France - Pro audio solutions manufacturer Nexo has unveiled its smallest point-source speaker to date and a companion subwoofer.
Measuring just 130x130x120mm and weighing 1.7kg, the ID14 is the latest addition to the company’s ID Series of compact speaker cabinets. ID14’s dual concentric design features a coaxial 4” LF driver with 1.3” voice coil, and a 1.4” diaphragm for the HF. The speaker is offered with two directivity options: a 100°x100° horn as standard, with an asymmetric alternative offering 90°x140° dispersion. Like the series’ larger ID24, the new speaker is housed in a weather resistant polyurethane enclosure.
ID14 can be used standalone or in a distributed system, for front-fill, infill or delays. Thanks to availability in black, white or another bespoke RAL colour, the speaker is particularly suitable for installations and can be a creative and unobstructive solution in historic buildings, houses of worship, airports and hotels. The speaker can also be used for immersive and surround sound applications.
When paired with the companion subwoofer ID S108, they form a three-way system, ideal for small clubs and bars. Using a high efﬁciency bass-reﬂex design, the ID S108 features a long excursion 8" neodymium driver precisely tuned to match the frequency response of the ID14. Like the ID14, the ID S108 is available in touring or installation versions, in black, white or custom colours on request.
Two versions will be available - an installation version with a fabric front grille and a cable gland with two-core cable f
USA - Releasing copious amounts of haze-filled bubbles, the Chauvet DJ Bubble Haze generated fun and excitement throughout the event industry when it was introduced in 2019. Now the company has taken bubbles to the next level with the introduction of the Bubble Haze X2 Q6.
Doubling the effect and volume of its predecessor, the new product features six quad-coloured (RGB + UV) LEDs that illuminate bubbles, haze or haze-filled bubbles. The new effect features twin blowers with variable-speed loft fans that push bubbles up into the air.
Chauvet DJ’s Always-Ready technology means the effect can run continuously to keep the party going. The Hurricane Bubble Haze X2 Q6 is not just about fun. It also has a practical side. For example, its gravity-fed bubble reservoir recirculates unused bubble fluid reducing fluid consumption. Also, a built-in cleaning function increases machine longevity and reduces clogs.
“It’s always amazing to see the reaction Hurricane Bubble Haze gets” said Chauvet DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss. “This thing really brings out the kid in all of us and we’re really excited to take that excitement to new levels with added LEDs that light up this amazing effect and double the output with twin blowers.”
Switzerland - Audio over IP specialist Barix has introduced upgrades for its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution that enhance its versatility, bolster fault tolerance, and expand the network connectivity options for its hardware endpoints. New Wi-Fi support is complemented by extended scheduling and failover capabilities along with automated or manual playback of pre-recorded announcements.
The scalable RetailPlayer solution lets retail, hospitality, and corporate customers easily and securely manage streamed music and messages across any number of locations over the internet. Robust hardware playout devices at the receiving sites feature advanced buffer technology for fast channel switching and resilience to varying internet performance. Meanwhile, the cloud-based or customer-hosted RetailPlayer Portal provides centralized configuration, management, status monitoring and stream switching through a web browser or mobile device.
New channel management functionality in the RetailPlayer Portal enables playout devices to automatically switch between multiple audio streams on custom-defined schedules. For each hardware endpoint, administrators can schedule programming across a week by defining a playlist of which stream can be heard at various times.
“This enables customers to easily accommodate varying visitor demographics at different times or to create different moods,” said Davide Nossa, product manager, Barix. “For example, a location may be frequented by different age groups in the evenings or on weekends than during w
Europe - The coronavirus pandemic, and the associated restrictions on personal contact, have led to drive-in theatres becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. The projection screens used in drive-in theatres are typically either inflatable movie screens or LED screens suspended by a truss structure.
The latest webinar from Area Four Industries features Norbert Tripp, technical director of Area Four Industries who outlines the peculiarities of temporary outdoor LED screen structures.
