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ashlyISE: Ashly Audio debuts two speaker lines
Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The Netherlands - Ashly Audio is expanding its product line to bring integrators more flexible, scalable, and creative pro audio solutions. Two speaker lines were introduced to ISE 2020 with a focus on enabling more complete solutions that tie together Ashly’s expertise in amplifiers and DSP technologies.
Both the AW Series On-Wall Speakers, IS Series Dual-Impedance Column Speakers, and SP Subwoofer were featured at ISE.
“One request we heard over and over as we reinvented our product line was the need for a more complete solution – a solution including speakers,” said Noel Larson, vice president of marketing and business development at Ashly Audio. “We didn’t take this on lightly. We worked with a focused purpose and intent to ensure our speakers accentuated our amplifier, mixer amp, and processor offerings. The result is something we are incredibly proud of.”
Designed to take full advantage of Protēa and AquaControl DSP, the AW series with a DOC crossover reduces the off-axis deviation in sound pressure levels to In addition, the AW speakers are IP rated– making them suitable options for patios, balconies, and many other under-eave applications. This combination of performance with indoor/outdoor versatility means restaurants, retail, hospitality, house of worship, education, sports clubs, public spaces and more will benefit from more impressive audio integrations, says the company.
Ashly Audio’s IS column speakers provide flexibility for integrators by operating at 8 or 32 Ohms, making them effective for simple applicatio

2020-exe-catalogueEXE Technology releases 2020 catalogue
Monday, 17 February 2020

Europe - EXE Technology has announced the release of its 2020 catalogue that features all of the latest standard EXE RISE D8+ hoists, EXE DRIVE Controllers and EXE DST (Dynamic Stack Tracks) ranges, as well as some new additions.
As live load monitoring is now a key requirement in rigging environments, the EXE Cell range has now been expanded to include both integrated load-cell chain hoist solutions AND separate shackle-based wireless technology components for easy deployment and monitoring. The catalogue is available through

intellimixp300lifestyleISE: Shure adds Dante compatibility
Friday, 14 February 2020

The Netherlands - Shure has announced a firmware update (version 4.1) that provides additional functionality for multiple products in its Networked Systems portfolio. This update includes compatibility with Audinate’s Dante Domain Manager (DDM), compatibility enhancements with leading third-party software and hardware videoconferencing codecs, and AES67 networking compatibility for products utilizing the UltimoX chipset.
The expanded support for additional third-party video codecs includes Cisco, Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams, providing programming-free USB mute sync compatibility with the IntelliMix P300 and ANIUSB-MATRIX.
“This firmware update adds new features and capabilities that the market demands,” says Chad Wiggins, senior director networked systems at Shure.
With Dante Domain Manager compatibility included in firmware release 4.1, Shure products including the Microflex Advance MXA910 and MXA310 Array Microphones, the IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor and the ANI Audio Network Interfaces are now able to take advantage of Audinate’s network management software made especially for Dante-enabled devices - making audio networking more secure and scalable across an entire campus or enterprise.
(Jim Evans)

intellimixmxa910lifestyleISE: Shure products certified for Microsoft Teams
Thursday, 13 February 2020

The Netherlands - A select portfolio of Shure networked systems products - Shure’s Microflex Advance MXA910 Ceiling Array, MXA310 Table Array Microphone, and the IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor - are now certified for Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams provides a complete online meeting solution that includes online meetings, live broadcasts, Microsoft Team Rooms, cloud video interoperability and audio conferencing. Whether it’s a corporate conference room, special event venue or higher education campus, sourcing a dependable audio solution that provides clear audio while also integrating with leading collaboration technologies is important for successful communication.
Designed for such demanding environments, Shure microphones and digital signal processing products enable “easy-to-deploy, cost-effective, premium audio suitable for a variety of rooms and applications”.
“The Microsoft Teams certification is a clear indicator of our intention to provide best-in-class experience, compatibility and reliability in the unified communications market,” said Chris Merrick, director of global systems marketing at Shure.

team-calibreISE: Calibre display makes worldwide debut
Thursday, 13 February 2020

