Trifecta “Pick Your Colour” Downlight
Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017
With this downlight you can choose your colour, and with a flick of the switch you can change between warm white (3000K), natural white (400K) or cool white (6000K).
With its high lumen SMD LED and PC diffuser, an even light output is the result.
Trifecta Switchable Dimmable Downlight available from Herkes. Perfect for domestic an commercial applications.
The Trifecta – Switchable downlight comes complete with flex and plug.
Chauvet DJ ColorBand Pix IP LED Strip
Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Great for use as a powerful wash with the additional eye candy of pixel mapping effects, COLORband PiX IP is a must-have fixture for mobile DJs or club installers looking for high-impact visuals on a budget. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor events, this IP65-rated fixture means you no longer have to worry about rain or a spilled drink ruining your fixtures. Use multiple units together to easily generate video effects and animations. Individual control over 12 tri-colour LEDs allows for custom looks at any event while impressive, built-in programs are accessible with or without DMX.
ETC’s ColorSource Relay implements wireless RDM
Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
The ColorSource®Relay system kick-started a new era of power control, bringing budget-friendly system infrastructure with data distribution to theaters, houses of worship, schools and community centers. Now the ColorSource Relay is upgrading its simple configuration and wireless performance with the addition of wireless RDM.
The latest release of the Relay software—version 1.1.0—is available to download and offers venues the ability to add wireless RDM to their ColorSource Relay system. RDM makes the convenient system even simpler to use, letting users identify and address their equipment wirelessly and then configure and monitor it, no matter where it’s placed in the rig. The Relay and ColorSource Transmitter have a 328-foot (100-meter) range and require minimal setup.
“The ColorSource Relay system was already a ground-breaking tool, but now it’s even more powerful with the addition of wireless RDM,” says Ned Keitt-Pride, power controls product manager. “The ColorSource Relay makes it easy to get DMX, power and the benefits of RDM into remote locations.”
All ColorSource Relay units can be updated to software version 1.1.0. This version of software also includes wireless DMX performance optimization, so it is worth updating even if you do not have RDM enabled fixtures. If you have any difficulty updating the software in your ColorSource Relays, contact ETC technical support for assistance.
The problem-solving ColorSource Relay offers configuration and control without cords and gives experts and beginners alike the superior ETC control experience.
Elation Paladin Blinder / Strobe / Wash Light
Posted on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Elation Professional offers the new IP65-rated Paladin, a highly versatile hybrid LED luminaire that functions as a brilliantly bright blinder, powerful strobe, and high-output wash light. Adding to its flexibility, this multi-functional light also houses a motorized zoom for full beam control and its IP65 rating means it can be used on all types of events without the need for weather protection.
Paladin is a new breed of hybrid. More than a powerful full-colour strobe, Paladin also functions as a high-power wash light, blinder, or eye candy effect in one brilliantly bright luminaire. Twenty-four 40W RGBW LEDs produce a blistering 990W of power for intense and colourful effects and RGBW color mixing gives a full spectrum of colour options, including high-impact white light. A motorized zoom expands the beam from 9- to 25-degrees with output at its narrowest angle measured at 43,240 lux at 9.8′ (3m).
For added visual dynamism, multiple pixel zone control can be incorporated for spectacular pixel mapped and eye candy looks. The Paladin includes extremely smooth 16-bit dimming with variable dimming curve modes available for faster programming. For added programming convenience, 64 colour presets and 15 unique colour macros are included.
The fixture’s hybrid design and feature flexibility make it extremely useful for a wide variety of applications from concerts and events to clubs, theatres, and more. LED refresh rate frequency and Gamma brightness are adjustable, making it ideal for broadcast applications as well. In fact, over 350 Paladin fixtures recently featured on the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, seen by a television audience of over 200 million.
Paladin’s rugged die-cast aluminum housing and IP65 design mean that the fixture can be used in even the harshest environments, and optional barn doors, egg crate and dual quick-lock omega bracket rigging accessories add to its possibilities.
Control of Paladin is possible via multiple DMX channel modes and the fixture is RDM equipped (Remote Device Management) for easier configuration and monitoring of DMX based systems. Paladin comes with IP-rated five-pin DMX in/out and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections and includes a four-button touch control panel and LCD menu display for easy hands-on addressing with easy-to-read fixture menus and messages. The fixture operates flicker free for use in TV and other broadcast applications and an auto-sensing power supply covers worldwide voltages and frequencies.
Paladin offers all the savings in cost, energy, and space that a hybrid solution brings including all the benefits of LED like greater reliability, less maintenance, and less power consumed for a lower cost of ownership and greater ROI.
Martin M2GO HD Lighting Controller
Posted on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Martin by HARMAN is proud to introduce the M2GO HD, the latest member of the M-Series family of lighting controllers. The M2GO HD is now shipping. Carrying the same DNA as Martin’s M2GO, the new M2GO HD provides more speed, more power, 4 additional parameter encoders, and a multi-touch head display that folds down for easy transit and a small footprint. The M2GO HD has been designed to deliver a state-of-the-art experience in a roadworthy, cost-effective package.
Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow’s Lighting Designers
The M2GO HD’s processing units are capable of meeting the demands of even tomorrow’s lighting designers. It provides ample universes of DMX, Art-Net and sACN (20 in total), and all universes are fully unlocked with no need to obtain extra licensing. Plus, its cutting edge graphic chipsets ensures smooth graphical effects, including those provided by future software upgrades.
High-Resolution, Multi-touch LCD
The M2GO HD comes with a bright and crisp, high-resolution, capacitive multi-touch LCD that can be folded down to ensure a small footprint.
More Encoders—But the Same Ease-of-Use
The M2GO HD adds 4 additional encoders on the right side of the display. These encoders provide the same ease-of-use found in the flagship Martin M6. This means that any parameter, effect or speed control can be assigned and mapped by the user, which allows for faster access while programing.
Key Features of the M2GO HD
A major change over the original M2GO is the crisp new head display which makes the M2GO HD the best portable professional console on the market today for mid-sized productions. The M2GO HD control surface also features 10 playback faders, 40 playback buttons, a main go section, grand master control, numerical keypad, 8 user functions key and a 3.5” display for quick parameter access. M2GO HD has 4 DMX ports. There are two Ethernet RJ45 for Art-Net, sACN and tracking backup. Plus, MIDI and SMPTE interfaces are now built-in the M2GO HD as standard features.
M-Series—A Real Family
Like all other members of the M-Series family, the M2GO HD is fully-compatible with any of the other M-Series consoles and PC software. Any show file can be moved to any M-Series console and M-PC for hassle-free integration and great ease of use.
Martin ShowDesigner and M-PC Pro 64 Universes Key
M2GO HD ships with an included Martin One-Key dongle. This dongle has an MSD Lite 1/year free license as well as a lifetime M-PC Pro 64 universes license.