Utilising descriptive graphics and on-site videos, the behaviour of LED screens is described including what effects they can have on the supporting structure and how these characteristics should be considered in actual practice.
The webinar includes clear explanations of what to consider when hanging LED walls, information relating to relevant standards of safety, and what good construction will enable you to achieve.
The webinar is set for Thursday, 30 July at 12:30 p.m. EDT, 9:30 a.m. PDT.
UK - The entertainment industry as a whole has been widely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resource has been put into new, on-demand projects such as virtual events and live streams, temporary structures for health services, and educational systems for schools, colleges, and universities.
The team at Current RMS has recognised the shift in priorities and has launched new features that represent this new climate. Their new ‘postponed’ feature allows for users to temporarily pause jobs that will be reinstated in future, and retains all asset allocations, bookable resource allocations, and costs associated with each job.
They have also launched a ‘Testing and Inspection’ module, giving users the ability to record testing data, whether that be for PAT, Test & Tag, OSHA, LOLER, or purely as a quality check. Current RMS’ Testing and Inspection module shows which kit needs testing and how often, a list of all upcoming tests, the ability to log test results including a pass or fail status, print test documents, and get warnings when assets that are due a test are allocated to a job, or prevent Current RMS from letting you allocate them altogether.
Also new is a feature allowing users to choose which tiles show on their dashboard when they first log in.
USA - Chauvet Professional has added an extended warranty to its LED Maverick, Rogue and Ovation fixtures. The new warranty is for three years on all indoor rated fixtures within the ranges and five years on their LED engines.
All qualifying products purchased since 1 January 2020 are covered by the extended warranty. These include the silent Maverick Silens 2 Profile, the Maverick MK3 Profile, Rogue R3X Wash and all Ovation fixtures. Complete details, along with a list of covered fixtures covered by the warranty, can be found on the Chauvet Professional website.
“Given the challenges faced by our industry today, the time is right for us to extend our warranty,” comments Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Our extended warranty covers products bought since the start of 2020. Through this offer, we are hoping to lend an added level of assurance to our customers who are doing installation projects at schools, clubs, churches, theatres or other venues in this environment. We are committed to standing with them.
“Our focus on quality control has resulted in a line of extraordinarily reliable products,” continues Chauvet. “We are confident in extending our warranty, and confident in the future of our industry.”
France - In tandem with the recent release of LA Network Manager 3, L-Acoustics has introduced the M1 suite, a comprehensive set of measurement and monitoring tools. From data acquisition through system tuning to live monitoring, M1 harnesses the power of the manufacturer’s Milan-certified P1 processor and amplified controller hardware to deliver a streamlined system calibration process as well as realtime performance monitoring.
The M1 suite pairs system measurement and control software to work natively as one seamless solution. Providing an original, reliable, and more efficient method for calibration, M1 allows users to expand their capabilities and optimise their time, says the company.
Ideal tuning of a venue requires both data capture and analysis. For most systems on the market, calibration processes typically involve estimating optimum EQ and alignment settings, measuring these setting via mic placement, then capturing the data. For each setting, mic placement and capture must be performed multiple times to obtain measurements throughout an entire venue. Any adjustments made to EQ or alignment would naturally require the user to repeat the mic placement and capture process.
M1 is a dual-channel FFT measurement platform that automates this process -sequentially muting and unmuting different parts of the system that need to be measured, capturing audio, labelling measurements, and storing data to the proper groups automatically. With M1, mic placement and capture throughout the venue is done only once. Data is acquired and compiled in the
UK - ChamSys has introduced the MagicQ MQ500M Stadium console. This new desk, which offers 256 universes of control direct from the console without the need for additional processing nodes, gives designers and programmers greater flexibility at the highest level of show control, says the company.
The MagicQ MQ500M Stadium incorporates an array of software features that support motorised playback faders, playback encoders and customizable illumination. Thanks to its motorized function, the playback section can be used for multiple purposes with shortcut buttons to change the function.
