UK - Lex Products, has expanded its EverGrip line of cable assemblies to bring breakthrough technology and innovation to CEE extensions.

To help resolve the long-time industry problems of loosened screw terminals, damaged housings and ineffective cable strain reliefs, Lex Products has developed the new EverGrip Moulded CEE Extension, the first-ever over-moulded CEE cable extension.

The Evergrip Moulded CEE extensions feature a UV stabilized mould material to prevent degradation of housing when used outdoors, ergonomic hand grip to provide a firm gripping surface for easy connector mating and un-mating and integrated tie loop hole for ease of storage or rigging.

Available in single phase 16 amp and single/three phase 32 Amp PCE plugs and sockets with Titanex HO7 cable, the extensions are offered under a three year limited warranty. Personalised company logos moulded into t

USA - Electro-Voice announced the global launch of the ND Series of wired vocal and instrument microphones at NAMM 2016. The successor to the N/Dym Series, the new ND Series expands the previous product offering with four vocal and four instrument models for live performance and studio applications.

Each ND Series model is equipped with features that are unique to both its price point and its particular application - all designed to offer superior sound quality, acoustic control and robustness. At the heart of the new dynamic models is a new large-diaphragm capsule design which takes the technology of the original N/Dym capsule to new levels of sonic performance.

Vocalists can select a specific ND Series model to provide optimal results according to venue size and/or stage volume. Sound engineers and musicians will benefit from an easy set-up due to innovative mechanical sol

USA - Pure Groove Sound Systems has announced it has joined forces with Danley Sound Labs to produce a series of professional audio systems, specifically catered to the nightclub and dance music festival markets

Designed by Tom Danley, known for his patented work on loudspeaker designs in world-class facilities globally, the Pure Groove by Danley PGD series was created as "an unrivalled alternative to the industry standard sound systems currently used by large venues and music festivals".

The PG-J94 and the PG-96 are the first models in a new series exclusively designed and developed by Danley Sound Labs for Pure Groove Sound Systems. Danley's patented point source technology enables the new PGD series to provide an immersive musical experience that is pure, more powerful and better defined than their bulky counterpoints, says the company. Additional models will be

The Netherlands - ESP/SurgeX will showcase Envision, a power diagnostics system that measures and records power conditions and presents detailed data in live or date-stamped reports at ISE 2016.

Envision provides energy data that can be used to accurately identify the source of common electrical issues the first time around, saving money for the consumer as well as time and resources for the integrator and electrician by preventing unnecessary services or repairs.

Available in both a 230 volt / 10 amp (EV-23010 IC) and 230 volt / 16 amp (EV-23016 IC) configuration, Envision features real-time diagnostic software and an integrated scope meter to better aid integrators on site.

The ESP/SurgeX Envision is a practical, powerful solution that integrators can deploy in both proactive and reactive scenarios. Envision can be used during pre-installation as an "electricity he

The Netherlands - Elation Professional will be showing the latest in its line of versatile, energy-efficient LED and Platinum Series lighting solutions at the ISE show in Amsterdam.

A number of cutting-edge products will be prersented at stand 11-F45, including the powerful and multi award-winning Platinum FLX hybrid moving head while seeing its European debut will be the Platinum HFX, a new mid-sized addition to Elation's hybrid family of beam, spot and wash luminaires. The ACL 360i, a new single beam moving effect luminaire in Elation's ACL Series of high-output narrow-beam LED effect lights, will also feature as will the ACL Bar, a full color batten useful as a pixel bar or wash luminaire.

Visitors will also be able to see Elation's much-talked-about Emotion moving head digital light with its next generation digital lighting technology. Other products in Elation's leading

The Netherlands - The latest system from Ateis - the Boutique is a PA/VA system for small to medium size installations that offers a lot of sophistication in a deceptively easy to set-up system.

For installers less familiar with DSP programming, the Boutique offers an Auto Setup Wizard coupled with pre-recorded messages that can easily be selected depending on the situation. All pre-recorded messages as well as the GUI are available in multiple languages allowing the installer to be guided through the set-up process in his/her pre-selected language.

The Boutique system is built on a low-cost switchable amplifier solution where one amplifier can be shared for up to 8 zones. Several systems can also be networked to provide supervised zone coverage for up to 8,000 zones.

For more distributed applications, a built-in SIP client allows for audio streaming and monitoring of the

USA - Industry professionals have voted Meyer Sound's Leopard linear sound reinforcement system as the winner of the NAMM TEC Award for Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers.

