Germany - punQtum has announced a new feature that offers users a direct connection to Riedel’s Bolero wireless intercom system. Bolero Connect works in tandem with punQtum’s Q210 P speaker station and offers a cost-effective solution for deployment across large-scale events that require several channels of partyline.  

The Q210 P is punQtum’s speaker station that gives users full control in an easy-to-use and cost-effective package. Riedel’s Bolero system is an intercom capable of supporting up to 250 beltpacks and 100 antennas in a single deployment. It is the most widely used communications system in the major events.

“We can now offer an integrated system on one network, which eradicates the need for a digital conversion box. This means that all channels – send and return – are going back and forth along one cable, which means tha

Germany - DirectOut has announced shipping of the MADI4.SRC.IO and MADI4.IO modules for the Prodigy.MX system. These modules are designed to extend audio processing and connectivity. In January, the company announced the first major upgrade to the Prodigy.MX, which was unveiled at the NAMM Show 2024 and ISE 2024.

The Prodigy.MX upgrade adds a number of new features to the functionality of the current Prodigy mainframe, available under the Advanced and Unlimited system licences. These include a 64x64 matrix mixer (MatMix), 64 flex channels with 64 IIR filters, 64 dynamics and delay plug-ins, and 64 input managers and EARS for all input channels, giving the system an exceptional level of redundancy and reliability.

These enhancements enable cost-effective solutions as all features can be purchased either as single software plug-ins or in combination as

Europe - AlphaTheta Corporation has announced the release of four new speakers in the XPRS2 Series from its Pioneer DJ brand. The 8-inch XPRS82 and 15-inch XPRS152 full-range units join the popular speaker range, along with two new upgraded active subwoofers: the 15-inch XPRS1152ST and 18-inch XPRS1182ST.

Known for their versatility, portability, and elevated sound performance, the XPRS2 Series speakers are a natural favourite for mobile DJs and are suitable for live sound settings, houses of worship, rentals, and fixed installations.

“These four new speakers in the Pioneer DJ XPRS2 Series give our customers even more choice,” said Remco van Megen, head of sales EMEA, AlphaTheta. “We’re proud of the fantastic quality and performance they offer. Just like the previous models, each of the new units produces the rich, dynamic sound that artists

Germany - The new Avolites Diamond 7 (D7) lighting console was shown publicly for the first time at PL+S in Frankfurt, with two variants on the stand – the D7-215 and the D7-330 – both running on Avolites latest Titan v17 software.

This initial product launch has enabled the Avolites team to gauge reactions and glean valuable feedback ahead of the full launch, planned for later in the summer.

The reactions were “overwhelmingly positive” stated Avolites MD Paul Wong, delighted with the comments and enthusiasm he’d received from Avo users who came from all over Europe as well as further afield like Asia, Australia, South Africa, and Latin America.

Avolites benefitted from additional footfall of people visiting the Robe stand, especially to catch the live <I>Power of Imagination</I> performance show which was also programme

UK - Designed to meet the demanding need for robust yet flexible content visualisation at exhibitions, concerts, conferences, sporting events, and other commercial activities, the new Leyard LN Series LED displays deliver quality visual effects and information to any temporary event or occasion. With a user-friendly design, ‘effortless’ maintenance, and swift setup, the LN Series flexible LED displays boast a modular and lightweight structure. They are easily assembled and disassembled, offering hassle-free transportation and setup for diverse events and venues.

The displays can be tailored to support specific application requirements and seamlessly integrated with other equipment and systems, enhancing functionality and effects. 

Addressing the diverse requirements of Leyard’s clientele, the LN Series offers a range of sizes, shapes, and reso

USA - Disguise will showcase its latest broadcast and virtual production (VP) solutions at this year’s NAB. Show visitors will be the first to get an early preview of Disguise’s latest release of its Porta broadcast graphics controller, which has been upgraded for Unreal Engine 5.4, and get hands-on with Disguise’s end-to-end xR and VP technology at six exhibition stands across the show floor.

Disguise and its Creative Services division, Meptik, will also be part of several speaker sessions on topics including digital twins, AR graphics, virtual production and ST 2110 with partners such as WWE, NVIDIA and the Portland Trail Blazers.

