Product News

genelecsmartippressimageGenelec launches Smart IP powered loudspeaker
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Finland - Genelec has announced the availability of the new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology, combining sound quality with single cable convenience. Smart IP provides scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard Cat cable, offering integrators power, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and simplicity of installation.
The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams, and derives power via both PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats, with the 4430’s proprietary internal power supply helping to deliver an impressive 104 dB of short term SPL, via two integral 50W Class D amplification stages feeding the woofer and tweeter.
As well as receiving both power and audio-over-IP, the 4430’s single rear panel Cat connector also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager - a sophisticated downloadable software tool running on Windows 10 that allows installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalisation tool set, system organisation and status monitoring. Additionally, APIs within the 4430 support the hooks to allow external control via third-party hardware, software or house automation.
Manufactured using certified sustainable methods, the enclosure itself is produced from recycled aluminium, is available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colours, and is compatible with Genelec’s e

Christie extends flat panel LCD line-up
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - With their 0.44mm/combined 0.88mm extreme narrow bezel, TAA-compliance, and 4K at 60Hz delivery, the two new ChristieÒ 55-inch Extreme Series flat panels deliver a powerful punch for military and government installations, utility and other mission-critical control rooms, and visualisation labs requiring the latest intelligent design electronics, advanced performance, and video wall optimisation.
The flagship of Christie’s Extreme Series, the FHD554-XZ-H and its HR sibling are equipped with HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 connectivity, and an OPS slot to accept a variety of processing modules including ChristieÒ PhoenixÒ EP for a complete solution package.
“The new FHD554-XZ-H/HR models feature Christie’s latest generation of tiled LCD technology featuring the next evolution of combined bezel to date and a platform that further improves the performance of our tiled LCD solutions,” said John Dixon, senior product manager, Christie.
“Besides the improvement in the display platform and bezel, there are also improvements in optical properties and mechanical robustness. For customers looking for the most seamless looking tiled LCD, these two models are the best you can achieve in a video wall. We envision that our customers in the control room and digital signage markets are going realize and appreciate just how small the bezel is.”
The FHD554-XZ-HR is Christie’s remote power model that provides improved reliability while delivering mission-critical uptime and redundancy capabilities. For customers wanting an ultra-slim profile for their v

 
 
elationLDI: Elation to launch five luminaires
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

USA - At LDI (22-24 November, Las Vegas) Elation Professional will unveil five new fixtures from its award-winning Artiste, Proteus and Fuze product lines.
The Artiste Mondrian is the company’s brightest, full-featured LED Profile FX fixture Elation has produced to date. It offers extreme output with high centre intensity and narrow-beam angles, a comprehensive FX package with endless framing, and a wide colour-mixing gamut through its variable SpectraColor colour mixing system. Providing over 50,000 lumens from an efficient 950W LED engine, the Mondrian features a large 226mm (8 ¾”) front lens and has the power to cut through at great distances.
The Artiste Rembrandt is a bright, full-featured LED Wash fixture. Providing up to 51,000 lumens from an efficient 950W LED engine, the Rembrandt is the designed for any application requiring “superior wash output, bright and powerful beams, and quiet operation, as well as stunning colours”.
The Proteus Lucius is a powerful, featured packed yet compact IP65-rated LED Profile fixture with framing that offers outstanding projection qualities to cut through in any environment.
The Fuze Wash FR is an automated LED Fresnel wash fixture with framing designed for theatre, television and a wide array of precision lighting applications.
The Fuze SFX is a new concept LED Spot FX fixture designed for a variety of applications requiring a compact and powerful multi-purpose luminaire. The SFX is capable of projecting tight beams to wide washes using a highly efficient optical design while providing

 
bishopsound-line-array-on-subwooferBishopSound launches line array & demo facility
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

