Product News

forge-custom-led-moduleForge develops adaptable LED modules
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

UK - In recognition of the demand for high-performance reliable LED modules, Forge has introduced a custom module to do exactly that.
Forge has also recently developed a <10⁰ optic to suit the module, fulfilling that demand for a tight crisp beam pattern to complement the medium and wide offering. With Forge’s optic design and manufacturing capability, you can also create your own bespoke beam pattern and achieve specific light distribution. All of this is before you even consider your light CCT and CRI requirements - you really can put light where you want it, says the company.
(Jim Evans)

halo-bEM Acoustics launches HALO-B
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Europe - ISE 2019 saw the launch of the third system in the EM Acoustics’ HALO line array family, HALO-B. The move follows the introduction in early 2018 of the British company’s large format HALO-A arena system. As its name suggests, HALO-B sits between HALO-A and HALO-C in both physical size and overall system output, and as such is perhaps the most versatile system in the family.
Built on the same ‘maximum headroom’ design principles as HALO-A to ensure consistent performance across all SPL levels and consistent horizontal dispersion pattern across the operating frequency band, HALO-B is a two-way reflex-loaded line array element featuring dual 8” LF drivers and four 1” HF drive units.
Festivals, stadia, sports arenas, concert halls, theatres, houses of worship and corporate AV events are all candidates for HALO-B which is designed to be equally comfortable in both fixed installation and mobile applications, says the company.
EM Acoustics operations director, Mike Wheeler, comments: “HALO-B is simply the best product we’ve ever made. Firstly, we were successfully able to scale the technology used in HALO-A; this isn’t always possible, but when it is and it works, it’s a massive time saver. Secondly, HALO-B is an ideal size for so many applications, either on its own or accompanying something else – we think it’ll be a really useful tool for rental companies looking for maximum ROI. Finally, sonically, it’s amazing – it has all the poise, subtlety and detail of HALO-C combined with horsepower of HALO-A in a versatile p

shceohmg-1Production AV to demo disguise/Agile integration at EPS
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

UK - Video solutions specialist Production AV will be on Stand I2E at the Event Production Show at London Olympia on 26 and 27 February to showcase the Agile Arc Lite PTZ camera integration solution from leading media server company disguise. Based in Cheltenham, Production AV has been at the forefront of AV innovation for 14 years. It is inviting visitors to get hands-on with the new disguise and Agile kit at the show.
In February, disguise launched the latest version of its award-winning software, used to design, sequence and control live shows and experiences. Version r15.2 now includes integrations with Agile Remote Cameras’ range of PTZ cameras, enabling live video feeds from the discreet PTZ cameras to be used as part of the visuals on impressive live events.
“We’re thrilled to demo just what disguise’s new Agile integration protocol can do in a real-world scenario to enhance the video capabilities for a whole range of events,” says Production AV founder, Pete McCrea. “The latest r15.2 software release brings full control over so many features, such as recording pan, tilt and zoom information as a preset, and it can all be adjusted from the software interface. It really is special.”
Also on Production AV’s stand will be Desay’s X2.6i 2.6mm indoor LED modules, which can be built in both concave and convex configurations as either a flown or ground support system. “We recently made a major investment in more than 200 Desay LED modules and in doing so we now have a significantly higher resolution LED option, which p

adorn-series-copyMartin Adorn loudspeakers now shipping
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

UK - Martin Audio reports that its recently announced series of Adorn on-wall loudspeakers is now shipping.
Adorn was launched at the recent Martin Audio Open Days, where global distributors noted the many application opportunities it offers, from retail to corporate.
Designed for distributed sound applications that require high performance from visually discreet enclosures, the Adorn series also provides a seamless sonic transition within a multi-zoned complex using larger Martin Audio systems such as CDD or BlacklineX.
Dom Harter, managing director, comments: “The commercial install market for loudspeakers is significant and growing, and the Adorn series is targeted to win over specifiers, system integrators and installers by offering stunning sound quality in a diminutive, attractive and competitively priced package.”
The newly-announced SX110 subwoofer will further extend the bandwidth of Adorn on-wall speakers, and is suitable for foreground music applications which require increased impact and low frequency performance.
Supporting electronics for Adorn series has also resulted in a significant shake up of Martin Audio’s amplifier and controller portfolio. Via is a new range of four high performance, cost effective power amplifiers designed primarily for installation use, but also suited to portable applications.
Dom Harter, explains: “We have enjoyed huge success with the new iKON amplifiers for our Wavefront Precision series and this Via range of amps offers our users affordable, high-performance amplifiers for us

