USA - ETC has announced F-Drive compatible versions of Irideon FPZ, Irideon WLZ, and Source Four Mini LED. These additions make it even easier to pair ETC luminaires with ETC’s flagship LED driver solution. Direct connection to the F-Drive system enables facilities to build more cost-effective lighting systems, all backed by a state-of-the-art lighting control solution.
The award-winning F-Drive LED power system is both modular and centralised for easy installation and maintenance. Swappable driver cards and power supplies in the F-Drive R12 rack make all critical components readily accessible. A wide variety of LED systems, including Irideon and Source Four Mini LED, can take advantage of the centralised drive and power structure of F-Drive to reduce costs and simplify the remote lighting positions.
Source Four Mini for F-Drive offers a compact LED solution that fi

USA - DPA Microphones will highlight its new 2017 shotgun microphone at the 2024 NAMM Show (Booth 17911). Designed to capture authentic sound with high directivity, clarity and consistency, the DPA 2017 offers durable design and ability to withstand environment or extreme applications, suitable ideal for live events such as theatre performances or outdoor festivals. The 2017 will also be available for live demos at DPA’s Mobile Listening Studio, located at the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage.
“Built to stand out from the crowd, the 2017 supports audio professionals in the music and live events industries by hitting every check box: optimised pickup for live performances, leading acoustical properties and reliable, durable construction,” says Christopher Spahr, vice-president, marketing, DPA Microphones. “DPA consistently pushes the barrier of innovation, and the 2017 is no

USA - Robe enjoyed the buoyance of a busy year in North America at the 2023 LDI Conference and Tradeshow inside the new West Hall at Las Vegas Convention Centre.
The Czech moving light and LED manufacturer capitalised on the confidence and positivity of the market, as well as the strategic importance of the United States, by launching three innovative products, while presenting its new live show The Power of Imagination. The show itself won the 2023 LDI Award for ‘Best Product Display’.
The Robe debuting products at LDI included the iT12 Profile, the T32 Cyc, and two new variants of the cool and successful PATT series of scenic illumination tools, the HolyPATT and the MolyPATT, all of which attracted plenty of interest.
Also showing at a USA expo for the first time were a number of recently released products launched throughout the year. These includ

USA - In addition to its large line-array systems and subs at NAMM 2024 (Demo Room 17104), EAW is also showcasing LA Series, a 2-way, self-powered loudspeaker featuring ‘EAW’s signature performance in a portable and lightweight package’. The LA Series supports events that are often geared towards pole mounted deployments, such as small to medium live shows, weddings, corporate events, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Designed around high-quality transducers, the LA Series consists of four models, the 12” LA121 and LA123, and the 15” LA151 and LA153. Performance versions LA123 and LA153 utilise a 3” voice coil compression driver providing higher output, crisper highs and clearer vocals. All four models weigh less than 50 pounds individually and the asymmetric pattern of the horn maintains high frequency directivity where required, eliminating unwanted reflections in t

UK - The LiGHT23 expo, staged in London for the second year, stepped up several levels according to the team from specialist architectural LED lighting brand Anolis, which showcased its three current main product lines - Calumma, Ambiane and Eminere - at the two-day event in Islington’s Business Design Centre.
The show, which launched in 2022, has been developed as a forum and a meeting place for the design community. Manufacturers can demonstrate their latest technologies and lighting designers, architects, interior, exterior and visual designers can gather to see the latest innovations and attend a full programme of talks, panel discussions and seminars embracing topics and issues relevant to the built environment world.
“Visitor numbers were definitely up, especially on the first day, and we saw a steady stream of high-quality people on both days from a broad s

France - Chauvet Professional France reports that the COLORado PXL Curve 12 earned the Public Choice Innovation Award for Best Lighting Product at this year’s JTSE.
“All of us are very honoured to receive this award, since it reflects the vote of the professionals who actually use this type of product,” said Martin Fourier, Chauvet European sales director. “This is a tribute to all the hard work, dedication and talent of the various teams throughout Chauvet who have worked on this innovative product.”
A fully pixel-mappable motorised IP65-rated RGBW batten, the COLORado PXL Curve 12 fixture features individual zoom, tilt, and colour control across its 12 independent heads.

