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fos/4 Fresnel added to ETC’s portfolio of studio fixtures

23/10/2020

Wake Up to Smart Sleep in Broadweigh's Gen 3 Shackle

23/10/2020

Shure Introduces Duraplex: A Subminiature Microphone with Exceptional Durability and Seamless Usability

22/10/2020

Rupert Neve Designs Introduces the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor, plus Updated Master Buss Processor in Black

21/10/2020

Outline presents the world's toughest compact power amplifier

20/10/2020

Chauvet DJ Expands Line with New Power Packed Fixtures

20/10/2020

Smash It Up: Announcing a ‘Sixth Colour’ within Solid State Logic’s Fusion

13/10/2020

Avolites Release Brand New Media Player – PRISM PLAYER

13/10/2020

Atlona Introduces Long-Distance USB Extender Kit

13/10/2020

Next Major ZerOS Release

12/10/2020

Alcons Extends Studio and Residential Solutions with SRHV/9040 System

09/10/2020

Clever Interaction, Lighter Installations

08/10/2020

Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeaker settings now available for Dynacord electronics via SONICUE software

08/10/2020

MIXBOOKS are Back in Stock and They're Better Than Ever!

07/10/2020

High End Systems Introduces HPU Hardware and Hog 4 OS v3.14

06/10/2020

All-purpose Proteus Lucius from Elation now shipping

05/10/2020

L-Acoustics Reveals Compact, Full-Range K3 Line Source System

02/10/2020

ETC introduces ArcLamp Flicker, new drivers, and ArcSystem Pro Four-Cell Pendant

02/10/2020

New Harlequin Cascade, now with BioCote Antimicrobial Protection

30/09/2020

Claypaky MINI-B PARLED AQUA: A weather-resistant, mini par fixture with 40 Watt RGBW LEDs

30/09/2020

Powerful performance: New products for grandMA3 onPC solutions

30/09/2020

Two new moving heads from Eurolite deliver great performance in a compact package

29/09/2020

ProPlex Ethernet Cables Adopted by New Markets

25/09/2020

Chauvet Professional Introduces Ovation H-55FC

25/09/2020

Single Chip Brightness Takes Another Leap Forward with Digital Projection’s New M-Vision 23000

25/09/2020

fos/4 Fresnel added to ETC’s portfolio of studio fixtures

fos/4 Fresnel added to ETC’s portfolio of studio fixtures

ETC has announced the addition of the Fresnel to the fos/4 studio family. Fresnels have been around for generations and are known for their smooth wash, adjustable zoom capabilities and incredible brightness. With the addition of LEDs, however, many Fresnels became more about the technology and less about beautiful light. ETC’s fos/4 Fresnel takes the most desired features of an incandescent Fresnel and adds in the nuanced colour mixing, smooth fades, and LED technology of ETC’s other professional grade fixtures. With fos/4, you get a true Fresnel with an LED engine, not the other way around.

The fos/4 Fresnel includes all the features you’d expect from a standard Fresnel. Adjust the 15-50 degree zoom from either the front or the rear of the fixture. Use the accessory slot to add any number of beam-control accessories such as barn doors and soft boxes. The adjustable yoke enables easy balancing of the fixture after focus, and the homogenised optic gives you an impressively seamless beam of light. Remote control and contactless features of fos/4 include wireless communication using City Theatrical’s Multiverse technology and contactless programming using ETC’s Set Light app via NFC from a mobile device.

Like the fos/4 Panel, fos/4 Fresnels are available in two arrays: Lustr X8 for the full gamut of colour mixing and Daylight HDR for the brightest whites. Both arrays include deep red LEDs for the most nuanced rendering of skin tones, fabrics, and scenery of any fixture on the market. The fos/4 Fresnel outputs up to 9700 lumens, so it will never compromise on brightness.

fos/4 Fresnel is currently available with a seven-inch aperture, with 10- and 5-inch variants scheduled to be available in the coming months. Bright, quality colour, with the Fresnel beam you need. Like all ETC products, the fos/4 Fresnel is backed by ETC’s 24-hour support and unmatched warranty.

www.etcconnect.com

23rd October 2020

ETC

Wake Up to Smart Sleep in Broadweigh's Gen 3 Shackle

Wake Up to Smart Sleep in Broadweigh\'s Gen 3 Shackle

A new generation of shackle from Broadweigh is set to be released this week. Regarded as the company's hardest working shackle to date, this intelligent piece of kit takes all the benefits of Broadweigh's tried and tested shackles and packages them up with some additional features including Smart Sleep.

Smart Sleep is a brand-new feature of the Generation 3 shackle, keeping one eye open, even when asleep. Smart Sleep mode protects battery life and bandwidth by only kicking into fast transmission when it detects an anomaly.

Tom Lilly, applications engineer at Broadweigh says: "With the new Smart Sleep, you can optimise your battery life and still monitor the load. If the load is stable, there is often no reason to monitor at a fast rate. You only really need to know when something changes. Smart Sleep monitors at a slow rate and compares the current reading with the last. If the difference is greater than the level set, then it will switch into fast mode until the load stabilises again. However, if you want to monitor at the fast rate you can still wake the modules using LOG100 or a handheld. This allows you to monitor at the fast rate when you know that something is going to chance, such as when a lift is happening."

Generation 3 shackles are also paired with a Broadweigh designed bow which has undergone rigorous testing over the Summer. The bow comes in black as standard and has been treated in a process called Tufftride which is a surface heat treatment involving a Salt Bath Nitrocarburising treatment carried out at around 580°C for short periods of time. This produces a hard-wearing surface which increases corrosion resistance, increases wear resistance and improves fatigue strength.

The shackle also features a ‘one- swipe’ power cycle which completely removes the need to open the battery enclosure when hard pairing. A neat Broadweigh magnetic fob with built-in pozi-screw head and thumb screw attachment can swipe past the shackle enclosure to cut power.

Elliot Van Laere, product specialist at Broadweigh added: "We continue to develop and listen to the requirements that the forever evolving entertainment sector needs and out of our conversations with users and continual R&D, the Gen 3 shackle has been born. It really is our most powerful and intelligent wireless load shackle to date. It is intuitive, smart and the perfect choice for load monitoring. The black stainless steel bow sets the Broadweigh shackle apart from the rest. The finish is durable, looks the part with laser etching and will blend seamlessly into the eaves. The ability to power cycle without the need to remove batteries is also a huge advantage to our users."

Added visibility has been built-in to Gen 3 so users can see when the most recent calibration was carried out on the shackle and the largest load that the shackle has seen. Load shackles are precision pieces of measuring equipment and despite being rugged, damage due to misuse could happen at any time. Broadweigh toolkit software retrieves calibration and peak-load data his data so users know when to take action. With Full LEEA membership, Broadweigh can provide thorough examination and calibration services from their HQ in the UK.

