Product News

nabbisNetOn.Live launches LiveOS platform
Tuesday, 26 April 2022

USA - NetOn.Live announced at NAB the launch of LiveOS – an end-to-end software-based platform for high-end live and near-live media production.
LiveOS translates the functionalities that are traditionally found in dedicated hardware devices, into software modules that run on generic IT servers over a SMPTE 2110 based, uncompressed Video over IP network.
The LiveOS software modules can be combined in multiple ways to fulfil the various requirements of multiple productions. LiveOS provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to operate these software modules, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world via a standard web browser. Programmable hardware panels from different vendors are also supported by the LiveOS platform.
A LiveOS private cloud platform allows broadcasters to design, configure, and quickly spin up and down multiple concurrent productions, such as drama, sports, news, and entertainment. This could be based on local and/or remote studios with the flexibility of having control rooms in the same or remote locations. All this is supported on the same private cloud platform.
“Moving from broadcast specific hardware to unified IT equipment and software has the potential to transform this industry,” says Michel De Wolf, CEO, NetOnLive. “Installation and configuration times can be slashed down to days, instead of weeks or months, with LiveOS. It’s dramatically more efficient. This software also has the potential to lower power consumption, cooling requirements and rack space in the data centre, so is infinitely more sustain

vari-litePL+S 2022: Vari-Lite, Strand and Zero 88 unite
Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Germany - Vari-Lite will be joined by Strand and, for the first time, Zero 88, on-stand D95, Hall 12.0 at Prolight+Sound this year, to showcase fixture, control and dimming solutions from all three brands.
Vari-Lite will be debuting a new theatrical profile luminaire at the show - the VL1600 Profile. This is a precision key light moving head designed for high end theatre productions and includes a variety of exclusive features that already have top lighting designers buzzing. A premium profile luminaire, it’s launching with the tagline, ‘Naturally Beautiful, The Only Light for Your Encore’.
“The VL1600 Profile is a true Vari-Lite-quality fixture that has been explicitly made for theatre,” explains Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. “Designers still express a lot of underlying frustrations when using LED moving lights for theatrical or studio key light applications, and Vari-Lite wanted to address that with the high output and excellent colour rendering you’d expect from our fixtures, along with precision lighting features and tailored creative effects. We designed the VL1600 from the ground up to address the specific needs of these applications.”
Vari-Lite will also be demoing another new luminaire, details of which will be revealed on the stand.
Strand will be showcasing the recently launched Acclaim LED Series, including the Acclaim LED Fresnel and Acclaim LED Zoomspot, as well as both the RGBL and new warm white versions of the Acclaim LED Profile Light Engine (PLE). This seri

cloudCloud unveils passive ribbon microphone
Monday, 25 April 2022

USA - Cloud Microphones, makers of the Cloudlifter Mic Activator, has expanded its microphone line with a new passive version of their popular model 44-A, resurrecting the sound and spirit of the RCA Type 44 ribbon mic.
The ribbon motor design remains true to the original 44, handcrafted to the exact specifications first prescribed in the 1930s by RCA; however, everything else has been upgraded using state of the art materials, manufacturing processes and technology. Featuring an all-black “midnight” finish, the new passive Cloud 44 ‘faithfully channels the sought-after personality and heritage from the past while incorporating all the robustness and clarity required for today’s most demanding recording tasks’.
“I’m a ribbon mic fanatic, so this represents a major labour of love for me,” says Rodger Cloud, the company’s founder. “You wouldn’t believe the number of times we’ve been asked to offer a passive version of our flagship 44-A over the past few years, so we couldn’t be more excited to introduce this latest addition to our family.”
In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, each Cloud 44 ships with its own Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator in a matching “midnight edition” black finish, providing the option of instantly converting the 44 to an active ribbon whenever desired. A shock mount is also included.

