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disguisegx-2c-imageInfoComm 2019: disguise debuts gx 2c server
Thursday, 13 June 2019

USA - disguise has announced the official launch of a new gx range flagship server. On booth #521 at InfoComm 2019, disguise will preview its powerful new gx 2c server, designed to “meet ever increasing creative demands and technological advances”.
The gx 2c server features even more GPU processing power, more capture and storage, as well as 10-bit and HDR support. Creatives can now build environments with more particles, effects and richer scenes, at higher resolutions and smoother frame rates, says the company. As creative ambition increases, the GPU and memory has been maximised in direct response to user requests for greater real-time content performance.
The gx 2c can capture 8x 3G-SDI inputs, unlocking new workflows for broadcast and live events, where they will be able to utilise more live feeds than ever before. The video inputs allow users to capture 2x2160p60 (2x4K@60) four times the capability of the predecessor, the gx 2. These inputs are also 10-bit capable, with the same low latency as existing pro and gx range machines.
The gx 2c also has double the amount of media storage than the gx 2, with a 4TB NVMe drive fitted, freeing up creatives to work with better quality codecs. The increased storage, combined with increased capture capabilities plus all the rendering power, will enable live events creatives to grow and expand their vision even further, pushing the boundaries of what is achievable.
“As one of our most popular server ranges, the gx 2c was born out of the innovation of our in-house teams designing and creating b

dpa-microphones4097-application-01InfoComm 2019: DPA unveils choir microphone
Thursday, 13 June 2019

USA - DPA Microphones is previewing a new addition to its microphone line-up, the 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone, at InfoComm 2019.
Suitable for house of worship and choir applications, the 4097 provides the same sonic qualities as the brand’s d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone but was designed specifically to capture dynamic choir sound, with both wireless or wired configurations.
The 4097 Choir Mic also features DPA’s flat off-axis supercardioid pattern and, like all DPA microphones, has been designed to be one of the most natural-sounding solutions available. As a result, the microphone has a very high-gain-before-feedback, and due to the off-axis characteristic that DPA is renowned for, it makes the entire choir sound natural - not just on axis - but from all angles. This makes using multiple mics on the choir easy for the sound engineer as he can easily mix the various parts of the choir and blend it all together without having to fight the artifacts created from uneven mic pattern pick-up.
“We are excited to introduce our newest microphone solution to industry professionals at InfoComm this year,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “We put a great deal of time into designing a sleek choir microphone that is smaller than other mics of its kind, and has a light and elegant look at the same time. With the same sonic character as all other DPA mics, the 4097 Choir Microphone meets the high standards that users have come to expect from DPA.”
Configured with a MicroDot connector and a DPA adapter for

 
 
nexoInfoComm 2019: Nexo launches multi-purpose P12
Thursday, 13 June 2019

USA - Nexo’s new P12 is billed as “an ultra-versatile multi-purpose loudspeaker, bringing ingenious technical innovation to a wide range of sound reinforcement applications”.
This is the first time the company has designed a 12” enclosure. The much-anticipated P12 “promises to establish a new benchmark for the all-purpose point-source cabinet that can deliver at front of house, on stage, and as part of a distributed system”.
Inside the curvilinear enclosure of custom birch and poplar plywood, the P12 employs a purpose-designed 12” LF neodymium driver and 3” diaphragm HF driver in a coaxial configuration. The cabinet footprint is very compact, measuring 531mm x 432mm x 317mm. Frequency response is 60Hz-20kHz, and the SPL is an impressive 138dB Peak (passive)/140dB Peak (active mode).
In an innovative design twist which allows the user to customise his or her P12 cabinet, the horn flanges can be interchanged to deliver a variety of directivities – from the 60•x 60• that is provided as standard, to a 90•x 40• or an asymmetrical 50•- 100•x 40•. (The interchangeable flanges are marketed as accessories.) Switching between different directivities can be accomplished in just 15 seconds, easily removing the steel grille and replacing the flare, which uses a magnetic fixing.
Less than 20 kg in weight, the ergonomic design of the P12 includes carry handles on each side, pole-mount fitting with a Speakon connector behind it to allow tidy cable management, and threaded inserts for connection of mounting accessories. P12 can

 
danleyj7-95jerichohornInfoComm 2019: Danley debuts small Jericho Horn
Thursday, 13 June 2019

