Product News

claypaky-cloudioLDI: Claypaky develops remote maintenance
Friday, 22 November 2019

USA - Claypaky and Osram have presented the CloudIO, an IoT device which provides technicians with complete diagnostics for Claypaky fixtures.
When the lights run checks after use, the unit collects data on hours of lamp life of each fixture, the conditions of various components in the units and update firmware, simply by connecting to the cloud.
The CloudIO is a compact device (240 x 230 x 93mm / 9.45 x 9.06 x 3.66 inches), equipped with a 7” capacitive touchscreen. It has two in/ out pass-through DMX connections, so it is possible to interface and communicate directly with up to 31 lights in series. This is particularly useful for rental companies, who can connect their lights to the CloudIO when they return from a tour.
The CloudIO is a retrofit system which allows it to be fitted to these Claypaky lights: Axcor series (all), Scenius series (all), Mythos / Supersharpy series (all), Sharpy series (all), Alpha series, B-Eye series (all), K-Eye series (all), A.leda Wash series (all), Sharbar, Showbatten, Spheriscan, Stormy, Glowup.
(Jim Evans)

hydroADJ releases Hydro Wash X7
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - ADJ’s new Hydro Wash X7 IP-rated moving head wash luminaire has been released to the market, the manufacturer reports.
This versatile 280W LED fixture packs a host of features into a compact housing, making the luminaire suitable for one-off events and concert touring as well as permanent installation in large nightclubs and other entertainment venues.
The latest addition to ADJ’s Hydro Series of IP65-rated professional moving head fixtures, the Hydro Wash X7, harnesses the power of seven 40W Osram 4-in-1 (RGBW) LEDs. Each LED can be controlled independently, which allows for the creation of dazzling ‘eye candy’ visuals through full pixel-mapping. The unit also offers motorised zoom with a wide range of between 6° and 40°. This makes the fixture equally suited to generating large washes of punchy saturated colours as it is to creating narrow solid beams ideal for impactful aerial effects.
With its IP65-rated casing, the fixture is designed for safe use outdoors in all weather conditions. Protected from rain, dust and dirt, it can be used reliably for events, concerts and productions anywhere from dusty deserts to rainy fields. However, it’s not only outdoors that the Hydro Wash X7 has the potential to shine. Used indoors its IP65-rated shell protects the fixture from dirt, dust, drinks and haze residue to prevent build-up on internal components and therefore offer a prolonged operational life and reduced maintenance requirement.
“The Hydro Series is really making waves in the industry,” explains ADJ USA’s national sales

 
 
LDI: ConnectCAD 2020 software unveiled
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - As part of the acquisition that was finalised in August 2019, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks brings ConnectCAD 2020 to market in conjunction with the Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 2 release. From simple to complex, the ConnectCAD add-on to Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer allows AV system designers to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.
“Since ConnectCAD is built on Vectorworks technology and available as an add-on for Spotlight and Designer, you can take advantage of the flexible and robust design and documentation capabilities that have made Spotlight the entertainment industry standard,” comments Vectorworks CEO, Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “With features like data visualisation and bi-directional worksheets, along with an extensive manufacturer library and a customizable 2D/3D hybrid environment, you have everything you need to design with confidence.”
“At Vectorworks, I've found myself amongst a group of people that I can really communicate with, and we share a similar mindset and goals,” says Conrad Preen, ConnectCAD founder and now software engineer at Vectorworks. “The technical excellence of Vectorworks is important and has helped us grow immensely in our current development to get further towards what we would like the product to be. Plus, Vectorworks’ passion to expand the reach of the product is more than I could have ever hoped for.”
ConnectCAD will be on display from 22-24 November at the Live Design International Show 2019 in Las Vegas at booth 1331.
(Jim Evans)