The Netherlands - Making its worldwide debut on the stand of Calibre business partner MediaScreen (15-R295) at ISE 2020 is the Calibre LEDFusion A160, a 163-inch AiO (All-in-One) LED display.
The LEDFusion A160 provides a complete, integrated solution that can be installed by two people in an hour or less – largely eliminating the time, effort and expense typically associated with deploying screens of such a size, says Calibre.
“There is a significant trend in the industry towards larger and larger displays as users compete for attention in an environment in which screens are everywhere,” said Willy Tsai, managing director, Calibre UK. “The problem with those large displays, of course, is the challenge of getting them to their location – and then getting them operational in the shortest amount of time. The LEDFusion A160 was designed to overcome those challenges – and, of course, it does so with the outstanding image quality for which Calibre is known. It’s exactly the product our customers asked us to create.”
The LEDFusion A160 is designed for the most demanding applications including proAV, rental/staging, broadcast, houses of worship, medical, corporate AV and education. Packed in a single flight case – which contains everything needed for installation, including simple tools – the 163-inch LEDFusion A160 can be simply manoeuvred into position and be operational in less than 60 minutes.
“At ISE, we’re showing our Mobile LED 165 - an innovative solution that further enhances the ease with which this remarkable scre

n-rayISE: Coda Audio launches N-RAY array
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The Netherlands - Coda Audio has introduced a new ultra-compact three-way line array. N-RAY places the benefits of Coda’s flagship AiRAY technology into a shallow, lightweight cabinet perfect for theatres, performing-arts centres and corporate events. N-RAY is part of Coda’s latest N-Series, a range of lightweight, compact systems with the efficiency and power to rival much larger and heavier loudspeaker systems.
N-RAY incorporates the latest in driver and system design technology, delivering twice the power handling and SPL, as well as significantly more low-frequency output, when compared to other systems. It delivers high-fidelity sound with a large dynamic range and extended low- frequency with unlimited flexibility, thanks to its variable horizontal dispersion.
Key to N-RAY’s efficiency is the incorporation of a unique six-inch double diaphragm planar wave driver (DDP), dual 6.5” neodymium ultra-low distortion low-frequency cone drivers, N-RAY insta-fit magnetic coupler sums and unique Dynamic Airflow Cooling (DAC) technology, ensuring exceptionally high sound pressure and low power compression.
Offering a phase linearity similar to AiRAY, a 60Hz-22 kHz (-6dB) frequency range and high power handling of 1,000W, N-RAY outputs a power, weight and frequency response that belies its small size.
N-RAY has a variable horizontal coverage of 90°, 120° or asymmetric105°, a linear phase response for superior fidelity, variable vertical curving 0°, 1°, 2°, 3° to 12° in 1°steps and features an integrated three-point rigging system fo

absenISE: Absen launches Venus LED Series
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The Netherlands - LED manufacturer Absen has announced the launch of a new super-lightweight touring solution for rental stagers.
The Venus (VN) Series is an LED display that has been specifically designed for concerts and festivals due to its ability to create super-sized screens at speed. The product features an integrated ‘module-on-frame’ design. By removing the sub-frame (cabinet frame), Venus allows creative teams to cut back on weight, save cost and build even bigger LED walls than before – up to 20m in height.
The VN Series has also been designed to save crews precious time. In an industry where there is increasing pressure put on rental stagers for set up times, Venus makes it far quicker to install thanks to its big cabinet size (1500 x 1000) and fast locking system. It is also easier to maintain and upgrade as the modules can be swiftly switched out without the need to take apart the frame structure.
The VN Series will be available in two standard sizes: 1,500mm (W) x 1,000mm (H) and 500mm x 1,000mm, in order to allow for fully customised options. It will be available in 3.9mm, 4.8mm and 8.3mm pixel pitch versions, boasting up to 5000 nits brightness and black face LED. The VN Series also allows for concave and convex curving options for highly creative video wall designs; with horizontal free-adjustable variances of -10 to +10 degrees, allowing fixed positioning at -10°, -5°, 0°, +5° and +10°.
Amy Tang, VP of product at Absen, comments: “The VN has been designed with the customer in mind at every step of the way. Not