USA - Danley has introduced the J7-95 Jericho Horn cabinet at InfoComm.
The loudspeaker has the smallest footprint in the Jericho Series by being only 3ft tall (just under 1m) and weighing 265 pounds (116kg).
The J7-95 uses Tom Danley’s patented Synergy Horn Technology, merging the output of 12 of the 18 drivers through the fifth generation combiner to deliver ‘near-perfect magnitude and phase response’.
“The small footprint and big sound of the J7 make it the closest thing to a ‘utility’ Jericho Horn that Danley has ever made,” explains Mike Hedden, president of Danley Sound Labs. “The potential applications are diverse, and we encourage everyone to stop by the Danley booth at InfoComm to learn more.”
Danley has reported that the first eight J7-95 models have already been specified for the outdoor Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre near St. Louis.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
armor-cart-white-backgroundMilos unveils Armor Cart
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Europe - Milos has introduced the Armor Cart, a new hoist utility vehicle that provides safe and convenient transport and storage for up to four hoists.
Made from aluminium, the Armor Cart comes in two versions: model MAC-01-4025-A1 holds four 250kg hoists, and model MAC-01-2100-A1 holds two one tonne hoists.
Due to its compact form factor, and the possibility to stack Armor Carts on top of each other, transport volume is reduced up to 50% compared to flight cases, says the manufacturer. In addition, its open-air design reduces humidity within the interior and allows your hoists to dry faster, thereby helping to prevent corrosion.
(Jim Evans)

 
blacktrax-beacon-and-stringerAstro Spatial Audio integrates with BlackTrax
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

USA - Astro Spatial Audio is set to debut full integration between its audio technology and the renowned BlackTrax real-time tracking technology at InfoComm 2019.
Based on a new algorithm which seamlessly converts Real-Time Tracking Protocol (RTTrP) signals to Open Sound Control (OSC) commands, the BlackTrax integration will form the centrepiece of a busy show for Astro Spatial Audio. InfoComm visitors will have numerous opportunities to experience true object-based audio in demonstrations taking place across partner manufacturers’ booths.
The BlackTrax demonstration will be featured in the demo room of Martin Audio (W224C), whose Sound Adventures immersive audio system has the Astro Spatial Audio SARA II Premium Rendering Engine at its heart.
Meanwhile, the Alcons Audio demo room (W231A) will feature the Pro Ribbon Immersive Experience with Astro Spatial Audio. As well as numerous listening opportunities, visitors will be treated to special presentations by front of house engineers Buford Jones (Pink Floyd, David Bowie) and Robert Scovill (Tom Petty, Prince).
The arrival of BlackTrax integration further reinforces Astro Spatial Audio’s entirely brand independent philosophy.
“We are delighted to bring full integration between BlackTrax and Astro Spatial Audio to InfoComm in the company of our wonderful partners at Martin Audio,” says Astro Spatial Audio managing director, Bjorn van Munster. “We are also very excited to see what Buford Jones and Robert Scovill think of true object-based audio as part of our fantastic collaborat

 
 
adamson-infocomm-is219-jun19-hrInfoComm 2019: Adamson expands IS-Series
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

USA - Adamson Systems Engineering has an increased presence at InfoComm 2019, exhibiting in the audio hall (stand 6389) and hosting product demonstrations throughout the event in a private demo room.
Adamson is set to expand its installation-focused IS-Series with the launch of the IS219 subwoofer. The company will also host a Milan Momentum Update in its demo room alongside representatives from fellow Avnu Alliance manufacturers at 5pm local time on 12 June (Wednesday).
“The response from architects and AV systems designers and integrators regarding our IS-Series has been incredibly encouraging,” comments Brian Fraser, product manager with Adamson. “There’s obviously a demand for premium, tour-proven sound quality in unobtrusive, architecturally-friendly enclosures, and there’s no better event to expand the series and enhance its versatility for various applications than InfoComm 2019.”
The IS219 subwoofer is the latest addition to Adamson’s installation-tailored IS-Series, which packs the company’s sophisticated, tour-proven technology into sleek, architecturally-friendly cabinets with rugged and unobtrusive rigging solutions. The product has been developed with input from several prominent integrators.
Adamson will be hosting regular demonstrations of the IS219 and wider IS-Series, along with the popular S-Series and new CS-Series of intelligent, Milan-ready compact loudspeakers in demo room W230C.
“We’ve been working with other industry leaders as part of the Avnu Alliance on the development of the Milan protoco

 
alcfamilyInfoComm 2019: Community debuts controller line
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