 
broadweighLDI: BroadWeigh offers ‘vision for the future’
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - At LDI this year, BroadWeigh will offer ‘a bold new look and new vision for the future’. This comes as the company prepares to give its award-winning Bluetooth system its US trade show debut.
BroadWeigh is collaborating with CassidyRig, one of its US product partners, with Dan Cassidy, founder and CEO responsible for the design and build of the stand - which of course will be monitored with BroadWeigh loadcells.
Speaking ahead of the show, Robert Wilmington-Badcock, MD of Mantracourt says: "BroadWeigh really came about as a result of some clever thinking by one of our employees, who happened to be a part time rigger. He saw the potential for Mantracourt to break into the entertainment technology market with our core wireless technology which, at the time, had just been released and was being rapidly adopted in the under hook industrial market. Little did we realise that our wireless load cell offering would become the success that it is today. You could say that BroadWeigh was never part of the original Mantracourt blueprint."
He continued: "However looking around in the market, it has become very clear to us that no one else is designing monitoring tools specifically for the entertainment market, or as successfully. As a company, we hold the engineering and manufacturing capabilities to bring really useful products to riggers and 2020 will mark the year that a series of bold developments will be released and continue to be developed upon.”
The timing of the rebrand co-incides with new feature releases on existing products as well

 
 
sharpy-plus-aquaLDI: Claypaky extends Sharpy Plus line
Thursday, 21 November 2019

USA - Designed in the spirit of the award-winning Sharpy Plus, the Sharpy Plus Aqua luminaire is an IP65-rated moving head fixture designed for outdoor events, touring, permanent installations, cruise ships, and much more. This new fixture maintains the same performance features of its predecessor, the Sharpy Plus luminaire, in a new weather-resistant package; giving you greater flexibility in a single luminaire.
The cooling system has been redesigned and optimised specifically for this new outdoor configuration for the Osram Sirius HRI 330W X8 lamp currently used in the Sharpy Plus fixture. This lamp is a proven performer in its reliability, output, and being consistent in both brightness and colour temperature.
Like the Sharpy Plus, the Sharpy Plus Aqua fixture offers two distinct operating modes - beam or spot. The 3° to 36° zoom covers the entire zoom range linearly with a beam that is always perfectly sharp and uniform in either mode. It also offers the same complement of prisms, rotating and fixed gobos, colour wheels, CMY colour mixing, and more.
(Jim Evans)

 
yimsa1200x62820191107YIMSA simplifies BGM system design
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Europe - Designing a successful background music (BGM) system, even for small spaces, is usually seen as something that only a professional systems integrator can do, adding both cost and time to a project. But with the introduction of Yamaha’s new online tool, YIMSA, designing BGM systems for small to medium-sized premises will be ‘quicker and free of any cost’.
The Yamaha In-store Music System Advisor (YIMSA) is a new online tool, dedicated to the BGM market, which provides system recommendations based on the input of some basic, easy to understand details.
YIMSA is designed so that users do not need an in-depth knowledge of audio or be aware of the Yamaha product range. It asks straightforward questions like “What is the atmosphere of the store?” and “What quality of music is desired?” with simple buttons to choose the answers.
When these questions have been answered and the size of the space entered, YIMSA will recommend a choice of ‘good’ or ‘best’ solutions, based on Yamaha’s VXS and VXC series speakers and MA/PA series amplifiers. The recommendation will also suggest speaker layouts for the system. YIMSA is free to use, it will work in any web browser and supports 10 languages.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ldi-1LDI: Area Four Industries promotes portfolio
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

USA - This year’s LDI show in Las Vegas will be ‘really special’ for Area Four Industries’ portfolio of brands.
Milos is coming to the show with selected models from their extensive aluminium truss series’, as well as having almost all cell clamps they offer on display. A number of truss and truss accessory surprises recently introduced on the market will also be on show.
Litec will be on hand to provide information about their industry standard aluminium truss systems & self-standing structures. You can also learn more about their new, PR60 Revolution Pre-Rig Truss. Designed without bracing on the underside, the PR60 allows for moving or fixed lighting fixtures to be pre-rigged inside the truss before arriving at the venue. And due to innovative skate carriages that slide along “C” profiles that act as rails, one person can easily mount moving light fixtures by themselves.
Tomcat will be unveiling a totally new and innovative truss connection accessory that will allow you to be more creative with truss spans. The curtain will also be raised on two new, unconventional truss sizes you’re not expecting and two new accessories that help with the storage, rigging and movement of your truss stock. As always, selected models from their Light duty and Medium duty truss series’ will be on display.
JTE will feature selected truss from their GP and SuperTruss series.
The newest brand in the Area Four Industries portfolio, Prolyte, will be coming with their new team that is ready to meet with you. The spotlight will be on t

 
etc-hes-ldi-mainLDI: ETC and High End Systems set to impress
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

