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PLASA 2019: Astera shows complete rangePLASA 2019: Astera shows complete range
Monday, 9 September 2019

UK - German LED manufacturer Astera - integrated into the Ambersphere booth - will show its complete range of battery-powered wirelessly-operated LED products at PLASA 2019 in London, including the entire Titan family.
This comprises the award-winning and popular standard 1m long Titan Tube; the little 55cm Helios Titan Tube; and the brand-new double-size 2m Hyperion Titan Tube, shown in the UK for the first time.
Additionally, Astera its ever-growing range of accessories for use with Titan and their various other LED lighting products.
Approximately 30 accessories will be mounted on a special ‘feature’ wall, displayed so visitors can clearly and easily see everything available to make their Astera fixtures even more flexible and adaptable. Several of these accessories will also be being displayed in the UK for the first time.
Other highlights will include Softbags for the convenient portability of Helios and Titan tubes and DataLink, a device to add DMX or Art-Net Data to between 1 and 4 Helios, Titan or Hyperion Tubes.
Astera’s flagship TitanTube is designed to be an invaluable lighting tool for TV, film, video, broadcast cinema and photography as well as shows and live events.
Following the success of the Titan Tube, Astera has created the double-length 2m- long Hyperion Tube with double the amount of LEDs, double the batteries, double the brightness, double the pixels and the same high-quality light output when controlled via the Astera App, CRMX and on-tube control plus the wired DMX option.
Astera System offers s

PLASA 2019: City Theatrical majors on MultiversePLASA 2019: City Theatrical majors on Multiverse
Monday, 9 September 2019

UK - City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand H50 at PLASA Show 2019 in Olympia London from 15-17 September. Live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include PLASA 2019 Award for Innovation nominees Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz and Pathway Connectivity Pathport Octo DMX/RDM Gateway, new QolorFLEX HiQ, UV, and 5-in-1 LED Tape, and more.
In addition to its recent nomination for the upcoming PLASA Awards for Innovation, the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system was recognised as the winner of the Live Design Award for Best Debuting Product at LDI 2018 for its ability to broadcast up to 10 universes of DMX data while using less radio energy than other single universe wireless DMX transmitters.
Multiverse wireless DMX products use mDMX, a form of DMX proprietary to City Theatrical, which is optimised for wireless broadcast to dramatically reduce the amount of data being broadcast, thereby reducing unneeded radio energy. Multiverse also uses mRDM, which allows it to broadcast RDM information without disrupting the DMX broadcast - a feature that is not available even in wired RDM systems.
The Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz opens a new world in wireless DMX/RDM. Its Ethernet input allows it to take in streaming ACN (sACN) or Art-Net and to transmit as many as ten user selectable universes of DMX/RDM in the 2.4GHZ band, while using only a fraction of the radio energy of any present-day single universe wireless DMX transmitter.
The Multiverse Transmitter has a Bluetooth radio receiver built in that allows it to communicate with th

 
 
PLASA 2019: Robe debuts LED profilePLASA 2019: Robe debuts LED profile
Friday, 6 September 2019

UK - Robe will debut a moving head and a linear bar fixture whilst showcasing its latest lighting products for theatre, concert touring and rental on stand D40 at PLASA 2019 (15-17 September, London Olympia). The company is also launching the first in a new trilogy of live expo shows.
Making an exhibition launch will be the Esprite LED profile moving light. The fixture houses a 650W WTE (White Transferrable Engine) light source - a changeable LED engine engineered in-house by Robe, through which the company promises to eliminate common white-source issues such as unpredictable life and performance inconsistency.
Also debuting at the show will be Tetra (from Tetragnatha), a linear bar fixture that builds on Robe’s Spiider and Tarrantula LED technology. Utilising the same LEDs, with a 4.5° beam from each of the 18 pixels, these can be combined to produce a bright, 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. Tetra also incorporates two MCFE (Multi-Coloured Flower Effects) within the LED engine, and utilises L3 (Low Light Linearity) dimming technology.
“The compact and practical design of the fixture allows end-to-end placement of units on the stage deck, floor or truss, maintaining equal spacing between pixels,” says Robe. “The homogenised beams, together with the smooth 10:1 zoom, provide a wash opening out to 45° or an effe