USA - Community Professional Loudspeakers is launching its new line of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers (ALC) at InfoComm 2019.
The new Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers are designed to provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and amplification functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any Community loudspeaker application.
Standard Ethernet communication protocols allow for fast system design, system control, and remote system monitoring. Analogue and Dante inputs included in each model are assignable per channel in static or failover/backup configuration, supporting quick and easy integration into any new or existing system.
Three models of Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers are available: ALC-404D (four channels x 400W), the ALC-1604D (four channels x 1600W), and the ALC-3202D (two channels x 3200W). Bridged channel pairs support driving loads down to 4Ohms at double the power of a single channel, providing additional flexibility for real-world Community loudspeaker system applications.
Community-authored loudspeaker pre-sets include equalisation, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application. Additionally, each Community loudspeaker pre-set includes loudspeaker power and impedance information, allowing the system configuration software to display the total power and impedance of multiple parallel-wired loudspeakers, further reducing the ti

 
 
pc-series-power-amplifiersInfoComm 2019: Yamaha debuts power amps
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

USA - Yamaha is launching new products for the installed and live audio industries at InfoComm 2019.
The new PC Series D and DI models are a new kind of power amplifier, featuring state-of-the-art signal processing, Dante audio networking and a 20 x 8 input matrix. The matrix means that sound from analogue or Dante inputs can be output via Dante to another amplifier, after adjusting using the onboard processors, greatly enhancing the flexibility and scalability of the system.
There is a choice of standard (D) or installation (DI) version, both available with a power output of 600W or 1200W (8Ω) and delivering stable operation at a high load of 2Ω. The DI models can handle high-impedance connections, allowing them to drive multiple speakers from a single channel.
InfoComm 2019 sees the announcement of AFC4, the latest version of Yamaha’s innovative Active Field Control (AFC) acoustic conditioning system. A combination of architectural acoustics and electro-acoustic signal processing, AFC allows users to manipulate and enhance the acoustics of a space in order to improve the sound for both audiences and performers, as well as to accommodate a wider range of applications.
The full line-up of the Yamaha’s VX range of speakers is on show including the new VXC2F and VXC8S ceiling models, plus the latest V3.0 update for the Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software.
Yamaha’s ProVisionaire Control (Windows) and ProVisionaire Touch (iOS) software applications allow the intuitive creation of bespo

 
netronInfoComm 2019: Obsidian introduces Netron
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

USA - Obsidian Control Systems is showing a new data distribution range of products at InfoComm 2019. Netron encompasses Ethernet to DMX gateway, DMX splitter and DMX/RDM splitter solutions, supporting applications from live production and venue installations to architectural environments.
The Netron range offers three Ethernet to DMX gateways, the rackmount 12-port EN12, the EN4, and the ultra-compact POE-powered EP4. All devices support sACN, Art-NET, RDM and offer web remote configuration, while internal presets for the most common uses offer plug-and-play deployments.
Three variants of RDM splitter round out the range; two compact splitters with six XLR (RDM 6XL) or RJ45 (RDM645) connections, plus the RDM 10, an advanced ten-port dual-input splitter combined with a two Universe EtherDMX gateway.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
perseo-sAyrton's Perseo-S now shipping
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

FrancePerseo-S, Ayrton's latest compact LED moving head, is now shipping.
The lumianire, which was unveiled at Prolight+Sound 2019 in April, is suitable for a broad range of indoor and outdoor applications thanks to its IP65 rating, light weight and 27,000lm output from a 500W LED source (calibrated at 8000K).
Perseo-S boasts a subtractive CMY colour mixing system, a variable CTO and a wheel with six complementary colours that combine to produce "an infinite palette of vivid pastels and saturated colours". The fixture has a zoom range of 7° - 56°, no hotspot, and an improvement from distortion at wide angles.
The framing section allows accurate positioning of four shutter blades on a 100% surface area in all positions, so that the user can frame any object regardless of the luminaire’s position. The image section includes 18 interchangeable HD glass gobos on two wheels: one rotating wheel with seven positions and one fixed wheel with eleven positions. The effects section includes a continuous dynamic effects wheel; a 15-blade iris diaphragm; two frost filters, one soft edge, one hard edge; and two rotating prisms, one circular with five facets and one linear with four facets.
Perseo-S can be controlled by DMX-RDM, Art-Net or a wireless link using CRMX TiMo RDM from LumenRadio.

