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adorn-complete-range-hero-shotISE: Martin Audio targets installation sector
Tuesday, 4 February 2020

The Netherlands - Martin Audio has announced a further five new products targeting commercial installation sector with in-ceiling and pendant loudspeakers joining the Adorn series.
The Adorn commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019. It has now been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard.
All the new ceiling models have a nominal impedance of 16 ohms, enabling four or more speakers to be driven in parallel by one amplifier channel, thereby maximising efficiency and minimising cost. The new ceiling additions are also fitted with an internal high-quality 70V/100V multi-tap line transformer with a switch to select the output level. For full-bandwidth protection, the low and high frequency sections are individually protected against overload in all models.
Comprising a 4” (100mm) LF driver and a 0.75” (19mm) silk-dome tweeter, the ACS-40TS in-ceiling speaker produces 108dB peak output at 1m and its ported design delivers strong bass that extends down to 73Hz.
Featuring a 5.25” (100mm) LF driver and a 0.75” (19mm) silk-dome tweeter, the ACS-55TS in-ceiling speaker produces 113dB peak output at 1 metre and its ported design delivers strong bass that extends down to 79Hz.
The in-ceiling ACS-55T comprises a 5.25” (100mm) LF driver and a 0.75” (19mm) silk-dome tweeter, produces 113dB peak output at 1 metre and its ported bass reflex design and backcan with generous internal volume maximises low frequency output and d

neutrik3dlogo4c1-860x230Neutrik prepares Milan-ready audio module
Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Europe - Neutrik AG has announced it is developing a Milan-ready audio module in a bid to offer OEM customers a time- and cost-saving path towards developing and producing audio network solutions built on the protocol.
The manufacturer intends to have the modules tested and certified by the Avnu Alliance in the coming months, whilst release dates, pricing and specifications will be announced at a later date.
“The Milan audio modules from Neutrik will allow manufacturers in the pro audio market to quickly and easily build a wide range of Milan audio products, from single loudspeakers and microphones to complex multichannel mixing desks and multi-port conferencing systems,” said Richard Bugg, Avnu Alliance Pro AV segment chair. “Neutrik is making it easier for professional audio networking manufacturers to add Milan to product lines, which will in turn expand the Milan-certified ecosystem of devices.“
(Jim Evans)

brad-nelms-with-esta-award-for-ayrton-diabloAyrton Diablo wins ESTA Award
Monday, 3 February 2020

USA - Ayrton’s Diablo LED profile fixture was awarded the ESTA Members' Choice Award 2020 in the Equipment Category at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim.
Diablo weighs just over 20kg, with a record output of 19,000 lumens from its 300W source. Diablo, like its sister fixtures, Levante wash light and Mistral spot, is available in two versions:
Diablo-S is specially designed for stage applications and utilises a monochromatic LED light source that can generate an ultra-high output and metallic white light calibrated at 6500K.
Diablo-TC is geared for applications requiring perfect colour rendition, and uses a monochromatic LED source with a native CRI greater than 90, high TM30 readings and a 5700K colour temperature.
The Award was collected by Brad Nelms, Western regional sales manager for ACT Lighting, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for North America, who said: “As a distributor, you can’t ask for anything more than the opportunity to represent great products. Ayrton’s fixture portfolio really hits the mark in all categories. The Diablo, in particular, has been a huge hit in the US market and continues to reach new customers who see its value. Congratulations to the whole Ayrton team, and thank you for being great at what you do.”
Jerad Garza, international sales for Ayrton, commented, “For Diablo to win the Members Choice Award is the icing on the cake. Diablo has been an instant hit since the moment it was released because it is such a powerful tool in such a small package. This fixture from the beginning has been revell

artiste-rembrandtISE: Elation to present Artiste series
Monday, 3 February 2020

The Netherlands - Elation Professional will present its expanded line of award-winning Artiste series of theatrical-grade moving heads, as well as its Fuze line, during ISE in Amsterdam (11-14 February). Lighting professionals can see both at stand 7-S209.
Meanwhile, Obsidian Control Systems invites designers, programmers and operators are invited to check out Dylos, a new pixel composer that offers all-new creative possibilities in pixel-mapping.
The Artiste Mondrian is the 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 7/8”) front lens and has the power to cut through at great distances.
The Artiste Rembrandt is a bright, full-featured LED wash fixture with endless framing that offers outstanding output, optimized wash field and a wide colour-mixing gamut through its variable SpectraColor engine. Providing up to 51,000 lumens from an efficient 950W LED engine, the Rembrandt is suitable for “any application requiring superior wash output, bright and powerful beams, and quiet operation, as well as stunning colours”.
Used in top venues such as The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the Artiste Monet is a 45,000-lumen LED Profile luminaire with innovative CMYRGB SpectraColor system.

