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halo-bfrontviewHALO-B debuts at PLASA Focus Leeds
Tuesday, 7 May 2019

UK - EM Acoustics will unveil HALO-B at PLASA Focus, Leeds (stand N-C10) where it can be seen for the first time in the UK. The third system in the HALO family is a medium format, 110° horizontal dispersion line array for indoor and outdoor sound reinforcement. As its name suggests, HALO-B sits between HALO-A and HALO-C in both physical size and overall system output, and as such is perhaps the most versatile system in the family.
Built on the same ‘maximum headroom’ design principles as HALO-A to ensure consistent performance across all SPL levels and consistent horizontal dispersion pattern across the operating frequency band, HALO-B is a two-way reflex-loaded medium format line array element featuring a patent-pending proprietary HF emulation manifold which combines the energy of four 1-inch compression drivers into a plane-wave array. These are flanked by two 8-inch LF drivers in an optimally tuned, lightweight, ported enclosure. The bi-amplified design results in only a single crossover point, which in turn translates into reduced amplifier channel count and more efficient use of amplifier power.
Continuity of voicing is preserved across the entire HALO series, enabling HALO-B’s use as a companion system to either the large format HALO-A, or the compact HALO-C systems in addition to stand-alone main PA applications. Festivals, stadia, sports arenas, performance venues, houses of worship and corporate AV events are all ideal candidates for HALO-B, designed to be equally comfortable in both fixed installation and mobile applications.
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proteus-maximusElation brings versatility to PLASA Focus Leeds
Tuesday, 7 May 2019

UK - Elation Professional will be exhibiting on stand N-D31 at PLASA Focus Leeds tradeshow, taking place 14-15 May at the Royal Armouries.
The lighting manufacturer is also a Gold Sponsor and a Show Bar Sponsor at the show, which will be the first UK trade expo since Elation appointed Entedi Ltd as its new UK distributor
Elation will be showcasing the 50,000-lumen Proteus Maximus, a wash/beam and profile LED luminaire with a top-of-the-line design package that premieres as the brightest LED profile on the market. With a custom designed 950W LED engine and large 180mm front lens, Maximus has the power to cut through at even great distances and its IP65 protection means it can be used exposed on outdoor shows.
Elation is also highlighting two new luminaires in its award-winning Artiste line of theatrical grade moving heads. The 45,000-lumen Artiste Monet is a full-featured LED Profile offering outstanding projection quality, a comprehensive FX package, dynamic framing and an innovative SpectraColor engine that produces the most vibrant primary colours ever produced by a colour mixing system.
The Artiste Picasso is one of the brightest (23,000 lumens) and most feature-rich profile LED lighting fixtures available. Feature-packed (zoom, framing, CMY, CTO, gobo wheels, animation, prisms, frost and more), a 620W LED engine combines with advanced optics to produce a crisp yet uniform output while staying whisper quiet.
Also showing is the Proteus RAYZOR 760, an IP65 version of the RAYZOR 760 LED wash effects luminaire with patent-pending Spark

 
 
alcons-crs89090-under-viewAlcons Audio fills immersive Space
Friday, 3 May 2019

The Netherlands - Alcons Audio’s CRS8 is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats.
Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRS8 combines “an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering the most realistic sound reproduction possible”.
The CRS8/9090 system consists of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 8” mid-bass for LF reproduction. The CRS8 HF section has an 800W peak power input, enabling a unique 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion from 1kHz. to beyond 20.000 Hz.
Due to the “compression-less” principle of the pro-ribbon transducer technology, the system has a fully linear response, with the same tonal balance at all SPL’s for an intuitive 1:1 performance.
The patented (90°) horizontal and patent-pending (90°) vertical dispersion of the waveguide, offers a very wide and consistent coverage up to the highest frequencies (20kHz -3dB); very important for the imaging in height channels of immersive systems.
Driven by the Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller, the Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring ensures dynamic cable/connector compensation between the CRS8 and ALC; This offers a 1:1, undistorted natural sound reproduction, regardless of cable length and amplifier impedance load.
Typical applications include (height layer) immersive surround sound systems for performing arts theatres, screening rooms, post-production fac

 
6060-lavalier-subminiature-beigeInfoComm 2019: DPA debuts smallest capsules
Thursday, 2 May 2019

