France - Robe France enjoyed the buzz and excitement generated by the 2021 JTSE (Journées Techniques du Spectacle et de l'Evénement) expo staged over two days at Les Docks de Paris.
It was a welcome return to face to face - or mask to mask - meeting opportunities after the 2020 online event, and Robe’s French team also celebrated this landmark putting a special focus on the launch of the new T11 range of theatrical luminaires, a three-in-one LED lighting solution.
The eye-catching Robe booth in the main Pullman Dock building was designed as a stylish, contemporary ‘lounge’ meet and greet area, and became a social hub for those wanting to say hello and stop for meetings and discussions. It was constantly busy with a stream of customers, contacts and industry friends, and Robe France co-CEO Bruno Garros comments: “It was impressive - many came to us with a specific agenda - they wanted to negotiate and talk about deals. This is a great sign for business picking up again.”
His enthusiasm was shared by his co-CEO Elie Battah who underlined the “extreme importance” of being able to “network with such a diverse mix of people in one space, with so many very positive outlooks for the future after a tough 18 months”.
They and the team reported seeing numerous lighting designers, programmers, technicians, and others from the freelance community together with rental companies, venue operators and also students as well as aspiring young professionals eyeing a future career in production and entertainment technology.
Denmark - DPA Microphones is promoting its latest microphone solutions, designed to meet the growing live production needs of the broadcast and AV markets.
As the rapid adoption of live streaming continues to grow in broadcast applications, speech intelligibility remains at the forefront of all productions. In recognition of the changes in the media landscape, DPA recently released broadcast mic solutions, the 4466 Core Omnidirectional and 4488 Core Directional Headset Microphones, and the 4097 Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit.
“The pandemic has shown us the true importance of being quickly and easily adaptable to a rapidly changing media landscape,” says Anne Berggrein, vice president, marketing, DPA Microphones A/S. “These new offerings are a direct result of the innovation and forward-thinking response to the industry, and we are excited to call attention to the benefits they provide to the broadcast market.”
Based on the design of the company’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets, the new 4466 Core Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones feature the brand’s popular 5mm round microphone capsule. With a one-size-fits-all design and adjustable boom height and length, the 4466 and 4488 headsets accommodate all head shapes and sizes.
In addition, the new headsets share the same interchangeable cable and boom options as the 6066 Subminiature Headsets. This includes the 90-degree cable management guide at the neck.
The 4097 Core Micro Shotgun Microphone has been optimised to pick up speech from a distanc
Italy - Designed in collaboration with the Department Of Mechanical And Industrial Engineering at the Brescia University and engineered in Italy by Outline, the new GSR (Globe Source Radiator) provides a tool for acoustic analysis.
Optimised acoustics are a prerequisite of many modern buildings and for some (classrooms, offices, theatres, and concert halls for example), their acoustic properties determine how well they are able to perform their core purpose.
Accurate and reliable test data is essential for those engaged in the design and construction of these spaces: a powerful omnidirectional sound source is vital to assist in the testing of acoustic insulation of internal walls, floor slabs, and insulation from the external environment, plus the acoustic properties of any internal space where sonic performance is important.
GSR’s design combines a robust spherical enclosure with an Ergal aluminium inner structure that houses twelve 5” neodymium-magnet transducers and is the first such device to include a bass reflex design to extend its frequency response.
Its ‘globe’ design eliminates diffractions, reflections and other anomalies caused by non-spherical radiators, which can compromise the accuracy of data measurement. The GSR is capable of producing a maximum SPL of over 130.3dB.
The GSR is also available as a part of a complete user-ready kit, comprising a GSR, an NG01 Noise Generator, a compact amplifier (Outline’s L3000) plus the necessary cables, a transportation bag and a set of mounting accessories, providing a port
Europe - Robe lighting s.r.o has launched the full-form product video for its new T11 luminaire, the latest in its T series.
T11 is a static fixture – available in three versions (Profile, Fresnel and PC) - is designed to be “a perfect investment for any venue - especially theatres and performance spaces - seeking to renew their existing ‘generic’ lighting rigs and upgrade to the latest LED technology with all Robe’s guaranteed reliability and quality”.