UK - Yorkshire-based speaker specialist BishopSound has launched its first line array speaker system and opened a demo facility in the Midlands.
The company’s Delta Dual 8" passive line array (BLA208) comprises four Dual 8" boxes and comes complete in a purpose-built plywood made to measure flight case.
Each of the four boxes contains two 8" BishopSound Neo Drivers with 2.5" voice coils and two 1.34 HF units with titanium diaphragms; Kevlar speaker cones are used throughout. Each box delivers 600W RMS and operates at 65~20kHZ.
Designed to perform at maximum efficiency and minimum weight each plywood box only weighs 18kg.
BishopSound's Andrew Bishop says: “The live music scene is getting increasingly competitive and the needs of our industry have changed. Promoters are driving rental companies into the ground by offering less money for the sound at events and the middle market for high-quality affordable PA products has been vacant, that is, until now.
“Prices of some of the larger 'big name' line array systems have reached a point that they simply cannot earn their keep, so our challenge was to come up with a system that sounded good, was reliable and will be affordable and profitable for hire companies and end-users to own and run.
We have opened a new facility in the Midlands so that prospective buyers can pick a time to suit them and have access to a BishopSound consultant/engineer on a one-to-one basis to demonstrate just how much they can now get for their money.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
litecad-evolutionLiteCAD Evolution aids structure creation
Monday, 18 November 2019

Europe - LiteCAD Evolution is a dedicated cloud-based truss configuration software with intuitive drag & drop architecture. It is a tool that allows for the quick and easy creation of technical layouts and visualisations of Litec truss structures.
Users can select from a wide database of products enhanced with a continuous expansion programme that provides access to the greatest range of truss solutions, so all of your creative and technical needs are met.
Automatic updates to the system library on each login gives access to the widest and latest range of products and accessories. The system also features a custom parts configurator for special set-ups. To ensure complete and valid information, the software features real-time processing of all Litec parts required for constructing your creative truss structures, such as truss, corners, connections and accessories.
LITEC’s configurator currently supports the following “American” LITEC products: QX25SA, QX30SA, QX40SA, QH30SA, QH40SA, RH40SA, L-Wall and Towerlift 3.
(Jim Evans)

 
tmblogoLDI: TMB shows extended ProPlex family
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - This year at LDI, TMB’s signature hospitality will be offered in a revised booth setting.
The 80-plus products and growing ProPlex Devices and Drives range now features new ProPlex Software V2, a real step forward in Node and RDM management. While still ProPlex user-friendly, the new software allows management of all ProPlex IQ Nodes with one powerful, yet simple to use, and easy to navigate, system. Allowing effective, yet surprisingly simple, management of even the largest lighting networks, the many features and benefits of ProPlex Software V2 are legion. Hands-on demos will be available for everyone.
Also new to the ProPlex range is the GBS Network Selector, a unique Ethernet source selector offering instantaneous selection of up to two of four input sources. Intended primarily as a lighting console switcher, the GBS Network Selector is ideal for redundant backup connection, preventing any networking delays when switching sources.
New additions to the Pro Cables range of quality cables, connectors, and assemblies include the new ProPlex Cat 5e Ultra, combining renowned ProPlex reliability and performance with both improved data integrity and class-leading noise protection. With reduced transmission degradation and full Gigabit performance up to 90 meters, plus many more improvements, ProPlex Cat 5e Ultra proves that perfection can be improved.
The new ProPlex RG-11 12G coax video cable is designed for ultra-high definition video in touring applications, with enhanced flexibility, crush resistance, and overall durability, making i

 
 
robe-ldi-2019-tetra2LDI: Robe Esprite LED makes US debut
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - Las Vegas will be the first US exhibition for Robe’s new Esprite LED profile moving light. This will be shown alongside other new Robe technologies including Tetra 2.
This year’s live show presents the next chapter in Robe’s Return to The Future trilogy, inspired by classic movie moments and a bit of car geekery
In addition to Esprite and Tetra2, Robe showcases several other new and current product ranges.
Esprite is the first in a new series of Robe luminaires that will feature fully replaceable / transferable white source LED engines. This high-performance luminaire can potentially replace old and entire fleets of workhorse discharge fixtures. Offering a cost-effective and easily changeable LED engine, Robe has eliminated the white source problems of unpredictable life and performance inconsistency.
Design innovations include a new cooling system that removes any airflow over the optics, resulting in reduced residue deposits and vastly extending the periods between cleaning.
Tetra2 (from Tetragnatha) is a new linear bar fixture that builds on Robe’s Spiider and Tarrantula LED technology.
Utilising the same LEDs, with an ultra-tight 4.5° beam from each of the 18 pixels, these can be combined to produce a bright, highly defined "sheet" of light or Svoboda-style light curtain and fixtures can be positioned end-to-end for longer seamless curtains of light or washing effects.
Other current and popular Robe technologies featuring on the booth will include the SilverScan, the T1 Family (T1 Profile, T1 Prof