USA - DPA Microphones will introduce the US conference, AV and installation markets to the industry’s smallest high-end pro audio microphone capsule at InfoComm 2019 (stand 6861). Incorporated into the d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 Subminiature Microphones and d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, DPA’s new subminiature microphone capsules measure in at just three millimetres (0.12”) in diameter.
These new 6000 series capsules are 60% smaller than the company’s existing 4000 series, though they pack a powerful performance. Developed using the company’s new CORE by DPA microphone amplification technology, these capsules reduce distortion and increase dynamic range.
As a result of extensive research into the precise demands of the market, DPA has not only reduced the size of its microphone capsules but also introduced an innovative lightweight, one-size-fits-all headset, the 6066. This new headset attaches over the ears for maximum comfort and has a three-point spring mechanism to help grip below the ears and to the side of the head for added security. With a fully adjustable boom, it is very easy to fit and has a redesigned 90° cable attachment that allows the cable to run down the wearer’s back, so it can’t be seen.
“DPA continually strives to provide the most advanced technology and best sound possible, and our new 6000 series and CORE by DPA technology is just the latest representation of that philosophy,” says Christopher Spahr, director of sales and marketing, DPA US. “From theatres to boardrooms, DPA is proud to o

 
 
pixelflex-touseInfoComm 2019: PixelFLEX to showcase LED video
Thursday, 2 May 2019

USA - As the largest AV conference and exhibition in North America prepares to open its doors on 8 June, Nashville-based PixelFLEX is set to debut an innovative LED video showcase at InfoComm.
Located on stand 248 at the Orange County Convention Centre, the visual solutions provider will be demonstrating the unlimited potential for creating dynamic and long-lasting LED video designs for virtually any architectural, commercial, educational or entertainment installation.
“Over the past several years, LED video has crossed over into a variety of markets and is becoming an ideal solution for any AVL professional looking to create a memorable visual experience,” says David Venus, chief marketing officer, PixelFLEX LED. “No matter if the installation is indoors or outside, we have helped deploy high-resolution and durable LED video designs that accentuate any environment, and we are excited to be showcasing a number of these solutions at InfoComm 2019.”
A dynamic and high definition LED display, FLEXUltra from PixelFLEX LED allows for “boundless opportunities to experience true HD quality video with the creative freedom to define any space”. Utilising the impact and scratch-resistant COB PixelShield technology for long-lasting performance, FLEXUltra is designed in a convenient 16:9 ratio and has a 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angle.
With fully font-serviceable panels for quick and easy onsite installation and maintenance, FLEXUltra operates with a 3840Hz refresh rate to eliminate on-camera scan lines and flicker, and is availab

 
nomad-graphicHigh End Systems releases Hog 4 OS v3.12
Wednesday, 1 May 2019

USA - In the continuing effort to release quarterly software updates to the Hog 4 operating system, High End Systems has released Hog 4 OS v3.12 software.
Hog 4 OS v3.12 brings support for ETCnomad Dongle/Gadget II, as well as minor improvements including XML Import/Export of custom fixtures, Carallon-sourced fixtures, Custom Lock Screen Image and hiding of PIN dialog and Capture Presentation CITP connectivity (requires Capture 2019).
Console product manager Sarah Clausen comments: “We're very excited to bring Hog 4 PC to the ETC nomad family. Users of our Educational package will now have yet another control system option to expand their horizons. Professional users will enjoy the new options for data distribution using Hog 4 PC and the ETCnomad USB key.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ayrton-diablo-s-tcAyrton’s Diablo now shipping
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Europe - Launched at Prolight+Sound 2019, Ayrton’s ultra-compact Diablo profile is the smallest, lightest and most efficient LED luminaire of its type. Weighing just over 20kg, Diablo delivers an output of 19,000 lumens from its 300W source, and matches the ultra-compact Mistral in dimensions. Diablo is the latest to join Khamsin and Ghibli in Ayrton’s new profile luminaire range.
Diablo’s miniaturised framing system uses eight motors to accurately position its four blades across 100% surface area, enabling precision framing of any object, regardless of the luminaire’s position. The 119 mm frontal lens produces an extremely uniform flat beam with no hot spot that renders perfect images at any beam angle, says the company.
Diablo shares Mistral’s 13-element proprietary optical system to deliver an 8:1 zoom ration and produce a 6.7° to 53° zoom range. It includes CMY colour mixing, a progressive CTO and a wheel with seven complementary colours for an infinite palette of bright pastels and saturated colours. The effects section includes a wheel with seven interchangeable HD glass gobos, a continuous dynamic effects wheel, 15-blade iris diaphragm, heavy frost filter and five-facet indexable, circular rotating prism.
Like all Ayrton fixtures, Diablo has a highly efficient phase-change liquid cooling system using a heat pipe that includes a particularly effective, ultra-silent ventilation mode which is perfect for stage and studio applications.
Diablo, like its sister fixtures the Levante wash light and Mistral spot luminaire, is avai