stadia28constantcurvaturearrayISE: Outline schedules double launch
Monday, 3 February 2020

The Netherlands - At ISE 2020, Outline will launch two new products - the Stadia 28 line array module and the L3000 amplifier.
Stadia 28 is an addition to the company’s Stadia family of loudspeaker systems for large sports venues and arenas. The new module is a medium-throw, constant curvature array enclosure weighing just 21kg yet capable of a peak SPL of 139dB. It features the same weather protection and audio quality as the rest of the range but is designed specifically for smaller venues, providing a cost-effective solution for locations that don’t need the power of its larger stablemates.
Its usefulness is extended by its ability to be arrayed in either vertical or horizontal orientation, with just six cabinets providing a full 150° coverage in both deployments.
Also making its debut at ISE 2020 will be the L3000 multi-purpose amplifier. Designed principally for applications where it is not possible or practical to use 19” racks, L3000 is a freestanding, high-powered multi-mode power amplifier presented in the same durable wood finish as Outline’s touring loudspeakers. If rack mounting is required however, two L3000s can be mounted using a dedicated Outline kit.
The L3000’s Class D design includes two inputs and four outputs, able to operate in single channel mode (4 x 750w @ 4ohm) and bridge mode (either 2 x 1500w @ 8 ohms or 1 x 1500w @ 8 ohms and 2 x 750w at 4 ohms). Onboard DSP provides a range of essential amplifier controls and its universal regulated switch mode power supply allows it to function on various input voltag

dzr-w-family-012560cropISE: Yamaha supports entertainment and enterprise
Friday, 31 January 2020

The Netherlands - At ISE 2020, Yamaha will be highlighting its support for both the entertainment and enterprise markets with its range of high end, integrated solutions.
Yamaha’s digital mixing systems will be on show, including Rivage PM and the latest V5.5 firmware for CL/QL series digital mixers, which supports ProVisionaire Control/Touch, the latest version 3.6.0 enabling complete control over the entire network chain, from mixers through to amplifiers (including Yamaha’s PC Series and the Nexo NXAMP4X4MK2), processors and speakers.
The new white models of the flagship DZR/CZR series loudspeakers and DXS XLF/CXS XLF subwoofers will also be shown in Europe for the first time, following their launch at the NAMM Show in January. The powered DZR range comprises eight full-range models and four DXS XLF subwoofers, including ‘D’ versions that feature onboard Dante IN/OUT capability. Sharing the same cabinet and speaker components as the DZR/DXS XLF models, the passive CZR/CXS XLF models are perfectly matched with Yamaha’s all new PC-D range of amplifiers to deliver very high power-handling and focused, professional sound.
All DZR/CZR and DXS XLF/CXS XLF models will be available in white as well as the existing black finish, providing more options for a greater variety of uses, such as hotel banquets, houses of worship and auditoriums, where a high quality audio system needs to blend into the design of the space.
Yamaha will also be highlighting its wide-ranging Audioversity education content at ISE, with a variety of training sessions

