Product News

kommanderrackAudinate’s Dante Ready launches with K-array
Thursday, 12 May 2022

Spain - Audinate has announced the first activation of Dante Ready, a licensing programme that empowers end-users to add channels of Dante audio to supported products in the field. The first deployment is with K-array’s Kommander, Thunder and Mugello amplifiers showing at ISE this week. this week.
Laurence Crew, Audinate senior product manager, comments, “We are truly excited about the possibilities that Dante Ready enables for manufacturers and customers alike, giving them the flexibility to add Dante channels and features when they need them. As one of the most innovative companies in the AV industry, K-array is the perfect partner to launch this revolutionary new service.”
The Kommander Series amplifiers feature cloud-based technologies thanks to the Integrated Electronic Brain on board each amp, coinciding with the launch of Dante Ready.
“To be the first to use Audiante’s Dante Ready activation is a great privilege. Every aspect of K-array’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Kommander,” said Alessandro Tatini - president of K-array. “Our all-new, high-performance amplifiers deliver all of the performance and dynamic excellence for which K-array is renowned, with the additional benefit of cloud-based technologies to extend the possibilities. This is for our customers who will appreciate and enjoy having complete control of K-array speakers.”

atlasied-fs-seriesAtlasIED confirms commitment to safety
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Spain - At ISE 2002, AtlasIED is showcasing a full array of EN 54-24-approved loudspeaker solutions. Newly certified additions in its ALA column line array, SM all-weather surface-mount, FS horn and FAP in-ceiling lines will all be readily available to integrators through the company’s Belgium warehouse.
AtlasIED’s EN 54-certified loudspeakers have also been tested and approved for the UK’s equivalent certification for use in life safety and voice evacuation systems, ensuring compliance with the strictest local standards, testing methods, and performance criteria for use in both outdoor and indoor environments throughout the region.
All EN 54-24-certified loudspeakers function seamlessly with AtlasIED’s award-winning Atmosphere digital audio platform, which is now approved for sale and use in Europe and the United Kingdom. Atmosphere harnesses the life-saving technology found in all of the brand’s EN 54-24-compliant offerings into a platform that is simple and intuitive to configure, install and operate.
AtlasIED’s ALA line of space-saving, passive column line array loudspeakers—available in black and white—deliver maximum pattern control in a minimum footprint. Models in the line recently certified and approved for use in Europe and the United Kingdom include the ALA20TAW, ALA15TAW, ALA10TAW, and ALA5TAW.
The ALA Series loudspeakers are designed for applications requiring exceptional speech intelligibility without compromising the architectural integrity of the facility. Ideally suited for houses of worship, transportation hub

 
 
panevacPan Acoustics launches Pan Evac series
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Germany - Pan Acoustics has introduced the Pan Evac series. The speakers which use ‘uncompromised high quality 3.5-inch drivers’ are designed not only for not only for announcements but also for quality background music.
The speakers use a complex passive crossover network for optimized sound, straight out of any amplifier. The same circuit delivers passive beam steering with a unique 4-degree beam down-tilt, allowing a straight mounting position while still directing the sound towards the audience. Pan Acoustics is only using 100V toroidal transformers to give low frequency reproduction on 100V lines up to 125 W without saturation effects.
“Many manufacturers just aim to produce a 100V speaker at the lowest possible price, that can just meet EN54-24 requirements. But not us! Our aim was to deliver unrestricted quality for mission critical systems. Our credo is Made in Germany, so we decided to partner with the most respected German VdS institute as a notified body for achieving the EN54-24 certification”, said Udo Borgmann, CEO at Pan Acoustics.
“In the past I was often contacted by consultants and clients who were looking for a certified speaker that still offered a great sound quality. I think you shouldn’t have to choose between these two features. With Pan Evac we are now offering a speaker that can play in both worlds,” said Johannes Kampert, head of global sales at Pan Acoustics.
The speakers are made from powder coated aluminium profiles with stainless steel front grills. This makes them resilient to weather conditions an