With 15 motorised faders and 15 playback encoders per bank - and up to six banks - a total of 180 playbacks can be accessed at the touch of a button. RGB LED illumination enables different colours to be assigned to each individual fader and playback encoder enabling unlimited customisation.
In keeping with its versatile design, the MQ500M Stadium console supports many different fader modes in addition to the playback mode, enabling the playback section to be used in a wide variety of applications.
The programmer modes give access to intensities for each patched fixture, to groups of fixtures, or to individual channels of a fixture. The selected modes enable instant access to the intensities or channels of the currently selected fixtures.
The master modes provide instant master control of individual fixtures or groups of fixtures without having to pre-program masters, making it ideal for those live moments when lights are flaring in cameras or key lights n
USA - Elation Professional has added a full-colour-spectrum soft light to its KL series (Key Light) of broadcast-quality LED luminaires, the KL Panel.
Broadcast environments require bright and highly variable lighting of very high quality. The KL Panel LED soft light delivers with superior output, precise colour temperature control, full-spectrum colour rendering and an even wash coverage. Using an efficient 295W RGBW + Lime + Cyan LED Array, the KL Panel produces soft white or full-colour washes up to 24,000 field lumens at a 100° half-peak angle.
Colour reproduction is also of the highest quality with a CRI over 95 while colour temperature is easily adjustable from 2,000 to 10,000K for a wide choice of variable colour or white shade projections. Additional colour tuning is possible through a green-shift adjustment and virtual gel library.
Besides its wide spectrum of chromatic options, this dynamic soft light luminaire includes other useful design features like smooth 16-bit dimming all the way to zero and 16-bit selectable dimming curve modes for programming ease, as well as electronic strobe. Adjustable and removable 8-leaf barn doors allow for customized shaping of the beam for more precise illumination and less light spill.
The KL Panel is fully optimised for broadcast and film environments with 900-25000Hz LED refresh rate adjustment for flicker free operation. Compact and portable, it can be mounted on a stand or suspended using any standard clamp or the included Junior pin adapter. A rugged housing with impact-resistant surrounds an
USA - ADJ’s new Pixie Strip Series is now shipping worldwide. The series includes three sizes of pixel strip bars, which can be combined together in any combination to fit with the dimensions and design of a stage’s set or venue’s interior design.
The largest model, the Pixie Strip 120 measures 2m (78.8”) in length and features 120 tri-colour RGB SMD LEDs. The mid-size bar in the series is the Pixie Strip 60, which is 1m (39.4”) long and is fitted with 60 LEDs. Finally, the smallest model in the series is the Pixie Strip 30, a 0.5m bar that features 30 LEDs.
All three models have the same 16.5mm pixel pitch and are designed such that seamless pixel spacing can be achieved when any two fixtures are placed end-to-end. To aid with setting this up, the units are all fitted with magnetic end caps that will snap adjacent fixtures together to create a seamless run of perfectly spaced LEDs from one Pixie Strip to the next. The LEDs across all three models offer a resolution of eight bits per colour (24 bits per pixel) and a refresh rate of 44,000Hz, allowing flicker free operation for TV, film and other broadcast applications.
Aluminium construction ensures that the housing of all three models is both lightweight and robust. The Pixie Strip 120 has a weight of 4.6 lbs. (2.1kg), the Pixie Strip 60 weighs in at 2.7 lbs. (1.2kg), while the Pixie Strip 30 is just 2.7 lbs (1.2kg). All three units feature an integrated safety cable loop and adjustable mounting bracket (two on the larger strips), which can be used for permanent installation or bolted to
UK - Realtime video manipulation expert Green Hippo has introduced “a small-yet-powerful” media server to its range, the Hippotizer Nevis+.
Featuring all of the creative power of its well-known bigger brothers, Hippotizer Nevis+ is designed to provide a smaller, inexpensive solution for video creation, visualisation and playback, with all of Hippotizer’s software features as standard.
