USA - Bose Professional is now shipping four new dual-channel amplifier models from its broadened FreeSpace amplifier line. These models are optimised for premium commercial applications such as retail, restaurants and hospitality.

There are two mixer amplifiers (IZA 2120-HZ, IZA 2120-LZ) and two expansion amplifiers (ZA 2120-HZ, ZA 2120-LZ) each at 120 watts per channel. FreeSpace amplifiers can be quickly configured without the use of a PC, enabling each installation to be customised easily and intuitively. In addition, FreeSpace amplifiers offer a range of models and features to enhance any audio installation using Bose FreeSpace loudspeakers.

The IZA models include an integrated audio DSP providing Bose loudspeaker EQ, Bose Dynamic EQ, Opti-voice paging/ducking, audio mixing/routing, bass/treble adjustments, remote control options and an auto standby feature. The ZA models

UK - At the PLASA exhibition in London this week, the d&b GB team and sales partner SSE/Wigwam took the opportunity to talk to visitors and answer questions about the recently launched V-Series point sources. And there was plenty to talk about following the announcement that the new V7P and V10P had been named in the 2015 PLASA Awards for Innovation.

"The new point sources attracted a lot of attention at the stand," said Gianni Abruzzese, d&b GB commercial manager. "They're actually a really good example of the way d&b products are designed to work systematically. The three-way passive V7P and V10P provide exceptional directivity control with a high output. We had a V7P cabinet with the sides cut out on the d&b stand, exposing the hornloaded mid-range section. It's this dual chamber horn, which provides a remarkable MF performance, especially in the vocal range, t

Poland - Aram, one of the biggest Poland-based event engineering company, member of AV Alliance, is the first to take delivery of a large quantity of Air6PIX fixtures from Italian manufacturer Prolights.

Aram's CEO, Rafal Mrzyglocki comments, "We never stop looking for new and diffreent lighting effects which can change every show! Air6Pix was discovered by one of the best lighting designers in Poland, Adam Tyszka, on YouTube and we simple jumped in a plane to see them in preliminary presentation in Italy."

AIR6PIX is a new moving batten that add a new dimension in the field of effects and pixel mapping. The light source is six times 40W RGBW LEDs, combined with a 67mm optic system which delivers 4,5° powerful beams by keeping high colour consistency.

AIR6PIX performs continuous double rotation on both Pan and Tilt axes and pivot function to inclinate the 2 LED

UK - Robert Juliat is delighted that its new LED cyclorama batten, DALIS, has been awarded the PLASA Award for Innovation at PLASA Show 2015.

DALIS is an asymmetrical 300W LED cyclorama light, consisting of 48 LED sources arranged in a double row. Each LED works in conjunction with a mini asymmetric reflector, or 'spoon', to deliver a perfectly smooth spread of light across any surface. Eight colours of LED are used in DALIS' construction - red, green, blue, royal blue, amber, cyan, warm white (2200K) and cool white (6500K) - which mix to create a huge variety of pastel and saturated colours, with perfect balance. Silent, fanless operation makes DALIS ideal for both theatre and television use.

The panel of PLASA Award for Innovation judges said, "The colour rendering from this product is beautiful. The fixture is well designed and elegant with a very good uniform beam pat

UAE - With a new look stand (number 4-G12), Baldwin Boxall looks forward to welcoming visitors at Intersec Dubai in January. This is always a busy show for the company and staff on the stand expect to see many new faces, as well as catching up with contacts already well known to them.

Visitors to the stand will see the EN54 certified VIGIL voice evacuation system and the company's Omnicare EVC system and disabled toilet alarms.

Based in East Sussex, UK, the company prides itself not only on the quality of design and build of its products, but also on its customer service and support, which directors and staff believe is paramount to their success. Customer testimonials and a long-term customer relationships prove this to be the case.

(Jim Evans)

UK - Studiomaster is now shipping the new Livesys5 portable micro -PA and stage monitor throughout Europe.

Measuring just 290x210x175mm and weighing in at a mere 3.3kg - the 150W self-powered, integrated mixer, speaker system is a highly versatile solution for all manner of "carry-on" performance, playback, presentation and public address applications. In addition the LIVESYS5 is a powerful personal stage monitor system, either floor-standing or ingenuously mountable on a microphone stand for close personal monitoring (for drummers and percussionists, keyboard players, solo instrumentalists and singers, or DJs).