Presented in Anaheim, Calif. in conjunction with the 2016 NAMM Show, this is the sixth industry accolade for Leopard since its debut in 2015, and the 11th TEC Award win for Meyer Sound.

"Leopard had already received a number of other awards, but this one is particularly significant because the TEC Awards' open voting means that Leopard's exceptional quality is widely recognized throughout the pro audio and music communities," says Antonio Zacarias, Meyer Sound's vice president of worldwide sales. "We're thrilled that the Leopard team's dedication has earned such overwhelming industry approval."

(Jim Evans)

The Netherlands - A Meyer Sound team of acousticians will demonstrate the flexibility of the Constellation acoustic system at this year's ISE in Amsterdam. Integrators and design consultants seeking solutions for corporate offices and meeting rooms, university classrooms, and restaurants can demo the product every 30 minutes while asking questions of Meyer Sound's expert staff.

"The acoustics of a space define the critical baseline for sound in any AV installation," says John McMahon, Meyer Sound's vice-president of solutions and strategy. "With Constellation and complementary passive acoustical treatment, the design consultant and systems integrator can precisely define the acoustical character of a space to fully optimize the effect of music performance or voice communication. In addition, Constellation often reduces or even eliminates the need for direct ampli

UK - Christie has scored another technical knockout with the introduction of three new Boxer models featuring 2K resolution, 20,000, 25,000 and 30,000 centrelumens.

Now available in multiple software performance configurations, the Christie Boxer Series offers choices based on resolution, brightness and budget requirements. With an upgrade path to higher brightness, resolution and performance capabilities, users pay only for what they need today, with an eye to the future.

"When Christie introduced the first Boxer projector we knew we had created a champion. Engineered, designed and built from the ground-up in our world-class research and development facility, the Christie Boxer is the culmination of years of experience working closely with leading rental stagers and AV professionals to understand their specific needs and expectations," said Mike Garrido, senior pr

The Netherlands - Austrian engineering company, AV Stumpfl will return to ISE 2016 to launch an 8K version of Wings Engine Raw.

The upgraded ultra-high-performance super media server now delivers four streams of full 4K uncompressed content at 60hz plus media overlays, text generation and show control on top. It is designed for media-based installations requiring high-resolution content such as themed attractions, cinematic presentation, theatres, live events, or even planetariums.

Users can utilise a single Wings Engine Raw server to manage content over a virtually unlimited amount of LED screens or to drive a 4 by 4K projection system with soft edge blending, mapping and geometry correction. Alternatively, Wings Engine Raw can be used to blend or overlay multiple parallel HD, 4K, 5K or even 6K streams in real-time. Show start and control is frame accurate and without any d

The Netherlands - At ISE 2016, Hitachi Digital Media Group will showcase an expanded range of high-end installation projection solutions. With large, curved bright projections highlighting the versatility and power of Hitachi's professional offerings, the stand will be the first opportunity in Europe for visitors to see several new products.

Hitachi will show their new LED Phosphor projector family in Europe for the first time. The brand new models on display, LP-WU3500 & LP-WX3500, feature new light source products and will be available from July 2016. This new LED platform features an Ultra Solid engine with High Lumen Density technology targeting 3,500lm and superior Colour Space. Another key benefit is true 20,000 hours System Life, virtually eliminating maintenance as the LED Light Source will never need to be replaced during the projector's lifecycle.

This New LED Phos

USA - Elation Professional has announced the launch of the new ACL 360i, a powerful single-beam moving effect luminaire with the intensity of a tight ACL beam that is designed for quick-moving beam looks, pinspotting, or stunning large motion effects when used in larger configurations. It is the latest and the smallest high-output luminaire in Elation's ACL Series of narrow-beam LED effect lights.

A single 60W RGBW LED combines with an advanced collimator optic lens to produce a dense and uniform 4° colour-changing beam. Frost lens options of 10 and 45 degrees (included) can be employed to soften and spread the beam for colour washing applications.

The ACL 360i is controllable via 3 DMX modes (16/18/20 channels) and the unit is also RDM (Remote Device Management), KlingNet or Art-Net controllable. It comes with a host of standard features like 5-pin DMX In/Out connection

The Netherlands - Showlogix, a developer of show and media control software, will be introducing their version 2 which offers a real-time 3D rendering engine, along with a tool to project on complex objects.

