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Chauvet wins LDI stand design awardChauvet wins LDI stand design award
Thursday, 28 November 2019

USA - Chauvet Professional was awarded the 2019 LDI Large Booth Design Award. Described by the award organisers as a “welcoming and easily walkable” exhibit that “beautifully integrated” lighting and video, the stand engaged visitors with its visual displays.
Ryan Warffuel and Max Koehler of Antics Studio created this panorama with help from the Chauvet Professional team, using over 200 of the company’s IP65 outdoor-ready products, including the newly-launched Maverick Storm 1 Spot, Maverick Storm 1 Wash, COLORado Solo Batten, Strike 1, and F5IP video panel.
To underscore the IP65 ratings of the fixtures on the booth’s main wall, a “live rainfall” appeared in front of the lighting units. For added emphasis, the video wall that ran between the lighting fixtures showed vivid images of flowing water that bordered the geometric patterns of the panel display.
“Max and Ryan did a fantastic job balancing video and lighting in the booth design,” says global brand manager Caroline Chauvet, who accepted the award on behalf of the Chauvet Professional team. “We’re excited to receive this honour. Big thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this come to life, and to all the visitors who stopped by our booth.”
Also featured in the display were F2 video panels as well as the arena-tour grade Maverick MK3 Profile, Maverick MK3 Spot, and Maverick MK3 Wash moving heads, which were arranged in a compelling V shape suspended structure.
Another area of the Chauvet Professional exhibit featured an inviting theatrical themed di

Spotrack unveils new products at LDI 2019Spotrack unveils new products at LDI 2019
Wednesday, 27 November 2019

USA - Spotrack discussed the new features of the soon-to-be-released Spotrack 2020 edition of the system at the BCT Entertainment stand during the LDI tradeshow in Las Vegas.
Spotrack enables an operator to remotely control from any location, any number of moving lights as followspots. It works with any moving light and any lighting console, in any performance space and can be used in all entertainment sectors from anywhere in the venue.
In conjunction with Ushio Japan and Strong Lighting, the Spotrack team also conducted regular live demonstrations of this and its new followspot interface, SpotrackEvolution, on the Apex Stages stage.
Whilst the forthcoming Spotrack 2020 sees the addition of many new features that allow users more flexibility, some in response to customer feedback, it has been principally upgraded to enable the use of SpotrackEvolution. Used with Spotrack 2020, Evolution allows the use of an existing follow spot, via a simple upgrade in the form of a small hardware accessory, to be used as a controller for Spotrack.
Also on show was the company’s entry level TracMe system, the smaller, competitively-priced sibling of Spotrack, which can control up to four moving lights from any vendor in a single universe, opening access to the technology to a greater range of application.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
JTE Multicubes increase corner strengthJTE Multicubes increase corner strength
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Europe - James Thomas Engineering’s conical truss Multicubes has been designed to increase the strength of truss structure corners, while offering six different truss connection points with integrated location holes for expanding your structure’s versatility.
All multicubes are available in regular and heavy-duty versions, and are compatible with JT22 Quatro, JT30 Quatro, JT30H Quatro and JT40H Quatro truss. “The heavy-duty multicube provides enough strength to reach the maximum loading capacity of your truss,” says the company. “Male and female receiver accessories are available for convenient, trouble-free connections.”
Bookcorners’ aluminium profile is constructed with bolted male or female receivers, compatible with the quatro and trio formats in the JT30 and JT40 truss series.
(Jim Evans)

 
APG unveils iX speaker range at JTSEAPG unveils iX speaker range at JTSE
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

France - APG will preview its new iX range at the JTSE trade show in Paris this week. Comprising a full line of fixed installation speakers, and based on the successful coaxial concept, the new iX range is characterised by a combination of ‘uncompromising drivers and a non-diffraction acoustic baffling that allows pure point source directivity’. For some of the iX models, APG has created coaxial devices that strike a perfect physical alignment between low and hi transducers.
The iX line is made up of five coaxial speaker models: iX5, iX6, iX8, iX12 and iX15; all of which are two acoustic way speakers loaded in bass-reflex for low-frequency extension. APG will also announce at the show a future extension of the range with two unique models of pseudo-coaxial speakers – the iX2.5 and IX2.6 – which will be optimised for vocal applications.
From an acoustic point of view, the iX range offers ‘stunning musicality down to low mid and even low frequencies and is characterised by an impressive SPL to size ratio and exceptional sound clarity’.
The iX range’s non-diffraction baffling reduces feedback without the need for equalisation. This factor makes the iX range suitable for a variety of purposes, including immersive sound.
The speakers are also well-suited to a variety of applications, including main FOH or distributed sound reinforcement in all types of venues. It is also possible to combine iX speakers with the popular Uniline and Uniline Compact systems from the French manufacturer.
All iX models have been ergonomically optimis