“Lighting designers around the world will be delighted with this great new addition to the M-series of lighting controllers. The M2GO HD is more than up for today’s most demanding productions.” said Paul Pelletier, Solution Manager for HARMAN Professional Solutions. “But what is most amazing is that we put this much power and technology into a small footprint without compromising the fast workflow, great ease-of-use, and unlimited possibilities that are the hallmark of Martin lighting solutions.”
ETC expands Unison Paradigm line
Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017
ETC has expanded its Unison Paradigm line of architectural lighting controls, increasing lighting station options with the line of Inspire control stations and making it easier to comply with stringent energy requirements with the new Dual Tech sensors.
The powerful and elegant Inspire station, originally introduced in the Unison Echo product line, is now a member of the Paradigm family with an updated design and the full feature set of the Paradigm control system. Stations come in a range of styles and button configurations, which allow them to be a perfect match for any installation.
The Inspire stations can be easily programmed for pre-set lighting looks, zone control, space-combine functions or any other Paradigm control function. With one-, two-, four-, six-, and eight-button station options – as well as the four-button station with a fader coming late summer – the Inspire stations can be as tailored as the light itself. Laser marked button labels identify each button, and custom marked button caps are available to personalise any installation. The button caps are easily replaceable in the field if control needs change with ongoing use.
Each button features a colour-controllable LED backlight that offers a quick visual indicator of function and button state. And when it’s time to set looks, the Inspire fader station offers basic intensity control as well as intuitive colour control for hue, saturation, and intensity for colour mixing luminaires.
Contractors will appreciate the thought that went into making installation a snap. The stations are standard sizes and can easily be ganged together to fit into any control location required. Stations and faceplates are available in cream, grey, black, and white, ensuring a visual fit in any setting. Behind the scenes the stations use the LinkConnect two-wire, topology-free system to give installers the freedom to put stations where needed without worrying about wiring.
“They’ve been incredibly popular as the face of the Echo control line and now we are very excited to offer them as an additional control station option for our Paradigm line,” said Bryan Palmer, architectural market manager for ETC.
Martin M1 HD and M2GO HD additions to M-Series
Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Martin is proud to introduce two new members to the M-Series family: The M1 HD and the M2GO HD. Carrying the same DNA as the acclaimed M1, the M1 HD brings more power, speed, a new foldable multi-touch head display and 4 additional parameters encoders. The M2GO HD is the logical continuation of 2012s heralded M2GO and carries a brand new processing core, an added built-in foldable multi-touch screen and 4 additional parameters encoders. Both the M1 HD and the M2GO HD focus on delivering a state-of-the-art experience in a roadworthy, cost effective package.
M1 HD – More Power Than Ever!
The new M1 HD processing unit is highly capable to meet todays and tomorrows demands and delivers 40 universes of DMX, Artnet and sACN. All 40 universes are fully unlocked with no need to obtain extra licensing. M1 HD includes the latest graphic chipset to ensure smooth graphical effects of future software upgrade.
The M1 HD comes with a new bright, multi-touch head display. The high-resolution crisp LCD display features capacitive multi-touch and can be folded down to retain the compact, small footprint of the original M1
In addition to the original 4 encoders, the M1 HD includes 4 additional encoders on the right side of the head display. These encoders follow the same ‘ease-of-use’ concept found on the M-Series flagship M6. This means that any parameter, effects or speed control can be assigned and mapped by the user which allows for faster access while programing.
The M1 HD control surface retains its design from the original M1. With 22 playback faders, 64 playbacks buttons, main go section, grand master control, 4 encoders, numerical keypad, 12 user functions key and 5 LCD buttons for quick parameter access. M1 HD has 4 DMX ports and one DMX input. 2 Ethernet RJ45 for Artnet, sACN and tracking backup complete the package. A total of 7 USB ports are available. MIDI and SMPTE interfaces are now built-in the M1 HD as standard features to ensure consistency between consoles.
M2GO HD – Power To Go!
The new M2GO HD processing unit delivers 20 universes of DMX, Artnet and sACN in a rugged, roadworthy package aimed at lighting designers on the go. All 20 universes are fully unlocked with no need to obtain extra licensing. M2GO HD includes the latest graphic chipset to ensure smooth graphical effects of future software upgrade.
A major change over the original M2GO is the new crisp head display. A high resolution LCD display adds capacitive multi-touch and can be folded down to ensure a compact footprint. This makes the M2GO HD the best portable professional console on the market today for mid-sized productions.
In addition to the original 4 encoders, the M2GO HD includes 4 more encoders on the right side of the screen. These encoders function in the same way as the ones on the M-Series flagship M6. This means any parameters, effects or speed control can be assigned and mapped by the user for direct access while programing, greatly speeding up workflow.
The M2GO HD control surface features 10 playbacks, 40 playbacks buttons, main go section, grand master control, 4 encoders, numerical keypad, 8 user functions key and a 3.5” display for quick parameter access. M2GO HD has 4 DMX ports capable of being use a DMX input as well. 2 Ethernet RJ45 for Artnet, sACN and tracking backup. MIDI and SMPTE interfaces are now built-in the M2GO HD as standard features.
M-Series – A real family
Like all other members of the M-Series family, the M1 HD and M2GO HD are fully compatible with any of the other M-Series consoles and PC software. Any show file can be moved to any M-Series console and M-PC for hassle-free integration and great ease of use.
Martin ShowDesigner and M-PC Pro 64 universes key included
Both the M1 HD and the M2GO HD ship with a Martin One-Key dongle included. This dongle has an MSD Lite 1/year free license as well as a lifetime M-PC Pro 64 universes license.
Paul Pelletier, Product Manager Controller Solutions for Martin comments: “Lighting designers around the world will be delighted with these great new additions to the M-series. Both offer a package more than up for today’s demands and plenty of features for even the most demanding productions. But what is most amazing is the fact that we managed to put this much power and technology into a small footprint with a user experienced focused on a fast workflow and great ease of use, without ever compromising on the possibilities.”
SGM Unveils New G-4 Series of Lights
Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017
SGM’s line of G-series fixtures welcomes two new members to the family. The G-4 Wash and the G-4 Wash-Beam both boast RGBAM light engines and white light capable of reaching 7200 degrees in colour temperature. Carrying the characteristics of SGM, these LED moving heads are IP65 rated and practically maintenance free.
G-4 W Wash
The G-4 W Wash is a lightweight and compact high-power Fresnel LED wash light with phenomenal white light output and very low power consumption. As the rest of the G-4 series, the G-4 W Wash is an IP65-rated LED moving head offering the designer a wide range of applicability.
An interchangeable front lens kit allows for a quick transformation of the G-4 W Wash into a G-4 W Wash-Beam, thus expanding the flexibility of the luminaire even further.
Unlike most conventional wash lights, the G-4 W Wash offers an outstanding pure white light resembling daylight with the option of obtaining a warm white temperature through its CTO filter. As such, the G-4 W Wash is highly suitable for multiple applications such as tradeshows and car show productions, retail, art studios, commercial applications and corporate events or any other application where a high white output is desired.
