USA - At The 2019 NAMM Show, Astro Spatial Audio and Clair Brothers will partner to bring a series of 3D audio demonstrations to the Anaheim Convention Centre.
Taking place twice daily on stand 17200, the showcases will mark the NAMM Show debut of both companies.
Visitors to the specially configured stand, located on level two of the convention centre’s pro audio-dedicated ACC North wing, will be met by a formidable Clair Brothers system. The manufacturer’s celebrated kiTCurve12-TrueFit continuously variable horizontal dispersion constant curvature array source enclosures will feature a left-centre-right configuration, while the surrounds will comprise a mixture of 10SPOT hybrid coaxial point source and 5CB 5-inch coaxial point source enclosures. Low-end extension will be courtesy of iPS218-M+ active double 18-inch subwoofers.
A single 3U Astro Spatial Audio SARA II Premium Rendering Engine will sit at the heart of the system. Offering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways at 48kHz/24-bit resolution, the award-winning SARA II converts audio signals into audio objects and uses extensive metadata to precisely calculate that object’s position within virtual 3D space up to 40 times per second, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it. The outcome is a truly three-dimensional audio canvas upon which engineers can unleash the potential of their show.
Astro Spatial Audio is entirely brand independent, freeing audio professionals to choose the loudspeakers, consoles and third-party brands they
The Netherlands - LED video processor manufacturer Brompton Technology will return ISE on stand 12-C105.
The company will showcase its new Tessera processor software 2.2.0 for the 4K SX40 processor, to deliver an enhanced feature set that follows the easy-to-use style of its intuitive user interface.
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 industry-leading 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.
By updating the SX40 to the latest 2.2.0 software, users can now access a suite of handy new features such as Panel On Screen Display (OSD), Processor Redundancy, 90 degree rotation and Chinese language support in the user interface.
The new Panel OSD provides detailed status information right on your panels, enabling sections to be quickly cycled through to access Panel Information, Module Information, Ethernet Information, Video Status, Calibration Information, I/O Status, Temperature plots and Error plots, giving engineers a quick and easy way of identifying issu
The Netherlands - Green Hippo, the manufacturer of multi award-winning Hippotizer media servers, is set for an all-embracing ISE 2019. The company will operate its own stand (Hall 5, stand W100) where visitors will receive a comprehensive introduction and demonstration of the latest software and hardware development. Attendees can also understand more about Green Hippo’s 3D mapping workflow, demonstrated at numerous global events and projects such as Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and Energy City at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Green Hippo will also be on show on the stand of its sister company, tvONE (Hall 1, stand M140). Paired together, Hippotizer Media Servers and CORIOmaster offer a unique control solution, delivering high-resolution, media manipulation with super-low latency, live capture compositing for a wider range of corporate markets and installations.
Flawless integration has always been a key aspect of the Green Hippo proposition and the company’s ISE team will be demonstrating the power of interactivity and generative content, working with Notch, the real-time visual creation tool on the Green Hippo stand.
Green Hippo’s creative partnerships also extend to Absen, (Hall 12, stand C60) the integrated service provider and manufacturer, showcasing premium-quality turnkey LED display solutions with media manipulation and control delivered by Hippotizer V4+.
Green Hippo’s impact on ISE 2019 will also extend beyond the halls and stands of ISE 2019. Working in collaboration with Integrated Systems Events and Tenfeet, the
The new Christie APS Series of 3LCD laser projectors, now shipping, deliver up to 6,500 ISO lumens, which is among the brightest in the industry for this class of projector. The Christie LWU650-APS and Christie LWU530-APS have a five-year or 10,000 Hour warranty (whichever occurs first) and 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio, creating an unmatched combination of contrast ratio, brightness, warranty, durability and affordability.
The Christie APS Series are designed for classrooms, boardrooms, and other small-space environments. Combining the affordability of 3LCD technology with the reliability, performance and operational life of laser illumination, the omnidirectional APS Series offers customers tremendous value without sacrificing quality.
Featuring an efficient laser illumination system and patented optical light path design that uses only one motor, the APS Series provides up to 20,000 hours of reliable, maintenance-free operation for an extremely low cost of ownership. Backed by an unmatched five-year/10,000-hour warranty and a price-point that beats the competition, the APS Series is the class-leader for 5,000-6,500lm projectors.