 
systemonShure releases SystemOn software
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Europe - Shure has introduced version 3.1 of SystemOn Audio Asset Management Software, empowering AV/IT managers and system integrators to “stay one step ahead when overseeing large scale installs”. Because AV/IT managers and system integrators can’t be everywhere at once, SystemOn 3.1 provides users a 360-degree view of inventory.
The software constantly monitors device health and history to help ensure events run smoothly and seamlessly (tracking network connectivity, low battery status, RF performance, audio levels, etc.). Users have access to additional Shure products supported through the latest version of the management software to solve problems proactively.
“SystemOn is like a virtual system tech for AV/IT professionals,” said Chad Wiggins, senior category director for networked audio systems at Shure. “Version 3.1 adds support for our latest networked microphones and DSP products, making it an even more expansive management tool. As enterprises deploy various Shure products across multiple locations at increasing scale, the need to manage endpoints remotely is why we’ve developed, and now updated, SystemOn to make users’ lives even easier.”
SystemOn 3.1 now supports Shure’s ULX-D Digital Wireless System, Microflex Advance MXA910 Ceiling Array and MXA310 Table Array Microphones, P300 IntelliMix Audio Conferencing Processor, ANIUSB-MATRIX USB Audio Network Interface, and SCM820 Automatic Mixer.
“AV managers have a lot of demands on their time, and we believe system monitoring and maintenance shouldn’t be one of t

 
 
vs-34fdKramer debuts 8K switcher at InfoComm
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

USA - Kramer Electronics will be showcasing its VS-34FD, a 34-port modular 8K multi format digital matrix switcher with interchangeable inputs & outputs, at InfoComm Orlando.
Getting its US show debut, VS-34FD from Kramer supports HDMI, HDBaseT, DGkat, fibre optic, DVI, VGA HD-SDI as well as analogue and digital audio. The VS-34FD chassis is backwards compatible with all existing cards (with the addition of an adapter) and futureproofs AV installations with an 8K ready chassis for upcoming 8K cards. Furthermore, all ports can be used interchangeably as either inputs or outputs, according to installation requirements.
VS-34FD has an independent audio matrix in addition to the audio features of the installed cards, a built-in Ethernet switch for use with any card that has an Ethernet port, and redundant hot swappable power supplies. All cards can also be hot swapped and due to the switcher's automatic recognition it does not need to be re-configured when removing or inserting cards – All in a convenient 4U form factor. Future capabilities will include video wall processing as well as seamless switching.
“Whatever the size, environment or complexity of your installation, VS-34FD enables complete customization and provides an end-to-end AV solution for both current requirements and future technologies,” said David Margolin, VP marketing at Kramer. “Kramer is the first manufacturer to launch a fully flexible modular matrix switcher on this scale that is also 8K ready.”
(Jim Evans)

 
esdcubeESD Cube debuts at PLASA Focus Leeds
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

UK - Fresh from its international launch at the recent PL+S 2019 in Frankfurt, KV2 Audio will unveil the most compact loudspeaker yet in its range at PLASA Focus Leeds.
The ESD Cube is a passive 5" loudspeaker that utilises a trans-coil design for superior vocal reproduction, extended high frequency response, increased dynamic range and low distortion. The Cube will be demonstrated alongside other KV2 products in KV2’s exclusive demo room at the show.
KV2’s exclusive trans-coil AIC (Active Impedance Control) technology, already deployed in a number of KV2 products, has been taken to a whole new level in the Cube.
According to KV2’s founder and chief engineer, George Krampera, the ESD Cube’s design makes it stand out from the crowd sonically, even though physically it is designed to blend seamlessly into its environment. “What sets the Cube apart from similar offerings by other manufacturers is the unique trans-coil technology incorporated into its 5-inch twin cone speaker,” he states.
“We had already seen excellent results using our AIC technology in other, larger systems, and I was determined to develop it still further for the Cube. The results have been beyond even our own expectations with perfect phase response, increased dynamic range and the lowest distortion of any speaker in its class.”
The ESD Cube may be used as a standalone system with up to eight Cubes powered by a single ESP1000 amplifier or with the ESD1.10 single 10-inch passive subwoofer for applications requiring more low end reinforcement. One ESP1000