The 7,200K of the G-4 W Wash can help to compensate the indirect sunlight coming through the windows during tradeshow events. For other applications, it delivers an efficient cool white capable of reproducing the color palette of a car in a perfect manner, while adding a psychological and aggressive effect for promotion of luxury items, jewelry or mechanical products.
Equipped with a Fresnel lens, the optical system is designed to deliver a staggering white output for a fixture with such a small footprint while ensuring a completely even field without any hotspot.
With an impressive full zoom range of 9°-80°, the G-4 W Wash enables designers to create tight adjustable beams and powerful washes, as well as everything in-between in smooth zoom transitions.
While the low power consumption adds the advantages of plugging up to 15 G-4 W Wash units in one single 16A socket, the low weight of only 10kg (22 lbs) adds great flexibility to any setup with lightweight trusses. At the same time, the aesthetic and elegant appearance of the luminaire eliminates the need to hide it from the audience.
The durable, IP65-rated exterior of G-4 W Wash and the built-in dehumidifier ensure that the fixture is kept free of externally induced impact on internal optics and light source unit, such as smoke fluid, dust and dirt. Thus, the G-4 W Wash is ideal for outdoor applications and at the same time it is practically maintenance-free making it a sustainable and long lasting choice for indoor installations as well.
G-4 W Wash-Beam
An interchangeable front lens kit allows for a quick transformation of the G-4 W Wash-Beam into a G-4 W Wash, thus expanding the flexibility of the luminaire even further.
As the rest of the G-4 series, the G-4 W Wash-Beam is a lightweight and compact high-power IP65-rated LED moving head. The Micro-Fresnel lens ensures a narrow zoom with harder edges on the beam – creating effects similar to those of a Plano-Convex (PC) lens, eliminating the light scatter, without compromising the high contrast ratio.
Unlike most conventional wash lights, the G-4 W Wash-Beam offers an extremely bright white light output resembling daylight with the option of obtaining a warm white temperature through its CTO filter. As such, the G-4 W Wash is highly suitable for multiple applications such as tradeshows and car show productions, retail, art studios, commercial application and corporate events or any other application where a high white output is desired.
The 7,200K of the G-4 W Wash-Beam can help to compensate the indirect sunlight coming through the windows during tradeshow events. For other applications, it delivers an efficient cool white capable of reproducing the color palette of a car in a perfect manner, while adding a psychological and aggressive effect for promotion of luxury items, jewelry or mechanical products.
Equipped with a Micro-Fresnel lens, the optical system is designed to deliver a staggering white output for a fixture with such a small footprint while ensuring a completely even field without any hotspot. With this crisp optics combined with a narrow long-throw beam, the G-4 W Wash-Beam creates sharp beams of light for effect application but also wide and even light coverage for large areas.
Its extreme efficacy makes it possible for the user to obtain up to 19,581 lux at 5 meters through a small chassis of only 10kg (22 lbs). And with its stepless zoom range of 4.4°-34°, designers will be able to project tight adjustable beams and powerful washes in smooth zoom transitions.
While the low power consumption adds the advantages of plugging up to 15 G-4 W Wash-Beam units in one single 16A socket, the low weight adds great flexibility to any setup with lightweight trusses. At the same time, the aesthetic and elegant appearance of the luminaire eliminates the need to hide it from the audience.
The durable, IP65-rated exterior of G-4 W Wash-Beam and the built-in dehumidifier ensure that the fixture is kept free of externally induced impact on internal optics and light source unit, such as smoke fluid, dust and dirt. Thus, the G-4 W Wash-Beam is ideal for outdoor applications and at the same time it is practically maintenance-free making it a sustainable and long-lasting choice for indoor installations as well.
The G-4 W Wash-Beam is a DMX-controlled fixture with RDM protocol implemented for remote configuration, wireless control and monitoring. Built on a foundation of thoroughly tested technology, the G-4 W Wash-Beam is a robust and highly reliable moving head.
Robe Strobe IP
Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
A high IP rating of 67 provides the reliability required for the most demanding projects, including permanent installations or temporary events. Ultimately controllable, super fast bursts of high-powered pulses can be adjusted in frequency, duration and intensity, optically harnessed from the 60x High Power LED chips.
Strobe IP is easy to rig and program using direct segment control or predefined macros. The compact size and weight of the Strobe IP combined with its adaptability make installation a smooth and streamlined process.
New Maverick MK3 Wash From CHAUVET Professional
Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Chauvet Professional is taking its popular Maverick series to new heights with the introduction of the Maverick MK3 Wash, a powerful and intensely bright RGBW LED moving wash. Powered by 27 40W OSRAM OSTAR LEDs, the new pixel mappable fixture has the output and performance features needed for even the largest arena applications.
“We were very encouraged by the response to our Maverick series when it was introduced last year,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Designers who embraced Maverick told us they wanted a wash fixture for larger venues that had all of the features they valued in the series. The MK3 Wash is the next step for Maverick.”
As is true of all Maverick models, the MK3 Wash has stunningly fast and smooth pan and tilt movements, but its output and brightness have been seriously stepped up for long throw applications. Depending on the zoom angle, the fixture can produce an illuminance of 89,200 lux when measured at five meters.
Increased output is just one of the benefits that distinguish the Maverick MK3 Wash. The new fixture greatly broadens the lighting designer’s creative options by offering quick access to an impressive array of pixel effects with separate control of foreground and background colors. Like its predecessor Maverick Wash fixtures, the new MK3 features Split Control, which allows basic functions like pan and tilt to be run from one controller, while the LEDs are run from a second unit, such as an external pixel generator or media server.
The Maverick MK3 Wash has over 200 built in effects accessible via a virtual gobo wheel with background color control. This, along with its realistic CTO color mixing opens the possibility of creating even a greater array of eye-popping looks. A wide zoom angle (7? to 45?) and beam angle (5? to 29?) add to the fixture’s versatility.
In keeping with this versatility, the Maverick MK3 Wash can be run via a number of different control protocols, including DMX, W-DMX, sACN, Art-Net and Kling-Net. The fixture can receive Art-Net or sACN in, and send out DMX to simplify cable runs. It is also RDM enabled, so it can be accessed remotely.
“We have taken feedback from some of our most dedicated end users when developing the Maverick MK3 Wash,” said Chauvet. “In the end, we came up with the complete wash package for large concert and touring applications.”
grandMA2 Software Release Version 3.3
Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
MA Lighting are proud to announce another significant software release for its flagship grandMA2 lighting control platform. With version 3.3, not only are there many new features but also the help and fixture library systems have been fully re-imagined.
Based on feedback from the strong grandMA2 user community, hundreds of smaller improvements have also been incorporated to assist smoother workflow for the operator and programmer making more time for creativity.