Content creation can be entirely separated from the positions of the projectors. Showlogix can use content rendered as unwrapped UV-texture of the 3D model, or also accept any 2D video, images, external inputs or text which will appear non-distorted, using projective texture mapping.

By dragging the projector point, the outputs are calibrated in real-time. Edge-blend masks are automatically calculated.

Optionally, warping and masking can be done manually on each projector to compensate for any model problems.

Interactivity can be added to the 3D projected object by using the built-in tracking module. You can use cameras to detect motion for visualizing mouse & mult

Czech Republic - Robe officially launches its newest and brightest BMFL series luminaire to date - the BMFL WashBeam - today, Wednesday 27 January.

An online launch platform was chosen to reach a global audience of busy industry professionals - empowering them to participate in the experience and excitement via computers and smart-devices wherever they are and whatever they are doing.

Robe's worldwide distribution network can be contacted to arrange full physical demonstrations of the BMFL WashBeam, and the fixture will be showcased at the upcoming Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt in April and future trade shows and exhibitions.

Delivering 300,000 Lux at 5m - BMFL WashBeam is the brightest BMFL range fixture to date.

The BMFL WashBeam joins the BMFL Spot and BMFL Blade and BMFL Wash, ensuring that Robe offers the most comprehensive range of high powered, fully optimise

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.'s dedicated new film & TV sales division will be showcasing the latest lighting, control, grip and associated technologies from leading brands in the company's extensive portfolio - including Chroma-Q, Jands, Fiilex, Mole-Richardson, Manfrotto, Avenger, Spotlight and LumenRadio - at the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) Expo 2016 tradeshow, Battersea Evolution, London, on 29-30 January (stand 213).

Drawing on the company's many years of experience supplying to this sector, the new division was formed to offer a comprehensive one-stop inventory of lighting and related equipment solutions for film, television, studio and location applications. A.C. Film & TV's range of key brands - many of them exclusive to AC-ET in the UK - have been selected for their class-leading performance and expertise in this market. The portfolio

The Netherlands - ISE 2016 will be showcasing a raft of Ravenna/AES67-enabled products from a number of different manufacturers as well as some exciting demonstrations of new applications. Ravenna partners present at the show include Lawo, Merging Technologies, DirectOut, Sennheiser, Riedel, Luminex, Cordial, Archwave and Genelec. There will also be product from Digigram on both the Ravenna and MNA stands.

One of the most exciting demonstrations to feature Ravenna-enabled product is the "immersive audio experience" taking place on the Merging stand (7-C160). The set-up combines Merging's newly released Ovation 6 software for their media server/sequencer with Genelec's pre-production Ravenna/AES67-enabled 4420 loudspeakers in an 18-speaker array. Backed by Merging's Horus and Hapi networked audio interfaces and Pyramix 10, Ovation 6 offers the power of an integrated 3D

USA / Europe - The new ADJ Magna Tube utilises a magnetic adapter and a lightweight design to offer users a new column lighting alternative to standard uplighting and PAR effects, the company says.

The Magna Tube is a lightweight but durable acrylic tube which combines with ADJ par cans to form a distinctive glowing-tube effect. Using its four strong magnets, the Magna Tube can be secured firmly to the metallic housing of any Flat Par or WiFLY Par fixtures, slotting easily into the included magnetic gel-frame adapter.

Ideal for mobile lighting users, the Magna Tube weighs just 1.6kg and each tube is 39in tall and 5.9in diameter (1008x208x208mm), making them easy to store in the back of the truck, while the included rubber covers ensure protection during transit.

The Magna Tube is available now from ADJ USA and ADJ Europe.

(LSiOnline)

The Netherlands - PC-based control technology specialist Beckhoff is exhibiting its versatile product portfolio and range of automation solutions at ISE, in Hall 10, Booth N136.

The company's versatile interfaces, supporting multiple protocols for media and building services, are shown at ISE now with added support for Open Control Architecture (OCA). OCA is a media networking system control standard for professional applications. The standard has seen implementation by several professional audio and AV companies, and has now been published as public open standard AES70, by the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee.

Beckhoff's PC-based control technology enables optimum integration of media technology, lighting control, building automation and control logic. The consistent, highly scalable automation platform offers all relevant interfaces for integrating AV multimed

The Netherlands - Powersoft arrives at ISE 2016 (Booth #7K-182) on the back of successful year spent raising market share in global markets.