 
 

Robe returns to the future again at LDIRobe returns to the future again at LDI
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

USA - Robe rocked one of its busiest and most dynamic LDI expos to date in Las Vegas, winning two awards, one for Best Creative Use of Light and the other for the T1 product series.
The second instalment of its #ReturnToTheFuture live show created a serious buzz. This show is a performance trilogy highlighting Robe’s latest LED and moving light technologies including the just-launched PLASA award-winning Esprite and the new Tetra2 moving LED batten.
#ReturnToTheFuture part 2 highlighted Robe’s newest products in the context for which they were designed.
The energized 7.5-minute performance played five times a day and had an original DeLorean MMC12 as the set centrepiece, six dancers and around 200 Robe lights - including Esprites, Tetras, T1s, SilverScans, MegaPointes, Spiiders, Tarrantulas, SuperSpikies, LEDBeam150s and PixelPATTs. These were rigged in the roof and all around the sides of the double-decked booth. The spacey fun-filled show included fog and flame jet special effects and a water feature.
Drapes for all areas of the booth which included separate meeting and demo areas were all designed around the #ReturnToTheFuture garage / laboratory theme.
The booth was packed with people right from before the first live show on the first day and it stayed that way throughout the expo, keeping the Robe North America sales team extremely busy making new contacts and reconnecting with existing clients and industry friends.
They were joined on the booth by Robe’s CEO Josef Valchar and sales director Harry von de

 
LDI: Brompton debuts Dynamic CalibrationLDI: Brompton debuts Dynamic Calibration
Monday, 25 November 2019

USA - Brompton Technology’s Dynamic Calibration is a new technology that enables LED panels to achieve a higher brightness and wider colour gamut than is possible with legacy calibration techniques, while maintaining uniformity. Dynamic Calibration is the enabling technology for Brompton HDR, as well as new, performance-enhancing features such as PureTone and ThermaCal.
“Commonly used calibration methods achieve uniformity by sacrificing both brightness and colour gamut, forcing every LED to match the dimmest and palest LEDs in the entire screen. Once calibrated, this is used for all content over the entire life of the panel,” explains Brompton’s CTO Chris Deighton. “However, with ever-increasing demand for better image quality without increased cost, such sacrifices in performance can no longer be justified.”
Brompton’s Dynamic Calibration takes ‘a revolutionary approach to maintaining uniformity, while unlocking the full potential of the LEDs to achieve previously unthinkable levels of brightness and colour saturation’.
To benefit from Dynamic Calibration an LED panel must be fitted with a Brompton Tessera R2 receiver card and needs to be measured using Hydra - an advanced measurement system custom-designed for LED panels and exclusive to Brompton Technology.
“Dynamic Calibration is a flexible approach that uses the immense parallel computing power of the R2’s Dynamic Engine to process incoming video in an entirely new and innovative way,” says Deighton. “Before making any decisions, the Dynamic Engine gathers a v

 
 
Laserworld releases safe effects laserLaserworld releases safe effects laser
Monday, 25 November 2019

Europe - Laserworld has introduced EL-300RGB, a diffraction effects laser suitable for use in small to medium sized rooms.
EL-300RGB has a multicolour white light laser system that creates a multitude of projection dots or beams through haze and fog. Due to its special optics, the power of the laser system is distributed evenly to the dots, making the laser safe for audience scanning whilst the laser beams remain visible.
The laser system can be controlled via DMX, but can also run in standalone operation or be triggered by music and linked as master and slave with two or more units. The colour and effects rotation in the EL-300RGB can be controlled from the digital display or via DMX to select specific colours. Rotation can be selected from slow to fast to suit any occasion, or remain static.
(Jim Evans)

 
LDI: Claypaky shows ReflectXion moving mirrorLDI: Claypaky shows ReflectXion moving mirror
Monday, 25 November 2019