 
 
green-hippoPL+S: Green Hippo shows new Hippotizer features
Monday, 29 April 2019

Germany - At Frankfurt, Green Hippo seized the opportunity to team with cast, its German distributor, to showcase the new features of Hippotizer Version 4.5, the latest version of its software.
Co-exhibiting with CAST, Green Hippo demonstrated the features of Hippotizer Version 4.5, including BeatBridge and Object to Output – Object to Output maps content to outputs directly inside SHAPE’s 3D workspace, while BeatBridge simplifies programming by allowing Hippotizer parameters to react to audio input.
The Green Hippo squad also worked with Absen and Notch, to create stunning visuals on Absen’s stand. Here, the display highlighted the power of combining Hippotizer Montane+ RTX with Notch. Thanks to Notch’s generative content creation system, the show team created visuals, using input from a simple camera feed, which was then shown on an Absen LED wall. Eliminating the need to render content, generating video on the fly is the next frontier in live events.
Prolight + Sound 2019 attendees could also witness Hippotizer on the Kinesys stand and also on the Martin booths. Kinesys works well with Green Hippo Hippotizer Version 4.5, including integrating with Object to Output and Advanced Automation Smoothing, making the integration of moving elements with Hippotizer easier and more flexible than ever before. The demonstration fed data from a Kinesys K2 system into Hippotizer, creating a full 3D representation. SHAPE then mapped content on to the display in real time.
“We were thrilled about the response that we had at the show, from both exi

 
penn-elcomPenn UltraFlite panels reduce case weight
Monday, 29 April 2019

UK - Penn Elcom has launched UltraFlite, a new 100% recyclable flightcase panel material.
Utilising this in a building project will dramatically reduce the weight of flightcases, adding to all the positive consequences this brings in a tough and highly durable solution, says the company.
The UltraFlite has been developed after two years of extensive R ‘n’ D coupled with Penn’s considerable experience in the field.
Around 80% lighter than traditional wood-ply flightcase panels - approximately 1.6kg per square metre - it will be of interest to anyone in the rental, staging, installation and venue sectors who has kit needing to be flightcased for touring or transportation as well as for installations where (light) weight is crucial.
The UltraFlite panel’s skin features a honeycomb structure that makes it tough, light, durable and resistant to liquids and weather.
It has been created to meet the needs and demands of contemporary and future flightcase builders, who can dramatically reduce case weight by an impressive 30 - 40 percent on average by utilizing UltraFlight in a case design.
Any contribution to reducing deforestation and climate change – however small it might appear – is worth instigating and switching to UltraFlite will mean less wood is needed globally across the flightcase industry.
UltraFlite maintains the ultimate utility and strength expected from premium flightcase products, it is stable, and the panels can be cut, drilled and punched just like traditional flightcase panels!
The hardened skin i

 
 
sunstripHighlite International debuts Sunstrip LED
Monday, 29 April 2019

Europe - Highlite International is introducing the Showtec Sunstrip LED, the successor of the Sunstrip Active.
This LED strip light has five DMX modes and can also be controlled in manual, auto or master / slave mode. The DMX 3 & 5 pole and Powercon in/output make the Sunstrip LED easy to daisy-chain in every setup.
Through the tungsten mode, the Sunstrip LED works like conventional bulbs while there is still an option to operate them in warm white, cool white or a combination of both.
The Sunstrip LED is equipped with two wall/floor brackets in order to put your Sunstrip in any desired position.
(Jim Evans)

