilex. Additionally they can discuss the specialist studio lighting fit-outs service that AC-ET offers.

Designed and manufactured in North America, the Chroma-Q Studio Force LED range has been specially developed for studio and location use, and features both single and award-winning remote phosphor LED fixtures which produce a beautifully sof

Austria - AKG by Harman has introduced the MicroLite series of miniature wearable reference microphones, offering "incredible sound quality and durability in a tiny, discreet form factor". Suited to broadcast, theatre and conference applications, the MicroLite series includes lavalier, ear-hook and head-worn options, all of which provide exceptional comfort and flexibility. The result of extensive research and development, MicroLite also delivers broad compatibility, excellent moisture resistance and superior EMC protection.

"AKG's new MicroLite mics are tiny, but the sound they produce is far from it," said Karam Kaul, Marketing Director for AKG. "Beyond great sound quality, we spent considerable time on every aspect of the design. From ear-hook and head-worn models that users can easily adjust on their own, to multiple layers of protection against mois

USA - Audinate has announced that over 500 Dante-enabled products are now available from licensed manufacturers worldwide. This represents more than a 60% increase in the number of available products in the last 12 months.

"The 500th Dante-enabled product represents a significant milestone for Audinate and our Dante OEM partners," stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. "Customer research tell us that the single biggest factor when selecting an audio networking solution is the number of available products on the market. With hundreds of products launched in the last 12 months, Dante has reached the tipping point and has become the industry standard for Audio over IP networking."

This milestone was reached this week with several new products being launched by partner manufacturers at the IBC show in Amsterdam, including:

Solid State Logic's System T - a fully

USA - Tascam's new DA-6400 is a 64-track recorder for live and event recording that records onto an internal SSD drive. Professional I/O options like MADI and Dante make it well suited to live recording, event capture, or as a backup for critical DAW sessions, the company says. The unit records 64 tracks at 48kHz/24-bit or 32 tracks at 96kHz/24-bit, and is available with a single or dual/redundant power supply.

Included an AK-CC25 hot-swappable caddy containing a high-performance 240GB Tascam solid-state drive. The caddy includes a USB 3 jack for stand-alone use. Included on the rear panel are SMPTE timecode, word clock, RS-422, parallel and Ethernet connections.

I/O options for the DA-6400 include the IF-MA64/EX interface card, with both coaxial and optical MADI connections. This card includes a redundant coaxial connection so that MADI is passed through even if power is lost

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies is exhibiting for the first time at the PRO Show - NEC, Birmingham.

On display are a selection of products from their wide portfolio of leading technology brands, including the extensive ProLights lighting and LED video screen ranges; the award-winning Jands lighting control solutions; Green Hippo Hippotizer V4 media servers; Allen & Heath audio consoles; and Dynamic Audio Device, Nexo and RCF loudspeakers.

Staff from each of the company's specialist product divisions are on hand to discuss the requirements and to provide demonstrations and advice.

(Jim Evans)

The Netherlands - The compact M-5000C offers all the flexibility and power of the larger M-5000 console but in a smaller footprint. Utilising the same O.H.R.C.A (Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture) platform, the M-5000C delivers 128 freely definable audio paths, expandable protocols and multi-format I/O choices combined with a flexible user interface and workflow, all with 24-bit / 96kHz sound quality. This open audio architecture supports Dante, MADI, Waves Sound Grid, and REAC audio protocols, as well as audio delivery over video using SDI, DVI and SFP cabling.

HHB is also debuting the Roland V-1200HD 2 M/E video switcher. Featuring a new hybrid engine that combines a 4:2:2 / 2 M/E switcher with a 4:4:4/10-bit multi-format processor presentation switcher, V-1200HD offers multi-format flexibility with a choice of additional audio and video options using the Roland X

UK - SSE Audio and Wigwam Acoustics will once again be exhibiting at PLASA 2015. Directors and staff will be on hand to meet and chat with visitors to the exhibition. For the third year the show is being held at ExCel in London's Docklands on 4-6 October 2015. SSE Audio Group and Wigwam Acoustics are on Stand L10 at ExCel.

"This year, we have invited some of our key equipment suppliers to join us on the stand and I'm delighted to announce that Avid, d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo and L-Acoustics have all agreed to display some of their latest products with us," commented SSE Sales Director, Alex Penn.

Avid will feature the VENUE S6L; d&b audiotechnik will have some of their new install and touring amplifier products; DiGiCo will be demonstrating the S21; and L-Acoustics will feature the X Series.

In addition, microphone and wireless specialist Sennheiser will be represen

UK - At Technology Exposed 2015 (Stand 64), Peerless-AV will be exhibiting a range of innovative AV mounts and solutions, packed with installer-friendly features that reduce installation time and improve serviceability. Highlights will include the latest design upgrades to Peerless-AV's best-selling line of Full-Service Video Wall Mounts and Flat Panel Wall Mounts, as well as the recently launched SMART kapp Trolley and Video Conference Trolleys.

"This year we wanted to focus on the installer experience, demonstrating new product designs that simplify and accelerate the installation process without compromising on quality or performance," said Ian Abernethy, director of sales, Peerless-AV UK.

Visitors to the Peerless-AV stand will see how they could make a difference to their business with time saving product innovations. These include SmartMount and Paramount Flat P

UK - Wireless LED lighting manufacturer CORE Lighting are at the 2015 PLASA London expo at the ExCeL Centre on Stand C24, which is also part of UK distributor White Light's 'Village' and where they will be displaying a range of their latest innovations.

CORE products are known for the high quality and excellent engineering that comes with the 'Made in the UK' marque. As an independent company, CORE can also react quickly and decisively to market demands and ensure its products stay at the forefront of the fast-moving live events industry.

Featured products at PLASA will include CORE's new StripPoint which will be prominent on the stand display together with the flagship ColourPoint, which has become an industry standard product for the live event industry. The tiny PinPoint will have a major presence with an array of PinPoints controlled by CORE's new LightDesk phone App, and

Germany - HK Audio has announced the two latest additions to its pioneering sound reinforcement product portfolio: the LINEAR 5 LTS A mid/high unit and the LINEAR SUB 4000 A subwoofer.

"The first speaker to deliver genuine long throw performance in an ultra-compact format, LINEAR 5 LTS A makes use of HK Audio's revolutionary proprietary Multicell Transformer technology to deliver 138dB maximum SPL and silky top-end frequencies all the way to the back row, whether it's 30, 40 or even 50m away," the company says.

Designed and built at HK Audio's headquarters in St. Wendel, Germany, LTS A's sophisticated features - an affordable price, a small footprint and speed of setup - help users save on people power, truck space and time. Thanks to its straightforward design - which allows it to be stacked on the ground or on its head, or to be clustered with remarkable ease and f

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