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danteAudinate updates Dante Domain Manager
Thursday, 5 September 2019

USA - Audinate has announced version 1.1 of Dante Domain Manager. This update to Dante Domain Manager brings key improvements and new features to users and integrators: new flexible installation options, improved email alerts and notifications, support for SMPTE 2110 devices and secure access to LDAP and SMTP servers, says the company.
Dante Domain Manager is software that gives integrators, AV specialists and IT managers the ability to better manage Dante AV networks by creating groupings of Dante devices called ‘domains’ - which are zones of products. It enables administrators to secure their systems with user level authentication by domain and to scale their installations by supporting Dante audio across routed IP networks with multiple subnets. Administrators looking to route audio between studios, buildings or even across entire campuses may now do so regardless of network topology.
Version 1.1 is now delivered as a complete ISO package, making it fast and easy for users to install and setup Dante Domain Manager to suit their needs and applications. The ISO package may be used in virtual environments such as VMWare ESXi, Oracle VirtualBox and Microsoft Hyper-V, or it may be installed directly onto a ‘bare metal’ server with no additional software required.
Improvements to email notifications and alerts mean that integrators and managers can stay on top of changes to their systems from wherever they are, addressing issues before impacts are felt. Support for LDAPS and SMTPS brings greater security and confidence to network managers by en

artisticPLASA 2019: Artistic Licence debuts DMXtoDALI quad
Wednesday, 4 September 2019

UK - Artistic Licence will show its latest DMX512-to-DALI conversion product, DMXtoDALI quad.
With support for DALI DT8 (colour), DMXtoDALI quad is specified for the new generation of DALI products coming to market.
Artistic Licence has extensive experience in DMX512 and DALI interconversion. Its popular DIN rail solution, Rail-DMX-DALI, was launched several years ago to serve customers needing to add DALI fixtures to DMX based lighting control systems.
With the continued growth of the crossover market, Rail-DMX-DALI is still very much in demand. However, the recent introduction of DALI DT8 (colour control) means that this product is not compatible with the very latest DALI technology.
Artistic Licence redesigned Rail-DMX-DALI to incorporate the new standard, and to implement major product upgrades that greatly improve the performance and user experience. The result is DMXtoDALI quad.
DMXtoDALI quad retains the core functionality of its predecessor: it converts DMX512 to four circuits of DALI, allowing up to 256 devices to be connected. However, the feature set and user interface have been significantly enhanced. The operation of DMXtoDALI is also much faster, implementing interleaved DALI transmission.
Most significantly, DMXtoDALI features DT8 colour support for colour temperature and RGBWAF. This is in addition to conventional DT0 (intensity) control. DMXtoDALI provides simultaneous control via all four addressing modes (Broadcast, Group, Device and Scene).
Converting DMX to DALI involves some complex mapping between

 
 
robe-espritePLASA 2019: Robe Esprite set to debut
Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Czech Republic - Robe has unveiled Esprite, the company's new LED moving head.
The luminaire, which incorporates a new type of LED light source and outputs 27,000 lumens, is set to debut at the upcoming PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia).
Designed as an LED replacement for discharge fixtures, Esprite is the first in a new series of Robe luminaires to feature the company’s 650W WTE (White Transferrable Engine) white LED light source, a replaceable/transferable engine that promises to eradicate issues such as unpredictable lifecycles and other performance inconsistencies.
The LED module also holds a host of data in addition to date, serial number and usage, which can be accessed via a free mobile app.
Other design features in Esprite include a new cooling system that removes any airflow over the optics, resulting in reduced residue deposits and extending the periods needed between cleaning sessions. Meanwhile, a 5.5°-50° zoom range provides a flat-field beam, which combines with smooth CMY colour mixing, fast bumping colour wheels and a coloured prism for “a new level of effects and animations”, says Robe.
Also included are an animation wheel, variable CTO, two-colour wheels, rotating and static gobos, a six-facet rotating prism, and a selection of 1° and 5° frosts.
Alongside a set of framing shutters and LED ‘adjuster tools’ like C-Pulse flicker-free management for optimisation with the latest HD and UHD cameras, the unit also has L3 (low light linearity) dimming