 
jblsrx900JBL Professional debuts SRX900 line arrays
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the JBL SRX900 Series of powered line arrays. The family, which includes dual 6.5-inch and dual 10-inch powered line array elements and 18-inch and dual 18-inch powered subwoofers, is designed for rental companies, fixed installations and musicians seeking performance and portability.
The SRX900 Series’ performance is based on time-tested JBL technologies: custom-engineered and manufactured, high-power-handling transducers deliver superior fidelity and class-leading output. Precision waveguides provide accurate pattern control for intelligibility and definition that are unmatched in this category. User-configurable DSP and design-and-management software tools provide hands-on control from a computer or mobile device, making design, deployment and control a breeze. SRX900’s cabinet architecture is thoughtfully engineered for easy handling, fast rigging, minimal space displacement and streamlined transport.
“With the SRX900 Series, we’ve brought JBL’s professional line array technologies to versatile, budget-friendly systems that can grow with customers’ needs,” says George Georgallis, director, product management – performance audio at Harman Professional Solutions. “Because systems are scalable, it’s easy to start with a small investment and expand a system over time. Also, SRX900 models are voiced to work seamlessly with other JBL tour systems.”
SBX900 Series speakers showcase acoustic innovations like JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI), which mounts both th

 
 
arthurRobert Juliat celebrates at PL+S in four colours
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Germany - Robert Juliat brought a number of new product releases to Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt.
Leading the field was the introduction of Sully 4C, a new variation - a colourful classic LED zoom profile and Fresnel spots with four-colour mixing - based on the success of the Sully white LED family launched in 2020.
The Sully 4C Series is an affordable, versatile product range with no compromise on build quality and overall performance. It places a new, factory-calibrated four-colour LED source (Red, Green, Blue, Lime) at the centre of a full package of lighting tools for an adaptable solution that delivers even coverage in every model type. The range includes a removeable lamp compartment (T650SX 4C) as a quick and easy solution to upgrade RJ 600SX tungsten profiles to coloured LED sources; a Profile series (650SX 4C) that offers the same zoom range as the 600SX Series and Sully White LED range; and a single lens Fresnel or Pebble luminaire (315L) to complete the full set.
Integrated into all new Sully 4C models is a new software platform, RJ C3, the Colour Creative Control, which has been specifically designed to offer multiple functions and control in a user-friendly way. Operators can choose from a variety of presets and options to select their required modes of colour control, colour temperature adjustment, colour mixing, colour filter simulation and even calibrated white sources. High quality dimming and adjustable response times are also possible alongside a DimShift function which allows colours to follow the Planck curve on dimming.

 
cplogoCypress Technology adopts Dante AV
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Spain - Audinate has announced that Cypress Technology (CYP) has adopted Dante AV for a new family of AVoIP extenders designed for use in multiple markets including HoW, education and conferencing.  
As an ODM, Cypress Technology’s extenders with Dante AV are expected to launch by the end of 2022. Compatible with existing Dante audio products, this simplifies system design for system integrators and installers.
Dante AV is a feature-complete AV over IP solution for the Professional AV market, implementing a codec, local HDMI and HDCP, ancillary data channels, and control. The on-board Dante AV Module provides Dante clock synchronization, control, discovery, transport, messaging, management, updates and more. A comprehensive set of hardware documents, design files, and a complete software SDK allows OEMs to create complete, fully interoperable Dante AV products quickly and reliably with end-to-end HDCP support.
“We’re excited to welcome Cypress Technology as one of our newest ODM partners,” said John Rechsteiner, SVP of sales, Audinate. “Their innovation in Pro-AV combined with Dante AV offer powerful, versatile solutions for the market.”

