Coemar is introducing a new product range utilizing its LED technology. The flexible ParLite LED improves color changing abilities: colors are generated by a convergent RGB color system with four different built-in automatic programs of color changing and fading. It reduces power consumption and has a lamp life of 100,000 hours. It features 36 LED luxeon, 1W each; full range dimming; 10° to 110° zoom with manual adjustment of the beam in spot, medium, and flood position; synchronized master/slave; and DMX512 and bi-directional communication protocol. Effect features include electronic strobe with synchronized or random effect. Lenses and front filters to adjust the projection angle are available on request.
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Studio Due XS1200
The Studio Due XS1200 is a fully loaded 1200W moving head spot with dual rotating gobo wheels, 17° to 27° optical zoom, two prisms, three frost options, two color wheels, color correction, iris and shutter. The 5-pin DMX input is optically isolated and power is self switching from 95V to 260V-47/63Hz. It can utilize either a 575W, 700W, or 1200W lamp providing flexibility and system matching. The lamp supply is self switching making only the physical lamp change necessary. There-fore, the fixture can be utilized in any application from short throw to arena use with a simple lamp change-out. Techni-Lux distributes Studio Due exclusively in the US.
ORLANDO, FL WWW.TECHNI-LUX.COM
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Custom Colors For ChromaStrip2
Part of Pulsar's ChromaRange, the ChromaStrip2 is now available in custom color LED configurations, including white. The custom colors are available in single and triple populations. In the single population, a single LED color is provided at the same intensity as a single channel of the standard RGB ChromaStrip2. This option is cost effective when single-color applications are required at light levels produced by the existing strip. The triple population option provides a single LED color at three times the intensity of a single channel of the standard RGB ChromaStrip2. Pulsar's ChromaZone provides power and single channel dimmable control for both options: up to 3.6m can be driven from each ChromaZone output during single population and up to 1.2m can be driven from each ChromaZone output for the triple population. Custom ChromaStrips need a four-week lead time and are subject to a minimum order of 12 pieces.
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LCD Multimedia Projectors & RE-455X
Canon's new LCD Multimedia Projectors (LV-7245, LV-7240, and LV-X5) provide 2500 ANSI lumens, 2100 ANSI lumens, and 1500 ANSI lumens, respectively. The new projectors have a short throw distance capable of projecting a 100" image from only 9.8' away. With a 400:1 contrast ratio and a high-quality adjustable 1.2x zoom lens, they output high-quality XGA (1024×768) resolution imagery and also support UXGA (1600×1200) and SXGA (1280×1024) resolution through high-quality compression. Versatile display options include Wall Color Correction, seven different surface adjustments (blackboard, light yellow, light green, light blue, sky blue, light rose, and pink), and Automatic Keystone Adjustment, which corrects the image up to +/-30° vertically when the projector is not centered. For faster set up and breakdown, Quick Start allows the projector to be used in about nine seconds and Quick Cooling cools the projector in approximately 30 seconds. Quiet Mode reduces fan noise to only 30dB for the LV-7245 and LV-7240, and 28dB for the LV-X5. Connections include S-Video, Composite, Component (via an optional cable), two VGA input terminals, one VGA output terminal; and audio input and output. Providing the perfect match for this new trio of Multimedia Projectors is Canon's new RE-455X Visualizer, an XGA-resolution document camera built to capture paper-based documents or 3D objects. The Visualizer features One-Shot Autofocus, a 12x power zoom lens for detailed image capture, adjustable twin fluorescent lamps, auto and manual exposure and white balance, and a White Paper mode to optimize the quality of text documents. The RE-455X Visualizer offers an RS-232C terminal for connecting to control systems, and weighs approximately 20.7lbs.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY
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ArKaos VJ 3.5
The latest version of ArKaos' video jockey software, ArKaos VJ 3.5, adds FreeFrame plug-ins support, Firewire video output, a new automation mode, and a new positional effect. Lighting designers can use this software as a media server remote controlled from their lighting console. To accommodate high-end DMX consoles, ArKaos now implements an additional DMX fixture-based control protocol. In this mode the DMX controls are split into several layers, for each of which, pre-assigned parameters allow easy selection and control of visuals and effects. The FreeFrame support enables VJ users to access a vast library of third party effect plug-ins. VJ 3.5 comes with 42 FreeFrame effects. The Firewire connection (Mac & PC) provides real-time video output for the recording of live performance and connection to digital mixers. With the positional effect, users can control the position of visuals on a 3D plane and move it anywhere on the screen through DMX controllers. The application is fully compatible with the latest versions of Mac OS X 10.4.x, Mac OS 9.x, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. The full version of ArKaos VJ 3.5 DMX is available from the website or from the ArKaos distribution network. An evaluation version can be downloaded at www.arkaos.net/vj_dmx/ (21 days, fully functional).
