Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and see the latest in prestidigitation from the Amazing ED. Watch as he makes a mountain of new lighting products magically appear. Behold as he releases a flock of audio products from a cage. Gasp as he unveils never before seen staging and projection gear to an awestruck world. Or better yet, just read the pages below and be sure to attend this year's ETS-LDI show in Orlando November 11-13.
Altman Lighting, Inc.
ODEC Framing Projector
The Altman ODEC is a 70/150W CDM outdoor framing projector with 15°-35° zoom focus, framing shutters, glass/steel pattern projection capabilities, and internal accessory mounting options for color media or a douser. The removable lid allows for maximum accessibility during installation and for lamp and lens adjustments. There is an internal accessory power outlet for the optional accessories. An internal switch is included to power down the lamp and an accessory outlet allows users access to maintain the fixture. Two stainless steel safety cables hold the lid securely when the fixture is opened. The lid is secured to the body with four side-mount latches that provide a watertight seal. The lid and body are made of welded aluminum with stainless steel fittings. The unit is UL and cUL listed for wet locations.
ALTMAN LIGHTING, INC.
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Congo was designed to handle the realities of complex lighting productions. The console maintains the simplicity of a classic lighting console with the functionality of a dedicated moving-lights console. Functions for everyday work with conventional lights are integrated with advanced control of hundreds of moving lights, plus media servers, LEDs and other devices, without mouse operations or computer menus. The console was engineered to handle deadline-driven productions through intuitive access and short commands for fast results. Complete with a theatrical-style main playback fader pair, 40 multipurpose masters for group, submaster, effect and additional sequence control, 40 direct selects, and a dedicated moving lights control section, the hardware is suitable for any kind of playback situation. The console has over 200 moving-light templates and 30+ dynamic effects, with the ability to build and edit lighting shows on the fly.
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High End Systems
Studio Command™ automated wash luminaire uses a patented lenticular array optical system to enhance the homogeneity of the projected light. The optical head is compact and lightweight, while still offering a large-diameter exiting beam. The included long-life MSR 700 lamp emits 55,000 lumens (at 5900K) providing powerful reds. The MSR 700/2 lamp emitting 55,000 lumens (at 7200K) can also be fitted in the field. Features include a quiet CMY dichroic color-mixing system, a mechanical douser with a smooth fade to black, adjustable field angle 18° to 32°, variable mechanical and electronic strobe, and Light Burst™ effect. The 10" output beam can create a searchlight effect look, since the output lens is positioned close to both the pan and tilt axes.
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Look Solutions USA Ltd.
The Unique2 water-based hazer uses independent pump/fan incremental output technology and features DMX, analog, and stand-alone controls; digital timer; practically silent operation; minimal fluid consumption; 60-second warm-up; and high output. The unit's heater does not have to be cleaned or serviced. It will not clog as long as Unique Fluid passes through it. Look Solutions will also introduce a new low-lying fogger at the show.
LOOK SOLUTIONS USA LTD.
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Lycian Stage Lighting
1292 Stubby 3K-ST
The 1292 Stubby 3K-ST is a short-throw 3K Xenon followspot that offers a high brightness-to-size ratio thanks to its short overall length. Optically, it is designed for throws up to just beyond 100'. Capable of beam widths from headshots to three person circles or greater, it incorporates features from the M2 line and several components from the 1293 3K Long Throw. Controls are top mounted and include a six-color boomerang, two dichroic color changers, fader, nichrome iris, and separate horizontal and vertical chopping shutters. A single lever trombone intensifies the beam as the diameter is reduced. It is especially effective in applications where the ability to iris down to a tight shot may be required combined with the ability to generate an ultra-wide beam.
LYCIAN STAGE LIGHTING
SUGAR LOAF, NY
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The MAC 700 is the latest high-performance luminaire in Martin's line of award-winning MAC moving heads. This powerful 700W luminaire houses a CMY color system plus color wheel, gobo animation plus two gobo wheels, motorized zoom, Quiet Mode option and much more. Gobos and colors are all replaceable. Its optical system produces a remarkable light output, with a light quality that is often better than higher rated lamps.