“Proving low-cost projectors don’t need to sacrifice quality, the Christie APS Series is a robust platform that stands-up to the demands of professional applications. The patented optical light pass design changes the excitation light spot shape from a round spot to a rectangular shape and disperses the energy on the phosphor wheel, which improves the reliability of the phosphor wheel,” says Jim Hall, senior product manage
USA - Making its NAMM debut, DPA Microphones will be showcasing its smallest high-end pro audio microphone capsule, the d:screet CORE 6060, 6061 Subminiature Microphones and the d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone.
In addition, DPA’s d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone and d:facto 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone will be used during live in-booth performances throughout the show. DPA will also be participating in a variety of educational sessions as well as supplying mics for several NAMM events.
DPA is providing all of the mics for the outside Yamaha Grand Plaza main stage, including d:dicate 4011 Cardioid Microphones, d:dicate 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphones, d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:facto Vocal Microphones, and will be on hand to help the bands with any mic’ing questions or techniques.
DPA is also contributing to Dynaudio’s Unheard Project, which gives new artists the chance to record their music and get exposure on a global scale. Artists will get the opportunity to perform and record live in the Dynaudio Unheard studio throughout the show using a wide selection of DPA instrument and vocal mics, right in the middle of the Grand Plaza area.
On Saturday, 26 January, DPA representatives will take part in two panels at the Hilton, Level 4, Room C7. Vincent Gabriel Antonini, DPA global sales support/new business manager in the U.S. will present as part of the Choosing The Right Vocal Mic session, where he will discuss tips and tricks for selecting the right microphone-type based on a ra
The Netherlands - ROE Visual is gearing up for ISE 2019 with a new selection of products and integration options aimed at the rental and system integration markets they serve. ROE Visual is located in Hall 12, stand F50.
This year’s stand design will feature a massive Sapphire SP1.5 screen, a Diamond 2.6 video wall and the Black Marble LED system in various applications. Next to these high-end products the ROE Visual stand design incorporates the ROE Strip and the newly released Vanish V8 LED panel.
The versatile Black Marble system has evolved from a fast-building LED floor to a full-fledged system that provides stylish and unique integration solutions, to create floors, multi-level platforms and walls suited for architectural, broadcast or event applications. The system has four different finishes for a classy or fashionable look.
The Sapphire platform is billed as the only NPP system that can be suspended. Sporting a mere 1.5 mm pixel pitch and unique frame structure, Sapphire offers a flawless canvas that is strong and stable. The clever assembly system with intersection layers guarantees a seamless assembly.
The Vanish V8 system offers high transparency. With a transparency of 60% this light-weight LED panel features high-brightness and excellent viewing angles, capturing the audience’s attendance with a surprising visual experience.
The Netherlands - Immersive audio and show control specialists OutBoard will demo the TiMax 500-series software which enables immersive spatial audio rendering and show programming workflows in live, presentation and experience applications, while also featuring selectable skins optimised for outdoors and show conditions.
Based on detailed input from leading sound design associates, the new TiMax StageSpace allows auto-calculation of dynamic delay-matrix spatialisation objects directly from a map of the venue, speakers and audience/guest spaces.
TiMax spatial objects can be quickly auto-rendered and adapted for different shapes and sizes of presentation and experiential spaces, or stage, audience and audio system configurations. Objects can be fine-tuned by the user, because, as OutBoard asserts “experienced sound designers will tell you it’s the last few milliseconds or dB of adjustment that make the imaging work”.
TiMax OutBoard will also demo their powerful new bespoke FPGA dsp core, destined to break the mould for immersive spatial reinforcement techniques and unparalleled acoustic enhancement.
UK - Lincolnshire-based manufacturer Logic Systems Pro Audio has launched the Notion line-up, which replaces the popular ML range and comprises of four two-way systems, ranging from the compact N8 to the powerful N14, plus three sub woofers.
Each full range enclosure features a rotatable horn for horizontal or vertical orientation. Comprehensive mounting options include eyebolt suspension, wall bracket and pole mounting, while ergonomic handles incorporated in the rear of each full range enclosure allow easy handling with all sub woofers having side handles.
All Notion series enclosures are constructed from durable plywood and finished with hard-wearing black textured coating paint with white and customer RAL colour options available to order. The ML series have been a popular product in the Logic Systems range for many years, offering a flexible option for front of house or monitor duty.
Applications range from portable sound reinforcement for live bands, DJs and corporate events to installations in nightclubs, bars, commercial spaces and churches.
Leigh Comins, operations manager at Logic Systems, comments: “The new range brings warmth and clarity of sound and improved overall performance at a price point not previously possible. It’s a fresh, modern design, catering not only the for needs of portability but also installation purposes.
