Jands Stage CL LED Lighting Console Wins Two WFX New Technology Awards
Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013
Jands’ Stage CL lighting control console has been awarded two Worship Facilities Expo (WFX) 2013 New Technology Awards for innovation in Dallas, Texas.
The WFX New Product Technology Awards are an integral element of the high-profile annual WFX show, and are designed to honor the most innovative and pioneering entertainment technology products for the house of worship market.
A panel of distinguished members of the WFX advisory board and WFX management and editors from the industry’s leading specialist worship magazines, selected Jands Stage CL as winner — Best Conventional Lighting Console; and winner — Best Overall Lighting Product.
“The response from the market to the needs of churches over the past few years has been astounding,” says Jim Wagner, managing director of WFX. “As a result, the competition to be recognized as best in category in the WFX New Product Technology Awards is more fierce each year. The Jands Stage CL lighting console entry was evaluated by our panel of judges, who selected it as the winning entrant and a worthy recipient of the 2013 WFX New Product Technology Awards. Congratulations.”
Designed to get the most out of LED fixtures for smaller lighting rigs, the Jands Stage CL offers simple, intuitive manual controls and easy storing of looks. Each of its twelve channels has a saturation encoder and a hue encoder that LDs can adjust to set the desired color. As the dials are turned, an LED on the channel shows the color being created. And of course, each channel has the traditional fader and flash button to set the intensity of the light. The Stage CL also offers a wide selection of quick, easy to use pre-set colors and effects via its touch screen interface and can control up to 512 DMX channels, connecting either through the DMX-512 output or the Ethernet output (if the fixtures support Art-net).
The two WFX new Technology Awards follow the Jands Stage CL’s win at the SIEL Show in Paris, France. An international trade show for the live shows and events industry, the Stage CL was recognized with the prestigious “Les Etoiles du SIEL 2013” Lighting Product Award after impressing the expert judging panel with its easy operation and innovative design.
“The Jands Stage CL continues to be a major success for us,” says Fred Mikeska from A.C. Lighting Inc., which is the exclusive North American dealer for Jands. “We’re thrilled that the Jands Stage CL is being recognized with so many awards and that it’s making a real difference to lighting control and design in so many venues globally. It offers the flexibility to be a powerful control for experienced lighting designers, and intuitive enough so that users with little experience of lighting can achieve great results — making it ideal for the worship market.”
Although designed specifically for LED fixtures, the Jands Stage CL is just as suitable for conventional lights and is incredibly easy to use.
Previous WFX New Technology Awards Winners include the Jands Vista lighting and media control system and Chroma-Q Inspire LED house light — both exclusively available from A.C. Lighting Inc. in North America.