Product News

artisticArtistic Licence debuts DMX to DALI converter
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

UK - With support for DALI DT8 (colour), DMXtoDALI quad is specified for the new generation of DALI products coming to market.
Artistic Licence has extensive experience in DMX512 and DALI interconversion. Its popular DIN rail solution, Rail-DMX-DALI, was launched several years ago to serve customers needing to add DALI fixtures to DMX based lighting control systems.
With the continued growth of the crossover market, Rail-DMX-DALI is still very much in demand. However, the recent introduction of DALI DT8 (colour control) means that this product is not compatible with the very latest DALI technology.
Artistic Licence therefore took the opportunity to redesign Rail-DMX-DALI to incorporate the new standard, and to implement major product upgrades that greatly improve the performance and user experience. The result is DMXtoDALI quad.
DMXtoDALI quad retains the core functionality of its predecessor: it converts DMX512 to four circuits of DALI, allowing up to 256 devices to be connected. However, the feature set and user interface have been significantly enhanced. The operation of DMXtoDALI is also much faster, implementing interleaved DALI transmission.
Most significantly, DMXtoDALI features DT8 colour support for Colour Temperature and RGBWAF. This is in addition to conventional DT0 (intensity) control. DMXtoDALI provides simultaneous control via all four addressing modes (Broadcast, Group, Device and Scene).
DMXtoDALI quad is highly configurable, enabling it to be tailored for specific installation requirements. The DMX start addres

proteus-smarty-hybridElation Smarty Hybrid available in IP65 version
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Europe - With the success of the efficient Smarty Hybrid luminaire and the increasing popularity of the Proteus range of weatherproof fixtures, Elation Professional is now offering the Proteus Smarty Hybrid.
Housing the same feature set and using the same Philips MSD Platinum 200 Flex 280W lamp (6,000 hours) as the Smarty Hybrid, the Proteus Smarty Hybrid’s IP65 dust and water protection means this compact and versatile effect luminaire can be used exposed on outdoor stages.
Designed for the wide variety of professional stage applications, the Proteus Smarty Hybrid has flexible use as a beam, spot or wash luminaire with an output of 11,000 lumens. Fully sealed against dust, humidity and water ingress, the IP65 fixture is ideal for any outdoor environment while its impermeable properties and low maintenance design make it just as suitable for indoor use.
Outfitted with a motorised zoom with auto-focus, beam angle range differs in beam and spot mode with gobo projection focus realized from 1.0° - 18° under beam mode and 3.0° to 27° in spot mode. The Smarty Hybrid also includes a frost filter for a PC lens-type concentrated wash, zoomable from 5° to 33°.
The IP65 fixture offers a full CMY colour mixing system plus linear CTO colour correction with an extra 13 dichroic colours, including UV and CTB colour correction.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
multiverse-transmitter-5911-pipe-mountABTT 2019: City Theatrical highlights wireless DMX
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

UK - City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on stand K1 at ABTT Theatre Show 2019.
This will include wireless DMX technology with the award winning Multiverse family of wireless DMX/RDM products, extended DMX control with Pathway Connectivity controllers, gateways, and other solutions, troubleshooting with the multi award-winning DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, bright and flexible linear LED lighting with QolorFLEX NuNeon, plug and play pixel control with QolorPIX, colour blending and control with QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape and QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers, and more.
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.
The Multiverse SHoW Baby is the fourth generation of the original plug and play wireless DMX transceiver system by City Theatrical. The addition of Multiverse radio technology enhances the performance. In its default mode, Multiverse SHoW Baby works like and is compatible with all other SHoW Baby Transceivers with six user selectable SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs. By connecting an RDM controller, like DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, all of the 147 revolutionary new 2.4GHz Multiverse SHoW IDs are accessible as well as all 70 SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs.
City Theatrical has partnered with Pathway Connectivity and is the exclusive distributor for Pathway products in the UK and Europe. Pathway products ext

 
bw-bluetoothABTT 2019: Broadweigh launches Bluetooth system
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