USA - ETC and High End Systems will exhibit the latest innovations in lighting technology in a combined stand at LDI 2019. Visitors will get the chance to see powerful fixtures, sophisticated controls, and intuitive rigging products in stands 325, 425, and 525.
Among the new products is the upcoming Augment3d programming environment. This tool will be included in Eos v3.0 and enables programmers to control and design in a three dimensional space. Live demos of Augment3d will take place throughout the show.
The High End Systems stand will be packed with new automated and effects fixtures to view. The SolaPix family makes its grand entrance at LDI with an exceptionally bright wash. The HaloGraphic Pixel Definition featured in the SolaPix provides improved face definition with edge lighting on the pixel cells.
For more unforgettable effects, TurboRay will turn heads with its many different looks as a washlight or hard edge beam. Additionally, SolaFrame 1000 and SolaWash 1000 make their first appearance at LDI this year. Booth visitors will also get a first peek at an upcoming addition to the Sola line of automated fixtures.
The ArcSystem family of LED house lights heads to LDI with the addition of a new Pro One-Cell High Output luminaire, packing more than 8,000 lumens.
For advanced networking solutions, visitors can learn more about the Response Mk2 DMX Gateways, offering easy-to-read status screens and a configuration interface on every unit. Rounding out ETC’s family of Show Control Gateways, the Response SMPTE Gateway is another ne

 
 
maverickmk3profile1LDI: Chauvet rolls out latest innovations
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

USA - At LDI 2019, Chauvet Professional (stands 945/937) will show its most powerful Maverick moving head yet, along with the COLORado Solo Batten 4, a new generation of Rogue fixtures, and a high-resolution video panel from the F2 series.
The company’s stand will also feature a lightshow by Max Koehler and Ryan Warffuel of Antic Studios, who have designed for leading EDM stars like Bassnectar, Ganja White and Adventure Club.
Maverick MK3 Profile is a fully featured 820W LED moving profile with an output of over 51,000 source lumens. Suitable for large concert venues thanks to its many high-performance features - including a 4-blade, fully wiping shutter system that can rotate up to 60° in each direction - the fixture is also right at home in broadcast and event applications.
Also shown will be the Maverick Storm 1 Spot, a 480W cool white moving spot fixture that provides a flat even field of light with variable CMY + CTO colour mixing to create a wide palette of colours.
Meanwhile, Rogue R2X Wash and Rogue R3X Wash are RGBW fixtures that bring ‘a new level of brightness and colour’ to the Rogue family by incorporating the latest advances in Osram LED technology.
In terms of video technology, Chuavet Professional will present F2, the company’s highest resolution pane with a 2.9mm pixel pitch, which delivers sharp clarity from any viewing angle at distances as close as 7.5ft. Its black bodied LEDs, reproduce video at 14-bit grayscale, and feature a high-refresh rate.
COLORado Solo Batten 4, built on the success of the COLO

 
doughty-ldiLDI: Doughty shows Scaff Boom Arm, Fifty Clamp
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - Doughty Engineering’s latest pieces of kit - the Scaff Boom Arm and Fifty Clamp - are set to take centre stage on the company’s stand 2424 at this year’s LDI Show. This is the first time the Scaff Boom Arm will be seen in the US and, along with the Fifty Clamp which debuted at LDI 2018, will be the company’s star attractions.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty, comments: "We’re really focussing on these two products this year. The Fifty Clamp was launched last year and has been really well received by customers looking for a clamp that had the ability to support a greater SWL than our best-selling Twenty Clamp. The Fifty Clamp is in stock and ready for shipping and we feel it’s important to keep promoting the usefulness of this piece of kit as there will likely be some people who aren’t aware it exists.”
The Fifty Clamp has TUV approval, a safe working load of 50kg and has been designed to fit tube diameter 38mm-51mm. Made from pressure die cast aluminium ensures it prevents damage to thin wall truss. It is captive with M10 or M12 bolts and comes supplied with an M10 fixing kit.
The Scaff Boom Arm has been a real talking point for Doughty customers since its launch this spring. It has been designed in response to customer demand - and is seen 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 is the perfect addition to any toolkit.
While Doughty is unable

