AutoStage Act One Scenic Automation System
AutoStage has introduced the ActOne™ Scenic Automation System, a fully integrated combination of hardware and software that is configured specifically for your show requirements. No longer do you need to buy and assemble motors and equipment that you may not use again for years. You simply rent the ActOne system your show requires, for the time needed, and they configure and ship its state-of-the-art equipment to drive your scenery. The system enables you to control the precise movement of set or fly pieces easily and reliably performance after performance.
The ActOne system starts with a modular 19" rack that contains an industrial-grade computer that runs the Windows-based control software. A variety of consoles are available which offer different manual controls and familiar looking displays. Three-phase power is supplied to the rack through feeder cables that easily tie into your company switch. This power and the computer motor signals are then delivered to each drive device through a single custom cable eliminating typical cable clutter.
For drive devices, AutoStage offers a family of scenery drives, turntables, and lifts or you can attach and control your own motors through the Universal Machine Interface. Each drive is designed to be flexible for a variety of stage environments and can even be piggybacked together. The scenery drive has a unique, patented feature that automatically takes up slack and self-tensions the wire rope. Since you don't need to measure or cut the wire rope, installation is quick and secure.
The control software is easy to use, flexible and has a variety of built in safety and security features, such as password protection, pause buttons and custom acceleration and deceleration patterns. Stagehands can move set pieces by software pickles or entering the set piece's final positions. Up to 68 set pieces can be moved in a single cue. Cues can be saved, printed, edited, locked, and inserted. Error-checking logic prevents the design of conflicting cues. Once created, cues can be rehearsed and executed with the click of a mouse.
ActOne Scenic Automation Systems are flexible, dependable, easy to use and can be rented by the week with any combination of console, controller, and drive devices. The system gives you the control to realize your artistic goals at a price you can afford.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA
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Auravision EluminX Illuminated Keyboard
The Auravision EluminX Illuminated Keyboard is the first commercially available computer keyboard with internal luminescence or lighting. It remains totally visible even in dark or low-lit workspaces. It helps reduce the glare from task lighting, eases eyestrain, and makes the keys easy to see. The EluminX technology is now available in Auravision SlimSeries models with sapphire (blue), aquamarine, tourmaline (red), and citrine (orange) illumination. The case is available in bone, black, metallic, and other colors.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
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GAMProducts SX4 Six-Slide Tray
The GAM Six-Slide Tray is an accessory for its SX4© that snaps onto your ETC Source IV ellipsoidal and converts it into a high-performance scenic projector capable of creating many special effects. The Six-Slide Tray allows you to remote control any six “M” patterns, glass or metal. It can be DMX controlled and also has built in programs for automatic pattern changes ideal for display applications where a console may not be available. Using the built in programs you can select speed, direction, and lapsed time of pattern changes that will automatically sequence when power is turned on. The Six-Slide Tray uses the same power supply as the GAM Indexing TwinSpin and is compatible with the Wybron Forerunner power supply. Use the SX4 with any Source IV 575W or 750W incandescent, or the 575W HMI or the HID Series.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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High End Systems ColorCommand
High End Systems has unveiled the ColorCommand™, a color-changing PAR/washlight utilizing a patented color mixing system that incorporates automated changing of color and beam angle control in a fixture. The cost is comparable to a PAR can and scroller, but at just a fraction of the cost of automated lights. The dichroic color mixing system uses a patented design that incorporates two lenses and three-color wheels. The first lens splits the light into 25 separate beams, which pass through CMY color-mixing glass. The second lens rejoins and projects the light into a fully saturated, evenly colored beam. Because of the beam-splitting technology, the CMY color wheels are able to perform almost instantaneous color-changes (1/3 of a second to go from clear light to virtually any color imaginable). It can quickly — and quietly — bump between any of these colors or make slow, controlled fades — all through a uniform field.