UK - Broadweigh will launch its Bluetooth load monitoring system at the ABTT Theatre Show 2019.
The Broadweigh Bluetooth system makes wireless load monitoring accessible to smaller scale rigging applications. The system will be on display and demonstrated on A.C. Entertainment Technologies' stand D1 at this year’s show.
The Broadweigh 3.25 tonne load shackle with integrated Bluetooth LE 4.0 provides precise multi-channel wireless load monitoring and sends data to the Broadweigh Android and iOS app, which contains all the tools required to configure and display data from the shackles in range.
Kelly Voysey, sales and marketing manager at Mantracourt, who design and manufacture Broadweigh, comments: "We are so excited to be using ABTT as our platform for launching Broadweigh Bluetooth. We believe this new system will be a real game changer for riggers. It delivers a simple system with shorter range and fewer connections than our original kit. Crucial to all of this is that it there is no loss of accuracy, build quality or battery life - it is simply a lower cost option for load monitoring and is ideal for small systems for a rigger's toolkit."
Voysey adds: "For many of our existing and potential customers, the capability of Broadweigh Bluetooth is more than enough. However up until now, they had no option other than to purchase the original system which delivered way more than they may ever need. What we now bring to market is a more affordable system which provides riggers with a handy toolkit for fast monitoring of static loads on a phone

 
 
k2-swedish-house-mafiaABTT 2019: Unusual Rigging demos K2 software
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

UK - Unusual Rigging will be demonstrating the Kinesys K2 software, a product that combines aspects of existing programming methodologies with some new concepts.
Speaking ahead of the show, director and head of sustainability at Unusual, Tom Harper explains: "K2 is Kinesys' motion control console. It employs an intuitive approach to automation programming. We at Unusual are extremely excited by the potential that this system enables, having recently used it for a concert for Swedish House Mafia - allowing us to expand the scope of rigging and engineering solutions for all our clients' creative ideas."
Visitors to stand P1 will have the chance to talk through their project needs with the Unusual team, as well as viewing a stunning visual show-reel of the company's 'best bits' of the last year.
Harper continues: "Our annual show-reel has become something of an attraction at ABTT in recent years. It showcases some of our most challenging and diverse projects, highlighting the amazing work that our teams do across a spectrum of sectors - theatre, museums, outdoor events - challenging, beautiful and often jaw-dropping."
A new Engineered Solutions brochure will also be available on the stand which offers potential customers a general overview of the plethora of solutions Unusual can offer a project. “ABTT is the main event on our trade show calendar - for us it's the place to see and be seen, giving us the opportunity to talk to our customers and find out how we can work with them to make their visions a reality. It's exciting - and it m

 
scaff-boom-arm-newABTT 2019: Doughty double Boom Arm debut
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

UK - Doughty Engineering is set to bring its two latest Boom Arms to this year's ABTT. The Heavy Duty Boom Arm and the Scaff Boom Arm will make their first ABTT outing, following a successful launch earlier this year.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty, says: "Both our Scaff Boom Arm and Heavy Duty Boom arm have got people talking since we launched them this spring. The Scaff Boom Arm has been designed in response to customer demand - we see it as a 'get out of jail item' which will allow a rigger to fashion their own boom arm out of materials they have to hand and simply cut it down to size. It will take 48mm aluminium barrel or scaff tube and from feedback we've received so far, we're told it's a perfect addition to any tool kit."
While Doughty is unable to quote a safe working load for the product, each piece of kit comes with a loading chart which is also available in Doughty's Little Blue Book catalogue and on the company's website.
"We have to make sure that all bases are covered. We cannot predict how the product will be used, we have tested several different tubes of different sizes and suggested a SWL. Of course if our customers have any questions they can get in touch at any time. The Doughty team will be on hand for the duration of ABTT to handle any queries and we would encourage our existing and potential new customers to come and see the new members of the Boom Arm family and give us their feedback," adds Mark.
The Heavy Duty Boom Arm is capable of taking the weight of a moving light, offering riggers an attractive solutio

 
 
etc-hes-abtt-1ABTT 2019: ETC & HES return
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

UK - ETC and High End Systems (HES) will showcase their latest product line-ups at 2019 ABTT Theatre Show on stands R1 and S1.
ETC will display its first integrated 3D programming environment: Augment3d on stand R1. The new Eos tool lets users control and design in a three-dimensional space as well as interact with their fixtures through augmented reality. Visitors are welcome to attend in-depth presentations on Augment3d in the Londesborough Room. Eos v3.0 will be available for use with all Win7 Eos family consoles, and will be shown on the flagship Eos Ti and Gio @5.
High End Systems' Hog 4-18 console will be on stand S1 during the tradeshow. The powerful console uses the very latest technology and is designed for the largest stadium shows, theme parks, concert tours and more.
The newest addition to the SolaFrame family - SolaFrame 1000 – will be on the booth for visitors to explore. Alongside this will be the SolaFrame Theatre, the industry’s first fanless automated LED luminaire that operates completely silently.
ETC’s first automated fixture in over a decade will be on show at ABTT. Specifically designed for the theatrical lighting designer, ETC’s Relevé Spot boasts a calibrated four-colour additive mixing system and an Ani-gobo wheel.
Product experts will be on the stand to talk about ETC’s Stage Technology solutions including Prodigy P2 hoist. The complete package hoist is easy and fast to install and suitable to fit any venue’s needs.
Visitors can discover further highlights on stand R1 including the ArcSystem

