The Blackmagic eGPU, from all angles, has been introduced by Blackmagic Design
The Blackmagic eGPU, from all angles, has been introduced by Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic eGPU

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Blackmagic Design announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high-performance graphics processor for pro creative software such as DaVinci Resolve and VR. Designed in collaboration with Apple, the Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power, and four USB 3.1 connections. It comes in an integrated design that brings high-end desktop class graphics processing to MacBook Pro for professional video workflows and immersive VR. And, the Blackmagic eGPU is the first to support Thunderbolt 3 displays.

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POSITAL’s absolute kit encoders feature the same form factor as popular incremental encoders
POSITAL’s absolute kit encoders feature the same form factor as popular incremental encoders

POSITAL: Kit Encoders for Closed-Loop Motor Feedback

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Encoder specialist POSITAL has expanded its line of kit-style encoders for feedback for servo and stepper motors with new models that utilize the same mounting form factor as incremental kit encoders from US Digital, Broadcom, and other manufacturers. This makes it very easy to upgrade a motion control application from incremental to absolute position control.

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The VL800 BeamLine luminaire from Philips Vari-Lite, a division of Signify
The VL800 BeamLine luminaire from Philips Vari-Lite, a division of Signify

Philips Vari-Lite: VL800 BeamLine Luminaire

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Philips Vari-Lite, part of the Signify Entertainment Lighting Group, has released the VL800 BeamLine luminaire that it launched at Prolight + Sound last March. The VL800 is a linear moving head unit offering a wide variety of unique effects and animation options. Here’s a video of product manager, Martin Palmer introducing the VL800 BeamLine at Prolight + Sound 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany: {youtube}v=4q8AK1hOOtI{/youtube}

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The Power Link PLR-SKB series portable power distribution from Whirlwind
The Power Link PLR-SKB series portable power distribution from Whirlwind

Whirlwind: Power Link PLR-SKB Series Portable Power Distribution

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Back in 2012, Whirlwind expanded its product line even further with the introduction of its Power Link, a line of portable power distribution products. After two years of development, Whirlwind was granted a UL listing for its Edison boxes as well as its tour grade distro breakout boxes in the Power Link line.

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The RoboSpot Multi Device Controller from Robe
The RoboSpot Multi Device Controller from Robe

Robe: RoboSpot BaseStation with Multi Device Control

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Specially created for situations where the followspot operator cannot be placed behind the fixture, such as a truss or rear spot, the Robe RoboSpot™ Multi Device Control allows remote control of BMFL Follow Spot, Spot, Blade, Wash Beam, DL4S, DL7S, MegaPointe. and Pointe luminaires. The RoboSpot has been getting a lot of use lately on a variety of projects, including a large number on the recent Eurovision Song Contest production.
Here’s a video intro to the product: {youtube}v=iaIeUHGfV-M{/youtube}

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The Cuepix 16 IP LED matrix panel from Elation
The Cuepix 16 IP LED matrix panel from Elation

Elation: Cuepix 16 IP LED Matrix Panel

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As more and more projects and shows are staged outdoors, Elation Professional is again expanding on its leading line of multi-environmental IP-rated products with the new Cuepix 16 IP™. The Cuepix 16 IP is a 4x4 matrix LED blinder and effect panel with all-weather IP65 protection. An updated version of the company’s Cuepix Panel™, Elation’s popular 5 x 5 LED matrix panel that has enjoyed great success since launching 5 years ago, the Cuepix 16 IP fulfills the need for more IP-rated blinder/effect options.

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With the new ColourBond printing process from Whirlwind, you can add color to just about anything
With the new ColourBond printing process from Whirlwind, you can add color to just about anything

Whirlwind: ColourBond Printing

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Looking for a special effect for your road cases? Whirlwind announces a breakthrough in custom personalization with ColourBond™, their proprietary high-resolution printing process that adheres to everything from aluminum to plastic, with amazing durability, allowing you to color code, label, print your logo, or just plain freakify your next project.

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Audio-Technica ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System, pictured with interchangeable capsules.
Audio-Technica ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System, pictured with interchangeable capsules.

Audio-Technica: Handheld Transmitter for 6000 Series Line Now Shipping

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System – a spectrum-efficient solution that allows users to pack 31 channels in 4 MHz of bandwidth.

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disguise has released its r15 software
disguise has released its r15 software

disguise: r15 Software Released

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disguise announced the release of r15, the latest release of the company’s award-winning software. Their integrated workflow solution is the ultimate tool to visualize, design, and sequence shows wherever you are, from concept all the way through to showtime. The new software release has been designed to foresee and tackle some of the biggest industry challenges, by introducing new features: OmniCal, Lux, VR, and Heatmaps for projector studies.

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