 
multiverse-productsLDI: City Theatrical debuts Multiverse Dimmers
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - City Theatrical will be launching and demonstrating new technology in Booth 435 at the LDI Show 2019.
Nominated as an LDI Show 2019 Best Debuting Product, City Theatrical’s newest QolorFLEX 5x2.5A 900MHz/2.4GHz Multiverse Dimmers will be launching at the show. Available in dual band 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5942) or 2.4GHz band only (P/N 5943), this new product is a constant voltage, five-output dimmer that can be controlled wirelessly with Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology or with wired DMX.
City Theatrical will also be presenting new QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers and Multiverse Receiver Cards. The QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers (P/N 5916 for 2.4GHz band or P/N 5917 for 900MHz band) are tiny two-channel low voltage dimmers, each with a Multiverse wireless DMX receiver built in. These receiver/dimmers are designed to be mounted in the smallest spaces, such as props, costumes, wands, and candles.
Other live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include LDI Show 2018 Best Debuting Product award winner Multiverse Transmitter with its ability to broadcast up to ten universes of DMX data from a single transmitter, QolorFLEX NuNeon as an incredibly flexible and bright alternative to traditional neon lighting, QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape for plug and play pixel control, QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters for high quality wireless event lighting, and Lightwright 6 software for entertainment lighting data management.
June Abernathy, 30-year spotlight operator veteran and author of The Spotlight Operator’s Handbook,

 
 
asteraLDI: Astera previews Wireless PixelBar
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera will exhibiting on the stand of its exclusive USA distributor, Inner Circle Distribution, on Booth 1205.
V11, a major upgrade of the flexible AsteraApp, is launched at the show; there will be a preview of the new Wireless PixelBar wall washer to be launched in 2020 and Astera will show its popular Titan Tube range of LED battens – Helios, Titan & Hyperion Tube – together with all their accessories.
Other flagship products will include the AX1 PixelTube, the AX3 LightDrop, the AX5 TriplePAR and the AX10 SpotMax.
The AsteraApp offers quick and intuitive control of complex lighting setups and a range of fully customizable programmes and effects.
New in V11 is Layer Effects. This gives full control over all the pixels in the Astera fixtures which can be used to create fluid, kinetic effects.
This works on rows or ‘bars’ of pixels which can be selected and have various parameters adjusted like the size and position of the bar, which can then be assigned colours and effects.
Another feature of V11 is Optional New Targets: this displays the targets as a list, so users can see the previous effects sent to each target and edit it directly from there, allowing a new and fully optimized workflow. Even parameters like brightness can be changed directly in the Targets list.
The AsteraApp is designed to work seamlessly with other control methods and can be used to set up DMX addresses and CRMX control footprints. Astera’s IR remote can be used to send App commands to single li

 
adjLDI: ADJ schedules multiple launches
Monday, 18 November 2019

USA - Entertainment lighting and video specialist ADJ will use LDI 2019 to unveil multiple additions across its product range. These will include a new series of LED video panels, a Hydro Series IP65-rated moving head wash and a high power moving head beam fixture, as well as LED-powered follow spot and strobe fixtures.
ADJ’s new ‘VS’ Vision Series of LED video panels offers a versatile modular solution that has been developed to make life easier for video professionals installing LED walls on either a temporary or permanent basis. Each model in the range features four individual modules, which are front and rear serviceable, making it ideal for both temporary hanging and permanent wall mounting. The modules are all mounted to the same frame, allowing panels of different resolutions to be used together and meaning that the same rigging bar and road case can be used for all VS models.
The Hydro Series is ADJ’s flagship IP65-rated moving head range, offering lighting professionals high quality, yet affordable, fixtures that are sealed from liquid, humidity, dust and dirt. LDI 2019 will see the official debut of the new Hydro Wash X19, which is the latest model to join the range.
LDI 2019 will also see the official unveiling of the latest addition to ADJ’s Vizi Series of moving head fixtures. The new Vizi Beam 12RX is a high-powered unit designed to generate crisp mid-air beam effects at concerts, dance events and in large nightclubs.
The Focus Series is ADJ’s range of compact LED-powered moving head fixtures. The new Focus Spot 5Z

 
 
penn-elcom-premium-credenza-rack-range-r8600-300-3utw-3Penn Elcom launches premium racking range
Friday, 15 November 2019