 
tactus-demo2InfoComm 2019: Peavey announces star line-up
Thursday, 23 May 2019

USA - Visitors to InfoComm 2019 will be able to both see and hear the new Versarray Mk III and Versarray PRO compact line array systems from Crest Audio, plus a host of other Crest and PCA product in audio demo room W224A. Hour-long demos will be running every day at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Attendees will also be able to see the products up close and meet the team to get advice on how a Crest/Peavey solution might suit their needs.
The ‘headline act’ in the Crest demo room is the new Versarray Mk III which was first seen at NAMM in January. The system comprises the Versarray 112 Mk III passive ribbon tweeter line array element featuring a 12” Black Widow Neo series woofer combined with a neodymium-based Peavey ribbon tweeter, and its companion subwoofer, the dual 18” Versarray 218 Mk III.
Designed to provide modular coverage of small to medium-sized venues, Versarray Mk III - which will be powered by Crest Audio amplifiers - combines versatility with high performance in a robust, easy-to-rig package, says the company.
Starring alongside Versarray Mk III is sister system, Versarray PRO, which offers all of the performance benefits of Versarray Mk III in a Dante-enabled, self-powered package. Both systems benefit from Peavey’s ingenious FlyQWIK fully articulated rigging system.
Also gracing the stage will be the new installation-friendly marine-grade Elements CS Series from Peavey. These fully weatherproof IP56-rated loudspeakers are specially designed to withstand the ravages of salt water. Peavey will also be demonstrating the RBN p

 
 
blacklinex-powered-1Martin Audio launches BlacklineX Powered
Thursday, 23 May 2019

UK - Martin Audio has announced BlacklineX Powered, bringing new active options to the BlacklineX family.
Comprising the 12” XP12 and 15” XP15 full range enclosures plus the compact but powerful 18” XP118 subwoofer, BlacklineX Powered integrates acoustic, DSP and amplifier technologies to achieve clarity, precision and richness of tone. The range’s debut follows the international success of the passive BlacklineX Series of portable enclosures, the fastest-selling portable series in Martin Audio’s 48-year history.
In addition, BlacklineX Powered offers optional Bluetooth control, streaming and a built-in three channel mixer, placing increased flexibility and features within easy reach of every user, from live venues, DJs and corporate events to permanent installs, particularly houses of worship. Users will also recognise the road-ready construction, quick set-up and adaptability of this range developed by one of pro audio’s founding brands.
“BlacklineX was the first series the team developed and launched after I became Managing Director,” recalls Martin Audio MD, Dom Harter. “It’s become the fastest selling portable series the company has ever launched and a significant contributing factor in Martin Audio’s rapid success over the last three years. The introduction of a self-powered series makes perfect sense and by leveraging our engineers’ expertise in acoustic, DSP and amplifier technologies, we have crafted a very forward-looking portable range with a classic Martin Audio sound.”
BlacklineX Powered will begin ship