USA - Claypaky has introduced Reflectxion, a new moving mirror that promises up to 99% reflectance without chromatic aberrations.
Featuring a 390 by 280mm surface, Reflectxion can redirect beams of light from any stage light with the same intensity as it receives them. The unit offers 540° pan and continuous tilt movement at adjustable speeds.
Using the same omega clamp hanging system utilised in all Claypaky luminaires, this compact moving mirror can be used virtually anywhere on or off stage in any working position, says the company. For control, the unit uses only six DMX channels and pan and tilt resolution are both 16-bit for precise movements. The unit’s onboard LCD menu system is very user friendly and makes addressing and setup simple.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
LDI: Elation introduces Magmatic effectsLDI: Elation introduces Magmatic effects
Monday, 25 November 2019

USA - Elation Professional launched Magmatic, a new brand of atmospheric effects, at LDI 2019. Designed, engineered and exclusively distributed by Elation, Magmatic products encompass a range of haze and fog machines with the Magma and Thermatic series, atmospheric snow machines with the Polar series, and CO2 cryogenic simulation effects with the Rocket series.
To complement all of the special effects machines, Elation has developed a complete line of specially formulated effect fluids called Atmosity. Also available is an IP65-rated series of UV LED lighting products in the Prisma series.
“We have long had a vision that stems from a strong demand from our customers around the world to create more advanced atmospheric products designed for professional users, products that are easy to use and hard to break, and that is exactly what we are doing with Magmatic,” states Elation sales & marketing director, Eric Loader.
“Atmospheric effects are key to any stage performance so it’s essential they be reliable and perform on demand. With Magmatic, we are empowering users to create unparalleled experiences with machines that last a lifetime. We’re committed to designing products that are built to last, user intuitive and dependable. In short, Magmatic is world class atmospherics and we’re excited to be showing them for the first time at LDI.”
(Jim Evans)

 
LDI: HES launces SolaHyBeam 3000LDI: HES launces SolaHyBeam 3000
Monday, 25 November 2019

USA - At LDI 2019, High End Systems introduced the SolaHyBeam 3000 automated fixture. With a feature set designed for beam control, aerial effects and raw power, the flagship luminaire has all the elements to cut through the haze and shine brilliantly in the world’s largest venues, says the company. Powered by an efficient White Light LED engine, SolaHyBeam 3000 features a large front aperture and optimised long throw optics for ‘superior light output throughout the fixture’s wide zoom range’.
Automated lighting product manager, Matt Stoner, comments: “We are so excited to have the SolaHyBeam 3000 added to our family of ultra-powerful premium quality fixtures. The SolaHyBeam 3000 specialises in a fantastic narrow 3.1° beam, turning its massive output and dazzling front lens into a powerful narrow beam. Whether used as a long throw front light (yes it has framing shutters) or for shining dazzling aerials across your rig, SolaHyBeam 3000 is a beam light unlike any other, a wash light with punch and versatility, and so much more. We can’t wait to see this fixture burning the skies on festivals and tours around the world.”
HES general manager, Becky Koester, adds: “Our development and product management teams did an exceptional job on defining and pioneering the narrow beam capability and unique lens effect that offer a unique tool set for designers and end-users. The SolaHybeam 3000 addresses a universal segment of the market that has been dormant the past several years. The early product previews have been remarkable.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
LDI: Martin by Harman extends ERA lineLDI: Martin by Harman extends ERA line
Friday, 22 November 2019

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has launched the Martin ERA Performance Series that includes the 400, 600 and 800 fixtures, along with launching the first outdoor rated moving head, the ERA 500 Hybrid IP. The Martin MAC Allure Wash PC and VDO Atomic Dot fixtures will also have their LDI 2019 debut.
The Martin ERA 400, 600 and 800 Performance fixtures, ERA 500 Hybrid IP outdoor fixture, MAC Allure Profile spot fixture, MAC Allure Wash PC wash fixture and VDO Atomic Dot hybrid lighting and video fixtures offer powerful, versatile and cost-effective solutions for entertainment and rental applications, covering everything from the smallest stages to the largest live productions and events.
“The release of the new Martin ERA, MAC Allure and VDO Atomic Dot fixtures ushers in a new era of versatility, enabling lighting designers to create bigger, bolder and more creative lighting displays than ever,” says Mark Buss, Martin Lighting product manager, Harman Professional Solutions. “These streamlined, no-nonsense LED fixtures give rental companies tremendous power, value and trusted Martin performance. They’re bright, compact and loaded with in-demand features that lighting designers love.”
At 34,000 lumens and 800W with a 1:8 zoom, the ERA 800 Performance is the brightest moving head in Martin’s history and is designed for the largest arena and stadium productions. Additionally, the ERA 800 Performance features variable CTO for colour temperature adjustment. The 550-watt ERA 600 Performance is a fantastic option for medium-sized shows, putt

