Product News

zero-88-prolight-2019-product-collectionPL+S: Zero 88 highlights multifunctionality
Friday, 29 March 2019

Germany - UK lighting control manufacturer and specialist Zero 88 highlights four new multifunctional products at Prolight 2019 on Stand E52 in Hall 12, alongside its German distributor Ultralite.
These are Betapack 4 - one product with six dynamic variants; the ZerOS Server - one product with three different uses; new Data Distribution products – the first of a complete new range, and the latest ZerOS 7.9.5 software release for all ZerOS consoles.
Zero 88’s robust Betapack has served the entertainment and installation industry for 30 years. Betapack 4 builds on this heritage and experience with a solution for distributing both dimming and “hot power”, suitable for a mixed rig featuring both tungsten and LED fixtures – all in one single, affordable device.
Each 10A channel provides a dimmed /and a “hot power” socket for simple and easy power distribution around any venue or space. New variants include Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 TOP and a CEE17 / 15a split unit. The versatile design allows the unit to be 19” rack mounted, wall mounted or portable and there are also a number of carried options to suit all scenarios and environments.
The new ZerOS Server is a slimline 1RU fully featured lighting control system for use in performance installations and networks requiring show replay, tracking backup or architectural system integration. One product can be used for three primary actions:
Show replay – it can be a stand-alone or remotely triggered controller for permanent installations such as building facades, landscapes or them

cti-multiverse-wireless-dmx-demo-at-usittPL+S: City Theatrical stages live demonstrations
Friday, 29 March 2019

Germany - City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology in Hall 12.1, Booth B12 at Prolight + Sound 2019. Live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include wireless DMX technology with the award-winning Multiverse family of wireless DMX/RDM products, extended DMX control with Pathway Connectivity controllers and other solutions.
Also featured will be troubleshooting with the DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, bright and flexible linear LED lighting with QolorFLEX NuNeon, plug and play pixel control with QolorPIX, ultimate colour blending and control with QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape and QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers.
Each product demo will showcase how the product can be used for professional theatre, TV, and film projects, as well as architectural installations.
Multiverse marks the fifth generation of City Theatrical's engineering development for wireless DMX technology. The Multiverse system can deliver more data while reducing the amount of radio energy required for wireless DMX by as much as 90%, enabling scalability never possible before. Every product in the Multiverse system is built around a tiny radio, the Multiverse Module, which can carry up to five universes of data, depending on the frequency used.
Due to their low cost, increased data transport, and ease of design integration, the Multiverse Module marks the first time that the implementation of a wireless DMX chip in every DMX device is possible.
The Multiverse SHoW Baby is the fourth generation of the original plug and play wireless DMX transceiver system by City Theatrica

 
 
dlive-wingsPL+S: Allen & Heath shows flypack systems
Thursday, 28 March 2019

Germany - Allen & Heath will be highlighting some of its ultra-compact dLive touring systems at Prolight + Sound.
Currently in use with many international touring artists, from German metal heroes Accept, to fast-rising pop act, Sigrid, dLive Wings systems have rapidly established themselves as one of the most popular options for compact touring.
Central to the dLive Wings concept is the compact C1500 surface, which allows engineers to manage upscale shows from a 19” console, using its 12” touchscreen, 19 assignable SoftKeys and 12 faders over six layers. Paired with any of the dLive MixRacks, the C1500 is a top choice for fly-dates, bus tours, support slots and other scenarios where space and weight are at a premium.
For scenarios where users are seeking an even more compact solution, the company will also be showing off an elegant, surfaceless dLive system, with a pair of touchscreens running dLive Director software controlling the MixRack and a headphones / PFL feed over Dante. These surfaceless systems are often paired with Allen & Heath’s IP8 and IP6 controllers, and/or the MixPad App for even more control options.
“Going from a 36 fader surface to a 12 fader C1500 or a touchscreen can seem daunting at first,” commented Ben Morgan, dLive product manager at Allen & Heath. “But with a bit of planning and smart use of SoftKeys, it’s amazing how quickly engineers embrace the Wings concept and the freedom it brings. I hope we can encourage more people to explore the potential of ultra-compact touring at Prolight + So

 
christie-microtiles-led-2PL+S: Christie demos MicroTiles LED
Thursday, 28 March 2019