lala2xifrontISE: L-Acoustics debuts install controller
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The Netherlands – L-Acoustics has launched its first install-specific amplified controller at ISE. Primarily designed to power L-Acoustics compact loudspeakers, the bridgeable 4 x 4 channel LA2Xi offers anywhere from one to four outputs, allowing it to also drive medium and large format loudspeakers, in full or reduced SPL, for various types of applications. LA2Xi is the ideal choice to power background music in leisure installations, distributed fill systems in performing arts centres, studio monitors, private auditoriums and more.
LA2Xi adapts to the needs of various applications, allowing the choice of a four-, three-, two- or one-output channel configuration. In 4 x 4 single-ended mode, it can drive up to 16 X4i or 5XT compact coaxial loudspeakers. In residential applications where maximum SPL is not required, LA2Xi powers a stereo pair of elegant Syva and Syva Low colinear source loudspeakers. Bridge LA2Xi to 4 x 2 mode and it handily powers A10i and A15i medium-throw line sources or KS21i subwoofers with a robust 1260 W per channel. In 4 x 3 configurations, it can drive a pair of X8 reference monitors with a SB15m subwoofer. Bridging all channels in 4 x 1 mode powers one KS28 reference subwoofer with an impressive 2550 W.
Packaged in a 1U chassis for optimized rack space, LA2Xi was tailor-made for integration applications. Underneath the streamlined front panel lies the same DSP engine as the flagship touring LA12X amplified controller, including features for loudspeaker management, protection and monitoring as well as a comprehensive set of tools

imxroomISE: Shure unveils ‘game-changing’ software
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The Netherlands - At ISE 2020, Shure introduced IntelliMix Room, billed as the first audio processing software for Windows 10 PCs that is fully optimised for use with Shure networked system microphones.
IntelliMix Room is a software-based DSP that requires minimal customer setup or additional special hardware, which reduces the costs and footprint required to deploy premium AV conferencing. It can be deployed to in-room Windows 10 PCs and meeting control devices that are already in-place to run popular software-based AV conferencing services, bringing premium audio to video conference calls.
This new software-based approach also allows systems integrators to install more rooms, more easily, more consistently and more cost-effectively than traditional hardware-based DSP solutions. Providing up to 16 channels of audio processing, IntelliMix Room deploys the same algorithms as Shure’s P300 IntelliMix Audio Conferencing Processor, but is installed on the same in-room PC as the conferencing soft codec.
IntelliMix algorithms are specifically designed to optimise the performance of Shure’s range of premium conferencing microphones such as the MXA910 ceiling array, MXA310 table array and Microflex Wireless. IntelliMix Room aggregates and optimizes the audio output of multiple microphone sources and thus scales-up to support even more complex boardroom deployments. With echo cancellation, noise reduction, automatic Mixing, automatic gain control, and secure Dante routing, IntelliMix Room automatically produces a single channel of conference-ready audio.

swr2310-series02ISE: Yamaha’s entertainment and enterprise solutions
Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The Netherlands - At ISE, Yamaha is highlighting its entertainment and enterprise solutions, including new products from both the pro audio and Unified Communications ranges.
Exhibiting at stand 3-C95, Yamaha is launching the new, three-model SWR2310 series of switches, designed to provide additional high quality options for Dante systems at larger events and venues. Also new are the Unified Communications YVC-330 conference phone and CS-700 video sound bar, which make enterprise communication faster and more reliable, thanks to design and technology which delivers exceptional voice quality and ease of use.
Yamaha’s digital mixing systems are also on show at ISE, including Rivage PM and the latest V5.5 firmware for CL/QL series digital mixers, which supports ProVisionaire Control/Touch. The latest Version 3.6.0 enables complete control over the entire network chain, from mixers through to amplifiers (including Yamaha’s PC Series and the Nexo NXAMP4X4MK2), processors and speakers.
The new white models of the flagship DZR/CZR series loudspeakers and DXS XLF/CXS XLF subwoofers are also on show. All powered DZR/DXS XLF and passive CZR/CXS XLF models are available in the new finish, the passive models perfectly matched with Yamaha’s all-new PC series amplifiers to deliver very high power-handling and focused, professional sound.
In addition, Yamaha will be highlighting education at ISE, with a variety of training sessions from its wide-ranging Audioversity programme available on the stand. These will cover a variety of topics, includi

