USA - Audinate has announced the immediate availability of the Dante AVIO USB-C adapter, the next evolution in the popular Dante AVIO family. The Dante AVIO USB-C adapter allows the latest mobile devices and computers to connect to any Dante audio network for playout or recording.
The Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to easily use non-Dante analogue, USB, AES3/EBU or Bluetooth audio equipment with a Dante audio network.
The Dante AVIO USB-C adapter connects to devices with USB-C or A ports (cables included) to deliver and receive two channels of audio over a Dante audio network. It requires no additional drivers and works with any application, making it ideal for rapid setup of conference rooms, background music and more.
The Dante adapter may be powered via USB or PoE. When connected to a PoE Ethernet switch, 7.5W of power is available to USB-C compatible mobile devices, enabling smartphones and tablets to remain charged while connected to a Dante network.
“The new Dante AVIO USB-C is the logical evolution of our immensely popular USB model,” says Mark Gerrard, senior product manager at Audinate. “With native support for the ports on the latest tablets, phones and computers, Dante AVIO USB-C adds pass-through power to make it the indispensable tool for connecting devices to Dante audio networks.”
Germany - Adam Hall Group has announced the release of the LD Systems IPA Series. Comprising the DSP-based 4-channel IPA 412 T (120W) and the 240W IPA 424 T, these installation power amplifiers promise AV system integrators a high degree of performance and flexibility in daily planning and installation operations. The amps are suitable for medium to large installations in hotels, conference centres, educational institutions, houses of worship, and more.
Built-in card slots allow these Class D power amplifiers to be optionally equipped with Ethernet, or Ethernet+Dante expansion cards, thereby making the IPA Series a central signal component operating in the background of modern fixed installation projects and a versatile and scalable solution to complement the constantly growing LD Systems installation portfolio.
The four-channel IPA 412 T and IPA 424 T have built-in transformers for each channel, a 100 V/70 V tap, and a low-impedance output at 4 Ohms. Both models feature an expansion card slot that provides the option to have full control of all internal DSP parameters in IPA amplifiers via Ethernet and to integrate them seamlessly into larger Dante audio networks.
In the basic setup, the IPA power amplifiers work like a conventional installation amplifier with 70V/100V taps and separate low impedance outputs. The DSP section includes, amongst others, a parametric EQ (including loudspeaker library), dynamic tools, matrix mixer, delay, and the ability to select a priority source. The IPA Series can also be operated with the future LD Systems remote c
UK - Calibre UK has introduced the LEDFusion Pro direct view line of LED displays.
LEDFusion Pro will be available to market in the second half of 2021 in the APAC region, and in two sizes and differing pixel pitches catering for most viewing distances - 130-inch 1080p (1.5 pitch) and 163-inch 4K (0.9375 pitch).
“Calibre takes installation professionals on a brand new adventure which begins with the LEDFusion Pro,” says Willy Tsai, managing director at Calibre UK. “LEDFusion Pro addresses specific trends in today’s business workflows – specifically the increasing importance of colour accuracy, performance, versatility, connectivity and low cost of ownership. Fusion Pro is designed for sharing ultra-realistic graphical images with a sharpness and clarity that is unmatched by any other display solutions. Bringing the LEDFusion Pro to market will increase installation efficiencies as well as provide a better return on investment for users.”
The Fusion Pro LED features “greatly enhanced colour reproduction and dynamic imaging” thanks to it’s newly developed UltraX image processing engine, driver and LED controller. With this, colour saturation and accuracy, optimal image processing and connectivity can intuitively be applied to the screen in any installation space.
Global Colour Calibration allows users to control LED brightness from 0.06 nit compared to 1 nit of other competing displays. LEDFusion Pro has a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and produces images near to 100% of the DCIP3 colour space that is commonly required by high-end
Australia - ARX is pleased to announce the launch of the new ARX Ultra deBalancer, a two-channel audio debalancer and switchable +4dB or -10dB level optimiser, specifically designed to handle the critical task of converting pro audio balanced outputs to unbalanced signals.
