Product News | March 2009



Design 1400 Series DMX-512
Elation Professional

The Design 1400 Series DMX-512 is a new range of moving heads that features built-in wireless DMX technology from Wireless Solution Sweden AB. The units can receive DMX signals wirelessly from up to 3,000' sent via the Elation EWDMXT transmitter or Wireless Solution transmitters. Both fixtures use a Philips MSR 1200 FastFit lamp. The Design Wash 1400 is a 17-channel color wash luminaire that features CMY+C color mixing, plus two color wheels, each featuring four dichroic filters plus open. It has a linear beam angle of 10° to 40°. The Design Spot 1400E is a 25-channel unit that includes a CMY color mixing system with variable CTO color correction, plus interchangeable color filters, six dichroic color filters, CTB + white and split colors, and a continuous color scrolling rainbow effect. It also includes rotating gobo wheels, multicolor dichroic gobos, a rotating animation wheel, three rotating prisms (three-facet, five-facet, and infinity-facet), an iris with pulse effect, 12° to 32° linear zoom, a frost filter, a variable speed strobe effect, and 0 to 100% dimming. A DMX record mode allows users to record four different shows directly from a DMX console for playback on each unit. The DMX profile attributes can be adjusted manually to emulate other fixtures.

Pathport® Touring Edition and Pathport eDIN
Pathway Connectivity

The Pathport Touring Edition is a single-port DMX node providing DMX-over-Ethernet management features in a truss-mountable form. Designed specifically for the touring and rental markets, the node is fully configurable without the need for a computer or a network connection. It features an IP54 rating and a battery-powered user interface for viewing or changing IP address, port direction, DMX speed, and other parameters. Normal show operation uses power-over-Ethernet. The unit also acts as a portable RDM controller able to discover, identify, and address any RDM-enabled devices downstream. Pathport eDIN is designed for system integrators requiring a compact DIN-rail mountable Ethernet node for use in NEMA enclosures. With a footprint of 3.5"×4.5" (90mm × 113mm), it can run on either power-over-Ethernet or an auxiliary 24VDC supply. It supplies DMX output via a pluggable terminal block or an RJ45 jack that is user-switchable between the ESTA standard DMX pin-out and the pin-out used by Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions/Color Kinetics. Both new units support all popular Ethernet protocols, including ETC Net2 (output only), Strand ShowNet, Pathport, Streaming ACN, and Art-Net, and they can receive and merge different protocols simultaneously.

City Theatrical

The MasterBlast utilizes a Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions/Color Kinetics ColorBlast® 12 TR LED lighting fixture combined with SHoW DMX wireless DMX technology to create a wireless, battery-powered, LED lighting fixture with up to 10 hours of operating time. The built-in standalone routines and wireless DMX allow events to run without a lighting console, external wireless DMX gear, or power and data cables. The user interface allows for configuration as a transmitter or receiver, as well as the ability to select various standalone routines and radio settings. The user interface also provides a built-in battery gauge. The ColorBlast® 12 TR features a swing-down front that accommodates City Theatrical's unbreakable polycarbonate holographic lenses for a variety of symmetric and asymmetric beam spreads. In transmit mode, the unit's DMX output allows the same show to be broadcast wirelessly and output via wired DMX to other power/data supplies, enabling the combination of existing ColorBlast fixtures into large wired/wireless systems all receiving commands from a MasterBlast Transmitter and all running the same show without an external lighting console.

BabyBoomer 50W MR16
Times Square Lighting

The BabyBoomer is a 50W four-lamp MR16 mini-flood designed for cycs and wall wash applications. Its four dimmable 12V transformers are wired in a single-circuit configuration. The unit has various mounting options, including via pipe, junction box, and Unistrut®. A floor base is also available for uplighting on small stages. The internal accessory holder accepts round MR16 dichroic glass filters, and an external accessory holder accepts glass color filters, diffusion filters, and louvers. The unit also features a locking yoke.

