With 5- or 10-button wall stations, SmartLink offers remote control of presets and sequences in SmartLink-enabled products like SmartPack Wall Mount and SmartSwitch. It can also be used to link SmartPack dimmers together, operating presets and sequences across all units. This combined functionality makes it well-suited for use in restaurants, schools, churches, and conference rooms, and lobby lighting in smaller theatres and public spaces. Using a topology-free, two-wire network, it can be connected in any way and is configured without the need for special tools.
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Pharos Lighting Playback Controller
The Pharos LPC bridges the gap between entertainment and architectural lighting for users in retail, themed, or architectural environments. Pharos LPC is a solid-state, fit-and-forge solution for control of color mixing fixtures, conventional fixtures and ballasts, and moving lights using either DMX or DALI protocols. Users create programming on any Windows or Mac PC using Pharos Designer software and then download it to the installed units via Ethernet or USB. The timeline-based software incorporates pixel-mapping functionality allowing LED arrays to display video clips. It also has full support for automated lights. Shows can also be simulated offline for off-site programming. The comprehensive range of triggering options (including contact closures, RS232, real-time and astronomical clock) makes integration within complex themed presentations straightforward. It is distributed by TMB.
PHAROS ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS LIMITED
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Smart AV Elite Series Smart Console
Winner of the 2005 NAB Award for Innovation in Media, the Elite Series Smart Console is designed to meet the requirements of mixing large numbers of audio sources in high-pressure situations. Through a touch-sensitive arc that spans the console, operators can bring up to 96 channels directly to their fingertips. Users simply touch the arc strip and the desired channels immediately appear at their fingertips. As many as 800 previously out-of-reach controls can be placed in front of the operator. This control surface also provides broadcasters and post-production users a choice of signal processing engine or workstation. The Smart Console reduces the physical activity, eye strain, and time to perform typical mix tasks. It is available in 48- and 96-channel configurations. Consoles can be fitted with up to 24 channel strips and an optional Post Panel. The console interfaces via an open Ethernet protocol to a number of signal processing and routing devices. It also allows collections of subsystems to be controlled together. ATI distributes the Elite Series consoles in North America.
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Lectrosonics SM Wireless Transmitter
With its new SM (“Super Mini”) — a high-powered, compandor-free wireless transmitter measuring 2.25"×1 7/8"×5/8" — Lectrosonics has designed what it calls the smallest professional audio wireless transmitter on the market. Delivering 107dB signal-to-noise ratio and flat frequency response to 20kHz, Lectrosonics' patent-pending Digital Hybrid Wireless technology uses both 24-bit digital audio and analog FM signal transmission methods to encode a digital signal into a robust analog format for transmission over a UHF FM carrier. SM's receiver captures the signal, and DSP circuitry recreates the original digital audio. This system delivers digital audio quality combined with the spectrum efficiency and the long range of optimized FM wireless systems. Operating on one AA battery, which provides over four hours of operation, the SM features 100mW of transmitting power, compatibility emulation modes, and an LCD for frequency and audio level adjustment. A TA5M 5-pin input jack is wired to a newly developed audio input circuit and is compatible with electret lavalier mikes, dynamic mikes, and line level signals. SM has added RF power for greater resistance interference. Its frequency agility (256 channels) permit use with a variety of pre-existing analog receivers. The SM weighs 2.8 oz. with battery.
RIO RANCHO, NM
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MXL V6 Silicon Valve™ Mike
V6 Silicon Valve solid-state microphone is a large diaphragm, pressure-gradient condenser mike that provides the clarity of sound similar to that produced by vintage tube microphones. The design of the V6 employs solid-state FET amplifier to simulate what tubes do naturally. The result is a silky sound that, until now, was achievable only by vacuum tubes. The V6 employs a large diaphragm (0.98") with transformer-balanced output. As a solid-state microphone, the V6 requires no external power supply, nor does it take much time to warm up — as most tube mikes do.
MARSHALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
EL SEGUNDO, CA
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Meyer Sound MICA Loudspeaker
The MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker is the latest addition to the MILO family of loudspeakers. Smaller than the original MILO loudspeaker, MICA is designed for small venues that cannot support the weight or size of MILO. The MICA loudspeaker provides 100° of horizontal coverage and produces high output levels, up to 138dB SPL peak, with exceptionally flat phase and frequency response over its frequency range of 60Hz to 18kHz. The system's new components were designed specifically for it. The low and low-mid frequencies are generated by two high-power neodymium magnet 10” cone drivers in a two-way arrangement. The high-frequency section uses two 3” diaphragm compression drivers coupled to a horn that provides constant directivity in the horizontal plane while controlling vertical coverage with Meyer Sound's REM® ribbon emulation manifold. All transducers in the new system are driven by an on-board, 4-channel class AB/H amplifier with 3375W of true burst RMS output power. Meyer Sound's RMS® remote monitoring system and QuickFly® rigging hardware are included. MICA measures 41.4" × 13.4" × 17.8" and weighs 153lbs; up to 18 MICA loudspeakers can be flown in a single array.
MEYER SOUND LABORATORIES, INC.