With so many different consumer products in today’s ‘BYOD’ environment, you need to be prepared with the right equipment on hand to silently interface with unbalanced +4dB line level signal paths or the -10dB unbalanced inputs of low operating level professional and consumer electronics, says ARX. The Ultra deBalancer interface offers a straightforward solution with industry standard female amphenol XLR Inputs and transformer isolated and de-balanced 6.5mm jack, RCA and 3.5mm jack outputs to cover all plug types.
As part of the ARX Audibox range of audio interfaces, the Ultra deBalancer features transformer ground isolation providing low-noise operation suitable for most applications whilse preventing ground loops and other extraneous noise. The Ultra deBalancer is a totally passive device with no power requirements. The heavy duty all-steel chassis of the Ultra deBalancer is finished in matt textured blue powdercoat, with hardwearing epoxy screen printing and a large slip resistant rubber pad underneath.
USA - The past 12 months challenged the AV industry in new ways, particularly when it came to sustaining and supporting partners and customers. LEA Professional saw the difficulties faced by system integrators and worked to connect with them and support their business through the use of cloud technology. Now, with the benefits of the cloud firmly embedded in the minds of industry stakeholders, LEA Professional expects there is no going back.
“Integrators have been able to navigate the ever-changing environment by capitalising on proven, robust cloud technology from global leaders, such as Amazon Web Services, to provide continued support for customers and partners. It’s made it easy for integrators to help customers through various work-from-home situations and to navigate social distancing and other health protocols,” said Blake Augsburger, founder and CEO LEA Professional.
“The advantages of cloud technology have been reinforced in the minds of system integrators over the course of the last few months, and now we’re at this critical moment where cloud technology has gone from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’ for the future of the industry - the next generation of system integrators won’t know life without the cloud.”
LEA Professional is one of the first in the industry to create a cloud platform that allows complete control and monitoring functionality. This provides systems integrators with powerful, reliable and secure remote monitoring and control capabilities across their entire line-up of IoT-enabled amplifiers. The clo
UK - Solid State Logic (SSL) has introduced two new modular processors as part of revitalising the SSL 500 Series module range. The G-Comp Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek brushed steel facelift, while a feature enhanced VHD+ module, new stereo Ultraviolet Stereo Equaliser (UV-EQ) and SiX Channel (SiX CH) modules, complete the new-look range.
Niall Feldman, SSL director of new products, comments, “For nearly 20 years, we have made many of our classic console and processor-based innovations available to more producers, engineers and musicians via the 500 module series. The opportunity with our more recent product to continue this work and bring a new range of modern classic 500 modules to a broader market, was too good to resist.”
Ultraviolet takes the minimum phase-shift Violet stereo EQ section from the new studio-favourite analogue processor Fusion and puts it into the 500 series format. Over and above Fusion’s Violet EQ, Ultraviolet takes features one step further, adding two dedicated mid-bands, with precision Focus mode for ‘ultimate EQ control’.
SiX Channel is a single-width 500 Series channel strip using the SuperAnalogue processing features from SSL’s compact SiX console, including Mic-pre, low and high frequency EQ, as well as the single knob compressor. SiX Channel is a simple way to add additional mic/line inputs to the line level inputs of any professional audio device, including the stereo channels of the SiX console. It is also a flexible way to create a professional mod
USA - Nimbus, the latest line of luminaires from Altman Lighting, is a personal virtual lighting studio featuring the Halo ring light and the Sidekick fill light.
“We saw a need in the market for more than a ring light, so we created a lighting kit that anyone can use, anywhere,” says Nicolas Champion, vice-president of sales and marketing.
The Nimbus Series LED battery and USB powered fill and ring lights were designed for video conferencing in home or office studios. The 6” Halo is a tunable ring light that can be powered from either the Sidekick (sold separately) or any USB device. The Sidekick is a high output 180 LED tunable white (3000K to 6000K) non-glare soft light that is fully dimmable and battery/USB powered. The compact design of this luminaire (no larger than a cell phone) allows for easy mounting, transportability, and discrete placement in your video environment.