With the new software, the MA Lighting fixture library is now available online via the Fixture Share service. After logging in, users can add their own fixture files or download the latest versions of fixture files which were not available at the software release moment, ensuring a fully up to date fixture library for all MA Lighting users. Additional search and rating functionality allows users to generate their own favorite fixture library. You can find the fixture share here: https://fixtureshare.malighting.com
Another huge development with the grandMA2 version 3.3 software is the fully re-worked partial show-read functionality which simplifies and streamlines the process of getting a touring showfile to output correctly across any lighting system, making it ideal for touring and festival situations. Offset for all Pan/Tilt functionality is now incorporated and several MIB workflow improvements have been added.
There are now several new modes of DMX output function for the MA Network Nodes, allowing for a wider behaviour range for fault situations. RDM via Art-Net is implemented.
With the grandMA2 version 3.3 software, the MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) now has a completely reworked Warper functionality, including pixel-exact U/V mapping, and much higher resolution for more precise adjustments. A snapshot / masking tools has been added allowing a screenshot of your preferred output to become a mask for your daily content. More creative layer mixing modes have been added that allow different ways of “blending” between layers.
Additionally, the grandMA2 help system has been re-worked completely. A new look and feel with improved search functionality gives even more online and offline support. All topics have been revisited and updated to the current status for best workflow support.
The MA Network Switch offers network stability and ensures the industry-leading MA support team can cover the entire lighting network. It uses entertainment industry protocols and makes the network management easier for users without specialist networking experience.
The new software release version 3.3 adds the powerful feature called link aggregation (LAG) functionality for better redundant networks. This functionality if fully compatible with any standard Ethernet network switch and can be used in meshed installations. Furthermore, the RSTP status will be displayed for firsthand information about the link status of any port. According to MA Lighting’s claim: Take control of your network – you don’t need to be a nerd to keep it under control.
All software packages are available via the MA Lighting homepage: www.malighting.com/en/support-downloads/software.html
Australian Distributor: Show Technology www.showtech.com.au
ETC introduces the Response DALI Gateway
Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017
ETC has announced the addition of the DALI Gateway—that accepts DMX input and outputs DALI protocol—into the company’s line of Response™ products. The DIN-rail-mountable Response DALI Gateway delivers a single loop of DALI control for up to 64 devices and 16 groups.
ETC Networking and Architectural Controls Product Manager Lowell Olcott explains: “This product allows for the control of DALI Devices to be added to all of ETC’s lighting systems, making the product a great option for retrofits and new installations alike.” Users have complete control over their entire system with a patchable output map, allowing for the assignment of individual DMX addresses to each DALI device.
The Gateway supports auto-replace, allowing failed DALI devices to be replaced without the need for configuration tools. The DALI Gateway uses special calculations for individual, group, or broadcast DALI commands, to optimize fade performance and ensure dimming quality.
For more info about the ETC DALI Gateway, please visit https://www.etcconnect.com/Products/Networking/Gateways/Response-Gateways/DALI.aspx
Australian Distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au
Kling-Force from Arkaos
Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017
This platform is daisy chainable to distribute video over Ethernet via plug and play and no complex setup is required.
ArKaos introduces this new platform with two different interfaces: Kling-Force DMX and Kling-Force LED.
Kling-Force LED is an interface designed to drive LED strips. There are now many LED strips on the market with various densities, format and prices.
Kling-Force LED makes it easy and affordable to drive them from an ArKaos software acting as a media server.
More info here: http://www.arkaospro.com/kling-force-led
It has 2 ethernet connections to allow the daisy chaining.
You can assign as many fixtures as will fit within each DMX universes. This is done in the mapper where the user can pick any DMX fixtures and assign them a DMX address. Once this is done the fixtures become available as a devices in the Kling-Net mapper.
More info here: http://www.arkaospro.com/kling-force-dmx
Kling-Net brings LED lighting within reach of the smallest clubs and venues by making it less technical and less expensive LED lighting is now easy to use and cost effective; thanks to the Kling-Net protocol you no longer have to use expensive devices to obtain sophisticated control.
Kling-Net has been designed to work with mostly any manufacturers’ LED products. It relies on a source code which is capable of transforming even the most simple LED device into an intelligent Kling-Net device.
Australian Distributor: ULA Group www.ulagroup.com
Artistic Licence launches artLynx quad
Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017
Artistic Licence, is delighted has announced its next generation of ethernet-to-DMX gateways. Based on a more powerful chip technology, the range provides full support for the award-winning Art-Net 4 protocol.
Leading the way is artLynx quad, a DIN rail mounted product that converts Art-Net (all releases) or sACN to 4 DMX universes. RDM is additionally supported when used with Art-Net. artLynx quad supercedes the previous Art-Lynx O/P product.
At the heart of the product, an order of magnitude increase in processing power allows artLynx quad to operate effortlessly on networks with congested broadcast data. All outputs are protected from accidental electrocution by any international mains voltage (including UK 3-phase, 415 VAC continuous connection). The electrical protection is ‘self healing’, so the product can continue to be used.
Other handy new features include a readily accessible factory reset switch, and a ‘squawk’ function that allows the physical location of the product to be easily matched to its listing on the network display. An improved, faster internal web server facilitates easy configuration, and the product’s compatibility with Artistic’s free DMX-Workshop software allows users to take advantage of the full suite of Art-Net 4 features. A two-output version, artLynx duo, is planned for release later this year.
In a major development, Artistic Licence is incorporating support for RDM Integrity in its next generation ethernet gateways, starting with artLynx quad. RDM Integrity is a software product from Benjamin Electric Co. designed for testing RDM compliance. The product is targeted at manufacturers and developers wishing to ensure that their products are compliant before being placed on the market. It provides a simple pass, advisory, warning or fail assessment, along with decoded data that allow quick identification of any problems.
New dot2 software release 184.108.40.206
Posted on Thursday, April 13th, 2017
MA Lighting are proud to announce the next level of intuitive lighting control software for the dot2 console series incorporating a host of new and exciting features. The dot2 software release allows users to work even faster and more intuitively than ever before.
The new 1.3 dot2 software features a Web remote facility, allowing important remote functionality from any device with a web-browser, either wireless or cabled. More master speed faders are included allowing increased flexibility for live playback speed adjustment. Increased effects functionality with instant access to groups and blocks allow for faster adjustments of any effect. High priority playbacks for specific fader arrangement for houselights or key lights to control individually at any time and many more enhancements are also now included.
The new dot2 software now allows freely assignable sACN and Art-Net universes for DMX over Ethernet output as well as for DMX remote in. Additionally, a new version of the Fixture builder with enhanced access to the fixture settings itself allows for much more detailed adjustments of each fixture.
Intuitive operation is the core of the dot2 philosophy and with a comprehensive set of connectivity hardware on all console models, the dot2 range is suitable for most theatre, touring, corporate, television and education lighting environments. The easy to operate dot2 software is available in multiple languages and provides on-board Help and Direct Hints to guide a new user to operate the console to its full potential. A full range of clever programming and playback features provide intuitive access to advanced functionality.