r10conceptISE: EM Acoustics unveils new Reference Series
Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The Netherlands - British loudspeaker manufacturer EM Acoustics is to preview the flagship model of its new Reference Series of loudspeakers at ISE 2020.
The new series features low-profile point source loudspeakers with flat frequency and phase responses. Coupled with EM Acoustics’ DQ Series amplifiers, the Reference Series offers a range of tools for audio professionals seeking high performance in a compact form factor.
Seen for the first time anywhere at ISE 2020 is the first in the series, the R10. Suited to any performance environment requiring ultra-high quality sound reinforcement in a versatile, low-profile package, the R10 is a three-way passive system featuring dual 10”LF drivers and a 4”/2.5” mid-hi coaxial unit.
The R10 is unique in that it is supplied with two different, easily interchangeable dispersion waveguide options - a wide 110° x 50° guide for shorter throw applications and a narrower 80° x 50° option for controlled coverage over longer distances. Both are rotatable for maximum versatility and offer extensive pattern control to below 800Hz. To ensure full compatibility with the rest of the EM Acoustics portfolio, the R10 - along with the rest of the Reference Series loudspeakers - is voiced with natural, flat characteristics.
A sleek, weather-protected polyurethane finish and tour-optimised handling and rigging systems complete the package. The architecture and construction of the R10 combined with EM Acoustics’ FIR processing liberates each component to achieve levels of sonic performance never yet achieved

wxuscontrollers-1-1000x365ISE: Symetrix debuts networked wall controllers
Tuesday, 11 February 2020

USA - Symetrix has announced the latest addition to its new product line-up with IP and PoE based WX wall controllers which employ user-programmable displays for labelling and feedback.
The WX wall controllers dramatically increase the number of control devices that can be added to a Symetrix based system. With an OLED display and dedicated knobs and buttons, the new WX controllers provide standard IP communication over Ethernet creating a single standardized infrastructure.
Available in three configurations, the controls of the WX series may be used for source selection, volume, mute, and preset recalls for any ComposerTM based Symetrix DSP. The W1 wall controller features a push button encoder and display panel while the W2 controller features four momentary buttons along with its display. The W3 combines the hardware features of the W1 and W2 into a single panel.
“I’m very proud of the sophisticated engineering that the Symetrix team has invested in the WX series of controllers. They have set a new standard for IP wall controllers in terms of both functionality and overall construction quality,” says Symetrix owner and CEO, Mark Graham.
Providing simple and easy end-user control of the business audio system, the WX wall controllers are designed for houses of worship, hospitality, education, performance/live sound, and conferencing spaces. The WX controllers are available for both standard US and EU electrical boxes, utilizing Decora-style wall plates in the US.
(Jim Evans)

jbldda5ISE: JBL releases DDA software update
Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The Netherlands - Harman Professional Solutions has announced a JBL Digital Directivity Analysis (DDA) 5.1 software update.
Designed to work with JBL Intellivox products along with any point source speakers in the JBL portfolio using common loudspeaker format (CLF) data, DDA software is a powerful simulation tool for electro-acoustic design. DDA enables sound designers to visualize and statistically predict direct SPL, total SPL, D/R ratio, STI and delay spread.
Designed to offer improved workflow, the free 5.1 update adds two significant new features. DDA 5.1 streamlines the registration process and removes the need for repeated license renewal found in earlier versions of the software. DDA 5.1 also includes the new SketchUp plug-in, which enables users to easily import 3D geometry from SketchUp software.
“With DDA 5.1 we’re continuing our mission to help users streamline the modelling process to achieve more effective results with JBL loudspeakers,” comments Nat Hecht, product manager, commercial sound, Harman Professional Solutions. “With DDA 5.1, users can instantly start using the program after registration. And with integrated support for third party software like SketchUp, engineers and acousticians are able to streamline their workflow.”
(Jim Evans)

ahm64-front-closeup-2ISE: Allen & Heath launches matrix processor
Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The Netherlands - At ISE 2020, Allen & Heath has revealed AHM-64, a new 64x64 audio matrix processor supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of scalable I/O, control and Dante solutions. Targeted at corporate, retail, leisure and education environments, AHM-64 allows integrators to quickly create systems that build from a single boardroom to a complete campus.
“We asked integrators and consultants what they looked for in a next-generation matrix processor. Scalable I/O and remote control, rapid setup and Dante integration topped the wish list,” says managing director, Rob Clark. “AHM-64 ticks all the boxes, and being built around a 96kHz FPGA engine, it delivers exceptional audio quality and low latency.”
AHM-64 has 12 local inputs and 12 outputs, plus an SLink expansion port allowing plug ‘n play connection to up to 8 remote expanders from Allen & Heath’s Everything I/O family. An I/O port enables a 96kHz, 64x64 Dante option card to be added for connection to equipment on a Dante network, including the wall-mount DT164-W and portable DT168 Dante expanders.
An extensive range of ready-made remote-control options supports AHM-64, including an array of PoE remote controllers and the BYOD-friendly Custom Control app, enabling tailored user interfaces for multiple user and device types.
Intuitive AHM System Manager software and AHM-64’s flexible architecture allow rapid configuration, as Head of Product, Nic Beretta explains, “AHM-64 strikes a balance between the simplicity and set latency of fixed architecture, and the flex