Robert Willmington-Badcock, managing director of Mantracourt, the company behind Broadweigh explained: "It's vital that we understand exactly what tools are needed for event professionals to do their job on a tour or in a venue and develop and manufacture products that prove we have listened carefully to user feedback. Our ethos is to develop products specifically for the entertainment industry and to continually improve the features and tools within our systems. We are confident that we can do this like no-one else; the demands in rigging are extremely challenging but Broadweigh is more than up to the job. No other shackle packs everything in like this one and we are extremely proud that our products are designed and manufactured in-house so we really know our kit inside out."

Broadweigh is offering an upgrade option for owners of existing Broadweigh shackles to take advantage of the new firmware without losing investment in the precision load pin.

Speaking about the Generation 3 shackle, Kelly Voysey, marketing manager for Broadweigh stated: " In the midst of COVID which has rocked our incredible live events industry, we have kept our focus and although delayed by a few months, have kept our development schedule on track. Broadweigh is a global solution and is adaptable to many applications and there are active project happening in the world right now. We are seeing our customers adapting and finding ways to make projects work albeit on a different scale. When you have the ability to engineer better solutions, you don't hold back."

 

23rd October 2020

Shure Introduces Duraplex: A Subminiature Microphone with Exceptional Durability and Seamless Usability

Shure Introduces Duraplex: A Subminiature Microphone with Exceptional Durability and Seamless Usability

Across industries, from film and television production to theatre and corporate events, audio engineers and professionals continually search for solutions that offer exceptional durability and value. Product longevity, reliability, ruggedness, and sound quality ensure that applications don’t fall short of audience expectations, no matter what the stage.

Shure has unveiled DuraPlex, the Company’s new subminiature (5mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphone. Designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, DuraPlex boasts Shure’s first IP57 certification rating, keeping dirt, dust, water, and perspiration from upstaging the audio. The minimalistic form factor offers a supreme out-of-the-box experience and features the same award-winning cable durability of TwinPlex, Shure’s premium line of lavalier and headset microphones. DuraPlex was developed with input from esteemed audio professionals and supports the diverse needs of film and television, theatre, broadcast, and corporate presentations.

DuraPlex consists of the DL4 omnidirectional waterproof lavalier microphone and the DH5 omnidirectional waterproof headset microphone. Complementing Shure’s expansive portfolio of mid- and high-tier wireless systems, the IP57 rating and cable durability of DuraPlex offers the market an entirely new tier of audio performance and ruggedness. The MEMs element yields consistent and neutral sound quality with low self-noise for vocal clarity in multiple environments.

“In developing DuraPlex, we wanted to provide a simple, consistent, reliable solution, ready to tackle any environment,” commented John Born, senior global product manager at Shure. “The neutral response, easy-to-use accessories and design, combined with best-in-class cable durability and waterproof element, quickly make DuraPlex an outstanding leader at this price tier.”

DuraPlex comes complete with the accessories needed to support simplified usability: a carrying case, snap-fit and foam windscreens, single tie clip, and a presence cap are all included. DL4 also comes packaged with a sticky mount. The easy-to-conceal form factor and ultra-lightweight/easily mountable design allows for quick applications, costume changes, and discrete placement under wardrobe with no impact on sound quality.

DuraPlex’s 1.6mm cable is the same that is found in TwinPlex, Shure’s highly regarded premium subminiature omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones. To simulate years of intense use, the ultra-thin cable was flexed, stretched, and pulled to the absolute limit in internal tests. The cable is immune to kinks and memory effects, resulting in unmatched flex performance due to an innovative spiral construction with redundant shielding. Ideal for unpredictable, high-stakes environments like reality TV, theatre, or even fitness instruction, DuraPlex was tested to ensure uninterrupted audio in all conditions.

DuraPlex DH5 Headsets come in multiple colours (tan, cocoa, black) with a sleek, brushed steel frame for quick, confident, and stable placement. DL4 Lavaliers are available in four colours (black, tan, cocoa, white). Both products are now globally available.

22nd October 2020

Rupert Neve Designs Introduces the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor, plus Updated Master Buss Processor in Black

Rupert Neve Designs Introduces the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor, plus Updated Master Buss Processor in Black

Rupert Neve Designs has announced the new 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor and an updated version of their best-selling Portico II: Master Buss Processor.

The 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor contains two channels of diode bridge compression, based on the dynamics circuit in the company’s acclaimed Shelford Channel. According to the company: “Rupert Neve’s early diode bridge compressors have been revered by engineers since the early 1970s, but their desirable characteristics were unfortunately accompanied by inflexible controls and fairly limited versatility.” The Dual Diode Bridge Compressor was designed “to capture the soul of these coveted compressors while providing modern updates” including advanced timing control, significantly lower noise, fully stepped controls throughout, higher voltage power rails, internal parallel processing, and more.

The unified TIMING control consists of six selectable settings for different applications, with a FAST button to increase the speed of both attack and release times for each setting, effectively doubling the number of time constants from six to twelve. Rupert Neve Designs says, “Faster TIMING settings will induce more harmonic content, while slower settings will result in more transparent compression and these constants inherently adapt themselves slightly depending on ratio, threshold, and source material. This dynamically generated timing shift and harmonic content is what gives the Dual Diode Bridge Compressor its unique personality.”

The Dual Diode Bridge Compressor can be operated in either dual mono or stereo linked configurations, with two VU meters displaying either gain reduction or output level. It also includes Rupert Neve Designs’ custom audio transformers and Class-A line amplifiers, 31-position detented controls, full-wave side-chain detection for improved accuracy, a sweepable side-chain high-pass filter and external side-chain insert, and an internal universal power supply that works worldwide on 90-240 VAC.

In addition to the Dual Diode Bridge Compressor, Rupert Neve Designs is also announcing that their Master Buss Processor is now available with new black cosmetics by popular request, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Rupert Neve Designs.

21st October 2020

Outline presents the world's toughest compact power amplifier

Outline presents the world\'s toughest compact power amplifier
Outline presents the world\'s toughest compact power amplifier

Leading European pro-audio innovator, Outline, has announced the launch of its latest design, the all-new L3000 multi-purpose amplifier.

The L3000 has been created to offer a compact, powerful DSP-equipped multi-channel amplifier that can be configured to drive most loudspeaker configurations. Additionally (and uniquely) its form factor eschews the traditional 19” rackmount format, its mechanism being housed in a super-tough, lightweight chassis using the same materials and roadworthy polyurea external coating as Outline’s tour-grade loudspeakers.

Its modest dimensions make it ideal for a huge range of audio installation projects, notably those where space constraints (especially at home) make it impossible or impractical to find space for traditional amplifier racks. L3000 allows 3kW of pure audio power to be tucked away out of sight: under a bar, on a shelf, in a cupboard or anywhere that’s convenient to the application, but if you really want to put it in a rack, Outline also supply a dedicated rackmount kit that allows one or two L3000s to be secured in standard enclosure.

