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A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd to Show Over 20 Brands Exclusively at PLASA 2019
UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET), a leading one-stop provider of professional equipment to the entertainment industry, will show over 20 brands exclusively on its stand (E30) at PLASA 2019, London Olympia.
The stand will feature at least six products which have been nominated for the PLASA Awards for Innovation 2019, including the ProLights PixieWash XB, a single source RGB+WW LED wash light with extensive zoom, and high CRI whites. Being compact, fast and silent, the PixieWash XB offers unprecedented flexibility. Also nominated from ProLights is the Mosaico XL, an extremely powerful, long-throw IP66 LED fixture for projecting gobos and textures onto buildings and landscapes with colour mixing, animation wheel and framing shutters.
In addition to the ProLights fixtures, LumenRadio’s TimoTwo module and BroadWeigh’s Bluetooth system have also been nominated. TimoTwo brings concurrent CRMX (wireless DMX/RDM) and Bluetooth to a single chip, saving space, reducing the RF footprint and introducing DMXMesh technology. And a winner of the ABTT Theatre Show 2019 Widget Award, the BroadWeigh Bluetooth system sends data straight to your iOS or Android device, bringing affordable wireless load monitoring to smaller scale rigging applications.
Other nominees include Luminex, who will be unveiling their new ‘Araneo’, an innovative way to see a network intuitively and Claypaky’s Xtylos, a compact beam light with laser source and unique optical and chromatic characteristics.
These and other marques from the company's portfolio of over 200 brands will be demonstrated by AC-ET's dedicated lighting, rigging, audio and video sales divisions.
Lighting highlights include the new Chroma-Q Space Force onebytwo variable white LED soft light panel. Recipient of a Lighting Product of the Year Award at NAB, the cost-effective, bright, high quality unit is a modern replacement for traditional soft sources. The popular Space Force fixture, upon whose technologies the onebytwo is based, will also be on display, alongside Chroma-Q's other film and TV fixtures, the Studio Force II and the Brute Force, a powerful, LED alternative to traditional light sources such as a quarter ‘Wendy Light’.
These products are joined by Chroma-Q's multi award-winning Color Force II cyc, wash &and effects light featuring RGBA homogenised optics, the multi award-winning Inspire™ colour-mixing LED house lighting range and the Color One 100X LED PAR, which delivers 60% more output than its predecessor.
In addition to their PLASA Awards nominees, ProLights’ family of exceptional performance, exceptional value lighting solutions will be well represented on the stand. Products showing include the brand’s extensive IP65 family of PARs, blinders, battens, strobes and moving lights, as well as the RA2000 moving profile and Eclipse range of theatrical Fresnels, ellipsoidals and PARs.
Additional moving heads on show from leading manufacturer, Claypaky include the Sharpy Plus, HY B-EYE K25 and Mini-B. Other lighting innovations include Spotlight’s Hyperion six-colour LED Fresnel range and Quasar Science’s Q-LED Linear LED fixtures.
Control and networking highlights include Vista by Chroma-Q's Vista 3 lighting and media control software, and EX and MV control surfaces, Luminex’s new LumiNode next generation Ethernet to DMX processor and GigaCore Ethernet Switch ranges, LumenRadio’s new MoonLite compact, battery-powered DMX/RDM transceiver with Bluetooth connectivity and RatPac’s AKS router and DMX node. For distribution and dimming, StageSmarts’ new C24 – which is based on its PLASA award-winning smartPDU technology – enables serious power distribution for a broader range of customer and applications, and LSC's UNITY large-scale power switching/dimming installation racks can control virtually any load.
Manfrotto will be showcasing a range of industry standard, professional lighting support solutions including its popular Long John Silver stand, alongside Avenger’s range of grips specifically designed for the film and TV industry.
Rigging highlights feature SIXTY82’s general purpose and high load truss, stage decking, roof system solutions and tower truss including the innovative Multibase system, which offers every component required to change the way that structural systems are used. Also showing is the CM Lodestar range of chain hoists, which are IP rated and feature an adjustable clutch as standard.
Audio highlights include Dynamic Audio Device's (D.A.D.) Touring Power series of high fidelity active and passive professional loudspeakers delivering exceptional performance and value, Midas Digital's M32 Live digital mixer with stellar sonic performance and intuitive workflow at an entry level price, Shure's 2017 PLASA Award Winning Axient Digital system delivering next generation, flawless wireless audio performance, Allen & Heath's dLive digital consoles range featuring a very intuitive user interface and world class audio quality and Sennheiser's evolution wireless G4 series providing even simpler, more flexible and reliable wireless technology. DPA’s microphones will also be on display, and include lapel, head-worn and hand-held devices.
Video highlights include Green Hippo’s latest Hippotizer Version 4.5 software, with its powerful new features including ‘3D Output Management in Shape’ and ‘Beat Bridge’, and their Montane+ RTX media server. Also on demonstration is ProLights' OmegaPIX indoor modular LED screen with a 2.6mm pitch, which delivers smooth playback even on smaller screen sizes and Just Add Power's award-winning HDMI over IP scalable, Ethernet based video distribution system. The PureLink IPAV Pro Series will make its PLASA debut, which combines revolutionary 10GbE IP switching technology with a toughened chassis custom built for rental and staging.
The stand will also feature Tourflex Cabling, which provides high quality bespoke mains power, data and specialist cable manufacturing and assembly. The cable manufacturer has recently invested in brand new state of the art machinery to provide customers with a service that offers even more customisation options for their cabling and connectors, including over-moulding, engraving and different coloured rings and bodies.
Visit the AC-ET stand (E30) at PLASA for a demonstration of some of the industry's leading technologies. www.ac-et.com
6th September 2019
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