adjADJ expands Focus LED series
Monday, 11 February 2019

USA - ADJ has announced the expansion of its Focus series of compact and affordable LED-powered moving heads. The new Focus Spot 4Z becomes the most powerful mover in the range, offering considerable versatility thanks to an expansive feature-set that includes motorized zoom.
The Focus Series is popular with a wide variety of users, from mobile entertainers to production companies, to applications in bars and nightclubs and houses of worship. With the addition of the Focus Spot 4Z, the range can satisfy the demands of even larger venues and bigger productions, says ADJ.
Harnessing the power of a 200W cool white LED engine, paired with carefully-designed optics, the Focus Spot 4Z generates a striking beam of intense light. Its LED light-source has a 50,000 hour rating, removing the need for regular lamp replacements required for halogen and discharge lamp-based fixtures. The fixture also runs cooler and requires far less power.
An colour wheel has eight options (+open white), while the gobo wheel features six aluminium replaceable patterns (+ open). The rotatable gobos with indexed rotation allow for precise orientation of logos, while the projection can be kept sharp - regardless of distance - using the remote motorised focus function.
The fixture is supplied pre-programmed with an ‘Auto’ lightshow that allows it to be utilised without DMX control for easy operation. Multiple fixtures can also be linked together in a Master/Slave configuration, with three different Slave settings allowing for a synchronised lightshow running offset movemen

luminex-gigacoreLuminex GigaCore Switches are Avnu Certified
Thursday, 7 February 2019

Europe - Luminex Network Intelligence has announced that its GigaCore Ethernet Switch is now Avnu certified to support the Milan/AVB protocol. By adding this protocol, the GigaCore switch is validated against following protocols: Milan/AVB, Dante, AES67; ArtNet, sACN, MANet, and many more.
“This means a user can allow AVB traffic on the switch,” the company says. “It has the same ease of use as before: no command line interface, no complicated parameter to set, no specific license to purchase to enable this feature. With one click in the web interface, the switch takes part of the clock domain of the AVB devices and will allocate the necessary bandwidth. The user can therefore be sure the audio streams will be handled the right way, in a perfectly synced manner, providing audio quality and user experience at its best.”
(LSi Online)

ISE 2019: d&b launches its first Milan product
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - ISE 2019 (5-8 February 2019, Amsterdam RAI) sees the launch of the d&b audiotechnik DS20 Audio network bridge, the company’s first product offering for connecting its loudspeaker systems to the open standards-based Milan protocol.
The DS20 is a natural networking choice for d&b users. Milan is a deterministic network that inherits all the technical benefits of Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology: improved reliability, optimum synchronization and hassle-free network set up. Advantages that coincide quite nicely with the efficiency focused d&b System reality.
Together with AVID, L-Acoustics, Meyer Sound, and Biamp, among others, d&b has defined the specifications for achieving seamless interoperation between any product implementing Milan.
Henning Kaltheuner, Head of d&b Market Intelligence and explains: “AVB defines a set of technical standards developed by the IEEE, but what it doesn’t describe is how to implement them in a way that ensures interoperability between devices. Milan is the solution; a layer that completes an AVB network with a standards-based, user-driven deterministic network protocol that guarantees interoperability.”
Integrating seamlessly as part of a d&b system, the DS20 Audio network bridge interfaces between Milan networks and AES3 digital audio signals, while also providing distribution of Ethernet control data. Metadata including Milan channel labels and cabling information is sent via the AES3 channel stream to the four channel d&b amplifiers.
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ki10-ki12ISE 2019: Outline introduces a raft new products
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - Italian loudspeaker manufacturers Outline has launched four new designs at ISE, taking place this week in Amsterdam.
The Ki-Series is an application-flexible compact loudspeaker concept designed for a broad range of installed applications. Both models (the Ki-12 and Ki-10) maximise efficiency and cost effectiveness with internal crossover networks, a small footprint, integral mounting points and very high SPL capability, the company says. Both models also feature rotatable horns that can be adjusted without any disassembly of the device.
The MV1CX is the latest member of the Cinema Series family of Outline products. This high-powered, slimline co-axial design is ideal as a main system component for smaller cinemas and may also be used as the centre speaker in L-C-R arrangements. Its small footprint features side-located reflex ports to eliminate LF-induced screen vibration.
Outline’s V10 and V15 kits are designed specifically for musicians, DJs, presenters, lecturers, entertainers and anyone who transports and operates their own audio equipment. Comprising either one or two powered subwoofers which also contain the amplification and processing for the satellite speakers (from Outline’s well-established Vegas range), these portable setups deliver up to 12kW of audio power.
Finally, the all-new Monaco 215 CX contains two 15” LF transducers, one of which features a co-axially-loaded 3” diaphragm compression driver. This full-range enclosure can be driven either passively (by a single amplifier channel) or bi-amped. Idea