lumenLumenRadio combines CRMX and W-DMX
Monday, 25 April 2022

Europe - Following LumenRadio’s acquisition of Wireless Solution in 2020, the two major technologies of Wireless DMX, CRMX from LumenRadio and W-DMX from Wireless Solution, were brought together under one company. As the third step in creating one common standard for Wireless DMX, LumenRadio now announces that CRMX and W-DMX have been combined into one solution for Wireless DMX.
First out, the BlackBox G6 from Wireless Solution got optional CRMX support. Secondly, The Next Generation and MoonLite from LumenRadio got W-DMX support. Now as the third step, all Wireless DMX OEM modules support both CRMX and W-DMX.
As of now, all Wireless DMX modules in the combined OEM offer supports both the CRMX and the W-DMX protocol, thereby alleviating some, if not all, of the issues related to previously limited compatibility between the two different protocols. This means that all manufacturers integrating Wireless DMX from LumenRadio or Wireless Solution will get support for both CRMX and W-DMX, regardless of previous technology used.
“Our strategy has been to create the best possible experience and make it easier for all users of Wireless DMX. We are now taking the next step to unify the entire industry in one platform and set one standard of Wireless DMX,” says Michael Karlsson, R&D manager LumenRadio
LumenRadio also recognises the large amount of equipment already on the market that does not support both technologies, which is why all new products from LumenRadio support both CRMX and W-DMX transmissions. The need for multiple transmitters or

duecanalidsponlyPowersoft launches ‘DSP only’ range
Monday, 25 April 2022

Italy - Powersoft has announced the launch of a product line extension enabling users to enjoy all the benefits of the full Quattrocanali and Duecanali range with ‘DSP only’ versions, making it more accessible and affordable to a wider range of users.
DSP (digital signal processing) plays an integral part for installers wanting to digitally process audio signals to alter characteristics of the timing, spatial traits, frequency and phase without any analogue hardware to make this possible.
Thanks to the addition of DSP in professional audio amplifiers, not only does this eliminate extra unnecessary hardware, (i.e. extra cables), but DSP also opens the door to digital signal routing, which improves the likelihood of electronic failures and troubleshooting in an install.
Commenting on the benefits on this product line extension Luca Giorgi, sales director at Powersoft states: “Offering the full range of Quattrocanali and Duecanali to our users in ‘DSP only’ will simplify the way in which our technology can be used, by keeping the remote control capabilities that are necessary in an installation, so we hope this will be a welcome step for customers and clients wanting to try our products, perhaps for the first time.”

martin-elp-and-era150-prMartin debuts ERA 150 Wash and ELP PAR
Monday, 25 April 2022

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the Martin ERA 150 Wash moving-head and Martin ELP PAR static LED wash.
These fixtures produce ‘class-leading lumen output with high-intensity zoom’, full-gamut colour calibration and smart rigging and control functions, making them versatile workhorse lighting solutions for rentals, installs and touring.
The Martin ERA 150 Wash, the successor to the Martin RUSH MH 6 moving-head LED, delivers 3,900 lumens - twice the brightness of its predecessor - thanks to its newly engineered 7 x 40W RGBW light engine and optical system. It’s suitable for covering larger stages that require long throw distances.
The ELP PAR, a successor to the RUSH PAR 2 static LED outputs 3,500 lumens, twice the output of the previous model, thanks to the same powerful new light engine and optical system.
The ERA 150 Wash and ELP PAR feature full-gamut colour-calibration systems, which allow consistent colour reproduction from fixture to fixture and support a dedicated colour temperature control channel for adjusting the colour space from the desired colour temperature.
With a wide zoom range of 4.2–58 degrees, the ERA 150 Wash and ELP PAR excel at producing broad washes and high-intensity mid-air effects.
The ELP PAR IP variant (available later this year) is IP65 rated for outdoor use, providing protection from water and dust. And its sealed design supports fewer maintenance cycles. Both lights feature a low-noise theatre mode, which operates at a quiet 33 dB.
Fixtures are ready for the road,

ksm11nickelk11ncu-2Shure debuts KSM11 vocal microphone
Friday, 22 April 2022

USA - Shure has introduced its new KSM11 wireless vocal microphone capsule, a premium condenser microphone transducer technology intended to provide low and mid-range clarity as well as high-end detail without requiring additional processing.
Available in black and brushed nickel finishes for use on Shure wireless handheld transmitters, the KSM11 offers a lighter, streamlined design. With specifically developed microphone technology for wireless, the KSM11 transducer is outfitted with a ¾” gold diaphragm and “premium electronics” with an eye towards handling dynamic range and transient response.
The capsule features a consistent, deep cardioid polar pattern with the aim of reducing off-axis phase distortion while providing full low frequency response, linear mid-range and high-end detail when used for vocal reproduction.
Aiming to reduce weight as much as possible, the new capsule has a streamlined design intended to keep it small and lightweight, and part of that includes an “advanced suspended isolation system” said to reduce handling noise while providing clarity. The KSM11 capsule comes in a dent-resistant, hardened steel grille with 3-stage plosive reduction pop filtering.
While the new capsule’s origins go as far back as 2017, according to Shure, 2021 saw the capsule start to get beta tested on the road.
Paul Wichmann, FOH engineer for Tyler the Creator, stated, “Rappers, MCs – they always cup the mic. That is the notorious problem with hip-hop. I actually talked to Shure, and I said, ‘boy, it’d be really nice