The Nevis+ is a half-rack or wall-mount unit offering one display port 1.2 output with software-based EDID management, two network ports and the latest versions of Hippotizer’s user-friendly tools including SHAPE 3D Mapping, PixelMapper and the multipurpose pre-visualisation tool, all built into its Hippotizer V4 software.
“We’ve designed the Nevis+ for a broad range of less demanding applications, including live music and theatre tours, corporate events and TV OB/on location productions, which have logistical and budget restrictions and where the the control systems need to be compact,” says Green Hippo’s sales and marketing director, David March.
“Nevis+ offers a full, rugged media server inside a small, purpose-built chassis that you can pack into carry-on luggage. It’s lightweight, affordable and offers straightforward control with all the popular Hippotizer features that simplify powerful video manipulation.
“Green Hippo has developed Nevis+ in response to an ever-increasing use of visual displays in live entertainment and fixed installations, and despite it being in the production phase before the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now ne
UK - Goboplus Ltd and Rosco have teamed up to supply a gobo designed to be used light up buildings and venues in support of PLASA’s #WeMakeEvents campaign.
Goboplus is offering the themed glass gobo at a discount price to help more companies and individuals take part in the campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the struggles of the live events industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company has also launched a new range of gobos to be used for projecting social distancing safety markings.
In addition, Goboplus has put together three competitively-priced packages that include a lantern and gobo for projecting safety messages. The Goboquick is ideal for applications that require a compact fixture for easy LED gobo projection. Ideal for clubs, bars, restaurants and shopping malls, this silent gobo projector provides easy adjustment of focus.
All new products are available from www.goboplus.com
UK - Cranborne Audio is now s shipping the Camden EC2 - a 19” rackmount, dual-channel preamp based on the award-winning Camden 500.
Camden EC2 combines two Camden mic/line/hi-z preamps featuring Mojo analogue saturation circuits with two reference-quality headphone amplifiers and discrete line mixers for zero-latency, direct-monitoring during tracking.
Featuring two reference-quality headphone amplifiers with independent line mixers, the Camden preamps can be monitored directly using headphones connected directly to Camden EC2’s front panel. Use headphones during mic placement to find the sweet spot of the instrument/source or create zero-latency artist mixes by combining the preamp signals with external playback from the Aux Input ¼” jacks on Camden EC2’s rear panel.
Camden EC2 also utilises Cranborne Audio’s C.A.S.T. system for distributing audio around the studio or stage using affordable shielded Cat 5e, Cat 6, or Cat 7 cabling whilst achieving ‘the highest sonic results’.
The Cranborne Audio Camden EC2 is available in the UK/ROI through Sound Technology.
Spain - Lynx Pro Audio has introduced Juno, its latest commercial audio loudspeaker series.
The Juno series are weather-resistant two-way full range loudspeakers for indoor and outdoor applications, able to withstand the elements.
The Juno series comprises one 6" low/mid-woofer with one 1" HF driver (JN-6T) and one 8" low/mid-woofer with one 1" HF driver (JN-8T), both with line transformer as standard and available in black or white.
Their discreet design and small size makes them suitable for installation in commercial centres and meeting rooms. Outside, they provide an option for background music systems, pools, beach clubs, waterparks and cruises.
Germany - HK Audio has unveiled Premium PR:O D2, the latest addition to the PremiumPR:O family of loudspeakers.
The Premium PR:O D2 series consists of five DSP-controlled full-range and multifunctional speakers (the PR:O 110 XD2, PR:O 112 FD2, PR:O 112 XD2, PR:O 115 FD2 and PR:O 115 XD2), as well as the PR:O 210 Sub D2 and PR:O 118 Sub D2 subwoofers. The PR:O D2 series uses premium components and DSP electronics with advanced FIR filtering for intuitive and practical operation, and their low-resonance wooden cabinets for powerful bass reproduction offer a maximum sound pressure of up to 132 dB.
