Barco SLM R9+ Performer
Barco has unveiled the new compact SLM R9+ Performer projector that, with its compact form-factor, SXGA+ resolution and 9000 Ansi lumen light-output, is designed to be a cost-effective solution to the 8K-10K lumen market segment. The unit features extended lamp lifetime of typically 1,250 hours, additional dust filters that reduce sensitivity to dust and other external contamination, and continued compatibility with existing TLD lenses. Specifically designed for the rental and staging environments, the SLM R9+ Performer projector combines state-of-the-art DLP™ technology from Texas Instruments with Barco's electronics, optics, and mechanical design. The SLM R9+ is fully compatible with the TLD lens range and features a modular structure, which allows greater access to serviceable parts, an interlocking design for direct stacking and hanging as well as an integrated, no-fuss rigging system.
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
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Toshiba LED Video Screens
The Display Media Division of Toshiba Transport Engineering, Inc. has unveiled a significant product line expansion for the North American and European markets, which includes three new LED screens and the company's first all-digital LED video processor. Built using the same core technology as the existing Techno-rainbow line, the TR2006R 6mm versatile indoor surface mount display (SMD), newly designed TR2010ES 10mm indoor/outdoor SMD module, and TRV2025GC 25mm low-cost outdoor display all join the series. Toshiba's first all-digital video processor, the new TRLC1050, is specifically designed for use with the entire Technorainbow LED line. The TR2006R 6mm SMD is an indoor modular LED screen that can be built on a convex, concave, or combination curve along the horizontal axis for flexibility and maximum impact indoors. A complementary version of Toshiba's indoor/outdoor TR2010E 10mm LED display, the new TR2010ES 10mm SMD offers brightness and vivid color with the addition of an extreme 170° viewing angle, making it the perfect choice for high-traffic environments or locations with extremely large audiences. The TRV2025GC 25mm low-cost, high-resolution Technovirtual LED is geared to outdoor applications where larger screens are required, such as mobile trucks, outdoor concerts, and fixed installations like stadiums and billboards. The TRV2025GC offers a 12.5mm visual resolution via a new proprietary, all-digital virtual processing technology at a price point that is about half the cost of discrete 15mm technology.
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ChamSys MagicQ PC Software
The ChamSys line of MagicQ consoles allows simultaneous control of lighting, video, LED, and lasers from one console, and is especially suited to controlling media servers and associated control parameters through eight separate encoder wheels. The new PC version of the MagicQ consoles, MagicQ PC, comes in software form and is free to download from ChamSys' website. It sports exactly the same functionality as the consoles, and unlike other PC-based software it is not limited to being an off-line editor — it outputs six universes just like the MagicQ consoles. With standard Ethernet to DMX boxes / DMX interface dongles, you have a complete Hog PC style lighting desk from your laptop. For extra control you can connect the MagicQ PC wing via USB.
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Daktronics ProTour LED Video System
Daktronics has introduced the ProTour LED modular video system, which features user-friendly control software, lightweight panels and a zero-noise panel design. The modular display — currently available in 6, 8, and 10 mm pixel pitches for indoor applications and 10, 12, 15, and 20 mm pixel pitches for outdoors — is designed for touring events, sporting events, conventions, and expositions, as well as religious gatherings. The ultra-light ProTour panel weighs less than 25lbs. The unique architecture allows flexible configuration to create displays of any size or shape. Redundant panel-to-panel signal optimizes system reliability and display diagnostics provide active monitoring of display operation and troubleshooting support. If a panel is damaged during an event, its quick-release latches and simplistic cabling enable technicians to install a new panel in seconds. Featuring the latest advancements in 3-in-1 surface-mount device (SMD) LEDs, ProTour technology boasts 4.3 trillion colors.