 
PLASA 2019: Area Four's outdoor structures seminarPLASA 2019: Area Four's outdoor structures seminar
Friday, 6 September 2019

UK - Temporary outdoor LED screen support structures are key part of today’s leading live events. With this in mind, Area Four Industries’ Norbert Tripp is giving a presentation at PLASA Show to discuss best practice for their use and design as well as advance planning in set-up and safety measures.
Temporary Outdoor LED Screen Structures is taking place on 16 September from 13:30 - 14:15 in the Lighting and Production Theatre at London Olympia’s National Hall.
During the presentation, Tripp will discuss how LED screens react under wind loads; how the load-bearing structure should look like; and how to take the proper precautions in case of high wind speeds.
(Jim Evans)

 
 

PLASA 2019: AC-ET shows over 20 brandsPLASA 2019: AC-ET shows over 20 brands
Friday, 6 September 2019

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will exclusively show over 20 brands from across its dedicated lighting, rigging, audio and video sales divisions on stand E30 at PLASA 2019 (15-17 September, London Olympia).
The stand will feature at least six products that have been nominated for the PLASA Awards for Innovation 2019, including the Prolights PixieWash XB, a single source RGB+WW LED wash light with extensive zoom and high CRI. Also nominated from Prolights is Mosaico XL, a long-throw IP66 LED fixture for projecting gobos and textures onto buildings and landscapes with colour mixing, animation wheel and framing shutters. LumenRadio’s TimoTwo module, which brings concurrent CRMX (wireless DMX/RDM) and Bluetooth to a single chip, and BroadWeigh’s Bluetooth system that sends data straight to a smart device, have also been nominated.
Other nominees include Luminex, who will be unveiling Araneo, a free software that provides a graphical overview of a network; and Claypaky’s laser-source beam light, Xtylos.
Lighting highlights include the new Chroma-Q Space Force onebytwo variable white LED soft light panel. Recipient of a Lighting Product of the Year Award at NAB, the cost-effective, bright, high quality unit is a modern replacement for traditional soft sources. The popular Space Force fixture, upon whose technologies the onebytwo is based, will also be on display, alongside Chroma-Q's other film and TV fixtures, the Studio Force II and the Brute Force, a powerful, LED alternative to traditional light sources.
Additional moving h

 
PLASA 2019: ETC and High End Systems returnPLASA 2019: ETC and High End Systems return
Friday, 6 September 2019

UK - ETC and High End Systems return to the PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia) on stand J38A/B with a selection of new products, Tech Talks seminars by ETC specialists, and an evening of networking and Augment3d games.
Visitors can explore the newest innovations including High End Systems’ TurboRay effects fixture; the Augment3d software for the Eos family of consoles, and the ArcSystem range of houselight fixtures.
Augment3d is ETC’s first integrated 3D programming environment, which will be a part of the upcoming Eos v3.0 software. It combines pre-visualisation, live interaction and augmented reality, allowing users to work more effectively before and during production periods.
On Monday, 16 September, visitors can attend ETC’s networking event from 5pm where there will be an extra chance for attendees to experience first-hand how to program from a new perspective with Augment3d.
A range of the latest moving lights will be displayed at the show, including High End Systems’ SolaWash 1000, TurboRay and ETC’s Relevé Spot. The newly launched SolaWash 1000 includes a full framing shutter system, CMY/CTO linear colour mixing system, a seven plus open position replaceable colour wheel, iris and dual Linear Frost systems for medium and heavy frost. Sharp edge focus performs throughout the entire 12°-55° zoom range.
TurboRay’s radial diffusers give it a classic retro look. This versatile fixture can be used as a narrow-angle wash light or as a beam.
Relevé Spot is the first member of a new automated light

 
 
High End Systems debuts SolaWash 1000High End Systems debuts SolaWash 1000
Thursday, 5 September 2019

