High End Systems: TurboRay Luminaire

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The TurboRay from High End Systems is truly versatile when used as a punchy narrow-angle washlight or as a powerful hard edge beam that produces beautiful aerial and projected effects. Offering a classic retro look with its radial diffusers, High End Systems TurboRay brings a distinctive appearance to any lighting rig. Here is an overview video for the TurboRay from HES:

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An overview video of Spikemark control software from Creative Conners
An overview video of Spikemark control software from Creative Conners

Creative Conners: Smart Chain Hoists

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Creative Conners offers Smart Chain Hoists. Mechanically built by the best names in the industry. Controlled by the automation system you already know. Variable High Speed. Accurate. Programmable. The Smart Chain Hoists from Creative Conners are built using hoists from CM and ChainMaster and can be controlled via Creative Conner's Spikemark software. If you are looking for a new way to automate your scenery, then take a look at the Smart Chain Hoists from Creative Conners. Here's a video overview of their Spikemark software:

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CHAUVET Professional: Maverick MK3 Spot & Maverick MK3 Profile

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Here's a video preview of the new CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK3 units, which feature a single-source LED output, along with advanced optics, effects, and control options, all at an unparalleLED value. CHAUVET developed three versions to choose from to meet the diverse needs of lighting designers: Maverick MK3 Profile has a fast and advanced shutter frame system with 120 degree rotation; Maverick MK3 Spot has an extra rotating gobo wheel for breathtaking effects; and Maverick MK3 Profile CX is a high CRI version of the Maverick MK3 Profile for improved color rendering. 

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Moverio Assist Smart Glasses from Epson are now available
Moverio Assist Smart Glasses from Epson are now available

Epson: Moverio Assist Smart Glasses Now Available

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Epson’s Moverio Assist is now available. The easy-to-use remote assistance and inspection solution using Moverio smart glasses helps users address difficult repairs and work tasks out in the field in a cost-effective manner. Moverio Assist promises “see-what-I-see” real-time collaboration between remote experts and on-site personnel to accelerate repairs with fewer mistakes, leading to increased productivity, improved customer satisfaction, and reduced travel costs. Here's a video of an IT service call with Moverio Assist, which could just as easily be a dimmer room or control booth visit by a field service technician: 

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Elation Product Manager Matthias Hinrichs accepts the 2019 PLASA Award for Innovation for the Artiste Monet
Elation Product Manager Matthias Hinrichs accepts the 2019 PLASA Award for Innovation for the Artiste Monet

Elation: Artiste Monet Wins 2019 PLASA Award for Innovation

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Elation Professional continues to bring innovative products to market and the PLASA trade show has again taken notice by awarding the company’s Artiste Monet™ LED Profile luminaire a PLASA Award for Innovation at the 2019 exhibition. Recognized as exceptional innovation at a ceremony held September 16th at the Olympia Exhibition Center in West London, the judges singled out the Monet’s wireless continuous rotation framing and SpectraColor color mixing systems.

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Altman Lighting Announces the End of Sales for R40 Border Lights & Roundels

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After decades of service, Altman Lighting is announcing the End of Product life (EOL) for the R40 Border Light Series. These items are currently being removed from Altman’s active PRODUCTS page on its web site and will be moved over to the SERVICE and SUPPORT pages. The products and part numbers will be removed from the forthcoming Altman price list.

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The EMS-101X,10-inch model from EM Acoustics was unveiled at PLASA 2019
The EMS-101X,10-inch model from EM Acoustics was unveiled at PLASA 2019

EM Acoustics: New-Look EMS Series Unveiled at PLASA 2019

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The EMS Series from EM Acoustics is the company’s best-selling loudspeaker range, featuring their signature passive crossovers and exceptional enclosure design. Hugely versatile, EMS Series point source loudspeakers are deployed in a vast array of theatres and entertainment venues both in the UK and worldwide, and the series plays a highly significant role in the rental market. In a further development to the range, EM Acoustics has enhanced the look and feel with a number of aesthetic changes, and augmented the series with the addition of a 10-inch model, the EMS-101X.

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The Proteus Maximus from Elation will be on display at PLASA 2019
The Proteus Maximus from Elation will be on display at PLASA 2019

Elation and Entedi at PLASA 2019

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Elation will partner with Entedi Ltd. in the UK and is excited to team with the technology equipment solutions provider to present an exceptional line-up of innovative lighting tools September 15-17 at PLASA in West London. The Elation and Entedi team looks forward to a great PLASA and welcomes lighting professionals to Stand H40 for a closer look at these exciting innovations and much more.

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