castISE: CAST Group unveils broadcast solutions
Friday, 31 January 2020

The Netherlands - CAST Group will offer an interactive and informative new demo, including the launch of a new augmented reality product designed for broadcast.
The daily demos presented by CAST Group will showcase various BlackTrax applications for live entertainment and broadcast. These include lighting, media and virtual lighting, spatial audio, interactive games, talent-tracking and augmented reality powered by CONVRG, BlackTrax’s broadcast-control environment, and Helios, a new camera-tracking beacon. Mounted directly on the camera, Helios tracks and provides a synchronised data stream to broadcast systems and media servers, enabling real-time virtual and augmented reality graphics in any production.
For ISE 2020, CAST has joined forces with partners for a live entertainment show designed by MEPTIK, as well as a broadcast & XR demo programmed and supported by White Light.
Integrations at ISE will feature technologies from various partners, including Luminex for lighting applications, interactive media supported by disguise and Notch, virtual lighting by disguise and Panasonic, and Spatial Audio with SPAT Revolution and Adamson Systems.
For the broadcast and XR demo, BlackTrax and CONVRG will be powering the new Panasonic 8K ROI camera, capable of simultaneously streaming four HD crops from one 8K footage source. disguise and Notch will be running XR content for the SmartStage demo in conjunction with White Light.
(Jim Evans)

pixeraISE: AV Stumpfl to preview Pixera v1.6
Friday, 31 January 2020

The Netherlands - AV Stumpfl will present their latest projection screen products and a v1.6 preview of their media server system Pixera, at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam.
Pixera is a multi-award winning 64-bit system for real-time media processing, compositing and management, built around the key theme of usability. A radical new interface enables even first-time users to intuitively understand the main software mechanics. AV Stumpfl's Pixera combines a powerful render engine with “a revolutionary GUI approach”.
AV Stumpfl’s GmbH CEO Tobias Stumpfl comments on the system's successful introduction: "It's wonderful when old industry friends enjoy and support our new products, but to see the amazing enthusiasm of completely new users we only just met in the last twelve months is a uniquely gratifying experience. Pixera may be a comparatively new system, but the high speed with which we implement user feedback makes me really proud to have such a great team."
ISE visitors will be able to enjoy a short video design and projection mapping show at the AV Stumpfl stand, courtesy of the award winning Portuguese creative studio OCUBO, who created the content especially for the ISE 2020. Pixera will be used as the stand's mapping and playout system.
AV Stumpfl will also show a variety of their projection screen systems for displaying high resolution content, including 4K and 8K projection setups.
(Jim Evans)

mxlISE: MXL extends web conferencing range
Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Netherlands - MXL Microphones will showcase a selection of new web conferencing microphones and systems at ISE.
Products making their debut include the AC-44 USB Web Conferencing Mic and the MXL AC-44 LCR multi-microphone system for use with a Zoom Room Speaker Switch. MXL is also expanding on its AC-360 conferencing line with a new ceiling mount, giving integrators and end users even more flexibility for installation in a range of meeting rooms. The AC-360 will be mounted into the ceiling of MXL’s ISE booth throughout the show in order to showcase the mic’s versatile placement capability.
MXL will introduce the latest addition to its popular line of USB conferencing microphones, the MXL AC-44. With a compact footprint measuring only 2.5x3-inches, and 1-inch tall, the AC-44 is a solution for any limited space application including huddle and conference rooms. The AC-44 can also be easily affixed to medical carts for telemedicine, placed in robotics for receiving voice commands and incorporated into OEM applications.
Also at ISE 2020, MXL will demonstrate its latest web conferencing collaborative solution with its MXL AC-44 LCR, a new and advanced “audio tracking” microphone system that will integrate with software and cameras. This three-microphone array will interface with Zoom Video Communications’ new Zoom Room Feature, Zoom Speaker Switch. MXL and Jabra, maker of the PanaCast camera, have created products that work together to ‘provide a seamless speaker switching conferencing solution’.
(Jim Evans)

cloudpower-frontISE: Apex debuts CloudPower Series amplifiers
Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Netherlands - The Apex CloudPower Series will debut at ISE 2020. The proprietary Class-D amplifier control loop features DirectDrive technology and low intermodulation figures resulting in wide stereo imaging.
Web-based control is easily available via the WebUI accessible from any HTML5-capable browser (MAC, PC, IOS, Android) thanks to the amplifier’s built-in WiFi hotspot, or via a standard CAT5 cable connection to a local area network. Multiple amplifiers can be controlled through the same webUI using the trusted and comprehensive workflow of Apex’s intuitive Intelli-Ware software package. By logging into the Apex Cloud, amplifiers can be remotely controlled and monitored from anywhere, thus saving integrators time and money by eliminating the need for a site visit to monitor performance or adjust settings.
Four models with power ratings ranging from 350W to 3000W per channel fit all applications from small commercial spaces to the largest theatre, and all at extremely attractive price points. Whether the application requires a standalone system amplifier, or a comprehensive networked system with multiple amplifiers, the Apex CloudPower Series offers a powerful, scalable solution. With comprehensive loudspeaker preset capability, and optional Dante networking capabilities, implementing CloudPower into your system couldn’t be easier.
According to Apex managing director, Paul Van Hees, the CloudPower Series offers both integrators and rental companies an extremely high quality, cost-effective alternative for powered system management solu