 
wps-1Martin Audio WPS now shipping
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - Martin Audio has confirmed that its new WPS, the fourth model in the Wavefront Precision optimised line array series, will be shipping with effect from early September.
Dom Harter, managing director, states: “We were delighted with the response we received from the market when WPS was first announced and are pleased to have been able to bring it to market on time.”
The latest addition to the Wavefront Precision range can achieve a peak SPL of 133dB and is perfect for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint. This makes it ideal for live sound reinforcement and installations in theatres, concert halls and Houses of Worship, while rental companies will see scope in deploying WPS arrays as front-fill, delay or side-hang support for larger Wavefront Precision systems.
For extended low frequency performance, WPS is designed to be partnered with the SXC118 cardioid subwoofer and its flyable variant, SXCF118.
“Wavefront Precision has been the company’s fastest ever selling line array series,” continues Harter, “and we are delighted that the journey is continuing with the launch of WPS.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
tono-3055-plus-smlPLASA 2019: GoboPlus adds more designs
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - GoboPlus will exhibit at PLASA 2019 on stand B2b alongside its new sister company, FollowSpotSales. FollowSpotSales joins CutColourPlus, the filter cutting and supply service, and Inluster lighting consultancy under the GoboPlus umbrella.
FollowSpotSales.com is a new UK distributor for LDR of Italy, one of the last remaining independent lantern and follow spot manufacturers. It produces a complete range of profiles, Fresnels, soft-lights and follow spots with LED, discharge and traditional tungsten light sources, for entertainment technology as well as display and architecture. A selection of LDR lanterns and small gobo projectors available from GoboPlus.com will be shown on stand B2b.
GoboPlus.com continues to devote its comprehensive expertise, exceptional quality and service to the delivery of outstanding custom gobos and over 3000 designs from Rosco, DHA, and GAM, in addition to its own ever-growing catalogue of exclusive gobo designs.
As a one-stop shop for all things ‘gobo’, the company will be launching new gobo designs, including new HR vignettes and graded edge shapes, at PLASA 2019 which will be celebrated with some very original etched giveaways.
The new designs will be presented alongside examples of GoboPlus’ new, high-resolution glass gobos which render images in much finer detail than has been previously possible. The new level of resolution enables images of much greater detail to be produced on smaller gobos, giving more scope to original designs and more accurate reproduction of standard gobo patterns. The extremel

 
atmewpe-front-view-1PLASA 2019: MDG celebrates fifth anniversary
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - MDG will be exhibiting at PLASA 2019 on Stand 50 where it will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of MDG Fog UK with a prize draw and the chance to win some MDG swag.
The team from MDG UK and head office 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 units at two opposite ends of the size range, with the compact Me2 fog generator at one end and the hugely impressive, stadium-filling Me8 fog generator at the other – both of which release pure white, fine particled fog in “unbelievable volume with the finest of control”.
New for PLASA 2019 are MDG’s bespoke touring flight cases. Designed to carry MDG’s ATMe haze generator or any of Me1, Me2 and Me4 fog generators, 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.
MDG’s ICE FOG low fog generator will also be on show on the stand, producing low fog effects without recourse to dry ice. The line-up is completed by theFAN, MDG’s ultra-compact, variable speed digital fan which can be used in conjunction with all MDG generators.
MDG will be located alongside the Robe stand which will showcase MDG’s new ICE FOG Q HP low fog generator that runs using standard high-pressure li