 
showtecShowtec debuts Edison fixtures
Friday, 26 April 2019

Europe - Almost 140 years ago Edison invented the light bulb, giving the entire world the gift of light. And now Showtec presents a new way to dim it.
Introducing the Showtec Edison Dot E1, Edison Star E6 and Edison Bar E6, three stylish retro-like fixtures equipped with E27 sockets, the Showtec Edison fixtures offer the lighting designer the possibility to add a finishing touch to his setup, to create atmosphere during an event or accentuate the catwalk during fashion-shows.
Three design fixtures include brackets with daisy chain possibility for the DMX-signal and power. The E27 sockets offer the freedom of completing the show elegantly by adding various Showtec E27 LED filament bulbs.
The Showtec Dot E1 is the smallest fixture of the three with room for 1 E27 bulb. Due to its small size, it can be placed almost everywhere. The Showtec Star E6 accommodates 6 E27 sockets in a hexagon shape. The Edison Bar E6 is the retro bar of the Edison range.
Installing them alongside a catwalk or scattering units in the background of the stage automatically adds a sophisticated feel to the event. Showtec offers a wide range of E27 LED filament bulbs which combined with the Edison fixtures will “get the feeling of nostalgia and design across perfectly and turn every event into something special”.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
artiste-van-goghElation’s Artiste Van Gogh now shipping
Thursday, 25 April 2019

USA - Elation Professional has expanded its award-winning Artiste line of theatrical-grade moving heads with the new Artiste Van Gogh, a LED wash luminaire suited for television, theatre and corporate events, but has application anywhere powerful and even wash coverage is desired. The fixture is now shipping.
An efficient 380W Bright White, high-CRI LED engine (6,200K) emits up to 16,000 lumens of high-quality, flat-field light. With a high colour rendering index of 92, the Artiste Van Gogh is exceptional at accurately displaying colours for vivid shades that positively radiate and textures that really stand out. It excels at maintaining an even distribution of light and an even colour temperature across a surface for a smooth wash and consistent light quality that looks great on camera and in person.
A 16-bit CMY coluor-mixing system with a seamless CTO filter offers the designer a wide colour range from subtle pastels to vibrant primaries. A seven-position colour wheel is provided for added colour customization and includes a dedicated UV filter.
The ability to control precisely the shape of the light beam is essential in television and theatrical lighting. The Artiste Van Gogh excels with an internal 4-blade, full blackout, barndoor system that allows for beam shaping and accurate light control at any angle. The entire barn door assembly is indexable, allowing the beam to be shaped and angled as required for accurate highlighting of set pieces and performers. Designers can also use the flexible framing system to create outstanding projection or

 
db-stand-prolight--sound-2019PL+S: d&b majors on art and engineering
Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Germany - Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt was filled with innovations and exciting experiences at the d&b stand and demo room this year. Featured on the stand was the d&b SL Series - GSL and KSL Systems, the d&b Soundscape, and new ‘little wonder’, the B8-SUB/Bi8-SUB, as well as the d&b enabling technologies, proving it’s not just the big things that matter.
Visitors to the d&b booth had the opportunity to see the small B8-SUB/ Bi8-SUB for the first time. At a mere 170mm tall the subwoofer’s low profile belies an exceptionally high performance to size ratio. It’s a suitable fit for tight spaces, be they fixed installation or mobile production environments, reproducing frequencies from 43 Hz to 170 Hz.
In the d&b Soundscape demo room there was a real buzz with some very special guests; renowned theatre designer Sebastian Frost, Grammy award winning artist and engineer Imogen Heap, and Serge Gräfe, sound engineer and designer for Kraftwerk, all offering unique insights into their experiences with the d&b Soundscape in the My Soundscape sessions.
The daily Art and Engineering with the d&b Soundscape sessions also proved to be popular amongst guests eager to hear artists, sound designers and FoH mixers discuss their working experience with the d&b Soundscape.
Prolight + Sound also offered visitors the chance to learn more about the Milan protocol and DS20 audio network bridge, the first d&b Milan enabled product, and the new d&b ArrayCalc Exchange SketchUp plugin which could be found at t

 
 
musicinsideriminiProlights on stage at Music Inside Rimini
Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Italy - Music & Lights will be on show throughout the 2019 edition of Music Inside Rimini, held in Rimini from 5 to 7 May.
The fixtures from Prolights and Tribe will be featured on the Live You Play rock stages at the event.
Stage N.3, Hall C3 will be fully lit by Prolights luminaires, recreating the atmosphere of a real live show offering visitors a true live immersive experience. The stage will host live performances and the chance to get up-close-and-personal with the latest lighting and video technologies fully installed on a real stage giving visitors the chance to see the fixtures in their natural habitat.
MIR will also mark the national launch of the new Prolights, Tribe and ArchWork solutions recently featured in Frankfurt at Prolight + sound. Visitors, customers and partners are all invited to meet the team on stage 3 of Hall C3 in the Rimini exhibition centre.
(Jim Evans)