“We’re confident that ML users will be more than happy with the new model,” adds Leigh, “because it offers everything that was popular about the ML - and more - and in a more contemporary
Europe - NEXT-proaudio has developed a unified rack solution N-RAK, designed for optimum performance flexibility and setup simplicity. The new rack was configured to interface seamlessly, allowing multiple configurations for the entire NEXT-proaudio’s product range.
Part of a family of four different models, N-RAK 20, N-RAK40, N-RAK60, N-RAK80, all the N-Raks are equipped with Powersoft X8 and/or X4 amplifiers, featuring Dante audio networking functionality (optionally).
N-RAK was created as a universal platform developed to facilitate cross-rental between NEXT-proaudio’s users worldwide and to ensure compatibility with the cabling standard of the systems.
The N-RAK has Dante (optional), AES3 and analogue inputs for multiple connections, making the setup process greatly simplified and much more efficient than the former LA Rack. With the Powersoft amplifiers already built in and no assembly required, it’s an easy-to-configure, all-in-one amplifier solution that eliminates the process of building amp racks.
The N-RAK touring rack offers an advanced rack solution for all NEXT-proaudio systems covering signal and power distribution in a plug'n'play touring package.
The N-RAK versatility extends to delivery as well, since its dimensions were projected to allow easy shipment on European trucks, sea containers and other transportation modes, says the company.
Europe - NEXT proaudio has announced that its new LA122.v2 as the latest addition to its LA family of line array systems.
The new kit is a re-designed version of the LA122 compact line array, integrating the same internal components into a smaller and lighter box.
LA122.v2 has neodymium speakers custom-made by B&C that can generate 1120W of high-definition power for a very high acoustic pressure, suitable for medium to large scale applications.
This system is suitable for use in permanent installations as well as in touring systems. The new system comprises three models, two line array elements, with different coverage angles (8ºx90º - LA122.v2 and 15ºx120º - LA122W.v2) and a companion subwoofer system allowing a wide configuration versatility - LAs118.v2.
The Hybrid-Horn subwoofer LAs118.v2 is equipped with a custom made B&C, long excursion, 18” neodymium woofer. As it shares the same rigging technology with the LA122.v2 and LA122W.v2, a flexible integration, both on the ground or on the top of the LA122.v2 arrays, is possible.
For touring applications, LA122.v2 can be associated to the N-RAK, a universal distribution platform for power, audio signals and network. The cabinets can be finished in a variety of colours to suit fixed installations.
The Netherlands - Launching at ISE 2019 next month, the new AV DI Plus from ARX Systems is a stereo AV Active Direct box that features industry standard dual 6.5mm, RCA and Amphenol stereo mini jack inputs and dual balanced Amphenol XLR outputs.
Designed for interfacing computer sound cards, smart phones, iPads and similar devices with professional sound systems, the AV DI Plus provides a simple solution to the increasingly familiar problem of having to deal with a number of different types of analogue audio connectors when connecting to consumer level devices.
The latest addition to the Audibox range of interfaces from ARX Systems, the AV DI Plus converts unbalanced audio signals to balanced, low impedance signals suitable for use with professional equipment and long cable runs. Switchable ground isolation provides low-noise operation suitable for any application, preventing ground loops and other extraneous noise.
As an added feature, for those applications including corporate AV and computer interfacing the AV DI Plus also features a mono'ing switch allowing stereo signals to be easily mono'd, thereby requiring only one mixer channel for playback.
UK - Sound Technology, UK distributor of Harman Professional Solutions, reports that the JBL VTX A8 dual 8” line array loudspeaker is now shipping in the UK and available for demo at the company’s Hertfordshire demo facility.
VTX A8 brings JBL Professional’s flagship VTX A Series technology to compact solutions for small- to mid-size rental and installed applications. It combines proprietary JBL transducers and latest-generation high-frequency waveguide acoustic design to provide unmatched performance, efficiency and 110 degrees of horizontal coverage.
For VTX A8, next-generation transducers and physical design refinements were custom-engineered by JBL to integrate more drivers into a smaller, lighter cabinet for a compact footprint, while still maintaining high output and sonic consistency with the VTX A-Series family.
The VTX A8’s 8” neodymium low-frequency woofer is based around JBL’s 4th-generation Differential Drive technology, featuring a dual-voice coil, dual-gap configuration that maximises excursion, power handling and sensitivity. Midrange drivers are integrated into JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) for a seamless transition across each band and maximum transducer density.