 
getPR goes for total integration at GET
Wednesday, 22 May 2019

China - PR Lighting took a fresh approach to their 558 sq.m. booth design at this year’s four-day GET Show at the Poly World Trade Centre in Guangzhou.
The company’s CEO Dave Liang reverted to an idea originally floated at the 2017 edition where they presented a united booth with other suppliers, in order to show customers a completely integrated, ‘finished’ solution. This year they collaborated with experienced Chinese LED display company, DGX, as well as laser company, Magical Laser and acoustics specialists, Lianhui Acoustooptical.
“These are all necessary facilities in most projects, particularly events, tours, club installs, and customers like to be able to see how a full project solution will look,” says international director of sales Ernie Armas.
On the other side of the booth, in anticipation of a strong international presence, there were three function areas - a product showcase for each company at the front of booth, a bar in the centre of the booth and a ‘dynamic’ stage for lighting the show at the rear of the booth.
Into this backdrop, PR presented the 580 Series, which debuted at Frankfurt Prolight+Sound earlier this year. This included two waterproof units (Aqua 580 BWS and Aqua 580 Beam), as well as two indoor units, XR 580 BWS and XR 580 BEAM. “The all-new IP66 moving heads are already being extremely well received by our customers,” Armas confirms.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
elumeneLumen8 moving beam draws the crowds
Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Europe - eLumen8 has continued to expand its range of professional moving heads with the introduction of the 9RE Beam. This moving beam is powered by a MSD 260R9 (8000K) discharge lamp, allowing users to create sharp 2.5° beams and gobos.
Showcased at the recent PLASA Focus Leeds tradeshow, this latest addition by eLumen8 has been designed with the lighting designer in mind as it not only has top quality optics and motorised focus, it also features two prisms that can be used simultaneously, giving the user a host of options to create stunning light shows.
Andrew Jeffrey, Prolight Concepts Group managing director,comments: “This is the first of several new movers aimed at the rental and installation markets to be released in the coming months. The 9RE has been over 12 months in development but well worth the wait.”
Additionally, this moving head features 12 colours (plus 5600K, 3200K and open) and 17 fixed gobos (plus open), along with an on-board six-push button menu with 1.8” LCD display, and selectable 16 bit pan and tilt with auto correction. Combining its high output and perfectly focussed beam the 9RE boasts all the fundamental features you would expect from eLumen8, making this a n ‘event ready’ luminaire designed to “unleash creativity in lighting designers and installers alike in the theatre, television and touring sectors”.
(Jim Evans)

 
paul-de-villeFollowSpotSales.com debuts at PLASA Focus Leeds
Tuesday, 21 May 2019

UK - GoboPlus.com, the one-stop, online shop for gobos and projection products, exhibited at PLASA Focus Leeds 2019 where the team showed off its new, high resolution glass gobos.
“The new glass gobos render images in much finer detail than has been previously possible,” explains CEO Paul de Ville. “The exquisitely fine resolution allows much greater detail to be produced on smaller gobos, and has been created in response to the huge improvements in optical quality of most modern lanterns. The resultant HR gobos give the lighting designer more scope, not only allowing for more detailed images, but also enabling more accurate adaptation of standard gobo designs to fit on the new generation of smaller gobos used by many moving light fixtures.”
In a further development for the company, GoboPlus.com chose PLASA Focus Leeds to introduce an additional brand into the GoboPlus.com portfolio, FollowSpotSales.com. FollowSpotSales.com will join CutColourPlus, the filter cutting and supply service, and Inluster lighting consultancy under the GoboPlus.com umbrella.
FollowSpotSales.com is, with immediate effect, a UK distributor for one of the last remaining independent lantern and follow spot manufacturers, LDR of Italy, which produces a complete range of profiles, Fresnels, soft-lights and follow spots, each of which are available with LED, discharge and traditional tungsten light sources, for entertainment technology as well as display and architecture.
To head this new division, GoboPlus.com has employed well-known and respected industry figure,

 
 
prolightProlight brings The Big One to Leeds
Monday, 20 May 2019

UK - The Prolight spotlight at PLASA Focus, Leeds was the release of the 2019/20 catalogue and numerous new products showcased including a moving head, IP pixel mappable fixture and some genetically enhanced truss. There was an extra element of fun on this year’s stand in the form of a gigantic sized catalogue, which drew in the crowds.
The event saw the official release of the 2019/20 catalogue The Big One – 2nd Edition, with visitors eager to pick up their copy. The marketing and purchasing departments have worked hard over the last few months to get the catalogue ready for its big release and features over 2,200 products. As a company, Prolight is continually adding products to provide customers with everything they need for installations and events from peripherals such as cables, connectors and cases through to high quality luminaries, along with staging and truss.
Along with key products lines, there was a multitude of new products on show. Professional moving heads from eLumen8 were amongst them including the 9RE Beam, an agile moving head powered by a revolutionary MSD 260R9 (8000K) discharge lamp, producing sharp 2.5° beams and focused gobos. Also on display was the Kudos 700 Beam which projects a tight 2° concentrated beam from its powerful 110W LED source.
One other key lighting fixture that was the focus of attention was the IP65 rated Spectra QX40 pixel mappable exterior panel from LEDJ. Equipped with 40 x 10W RGBW LEDs, the QX40 is suitable for illuminating event spaces, stages or facades, while the zone control

 
a4iA4i.tv video release on spigot connectors
Thursday, 16 May 2019

Europe - A4i.tv has released the first video of a four part series on truss connection systems. In this first video, Area Four Industries technical director Norbert Tripp addresses the conventional spigot connection system. He provides the main points on how it works, its advantages and the stresses involved.
Three more videos on truss connection systems are soon to follow. (https://www.a4i.tv/2019/05/14/spigot-connector/)