 
 
genelecsmartippressimageGenelec launches Smart IP powered loudspeaker
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Finland - Genelec has announced the availability of the new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology, combining sound quality with single cable convenience. Smart IP provides scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard Cat cable, offering integrators power, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and simplicity of installation.
The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams, and derives power via both PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats, with the 4430’s proprietary internal power supply helping to deliver an impressive 104 dB of short term SPL, via two integral 50W Class D amplification stages feeding the woofer and tweeter.
As well as receiving both power and audio-over-IP, the 4430’s single rear panel Cat connector also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager - a sophisticated downloadable software tool running on Windows 10 that allows installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalisation tool set, system organisation and status monitoring. Additionally, APIs within the 4430 support the hooks to allow external control via third-party hardware, software or house automation.
Manufactured using certified sustainable methods, the enclosure itself is produced from recycled aluminium, is available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colours, and is compatible with Genelec’s e

 
Christie extends flat panel LCD line-up
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - With their 0.44mm/combined 0.88mm extreme narrow bezel, TAA-compliance, and 4K at 60Hz delivery, the two new ChristieÒ 55-inch Extreme Series flat panels deliver a powerful punch for military and government installations, utility and other mission-critical control rooms, and visualisation labs requiring the latest intelligent design electronics, advanced performance, and video wall optimisation.
The flagship of Christie’s Extreme Series, the FHD554-XZ-H and its HR sibling are equipped with HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 connectivity, and an OPS slot to accept a variety of processing modules including ChristieÒ PhoenixÒ EP for a complete solution package.
“The new FHD554-XZ-H/HR models feature Christie’s latest generation of tiled LCD technology featuring the next evolution of combined bezel to date and a platform that further improves the performance of our tiled LCD solutions,” said John Dixon, senior product manager, Christie.
“Besides the improvement in the display platform and bezel, there are also improvements in optical properties and mechanical robustness. For customers looking for the most seamless looking tiled LCD, these two models are the best you can achieve in a video wall. We envision that our customers in the control room and digital signage markets are going realize and appreciate just how small the bezel is.”
The FHD554-XZ-HR is Christie’s remote power model that provides improved reliability while delivering mission-critical uptime and redundancy capabilities. For customers wanting an ultra-slim profile for their v

 
 
elationLDI: Elation to launch five luminaires
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - At LDI (22-24 November, Las Vegas) Elation Professional will unveil five new fixtures from its award-winning Artiste, Proteus and Fuze product lines.
The Artiste Mondrian is the company’s brightest, full-featured LED Profile FX fixture Elation has produced to date. It offers extreme output with high centre intensity and narrow-beam angles, a comprehensive FX package with endless framing, and a wide colour-mixing gamut through its variable SpectraColor colour mixing system. Providing over 50,000 lumens from an efficient 950W LED engine, the Mondrian features a large 226mm (8 ¾”) front lens and has the power to cut through at great distances.
The Artiste Rembrandt is a bright, full-featured LED Wash fixture. Providing up to 51,000 lumens from an efficient 950W LED engine, the Rembrandt is the designed for any application requiring “superior wash output, bright and powerful beams, and quiet operation, as well as stunning colours”.
The Proteus Lucius is a powerful, featured packed yet compact IP65-rated LED Profile fixture with framing that offers outstanding projection qualities to cut through in any environment.
The Fuze Wash FR is an automated LED Fresnel wash fixture with framing designed for theatre, television and a wide array of precision lighting applications.
The Fuze SFX is a new concept LED Spot FX fixture designed for a variety of applications requiring a compact and powerful multi-purpose luminaire. The SFX is capable of projecting tight beams to wide washes using a highly efficient optical design while providing

 
bishopsound-line-array-on-subwooferBishopSound launches line array & demo facility
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

UK - Yorkshire-based speaker specialist BishopSound has launched its first line array speaker system and opened a demo facility in the Midlands.
The company’s Delta Dual 8" passive line array (BLA208) comprises four Dual 8" boxes and comes complete in a purpose-built plywood made to measure flight case.
Each of the four boxes contains two 8" BishopSound Neo Drivers with 2.5" voice coils and two 1.34 HF units with titanium diaphragms; Kevlar speaker cones are used throughout. Each box delivers 600W RMS and operates at 65~20kHZ.
Designed to perform at maximum efficiency and minimum weight each plywood box only weighs 18kg.
BishopSound's Andrew Bishop says: “The live music scene is getting increasingly competitive and the needs of our industry have changed. Promoters are driving rental companies into the ground by offering less money for the sound at events and the middle market for high-quality affordable PA products has been vacant, that is, until now.
“Prices of some of the larger 'big name' line array systems have reached a point that they simply cannot earn their keep, so our challenge was to come up with a system that sounded good, was reliable and will be affordable and profitable for hire companies and end-users to own and run.
We have opened a new facility in the Midlands so that prospective buyers can pick a time to suit them and have access to a BishopSound consultant/engineer on a one-to-one basis to demonstrate just how much they can now get for their money.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
litecad-evolutionLiteCAD Evolution aids structure creation
Monday, 18 November 2019