UK - High End Systems has introduced the newest member of the Sola Series, the SolaWash 1000 automated luminaire. SolaWash 1000 is available in two versions; either with an Ultra-Bright engine producing 20,000 field lumens or a High CRI Engine featuring incredibly accurate colour rendering.
The fixture includes a full framing shutter system, CMY/CTO linear colour mixing system, a seven plus open position replaceable colour wheel, iris and dual Linear Frost systems for medium and heavy frost. Sharp edge focus performs throughout the entire 12° - 55° zoom range. A TM-30 Filter boosts the Ultra-Bright engine to 85+ CRI.
Automated lighting product manager Matt Stoner comments: “The SolaWash 1000 offers an elegant feature set for our users. Whether you are using the fixture as an Ultra-Bright wash light with framing, a high CRI key light for face lighting or even a wide and soft edge wash fixture, the SolaWash 1000 is designed to give designers a great light, a wide gamut of pure and even colours, and a beautifully simple feature set.”
"From a feature perspective, the SolaWash 1000 is a wash light with the best of the basics: fantastic colour mixing possibilities, great output and near-silent operation,” says High End Systems brand Manager Tania Lesage. “The fixture is designed with fast serviceability in mind, and is of course equipped with High End Systems' patented lens defogger. SolaWash 1000 will be a great complement to our SolaFrame 1000."
(Jim Evans)

 
Audinate updates Dante Domain ManagerAudinate updates Dante Domain Manager
Thursday, 5 September 2019

USA - Audinate has announced version 1.1 of Dante Domain Manager. This update to Dante Domain Manager brings key improvements and new features to users and integrators: new flexible installation options, improved email alerts and notifications, support for SMPTE 2110 devices and secure access to LDAP and SMTP servers, says the company.
Dante Domain Manager is software that gives integrators, AV specialists and IT managers the ability to better manage Dante AV networks by creating groupings of Dante devices called ‘domains’ - which are zones of products. It enables administrators to secure their systems with user level authentication by domain and to scale their installations by supporting Dante audio across routed IP networks with multiple subnets. Administrators looking to route audio between studios, buildings or even across entire campuses may now do so regardless of network topology.
Version 1.1 is now delivered as a complete ISO package, making it fast and easy for users to install and setup Dante Domain Manager to suit their needs and applications. The ISO package may be used in virtual environments such as VMWare ESXi, Oracle VirtualBox and Microsoft Hyper-V, or it may be installed directly onto a ‘bare metal’ server with no additional software required.
Improvements to email notifications and alerts mean that integrators and managers can stay on top of changes to their systems from wherever they are, addressing issues before impacts are felt. Support for LDAPS and SMTPS brings greater security and confidence to network managers by en

 
 
PLASA 2019: Artistic Licence debuts DMXtoDALI quadPLASA 2019: Artistic Licence debuts DMXtoDALI quad
Wednesday, 4 September 2019

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

 
PLASA 2019: Robe Esprite set to debutPLASA 2019: Robe Esprite set to debut
Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Czech Republic - Robe has unveiled Esprite, the company's new LED moving head.
The luminaire, which incorporates a new type of LED light source and outputs 27,000 lumens, is set to debut at the upcoming PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia).
Designed as an LED replacement for discharge fixtures, Esprite is the first in a new series of Robe luminaires to feature the company’s 650W WTE (White Transferrable Engine) white LED light source, a replaceable/transferable engine that promises to eradicate issues such as unpredictable lifecycles and other performance inconsistencies.
The LED module also holds a host of data in addition to date, serial number and usage, which can be accessed via a free mobile app.
Other design features in Esprite include a new cooling system that removes any airflow over the optics, resulting in reduced residue deposits and extending the periods needed between cleaning sessions. Meanwhile, a 5.5°-50° zoom range provides a flat-field beam, which combines with smooth CMY colour mixing, fast bumping colour wheels and a coloured prism for “a new level of effects and animations”, says Robe.
Also included are an animation wheel, variable CTO, two-colour wheels, rotating and static gobos, a six-facet rotating prism, and a selection of 1° and 5° frosts.
Alongside a set of framing shutters and LED ‘adjuster tools’ like C-Pulse flicker-free management for optimisation with the latest HD and UHD cameras, the unit also has L3 (low light linearity) dimming

 
 