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d&b Rope C Software
Rope C from d&b audiotechnik is a PC-based graphical drag-and-drop user interface enabling total control of d&b systems through a screen-based virtual surface. The newly introduced Version 1 of Rope C allows the D12 and E-PAC amplifiers to be controlled and monitored via their CAN-Bus interfaces. Rope C Version 1 allows systems to be remotely configured and gives central access to the user-definable EQ and delay functions through a graphical interface. Operating elements for all the D12 and E-PAC loudspeaker specific configurations can easily be incorporated into an application from the internal library. ROPE C can interrogate a system of D12s and E-PACs and then create a list of the connected devices. From this list, a user can construct a dedicated application to control and monitor elements of the system as required. Amplifier functions can be grouped, while presets and system configurations can be saved for later retrieval. Applications may also be created and prepared in advance without the system being connected.
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Soundcraft GB4 Console
Soundcraft has unveiled the GB4, a dual-mode, four-bus mixing console, which utilizes the GB30 mic preamps and EQ designed by founder Graham Blyth for the company's 30th anniversary. Designed for mid-sized fixed installations, such as clubs, theatres, and houses of worship, as well as regional touring sound systems, the board is available in 12- to 40-mono-channel frame sizes, each with two full-featured stereo channels. The desk sports an eye-catching appearance that is a direct nod to the recent MH4, MH3, and LX7ii consoles, and its dual-mode topology, similarly borrowed from the MH Series desks, allows it to be used on FOH or monitor duties, with fader control of group or auxiliary outputs. Although largely conventional in layout, the GB4 does have some unique mechanical features. The rugged steel chassis has a sloping rear connector panel so that it is easier to configure from the front of the desk, while the integral power supply has a link option for an external back-up PSU. Four mute groups allow several channels to be muted simultaneously, while another unique facility is the limiter on a set of dedicated record outputs making it easier to create a stereo recording of the mix.
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Studer Vista 8 Digital Console
Studer has unveiled the Vista 8 digital live production console. Built on the platform of the Vista 6 and 7, the Vista 8 similarly incorporates Studer's Vistonics” user interface, but this time has expanded the concept to provide increased output metering and control. Metering facilities on the newest Vista desk have been extended with 48 assignable meters. Another important facility for theatre operations is the advanced matrix functionality that enables the user to not only assign master channels to the matrix outputs but also assign an input channel directly to a matrix output. The Vista 8's completely redesigned central control bay has 12 motorized faders and a Vistonics TFT screen with 40 rotary controls, which provide directly accessible level controls for up to 52 audio paths, including master, group, or matrix outputs. The new “reverse operation” feature enables the operator to rapidly identify all channels contributing to any master bus and adjust levels instantly. The two faders on the right of the control bay are dedicated as grand masters, and the other 10 faders line up with the 40 rotary controls, as in the channel bays, so that their associated pushbuttons enable SOLO/PFL, MUTE and TALK to each master output.
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Sennheiser HSP Series Headsets
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation has designed the new HSP2 (omni) and the HSP4 (cardioid) headsets with integrated windscreens. Designed for broadcast, theatre, and touring applications, this new headset line is unobtrusive, rugged and lightweight. The headsets are constructed of beta titanium materials and features an ergonomic, 1.1mm diameter, and fully adjustable boom arm, mountable on either side. Both headsets are fully compatible with the new Sennheiser intelligent MZA900P in-line pre-amp with dual-color LEDs that report the status of the cable and phantom power. The HSP2 headset is outfitted with the MKE Platinum omni-directional capsule for optimized treble and bass response and easily handles sound pressure levels of up to 142dB. The hermetically sealed capsule and “umbrella” diaphragm protects the microphone against moisture. The cardioid HSP4 headset uses a newly designed cardioid version of the MKE Platinum capsule.