Featuring two inputs and four outputs, the unit’s routing and operational parameters are configured using Armonía Plus, the amplifier's management software which also offers control of input / output levels and EQ, delay, polarity, crossover filters and limiter settings. Its combination of power, onboard DSP control and flexible operation make it an extremely cost-effective option for powering virtually any installed sound system.

Like all Outline products, the L3000 is 100% designed and manufactured in Italy using only the highest quality components.

20th October 2020

Chauvet DJ Expands Line with New Power Packed Fixtures

Chauvet DJ Expands Line with New Power Packed Fixtures
Chauvet DJ Expands Line with New Power Packed Fixtures

Chauvet DJ is offering customers exciting, value-driven ways to create bold, new looks as they jump start their live entertainment and event businesses by unleashing a stunning array of product introductions that include the company’s first CMYO colour-mixing fixture and the first Intimidator to use built-in RGBW colour-mixing instead of a colour wheel.

Covering a broad product range, from washes, to movers, to pin spots, the new fixtures represent the latest in lighting technology. Many of them offer advanced DMX control features.

Among the new wash units are the Wash FX Hex, a powerhouse multi-purpose effect light that packs a punch with hex colour (RGAW+UV) LEDs and six chasing zones, as well as the Kinta HP, which features dazzling displays of thousands of multi-coloured beams. The Kinta HP also boasts new colour mixing capabilities, as it is the first Chauvet DJ effect light to feature an innovative grouping of a CMYO (cyan, magenta, yellow and orange) as well as RGBW (red, green blue, white) colour-mixing.

In the spot effect category, the new 6Spot RGBW is a complete 'pack & go' lighting solution fitted with high-intensity quad-colour (RGBW) LEDs that allows users to achieve total room or stage coverage with six individually adjustable heads, all of which are on a single bar for easy setup and tear down.

The popular Intimidator line has been expanded with two new movers: the Intimidator Beam Q60 and the Intimidator Scan 360. Featuring full 360-degree pan and tilt, the ultra-fast beam unit is the first Intimidator without a colour wheel. Instead it is fitted with a bright 60 Watt RGBW colour mixing LED. When 360-degree movement isn’t needed, a built-in totem mode keeps the light on and over the dance floor. Intimidator Beam Q60 has powerCON-compatible power input/output connections for power linking and a quarter-turn hanging bracket allows for quick removal when needed.

Intimidator Scan 360 is a feature-packed scanner fitted with a 100 W LED designed for mobile performances. This fixture delivers razor sharp and whip-fast beams to dazzle dance floors and packs a crisp, three-facet rotating prism to split the beam and cover larger areas. Motorised focus projects crisp gobos from nearly any distance.

Chauvet DJ once again boldly leads the way with new wireless DMX technology with the introduction of D-Fi XLR. This cutting-edge technology provides instant wireless communication through compact battery-powered wireless D-Fi receiver (D-Fi XLR RX) or transmitter (D-Fi XLR TX) units that plug directly into the XLR port of DMX compatible lights. The D-Fi XLR Pack includes one transmitter, three receivers and one multi-charger.

EZPin Zoom Pack takes pin spot lighting to new heights of versatility with its manual zoom adjustment. The unit is equipped with a handy magnetic base that affixes to most metal surfaces, eliminating the need for clamps. Together with the rechargeable battery, this feature allows the fixture to be placed anywhere.

In addition to these new products, Chauvet DJ is offering a convenient new packaging option for one of its most popular pin spots with the introduction of EZLink Par Q1BT Pack. EZLink Par Q1BT Pack bundles four EZLink Par Q1BT fixtures and one IRC-6 remote into an easily transportable VIP gear bag perfect for the mobile entertainer.

“We are excited to offer this rich variety of new products and technology,” says Chauvet DJ senior product manager Allan Reiss. “It’s encouraging for all of us to see the event industry making strides to thrive again and we’re happy that we can provide some powerful new lighting tools to help it get there.”

20th October 2020

Smash It Up: Announcing a ‘Sixth Colour’ within Solid State Logic’s Fusion

Smash It Up: Announcing a ‘Sixth Colour’ within Solid State Logic’s Fusion

 

Just two years after its launch at AES in 2018, Solid State Logic’s Fusion outboard processor has become an indispensable tool for the modern hybrid studio. With an incredibly versatile set of features for tracking, mixing and mastering, Fusion introduced five distinct colours to help users realise the perfect combination of added tonal character, weight and space to stereo stems with the detail, warmth and finesse that only real analogue circuits can provide. Now, SSL unveils a sixth colour, already present in Fusion: a full-band LMC processor with wet/dry control.

“Part of the mystique within SSL’s music creation tools is how they give back over time.” commented Andy Jackson, studio product manager of Solid State Logic. “During the development of FUSION, we experimented and trailed many variants of the five analogue circuits. One variant of particular interest was an alternative mode for the HF Compressor section, making it operate across the full audio spectrum. As the design of the HF Compressor section was based on the legendary SSL Listen mic compressor circuit, it came as no surprise that this alternative mode sounded damn cool. Two years on, it's finally time to reveal this special audio treat to our FUSION family, giving everyone a sixth 'secret' colour to get creative with.”

By pushing and holding the HF Compressor button on Fusion’s front panel for five seconds, users can unlock ‘full band LMC mode’. When in LMC mode, the X-OVER knob turns into a ‘Wet/Dry’ control, providing the ultimate LMC processing with parallel control. This feature already exists in all Fusion units, no update required.

The SSL Listen mic compressor, whose origins derive from the famed SSL 4000 series consoles, was a ‘secret weapon’ among producers and many say was the catalyst for that 80s' drum sound, which prominently features tracks of the era, including the classic ‘In The Air Tonight’ by Phil Collins. Originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications mic, the LMC’s fixed attack and release curves were soon discovered to be eminently suitable on drums, and equally interesting on guitars, vocals and many other instruments.

Everyone at SSL (especially R&D) would like to thank all the present and future Fusion owners and hope they enjoy the new LMC processing feature.

13th October 2020

Avolites Release Brand New Media Player – PRISM PLAYER

Avolites Release Brand New Media Player – PRISM PLAYER

Avolites has released a new software application for media previewing and encoding called PRISM PLAYER. This release is the first application under the PRISM product range and can work as an auxiliary tool to the Avolites Ai video software platform.

From powering the London 2012 closing ceremonies to Glastonbury stages, Avolites’ Ai video products have been going from strength to strength, attracting a host of users across the globe working on high end complex projects and installs. Earlier this year Avolites launched its Q Series media servers, a range of four media servers designed to power every performance. Now they are looking to expand their user base and introduce the discipline to new users with a new slick and stylish player. Enter PRISM.

PRISM PLAYER is the first tool in the PRISM range, the platform is designed with an intuitive and clear user interface to give newer video designers and operators a stepping stone into the discipline. “With PRISM, we wanted to create a set of complementary tools that would help designers start to integrate video into their projects as well as improve the user experience for our current Ai users,” says Paul Wong, managing director at Avolites. “Now that we have Synergy, we really want to get as many users as we can to start looking at video and seeing how they can incorporate it into their designs.”