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Revolving Stage Revolve Solve
The Revolving Stage Company's Revolve Solve encoder package makes programmable revolving stages available “off the shelf.” The encoder package connects the revolving stage to a PC or laptop via a Windows-based program, and the stages can be pre-set for pinpoint positioning; unlimited sequenced movement; and positional activation of DMX controlled lighting, sound, stage effects, periodic movement, and pauses. Revolving Stage Company stages are assembled from lightweight aluminium tubes and plywood decks. Their design means that even the largest diameter stages can be assembled quickly. The stages can run on uneven floors with no effect on performance and will not damage or mark floors. Revolving stages are available from 47.24"-39.37' in diameter. Double revolves, ring revolves scenery, and custom builds are also available.
THE REVOLVING STAGE COMPANY
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SurgeX Advanced Series Mode
SurgeX re-engineered 1U surge protectors and power conditioners feature new Advanced Series Mode™ surge suppression and proprietary power-conditioning technologies, such as Impedance Tolerant® EMI/RFI filtering, inrush current elimination, and catastrophic over/under-voltage shutdown. Advanced Series Mode technology is the latest generation of SurgeX's Series Mode circuitry, which uses an inductor as the primary surge-suppression component to intercept and contain destructive surge energy. Unlike other approaches, Advanced Series Mode technology does not rely on metal-oxide varistors (MOVs) as a sacrificial component. It stops multiple surges of up to 6000V and unlimited surge current without producing ground contamination or common-mode disturbances and has zero let-through voltage. There are five 1U models, each with application-specific features such as remote turn on, front panel lighting, or compatibility with 240V systems.
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Road Ready Cases Onyx Mixer Cases
Road Ready Cases launched three new mixer cases for the Pro Audio market: the RRONYX1220 for the Mackie Onyx 1220 12-Channel mixer, the RRONYX1620 for the Mackie Onyx 1620 16-Channel mixer, and the RRONYX1640 for the Mackie Onyx 1620 16-Channel/4 Buss mixer. The cases feature a heavy-duty, removable, latched cover with Road Ready's No-Pressure design to protect mixer controls. Their low-profile base allows access to the rear connection panel without removing the mixer from the case. Other features include stackable ball corners, double anchor industrial rivets, recessed industrial-grade latches, recessed spring loaded handles, and tongue-and-groove locking fit.
ROAD READY CASES
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Robe Show Lighting MediaHub 2X4 DT
This is a media server located inside the base of Robe's ColorSpot 575AT, making it easy to rig onto a truss or wherever else needed. It has four parallel outputs that send the video content to plasma screens or via LCD displays, projectors, and display devices of any other type. It combines two digital gobo layers with a selection of up to 255 video clips or images per layer. Each gobo layer has an effect channel, individual X and Y positioning and scaling, and rotating and indexing with continuous rotation. There is also gobo layer transparency for smooth gobo layer cross-fading. Supported image and video file types are: MPEG1, MPEG2, PNG, and BMP.
ROBE SHOW LIGHTING
ROZNOV POD RADHOSTEM,
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Studer v.3.5 Software
Version 3.5 of the core software for Studer's digital Vista series and D950 consoles includes the new CueList facility, which allows a series of cues to be listed and sorted, that may contain a snapshot of console settings and MIDI commands to trigger events. Other new functions within version 3.5 include fast editing of snapshots and the possibility to overwrite or trim individual console parameters on multiple snapshots at a time. New facilities aimed specifically at the live broadcast market are the “audio follows video” feature and native support of external control of the console matrix. Using the software with Harman's HiQnet™ networking system is preferred as this enables the console to act as central cue management for an entire audio system. HiQnet's System Architect software may also be run directly from the console surface. HiQnet allows the networking of various Harman audio components and allows their control from a central spot, such as a tablet PC or the Vista console. MIDI Show Control-compatible software may also be used to control the cue list window.
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Grass Valley Turbo iDDR
Part of the Grass Valley™ ProLine, the Turbo™ iDDR (intelligent digital disk recorder) is designed for event, corporate, institutional, and worship production. Smaller than a typical broadcast tape deck at 3 RU high, the Turbo iDDR can hold 10 to 40 hours of storage, perform the work of up to three VTRs, and can capture and deliver complex content in multiple formats — including compressed high-definition video. Users can control its features via a touchscreen interface or with a standard PC. The Turbo iDDR is designed for ProAV environments. It can be used as a tape-free presentation and media-delivery network. Users can also easily integrate the Turbo system with nonlinear editors and off-the-shelf network-attached storage (NAS) systems. Changes can be made in the event's structure in real time. With import and export capabilities, the Turbo iDDR supports QuickTime files, Windows Media Video files, and MPEG-2 and still graphic formats. It also offers standard connectivity technologies, including DVI outputs and Gigabit Ethernet topologies. The Turbo iDDR leverages computer/video-centric components such as IEEE 1394 FireWire-based camcorders, VTRs, and conventional removable media such as CD-ROM and DVD drives, and external USB devices. It supports HD video and SD video, and can play SD and HD on the same channel.
NEVADA CITY, CA
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