“From the Olympics to the elections, this is a big year for broadcasters. Teams need to tell data-driven stories more efficiently, while still increasing audience engagement figures,” says Disguise’s general m

USA - RDL has announced its latest creation, the RU-NMP44, a cost-effective, network mixing processor that delivers ‘the flexibility of network audio for any system size or budget’. Designed to be versatile, and to support a wide range of system designs, the RU-NMP44’s performance specifications make it suitable for the most demanding installations.

The RU-NMP44 can add volume control, mixing, switching, and ducking to existing network audio systems. The digital signal processing offered in the RU-NMP44 often fulfills all the requirements for an audio system design, such as in classrooms, meeting rooms, restaurants/bars, fitness centres, and retail stores.

“This is a remarkable product that was developed through a combination of our deep expertise in network audio, signal processing, and manufacturing,” says Erik Tarkiainen, president at RD

UK - DiGiCo has announced the release of its latest software update, Version 1742, designed for all SD and Quantum consoles. Now available for free download from the Info and Downloads section of the DiGiCo website, found under the Support tab at www.DiGiCo.biz, V1742 replaces previous version V1619, which was rolled out a year and a half ago.

Of particular note, the installation of V1742 enables Quantum338 and Quantum225 owners to purchase and harness DiGiCo’s optional new Pulse software extension, revealed this January, increasing their number of input channels, busses, and Mustard and Nodal Processors. V1742 will also offer Quantum7 and Quantum5 customers a bump in Mustard processing numbers for free.

The new software release enables DiGiCo users to benefit from KLANG’s also-new KOS 5.5 upgrade, which permits standalone console integration wit

Europe - The inclusion of Holoplot products in the latest EASE 5 update, will allow users to investigate the possibilities and impact of using Matrix Arrays in their venue, or any venue. Users can model Matrix Arrays and Beam Optimisations in the company's Plan system design software to view sound pressure level simulations. The resulting array configurations can now be exported to EASE 5 for further analysis based on closed-room simulation.
AFMG’s managing director Stefan Feistel and Emad El-Saghir, fellow at Holoplot, explain how the collaboration came about and how the inclusion of Holoplot’s advanced loudspeaker systems in EASE 5 Second Edition will benefit all end users.
“The changes required to accommodate the complexity of Holoplot X1 and X2 data will benefit all end users of EASE 5, with the enhanced support for cluster-type GLL files recently released

France - Nexo has expanded its P+ series point source loudspeaker range with three new sub-bass speakers, the L15-I, L18-I and L20-I.
Developed specifically for permanent installations, the new models are a development of the existing touring versions, and feature fabric-covered front grilles and quick-connect push connectors with IP cover protection.
Available in black, white or custom RAL colours, cabinets feature threaded inserts on the back and both sides for use with a comprehensive range of mounting hardware.
L15-I, L18-I and L20-I subs feature single 15-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch long-excursion neodymium drivers, extending the LF response of a P+ Series installation down to 40Hz, 32Hz and 28Hz respectively.
At the same time, Nexo has announced a new V3.1 release of its NeMo remote control app for a group of NXAMP and NXAMPMk2 Powered TD-Controllers, n

Germany - With the new L-Series Plus, ARRI has announced ‘a new generation of LED Fresnels’. Up to 90% brighter than the original L-Series, direct network data input and the intuitive onboard control interface known from ARRI SkyPanel, the new L-Series Plus provides additional benefits while retaining appreciated features such as continuous focusability from spot to flood; a smooth, homogenous light field; and complete control over the colour and intensity of light.
Originally introduced in 2011, ARRI L-Series LED luminaires were the first professional alternatives to popular tungsten Fresnels on a like-for-like basis, offering additional LED advantages like independent control of colour temperature and brightness along with instant cost savings through major reductions in power draw and cooling requirements.
Precise light field control can still be achieved with

Europe TAF has introduced the new PA Vertical Tower 1 (PAV1). It’s designed for safely and securely hanging heavy speaker arrays at large-scale events. Through its versatile design, the PAV1 not only serves as an independent PA tower or part of the stage setup, but also as stable support for LED walls.
Utilizing TAF’s specially designed top section and heavy-duty HT44 or TT44 truss segments with quicklock connection system, provides certified loading up to 1,000 kg at heights up to 8m.
Stability is ensured by its robust base, which accepts ballast up to 2,000 kg and features strategically placed attachment points for guy wires or manual/electric hoists. Uneven ground is easily tamed by its four independent spindles for safe and stable horizontal levelling. Outriggers are available for additional stability when required.