Cata-Lynx I/P and Cata-Lynx O/P
Artistic Licence

Artistic Licence introduces two redeveloped versions of its Cata-Lynx DMX512-to-Art-Net converter to include some of the new features in Data-Lynx: Cata-Lynx I/P and Cata-Lynx O/P. Cata-Lynx I/P is a DMX512-to-Art-Net Ethernet converter with two universes and is aimed specifically at the lighting/video convergence market for use with media servers. It can also be used with Art-Net-compliant visualization software. Cata-Lynx O/P has been designed to convert Art-Net to two universes of DMX512 with RDM functionality. Each universe output has a built-in splitter allowing two DMX connections. Both units are 1U rackmountable and designed with data cable entries at the front, including DMX512 connections via 5-pin XLRs and a latching network connection via Neutrik EtherCon® connectors. The front panel also displays LED indicators for Ethernet and Art-Net/DMX status and three hexadecimal switches to determine sub-net, universe A, and universe B selection. Configuration is by selection of the required universe/sub-net using the front panel wheels. The product can also be remotely configured using DMX-Workshop software via the network or the internal web server. Universal mains input is via an IEC connector located on the rear of each unit.

Domino Series Consoles
ADB Lighting

The Domino Series is a range of four memory lighting consoles designed for theatre applications and available as Domino 24, 48, 48XT, and 96XT versions. Aimed at the mid-range controller market for theatre, medium and large venues, convention centers, and similar applications, the console has a dedicated theatrical playback fader pair, along with many physical submasters to execute playback, chasers, memories, and other features. The two XT versions also feature a moving light interface with control parameters including effects, fans, palettes, presets, and filters, all of which are controllable via a single finger touch.


Noise Stick
Rational Acoustics

Noise Stick is a phantom-powered pink noise generator that requires no batteries and no configuration. It has no power switch and is operated by plugging the unit into a phantom-powered microphone input. The unit is hand-built in the United States exclusively for Rational Acoustics by PMP Audio Works. Additional features include hand-matched transistors, 1% tolerance resistors, and a Linear Feedback Shift Register (LFSR) random number generator that provides a pseudorandom signal without any obvious audible repeats. The output of the random number generator drives a hand-tuned filter bank that delivers a pink spectrum that is nominally flat within +/- 0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz on a fractional-octave analyzer. The frequency response and output level for each unit is tested at both the beginning and end of the burn-in process to ensure that both criteria perform over time without variation. The stick's housing is milled from a solid piece of aluminum rod to yield a thick walled tube, and the entire unit is filled with epoxy after assembly to protect the electronics from shock and increase its crush strength. The unit is warranted for three years.

d&b audiotechnik

The T-Series includes the T10 passive two-way cabinet that houses two 6.5" drivers and a 1.4" exit HF compression driver, and can be used either as a compact component in a multiple-cabinet line array or, by rotating the horn, as a high directivity point source loudspeaker. The HF driver is fitted to a waveguide horn producing vertical line source directivity with a 90° horizontal pattern maintained down to approximately 600Hz. An acoustic lens placed in front of the horn widens horizontal dispersion to 105°. Rotation of the horn by 90° relative to this produces accurate point source dispersion, transforming a vertically oriented T10 into a standalone full range loudspeaker with 90° horizontal and 35° vertical directivity pattern. This is achieved through apertures in the cabinet sides allowing rotation to both the line and point source positions. The two 6.5" neodymium LF drivers are positioned in a dipolar arrangement providing high-level dispersion control even at lower frequencies. The T-SUB shares the same width and integrated rigging fittings as the T10 for deployment either flown at the top of a T10 array, in a separate column, or ground-stacked. It increases low frequency headroom and extends the bandwidth of a T10 column down to 47Hz. The bass-reflex design utilizes a high excursion 15“ driver with a neodymium magnet assembly and employs d&b SenseDrive technology when driven by the D12 amplifier.

ILA v2

QSC has introduced v2 of its new Installation Line Array (ILA). Intended as a turnkey package, the system includes dedicated full-range and subwoofer loudspeaker components, processing, amplification, and suspension accessories. Using the SC28 system controller with preset recall processing that optimizes loudspeakers, setup is possible without acoustical measurement equipment. QSC's proprietary Intrinsic Correction circuitry compensates for inherent transducer, waveguide magnitude, and time-based anomalies. Power is via RMX Series amplifiers, and the system's line array elements feature a pair of neodymium magnet, 8" diameter, low frequency drivers, both of which produce low frequencies, with one covering the midrange. For high frequencies, a pair of 1.75" neodymium compression drivers with titanium domes is mounted on a multiple aperture diffraction waveguide for wider coverage of 140°. The upgraded WL118-sw subwoofer, a single 18" version of the GP218-sw touring subwoofer, is included with the system. Using three RMX 5050 amplifiers and a single RMX 2450HD, a pair of ILA v2 arrays incorporating six full-range line array enclosures and a pair of subwoofers can be powered. Various rigging options are available.