yamahaISE 2019: Yamaha’s latest launches
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - Yamaha has launched new loudspeakers, 10G L2 switches and significant firmware upgrades at ISE 2019.
Launched in response to customer demand, Yamaha’s multi-award winning VXC and VXS loudspeaker range is being expanded with the VXC2F 2.5” full-range, low profile ceiling speaker and VXC8S 8” bandpass ceiling subwoofer. The VXC2F is the shallowest model in the VXC series, with a back can less than 7.6cm/3” deep, while VXC8S is the first ceiling subwoofer in the range and includes unique VXC features like anti-drop tab and carrying band for safe, straightforward installation. The PK-C4 pendant mount option for the VXC2F will also be launched, with all VXC models available in black or white (paintable) finish.
Also being launched at ISE is the SWP2 series of network switches, which include 10Gbps fibre uplinks, making them ideal for high capacity Dante networking, including 96kHz. Both multi and single-mode models allow for longer distance transmission. With straightforward setup, rugged connectivity and Yamaha’s legendary reliability, the SWP2 series is designed to provide the optimum environment for mobile audio networks.
Yamaha's RIVAGE digital mixing systems are also receiving another significant upgrade, with ISE 2019 seeing the debut of RIVAGE V3.0. This firmware update adds the new DaNSe dynamic noise suppressor plug-in, developed by Dr K’s lab at the Yamaha Corporation in Japan to bring improvements in speech clarity for theatrical and broadcast applications. The update also adds Mix to Input routing, and workflows

audinateISE 2019: Audinate’s Dante AV to include intoPIX JPEG2000 tech
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - intoPIX, leading provider of image processing technologies for professional media applications, has announced that Audinate, leading provider of professional digital audio networking technologies, will use intoPIX’s ProAV optimised ultra-low-latency JPEG 2000 technology within its new Dante AV Design Suite for use with the newly-announced Dante AV Module.
At ISE 2019, Audinate is launching Dante AV as a video-capable extension to the popular audio-over-IP ecosystem Dante. It provides ease-of-use, seamless multi-vendor interoperability and integrated control experience.
The incorporation of intoPIX’s unique technology plays a crucial role in the system to deliver a visually lossless 4K60 4:4:4 HDR video experience within a standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet network with no latency, the company says.
Gael Rouvroy, intoPIX CEO and director of technology states: “Unlike normal JPEG 2000 solutions, our codec reduces latency down to 10 milliseconds and is more suitable for Pro-AV content – two features crucial to the industry.”
intoPIX’s JPEG 2000 enables Dante AV to: create 4K multi-screen environments, allowing audio to be routed wherever desired; deliver perfect lip-sync during live presentations with video thanks to ultra-low latency; easily deploy and manage video walls at lower cost thanks to the utilization of Cat 5e cables and switchers; simplify installation and use of conference rooms that combine video and audio media.
“Although the Dante AV Module is designed to be codec agnostic, we felt it was in the bes