This genuine three-in-one solution in a single fixture housing alleviates the additional cost of separate ‘generic’ purchases and looks forward to a more sustainable future, says Robe.
The MSL-TE 350W LED engine itself generates 16,760 Lumens, giving 9,500 lumens from the T11 Profile, 9,600 lumens out of the T11 Fresnel and 9,400 lumens for the T11 PC, and being a TE light source, brings all the advantages of straightforward exchange or replacement.
Building on Robe’s MSL (Multi-Spectral Light) colour ideas and TE (Transferable Engine) technology, the T11 offers the colour finesse that has made the entire T series so successful.
This concept first developed by Robe enables different and interchangeable LED engines in the same fixture hardware, which can be quickly changed / ‘transferred’ in 5 to 7 minutes.
The LED technology also provides identical colour characteristics, responses, and ultimate control of all T series luminaires for precise colour consistency across any Robe lighting installation.
A rapid-change front lens system transforms the T11
UK - Prolight Concepts has announced the release of The VersiLED 6 Wireless from LEDJ - a universal DMX controller designed for controlling multi colour LED fixtures.
Suitable for use with RGB, RGBW/RGBA, RGBWA or RGBWAUV products, with or without dimmer channels the controller may be used for LED par cans, panels or even LED strip lights. The on-board W-DMX transmitter allows for wireless DMX control.
UK - Prolight Concepts has added the Kuzar - K-10 7m 500kg ground support tower system to its product offering. The K-10 is an easy-to use ground support tower requiring only one person to setup. It is erected using the integral winch, hoisting the tower over the base’s pivot joints into the vertical position, whilst the rigid steel base gives stability.
The rest of the tower is built with 30 × 30cm Kuzar truss composed of 50mmØ thick tubes with integral brake runner, giving the user an overall height of 7m. Once the tower is erected, the max. 500kg load is lifted with the manual hoist, and non-slip and adjustable supports are used in the base. Adaptors are available separately to integrate with Global Truss F34PL or Global Truss F34 Standard horizontal truss sections.
USA - The Proteus Rayzor Edge and Proteus Rayzor Blade are billed as a striking visual combination of linear wash, high-intensity strobe line and SparkLED FX inside a compact IP65 linear fixture design. Envisioned to provide the designer ‘unlimited creative control of powerful colours’ and high-powered strobe effects from a single unit, they allow unlimited placement in any outdoor and indoor environment, greatly enhancing their capabilities, says Elation.
Protected from dust and water ingress, they are part of Elation’s industry-leading Proteus range of outdoor luminaires, matching colours and SparkLED effects with the popular Proteus Rayzor 760.
Driven by six or 12 independently controlled 60W RGBW LEDs, Proteus Rayzor Edge and Blade provide a powerful beam. The oversized front lenses create a large visual surface on the fixture that is enhanced by the epatent-pending SparkLED technology. SparkLED consists of individual white LEDs strategically placed inside the lens itself to create an additional layer, allowing designers access to a new and innovative way of creating interest on stage.
In addition, the Proteus Rayzor Edge and Blade emphasize the RGBW lenses with two seamless high-intensity strobe lines with a total of up to 256 cool white strobe LED dots. Flanking the Rayzor lenses across the entire length of the fixture, these dual strobe arrays offer incredible visual effects with a multitude of integrated FX or precise pixel control from the lighting console.
Europe/USA - With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe Lighting, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks has revealed several updates to GDTF - the standard for describing the hierarchical and logical structure and controls of any type of controllable device in the lighting and entertainment industry.
The GDTF file format has continued to evolve with input and involvement from manufacturers across the globe and critical feedback from its many adopters, resulting in a newly published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021.
“Receiving recognition in the form of a published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021 is a testament to the continued evolution and success of GDTF,” comments Vectorworks CEO, Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “The necessary work will continue to take place to ensure GDTF’s bright future so that its benefits can not only advance the work of the designers utilizing it, but the entertainment industry as a whole.”
DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is the independent platform for standardization in Germany and worldwide. A DIN SPEC is a document that specifies requirements for products, services and/or processes. It’s a trusted strategic instrument for quickly and easily establishing and disseminating innovative solutions that do not conflict with any existing standards or rules of procedure.
“The update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021 is a good example of how DIN SPECs can evolve and stay current with specifications that meet the needs of the market,” said Michael Bahr, project manager at D
Europe - A new F-Drive accessory is now available, simplifying installation and vastly increasing compatibility with third-party LED fixtures. The B-Box4 uses the RJ45 output of an F-Drive card to position up to four channels of Molex, terminal, or RJ45 connections at any location in your installation.
With the addition of B-Box, the F-Drive LED power system offers more flexibility to meet each facility’s installation needs. Whether using third-party or ETC-manufactured fixtures, specifiers can simplify the wiring required to connect to the F-Drive unit.
F-Drive is a modular, centralized solution for controlling LED luminaires. With easy access to swappable driver cards and power supplies, all critical components are readily accessible for maintenance and updates. F-Drive is available as an R12 rack-mounted solution or a W1 wall-mounted solution.
A variety of connection options allow facilities to use a wide range of luminaires with B-Box, while taking advantage of ETC’s superior dimming and control technology. ETC’s new F-Drive System Design Tool helps confirm third-party functionality. In addition, our integration test lab is set up and ready to receive general market fixtures for testing and performance grading.
Europe - ETC’s Eos Family of lighting controllers is known for providing comprehensive, finely tuned control for lighting rigs of all sizes. Now, with the release of Eos v3.1 – the latest major software update for the platform – that control becomes even more customisable to suit any programming style or show. Eos v3.1 is all about you, with new tools that help you set up your workspaces – programming, 3D-visualized, and physical – just the way you want them, says ETC.
In a fast-paced show environment, you need quick access to all your content. In Eos v3.1, Custom Direct Selects now support thousands of custom target lists, which you can populate with channels, groups, palettes, scenes, and more – along with new navigation tools to help you page quickly between them. A new icon library lets you add images to both Direct Selects and Magic Sheets so that you can identify targets at a glance.
The addition of user-defined Encoder Maps also allows you to create custom encoder layouts for all your fixture types using a dedicated and intuitive editor. Show control triggers are now easier to monitor as well – a new Timecode dropdown in the top bar of each display allows you to see your console’s interactions with other devices.
Eos v3.0 introduced Augment3d, a workspace that lets you programme and visualize your rig in three dimensions. The v3.1 release adds new tools that let you bring your virtual programming environment closer to reality. You can now enhance your model surfaces with Materials, which can be applied from an included library
USA - Lectrosonics has announced that their Wireless Designer frequency coordination and RF system management software for Mac or PC is now updated for use with the DCR822 dual-channel portable digital receiver.
This will allow DCR822 users to monitor all channels in operation, change settings, initiate infrared data transfers, manage frequency groups, scan the local RF spectrum, and calculate system operating frequencies using the Frequency Coordination Engine. Wireless Designer Versions 2.0.30 for macOS and 2.0.34 for Windows are now available with these features for the 822.
The DCR822 receiver offers a versatile feature set in a compact, dual-channel design for field and location production. This receiver is compatible with Lectrosonics mono and stereo digital transmitters and is backward compatible with Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters.
The unit tunes across six standard Lectrosonics blocks and offers over 6000 frequency choices. SmartTune and 2-way IR sync makes quick work of choosing clean channels and setting up transmitters. A new RF front end design provides low noise amplification, excellent sensitivity and extremely low intermod susceptibility with an IP3 (3rd-order Intercept Point). Vector Diversity smoothly combines RF signals from two receiver front ends per channel and combines them in phase to obtain maximum signal integrity. In addition, the DCR822 can record receiver audio directly onto a microSD card in the industry standard .wav (BWF) file format at 24 bits/48 kHz. A USB jack allows connection to Wireless Designer software.<
USA - The new IP65 rated COLORado PXL Bar 16 and COLORado PXL Bar 8 from Chauvet Professional deliver a wide range of performance features, such as seamless pixel pitch between fixtures and fast, smooth motorized tilts up to 200ﹾ whether used indoors or out.