 
pls-1PL+S: ACME innovation shines through
Thursday, 18 April 2019

Germany - During Prolight + Sound 2019, ACME showcased a series of professional products, including Solar Impulse, Rissa, Thunder Struck, Spartan Hybrid, Energy Spot Pro, Aries and Oxygen.
Solar Impulse features beam/wash/spot/framing functions, a framing system, new heat pipe heat dissipation technology, high efficiency and noise reduction, 1000W LED light source, 35000 lumen output, zoom range from 5° to 50°, rotatable and replaceable animation wheel. The fixture is fairly quiet, producing no more than 45dB at 1m in standard mode.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
music--lightsPL+S: Music & Lights celebrates success
Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Germany - Music & Lights’ stand design featured the company’s largest footprint to date and played host to over 400 luminaires in the popular Prolights arena along with the 20 new lighting products in the touring, studio and architectural markets also on display which were launched during the event.
The display area featured a new and innovative interactive touchscreen system allowing visitors to test fixtures at their own leisure, interact with the Music & Lights team and the dedicated global distributor network.
New fixtures on show during the show included Panoramaispot, a 420W IP-rated moving LED spot delivering stunning brightness levels, all in a compact housing; RA2000, a custom engineered moving profile/spot light with a proprietary LED engine for both touring and broadcast applications; PixiewashXB, which combines cutting-edge LED technology and traditional single lens styling.
Mosaicoxl is a long-range image projector, while PixiezoomMXB is a super bright IP rated single-source LED PAR.
The new luminaires from the Prolights, Tribe and ArchWork ranges were all available on show and connected to the touchscreen displays allowing users to integrate them into the demonstration. The demo show on the stand was visited by various international media outlets, renowned designers and worldwide customers, who conveyed their satisfaction with the stand and the fixtures to the team and allowed them an environment to share their own experiences.
(Jim Evans)

 
claypaky-pls-201901PL+S: Claypaky laser beam impresses
Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Germany - Claypaky launched Xtylos, the company’s first laser beam moving light.
The fixture’s laser source lasts 10,000 hours and uses laser technology with RGB additive colour mixing to ensure the coloured light beams are “as bright as a white light beam”. The beam aperture is less than 2° and it can be decreased further to 0.5°. The range of effects features two gobo wheels - with seven rotating gobos and 12 fixed gobos (including 7 beam diameter reducers) - a wheel with three prisms, and a 16 facet prism on a dedicated channel which can be overlapped with the prism wheel.
The Axcor Wash 600 received its world première at the trade show. It is a versatile, enhanced version of the Axcor Profile 600 with the same colour generation technology. In addition, it is fitted with a framing system with four blades and three focal planes. The unit is available with three interchangeable lenses, which may also be purchased separately: PC (standard), Fresnel or Clear.
The HY B-EYE is the latest innovation in the B-EYE range, with all the range's successful characteristic features, which have been improved and further enhanced. It is more powerful (it fits 40W RGBW LEDs), more efficient, more interactive with media servers (with Kling-Net protocol built-in), more versatile and quieter than ever.
The MINI-B is the smallest LED light ever made by Claypaky for the professional market. Although it weighs only 7kg (15.43 lb) and measures only 34cm (13.39 inches), the Mini-B incorporates all the most modern and innovative technological features. Th

 
 
sundialPL+S: Artistic Licence debuts sunDial quad
Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Germany - Artistic Licence is enjoying “unprecedented interest” in its newly launched trailing edge mains dimmer, sunDial quad. At the recent Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, visitors were impressed by the performance achieved with dimmable LED replacement bulbs, which were dimmed to near-zero with no perceptible flicker.
LED replacement bulbs were developed as easy drop-in replacements for older incandescent technology, which is now illegal in many countries. While dimmable versions of LED replacement bulbs are available, the performance with conventional thyristor dimmers is usually poor and highly bulb-dependent. As such, the development of a robust, high-performance trailing edge dimmer at an affordable price has been eagerly awaited.
Product designer Wayne Howell comments: "Artistic Licence is known for its abiliity as a technical problem-solver, and without that expertise we could never have brought sunDial to market. We are delighted with the product, and the tremendous feedback received at the show indicates potential customers feel the same way. sunDial is an obvious choice for theatre and cinema house lights, or bars and restaurants - the applications are extremely widespread, and with so little credible competition we really feel we have nailed it with this product.”
sunDial quad offers a professional DMX512/RDM controlled solution, with four channels each providing 250W (or up to 500W per pair) - more than ample for LED, but also suitable for crossover markets that might have legacy incandescent technology.
The product w