 
 
zepfresnel360lfPLASA 2019: Robert Juliat focus on ZEP2
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at PLASA 2019 on Stand K40d with UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, where it will demonstrate SpotMe, its award-winning, bespoke 3D position-tracking system for followspots, which earned Robert Juliat a PLASA Award for Innovation in 2018.
The ZEP2 range of LED zoom profile spots and Fresnel fixtures will be on display. Equipped with an enhanced white LED source providing a higher light quality and output, ZEP2 can be used as a direct complement or replacement for traditional 1kW or 2kW units but uses only 150W or 300W of long-life LED power resulting in huge cost savings.
ZEP2 profile spots deliver a smooth flat beam, CRI of up to 92, and all the SX range features including three variable zoom options (28°-54°, 16°-35° and 11°-26°), a strobe function, and a built-in flicker-free dimmable PSU with silent operation which make it suitable for studio and film applications. Zero UV/IR emissions ensures protection for audiences, works of art and delicate or historic environments. Gobo projection is crystal clear which makes ZEP2 profiles suitable for applications from the smallest theatre to the largest spectacular.
ZEP2 Fresnel fixtures complement the ZEP2 profile spots. Available in warm and cool white (150W version) and, additionally, neutral and variable white (300W version), with a 200mm Fresnel lens that creates a powerful wash effect. Colour temperature remains constant while dimming, and the built-in electronic flicker-free dimmable PSU ensures silent operation. Beam shaping can be achieved with pre

 
huracan-x-smlPLASA 2019: Ayrton plans double launch
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

UK - Ayrton will be exhibiting at PLASA 2019 with its exclusive UK distributor Ambersphere Solution on Stand K40b.
On display from the French lighting manufacturer will be its latest luminaires - Khamsin, Bora, Mistral and Levante – and two new products, Perseo and Huracán-X, will be launched at the show.
Ayrton will also celebrate its heritage through a product showcase styled as a timeline, showing products manufactured since the company’s inception in 2001.
Perseo is Ayrton’s first multi-function, compact, powerful, IP65-rated fixture developed for outdoor use. Feature-rich from the factory (including 100% framing shutters, a variable CTO and six-colour wheel), Perseo produces 27,000lm from its 500W LED source, and sports a fully weather-proof housing with a new water-resistant menu navigation system. The fixture has a 27,000-lumen output calibrated at 8000K and a zoom range of 7°- 56°, with no hotspot and significant improvement from distortion at wide angles. In addition, a phase-change liquid cooling system fitted with four submersible fans is located outside the watertight enclosure.
Huracán-X is a profile luminaire that produces 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. With a zoom range of 6.2°-62°, the fixture also offers Ayrton’s advanced framing shutters for accurate positioning across 100% of the surface area in any position. Huracán-X also boasts a graphical system with one seven-position wh

 
 
MAG Audio to unveil scalable system
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Ukraine - Loudspeaker manufacturer MAG Audio will launch the MAG MUST, a scalable line-array based system, at an event at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv on 6 September (Friday).
MAG MUST (Multiple Uniform Sound Technology) creates a uniform sound dispersion in a hall or arena of any size, says the company. It is based on MAG Audio’s Wasp tour-grade line array and benefits from an amplification solution provided by Powersoft.
MAG’s CEO Alexander Khasin comments: “Today’s sound rental companies often have a diverse clientele with diverse needs, forcing them to have a wide variety of speakers and arrays to fit varying event sizes and spaces. They have to have in stock a multiplicity of products to serve their client’s needs. With MAG MUST, you have a one-stop line and array that can serve the needs of any client, regardless of the event’s demands. MAG MUST will save invaluable time and money by offering streamlined services in the form of a singular product.”
(Jim Evans)

 
laserPLASA 2019: LaserCube’s laser show
Monday, 2 September 2019

UK - LaserCube, an all-in-one laser display system ideal for mobile DJs and other applications that require a portable and easily set-up laser solution, will be presented at PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia, stand T8).
LaserCube allows users to project analogous colour patterns and animations onto walls, screens or other surfaces, create looping tunnels or other laser artwork. 
The device fits inside a 10cm, 1.4kg cube and its battery lasts for three hours on a single charge. Users can control LaserCube remotely via the LaserOS software, available for Mac, PC and Android devices; LaserOS is handily pre-loaded with various animations, images and sonic visualisers. Bespoke abstracts and timeline-based shows can also be created with compatible third-party software, such as MaxWell, Modulaser, or LaserShowXpress.
Multiple LaserCubes can be hooked to a single control device.