The class-D powered 5-inch speaker system, provides 150W continuous and 300W peak power, and features a low noise 3-channel mixer section with 2 mic/line inputs on XLR (balanced) / TRS (unbalanced) combo connectors and a line input on stereo phono or 35mm jac

USA - Philips Entertainment has announced the introduction of two new Showline LED luminaires with the release of the SL Beam 300FX and the SL Punchlite 220. Available through the Philips Vari-Lite and Philips Strand Lighting Dealer Network, the small and lightweight LED luminaires were designed to bolster the breadth of the Philips Entertainment line of lighting solutions, and will be on display at LDI 2015 in Booth 1516.

"We are very excited to be announcing the release of the Showline SL BEAM 300FX and the SL Punchlite 220," said Julie Smith, Philips Entertainment general manager of the Americas. "With the SL Beam 300FX, we have received a tremendously positive response from our dealer network on both its performance capabilities and its acceptance into multiple lighting markets. In the SL Punchlite 220, we now have the IP65 rated LED luminaire that our clients

UK - Sound Technology, distributor of HarmanN Professional Audio in the UK And Eire, is holding a Soundcraft Vi open day at John Henry's in London on Tuesday 27 October.

The new Vi7000 and Vi5000 consoles, announced earlier this year, are the most advanced yet with improvements including 96kHz processing, BSS DPR901ii dynamic EQ, an increased channel count of 128 inputs & 32 mono/stereo busses, and a doubling of the I/O capability to 392 audio streams.

Rapid configuration via new encoder assign functions and shortcut keys are joined by a new extension to the Vi's patent-applied-for VM2 radio microphone status monitoring feature, with Shure ULXD systems now recognised alongside AKG's DMS800 and WMS4500 systems.

The open day will also see two exclusive product previews from AKG and a demonstration of JBL's tour sound loudspeakers. To register to attend, visit

UK - The versatile new FLX lighting console won a 2015 PLASA Innovation Award to the delight of all at Eaton's performance lighting control business.

The much coveted Innovation Awards were presented at the three day entertainment technology expo staged at London's ExCeL Centre earlier this week.

Zero 88 series general manager David Catterall commented, "A huge amount of work has gone into ensuring that FLX would deliver new standards in lighting control using a touch screen interface and other time-saving features, and winning the Award is great recognition of the effort and ingenuity engaged at all levels by the team who have brought this product to the market.

Launched earlier in the year, FLX has been an instant success for Zero 88 in a number of sectors from rental companies to theatres, churches to multi-purpose venues.

The Innovation Awards were judged by a num

USA - Syncrolite is pleased to announce the introduction of its newest product family member: the SyncroMITE Beam which offers "a new twist with revolutionary brightness in a compact integrated moving light that offers the advantages of a Xenon source in a traditional moving light sized package".

The SyncroMITE Beam outputs 97 CRI and narrow beams (3° native) in a convenient package ready to tour, install or hire into any application. The SyncroMITE Beam provides an extremely high center beam intensity (CBI) through a massive eleven inch output aperture. Other features include two color wheels designed to produce fully saturated single and mixed colors, a Gobo wheel, flag shutter for dousing and strobe effects, zoom lenses, beam diffusion, on-board auto-sensing power supply and much more.

The SyncroMITE Beam will make its first public appearance at LDI2015 at the

USA - Robe underlines the importance of the American market by announcing a major new product launch at the 2015 LDI expo in Las Vegas - the BMFL Wash and BMFL Wash XF (Extra Features).

There will also be a host of other exciting new products making their US debut at Booth 2521 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre 23 - 25 October.

BMFL Wash and BMFL Wash XF are the latest fixtures to be added to Robe's 'game-changing' BMFL range of luminaires. These are powerful workhorse wash lights, packed with innovative and creative features, says the company.

A large 200mm diameter front fresnel lens provides a high quality traditional wash output ranging from a punchy and tight 4.5° to a super-smooth 55°.

Custom interchangeable frost filters offer three grades - light, medium and heavy - giving an extremely subtle and natural 'soft touch'.

Both CMY and CTO colour mixing filte

USA - Austrian engineering company, AV Stumpfl will bring its largest ever line up of innovation to LDI 2015.

Selected by leading media designers and architects, Fullwhite screens will be demonstrated in an edge-blended multi-projector display on the AV Stumpfl USA Corp Booth 2017. The elegant Fullwhite screens are virtually borderless ensuring the projected image goes right to the very edge. They come with a range of powerful accessories, in a range of sizes and can be used in unlimited configurations including 360-degree curved projection environments.

