France - Naostage has released its Kratos software to the public as a free download. KRATOS serves as the central hub for Naostage’s K System, the automatic beaconless 3D tracking solution, and allows users to manage automations and output tracking data in real time to AV systems (sound, light, video and any third-party system). Its multiple functionalities help users create fully automated and interactive live events and visitor attraction shows, as well as immersive spaces for the public.
In the software, users can design their own stage, set up zones to automate AV effects in sync with tracked targets, set up modules to send and receive target's position, send any other useful information and commands to third-party systems and script actions to automate the show.
“We want to place our solution directly into the hands of all AV enthusiasts, allowing them to exp

Spain - IP audio specialist Barix adds a new flavour to its encoding family with MultiCoder M400 new low-latency, multi-format solution that can send audio streams to receive points in four different formats. To be introduced at ISE 2024 in Barcelona later this month, the new hardware device also adopts Barix’s next-generation FLEXA platform to enhance buffering performance, application development, and device prototyping among other benefits.
For the MultiCoder M400, the enhanced buffering performance of the FLEXA platform eliminates all stream buffering within the device - an important benefit given the presence of multiple encoding engines under the hood. This means that customers can encode audio into four formats, including Opus, AAC+, PCM and 320KB mp3, and send multiple audio RTP/BRTP streams to receiving devices without delay while retaining exceptional quality.

Spain - Humly kicks off the new year with fresh accessories and features for its twice-award-winning Humly Booking Device, a hardware booking solution introduced last February at ISE 2023. Humly will unveil its latest Booking Device innovations at ISE 2024 later this month, including a new network-enabled accessory that improves powering and control functionalities for desk integrations.
Now shipping and available worldwide, Humly’s Booking Device is a slim, small, and flexible device for mounting on and underneath a variety of surfaces where people work, gather, and collaborate. Humly will also introduce new data collection and analysis features for the control panel at ISE.
New for ISE this year, Humly’s PoE and desk control features for the Booking Device are enabled through a separate, ultra-compact accessory. The accessory includes an Ethernet port for PoE po

USA - UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC is showcasing its full range of professional monitors on booth 15908 at this year’s NAMM exhibition in California.
In collaboration with SSL, Avid, Dolby and Izotope, PMC will highlight the growing importance of Dolby Atmos for Music and its own role as an industry leader is this field. A 9.1.4 Dolby Atmos demo room will feature on the PMC booth, and this will be equipped with large, active three-way PMC8-2 XBD monitors (left, right and centre channels), six ci65 monitors, and a total of four ci45 compact slimline monitors for the surround, rear and height channels.
The system will also feature PMC’s new power 750-8 eight-channel amplifier, which will also be on show on the main booth. Designed to power any passive PMC speaker, this 2U rack mounted amp is particularly well suited for use with PMC’s Ci series of slimline moni

Spain - At Integrated Systems Europe 2024, the Adam Hall Group will be presenting several new installation solutions with its Adam Hall Integrated Systems business vertical. The lighting brand Cameo will also be represented with its own stand for the first time.
The Adam Hall Integrated Systems booth focuses on a complete range of products designed specifically for the installation market. The new TICA Series (TICA stands for Tools for Integrating Commercial Audio) includes everything from media streaming and mixing preamplifiers to a range of amps with different channel and power outputs. There are also Dante networked audio interfaces, transformers, headphone amplifiers and control interfaces. Designed for hospitality, retail, corporate and education applications, installers can build entire systems with TICA Series products, or they can be integrated into existing install

Spain - HOF will debut the PG3 NEO Design Stand. The set contains all the necessary items to realise countless installation variants: the universal carrier enables lighting or small loudspeakers to be mounted. There is also a universal plate to mount moving lights, projectors etc. and a TV mounting plate. Speakers can be mounted centrally using a spigot.
The set is rounded off by a display mount to hold two displays with a maximum surface area of up to 1.5 m² per display (back to back) and a display holder that can be adjusted in four angles (e.g. for previewers or touchscreens).
The PG3 NEO Design Stand can be built in 11 different heights up to a maximum height of 3200mm with a permissible load capacity of 60kg. So in a nutshell: one stand fits all!
The surfaces are powder-coated in black. The steel base plate is used to mount the extensions in three differen

Australia - RentalPoint Software has just released a new feature in their software that allows clients a way to generate new sales leads from their website, simply by adding a link to it.
This new link goes to an online form which prompts for a general outline of the event such as the general type of equipment they require, the event name and date, room size and other details plus the contact details of the person enquiring.
Once the form is submitted it can be loaded straight into RentalPoint software without having to retype anything. The form is configurable and the hyperlink can be added to online advertising or email signatures etc. This feature is available as standard at no additional cost.