UK - Panasonic has announced a solution for realtime tracking projection mapping that ‘expands the creative possibilities for the entertainment and production industries to merge digital and physical realities with stunning results’.
Different visual effects can be achieved by projecting images in real-time, with accuracy, onto fast moving objects using the Real-Time Tracking Software Development Kit (ET-SWR10) for the Panasonic PT-RQ35K projector. The projector, in combination with an infrared emitter, camera, marker and a content server, creates a Real-Time Tracking Projection Mapping System that is designed for use by production companies and at live entertainment events, theme parks, museums and Esports.
The kit enables the 30,500lm, 3-chip DLP laser projector to accept and output 240Hz HD signals delivering enhanced images with a latency of just 5ms and the ability for virtual real-time tracking with the precise location calibration of moving objects. The addition of dedicated software from the kit onto the content server enables the images to be easily mapped to the moving object or performer using a single cable connection between the projector and content server (HDMI/Display Port).
“Using this groundbreaking, real-time technology the creative possibilities are endless,” comments Hartmut Kulessa, European marketing manager at Panasonic Business. “I have seen logos and images perfectly projected onto fast moving basketballs as they fly around the court and stunning visual effects tracking the every movement of artists as they lea
USA - As with many things over the past year, the world of sports saw significant disruption to its regular routine. From halted or delayed seasons to little or no live audiences at the arenas, sporting events around the world had to operate differently.
With no ambient sounds to enhance the broadcasts, television networks also had to find alternative ways to replicate the at-home viewers’ experience. In response, Fred Vogler launched Sonofans, an immersive sports crowd performance system. The sound library was created using recordings captured with DPA Microphones’ 4091 Omni Condenser Mic, 4560 Binaural Mic and MMA-A Digital Audio Interface.
Touted as a performance-based enhancement tool for empty stadiums or those with limited attendance restrictions, Sonofans provides live, dynamic crowd response with a library of reactions that have been mined and curated over the past 15 years. Included among these are sounds recorded during college football games using DPA’s 4091 Small-Diaphragm Omni Condenser Microphone with Rycote windscreens, which Vogler installed atop mic stands elevated 15ft above the ground.
“Back in 2006, I was providing scrimmage and practice field noise for USC Football players, using crowd sounds that I had gathered during regular games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum,” explains Vogler. “The coach at that time, Pete Carroll, liked what I was doing so much that he gave me field access to all the games they played that year. This included other stadiums in the Pac12, as well as at the Rose Bowl. I recorded all the cr
USA - Orlando-headquartered Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has announced the debut of the Omega-16 multizone receive antenna distribution system. The announcement was made by general manager Jim Van Winkle.
“We are excited to announce the second product in the Omega Series,” explains Van Winkle. “Similar to the Omega-8, the Omega-16 provides a more efficient architecture and smaller footprint than its DB Series predecessor. It’s a powerful solution offered at a very competitive price point.”
The Omega-16 has four sets of diversity antenna inputs (eight total) and 16 sets of diversity outputs (32 total). Available in both UHF and VHF, the RF bandpass filtering for the UHF unit is at 470-616MHz, while the VHF unit is set at 169-217MHz.
The Omega-16 offers adjustable attenuation from 0 to -40dB and selectable bias for each antenna input. Dual redundant power supplies ensure rock-solid reliability. DC bias power selectable per antenna input along with antenna/cable short protection and indication completes the package.
“We are thrilled to be able to introduce another exceptional Omega Series product,” concludes Van Winkle. “This product line will continue to offer pro audio solutions with a feature set professionals demand.”
USA - ETC launched two new theatrical fixtures as part of a two-day international online event. The Source Four LED Series 3 and Desire Fresnel are designed for theatres “looking to successfully launch themselves into the modern day with incredible brightness, impressive colour mixing, and wireless DMX/RDM features.”
Source Four LED Series 3 is the third generation of the colour-mixing LED fixture. When incandescent Source Four fixtures hit the market in 1992, they quickly became an industry favourite. As technology advanced, so did the fixtures. Now boasting an eight-colour mixing system that includes deep red LEDs, the fixture can produce more nuanced colours. “With Series 3, you finally get your swatch book back,” says Broadway lighting designer Justin Townsend.
