USA - At InfoComm 2019, Elation Professional has a number of North American debuts to show that complement further its comprehensive product line. Making their North American debuts will be the Proteus Maximus and Smarty MAX, as well as new luminaires in the popular Fuze and Paladin series.
Proteus Maximus, a powerful wash/beam and profile LED luminaire kicks out 50,000 lumens and houses a top-of-the-line design package. With a custom designed 950W LED engine and large 180mm front lens, Maximus has the power to cut through at even great distances and an IP65 protection means it can be used exposed on outdoor shows.
Smarty MAX is an extreme-output Spot/Beam/Wash hybrid moving head featuring a new Platinum FLEX 400 lamp rated at 480W with up to 4,000 hours of smart lamp life. Combining CMY and variable CTO, this hybrid incorporates a full iris for dynamic beam effects. Compact and lightweight with a large 160mm front aperture lens, four prisms on two planes, dual frosts plus dual gobo wheels and dual track animation round out the design package.
All new Fuze series LED moving heads include the Fuze Spot, Fuze Profile (with framing) and Fuze Profile CW. Both the Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile house 92 CRI RGBMA LED engines and deliver a powerful output of over 9,000 lumens. Compact, quiet and lightweight, both fixtures house a 7° to 46° zoom, dual gobo wheels, animation wheel, frost, prism and iris. The Fuze Profile CW houses a 91 CRI, Cold White 380W LED engine that delivers a flat field output exceeding 12,000 lumens.
Three new fixtures in the P
USA - d&b audiotechnik will announce the launch of a new product class of loudspeaker at InfoComm 2019. Suitable for a variety of mid-size applications, the new product will be on display at booth #6761 and demonstrated in the d&b demo room, W232AB.
The recently announced B8/Bi8 subwoofers will also be found in the booth and in the d&b demo room as part of overall product demonstrations. The ultra-compact subs are approximately 6.7” high, low profile, the B8 maintains high performance to size ratio with a low frequency from 170 down to 43 Hz.
The d&b Soundscape advances the capabilities of sound design over conventional systems in live environments through the use of object-based mixing, room emulation software and the system configuration processing of the DS100 engine. With Soundscape, the listener enjoys a true audio experience and clarity, creating an unprecedented engagement from stage to an audience or congregation for the entire listening space.
In the booth #6761, attendees will get an overview of d&b products and workflow including the KSL line array, along with the new DS20 Milan-based system and DS100 Signal engine that operates as a level-delay matrix processor and is the core component of a Soundscape system when optional software modules are added.
KSL is designed for sound reinforcement needs of any genre, mobile or installed, from large scale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theatres, houses of worship and performing arts venues.
The R90 Touchscreen remote
USA - Community Professional Loudspeakers is exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 and showing two new major product lines. The company will display a wide range of its new and existing products.
Community will be introducing the L Series LVH-900 loudspeaker system, with beamforming technology that addresses the coverage and projection challenges of large venues and stadiums. There will also be demonstrations of the I Series Modular Vertical Array 600 and the launch of ALC Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers.
The L Series LVH-900 Beamforming Venue Horn, combined with Community’s proprietary room prediction software and Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers, precisely tailors the directivity of each loudspeaker, or array of loudspeakers, to meet the sound requirements in any application, says the company. Designed for exceptional performance in large venues, each LVH-900 consists of four 12” LF drivers, three Community M200 midrange compression drivers and four 1.5” HF compression drivers.
The ALC Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers are designed to provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and ampliﬁcation functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any small to medium-sized Community loudspeaker installation. A simple drag and drop user interface enables projects to be quickly created and the included Community loudspeaker library incorporates all the required pre-sets, including loudspeaker-optimised DSP processing and multi-stage protective limiting.
Europe - Area Four Industries has published A4 Magazine, a promotional magazine that details the latest information about the Group, new product launches from its brands, interviews with key management, insights from brand managers, technical articles and other interesting information.
“It’s like taking a whirlwind tour through the headquarters, brands, direct distribution offices and activities,” says the company.
The latest issue is available from the Area Four website.
UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will demonstrate its extensive and exclusive portfolio of leading theatrical technologies - including new lighting, audio, rigging, and video products - at the ABTT Theatre Show 2019, taking place on 5th - 6th June at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Highlights from AC-ET will include Chroma-Q's multi award-winning Color Force II cyc, wash & effects and Inspire house lighting LED fixtures, featuring colour-mixing homogenised optics. Showing at ABTT for the first time will be the Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting and media control system.