PRISM PLAYER is a powerful tool for previewing and encoding media clips without connecting to a server or Ai application. Video clips in most common video formats can be easily encoded into the AiM codec, ready to be loaded into the server. AiM is Avolites’ powerful video codec that is designed for high performance projects and shows. AiM can playback up to 16 layers of 4K content without losing visual integrity. PRISM PLAYER also supports the HAP codec, so clips from other servers can be previewed and transcoded to be used in Ai. Clips can be encoded in batches to save time.

Content rendered in AiM can also be previewed without uploading to a server. The software also includes a playlist function to preview different pieces of content together for a show or project. Playlists can also be saved and worked on later.

“For anyone involved in motion graphic production, programming shows or performing on shows with Ai media servers and AiM codec, PRISM PLAYER is an invaluable piece of software which will make everybody’s lives much easier and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough,” says Ed Shaw, managing director of NEICO. With PRISM PLAYER, his team can view and make quick edits to vast numbers of media clips at one time and can then easily check content before delivering them to the client.

Avolites PRISM PLAYER is available to download for free on a Windows device at Avolites.com/prism

www.avolites.com

Avolites Release Brand New Media Player – PRISM PLAYERAvolites Release Brand New Media Player – PRISM PLAYER

13th October 2020

Avolites

Atlona Introduces Long-Distance USB Extender Kit

Atlona Introduces Long-Distance USB Extender Kit

Atlona, a Panduit company, has unveiled the AT-USB-EX100-KIT long-distance extender kit for USB signals. Available immediately, the new extension solution supports the transmission of USB 2.0 data up to 330 feet (100 metres) over a single, cost-effective, category-type twisted pair cable.

The USB-EX100-KIT enables point-to-point extension for USB 2.0 devices across distances exceeding the limitations of traditional cabling. It is ideal for popular video conferencing applications such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, where USB components including laptops, cameras, microphones, and speakers are often located in different areas of a room. It is equally well-suited to classroom environments for extending USB signals between a touch-screen interactive display and the instructor’s laptop, or from a USB camera at the back of the room to the lecture capture system in a rack.

“Multiple Atlona switchers and extenders already support USB extension alongside high-quality AV signals, but we have also seen significant demand for a dedicated USB offering,” said David Shamir, VP of product management, Atlona. “The USB-EX100-KIT provides an affordable, straightforward solution for applications where only extension of USB signals is required, for example, connecting remote USB cameras or expanding existing AV systems that do not have native USB support.”

The USB-EX100-KIT includes transmitter and receiver endpoints. The receiver features four USB type A ports for peripheral devices, while the transmitter offers two such ports for peripherals plus one USB type B interface for connection to a host computer. Compact enclosures and included brackets allow the locally powered devices to be discretely mounted in furniture, behind displays, or above projectors.

The USB-EX100-KIT is available immediately through Atlona’s global network of authorised channel partners and includes the company’s award-winning ten-year limited product warranty. For more information, please visit atlona.com/at-usb-ex100-kit.

13th October 2020

Next Major ZerOS Release

Next Major ZerOS Release

Zero 88 has announced the next major release of its ‘ZerOS’ software platform – ZerOS 7.9.8 – which powers the award-winning FLX and FLX S lighting control consoles, along with the recently announced ZerOS Server.

The headline exciting new feature is ‘ZerOS Library’: an all-new library which doubles the amount of fixture personalities available to Zero 88 users and includes extensive gobo libraries, additional fixture macros and much more detail about each fixture’s parameters.

“‘ZerOS Library’ is a brain-transfer for ZerOS, not only providing great new features today, but setting up for the next decade of releases planned for Zero 88 customers, users and fans,” says Zero 88 product marketing manager Jon Hole.

To achieve this the ‘ZerOS Library’ collates data from many different sources which are then referenced throughout ZerOS. Some of these sources include Carallon's Fixture Database, ESTA's Manufacturer ID Database, LEE Filter's Mood Boards and Zero 88's latest Effects and Waveforms.

The new software update also introduces a series of comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for all the front panel controls and many other software controls.

“Our users are often utilising tools like ‘ZerOS Server’ and ‘ZerOS Monitor’ to control their lighting rigs remotely from their console, which ZerOS 7.9.8 makes even easier and quicker to access,” explains Edward Smith, Zero 88 product specialist. “We initially added these neat shortcuts to our offline editor ‘Phantom ZerOS’ to assist in remotely training users during lockdown, but the update was so well received, that we’ve rolled it out to everyone!”

There’s also a newly introduced ‘Shape’ attribute which sits alongside Intensity, Colour, Beam and Position to provide additional creativity with palettes, greater control of cue fades, and quicker access to parameters.

Other features include faster patching, updated 'Guidance' and the latest Art-Net OEM codes to ensure full interoperability when mixing fixtures from different manufactures within a lighting rig and control network.

Zero 88 simultaneously releases ZerOS Monitor 2.0.0 (for Windows), a free application allowing a Windows laptop or tablet to act as an interactive, remote monitor which complements the iOS and Android apps already available.

www.zero88.com

12th October 2020

Alcons Extends Studio and Residential Solutions with SRHV/9040 System

Alcons Extends Studio and Residential Solutions with SRHV/9040 System

With the CRMS-SRHV/9040, Alcons Audio extends its solutions portfolio in the studio-, screening-room and residential markets.

The CRMS-SRHV is designed as very compact reference main / screen system or larger surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications.

The system features Alcons renowned signature-sound, based on the Alcons pro-ribbon driver; this Alcons-proprietary multiple-patented transducer technology combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusual high dynamic range, offering the most true sound reproduction possible.

The amplifier-efficient two-way passive-filtering crosses a vented 8” mid-bass driver with the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver. With a lowest-usable LF response of 58Hz, the CRMS-SRHV can be used as stand-alone monitor, or can be combined with a subwoofer; the MHF section has an 800 W peak power input, enabling a 1:15 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion to beyond 20kHz.

The patented 90-degree horizontal offers a wide horizontal and a tight vertical coverage up to the highest frequencies, which is very important for the seamless imaging in base channels of immersive systems.

Due to the 'compressionless' principle of the pro-ribbon transducer, the system has a linear response at any SPL in combination with Alcons Audio’s tight manufacturing tolerance within 1dB, making each system a “matched-pair”, the CRMS-SRHV is a perfect choice for critical reference monitoring.

By utilising identical MHF components within the CRMS range of products, a perfect voicing match between screen and surround system is realised, resulting in an exceptionally wide and uniform sound stage throughout the entire listening area.

The revolvable RBN waveguide and trapezoidal enclosure together with the optional grill and ACO colour option, provides for easy, low profile integration.