sxc118ISE 2019: Martin Audio shows new SXC118 cardioid subwoofer
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - At this year’s ISE trade show in Amsterdam, Martin Audio announced the launch of a cardioid subwoofer, SXC118, as part of an overhaul of its subwoofer strategy.
Designed for touring sound and installations, the SXC118 is a compact, high performance cardioid subwoofer. It features an 18” (460mm) forward facing driver and a 14” (356mm) rear-facing driver, each driven independently by separate channels and DSP from an iK42 amplifier. Each driver has its own chamber with optimised bass reflex porting.
This arrangement produces a cardioid dispersion pattern which maximises the front radiation and reduces unwanted radiation behind the subwoofer. The recommended iK42 amplifier optimises the DSP parameters for front and rear drivers to maximise the rear rejection — from 21dB at 43Hz to 28dB at 75Hz. In front of the enclosure, the output from the two drivers is additive, giving an extra 2dB of output when compared with a conventional 1 x 18” subwoofer.
Dom Harter, managing director, explains further: “The benefit of this cardioid subwoofer is the ability, as standard, to focus more bass where you want it and have less go where you don’t. That can mean keeping bass away from neighbours, off stages, away from turntables or keeping it from reflecting off walls and causing destructive interference elsewhere in a room. In the case of SXC118, it delivers more punch and significantly more control over a standard single 18 subwoofer.”
The enclosure is constructed from plywood and finished with a hard-wearing textured paint. It

impressionISE 2019: GLP launches track-mount version of Impression FR1
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Netherlands - ISE 2019 (5-8 February 2019, Amsterdam RAI), marks GLP’s first appearance with lighting products from Ehrgeiz, the company that joined the GLP family at the beginning of the year.
Under GLP’s own brand, ISE marks the official EMEA release of the impression FR1 track-mount version. The compact LED moving head offers a soft pencil beam, fast movement and continuous pan rotation for eye-catching 3D multi beam designs. Now modified to fit into 3-phase tracks, the popular FR1 provides a versatile solution for fixed installations, in particular museums and retail stores. Control is via wireless DMX.
Key account manager Oliver Schwendke comments: “For us, ISE provides a great start to the year as the show continues to grow and integrate all the visual technologies. We´re looking forward to seeing many important customers and designers over the four days.”
(LSi Online)

nexo-geo-m12ISE 2019: Nexo unveils ‘The Big 12’
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Netherlands - ISE (5-8 February, Amsterdam RAI) is the first European outing for Nexo’s ‘Big Twelve’ Geo M12 line array, the top-of-the-line addition to the popular Geo M family of sound reinforcement systems by the French manufacturer.
Sharing the same aesthetic design and sonic signatures as the other models in the Geo M Series, the new Geo M12 promises to deliver “all the Nexo hallmarks of power, flexibility, coverage and superb sonic performance in a thoroughly modern package,” the company says. Launched together with the MSUB18 companion sub bass cabinet, the Geo M12 is aimed primarily at the mid-size rental company, although its competitive pricing will make it a popular investment for all types of user, from corporate presentation to live performance venues to houses of worship.
The Geo M12 takes its place at the upper end of Nexo’s current line-up of line array designs, the new head of a family that includes the Geo M10 and Geo M6 mid-size and compact systems. “The Big Twelve is a logical complement to our M Series range,” explains Nexo sales director Denis Baudier, “it is packed with design features that we premiered on the Geo M10, and also benefits from patented technological and structural innovations that derive from our flagship STM Series modular line array.”
Geo M12 is more powerful than Nexo’s earlier 12” line array cabinet, the Geo S12, which remains in the catalogue. “S12 is a typically hard-working Nexo product, but 10 years on, we are now releasing a 12” cabinet which offers 4dB more max SPL.”<

asaISE 2019: ASA to appear across three halls
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Netherlands - At ISE 2019 this week, Astro Spatial Audio (ASA), will appear on the booths of three major loudspeaker manufacturers. In addition, a new AAX plug-in will be previewed, offering full remote control and monitoring of the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine within Pro Tools and the Avid S6L live mixing console.
A leading independent solution for object-based 3D sound, ASA breaks the chains of manufacturer-specific systems, instead opting for a brand agnostic approach that frees sound designers and engineers to use the brands they prefer. Most recently, a series of immersive showcases drew crowds to the Clair Bros booth at January’s NAMM Show.
At ISE 2019, AsSA will drive demonstrations across three separate halls, beginning on the booth of Alcons Audio (6-H150), as the Dutch manufacturer brings its popular Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience back to the RAI. Nearby, Martin Audio (7-K190) will present its Sound Adventures immersive solution, powered by ASA. Finally, Clair Bros (5-X122) will again affirm its support for Astro Spatial Audio.
All demonstrations will be driven by the award-winning 3U SARA II Premium Rendering Engine – the heart of the ASA solution. Offering up to 128 MADI or 128 Dante configurable network pathways at 48kHz/24-bit resolution, the SARA II converts audio signals into audio objects and uses extensive metadata to precisely calculate that object’s position within virtual 3D space in real time, as well as that object’s acoustic effect on the virtual space around it. The outcome is a truly three-dimensional audi