USA - Biamp has announced that its line of Parlé all-in-one video and audio-conferencing bars are now certified for Microsoft Teams.
The Parlé family of conferencing bars includes the Parlé VBC 2500 video conferencing bar and the Parlé ABC 2500 audio conferencing bar, as well as the Parlé VBC 2500a and Parlé ABC 2500a conferencing bars that include a discrete output for assistive listening systems.
“As organisations worldwide coalesce around hybrid work environments, those organizations that adopt Microsoft Teams need effective conferencing tools that work effortlessly within their Teams Rooms,” said Joe Andrulis, executive vice-president of corporate development, Biamp.
“The Microsoft Teams certification of our Parlé conferencing bars further expands our portfolio of Microsoft Teams certified solutions for small and medium spaces, ensuring that IT

USA - Alongside showcasing a selection of fixtures from the company’s existing catalogue of professional luminaires through a lightshow programmed by concert LD Steve Kosiba, ADJ Lighting will use the LDI tradeshow to exclusively introduce many exciting new products.
Visitors to the expo will be the first to discover the new Vizi Beam CMY automated beam luminaire, the ElectraPix series of lime-infused hex LED wireless bars and par, the next generation Aria X2 wireless DMX system, and the much-anticipated IP-rated additions to the popular Jolt Series of multifunction LED strobe/wash fixtures.
Popular with concert lighting designers and nightclub integrators alike, ADJ’s Jolt Series features a collection of potent fixtures which each feature brilliant bright white strobe/blinder LEDs combined with multicoloured chase effects in the same versatile unit. Taking the se

USA - GLP (German Light Products) will showcase its innovative portfolio in a future-oriented design, on stand #194. The company invites trade fair visitors to climb aboard its all-white ‘GLP Spaceship’, which will also provide the setting for ‘a very special world premiere’.
GLP's JDC1 Hybrid Strobe is a popular standard that set new standards when it was originally introduced. The JDC2 upgrade will be shown for the first time at LDI.
Larger, significantly brighter than the JDC1, IP65-certified and equipped with a still under-wraps secret special feature, the JDC2 is ‘set to revolutionise the world of professional show lighting again’. Visitors to the stand can look forward to a newly designed show that breaks from the classic light shows at the exhibition stand.
After the successful market launch of the impression X5 Wash 2021, the impression X5 IP

USA - Claypaky is returning to LDI again to present its recently launched products. The joint display, in Booths (179, 279, 285) in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre, will feature the company’s top-of-the-line products for the entertainment industry.
Besides all the new products and innovative technologies shown, it is also the first time since ARRI’s acquisition of Claypaky, that the two companies will be exhibiting together at LDI, thus presenting a broader product portfolio in addition to the entertainment-oriented product range.
On debut will be Rhapsodya - a high power, low-noise multi-spectral - LED based fixture designed for a variety of applications such as theatre, TV production, touring and live events. It uses a custom 1200W multicolour RGBAL LED engine, capable of a 24,000-lumen output.
Rhapsodya incorporates AccuTone, a sophistica

USA - Vari-Lite has announced a new, higher output light engine upgrade for their workhorse VL2600 Series fixtures. The light engine upgrade provides significantly higher output to the popular line of moving head luminaires while aligning with Signify’s commitment to sustainability by promoting circular economy, minimising waste by extending the existing product lifecycle rather than making iterative new versions, for a positive impact on the environment and society.
Originally released in the spring of 2018, the VL2600 Series is, to date, one of the most popular Vari-Lite fixtures ever produced. Boasting a profile, wash, and spot version, the VL2600 Series is a full family of fixtures with a broad colour palette, a wide range of features, and a consistent light engine across the series. It’s possible to rent a VL2600 Series luminaire on every continent on the globe, and

Europe - Prolight is reinforcing its commitment to excellence in cable manufacturing through a substantial investment in cutting-edge testing equipment. The collaboration with Distro Design yielded a remarkable achievement when tasked with developing a new cable tester.
The Cirris powered tester manufactured by Distro Design for Prolight is the largest to date with over 380 test points. This tester was a great challenge, something we relish doing. Working with Prolight was seamless and very easy something we hear a lot around the industry. They are a growing company with a great reputation we are immensely proud to have been asked to work with them in designing ‘the beast’,” says Distro Design MD, Ben Stearn.
Chris Beesley, product sourcing manager at Prolight says: “As the cable department grows here at Prolight, our need for a centralised, rapid test facility