 
 
viostorm-led-fixtureMultiverse Wireless DMX for Wildfire VioStorm
Friday, 30 August 2019

USA - City Theatrical’s Multiverse Wireless DMX technology is now available with the VioStorm UV LED lighting series, Wildfire Lighting’s flagship black light product line.
Multiverse Modules, which are tiny radios that can be built into lighting fixtures to provide Multiverse wireless DMX control, now come as an onboard option for use in the 900MHz or 2.4GHz spectrum when purchasing Viostorm Series lighting fixtures. This technology comes as Wildfire Lighting’s first introduction of wireless DMX technology into its products.
“We chose Multiverse because we liked the interconnectivity it brought to the table,” says John Berardi, president and CEO of Wildfire Lighting. “The Multiverse Transmitter utilises ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capability, dual band technology, nine simultaneous universes all in a single transmitter, plus integration with the DMXcat app. The Multiverse Modules we use connect to all of that, were small enough to be built right into our system, and cost significantly less than other options. There’s nothing like it on the market.”
Wildfire VioStorm UV LED Lighting Series combines true 365nm UV output and long throw performance with the control and efficiency of LEDs. Typically used indoors for large theme park and theatrical applications, the series currently includes two black light lighting fixture models, both of which include Multiverse wireless DMX in addition to standard DMX control.
“The Multiverse Module marks the first time that the implementation of a wireless DMX chip in every DMX device is pos

 
mog-ibcMOG brings new solutions to IBC 2019
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The Netherlands - MOG Technologies, supplier of end-to-end solutions for professional media, will present its latest developments at IBC 2019 (13-17 September, RAI Amsterdam).
The focus will be on the latest advances for the production management platform with MAM4PRO; a new professional media deck station; new enhancements to Vizzi online video platform, and various technical deployments throughout its solutions.
MAM4Pro is an enterprise solution designed for managing and executing all media operations - record, ingest, play, stream, encode, transcode and decode - in a native virtualised environment. MAM4PRO brings to the market a set of software services that focus on asset management, resources management, and media operations.
mDECK is billed as “the ultimate professional media deck appliance to record, ingest, transcode and play in any format of video content”. It supports Avid, OP1a, QT, MP4, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XAVC, FLV, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WebM, MPEG-DASH WebM, MPEG-TS, Matroska, NDI and IMF formats. Supporting file-based and baseband, with full integration on hybrid workflows, mDECK is designed for small and medium-sized facilities, that need to switch between operations in short time frames.
With a unified OTT platform with Content Management SaaS and a top-tier CDN distribution, Vizzi offers extended multi-platform support and in-video interactivity with timed triggers that enable user interactions and enriches the viewing experience.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
exe-rise-large-frame-hoists-video-releaseArea Four focus on EXE Technology
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Europe - EXE Rise series’s most established hoist range - the Large Frame Hoist - is the subject of a new video released by EXE Technology distributor Area Four Industries.
Adam Beaumont (UK, EXE Technology brand manager) is back again on the company’s A4i.tv video channel to explain the product’s features, benefits, components and technical specifications.
Designed for touring and permanent installations, the Large Frame Hoist is available in one-tonne (single fall) and two-tonne (double fall) loading capacities.

 
adjADJ’s Starship takes flight
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

USA - The latest addition to ADJ’s range of professional lighting equipment, the Starship, is a modern take on a classic centrepiece effect. Designed for installation in nightclubs, as well as for use as part of mobile lightshows, this fixture features six motorised bars loaded with quad colour LEDs that generate “a myriad of intense moving and colour-changing mid-air beams”.
The Starship’s six motorized bars each offer independent tilt control with a range of 95° and are positioned in a star-shaped configuration extending out from a central hub. Each bar is fitted with four individually-controlled 15W 4-in-1 RGBW LEDs, which generate razor-sharp beams that cut through a haze-filled room. The combination of the six independent motors and 24 separate LEDs allows the Starship to create a wide variety of exciting effects that feature a mass of intense beams changing colour and moving in different directions.
The fixture is supplied with a selection of built-in programmes which make full use of its pixel control capabilities as well as its independent tilt motion. This allows for simple plug-and-play operation if required, which will be appealing for applications such as bowling centres, roller rinks and multi-purpose leisure complexes. The fixture also offers full DMX control, with a choice of two channel modes - 22 or 120 - allowing for integration into a larger lightshow within a nightclub or bar.
“Offering a modern take on the classic centrepiece, the new Starship brings the power-saving, low-heat, long-life advantages of LED to this tim