UK - Sound Technology, distributor of Harman’s JBL Professional in the UK, has announced new 0% interest options on the new JBL SRX900 Series scalable powered line array.
The SRX900 Series, designed for touring, rental and fixed installation, is a powered line array, from pole-mount systems to full-scale flown systems.
Designed to be scaleable to customers’ needs, the new finance packages, via Sound Technology’s own MiFinance Solutions, are also now available to provide even more affordable entry to the system. MiFinance is a brand of Sound Technology, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the permission of Credit Broking. Terms and conditions apply. Finance is subject to status.
To experience the SRX900, Sound Technology’s upcoming JBL Performance Audio showcase at London’s Troxy on 17-18 January will present the system in

Spain - Ross Video, making its show debut, will be showcasing its latest end-to-end corporate solutions.
Ross’ corporate end-to-end solutions will take centre stage. There will also be a focus on Ross’ latest meeting room control system, Quorum, PTZ cameras, and X300/350 Pan/Tilt Heads - which enable broadcast quality video production from organisations across the globe.
In addition, Oscar Juste, senior vice-president of global sales at Ross Video, will be sharing his expertise and industry insight at the ISE Content Production & Distribution Summit on Wednesday, 31 January 2024. The panel will explore the strategies and technologies used behind the creation, management and distribution of video content.
Quorum is Ross’ latest meeting control solution, designed to provide governments, legislators and corporations with broadcast-quality production, au

Spain - Italian audio manufacturer K-array is returning to ISE 2024 with a busy programme of product releases and demonstrations to celebrate yet another jam-packed 12 months for the company.
Located across two booths at this year’s show; 2J300 and 7F300, K-array brings its entire ecosystem to Barcelona, which comprises K-array, KSCAPE and KGEAR - three distinct brands, each with its own identity.
K-array will launch Prisma, a new digital matrix and amplifier series designed for applications that require advanced signal routing and processing capabilities. Powered by K-array’s operating system OsKar, Prisma can handle up to 16 inputs and 16 outputs (analogue and Dante) and has been designed to provide a complete K-array solution for bars, restaurants, clubs, casinos, corporate and education settings and more.
“Prisma offers advanced control and the superior

Spain - DPA Microphones is showcasing its new 2017 shotgun microphone at ISE 2024. Designed to capture authentic sound with high directivity, clarity and consistency, the 2017 excels in various challenging AV, live performance and broadcast scenarios, says DPA. Its versatility, durable design and ability to withstand difficult environments or extreme weather make the 2017 suitable for integrators that address an array of applications - such as affixed to a fly bar in theatres or concert settings or in fixed setups in lives sports and news.
“In an industry with a variety of shotgun microphones, we built the 2017 to stand out from the crowd, and we look forward to presenting it to attendees of ISE this year,” says Helga Volha Somava, product management director, DPA Microphones. “Measuring just 184mm (7.24 inches) in length, the 2017 is more compact than many popular sol

Spain - Pliant Technologies will showcase the latest addition to its MicroCom family of products, the new MicroCom 863XR wireless beltpack at ISE 2024.This product is designed for use in Europe as it operates in the 863-865 MHz ISM band, which allows for unlicensed use in most European countries. The 863XR features excellent range, two intercom channels and the capability to support up to six full-duplex users with unlimited listeners, without the need for a basestation. In addition, Pliant will also have its new CrewCom IP-rated Radio Transceivers (RTs) on display at the show.
“We are excited to present MicroCom 863XR to attendees of ISE 2024,” says Gary Rosen, vice president of global sales for Pliant Technologies “This new addition allows Pliant to provide a cost-effective high-quality intercom solution aimed at the European market.”
MicroCom 863XR provides