ETC has also added a re-designed classic to their portfolio with Desire Fresnel. A true Fresnel with an LED engine, Desire Fresnel has a full eight-colour array, wireless DMX/RDM, an intuitive user interface, and NFC configuration from a mobile device using ETC’s Set Light app. Zoom control is possible from either the front or the back of the fixture, whilst the Fresnel is bright and efficient through the entire zoom range, making it up to 25% more efficient over traditional Fresnel optical systems.
South Africa - As a direct response to the new pressures faced by businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johannesburg-based AV technology solutions provider, Stage Audio Works, has announced StreamWorks, an end-to-end live streaming service.
“COVID-19 has changed the way we work forever,” says SAW’s group CTO, Nathan Ihlenfeldt. “Participation in virtual events and remote meetings via the internet has become the norm for most of us, and even when the world finally starts to open up again, will remain an important part of our everyday lives. However, public streaming platforms and the internet in general has come under increasing pressure, with embarrassing consequences to the host organizations.
“With vast experience in delivering video reliably to internet users, especially in Africa, we decided to take things a step further and launched StreamWorks with the aim of providing a modern, end-to-end system that adds a layer of reliability and security to live streams and ensures viewers can access content whenever and wherever they need to.”
StreamWorks’ core offering is its web streaming service hosted on an infrastructure with multiple CDN providers delivering content to end users, and multiple origin servers located in geo- and network-divers hosting environments. With POPs on all of the major IXPs globally, the StreamWorks CDN provides fast loading times and high video quality regardless of viewer location. The StreamWorks player can be embedded in any website, offering full viewer engagement and geo analytics for each event
Italy - Outline has announced that its FPGA-based Newton processor has been awarded an Italian Patent. The company has also filed the appropriate application for an international patent.
Newton was introduced to the global pro-audio industry at Frankfurt MusikMesse in 2017. It has subsequently been adopted by a number of leading audio hire operations and system engineers
“It’s well-known that our company has been making a name for itself since the 1970s as a manufacturer of innovative audio electronics including modular mixers, parametric equalisers, encoders, tuners, crossovers, limiters, amplifiers and more,” says the company. “Latterly we have developed DSP and digital matrices, as well as futuristic embedded solutions connected with signal processing, including the outstanding ‘iMode’ technology that won a PLASA Award for Innovation at the London show in 2010.
“This decades-long process continues and the resulting hyper-specialised know-how within Outline’s engineering team led naturally to Newton, currently the pinnacle of our proprietary technology and the leading edge of audio processor design globally. The Newton is currently the only FPGA-based device built into a single 1RU networkable chassis which can simultaneously provide multiple audio signal processing / distribution functions plus clock signal management along with a choice of interfaces for users and system integrators, all with the added safety of extensive backup facilities. Further, the whole feature set is easily and quickly accessible to any user.”
USA - Chauvet Professional has introduced the Maverick Force S Profile and Maverick Force S Spot. Complementing the Maverick Force 2 Profile and Force 1 Spot, the new ultra-compact fixtures are intended for smaller-scale projects that call for CMY colour consistency, advanced optics and other high-performance features.
“We have expanded our Force series so we can continue to address the needs of an evolving market as our industry emerges from the pandemic,” comments Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “With their limited footprint, the new Force S fixtures are ideally suited for smaller projects with limited crew sizes. Yet, at the same time, they deliver outstanding, very professional-level performance in terms of output, colour rendering, focus, and effects.”
Given their compact design, Maverick Force S fixtures will improve efficiencies by taking up less space in warehouses and on trucks, says the company. Once on stage, however, the 14,000W spot and 14,669W profile will create ‘an unforgettably powerful impression thanks to their intense output and vividly realistic colours’.
Their array of features includes CTO colour mixing, a 4.5° to 41.6° zoom for the profile (4.1° to 43.4° for the spot), 16-bit dimming, a five facet prism, and two gobo wheels (one rotating and one static). A variety of advanced control options are also available, including DMX, WDMX, sACN, Art-Net, pre-set synch, and RDM capability for remote accessing.