For full system performance, the CRMS-SRHV is driven by an ALC controller-amplifier; synergetic technologies, such as VHIR-processing and SIS sensing turn the CRMS-

SRHV into a precision instrument delivering maximum sound quality with increased headroom and utmost operation reliability.

Philip 'Dr. Phil' de Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D said: “The strongly increased demand from the studio and residential markets for Alcons pro-ribbon systems lead to the development of the CRMS-SRHV/9040 speaker. Needless to say, 'immersive' is the leading audio theme today and with our religious commitment to delivering the most true audio experience in any application, we are continuously expanding our range of solutions.”

With its pro-ribbon transducer developments, Alcons is perfectly suited to offer a unique combination of studio monitor clarity and intelligibility with the high dynamic range of sound reinforcement systems.

Philip continues: “The CRMS-SRHV/9040 is further proof of this commitment and has already proven itself as excellent addition to the sound engineer’s toolbox.”

9th October 2020

Clever Interaction, Lighter Installations

Clever Interaction, Lighter Installations

ArmoníaPlus 2.0 is here, and this update is a big one, bringing a new approach to system design, alongside a plethora of new features starting from the new welcome screen through which install users will be able to create projects from a dedicated skin.

A+ 2.0 makes installations lighter and interaction with the system easier with its newly developed physical controls. It doesn't end there, now the control interface can be designed straight from within the program and the same design can be used on any smartphone or tablet through a dedicated app, or from any browser.

Alongside ArmoníaPlus 2.0 comes a series of on-line training sessions with an introduction class that is made available in multiple languages and times to suit everyone's needs.

 

 

8th October 2020

Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeaker settings now available for Dynacord electronics via SONICUE software

Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeaker settings now available for Dynacord electronics via SONICUE software

Dynacord has announced that manufacturer presets for the complete portfolio of Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers are now available for use with Dynacord electronics via SONICUE sound system software, adding flexibility for consultants and integrators designing multi-brand systems to align with specific application or budget requirements. A Fulcrum loudspeaker installation can now run on a single Dynacord amplifier and DSP/matrix platform with the assurance of optimal performance, all with complete and unified system control via SONICUE.

“We are excited to add Dynacord to the ever-growing list of third-party DSP amplifiers we support,” says Rich Frembes, product manager, Fulcrum Acoustic. “Dynacord’s engineers are passionate about their products and were very helpful during the extensive preset development effort. A Fulcrum preset database hosted by Dynacord is immediately available to our mutual customers when SONICUE software is installed; this makes deploying a Dynacord/Fulcrum system incredibly easy.”

The collaboration brings Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeaker models into the powerful SONICUE ecosystem, for seamless integration with Dynacord’s system-wide range of hardware solutions including IPX, L and C series power amplifiers, and the new MXE5 matrix mix engine, all of which offer unique features for the highest audio quality, energy efficiency and system protection. Key features of the flagship IPX series include the following: fully integrated 96kHz resolution with FIR-Drive processing, power density options of up to 20kW from a single amplifier, OMNEO IP architecture, incorporating Dante audio, AES70 control and more, Eco Rail technology which can reduce power consumption by up to 50 percent, Ghost Power, a problem-solving audio technology for power outages, flexibility both for low- and high- impedance applications with parallel and parallel/bridged power drive modes and a plug-in for interoperability with the Q-SYS platform.

8th October 2020

MIXBOOKS are Back in Stock and They're Better Than Ever!

MIXBOOKS are Back in Stock and They\'re Better Than Ever!

Rosco's initial stock of MIXBOOK digital swatchbooks flew off the shelves, and customers have been patiently waiting for them to return. Rosco has announced that MIXBOOK is available once again.

Two new features – same low price!

  • MIXBOOK now ships with a micro-USB charging cable

  • Better output control with ten levels of dimming

When pre-visualising for future projects, MIXBOOK is the perfect tool to explore the LED colours needed to create when those projects begin.

Order MIXBOOK from any Rosco dealer.

7th October 2020

Rosco

High End Systems Introduces HPU Hardware and Hog 4 OS v3.14

High End Systems Introduces HPU Hardware and Hog 4 OS v3.14

High End Systems has released the new HPU hardware for Hog 4, along with an update to Hog 4 OS with v3.14 software. HPU replaces both the DMX Processor 8000 (DP8K) unit and the Rack Hog 4 in a modern, 2U rack mounted unit. This processor unit can be run in either Console mode or in Processor mode with a 64 universe capacity.

The new Hog 4 OS v3.14 Software includes several advancements in functionality in addition to bug fixes. A new patching structure allows users to patch to internal universes, which then get mapped to outputs on consoles, DP8Ks, Widgets and Gadget II units, sACN and/or ArtNet. Individual patch universes may be mapped to multiple outputs as needed and can be moved from one output to another without universe cloning.

Adjusted keyboard shortcuts include additional mappings to make programmable USB keyboards function more smoothly. Finally, OSC/MIDI control of faders and encoders is now available for all users who have a console or Hog 4 PC system equipped with Hog-Net: the requirement that matching hardware be connected has been lifted.

High End Systems also has rolled out two Hog hardware changes. The Road Hog 4-21 console replaces the Road Hog 4 with a new motherboard and 21.5” HD display. The Road Hog 4-21 update expands the console’s capabilities to include dual display port connections for external monitors or touchscreens. Also, the HedgeHog 4X becomes the sole member of the HedgeHog product range, with the complete networking capabilities of Hog 4, dual display port connections for external monitors or touchscreens and six universes of output. The HedgeHog 4 retires with this release, but is still supported by High End Systems as are all members of the Hog 4 family.

Senior product manager Sarah Clausen commented: “The v3.14 software release brings a new flexibility to patching that has been requested by users for a long time. The use of linear universe numbers match more closely with how visualisers and other paperwork applications represent patching, which will make it easier to translate patch paperwork into a console patch. Also, the ability to simply reassign patched universes from one output to another makes managing large or evolving systems easier. And the HPU brings system expansion and backup to the family at an incredible price.”

6th October 2020

All-purpose Proteus Lucius from Elation now shipping

All-purpose Proteus Lucius from Elation now shipping

The latest step in Elation Professional’s quest to provide the foremost range of IP65 moving heads on the market is perfectly embodied in the new Proteus Lucius. Available now and shipping, this fully loaded LED profile luminaire in Elation’s award-winning Proteus line is fit for use in any production environment, indoors or out and, due to its all-purpose functionality, can be used anywhere in a rig.

“The Proteus Lucius is truly the perfect profile fixture,” comments Elation product manager Matthias Hinrichs. “High output, compact and comparable in weight to older generations of fixtures, it is jam-packed with features while being fully sealed from environmental influences. Never before has an IP fixture delivered so much in this form factor, there are really no compromises. It can be used on touring productions or any type of event, and is perfectly at home on long-term installs like themed environments. It does everything well with outstanding performance while having the added benefits that come with the IP65 rating.”