UK - Penn Elcom has launched a new range of its premium flat pack 19" racking Credenzas, manufactured and tailored to meet the high standards of custom installers working in all market sectors - from commercial to residential and entertainment.
These are available in two, three, four, six, eight and 12U variants and in two high-quality wood-style finishes for maximum versatility in all types of built environment.
Demand for the products has been fuelled by numerous factors including changes in digital technology and the need to combine elements of home entertainment / smart-home and commercial / industrial systems into good looking integrated packages.
Each pack includes two pre-threaded steel rails and a set of four non-marking feet. The panels are specially made from tough 25mm high resin density melamine faced chipboard, which is durable, featuring 2mm solid wood edging for excellent strength and desirable aesthetics.
Penn R0863 rack-strip rails can be fitted at the rear for easy access, and there is a choice of two depths - 300mm / 11.81” or 500mm / 19.69” - designed to provide customers with the right unit to house all manner of rack hardware.
(Jim Evans)

 
adjADJ upgrades Focus Spot Two
Friday, 15 November 2019

USA - The popular Focus Spot Two compact moving head fixture from ADJ has been upgraded. With increased brightness thanks to a new 100W LED engine, the Focus Spot 2X model inherits all of the award-winning features of the original fixture alongside the addition of a second six-facet prism to give lighting designers even more creative potential.
ADJ’s Focus Series is a range of LED-powered moving head luminaires designed to offer the best possible combination of brightness, feature-set and build quality in the small-to-medium class. Since its launch in 2016, the series has proven immensely popular with both lighting designers and installers looking for compact, potent and reliable fixtures for events and installations. It has also been a big hit in the mobile entertainment market, with the Focus Spot Two winning the Pro Mobile magazine award for Lighting Product of the Year in 2018.
The new Focus Spot 2X features a 100W cool white LED light-source - increased from 75W, is highly efficient and offers an operational life of approximately 50,000 hours. The light output from the LED is concentrated through an advanced optical system to create a seriously impressive beam that is capable of cutting through ambient light to generate striking mid-air effects and impactful surface projections.
As an added bonus, the Focus Spot 2X is also equipped with a separate 3W UV LED. This is independently controllable and means that the fixture can also be used to bathe a stage or venue with atmosphere-enhancing ultraviolet light.
The Focus Spot 2X features mu

 
 
maverick-storm-1-spotLDI: Chauvet debuts Maverick Storm 1 Spot
Friday, 15 November 2019

USA - The new Maverick Storm 1 Spot just introduced by Chauvet Professional, will be showcased at the company’s LDI booth (9370).
The Maverick Storm 1 Spot delivers a flat even field of light with variable CMY + CTO colour mixing to create a wide palette of colours. Creative featuress include its 8° to 48° zoom angle and field angle, 16-bit dimming for smooth control of fades, five-facet motorized and rotating prism, animation wheel, iris for beam control, and independently controlled light and medium frosts.
In keeping with its flexible design, the versatile Maverick Storm 1 Spot offers a wide array of gobo options. The fixture has seven glass rotating and indexable gobos on Wheel 1 and nine metal static gobos on Wheel 2.
Compact enough to allow easy installation on any rig (it weighs in at just 38.19 kg or 84.2 lbs.), the Maverick Storm 1 Spot is powerful enough to punch through the light from other fixtures or video panels on stage. The fixture’s 32,000 lumen source and illuminance of up to 28,829 lux (at 5 meters) ensure that it can makes its presence known on stage even during daylight hours.
A user-friendly fixture, Maverick Storm 1 Spot offers a variety of control options, including DMX, RDM, WDMX. ArtNet and sACN. Its easily accessible menu system makes it simple to adjust control protocol, as well as features like fan control, pan and tilt, and dimming mode.
“We have developed the Maverick Storm 1 Spot with real world applications in mind,” says Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “In designing this fixture, we didn

 
proligthsLDI: Prolights doubles-up show exposure
Thursday, 14 November 2019

USA - Prolights will show its latest technologies at the upcoming LDI Show on stand 2953 (Prolights) and 2354/2346 (A.C. Lighting).
Prolights will present an in-booth show involving over 200 lighting fixtures every hour starting at 11:30am. The booth features the time-coded show and interactive demo stations which will allow visitors to have hands-on product demonstrations.
The exhibition will be the occasion to celebrate the success of the Prolights brand in the North American market which is being accomplished through the close cooperation with distributor A.C. Lighting. LDI also provides the stage to showcase latest products including Pixiewash XB and popular fixtures including the Eclipse FS profile.
The Prolights stand will host multiple events including an Italian “Aperitivo” that will be served on Friday, 22 November from 4pm.
LDI 2019 will also be the official launch platform for “an important announcement from the company”.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
elcLDI: ELC Lighting tackles DMX redundancy
Thursday, 14 November 2019