Martin Audio WPS now shippingMartin Audio WPS now shipping
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - Martin Audio has confirmed that its new WPS, the fourth model in the Wavefront Precision optimised line array series, will be shipping with effect from early September.
Dom Harter, managing director, states: “We were delighted with the response we received from the market when WPS was first announced and are pleased to have been able to bring it to market on time.”
The latest addition to the Wavefront Precision range can achieve a peak SPL of 133dB and is perfect for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint. This makes it ideal for live sound reinforcement and installations in theatres, concert halls and Houses of Worship, while rental companies will see scope in deploying WPS arrays as front-fill, delay or side-hang support for larger Wavefront Precision systems.
For extended low frequency performance, WPS is designed to be partnered with the SXC118 cardioid subwoofer and its flyable variant, SXCF118.
“Wavefront Precision has been the company’s fastest ever selling line array series,” continues Harter, “and we are delighted that the journey is continuing with the launch of WPS.”
(Jim Evans)

 
PLASA 2019: GoboPlus adds more designsPLASA 2019: GoboPlus adds more designs
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - GoboPlus will exhibit at PLASA 2019 on stand B2b alongside its new sister company, FollowSpotSales. FollowSpotSales joins CutColourPlus, the filter cutting and supply service, and Inluster lighting consultancy under the GoboPlus umbrella.
FollowSpotSales.com is a new UK distributor for LDR of Italy, one of the last remaining independent lantern and follow spot manufacturers. It produces a complete range of profiles, Fresnels, soft-lights and follow spots with LED, discharge and traditional tungsten light sources, for entertainment technology as well as display and architecture. A selection of LDR lanterns and small gobo projectors available from GoboPlus.com will be shown on stand B2b.
GoboPlus.com continues to devote its comprehensive expertise, exceptional quality and service to the delivery of outstanding custom gobos and over 3000 designs from Rosco, DHA, and GAM, in addition to its own ever-growing catalogue of exclusive gobo designs.
As a one-stop shop for all things ‘gobo’, the company will be launching new gobo designs, including new HR vignettes and graded edge shapes, at PLASA 2019 which will be celebrated with some very original etched giveaways.
The new designs will be presented alongside examples of GoboPlus’ new, high-resolution glass gobos which render images in much finer detail than has been previously possible. The new level of resolution enables images of much greater detail to be produced on smaller gobos, giving more scope to original designs and more accurate reproduction of standard gobo patterns. The extremel

 
 
PLASA 2019: MDG celebrates fifth anniversaryPLASA 2019: MDG celebrates fifth anniversary
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - MDG will be exhibiting at PLASA 2019 on Stand 50 where it will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of MDG Fog UK with a prize draw and the chance to win some MDG swag.
The team from MDG UK and head office will be demonstrating the ATMe and ATMe WPE haze generators. The ATMe WPE is a weather-proof and dust-resistant version of the ATMe which has been designed specifically for outdoor use.
MDG’s Me Series of fog generators, will be represented by the units at two opposite ends of the size range, with the compact Me2 fog generator at one end and the hugely impressive, stadium-filling Me8 fog generator at the other – both of which release pure white, fine particled fog in “unbelievable volume with the finest of control”.
New for PLASA 2019 are MDG’s bespoke touring flight cases. Designed to carry MDG’s ATMe haze generator or any of Me1, Me2 and Me4 fog generators, these cases not only provide rugged, safe transport for the generators, but allow the entire unit to be rolled onto stage and simply plugged in for instant use. Each flight case is fully equipped with direct plug-in connections for power and DMX In/Out.
MDG’s ICE FOG low fog generator will also be on show on the stand, producing low fog effects without recourse to dry ice. The line-up is completed by theFAN, MDG’s ultra-compact, variable speed digital fan which can be used in conjunction with all MDG generators.
MDG will be located alongside the Robe stand which will showcase MDG’s new ICE FOG Q HP low fog generator that runs using standard high-pressure li

