City Theatrical PLASA 2006 Report

City Theatrical showed loads of new products this year at PLASA, including two new additions to the WDS Wireless Data System™ family, The WDS™ Four Port Opto-Receiver and a WDS™ Candle Adapter.

The WDS™ Four Port Opto-Receiver receives a universe of DMX data via wireless broadcast from a WDS Transmitter, and turns it into four fully optically isolated five-pin XLR outlets. An external power supply allows for either mains or battery operation.

The WDS Candle Adapter allows the City Theatrical Candle Lite™ electronic flicker candles to be controlled or dimmed through WDS Dimmers, allowing for full wireless operation of stage candles. Recent installations of WDS Candle Adapters include the New York and Las Vegas companies of The Phantom of the Opera, and the New York production of The Coast of Utopia.

Also new at PLASA was the Projector Dowser, an electromechanical device that sits next to or on top of a digital projector and swings a flag in front of the beam to change video black to a real blackout. It’s a simple solution to a difficult problem.

In addition, City Theatrical announced that nearly all of its most popular products are now CE and RoHS compliant.

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