Like their larger counterparts, the Maverick Force S units operate discretely making them suited for sm
UK - Virtual production solution Vero is now fully operational in the UK, offering LED surround screen backdrop, realtime graphics and powerful in-sync camera tracking.
The project brings together content, technology and operations talent from multiple companies, who have joined forces to enable creatives and filmmakers far more on-set visual control.
Vero features Desay 2.6mm pixel density LED screen technology from Production AV and visual content by MadeWithVero. Utilising Production AV’s touring and events experience, the solution can be deployed across the UK as needed by the production.
The team says the set-up has ‘revolutionised’ traditional VFX workflows, which rely on combining physical footage captured in front of a green screen with digitally generated backgrounds in post-production. In addition, costly set builds, location shooting and visual FX can be re-thought and re-imagined.
Vero enables directors to see the visual backdrop in real-time during filming on set, with the powerful graphics engine tracking technology meaning the action is always realistic and moves with the subject.
“We’re thrilled to help bring Vero to reality,” says 3D animation and motion graphics expert Robert Tyler, from MadeWithVero. “We’ve pulled out all the stops to combine the latest camera tracking, gaming engines, and LED screen technology with high definition, lifelike graphic creation to shape Vero.
“COVID has, of course, changed the way we consider the world and our approach to projects when it comes to travel, crew and
UK - Advance, a digital advancing portal for festivals and events, has been launched by SC Productions.
The online tool will provide organisers detailed, realtime management over their site advancing, artist advancing, all accreditations, including crew, artists, guestlists and vehicles, along with health and safety inductions and COVID safety protocols. Each of these features can be used as a standalone entity or combined within a comprehensive package.
Sarah Hemsley-Cole, director of SC Productions, explains: “Advance is a valuable tool, providing events professionals with key data and information at the touch of a button. It has been developed to ensure pre-production and planning is a smooth process. Advance can be customised for each client, meaning the platform becomes bespoke to an organiser or production manager’s particular needs and can be accessed and updated wherever the user is - at home, in the office or on site, for example.”
SC Productions began trialling the online platform in 2018, with an artist advancing portal. This collates data from artists/touring parties - everything from accreditation and vehicle details to catering requirements and guestlists. Initial trials proved successful and the portal was expanded to include details and data regarding event and site contractors, traders, sponsors and guestlists. As a result, the portal gave organisers both control over, and insight into, exactly what was happening on any given day on their event.
Hemsley-Cole concludes: “Using this system on site at events and festiva
USA - Obsidian Control Systems reports a successful year of shipping its comprehensive Netron data distribution line of RDM splitters and EtherDMX nodes and has announced a new version 2.6 firmware release.
Prompted by the increasing fixture counts and continuous growth in the number of Universes used on a show, Netron supports applications from live production and venue installations to architectural environments and has enjoyed strong market adaptation globally since its release.
“The introduction of the Netron line has been a real success story despite the difficult circumstances of 2020,” states Obsidian Control Systems product manager Matthias Hinrichs. “The feature set, plug-and-play design and competitive pricing have really hit the sweet spot and the feedback from our users has been phenomenal. It is a perfect complement to our Onyx console range and a well-designed package for anyone requiring rugged, reliable, and affordable data distribution systems.”
The Netron range includes three RDM splitters - RDM 6XL, RDM 645 and the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ RDM 10, a combination of 10-port AB splitter and integrated two-port EtherDMX node. Three dedicated Ethernet to DMX converters - EP4, EN4 and the high-density EN12 - round out the product line.
Continuous firmware improvements and feature enhancements are made based on market input, including refinements to Netron’s intuitive remote web configuration. The latest Version 2.6 firmware is now available for download on the Netron product page at test
UK - disguise has announced a major software release in early April. Cluster rendering will allow users to scale out their real-time content rendering without compromise, as their productions increase in size or complexity. disguise invited a select group of global partners to pressure test and implement the technology into their workflows in preparation for public release.
disguise’s cluster rendering will unlock the limitations of a virtual production studio or immersive installation by scaling out real-time content up to an unlimited capacity, says the company. This is achieved by spanning real-time content over more than one disguise server as each machine will render a fragment of the final content frame to increase the render power. Developed to support Unreal Engine’s nDisplay capabilities, the technology also removes the need to manually configure the nDisplay cluster by allowing it to be automatically set up through the disguise interface.