Germany - At Prolight + Sound 2024, Highlite International, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, took the opportunity to present a number of new products from their brands Infinity, Showtec, DAP, DMT, Showgear and Wentex.
From Infinity, no fewer than four new IP65-rated Raccoon models were introduced: three Pars (P7/7, Junior P4/7 and Junior P7/4) and a strobe/wash combo (S420/4). The P7/7 is a high-quality RGBCALDB Par that features seven custom-made 7-colour LEDs with maximum brightness and maximum colour quality modes offering versatility. The Junior P4/7 is a more compact version of the P7/7 with four custom-made 7-colour LEDs. Then, there is the Junior P7/4; it also has a compact housing and uses seven 4-colour LEDs. All pars share the same sophisticated control software with advanced calibrated xy colour mixing, extreme colour stability with temperature compensa

USA - Christie has introduced its CineLife+ RBe projectors with Phazer illumination technology. The new projectors combine advanced features and electronics in an economical platform, with 2K resolution and brightness ranging from 6,000 to 11,000 lumens.
The CineLife+ series adds three new projectors: CP2406-RBe, CP2409-RBe, and the CP2411-RBe. With Phazer illumination, these projectors are designed for improved image performance on small, high-gain screens.
Featuring Christie’s new CineLife+2K electronics platform, projector set-up is quick and easy with auto-configuration features, motorised lens mount, and integrated proprietary electronic colour convergence (ECC) for lateral colour alignment. Compatibility with Mystique Cinema ensures the projector is perfectly aligned 24/7, 365 days a year without requiring a maintenance visit.
“Our new series further

USA - Elation Professional has introduced the Fuze Teatro, a refined moving head luminaire that can be used to visually craft any scene without drawing attention to itself. Designed for any application where a noiseless, fully-automated framing fixture with full-spectrum colour range and quality is required, the Fuze Teatro is fanless for completely silent operation.
Illuminating the performing arts with automated luminaires has traditionally been a challenge. The technology required to provide the desired lighting levels, colour quality and remote positioning usually creates unwanted noise from fans, mechanical color mixing modules and other components, making their use in carefully-designed acoustical venues less than ideal. The Fuze Teatro has addressed these concerns with a fanless design and soundless color mixing system that makes it ideal for noise-sensitiv

Germany - Under the motto ‘Claypaky: leading through innovation. And Beyond’, Claypaky celebrated its participation in the 2024 edition of Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.
The primary focus was on the latest addition to the ‘Multispectral family’ – Rhapsodya. Claypaky hosted a pre-recorded product presentation, including a short light show lasting about 12 minutes, which ran every hour. Following the demo, the Buddylight automated followspot was showcased in action during a special performance on stage, featuring singer Nevio Passaro.
Claypaky presented some innovative lighting solutions including:
Volero Cube is a compact IP66 fixture that seamlessly merges beam, wash, and strobe effects. This new, multi-function, multi-effect moving head is a real “4-in-1 fusion fixture” boasting 4 powerful 60W RGBW LEDs and plus-shaped cool white LED strips for str

UK - Robert Juliat reports positive response to its latest new products at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt where it exhibited alongside its long-term German distributor, Lightpower.
Robert Juliat previewed its new LED, cool white 6000K Tristan followspot for the first time in Germany. Tristan is an 800W LED high output followspot with a 7°-14° zoom range and an output to rival the 1800W Victor MSR followspot.
Unique to Tristan is a totally new feature, a motorised iris, which enables the creation of iris presets. More features include electronic dimming, local and DMX control, integrated power supply and silent operation, along with a remote display and accessories for the operator. Tristan is compatible with DMX/RDM/Ethernet/ArtNet and sACN protocols.
Equally at ease in front-of-hour, truss and backlight positions, Tristan is set to become the LED replacement for

Germany - Alongside celebrating its 30th anniversary CAST Group of Companies will unveil its latest innovations including the wysiwyg 2024, and BlackTrax's new MiniBeacon Wave.
Enriching the Visual Design Experience with Wysiwyg 2024 Exclusively at ProLight + Sound, CAST will be sharing previews of wysiwyg's Release 2024 features and enhancements that are ‘set to open new possibilities for lighting and production designers’.
The new MiniBeacon Wave is the latest addition to BlackTrax. Engineered to guarantee seamless integration and maximum versatility, the MiniBeacon Wave features compact design and user-friendly interface. One of its key features is the ability to quickly attach stringers (tracking points), streamlining setup and reducing the load on belt packs.
"This year represents a significant landmark for CAST, as we commemorate 30 years of pioneeri