 
PLASA 2019: Robert Juliat focus on ZEP2PLASA 2019: Robert Juliat focus on ZEP2
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at PLASA 2019 on Stand K40d with UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, where it will demonstrate SpotMe, its award-winning, bespoke 3D position-tracking system for followspots, which earned Robert Juliat a PLASA Award for Innovation in 2018.
The ZEP2 range of LED zoom profile spots and Fresnel fixtures will be on display. Equipped with an enhanced white LED source providing a higher light quality and output, ZEP2 can be used as a direct complement or replacement for traditional 1kW or 2kW units but uses only 150W or 300W of long-life LED power resulting in huge cost savings.
ZEP2 profile spots deliver a smooth flat beam, CRI of up to 92, and all the SX range features including three variable zoom options (28°-54°, 16°-35° and 11°-26°), a strobe function, and a built-in flicker-free dimmable PSU with silent operation which make it suitable for studio and film applications. Zero UV/IR emissions ensures protection for audiences, works of art and delicate or historic environments. Gobo projection is crystal clear which makes ZEP2 profiles suitable for applications from the smallest theatre to the largest spectacular.
ZEP2 Fresnel fixtures complement the ZEP2 profile spots. Available in warm and cool white (150W version) and, additionally, neutral and variable white (300W version), with a 200mm Fresnel lens that creates a powerful wash effect. Colour temperature remains constant while dimming, and the built-in electronic flicker-free dimmable PSU ensures silent operation. Beam shaping can be achieved with pre

 
 
PLASA 2019: Ayrton plans double launchPLASA 2019: Ayrton plans double launch
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - Ayrton will be exhibiting at PLASA 2019 with its exclusive UK distributor Ambersphere Solution on Stand K40b.
On display from the French lighting manufacturer will be its latest luminaires - Khamsin, Bora, Mistral and Levante – and two new products, Perseo and Huracán-X, will be launched at the show.
Ayrton will also celebrate its heritage through a product showcase styled as a timeline, showing products manufactured since the company’s inception in 2001.
Perseo is Ayrton’s first multi-function, compact, powerful, IP65-rated fixture developed for outdoor use. Feature-rich from the factory (including 100% framing shutters, a variable CTO and six-colour wheel), Perseo produces 27,000lm from its 500W LED source, and sports a fully weather-proof housing with a new water-resistant menu navigation system. The fixture has a 27,000-lumen output calibrated at 8000K and a zoom range of 7°- 56°, with no hotspot and significant improvement from distortion at wide angles. In addition, a phase-change liquid cooling system fitted with four submersible fans is located outside the watertight enclosure.
Huracán-X is a profile luminaire that produces 50,000lm from its 1000W LED source, at a colour temperature of 6500K. A triple variable colour temperature corrector allows subtle adjustment from 2700 K to 15000 K. With a zoom range of 6.2°-62°, the fixture also offers Ayrton’s advanced framing shutters for accurate positioning across 100% of the surface area in any position. Huracán-X also boasts a graphical system with one seven-position wh

 
MAG Audio to unveil scalable system
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Ukraine - Loudspeaker manufacturer MAG Audio will launch the MAG MUST, a scalable line-array based system, at an event at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv on 6 September (Friday).
MAG MUST (Multiple Uniform Sound Technology) creates a uniform sound dispersion in a hall or arena of any size, says the company. It is based on MAG Audio’s Wasp tour-grade line array and benefits from an amplification solution provided by Powersoft.
MAG’s CEO Alexander Khasin comments: “Today’s sound rental companies often have a diverse clientele with diverse needs, forcing them to have a wide variety of speakers and arrays to fit varying event sizes and spaces. They have to have in stock a multiplicity of products to serve their client’s needs. With MAG MUST, you have a one-stop line and array that can serve the needs of any client, regardless of the event’s demands. MAG MUST will save invaluable time and money by offering streamlined services in the form of a singular product.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
PLASA 2019: LaserCube’s laser showPLASA 2019: LaserCube’s laser show
Monday, 2 September 2019

UK - LaserCube, an all-in-one laser display system ideal for mobile DJs and other applications that require a portable and easily set-up laser solution, will be presented at PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia, stand T8).
LaserCube allows users to project analogous colour patterns and animations onto walls, screens or other surfaces, create looping tunnels or other laser artwork. 
The device fits inside a 10cm, 1.4kg cube and its battery lasts for three hours on a single charge. Users can control LaserCube remotely via the LaserOS software, available for Mac, PC and Android devices; LaserOS is handily pre-loaded with various animations, images and sonic visualisers. Bespoke abstracts and timeline-based shows can also be created with compatible third-party software, such as MaxWell, Modulaser, or LaserShowXpress.
Multiple LaserCubes can be hooked to a single control device.