This release also includes additional pre-defined position effects and several important bug-fixes. The software is available as a free download here:
ETC’s ColorSource Linear 4
Posted on Thursday, April 13th, 2017
ETC’s ColorSource® Linear family is now complete with this week’s launch of the ColorSource Linear 4 fixture. This is the third and longest variation of the ColorSource Linear fixture and measures a full two-meters in length. Like the Linear 1, (half-meter) and Linear 2, (one-meter) fixtures, Linear 4 comes in both original and deep blue array options. Both offer a richness of colour, and quality of light output you’ve come to expect from ETC ColorSource fixtures.
Every half-meter of the Linear 4 is individually addressable and controllable from the simple 7 segment display. It’s like having four fixtures in one. Linear fixtures are perfect for use as curtain warmers, sidelights, an unbroken stage wash, and in any installation location that is too narrow for many other standard fixtures.
ColorSource Linear proves that affordable can be rich. For more information watch the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnl8hqJLAC4
Rosco announces Silk line upgrades
Posted on Thursday, April 13th, 2017
“We’re very excited to share these improvements to our Silk line with the marketplace”, said Tracey Cosgrove, Rosco’s senior director of products. “We listened to feedback from our loyal film and broadcast lighting customers and responded with a suite of new features.
“These product enhancements all focus on increased precision, control, greater overall functionality and ease of use – all of which our customers requested. Not only are these new features improvements over our original version of Silk, but they also surpass the offerings of other LED soft light fixture manufacturers.”
The newest versions of the Silk family of products maintain all of the qualities of the original Silk products, including pure, soft white light and high colour fidelity. All Silk fixtures in the product line now feature new control options, including wireless DMX, as well as greater control of output and colour temperature, and overall improvements to the units’ physical properties.
New Features include two new DMX modes, including: DMX Master, which enables one Silk fixture to control others on set that share a common base address, and Wireless DMX via Lumen Radio technology.
DMX dimming is now possible in 8 bit or 16 bit mode, offering a multitude of smoother dimming options.
The physical look of the units has been enhanced as well, including knobs that are flush from the main control housing, a matte finish on the control housing, and larger safety/rope hanging ports.
Silk is currently available in a variety of sizes, including Silk 110, Silk 205, Silk 210, and Silk 305, and can be purchased through Rosco’s worldwide dealer network. Other variants including Silk 220 and Silk 410 will be coming soon.
Stiletto I7™ from Blizzard
Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017
Stiletto I7™ comes fitted with 7* ultra-bright OSRAM® 4-in-1 RGBW LEDs, and is jam packed with features. Its many talents include the ability to produce a narrow-to wide zoomable wash, a sharp parallel beam, and then perform absolutely mind-blowing multibeam visual effects with its 4°- 60° beam angle. Add in infinite
bidirectional lens rotation plus 540/270° pan/tilt to the mix to create a ton of motion and spectacular aerial effects.
Its 5-button LCD control panel allows you to set the fixture to automatically run in your choice of 3 auto modes, 2 sound active modes, or set it be controlled via 22/55-channel DMX to gain full control of every aspect including zoom, lens rotation, strobe, pan/tilt, color macros, effect shape selection, speed, fade, color, shape offset between multiple fixtures, plus dedicated shape effect foreground and background dimmers. DMX mode also allows quick access to linear CTO presets (2500k-8000K), 4 dimming curves, and each of the LEDs are individual controllable for pixel mapping in 55-channel DMX mode!
On the back side of Stiletto I7™ fixtures you will find industry standard PowerCON® compatible input/output connections and 3-pin DMX In/Out jacks. Preparing the fixture for truss mounting is also a snap by attaching its included dual quarter-turn “Omega” quick connect type clamp brackets.
Solaris Flare Q+ Rayzr and Dynamic White LED Fixtures
Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017
The Solaris Flare is now universally recognized by top designers and programmers worldwide for its unrivaled brightness, versatility, and reliability, and now these two new models add exciting new dimensions to the product range.
The Flare Q+ Rayzr is a super-slim blade of ultra-bright light and color, available in 50 and 100 cm lengths. It provides Flare brightness, colours, and features in a single row of RGBW LEDs. Various mounting options are available for end-to-end alignment, hanging, wall-mounting, and pipe attachment. With its ultra-slim profile, the Flare Q+ Rayzr will go where other fixtures will not, while maintaining famous Flare performance. In the words of one lighting director, “The Flare is far and away the best LED strobe/wash on the market – honestly it’s not even close.”
Also introduced at Frankfurt, the new Flare Q+ Dynamic White offers variable colour temperature output from 2,000 to 10,000 Kelvin, with a CRI of 90+ throughout most of the CT range. Like all Flares, it is crazy bright, and features the Flare’s world-class dimming, smoothness, and flicker-free performance. To quote yet another user and top designer, “Flares are our go-to option for their intensity, reliability, and excellent color rendition on camera.”
Q+ Technology™ is an exciting innovation recently introduced and now standard in the entire Solaris Flare product range: Flare Q+, Flare Q+ Linear, Flare Q+ Rayzr, and Flare Q+ Dynamic White. This revolutionary LED driver technology maximizes LED output for unprecedented brightness, while also optimizing LED temperatures for long term reliability. Representing a significant leap forward in LED fixture design, Q+ Technology performance is available in the popular 96-LED Flare Q+, as well as the 108-LED Linear format and the 18- or 36-LED Rayzr.
Flare IP RGBW outdoor wash fixtures are also available in single-head High Definition (HD) and single- or dual-head High Reach (HR) models, available with integrated or remote power supplies.
Posted on Friday, April 7th, 2017
The SGM P-10 is a unique and extremely powerful all-in-one 1250W LED luminaire.
It carries the functionalities of a wash light, a strobe light, a flood light, a pixel light and a blinder with a non-fading continuous output, making it the perfect multi-purpose LED fixture.
With all this crossover technology combined in one single luminaire, a solid and long-term investment is ensured.The low-profile, rectangular, full-colour LED luminaire incorporates 48 high-power RGBW 24W LEDs delivering a staggering output of 40,000 lumen and a best-in-class optical colour mixing. It features a superior dimming performance for velvet smooth fades and the avoidance of color shifts.
The LEDs are divided into eight individually controllable segments, which generates wide-ranging colour effects and pixel-mapping combinations for creative lighting designs.
The plus/minus green function makes it easy to match the light with the location by controlling the saturation.
The versatility is extended even further through its various filters and barndoor options.
Its standard 10° round and symmetrical beam can be manipulated in various ways. Shape the beam and achieve different beam angles with an optional set of magnetic holographic filter frames (19°, 45°, 63°/12° elliptical horizontal, 12°/63° elliptical vertical plus an empty color frame).
With the magnetic and click-on accessory solutions for filters and barndoors, the P-10 can easily adapt into new and existing lighting designs.
The durable, IP65-rated exterior of the P-10 and the built-in dehumidifier ensure that the fixture is kept free of externally induced impact on internal optics and light sources, such as smoke fluid, dust and dirt. Thus, the P-10 is ideal for outdoor applications and at the same time it is practically maintenance-free making it a sustainable and long-lasting choice for indoor events and installations as well.