USA - DMX control specialist ELC Lighting will unveil its latest innovation, designed to enable the creation of fully-redundant DMX networks.
Until now, redundant DMX networks could be built right up to the ethernet-to-DMX node. However, the last link in the essential chain of lighting data - the DMX cable itself - always remained vulnerable as a single point of failure. With the new Redundant DMX feature, lighting production crews can rely on ELC Lighting’s dmXLAN nodeGBx system to provide automatic, seamless take-over in the event of damage or disconnection of the DMX cable, or even of partial network failure.
"The lighting industry asks for more and more redundancy, to ensure that the show always goes on," says ELC Lighting’s support and application specialist, Henk-Jan Blok. “In today’s production environment, it should be inconceivable that a system should fail simply because a single item or DMX cable fails, but this was not possible with DMX before now. A single DMX cable could take out a complete run of lights - and it has happened.”
Now, however, ELC Lighting’s dmXLAN nodeGBx system offers complete system redundancy. To enable this redundancy, the user simply connects the last fixture from the DMX run back into a nodeGBx unit and configures this port as a ‘DMX backup’ via the standard dmXLAN software interface. This ensures a smooth and seamless takeover in case of failure in the DMX run.
“In this way,” says Henk-Jan Blok, “the last remaining vulnerable part of the lighting data distribution chain is now also fai

 
pixerascreenshotstudioLDI: AV Stumpfl promotes Shift and Pixera
Thursday, 14 November 2019

USA - AV Stumpfl will present its AT64-Shift system for large mobile projection screens and the new Pixera media server software version 1.2 at this year's LDI show in Las Vegas.
With the AT64-Shift, it's possible to assemble a large mobile projection screen in minutes and to adjust its' height in a matter of seconds.
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 revolutionary 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 LDI booth will be a presentation of the new Pixera version 1.2 software, which was released only a few days ago.
Pixera itself is a multi-award winning 64-bit system for real-time media processing, compositing and management, built around the key theme of usability.
Pixera’s new features include a live preview editing capability. This lets users edit timelines in the preview window while the output shows content from a different section of the timeline. This allows changes to running shows to be previewed by the operator and then blended into the output on the fly.
Pixera version 1.2 also includes the ability to export videos from the workspace, either containing the entire venue or the content of a specific screen. A new set of pixel patching tools has also been seamlessly integrated into the UI. They allow users to reposition content pixels on the output as nee

 
 
arcm-12-standard-lArcM monitors enhance Void Arcline range
Thursday, 14 November 2019

UK - Void Acoustics has added two additions to its touring audio catalogue in ArcM 12 and ArcM 15, part of the Arcline series.
ArcM 12 is a lightweight, versatile monitor, with multiple working angles, allowing use as either a near field booth monitor or conventional stage wedge. The aesthetically-pleasing low profile design creates cleaner stage lines and a more visually appealing view for the audience. In addition, pole mounting or wall mounting is possible for front-of-house purposes.
Acoustically, FEA analysis has significantly reduced port noise and air distortion, says Void. The 12” ArcM 12 is unpowered, allowing it to integrate with touring operators’ existing infrastructure. With a frequency response of 60Hz - 18kHz ± 3dB, the maximum continuous output is 130dB, reaching 133dB peak output.
In terms of mobility, measures have been taken to reduce weight, while maintaining an ergonomic design to appease manual handling requirements. Weighing just 19kg (41.9 lbs), this small, reliable monitor is ideal for touring and easily be moved using the comfortable, robust handles, making light work of truck packing after dismantling a stage.
The slightly larger 15” ArcM 15 similarly offers simple integration and all the benefits of the ArcM 12, weighing 22.5kg (49.6 lbs). Frequency response spans from 50 Hz - 18kHz ± 3dB, with a maximum continuous output of 130 dB and a peak output of 134 dB.
(Jim Evans)

 
nx-4LDI: Obsidian to show NX 4 with Dylos
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

