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A.C. Entertainment Technologies Zone at PLASA 2015
A.C. Entertainment Technologies (F30)
A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd., a leading one-stop provider of professional equipment to the entertainment industry, will showcase a selection of the very latest lighting, audio, rigging and video solutions available from its vast portfolio of over 200 leading brands in its large exhibition Zone (Stands F30 - F38), which also includes stands for sister company, A.C. Special Projects Ltd., and industry-sponsored 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Cars Championship (BTCC) racing driver, Jack Goff.
Staff from AC-ET's Lighting sales division will be present to demonstrate and discuss products showcased on dedicated brand stands within the AC-ET Zone for Chroma-Q, Jands, ProLights/ArchWork, Spotlight and GLP, as well as a selection of products from other leading brands including Philips Vari-Lite and Luminex.
In addition, AC-ET will launch its new sales division at the show – A.C. Film & TV – which offers a comprehensive one-stop inventory of lighting and related equipment solutions for film, television, studio and location applications in this highly specialist market sector. A.C. Film & TV will promote a range of key lighting fixture, control and grip brands – many of them exclusive to AC-ET in the UK – which have been selected for their class-leading performance and expertise in this market. In addition, the portfolio offers a complete range of solutions to meet all users' LED-based and traditional tungsten, HMI or fluorescent lighting needs. As well as the brands mentioned above, other leading marques supplied include Fiilex, Mole-Richardson, LumenRadio, Manfrotto & Avenger, Dedolight, Kino Flo, Philips and Photon Beard. The division also stocks a full range of all popular and leading-brand consumables, including replacement lamps, and in-house 'Express' custom cable and coloured gel filter assembly services. Catch a demonstration of the A.C. Film & TV division products and services highlights in the AC-ET Zone.
Jack Goff (F34)
Returning to the show again is industry-sponsored 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Cars Championship (BTCC) racing driver, Jack Goff, who has a dedicated stand featuring his car from the current 2015 season. Jack will be present to discuss his performances so far in this year’s BTCC Championship for the MG Triple Eight Racing team. As well as the chance to meet him, catch a dynamic lighting and video show on Jack’s stand which will demonstrate some of the very latest cutting-edge entertainment technologies available from AC-ET’s Lighting and Video brand portfolios – including Chroma-Q, Green Hippo Hippotizer, and ProLights.
The Chroma-Q range of premium performance solutions is designed and built to exacting standards in North America, and has been adopted by many leading designers and specifiers for some of today's most demanding and prestigious lighting applications. As a result of this, the brand has received awards from several industry associations. The stand will feature the UK launch of the new Studio One 100 white LED par, which complements the existing Color One 100 colour-mixing version. The ‘One’ range features a custom optical design and fully homogenised output producing a smooth, uniform and defined beam – for above par performance from a single source. Catch the UK launch of the new Chroma-Q LED Space Light. Highly efficient and natively single source, the diffuse nature of the fixture’s output reduces the need for silks or skirts, providing a new approach to film and studio soft lighting. Other products demonstrated include the hugely successful Color Force range of creative LED lighting solutions and the innovative, award-winning Inspire family of colour-changing LED house lights. Along with the Color One 100, these models are ideal for even the most technically discerning theatrical, opera, concert touring, and many other entertainment performance applications or installations looking to take advantage of a high-efficiency LED lighting system. Key features shared across the range include outstanding colour blend and a uniform output, bold saturates, subtle pastels and clean whites, precise theatrical grade dimming superior build quality and ultimate reliability.
On display and providing control for all lighting fixtures showcased across the AC-ET Zone, is the
Jands product family. One of the industry’s leading and most experienced lighting control manufacturers, catch a demo of the award-winning Jands Vista range, which is designed to provide leading edge lighting and media control. With a system to suit almost any scale of show or budget, Vista enables all users to enjoy the same powerful yet simple control as the world’s leading designers and international touring productions. Learn about new features launched in the latest Vista v2.3 software, which is utilised by all Vista hardware models for a seamless experience when switching between different consoles. Also showing is the multi award-winning Stage CL console, which provides simple, consistent control of numerous types of LEDs or dimmers.
See a selection of the latest ProLights and ArchWork lighting solutions, which offer rental companies and installers alike exceptional quality and exceptional value. They provide innovative solutions which deliver reliability and creativity at affordable prices. By taking advantage of high efficiency production methods, ProLights products deliver the ideal balance between quality and value to professionals looking to maximise the return on their investment. See a demo of the ProLights StudioCob range, which delivers a really bright, yet still affordable LED par with an even beam, lens options and real working barndoors. Options include white and full colour-mixing models which are also available in compact and Chrome-plated versions. Also showing is the Diamond family, which provides a three-in-one wash, beam and FX light. Featuring RGBW colour-mixing LEDs, choose between the compact Diamond 7-LED, the mid-size Diamond 19-LED, and the large Diamond 37-LED – to suit varying output requirements and budgets. Also showing is the SmartBat, a reliable, bright, compact and affordable wireless LED uplighter providing 10-12 hours usage on a single charge, and featuring a choice of control via DMX, IR remote, or even smartphone app.