Europe - ColorSource PAR jr is the newest addition to the affordable line of ETC fixtures that has become a staple in venues around the world. A complement to Spot jr, PAR jr boasts a similar feature set and includes a four-colour red, green, blue and lime array.
The fan-free, convection cooled design makes this luminaire ultra-quiet. And at nearly half the weight and half the price of a full-sized ColorSource PAR, PAR jr is designed for venues of all sizes.
This wash light is available in two array options. The Original array provides subtle pastels and beautiful white light to enhance skin tones. While the Deep Blue array is for anyone needing more saturated, dramatic colours. Like all ColorSource fixtures, PAR jr includes ETC’s colour integrity technologies.

Germany - Avolites showcases its new and latest technology at this week’s Prolight & Sound show in Frankfurt.
The main attraction for the Avolites stand (D28, Hall 12.1) at this year’s show will be the new Diamond 7 (D7) console, the next in the line to the flagship Diamond 9 (D9) console. “This initial product launch allows us to gain valuable feedback from lighting designers and operators, as well as extensive product testing over the festival season,” says the company. The full product launch, with all the product variants is planned for end of this summer. The Frankfurt stand will see two variants, D7-330 and D7-215, the three and two screen variant with 30 and 15 faders respectively, and available for individual demonstration.
Key product features of the new D7 include a new clam shell screen panel and locking mechanism. The console control surface f

Germany - Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt in its familiar position in the Lightpower Village in Hall 12.0, Stand C60.
Fresh to the stand, RJ will be previewing its latest followspot, the new LED, cool white Tristan with a 7°-14° zoom range, which is set to become the LED replacement for the popular 1,800W MSR Victor.
RJ’s Sully 4C profile will also be demonstrated on the stand: visitors will be able to have the full hands-on experience of the fixture and free rein of the controls to discover RJ colour. This software platform makes the Sully 4C fixture user-friendly while offering a wide set of features and controls.
Finally, RJ will also be previewing an exciting new LED profile spot which will mark the introduction of a new family of Robert Juliat fixtures later this year.

Germany - Ayrton will be exhibiting at Prolight+Sound this week (Stand D75), where it will be revealing two new products in its Multi Source 6 Series and Creative Solutions range: Kyalami and Nando 502 Wash.
Kyalami is a new laser-sourced, IP65 rated fixture inspired by the multiple award-winning MagicDot. First released in 2015, MagicDot sold by the thousands within months, and still inspires creativity. Nine years later it has given birth to Kyalami, the first IP65 laser source luminaire in the Creative Solution series.
Devised for architectural graphic effects, Kyalami is an ultra-compact luminaire with great creative potential. Its essential performance capability is based on its design, extreme miniaturisation, and a minimalist cylindrical footprint that allows multiple luminaires to be installed only a few centimetres apart.
A sphere of just 265mm incorpor

Europe - MA Lighting has released grandMA3 software version 2.0.0.4. This software release features new functionalities and workflow improvements for many different applications.
The area of data handling and organization shows’ lots of improvements’. Sheets can be filtered and reorganised to create a personal workspace. The transfer of fixture data gets much easier with the new Clone window. Working in big sequences with a lot of data is now improved by the use of new tracking functionalities. And the new Fixture Type Presets allow the user to easily transfer predefined content from show to show.
The MA University with the grandMA3 special course v2.0 presents detailed information about the new software release - online and completely for free. Additionally there is an update to the grandMA3 User Training and a new grandMA3 Essentials Training available. Local MA

Germany - Receiving its worldwide launch at Frankfurt will be Green-GO’s Stride Antenna - the first product in the company’s new Stride wireless series.
Stride offers seamless roaming, greater DECT spectrum efficiency and increased user mobility, without affecting the range or the audio quality of devices on the network. Compatible with existing Green-GO WBPX wireless beltpacks, Stride enables higher DECT device density, allowing more WBPX beltpacks to be used simultaneously within the same area.
“True seamless roaming has been a goal for Green-GO’s customers since the very beginning,” says Silvio Cibien, CEO of Anima Network, the company responsible for Green-GO’s export and marketing, explaining the importance of this innovation. “Now, with Stride, we can finally deliver it. Achieving this function is a huge success for us, requiring a significant inve

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