Germany - Christie Digital is set to present its latest creative tools on stand C30 in Hall 4.0 at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.
Highlights will include the Christie MicroTiles LED, Christie Pandoras Box media server, the Spyder X80 multiscreen windowing processor, and the newest addition to Christie’s RGB laser projection line-up, the D4K40-RGB projector. Christie staff will be available to share their technical expertise.
“Christie is excited to bring the latest in projection, display and processing technology to Prolight + Sound 2019,” says Karl Johnson, director of product management, CMP, Christie. “Live events demand agile, reliable and powerful technology, and Christie solutions are the epitome of these leading-edge solutions. Our technology works together seamlessly to deliver powerful experiences, and our first-rate service and support means that customers have Christie’s backing long after installation.”
Used in installations to create projection mapping displays, immersive experiences at events, Christie Pandoras Box is an industry workhorse that unites rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Featuring the most powerful and versatile render-engine, Pandoras Box offers real-time compositing in 3D and allows for projection onto any shape and any surface.
Also on the booth will be Christie Spyder X80, billed as the world’s most powerful multiscreen windowing processor, and Christie Terra, working in conjunction with the processing and servers to deliver AV signals including 4K/60 material to LCD, projec

 
 
penn-elcom-prolight-2019-ultraflite-img7182PL+S: Penn Elcom unveils UltraFlite panels
Thursday, 28 March 2019

Germany - Global flightcase hardware manufacture and Penn Elcom highlights four new products at the Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt next week on stand C43 in Hall 4.
Penn’s new UltraFlite case panels are a 100% recyclable product that will become its next generation flightcase standard, and of interest to all sectors of the AV and staging community.
Also new is the VulcanTM Shockmount Chassis, bringing affordable military strength stabilisation to rack mounting scenarios; while a new range of Penn’s MOL automatic positioning latches and lid-stay hinges utilises WeatherSeal technology; and last but not least, also new is a striking yellow cover available for Penn’s popular CROSS 3 cable protector.
The UltraFlite case panel has been developed following two years of extensive R & D. The new and technically advanced UltraFlite material features a honeycomb structure that makes it tough, light, durable and resistant to liquids and weather.
It has been created for the needs and demands of contemporary and future flightcase builders, who can dramatically reduce average case weight by 40% by including UltraFlite in a case design.
MOL WeatherSeal automatic positioning latches, and lid-stay hinges have been developed by Penn Elcom to helps create seamless flightcase latches and hinges that help close lids even tighter, eliminating any gaps, and with the assistance of a tiny rubber membrane making the case interior dust and water resistant, keeping the contents safer from ingress when closed.
(Jim Evans)

 
sebastian-frostPL+S: d&b Soundscape sessions scheduled
Thursday, 28 March 2019

Germany - At Prolight+Sound this year, some special guests will lend their voice to the experience of working with the d&b Soundscape. At 14:30 each day, in a sessions entitled My Soundscape, one of three special guests will take questions, and play sound cue samples in an hour long discussion.
On Tuesday, renowned theatre designer Sebastian Frost will talk about his experience while working on Sting’s musical The Last Ship; Wednesday sees Grammy award winning artist and engineer Imogen Heap talk about using Soundscape aboard her Mycelia European tour; on Thursday, Serge Gräfe, sound engineer and designer, will offer an insight into creating multi-dimensional soundscapes with German electro pioneers Kraftwerk on their 3D world tour.
In the other daily sessions entitled Art and Engineering with the d&b Soundscape, visitors can hear artists, sound designers and FOH mixers discuss their working experience with the d&b Soundscape. The sessions will include multi-track mixes from shows using Soundscape, insights into how the technology is working day to day, plus hints at what to expect next.
The d&b Soundscape demo room will also demonstrate a full range of integration possibilities for sound consoles, DAW plug ins and tracking systems. Attendees at the demo room will also have the opportunity to do their own mix on a Soundscape system utilizing a fully integrated Lawo sound console.
d&b will introduce new integration partners BlackTrax and zactrack in conjunction with this full schedule of events. Worki

