PLASA 2011: GLP to launch “breakthrough technology”
Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011
GLP has chosen this year’s PLASA Show in London (Earls Court, 11-14 September) to launch a “revolutionary” new LED washlight from its Impression range, as well as a new video display and controller from G-LEC.
The German company continues to play an active role in the show, and in addition to showcasing its expanding portfolio, it will also participate in the STLD LED shoot-out with its Spot One and Wash One, and Impression 120 and Impression 90 LED luminaires.
The new impression Wash One, making its UK debut, will be given star billing at the show. Boasting a 400W RGB LED light engine, and the same “groundbreaking technology” as the Spot One, the fully-featured luminaire is able to deliver delicate colour changes or instantaneous colour bumps over a wide, carefully-calibrated colour spectrum, the company says.
The Impression Wash One offers a 6-60° zoom range – but the key differentiator is its innovative 3° narrow beam mode and its unique variable soft-edge beam control that allows softness adjustment. Another attribute is the beam-shaping function that enables the user to illuminate only the parts of a stage that need to be lit. With its baseless yoke the Wash One weighs just 22kg, an advantage for both for transportation and flexible stage rigging, in any orientation, say GLP.
Meanwhile, G-LEC, originators of the semi-transparent video panel, are introducing the Phantom 15, which uses latest technology to deliver maximum screen brightness in a new 15mm pixel pitch format. Phantom 15 offers a new level of flexibility at a higher resolution than has previously been available. It incorporates seamlessly with other panels in the Phantom range of different resolutions (Phantom 30 and Phantom 60) to create a uniform mixed screen, and maintains the Phantom heritage of maximum transparency, lightweight construction and fast assembly and disassembly.
The Phantom 15 is daisy-chainable, uses the newest and most innovative LEDs on the market (to maximize both contrast and brightness) and runs without a fan. Finally, GLP will launch a new device called G-LEC Video Processor.
Available in three versions (Pro, Standard and PC) generic features include a 30 second set-up time (with automated placement, snap features and stage plan picture underlay), intuitive ‘What You See Is What You Get’ placement, offering individual panel scaling and a single video input to many different pixel pitches, to name just a few.
All visitors are invited onto the stand for a special ‘Impression’ beer on the stand, throughout the show.