INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES CUELINK

Interactive Technologies Inc. launches the CueLink, a new wireless Ethernet bridge that is specifically designed for professional lighting and show control applications. With CueLink, Ethernet-based lighting and other show control data can be wirelessly broadcast in and around an event site with an unprecedented range of up to 5mi. (8km) and an immunity to interference that far surpasses that of 802.11 (WiFi) based products.

CueLink applications are limited only by the imagination of the system designer. Remotely control lighting, audio desks, laser projectors, video switchers, or nearly anything networked via Ethernet, all while enjoying the security provided by the latest in high-reliability wireless data technology.

One of CueLink's most unique and important features is its built-in understanding of many popular lighting and show control protocols, which allows CueLink to intelligently optimize what network traffic should be allowed to cross the wireless link. The user can, for example, specify that only Pathport DMX universes 1, 7, 34, and 56 be broadcast to the remote network.

“CueLink fills a void in our industry for rock-solid wireless Ethernet that 802.11 simply cannot fill,” says Rob Johnston, president and director of engineering for Interactive Technologies. “Adding intelligence to CueLink that allows it to recognize and properly dispatch various lighting and show control protocols in real time is an exciting feature that makes CueLink perform considerably better for entertainment and architectural lighting than any other generic wireless Ethernet solution on the market.” CueLink builds on the company's six years of industry-leading experience with wireless lighting and show control. In 1997, Interactive Technologies introduced the award-winning RadioDMX products to entertainment and architectural lighting. CueLink is available now.
Interactive Technologies, Inc.
Apopka, FL
www.interactive-online.com
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ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY MARQUEE 24/48 CONSOLE

Entertainment Technology's Marquee 24/48 is a powerful lighting console, powered by Horizon software. It is a true tracking console with a clear and concise interface which gets you started writing cues fast. Rather than using multiple screens, it displays a wealth of information on a single screen, allowing the user to know what's going on faster and easier. The flexible hardware design future-proofs main components of the console. The Horizon operating system can be easily upgraded or expanded for additional channels. Expansion ports provide integration with playback masters or stage management wings, which can be located up to 300' away. Designed ACN-ready to keep pace with emerging standards, it uses Ethernet to expand its channel count or provide remote nodes. Because it has Horizon inside, it has an unlimited number of simultaneous fades, unlimited cues, groups, and macros. It has two timed/manual fader pairs, track pad, level wheel, and 48 submasters with individual bump buttons.
Entertainment Technology, a Genlyte Thomas Company
Dallas, TX
www.etdimming.com
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AMERICAN DJ MB DMX MIRROR BALL MOTOR

American DJ has brought the mirror ball into the digital age with the introduction of the MB DMX mirror ball motor, which allows mirror ball movements to be controlled from a DMX controller. This allows control for each mirror ball's speed and direction, turns pinspots on and off in a flash, and incorporates multiple mirror balls into light shows. The MB DMX utilizes two DMX channels: One controls motor speed and direction, and the second turns the pinspots on and off (they can be plugged into two U-ground sockets on the unit). Designed for use with mirror balls up to 20", the unit is compatible with any universal DMX lighting controller. In master/slave mode, up to four MB DMX units can be daisy-chained together for synchronized motor rotation and universal speed, resulting in dramatic visual effects.
American DJ
Los Angeles, CA
www.americandj
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