 
 
pliantPliant brings High Density mode to ISE
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Spain - Pliant Technologies will be presenting High Density mode for both its CrewCom and CrewCom CB2 wireless intercom systems at ISE 2022 (Booth 7Q970). High Density mode is a selectable mode of operation that greatly increases user densities.
For CrewCom, this new software-selectable mode supports up to 32 Radio Packs (RPs) on a single Radio Transceiver (RT) while dynamically allowing any four of the RPs to communicate in full-duplex across four available talk paths. For CB2, the High Density mode supports up to 16 Radio Packs (RPs) on a single BaseStation. In addition, users will have the flexibility to deploy Normal Mode, High Density Mode, or both at the same time providing adaptability for application-specific setups.
“We are excited to showcase High Density mode for both our CrewCom and CB2 intercom systems to those in attendance at ISE 2022,” says Gary Rosen, vice president of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “With this new firmware update that can be downloaded at no charge to all new and existing users, both the flagship CrewCom (firmware v1.10) and CrewCom CB2 (firmware v1.1) now offers our users a truly amazing value in professional wireless intercom.”

 
void-acoustics-cycloneVoid Acoustics premieres Cyclone 4 at ISE
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Spain - Void Acoustics has announced the launch of the Cyclone 4 loudspeaker. This addition to the popular IP-55 rated Cyclone series complements its fellow products in the range, offering a smaller, compact solution for outdoor venues and entertainment spaces.
The Cyclone 4 offers additional versatility as a solution where a lower sound level is required compared to the Cyclone 55.
The compact design of the Cyclone 4 means this product is also well positioned for deployment into indoor spaces including restaurants and hotels, and even domestic applications, says Void.
“We fully expect the flexible nature of this product to be well received into its core market, but to also introduce the Void Acoustics brand into new markets where the design aesthetic and audio excellence of our products is currently less well known,” explains Alex Skan, managing director of Void Acoustics
As with all Void products, the compact ABS enclosure permits optional colour customisation to complement the design of the space where the Cyclone 4 is being deployed.
Alex summarises: “The welcome return of the ISE trade show in its new location in Barcelona is the perfect place for us to re-connect with our existing clients and meet future customers and we couldn’t be prouder to be showcasing this product at the show.”

 
 
lal-isaprocessoriiL-Acoustics extends installation range
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

France – In a live and streamed event for partners and press at the Philharmonie de Paris focusing on the growing, strategic installation market, L-Acoustics extended its existing range of integration-specific products with three newly announced solutions.
Encouraging users to “amplify differently,” the new LA7.16i amplified controller surmounts the limitations of current high power amplifier configurations used in most installation projects. Unique in the market, LA7.16i offers an unprecedented 16x16 architecture in a 2U chassis with seamless Milan-AVB redundancy. Each of the 16 output channels delivers up to 1300 watts at 8 ohms or 1100 watts at 4 ohms. LA7.16i will be at ISE Booth #7Q400, in Hall 7 and Infocomm Booth W3011, and ships in Q3 2022.
Soka and the SB6i subwoofer join recent loudspeakers like Syva, X4i, and the SB10i subwoofer to offer exciting new creative possibilities for sound designers, interior designers, and architects to shape sound and space to their needs. Soka and SB6i will be at ISE Booth #7Q400, Hall 7, and Infocomm Booth W3011 and will ship in Q1 2023 and Q3 2022.
The L-ISA Ambiance virtual acoustics enhancement system uses L-Acoustics loudspeaker systems, microphones, and an advanced 3D Room Engine powered by the L-ISA Processor II. Ambiance empowers acousticians, theatre and audio-visual consultants, composers, and sound designers to transform the acoustic properties and qualities of a venue space to match the desired atmosphere. L-ISA Ambiance will be demonstrated at Infocomm in Demo Room W209. A beta version is

 
aes70-2022OCA Alliance previews AES70 upgrade at ISE
Monday, 9 May 2022

Spain - The OCA Alliance is offering a sneak preview of the latest version of the AES70 device control standard at ISE 2022.
AES70 is the emerging standard for control between audio equipment, offering manufacturers an easy way to implement control, both between their own devices and those of other manufacturers in an open, standardized way. The AES70-2022 release will be upwards-compatible from the current AES70-2018 and offers several significant enhancements for new and improved features along with several documentation upgrades for increased clarity, readability and precision.
In total, the new 2022 release numbers around 40 new or enhanced features and 15 documentation upgrades, making it ‘easier to implement and manage, and even more powerful’.
According to Bosch Communications senior scientist and OCA Alliance technical committee chair, Jeff Berryman, AES70-2022 will provide some welcome useability improvements, making the route to adoption easier than ever. “As with any standard, the more widely it is adopted and used, the greater the benefit to all concerned and the industry at large.
“The 2022 revision offers several enhancements and upgrades to make it more accessible, easier to implement while also improving performance. Combined with our recent lightweight implementation, we now have AES70 control solutions for every part of the spectrum, from the simplest to the most complex systems.”