A compact brother to Elation’s 50,000-lumen Proteus Maximus, the Proteus Lucius outperforms leading 1000W class discharge profiles with up to 33,500 lumens of output from a custom-designed hotspot 580W bright-white LED engine (6,500K). The fixture offers many other benefits over existing fixtures besides greater output however. With a wider zoom range, more gobo options, added framing, and tidier form, and all at a price that puts a smaller dent in the budget, Elation has managed to pack everything a creative designer needs to impress in one unit, reducing the need for variant fixtures.

Proteus Lucius has flexible use as a profile, beam or wash light and with its 2.5 to 1 hotspot ratio has the ability to throw light at impressive distances. With a fast zoom range from 5.5° to 50° out of a surprisingly compact fixture design, the Lucius has the power to cut through on any stage. Zoom wide for a wash of gorgeous colour from a CMY colour mixing system with variable CTO or zoom tight to project a powerful, tangible shaft of narrow light. Complementing the CMY colour mixing system is a five-slot colour wheel that includes an 85+ high CRI filter.

Designers have access to a comprehensive FX package that includes 13 rotating and seven fixed glass gobos across three gobo wheels. Effects can be multiplied via an overlapping four-facet or linear rotating prism and a 360° bi-directional animation wheel can be engaged to bring graphics to life. Two variable frost filters (light and wash) can be applied for an even diffusion of light when designers wish for softer gobo or powerful wash effects. A high-speed iris with variable pulse effects and high-speed electronic shutter and strobe can be engaged for further impression.

The Proteus Lucius also includes an indexable four-blade framing system with full blackout shutter cuts for full control of the beam shape and projection at any angle. Internal colour, framing, prism, and frost macros have been included to easily recall commonly used effects. The fixture dims smoothly all the way to zero with smooth 16-bit selectable dimming curves included.

Compact for its class and touring rugged, an IP65 rating and completely sealed optics mean the Lucius is ideal for exposed outdoor environments like outdoor stages, theme parks and cruise ships. Yet its IP-rated properties are just as beneficial in dirty or humid indoor settings where dust, grit and moisture can unwittingly wreak havoc on lighting gear. Because the fixture is environmentally sealed from moisture, dust or any particulate, including airborne haze and fog, its internal components seldom require cleaning with no degradation of the optics. The result is less operational costs and a longer product lifetime.

The Proteus Lucius’s impact will also be welcome in TV and other broadcast environments thanks to quiet operation and an LED refresh rate frequency that can be adjusted remotely to avoid any flickering, a must when working with today’s sensitive camera systems.

The Lucius features a redesigned, more compact base compared to previous Proteus moving heads, meaning it can more easily fit in a pre-rigged truss or stand more discreetly on the floor. The fixture includes a Hibernation Mode for power savings and comes with all the professional control and IP-rated connection features that designers would expect from a cutting-edge weatherproof luminaire.

www.elationlighting.com

5th October 2020

Elation

L-Acoustics Reveals Compact, Full-Range K3 Line Source System

L-Acoustics Reveals Compact, Full-Range K3 Line Source System
L-Acoustics Reveals Compact, Full-Range K3 Line Source System

L-Acoustics rounds out its industry-leading K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to deliver big sound for mid-size events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its highly efficient design reduces amplification needs. These features make K3 faster and simpler, as well as more economical and sustainable to deploy.

“K3 is ready for the events of today and tomorrow,” shares L-Acoustics executive director of application design Florent Bernard. “Our design team created a dual-12-inch-based system with the form factor and price of a 10-inch design, without the inherent performance compromises of 10-inch loudspeakers. K3 offers long-throw, full-range performance in a compact, accessible package, tailor-made for small to mid-capacity events and venues that are the mainstay of most sound providers. It is a ‘no compromises’ tool, perfectly adapted to the current event landscape and, when paired with K1 and K2, is quickly and powerfully scalable for large-capacity events.”

Providing the full-range L-Acoustics contour from an enclosure that is 33% smaller than K2 and weighing only 43kg (95lbs), K3 is ideal for applications that require plenty of power and bandwidth from a small form factor, including mid-size tours, festivals, corporate events, religious services and other productions. Dimensioned to keep sightlines clear, K3 integrates easily into venues with space restrictions.

The new two-way active WST enclosure possesses all of the hallmarks that have made K Series the reference in line array technology, including optimised mechanical design for reduced weight, laminar vents for powerful and linear low frequency response, and time-tested effortless rigging. K3 also features L-Acoustics Panflex technology, which provides sound designers with quick access to a choice of four horizontal directivity patterns: 70° or 110° symmetrical or 90° asymmetrical on either side. With Panflex and inter-element angles ranging from 0° to 10°, K3 line source coverage can be precisely tailored to fit any audience geometry.

Equipped with the L-Acoustics signature DOSC waveguide for long-throw capability (>35m/100ft), K3 boasts an exceptional bandwidth of 42Hz to 20kHz (-10dB, 70° directivity) and maximum SPL of 143dB. Without needing a dedicated subwoofer, K3 can be used as the main system for vocal and music reinforcement in most applications, or as a complement to K1 or K2 as outfills or delays. When deployed with KS28 subwoofers, K3 excels as a compact main system for sonically demanding live events.

The product’s power-efficient system design meets today’s requirement for more sustainable deployment and reduced truck space. One LA12X amplified controller can power up to six K3, meaning that a single LA-RAK AVB unit can drive up to 18 K3.

With the first K3 production units already shipping to customers, L-Acoustics will deliver K3i, a fixed install version, in 2021. K3i will be superbly suited for an even larger range of applications using a distributed approach.

2nd October 2020

ETC introduces ArcLamp Flicker, new drivers, and ArcSystem Pro Four-Cell Pendant

ETC introduces ArcLamp Flicker, new drivers, and ArcSystem Pro Four-Cell Pendant
ETC introduces ArcLamp Flicker, new drivers, and ArcSystem Pro Four-Cell Pendant

The award-winning ArcLamp LED solution from ETC gets an upgrade with the addition of a new Flicker variant as well as new driver options. Ideal for use in themed environments, the specialised Flicker lamp creates a 2700K fade to warm effect by flickering randomly to imitate candlelight. Flicker lamps can also be used at constant brightness by changing the DMX value on its single control channel.

New ArcLamp driver form factors are now available, including wall mount and rack mount options for the 350 and 700 versions:

  • 150 size: supports 25 ArcLamps, available in wall mount only

  • 350 size: supports 60 ArcLamps, available in both wall mount and rack mount

  • 700 size: supports 120 ArcLamps, available in both wall mount and rack mount

Along with the ArcLamp updates, ETC has added the ArcSystem Pro Four-Cell Pendant to its family of architectural LED luminaires. With this solution, the line now features both Four-Cell Round and Pendant options, depending on a facility’s mounting needs.

The popular Four-Cell Round allows your choice of hanging hardware, such as a clamp, threaded rod or aircraft cable to be secured to the fixture’s captive hanging point. The Pendant option includes a traditional stem kit with canopy, complete with internal wiring to provide a clean finish.