 
przm-1-mainInfoComm 2019: PWS debuts conversion system
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

USA - Orlando-based Professional Wireless Systems has announced that the PRZM RF over fibre (RFoF) conversion system and Alpha Quad-4 and Alpha Quad-8 units will make their InfoComm debut in Orlando this week.
PRZM, designed to facilitate the remote placement of wireless audio antennas beyond 200ft, is ideal for live production as well as installed sound applications. As it is controlled via software, it allows the user to easily monitor status and adjust attenuation.
“As the RF available for production purposes continues to shrink, it becomes more important than ever to be able to create remote antenna systems that can cover large areas,” says Jimmy Van Winkle, general manager for Professional Wireless Systems. “The conversion and subsequent distribution of RF over fibre ensures that the signal is pure with no degradation of quality in order to have a seamless production.”
The Alpha Quad-4 and Quad-8 are intended for use with multiple Shure Axient AD4Q receivers in Quadversity mode. The units provide four individual unity-gain signals (A, B, C, D) to up to four quad receivers (eight with the Quad-8), with RF filtering at 470-616 MHz. Power is supplied to the units with either the main or the Aux inputs. Redundant power is provided by utilising both main and aux inputs.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
core-series-1Christie introduces Core Series
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

USA - Christie has introduced the Christie Core Series and the next generation of Christie CorePlus. Core Series is designed for applications such as shopping mall kiosks, airport and public transit signage, and select corporate installations with budgetary constraints.
“We were, and still are, so excited to launch our Christie MicroTiles LED last February, which got a phenomenal response from our customers,” says Ted Romanowitz, senior product manager, Christie. “MicroTiles LED are best-in-class but there are occasions when customers don’t need those advanced capabilities or don’t have the budget, so we wanted to bring certain advanced capabilities to the ‘value’ space - and that’s where Core and CorePlus fit. Both CorePlus and Core Series deliver enhanced benefits and design flexibility typically offered only on more expensive products from the competition.”
With pixel pitches from 1.2 to 2.5 mm, redundant on-board power and ADA-compliant mount system; Christie Core Series installs directly onto any wall without a costly mounting frame, saving setup time and money for integrators and end users, says the company.
“Core Series makes LED video walls affordable for even small budgets without sacrificing quality and the high-value design delivers all the key features in a package that is easy to install and maintain,” says Romanowitz.
“Christie CorePlus has been very well received and we wanted to kick that up a notch and so we updated the product line in two important ways. “First, we’ve improved optical performance

 
customcontrolpressimageAllen & Heath debuts dLive Custom Control
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

UK - Allen & Heath has released Custom Control, a customisable cross-platform control app that offers bespoke control over the dLive installed audio systems.
Integrators can now freely design multiple user interfaces for systems built on the dLive engine, tailored to different user levels and/or device types. For example, a bartender can be presented with a simple phone interface, while the AV operator can access uncluttered levels and routing on their tablet, but more comprehensive control when using their laptop.
The design of the app interface is via Custom Control editor software for Windows and Mac OS. Access to all levels, mutes and sends is provided, together with preset recall, source selection and metering. Tabs can be configured for easy access to multiple control pages or zones. Once complete, the configuration is uploaded to the core of the system, the MixRack, ready for deployment.
Any device running the Custom Control app can log into the system with a given user profile, at which point the correct user interface is instantly downloaded and displayed. This allows for both kiosk applications and BYOD use, since the configuration is deployed on demand. Users can be password protected for added security.
Installation product manager Martijn Verkerk comments: “The name says it all - Custom Control empowers users by giving them the exact controls they need. Using Custom Control editor, the integrator can even tailor the design of the interface to seamlessly blend into the look and feel of the venue.”
The Custom Control

 
 
digithin1560-infocommInfoComm 2019: Brompton on digiLED display
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