Daily presentations on the OCA Alliance booth #7-R870 at ISE 2022 will explain the new features and benefits in more detail,

 
 
densitron-idsDirectOut and Densitron offer control options
Monday, 9 May 2022

Spain - In cooperation with the British manufacturer of touch-based display solutions Densitron, DirectOut is proud to offer new control options to customers of its modular Prodigy series. Users gain fast and intuitive access to selected parameters of modular audio converter, Prodigy.MC and the multifunction audio processor, Prodigy.MP.
By integrating the Prodigy control protocol within Densitron's IDS display and control systems, access to the Prodigy series is greatly simplified and its range of applications significantly extended towards installation applications.
Alexandra Jakins, Sales Executive at Densitron IDS, "Our flexible, network-based UI system TS10 is based on a 10.1" touch screen, which complements the Prodigy series wherever direct access to the DirectOut devices is required to simplify more complex workflows within the Prodigy devices. We see studio applications in the broadcast sector in particular here, as has already happened at the BBC, among others."
DirectOut CEO, Jan Ehrlich adds: "We ourselves are able to map the extensive functions and processes that the Prodigy series brings with our globcon user interface. globcon is a powerful tool and makes the Prodigy series a powerful overall system for signal conversion, routing, monitoring and processing. However, some of our customers also want the option of having direct access to individual, selected functions and parameters at user level in a clear manner."
Thus, the integration into Densitron IDS allows the parallel operation of Prodigyproducts via a second layer regarding

 
san184Lavoce launches Powersoft compatible subwoofers
Friday, 6 May 2022

Italy - Lavoce Italiana, the HF/LF transducer company with a heritage of 35 years designing and manufacturing professional loudspeaker components, has announced the official launch of SAN184.50iP and SAN216.00iP high motor strength neodymium subwoofers, designed to partner with the Powersoft IpalMod amplifier and software platform (8500W @ 1ohm).
SAN184.50iP is a 3,400W Program Power 18” with 2ohm nominal impedance and SAN216.00iP is a 5,000W Program Power 21” with 1ohm nominal impedance, and both are uniquely characterized by having very high motor strength, high-efficiency and high-power handling, together with exceptional excursion capability (2.1” and 2.5” Peak to Peak respectively).
To compliment the impressive technology of the Powersoft IpalMod, both models have been designed using Lavoce’s proprietary loudspeakers design software and advanced FEA techniques. Key features include ultra-low distortion (harmonic and intermodulation) and reduced power compression, achieved by ensuring symmetrical force factor Bl(x) and stiffness, full motor magnetic flux saturation resulting in flat inductance over excursion and current L(x,i), and by the optimization of thermal behaviour.
Aimed at OEM manufacturers, Powersoft’s IPAL technology (Integrated Powered Adaptive Loudspeaker) is the only high power, high efficiency, ultra-low distortion, ‘active’ subwoofer system that really connects the amplifier, the speaker/s and the cabinet as a single entity, culminating into an impressive increase in the mains input to acoustic output efficiency