ray-onISE: Active Audio debuts column arrays
Monday, 10 February 2020

The Netherlands - Active Audio will launch the RAY-ON PoE powered loudspeaker column arrays at ISE 2020.
The RAY-ON PoE Series integrates a comprehensive PoE+ interface (IEEE 802.3at), a 60W internal power amplifier, and a Dante RJ45 digital input into a self-powered column loudspeaker. Internal signal processing and optimisation utilising Active Audio’s patented DGRC steering technology creates well defined coverage patterns with a smart mix of acoustics geometry and filtering.
The new series includes the R70-PoE and R110-PoE vertical column arrays as well as the B70-PoE which provides optimized horizontal directivity. The addition of PoE technology allows users to easily equip any wired building with the quality, consistency of coverage, true ease of use, and simple setup, that Active Audio are known for.

adamsonise2020isbrandhrISE: Adamson showcases IS-Series
Monday, 10 February 2020

The Netherlands - Adamson Systems Engineering will highlight its premium install-focused IS-Series loudspeakers, including the new IS219 high-powered subwoofer at ISE 2020. Additionally, Adamson has partnered with CAST Software for a series of daily immersive audio demos showcasing its BlackTrax real-time tracking technology and Adamson’s intelligent, Milan-ready CS7p and CS118 loudspeakers.
“As the world’s biggest pro AV show, ISE is the perfect platform to highlight our IS-Series solutions, which pack the technology and performance of our revered touring products into sleek enclosures developed specifically for the architectural market,” comments Adamson CEO Marc Bertrand. “Like the entire series, the new IS219 subwoofer offers outstanding audio performance and rider acceptance in a discreet package that keeps the focus on the venue’s aesthetics.”
The Adamson IS219 is a high-powered dual 19” front-loaded subwoofer with a maximum SPL of 143dB. Designed to fit under standard 60 cm stages without sacrificing performance, the IS219 also has front and back grilles for cardioid applications with no visual indicator to the audience. Weighing in at a slim 90kg with removable handles for maneuverability and fit, the sub is optimized for a wide range of install projects.
Additionally, Adamson representatives will be sharing details about its new suite of education initiatives first introduced at The 2020 NAMM Show, including: increased delivery of the company’s globally-standardized Applied and Advanced Certification training programs with

renkus-heinz-3ISE: Renkus-Heinz to show steerable technology
Friday, 7 February 2020

Europe - At ISE 2020, Renkus-Heinz will target integrators with pro audio solutions that incorporate its beam steering technology.
In a bid to "democratise the premium quality audio offered by beam steering technology", the company will present "steerable solutions [that] are now feasible integration options in more locations and more types of facilities".
On show will be the DC12/2 self-powered column array, as well as the ICLive X series, a system consisting of two freely combinable, steerable-array modules, the ICLX and ICLXL, and a matching subwoofer, the ICLX-118S.
The DC12/2 brings clarity, intelligibility, and control synonymous with Renkus-Heinz’ digitally-steered line arrays to smaller, but equally challenging, spaces.
One supporting technology built for the DC12/2 is the capability to setup the speaker via smartphone or tablet. This allows integrators to install quickly, then use several expertly designed presets through an iOS or Android device to tailor the system for the specific environment. By providing multiple directivity options in the app, Renkus-Heinz is making it possible for everyone to deliver consistent coverage that dramatically outshines a typical point source or column loudspeaker.
Meanwhile, the ICLive X series is the latest evolution of the medium-format, steerable line array in the Renkus-Heinz line. The ICLive X module can be arrayed up to 12 units tall in minutes, making it perfect for jobs of all size: from house of worship, to theaters, to hospitality, to major stadium installs.
“We’re showc

magma-primemagmatic-atmospheric-effectsMagmatic’s Magma Prime now shipping
Friday, 7 February 2020