studiomasterISE 2019: Studiomaster makes ISE debut
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Netherlands Classic British pro audio brand Studiomaster makes its ISE debut this week at the Amsterdam RAI (5-8 February). The company will introduce a diverse range of innovative install products, including a portable, compact line array system, a DSP-controlled phased array column speaker system, a miniature 5” DANTE/POEspeaker box, full range 70/100V in-ceiling speakers, 100V line programmable DSP rack mixer amps and a series of flatbed and rackmount tablet controlled digital mixers.
PLATFORM 10 is a self-contained, portable and compact powerful active line array system comprising two 18” subs, each paired with two 10” line array elements. With 2400W of 4 channel CLASS D integrated amplification in each sub and array configuration (providing a total of 4800W system power), and 2 input / 4 output onboard Digital Signal Processing with selectable preset system configurations for rapid setup, PLATFORM 10 a uniquely versatile solution for rental, small and medium venue installation and small-scale touring sound applications, the company says.
The sub features an 18” Neodymium LF driver and the line array elements, a 10” mid driver with 3” voice coil and 1.5” throat HF compression driver. Deployable in sub and pole mounted top compact, FOH stack, or flown line array configurations with adjustable array angles, the two line array elements pack neatly into the bass port of the sub, equipped with wheels for easy transportation.
The IS410T compact 10 x 4“ phased-array column speaker is designed for public address applications. With on

litecNew member for Litec roof system family
Monday, 4 February 2019

Europe - The QL52 double pitch roof from Litec is an evolution of their popular QL40A single pitch roof and is the right choice for your medium-sized outdoor events.
Thanks to its double pitch construction, and use of QL52A load-bearing truss with fork connections, it looks great and provides stability you can count on, even when encountering winds that increase loading requirements.
Key benefits include: 15 x 12m roof structure (up to 11m’s height); grid constructed from Litec’s QL52A high load, anti-torsion fork connection truss; six Maxitower 40 towers; 7,000 kg UDL; optional PA/LED wall wings; covered technical areas available on request, and eight-hour set-up time with five riggers.
(Jim Evans)

allen--heathISE: Allen & Heath debuts Dante cards
Monday, 4 February 2019

The Netherlands - Allen & Heath will unveil a host of new Dante enabled products at the ISE Show, including portable and wall-mount I/O solutions for installation, and two new Dante option cards. All of Allen & Heath’s latest Dante releases are AES67 compatible and Dante Domain Manager ready.
The DT168 provides 16 mic preamps and 8 line outputs in a convenient stage box form factor. Ideal for portable applications thanks to its rubber bumpers and handle, DT168 can be deployed on stage or used as a drop-in expander.
The DT164-W provides 16 mic preamps and 4 line outputs in a versatile wall-mount design for permanent installation. The reversible mounting frame allows for in-wall or on-wall mounting. The unit also fits in a standard 12x12” NEMA box or equivalent, or mounted in a floor pocket for stage use. The IEC mains power inlet can be replaced with a gland module and screw terminals for fixed installation, and a DC 12V backup supply is also provided.
Both DT168 and DT164-W offer Allen & Heath’s preamps, complete with 96kHz converters for best-in-class sound quality over Dante, plus Primary and Secondary ports for daisy-chain or redundancy through secure EtherCon connectors. Both new products are compatible with Allen & Heath’s DM and CDM MixRack / MainFrames, and with SQ series mixers.
“DT168 and DT164-W respond to requests from consultants and integrators for Dante connectivity that breaks out of the conventional rackmount format,” commented Allen & Heath installation product manager, Martijn Verkerk. “Wheth

christie-d4k40-rgbISE: Christie debuts MicroTiles developments
Friday, 1 February 2019