tmbPL+S 2022: TMB announces Euro distribution centre
Friday, 22 April 2022

Germany - TMB will reveal details of its new distribution centre in Riga, Latvia and introduce a selection of new products at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.
“We have opened a TMB location in Europe in direct response to the expanded demand for TMB products throughout the region,” says Tim Obermann, TMB Europe’s sales manager. “The solid reputation of TMB brands, along with TMB’s constant innovation and recognition of the needs of our customers, makes for an exciting future. Our goal is to make TMB’s products and services easily accessible to all our customers and friends around the world.”
Premiering at the show will be TMB’s new ProPlex BuckBoost Drive System. This system’s patent-pending technology completely overcomes the cable length challenges of low voltage LED lighting, especially LED “neons” and tapes. It allows centralized and remote (up to 150m) location of drives, mains power and PSU’s. The proprietary BuckBoost drive signal is carried over a small cable, sized equivalent to a mic cable, from a remote BoostBox to a small inconspicuous BuckBox located adjacent to the fixture.
New to TMB’s Solaris range of professional lighting fixtures is UrbanLux, a comprehensive line of precision outdoor architectural LED fixtures combining the most recent developments in LEDs with world-famous Flare Q+ drive technology. A sneak peak of the new ‘Light for Everywhere’ will be on display in Frankfurt.
A new addition to the ProPlex range of high-performance digital devices is the Simple GBS (SGBS) line of networking-mad

talen-2tabletopglam1ETC launches High End Systems Talen
Friday, 22 April 2022

Europe - ETC has introduced the High End Systems Talen, an automated luminaire that ‘adds visual excitement and big looks to any show with its punchy, rig-defining aerials’.
The fixture’s high-intensity beams are created with full additive color RGBW emitters and a large front aperture, resulting in an extremely narrow 3° beam with high center beam candlepower. Talen’s footprint is small enough to fit anywhere in a lighting rig, and it can also be rigged in creative hanging positions. Fixtures can be easily configured and addressed through ETC’s Set Light App.
Automated lighting product manager Matt Stoner comments: “It is exciting to add a simple, affordable beam light to our collection of fixtures. Talen is excellent for adding movement to conventional rigs and supplementing big ones by adding excitement and expanding the designer toolbox. With exciting features like an eye-catching TIR lens producing a tight beam of light, Fixture configuration wirelessly via iPhone and Android devices, and the versatile Talen hinge, Talen is the perfect exclamation point for any show.”

arkaos-vs1-media-server-launch-vs1-22PL+S 2022: ArKaos launches VS1 media server
Thursday, 21 April 2022

Germany - ArKaos will launch its new VS1 media server in Frankfurt. The VS1 is billed as ‘the first in a next gen of creative visual control products from ArKaos, and is a feature-packed, intuitive, fun to use and cost-efficient solution’.
VS1 runs 4K video sources - with 2x HDMI and USB-C outs on the back of the device - giving vibrant results in a flexible and user-friendly control package.
Its compact dimensions of 143.2mm x 195mm x 43mm and triple unit in a 1U footprint means that several VS1 devices can be rigged in the same rack housing if desired, and the light weight of just 1.2kg plus its robust, quality-engineering make it suitable for touring lighting operators, VJs and DJs.
It is a low noise product, designed for potentially acoustically sensitive environments like churches, museums and heritage sites and visitor centres and concert halls as well as for digital signage applications.
The VS1 provides a 2.5Gb/s network connection for lighting fast file transfer and updates.