vmo16-frontISE: NST to launch audio installation processor
Wednesday, 29 January 2020

The Netherlands - UK-based NST Audio will launch its new VMO16 16-in 16-out audio installation processor at ISE. Designed using NST second-generation DSP designs, the VMO16 brings no-compromise audio performance and system control to Dante networked audio installations, says the company.
“Our D-Net control software for PC, Mac and iPad gives complete control over ethernet and wi-fi,” comments NST managing director Dan Cartman. “The VMO16 is also fully compatible with our VR1 PoE (Power over Ethernet) remote control panel for simple, flexible user control, while control via third party systems such as Crestron is available via our simple ethernet control protocol.”
The VMO16 provides a total of 16 discrete inputs, and a full 16 x 16 matrix which allows any Dante network inputs to be routed to any of the 16 analogue outputs. All outputs are equipped with 16 bands of parametric EQ, 48dB/octave high pass and low pass filters, and up to 1.3 seconds of delay. In addition, high performance two-stage PXL limiters are incorporated to give high performance loudspeaker protection.
The VMO16 is robustly housed in a 1U 19” lightweight rack mount chassis using a smoothly radiused, machined aluminium front panel, providing sectioned windows distinctively grouped into four banks of channel status indicators, and a master section containing Dante connectivity status and power indicator.
Industry-standard Phoenix-type 3-pin 5.08mm pitch connectors are provided on the VMO16 rear panel for all analogue connections, while the four GPI connections allow c

genelecsmartippressimage01ISE: Genelec to showcase Smart IP loudspeakers
Wednesday, 29 January 2020

The Netherlands - Genelec will be showcasing two Smart IP loudspeaker models at the forthcoming ISE tradeshow in Amsterdam. The 4420 and 4430 loudspeakers combine “exceptional sound quality with single cable convenience, and their onboard Smart IP technology provides scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard CAT cable”. Smart IP offers system designers, integrators and installers “an easy, powerful and cost-effective solution for guaranteeing enjoyable, high-quality audio across entire installations”.
Having been unveiled before a select audience of specially invited Nordic integrators in Helsinki in December, the 4430 will be making its ISE debut alongside its new and even more compact 4420 sibling – with yet more Smart IP models expected to be added to the family in the future.
Producing the clarity and intelligibility, the 4420 and 4430 are compatible with both Dante and open IP standards including AES67 and ST2110-30, and derive power via PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats. Both models feature a single rear panel CAT connector which also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager - a software tool 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. This enables installers to deploy Smart IP loudspeakers even on highly complex, acoustically challenging projects.
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magtape-ultra-matt-range-imageLe Mark launches environment-friendly tape
Wednesday, 29 January 2020

UK - Le Mark has launched MagTape Ultra-Matt, an environment-focused gaffer tape.
For many years, the company had sought to find ways of reducing its impact on the environment, working to provide its customers a choice when it comes to the use of tapes and consideration for the world.
“The ultimate aim was to produce a biodegradable or recyclable gaffer tape,” explains Le Mark’s managing director, Stuart Gibbons. “But like many industries trying to go green, we found the technology to make it affordable just wasn’t there for us yet. But, there must be something we could do.”
Determined not to give up, the team began to re-think how gaffer tape could be made. Going back to basics, they reviewed everything that went into the make-up of a traditional gaffer tape and the processes in its production.
After years of testing and collaboration between Le Mark and one of its primary manufacturing plants, they made “a huge leap forward”.
By stripping back chemicals and streamlining its manufacturing process, Le Mark has introduced MagTape Ultra Matt, a 100% toluene free, low VOC gaffer tape that’s been produced with reduced chemical release agents, using an energy efficient manufacturing process. It is completed with a natural rubber based, residue resistant adhesive and supplied with widely recyclable packaging.
(Jim Evans)