Prolights fixtures on stand will include the Pixie Wash XB, a 280W single source LED wash luminaire and the Jetspot4Z, which features full CMY colour mixing and a custom optical system.
Meanwhile, the Luminex Luminode Ethernet & DMX processor, first unveiled at Prolight + Sound, will also debut, and visitors to the show will also be able to take a closer look at. Spotlight's Hyperion series, designed for large installations such as theatres, with a performance comparable up to a 2000W halogen fixture but with a more compact size and reduced heat production.
Also making its ABTT debut will be the StageSmarts C24 power distribution unit alongside a number of LSC’s intuitive power & dimming control product range, including the Mantra Lite, and the GenVi.
D.A.D Audio’s flagship point source Touring Power Series of affordable loudspeaker solutions are purpose-engineered for live applications. Also on display will be the new Midas M32 R Live digital mixing co
UK - Penn Elcom’s LED lighting division is now offering OSRAM’s new LR700S niche LED lighting product, the LINEARLight Rigid NICHE range.
The LR700S is a versatile product for “ensconcing in any hard to reach or access place, corner, niche, nook or cranny and will provide LED solution for numerous scenarios like coves, cabinets, shelves and stair lighting in multiple sectors including offices and workspaces, retail environments, public buildings, leisure facilities and homes”.
There are five colour temperatures available - 2500K - 4500K to suit / blend with other lighting and natural lighting conditions - and five different standard rigid lengths range from 102mm to 1194mm, all with a viewing angle of 120° so it can be fitted around corners and neatly under shelves.
The ultra-slim strips of LED are easily inter-connectable and can be painlessly slotted together to form longer pieces or shapes, and single unisex electrical male / female connectors make the process even quicker and more straightforward.
Each run of LR700S can be up to three meters in length when powered by a single transformer and are dimmable utilising compatible PWM dimming methods.
UK - Following the launch of its new Dante-enabled I/O boxes, Allen & Heath has continued to expand its Everything I/O ecosystem with the addition of two new remote audio expanders, the GX4816 and the DX012.
Addressing customer demands for a high-channel-count remote expander, the 96kHz GX4816 is a central hub for all your stage I/O, with a single cable link to SQ or dLive systems. Featuring 48 dLive mic preamps and 16 XLR outputs in a 4U chassis, GX4816 unlocks new I/O possibilities with 2 DX ports provided for further expansion or connection to a ME personal mixing system.
Suitable for feeding IEMs and amplifier racks, the DX012 is a 1U output expander, once again for SQ or dLive systems. With flexible switching, its 12 XLR outputs are configurable as 12 analogue, eight analogue plus four stereo AES, or four analogue plus eight stereo AES outputs. A second DX012, DX168 or DX164-W can be cascaded to the unit. Alternatively, a redundant connection can be made to compatible hardware.
The new units add to an already extensive array of I/O options, including the 48kHz AR2412, AR84 and AB168 audio racks for Qu and SQ digital mixers; the modular DX32 rack, the portable DX168 and the wall-mount DX164-W for SQ and dLive systems; and the recently introduced, Dante enabled DT168 and DT164-W. Larger systems can also be facilitated by the DX Hub expander.
“Convenience is key”, comments Allen & Heath’s head of product, Nic Beretta. “Many of our customers have been asking for an all-in-one, 48 input package to reduce complexity and cabling
UK - GoboPlus.com, the one-stop, online shop for gobos and projection products, will be showcasing its new brand, FollowSpotSales.com at ABTT. The company is also delighted to have industry stalwart, Mandy Bullock, join them to lead this new division.
Bullock, a well-known and respected figure within the industry, brings to FollowSpotSales.com, nearly 50 years of industry experience and an extensive background in sales and rental roles. “I am really excited to be joining this incredible team,” says Bullock. “By joining GoboPlus.com and heading up FollowSpotSales.com I am going back to my roots. I have a real passion for our industry and the creative and focused people we work with and have missed selling lanterns and consumables.”
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.
“My new role at FollowSpotSales.com will be to promote the full range of LDR products - the LED models as well as the traditional tungsten sources - alongside the projectors, lanterns and consumables from the GoboPlus.com and CutColourPlus brands,” says Bullock.
GoboPlus.com will also be showing its new, high resolution glass gobos. “The new glass gobos render images in much finer detail than has been previously possible,” explains CEO Paul de Ville. “The exq
Europe - Designed to solve “the real-world challenges of sound engineers for whom time is always of the essence”, SONICUE is Dynacord’s new system-focused software. It supports Dynacord TGX and IPX series amplifiers as well as all amplifier models fitted with the RCM-28 OMNEO Network & DSP Module.