“We developed this fixture in response to customers who wanted a motorized IP65 rated batten that could be used outdoors at remote broadcast sites, festivals, and amphitheaters, as well as at indoor applications,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “This versatility translates into a faster ROI for our customers.”
The COLORado PXL Bar16 has features that will expand creative possibilities for lighting designers, such as its 60ﹾ, 180ﹾ and 200ﹾ motorized tilt range options. Other examples are the 5.8ﹾ to 48.8ﹾ zoom range of its 16 45-watt RGBW LEDs, and its two zones of control for pulsing effects.
The COLORado PXL Bar 8 also maintains pixel pitch between fixtures and has the same zoom range as its larger cousin. However, it has fewer pixels and only one zone of control due to its smaller size. Both fixtures also have an impressive 8,875K color temperature (at full).
Adding further versatility of these fully pixel mappable fixtures are built-in effects, including virtual gobo and movement macros with separate foreground and background color control. Slotted Omega brackets make it quick and easy to hang the fixtures on truss. They can also be positioned on the ground to provide a variety of different light angles.
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USA - Strand has announced new capabilities for the Vision.Net Gateway that offer DMX connectivity as well as RDM management and dynamic DMX snapshotting without needing a separate lighting console.
“As LED architectural lighting has become more advanced and architectural luminaires with DMX and RDM have become available, the integration of these fixtures and the entertainment lighting system has become more common and more complex,” explains Jon Hole, global product manager, Strand and Zero 88 Controls and Systems at Signify.
“That’s why we are introducing the Strand Vision.Net 4-Port DMX Interface Gateway Module, an expansion module for the Vision.Net Gateway that allows users to control DMX/RDM luminaires from Vision.Net. We’re also adding basic RDM management into the Vision.Net Gateway as well as dynamic snapshotting that brings more movement and texture to architainment applications.”
The new four-port DMX Interface Module is DIN rail mountable and connects to the Gateway via the integrated ‘Gateway BUS', allowing integrators to add four independent, bi-directional DMX/RDM ports to the Gateway without separate power or data connections. And with integrated RDM management, users can discover, identify and manage connected devices, performing tasks such as changing addresses or modes right from the Gateway’s web interface.
“RDM is a vital tool to simplify commissioning and management in entertainment applications, but it is even more important for architectural lighting, because DMX-controlled luminaires predominantly do
USA - Reaffirming its support for the industry and confidence in its future, Chauvet Professional has announced its plans for a high-profile presence at LDI. The company’s stand (2041) has been designed around the theme Depends on Your Perspective LIGHT and will be showcasing IP65-rated and broadcast lighting fixtures.
Featured in this collection of innovations will be the new Maverick Force series of moving fixtures; the Color STRIKE M, an IP65 rated strobe/wash with two white light tubes surrounded by a colour-mixing, pixel-mappable face; and the onAir IP soft light panels, which recently made their debut on the TBS network’s broadcast of the National League Championship Series.
In addition to its product introductions, Chauvet Professional will be hosting educational sessions on Friday and Saturday between 2-4pm in training room N120. These learning opportunities will feature Scott Laurentz on Lighting for Video, Brad Haynes with Mike Graham on Why Maverick Force and Brad Haynes with Ben Dickmann on New to STRIKE which looks at the features powering the Color STRIKE M. (https://chauvetprofessional.com/ldi-training/).
Chauvet Professional will also be sponsoring a Battle of the Busk contest full of Maverick Force, Rogue Outcast and ColorSTRIKE units and a tour of Resorts World, the new high-tech-driven luxury resort on The Strip. (An extensive collection of Chauvet Professional fixtures is used throughout this property.) Visitors to the stand will receive a
World - JBL Professional has introduced the EON700 Series portable PA loudspeakers and subwoofer with Bluetooth.
