LIGHTING SOFTWARE



Compu Ware DMX: Elation Professional's new software allows users to use their PC as a DMX-512 lighting controller. Both available versions, Compu Club and Compu Pro, allow point-and-click light-show control of DMX-compatible lighting fixtures. Stand Alone software allows up to 255 scenes created in Compu Ware to be stored in an included USB Box, allowing portable control without a computer. Other features include an onscreen 3D visualizer, hot-key triggering, and multimedia triggering for synching a light show to music. The Compu Pro version additionally offers MIDI in, MIDI out, and DMX in, enabling interfacing with external components. (Elation Professional; Los Angeles; (323) 582-3322; www.elationlighting.com)

POWER SUPPLY



BP30: Designed to eliminate noise and hum stemming from unbalanced AC power lines, Alpha-Core's balanced symmetrical power supply reduces common-mode noise and reactive components by a minimum of 60dB. The unit can handle 1,000W continuous power with input and output voltages of 120V for 60Hz operation, and a 240V, 60Hz version is also available. Four duplex-grounded receptacles provide eight separate outlets, and the BP30's transformer uses a toroidal core construction to reduce loss, electromagnetic interference, and heat. The standard unit is housed in black anodized aluminum, measures 14.5"×9"×3.5", and weighs 26lbs. (Alpha-Core; Bridgeport, Conn.; (800) 836-5920; www.alphacore.com)

POWER AMPLIFIER



PowerLight 6.0 II: QSC Audio Products introduces the PL 6.0 II power amplifier, a new addition to its PowerLight series designed for professional touring, permanent installations, and other sound-reinforcement applications requiring high levels of sustained power. The amplifier uses QSC's PowerWave switching power supply technology and its proprietary DataPort for remote computer control and DSP. The PL 6.0 II delivers 3,500W/channel @ 2ohms, 2,200W/channel @ 4ohms, and 1300W/channel @ 8ohms (EIA rated). The unit also includes unique clip-tracking circuitry that provides instant recovery and maintains constant damping. For setting and resetting levels, the PL6.0 II provides detented gain controls with 2dB steps. (QSC Audio; Costa Mesa, Calif.; (800) 854-4079; www.qscaudio.com)

RENTAL STAGING PROJECTOR



Roadster X9 and S9: Christie Digital Systems' new line of three-chip DLP rental staging projectors feature advanced inverse telecine (3:2 pull down) digital processing, and optional networking functionality. The Roadster X9 and S9 weigh 99lbs. and, the manufacturer claims, deliver 8500 ANSI lumens output in true XGA (1024×768) or SXGA (1280×1024) resolution. The projectors, housed in a compact chassis, use 1,500W Xenon CERMAX illumination and are outfitted with Christie's proprietary Intelligent Lens System for automatic recall of lens position. An eyebolt kit comes standard with each projector for easy fly setup. (Christie Digital Systems; Cypress, Calif.; (800) 407-7727; www.christiedigital.com)

LCD PROJECTOR



LV-7355: Canon USA's new ultracompact projector offers heightened versatility, allowing users to project a 100in. image from 9.2ft., approximately 4ft. closer than its predecessor. Without increasing power consumption or shortening lamp life, Canon's Turbo Bright System boosts the LV-7355's brightness from 1900 to 2200 ANSI lumens at the touch of a button. Supported display standards are native XGA (1024×768), SXGA, SVGA, and VGA, and inputs include component, S-Video, and RCA terminals. A 1.5X motorized ultra-wide zoom lens is also standard. Optional is Canon's LV-WI01 wireless imager for transfer of images from a laptop or PC to the projector. (Canon USA; Lake Success, N.Y.; (800) 652-2666; www.usa.canon.com)

FLIGHT CASES



Quentor Q-Fix Cases: Quentor's new line of flight cases benefit from a new, patented construction system that emphasizes strength and quality assembly. Q-Fix Cases are available in standard or custom-built sizes in a variety of styles and colors. The Q-Fix product line includes specialized cases designed for lighting, cameras, and other A/V equipment. Quentor Q-Fix cases are shipped either ready-assembled or as a flat-pack system. (Quentor; Norwich, England; +44 (0)1603 7217604; www.quentor.com)

VIDEO PROCESSOR



CenterStage CS-2: Focus Enhancements' new, high-resolution, video processor is designed with high-end plasma and projection display applications in mind. Added features include a time base corrector, standard DVI/HDCP, RGBS inputs, rackmount hardware, and BNC analog video connectors. The CS-2 functions as a resolution multiplier and upscales video to popular VESA (640×480p 60Hz, 640×480p 75Hz, 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024, and 1280×768), HDTV, and plasma resolutions. Inputs include composite, S-Video, YPrPb, RGB, RGBS, 480/576p, DVI, and DVI/HDCP. Both CenterStage models have 4:3, 16:9, and anamorphic aspect ratios and support 3:2/2:2 pull-down detection and correction. The user may control the CS-2 by infrared remote, RS-232, or front-panel backlit switches. (Focus Enhancements; Campbell, Calif.; (408) 866-8300; www.focusinfo.com)

PLASMA DISPLAY STAND



Plinth: Premier Mounts' latest plasma display adapter features a sleek design with a silver powder-coat finish, a low-profile base, and adjoining supporting poles covered in a flush-mounted fascia for cable concealment. Available in two heights — 42in. (PSD-PL42) and 60in. (PSD-PL60) — the Plinth stand accommodates optional shelving (PSD-SHP) and is compatible with all Premier Mounts PSM and Clevis CTM series plasma mounts. For complete installation, mount is required. (Premier Mounts; Brea, Calif.; (800) 398-9700; www.premiermounts.com)

LCD PROJECTOR



L713V: Luxeon's latest addition to its product line, the L713V, is an SVGA LCD projector that delivers, the company claims, 1300 ANSI lumens and a 250:1 contrast ratio. The 7.2lb. projector features manual zoom and focus, 15-degree digital keystone correction, 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, a 2,000-hour lamp, and a USB port. The L713V is compatible with VESA, SVGA, VGA, PAL, SECAM, and RGBHV image sources. Also included: a wireless remote control, laser pointer, 3W speakers, a security lock, and a soft carrying case. (Luxeon; North Irvine, Calif.; (949) 955-2188; www.luxeonusa.com)