SONICUE’s interaction design provides “a clear and comprehensive system overview, making it quicker to set up, tune and operate sound reinforcement systems with minimum effort”.
Previewed at ISE and Prolight + Sound, SONICUE is a system-based solution which can be immediately understood by users at every level, helping them get the job done no matter how simple or complex it may be, says the company.
System designs can be produced from scratch or based on imported files from loudspeaker prediction applications - such as the forthcoming Preview software from Electro-Voice. The new user interaction design ensures operators have barrier-free, direct access to every sound system parameter, even directly from the loudspeakers.
The software is free to download on Dynacord’s homepage.
UK - Calibre has announced a further set of features to its recently-introduced AiO (All-in-One) LED display.
“From an image quality point of view, it can be difficult for customers to choose between one LED display and another,” explains Willy Tsai, managing director at Calibre UK. “With the development of the new AiO LED Display, we chose to focus on functionality that is less visible - but that is no less important when it comes to the practicalities of deploying videowalls. The result of that development work is an LED display that not only features outstanding image quality, but that is easier and faster to install than alternative solutions - and is also significantly safer in operation.”
The AiO LED Display features an integrated power control system with low standby power consumption and an efficient power supply - minimising long-term cost of ownership as well as being more environmentally friendly. Critically, however, the power consumption of the full screen body is clearly marked and is consistent throughout.
This is in contrast with a typical LED wall which is regulated by the LED modules: the power consumption of these modules after assembly is not clear, meaning that incorrectly assembled units may cause overload or even fire. With the AiO, the specifications and warning signs are clear to the user at a glance, thus avoiding any electrical hazards and making it safer to use.
Ease and convenience of installation and ongoing operation and maintenance were also key design goals for the AiO. Its all-in-one architecture - Ca
NEXT-proaudio has developed an integrated rack solution PXA8001 (powered by Powersoft), designed for optimum performance flexibility and setup simplicity.
The new rack is the heart of the system and was configured to interface seamlessly allowing multiple configurations for the entire NEXT-proaudio’s PX System, capable of driving a very wide range of rig configurations with absolute reliability and ample headroom.
Composed by a very powerful 8000W Powersoft amplifier module, featuring four output channels (4x2000W @4ohm has been specifically designed for multi-way loudspeakers and asymmetric loads. The PXA8001 features a new power supply design equipped with PFC and featuring Smart Rails Management, to grant efficiency in all the driven ways. The high immunity to EMI interference is also a characteristic of this new rack.
This PX System Rack features a fixed switching frequency design of the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) block allowing for maximum performance, high predictability and immunity from intermodulation artifacts; all this with an additional and extensive set of protection mechanisms (power limiters, thermal shutdown, short circuit and overload, clip limiter).
The DSP audio processor unit protects controls and optimizes the entire system including all the necessary signal processing, crossover filters, PEQ filters, All-Pass filters, delays and limiters.
The built-in port allows to access DSP processing capabilities directly from the PC running Powersoft Armonía software. For a versatile use, four different presets that can be select
UK - Immersive audio and show control specialists Out Board and Sound Technology, Harman Professional’s UK distributor for audio and lighting products, will collaborate on a spatial audio demo at this week’s ABTT Theatre Show.
Out Board will present a sampler of TiMax immersive audio soundscapes, along with panoramic and 3D spatialised music playback using a multi-channel immersive sound system of JBL's VTX A8 line array and AE Compact point source loudspeakers.
There will also be updates on some of the latest TiMax innovations, including the new HARDCore FPGA spatial processing engine for TiMax SoundHub, and the TiMax TrackerD4 all-purpose performer tracking system.
Sound Technology will demonstrate the VTX A8 system including the latest hardware accessory products and updates to the Line Array Calculator and ArrayLink software applications.
The demos are taking place in the Londesborough Room at the ABTT Theatre Show at 12pm on Wednesday, 5 June, and at 3pm on Thursday, 6 June.
USA - Peavey Commercial Audio has partnered with Neets to announce the availability of a driver for PCA’s Digitool family of digital audio processing units for matrixed zone processing.
Shown for the first time in the US at InfoComm 2019, the newly-ratified driver is currently available for the Digitool MX16 and Digitool Live devices and works with all Neets AV control interfaces with IP connectivity. These include the feature-rich TanGo control system that enables intuitive touch control through Neets hardware, Android/iOS devices or standard browsers allowing for custom-build GUIs.