The AV Stumpfl Monoblox is fast becoming the industry standard in mobile projection by large-scale rental and staging companies. Users benefit from fast assembly of screens without additional tools - a valuable asset when on location.

Additionally, the original VarioLock modular mobile projection screen will be shown in a va

USA - Le Maitre will be unveiling two new special effects technologies at this year's LDI at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, booth 455.

Le Maitre's G300-Smart is a professional smoke machine, designed with the future in mind. This innovative new machine features IoT capability via Wi-Fi, wireless set up and diagnostics, and an easy to read backlit LCD display.

Building on the solid foundation of Le Maitre's flagship smoke machine, the G300, the G300-Smart retains all the features that have made the G300 the industry-leading unit it is. It is rugged, versatile and durable, with an extremely high output of dense white smoke. In addition, the G300-Smart has a user-friendly LCD display, DMX in and out, 0-10V control, as well as fluid out and fluid low reporting.

Having Wi-Fi on board gives the user a whole new level of flexibility, being able to set and change the configuration

USA - D.T.S. will showcase the new EVO at LDI 2015, stand 217, Las Vegas Convention Centre, from 23-25 October.

D.T.S. will also feature a range of architectural projectors, including the Delta, FOS and Drivenet lines.

(Jim Evans)

USA - Parasol has been working tirelessly for the last six months to create brand-new miniSTAR. This new product is the smallest system in the Parasol family by far. Measuring a convenient 47 inches in diameter, this system can fit in the back of an SUV for ultimate portability.

This system is the first in the Parasol family that can be mounted traditionally (i.e. horizontal) with a 300 pound payload or rigged vertically with a 150 pound payload (or anything in between). Plus, this system has 20 AMPs of power and can work with your existing moving lights, LEDs, or other electronics).

Hermann Fruhm, CEO of Parasol Systems says, "The market place demanded a more affordable system, so we did our best to deliver that with the miniSTAR. It's smaller, more affordable, and has a quicker lead time. You are basically getting a big-screen effect for a fraction of the cost."

USA - The new ACL 360 Roller from Elation Professional is a 4-bar moving head luminaire that casts an array of continuous 360° high-speed multi-coloured effects and is the newest luminaire in Elation's ACL Series of high-output narrow-beam LED effect lights.

The ACL 360 Roller houses 20x 15W RGBW 4-in-1 LEDs positioned equally across four bars and features fast and precise 16-bit continuous 360° pan and tilt rotation, perfect for adding eye-catching ACL beam looks to any stage, show or venue. Its advanced collimator optic lens produces a laser-like homogenized 4° color-changing beam from each LED, which combined produce a 21° beam angle from each bar.

Individual pixel control gives greater design options and built-in effect / chase macros make the unit quick to program when needed. Strobe effects and full-range dimming with dimming curve effects add to the desi

USA - LDI 2015 will see the North American premiere of the latest upgrade to entertainment motion control systems expert XLNT Advanced Technologies' CyberHoist II system on Booth #142.

The new incarnation of the world's first intelligent, variable speed, robust chain hoist and control system, CyberHoist II CH528 (2015), has been specifically designed to overcome the creative, logistical and physical rigours of automation design for entertainment environments, large scale events and touring.

Since the system's successful preview launch at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 2015, XLNT's research and development team has continued to fine tune its pro-user-valued features.

Although the system still features its signature strength, smooth operation, intuitive plug and play interface and compact design, under its hood is a range of improved software and hardware features, each steered by X

USA - Avolites' family of consoles, dimmers and networking products will be showcased at LDI Las Vegas on booth 2004, hosted by Group One Ltd. Avolites Media will be on booth 2216, exhibiting its industry-leading range of Ai media servers which work intuitively with the entire Avolites family of products.

Key members of the Avolites team, including MD Steve Warren and sales director Koy Neminathan, will join Group One, its distributor and US partner.

One of the stars of the showcase is the Avolites' Arena console with Optical Titan Net Switch, both of which are now shipping. In addition, new software in Titan version 9.1, featuring enhanced pixel mapping functionality, fully custom Key Frame Shape engine and fully featured theatre functionality.

"The Arena console has attracted a huge amount of attention since launch - we've been inundated with lighting designers, renta

UK - Pearce Hire will be showcasing their production services and rental business at this week's Showman's Show taking place at the Newbury Showground, Berkshire.