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The ScreenPRO II High Resolution Seamless Switcher is a multi-layer video display system that combines seamless switching with a variety of flexible video effects for live event staging and fixed installation applications. Appropriate for use whenever multiple video sources must be seamlessly switched, it uses four image layers (unscaled background, up to two scaled PIPs or keys, and an unscaled downstream key) to produce effects, including transitioning backgrounds, transitioning PIPs, wipes, dissolves, and keys. Additional features include native high-resolution background channels independent of the PIP/KEY processing channels; 10-bit processing; 1:1 pixel sampling; motion adaptive de-interlacing (SD and HD); 3:2 and 2:2 pull down detect; image cropping; aspect ratio correction; low video delay; Z-order control; and look-ahead preview.
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XTA Electronics DP428 audio management system is a digital signal processor with powerful control options. The DP428 offers 4×8 matrix capability and 48dB crossover slopes. There are four inputs, each offering gain control, a 28-band graphic EQ, eight filters, and a delay. Eight outputs each have gain control, polarity switching, delay, high/low pass filtering, and up to nine filters. Any input can be routed to any combination of outputs, plus all ins and outs can be phase-adjusted in 2° steps. Two types of crossover are available, and users have a choice of 6, 12, 18, 24, or 48dB per octave roll-off. Two-stage RMS and Clip/D-max limiters are available. Digitally, the DP428 supports internal sample rates up to 96kHz and can accept external sample rates to 192kHz. AES/EBU inputs are standard on the DP428. Due to the increased power and capability provided by the DP428, XTA has also updated their AudioCore PC remote control software. Up to 128 DP428s can be networked together and centrally controlled via AudioCore, using common XLR cables. For wireless control, XTA's Walkabout Kit allows access to the system from anywhere in the venue.
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HM Electronics, Inc.
DX100 Wireless Mobile Intercom
The HM Electronics, Inc. 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, allowing for worldwide license-free communication. Additional features include voice prompts, such as audible 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. The unit operates on six AA batteries.
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Harman Pro Group
HiQnet System Architect
The HiQnet System Architect configuration and control software for Harman Pro's HiQnet audio systems is a Windows-based application that provides a unified platform for system design and operation of all audio devices in the signal chain from microphone to speaker. It eliminates the need for disparate operating systems or multiple control and configuration applications. Written on plug-in architecture, System Architect will enable drivers for future Harman Pro audio technologies to be easily installed. It adheres to the Universal Plug and Play standard and enables HiQnet devices and control PCs to automatically recognize and accept IP and HiQnet addresses. The system has been engineered to traverse any cable type including Ethernet and USB and Firewire, but the initial applications are all Ethernet. Theatres, sporting arenas, or live and touring sound systems can all benefit from the System Architect's features, including: unified layout of on-screen product configuration; preset configuration of an entire system of products across multiple brands and product classes; common configuration and recall of networked audio-routing; custom control panel creation featuring controls from multiple brands; unified event logging and error reporting; dedicated mode for tablet PC operation. A configurable cue list within Studer Vista 8 allows simple recall of presets on all connected HiQnet devices. HiQnet System Architect is available for download at harmanpro.com.