ag03mk2-lspk-wh-tiltYamaha updates AG streaming series
Thursday, 21 April 2022

Europe - Yamaha has improved and expanded its AG series of live streaming mixers, not only updating the AG06 and AG03 with new features, but adding the AG01, a combined studio quality condenser microphone with a high performance mixer, the standalone YCM01 microphone and an all-in-one live streaming package.
As remote communication of all kinds continues to grow in importance, personal live streaming has become a major form of online entertainment. With platforms such as YouTube Live, Twitch and podcasting offering a diverse range of content and streaming styles - from simple, single-person productions to those which involve multiple voices - live streaming has also seen rapid growth in business and education. Here, an ever-growing number of classes, seminars, meetings and business transactions are being carried out via live streaming.
Foreseeing such demand, in 2015 Yamaha released its AG series of live streaming mixers, which became an industry standard for a wide range of online audio applications. Even users with no experience could achieve their streaming aspirations, thanks to the flexible input capability, simple intuitive interface, onboard DSP effects and Loopback function, which allowed users to integrate USB-connected audio signals into their broadcasts.
The second generation of the AG series expands on these features with the updated AG06MK2 and AG03MK2, plus the new AG01 and YCM01. All have been developed to satisfy a more diverse range of uses and are available in either black or white to easily adapt to any streaming environment.

obsidian--pls-2022PL+S 2022: Obsidian highlights portability
Thursday, 21 April 2022

Germany - Obsidian Control Systems is returning to the Prolight + Sound show and invites designers, programmers and operators to Hall 12.1, Stand C49 to sample a host of new releases that includes several new lighting control products under the Onyx lighting control platform.
Visitors will have a chance to demo the new NX1, a portable yet full-featured lighting console that offers the complete Onyx experience in an ultra-compact package. The NX1 offers a slate of professional features and is built from the latest in industrial components. A compact, motorized fader wing, the NX P, as well as a small USB-powered control surface for Onyx, the NX K will also be on display.
The latest developments in the Onyx platform will make their debut at the show, from powerful NDI video input connectivity to new fixture parameter configuration options.
New devices in Obsidian’s Netron data distribution line will also be on hand for detailed inspection.

tait-x-kinesys-prolight-2022-preview-tait-epiq-console-rendering-0002PL+S 2022: Kinesys & Tait offer hands-on
Thursday, 21 April 2022

Germany - Kinesys product engineering and Tait Navigator control technology will introduce new products at Frankfurt in Hall 12.0, stand C96.
Tait will reveal three adaptable winches: suitable for scenic movement, and with the requisite SIL3-rated safety features now mandated for performer flying. The team will also introduce new drives optimised for installation requirements and providing an impressive powerhouse for precision position control.
Visitors to the stand can enjoy a hands-on experience with Tait’s latest automation console, epiQ.
Joining the new machines on the stand will be the tour-proven Kinesys Apex hoist system, the Kinesys Vector control console, and the Kinesys Libra range of load monitoring safety tools that ensure all static and dynamic loads are continually and precisely measured in real-time.
The Kinesys DigiHoist fixed speed chain motor controller and the Kinesys Elevation drive for hoists and trollies will also be featured on the stand.

dante-studio-prAudinate debuts Dante Studio platform
Thursday, 21 April 2022

USA - Audinate has introduced Dante Studio, a platform solution for advancing AV production capabilities and streamlining workflows. Resident on this platform, apps from Audinate will provide integrators and end-users with professional-grade tools for better, specialized video networks. The first tool on Dante Studio, Dante Video RX, enables Windows PCs to receive video simply and seamlessly from any Dante AV-enabled source.
According to Joshua Rush, Audinate chief marketing officer, this introduction is a critical phase of building out the Dante AV ecosystem. “Dante Video RX completes the end-to-end video workflow - It complements the growing ecosystem of Dante AV hardware products including cameras, encoders and decoders and allows Dante AV signals to be easily ingested into PC platforms and software applications. Dante Video RX facilitates a wide variety of networked video use cases ranging from the video production and broadcast markets to corporate and higher education.”
Dante Studio comprises an array of software solutions that bring Dante video features to PCs. With Dante Video RX, computers can receive a video signal from Dante AV transmitters or Dante AV cameras on their network. Dante Video RX supports 1080p resolution, 60 frames per second and system timing and synchronization along with separate routing of video and audio elements. Dante Video RX will soon support 4K video. It fits easily into Dante-based environments operating on standard 1 Gb Ethernet infrastructures.
Users simply download the Dante Studio installer, activate Dant