HIGH END SYSTEMS INC
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Leviton NSI DMX Dimmer Packs
Leviton NSI announces the availability of its 2- and 4-channel programmable DMX dimmer packs. Both models feature re-settable circuit breakers, eliminating the need to change out fuses during working conditions. A menu-driven LED-programming panel allows one-button DMX addressing. This eliminates the need to adjust cumbersome dipswitch settings for DMX addressing. In addition to multi-channel DMX dimming control, the units also provide a chaser function with 16 pre-programmed patterns, including speed and output level controls that are ideal for stand-alone and display lighting applications. A versatile output channel selector allows users to select the exact number of channels they need. Leviton's DMX Dimmer Packs feature a sturdy metal chassis designed for both stationary and portable applications.
LEVITON NSI DIVISION
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Osram Photo-Optic HPR 575/115 Lamp
Osram Photo-Optic has introduced the patent pending HPR™ 575/115 high performance tungsten halogen lamp for theatrical, concert, and architectural applications. The HPR 575/115 lamp has been engineered for maximum light collection efficiency in parabolic and ellipsoidal fixtures. The specially positioned internal reflector reduces the lumens lost through the rear of the lamp, while increasing the forward lumens in PAR and ellipsoidal fixtures. The result is a sharper, more intense beam pattern and significantly higher light output. A secondary benefit of the reflector is reduced lamp seal temperature due to the effective deflection of infrared heat. Increased light output means fewer fixtures required and reduced energy consumption.
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With the Rip-Tie CableCarrier you can carry an extra cable or two on your tool belt and be prepared for any cable problems. The Rip-Tie CableCarrier attaches to a belt loop or tool belt with one of three choices of attachment hardware - 2-1/16" (5.2cm) nylon swivel hook; 3-1/8" (8cm) aluminum carabiner; or 2-3/16" triangular aluminum carabiner. It uses the best quality hook and loop material and will last for 10,000 refastenings. The Rip-Tie pull-tab makes opening the CableCarrier a simple one-handed operation. The CableCarrier is available in 14 different colors and two sizes (one-inch wide by six or nine inches in length,) with carabiners available in matte silver and matte black.
SAN LEANDRO, CA
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iMatte Inc., sister company to the Ultimatte Corporation, introduces the first of its products: iSkia (Greek for The Shadow.) It is a hardware device that interfaces between the host computer and projector. It allows the image to be projected on the screen but not on the presenter. The elimination of dangerously blinding light and distracting projected graphics on the presenter creates a presentation that feels completely natural. iSkia requires no special software on the presenter's computer, works with any projector, and is interactive. iSkia generates a mask to selectively inhibit the projected image, which also enables Leading Edge, which utilizes this mask to control the computer's cursor to follow the presenter's hand, making it easy to underline, drag or highlight presentation elements. Leading Edge requires no additional hardware on or near the screen, unlike other systems.
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Wybron CXI Mariner
Wybron's CXI Mariner is a water-resistant scrolling color mixer that fits all 8-inch theatrical lights (mounting plates available for other fixtures). Two scrolling gel strings of graduated magenta, cyan, and yellow mix to create up to 432 distinct colors, programmed or in real time. Gel string position is controlled by a standard lighting console using DMX512 and diagnostic information is available about each head connected to the supply. The fader positions are proportional to the gel position, allowing partial frames to be used. Fan speed-off, low, and normal-is remotely controllable from the console. Mariners use Coloram II Power Supplies and can be easily daisy chained.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
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Klark Teknik Helix Equalization Solution
Klark Teknik has introduced the Helix DN9340 digital equalizer (master) and DN9344 Helix slave unit. The Helix DN9340 is a dual channel digital audio equalizer packaged in a 2RU 19" rackmount format. Designed for simple and intuitive operation, the unit offers five main functions: dual 31-band graphic EQ with five selectable modes of operation; dual 12-band fully parametric EQ; dynamic or Threshold Dependent (T-DEQ) EQ; four configurable filters per channel; and configurable delay of up to 1 second per channel. Helix is equipped with more than enough processing power to allow operation of all functions simultaneously. Helix comes with the standard Klark Teknik international five-year warranty for added peace of mind.
KLARK TEKNIK, A BRAND OF TELEX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
KIDDERMINSTER, WORCESTERSHIRE, UK
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