The Neets/Digitool 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 pre-set loads.
PCA operations manager, James Kennedy, states: “This partnership opens up a whole new range of applications and opportunities for both Digitool users and Neets users. It gives Digitool customers access to a range of highly effective, low-cost, control solutions capable of simultaneously controlling multiple hardware devices such as screens, projectors, amplifiers etc. as well as the Digitool for efficient, cost-effective, system-wide control. In essence, the combination of Digitool and Neets AV controllers offers an extremely economic alternative to many of the well-known and often very expensive control solutions on the market.”
The Digitool/Neets driver is available within the Neets Project Designer drag-and-drop confi
UK - Following its UK launch at PLASA Focus last month, EM Acoustics is to showcase Halo-B at the ABTT Theatre Show in London’s Alexandra Palace.
The third system in the Halo family is a medium format, 110° horizontal dispersion line array for indoor and outdoor sound reinforcement. As its name suggests, Halo-B sits between Halo-A and Halo-C in both physical size and overall system output. As such it is perhaps the most versatile system in the family and ideally suited to live performance applications in theatres, concert halls and other performance venues.
Halo-B will feature amongst a range of other of EM Acoustics’ firm favourites for performance venue applications, including the award-winning ultra-compact EMS-41 which delivers class-leading performance in a truly bijou package.
Halo-B is a two-way reflex-loaded medium format line array element featuring a patent-pending proprietary HF emulation manifold which combines the energy of four 1-inch compression drivers into a plane-wave array.
Continuity of voicing is preserved across the entire Halo series, enabling Halo-B’s use as a companion system to either the large format Halo-A, or the compact Halo-C systems in addition to stand-alone main PA applications. Festivals, stadia, sports arenas, performance venues, houses of worship and corporate AV events are all ideal candidates for Halo-B, designed to be equally comfortable in both fixed installation and mobile applications. Halo-B is matched with the ST-215 flyable dual 15-inch subwoofer and packaged with Dante-enabled DQ Series am
USA - AV Stumpfl will present its new AT64-SHIFT system for large mobile projection screens and the new PIXERA mini media server at this year's InfoComm in Orlando.
With the AT64-SHIFT, it's possible to assemble a large mobile projection screen and to adjust its height in a matter of minutes, says the company. No extra measuring is needed to ensure that the frame is level, due to a clearly marked height scale.
Based on the same principles as the T32-SHIFT, the AT64-SHIFT projection screen legs can be used for much larger mobile projection screens and are compatible with all mobile AV Stumpfl screen systems.
Another highlight of AV Stumpfl's InfoComm booth will be the new PIXERA mini hardware. PIXERA mini is an ultra-compact media server, perfect for digital signage and multi-display applications.
The PIXERA mini is a 1U and ½ 19“ product. Two PIXERA mini servers can be installed in a 1U 19“ rack.
PIXERA version 1.2 will include the ability to export videos from the workspace, either containing the entire venue or the content of a specific screen. Another of the many new features is a set of pixel patching tools seamlessly integrated into the UI. They allow users to reposition content pixels on the output as needed and to patch the result to DMX channels, making it possible to drive all forms of LED processors from PIXERA.
For those InfoComm visitors interested in show control solutions, there will be a sneak peek presentation revolving around AV Stumpfl's upcoming AVIO 3 software, a distributed, highly modular and extensible
UK - Allen & Heath has released V1.4 firmware for its SQ series, delivering a raft of features and new processing options ported from the company’s flagship dLive digital mixing system.
V1.4 unveils a dynamic trio of powerful audio tools, comprising Multiband Compressors, Dynamic EQ and De-Esser, all straight from the FX Rack of dLive. These optional add-ons allow SQ users to have up to eight instances that can be inserted on any input channel, group or mix.
Giving engineers more preparation time away from the console, V1.4 also introduces the eagerly awaited offline mode for SQ’s MixPad App, which is now also being released for PC and Mac (previously iOS and Android only). Offline mode enables engineers to create entire show files without the need for an SQ, manage shows and scenes offline, and send and receive entire shows over a wired or wireless network.
Users can further streamline their workflow using SQ’s new Input Ganging, which features eight separate gangs with drag ‘n’ drop set-up to link processing, routing and faders across multiple input channels and can also be switched per-scene.