With four models available, including the 10-inch EON710, the 12-inch EON712 and the 15-inch EON715 powered PA speakers and the 18-inch EON718S subwoofer, EON700 systems cover the needs of today’s working musicians and sound providers, says JBL.
These flexible systems are designed to “effortlessly scale with customers’ needs, from DJ performances and full bands to solo singer/songwriter gigs, presentations and worship events”.
“The EON700 Series truly represents the next generation of portable PA systems,” says Brandon Knudsen, Harman Professional product manager, portable PA loudspeakers. “When we started designing these new PAs, we looked at our best-selling EON Series and made that core technology even better by upgrading drivers and amplifiers, refining waveguides, supercharging the effects package, and incorporating the most up-to-date Bluetooth protocol and universal app control. The result is a powerful, versatile system that sounds incredible at any volume, anywhere in the room.
“We’ve made it even easier than ever for performers to sound their best without having to rely on outboard gear, thanks to built-in advanced dbx DSP and presets that are optimised for a range of scenarios. And the series’ incredible power-to-size ratio and low weight mean a faster, lighter load-in, which we can all appreciate.”
France - APG has announced its new iS range of three subwoofers, as well as the UC118i, a new subwoofer from the Uniline Compact range. All four loudspeakers will be presented on the Arbane Groupe stand at the 25th edition of the JTSE (Paris, 23–24 November 2021).
The French manufacturer will also take this opportunity to unveil a new visual signature, inspired by the blue border dear to the brand since its creation in 1978, which will now act as an integrated logo on the products' grilles. New round perforated grilles that are perfectly integrated into the enclosure also complete the new visual appearance of APG loudspeakers.
This new signature accompanies the launch of a new range of subwoofers: the APG iS series. Consisting of three models with a 10”, 12” and 15” driver respectively, the iS series replaces the SB series, bringing a wider bandwidth of bass that is compatible with the demands of modern music.
The new range also features a number of functional insert points and accessories for wall mounting (iS110), overhead mounting (iS112 and iS115) and coupling, with the iX range of loudspeakers using crossbars to create modular, high-performance and easily movable sound systems.
Thanks to its optional mounting system, the iS115 subwoofer can be coupled with the iX12 loudspeaker. When coupled, the bass efficiency of these two loudspeakers allows the creation of compact clusters that will bring an innovative solution for nightclubs and small to medium concert venues, says APG.
To complement the iS range, APG will also be launch
Germany - Voice-Acoustic has introduced the Venia compact column loudspeaker series.
The new series consists of two full-range models: the passive Venia-6 (4x 6.5" and 3x 1") and the bi-amped high-performance column array Venia-8 (4x 8" and 4x 1"), which offers with 140dB sound pressure at only 35kg weight. The high-frequency drivers are each coupled to a line array waveguide and produce a dispersion angle of 100° horizontally and 0°/-20° vertically via a large horn.
The HF section of the Venia series provides a vertically asymmetrical sound pressure coverage with a plane wavefront. The principle of larger line arrays is transferred to the Venia loudspeakers in a compact column format: the high-frequency energy is bundled to cover longer distances and the near filed is covered by curving with a lower energy content distributed to a larger area. The result is a balanced level distribution across the entire listening area with very homogeneous sound distribution, says the company.
"With the Venia series, we have developed design column loudspeakers with high coverage and extremely even sound distribution. Due to the extremely high performance of the Venia-8, this single loudspeaker can replace a conventional small line array system in many cases. This saves money in purchasing, time in setting up and dismantling, as well as in commissioning, and eliminates the possibility of incorrect use. In addition, the customer saves not only space but also weight during transport," says Stefan Rast, founder and managing director of Voice-Acoustic.
USA - The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded Cloud Microphones the 2021 President’s E Star Award for Exports.
Cloud Microphones designs and manufactures ribbon microphones and microphone preamplifiers. The company’s patented Cloudlifter Microphone Activator has garnered several industry awards and is used by audio professionals in recording studios, on concert stages, in broadcast booths, in podcasts and for livestream audio.