Both Four-Cell Pendant and Round are available in black, white, and custom colour finishes, with a clean, round form that looks classic in any venue. The Pendant offers stem lengths ranging from six to 96 inches, with custom lengths available.

www.etcconnect.com

2nd October 2020

ETC

New Harlequin Cascade, now with BioCote Antimicrobial Protection

New Harlequin Cascade, now with BioCote Antimicrobial Protection

Harlequin Cascade has been the choice of the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies for many years because dancers know and trust the floor.

But in these difficult times, it is more important than ever to focus on improving hygiene, so Harlequin has now produced a new, improved Cascade with BioCote antimicrobial protection.

It is the Harlequin Cascade that is known and loved but with an added ingredient with proven antibacterial properties that helps keep the floor hygienically clean, so reducing the risk of cross contamination by working constantly to reduce the presence of microbes on the surface of the flooring.

BioCote antimicrobial technology is manufactured into the new Harlequin Cascade, creating a dance surface upon which microbes, such as bacteria and viruses cannot survive.

Unlike some antimicrobial protection, it will not wear out or wash off and is proven to offer protection for the expected lifetime of the product.

This technology reduces microbes on the floor by up to 86% in 15 minutes and up to 99.99% in 24 hours. It works continuously and has been proven effective against a wide range of microbes including influenza A virus (H1N1) and feline coronavirus (strain Munich).

The BioCote silver ion additive is inert and has no effect on the appearance or performance characteristics of the floor; it is the Harlequin Cascade that is known and loved but now with added BioCote Antimicrobial Protection.

30th September 2020

Claypaky MINI-B PARLED AQUA: A weather-resistant, mini par fixture with 40 Watt RGBW LEDs

Claypaky MINI-B PARLED AQUA: A weather-resistant, mini par fixture with 40 Watt RGBW LEDs

With the increasing demand for weather-resistant fixtures for entertainment and architecture applications, Claypaky’s MINI-B PARLED AQUA fits the needs for size, output, and features. With its seven Osram 40W RGBW LED engine, this little fixture makes it one of the brightest available.

MINI-B PARLED AQUA is a static version of the recently introduced MINI-B that is IP65 rated. This fixture has the same optical and electronic features as the MINI-B: a motorised 4° to 55° zoom, independent control of the central LED for effects, 2500K to 8000K colour temperature control, 16-bit dimmer with four different dimming curves, 25 flashes per second electronic strobe and Ethernet access. This fixture is compact and lightweight and very complimentary to the MINI-B and MIDI-B fixtures in optical performance and colour consistency.

The MINI-B PARLED AQUA is available now.

Main Features:

  • Static IP65-rated LED fixture, ideal for events and outdoor installations

  • Light source: seven 40W RGBW Osram LEDs

  • Compact and lightweight

  • Highly efficient light output (3,000 lm), very low power consumption

  • Motorised 4° to 55° zoom range

  • Independent control of the central LED

  • Pre-installed effects/colour macros

  • 2500K - 8000K colour temperature control

  • 16-bit dimmer with four curves

  • Electronic strobe at 25 f/s

  • Ethernet access

  • Control signal: USITT DMX 512. Protocols: RDM, WebServer and Art-Net

  • DMX Channels: 12/16/24

  • Input Power: 300 VA at 230Vac 50Hz

  • Split yoke for hanging or floor mount

  • Weight: 8kg (18lbs)

  • Dimensions: Fixture housing is 322mm (12.7in.) long and 195mm (7.7in.) diameter

www.claypaky.com

30th September 2020

Claypaky

Powerful performance: New products for grandMA3 onPC solutions

Powerful performance: New products for grandMA3 onPC solutions

MA Lighting has introduced new products for its grandMA3 onPC range: the grandMA3 onPC fader wing and the grandMA3 onPC xPort Nodes DIN-Rail.

The grandMA3 onPC fader wing is designed as the perfect hardware playback expansion to the grandMA3 onPC software. In combination with this free of charge software, the grandMA3 onPC fader wing offers the full playback capabilities and adds 2048 parameters to the grandMA3 onPC parameter count.

The range of grandMA3 onPC xPort Nodes DIN-Rail are specifically designed for the ever-increasing demands in fixed installation applications to build a reliable and stable backbone of synchronised data transportation. All Nodes are remotely configurable from any console or onPC station within the session to provide easy access to DMX output or DMX input.

The grandMA3 onPC range offers powerful and easy to use solutions that are a cost-effective entry into the professional lighting world of MA Lighting.

It consists of two components: the free-of-cost, easy to install and use grandMA3 onPC software for MAC and Windows, plus the powerful onPC hardware solutions.

All grandMA3 onPC products are based on MA’s decades of experience in the development of lighting control solutions and networking components. This MA DNA makes these solutions unique in the market. MA users know that they can rely on the best hardware as well as highly efficient, free-for-life software that is continuously being developed to meet current and future demands.

The grandMA3 onPC software delivers the same performance and uses the same software functionality as the grandMA3 full-size, light and compact models. Events and installations with a maximum of 4096 parameters are the perfect scenario for the application of the grandMA3 onPC solutions.

The scaleable grandMA3 onPC solution system is the perfect solution for budget-sensitive events and installations. Different hardware options in combination with the free-of-charge grandMA3 onPC software build the basis for a genuine lighting control system: just add a monitor, and it’s ready to go! The showfiles of the grandMA3 onPC solutions can be used across the entire grandMA3 system.

www.malighting.com

30th September 2020

MA Lighting

Two new moving heads from Eurolite deliver great performance in a compact package

Two new moving heads from Eurolite deliver great performance in a compact package
Two new moving heads from Eurolite deliver great performance in a compact package

Two new moving heads from the Eurolite TMH series raise the bar for devices in their compact size. Their performance makes them the perfect choice for larger stages and at a weight of less than 15kg.

The LED TMH-S200 from Eurolite with its 200 Watt strong white LED produces enough light power to be used alongside other spotlights on larger stages. Its zoom range extends from 8° to 22°, so that the spot can be used flexibly. For images, it features a rotating and a static gobo wheel with a total of 16 different images. The rotating gobos are indexable, so that graphics or logos are always displayed in the correct position. The illustrations become particularly interesting when the two gobo wheels are overlaid and played with the focus. The rotating gobos can be exchanged in a very short time without much effort via the gobo slot-in system.

Even more variety is provided by the rotating prism, which triples the image and sets it in motion. A colour wheel, which offers nine colours in addition to white and can also display two colours at the same time, provides for variety.

The TMH XB-280 beam moving head is extremely bright, versatile and yet affordable. Its light source is a powerful 280 Watt discharge lamp, which is included in the scope of delivery. Thanks to this, the extremely narrow beam of the moving head also makes a good impression on large stages. The beam angle of the moving head is only 2 degrees.