USA - Magmatic atmospheric effects has introduced the first haze machine in its Magma series of haze and fog machines. Now in stock and shipping is the Magma Prime, a durable water-based hazer with advanced technology providing a high output, dry haze effect with low fluid consumption.
Already proving popular since its debut at the 2019 LDI Show, Magma Prime is a tough, all-purpose haze effect that appeals to entry-level users and professionals alike. A large fluid intake and advanced HPA (High Pressure Air) pump technology reduce the risk of heater clogging while automatic self-cleaning and energy-saving auto shut-off (when no fluid is detected) make operation even more effortless and economical.
Thanks to its compact size and easy mobility - the unit weighs only 22.5lb (10.2kg) with convenient carrying handle - Magma Prime is easy to set in a corner, position side stage, or hide in a theatrical or church setting.
Built to withstand travel and repeated use, Magma Prime features a durable aluminium housing and robust design for powerful performance that delivers on time, every time. Its thermally protected 700W heat exchanger produces a full-coverage output that is excellent for such a small unit at 4,000 cu ft/min (113 m3/min). Because the unit sips fluid at a low 3.4 ml/min, its fine haze atmosphere can enhance lighting effects for hours on end. And it does it while staying surprisingly quiet.
Magma Prime is easy to use with an onboard LCD touchscreen control panel with manual and timer control options, intuitive DMX-512 and RDM control, a

medialon-showmaster-goISE: Medialon to debut show control solution
Friday, 7 February 2020

The Netherlands - Medialon, show control solution provider for museums, attractions and theme parks worldwide, will be demonstrating Showmaster Go for the first time at ISE 2020.
Designed specifically for attractions and theme parks, Showmaster Go is designed for ride vehicles and parade floats due to its size. It’s a show control and multi-channel audio playback solution combined into one product, and it comes in a rugged, compact hardware form.
Showmaster Go combines a Pro version Medialon show controller with 16 channels of Dante network audio output.
The new Showmaster Go comes ready loaded with the V6 release of Medialon Manager and will be eligible for free upgrade to the new V7 manager release, coming soon.
Eric Cantrell, VP business operations, Medialon, comments: “Measuring in at 145 mm × 152 mm x 44 mm, and weighing just 1.4kg, the little box packs a lot of punch when it comes to controlling audio, video, lighting, animatronics, special effects, interfacing with PLCs and ride controllers, and synchronizing to multiple time sources. We are excited to be premiering this solution at ISE.”
(Jim Evans)

dante-training-ise-2020-thumb1200pxISE: Audinate offers free Dante training
Friday, 7 February 2020

The Netherlands - Audinate is offering free Dante certification training to ISE 2020 attendees – no matter their familiarity with Dante - through coursework that focuses on valuable and practical insights for using Dante in real-world, AV-over-IP integrations. Beginners will build proficiency of basic Dante audio networking concepts, while intermediate Dante-users will learn specific Dante capabilities such as redundancy, clocking, latency and multicast. Advanced coursework focuses on best practices for simplifying management over the most complex network topographies.
“No matter your familiarity with Dante, we have some exciting tips, tricks, best practices, and key capabilities we can share to make the work you do more effective,” said Joshua Rush, senior vice president of marketing at Audinate. “We cover everything from introductory AV-over-IP concepts to specific approaches and software tools that enable advanced management techniques on today’s modern networks.”
Dante certification training takes place on 10 February at The RAI, Rooms G104 & G105, located at Europaplein 2-22, 1078 AZ, Amsterdam.
While free to all, the training does require ISE 2020 registration - as you will need an ISE badge to enter the venue - and also requires registration through the Audinate website.
Those that sign up for a session will also be invited to a discussion with Audinate CEO Aidan Will

apgISE: APG to launch fixed install series
Thursday, 6 February 2020

The Netherlands - APG will officially launch its iX series at ISE 2020 in Hall 3, stand B120. 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.
Scheduled to be shipping from April 2020, the iX Series 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 introduce at the show a future extension of the range with two unique models of pseudo-coaxial speakers – the iX2.5 and IX2.6 - 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 speakers are suited to a variety of applications, including main FOH or distributed sound reinforcement (front-fill, out-fill, in-fill, under-balcony, delay lines) in all types of venues (theatres, concert venues, clubs, bars, restaurants, conference rooms, congress centers). It is also possible to combine iX speakers with APG’s popular Uniline and Uniline Compact systems.
All iX models have been ergonomically optimised to make them as compact as possible, wi