"Cloud Microphones has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The E Awards committee was very impressed with Cloud Microphones’ extensive marketing through trade events, podcasts, social media, and other advertising. The company’s development of innovative products with export markets in mind was also particularly notable. Cloud Microphones’ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” comments US Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.
“Working with the US Commercial Service has been instrumental in reaching our goals in foreign markets, helping us increase our US made exports by several hundred percent,” said Rodger Cloud, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Microphones. “This is very satisfying as this new revenue comes into the United States, and particularly Arizona, and stays here due to our local Tucson, Phoenix, and Navajo Nation supply chain.”
US companies are nominated for the E Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service,
USA - Signify entertainment lighting brands Strand and Zero 88 have announced the latest update to ZerOS, the software for their FLX S Series and FLX consoles.
ZerOS 7.10 includes support for multiple pixel luminaires, a library update featuring a wide range of Vari-Lite and Strand fixtures, and more. The new update is available for Zero 88 lighting consoles as well as the recently announced Strand FLX S Series consoles.
“Despite the prevalence of multicell fixtures in the market, facilities have mostly been able to find full multicell control on higher end consoles,” says Jon Hole, global product manager, Strand and Zero 88 Controls and Systems at Signify. “Many of these consoles either control the luminaire as a single fixture with a large number of parameters or patch each pixel as a separate fixture, with compromises in either approach. Even consoles with sub-fixtures or cell control have conflicts between pixel intensity and fixture intensity. We have been waiting to implement multicell control until we could address all of these challenges.”
To address this issue, ZerOS 7.10 allows users to dynamically select whether to adjust the whole fixture or a single pixel depending on how they interact with it using the multitouch screen on the console. “ZerOS is all about being powerful and easy to use, and this new update does that for multiple pixel fixtures, allowing users to fully control them just like the rest of their rig without complications,” adds Hole.
ZerOS 7.10 also brings a major update to the fixture library, including
USA - LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, will be showcasing its HDR solution on booth 2335 at this year’s LDI Show in Las Vegas from 19-21 November.
Brompton HDR, or High Dynamic Range, has applications across multiple sectors due to its ability to deliver images with better contrast, higher brightness levels and a wider colour palette, with details preserved in the darkest and brightest areas of a picture along with more accurate reproduction of colours.
Brompton’s Hydra system which will also be in display on the stand, is an all-in-one industrial solution that incorporates all the measurement instruments and processing required for panel measurements to enable Dynamic Calibration.
Additionally, visitors will be able to see Brompton’s range of Tessera LED processors, including ideal rental workhorse S8 and the flagship SX40, with the all-important XD Data Distribution Unit, which works alongside the SX40 to keep cabling as simple as possible for any scale of event.
Brompton staff will be on hand to demonstrate the latest features of its new Tessera v3.2 software, which include enhancements to virtual production workflows such as ShutterSync, Frame Remapping, and 3D LUT Import, with Pomfort Livegrade integration.
“We are thrilled to be back on the showfloor at this year’s LDI after a two-year hiatus,” says Brompton CEO, Richard Mead. “We are excited to show our US customers just what a difference Brompton LED processing can make, and how we can help event professionals achieve exceptionally realistic-lookin
Europe - The Microflex Complete Wireless Conference System (MXCW) from Shure now features a Handsfree Mode. The feature allows participants’ microphones to be voice-activated automatically without the need to press a physical button. Likewise, when a participant stops talking, their mic shuts off.
To accommodate various styles and dynamics of meetings, MXCW users can toggle between handsfree, manual, or remote microphone activation to best suit the style of conversation, from casual discussions to formal proceedings.
In Handsfree Mode, each conference unit evaluates the level, spectral content, and signal-to-noise ratio of the audio at its microphone to determine when speech is present. The conference unit sends a “Request to Speak” signal to the MXCW’s Access Point Transceiver (MXCWAPT). Next, the MXCWAPT assigns it a transmission channel and adds its audio to the floor mix. The process takes 20 milliseconds, during which time Handsfree Mode preserves all audio so meeting participants won’t miss a single syllable.