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Sunlite Suite 2006
Sunlite's Suite 2006 lighting control software includes unlimited DMX outputs through the ArtNet protocol and is compatible with any side wing DMX or MIDI controller. Sunlite states that it features the largest profile library in the world, with more than 2,000 individual lighting fixtures. Magic 3D Easy View is a real-time 3D visualizer for DMX (and Ethernet) consoles. Additional features include stand-alone capability; pre-programmed effects; timelines to synchronize lighting/audio/video effects; ability to add text/pictures/video to RGB LED matrices; and synchronized custom movements in scanners or heads.
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Rosco's new Keystroke™ allows users to cue their PowerPoint projections directly from their DMX lighting control board. Keystroke combines a hardware interface and software applied to any DMX-based lighting controller to trigger keyboard commands on a Windows XP-based computer. Keystroke can also activate sound cues and other PC applications used in theatre or live entertainment. The hardware interface has two 5-pin XLR ports. The male port receives DMX, while the female XLR port is a DMX pass through. A USB A/B cable and the software CD are included.
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HSD® 4ArXS Lamps
OSRAM HSD 150 W/UL/75, 250 W/UL/75, and 575 W/UL/75 are single-ended metal halide lamps with 7500K bright light and a long life of 6,000 hours. Named 4ArXS for “Architainment eXtreme Seal,” the lamps benefit from eXtreme Seal technology (XS), which stabilizes the lamps against thermal stress. A protective coating encloses the thermally sensitive area of the power leads so that it can withstand temperatures up to 450°C. These effect light lamps with outer bulbs are used for entertainment applications and feature a short arc and high luminous efficacy of up to 90lm/ W. The arc length is 5mm in the 150W and 250W versions and 7mm in the 575W version.
OSRAM MÜNCHEN, GERMANY
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Scharff Weisberg, the exclusive US rental agent for German-based G-LEC's ClassicFrame™, has added G-LEC's other major product, the LightFrame™, to its inventory. The LightFrame LED display is DMX controlled for easy integration with other lighting equipment. LightFrame has many of the same benefits as ClassicFrame. Its light weight enables it to be incorporated into practically any performance space; it can easily be flown and trucked and integrated with scenic elements. LightFrame's transparency makes it ideal for hiding unsightly speaker stacks and even artfully screening bands and orchestras without blocking the audio. It is well suited for touring shows, as its modular frames easily connect together. For transport, the sturdy aluminum frames fit easily into road cases. The bright pixels and the vibrant colors give texture to a performance.
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
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Performer 2 Followspots
The Selecon Performer 2 Series followspots-Rua Followspot (8°-16°) and Tahi Followspot (18°-24°)-utilize the latest short arc lamp technology from Philips. Selecon has designed the Tahi and Rua to provide two to three times the output delivered by current 1.2/2.5kW MSR/HMI followspots. A full suite of operator controls include: 24 leaf iris, mechanical dowser, CTO filter, diffusion frost, and horizontal/vertical cutters. The six-color changer is integrated into the fixture chassis. The beam angle zoom is a slide linked zoom with integrated focus (soft-hard) on the control. An easily adjusted peak/flat beam light distribution allows blending of the high-powered beam into the ambient stage lighting, as required. Selecon's cool beam technology exhausts the heat away from the operator. Users can adjust the precision engineered pan/tilt cone system to their preferences. The maximum output of the Performer 2 series can be preset from 100% to 50% of output, using the dim function of the universal electronic power supply. Flicker-free operation ensures the Performer 2 Series is as at home in the studio as on stage.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
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RC4 Wireless Dimming
The new fourth-generation RC4 Wireless Dimming system makes it easy to put a DMX-controlled lamp or motor anywhere in the house with no wires. Control signals are sent by digital radio, and rechargeable batteries power the unit. The receivers include four built-in dimmers to directly drive a variety of low-voltage loads. Configuring receivers is done from the transmitter using the keypad, rotary control, and large LCD. Any DMX channel can be mapped to any dimmer. For loads up to 300W, a battery and four lamps are wired to a single 10-pin amp connector. When higher power is required, an auxiliary power input connector is also used. The RX4-HO (high-power) receiver can deliver over 20A per channel, for a total output of 1000W. The RX4-MINI receiver fits into tiny spaces and delivers 50W from each of four dimmers. Dimmers can be used separately or ganged together for large loads. It operates in a reserved 900Mhz radio band for high reliability anywhere in North America and select locations worldwide.