 
LDI: Claypaky develops remote maintenanceLDI: Claypaky develops remote maintenance
Friday, 22 November 2019

USA - Claypaky and Osram have presented the CloudIO, an IoT device which provides technicians with complete diagnostics for Claypaky fixtures.
When the lights run checks after use, the unit collects data on hours of lamp life of each fixture, the conditions of various components in the units and update firmware, simply by connecting to the cloud.
The CloudIO is a compact device (240 x 230 x 93mm / 9.45 x 9.06 x 3.66 inches), equipped with a 7” capacitive touchscreen. It has two in/ out pass-through DMX connections, so it is possible to interface and communicate directly with up to 31 lights in series. This is particularly useful for rental companies, who can connect their lights to the CloudIO when they return from a tour.
The CloudIO is a retrofit system which allows it to be fitted to these Claypaky lights: Axcor series (all), Scenius series (all), Mythos / Supersharpy series (all), Sharpy series (all), Alpha series, B-Eye series (all), K-Eye series (all), A.leda Wash series (all), Sharbar, Showbatten, Spheriscan, Stormy, Glowup.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ADJ releases Hydro Wash X7ADJ releases Hydro Wash X7
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - ADJ’s new Hydro Wash X7 IP-rated moving head wash luminaire has been released to the market, the manufacturer reports.
This versatile 280W LED fixture packs a host of features into a compact housing, making the luminaire suitable for one-off events and concert touring as well as permanent installation in large nightclubs and other entertainment venues.
The latest addition to ADJ’s Hydro Series of IP65-rated professional moving head fixtures, the Hydro Wash X7, harnesses the power of seven 40W Osram 4-in-1 (RGBW) LEDs. Each LED can be controlled independently, which allows for the creation of dazzling ‘eye candy’ visuals through full pixel-mapping. The unit also offers motorised zoom with a wide range of between 6° and 40°. This makes the fixture equally suited to generating large washes of punchy saturated colours as it is to creating narrow solid beams ideal for impactful aerial effects.
With its IP65-rated casing, the fixture is designed for safe use outdoors in all weather conditions. Protected from rain, dust and dirt, it can be used reliably for events, concerts and productions anywhere from dusty deserts to rainy fields. However, it’s not only outdoors that the Hydro Wash X7 has the potential to shine. Used indoors its IP65-rated shell protects the fixture from dirt, dust, drinks and haze residue to prevent build-up on internal components and therefore offer a prolonged operational life and reduced maintenance requirement.
“The Hydro Series is really making waves in the industry,” explains ADJ USA’s national sales

 
LDI: ConnectCAD 2020 software unveiled
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - As part of the acquisition that was finalised in August 2019, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks brings ConnectCAD 2020 to market in conjunction with the Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 2 release. From simple to complex, the ConnectCAD add-on to Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer allows AV system designers to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.
“Since ConnectCAD is built on Vectorworks technology and available as an add-on for Spotlight and Designer, you can take advantage of the flexible and robust design and documentation capabilities that have made Spotlight the entertainment industry standard,” comments Vectorworks CEO, Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “With features like data visualisation and bi-directional worksheets, along with an extensive manufacturer library and a customizable 2D/3D hybrid environment, you have everything you need to design with confidence.”
“At Vectorworks, I've found myself amongst a group of people that I can really communicate with, and we share a similar mindset and goals,” says Conrad Preen, ConnectCAD founder and now software engineer at Vectorworks. “The technical excellence of Vectorworks is important and has helped us grow immensely in our current development to get further towards what we would like the product to be. Plus, Vectorworks’ passion to expand the reach of the product is more than I could have ever hoped for.”
ConnectCAD will be on display from 22-24 November at the Live Design International Show 2019 in Las Vegas at booth 1331.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
LDI: BroadWeigh offers ‘vision for the future’LDI: BroadWeigh offers ‘vision for the future’
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - At LDI this year, BroadWeigh will offer ‘a bold new look and new vision for the future’. This comes as the company prepares to give its award-winning Bluetooth system its US trade show debut.
BroadWeigh is collaborating with CassidyRig, one of its US product partners, with Dan Cassidy, founder and CEO responsible for the design and build of the stand - which of course will be monitored with BroadWeigh loadcells.
Speaking ahead of the show, Robert Wilmington-Badcock, MD of Mantracourt says: "BroadWeigh really came about as a result of some clever thinking by one of our employees, who happened to be a part time rigger. He saw the potential for Mantracourt to break into the entertainment technology market with our core wireless technology which, at the time, had just been released and was being rapidly adopted in the under hook industrial market. Little did we realise that our wireless load cell offering would become the success that it is today. You could say that BroadWeigh was never part of the original Mantracourt blueprint."
He continued: "However looking around in the market, it has become very clear to us that no one else is designing monitoring tools specifically for the entertainment market, or as successfully. As a company, we hold the engineering and manufacturing capabilities to bring really useful products to riggers and 2020 will mark the year that a series of bold developments will be released and continue to be developed upon.”
The timing of the rebrand co-incides with new feature releases on existing products as well