- An integrated handle eases the transport, rigging and positioning of the luminaire.
- P-10 characteristics:
- IP65-rated RGBW LED luminaire
- Staggering high-power output of 40,000 lumen
- Best-in-class optical color mixing
- Superior dimming performance
- No colour shift during dimming
- 48 x 24W RGBW LEDs
- Eight individually controllable segments
- Wireless DMX and implemented RDM protocol
- User-friendly setup via simple control buttons and OLED display
- Practically maintenance-free
- Integrated handle
- Magnetic and click-on accessories
- Aesthetic Danish design
Martin expands VDO Creative LED Video Range
Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Harman Professional Solutions announces the launch of Martin VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron — adding new dimensions and capabilities for lighting designers with a more comprehensive range of creative LED video products.
Both the 20mm pixel pitch video batten VDO Fatron 20 and the compact and powerful video pixel VDO Dotron can double as DMX-controllable lighting battens and seamlessly weave together with the entire Martin VDO range including the VDO Sceptron and VDO Face 5.
An extensive palette of field-exchangeable diffusers and lenses gives the daisy-chainable fixtures a great variety of different looks. They also can be deployed frontless for a raw look. Versatile rigging accessories make mounting onto walls, set pieces, stage designs, or directly on a truss a breeze. Plus, an IP65 outdoor rating makes these fixtures perfect to enhance creative outdoor and indoor designs.
VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron are driven by the Martin P3 System Controller for easy video-mapping and creative mixing and matching with other Martin LED video products. Automatic switching between P3 and DMX modes is provided for smaller applications. Using the same integrated power and data cabling as VDO Sceptron, installation of VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron is a breeze.
“The addition of the two new fixtures to the creative VDO toolbox is the missing link that really brings creative ideas to life when you want to create truly astonishing 3D stage designs,” said Wouter Verlinden, product manager – LED video, Harman Professional Solutions.
VDO Dotron is available now, VDO Fatron 20 is expected to be available mid-May 2017. For more information please visit the URL below.
Visit Harman Professional Solutions at Prolight + Sound, April 4 – 7, in Hall 4.0, stands F41 and F37.
Ayrton celebrates 15th anniversary
Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Ayrton celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2017 and will mark the occasion with the addition of new members to the Ayrton team. To complement the team led by founder and CTO Yvan Peard, Christopher Agius Ferrante has taken on the role of CEO, Michael Althaus is the new global sales director, Simon Gasch joins Ayrton as a regional sales manager and Chunyan Hou is the new legal and administration manager.
“We are focused on continuing Ayrton’s success,” says Chris Ferrante, CEO, “and the immediate increase in resources here shows that we are fully committed to this. We all feel the best way to ensure that Ayrton remains at the forefront of the industry and continues to be a success is to invest in people.”
Michael Althaus adds, “Having known Ayrton for some years now, it is a great opportunity to lead the sales effort here. With new products, more innovation and an eye on being even more competitive, I am excited by what the future holds.”
By way of celebration Ayrton will introduce a new line of luminaires at Prolight+Sound with product names that evoke the winds of the world. The new names symbolise the lightness embodied in the fixtures, along with the fluidity of design and breath of innovation that Ayrton brings to the marketplace of entertainment lighting.
The first luminaire in this new line is a technological marvel called Merak which will make its debut at Prolight + Sound 2017. Ayrton has developed Merak as a compact wash fixture that combines punch with enhanced performance. Its new design squeezes a whole lot of washlight into a package that is less than 40cm high, with a new 250W RGBW multichip LED module and Fresnel lens, to create a mono-source luminaire that is a marvel of ingenuity.
The second new arrival at Prolight + Sound is ArcaLine3, the latest product in the Static Luminaire range. With ArcaLine3, Ayrton’s ArcaLine unit has had a total makeover, making V.3 a refined fixture that produces outstanding results which are even more attractive to event suppliers.
Finally, Ayrton has chosen Prolight + Sound for the official launch of its new MagicBlade-FX fixture. With MagicBlade-FX Ayrton expands its Creative Solutions line of graphic beam projectors with a unit that combines the qualities of its award-winning MagicBlade-R and originality of MagicPanel-FX to become the epitome of elegant versatility.
The versatile MagicBlade-FX linear luminaire is fitted with seven of the distinctive squared output 65mm fixed frontal lenses found on MagicPanel FX and shares the same quality of colour mixing and versatile effects: 3D volumetric projections, variation between the colour-rich luminescent face or separated points of light… with ultra-tight beam projection or wide angle wash from a unique zoom system with no visible moving parts.
Ayrton will be exhibiting at Prolight + Sound in Hall 3.0 Stand G81, alongside its German subsidiary, VisionStage, (Hall 3.0 Stand G84), where they will welcome visitors in a 280sqm stand with 180sqm dedicated to showcasing the new products.
Noted French lighting designer, Stéphane Migné, the man responsible for designing most of Ayrton’s famous online product videos, has designed Ayrton’s demo light show once again, with the assistance of programme Arnaud Pierrel on the console. It promises to be one of the highlights of the show, especially judging by the crowds that are drawn to see it each year.
MA Lighting release a Quantum Shift in Lighting Control
Posted on Saturday, April 1st, 2017
MA Lighting today announced that after six years of research, development and prototyping, their new user thought controlled lighting interface is ready for release and demonstrations. The new product has the working name ‘Cranial Replay for Artists and Performance’.
Developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) department of Cranial Uniformity and Neurological Technology over a period of four years, MA Lighting’s R&D department worked tightly with the department’s Professor Helmut Krown. Professor Krown has spent over ten years developing the concept with NOAA, NASA and the EPA.
Professor Krown said “We were tasked by MA Lighting to conceive and bring to reality a lighting control surface that would fully integrate, for the first time, the lighting professional and the technology as one. The use of thought control to activate cues, create mood, display feeling via the lights and optimize the control of video elements via the brain is a quantum shift in the way visual entertainment technology is controlled and considered.”
The lighting operator dons what looks like a normal MA Lighting cap which is hard wired to a belt pack that then communicates via wi-fi to the modified MA2 console. This wireless feature means that control can be done remotely from the console.
A water based lubricant is required on the scalp of the operator to ensure good electrical contact is observed from the operator to the cranial unit.
The integrated skull cap and belt pack features a revolutionary proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) interface that will ‘learn’ the biorhythms of the individual operator’s brain electrical activity. In setup mode, the operator is required to wear the unit for 12-14 hours so the unit can read, learn and record the user’s brain waves. This is a once only setup and multiple users can be preprogrammed to the solid state technology contained within.
Once setup is complete the interface is operable with thought control to the lighting and video elements. Lamp focus, colour, gobo and beam information can be selected by a gentle thought process. Whole cue lists, macros and multiple other show features can be designed, edited and played back by the operators thought.