fulcrumISE: Fulcrum Acoustic to show full product line
Thursday, 6 February 2020

The Netherlands - Fulcrum Acoustic will be attending ISE 2020 where its proprietary technologies will be represented at their stand, 5-R135, including their recently patented Passive Cardioid Technology.
In addition to a broad range of flexible, coaxial products, Fulcrum will display its CCX coaxial cardioid loudspeaker which combines Fulcrum's coaxial design with Passive Cardioid Technology (PCT). PCT reduces excessive low frequency rear radiation, a common shortcoming of compact loudspeakers and line arrays. Other products at ISE with PCT will be their FL283T line array module, CS-series of cardioid subwoofers as well as their FW15 coaxial cardioid stage monitor.
“Fulcrum Acoustic products are distinguished by their unique combination of compact size, high output and high fidelity,” says Stephen Siegel, president and co-founder of Fulcrum Acoustic. "Our innovations allow us to provide compelling performance in a variety of formats, which makes our products well suited to a broad range of project types. As the popularity of our solutions continues to grow, we are expanding distribution to better serve the international pro-audio community.”
(Jim Evans)

audinateDante AV Product Design Suite due soon
Thursday, 6 February 2020

USA - Audinate has announced that the Dante AV Product Design Suite (Dante AV PDS) will be shipping in Q1 2020 to manufacturers who have ordered it to develop AV-over-IP products that employ Dante AV technology.
The Dante AV Product Design Suite is a complete turnkey recipe allowing OEMs to build a high-quality AV over IP endpoint for visually lossless results with low latency over a 1Gbps network. It provides complete interoperability for audio distribution and control with the more than 2,500 existing Dante products from more than 450 different manufacturers, delivering independent, fully synchronized audio and video streams. Based around the Dante AV module, the Dante AV PDS may be modified, branded and differentiated by OEMs via software, control, and integration with other members of their product lines.
The Dante AV PDS is designed to be a feature-complete AV-over-IP solution for the Professional AV market, implementing a codec, local HDMI and HDCP, ancillary data channels, and control. The on-board Dante AV Module provides Dante clock synchronization, control, discovery, transport, messaging, management, updates and more. A comprehensive set of hardware documents, design files, and a complete software SDK allows OEMs to create complete, fully interoperable Dante AV products quickly and reliably with end-to-end HDCP support.
The Dante AV PDS includes a complete implementation of the intoPIX JPEG2000 codec supporting UHD and Cinematic 4K resolution, up to 60fps, up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, up to 10-bit colour depth, up and down scaling, and

adjISE: ADJ prepares to impress
Wednesday, 5 February 2020

The Netherlands - ADJ will be using the up-coming ISE to host the European debut of a variety the company’s latest professional lighting and LED video products. These will include the next evolution of the popular Vizi Beam moving head series, a new range of LED-powered ellipsoidals, the latest addition to the Hydro Series of IP65-rated moving heads and a complete new range of LED video panels.
ADJ’s new ‘VS’ Vision Series of LED video panels offers a versatile modular solution that has been developed to make life easier for video professionals installing LED walls on either a temporary or permanent basis. Each model in the range features four individual modules, which are both front and rear serviceable, making it suitable for temporary hanging as well as permanent installation.
The Focus Series is ADJ’s range of feature-packed and compact LED-powered moving head fixtures. The new Focus Spot 5Z harnesses the power of a brilliant 200W cool white LED engine to generate potent mid-air beam effects and vibrant surface projections.
Joining the Focus Series as its new flagship, the Focus Spot 6Z boasts a powerful 300W cool white LED engine and pairs it with precision-engineered optics to create an impressively sharp and bright output. While still retaining a compact design, this is ADJ’s most feature rich Focus Series moving head to date.
Bringing a dedicated wash luminaire to the Focus Series for the first time, the new Focus Wash 400 features a 400W HEX LED engine (red, green, blue, amber, cyan and lime) that generates an output of


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