In line with the modular principle, the speakers can be combined flexibly for the most varied of requirements, from standalone, 2.1 and monitor setups to full-stack applications, says the company. “These combination options make Premium PR:O D2 suitable for a wide range of installations where excellent speech intelligibility and transparent reproduction is required. All PR:O D2 speakers (except the PR:0 210 SUB D2 subwoofer) can be used together with PREMIUM PR:O legacy speakers.”
Sturdy metal front grilles not only adds to the visual appeal, but also give the speakers the necessary protection during operation. The new MultiGrip handles make handling the speakers a breeze in any position and also facilitate professional rigging using the familiar HK Audio tilt brackets.
The PR:O 110 XD2, PR:O 112 XD2 and PR:O 115 XD2 are billed as “genuine all-rounders that can be used as satellites, compact full-range speakers or low-profile stage monitors”. Th
Germany - Lawo has released new software with additional options, functionality and security features for its line of radio mixing consoles, Ravenna / AES67 mixing engines, and VisTool GUI Builder software.
“The business of radio continues to evolve, and Lawo is committed to upgrading and improving our tools to match industry needs,” says Johan Boqvist, senior product manager, radio. “This upgrade gives users new tools to tailor their Lawo radio equipment to meet their unique on-air and production workflows. And they will benefit not only radio clients, but TV production and audio infrastructure users as well.”
The first major feature introduced with Radio Software v6.6 is a new license package for Lawo’s versatile Power Core DSP mixing / routing engine: Power Core EDGE. This license provides an entry-level configuration designed specifically for deployment as a high-capacity audio gateway, where mixing surface control is not required. It’s perfect for NOC and TOC installations where plenty of audio ingest is needed, or for large-scale conversion of legacy baseband signals to AES67 networking.
The Power Core EDGE license supports 2 MADI interfaces with 128 audio channels, and up to 64 RAVENNA / AES67 streams with a maximum channel count of 128. There’s a 1,280 x 1,280 routing matrix, and the ability to expand with up to 8 rear-panel I/O cards. Power Core EDGE can be controlled with the Lawo VisTool user interface application, which supports as many as 128 patchable audio PPM and / or loudness meters onscreen. It can also be controlled
USA - Chauvet Professional has introduced the F6 Strip IP linear video panel.
Measuring 1000 x 34.5 x 68.2 mm (39.37 x 1.36 x 2.69 in), the new outdoor-ready product can fit in tight spaces, add an extra dimension to set pieces, and be arranged in unique patterns, making it suited for a wide variety of applications, including drive-in shows and livestream productions, says the company.
A 6.9 mm pitch strip, the F6 Strip IP is compatible with all Chauvet Professional F series panels, allowing it to display the same images as other video pieces on the stage. It works with the VIP Drive 83R Nova, using the Novastar control protocol. The VIP Drive 83R Nova can auto-detect F6 Strip IPs when they’re plugged in, making it easy to ‘drag-n-drop’ into the mapping software.
“The F6 Strip IP opens up new options for incorporating video displays into designs,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Its flexibility makes it a valuable tool in today’s market where new applications are calling for unique solutions.”
The strip’s high-quality black body LEDs accurately reproduce video at 15-bit grayscale. Other features include a 5000:1 contrast ratio, and a 5940Hz refresh rate, as well as stealth and soft white diffusion filters.
In addition to its IP65 rating, the F6 Strip IP includes a host of other features that make it ideal for outdoor use. The panels are convection cooled, ensuring optimised heat dissipation for even colour distribution. They also have a dedicated compact power supply, for enhanced stability over extended use, mak
Germany - Optocore has further extended its M-series of interfaces, with the announcement of the MADI-SRC.
This exists in the shape of two new hardware boards with either four fibre or four BNC MADI SRC (Sample Rate Converter) ports. This means that any combination of devices from the M-series (comprising M8-OPT, M8-BNC, M12-OPT, M12-BNC, M12-OPT/BNC) can be now equipped with these Sample Rate Converters for MADI streams.