HARMAN PRO GROUP
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
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Soundvision Venue Database
L-Acoustics has inaugurated the Soundvision Venue Database for its Soundvision 3D sound design program, which operates in real time and is dedicated to the modeling of L-Acoustics products. The Venue Database allows audio engineers to download venue data from the L-Acoustics website (www.l-acoustics.com) and then immediately incorporate their given speaker configuration in the pre-modeled venue. Available only to Soundvision software owners, the database consists of Soundvision.SVS room data files, organized according to venue name, city, and country. L-Acoustics created the Database to give sound designers and touring engineers the ability to share information and obtain more accurate and predictable results with a higher level of overall system performance. Using the Database, system design can be optimized according to the specific venue geometry, allowing sound designers to fine tune system coverage, stereo imaging, and SPL distribution throughout the audience. Physical installation parameters are also determined in advance, allowing for more efficient on-site installation.
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The SKM 5200 is the latest handheld wireless transmitter in the company's 5000 Series. It may be paired with a choice of six Sennheiser and two Neumann (super-cardioid and cardioid) interchangeable microphone heads to accommodate stage, broadcast, and recording environments. The choice of interchangeable Sennheiser heads includes five condensers and one dynamic, with omni-directional, cardioid, wide cardioid or super-cardioid pick-up patterns. The SKM 5200 features Sennheiser's HiDyn plus™ noise reduction system, and users can switch sensitivity in 1dB steps. The SKM 5200 offers two channel banks, one fixed and one variable, for easy frequency selection. The fixed bank may be ordered with 20 pre-set frequencies to quickly integrate the transmitter into existing RF environments. Users may program up to 20 UHF frequencies, in 5kHz steps, into the variable bank. Settings can easily be modified using a multi-function switch. A backlit LC display indicates all audio and RF settings, and an automatic lock mode avoids accidental changes. The transmitter's LCD indicates battery charge status, which is also transmitted to suitable receivers, ensuring reliable and continuous performance. The SKM 5200 offers more than eight hours of continuous operation using the rechargeable battery pack or standard alkaline batteries.
OLD LYME, CT
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Rack-Mount Power Factor Pro R
Furman Sound's new Power Factor Pro R is an enhanced single-space, rack-mount version of its Power Factor Pro floor/stage power conditioner. The new Power Factor Pro R includes nine outlets and a BNC connector for attaching a 12V rack-illuminating gooseneck lamp. It features Furman's Power Factor Correction technology, which lowers the AC line impedance supplied by wall outlets and reserves a current surplus of over 45A for extreme transient power demands and provides a minimum of 3A of continuous current reserve. Power Factor Correction is coupled with Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+), which combines three filtering and protection circuits. Linear Filtering Technology™ suppresses noise consistently across the entire dynamic range. Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) clamps and dissipates damaging transient voltages without sacrificing itself. Power Factor Pro R's Extreme Voltage Shutdown circuitry protects against accidental connections to 208 or 240VAC by shutting off the incoming power until the overvoltage condition is corrected. The Power Factor Pro R is rated for 12A and has a 20-segment voltmeter that displays the incoming line voltage.
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Medialon MIP (Multimedia Interactive Player) is capable of playing any type of media and operates in stand alone, plug-and-play mode. Especially designed for multimedia playback applications, Medialon MIP is ideal for public venues, such as dynamic signage applications. It can be configured and programmed via the Internet, TCP/IP network, Web browser or by Medialon Show Manager. Compatible with all media (including JPEG, MPEG, HD video, Flash, PPT, and HTML), it plays media files stored on its hard disk and media accessible via Web sites or video streams. Users can create several windows, dividing the display screen into independent players. Scrolling text messages can be displayed locally or from afar for visitors' information. By using a touchscreen or keyboard, visitors can interact with Medialon MIP content, such as Flash files, HTML pages, or PowerPoint presentations. An optional GPI accessory provides relay outputs for analog device control. Medialon MIP's integrated sequence and playlist editor helps to schedule media playback, visitor interactivity, screen remote, and automatic power on/off. Log files are generated daily and stored for activity and status reporting. When connected to a LAN, log files can be transmitted automatically via email for archiving. Medialon MIP is compatible with Windows and TCP/IP network administration standard.