Early access to cluster rendering has allowed global partners participating to test and implement cluster rendering into their workflows to achieve real-time content rendering of the highest quality, detail and frame rate at scale. By testing the feature in real-world scenarios the beta partners enabled disguise to gather and integrate feedback into the feature development roadmap.
“Innovation lies at the core of everything we do at disguise and we always work together with our partners to ensure that all new developments help improve their work. Our beta testing programs offer our partners the oppo
USA - Christie has announced the launch of the new Christie Mirage SST-6P, a dual-head 18,000 lumen, 4K, 6-primary 3D RGB pure laser projection system that the company claims delivers twice the onscreen brightness of traditional colour-comb 30,000-lumen lamp-based 3D projection systems for bright, colourful, and detailed 3D images for venues including theme parks, attractions and giant screen dome theatres.
The 6-Primary (6P) 3D dual-projector system uses two sets of RGB laser primaries with slightly off-set wavelengths: one for the right eye, and one for the left. Reusable passive 3D glasses filter different wavelengths and direct the light to the correct eye, with no shuttering, for a natural and comfortable 3D visual experience. The result is a projection system that is 90% efficient at projecting light onto the screen, and white-screen compatible for blending the multi-projector arrays typically used in dome theatres and media-based attractions such as dark rides and flying theatres.
“With the Mirage SST-6P projection system, dark 3D visuals are a thing of the past,” says Larry Paul, executive director, Technology and Custom Solutions, Enterprise and Entertainment, Christie. “The Mirage SST-6P was developed specifically for 3D applications and exceeds the DCI-P3 colour space, ensuring that 3D visuals in dark rides, attractions and planetariums look as intended - bright, contrast-rich and colourful - revealing a level of detail audiences haven’t seen before.”
With TruLife electronics, Mirage SST-6P delivers 4K 3D content up to 120fps p
The Netherlands - Highlite International BV has introduced the Display Series of indoor fixtures for professional architectural applications. Switchable between 3000 K and 6000 K, the dimmable LED sources offer a high CRI. This makes them suitable for lighting galleries, art, and other colour sensitive subjects and locations.
Artecta’s latest range of indoor lighting fixtures, the Artecta Display Series is intended for highlighting objects and locations where high appeal is paramount, such as museums and galleries, lighting art and paintings. The compact fixtures offer a high CRI (>92), which helps the original colour tones to come through. They are switchable between 3000 K and 6000 K colour temperatures and can be dimmed manually to adjust the output intensity to the desired ambiance.
The Display Series offers solutions for a gamut of applications with a range of fresnel, profile and flood fixtures. Fresnel fixtures project a soft-edged output suitable for lighting objects at close range. Profile fixtures project an adjustable hard-edged output for projecting a delimited shape on a surface. Equipped with a wide beam angle, a Flood fixture is intended to illuminate a full wall or decor. Apart from the Flood model, all models are available with a standard mounting bracket or with a3-phase track adapter that can be mounted on most 3-phase track systems.
The implementation of Display fixtures is not limited to art-related areas, it is also very much at home in public places, such as clothing stores and theme parcs. Each projector offers multiple
Europe - ETC is hosting an online event on 30-31 March to launch two new theatrical fixtures. This event is open to the public and starts at 16:00 CEST/15:00 BST (09:00 CDT) with a keynote message from David Lincecum, VP of marketing.
Immediately following the keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Tony-nominated Broadway lighting designer, Justin Townsend, on the impacts of LED on lighting design.
Additional sessions over the next 24 hours include product demos and Q&A with the development team, and a series of classes that focus on incorporating technology into your theatrical workflow to increase efficiency and productivity.
Much of the content will be presented in multiple languages (English, French and German) and multiple time zones around the world making this a genuinely international launch event.