“What’s great about this release is that it delivers a whole bunch of user-requested features which really enhance the SQ mixing experience,” comments Keith Johnson, Allen & Heath’s SQ product manager. “In particular, MixPad’s offline mode is something that users have been asking for, so to be able to have this and make it available on PC/Mac too is a real winner.”
UK - At ABTT 2019, Point Source Audio (PSA) will unveil the GO-8 Series of microphones featuring the GO-8WD, a moldable microphone that shapes into a variety of mic styles.
The company says GO-8 allows the sound team to create a custom actor microphone style as they need it.
Designed for theatre, the moldable GO-8WD-SK starts out flat but can be shaped by an A2 or mic expert into a collar mic, halo mic, or a headset mic for the left or right side. The company reports that while these are the most common styles in theatre, the GO-8WD’s moldable format can be an instant problem solver in a multitude of mic’ing situations that are either unexpected or challenging.
“For me, the GO-8WD is a great solution for precisely fitting a headset-style mic on an actor; every aspect from the ear hook to the boom length can be formed exactly as needed to get the best sounding position, as well as comfort for the actor,” said Jonathan Deans, the Tony-nominated veteran sound designer whose volume of work includes Waitress, Kiss Me Kate, Pippin, and multiple Cirque Du Soleil productions.
The defining feature of the entire GO-8 Series of microphones, which also includes the single lavalier (GO-8WL-SK) and dual element lavalier (GO2-8WL-SK), is the company’s new Lemo-style connector said to “withstand accelerated life testing to 12,000 bends”.
All GO-8 microphones feature Point Source’s proprietary Lemo-style connector with accelerated life testing to 12,000 bends.
“We have achieved a proprietary design that stre
Europe - Portugese acoustic treatment specialist Artnovion has announced the launch of its Aries series of diffuser products created specifically for professional audio applications.
The Aries Diffuser was designed using a variety of diffusion techniques and offers a clear advance in performance over traditional QRD design. Inspired by traditional numeric sequence diffusers, it’s composed of asymmetrical multi-depth wells, in which specific wells use a folded-depth technique to boost the mid-low diffusion range of the panel.
While the panel itself is only 60mm thick, the extended wells on the diffuser are designed to be effective at 160Hz and 400Hz, with a linear diffusion pattern from 700Hz upwards, delivering previously unheard-of diffusion capacity for its size.
The asymmetric wells are also arranged in an optimised sequence to prevent lobbing when used in larger arrays.
The company’s UK distributor is Audio-Technica.
UK - 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 therefore took the opportunity to redesign 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).
DMXtoDALI quad is highly configurable, enabling it to be tailored for specific installation requirements. The DMX start addres
Europe - With the success of the efficient Smarty Hybrid luminaire and the increasing popularity of the Proteus range of weatherproof fixtures, Elation Professional is now offering the Proteus Smarty Hybrid.
Housing the same feature set and using the same Philips MSD Platinum 200 Flex 280W lamp (6,000 hours) as the Smarty Hybrid, the Proteus Smarty Hybrid’s IP65 dust and water protection means this compact and versatile effect luminaire can be used exposed on outdoor stages.
Designed for the wide variety of professional stage applications, the Proteus Smarty Hybrid has flexible use as a beam, spot or wash luminaire with an output of 11,000 lumens. Fully sealed against dust, humidity and water ingress, the IP65 fixture is ideal for any outdoor environment while its impermeable properties and low maintenance design make it just as suitable for indoor use.
Outfitted with a motorised zoom with auto-focus, beam angle range differs in beam and spot mode with gobo projection focus realized from 1.0° - 18° under beam mode and 3.0° to 27° in spot mode. The Smarty Hybrid also includes a frost filter for a PC lens-type concentrated wash, zoomable from 5° to 33°.
The IP65 fixture offers a full CMY colour mixing system plus linear CTO colour correction with an extra 13 dichroic colours, including UV and CTB colour correction.
UK - City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on stand K1 at ABTT Theatre Show 2019.
This will include wireless DMX technology with the award winning Multiverse family of wireless DMX/RDM products, extended DMX control with Pathway Connectivity controllers, gateways, and other solutions, troubleshooting with the multi award-winning DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, bright and flexible linear LED lighting with QolorFLEX NuNeon, plug and play pixel control with QolorPIX, colour blending and control with QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape and QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers, and more.
Multiverse marks the fifth generation of City Theatrical's engineering development for wireless DMX technology. The Multiverse system can deliver more data while reducing the amount of radio energy required for wireless DMX by as much as 90%, enabling scalability never possible before.