armoniaplus2Powersoft refreshes ArmoniaPlus
Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Italy - Powersoft has announced that version 2.3 of ArmoníaPlus - a major update which enables system designers and integrators to have a more granular control of the company’s Dynamic Music Distribution solution - is now available to download from its website.
Dynamic Music Distribution offers system integrators the ability to scale inputs and zones conveniently and efficiently with dynamic routing capabilities embedded on its amplifier platforms. This makes it simple to dynamically route music and other signal sources along with control signals between different zones and across multiple amplifiers - all independently of source location and without the need for a centralised DSP.
The latest update to ArmoníaPlus software will provide integrators with the tools to easily select groups of loudspeakers within a zone to create sub-zones with their own audio level controls, says Powersoft. While the audio source is common for all, the audio level of each sub-zone can be individually adjusted by the user via any of the Powersoft control interfaces, such as the WM Touch and Sys Control App.
“We are really excited to announce a complete revamp of the Sys Control App. It packs powerful new features to fine tune a running system and an improved interface for a better overall experience,” says Luigi Chelli, Powersoft’s UX design specialist. “Instead of simply adding more buttons, we fulfilled the requests of our users by creating something more enjoyable, with a slick touch-friendly approach.”

astera-prolight-2022-pixelbrick-circlePL+S 2022: Astera highlights latest innovations
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera’s product focus will be on the new Astera technology launched last year - the award-winning PixelBrick, the AX9 PowerPAR and AX2 PixelBar - plus the NYX Bulb which is suitable for shows, sets and installations. The massively popular and omnipresent flagship Titan Tube family of products will also be on the stand.
Additionally, the new Astera HydraPanel will be previewed. Under wraps until the show, this ‘pixel panel’ product offers an extensive range of features not found elsewhere in its small, powerful package, complete with wireless and wired DMX options, plus many beam-shaping modifiers.
PixelBrick offers flexibility and multi-functional light source with the power of Astera’s Titan LED engine coupled with the practicality of its popular AX3 LightDrop product, all in a completely new and fully adaptable housing.
Suitable for concerts, events, filming, or broadcast scenarios, PixelBrick is compact, light (1.1kg) and handy as an uplighter - like an AX3 - or it can be hung anywhere and become a universal light for accenting and texturing buildings or facades. For exterior use, it is IP65 rated and therefore resistant to rain and other elements.
The AX9 PowerPAR is the ‘big brother’ of Astera’s AX5 TriplePAR which became an industry-standard LED PAR. AX9 is bigger, brighter and benefits from all Astera’s latest innovations, including the Titan LED engine and direct control via the versatile AsteraApp.
The AX2 PixelBar is a linear wash fixture with wireless control, onb

verticalflightcaseatmeaPL+S 2022: MDG in Vertical Flight mode
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - MDG looks forward to welcoming its friends and customers at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 12.0, Stand D81 after a break of two years.
MDG will be bringing its most popular fog, haze and low-fog products including its ATMe and ATMe WPE haze generators, members of its Me Series fog generators, its ICE FOG Q HP low fog generator and theONE dual-mode haze and fog generator in its touring cradle.
Appearing for the first time at Prolight+Sound will be MDG’s bespoke Vertical Flight Case. Designed to carry MDG’s ATMe haze generator, or either of its Me1 or Me2 fog generators, plus everything needed to operate under production conditions, this flight case not only provides rugged, safe transport for the generators, but allows the entire unit to be rolled onto stage and simply plugged in for instant use.
Each Vertical Flight Case is fully equipped with direct plug-in connections for power and DMX In/Out. Included inside are snug compartment spaces for MDG’s theFAN, two 9kg (20lb) CO2 bottles, a 4l bottle of MDG fluid, and space for a small DMX console. MDG’s new Vertical Flight Cases are the ideal solution for festivals and touring, ensuring your complete touring package can travel and operate from a single, easily transportable unit.
MDG’s ATMe and ATMe WPE haze generators are industry-benchmark 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 o

ayrton-cobraPL+S 2022: Ayrton celebrates 20 years
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - Ayrton will celebrate its 20th anniversary at this year’s Prolight+Sound exhibition. Founded in 2001 by Yvan Péard, Ayrton has established itself as one of the leading LED lighting manufacturers in the industry.
The company will launch several new products in Frankfurt, including the first long throw IP65-rated fixture in its 9 Series, Domino LT. Domino LT is the first all-terrain LED luminaire in Ayrton’s long-throw range, and is designed for intensive outdoor use in long-distance applications that require high precision. It combines the minimalist design of Domino Profile with the colour mixing capabilities of Huracán Profile and the IP65 weather-proofing of Perseo.
Domino LT’s 225mm diameter frontal lens produces an ultra-intensive beam with a 15:1 zoom ratio and a zoom range of 3.5° to 53°.
Equipped with an all-new high-efficiency 1,000-watt LED module, Domino LT delivers a record luminous flux of 51,000 lumens at a colour temperature of 6700K. Domino LT’s complex colour mixing system offers a double level of CMY saturation that can obtain 281 trillion colours (patent pending) and a triple corrector for variable colour temperature that allows subtle adjustment from 2700K to 15000K and significant CRI improvement.
Fitted with multiple optical tools for shaping light, Domino LT is factory-equipped with a linear progressive frost system, a lightweight frost filter, and two image-multiplying rotating prisms: one is linear with four facets and the other is circular with five facets. The framing section enables precise po