And VTX A8 integrates two instances of the JBL 2423K 2” compression driver found in the larger VTX A12. The innovative JBL 2423K driver combines the compression drive, phasing plug and line array waveguide in a single part, which provides increased accuracy and sensitivity, along with lower distortion and lighter weight.
The Netherlands - L-Acoustics will present its latest installation solution to the market at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam (5-8 February).
“ISE continues to grow year over year and attracts integration specialists from all over the world,” says Jeff Rocha, director of product management for L-Acoustics. “This makes it the perfect forum for us to showcase our latest innovations while highlighting the unique and targeted benefits our of existing product lines.”
As well as revealing this new product, the company will be hosting a series of demonstrations and presentations each day, including L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, a trailblazing multidimensional sound technology.
“We look forward to the convenience of reconnecting face to face with so many of our customers at ISE, as well as catering to new demand and clienteles,” adds Jochen Frohn, L-Acoustics director of business development. “As in the past, we expect it to be a busy and successful event.”
USA - Audio Precision has introduced the APx555 B-Series analyser, part of their B-Series APx audio analysers. The second-generation APx555 offers improved sine generator frequency stability, lower system residual distortion, single-ended, balanced analogue output and an optional ADC test mode which provides VBias, a common mode DC Bias.
The arrival of the B-Series APx555 audio analyser brings several enhancements to the analogue high-performance sine generator that will have broad appeal to developers of high-performance audio devices such as compressors, limiters, amplifiers, codecs and digital signal processors, says the company.
This enhanced analogue generator (EAG) - standard with B Series APx555 analysers and available as an upgrade for Legacy APx555 systems - provides several improvements in its low distortion sine generator and high-precision sine analyser, including improved sine generator frequency stability with an accuracy of “Originally introduced in late 2014, the APx555 achieved significant, measurable performance that exceeded all other audio test systems,” says Mike Flaherty, Audio Precision chief executive officer. “With the introduction of the B Series APx555, its enhanced analogue generator and optional ADC Test Mode, the next-generation APx555 raises the performance bar yet again.”
Europe - Electro-Voice has introduced three new additions to its EVID family.
The C4.2LP (4” low-profile ceiling), C6.2 (6.5” ceiling) and P6.2 (6.5” pendant) join the extensive EVID product line-up, which includes acoustically and aesthetically matched ceiling-mount, flush-mount, pendant-mount and surface-mount models suitable for installation in spaces of every shape and size, indoors or outdoors.
The C4.2LP is a two-way full-range ceiling speaker with a 4” woofer and a 0.75” HF driver. Its low-profile design offers a mounting depth of just 3.75” - the shortest in its class and ideal for tighter spaces.
The C6.2 is a two-way full-range ceiling speaker with a 6.5” woofer and a 1” HF driver. Both the new ceiling models have the same diameter as the existing EVID 8” ceiling speakers, ensuring consistent appearance across multi-model installations.
The P6.2 is a two-way full-range pendant speaker with 6.5” woofer and 1” HF driver. Its magnetic grille allows for easier servicing and installation. Sold per piece and available in black and white, the P6.2 includes a 30W transformer with an 8 Ohm bypass option, and is UL1480A and CSA 22.2 No. 205 certified for indoor and outdoor use.
As with all EVID speakers, these three new models are designed with both the contractor and the listener in mind, combining timesaving features to simplify installation with best-in-class audio performance, excellent value, low-profile looks and robust reliability, says the company.
Italy - Loudspeaker manufacturer Outline has announced the launch and immediate availability of its new portable, competitively-priced systems, V10 and V15.
Engineered for users and performers who transport and operate their own sound reinforcement systems, V10 and V15 are portable yet professional-grade products that will be sold at an affordable price. The enclosures are fabricated from top-quality birch ply, the same material used in Outline’s premium products compared to the moulded plastic favoured by many competitors.
Europe - High End Systems has announced OS v3.10, the latest software upgrade to the Hog 4 lighting console range.
The release offers several new features and enhancements, including Virtual Wings, Playback Bar docking, Compound Fixture Explode, Inhibitive Masters in the background and new Pixel Map stock content.
With Virtual Wings, multiple virtual wings can be opened on a single system, providing additional playback controls when needed.
Playback Bar Docking allows users to swap playback bars easily on the console front panel and wings, providing quick access to more playbacks on a single surface.