 
perseoPL+S: Ayrton ramps up the excitement
Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Germany - Record numbers visited the Ayrton stand to see the new products and witness the new lightshow populated by Ayrton’s latest fixtures.
This year’s releases, the Levante and Diablo wash and profile fixtures, were in action for the first time alongside Khamsin, Bora, Ghibli, Mistral, Merak and NandoBeam, all of which illustrated the versatility, power and feature set of Ayrton’s expanding new Wash, Spot and Profile ranges.
Ramping up the excitement, Perseo-S and Huracán-X made debut appearances at the show. Perseo-S is Ayrton’s first compact multi-function IP65 rated fixture developed for intensive outdoor use - think ‘Ghibli’ but weather-proof, and with a 27,000 lumen output from just a 500W source - and weighing in at less than 40kg. Huracán-X also created a storm as the 1000W big sister of Khamsin, in a similarly compact housing but with a 50,000 lumen output, making it ideal for touring and large-scale venues.
Levante is a miniaturised version of the Bora wash light with an ultra-compact form factor that matches that of Diablo. Weighing just over 20kg, it produces a light output greater than 20,000 lumens and can sculpture light using a high-transmission diffusion filter that erases the edge of the beam without changing its angle and a variable linear frost system that allows the user to adjust the desired diffusion level with precision.
Weighing just over 20kg, Ayrton’s ultra-compact Diablo delivers a record output of 19,000 lumens from its 300W source. Versatile and feature-rich, Diablo matches Mistral’s dimensio

 
 
portmanPL+S: Portman Lights launches LED stage light
Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Germany - Portman Lights, the Polish manufacturer of decorative stage lighting, has just released its newest product at Prolight+Sound 2019.
The P1 mini LED is suitable for TV and live events. The fixture exhibits a tungsten look and retro style to match Portman Lights’ existing product line, but is a fully LED product. Arranged in the same configuration and housing as the original P1 Retro Lamp, P1 mini LED combines two layers of light sources: a 1800K linear filament and an RGBW glow that adds colour and enhances the creative possibilities of the new fixture.
“We are very excited to bring our new P1 mini to the market at Prolight+Sound,” says Portman Lights’ business development manager, Dominik Zimakowski. “This is a ground-breaking product for us because, for the first time, we have produced a full LED stage lighting fixture whilst retaining the truly vintage, halogen look. P1 mini LED provides that unique Portman Lights look that is so in demand for television and live performance, yet answers the growing demand for LED light sources.”
P1 mini LED is also a suitable product for permanent installations because its total power consumption is less than 100W per unit, and it is designed to run off 110V-230V power.
The new fixture met with interest among Portman Lights’ distributors and new customers at the show. “We anticipated P1 mini LED would generate a lot of interest, but were very happy to see our expectations were exceeded by the amount of enquiries we received,” says Portman Lights lighting designer, Łukasz Sztejn

 
mdgPL+S: MDG offers outdoor alternatives
Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Germany - MDG celebrated Prolight+Sound 2019 in Frankfurt with the first presentation in the country of its IP55-rated WPE Series of fog and haze generators. The ATMe WPE haze generator and Me1 WPE and Me2 WPE fog generators are rugged, non-stop, variable output, outdoor versions of their successful counterparts.
Housed in new black enclosures, the WPE Series has been designed to encase all the benefits of standard MDG haze and fog generators in a sturdy, yet discreet, black housing that can blend unobtrusively into a stage set up, indoors and outdoors. The WPE Series provides the ideal fog and haze solutions for theme parks, outdoor laser shows and the enormous number of outdoor festivals around the world.
“The reception to the new WPE units was fantastic,” says Martin Michaud, MDG CEO. “Our European customers were very happy to see that the controllability, output, ruggedness and ease of maintenance they know in standard MDG generators is now available in weatherproof and dust-resistant housings for all kinds of outdoor use.”
The stand was packed with visitors for the duration of the show who witnessed demonstrations of a range of MDG atmospheric effects which included the full Me Series of fog generators, the ATMe haze generator and the award-winning theONE dual mode haze and fog generator. Also drawing the attention of young and old were the ICE FOG Series of low fog generators which were demonstrated in conjunction with a D-Verter and, to the amusement of young and old, the award-winning RFP Round Floor Pocket.
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