 
 
peaveyInfoComm 2019: Peavey Elements CS debuts
Thursday, 16 May 2019

USA - InfoComm 2019 sees the US debut of yet another enhancement to Peavey’s ElementsTM C Series weatherproof loudspeakers.
Following last year’s announcement of the upgrade from IP45 to IP56 rating, InfoComm 2019 sees the unveiling of marine-grade versions that are specially designed to withstand the ravages of salt water, making them suitable for cruise ships, swimming pools or coastal outdoor applications such as theme parks and resorts, fun fairs, restaurants and more. The marine-grade versions, denoted by a CS suffix, will be available alongside the standard IP56-rated Elements range.
The American-made Elements CS Series of composite enclosures are constructed from an advanced composite fibreboard material that is dimensionally stable in wet conditions and resists contamination yet has the resonant properties of wood. This light and durable material ensures unmatched sonic performance while providing reliable service year after year.
In order to qualify for marine-grade ranking, all metal components have been upgraded to 316 stainless steel for even higher resistance to pitting and corrosion. This includes the front grille which is now stainless steel rather than aluminium, and the permeable hydrophobic membrane between the speaker and the grille has also been upgraded. The number of mounting points has been reduced in order to reduce the risk of corrosion.
The CS versions also feature an integrated multi-tap transformer with 70V, 100V and 8 Ohm taps along with removeable plugs for all ports. All models are available in black or UV-pr

 
tmbTMB shows broad spectrum at Lightfair 2019
Wednesday, 15 May 2019

USA - At Lightfair 2019, the lighting and design trade show held in Philadelphia, TMB will show a wide and varied selection of products derived in large part from the company’s extensive experience supplying innovative products to the entertainment and production staging markets.
New to the Firefly Festoon range of professional-grade LED festoon lamps are ‘Classic’ S14, glass, 120V versions. The classic Firefly G45 versions, available in 24V and 120V, are outdoor rated, shatterproof, and safe. Firefly Festoon lamps are well known for their bright consistent colours and whites, plus a selection of golden warm white ‘Filament’ versions.
The new Mozart UV is compact and lightweight, is IP65-rated and delivers up to 40 Watts of LED UV power, outputting 100% pure UV light with ZERO visible light. In addition to the compact size, a remote PSU and easy to connect wiring scheme make these the UV fixtures that will go almost anywhere!
The popular FloppyFlex range of world-class, professional-grade, flexible ‘LED Neon’ continues to grow. Super-bright, reliable, easy-to-use, long-lasting, durable and low-voltage SAFE, FloppyFlex can be used indoors, outdoors, and even underwater. FloppyFlex is available in four sizes with various bend options, in an extensive pallet of single-colours and whites, plus DMX-controlled RGB, RGBW, and multi-pixel Digital RGB and RGBW versions
Rounding out the comprehensive ProPlex range of control and drive devices for permanent installations are three new ProPlex DIN Rail devices: The 0-10V DMX Converter, bidir

 
 
corner-braceMilos debuts roof corner concept
Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Europe - The Milos Corner Brace HD is a new, advanced roof corner reinforcement concept that eliminates the need for guy wires in small to medium-sized roof structures. Compared to guy wires, installation is greatly simplified, the total time for roof construction is noticeably decreased, and ballast requirements are reduced, says the company.
A strong (loading capacity of more than 30 kN), yet compact, all aluminium design provides the same strength and stability as guy wires, while giving staff and performers increased access to the stage due to the elimination of rear and side cross guy wires.
(Jim Evans)