Europe - LiteCAD Evolution is a dedicated cloud-based truss configuration software with intuitive drag & drop architecture. It is a tool that allows for the quick and easy creation of technical layouts and visualisations of Litec truss structures.
Users can select from a wide database of products enhanced with a continuous expansion programme that provides access to the greatest range of truss solutions, so all of your creative and technical needs are met.
Automatic updates to the system library on each login gives access to the widest and latest range of products and accessories. The system also features a custom parts configurator for special set-ups. To ensure complete and valid information, the software features real-time processing of all Litec parts required for constructing your creative truss structures, such as truss, corners, connections and accessories.
LITEC’s configurator currently supports the following “American” LITEC products: QX25SA, QX30SA, QX40SA, QH30SA, QH40SA, RH40SA, L-Wall and Towerlift 3.
(Jim Evans)

 
tmblogoLDI: TMB shows extended ProPlex family
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - This year at LDI, TMB’s signature hospitality will be offered in a revised booth setting.
The 80-plus products and growing ProPlex Devices and Drives range now features new ProPlex Software V2, a real step forward in Node and RDM management. While still ProPlex user-friendly, the new software allows management of all ProPlex IQ Nodes with one powerful, yet simple to use, and easy to navigate, system. Allowing effective, yet surprisingly simple, management of even the largest lighting networks, the many features and benefits of ProPlex Software V2 are legion. Hands-on demos will be available for everyone.
Also new to the ProPlex range is the GBS Network Selector, a unique Ethernet source selector offering instantaneous selection of up to two of four input sources. Intended primarily as a lighting console switcher, the GBS Network Selector is ideal for redundant backup connection, preventing any networking delays when switching sources.
New additions to the Pro Cables range of quality cables, connectors, and assemblies include the new ProPlex Cat 5e Ultra, combining renowned ProPlex reliability and performance with both improved data integrity and class-leading noise protection. With reduced transmission degradation and full Gigabit performance up to 90 meters, plus many more improvements, ProPlex Cat 5e Ultra proves that perfection can be improved.
The new ProPlex RG-11 12G coax video cable is designed for ultra-high definition video in touring applications, with enhanced flexibility, crush resistance, and overall durability, making i

 
 
robe-ldi-2019-tetra2LDI: Robe Esprite LED makes US debut
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - Las Vegas will be the first US exhibition for Robe’s new Esprite LED profile moving light. This will be shown alongside other new Robe technologies including Tetra 2.
This year’s live show presents the next chapter in Robe’s Return to The Future trilogy, inspired by classic movie moments and a bit of car geekery
In addition to Esprite and Tetra2, Robe showcases several other new and current product ranges.
Esprite is the first in a new series of Robe luminaires that will feature fully replaceable / transferable white source LED engines. This high-performance luminaire can potentially replace old and entire fleets of workhorse discharge fixtures. Offering a cost-effective and easily changeable LED engine, Robe has eliminated the white source problems of unpredictable life and performance inconsistency.
Design innovations include a new cooling system that removes any airflow over the optics, resulting in reduced residue deposits and vastly extending the periods between cleaning.
Tetra2 (from Tetragnatha) is a new linear bar fixture that builds on Robe’s Spiider and Tarrantula LED technology.
Utilising the same LEDs, with an ultra-tight 4.5° beam from each of the 18 pixels, these can be combined to produce a bright, highly defined "sheet" of light or Svoboda-style light curtain and fixtures can be positioned end-to-end for longer seamless curtains of light or washing effects.
Other current and popular Robe technologies featuring on the booth will include the SilverScan, the T1 Family (T1 Profile, T1 Prof