 
 
naps-PLASA 2019: Coda N-APS makes Euro debut
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

UK - Exhibiting at the upcoming PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia), Coda Audio will be showing the recently-launched two-way arrayable point source, N-APS.
N-APS is the smaller sibling of Coda Audio’s APS system. Where APS addressed the limitations of traditional point source systems by delivering unprecedented performance standards, to deliver a range of functions in small to medium-sized venues, N-APS places new patented technology into an even smaller box to offer incredible power to weight ratio and flexibility.
For smaller venues or corporate events where, for example, the geometry of a space might be considered to make coverage awkward, N-APS provides an unobtrusive yet powerful solution, says the company.
Complementing the tradeshow debut of N-APS, Coda Audio is also introducing the N-SUB, a 15” subwoofer that reaches as low as 30Hz. Like N-APS, N-SUB benefits from DAC which allows it to reach high SPLs whilst staying completely cool.
Visitors to the Coda Audio stand (S61) will also be able to meet company representatives David Webster, Maggie Schaefer, Steve Norman and George Puttock.
(Jim Evans)

 
chauvet-rogue-r2-wash-top-hat-by-city-theatrical-squareCity Theatrical expands accessories line
Tuesday, 27 August 2019

USA - City Theatrical has expanded its line of moving light accessories with four new beam control products, including Top Hats designed to fit Chauvet, ETC and High End Systems lighting fixtures, and concentric rings for GLP X4L lighting fixtures.
Once only custom made, these now standard accessories are in high demand for Broadway and Broadway-style productions in which lighting designers require precise control of light beams, often specifying an accessory for every moving light that goes into a show, says the company.
City Theatrical’s new Moving Light Accessory products include Chauvet Rogue R2 Wash Top Hats, ETC Releve Spot Top Hats, High End Systems Solaframe 1000 Top Hats, and GLP X4L Concentric Rings. Each Top Hat is designed to fit its lighting fixture model perfectly, and control light spill and reduce light reflection with interior flocking, similar to all of City Theatrical’s Standard Top Hats. The GLP X4L concentric rings are comparable in function to a full six-inch Top Hat at only two inches long.
All new Moving Light Accessories by City Theatrical are fabricated from light gauge aluminium with a black powdercoat finish. These additions complement a wide array of already available Martin and Vari-Lite accessories.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
gary-smithPLASA 2019: Data Strategy presents QC-Satellite
Tuesday, 27 August 2019

UK - Data Strategy will showcase QC-Satellite, a new feature for the QC-Check workstation, on stand K10 at this year’s PLASA 2019. QC-Satellite provides the facility to take a workstation off-site for testing equipment and then, on its return to the home warehouse, upload all the test data automatically to the central database. The QC-Satellite testing feature is ideal for companies with large warehouses or remote theatre areas that do not have connection to the LAN/Wi-Fi network.
The feature specifically enables the cable-, RCD-, and OutBoard PAT-testing capabilities of the QC-Check to be carried out in areas where there is no connection to the central SQL database, which can happen when there is a testing requirement at another site, or in an area with no network connection.
Also on stand and available for demonstration will be VeriCal, which can also be viewed at the show’s PLASA 2019 Innovation Gallery as the product has been entered into the PLASA 2019 Innovation Awards.
VeriCal ensures the PAT-4 test unit, an integral part of the QC-Check workstation, produce verified and accurate results. Earlier this year, UK hire and events company, SLX, used VeriCal to prepare for ISO accreditation. The company faced the annual prospect of being without its 14 QC-Check workstations for a period of up to four weeks whilst the units went off-site for certification that the PAT testers were within their operation specifications.
However, this year, VeriCal, the hand-held, on-site alternative to off-site calibration, ensured the OutBoard PAT-4 tester

 
dpa-microphones2028-vocal-mic-familyDPA debuts vocal mic for live stage
Friday, 23 August 2019