 
scaff-boom-armDoughty debuts Boom Arm at PLASA Focus Leeds
Tuesday, 14 May 2019

UK - A new Scaff Boom Arm will be debuted by Doughty Engineering at this year's PLASA Focus. Visitors to stand N-C25 can see the new piece of kit, which joins the existing Boom Arm range and has been designed in response to customer demand.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty explained: "The new Scaff Boom Arm is very much a 'get out of jail' item that we see as being an essential part of any took-kit. It will allow the user to make their own boom arm 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. While Doughty is unable to quote a safe working load for the product, each piece of kit will come with a chart, which is also available in Doughty's Little Blue Book catalogue and on the company's website.
Mark continued: "Because we cannot predict how the user will fashion their boom arm, we have tested several different tubes of different sizes and suggested a SWL. Of course if our customers have any questions, they can get in touch any time. We encourage people to come and see this new item for themselves on our stand and decide for themselves if this is a piece of kit that will make their working lives easier."
Doughty will also showcase its new Fifty Clamp on the stand. The bigger brother of Doughty's best-selling Twenty Clamp, the Fifty Clamp has been designed to take an additional 30kg. It has TUV app

 
 
roe-visualInfoComm 2019: ROE launches installation lines
Monday, 13 May 2019

USA - ROE Visual will launch a new series of LED screens for fixed installations at on stand 2061 at InfoComm 2019, taking place 11-14 June in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center in Florida.
Named Amber and Jasper, the new LED panels will feature two designs, one based on a 50x50cm panel, and one with a 16:9 ratio panel. Pixel pitches will range from 0.9375mm to 3.9mm.
“Both products will boast excellent visual qualities that play into the demands for permanent video installations, for example broadcast, film studios, corporate solutions, houses of worship and board rooms,” claims ROE Visual.
Glory Gao, deputy sales director at ROE, comments: “This move is mostly instigated by our own clientele. With keen understanding of project management, logistics and implementation processes, we provide clients with not only the right LED display solutions for their projects, but with the comfort that these will be delivered timely to perform flawlessly at their event.
“ROE Visual certainly has the capabilities to support a cross-over, integration and installation market. Being involved in many projects on a global scale over the last 15 years, I know what it takes to do things first-time-right.”
Next to the Jasper and Amber series, regular ROE Visual products will also be showcased, including Sapphire SP1.5, Diamond DM2.6, Vanish V8S, Black Marble BM4 and Black Pearl BP2.
(Jim Evans)

 
impression-s350-washGLP highlights five at PLASA Focus Leeds
Monday, 13 May 2019

UK - PLASA Focus Leeds will present a first opportunity for GLP UK to showcase the five new products unveiled at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt last month.
It will also demonstrate the degree to which the company has grown this past year. From the corporate end they have celebrated their 25th year by adding Fusion to their brand portfolio, while the UK operation, having moved to larger premises in Redhill, and recruited former Robe and TSL specialist, Greg Westwood as new technical manager. The full complement of UK staff will be present at the booth.
In order to give full exposure to the new products GLP has moved to a new location at the Royal Armouries, occupying the main foyer of the New Dock. “This will provide us with a great opportunity to build brand awareness and engage in the kind of networking for which PLASA Focus is well known,” said head of GLP UK, Simon Barrett.
As to the new products these consist of the following:
Highlander: Launched in Frankfurt with a distinctly Scottish theme, this is an impressive, traditional wash light based on a 1,400W discharge lamp, with a large zoom range, impressive field angle, full motion 4-blade framing system and fast iris.
KNV Dot / KNV Line: The KNV Line consists of five single pixels in a row, in which form factor is maintained 1:1 and thus they correspond to five KNV lines in form and pixel distance of a KNV cube. The KNV Dot is formed from a single power pixel (1 x white + 16 x RGB) in the form factor 2:1. Both were central to the Frankfurt lightshow, and wooed crowds permanently th

 
 
cadacCadac brings CDC sound to PLASA Focus Leeds
Monday, 13 May 2019

UK - Cadac will be demoing the compact CDC five console alongside the flagship CDC seven-s on booth R-B04 at this year’s PLASA Focus in Leeds.
Both consoles share the same audio performance and intuitive graphical user interface but on differing hardware configurations. There are three configurations, including the mid-sized CDC six, which means a Cadac solution can be specified for a majority of applications, ensuring no audio performance compromises are made due to either physical or budgetary constraints.
Cadac offers solutions ranging from a single standalone console to a 3072 channel audio network that can handle up to 12 MegaCOMMS units (consoles, stageboxes or bridges). The programmable CDC MC Router with NetCOMMS control software, enables the creation and recall of large, resilient networks with optical runs of up to 2 kilometres.
Cadac’s MegaCOMMS protocol delivers fully time-aligned and phase-coherent 96kHz / 24-bit audio, with an unrivalled total through-system propagation delay, including all console processing and A-D/D-A conversions, of just 400us, or 37 samples (@ 96 kHz). A network’s resultant sound quality is thus identical to that of the CDC console.
Access to Cadac’s combination of audio performance and initiative control starts with the CDC five, whose power-to-form factor ratio has been designed for smaller installation, corporate and touring applications.
The flagship CDC seven-s features the enhanced flexibility of dual-23.5” touch screens, with an addition 6.5” control screen, 36 faders, plus an expan