 
multiverse-productsLDI: City Theatrical debuts Multiverse Dimmers
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - City Theatrical will be launching and demonstrating new technology in Booth 435 at the LDI Show 2019.
Nominated as an LDI Show 2019 Best Debuting Product, City Theatrical’s newest QolorFLEX 5x2.5A 900MHz/2.4GHz Multiverse Dimmers will be launching at the show. Available in dual band 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5942) or 2.4GHz band only (P/N 5943), this new product is a constant voltage, five-output dimmer that can be controlled wirelessly with Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology or with wired DMX.
City Theatrical will also be presenting new QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers and Multiverse Receiver Cards. The QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers (P/N 5916 for 2.4GHz band or P/N 5917 for 900MHz band) are tiny two-channel low voltage dimmers, each with a Multiverse wireless DMX receiver built in. These receiver/dimmers are designed to be mounted in the smallest spaces, such as props, costumes, wands, and candles.
Other live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include LDI Show 2018 Best Debuting Product award winner Multiverse Transmitter with its ability to broadcast up to ten universes of DMX data from a single transmitter, QolorFLEX NuNeon as an incredibly flexible and bright alternative to traditional neon lighting, QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape for plug and play pixel control, QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters for high quality wireless event lighting, and Lightwright 6 software for entertainment lighting data management.
June Abernathy, 30-year spotlight operator veteran and author of The Spotlight Operator’s Handbook,

 
 
asteraLDI: Astera previews Wireless PixelBar
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera will exhibiting on the stand of its exclusive USA distributor, Inner Circle Distribution, on Booth 1205.
V11, a major upgrade of the flexible AsteraApp, is launched at the show; there will be a preview of the new Wireless PixelBar wall washer to be launched in 2020 and Astera will show its popular Titan Tube range of LED battens – Helios, Titan & Hyperion Tube – together with all their accessories.
Other flagship products will include the AX1 PixelTube, the AX3 LightDrop, the AX5 TriplePAR and the AX10 SpotMax.
The AsteraApp offers quick and intuitive control of complex lighting setups and a range of fully customizable programmes and effects.
New in V11 is Layer Effects. This gives full control over all the pixels in the Astera fixtures which can be used to create fluid, kinetic effects.
This works on rows or ‘bars’ of pixels which can be selected and have various parameters adjusted like the size and position of the bar, which can then be assigned colours and effects.
Another feature of V11 is Optional New Targets: this displays the targets as a list, so users can see the previous effects sent to each target and edit it directly from there, allowing a new and fully optimized workflow. Even parameters like brightness can be changed directly in the Targets list.
The AsteraApp is designed to work seamlessly with other control methods and can be used to set up DMX addresses and CRMX control footprints. Astera’s IR remote can be used to send App commands to single li

 
adjLDI: ADJ schedules multiple launches
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - Entertainment lighting and video specialist ADJ will use LDI 2019 to unveil multiple additions across its product range. These will include a new series of LED video panels, a Hydro Series IP65-rated moving head wash and a high power moving head beam fixture, as well as LED-powered follow spot and strobe fixtures.
ADJ’s new ‘VS’ Vision Series of LED video panels offers a versatile modular solution that has been developed to make life easier for video professionals installing LED walls on either a temporary or permanent basis. Each model in the range features four individual modules, which are front and rear serviceable, making it ideal for both temporary hanging and permanent wall mounting. The modules are all mounted to the same frame, allowing panels of different resolutions to be used together and meaning that the same rigging bar and road case can be used for all VS models.
The Hydro Series is ADJ’s flagship IP65-rated moving head range, offering lighting professionals high quality, yet affordable, fixtures that are sealed from liquid, humidity, dust and dirt. LDI 2019 will see the official debut of the new Hydro Wash X19, which is the latest model to join the range.
LDI 2019 will also see the official unveiling of the latest addition to ADJ’s Vizi Series of moving head fixtures. The new Vizi Beam 12RX is a high-powered unit designed to generate crisp mid-air beam effects at concerts, dance events and in large nightclubs.
The Focus Series is ADJ’s range of compact LED-powered moving head fixtures. The new Focus Spot 5Z

 
 
penn-elcom-premium-credenza-rack-range-r8600-300-3utw-3Penn Elcom launches premium racking range
Friday, 15 November 2019