Denmark - DPA Microphones has introduced the 2028 Vocal Microphone for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications.
The 2028 has been designed to provide the same sound as the brand’s flagship handheld mic, the 4018 VL. It has also been optimised, like the 4018, for the challenges of the live stage. “We have seen a need for an excellent vocal microphone that has the sonic qualities of our d:facto 4018 Series, but at a lower price-point,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “At only $700 USD, this mic is an overachiever - it performs significantly better than anything else in its price range.”
The 2028 features a new fixed-position capsule, as well as a specially designed shock-mount and pop filter. It exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern, with the DPA uniform off-axis response.
“We've designed this mic so that it sounds like the singer isn’t actually using a mic,” adds Mørch. “You get the full, natural sound of the artist’s voice, not what the microphone ‘thinks’ the artist sounds like. This gives the sound engineer a lot of freedom to be creative - and instead work on crafting individual sound for the performance based on a clean, natural vocal track.”
With the expected wear-and-tear that comes with live performances, both the outer grille and the inner pop filter of the 2028 can be detached and rinsed. The 2028 is offered in three variants; a wired XLR with handle and two wireless mic configurations that are compatible with the industry’s most widely used wireless microphone sy

 
 
etc-highend-prolightsoundnamm-russiaETC and HES present Moscow showcase
Friday, 23 August 2019

Russia - ETC and High End Systems’ dealers will present the latest product innovations from both companies at the 2019 Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia tradeshow. From 12-14 September, visitors to the Sokolniki Exhibition Centre in Moscow will find the latest additions to ETC and High End Systems’ fixtures and controls families in Hall 4.
DOKA Centre will demonstrate Augment3d, ETC’s new fully integrated 3D programming environment in Eos v3.0 on stand C6. Users can interact with their fixtures through augmented reality as well as controlling and designing in a three-dimensional space. Augment3d will be shown on an Eos family console desk.
They will also present Relevé Spot, ETC’s moving light specifically designed for theatre which brings affordable, high quality color mixing to smaller venues. Alongside this there will be EchoTouch, a standalone intuitive touchscreen that provides control of lighting in architectural spaces and can work as an interface with other Unison Echo products.
ETC dealer, Sistema Ltd will be on stand C8 and will showcase the acclaimed Source Four LED fixtures as well as the compact and powerful Ion Xe, and Gio console desk which has the full programming power of the Eos family software.
Theatre Technical Corporation, a partner of ETC, will be on stand C12 at Prolight+Sound NAMM. A Gio @5 and selection of Source Four LEDs will be displayed on the stand.
On stand B27, dealer LLC Imlight-Showtechnic will also provide a demonstration of Augment3d and present a selection of ETC products including Relevé Spot an

 
plasa-london-2019d&b A-Series to debut at PLASA Show
Friday, 23 August 2019

UK - The d&b audiotechnik A-Series is set to make its UK debut at this year’s PLASA Show (15-17 September, London Olympia), with visitors also able to see the new d&b series at the SFL and SSE booths.
The A-Series introduces a new sound reinforcement concept: the augmented array. An advanced loudspeaker concept born from the d&b applied evolution system development philosophy. Combining variable splay angles, two approaches to acoustic optimization, and advanced waveguide design, the A-Series addresses applications where coverage flexibility in both the horizontal and the vertical is paramount.
“PLASA Show is a great place to showcase some of the latest innovations, and we are delighted to be able to give our partners the opportunity to bring the d&b A-Series to the show and introduce it to the UK market,” comments Gianni Abruzzese, d&b commercial manager.
At 16:00 on Sunday, 15 September, Steve Jones, d&b EAS, and Ollie Jeffery of the Royal Albert Hall (RAH), will present More than a Venue: Creating unforgettable audience experiences.
Hosting 1,401 events across multiple spaces over the course of a calendar year, the RAH is the world’s busiest venue. The session will explore the motivation for their multi-million pound audio system upgrade, the technical outcomes and the impact the new system is already having on this iconic auditorium and its many visitors.
Additionally, the new high performance, ultra-compact B8 Subwoofer will make its PLASA show debut on SFL’s stand V60, along with the DS10