USA - Brompton Technology reports that LED screen manufacturer digiLED will feature its Tessera SX40 LED processor and XD 10G data distribution unit on its booth at this year’s InfoComm.
As well as displaying the SX40 and XD units on a dedicated plinth, an SX40 will also be running digiLED’s new digiTHIN HD screen. This 1.5mm pixel pitch LED screen offers a true 16:9 ratio, native HD resolutions and is designed as the replacement for fixed installations that would traditionally be serviced by high end projection screens. The 1.5m x 0.85m screen section on display at InfoComm will sit on digiLED’s new Squashed Frog plate, which adds extra versatility users of the HD panels by allowing it to be used on temporary mounts and stands.
“We’ve been keen to work with Brompton for a long time,” says digiLED technical director Tom Mudd. “We’ve always been customer driven and recent enquiries for digiTHIN that need extremely accurate colour reproduction have prompted us to add Brompton to our processor offering. We know Brompton processors have the right capabilities and, along with highly accurate screen calibration, gives us the confidence that our clients will get a VIP processing solution on a VIP screen product.”
“We’re delighted to be working with digiLED and it’s a real pleasure to see our products on their booth at Infocomm 2019,” adds Brompton’s business development manager Rob Fowler. “They were one of the first companies I spoke with when I joined Brompton and I know there has always been a desire on both sides to work t

 
ssllive-v4SSL goes Live with V4.9 release
Monday, 10 June 2019

UK/USA - Following the successful release of the major V4.8 update at the beginning of 2019, SSL has now followed up with the latest Live V4.9 console and SOLSA software.
This release includes a host of feature updates and performance enhancements including the addition of new patch manager for importing and exporting input patches, talkback groups, speed enhancements for scene recalls and routing page navigation, plus numerous other workflow and functionality improvements.
SSL will present the Live V4.9 software release at InfoComm 2019 this week.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
hydroADJ Hydro Beam X2 now shipping
Monday, 10 June 2019

USA - ADJ has announced the immediate availability of its flagship IP65-rated moving head, the Hydro Beam X2.
Part of ADJ’s Hydro Series, the luminaire is designed for outdoor events, tour production and permanent installation in environments where rain, humidity, dust or sand could impair the function of regular fixtures.
“Since we first announced the Hydro Series at LDI last year, the interest we have received - especially in the X2 model - has been incredible,” explains ADJ USA’s national sales manager, Alfred Gonzales. “There is clearly huge demand for a powerful, robustly-built and IP65-rated moving head beam fixture at this price point. This incredibly punchy fixture offers phenomenal brightness and is ideal for 200ft+ throws. The applications for the X2 are many and varied.
“Obviously, it will appeal to the festival and outdoor events market, as well as large outdoor clubs and event venues. However, its protection from dust, dirt and moisture will also appeal to the rental market. For busy rental houses who send their fixtures out on shows every week, prep time can be limited. When a regular fixture comes back covered in dirt, it needs to be painstakingly stripped and cleaned. However, because it is IP65-rated, the X2 can simply be rinsed down with water, dried and sent straight back out the door!”
ADJ has also announced that two new IP65-rated moving heads will join the Hydro Series - Hydro Beam X1, a compact beam fixture with a 100W Osram Sirius HRI discharge lamp, and Hydro Wash X7, a wash fixture with seven 40W Osram

 
yamahaafc4InfoComm 2019: Yamaha upgrades AFC system
Monday, 10 June 2019

Europe - Yamaha has announced an upcoming upgrade to its iActive Field Control (AFC) acoustic enhancement system.
AFC4, the fourth-generation system, features upgrades in DSP processing and hardware. Yamaha says that when combined with optimally placed microphones and loudspeakers, AFC4 operators can enhance or create any acoustic environment, even in an outdoor or roofless venue.
“By combining our collective knowledge in these areas to develop the new AFC4 system, it is possible to create incredibly natural and immersive acoustic experiences for both audiences and performers,” comments Joe Rimstidt, systems design engineer at Yamaha’s Professional Audio division. “We look forward to the exciting possibilities that the future holds for the AFC4 acoustic enhancement system.”
First released in 1985, Active Field Control was developed in response to the growing number of facilities adopting a multi-purpose use strategy and designed to help venue operators broaden the types of acoustic performance configurations that they could offer. Providing a flexible alternative to more expensive and time-consuming physical renovations, AFC allowed venue operators to quickly configure different acoustic characteristics for a space, without compromising its original sonic performance.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
art136Prolight Concepts debuts Kudos series
Monday, 10 June 2019