UK - Penn Elcom has launched a new range of its premium flat pack 19" racking Credenzas, manufactured and tailored to meet the high standards of custom installers working in all market sectors - from commercial to residential and entertainment.
These are available in two, three, four, six, eight and 12U variants and in two high-quality wood-style finishes for maximum versatility in all types of built environment.
Demand for the products has been fuelled by numerous factors including changes in digital technology and the need to combine elements of home entertainment / smart-home and commercial / industrial systems into good looking integrated packages.
Each pack includes two pre-threaded steel rails and a set of four non-marking feet. The panels are specially made from tough 25mm high resin density melamine faced chipboard, which is durable, featuring 2mm solid wood edging for excellent strength and desirable aesthetics.
Penn R0863 rack-strip rails can be fitted at the rear for easy access, and there is a choice of two depths - 300mm / 11.81” or 500mm / 19.69” - designed to provide customers with the right unit to house all manner of rack hardware.
(Jim Evans)

 
adjADJ upgrades Focus Spot Two
Friday, 15 November 2019

USA - The popular Focus Spot Two compact moving head fixture from ADJ has been upgraded. With increased brightness thanks to a new 100W LED engine, the Focus Spot 2X model inherits all of the award-winning features of the original fixture alongside the addition of a second six-facet prism to give lighting designers even more creative potential.
ADJ’s Focus Series is a range of LED-powered moving head luminaires designed to offer the best possible combination of brightness, feature-set and build quality in the small-to-medium class. Since its launch in 2016, the series has proven immensely popular with both lighting designers and installers looking for compact, potent and reliable fixtures for events and installations. It has also been a big hit in the mobile entertainment market, with the Focus Spot Two winning the Pro Mobile magazine award for Lighting Product of the Year in 2018.
The new Focus Spot 2X features a 100W cool white LED light-source - increased from 75W, is highly efficient and offers an operational life of approximately 50,000 hours. The light output from the LED is concentrated through an advanced optical system to create a seriously impressive beam that is capable of cutting through ambient light to generate striking mid-air effects and impactful surface projections.
As an added bonus, the Focus Spot 2X is also equipped with a separate 3W UV LED. This is independently controllable and means that the fixture can also be used to bathe a stage or venue with atmosphere-enhancing ultraviolet light.
The Focus Spot 2X features mu

 
 
maverick-storm-1-spotLDI: Chauvet debuts Maverick Storm 1 Spot
Friday, 15 November 2019

USA - The new Maverick Storm 1 Spot just introduced by Chauvet Professional, will be showcased at the company’s LDI booth (9370).
The Maverick Storm 1 Spot delivers a flat even field of light with variable CMY + CTO colour mixing to create a wide palette of colours. Creative featuress include its 8° to 48° zoom angle and field angle, 16-bit dimming for smooth control of fades, five-facet motorized and rotating prism, animation wheel, iris for beam control, and independently controlled light and medium frosts.
In keeping with its flexible design, the versatile Maverick Storm 1 Spot offers a wide array of gobo options. The fixture has seven glass rotating and indexable gobos on Wheel 1 and nine metal static gobos on Wheel 2.
Compact enough to allow easy installation on any rig (it weighs in at just 38.19 kg or 84.2 lbs.), the Maverick Storm 1 Spot is powerful enough to punch through the light from other fixtures or video panels on stage. The fixture’s 32,000 lumen source and illuminance of up to 28,829 lux (at 5 meters) ensure that it can makes its presence known on stage even during daylight hours.
A user-friendly fixture, Maverick Storm 1 Spot offers a variety of control options, including DMX, RDM, WDMX. ArtNet and sACN. Its easily accessible menu system makes it simple to adjust control protocol, as well as features like fan control, pan and tilt, and dimming mode.
“We have developed the Maverick Storm 1 Spot with real world applications in mind,” says Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “In designing this fixture, we didn

 
proligthsLDI: Prolights doubles-up show exposure
Thursday, 14 November 2019

USA - Prolights will show its latest technologies at the upcoming LDI Show on stand 2953 (Prolights) and 2354/2346 (A.C. Lighting).
Prolights will present an in-booth show involving over 200 lighting fixtures every hour starting at 11:30am. The booth features the time-coded show and interactive demo stations which will allow visitors to have hands-on product demonstrations.
The exhibition will be the occasion to celebrate the success of the Prolights brand in the North American market which is being accomplished through the close cooperation with distributor A.C. Lighting. LDI also provides the stage to showcase latest products including Pixiewash XB and popular fixtures including the Eclipse FS profile.
The Prolights stand will host multiple events including an Italian “Aperitivo” that will be served on Friday, 22 November from 4pm.
LDI 2019 will also be the official launch platform for “an important announcement from the company”.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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