Inhibitive Masters (default in new shows) can ‘leave inhibitive masters in the background’, allowing page changes to happen without adjusting/restoring active inhibitive masters. When inhibited, groups in the Groups Directory will indicate their current maximum level and if they are being actively inhibited. Users can now touch a group in the directory and use an encoder to raise/lower the inhibitive on that group, and a new command Group + Release has been added to quickly restore all inhibited groups not controlled by the currently active page.
Other enhancements include various bug fixes, Disable Rem Dim option, Enable Fader option for Grand Master and new Gradient Shapes in Pixel Map stock content.
Senior product manager Sarah Clausen comments: “The HOG development team is stoked to offer these regular updates to our user base. The intent of v3.10’s release is to provide a number of small adjustments that improve your daily
The Netherlands - Panasonic’s presence at ISE 2019 will see it offering a range of technologies that “provide creative freedom to those involved in visual and proAV technologies allowing them to push the boundaries across live entertainment, public displays, education and collaboration”.
Among a number of new technologies unveiled at the show will be the introduction of a 50,000 lumens laser projector.
Panasonic will be showcasing its full range from 3,000 lumens portable units to the ultra-high brightness 50,000 lumens model. Panasonic will also have a full 4K professional display range on show, from entry level to high-end, featuring a modern, slim bezel.
The company’s annual ‘showstopper’, will use Panasonic’s market leading technology which in the past has seen projection mapped sports cars, 4K robotic screens, magic shows and live projection mapped dance shows on the Panasonic stand (Hall 1 H20). This year a 3D mapping on a giant inflatable surface featuring Panasonic’s new fish eye lens will combine in a projection showcase which will see visitors taken on a Visual journey across the world.
Hartmut Kulessa, European marketing manager at Panasonic, comments: “ISE is going to be an exciting few days. We’re showcasing our strength in verticals such as live entertainment, education and collaboration. For the rental market, the introduction of a 50K projector with the most compact dimensions on the market, is sure to make a mark and will take events to the next level. And we are excited by the prospect of our annual ‘
Europe - ADB Stagelight recently presented the Ocean for the first at JTSE in Paris. This lighting console, designed for theatres, opera houses and multi-purpose venues, immediately attracted a great deal of interest among sector workers.
The Ocean's most striking feature, as well as one of its main strong points, is its high-resolution touch screen, with a 70-cm-wide (27½-inch-wide) viewing area. It provides operators with full access to all functions and control of all parameters through a single screen, which greatly simplifies control desk ergonomics.
Due to its ultra-stretched display format, the console and screen itself are still very compact, both in depth and height. This means the operators have a perfect view of the stage from every angle, regardless of where they are sitting, and can place the console on small surfaces. Moreover, its shallow depth allows them to access the touch screen very easily.
Simone Capeleto, CEO of ADB, says: "We are thrilled with the interest this innovative console received. We got a lot of positive feedback, not just from operators using Hathor software. Many programmers saw the Ocean as a practical, modern tool for the present and future of their profession.
"The word Ocean conjures up the idea of a horizontal landscape, which spreads out in all directions, but still allows us to see the horizon,” he adds. “It is a metaphorical representation of what we intend to offer operators in practice: a way to let them see as many things as possible on a single screen and, at the same time, keep what is happe
Europe - Every buyer of a ShowNET Ethernet Interface for laser control now receives Laserworld Showeditor for free. The professional laser show control software Laserworld Showeditor is suitable for live laser control as well as for timeline programming complete laser shows. It already comes with 250 free laser shows. It is possible to create own logos, texts or graphics and use the tracing tool to convert pixel pictures to laser compatible files.
The Laserworld ShowNET interface is a LAN interface, so no long ILDA cables are required any more. It has a built-in SD-card that ILDA frames and animations can be loaded to. The contents on the SD card as well as the pre-set patterns can be remotely triggered via DMX (16 bit X+Y axis resolution) or can run stand alone in automatic operation. ILDA Streaming is supported, too.
Laserworld Showeditor can be used for creating logos, texts or animations to be used with the ShowNET interface (ILDA export), but it’s also possible to directly live output with Laserworld Showeditor through the ShowNET LAN interface.
USA - d&b audiotechnik will unveil a new addition to its SL-Series line array family – the KSL – at the NAMM show in California from 24 January 2019.
The KSL System is a smaller sibling of its big sister, GSL, and brings the benefits of d&b’s SL lineage, including full range broadband directivity, extended LF response and advanced rigging options in an accessible size and performance package.
KSL is designed for sound reinforcement needs of any genre, mobile or installed, from large scale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theatres, houses of worship and performing arts venues.