 
 
kl-fresnel-6-fcElation grows KL Series with KL Fresnel 6 FC
Thursday, 5 May 2022

USA - Elation Professional is expanding its KL Key Light series of LED Fresnel luminaires with the full-colour KL Fresnel 6 FC. The new KL Fresnel 6 FC projects across the full colour spectrum and meets the strict standards of performance venues that are light critical and noise sensitive like broadcast studios and theatres.
Designed for any application requiring high output soft light with precise colour reproduction and adjustable colour temperature, the KL Fresnel 6 FC excels at highlighting performers or scenery on stage in a uniform wash of soft field light. Offering a wide array of colour from rich saturates to subtle pastels and dynamic white light, it is an ideal key and fill light source for situations requiring outstanding colour quality and is a perfect match with Elation’s KL Fresnel 8 FC, says Elation.
The KL Fresnel 6 FC features dynamic colour temperature adjustment and full colour control. It houses a 220W RGBMA LED engine calibrated at 6500 Kelvin for a diffused wash of light. It produces up to 8,000 field lumens with a motorized zoom range of 10° to 32° for easy adjustment of beam size. For illumination that is more precise with less light spill, adjustable and removable eight-leaf barn doors allow for customized shaping of the beam.
As a flexible complement to any professional lighting system with customizable effects to accommodate a variety of aesthetic design requirements, the KL Fresnel 6 FC has been designed with respect for the whisper-quiet requirements of the professional stage and studio.
DMX controllable wi

 
eosapex10alringlingtheaterbaraboo9ETC brings Eos Apex to PLASA Focus Leeds
Thursday, 5 May 2022

UK - ETC will be heading to Leeds for the return of PLASA Focus on 10 -11 May with new products to showcase - Eos Apex, Source Four LED Series 3 and fos/4 - on stand N-C06.
The 2022 edition of PLASA Focus Leeds, a key industry tradeshow for entertainment technology in the North of England, takes place in the Royal Armouries Museum and will host a variety of industries including live events, entertainment and installation.
ETC looks forward to meeting with visitors and customers in-person at the show - which returns after three years - and presenting new product releases. ETC’s next generation of lighting control Eos Apex will make its UK debut at PLASA Focus Leeds this year. The new console offers industry-leading lighting control hardware, powerful, award-winning software and programming surfaces which are suitable for top-level control for the most advanced productions.
ETC specialists will also be on-hand to present the Apex 10 console along with new fixtures Source Four LED Series 3 and fos/4. Visitors will be able to explore the full colour X8 array in these fixtures on ETC’s booth. They deliver high quality colour rendering and brightness with the eight-colour mix as well as wireless technology and intuitive user interfaces.

 
 
mxa920-productShure introduces ceiling array microphone
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

USA - Shure has introduced the MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone. With Automatic Coverage technology, MXA920 provides pre-configured audio capture with minimal set up required, dramatically reducing the time and cost of deployments for integrators. The MXA920 also employs Next Generation Array Architecture for enhanced directional pick-up and more natural speech.
Plus, the onboard IntelliMix DSP delivers ‘noise and echo-free performance as well as unprecedented audio clarity and intelligibility’ for AV conferencing across room types - executive boardrooms, higher education hybrid classrooms, corporate and government meeting spaces. Two form factors (Square and Round) support design integration into even the most sophisticated facilities and meeting spaces.
“AV conferencing is only as good as the quality of participants’ audio,” comments Doug Daube, director of microphone systems at Shure. “Now more than ever, we’re seeing our customers require solutions that capture the voice naturally, fitting beautifully into a room’s aesthetic, and making it effortless to connect participants - no matter where they are. These modern and evolving demands are met by the MXA920, ensuring easy deployment and unmatched voice capture.”
“Our experience with the MXA920 has been overwhelmingly positive,” shared Mark Lorenson, technology leader in commercial AV sales at Intereum. “Testing the MXA920 in our facilities, it is evident that the Next Generation Array Architecture greatly enhances the directional capabilities of the microphone, eliminating

 
therma-tour-600-and-800Magmatic launches Thermatic hazer series
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