France - Built on the platform of Nexo’s PS Series point source loudspeakers, the ePS Series has quickly gained a reputation as a ‘no frills’, install-only range that makes Nexo performance accessible to a wider range of projects.
Now comes ePS Outdoor, a range of four weatherproof loudspeakers engineered and tested for use in outdoor installations.
ePS6-EN54, ePS8-EN54, ePS10-EN54 and ePS12-EN-54 loudspeakers partner high-excursion 6, 8, 10 and 12-inch LF drivers respectively with a 1.4" diaphragm HF driver (ePS12/1.7") in 15mm Baltic birch cabinets protected by a high-grade polyurethane coating. The IP55-rated loudspeakers deliver a clean and tight low-end response, and their asymmetrical horns can be rotated to ensure optimum directivity for every installation.
Exceeding the requirements of EN54-24 certification, ePS Outdoor loudspeakers have been furthe

France - Amadeus unveiled its new shallow-depth point-source miniature speakers at JTSE. The C Series was created in 2018 through a specific custom development, carried out in coordination with the technical sound team from the Paris-based Chaillot National Theatre. The new C3 and C4 miniature speaker models are available now for ordering from Amadeus and can be used for many applications.
“We wanted to combine frequency response, intelligibility, and directivity control over an extended spectral range while maintaining a point-source - not a line source - design,” says Marc Piera, director of the sound department at the Chaillot National Theatre.
The C15 was thus born, integrating a triaxial transducer, three ways mounted on the same axis, including a 15” (38cm) neodymium magnet woofer, and two compression drivers loaded by a large horn. The range has been subse

USA - City Theatrical will be introducing three new solutions available for demonstration in Booth 809 at LDI, including the DMXcat-E, Multiverse Connect Module, and Wing Nut Socket. These products are expansions of City Theatrical’s award-winning DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool system, family of Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology, and expansive hardware collection.
City Theatrical will also be offering an LDI event giveaway of one DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool or RadioScan Spectrum Analyser, at the winner’s choice, to one randomly selected event participant who registers with the City Theatrical team in Booth 809 before the event concludes. The winner will be announced via email one week after the show.
Available to demonstrate at LDI Show 2023 and shipping in 2024, City Theatrical’s new DMXcat-E (P/N 6100) is an expansion to City Theatrical’s DMXcat Mu

USA - Creativity is set free when it reaches the edges of the physical world. This spirit is at the heart of Chauvet Professional’s LDI booth (1261), which is dedicated to the goal of converging physical and digital worlds.
Designed by Studio Lab, the booth utilises disguise, Unreal Engine and other emerging virtual production technologies to celebrate the fusion of the physical and digital. In the process, it also highlights the latest innovations from Chauvet Professional, ChamSys, and Kino Flo that will help designers ‘Reach Across Worlds’ to create transformative productions for concerts, tours and broadcast applications.
Entering the booth, visitors will be able to see and feel the immersive, reality-bending effect of new, innovative products like the REM series of video panels. Featuring two products: the cinema-grade REM 1, an 800 NITS indoor panel with a

Europe - Audio-Technica has launched the latest in its Engineered Sound series of installation microphones - the ES964 compact boundary model, designed for small-group online conferencing and shared-use or permanent conference spaces.
Simple to install and designed to provide clear, highly intelligible speech, the ES964 has one omnidirectional capsule and two bidirectional capsules that can be matrixed into discrete directions and varying polar patterns.
Designed to work with compatible mixers such as Audio-Technica’s ATDM-0604a or ATDM-1012 digital smartmixers or with an open-architecture DSP, the microphone provides 360-degree hypercardioid and cardioid polar patterns for simultaneous pickup of all participants seated at the table. The low-profile design ensures that the table-top ES964 remains discreet at 22mm in height and 88mm in diameter.
The ES964 offer

Europe - DAP’s new NRG series consists of passive and active speakers and subwoofers that combine quality sound with a lightweight design. The passive models are suitable for permanent installations, while the active models are designed for mobile applications. Both versions offer speakers with 8”, 10”, 12” and 15” woofers, while the subs have 12”, 15” and 18” woofers to choose between.
All of the models in the NRG series benefit from lightweight plywood cabinets that make them easy to transport and install. The cabinets have been carefully constructed to ensure durability and strength with a professional-grade polyurea coating offering additional protection.
Each speaker cabinet has two 35 mm pole mounts, one set at 0° and one set at 5°, making it easy to position the speaker at the best speaker angle for your situation. In addition to pole mounting,