“The audio technology we use in meetings can either stimulate free-flowing discussion or help it adhere to more orderly proceedings,” explains Nalle Magnusson, product manager at Shure. “The new Handsfree Mode makes it simple for users to enhance the flow of any discussion, elevating the Microflex Complete Wireless Conference System’s ability to offer audio solutions that ensure meetings stay as natural, or formal, as necessary.”
USA - Studio Technologies is now shipping the StudioComm system with Dante support, consisting of the Model 792 central controller and the Model 793 control console. With the variety of audio formats and channel counts used in modern production workflows, audio personnel have a heightened need for specialized source selection and level control equipment.
“While Dante has found wide acceptance in professional applications, analogue signals continue to play an important role in audio workflows,” says Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. “That fact, combined with the range of audio formats, can make monitoring a challenge. We’re excited to offer our customers a high-performance yet easy-to-use solution with our newest StudioComm system.”
The StudioComm system incorporates an internal 16-channel architecture, providing direct support for a range of surround audio applications. Audio level control and processing is performed in 32-bit programmable logic, which helps to ensure that excellent audio quality is maintained. With Dante digital and analog audio inputs and outputs and an extensive set of operating resources, the system can be seamlessly integrated into virtually any contemporary facility.
The Model 793 serves as the system’s ‘command centre’. The unit is designed to reside at a user’s location for quick access to all monitoring functions and a direct view of status information. The Model 792 contains all the circuitry required to support the Dante digital and analogue audio input and output signals.
UK - BroadWeigh’s SensorSpace Remote Monitoring from Mantracourt has been awarded the Best Innovation Runner Up in the 2021 Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Awards. SensorSpace, was selected as one of eight finalists for the industry awards’ Innovation category and on Saturday 5 November at a gala event at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, was recognised as ‘a product that is truly innovative, providing a unique value proposition and tangible benefits to the lifting equipment industry’.
The awards are open to LEEA members who have done the most to raise standards, allowing them to be recognised as among the best companies in the industry by their peers and their customers. The entries were judged by a panel of industry experts, with the 2021 Best Innovation Award entries needing to demonstrate how they address a need, solve a problem, seize an opportunity or create a new market.
Speaking after the ceremony, Robert Wilmington Badcock, Mantracourt’s managing director, comments: “We are thrilled to be taking home the runner up award for Innovation at this year’s LEEA Awards. When the COVID-19 pandemic all but shut down the entertainment industry, we were keen as a company to really invest in our R&D in order to bring some innovative and exciting new products and services to our customers.”
SensorSpace is an ‘add-on’ service for users of BroadWeigh load shackles. A rentable service, it combines hardware and software to collect, visualise and store data from load/ force and wind speed sensors which can be accessed via a
Australia - Codec specialist Tieline, based in Perth, Western Australia, have become the latest manufacturer to join the Ravenna community; a move which follows hard on the heels of the announcement of a new firmware release that adds Ravenna support to their Gateway family of codecs.
Tieline codecs specialises in streaming low latency, high quality audio over a range of wired and wireless IP transports and facilitate the integration of compressed and uncompressed IP audio streams around the broadcast plant.
“Ever since the days of POTS and ISDN, Tieline has always advocated for interoperability of equipment from different manufacturers,” said Charlie Gawley, Tieline’s VP Sales APAC/EMEA. “The world of IP is no different. It’s why our Gateway platform is AES67, ST 2110-30, NMOS and now Ravenna compliant, allowing devices using different AoIP protocols to connect seamlessly.”
Andreas Hildebrand, Ravenna Evangelist at ALC NetworX, comments, “Ravenna is used widely by broadcasters around the world who have moved to IP workflows. Integrating Ravenna support is a logical step for Tieline as it facilitates easy interfacing between Gateway and Gateway 4 codecs and Ravenna devices over AoIP networks.”