 
 
corner-brace-hd-playMilos Corner Brace HD on video
Thursday, 22 August 2019

Europe - Area Four Industries have continued to promote various trussing products through its video channel A4i.tv, dedicating the latest one to the Milos Corner Brace HD.
This piece of kit has been designed to add full support for small- to medium-sized roofs and eliminate the need for guy wires.
In the video, available here, Area Four Industries’ technical director Norbert Tripp discusses the design, features and advantages of the Corner Brace HD. Designed for use with standard two-way and three-way 90° corners, it eliminates the need for guy wires by ensuring stabilisation, reducing ballast requirements, providing more access to the stage, and requiring less time to install.
(Jim Evans)

 
vari-liteVari-Lite debuts ‘cost-effective’ event fixtures
Wednesday, 21 August 2019

USA - Vari-Lite has announced the VL800 Series of fixed and moving head LED fixtures. These cost-effective event fixtures bring a feature set specifically for mid-sized tours, productions, and entertainment lighting installations.
“Our goal with the VL800 Series was to introduce event fixtures that have been built with the DNA of Vari-Lite,” says Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. “This means that the fixtures look, move, and feel the way you would expect from us, but with a cost and feature set that fits installations and smaller rental applications. Our customers trust the Vari-Lite brand and the pre- and post-sale support behind it, and we’re committed to delivering on that promise.”
The new VL800 Series includes three new fixtures which have been designed to work together. The fixtures have been colour-matched so they are visually consistent, and the user experience and DMX mapping are consistent as well. This allows lighting designers and programmers to easily use multiple fixtures together in a single application.
Vari-Lite VL800 Propar is an advanced, high output LED event PAR fixture that includes a quiet running motorised zoom. The fixture offers full RGBW colour mixing and has gel-matched colour presets to deliver the same visual results customers are accustomed to, with multi-mode fan control for use in quiet environments.
Vari-Lite VL800 Eventpar is an LED retro-style event PAR perfect for a modern replacement of classic tungsten PAR fixtures. Designed to bring back the vi

 
 
jt30-quatro-trussArea Four announces new JTE Quatro truss
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Europe - Area Four Industries has announced availability for James Thomas Engineering’s latest aluminium truss, the JTE Quatro (4CF30).
Made from EN-AW-6082 T6 aluminium alloy and designed for medium-duty structural requirements, the truss achieves extended free-spans of up to 20m (65ft) and provides heavy-duty loading characteristics. Compatibility with JTCELL 200/400/600 series cell clamps and Xtruss accessories extend its wide range of applications. The 4CF30 also offers 50mm (2’’) aluminium tubes and anti-twist end brace, whilst powder coat colour finish is available on request.
Area Four Industries’ David Gore comments: “Quick, simple and secure assembly is ensured by its popular conical connection system, and comes with the well-known durability and reliability you’ve come to rely on from James Thomas Engineering.”
(Jim Evans)

 
elum112e03New model joins eLumen8’s MP series
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Europe - eLumen8 has released a new fixture - the the MP180 LED Fresnel RGBALC, part of the company’s MP series.
With 180W LED source and smooth colour mixing, this luminaire is designed for short to medium throw applications, including use in theatres and studios. It can produce an even field of light thanks to an adjustable 13°- 46° beam angle, while the addition of amber, lime and cyan within the COB LED source makes for “perfect colour on any scene or subject, giving this fixture the edge over Fresnels with only quad-colour LEDs” according to eLumen8.
Andrew Jeffrey, Prolight Concepts Group MD, comments: "Since the inception of this series, the units have proved to be amazingly popular for many applications and this new addition with higher power and six colours will further expand the market for this series."
As with most others in the series, the MP180 Fresnel style fixture benefits from RDM, temperature-controlled fan cooling for quiet operation, and a four-push button display allowing users to select DMX and manual dimming modes along with dimming curves. A filter frame and barn door are included as standard and the fixture comes backed up with the eLumen8 two-year warranty.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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