 
voltsGreen Voltage introduces portable power units
Friday, 10 May 2019

UK - Designed and developed specifically to address the demand for environmentally-conscious power within the film and TV industry, VOLTstack provides crews with easy access to clean power.
Completely emission free, with a proven track record powering sets of all sizes, the VOLTstack range includes a number of power units ranging from 2kW and 5kW to 13kW and 200kW variants.
The entire collection is suited to handling all manner of applications within the lighting, electrical and camera departments. With a rapid charge time of just 2.5 hours and available with a solar panel recharge option, the systems’ continuous power delivery is enough to handle almost any temporary application. For added convenience, units can be series linked to provide for extended operating times. The compact, rugged design which features an IP54 rating plus wireless monitoring, making VOLTstack a suitable solution whether on set or location.
David Sinfield, gaffer on Alladin and Wonder Woman comments: “These battery powered units deliver robust, convenient and emission free power, they are an excellent power source, wherever you are. Used in conjunction with the latest LED technology VOLTstack can easily handle all manner of lighting installations, with no compromise in performance, no fumes and no noise.”
Suitable for use in emissions sensitive areas and noise restrictive locations, VOLTstack delivers quality performance when paired with the growing number of highly effective, low energy and LED light sources which have become such a prominent featu

 
 
ac-et-at-plasa-focus-leeds-2019AC-ET brings innovation to PLASA Focus Leeds
Friday, 10 May 2019

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) knowledgeable staff will be on hand to demonstrate a number of leading brands and technologies from its one-stop portfolio at PLASA Focus Leeds next week (stand N-E02).
Continuing Chroma-Q’s celebration of 15 years in LED innovation, the multi award-winning Color Force II will be on show to demonstrate stunning colour blending for a multitude of cyc, wash and effects lighting applications. The award-winning Space Force LED space/soft light will be illuminating the stand. It combines a powerful output with tuneable white control in a lightweight, internally ballasted design featuring low heat convection cooling. Using a homogenised LED source capable of delivering variable colour temperature, plus/minus green shift control and the ability to produce deep saturated colours when needed, the Studio Force II is specifically designed for TV Broadcast and film applications.
Showing at PLASA Focus Leeds for the first time, the Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting & media control system provides simple, visually-based programming and control which is scalable from small venue up to large concert tour applications.
Making their UK tradeshow debuts, a range of new Prolights fixtures will feature on the stand including the Panorama IP Spot, a powerful IP65 rated moving LED spot; the Pixie Wash XB, a 280W single source LED wash luminaire and the RA2000, a powerful, silent LED moving profile with high CRI ideal for theatrical, touring and broadcast productions.
First unveiled at Prolight + Sound, the Luminex Lumino

 
xr-580-beamPR Lighting expands XR series
Thursday, 9 May 2019

China - PR Lighting has added two fixtures to its XR Series of moving heads.
The new XR 580 BWS (PR-2552) and XR 580 Beam (PR-2554) incorporate the Philips MSD Platinum 550W 25R lamp (with the Osram Sirius HRI 550W XR as an option).
Features include a colour wheel with 11 colour filters (and CTO plus open), with bi-directional rainbow effect at variable speeds and stepping/linear colour changing. Also included are a CMY colour mixing system with macro and individual CTO colour temperature adjustment (0-100%).
The optical path also contains a fixed gobo wheel with 18 gobos plus open, bi-directionally rotatable and shakeable at variable speeds, as well as a rotating gobo wheel with seven gobos plus open, which are replaceable.
The fixture provides three prisms: 8-facet, 9-facet and 4-facet, with optional 3-facet and 16-facet prisms and frost filter, while the effect wheel can overlap with the gobos.
Other features include motorised linear focus and zoom, strobe function (0.3-25 fps) and head movement of 540° (pan) and 270° (tilt) with auto position correction and adjustable speed.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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