Aside from their successes in concert touring, the release of the Dante-supporting Ottocanali series of multi-channel amplifiers (12K4, 8K4, 4K4) has given them a platform for installers that in turn has enabled them to raise their profile exponentially at this show.

Fittingly, the journey through 2015 ended with two Powersoft 12K4 amplifiers being specified and installed at global flagship brand the Ministry of Sound London, to drive the newly enhanced Dolby Atmos system in the main room, while across London at the same time Old Barn Audio were installing Powersoft at the Olympic White Water Centre and sister venue the Lee Valley Ice Centre, which also hosts several London Ice Hockey teams.

OBA's story is typical of many global inte

Finland - Genelec has announced the launch of its latest in-wall loudspeaker system, the AIW26B, which offers low distortion and neutral sound reproduction. This update of the popular AIW26 features a new frameless enclosure grille, ensuring the loudspeaker can elegantly blend into almost any environment. Its precision design provides superior bass reproduction as well as precise mid and high frequencies imaging for state-of-the art audio installations.

"The AIW26B is a continuation of the fantastic work that we have done with our active in-wall loudspeaker systems," says Sami Mäkinen, AV installation systems business manager at Genelec. "This hugely impressive system has a wide variety of applications, and would be ideal for installation in a home theatre, a restaurant, art gallery, or a variety of commercial applications. With its frameless design, the new enc

UK - Klark Teknik has announced the release of two new network modules, the KT-USB and KT-AES50, both compatible with the Klark Teknik DN9650 and DN9652 Network Bridges, and the Midas Neutron-NB expansion module. Designed to deliver increased connectivity and exceptional audio performance, the new modules expand Klark Teknik's product portfolio.

The KT-USB is a class-compliant USB 2.0 Network Module and requires just a single USB cable to connect to either a Mac or PC running any industry standard DAW software. A total of 48 bidirectional channels are available at 48 kHz and 24 bidirectional channels are available 96 kHz. Alternatively, the KT-AES50 module provides a dual port AES50 digital audio interface which operates from the incoming AES50 clock or an external clock. Additionally, it features up to 48 bidirectional channels and operates at 96 kHz and 48 kHz sample rates.

Sweden - Lab.gruppen has expanded its energy efficient E Series of compact 1U installation amplifiers with the introduction of the first four-channel models in the range, the E 10:4 and E 5:4, as well as the cost-effective new two-channel E 2:2. Now with a total of six models, the newly expanded E Series marks the 10th anniversary of Lab.gruppen's first major entry of 2U, 8 channel solutions for the commercial installation market with C Series in 2006.

"The C Series of amplifiers quickly became one of our most successful products, not only because of its superb sound and durable build quality, but also because of its power density and flexibility," observes Lab.gruppen product manager Klas Dalbjorn. "However, with the expanded E Series, now we can offer the same power density with an even lower current draw, Energy Star certification and reduced overall costs cou

The Netherlands - Nexo is releasing two new four-channel amplifiers which will partner with the new DTD Controller to create compact, lightweight, intelligent and low-cost powering solutions for the installation and touring SR markets.

Showing for the first time at the ISE in Amsterdam are the DTDAMP4x0.7 and DTDAMP4x1.3, denominating 4-channel, 1U rack-mounting amps in 700W and 1300W models (4x4 Ohms). Each unit weighs just 7.5kg.

Road-ready, rack-ready, the DTDAMP offers all the sensors and protection that are mandatory for a professional touring amplifier, such as mains over/under voltage, Over-voltage or DC output on each channel, short circuit etc.

The variable speed cooling system ensures a quiet and cool amplifier while the front to back cooling system ensures compatibility inside racks where both DTDAMP and Nexo's high-spec NXAMP are used together in large install

The Netherlands - Yamaha's Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) range has been expanded with the DCH8 Digital Controller Hub, which allows multiple control lines for the DCP series Digital Control Panel units to be connected to a Yamaha MRX7-D signal processor or MTX series matrix processor.

The DCH8 functions as a relay device between the host device and DCP series, allowing a combination of star and daisy-chain connections. Power is supplied via the CAT5e cable from the host device, simplifying cabling and allowing flexible device layout.* Screw holes for mounting flanges are provided on both the rear and sides, for flexible mounting in a variety of situations.

The DCH8 will be on show with the full CIS range on Yamaha's Stand 3-A90 at ISE2016, which takes place at the Amsterdam RAI from 9-12 February.

(Jim Evans)

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