pixeraPixera servers to use Windows 10
Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Austria - From February, Windows 10 will be used for the entire Pixera server product line, AV Stumpfl has announced.
In addition to the latest security updates, servers with Windows 10 will also be delivered with many pre-installed tools and drivers. The engine GUI will also be replaced by Pixera Hub, a new toolset that will offer additional features, such as Autostart Manager and Pixera Version Selector.
"With our new and customised Windows 10 systems, we are choosing a technological path that will not only provide our customers with future security updates, we are also offering them more freedom on their media servers in conjunction with utilities that facilitate a better workflow," says the company in a statement.
The installation of the operating system will be via a USB stick, where all necessary drivers and software packs will be included. Customers, who had purchased a Pixera server with Windows 7 and would like to switch to the latest OS should contact AV Stumpfl.

clfposeidonperspectiveCLF launches Poseidon outdoor beam fixture
Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The Netherlands - CLF Lighting has launched CLF Poseidon, a powerful outdoor beam fixture that has been developed for smooth CMY colour mixing.
Based on the successful CLF Aorun, Poseidon comes with a fast and accurate feature set including a double prism, gobo wheel, animation section and frost. The 190mm wide lens and optics allow big mid-air effects with a bright and punchy beam, delivered by a 400W light source. Colours can be mixed smoothly by using the CMY wheels and a fixed colour wheel is also available.
The IP65-rated housing is equipped with specially designed motors enabling fast pan and tilt movements. A bright O-LED screen offers easy access to on-board settings, even in bright environments.
(Jim Evans)

powersoftISE: Powersoft to mark 25th anniversary
Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The Netherlands - Italian amplifier manufacturer Powersoft will celebrate its 25th year in business at the upcoming ISE 2020.
Over the course of its history, Powersoft has been credited with a number of technological innovations and industry firsts. Just a year into its life, in 1996, the company had already mastered designing and developing the then first commercially-viable Class D amplifier, which was able to deliver consistently reliable, high-power levels. This technological breakthrough on switch mode amplification also helped the company earn a coveted reputation on green power and efficiency, making it Powersoft’s trademark to this day.
In the intervening years, the company continued to push the envelope, always conscious of making consistent, efficient, and intuitive products. This resulted in a number of new products and technologies that have since become industry standards, such as the X Series workhorse and the Ottocanali Series, which boasted advanced signal processing and full Dante by Audinate compatibility, or breakaway innovations such as M-Force, Deva or Mover.
Building on the successful launch of Mover at ISE 2019, this year Powersoft will showcase the capabilities of its latest products in real-life applications. On stand 7-Y195, the company will demonstrate its line of fixed install products, including Mover, Mezzo, the Duecanali, Quattrocanali and Ottocanali lines of FI amplifiers. Meanwhile, Powersoft’s second stand (7-X205) will be an experiential zone split in two areas: hospitality and meeting room.
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netronObsidian Netron line-up now shipping
Monday, 27 January 2020

USA - Obsidian Control Systems’ complete line-up of Netron data distribution products is now in stock and ready to ship from the company’s US and European warehouses.
Netron is a comprehensive range of DMX splitters and ethernet to DMX gateways, supporting applications from live production and venue installations to architectural environments. All Netron products can be configured through either the internal OLED screen and encoder, or the integrated web menu system, which works from PC, Mac and any mobile device.
The Netron range offers three Ethernet to DMX gateways and three RDM splitters.
The EN12 is a powerful, high-density Ethernet to DMX gateway with 12 RDM compatible ports. The EN4 is a powerful Ethernet to DMX gateway with four RDM-compatible ports. Designed for live production and installations with a rugged housing and high-performance processing, it offers flexible rack, truss, wall or DIN-Rail mounting options to cover any situation.
The EP4 is a compact Ethernet to DMX gateway with four RDM compatible ports. It is configurable via its internal web remote and powered over ethernet or via the USB-C connection.
Three variants of RDM splitter round out the range: RDM 6XL, RDM 645 and RDM 10.
(Jim Evans)