The Cambridgeshire-based company has been a regular participant for many years as the show provides an important platform for promoting their expertise in the provision of services for the outdoor and special events market.

This year the show's timing falls just as the corporate event, exhibition and concert business is already taking off for the winter months, and with an upturn in their business the company has not seen the downtime they usually experience at this time of year.

Pearce Hire operates nationally and internationally and their expertise covers all aspects of project management, production management and production solutions and bespoke installations, in addition to an extensive inventory of rental equ

USA - Doughty Engineering's award winning Drop Arms and H Frames will continue to be the star attractions on the Doughty booth at this year's LDI. Visitors to the booth #2105 can see the system in action as well as finding out more about two new items which have been added to the Modular Rigging Range.

Manufactured from high tensile aluminium, the Drop Arms come in lengths of 9.84" (250mm), 19.68" (500mm), 39.37" (1000mm) and 78.75" (2000mm) which can be connected using conical couplers to create larger drops of approximately 19.68ft (6m). H-Frames are 16.3" (415mm) and 39.37" (1000mm) high with connectors available in 9.84"(250mm), 19.68" (500mm), 39.37" (1000mm) and 78.75" (2000mm). All have a safe working load of 220 lbs (100kg) and are available in powder coated silver or black finishes.

Mark Chorley design engineer at Doug

USA - Lycian Stage Lighting will be showing an as yet unnamed new followspot at LDI. Model #1299 utilises a miniaturized Xenon module with integrated heat sinks to produce an intensely bright beam.

"The intent to show the prototype is to gain feedback from our distributors as well as end users so the final product has widespread appeal from a form and function standpoint," says Lycian. "This followspot puts out a beam that surpasses even the Lycian 1295 ELT, already acknowledged as the most powerful production followspot and does it in a surprisingly compact body."

The model 1299 incorporates a number of features not seen in any other followspot. Among them is the ability to be used over a wide spot to flood ratio without lens changing. The 1299 can be used in fixed or variable focal modes. Although still in the prototype stage, Lycian intends to make optio

USA - Video equipment rental company Pete's Big TVs has added new technology to its rental stock, including the digiLED LightSlice

Pete's Big TVs' owner Peter Daniel said, "We make it our mission to offer more creative, innovative solutions for your concert tour, corporate event, theatrical show, television broadcast or whatever your needs may be."

LightSlice will be on display at LDI at digiLED USA's booth #872 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Pete's Big TVs' Peter Daniel and Anne Johnston will be there Friday, 23 October..

The LightSlice is a slice of lightweight 10mm resolution LED video strip for indoor or outdoor use. It was designed for events requiring creative video solutions which do not conform to the module & panel format of standard LED screens. The LightSlice strips can be oriented in curved, splayed and organic formations to complement stage and se

USA - Ayrton will be bringing six new products to LDI 2015, all which have been launched this year, and will be presented on the stand of Ayrton's exclusive US distributor, Morpheus Lights (1531).

MagicDot-R and CosmoPix-R are part of the Creative Solutions line, into which Ayrton has incorporated a totally new technology: the first 94mm diameter narrow beam angle collimator combined with the latest generation high-power (40W or 60W) Osram multichip LED that create tighter beams with an unrivalled centre beam intensity.

VersaPix-RS, the third new member of the Creative solutions line, puts Ayrton's new 94mm diameter optics in combination with a 4mm2 40W RGBW multichip to produce five 3.5° beams (the narrowest in Ayrton's portfolio) with a record-breaking central beam intensity of 200 candela per lumen.

LDI also marks the US premiere of DreamPanel-Shift and DreamPanel-Twi

USA - At LDI 2015, Clear-Com will launch HelixNet Version 3.0, a free software-only update to the HelixNet digital network partyline platform. The new version unlocks the HelixNet system in response to the growing need for more communication channels to support live performances and live productions.

"We are extremely excited to unveil the updates in HelixNet Version 3.0 at LDI," said John Wyckoff, Product Manager at Clear-Com. "The additional capacity and simplified control functions create a whole new world of possibilities on this digital network partyline platform."

With this new update, the HelixNet multiplies its basic channel count by three, with a new offering of 12 channels per HMS-4X Main Station. In the previous version, users had to link three HMS-4X Stations together in order to achieve the same number of channels. This capability brings greate

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