USA - Obsidian Control Systems will be showing the powerful NX 4 lighting controller with Dylos pixel composition engine at LDI 2019 in Las Vegas. Designers, programmers and operators are invited to Booth #602 for a look at this powerful console in the Onyx platform and experience the creative possibilities with Dylos.
The NX 4 is the newest member of the innovative Onyx lighting control platform. Equipped with a range of professional features and using the latest in industrial components, the NX 4 is designed to handle even the largest show with ease. With a well-arranged combination of motorized and manual faders, along with an array of playback buttons, the NX 4 offers 44 total playbacks in a compact yet extremely powerful package.
Obsidian Control Systems offers Dylos in each NX 4 console, a pixel composer that far exceeds the capabilities of regular pixel-mapping systems. Based on a full 3D environment and powerful DirectX graphics processing, the Dylos engine has been designed from the ground up for power and performance to manage thousands of fixtures and parameters with ease.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
proteus-maximusLDI: Elation to highlight award-winners
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

USA - A string of innovative products will be shown by Elation Professional at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the 50,000-lumen Proteus Maximus, Elation’s all-purpose Beam/Profile/Wash power luminaire. With a custom designed 950W LED engine and large 180mm front lens, Maximus has the power to cut through at even great distances and with IP65 protection can be exposed on outdoor shows.
Joining the Maximus is the 45,000-lumen Artiste Monet, a recent PLASA innovation award winner. The Artiste Monet is a full-featured LED Profile offering outstanding projection quality, a comprehensive FX package, dynamic framing and a wide array of colours via an innovative SpectraColor colour mixing system. SpectraColor uses traditional CMY but adds RGB flags and CTO to produce colours that were previously impossible to achieve.
Also showing is the Smarty MAX, 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.
Elation is expanding its popular Fuze series of LED wash luminaires with new profile and spot versions. Showing will be the Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile with framing, both housing full-colour-spectrum RGBMA colour mixing systems. Also available is the cold white Fuze Profile CW with dual colour wheels.
Three new fixtures in Elation’s Paladin series of versatile Blinder/Strobe/Wash lights will also be on display - the Paladin Cube, Paladin Brick and Paladin Panel - all with IP65 protection.
(Jim Evans)

 
robert-juliat-spotme-position-tracking-system-for-followspots-and-the-new-maestro-interfaceLDI: Robert Juliat shows SpotMe with Maestro
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

USA - Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at LDI 2019 with US distributor, ACT. Lighting, where it will demonstrate SpotMe, its award-winning, bespoke 3D position-tracking device for followspots. SpotMe, which earned Robert Juliat a PLASA Award for Innovation in 2018, will be shown with the new Maestro server which has been developed by Robert Juliat in collaboration with tracking specialists, zactrack.
Maestro extends the capabilities of SpotMe by enabling it to operate with any DMX lighting control console. With Maestro, even the simplest DMX console retains pan and tilt control and gets, in return, additional DMX channels to modulate the tracking parameters calculated and managed by the Maestro server. Maestro also brings a major new advantage in the form of a unique ‘Prediction’ feature - the ability to anticipate the direction of a performer’s movement on stage and adjust every ‘slave’ fixture to react quickly to the direction of travel.
SpotMe and Maestro will be shown both virtually and physically with an RJ Oz 600W LED followspot to show the full extent of their capabilities. SpotMe is shipping with immediate effect and Maestro will be available at the end of the year.
Robert Juliat’s Dalis family now includes Dalis 861 a 150W LED 8-colour wash light; Dalis 862 (150W) full size and Dalis 862S (75W) short, variable white footlights; Dalis Access 863 a 150W LED 4-colour cyclorama light with all the functionality and quality of the original at a price that makes Dalis technology accessible to those on a smaller budget; and finally, Da

 
 
ayrtonLDI: Ayrton’s Perseo and Huracán-X debut
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