ovation-cyc-1fcChauvet introduces Ovation CYC 1 FC
Monday, 27 January 2020

USA - Chauvet Professional has released the Ovation CYC 1 FC.
Debuted at LDI 2019, the fixture can be positioned unobtrusively on the stage and in the broadcast studio. With an illuminance of 173lx at 5m, the CYC 1 FC ensures a wide, smooth coverage area, often allowing larger backdrops to be fully illuminated only from the ground, without the need for downlighting. Since its light source is so near the ground, it can wash backdrops without dark dead areas at the lower end.
The CYC 1 FC can also a foot light, fill light and side light in a wide variety of applications. When the fixture serves as a foot light, its in built shutter can serve as a glare shield, in addition to being used to adjust the light’s throw. An integrated kick stand adds to the fixture’s versatility.
Drawing on Ovation’s award-winning RGBAL colour-mixing technology, the CYC 1 FC produces virtually any hue with the utmost realism and saturation. A virtual colour wheel in the unit matches popular gel colours and colour temperature pre-sets. The fixture also features 16-bit dimming of the master dimmer and individual colours.
The adjustable Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) feature in the fixture ensures that its flat, even field of light is never disturbed by flickering on camera. This attribute, together with its silent, convection-cooled operation, makes the CYC 1 FC suited for broadcast applications.
“We have always pushed the envelope with new concepts in our Ovation products,”comments Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “With the CYC 1 FC, we feel we have done

s4wrdparparnelglamETC Source 4WRD 230V now shipping
Thursday, 23 January 2020

USA - ETC is now shipping a full family of white light LED luminaires for the 230V market. With an impressive lumen-per-watt output, Source 4WRD 230V is available in both warm and cool white arrays.
The warm white 80CRI and 90CRI (Gallery) arrays are designed for theatres and other venues where tungsten fixtures have been the favourite for years. While the cool white 90CRI (Daylight Gallery) array is suitable for industrial trade shows and other live events where “the coolest and brightest white light is desired”.
Both arrays are available in four different form factors including Source 4WRD Spot, PAR, PARNel, and a non-destructive LED retrofit for your existing Source Four fixtures.
ETC’s PAR and PARNel fixtures get a modern upgrade with the added benefits of LEDs and more than 1000 lumens of output. All existing Source Four PAR lenses and accessories are compatible with these LED fixtures. Featuring a patented wave-lens design and easy focusing knob, the Source 4WRD PARNel lets you quickly access a range of 25º-45º - a smooth, soft, symmetrical field that you can spot or flood as needed.
(Jim Evans)

litecad-evolution-imageLitecad Evolution released in French and German
Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Europe - Litec’s Litecad truss configuration software now supports French and German languages.
The software is now available in four languages – English, French, German and Italian.
Litecad is a design programme for technicians who need to quickly and easily put together structures with Litec products and present them to their clients or product managers.
The software instantly creates a list of all materials used in a structure, including component data, such as weights and volumes. It also allows for the uploading of DXF files, such as theatre drawings and technical layouts. No CAD skills are required to use the tool, which is designed to be very user-friendly.
(Jim Evans)

absen-ise-2020ISE 2020: Absen to focus on latest MiniLED
Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The Netherlands - LED display manufacturer Absen, will return to the RAI in Amsterdam next month to present its range of MiniLED products for the fixed installation and rental markets and to introduce new and enhanced products.
Absen will occupy 324sq.m of floor space in Hall 12, representing the company’s largest ever presence at the show.
Absen’s MiniLED are ultra-fine pixel pitch LED panels, incorporating 4-in-1 pixel configuration (IMD) and common cathode technology. Demand for Absen MiniLED products has been very high since the launch of the CR series in 2018, and intensified significantly with last year’s launch of the Aries (AX) series, the market-leading sub-2mm MiniLED rental display, designed to meet the rigorous demands of the rental staging market.
Absen MiniLED now comes as standard in four core product lines: the Aries (AX), Acclaim (A27 Pro) and Control Room (CR) series, as well as the newly launched HC series for mission-critical environments.
The A27 Plus has been Absen’s best-selling fixed install product, seeing over 300% growth in 2019. The Acclaim series is Absen’s flagship display for indoor fixed installation, predominately in corporate and retail environments. This year’s ISE will see the series become available as a MiniLED range - the A27 Pro series - making it “better, stronger, and more efficient”.
Finally, the CR series will now be available in 0.7mm pixel pitch, which represents the company’s smallest pixel pitch and highest resolution display. As well as this improvement, Absen will also