A gobo wheel with 13 images is used in the spotlight. Among them are the popular dots gobos, which are particularly effective when they divide the beam into many fine beams in the fog. The XB-280 also has two prisms (eight and 24), which turns the beam into a wide beam spotlight. Both prisms can rotate in both directions at the desired speed, thus ensuring dynamics. The prisms can also be used in combination. All images can be brought into the desired sharpness via a motorised focus.

The XB-280 can also produce soft light; its frost filter then turns it into a veritable washlight. The integrated multi-colour filter creates a multi-coloured image that alone creates an impressive effect, combined with the 14 colours on the colour wheel, further extraordinary effects are possible.

Both devices are equipped with a USB socket for the wireless QuickDMX system from Eurolite. For the power connection, there is a P-Con socket and also an output socket to forward the power. The XLR connectors are three-pin.

29th September 2020

ProPlex Ethernet Cables Adopted by New Markets

ProPlex Ethernet Cables Adopted by New Markets

If you have seen recent Olympics Ceremonies, Super Bowl Half Time shows, The Academy or Brit Awards broadcasts, concerts by artists from Beyonce to the Rolling Stones, or limitless other technically driven live performances and events around the world, you will have witnessed TMB’s ProPlex Ethernet cables in action. In an industry where stakes are high, failure cannot be tolerated, and technical performance must be flawless, ProPlex is the default standard for portable network cabling. In entertainment staging and live production, where cables are handled every day and are routinely subject to abuses of all kinds, ProPlex Ethernet cables have earned their reputation as “the world’s most durable Ethernet cables”.

Now, engineers and technicians in a variety of other fields are recognising the unique capabilities and many benefits of ProPlex Ethernet cables. These rugged, reliable portable cables handle easily and can be deployed and re-coiled daily for many years. They provide the assurance of unsurpassed data transmission integrity, even after years of heavy use, indoors and outdoors.

“Anywhere high quality, reliable portable network cabling is required, from portable testing and exploration to research, from communications systems to automation control, aerospace, municipal and military applications, proven ProPlex Ethernet cables deliver your critical data without worry. When your reputation and livelihood are on the line, trust the best,” notes TMB’s Colin Waters, TMB co-founder, CEO, cable pioneer and inventor.

Unlike solid and bonded conductor Ethernet cables, ProPlex’s Kevlar reinforced, stranded conductor design provides flexibility with a very low risk of mechanical failure. The proven performance advantages of ProPlex Ethernet cables are clear: flawless data transmission with minimal signal degradation, class-leading noise protection, extremely low skew, reduced DC resistance and attenuation, improved N.E.X.T. (near-end crosstalk loss), high tensile strength, cut and tear-resistant outer jacket and much more.

The flagship of the range – ProPlex CAT6a Extended – is an easy handling, super durable S/FTP cable that, uniquely in a stranded cable, delivers fully verified 10 Gigabit performance, up to a remarkable full 100m.

Other models include S/FTP ProPlex CAT5e Ultra and ProPlex CAT6a, an SF/UTP 26AWG CAT5e and a UTP CAT5e. These cables offer all the ProPlex advantages; durability, easy handling, and the highest quality verified electronic specifications.

ProPlex CAT6a is also available in a dual cable 'figure 8' configuration. ProPlex CAT5e Ultra is also available in dual figure 8, and quad 'snake' configurations. In addition to raw cable, all ProPlex Ethernet cables are available from TMB fully assembled and tested, to customer specifications, with a wide range of common connectors. Also unique from TMB are patented ProShells, a heavy duty backshell strain relief and latch protector, with optional protective cap, for standard RJ45 connectors.

For full specifications and features of ProPlex Ethernet cables visit www.tmbprocables.com

25th September 2020

TMB

Chauvet Professional Introduces Ovation H-55FC

Chauvet Professional Introduces Ovation H-55FC

Chauvet Professional has made an addition to its popular line of Ovation house lights. The new, compact Ovation H-55FC offers theatres, recital halls, houses of worship and other venues greater versatility by fitting seamlessly into smaller spaces.

The RGBAL fixture works with the larger H-605FC, as well as other Ovation house lights, to provide a smooth even field of light throughout a room. Its removable fixture yoke, sconce mounting kit, and recess mounting simplifies the installation process, even in tight quarters. Adding to its versatility, the new house light features interchangeable lens plates to adapt to different mounting heights.

Ideally suited for applications that need to eliminate distracting background noise, the convection cooled Ovation H-55FC is operates in complete silence. The fixture’s RDM and W-DMX control offers greater flexibility.

Weighing in at only 7.4lbs. (3.4kg.) and measuring 13.14x 6.92 x 4.52 inches (334 x 176 x 115mm), this compact house light packs a powerful array of performance features including 16-bit dimming and a selectable red shift, as well as virtual colour and colour temperature presets.

Given the quality of its light and its impressive collection of performance features, this quiet, little fixture will make a big contribution to house lighting solutions.

25th September 2020

Single Chip Brightness Takes Another Leap Forward with Digital Projection’s New M-Vision 23000

Single Chip Brightness Takes Another Leap Forward with Digital Projection’s New M-Vision 23000

Digital Projection, an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, has announced the launch of the world’s brightest single chip DLP laser phosphor projector, the 23,000 Lumen M-Vision 23000.

The Digital Projection M-Vision 23000 WU boasts an unprecedented 23,000 lumens output and 10,000:1 contrast ratio, to bring budget-sensitive applications a large-screen imaging solution and near 3-Chip performance at a 1-Chip price point.

The new lamp-free, laser-phosphor projector is charged with ColorBoost + Red Laser technology to provide the most realistic and saturated colours at previously unreachable luminance levels. Venues needing powerful, yet budget-conscious, large-format imagery without sacrificing colour accuracy, as well as those contending with ambient light, will directly benefit from the M-Vision 23000’s market leading light output, contrast ratio and colourimetry. Its DisplayPort accepts frame rates up to 60 Hz and HDMI 1.4b for Side by Side, Frame Packing & Top Bottom 3D formats. Motorised shift, zoom and focus across the whole lens range offer extra flexibility and ease of setup.

The 0.96” DarkChip DMD, teamed with blue and red lasers and a four-segment colour wheel produce unrivalled image quality and brightness in the single chip projector market.

For complete versatility, Edge Blend and Geometric Correction are standard features of the M-Vision 23000, including the ability to blend stereoscopic images.

A complete suite of professional lenses offers throw ratios from 0.9:1 to 7:00:1, all featuring motorised shift, zoom and lens memory.

Commenting on this product launch, Chris Axford, Digital Projection’s international sales and marketing director said: “The introduction of the M-Vision 23000 is another leap forward in single-chip technology. Digital Projection established itself as the leader in this growing segment with the introduction of the world’s first large venue Laser Phosphor product in 2014. Our latest development demonstrates our continued commitment to providing cost effective projectors without compromise across our full product range.”

The M-Vision 2300 will be shipping in November 2020.

25th September 2020