USA - Magmatic atmospheric effects has introduced Thermatic, a series of oil-based hazers designed to give enduring haze effects for longer-lasting atmospherics. Capable of creating a fine particulate that hangs in the air for hours, each haze generator in the Thermatic line excels at enhancing light beams and mid-air effects for higher impact, eye-catching visuals, says Magmatic.
The Therma Tour is a premium oil-based haze effect generator that produces a fine, long-lasting atmospheric haze. Available in a 350W and powerful 800W version - Therma Tour 600 and Therma Tour 800 - both machines create a safe, clean and odourless haze effect that leaves no residue.
The units hold 2.5 litre of fluid for over 35 hours of runtime with no warm up time required. Hang time is over three hours in an enclosed space after the unit has been turned off.
Both units feature rugged, compact and mobile road case designs to withstand repeated travel and the day in and day out rigors of on-the-road use. Soundproof insulation means the Therma Tour series can also be used in more noise sensitive indoor environments.
Maximum output of the Therma Tour 600 is 1,200 CFM (cu ft/min) while the Therma Tour 800 delivers a remarkable 5,600 CFM (cu ft /min). Magmatic’s oil-based Atmosity ARH fluid has been designed specifically for the Therma Tour series and because the units sip fluid at a low 1.0 ml/min and 1.5 ml/min respectively (fluid level can easily be monitored via an external fluid level gauge), its fine haze atmosphere can enhance lighting effects for hours on e

 
 
emcee200-obliqueHall Technologies debuts expanded product line
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Spain - At ISE, first-time exhibitor Hall Technologies will showcase 13 products in live demos and static displays, including the EMCEE200 Multiview presentation switcher and scaler; and Discovery 2, a 4K extension kit with flexible USB and HDMI capabilities.
The live demos highlight USB workflows, showcasing end-to-end offerings for corporate, education, collaboration and healthcare environments.
Solutions on offer include stand-alone components as well as end-to-end solutions. Two live demos focus on robust management of audio and video signals, addressing the presenting challenges common in today’s work environments.
The EMCEE200 is a tool for managing the challenges inherent in video conferencing, collaboration, lecture and remote learning for education and training, and live streaming for YouTube, Facebook and OBS platforms. With Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-over-Picture (POP) capabilities, the multi-view presentation switcher and scaler features a built-in dual MIC mixer and can process up to four 4K at 60Hz video sources with zero latency. EMCEE can not only record the presentation to an external storage device, but also provides USB3.0 4K capture to stream live with no additional hardware.
Discovery 2 is a cost-effective 4K signal extension kit with flexible USB and HDMI capabilities for software video conferencing and audio extraction. It was designed specifically to address signal extension for multiple participants in the classroom, huddle space or conference room.
Comprising an HDBaseT 2.0 Wall Plate transmitter an

 
multiverse-studio-kit-loaded-with-5911-square-closeupCity Theatrical highlights new technology
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

UK - City Theatrical will demo its latest technologies on stand N-C04 at PLASA Focus Leeds 2022 at the Royal Armouries Museum.
Live demos will include the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM 2.4GHz system, including PLASA Award for Innovation winner Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz, the Multiverse Studio Kit for film and video, RadioScan Spectrum Analyser, and DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, as well as QolorFLEX 5-in-1 and HiQ High CRI LED Tape, QolorFLEX Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Dimmers, and other City Theatrical unique lighting accessories.
In addition to its special commendation in the 2019 PLASA Awards for Innovation, the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system was recognised as the winner of the Live Design Award for Best Debuting Product at the 2018 and 2019 LDI Shows in the USA, for the ability of the Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz to broadcast up to 10 universes of DMX data while using less radio energy than other single universe wireless DMX transmitters.
City Theatrical’s Multiverse Studio Kit is an all-in-one, battery-powered wireless DMX/RDM solution that offers reliable wireless DMX functionality with greater usability, making wireless DMX easier to install and use for film and video projects. Multiverse Studio Kit features contactless charging for its six Multiverse Studio Receivers, which each contain a long-life lithium-ion polymer battery giving 20 hours of use. Each Multiverse Studio Receiver features a full four button user interface with a backlit LED display, which makes setup easy and gives feedback on system performance, as well as a DM