F32 Projector

The F32 series of projectors is specifically designed for graphically challenging applications, such as multichannel seamless visualization walls, domes, and high-resolution imaging. Available in SXGA+, 1080p, and WUXGA resolutions, the single-chip DLP® LVDS DMD projector with DarkChip3 features Philips VIDI lamp technology, revised color management and configuration options, and active cooling. Features include the manufacturer's patented DuArch dual illumination architecture with hot swappable lamp modules, along with Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor8482 technology and RealColor color management suite. The projector can be configured with a range of color wheel options for high brightness, graphics, or VizSim. Optics include motorized zoom, focus, shift, iris, and mechanical shutter. The unit also features a sealed optical architecture designed to ensure trouble-free operation in harsh environments.

CP-WX11000 And CP-SX12000 3LCD Projectors
Hitachi Home Electronics

Expanding its new Professional Series projectors for large venues, Hitachi introduces the CP-WX11000 and CP-SX12000 3LCD projectors, both with a 2500:1 contrast ratio and five optional lenses. The CP-WX11000 features WXGA resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, and a brightness of 6,500 ANSI lumens. The CP-SX12000 model offers SXGA+ resolution and a brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, with various connectivity options, including DMI, BNC, DVI, RGB, composite, component, and S-video. Both models feature a dust-resistant cooling system that allows the filter to run maintenance-free for 10,000 hours, while inorganic LCD panels provide a high resistance to light. Proprietary functions include My Screen, My Memory, and My Button as well as input source naming and blackboard/whiteboard/daytime modes. With networking connectivity, multiple projectors can be monitored and managed from a single remote location. Security features include a PIN lock, Kensington slot, and transition detector.

Wholehog DMX Processor 8000
Barco/High End Systems

The Wholehog DMX Processor 8000 — 50 times more powerful than its predecessor, the DP2000 — is designed to manage up to 16 DMX universes while expanding the power and reliability of the control system, including providing DMX and Art-Net output at a steady rate. Features include eight 5-pin XLR DMX outputs (expandable to 16 via USB Expander or widgets), distributed processing of cross-fades and effects, local interface with LCD screen and buttons for configuration and testing, DMX status and test facilities, and remote configuration of all functions. Version 3.0 of Wholehog software supports the new processor and Art-Net output from the processor.


Jem K1 Hazer
Martin Professional

The DMX-controllable Jem K1 Hazer heats up quickly and features a 600W heat exchanger with overall power consumption less than 750W. Main features include variable haze output for consistent distribution, a high-quality air pump system for uniform output, and a mixing channel to optimize haze before output. An automatic shutdown cycle prevents clogging, while specially developed K1 Haze Fluid optimizes fluid consumption and leaves no residue. An “eco” mode extends run time by several hours and improves fluid economy by a factor of four. The unit also features a silent mode. All serviceable parts are located together, and a compact tubeless block is removable for annual cleaning. Other features include a 14-digit LED display and optional digital remote control.

TorkStar Utility Line Set

TorkStar is the latest addition to Draper's Conceal/Reveal line of lifting system products commonly used in a variety of venues. The simple lifting system is designed for intermittent usage to raise and lower lighting, speakers, backdrops, scenery, banners, flags, projection screens, and more. It eliminates the need for stepladders, scaffolding, or lifts to service or change lamps, filters, or other ceiling-suspended items. In the event of an electrical outage or motor failure, a sufficient braking capacity arrests the entire system.

Manual-To-Motorized Clew Winch Conversion Kit
Thern Stage Equipment

Users can convert manual clew winches to electric operation with the Manual-to-Motorized Clew Hoist Conversion Kits. The conversion kits facilitate full onsite conversion of Thern's CW-1100 series Clew Winches from manual operation to electric power without returning units to the factory. Kits are based on power requirements, for either single-phase 115V or three-phase 208-230/460V operation. All kits include a motor with internal mechanical brake for positive load control, a secondary worm gear reducer for power transmission, and a four-position limit switch with chain drive and mounting bracket.

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