 
Multiverse Wireless DMX for Wildfire VioStormMultiverse Wireless DMX for Wildfire VioStorm
Friday, 30 August 2019

USA - City Theatrical’s Multiverse Wireless DMX technology is now available with the VioStorm UV LED lighting series, Wildfire Lighting’s flagship black light product line.
Multiverse Modules, which are tiny radios that can be built into lighting fixtures to provide Multiverse wireless DMX control, now come as an onboard option for use in the 900MHz or 2.4GHz spectrum when purchasing Viostorm Series lighting fixtures. This technology comes as Wildfire Lighting’s first introduction of wireless DMX technology into its products.
“We chose Multiverse because we liked the interconnectivity it brought to the table,” says John Berardi, president and CEO of Wildfire Lighting. “The Multiverse Transmitter utilises ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capability, dual band technology, nine simultaneous universes all in a single transmitter, plus integration with the DMXcat app. The Multiverse Modules we use connect to all of that, were small enough to be built right into our system, and cost significantly less than other options. There’s nothing like it on the market.”
Wildfire VioStorm UV LED Lighting Series combines true 365nm UV output and long throw performance with the control and efficiency of LEDs. Typically used indoors for large theme park and theatrical applications, the series currently includes two black light lighting fixture models, both of which include Multiverse wireless DMX in addition to standard DMX control.
“The Multiverse Module marks the first time that the implementation of a wireless DMX chip in every DMX device is pos

 
 
MOG brings new solutions to IBC 2019MOG brings new solutions to IBC 2019
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The Netherlands - MOG Technologies, supplier of end-to-end solutions for professional media, will present its latest developments at IBC 2019 (13-17 September, RAI Amsterdam).
The focus will be on the latest advances for the production management platform with MAM4PRO; a new professional media deck station; new enhancements to Vizzi online video platform, and various technical deployments throughout its solutions.
MAM4Pro is an enterprise solution designed for managing and executing all media operations - record, ingest, play, stream, encode, transcode and decode - in a native virtualised environment. MAM4PRO brings to the market a set of software services that focus on asset management, resources management, and media operations.
mDECK is billed as “the ultimate professional media deck appliance to record, ingest, transcode and play in any format of video content”. It supports Avid, OP1a, QT, MP4, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XAVC, FLV, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WebM, MPEG-DASH WebM, MPEG-TS, Matroska, NDI and IMF formats. Supporting file-based and baseband, with full integration on hybrid workflows, mDECK is designed for small and medium-sized facilities, that need to switch between operations in short time frames.
With a unified OTT platform with Content Management SaaS and a top-tier CDN distribution, Vizzi offers extended multi-platform support and in-video interactivity with timed triggers that enable user interactions and enriches the viewing experience.
(Jim Evans)

 
Area Four focus on EXE TechnologyArea Four focus on EXE Technology
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Europe - EXE Rise series’s most established hoist range - the Large Frame Hoist - is the subject of a new video released by EXE Technology distributor Area Four Industries.
Adam Beaumont (UK, EXE Technology brand manager) is back again on the company’s A4i.tv video channel to explain the product’s features, benefits, components and technical specifications.
Designed for touring and permanent installations, the Large Frame Hoist is available in one-tonne (single fall) and two-tonne (double fall) loading capacities.

 
 
ADJ’s Starship takes flightADJ’s Starship takes flight
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

USA - The latest addition to ADJ’s range of professional lighting equipment, the Starship, is a modern take on a classic centrepiece effect. Designed for installation in nightclubs, as well as for use as part of mobile lightshows, this fixture features six motorised bars loaded with quad colour LEDs that generate “a myriad of intense moving and colour-changing mid-air beams”.
The Starship’s six motorized bars each offer independent tilt control with a range of 95° and are positioned in a star-shaped configuration extending out from a central hub. Each bar is fitted with four individually-controlled 15W 4-in-1 RGBW LEDs, which generate razor-sharp beams that cut through a haze-filled room. The combination of the six independent motors and 24 separate LEDs allows the Starship to create a wide variety of exciting effects that feature a mass of intense beams changing colour and moving in different directions.
The fixture is supplied with a selection of built-in programmes which make full use of its pixel control capabilities as well as its independent tilt motion. This allows for simple plug-and-play operation if required, which will be appealing for applications such as bowling centres, roller rinks and multi-purpose leisure complexes. The fixture also offers full DMX control, with a choice of two channel modes - 22 or 120 - allowing for integration into a larger lightshow within a nightclub or bar.
“Offering a modern take on the classic centrepiece, the new Starship brings the power-saving, low-heat, long-life advantages of LED to this tim