The Netherlands - Building on its expertise, Christie continues to deliver end-to-end solutions for visual experiences coupled with service and support.
For the first time, stand visitors will experience the new Christie MicroTiles. The Christie D4K40-RGB pure laser 3DLP projector will make its European debut at ISE.
The Christie APS Series, launched in January, is being shown for the first time at a public show. The new 3LCD laser projector will be located in Zone 8. Featuring an efficient laser illumination system and patented optical light path design that uses only one motor, the APS Series provides up to 20,000 hours of reliable, maintenance-free operation at an extremely low cost of ownership.
Christie has partnered with Da-Lite, which will provide the screens for the Christie stand while both the LANG AG and SDVoE stands are demonstrating interoperability with Christie Terra, and other SDVoE-member products, to demonstrate a flexible AV over IP system.
Arlonna Seymour, senior director, corporate marketing, Christie, comments: “At ISE 2019, the focus for Christie will be our leadership role as a full system support partner. It is not just about the technology itself, but more about our relationships and expertise in delivering the right solution for our customers. The theme ‘Let’s imagine, together we make it extraordinary’ expresses this collaboration, with Christie working together with our customers, our partners, and our vendors to bring to life extraordinary experiences.”
(Jim Evans)

prolightsProlight Concepts expands eLumen8 range
Friday, 1 February 2019

UK - The Prolight Concepts Group has expanded its eLumen8 MP Fresnel range with the MP 120 WW and the MP 15 DTW.
The MP 120 LED Fresnel WW is equipped with a 200mm lens and a 120W 3000K COB LED the fixture produces a soft edged beam adjustable manually between 19-37° whilst the supplied barn doors allow further adjustment.
Loaded with features including RDM (Remote Device Management), powerCON and 3 & 5-Pin DMX inputs/outputs, allowing multiple units to be daisy chained in an array. The four push button display on the side of the unit allows users to select between DMX and manual dimming modes along with adjustment of dimming curve/profile settings.
The MP 15 LED Fresnel DTW is powered by a 15W amber and warm white LED (1900K/3000K) with ‘dim-to-warm’ technology reducing the colour temperature along with light intensity to emulate a traditional halogen lamp with an amber glow. Housed in a compact all metal chassis the MP 15 features a 62mm lens which creates a 20° soft edge beam ideal for small stages, studios and display lighting applications.
Barn doors and an additional 45° easy-fit lens allow further beam adjustment. The rotary knob on the rear of the unit allows for 0-100% dimming. For further flexibility the MP 15 is triac dimmable and can be connected to an external dimmer pack/wall dimmer for entertainment or commercial applications.
“These new fixtures further bolster the MP Fresnel range and our increasing commitment to this market. As with the rest of the range, they feature robust all metal chassis, provide a sup

neets-digitooldesignerPeavey develops Digitool driver with Neets
Friday, 1 February 2019

UK - Peavey Commercial Audio has partnered with Neets to announce the availability of a TanGo driver for PCA’s Digitool family of digital audio processing units for loudspeaker management, matrix mixing, room combining and more. The driver is currently available for the Digitool MX16 and Digitool Live devices, both of which are 8x8-channel units.
The Neets TanGo is a powerful control system enabling intuitive touch control of third-party devices - such as Digitool - either through the array of Neets touch panel devices, Android/iOS touch panels, or standard browsers allowing for custom built GUIs. For easy installation, TanGo comes with PoE-in and PoE-out to avoid the need for an external power supply for either the control system itself or any external device such as a touch panel.
The Neets TanGo driver developed by PCA offers an IP-based command set including input and output channel level and mute control, level and mute functionality for all audio matrix points, and the ability to trigger internal preset loads.
PCA operations manager, James Kennedy, sees several benefits of the Neets/Digitool partnership. “Essentially it opens up a whole new range of applications and opportunities for both Digitool users and Neets TanGo users.
“It gives Digitool customers access to a highly effective, low cost, IP-based network controller that is capable of simultaneously controlling multiple hardware devices such as screens, projectors, amplifiers etc. as well as the Digitool. It also provides a fully customizable interface for fingertip control. I