Europe - Prolight Concepts Group eLumen8 has expanded its Kudos series with the addition of the 700 Beam.
With a 110W light engine, a large, 150mm lens, the luminaire projects a concentrated 2° beam, creating aerial effects for the touring, events, theatre and installed lighting markets.
Key features include: two circular rotating prisms, 12 colours + CTO + CTB, 17 gobos, 12° frost filter, motorised focus and 80,000 Lux @ 5m. RDM along with 16-bit pan/tilt positioning and smooth dimming are also included in this fixtures’ impressive feature list.
“We’re committed to beating our previous fixtures every time we design and release a new product,” says Andrew Jeffrey, managing director for the Prolight Concepts Group. “We’ve upped our game considerably for the 700 Beam, which features motorised focus and a large glass lens to offer big, sharp beams that stay focused over any distance.
“As with most of the eLumen8 products, we also offer an optional tour grade twin flight case specifically designed for the Kudos 700 Beam providing a heavy-duty storage solution and easy transportation.”
(Jim Evans)

 
etc-stage-set-sceneryETC gears up for Stage|Set|Scenery 2019
Monday, 10 June 2019

Germany - ETC is bringing a host of new products as it returns to Stage|Set|Scenery, the exhibition for theatre, film and entertainment technology, taking place at Messe Berlin from 18-20 June.
The company will occupy three stands this year - 340 and 240 in Hall 20, and 301 in Hall 21.
Showcasing its extensive range of lighting technology on stand 340, ETC will present Augment3d - its first integrated 3D programming environment. Live demonstrations of the Eos v3.0 tool will take place during the trade fair, displaying how users can control and design in a 3D space whilst interacting with their fixtures through augmented reality. Augment3d will be shown on the leading Eos Ti and Gio @5 consoles during the three-day exhibition.
Further products on stand 340 will include the latest lighting fixtures and architectural systems. Relevé Spot is the first member of a new product family for ETC - an automated fixture specifically designed for the theatre. It boasts a calibrated four-color additive mixing system and a unique Ani-gobo wheel. Alongside this, there will be the acclaimed Source Four LED fixtures, ArcSystem family of LED products and ETC’s EchoTouch controller.
On Stand 301, Hall 21, ETC will present its complete package of Upper Stage Machinery. Live demonstrations of installing the Prodigy P2 hoist will take place at 11:15 and 15:15 each day during the tradeshow. The P2’s advanced features and compact size makes installations a quick and easy process.
Visitors will be introduced to ColorSource Raceway, a lightweight power and da

 
 
variliteVari-Lite VL6500 delivers power and styling
Friday, 7 June 2019

USA - Vari-Lite has announced the Vari-Lite VL6500 Wash. This wash lighting fixture combines the arena-scale performance of the VL6000 Beam with a visual attraction reminiscent of the classic VL5 wash luminaire.
Sharing the big-picture format of the VL6000 Beam, the VL6500 Wash is a fully featured wash fixture with the same form factor and colour-matched pre-sets as its award-winning sibling.
"The VL6500 Wash is a direct response to requests we have received from lighting designers," explains Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. "We partnered with designers every step of the way when creating this fixture, improving the colour system while matching the pre-sets for a consistent experience. The result is a perfect partner wash for VL6000 Beams large-format presence on the world’s most ambitious rock stages."
While it shares the distinctive large front lens of the VL6000 Beam, the VL6500 Wash also adds Vari-Lite’s iconic Dichro*fusion blades, which offer diffusion with variable beam width and harken back to the vintage stylings of the Emmy Award-winning VL5. "More and more, lighting fixtures serve as set pieces in their own right, and designers are looking for fixtures that not only create great light, but also look great on camera," explains Palmer. "The Dichro*fusion blades on the VL6500 do both."
One of the enhancements the VL6500 brings is Vari-Lite’s full CYM+CTO colour system that provides numerous vivid and creative colour options. For even further creative colour possibilities, the VL65