 
 
ayrtonplsAyrton’s Cobra strikes at Prolight + Sound
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Germany - Ayrton celebrated its 20th anniversary at Prolight + Sound with a new lightshow, created by Stéphane Migné in conjunction with French water effects company, Aquatique Show. This showcased Ayrton’s latest products, including the new Zonda 9 FX with its stunning liquid effects, and Cobra, Ayrton’s first IP65 laser sourced fixture. The imaginative visual choreography gave a taste of the creativity these new products are capable of and ensured Ayrton remained one of the busiest stands at Prolight + Sound.
“It is incredible to be back at Prolight + Sound after two years,” says Ayrton CEO, Chris Ferrante. “We have been busy engineering and developing new products, such as Domino LT and Huracan LT. Now, for the first time, we are showing Zonda 9 FX and Cobra, our laser light sourced fixture. These are all clever, unique products, especially the liquid effects in Zonda which are absolutely stunning, and the narrow 0.6° beam of Cobra - these are things we couldn’t have achieved just a few years ago. It’s been super to show these new products to the industry in person and to hear first-hand their overwhelmingly positive response.”
Central to the show and making their debut were Zonda 9 FX and Zonda 9 Wash, the first luminaires in a new family of products devised for stage lighting. Each fixture has a flat face formed of 37 40W RGBW LEDs, each with a 50mm front lens, that deliver a 25,000lm output and 4° - 56° zoom – and in the case of Zonda FX, a high-definition liquid effect (Ayrton’s LiquidEffects) between its main lenses which

 
kioskiq1Accenta brings intelligent monitoring to ISE 2022
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Spain - Accenta Music & P.O.S will feature Kiosk IQ at ISE 2022 and will offer all visitors to stand 6K430 the chance to experience the innovative, cloud-based tool directly and at first hand over all four days.
Kiosk IQ unifies, monitors, controls and analyses digital signage systems independent of location and in real time. To optimize all devices, display, environment and player data is communicated to a cloud-based dashboard and documented.
“For 24/7 monitoring, cloud alert rules with escalation management and notifications via e-mail or SMS alert users immediately and allow them to respond to immediate problems before they escalate,” explains Jessica Kalla, managing director of Accenta. “Through the remote diagnosis of all devices, the service representative knows why a screen is black before customers even notice it. The display and player can be restarted or adjusted via remote control, without the need for an unscheduled on-site visit. This can save more than 50% of regularly incurred service costs.”
The small Kiosk IQ box can be retrofitted into existing installations. The intelligence level of KIOSK IQ can be individually determined. “The user compiles their own variable dashboard using widgets that are relevant to them – whether climate data and status notifications for displays or the memory utilisation of players. Location and clusters can also be filtered, for example by alarm status or postcode,” says Kalla.
Accenta will also be bringing its current bestseller to the fair: the Slimline Poster - a slim displa

 
 
robe-prolightsound-2022-post-show-pro260917345PL+S: Robe returns with new show
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Europe - Robe returned to major live exhibition shows with a new live production, Cuete & The Beast, created exclusively for the Prolight+Sound 2022 expo and presented last week in Frankfurt.
Robe made a very strong statement with the show, offering a new booth design as well as launching five new products and showcasing five others seen for the first time at a major trade show.
Robe’s CEO Josef Valchar comments: “Given the last two years with the pandemic, we didn’t have any specific expectations for Prolight this year, however the response has been extremely positive with a very busy booth every day that’s been a good hub for communication and generating great vibes.”
He noted that Robe’s live show was crafted specifically to illustrate how the different types of fixtures can be utilised, showing the product functionality and why they have been developed in a “real setting” that is new, fresh and so much more dynamic than a black box environment.
Josef added, “The industry is moving forward again in all ways, and of course, we all fully appreciated being able to meet up on person again here! It was a pleasant surprise just how many leading designers and production people came from all over Europe to say hello.”
Robe’s newly launched products were - Painte, TetraX, iBeam 250, Spikie+ and the Anolis Calumma - which were joined by five new ones from 2021 - Forte, Cuete, LEDBeam 350, T2 and T11, all presented physically following their digital launches last year.
As always Robe’s live show was h

 
stonesMicro-Scope DMX tester reinvented for RDM
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