 
 
pixeraonePL+S: AV Stumpfl promotes Pixera servers
Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Germany - AV Stumpfl will present its latest products and solutions at Prolight+Sound, including Pixera mini, a mobile and ultra-compact version of its range of media servers, as well as the Pixera v1.0 software, and the upcoming AT64-Shift screen system leg.
Pixera is a 64-bit system for realtime media processing, compositing and management, built around the key theme of usability. A radical new interface logic enables even first-time users to intuitively understand the main software mechanics.
The flexibility of the Pixera API will be demonstrated during the exhibition by showing the successful integration of Panasonic GeoPro, an advanced system for black level compensation that is part of Panasonic's latest generation of high-performance projectors.
In addition to the new software, AV Stumpfl will also present their new Pixera one and Pixera two media server systems and the upcoming Pixera mini. The new media server models are compact all-around solutions that use the latest processor technology and offer many à la carte options for specifying hardware components, input cards and/or software upgrades.
AV Stumpfl will also give Prolight+Sound visitors a system preview of the upcoming AT64-Shift screen system leg.
AV Stumpfl CEO Fabian Stumpfl comments: "A great number of our customers quickly adopted the T32-Shift after it became available in 2018. At the same time as this system's success grew, many of the same customers requested a solution that would accommodate the use of large mobile projection screens. With the AT64-Shift, we ar

 
green-hippoPL+S: Green Hippo upgrades Hippotizer software
Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Germany - Green Hippo will demo the latest Hippotizer software, which adds two widely requested features - Object to Output and BeatBridge.
Object to Output is a new way to manage displays in Hippotizer. Working within the 3D toolset of SHAPE, Object to Output enables a surface in the 3D world to be sent directly to a physical output. In conjunction with new texture mappers, mix-modes and composition system, Object to Output introduces a new workflow for display management in Hippotizer, allowing users to seamlessly integrate moving set elements, map a single video across many displays and dynamically adjust the perspective of content.
In addition, V4.5 introduces BeatBridge, a new component that simplifies programming by allowing Hippotizer parameters to react to audio input. It’s a fast and easy way to create, in realtime, sound reactive effects. BeatBridge operates as part of the preset system, ensuring compatibility with external controllers such as Midi and DMX.
Montane+ RTX is a new version of the tried and true Montane+ Media Server. Using the latest computer technology, Montane+ RTX offers unmatched Notch performance, scoring up to 38,500 Notchmarks. Offering two Display Port 1.2 outputs, up to eight channels of live capture and an included two-year Notch Playback License, the Montane+ RTX is the go-to generative media server.
Axis is a new fibre-optic based automatic alignment system designed by Green Hippo offering an alternative to existing camera-based alignment systems. Axis offers key advantages compare to a camera-based syst

 
 
claypaky-xtylosPL+S: Claypaky launches laser-based beam
Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Germany - Claypaky is set to unveil a number of new products, including a moving head light with a laser light source, at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.
Xtylos, a compact beam moving light with a laser source, features an RGB additive colour mixing, where coloured light beams are as bright as a white light beam. The Xtylos “opens up new, surprising prospects for the development of the entire entertainment lighting world”, says the company.
Axcor Wash 600, the versatile light part of the Axcor LED moving head range, fits a four-blade framing system and works with any lens type. The fixture is available with PC (standard), Fresnel or Clear lenses. The three types are interchangeable and can be purchased separately.
Mini-B is the smallest LED beam light ever made by Claypaky for the professional market. Although it weighs just 7kg and measures only 34cm, Mini-B features the most modern optical and electronic technology. The light source is based on 40W Osram RGBW LEDs and its central LED may be controlled separately from the external ring of LEDs.
CloudIO is 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 equipped with a retrofit system, which allows it to be fitted to most of Claypaky lights.
HY B-EYE is the latest development in the B-EYE range, with the same successful feature