USA - Ayrton will be exhibiting at LDI with its US distributor ACT Lighting on stand 1237, with the first official US showing of Ayrton’s two latest products: Perseo and Huracán-X. Ayrton is also supporting the second KOI-USA Awards by sponsoring the Live Performance Special (Music) Award in the Live for Broadcast category.
Perseo is Ayrton’s first multi-function, compact, powerful, IP65-rated fixture developed for intensive outdoor use. Feature rich from the factory (including 100% framing shutters), Perseo produces 27,000lm from its 500W LED source, and sports a fully weather-proof housing with a new water-resistant menu navigation system to handle whatever the weather can throw at it!
Perseo-S has been designed to achieve an optimal resolution-to-performance-to-efficiency ratio with perfect image reproduction. Not only is its 27,000 lumen output calibrated at 8000K, but it also offers a zoom range of 7° to 56°, with no hotspot and significant improvement from distortion at wide angles. Perseo-S is shipping with immediate effect..
Huracán-X is a profile luminaire that delivers exceptional light output as standard, but is also a formidable new graphical tool possessing a wealth of features and an entirely new complex colour mixing system capable of generating 281trillion colours.
Huracán-X produces an output of 50,000lm from its 1000W LED source, at a colour temperature of 6500K. A triple variable colour temperature corrector allows subtle adjustment from 2700 K to 15000 K and offers noticeable CRI improvement. Specifically develop

 
mdg-vertical-flight-case-smlLDI: MDG demos haze generators
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

USA - MDG will be exhibiting at LDI 2019 on Booth 1245, near its exclusive US distributor, ACT Lighting, where the team will be demonstrating the ATMe and ATMe WPE haze generators. The ATMe WPE is a weather-proof and dust-resistant version of the ATMe which has been designed specifically for outdoor use.
MDG’s Me Series of fog generators, will be represented by the compact Me1 and Me2 fog generators and the impressive Me4 fog generator - all of which release pure white, fine particled fog in volume with the finest of control.
Combining all fog and haze requirements will be MDG’s theONE, the award-winning dual mode fog and haze generator which will be shown in its touring cradle demonstrating a solution for easy, safe rigging.
New for LDI 2019 is MDG’s bespoke Vertical Flight Case. Designed to carry MDG’s ATMe haze generator, or either of Me1 or Me2 fog generators, plus everything needed to operate under production conditions, these cases not only provide rugged, safe transport for the generators, but allow the entire unit to be rolled onto stage and simply plugged in for instant use. Each flight case is fully equipped with direct plug-in connections for power and DMX In/Out.
Also included within each are snug compartment spaces for MDG’s theFAN, two 9kg (20lb) CO2 bottles, a four-litre bottle of MDG fluid, and space for a small DMX console.
MDG’s ICE FOG Q low fog generator will also be on show, producing low fog effects without recourse to dry ice. It will be shown with its D-Verter and Round Floor Pocket (RFP) accessories

 
 
boseBose DesignMax series now shipping
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Europe - Bose Professional’s DesignMax family of loudspeakers has started shipping in Europe and will be available in the US later in November. DesignMax delivers the critical performance needed while providing the flexibility and style to blend into any commercial space, says the company.
Consisting of 10 loudspeakers and two subwoofers - including ceiling- and surface-mounted options available in either black or white - system designers can tailor DesignMax to fit applications of any size.
DesignMax loudspeakers are available in a wide range of sizes, from 2” low-profile models to 8” woofer models with a coaxially-mounted compression driver. Select models leverage the Bose Dispersion Alignment system to provide wide and consistent off-axis response - so everyone experiences premium sound throughout the space.
When DesignMax is paired with select Bose DSPs and smart amplifiers, even greater performance levels can be reached. Bose EQ voicings enable increased sound quality and clarity while SmartBass processing delivers enhanced sound at any listening level.
All models include Euroblock connectors, with ceiling-mounted models including plenum-rated backcans, tile-bridges, and front-access audio wiring making installation and troubleshooting easier.
(Jim Evans)

 
l8celogobwL8 launches Community Edition software
Monday, 11 November 2019

Ukraine - Realtime visualisation specialist L8 has launched L8 CE, an affordable, entry-level version of its flagship pre-viz software.
L8 CE (Community Edition) uses the same code and libraries as the full version, but there are restrictions on the number of DMX inputs and the number of fixtures. Support is also limited to one year from activation.
"L8 CE may be a good solution for simultaneously using the software on a pre-programming workstation and for everyone else involved in the process of creating the show," says the company. "For those who want to know the full power of L8 visualisation technology, this is the first step to study it with."
L8 CE supports up to 64 fixtures and two DMX universes. Other features include animated 3D textures (cyclic animation of any texture), volume transparency (ie. (effects such as hard smoke, rain, snow, fire) and mirror reflection surfaces.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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