KSL and GSL work independently or as perfect playmates; an ideal match in terms of tonality, headroom, coverage, planning and deployment infrastructure.
Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer from d&b Product Management comments: “The SL-Series is the latest step in d&b‘s continuing obsession with directivity control, acoustical performance and optimal workflow. The industry and the environment in which we operate is constantly evolving and this means our systems are meaningful only when they deliver value to our customers and their clients. Premium acoustical performance for the highest quality listening experience is but one dimension.”
“As with all new developments it’s essential we understand what technicians have in mind when they’re working,” adds Matthias Christner, head of R&D acoustics at d&b. “These challenges become the vision, something that we can shape with our own instincts an
Russia - The popularity of BroaMan’s Route66 AutoRouter with Optocore technology has continued apace since the streamlined version of associated company BroaMan’s Route66 first debuted on the Coldplay tour. Since then the Route66 AutoRouter has featured in a slew of high profile installations, including the Westfield Centre in London, Europe’s largest shopping mall, and Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, redeveloped for the FIFA World Cup.
The attraction of the device is that it offers Auto Routing and an intelligent fibre patch bay (replacing the traditional patchbay) - this functionality powered by Optocore -making it suitable for installations with multiple connection points and mobile stage boxes as well as live events and broadcast.
Initially compatible with stand-alone Optocore networks and DiGiCo fibre loops, BroaMan has announced that the same functionality is now available for Yamaha TWINLANe cards, which support single-and multi-mode optical fibre, and AVID AVB network cards, allowing smarter theatre sound systems to be designed using their flagship consoles.
Essentially, what Route66 AutoRouter does is create a redundant star out of ring topology and closes the loop automatically between active devices and mobile stageboxes. There is no longer the need to patch cables manually, as the system is always redundant. Route66 will function as an intelligent patchbay, automatically detecting active devices and forming a loop topology from them to establish redundancy, without any user interaction. This speeds up system layout and configuration fo
USA - Orlando-based Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has introduced new Ecoflex10 low-loss coaxial cable assemblies designed for today’s demanding wireless audio applications. Ecoflex 10 is a low-loss coaxial cable that features a flexible design and durable jack suitable for touring use.
“Ecoflex 10 is terminated with BNC connectors and sold in standard lengths of 25, 50, 75, 100 and 150 feet,” explains Justin Van Winkle, PWS production manager. “The connectors are reinforced with heavy duty adhesive-lined shrink tube which makes the cable even more durable for live wireless applications.
“The 10.2 mm thick cable offers a stranded, oxygen-free copper centre conductor which makes it very easy and flexible to install,” continues Van Winkle. “SSB’s proprietary techniques, continuous centre conductor calibration and compression as well as the application of pre-coating results in low losses and good impedance matching.”
Further advantages of the cable include the use of double shielding which is constructed of overlapping copper foil plus an additional tight woven copper braid. The copper foil has an applied PE-coating which prevents foil cracking due to short radius bends. The black PVC sheath of Ecoflex 10 is UV-stabilized.
USA Chauvet Professional makes it possible to cover a wider area with an even coloured wash on indoor and outdoor stages. Introduced just in time for festival season, the company’s new IP65 rated COLORado Panel Q40 features a magnetic flood filter that produces a very wide, but still even wash.
Powered by 40 15-watt RGBW LEDs, the rectangular wash fixture has a bright output (up to 9,480 lux at 5m) and creates perfectly smooth edge-to edge colour mixing. An adjustable beam angle of 15° or 24° adds to its versatility.
“We developed the COLORado Panel Q40 in response to the demand on the part of designers for a reliable IP65 rated wash with a wide coverage area that could be used at festivals, amphitheaters and similar outdoor venues without sacrificing colour quality,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “The bright output of the COLORado Panel Q40 also makes it well-suited for outdoor applications.”
Ruggedly constructed, the COLORado Panel Q40 measures 20.27 x 7.71 x 11.96 inches (515 x 196 x 304 mm) and weighs 28.2 lbs. (12.8 kg), making it efficient to setup and transport. Its outdoor rated power and data connectors can be connecting quickly and easily without the need for propriety cabling.
The user-friendly wash fixture can be controlled via DMX, WDMX and RDM. It has a colour temperature range of 2800 to 10000K and selectable Pulse Width Modulation that avoids flickering when lighting concerts and festivals that will be videoed.
“We’re excited about this light,” said Chauvet. “The popularity of festivals has cre