 
hog-factor-2019-psPL+S: Hog Factor 2019 finalists confirmed
Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Germany - High End Systems has announced the three teams that will be competing in the Hog Factor final at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt on 3 April.
These are AKA (UK), Vienna Illuminates and STEX (both from Austria). The lighting programming contest will take place on the High End Systems booths in Hall 12.1 from 5pm.
Each team will provide a performance lighting piece programmed on a Hog console to a specified song via a Capture visualization file.
Attendees are invited to join the crowds at the High End stand (B41) on Wednesday 3 April at 5pm for the latest instalment of Hog Factor. The shortlisted teams will be pitted against each other to win exclusive prizes and the sought-after Hog Factor Prolight Champion accolade. The winners will be selected by a judging panel of industry lighting designers.
Visitors to the show can discover a selection of the newest products by High End Systems in Hall 12.1. Product specialists will be on hand to deliver demonstrations and provide expert insight into High End Systems’ pioneering automated lighting technology.
Attendees can look out for the latest fixture by High End Systems - TurboRay. This new fixture in the company’s FX range offers a classic retro look with its radial diffusers, and can be used as a narrow-angle wash light or as a powerful hard edge beam that produces beautiful aerial effects and more.
Also on display will be new fixtures SolaFrame 1000 and SolaSpot 3000. The SolaFrame 1000 offers a diverse feature set and is available in ultra-bright and high CRI versions. SolaSpot

 
 
astera-at-prolightsound-2019-helios-casePL+S: Astera launches Helios tube range
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera will use the strategic importance of the Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt as a vibrant meeting place and European entertainment technology hotspot to launch some new products and showcase its most popular current ranges on stand C20 in hall 12.1.
The new Helios range of LED tubes - smaller, lighter, brighter and more portable than ever - is launched at the expo - available like all Astera products - with “an assortment of accessories to cover every rigging and positioning eventuality”.
Helios tube has all the features and functionality of the popular TitanTube in a smaller, lighter and more transportable package - a neat and powerful little tube which can be mounted in places where a TitanTube might be too long or impractical to rig.
This is also the first time at Prolight+Sound that Astera will show its best-selling TitanTube LED batten product which was launched last summer.
Other highlighted flagship products will include the AX1 PixelTube, the AX3 LightDrop, the AX5 TriplePAR and the AX10 SpotMax.
These powerful, flexible and easy to use products are making a big impact in the worlds of film, video, promos and television as well as in a whole range of events, rental and staging applications and some more esoteric public arts projects.
(Jim Evans)

 
pls-timax-line-riderPL+S: Out Board highlights immersive audio
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - UK spatial audio specialist Out Board is showcasing the latest evolutions of their TiMax immersive audio and show control systems.
Demos will feature the intuitive TiMax 500S software workflows including StageSpace for instant auto-calculation of adaptive localization objects directly from a map of the venue; and TiMax HARDCore FGPA, a powerful new dsp engine for the TiMax Soundhub platform, which adds extended delay-matrix memory and ultra-smooth dynamic delay-morphing algorithms to create totally transparent real-time localisation. Out Board will also preview the all-new TiMax TrackerD4 evolution of their market-leading stagetracking showcontrol.
TiMax TrackerD4 is billed as affordable, dependable and portable, addressing a current price/performance gap in the market with enhanced levels of speed and precision at a range of cost levels offering enhanced ROI across wider applications. With its long-established vocal-localisation processes now further integrated within the TiMax SoundHub software via OSC control, the responsiveness of the new D4 also opens up, for the first time, the reality of highly cost-effective lighting and multimedia stagetracking control.
Regular on-stand demonstrations will pull all of these technologies together into engaging and seductive spatial experiences.
Alongside bespoke multitrack arrangements of Greig concertos, as well as electronic music compositions and sound effect beds, a panoramically immersive Beethoven's 5th will accompany a specially licensed appearance of the viral internet sensation, L