“I am very much looking forward to showing this to our customers,” commented Mike Gearin of Show Technology, MA Lighting’s Australian distributor. “It’s taking virtual reality to reality, placing your mood and thoughts onto a picture on stage – it really is a great step in the development of lighting control.”
The system will be shown to a select few at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt next week where it is sure to be the most talked about shift in entertainment technology since the VL1.
For more information please go to MA Lighting
Philips Lighting at Prolight+Sound
Posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017
Philips Lighting is gearing up for Europe’s biggest entertainment technology expo, Prolight + Sound, where it will launch new stage and studio lighting products as well as showcase recent releases. The company’s new products also will be incorporated into the lighting design for the stand, which will transform into a stage for a performance from Dutch rock band TOM on Tuesday April 4 between 6pm and 10pm.
New products launching on the Philips Entertainment Lighting stand:
Philips Vari-Lite VLZ. The first in a new range of spot, profile and wash luminaires from the iconic product line, the Philips Vari-Lite VLZ utilizes the latest high output white LED sources to produce a staggering 25,000 lumens projected from a 180mm (7″) front lens. The familiar CMY-CTO color system creates stunning, seamless mixed colors. Color shake and color wheel spin control have also been added to the mix, offering lighting designers a plethora of vibrant effects. Hard to soft edge focusing can be controlled through the 16-bit focus control channel as well as the 3-way frost control. The combination of the color and beam control makes the Philips Vari-Lite VLZ the go-to professional moving spot luminaire.
Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx. The larger version of the incredibly popular Philips Showline SL BEAM 300fx, the new Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx offers designers exceptional output from its 37 RGBW LEDs whilst being fast, quiet and extremely versatile. The effective precision optical design allows the Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx to function as both a beam and wash luminaire. Not only that, it achieves a myriad of beautiful, intricate multi-beam effects through the individual pixel mapping of its LEDs and rotating front lens, offering designers infinite possibilities from a single fixture.
Philips Showline SL BAR 720ZT. The new, high performance linear wash and effect luminaire offers designers smooth and seamless washes of color from studio to stage. Truly versatile, it also delivers distinctive, dynamic beam effects from its DMX motorized zoom and tilt and powerful output.
Philips Showline SL SUNLED 10. Ideal for studio environments, the fixture’s ten cells of fixed white LEDs deliver a blended wash of warm white light emulating the conventional halogen studio strip light whilst offering reduced power consumption, low heat output and minimum maintenance. A tungsten mimic option shifts the color temperature as the luminaire dims, providing the distinctive warm tungsten look at lower light levels.
Also showcased on stand will be the new Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam and Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300. Since its release in January, the Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam has illuminated such high profile events as Lady Gaga’s critically-acclaimed Super Bowl HalfTime Show performance and her collaboration with Metallica at The GRAMMY Awards. The Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 has proved ideal for studio as well as stage lighting, providing dynamic effects on the current series of Channel 4’s The Last Leg.
The latest additions to the Philips Strand Lighting range of television broadcast lighting, the Philips Strand Lighting 200F and 400F Fresnels and Philips Strand Lighting 150S and 300S Softlights will be available for demo in a specially built mock studio on the stand’s second level. The Softlights have already proved popular, being used on the Great South African Bake Off 2016 and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia 2017.
Connected remote control
Alongside the ‘television studio’ there will be a ‘control tower’ area, displaying Philips Lighting’s connected control systems and the latest version of its Vision.net lighting management platform. Offering unparalleled flexibility, Vision.net 4.5 is scalable from a single room to a large multi-building campus and is designed to integrate with all Philips Entertainment Lighting dimming systems, automated luminaires and LED fixtures across the product ranges.
Robe at Prolight+Sound
Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Czech lighting manufacturer Robe presents another high-impact booth – D80 in Hall 3 of the Frankfurt Messe for Prolight +Sound 2017 – allowing hundreds of guests to enjoy a crowd-stopping live entertainment show in a lively, fun interactive environment.
Once again a totally unique stand design will provide a fabulous backdrop and set to demonstrate the latest products … an action-packed programme will include a lightshow every hour and a ‘Voice of God’ product presentation at other times.
It will be the first European trade show and official launch of Robe’s incredible Spiider LED wash beam moving light, together with several other new and exciting products that will be seen for the first time..
Robe’s official press launch takes place on the stand at 15.00 on Wednesday 5th April.
… and the company will be making a BIG and very important announcement related to one of its key European markets …
Several new products will be launched, highlighted and shown in action and the Robe international sales and technical support teams will be on hand offering multi-lingual assistance in German and 15 other languages – reflecting the diversity and global flavour of both the company and the Prolight event.
The Robe Bar will be a social hub for networking and doing business, and naturally there will be a Happy Hour for the first three days of the show with famous Czech beers, mouth-watering freshly made pizza and plenty of hospitality!
Spiider is a brand new LED wash luminaire that builds on the success of Robe’s best-selling ‘industry standard’ LEDWash series … with a completely new concept and incredible optics.
It has one super bright 60W RGBW LED multichip in the centre which is surrounded by 18 x 30W RGBW LED multichips, and it is this optical design that resembles the spider’s web that gave rise to the name.
It is also so much more than ‘just’ a wash!
It can be used as a beam and – a first for LED wash light stage luminaires – it has an eye-popping flower effect!
The impressive zoom goes from 4 – 48 degrees, while the light output is outstanding, offering more than 50, 000 lumens at 5 metres.
Spiider has all the great features that made Robe’s LEDWash series such a well-respected industry-wide product for all applications, including a virtual colour wheel, tungsten lamp emulation, individual pixel control, in-built wireless DMX on request and loads more.
Robe’s ROBIN® LEDBeam 150 – complete with spectacular zoom range of 4° to 62° – offers fast sweeping beams and a wide excellent quality wash light in a compact housing.
Attractive colourful chases and smooth transitions are powered by a cluster of high power 30W RGBW multichip LEDs. The zoom uses a custom-designed optical system and an optimized motorised control produces speedy pan and tilt movement.
The fixture has intense strobing capabilities, smooth 18-bit dimming, including tungsten lamp effects, straightforward control via pre-programmed colours on a virtual colour wheel and the various strobing and pulsing effects enable quick and easy programming.
This highly affordable LED ACL-style beam unit now also has a zoom feature included.
ParFect 150 is a static, zoom-able version of the LEDBeam 150 and retains all the key features including both CMY & RGBW colour control, 18-bit dimming, tungsten emulation, selectable and variable colour temperatures and a punchy beam ranging from 4° to 62°.
Accessories like barn-doors and the gel frames give ParFect 150 a range of features required for TV and theatre environments.
Extending ROBE’s highly successful series of retro styled luminaires is the PATT 2017 … an LED driven version that extends Robe’s PATT range with an environmentally conscious option which is driven by 7 x 30W RGBW LEDs.
A mix of colours can be replicated or the fixture can be run in tungsten variants, making excellent eye-candy effect for stages and sets and perfect for bands, television, film and general prop lighting.