la26ISE: Next-proaudio debuts compact array
Thursday, 31 January 2019

The Netherlands - Next-proaudio has announced the launch of LA26, a compact modular line source with a long throw capability.
The LA26 is a two-way, full range passive line array cabinet housing two 6.5" neodymium flat diaphragm drivers located in the side walls of the HF Oblate Spheroidal Waveguide, a 2" diaphragm HF neodymium driver and a passive network crossover presenting a nominal input impedance of 16Ω. A fast and easy three-point auto-locking rigging mechanism is integrated for easy build of ground stacked or flown systems.
The new technology waveguide and co-planar transducer configuration, generates precisely coherent wavefronts uniformly spread in the horizontal plane (105°) and precisely coupled in the vertical plane without sacrificing HF presence in the far field, further eliminating the low-mid lobbing normally associated with two-way line source systems. According to the manufacturer, the main goal is to improve the audience coverage by “the unrivalled dispersion control and smooth even sound radiation pattern”.
Measuring 498.5mm (19.6in) wide and weighting only 15kg, the product’s elegant lines and flush-fitted rigging allow it to fit into any architecture, making it a natural element for installations in concert halls, theatres, and special venues demanding minimum visual obstruction. The LA26 can also be used as touring sound reinforcement for small and medium-size venues.
“Our new LA26 is the smallest and lightest in the LA series keeping the elegance of LA Family,” explains Antonio Correia, R&D manager at

trinity-10-grey-postable-squishedPK demonstrates Trinity 10 robotic line array
Thursday, 31 January 2019

USA - At last week’s NAMM show, PK Sound demonstrated Trinity 10, a mid-size, 3D controlled sound system. The company offered daily demonstrations of both the Trinity 10 and its Gravity series of subwoofers within its demo room.
PK Sound’s demo room featured a cast of special guests at the FOH position, each mixing a diverse selection of tracks featuring various artists through the Trinity 10 and Gravity loudspeakers.
The Trinity 10 features the identical voicing as the full-size Trinity module. Like the larger version, the Trinity 10 is configured remotely, providing advanced users with a completely new set of tools and unparalleled control over the vertical and horizontal polar directivity of the entire array, while bringing world class sound field control to mid-size class line arrays.
In addition, Trinity 10 is powered by a 3000W Class D amplifier to maximise headroom while maintaining crystal clear audio and providing exceptional output.
(Jim Evans)

dante-av-imageISE: Audinate adds video to Dante
Thursday, 31 January 2019

The Netherlands - Audinate has announced Dante AV, an integrated audio and video-over-IP solution for manufacturers.
Dante AV promises to bring all the benefits of the audio over IP solution to video, including discovery, ease-of-use and integrated control. Dante AV enables complete interoperability with more than 1600 Dante-enabled audio products already on the market.
Dante AV reportedly resolves syncronisation problems of networked video and audio by utilising a single network clock for sub-microsecond accuracy. With Dante AV, audio and video signals are independently routable in a single interface using the Dante Controller software. Manufacturers can also take advantage of Dante API to customise their management user interface. Dante AV solves time alignment issues and eliminates the need for audio de-embedders in applications such as sports bars, live events and multi-zoned AV systems for perfect lip sync everywhere.
The Dante AV Module is available with the Dante AV Product Design Suite, providing a complete AV-over-IP endpoint product design for manufacturers that wish to quickly get a product to market.
“Customers want us to bring the V to AV,” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “With Dante AV, we are excited to make that a reality. The Dante AV Module and the Dante AV Product Design Suite will enable manufacturers to quickly get integrated audio and video products to market, with all of the benefits Dante has to offer. With Dante AV, we’re taking everything we've learned from years in networked audio to the video world, and

anolis-ise-2019-preview-divine-72ISE: Robe & Anolis address installation sector
Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The Netherlands - Robe Lighting will present a selection of its latest moving light and LED technologies, both from Robe and sister architectural brand Anolis, on a newly-designed stand at ISE expo in Amsterdam.
Featured Robe products will include the new T1 Profile, the RoboSpot remote followspotting system running together with Robe’s BMFL FollowSpot, the Tarrantula LED wash, the popular multipurpose MegaPointe, the new IP65 rated iParFect, the LEDBeam 150 and the CycBar 15.
Examples of all these fixtures will be integrated into the booth design itself, and these products have been chosen for their appropriateness for installations and a wide range of integrated lighting solutions.
Anolis is using the strategic importance of ISE as a technology showcase for the worlds of architainment and architectural lighting to launch its new Divine 72 narrow beam LED wash fixture. It will also highlight its well-known Ambiane RGBW and ArcSource Inground 24 MC Integral units.
(Jim Evans)


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