Spain - Modulo Pi will introduce its latest media servers’ developments at Integrated Systems Europe 2024. Visitors will have a chance to experience an interactive LED setup powered by the Modulo Kinetic media server. Furthermore, Modulo Pi’s multi-projector auto-calibration module will be highlighted with a sphere projection mapping.
Modulo Kinetic powers an interactive LED display In collaboration with LED manufacturer Absen and technical provider Alabama Media, Modulo Pi will showcase an interactive LED experience at its booth. The LED display will feature two walls and a floor, all made interactive thanks to the Modulo Kinetic media server and the support of 2D & 3D LiDARs.
With the introduction of Version 5.1, Modulo Kinetic serves as the cornerstone of the interactive setup. The media server offers quick and easy calibration of the LiDARs, allowing the

USA - ETC has introduced the High End Systems Ministar, adding to its automated lighting product line. Ministar offers versatility and performance at an affordable price point; with a compact footprint, punchy output, and a professional feature set, Ministar fits the spec and budget for small to medium-sized venues.
Automated lighting product manager Matt Stoner comments,. “What sets this fixture apart are the dual colour wheels that create the VersaColor technology, offering a spectrum of 60 pure and elegant colours that are accessible via a single channel. This empowers users to create beauty with an extensive range of colour options.”
Complementing the VersaColor is QuadraTech, an innovation that harnesses the power of four colours within the projection. Matt Stoner elaborates, “QuadraTech revolutionises the creation of stunning visual effects, both in washes

Spain - Astera will be using their attendance at ISE 2024 to demonstrate how the Astera portfolio constitutes not just a selection of different standalone lights but ‘works as a comprehensive ecosystem which provides lighting engineers with their full host of needs, whilst also allowing them to leverage the functionality of their existing auxiliary inventory’.
By providing LED versions of the key traditional lighting types used most frequently by gaffers, and by integrating built-in batteries, Astera are able to leverage all of the advantages of LED technology - including lower power draw, higher output strength, precise colour control, lightweight profile, wireless installation and full creative flexibility.
The newest additions to this full lighting ecosystem are the LeoFresnel and PlutoFresnel. With both lights maintaining a Beam Angle between 15° and 60°, an

USA - EAW is spotlighting its KF210 2-way 2 X 10” line array at NAMM 2024. Offering EAW’s KF sound, a max SPL of 141dB, three-point rigging and built-in weather resistance, KF210 is designed to support a wide range of live sound and touring applications.
KF210 is physically and acoustically built to support most events while requiring the fewest resources to deploy. EAW’s Focusing and DynO digital signal processing allows KF210 to ‘provide clear and dynamic sound with a pristine impulse response at any volume, from 18kHz all the way down to 55Hz’.
KF210 is also designed to make operations easier ‘at any size event’. Weighing in at only 60lbs, this line array solution is an option for small crews operating out of medium to large outdoor festivals, performing arts centres or theatres. Multiple handholds in different orientations also allow for easy manoeuv

USA - PK Sound will present its new T8 robotic line source element, the sub-compact member of the robotically controlled line source range, at the 2024 NAMM Show (ACT Entertainment Booth 11513).
Featuring PK’s patented multi-axis robotics, T8’s output - with peak SPLs reaching 143.5 dB - is precisely controlled down to 400 Hz in both the vertical and horizontal planes. The result is ‘an unparalleled degree of flexibility and precision in system dispersion for designers or operators in virtually any application’.
In tandem with the accompanying T18 intelligent subwoofer, PK Cell modular touring rack and PK .dynamics control software, the T8 system delivers PK Sound’s remote and real-time multi-axis robotic coverage control to a wider range of users and applications in the touring and rental, performance installation, theatrical, worship, nightlife and corpor

Spain - Visitors to Clear-Com's stand, located in Hall 5, will have the opportunity to witness the unveiling of a new intercom product as well as the latest updates to the company’s broad range of solutions for applications across multiple industries including live events, installations, performance spaces, corporate AV, museums, theme parks and motorsports.
Clear-Com boasts a broad range of intercom solutions, and attendees will experience a variety of products at the company’s stand, including the award-winning Arcadia Central Station, the latest updates to the Eclipse HX Digital Matrix, the addition of Bluetooth support to the FreeSpeak II 1.9 beltpack and the EQUIP wireless intercom system. Adding to the showcase will be the debut of HCI Live, a control API for Eclipse.
HCI Live for Eclipse enables simple and effective integration option between Eclipse syste