 
 
scaff-boom-arm-1PL+S: Doughty debuts Fifty Clamp
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - The new Doughty Fifty Clamp will make its Prolight + Sound debut next month. The bigger brother of Doughty's best-selling Twenty Clamp, the Fifty Clamp will be on display in hall 12.0, stand D84.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty comments: "We are really excited to hear what people visiting the show have to say about this new clamp. Early indication is that it's a bit of a game changer. Some of our customers have already told us that the extra 30kg is going to make a big difference."
The Fifty Clamp has TUV approval, a SWL of 50kg and has been designed to fit tube diameter 38mm - 51mm. It is made from pressure die cast aluminium which prevents damage to thin wall truss. It is captive with M10 or M12 bolts and comes supplied with an M10 fixing kit. "It's already available to order," says Mark, “so we are looking forward to gathering additional feedback as uptake increases”
Doughty will also show its new Scaff Boom Arm and Heavy Duty Boom Arm at the show. The Scaff Boom Arm has been designed in response to customer demand and is very much a 'get out of jail' item, set to become an essential part of any took-kit. Mark continued "It will allow the user to make their own boom arms out of materials that they have to hand, in the event that they find themselves on site and suddenly needing a boom arm of a certain length."
The Scaff Boom Arm will take 48mm aluminium barrel or scaff tube which can be cut to size depending on the requirements of the particular project.
The Heavy Duty Boom arm is capable of taking the weight o

 
robe-at-prolightsound-frankfurt-2019-t1-wash-pcPL+S: Robe celebrates with high profile stand
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - Robe celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and its high-profile stand (hall 12, stand D10) will reflect this journey.
There will be another spectacular live show, which will feature the concluding chapter in Robe’s Lost Worlds trilogy, which began in London at PLASA 2018. The show will play every hour on the hour and the accompanying lighting design will be utilising products from all the latest Robe product ranges.
Robe uses the strategic importance of the expo and its cosmopolitan international visitor base to highlight several important new products.
The T1 Profile, launched at LDI 2018, is specifically designed to fulfil the challenging requirements of three very diverse disciplines - theatre, television and touring - in one comprehensive fixture.
The new MSL (Multi-Spectral Light) LED light source is impressively bright, yet the T1 Profile is full of theatrical subtlety. With CMY colour control, a radical new custom colour creation system and wide ranging CCT control from 2700K to 8000K, all variations of colour are possible!
A closed optical system prevents dust and dirt, and the precise needs of theatrical dimming are catered for with Robe’s ultra-smooth 18-bit dimming system, while the high CRI provides the natural and harmonious skin tones so fundamental to theatre and television / film applications.
The T1 Profile FollowSpot has a digital camera on the head and can be connected to the RoboSpot BaseStation as part of Robe’s popular remote follow spotting system which is perfect for use in thea

 
 
stagesmartsc24PL+S: StageSmarts offers affordable package
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - StageSmarts will introduce their new C24 power distribution at the upcoming Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt. The C24 incorporates all the core elements of the company’s larger and award winning smartPDU series that have serviced numerous arena tours and events since its launch just over two years ago.
The C24 is designed to deal with the challenging loads that today’s LED lights and screens represent. Each of the 24 channels has a load sensor that detects possible overloads as well as accidentally disconnected loads.
A fast responding ‘lost neutral’ sensor disconnects the C24 from the mains to eliminate damaged due to excessive voltages. A 32A three-phase outlet with an adjustable RCD is also part of the package, useful for feeding a hoist controller and front-of-house power.
Output options include Socapex, Harting, Powercon and Powercon True1. Last but not least, a communication port enables remote monitoring of all loads and system status via an external multi-port server. This new addition to the StageSmarts portfolio makes serious power distribution available to a much broader range of customers and applications, says the company. StageSmarts can be found in hall 12.1, stand D55.