Visit www.etcconnect.com/ETCLaunch for session details and registration information.
Europe - Robe has introduced the LEDBeam 350, a 6,000lm variant of its popular LEDBeam 150, which delivers “even more punch and presence for those wanting crystal clear beams and beautifully rich colour washes”.
The new fixture has retained and built on all the features of the LEDBeam 150, including a zoom range of 3.8 to 60° and innovative lens coating technology which keeps the lenses clearer and scratch-free.
Anti-static properties further reduce dust collecting on the lens, and the latest coating treatment brings countless additional benefits like lengthening the intervals needed between cleaning and enhancing the light output.
More advanced technology includes CPulse, Robe’s acclaimed Pulse Width Modulation control system that removes any on-screen camera flicker, making the LEDBeam 350 a match for the most advanced HD and UHD camera systems, says Robe.
All the most popular features of the smaller LEDBeam - including fast movement, colour mixing, zoom and control can be maintained via a ‘compatibility’ mode, allowing for the seamless combination of both 150 and 350 models together on the same rig for perfect continuity, says Robe.
The 12 x 40W RGBW LED multi-chips provide plenty of high-quality output and superior CMY colour mixing control. DataSwatch contains 66 pre-mixed colours and tones including whites for fast reliable colour selection, and Robe’s L3 Low Light Linearity system delivers imperceptible fades to absolute blackouts.
Quiet operation is another benefit of the LEDBeam 350, which features an advanc
USA - Martin by Harman has unveiled the Martin MAC Ultra Series with two “extremely bright” new workhorse stage lights – the MAC Ultra Performance and MAC Ultra Wash.
Featuring high lumen output across the zoom range, a new framing system, high-definition optics and low noise levels, the MAC Ultra family is ideal for concert and touring productions as well as noise-sensitive broadcast and theatre applications.
With high output a key design pillar, the MAC Ultra Series is powered by a 1,150W, 6000K proprietary LED light engine, Martin’s brightest to-date. It gives the MAC Ultra Wash the ability to project 63,500 lumens of output and the MAC Ultra Performance, 46,500 lumens. In addition, with higher red content and better daylight balance, the fixtures produce rich, vivid colours and more natural skin-tones, says the company.
Key features of the MAC Ultra series include a wide zoom range, precision focus control, uniform colour mixing, variable CTO, additional colour and spectral correction filters, motorized frost for a softer field, high resolution dimming and strobing. Debuting in the MAC Ultra Performance is the new Martin Extended Framing System, which is said to offer more flexibility, easier programming, quicker response time and precision shutter angling.
To deliver “reliable and consistent result for years to come”, Martin’s new LED engine is rated to exceed 50,000 hours and deliver over 90% of its original output, even after 20,000 hours of use at maximum power, the company says.
“We are so proud to be able to
UK - EF Infection Control, a part of the EF Group, has announced the availability of a new solution to help ensure the safety of attendees at tradeshows and other major indoor events as industries worldwide move towards post-lockdown operation.
EF has partnered with infection and virus control specialists Aeret UK to develop the service Sanitise 360. Sanitise 360’s technology delivers a non-toxic atomised mist that kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses that are airborne as well as on surfaces including Hepatitis, COVID-19, CoV2, SARS, MRSA plus fungi and mould that are associated with a variety of infections and allergies. Unlike most fogging systems, it is claimed to be completely safe to use around electronic equipment and has been engineered to leave no chemical residue behind in any of its applications.
Undisturbed surfaces can remain protected for anything up to 60 hours, while for high traffic sites an overnight application ensures a high level of safety. For tradeshow attendees, conference delegates, and even audiences at indoor events such as sporting fixtures, concerts, TV shows, or other arts-based events. Areas are protected and ready to use after 30 minutes.
“An atomised mist produces much smaller particles than fogging machines, meaning that it is effectively dry by the time it settles, not only destroying 99.99% of airborne viruses and bacteria but providing the same level of protection to surfaces as well,” comments Neil Goatcher, EF Group CEO. “Tradeshows are already doing their utmost best to provide COVID-secure environmen