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The Pharos LPC (Lighting Playback Controller) controls entertainment and LED lighting in an architectural setting. With real-time control of playback selection and lighting levels, the LPC can play back scenes, sequences, effects, and video clips. It can interface with a touch panels and wall stations from various manufacturers. It also has a real-time clock and astronomical triggering functions. Triggering interfaces include RS232, MIDI, USB, digital inputs, DALI, LonWorks, and SMPTE/EBU time-code. For show control applications, the unit can generate RS232 and MIDI command strings. It is available with single (LPC1) or dual (LPC2) DMX universe outputs; LPC2 can be linked together via Ethernet to produce a scalable system that synchronizes and shares triggers across the network. It has a built-in Web server for remote network access. The LPC supports color-mixing fixtures, conventional dimmable fixtures/ballasts, and automated moving lights. LPC's embedded processor calculates DMX values in real time in response to defined triggers.
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VL500™ Wash Luminaire
Based upon the Emmy® Award-winning design of the VL5™ Wash luminaire, the VL500™ Wash luminaire is designed with significant performance enhancements. The DICHRO*TUNE™ radial color mixing system employs three sets of 16 radially mounted dichroic blades designed to produce smooth, full spectrum color cross-fades. Sixteen radially mounted diffuser panes control the beam spread and, for additional beam control, may be purchased with any of five interchangeable lens options. All models are designed with natural convection cooling; therefore, the luminaire is virtually silent, making it ideal for television and theatrical productions. At less than 40lbs, the VL500 has a revamped motor control system and an added display with an extended remote function. Further design improvements include re-routing the lamp wire to reduce heat-related stress, more powerful and quiet color and pan/tilt motors, and software controlled color repeatability. The VL500 is available in four base models: VL500, VL500D, VL500 80V, and VL500A.
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The new Jester 12/24 and 24/48 desks can be operated as a simple two-scene preset console, but preset memories can be played back from submasters or a traditional theatrical cue stack. They are well suited for smaller applications. An on-board LCD screen provides all the information necessary for operation, but a monitor port is provided so users can see detailed channel, cue, and submaster data on a single screen. DMX input supports snapshot of all 512 DMX slots into submasters and cues, making it a back-up console or show controller. Standard control interfaces include MIDI, audio input, and remote switch input. A USB port is used for show storage and software updates. DMX slots can be proportionally patched to 12 auxiliary buttons. The range includes three models: Jester 12/24, Jester 12/24 Rack-Mount, and Jester 24/48.
AGOURA HILLS, CA
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WATCHOUT™ Version 3
Dataton's new version of WATCHOUT, the multi-display presentation technology, features a completely new interface. Version 3 also features high-quality show preview-including video playback-in the production software, which is ideal for client demos. WATCHOUT provides sharp resolution using standard computers, projectors, and network technology. It is capable of creating seamless mix of panoramas, video, stills, audio and graphics for theatre, opera, corporate events, trade shows, and more.
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grandMA video v1.1
grandMA video Version 1.1 software is a media server application for off-the-shelf Windows XP computers that integrates programming and control of video, 3D objects, and still images directly into a grandMA control console. Once users load their content, there's almost no need to work at the server, allowing users to locate the hardware where they choose. The two-way Ethernet link supports a full-featured video interface in the console, rather than using one-way DMX data to trigger an isolated video server. The console interface supports content browsing (including movie clip previewing) and thumbnail views in presets. All fixture configuration and content information is automatically transferred between the console and the server. Up to 15 server applications can be supported from a single grandMA console.
AGOURA HILLS, CA
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Hoffend & Sons
Based on Hoffend & Sons award-winning technology, the company developed the Vortek® LT series for venues that need to raise and lower lighting instruments without the use of ladders or lifts. The new Vortek hoist is available in three versions. Vortek LT House Light Hoist is designed to raise and lower house lighting or architectural lighting instruments with 65' of travel. The Vortek LT Front of House or Stage Electric Light Hoist has the ability to span up to 120'; one VLTFOH hoist module eliminates the need for two or even three alternative hoists that are usually required to span distances greater than 50'. The Vortek® LT Television Hoist (VLTTV) can be attached to a standard television studio grid or attached to the ceiling using an optional Vortek® LT tracking system. Hoffend offers this line of hoists for all types of high-ceiling installations where safe access is difficult, since most of these structures do not have the floor stability to support an industrial lift, so high-hanging equipment is often difficult or even impossible to access.