 
shackle-twistlink-angle-1PL+S: BroadWeigh demonstrates on four fronts
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - BroadWeigh, a leading brand from Mantracourt Electronics, is exhibiting on four of its product partners' stands. The BroadWeigh TwistLink is set to take centre stage, along with the BroadWeigh Wind Speed Sensor, both of which will be set up in demonstrations on the stands of Hof Alutec (Hall 12.0, E49), PSRig (Hall 12.0, C80), Sonoss and Louis Reyners who are exhibiting together (Hall 12.0, C94). And with representatives from BroadWeigh on hand too it's an opportunity for anyone who needs some expert advice on how and why they should monitor their loads.
Kelly Voysey, sales & marketing manager at Mantracourt commented: "Prolight + Sound is a very important event for us in that it puts our brand in front of a truly international audience. We have been supplying load monitoring equipment for years, but it's only relatively recently that entertainment riggers have started to embrace the concept.
“With the necessity to prove due diligence on all projects, riggers now are really interested in knowing the weight distribution of video walls, and complex lighting rigs and to understand how the elements can impact on outdoor events to the point that the readings change from minute to minute.
“So as well as being at Prolight + Sound to exhibit our new products, we're also looking forward to engaging with potential new customers and providing any information they feel they need about the importance of monitoring their loads, but also to hearing their opinions and learning from them.
"Behind Broadweigh is a team of talented engineers wh

 
 
infinityPL+S: Highlite International offers innovation
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - Highlite International will be present during Prolight+Sound 2019 in hall 12.1 at stand C90 and C91. Here, Highlite will showcase the latest entertainment solutions and innovations from Showtec, DAP Audio, DMT Dutch Media Tools and Infinity Intelligent Light.
Showtec is going to be present with various new products including a sturdy, powerful range of outdoor lighting solutions, an energy efficient blinder and a very special ‘Special FX’-unit which is nearly invisible.
The Infinity Furion family has expanded and will showcase their latest additions. Visitors will also have the possibility of getting hands-on experience with the Infinity Furion S601 full feature moving head.
DMT presents its latest video mixer and scaler, the DMT D1. It makes video scaling and mixing more accessible and intuitive than ever before. The DMT D1 is equipped with the latest technologies and innovations which makes it truly an all-in-one video processor. The integrated touch screen makes accessing the different functions an easy task.
DAP Audio is going to showcase the active speaker range, the Pure-Series and the Gig-143 mixer – user-friendly 3HE digital mixer with a bright OLED screen and a lot of professional features, designed for all users.
(Jim Evans)

 
kinesys-at-prolightsound-2019-vector-console-with-keyboardPL+S: Kinesys shows Vector and more
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - UK-based automation manufacturer Kinesys will show its latest technologies in this specialist entertainment field on stand C98 in hall 12.0 at Prolight+Sound.
Products highlighted will include Kinesys’ powerful new Vector control console, the innovative Apex hoist system and LibraCELL/LibraNODE load monitoring - an invaluable tool to ensure that all static and dynamic loads are constantly and precisely monitored in real-time.
The popular DigiHoist fixed speed chain motor controllers and Kinesys’ industry standard Elevation range of vari-speed hoist drives will also be prominent on the stand.
Visitors will be invited to try out the new Vector console - to control a dual hoist Apex system flying a large screen above the stand.
Apex and Elevation hoists will also be available to control - via the console - for a side by side comparison of their performance and features.
Kinesys’ Vector control console provides a comprehensive control solution with a dedicated inbuilt PC running its well-established Vector software.
Users can programme, edit and run automation cues via dedicated console buttons plus all the advantages of having a 15.6-inch backlit LCD display with capacitive touch screen, rate-wheels, joystick and dedicated and illuminated stop/start buttons.
A dimmable backlit keyboard makes working in low light more practical and there is a trackpad for direct access to Vector’s core features.
The hardware provides functionality including RFID login, integrated Estop and DMH/Enable bar, a dedicated medi