 
LDI: Claypaky extends Sharpy Plus lineLDI: Claypaky extends Sharpy Plus line
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - Designed in the spirit of the award-winning Sharpy Plus, the Sharpy Plus Aqua luminaire is an IP65-rated moving head fixture designed for outdoor events, touring, permanent installations, cruise ships, and much more. This new fixture maintains the same performance features of its predecessor, the Sharpy Plus luminaire, in a new weather-resistant package; giving you greater flexibility in a single luminaire.
The cooling system has been redesigned and optimised specifically for this new outdoor configuration for the Osram Sirius HRI 330W X8 lamp currently used in the Sharpy Plus fixture. This lamp is a proven performer in its reliability, output, and being consistent in both brightness and colour temperature.
Like the Sharpy Plus, the Sharpy Plus Aqua fixture offers two distinct operating modes - beam or spot. The 3° to 36° zoom covers the entire zoom range linearly with a beam that is always perfectly sharp and uniform in either mode. It also offers the same complement of prisms, rotating and fixed gobos, colour wheels, CMY colour mixing, and more.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
YIMSA simplifies BGM system designYIMSA simplifies BGM system design
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Europe - Designing a successful background music (BGM) system, even for small spaces, is usually seen as something that only a professional systems integrator can do, adding both cost and time to a project. But with the introduction of Yamaha’s new online tool, YIMSA, designing BGM systems for small to medium-sized premises will be ‘quicker and free of any cost’.
The Yamaha In-store Music System Advisor (YIMSA) is a new online tool, dedicated to the BGM market, which provides system recommendations based on the input of some basic, easy to understand details.
YIMSA is designed so that users do not need an in-depth knowledge of audio or be aware of the Yamaha product range. It asks straightforward questions like “What is the atmosphere of the store?” and “What quality of music is desired?” with simple buttons to choose the answers.
When these questions have been answered and the size of the space entered, YIMSA will recommend a choice of ‘good’ or ‘best’ solutions, based on Yamaha’s VXS and VXC series speakers and MA/PA series amplifiers. The recommendation will also suggest speaker layouts for the system. YIMSA is free to use, it will work in any web browser and supports 10 languages.
(Jim Evans)

 
LDI: Area Four Industries promotes portfolioLDI: Area Four Industries promotes portfolio
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

USA - This year’s LDI show in Las Vegas will be ‘really special’ for Area Four Industries’ portfolio of brands.
Milos is coming to the show with selected models from their extensive aluminium truss series’, as well as having almost all cell clamps they offer on display. A number of truss and truss accessory surprises recently introduced on the market will also be on show.
Litec will be on hand to provide information about their industry standard aluminium truss systems & self-standing structures. You can also learn more about their new, PR60 Revolution Pre-Rig Truss. Designed without bracing on the underside, the PR60 allows for moving or fixed lighting fixtures to be pre-rigged inside the truss before arriving at the venue. And due to innovative skate carriages that slide along “C” profiles that act as rails, one person can easily mount moving light fixtures by themselves.
Tomcat will be unveiling a totally new and innovative truss connection accessory that will allow you to be more creative with truss spans. The curtain will also be raised on two new, unconventional truss sizes you’re not expecting and two new accessories that help with the storage, rigging and movement of your truss stock. As always, selected models from their Light duty and Medium duty truss series’ will be on display.
JTE will feature selected truss from their GP and SuperTruss series.
The newest brand in the Area Four Industries portfolio, Prolyte, will be coming with their new team that is ready to meet with you. The spotlight will be on t

