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Avolites hold UK debut of new products at PLASA Focus Leeds

Avolites hold UK debut of new products at PLASA Focus Leeds
Avolites hold UK debut of new products at PLASA Focus Leeds

UK – Fresh from one of its most exciting Prolight+Sound shows in history, leading light and video control manufacturer Avolites is ready for the UK debut of its range of next-level control products and integrative system developments at the PLASA Focus expo in Leeds this week.

Visitors can catch up with the British brand on stand N-D01 where the team will be demonstrating the new Avolites Q3 media server, the latest updates in the Titan and Ai software and Synergy, the brand's pioneering light and video integration system.

"At Prolight we were inundated with people asking us for more information about Synergy and we are looking forward to the same high-level interest at PLASA Focus," says Stephen Baird-Smith, sales manager at Avolites. "With Synergy, users will be able to control light and video from a single user interface (UI) across one networked Avolites system."

Among the system's integrative features is Light Map, an update that allows users the option of streaming Ai video colour data through any fixture group, including both RGB and CMY fixtures, to instantly integrate them into a larger video canvas, meaning that everything from high-resolution LED screens to LED fixture groups can be controlled from one UI.

Alongside Synergy, the team will be demonstrating the Q3 media server, a compact server designed for use in shows, installations and corporate events. The Q3 unlocks 4k playback through a single DisplayPort 1.2 connection, with two DVI outputs for HD displays. The server supports EDID for all three outputs, configurable via a dedicated front-end UI. The server allows for visually lossless playback with Avolites' unique AiM codec. As with Avolites' larger severs, the Q3 has native Notch support as well as a powerful inbuilt effects engine.

Two Avolites software updates will also go live at PLASA Leeds this week. Titan v11 updates Avolites' industry standard lighting control software and Ai v10.2 brings new features to Avolites' media control software.

Titan users will see an extension of the software's colour features to handle seven-colour systems, plus HSI channels and gel libraries from ROSCOLUX, LEE and GAM.

Increasing the software's intuitive functionality is the ability to specify the number of times to run Shapes, Key Frames and Pixel Maps to loop, including once-only. The software's timeline feature can now run up to four separate timecode streams simultaneously.

Global zoom palettes mean that users can create one zoom palette and apply it to work across all fixtures. Multi-select for playback options allow options to be group selected and changes applied across all simultaneously. New lighting programming modes, including mirror and wings, have also been realised, making the creation of fixture positions faster than ever.

Ai is also expanding with the Ai v10.2 update, key features of which include NDI output, allowing video to be outputted over CAT5. Users can now also stream ACN output for modular LED fixtures, allowing for more lines of DMX over the same network. LTC timecode via Line in means that analogue timecode can now be utilised within Ai's licence-key products as well.

Toggle timecode range that tracks on/off makes the programming platform even more intuitive so users can switch from locked timecode to free-run for when the artist decides to freestyle during a show! Aspect correction mode enables users to scale after cropping, allowing more flexibility when working with different aspect ratios.

Avolites is on stand N-D01 at PLASA Focus Leeds at the northern city's Royal Armouries Museum between 1-2 May.

1st May 2018

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