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Liberty Wire & Cable EZStage
EZStage is a versatile new six-port portable Audio Snake stage box developed for rental and staging applications. It is designed to mate with Liberty's EZLINX™ bulk cable and expand the capabilities of Liberty's Audio Snake items. The box's modular design allows EZSTAGE units to snap together. A custom box can be created with up to six ports supporting six channels, each requiring its own specific bulk cable link. EZSTAGE also utilizes a common ground for the six channels.
LIBERTY WIRE & CABLE
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Series 400 Power and Signal Distribution System
The patent-pending PRG Series 400™ Power and Signal Distribution System is designed to reduce setup time as it integrates power, DMX, and Ethernet data through a single custom-designed trunk cable. The data system includes Ethernet switches with the ability to route any DMX universe to any DMX output connector in the system, along with complete electrical isolation. As a result, lighting systems can better accommodate the growing need for data and use less cable, and technicians can re-route signals from the user menus without making physical changes to the system. The Series 400 is modular and consists of a rolling rack unit that accepts 120V or 208V 12-channel breaker modules, 120V or 208V breakout boxes, and trunk cables available in 25', 50', and 100'. One rolling rack supports up to 72 fixtures and is available in three different power models for use in the North America, Japan, and Europe. The custom-designed trunk cables have connectors that are rugged, water resistant, and feature quarter-turn connections. Ethernet cable standards call for a maximum working length over copper of 300', but the Series 400 custom trunk cable extends the working length to 500'.
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Metallic Acrylic Sheets
The Acriglas® Metallic series of acrylic sheets is designed to emulate the look of bright dipped brushed anodized aluminum. The Metallics come in 12 standard colors and range in thickness from 1/8" to 1/2". Sheet sizes are limited to 4'×4' (46"×50" actual) in brushed finish, and 4'×6' in matte finish. Unlike aluminum, this product does not crimp or oxidize and does not require a substrate or edge banding. It can be produced in any custom metallic color without the large minimums required for custom anodizing. Acriglas® Metallics acrylic sheets can be drilled, routed, laser cut, glued, formed, hot stamped, and silk-screened like any other acrylic sheet. Sheets can be custom cut or configured to meet all specifications and are ideal for use with lighting and architectural applications where tempered glass is not a practical material choice.
JERSEY CITY, NJ
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Innovate Show Controls
BlueLite X1 Software Version 1.2
Version 1.2 of the BlueLite X1's downloadable software supports up to 16 DMX universes (8,192 channels). Existing BlueLite X1 users may add additional universes to their standard four universe (2,048 channel) systems in four universe increments. As with the original X1, there are no restrictions on channel usage or fixture counts. Version 1.2 also includes full compatibility with LewLight's Capture 3.0, the CAD and visualization program. Version 1.2's support for Capture 3.0 is via LewLight's CITP protocol, allowing Capture to be run on the same Windows 2000/XP machine as the BlueLite X1 or on two separate machines connected via LAN. In addition to basic DMX data exchange, version 1.2 supports more advanced CITP options. Therefore, features like Capture's auto focus of moving fixtures to be reflected on the X1, and fixture selections on the X1 to be visually indicated on the Capture CAD and Live views.
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Main Light Soft-LED With Catalyst
Main Light Industries is offering High End Systems Catalyst™ software for their Soft-LED™ drapery. This combination provides more visual options for use on the theatrical stage, concert tour, or trade show. Main Light provides the Catalyst Xpress as the standard media server for Soft-LED drapery. The Catalyst is packaged with Apple Mac-Minis and installed into Main Light video processor racks or independent Main Light server systems. Main Light can provide Catalyst Pro for more demanding applications. Main Light customers must ask for the Catalyst option when purchasing Soft-LED drapery. Catalyst Xpress allows users to combine the effects of lighting with digital media. It offers most of the features of Catalyst Pro software, but with one output rather than two.
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