robert-juliat-sully-4c-coloured-ledPL+S 2022: Robert Juliat launches Sully 4C
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - Robert Juliat is celebrating its return to PL+S with the launch of new products and premiere showings on its all-LED stand in the Lightpower Village (Hall 12.0 Stand C60).
Prolight + Sound will see the world launch of Sully 4C, a new range of LED zoom profile and Fresnel spots with colour mixing which marks a major step forward in Robert Juliat product development.
The Sully 4C Series builds a new four-colour LED source (Red, Green, Blue, Lime) into a full package of lighting tools, including a removeable lamp compartment as a quick and easy solution to upgrade RJ 600SX tungsten profiles to coloured LED sources, a Profile series offering the same zoom range as the 600SX Series range (650SX 4C) and a single lens Fresnel luminaire.
Launched in 2020 but not exhibited until now, Sully White is Robert Juliat’s complete family of high-quality 115W white LED lighting fixtures. Profile, single lens and followspot fixtures are available in warm (3000K) or cool (5700K) white, with a guaranteed light output equivalent to, or greater than, that of a 1000W tungsten lamp.
The original inspiration behind Sully is a removeable LED module, housed in a single compartment, that enables a reliable and affordable transition from traditional sources to LED. As venues take gradual steps in changing and updating their lighting equipment to LED, Sully makes it possible to standardise the equipment in venues already equipped with Robert Juliat luminaires. Sully ensures a uniformity and consistency in the quality of light throughout the progressive changes,

elation--pls-2022PL+S 2022: Elation premieres Proteus and Fuze
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - Elation, distributed in Germany through LMP, will launch a number of new products as it returns to European trade show participation.
The Proteus Brutus is a powerful 70,000-lumen LED wash fixture with IP65 rating designed for piercing beam looks and high-intensity washes in any environment. A high efficiency 1200W 6,500K white LED engine works with CMY colour mixing, variable CTO and 6-position color wheel while a complete FX system features rotating gobos, animation, iris, and frost. An optional indexable framing module is also available. With a zoom range from 4° to 45° and an impressive 220mm (8.7”) front lens, the Proteus Brutus cuts through at great distances.
The Proteus Excalibur is a powerful IP65 beam moving head offering extreme power (20,000 lumens), super narrow 0.8° beam (3.5° Expander Lens available), and wide front aperture. It houses a wide array of gobos (25), prism overlays (4- and 8-facet) and more. The Excalibur uses Philips’ Flex lamp technology for long lamp life, lower power consumption and reduced fixture maintenance.
The Proteus Rayzor Blade is a combination of linear wash, high-intensity strobe line and SparkLED FX inside a compact IP65 linear fixture design. Available with six or 12 independently controlled 60W RGBW LEDs, Proteus Rayzor Blade provides well-defined mid-air beams up to 12,500 lumens or exceptionally wide and even wash coverage. Two high-intensity strobe lines of cool white LED dots along with Elation’s exclusive SparkLED effects add depth and visual impact. Wide zoom and dynamic tilt ax

