The H1 Hazer, H5 Hazer and A1 DMX Fan, all part of Mega-Lite’s new line of atmospheric effects from their new division, Mega FX.

Mega-Lite Launches Mega FX Line of Atmospheric Effects

Jacob Coakley

Mega-Lite unveiled a division offering atmospheric effects: Mega FX. The new line includes two hazers (the H1 and H5) and the A1 DMX Fan. The H1 and H5 Hazers from Mega FX are designed to create haze with long hang times and even particle dispersion. At full intensity, the H5 Hazer can quickly fill up a space with haze at 10,000 cubic feet per minute. It is controllable via DMX and a wireless controller. The H1 is a compact yet powerful hazer, capable of producing 9,000 cubic feet per minute—with a warm-up time of only one minute. The A1 DMX Fan is a professional, DMX controlled fan to enhance performances and environments.

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The Chauvet Professional Ovation B-2805FC and Ovation B-565FC batten fixtures

Chavuet Releases Ovation Batten Fixtures

Jacob Coakley

Chauvet Professional has released the first batten fixture in their Ovation line. The Ovation Ovation B-2805FC and Ovation B-565FC battens feature an RGBA-Lime LED system that creates bolder, more vivid colors and brighter whites.  A 69”x 8.26” x 8.13” (1,753 x 210 x 207 mm) linear fixture, the Ovation B-2805FC is powered by 280 8-watt LEDs. Its smaller counterpart, the Ovation B-565FC, measures 13.9” x 7.48” x 8.14” (355 x 190 x 207 mm), and is powered by 56 8-watt LEDs. Both of the Ovation battens come with a holographic filter to seamlessly blends colors at the fixture’s aperture. The filter locks into place, so it can be used in any orientation without losing its position. The batten can be controlled via RDM, Art-Net and sACN, in addition to standard DMX.  Up to 10 sections can be controlled individually for maximum flexibility. An easily accessible Virtual Color Wheel matched to popular Rosco gels and color temperature presets also make programming easier.

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The City Theatrical B4 x 5A RDM DINrail (top) and B5 Dimmer dimers.

City Theatrical Releases B-Series Dimmers for LED Tape

Jacob Coakley

City Theatrical’s new B-Series Dimmers are high-quality, constant voltage dimmers for LED tape, especially City Theatrical’s QolorFlex line. All the dimmers include 16-bit dimming, selectable PWM, multiple dimming curves and are RDM capable. The line consists of four models: The B5 Dimmer which has five channels x 8A, with three types of DMX connections (5-pin XLR, RJ45 and terminals) and four-button interface; the B4 x 5A Dimmer, a tiny constant voltage dimmer that can control 20A of LED tape load with terminal connections; the B4 x 5A RDM DINrail RJ45 Dimmer, a DIN rail version of the B4 x 5A RDM Dimmer with all the same features except the DMX connections are by RJ45 connectors for fast setups; the B4 x 5A RDM DINrail Dimmer, a DIN rail version of the B4 x 5A RDM Dimmer.

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The new Eos 2.4 software update enables Eos consoles to use Eos motorized console wings

ETC’s Eos v2.4 Software Designed for Speed

Jacob Coakley

Added features in ETC’s new Eos v2.4 software are designed to help increase programming speed on Eos consoles. New features include contextual labels on console tabs, re-ordering of columns in the cue list—and even fader options to help with live busking. The new Eos software also enables the use of the Eos Motorized Fader Wings, giving more control options to users.

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Rose Brand’s new Melt Out fabric comes in black, white, red, blue, as well as dark and light grey.

Rose Brand Inc. Introduces “Melt Out” Fabric

Jacob Coakley

Rose Brand Inc. now offers “Melt Out” fabric, a more economical, fire safety, ceiling fabric used to diffuse light over trade show booths, displays and exhibits. Melt Out has meltable seams, which appear every 12 inches along its length. In the event of fire, the seams open, allowing smoke to escape and water from sprinklers to come through. It is priced to save customers  more than half the cost of similar products while not sacrificing any of the quality, safety, or aesthetic qualities. It’s highly economical for large scale surface coverage. Melt Out is 96 inches wide, inherently flame retardant, stretchable, and comes in black, white, red, blue, as well as dark and light grey.