UK - Artistic Licence has announced the reinvention of Micro-Scope, the DMX tester first launched in the 1990s and a common sight in many toolcases today. Most significantly, the new version - Micro-Scope 3c - supports RDM, hugely increasing its functionality. For all those who already own a Micro-Scope, you can buy a kit containing a replacement chip for your old device which will bring it up to the 3c specification.
Artistic Licence inventor/owner, Wayne Howell brings the story up to date. “It was 1992. The Internet was a scientist’s plaything, email was a curiosity, mobile phones were the size of a bus and the fax machine was the latest must-have gadget. But DMX512 was starting to catch on.
“I’d recently started Artistic Licence and I didn’t have a DMX tester. In fact, I didn’t know anyone who had a DMX tester. It seemed likely there would be a market for such a tool. And so, I set about designing what would become Micro-Scope. My design brief was pretty spartan. I wanted it to be a sensible price, robust, have a good battery life and provide all the features a roadie would need.
“At the time, Artistic Licence was a production company - mainstream product manufacturing would come later. So Micro-Scope was something of a background project.
“The first prototype came to life in late ’93 and earnt its keep on the Pink Floyd Division Bell tour rehearsals in San Bernadino and then the Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge build in Toronto. In fact, some of the first Micro-Scope customers were the crew on those tours. That original prot

 
 
aaod5rlx3645aAustrian Audio debuts instrument mics
Friday, 29 April 2022

Europe - Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology have introduced two new microphones, optimised for use on instruments: the OD5, an active-dynamic microphone, and the OC7, a true condenser microphone.
Both mics are handmade in Vienna and subjected to the strictest quality assurance processes. The OC7 features the OCC7 small diaphragm capsule, also handmade in Vienna.
Most noticeable feature is the ‘swivel joint’ mechanism. Musicians and sound techs are familiar with the problem of microphone stands that are screwed on too tightly and can hardly be reached in the forest of stands on stage. Once you finally get them loose, they lose their position completely - making fine adjustments to microphone angles by a few degrees difficult.
Austrian Audio's engineers have developed a swivel system for the microphone basket that allows a 220° rotation of the field. The microphone can be very easily aligned precisely to the sound source or according to personal sound preferences without having to awkwardly adjust or loosen the microphone stand; frustrations such as microphones falling off or fingers pinched on the stand are now a thing of the past.
Precise directionality is a prerequisite for the targeted alignment of a microphone. The OC7 and the OD5 use Austrian Audio's well-known Open Acoustics technology: the ‘linear cardioid’ polar pattern captures sound not only from the front, but also from the rear or side, perfectly and undistorted. This ensures that even the, sometimes unavoidable, crosstalk from other instruments sounds good

 
bromptonBrompton Technology to highlight LED at ISE 2022
Friday, 29 April 2022

Spain - At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, will be demonstrating the rapid advancements it has made in LED processing technology since its last appearance at the show in 2019.
Brompton’s newly designed stand will include an LED screen dedicated to High Dynamic Range (HDR) and accurate colour reproduction, a centrally positioned LED display demonstrating the company’s latest software developments, along with a product display area and private meeting space.
With the increasing uptake of Virtual Production by multiple sectors of the industry including product launches, and corporate and live streamed events, the features in Brompton’s Tessera software, which offer an ever-increasing level of control, including a wide gamut of colour and image controls that allow users to correct and optimise the image on the screen, are becoming an essential component in the process.
Brompton HDR, along with its enabling technology Dynamic Calibration and Hydra, an all-in-one industrial solution that incorporates all the measurement instruments and processing required for panel measurements to enable Dynamic Calibration, will also be on display.
Tessera v3.2 already added ShutterSync, Frame Remapping, and 3D LUT Import, with Pomfort Livegrade and Assimilate integration. Visitors to the stand will now be able to experience the capabilities of Brompton’s latest updates, Tessera v3.3 software, which includes massive enhancements to virtual production workflows such as PureTone, Operating Modes, on-screen t

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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