USA - Solid State Logic is set to unveil an update to its SSL 360° software platform during the 2024 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Centre later this month. This forthcoming update promises’ significant enhancements’ to the capabilities of the UC1 controller.
In addition to its range of advanced DAW and plug-in controllers, SSL will also be featuring its new multi-channel microphone preamp/interfaces, Puredrive Quad and Octo, both of which are making their NAMM debut. Both units feature three distinct drive modes, comprehensive I/O, and an integrated USB interface. The Origin 16 in-line analogue console will also be on hand, coupled with a UF8 controller to illustrate a seamlessly integrated hybrid music production package offering ‘the best of both worlds’.
Rounding off the audio creation products will be The Bus +, Fusion, BiG SiX, and range of USB audi

USA - City Theatrical now offers three standard beam control accessories designed to fit LDI Show 2023’s Lighting Award winner in the Fixtures Category, Martin Lighting’s MAC One, which include the MAC One Top Hat, MAC One Concentric Ring, and MAC One Hexcel Louver.
These three beam control accessories were developed based on City Theatrical’s understanding of the different accessory needs of lighting professionals, and the high demand for this moving light fixture in the market. Each new Martin MAC One beam control product offers control of stray beams and light spill.
City Theatrical’s engineers and craftspeople design and create beam shaping lighting accessories, like the new Martin MAC One Top Hat (P/N 2812), from their New Jersey-based factory. City Theatrical works with designers and manufacturers every day to develop new beam control products, and there

Spain - While the company looks ahead to a new trajectory within the Focusrite Group, the launch of two TiMax product integrations is tabled for Barcelona.
The first new product introduction is the much anticipated multi-channel, live production reverb feature for TiMax SoundHub. This new plug-in option, available to all existing HARDCore FPGA-equipped TiMax SoundHub units, adds no less than four individual 1-in / 16-out reverb engines which give sound designers full control of all parameters, as well as access to an advanced 3D room reverb-builder application. Aux sends to each reverb engine can also be driven by TiMax TrackerD4 stagetracking so that performers’ mic sources or effects can be cross-faded between different reverbs configured to be spatially consistent with their localisation on stage or in the auditorium.
New for the TiMax TrackerD4 precision stagetra

USA - The latest addition to ADJ’s popular COB Cannon Series of LED wash lighting fixtures, the COB Cannon LP200, offers colour mixing from a full-size fixture that is suitable for use as a pendant-style house light as well as many other applications. Featuring a powerful lime-infused COB LED light source, this versatile fixture offers a potent output with a high CRI and delivers a broad spectrum of colour options including white light with variable colour temperature.
At the heart of the COB Cannon LP200 is a high output 200W COB (Chip On Board) LED engine, which combines red, green, blue, amber and lime LED chips to offer impressive colour mixing with a uniform output that is free from colour shadow
The fixture’s advanced LED engine offers a high CRI of >90, which means that it will render colours accurately when used to illuminate scenery, décor, and people,

Spain - Loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One will introduce its latest product innovations, including a new addition to the Evo Series, at Integrated Systems Europe 2024 in Barcelona at the end of January. The show at Fira de Barcelona, sees Funktion-One relocate within Hall 7 to Stand G800.
In addition to the new Evo launch, Funktion-One will introduce projection system design software, a new tour ready amplifier rack and Vero VX accessories.
Funktion-One founder Tony Andrews comments: “We’re very much looking forward to ISE and the opportunity to catch up with many of our partners from around the world. We’re constantly looking for ways of innovating and progressing to the next level. Our new products represent the latest chapter in that evolution.”
The company has enjoyed a rich period of R&D, which leads to the ISE launches and the prospect of mo

USA - Fulcrum Acoustic has introduced Fulcrum One, a system design and simulation software available for Windows and Mac. This comprehensive software environment streamlines the design, deployment, and management of both traditional sound reinforcement and immersive audio systems within a single, user-friendly interface. The all-in-one nature of Fulcrum One saves time, reduces the need for multiple software applications, and caters to the needs of diverse audio projects.
Incorporating the Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeaker catalogue, Fulcrum One enables users to accurately plan and position loudspeakers within a 3D venue model. The software will also facilitate the creative design of active acoustics and object-based mixing components for immersive audio installations powered by the Fulcrum Immersive Venueflex processor.
A key feature of Fulcrum One is its acoustic simulat

Latest Issue. . .