 
PLASA 2019: Coda N-APS makes Euro debutPLASA 2019: Coda N-APS makes Euro debut
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

UK - Exhibiting at the upcoming PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia), Coda Audio will be showing the recently-launched two-way arrayable point source, N-APS.
N-APS is the smaller sibling of Coda Audio’s APS system. Where APS addressed the limitations of traditional point source systems by delivering unprecedented performance standards, to deliver a range of functions in small to medium-sized venues, N-APS places new patented technology into an even smaller box to offer incredible power to weight ratio and flexibility.
For smaller venues or corporate events where, for example, the geometry of a space might be considered to make coverage awkward, N-APS provides an unobtrusive yet powerful solution, says the company.
Complementing the tradeshow debut of N-APS, Coda Audio is also introducing the N-SUB, a 15” subwoofer that reaches as low as 30Hz. Like N-APS, N-SUB benefits from DAC which allows it to reach high SPLs whilst staying completely cool.
Visitors to the Coda Audio stand (S61) will also be able to meet company representatives David Webster, Maggie Schaefer, Steve Norman and George Puttock.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
City Theatrical expands accessories lineCity Theatrical expands accessories line
Tuesday, 27 August 2019

USA - City Theatrical has expanded its line of moving light accessories with four new beam control products, including Top Hats designed to fit Chauvet, ETC and High End Systems lighting fixtures, and concentric rings for GLP X4L lighting fixtures.
Once only custom made, these now standard accessories are in high demand for Broadway and Broadway-style productions in which lighting designers require precise control of light beams, often specifying an accessory for every moving light that goes into a show, says the company.
City Theatrical’s new Moving Light Accessory products include Chauvet Rogue R2 Wash Top Hats, ETC Releve Spot Top Hats, High End Systems Solaframe 1000 Top Hats, and GLP X4L Concentric Rings. Each Top Hat is designed to fit its lighting fixture model perfectly, and control light spill and reduce light reflection with interior flocking, similar to all of City Theatrical’s Standard Top Hats. The GLP X4L concentric rings are comparable in function to a full six-inch Top Hat at only two inches long.
All new Moving Light Accessories by City Theatrical are fabricated from light gauge aluminium with a black powdercoat finish. These additions complement a wide array of already available Martin and Vari-Lite accessories.
(Jim Evans)

 
PLASA 2019: Data Strategy presents QC-SatellitePLASA 2019: Data Strategy presents QC-Satellite
Tuesday, 27 August 2019

UK - Data Strategy will showcase QC-Satellite, a new feature for the QC-Check workstation, on stand K10 at this year’s PLASA 2019. QC-Satellite provides the facility to take a workstation off-site for testing equipment and then, on its return to the home warehouse, upload all the test data automatically to the central database. The QC-Satellite testing feature is ideal for companies with large warehouses or remote theatre areas that do not have connection to the LAN/Wi-Fi network.
The feature specifically enables the cable-, RCD-, and OutBoard PAT-testing capabilities of the QC-Check to be carried out in areas where there is no connection to the central SQL database, which can happen when there is a testing requirement at another site, or in an area with no network connection.
Also on stand and available for demonstration will be VeriCal, which can also be viewed at the show’s PLASA 2019 Innovation Gallery as the product has been entered into the PLASA 2019 Innovation Awards.
VeriCal ensures the PAT-4 test unit, an integral part of the QC-Check workstation, produce verified and accurate results. Earlier this year, UK hire and events company, SLX, used VeriCal to prepare for ISO accreditation. The company faced the annual prospect of being without its 14 QC-Check workstations for a period of up to four weeks whilst the units went off-site for certification that the PAT testers were within their operation specifications.
However, this year, VeriCal, the hand-held, on-site alternative to off-site calibration, ensured the OutBoard PAT-4 tester

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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