chamsyssoftwaremqChamSys rolls out MagicQ Stable
Wednesday, 22 January 2020

UK - ChamSys has introduced the first release of its MagicQ Stable software.
Available on the ChamSys website, MagicQ Stable v1.8.5.2 can be downloaded at no cost to all MagicQ consoles and PC platforms. In addition to being capable of importing GDTF files directly, the new software embraces a wide range of performance features that have been universally well-received when tested in beta versions.
Among these features is an Undo function that allows actions by the programmer and the console to be undone and redone. For easy reference, an Undo History is also available. Another notable programming function is FX Tracking Out, which allows programmers using Cue Stack Tracking to track out individual FX with different fade times.
Together, the new features provide programmers with more powerful and flexible tools to use to control and expand lighting designs. These tools all were all designed to be user- friendly and readily accessible.
“The MagicQ Stable software release further develops our award winning powerful MagicQ platform,” says Chris Kennedy, ChamSys software director. “We are pleased to be amongst the first to embrace open protocols such as GDTF. Our new MagicQ Stable v1.8.5.2 takes these a step further by adding other unique features to MagicQ.”
(Jim Evans)

artiste-monetindispensable-technology-awardArtiste Monet and Fuze Profile win awards
Wednesday, 22 January 2020

USA - Two Elation Professional luminaires were recognised by the industry with product awards this month.
The Artiste Monet LED profile fixture won an Indispensable Technology (IT) Award. The accolade was bestowed at the recent Parnelli Awards, which took place on 17 January at the Anaheim Hilton Pacific Ballroom.
Days earlier, the company’s Fuze Profile was chosen by ProSoundWeb readers to be a top lighting product in the entertainment technology industry, winning a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award (RCA).
The IT Awards recognise products that have advanced the state of the art in entertainment technology and are voted on by subscribers to PLSN and Front of House magazines. The recognition for the Artiste Monet, which also won a PLASA Award for Innovation in 2019, was the eighth industry gong bestowed to fixtures from Elation’s Artiste series.
Accepting the IT Award were Elation sales & marketing director Eric Loader and the company’s product manager Matthias Hinrichs accepted the award. “Winning an award never gets old and the Indispensable Technology Award is extra special as it reflects the opinion of users and knowledgeable professionals who use and specify products every day,” comments Loader. “We’re thrilled to again be recognised as an innovator in entertainment lighting and honoured to add it to the Artiste’s growing trophy case.”
(Jim Evans)

Canon to show imaging ecosystem at ISE 2020
Tuesday, 21 January 2020

The Netherlands - Canon Europe will be showcasing a new dimension of its business to visitors at ISE 2020 next month.
Visitors to the stand will have the chance to see its advanced imaging ecosystem, including Canon’s incredible HDR, 4K and 8K projection capabilities and unrivalled line-up of input to output solutions, including world-class cameras and lenses. Canon’s network cameras, comprehensive analytics software, and a robotic arm - provided by Denso - will be on stand demonstrating how visual analytics technology can support automation of various cumbersome tasks.
Matthew Koshy, European product marketing specialist, Canon Europe, comments: “We’re building on the success of ISE 2019 by expanding our input to output showcase, which highlights the importance of having an integrated line-up to deliver unbeatable resolution. Our range of high-brightness and high-image-quality laser projectors will be on display to show how cohesive projection systems offer systems integrators incredible optical performance, simple installation and low maintenance.”
At one of the dedicated zones on stand, Canon will showcase its imaging solutions which work seamlessly together to streamline workflows and guarantee optical excellence for system integrators.
Canon’s premium video camera range, reference display monitors and projectors, will offer visitors the chance to immerse themselves in a live 4K production simulation. Starring in this demo is the 4K production camera - the XF705, the renowned EOS C200 4K Cinema camera, the compact 4K camcorde


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