 
 
LDI: ETC and High End Systems set to impressLDI: ETC and High End Systems set to impress
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

USA - ETC and High End Systems will exhibit the latest innovations in lighting technology in a combined stand at LDI 2019. Visitors will get the chance to see powerful fixtures, sophisticated controls, and intuitive rigging products in stands 325, 425, and 525.
Among the new products is the upcoming Augment3d programming environment. This tool will be included in Eos v3.0 and enables programmers to control and design in a three dimensional space. Live demos of Augment3d will take place throughout the show.
The High End Systems stand will be packed with new automated and effects fixtures to view. The SolaPix family makes its grand entrance at LDI with an exceptionally bright wash. The HaloGraphic Pixel Definition featured in the SolaPix provides improved face definition with edge lighting on the pixel cells.
For more unforgettable effects, TurboRay will turn heads with its many different looks as a washlight or hard edge beam. Additionally, SolaFrame 1000 and SolaWash 1000 make their first appearance at LDI this year. Booth visitors will also get a first peek at an upcoming addition to the Sola line of automated fixtures.
The ArcSystem family of LED house lights heads to LDI with the addition of a new Pro One-Cell High Output luminaire, packing more than 8,000 lumens.
For advanced networking solutions, visitors can learn more about the Response Mk2 DMX Gateways, offering easy-to-read status screens and a configuration interface on every unit. Rounding out ETC’s family of Show Control Gateways, the Response SMPTE Gateway is another ne

 
LDI: Chauvet rolls out latest innovationsLDI: Chauvet rolls out latest innovations
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

USA - At LDI 2019, Chauvet Professional (stands 945/937) will show its most powerful Maverick moving head yet, along with the COLORado Solo Batten 4, a new generation of Rogue fixtures, and a high-resolution video panel from the F2 series.
The company’s stand will also feature a lightshow by Max Koehler and Ryan Warffuel of Antic Studios, who have designed for leading EDM stars like Bassnectar, Ganja White and Adventure Club.
Maverick MK3 Profile is a fully featured 820W LED moving profile with an output of over 51,000 source lumens. Suitable for large concert venues thanks to its many high-performance features - including a 4-blade, fully wiping shutter system that can rotate up to 60° in each direction - the fixture is also right at home in broadcast and event applications.
Also shown will be the Maverick Storm 1 Spot, a 480W cool white moving spot fixture that provides a flat even field of light with variable CMY + CTO colour mixing to create a wide palette of colours.
Meanwhile, Rogue R2X Wash and Rogue R3X Wash are RGBW fixtures that bring ‘a new level of brightness and colour’ to the Rogue family by incorporating the latest advances in Osram LED technology.
In terms of video technology, Chuavet Professional will present F2, the company’s highest resolution pane with a 2.9mm pixel pitch, which delivers sharp clarity from any viewing angle at distances as close as 7.5ft. Its black bodied LEDs, reproduce video at 14-bit grayscale, and feature a high-refresh rate.
COLORado Solo Batten 4, built on the success of the COLO

 
 
LDI: Doughty shows Scaff Boom Arm, Fifty ClampLDI: Doughty shows Scaff Boom Arm, Fifty Clamp
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - Doughty Engineering’s latest pieces of kit - the Scaff Boom Arm and Fifty Clamp - are set to take centre stage on the company’s stand 2424 at this year’s LDI Show. This is the first time the Scaff Boom Arm will be seen in the US and, along with the Fifty Clamp which debuted at LDI 2018, will be the company’s star attractions.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty, comments: "We’re really focussing on these two products this year. The Fifty Clamp was launched last year and has been really well received by customers looking for a clamp that had the ability to support a greater SWL than our best-selling Twenty Clamp. The Fifty Clamp is in stock and ready for shipping and we feel it’s important to keep promoting the usefulness of this piece of kit as there will likely be some people who aren’t aware it exists.”
The Fifty Clamp has TUV approval, a safe working load of 50kg and has been designed to fit tube diameter 38mm-51mm. Made from pressure die cast aluminium ensures it prevents damage to thin wall truss. It is captive with M10 or M12 bolts and comes supplied with an M10 fixing kit.
The Scaff Boom Arm has been a real talking point for Doughty customers since its launch this spring. It has been designed in response to customer demand - and is seen as a 'get out of jail item' which will allow a rigger to fashion their own boom arm out of materials they have to hand and simply cut it down to size. It will take 48mm aluminium barrel or scaff tube and is the perfect addition to any toolkit.
While Doughty is unable