The Multiverse SHoW Baby is the fourth generation of the original plug and play wireless DMX transceiver system by City Theatrical. The addition of Multiverse radio technology enhances the performance. In its default mode, Multiverse SHoW Baby works like and is compatible with all other SHoW Baby Transceivers with six user selectable SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs. By connecting an RDM controller, like DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, all of the 147 revolutionary new 2.4GHz Multiverse SHoW IDs are accessible as well as all 70 SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs.
City Theatrical has partnered with Pathway Connectivity and is the exclusive distributor for Pathway products in the UK and Europe. Pathway products ext
UK - Broadweigh will launch its Bluetooth load monitoring system at the ABTT Theatre Show 2019.
The Broadweigh Bluetooth system makes wireless load monitoring accessible to smaller scale rigging applications. The system will be on display and demonstrated on A.C. Entertainment Technologies' stand D1 at this year’s show.
The Broadweigh 3.25 tonne load shackle with integrated Bluetooth LE 4.0 provides precise multi-channel wireless load monitoring and sends data to the Broadweigh Android and iOS app, which contains all the tools required to configure and display data from the shackles in range.
Kelly Voysey, sales and marketing manager at Mantracourt, who design and manufacture Broadweigh, comments: "We are so excited to be using ABTT as our platform for launching Broadweigh Bluetooth. We believe this new system will be a real game changer for riggers. It delivers a simple system with shorter range and fewer connections than our original kit. Crucial to all of this is that it there is no loss of accuracy, build quality or battery life - it is simply a lower cost option for load monitoring and is ideal for small systems for a rigger's toolkit."
Voysey adds: "For many of our existing and potential customers, the capability of Broadweigh Bluetooth is more than enough. However up until now, they had no option other than to purchase the original system which delivered way more than they may ever need. What we now bring to market is a more affordable system which provides riggers with a handy toolkit for fast monitoring of static loads on a phone
UK - Unusual Rigging will be demonstrating the Kinesys K2 software, a product that combines aspects of existing programming methodologies with some new concepts.
Speaking ahead of the show, director and head of sustainability at Unusual, Tom Harper explains: "K2 is Kinesys' motion control console. It employs an intuitive approach to automation programming. We at Unusual are extremely excited by the potential that this system enables, having recently used it for a concert for Swedish House Mafia - allowing us to expand the scope of rigging and engineering solutions for all our clients' creative ideas."
Visitors to stand P1 will have the chance to talk through their project needs with the Unusual team, as well as viewing a stunning visual show-reel of the company's 'best bits' of the last year.
Harper continues: "Our annual show-reel has become something of an attraction at ABTT in recent years. It showcases some of our most challenging and diverse projects, highlighting the amazing work that our teams do across a spectrum of sectors - theatre, museums, outdoor events - challenging, beautiful and often jaw-dropping."
A new Engineered Solutions brochure will also be available on the stand which offers potential customers a general overview of the plethora of solutions Unusual can offer a project. “ABTT is the main event on our trade show calendar - for us it's the place to see and be seen, giving us the opportunity to talk to our customers and find out how we can work with them to make their visions a reality. It's exciting - and it m
UK - Doughty Engineering is set to bring its two latest Boom Arms to this year's ABTT. The Heavy Duty Boom Arm and the Scaff Boom Arm will make their first ABTT outing, following a successful launch earlier this year.
Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty, says: "Both our Scaff Boom Arm and Heavy Duty Boom arm have got people talking since we launched them this spring. The Scaff Boom Arm has been designed in response to customer demand - we see it as a 'get out of jail item' which will allow a rigger to fashion their own boom arm out of materials they have to hand and simply cut it down to size. It will take 48mm aluminium barrel or scaff tube and from feedback we've received so far, we're told it's a perfect addition to any tool kit."
While Doughty is unable to quote a safe working load for the product, each piece of kit comes with a loading chart which is also available in Doughty's Little Blue Book catalogue and on the company's website.
"We have to make sure that all bases are covered. We cannot predict how the product will be used, we have tested several different tubes of different sizes and suggested a SWL. Of course if our customers have any questions they can get in touch at any time. The Doughty team will be on hand for the duration of ABTT to handle any queries and we would encourage our existing and potential new customers to come and see the new members of the Boom Arm family and give us their feedback," adds Mark.
The Heavy Duty Boom Arm is capable of taking the weight of a moving light, offering riggers an attractive solutio