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The Elation ZCL Series: the ZCL 360 Bar, the ZCL 360i, and the ZCL BAR Z300 IP

Elation Releases ZCL Series

Jacob Coakley

Elation Professional’s new ZCL Series of fixtures are designed to be high-output, ACL-style LED effects lights, with zoom. The ZCL Series consists of the ZCL 360 Bar, a versatile continuous rotation moving bar effect luminaire with zoom; the ZCL 360i, a single-beam continuous rotation moving effect luminaire with zoom; and the ZCL BAR Z300 IP, a versatile IP65-rated bar effect luminaire with zoom. All fixtures combine a high-power RGBW multi-chip with a 4° to 44° zoom and also feature strobe effects and full-range electronic dimming with dimming curve effects add to the design possibilities.

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The members of Mega-Lite’s new Nova-Lite Series of fixtures.

Mega-Lite Releases New Nova-Lite Fixtures

Jacob Coakley

Mega-Lite’s new Nova-Lite series of lighting fixtures are designed to be versatile enough for stage or house lighting needs. The Nova-Lite series consists of six fixtures with wide coverage and options in color changing, white or ultra-violet output. The Nova-Lite Q200 (RGBW), Nova-Lite T200 (RGB) and Nova-Lite UV200 (ultra violet) fixtures are equipped with a powerful 200-watt single source LED. The Nova-Lite VW150 (variable white), Nova-Lite WW150 (warm white) and Nova-Lite CW150 (cool white) house a robust 150-watt LED. The units have a 55-degree reflector beam angle and also ship with 30-degree and 15-degree lenses for longer throw applications. A 60-degree diffuser accessory is available for softening the edge of the output. A barn door is also an available accessory. These units will also work for house light applications thanks to a hanging adapter designed to fit a 1/2in all-thread or steal cable. Additionally, the series is ETL listed, making it certified for installation in more venues. 

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A screenshot of Smaart integration in JBL Pro’s HiQnet 2.1 software

JBL Pro Releases HiQnet 2.1 with Smaart Software Integration

Jacob Coakley

JBL Professional released version 2.1 of their HiQnet Performance Manager software, which helps audio engineers tune live sound reinforcement systems. The biggest addition is the integration of Rational Acoustics’ Smaart testing and measurement software directly into the Performance Manager workflow, providing audio technicians and engineers with unprecedented access to measurement information—all delivered over the network in real-time. In addition to Smaart software integration, Performance Manager 2.1 features an entirely new Go-Online mode that offers more intuitive options for system synchronization and management of online devices. A new Line Array Control Panel makes using the Line Array Calculator, a key tool for system configuration, more intuitive and easier to use.

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The new Enttec Pixelator Mini

Enttec Releases Pixelator Mini

Jacob Coakley

The Pixelator Mini from Enttec can control up to 2720 pixels using 16 Universes of DMX over Ethernet. There are eight Pixel Link ports in the Pixelator Mini that utilize two universes each. Physically, the unit is compact, and measures in at 1.75 inches high by 4 inches by 7.5 inches deep. Multi-protocol support is part of the Pixelator Mini, and the unit works with ArtNet, sACN and ESP, and supports WS2812B and APA-104 LED protocols. Users can connect Enttec Pixel Tape to the Pixel Link ports, using Enttec PLink Injectors and external power. Pixel tape from a plethora of other manufacturers can also be used with the Pixelator Mini, as long as they use the required protocols. Each port in the Pixelator Mini gives users the option of grouping up to 340 physical LEDs into one RGB DMX pixel, which reduces the overall number of DMX channels required. The Pixelator Mini works with numerous Art-Net and sACN supported apps. The Pixelator Mini works with a variety of media servers, including AI, d3 4x4pro, Hippotizer V4 and Catalyst.

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The Blizzard Lighting Atmosfear Hex Jet Fogger

Blizzard Lighting Releases Atmosfear Hex Jet Fogger

Jacob Coakley

Blizzard Ligthing’s new AtmosFear Hex Jet is a vertical fogger combined with an RGBAW+UV LEDs. It uses 1500 watts and can send bursts of fog up to 25 feet in the air and colors them with 12 RGBAW+UV LEDs, using 15 watts each. For control it has a six-button LCD menu or an IR remote control. Other control features include on/off fog control, R/G/B/A/W/UV color mixing, strobe effects, and two separate auto color change modes with 10 preset speed settings to choose from. Additionally, you can manually adjust colors fade time, choose from 32 built-in colors, and set up the automated interval countdown timer and duration of time between fog blasts.

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