 
Genelec launches Smart IP powered loudspeakerGenelec launches Smart IP powered loudspeaker
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Finland - Genelec has announced the availability of the new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology, combining sound quality with single cable convenience. Smart IP provides scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard Cat cable, offering integrators power, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and simplicity of installation.
The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams, and derives power via both PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats, with the 4430’s proprietary internal power supply helping to deliver an impressive 104 dB of short term SPL, via two integral 50W Class D amplification stages feeding the woofer and tweeter.
As well as receiving both power and audio-over-IP, the 4430’s single rear panel Cat connector also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager - a sophisticated downloadable software tool running on Windows 10 that allows installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalisation tool set, system organisation and status monitoring. Additionally, APIs within the 4430 support the hooks to allow external control via third-party hardware, software or house automation.
Manufactured using certified sustainable methods, the enclosure itself is produced from recycled aluminium, is available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colours, and is compatible with Genelec’s e

 
 
Christie extends flat panel LCD line-up
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - With their 0.44mm/combined 0.88mm extreme narrow bezel, TAA-compliance, and 4K at 60Hz delivery, the two new ChristieÒ 55-inch Extreme Series flat panels deliver a powerful punch for military and government installations, utility and other mission-critical control rooms, and visualisation labs requiring the latest intelligent design electronics, advanced performance, and video wall optimisation.
The flagship of Christie’s Extreme Series, the FHD554-XZ-H and its HR sibling are equipped with HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 connectivity, and an OPS slot to accept a variety of processing modules including ChristieÒ PhoenixÒ EP for a complete solution package.
“The new FHD554-XZ-H/HR models feature Christie’s latest generation of tiled LCD technology featuring the next evolution of combined bezel to date and a platform that further improves the performance of our tiled LCD solutions,” said John Dixon, senior product manager, Christie.
“Besides the improvement in the display platform and bezel, there are also improvements in optical properties and mechanical robustness. For customers looking for the most seamless looking tiled LCD, these two models are the best you can achieve in a video wall. We envision that our customers in the control room and digital signage markets are going realize and appreciate just how small the bezel is.”
The FHD554-XZ-HR is Christie’s remote power model that provides improved reliability while delivering mission-critical uptime and redundancy capabilities. For customers wanting an ultra-slim profile for their v

 
LDI: Elation to launch five luminairesLDI: Elation to launch five luminaires
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - At LDI (22-24 November, Las Vegas) Elation Professional will unveil five new fixtures from its award-winning Artiste, Proteus and Fuze product lines.
The Artiste Mondrian is the company’s brightest, full-featured LED Profile FX fixture Elation has produced to date. It offers extreme output with high centre intensity and narrow-beam angles, a comprehensive FX package with endless framing, and a wide colour-mixing gamut through its variable SpectraColor colour mixing system. Providing over 50,000 lumens from an efficient 950W LED engine, the Mondrian features a large 226mm (8 ¾”) front lens and has the power to cut through at great distances.
The Artiste Rembrandt is a bright, full-featured LED Wash fixture. Providing up to 51,000 lumens from an efficient 950W LED engine, the Rembrandt is the designed for any application requiring “superior wash output, bright and powerful beams, and quiet operation, as well as stunning colours”.
The Proteus Lucius is a powerful, featured packed yet compact IP65-rated LED Profile fixture with framing that offers outstanding projection qualities to cut through in any environment.
The Fuze Wash FR is an automated LED Fresnel wash fixture with framing designed for theatre, television and a wide array of precision lighting applications.
The Fuze SFX is a new concept LED Spot FX fixture designed for a variety of applications requiring a compact and powerful multi-purpose luminaire. The SFX is capable of projecting tight beams to wide washes using a highly efficient optical design while providing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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