Spotlight offers a full range of professional lighting technologies for the performing arts, film and TV, entertainment and architectural markets, including its award-winning Green Line of LED solutions, which draws upon the company’s 45-plus years of theatrical lighting experience and utilises Spotlight’s own proprietary technologies. The versatile LED 450W range includes a choice of colour-mixing and colour-tuneable white models, available in plano convex, Fresnel, zoom profile and followspot versions with modular exchangeable optics. The fixtures are ideal for a huge range of technically discerning applications, amongst others. Also showing is the Cyclorama LED 300 (Watt) RGBW, which can very evenly illuminate an area of approximately six metres wide and seven metres in height, from a distance of only 1.5 metres away. The FresneLED 200 (Watt) UD has a light output equivalent to a 1000 Watt incandescent source, and a life expectancy of up to 30,000 hours, providing a high-efficiency, low-maintenance, powerful white light source with a 14-81 degree zoom. Also showing is the BeeLED 25W + 50W, a modular lighting system with infinite combination possibilities – providing aesthetic uniformity and the potential to change future applications as a result of utilising the same luminaire for multiple applications.
See a selection of models from the award-winning GLP impression LED lighting solutions range. Designed for many different applications within the professional entertainment and architectural sectors, the impression line-up includes the compact body X4 S, mid-size X4, and extra-large X4 XL LED moving heads. These fixtures provide extraordinarily quick colour changes as well as all the advantages of LEDs as a light source, including low power consumption, lower heat dissipation, and lower maintenance. Also showing are the impression X4 Bar 10 and X4 Bar 20 – high performance colour-changing LED battens that offer full pixel-mapping capabilities and a 7 to 50 degree zoom, giving effects from a narrow angle light curtain to a wide angle washlight.
A.C. Audio – a division of AC-ET (F30)
From AC-ET's audio division, the stand will provide hands-on demonstrations of the latest cutting-edge digital mixing console offerings from the wide portfolio of leading brands available, including the Allen & Heath Qu-16 and Yamaha CL5 & QL1 models, as well as the latest models from Midas and Soundcraft. Catch an exclusive demonstration of selected models from the Touring, Fusion, and Live ranges of Dynamic Audio Device (DAD) exceptional value loudspeaker solutions, which offer phenomenal sonic performance whilst at the same time representing excellent value for money. Other speakers showcased include models from the RCF HDL and NEXO Geo M6 ranges. The stand will also feature Shure radio mics and Luminex Ethernet switch solutions. Come over to the stand to catch a demo of these innovations, and discuss the huge range of technologies and brands available from A.C. Audio to trade and end users.
A.C. Rigging – a division of AC-ET (F30)
AC-ET's rigging division will showcase the latest Columbus McKinnon Entertainment chain hoists range, including the new Lodestar D8 Model RRS, economical two-tonne, multi-purpose single-reeved unit. Also featured is the extended lineup of BroadWeigh portable wireless weighing system shackles, which offer real-time load monitoring up to an 800m distance. On the trussing and staging side, the stand will feature the latest Litec trussing solutions, as well as models from Prolyte. Other brands featured include Manfrotto's popular range of support and grip products, and Out Board's high quality, low voltage and direct voltage chain hoist controllers. A selection of the wide range of rigging and lifting accessories available are featured, including Crosby Theatrical shackles, as well as Harken and Petzl PPE equipment.
A.C. Video – a division of AC-ET (F30)
From AC-ET's portfolio of leading video brands, the stand will showcase features launching in the very latest V4.1 software for the Green Hippo Hippotizer media servers range, including pixel-mapping 122 universes of colour and moving video content onto a wall of ProLights LED fixtures in the Jack Goff Racing area of the AZ-ET zone. In addition, a large video display in the Jack Goff zone, and a video cube above the stand's central bar area will feature large ProLights Ultra 3 Plus 3.9mm pitch, high performance LED video panel displays creating a dynamic showcase of the creative possibilities available utilising these complementary technologies. Other LED screen brands available include LedGo, whose innovative FLEX curved LED display provided one of the UK's largest fixed-installation LED walls for the industry award-winning World Duty Free Store project in Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2. Other display solutions featured include a Philips Signage Solutions wall made up of different size large-format displays, mounted into position using Peerless AV wall mounts – as well as a Christie 3-chip DLP, 40,000 lumen J-series digital projector outputting onto a Draper focal point screen. Video content displayed around the stand is also provided by an end to end system featuring the award-winning Green Hippo AViary video playback devices range, and a video signal transmissions setup including Ophit, LynxTechnik and TV One products. Also featured is the Luminex range of Ethernet switch solutions.
A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (F37)
A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (ACSP), a sister company of supplier A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd., will be present to discuss how the company can provide bespoke integrated solutions of lighting, audio and AV equipment – including the very latest technologies showcased across the AC-ET Zone – to the performance, architectural, educational, corporate and retail sectors. The company's highly experienced project managers can handle all aspects of a project and have a diverse portfolio of previous client examples ranging from theatres to nightclubs and bars, restaurants, schools, houses of worship, cruise ships and live performance venues.
28th September 2015
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