High End Systems Debuts New Pixelation Luminaire at PLASA 2008

Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2008

Worldwide automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems Inc. (HES) introduces StudioPix™, a hybrid wide-angle moving yoke LED wash light with programmable graphic imaging.

HES, a new member of the Belgium-based Barco group, will unveil StudioPix at the Barco/High End Systems stand J30 at Earl’s Court.

Smaller than its predecessor SHOWPIX™, StudioPix features a circular array of 61 homogenous 3-watt LEDs on a 13.5-inch diameter head with an output of 11,500 RGB lumens. The pixels offer unlimited possibilities by projecting not just color, but also displaying images and effects that transform the fixture head into a display device.

“We are excited about the addition of StudioPix to the LED family of luminaires,” stated Bill Morris, HES Executive VP Worldwide Sales. “We believe that the future of lighting will demand more flexibility and features than traditional wash and spot lights that use mechanical gobos. Our SHOWPIX and StudioPix products enable

lighting designers to use virtually unlimited content and content changes to excite the audience while also providing the flexibility to serve as a color wash. We believe that this is what audiences will demand of future generation lighting fixtures; content will be key!”

StudioPix is equipped with the PixelArt™ collection of images. Users can also upload their own content through the new HES Echo™ application, a software program offering content visualization, management and RDM management features. The Echo application optimizes and maps the images to the 61 LED pixels of StudioPix.

StudioPix’s features allow for user creativity, including color mixing, rotation, scale, wipes, dissolves, transitions between layers, strobing and dimming. The DMX Scratch™ feature allows a user to synchronize the frames of a media file to music in real time. Using a pixel mapping protocol, the user may also individually control each LED for more creative programming effects.

StudioPix is scheduled to start shipping in early autumn from HES’ Austin, TX headquarters.