 
 
sx40finalPL+S: Brompton Technology partners with ROE
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Germany - Ahead of its official launch this summer, Brompton Technology is giving existing and potential customers another chance to get a sneak peak of its new HDR solution by combining the power of its Tessera SX40 LED processor with ROE’s Black Onyx LED screens on the ROE Visual stand 4.0 C60 at Prolight+Sound 2019.
The SX40 is Brompton Technology’s highest-ever capacity processor and offers support for full 4K screens at 60Hz with 12 bits per colour output, a zero-latency up/down scaler that matches the source to the screen, plus all of Tessera’s processing features such as ChromaTune colour correction, On Screen Colour Adjustment (OSCA), and more.
Used in combination with the Tessera XD distribution unit, which is a sophisticated single box solution designed to manage the complications of mass cabling that can arise with large LED display systems, the SX40 provides a cost-effective yet powerful system that will support the biggest, brightest and boldest LED projects.
“Our initial preview of HDR at ISE 2019 created a real buzz,” says Brompton’s business development manager, Rob Fowler. “So we’re delighted to be able to offer our customers another sneak-peak ahead of the official launch this year by partnering with ROE Visual at ProLight+Sound.”
Brompton will be revealing more information about HDR at InfoComm this coming June.
(Jim Evans)

 
artiste-monetElation unveils Artiste Monet LED profile
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

USA - Elation Professional’s latest innovation in its Artiste series is a 45,000-lumen LED profile light capable of projecting “some of the most gorgeous colours ever produced by an automated LED luminaire”.
The Artiste Monet’s colour palette is possible due to an innovative SpectraColor LED engine that uses traditional CMY colour mixing and adds variable RGB flags for richer, more saturated primary colours. In combination with variable CTO colour correction, the Monet produces colours that were previously impossible to achieve. The wide colour gamut is achieved by seven colour-mixing flags with 16-bit precision. A six-position fixed colour wheel with UV and high CRI options round out the Monet’s colour range.
“With its massive output, absolutely stunning colour spectrum and precise optics, the Artiste Monet is the brightest and most feature packed framing LED fixture produced to date,” states Elation product manager Matthias Hinrichs. “With an amazing quality of light and sheer power from the custom 950W LED engine, we managed to support the designer’s need for high lumens, rich colours and precision out of one fixture with no compromises.
“LED profiles truly have arrived with Monet radically exceeding the performance and colour quality of any discharge fixture on the market. The fixture’s continuous rotation framing system and SpectraColor array is a testament to Elation’s success as a true R&D leader and innovator in entertainment lighting.”
The fixture has the power to cut through at even great distances in

 
 
robert-juliat-at-prolight-sound-frankfurt-copyPL+S: Robert Juliat marks centenary
Monday, 25 March 2019

Germany - Robert Juliat will take its place at Prolight+Sound trade show in the Lightpower Village as the company marks its 100th anniversary this year.
Occupying a purpose-built stand in hall 12.0, C62, RJ will present its range of recently released LED profile fixtures, the Charles 960SX series. This range of powerful 600W LED profiles is available in three variable zoom ranges (29°/50°, 15°/40° and 8°/16°) for short to long throw applications.
Charles exhibits a high optical efficiency, a 6000K colour temperature and a CRI in excess of 90. The fixture delivers the maximum high output, a flat, even beam and excellent image projection at all beam angles. Smooth electronic dimming and an in-built power supply gives silent operation that is perfect for front of house positions.
From its range of followspots, the 600W Alice and Oz short and long throw followspots will feature. Both possess the expected RJ quality and functionality and pack a punch equal to that of conventional 1200W discharge models.
The award-winning Dalis range will also be represented by Dalis Access 863 and Dalis 864 Footlight.
Dalis Access 863 is a 150W LED cyclight fixture designed to give small-sized venues or those with smaller budgets the first access to Dalis technology. Sharing all the technology of the original Dalis 860 Cyclorama fixture, Dalis Access 863 has four colours and 24 of the patented Dalis asymmetrical micro-reflectors, but retains all the functionality and quality of the original. Equipped with an advanced fanless cooling system, Dalis Acce

 
25th-anniversarysignet4cPL+S: GLP celebrates 25 Years with innovations
Monday, 25 March 2019