With this new feature customers can use stand-alone or networked MADI routers, with streams in different sample rates. In addition, the new M-series SRC will be available in DiGiCo mode, and can be connected to the DiGiCo optical loop providing MADI SRC streams.
Speaking of this latest development, Optocore application engineering manager, Maciek Janiszewski, stated: "MADI SRC is a very useful and unique feature. Our R&D team worked tirelessly to ensure all existing M-series devices would function seamlessly with the addition of Sample Rate Conversion.
“It means that customers can now interconnect and route MADI signals from different clock domains and with different sample rates. In terms of flexibility, this moves our solution to the next level.”
Europe - Audio-Technica has launched a limited purple/black edition of its best- selling headphones, the ATH-M50x and ATH-M50xBT. The ATH-M50xPB and M50xBTPB feature metallic purple earcups and black accents including a distinctive headband and earpads.
The M50xPB share the same features as the M50x headphones, used by streamers, musicians and producers across the world, with 45mm large- aperture drivers, sound-isolating earcups and a robust construction.
The ATH-M50xBTPB harnesses the M50x studio sound for ‘an exhilarating wireless listening experience, with exceptional clarity and deep, accurate bass response’. Utilising Bluetooth technology, the M50xBTPB pairs performance with powerful features, such as a 40-hour battery life and touch controls for voice assistance. A wired connection is also supported.
Audio-Technica’s new limited edition ATH-M50xPB and the ATH- M50xBTPB will be available from August. They join the current collection of ATH-M50x models in black (ATH-M50x and ATH-M50xBT) and white (ATH- M50xWH).
USA - MXL Microphones is now shipping its AC-44 Miniature USB conferencing microphone to customers around the world, starting 21 July. With a compact footprint, MXL’s AC-44 offers a microphone solution for a range of applications that require pristine audio capture, including web conferencing, telemedicine, huddle spaces, classrooms and more. It can also be incorporated into OEM applications.
“Offering crystal clear speech intelligibility, the AC-44 removes the barriers that unclear audio creates,” says Trevor Fedele, director of sales at MXL Microphones. “In just a short time since announcing the AC-44, the mic has won many prestigious industry awards, taking home ‘Best of Show’ honours in the audio-conferencing category at major trade shows, including ISE and InfoComm. With the strong feedback that we’ve received from industry professionals, we are even more excited to get the AC-44 into the hands of our customers.”
MXL’s AC-44 utilises the company’s signature three-capsule boundary design to enhance direct sounds while mitigating noise and echoes in any workspace. The microphone’s wide 180-degree cardioid pickup pattern provides clear audio capture, focusing on sound sources in front of the microphone and eliminating unwanted noise from the back. This gives the AC-44 flexibility between working in a single-user workspace, in a medium huddle space or even in larger spaces, such as classrooms and medical facilities.
USA - ADJ has expanded its range of theatrical stage lighting products with the release of the new FS3000LED follow spot. This professional-calibre LED-powered fixture generates a powerful spot that is suitable for tracking performers at live productions, theatre stages and churches. Offering a rich feature set and various control options, paired with a high CRI, it is a modern follow spot designed to meet all the needs of a modern theatrical setting, says the company.
The FS3000LED utilises the latest LED technology to produce a bright, clear and sharp output. Its 300W white C.O.B. (Chip On Board) LED source has a 6000K colour temperature and delivers approximately 8500 lumens of output with a high CRI of 95. The unit’s lenses and precision-designed optics make for an even light output that can be adjusted, using the manual focus feature, between a crisp spot and a less-defined ‘pool’ of light. It features very smooth 0-100% digital dimming, with a choice of modes to suit different applications.
Further adding to its flexibility, the beam angle of the fixture can be manually adjusted between 12 and 32 degrees. This means that it can be used over a short throw distance and still be able to cover an entire person, while also being equally suitable for use over a longer throw distance of up to 60’.