The distinctive design of the PATT series makes the fixtures like a piece of art in their own right and useful as props as well as enhancing general ambience.
The PATT 2017 concept is based on an idea by leading international lighting designer Tim Routledge.
The 7 x 30W RGBW LEDs illuminate the sleek, spun aluminium body of the fixture which maximises the elegant curves of the physical design. The LED cluster can be controlled as one unit or independently as 7 sources creating smooth animations, transitions and rainbow effects across the aluminium reflector, featuring the signature “PATT“ gold-brown coating.
Continuing in the retro style aesthetic, the pixelPATT is another new addition to Robe’s PATT family which is based on modern LED pixel controlled technology.
The pixelPATT is composed of 7 x 30W RGBW LED multichips, one in the centre surrounded by a ring of six, all housed in a super-slim and lightweight brushed metal frame.
Aesthetically it keeps the dimensions and attractive curvature of the ‘classic’ PATT 2013 and the picklePATT which make its physical appearance desirable as well as the light source. To ensure an elegant and a lightweight design, a remote Power and Data box – the PATT Driver – is connected to the pixelPATT using an industry-standard 4-pin XLR.
The pixelPATT is an ideal fixture for lighting television broadcasts, concerts, fashion shows or any type of event from awards shows and gala dinners to brand activations.
Created specifically for follow-spot operation, this custom modified version of Robe’s massively successful high-powered BMFL WashBeam luminaire comes with specific features to provide both motorised movement and manual operation with follow-spot handles.
The BMFL FollowSpot takes advantage of the wide 160 mm front lens and high CRI 1700W lamp.
The custom BMFL light source designed for Robe produces an astounding 250, 000 lux at 5 metres and has a wide zoom range of 5° to 55° with precise focusing.
Manually or remotely controllable features include smooth colour mixing and CTO flags, two colour wheels, multiple variable frost filters, focus, zoom and quick pulsing iris.
Follow-spot operation can be enhanced by using the optional LightMaster handles (see below).
The BMFL FollowSpot is pre-wired for the installation of a digital camera on the head that can be connected via the new RoboSpot base station (see below) for off-stage remote follow-spot operation.
BMFL LightMaster is an accessory comprising externally mounted, fully programmable follow-spot handles with a control panel and two individual faders that enable any of Robe‘s BMFL range of fixtures to be run as a follow spot.
Available as either side or back mounting, the two programmable faders can be assigned, for example, as dimmer and iris. The control panel has a touch screen display, four custom programmable jog-wheels plus ten ‘soft’ buttons so the unit can be fully-customized to suit the operator / user.
The programmable buttons, jog-wheels and faders allow the operator to comfortably trigger and control dimmer, iris, focus, zoom, frost, colours and other parameters.
The BMFL fixture’s internal settings enable pan/tilt movement behaviour to be individually tailored by adjusting tension, smoothness and resistance, and while it is running in follow-spot mode, the remote console can still be used to access and take control of all these internal features, like dimmer, colours etc.
The LightMaster handles can be quick-mounted in either the back or side positions using quarter turn locking screws, and the control panel connects to the BMFL luminaire via USB.
RoboSpot is a remote follow-spot system compatible with any of Robe’s BMFL range of fixtures already in rental stock, which has been devised as a solution for situations where it is impractical to install an operated follow spot position.
A ground operated base station communicates with a camera mounted on the BMFL fixture which follows the performer or object to be tracked.
The RoboSpot Camera functions (focus, zoom, precise pan / tilt movement) are DMX remote-controlled, and it provides a ‘first-person’ view for the ground-based follow spot operator. Video data is transferred in real-time from the Camera to the RoboSpot base station via Ethernet.
The RoboSpot base station has a video screen giving the operator a live view of the performer or object being followed from the fixture-mounted camera. Using a set of special handles with two programmable faders mapped, for example, to the dimmer and iris functions on the luminaire, the operator’s movement of the handles is calibrated and fed via DMX as positional data for the pan and tilt movement of the BMFL units being controlled as ‘RoboSpots’.
One RoboSpot base station can control up to twelve BMFL fixtures rigged in different locations around the stage, performance space or venue.
A panel on the base station features a touch screen display and four custom programmable jog-wheels plus ten assignable buttons is fully customization to suit the operator. The programmable buttons, faders and jog-wheels allow the operator to comfortably trigger and control parameters like dimmer, focus, iris, colours and the many other features of the units being controlled.
While being operated as a follow-spot, the remote console can still take control of all the
internal features of the unit like dimmer, colours, etc.
The Strobe from Robe is THE brightest, best value, most sophisticated strobe-blinder effects unit on the market!
Ultimately controllable, configurable and arrayable, super-fast bursts of high-powered pulses can be adjusted in frequency, duration and intensity and optically harnessed from the 60 x high power white LED chips and 60 x high power UV LED chips.
The UV Strobe is easy to rig individually or in multiples and easy to programme using direct segment control or predefined macros. It is fitted with the standard Robe RNS touch screen system with DMX, RDM, Art-Net, MA Net and sACN protocols and there is an optional wireless DMX module.
This is a potent and mega-bright strobe wash for outdoor applications.
A high IP rating of 67 provides the reliability and robustness required for the most demanding projects, including permanent installations or temporary events. Ultimately controllable, super-fast bursts of high-powered pulses can be adjusted in frequency, duration and intensity and optically harnessed from the 60 x high powered LED chips.
Strobe IP is easy to rig and programme using direct segment control or the predefined macros. Its compact size and weight combined with adaptability make installation a smooth and streamlined process.
This is a colour version of the Strobe IP for exterior scenarios.
It features all the advantages of the white Strobe IP including ultimately controllable, super-fast bursts and pulses that can be adjusted in frequency, duration and intensity, optically harnessed from the unit’s 60 x High Power RGBW LED chips.
ColorStrobe IP is easy to rig and programme using the direct segment control or a series of predefined macros. The IP67 rating provides reliability required for the most demanding projects and environments.
Robe’s VIVA CMY combines brightness and an exceptionally clean and clear (zero-fringing) white beam, together with the smooth continuous colour transitions of CMY mixing. Its LED lightsource is extremely energy-efficient.
Elegant and lightweight, this fixture is packed with smart and easy-to-use effects.
The 350W white LED light engine gives the extra punchy beam with an even flat-field and 20,000 hours of operation! In fact, no re-lamping should be needed for the entire life of the fixture!
Smooth colour transition and vivid fixed colours can be applied from the refined CMY mixing system and the colour wheel, and rotating or static gobos added for projections or mid-air effects. The zoom can go out to 40 degrees at its widest and be softened up with variable frost to create a gentle wash-like output or dynamic background projections.
The minimum 9° zoom produces a super-tight, piercingly bright beam that can be trimmed with an ultra-fast stepless iris to optimise the output further. VIVA has extremely fast pan/tilt movement utilising Robe’s proprietary EMS™ (Electronic Motion Stabiliser) technology.