Germany - GLP is celebrating a landmark year in its history as it marks its 25th anniversary in 2019 Founded by Udo Künzler in a 200sq.m workshop in Karlsbad, southern Germany, the operation has developed into one of the leading stage and event technology companies.
Occupying their biggest stand to date - a 380sq.m space in hall 12.1, D36 - there will be plenty to entice lighting professionals, from the signature lightshows (this year choreographed by American designer, Nate Files) to the GLP beer, enabling LDs to chat informally at the bar with company representatives.
The KNV series of modules is this year extended from the original KNV Cube and KNV Arc with the addition of the KNV Line and KNV Dot, offering even more creative opportunities for production designers.
Launched alongside, is the impression S350 Wash - a logical partner for the S350 unveiled last year. The same high-efficiency LED white light source, with 350 watts of power, ensures excellent colour rendering. Of course, in addition to the innovative virtual CTC other attributes of its sister include a framing module onboard.
Finally, the new GLP Highlander is based, as the name implies, on traditional technology: a 1,400W discharge lamp. The wash light impresses not only with its 230mm diameter front lens and signature baseless design, but also in its optical characteristics. It offers a very large zoom range with a punchy 5° beam angle and up to 63° smooth field angle with focus link. A four-blade framing system (± 30° blade tilt, fully lockable, ± 45° rotatable) and a

 
 
dlives5000-press-imageAllen & Heath updates dLive firmware
Monday, 25 March 2019

UK - Allen & Heath continues to advance its flagship dLive mixing system with the release of the latest firmware update, V1.8, adding “a huge raft of power-features that engineers will love”, from MCAs and Talkback Groups through to a a new DEEP processing plug-in, the OptTronik.
In monitor world, V1.8 adds Mix Control Association (MCA), bringing the convenience of DCA groups and spills to monitor engineers, enabling simple control over multiple AUX/MTX sends via a single fader.
This update further improves ease of control by introducing A/B/C/D inputs, enabling up to 4 input sockets to be assigned to every input channel, and provides fast and seamless selection of sockets via SoftKeys – enabling rapid switching to a backup microphone, or to pre-recorded files on a playback system.
The addition of 12 assignable Talkback Groups, which can be populated with any combination of the available mix busses, simplifies talkback routing with SoftKey controls enabling the engineer to quickly switch between different talkback destinations such as musicians, technicians or other production staff.
Joining dLive’s acclaimed suite of DEEP processors, V1.8 sees the introduction of the ‘OptTronik’ compressor. Inspired by a tube-driven, electro-optical levelling amplifier, OptTronik’s smooth, musical compression makes it a match for many sources, including vocals and bass guitar.
Mike Bangs, live sound/touring manager at Allen & Heath USA, himself an in-demand monitor engineer, says: “V1.8 is the next step in our string of user-dri

 
alconsPL+S: Alcons Audio to debut mid-size array
Monday, 25 March 2019

Germany - Alcons Audio comes to Prolight + Sound 2019 with a number of new pro-ribbon loudspeaker developments, bringing enhanced benefits to small, medium and large-scale live productions.
Exhibiting at Hall 8.0, Stand G71, Alcons is highlighting it’s steadily increasing expansion into the live touring and festival markets with significant additions to its L-series of true line source, vertical array loudspeaker systems, highlighting Alcons’ commitment to bringing the many benefits of pro-ribbon audio quality and directivity to medium/large venues and outdoor festivals.
Positioned between the LR18 compact mid-size and LR28 larger-format systems, the new LR24 mid-size pro-ribbon line-array features a new, specially-designed pro-ribbon transducer. The LR28B low-frequency module sets a new benchmark for arrayable sub-extension, with a new 18" ultra-low distortion woofer design. More detailed specifications will be revealed at the show.
Also highlighted will be the LR18/120, wide-dispersion compact mid-size line-array module. This 120º dispersion LR18 module has already toured with kd lang, Lisa Nilsson and others in Alcons pro-ribbon systems that also included the LR18/90 and LR18B bass extension.
Alcons will also be showing the QR20 modular line-source array column, which received a lot of attention from the professional rental and installation markets at its ISE preview in February.
"With our profile rising in the rental and touring market, Prolight + Sound remains a very important show for Alcons Audio and one of the highlights of

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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