With a solid metal construction, the FS3000LED is billed as a professional lighting instrument suitable for use both in a permanent setting and for touring productions. The fan-cooled fixture weighs in at 26.5lbs. / 12kgs and has external measureme
USA - Martin Professional has expanded the ELP Series of LED ellipsoidal fixtures with IP65-rated variants.
The Martin ELP WW IP (Warm White) fixture provides quality colour rendering and brightness, while ELP CL IP (Colour) delivers rich, saturated colours and ‘class-leading output’. Now, both fixtures are available in IP65-rated variants, which offer water resistance and complete dust protection while still providing the same quality of light, performance and ease of use.
Featuring optic assemblies designed in Denmark by the team behind MAC Encore, ELP IP are designed to maximise efficiency and deliver a flat field of illumination for smoother blending and mixing between fixtures. The ELP WW IP delivers 7,000 lumens of output and an industry-leading 97 CRI at 3000K-color temperature, for the truest color representation on any surface. The ELP CL IP fixture offers an impressive 6,900 lumens and a CRI of 85 in High Output mode, and 5,900 lumens and 90 CRI in High Quality mode, with a color temperature of 6,000K (open white). Both models offer flicker-free operation for consistent light output - on and off camera.
Martin ELP IP fixtures feature advances in lighting functionality, including the efficient gear-based Fine Focus adjustment knob and the Fast Focus feature, which allows fixtures to be focused without data, flow. ELP IP also offers 16-bit dimming with four selectable curves and 26 colour presets that match industry-standard colour filters.
ELP IP fixtures available in black or white, can be configured from a choice of four Mart
UK Load-cell company BroadWeigh is introducing a series of new products into its range this week plus the addition of software improvements to their toolkit.
The company, which has undergone a complete rebranding exercise over the past year, culminating with the launch of its new website, believes the time is right to bring the new developments to the market. The design changes have developed as a result of feedback from users, with the current COVID-19 pandemic creating an unprecedented time for pure engineering focus.
From 13 July, two new modules have been added to the 2.4GHz product line as well as a new release of the BroadWeigh toolkit software. Commenting on the design development and improvements, Robert Wilmington-Badcock, managing director said: "We have a clear ethos to continuously improve our products, to specifically develop for the entertainment industry and listen carefully to users' feedback.
“We have to understand exactly what tools are needed to do the job on a tour or in a venue". He continued: "In short, we are committed to continually improving the features and tools within our systems and because we design and manufacture the entire system, we can do this like no one else. The demands in rigging are very challenging and BroadWeigh can do the job."
The BW-WM1 Warning Module is a fully configurable three light warning indicator that can be used in a simple LOG100 mode, responding in the same way as LOG100. A green light extinguishes if there is a loss of signal from any transmitters, an amber light illuminates if any LOG
USA - Symetrix has announced the newest addition to its i product line, the xIO Bluetooth - the first Dante-enabled Bluetooth endpoint available in a single gang form factor.
Using a modern, full-featured Bluetooth 5.0 chipset allows the xIO Bluetooth to offer extended range, a stable connection, and audio quality. Available in both US and EU form factors, the xIO Bluetooth has a clean, sleek design and is compatible with standard single gang US wall boxes with Decora faceplates, as well as EU/UK standard wall boxes.
IP control and PoE power simplify installation by allowing a single cable connection from the xIO Bluetooth to a PoE enabled network switch. The xIO Bluetooth may be configured to allow media-only connectivity, phone bridge connectivity, or both. All aspects of xIO Bluetooth control can be controlled using Symetrix remotes, SymVue panels, or third-party control systems.
The xIO Bluetooth is a fully integrated member of the Symetrix xIO family of Dante endpoints allowing full control and configuration of the device, including Dante routing, from within Symetrix ComposerTM software. All aspects of the xIO Bluetooth are fully configurable including the Bluetooth friendly device name, Dante channel names, connect/reconnect functionality, and security.