Czech moving light manufacturer Robe Showlighting will be exhibiting at LDI in Las Vegas for the first time, where it launches three new products specifically for the North American and Mexican markets. They are:
- Robe ColorZoom-250
color-changing zoom fixture for small production, clubs, installations, etc. Utilizes an MSD-250/2 discharge lamp (250W, 8500K, 2000 hours), remote lamp on/off, color wheel with seven dichroic filters plus open and continuous rotation (color scrolling) in both directions. Wheel #2 includes a color/gobo combo wheel with three dichroic color filters (mixable with the colors on color wheel #1), three static dichroic gobos plus open. Both colors and gobos are easily replaceable with Robe's slot and lock system. The rotating gobo wheel has five E-size interchangeable and indexable rotating gobos plus open, and continuous gobo rotation. Motorized multi-step zoom allows for five different beam angles--15°, 18°, 21°, 24°, and 26°. High-speed rotating three-facet prism, frost, and UV filters are also included. Available in black and white housings.
- Robe Vision-1200
high-powered scanner for installation, production, and stage applications. Features include an HMI-1200W/GS discharge lamp, remote lamp on/off, two separate color wheels, one with eight dichroic colors plus open and color scrolling in both directions and the second with five dichroic colors plus open white, UV filter, 5600K and 3200K color temperature filters, and color scrolling in both directions. Up to 81 unique colors can be created by overlaying colors from both wheels. Two separate gobo wheels: one with four E-size rotating gobos plus open and the second with five E-size static gobos plus open. Effect wheel with rotating three- and five-facet prisms, 3D effect, and a motorized multi-step zoom with three lens apertures for 15°, 21°, and 28° beam angles.
- Robe ColorWash-150
compact wash fixture for architectural, interior, and retail applications. Using a CDM-SA/T 150W/942 discharge lamp (150W, 4000K, 6000 hours), the color wheel contains 11 dichroic colors plus open white (with color scrolling in both directions). The soft-edge output from the 80mm PC lens gives a 20° beam angle. A separate shutter allows for blackout and variable strobing (1-9 flashes/second). The unit's dimmer allows for very smooth micro-step-driven dimming. Pre-programmed macros offer a variable/random pulse effect. The silent fan cooling system is a great asset for quiet environments. The fixture's pan movement range is 530° and tilt is 285°. Also included is an automatic pan/tilt position correction feature. Addressing, personality setting, and effects calibration can all be set via a four-digit LED control panel on the fixture. Available in black and white housings.
Robe is sharing booth #1125 with Elation Professional who is currently the exclusive distributor for Robe products in North America and Mexico. Exhibiting at LDI follows Robe's first exhibition, PLASA, this past September in London, which was used as a launch pad for their new AT Series of products, with four new, highly specified luminaires. These new AT Series products will also be on display for the first time at LDI.
Robe Showlighting, a former OEM manufacturer, is now establishing itself as a direct-sales operation with a worldwide distribution network. Robe's products have been available in the US for some time, formerly branded as Elation Professional. As of January 2003, this will no longer be the case; all products made by Robe Showlighting will be branded as Robe and distributed by Robe America.
Robe's range is diverse and thought-out as a complete family of fixtures, enabling designers and operators to mix and match fixtures without breaking the budget. Robe has a long reputation for producing robust, reliable, well-engineered products. The factory, based in Roznov, in the northeast of the Czech Republic, employs 200 people and uses the latest computer-aided machinery.