 
wps-1Martin Audio extends Wavefront Precision series
Thursday, 6 June 2019

UK - Martin Audio has announced WPS, the fourth model in the award winning and best-selling Wavefront Precision optimised line array series.
Wavefront Precision evolved the technology and innovation of the MLA series by offering external amplification and scalable resolution. The systems deliver improved coverage, consistency and control compared with standard line arrays, and are “flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible”.
Dom Harter, managing director, explains: “Simply put, the more enclosures with dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage and control is achievable.
“This means even at the lowest level of resolution the results are still fundamentally better than traditional line array, at no extra cost, and at the top end of resolution users can enjoy many of the benefits that MLA systems provide. Presently other manufacturers are forcing their customers to buy very expensive and fixed amounts of amps to optimise arrays, but with Wavefront Precision the decision on the level of coverage control, and therefore the number of high-powered efficient iKON amps required, is the customer's.”
Following the introductions of WPL (12” LF), WPC (10” LF) and WPM (6.5” LF), WPS (8” LF) is the fourth in the series and is a versatile, state-of-the-art line array with a peak SPL of 133dB and perfect for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint.
Designed with Martin Audio’s signature coverage, consistency and sound performance, the flexibility of W

 
 
timax-immersive-omniphonics-at-infocomm2019-wideInfoComm 2019: TiMax and Renkus Heinz get immersive
Thursday, 6 June 2019

USA - At Infocomm 2019, TiMax will showcase ‘an exhilarating sampler’ of TiMax immersive audio soundscapes along with panoramic and 3D spatialised music playback, in conjunction with a multi-channel immersive sound system of Renkus-Heinz compact, Dante-enabled active installation speakers.
Dave Haydon and Duncan Crundwell from TiMax will present the immersive sampler regularly throughout each day and be available for detailed product and application discussions in Demo Room W221BC.
There will also be updates on some of the latest TiMax innovations including the new HARDCore FPGA spatial processing engine for TiMax SoundHub, and the new TiMax TrackerD4 all-purpose performer stagetracking system.
The TiMax SoundHub HARDCore FPGA delivers extended delay-matrix scalability and new levels of seamlessly transparent dynamic delay morphing. The power of the new platform is also being harnessed later in the year for a next-generation, fully interactive spatial reverberation system.
The all-new TiMax TrackerD4 provides OSC interfacing to drive not only TiMax SoundHub but also other third-party platforms and also offers PosiStageNet interfacing to lighting and media control systems.
Beyond its theatre vocal-localisation core sector, TiMax has been rapidly growing into a AV, experiential, exhibit and retail installations, handling system management, playback, dynamic immersive spatialisation and showcontrol. Infocomm will showcase examples such as the Atlanta Shuttle Exhibit, Fremont Street Experience, Milan Expo UK pavilion, National Gallery So

 
proteus-maximus-1InfoComm 2019: Elation launches Proteus & Smarty
Thursday, 6 June 2019

USA - At InfoComm 2019, Elation Professional has a number of North American debuts to show that complement further its comprehensive product line. Making their North American debuts will be the Proteus Maximus and Smarty MAX, as well as new luminaires in the popular Fuze and Paladin series.
Proteus Maximus, a powerful wash/beam and profile LED luminaire kicks out 50,000 lumens and houses a top-of-the-line design package. With a custom designed 950W LED engine and large 180mm front lens, Maximus has the power to cut through at even great distances and an IP65 protection means it can be used exposed on outdoor shows.
Smarty MAX is an extreme-output Spot/Beam/Wash hybrid moving head featuring a new Platinum FLEX 400 lamp rated at 480W with up to 4,000 hours of smart lamp life. Combining CMY and variable CTO, this hybrid incorporates a full iris for dynamic beam effects. Compact and lightweight with a large 160mm front aperture lens, four prisms on two planes, dual frosts plus dual gobo wheels and dual track animation round out the design package.
All new Fuze series LED moving heads include the Fuze Spot, Fuze Profile (with framing) and Fuze Profile CW. Both the Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile house 92 CRI RGBMA LED engines and deliver a powerful output of over 9,000 lumens. Compact, quiet and lightweight, both fixtures house a 7° to 46° zoom, dual gobo wheels, animation wheel, frost, prism and iris. The Fuze Profile CW houses a 91 CRI, Cold White 380W LED engine that delivers a flat field output exceeding 12,000 lumens.
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