Germany - Astera has announced the launch of their new White Remote - a pocket-sized tool that allows for instant point-and-click control of the full Astera lighting ecosystem.
The remote is designed to act as a counterpart to the existing IR ‘FX Remote’, which allows for colour, strobing and effect control at the click of a button. With both the FX and White Remote in-hand, a lighting engineer can execute precise lighting changes in seconds.
The White Remote can turn single or grouped sets of lights off and on instantly and from a distance and can also be used to quickly add lights to a control group (initially configured through the app), which then allows for lighting changes to be disseminated over the full group simultaneously.
The remote has a number of preconfigured buttons for light temperature, running through 12 preset values from 2400 to 10,000 ke

USA - Brompton Technology will demonstrate its latest technology at LDI. Exhibiting in booth #903, Brompton will show its award-winning TrueLight technology, which delivers quality lighting from LED panels with extra emitters - offering accurate, calibrated RGBW colours and unparalleled control over spectral output from RGB panels.
TrueLight is powered by Brompton’s new Tessera G1 receiver card, and it builds upon Brompton’s Dynamic Calibration technology. TrueLight ensures that colorimetric precision and full colour and luminance correction are applied on a per-pixel basis, allowing for intelligent RGB to RGBW conversion that gives a broader spectral output for better lighting quality, while also maintaining precise colour accuracy.
Brompton will offer TrueLight presentations twice daily at their booth. The booth will also feature an interactive RGBW tunnel, powe

USA - Offering powerful output, lime-infused LEDs, a patented ‘sit-flat’ design, a multi-purpose scissor yoke, DMX or IR remote control, and an optional frost filter, Eliminator Lighting’s new Mega Hex L Par is billed as ‘a next generation LED PAR which won’t break the bank’.
This versatile fixture is suitable for a wide variety of lighting applications from uplighting walls to illuminating stages, highlighting décor elements to getting the party started on the dance floor. With a light weight and flexible design, it is equally suited to use by event companies and mobile entertainers as it is for permanent installation in bars, clubs, and other leisure venues.
Powered by four bright 20-Watt HEX (6-in-1) colour mixing LEDs, the compact Mega HEX L Par offers impressive output in a wide variety of colours. Each LED combines red, green, blue, lime, amber and

USA - Vari-Lite will be presenting several new console products at the LDI Show in Las Vegas. New solutions that will be shown in the Vari-Lite booth at LDI include the recently launched Vari-Lite Neo X5 Console, a preview of the next-gen Neo X Server, and new updates to the Neo and ZerOS console software platforms.
The Neo X5 console is a compact, high-performance five-fader lighting console running the powerful Neo platform. “The Neo X15, the larger 15-fader member of the Neo X Series, launched at LDI 2022 to resounding success,” says Jon Hole, global product manager, Vari-Lite Systems and Controls at Signify. “We are excited that the X5 console will also make its public trade show debut at LDI this year.”
The Neo X5 console offers five multifunctional motorized playbacks, backlit encoders, and a built-in monitor as well as a soft touch control screen. The

USA - Robe launches four new products on Booth 911A at the 2023 LDI expo in Las Vegas next week - the iT12 Profile, the T32 Cyc, and two new variants of the PATT series of scenic illumination, the HolyPATT and the MolyPATT.
Additionally, shown for the first time at an expo in North America will be Robe’s new iSeries of IP rated and robustly weatherized moving lights - the iForte LTX - together with iEsprite, iPainte, iTetra2TM and iBeam350TM luminaires.
There will be a special preview of a new generation of searchlight and sky-flower fixtures soon to be launched by Robe.
The Las Vegas version of Robe’s 2023-24 expo spectacular live show, The Power of Imagination will be presented five times a day on the booth - a nine-minute extravaganza of colour, movement, and creative energy, highlighting Robe’s new and current products in an environment for whic

USA - Visitors to LDI will have a chance to demo Obsidian’s hardware and PC systems, including the NX1, Obsidian’s scalable, full-featured lighting console that has propelled the Onyx platform's popularity to new heights. A compact, motorised fader wing, the NXP, as well as a small USB-powered control surface for ONYX, the NXK, both companions to the NX1 console, will also be on display.
On display in Obsidian’s popular line of Netron signal distribution devices will be the world’s first line of IP65-rated data distribution products for entertainment, recent winner of a PLASA Award for Innovation. Utilising a custom-designed sealed chassis, IP ports and touch controls, Netron IP65 solutions are provided as a six-port RDM Splitter (RDM6 IP), six-port EtherDMX Node (EN6 IP) and an eight-port managed POE switch (NS8 IP).
Obsidian is also launching a comprehensive

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