robe-prolight-2022-preview-fortePL+S 2022: Robe launches five
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Germany - At the upcoming Prolight+Sound tradeshow, Robe is set to launch five new products - Painte, TetraX, iBeam 250, Spikie+ and the Anolis Calumma. The company will also showcase five products launched in 2021 - the Forte, Cuete, LEDBeam 350, T2 and T11, all of them presented physically following their digital launches last year.
Robe also has a further surprise up its sleeve that will be located outside the exhibition hall and will be related to its Robe on the Road activities.
Painte is a compact moving light that delivers a quiet, quality profile solution for short to medium throw scenarios in theatrical, television, installation, live or corporate settings. The impressive 12,000-lumen fixture output has a sparkling, clear white light, with boundless colours via the advanced CMY colour mixing system.
The iBeam 250 is the latest in Robe’s constantly growing iSeries which are fully IP65 rated. This offers speed, colour and zoom range in a package to handle all the challenges of outdoor use and work.
Suitable for festivals, concerts, theatre, and any outdoor events or unpredictable weather scenarios, the iBeam 250 also has all the favourite features of its popular indoor relative, the LEDBeam 150.
TetraX features a dynamic pan movement with ‘extremely high-speed continuous rotation’, dramatically increasing the sweep-effect possibilities of the fixture.
The new Spikie+ generates 25% more lumens from its single 60W RGBW source. The fixture has a specifically designed 110mm front lens, and a rapidly moving zoom that pr

hof-post-dollymounted-examplePL+S 2022 : HOF debuts versatile Post Dolly
Thursday, 14 April 2022

Germany - HOF will launch its new Post Dolly at Prolight+Sound 2022. The Post Dolly offers a variety of possibilities to create different structures and layouts on stage. It can be used for single lamps, but also as a stacked dolly with, for example, 1m standard conical tubes between the dollies to create different levels.
The components can be mounted standing or hanging on the 15mm plate. Further, the user can mount 2-point, 3-point or 4-point trusses in sizes 290mm or 400mm on the dolly in different positions, using the optional adapter plate.
Likewise, the MLT trusses can be positioned upright in centre or off-centre positions. Multiple Post dollies can be combined to create various constructions. The components remain in place during the show and during transport, saving a lot of time. The wheels are black & grey and therefore almost invisible on stage.
The stacking connector is included and fits many standard conical tubes. The dimensions of the dolly are 1200mm x 600mm. Customised versions are available on request.

stumpflPL+S 2022: AV Stumpfl unveils AnyShape
Thursday, 14 April 2022

Germany - AV Stumpfl will present its new projection screen system, AnyShape, and the new Pixera four media server at Prolight+Sound 2022 in Frankfurt.
AnyShape allows for the custom production of mobile projection screens with non-standard frame shapes such as circles, rounded edges and semi-circles.
AV Stumpfl’s global business development manager for screens, Jan Walter, explains, “Until now, if one wanted to only use a particular part of a rectangular projection screen’s surface, some kind of masking approach was needed to create the shape one had in mind. AnyShape now offers an ingenious way of ordering a custom-built projection screen with a great variety of different frame shapes, straight from the factory.”
Pixera four, the latest addition to the Pixera product portfolio, will be officially launched on 26 April.
The new Pixera four is a powerful media server, designed for highly demanding live event real-time graphics applications and XR/AR broadcast setups.
Flexible and reliable playback options for real-time compositing. 12G-SDI I/O support, a 10 GB/s default data read rate, and five PCI 4.0 slots are some of the key system features of AV Stumpfl’s new heavy hitter.
AV Stumpfl executive director Harry Gladow comments: “The recent integration of important real-time tools like Unreal and Notch on the Pixera software side made it necessary for us to offer our customers even more powerful and flexible hardware to deal with 4K and 8K content. Pixera four completes our product portfolio at the top end, so that we ca

roswellminik67horizontalRoswell Pro Audio extends Mini K collection
Wednesday, 13 April 2022

USA - Roswell Pro Audio has announced a new addition to their Mini K microphone collection with the Mini K67x. The first in the line with a transformer-coupled circuit, the Mini K67x is designed to ‘infuse colour, character and mojo into vocal and instrument tracks’. The mic retains the “point and shoot” simplicity of the Mini K line-up, as well as the familiar compact form factor that makes it simple to position where many larger mics struggle to fit.
“If all of your microphones sound the same, you'll be in for some rough sessions,” says Roswell Pro Audio founder, Matt McGlynn. “Painters have many different colours. Recording artists and engineers should, too. We call this idea 'sonic diversity' and we design microphones to deliver that promise. Each of the Roswell microphones has a unique sonic signature. The Mini K67x expands the aural landscape of the Mini K product line with a harmonically rich circuit and a unique new capsule design.”
The mic's name, K67x, refers both to the capsule design and circuit topology. The capsule is dimensionally based on the K67, although Roswell has created a proprietary voicing, which gives the mics its characteristic extended frequency response. The ‘x’ refers to the transformer-coupled circuit, designed to complement the source with rich harmonics, says the company.


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