NEW LYME, CT
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Nexo NX242 Digital Tdcontroller
Nexo's new NX242 Digital Tdcontroller is an advanced proprietary processor that provides crossover, driver protection, and system alignment for the entire range of NEXO cabinets, ideal for high-quality audio networking using the EtherSound protocol, through its NXtension Expander Board. Through use of the optional NXtension Expander Board, the NX242's functionality can be enhanced by the patented EtherSound protocol, which allows transmission of synchronized audio channels over standard Ethernet. Capable of addressing a huge number of networked audio devices, EtherSound offers up to 64 channels of 24-bit digital audio at 48kHz, plus bi-directional status and control data, with a very low latency. The NX242 carries an NXtension-ES4 Expander Board, which adds 4x digital inputs and outputs, and can provide full networking, or local remote control management, of channel assignment and parameter control. By adding a DSP chip and flash memory, the NXtension Expander Board can double the NX242's memory capacity.
SAN RAFAEL, CA
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VXCO DMX Creator Software
VXCO Lighting Systems Switzerland has released version 5.85 of the software for the DMXCreator lighting controller. This new version sports 3D Visual Emulator, which allows users to place 3D objects (half-transparent) into the 3D room, and features predefined camera views and auto rotation of room and the ability to display DMX-data from external controllers through DMX-in. Other features include a new master-dimmer function to assign master fader for dimmer or other channels; a physical master with a bump function on slides and hot-keys, and a live update of elements in a fixture panel if the channel is assigned to a physical master slider.
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Soundsculpture RC4 Wireless Dimmer System
The new fourth-generation Soundsculpture RC4 wireless dimmer system is now in full production. The transmitter is a DMX device that communicates by radio with multiple remote receivers. Each receiver has four dimmers that can be individually assigned to DMX channels. Use four gelled lamps and you can even mix colors live, in real time, with no wires. The wireless link is utilized to maximum advantage. Using the keypad, rotary control, and large LCD on the transmitter, configuring receivers is easy. Multiple DMX channel maps and receiver set-ups are stored in eeprom. For most applications, the battery and four lamps are wired to a single 10-pin Amp connector, making it effortless to swap units. When higher power is required, an auxiliary input connector is also provided. The HO (high-power) version of the RC4 receiver can deliver over 20A per channel, for a total output of 1000W. Each of the four outputs can be used separately, or ganged together for large loads.
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SoundField Surround Plug-In
SoundField has announced the release of the new Surround Zone plug-in for Digidesign's Pro Tools software on both Mac and PC platforms. The Surround Zone combines the hardware features of both the SP451 surround processor and the MKV System and is designed to accept the B-Format information generated by any of the current Sound-Field microphone models. A full surround recording can be captured using a single SoundField microphone incorporating a patented multi-capsule array. Because the microphone captures the sound at a “single point,” as opposed to multiple spaced microphones, all channels are completely phase coherent. This enables surround mixes to be collapsed back to stereo or mono without the loss of any vital audio information. Each microphone system outputs SoundField B-Format, which is a three-dimensional snapshot of any acoustic event. Once the SoundField B-Format is in the Digidesign environment, the plug-in enables the user to generate various surround mic-arrays with variable polar patterns. Specifically, the Surround Zone provides a choice of three separate 5.1 arrays, individual 6.1 and 7.1 arrays, independently variable width of both the front and rear pairs, phase coherent LFE and individual level controls with mute and solo all with bargraph metering.
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Link Locking Rings
Link USA is now offering rubberized locking rings for its LKA, LKH, and LKS connectors. The rubber locking rings have been introduced by Link as a solution to damage that can occur when cables are dropped and dragged around, as is typical in their normal use. The rubber locking rings greatly reduce the chances of physical damage, such as deforming the locking ring when the cable is dropped or banged against a hard surface, while also preserving the appearance of the connector. An added bonus is that the rubber locking rings are much easier to handle, especially in cold weather. Link offers the rubber locking rings for their full line of multi-pin connectors and is currently the only manufacturer of rubber locking rings for the 19-pin lighting connectors. Because of their high production volume, pricing on the full line of rubber locking ring connectors is very close to the metal ones.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL
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