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J. R. Clancy
The SceneControl 500 rigging console gives the scenic designer the ability to create complex movements and preview them with 3D graphics. Each system is customized with a 3D layout of your stage, allowing easy visualization of movements. Users can dynamically vary the viewpoint at their convenience. Two playbacks permit parallel cue streams, with a joystick for speed override. Cues can control several motors, each with their own speed and target for maximum versatility.
J. R. CLANCY
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The Medialon MIP is designed for multimedia playback applications. Suitable for public venues — such as museums, rides, and dynamic signage applications — it operates in a stand alone, plug-and-play mode. It can be configured and programmed via the Web, TCP/IP network, or by Medialon Show Manager. It is compatible with all media including JPEG, MPEG, HD video, Flash, PPT, and HTML pages, it plays media files stored on its hard disk and media accessible via URL links to Web sites or video streams. Several windows can be created, dividing the display screen into independent players. The Web editor enables scrolling text messages to be displayed locally or from afar. By using a touchscreen or keyboard, visitors can interact with content such as Flash files, HTML pages, or PowerPoint presentations. The player is compatible with Windows and TCP/IP network standards.
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Booths #1039, #1045
Developed exclusively for Rose Brand, The Crystal Series are dynamic fabric sculptures that integrate angular and curved forms to create fascinating backdrops that can be used in combinations or alone. The stretch shapes are designed to transform and enliven an event space. The Crystal Series are quick and easy to install; most styles can be floor supported internally from a single pipe and base, or can be rigged from a single hanging point. Constructed from Flame Retardant Spandex, these lightweight shapes collapse easily for shipping.
NEW YORK, NY
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STRATA® Floor System
Wenger Corp. will introduce STRATA® Event Staging and Tent Floor System, which has the ability to create a level platform over any terrain. The STRATA system consists of modular decks and aluminum understructure, capable of elevations ranging from 7" inches up to 10'. Its plywood decking allows holes for pass-through wiring, duct work, or tent poles. A poly-glass decking surface is also available in skid-resistant black or sand, and is chip-resistant, UV-stable, and water-resistant. Wenger has also designed an articulating, leveling foot with an Acme thread that creates exact leveling capability. Available accessories include guard rails, adjustable stairs, transport carts, and cross bracing (required for stages higher than 48").
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HM Electronics, Inc. DX100 Wireless Intercom
HM Electronics' Wireless DX100 Mobile Intercom System provides hands-free communication for multi-purpose use. The DX100 operates outside of UHF and VHF bands, eliminating static and interference. This frequency-hopping spread spectrum system, with digital encryption, prevents unauthorized personnel from hearing or interrupting communication. Both antenna and time diversity are used to locate the strongest signal and ensure clear communication. The DX100 operates in the 2.4GHz frequency band, for worldwide license-free communication. Additional features include voice prompts, such as low battery and out-of-range messages. The system includes a DX100 base station, headsets, DX200 beltpacs with rechargeable batteries and pouches, and a battery charger. The expandable system can work with up to 15 beltpacs with as many as four actively transmitting. The base station user can also unlatch all beltpacs if one of the users has removed it and forgotten to unlatch their transmitter.
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Vertec® DP Series
JBL Professional is now offering networked versions of its JBL Vertec DP Series for the touring and fixed-installation performing arts markets. The VT4888DP 3-way midsize line array element and VT4882DP midsize subwoofer are available with optional network input modules that allow JBL Vertec DP Series systems to link to Harman Professional's new HiQnet System, which includes HiQnet communications protocol and HiQnet System Architect™ software. HiQnet compliance ensures that Vertec DP systems can offer a variety of configuration and monitoring functions, through software control panels that address not only JBL DrivePack-equipped loudspeakers, but also other audio products from Harman Professional companies. VT4888DP-AN and VT4882DP-AN systems feature analog audio XLR inputs with Ethernet connectivity. VT4888DP-CN and VT4882DP-CN models feature digital audio and control on a single cable, are Cobranet™-compatible.
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