The new ProPar I7 from Blizzard Lighting

Blizzard Lighting’s ProPar I7

Jacob Coakley

Blizzard Lighting’s new ProPar I7 is designed to deliver an even wide wash, a tight mid-air parallel beam, and multi-beam aerial effects and "kaleidoscopic" like projections. It is powered by seven 15W RGBW 4-in-1 LEDs in a sleek housing. There’s a four-button LCD control panel on the back of the unit which gives users access to many options including DMX mode selection, three auto run modes, two sound active modes, master/slave settings, plus other professional features such as menu key lock, menu flip, display shut off timer, run time info, and motor + LED testing modes. It also has built-in static/dynamic effects that can be run in auto, sound active, or via 23/51-channel DMX with full control of every aspect including the effect shape selection, speed, fade, color, transition, and shape offset between multiple fixtures, plus dedicated effect background dimmer.

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Audinate is bundling Dante Via and Dante Virtual Soundcard for savings

Audinate Announces Dante Bundle

Jacob Coakley

Audinate, creators of Dante, now offers a Dante software “Combo Pack.” The Dante Combo Pack combines licenses for Dante Via and Dante Virtual Soundcard at a 25% savings. Dante Via connects all your computer-based audio, including USB, Thunderbolt and PCIe devices as well as audio applications, to any Dante audio network, while Dante Virtual Soundcard enables your computer to output up to 64 channels of Dante audio. 

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A screen shot for Arkaos MediaMaster Pro 5.0

Arkaos MediaMaster Pro 5.0 with MediaHub

Jacob Coakley

Arkaos has officially released MediaMaster Pro 5.0 with MediaHub, the latest version of their real-time video and effects software. The software is designed to turn any computer into a media server with video mapping, LED control and animation creation. Version 5.0 introduces such features as a new user interface, support for 36 layers, and enhanced DMX patching. It also includes MediaHub, which allows users to share content, synchronize a content library over a network, remotely organize a library, remotely monitor the status of any machine running MediaMaster. 

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The new HPL Super Life lamp from Ushio

Ushio America Introduces New 3,000 Hour HPL Super Life Halogen

Jacob Coakley

Ushio America introduced a new member to the HPL lamp family. The HPL Super Life (SL) extends lamp life to 3,000 hours. That is 50% more life hours than the current long life versions on the market. The HPL Super Life lamps are designed to allow smaller theatre venues and architectural applications to benefit from the additional life hours with a marginal difference in performance. For fixture installations where access requires lifts or scaffolding, the HPL Super Life can significantly reduce maintenance costs. The 575W HPL Super Life lamp operates on 115V and 120V with a 2950K color temperature. 

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Gerriets now carries a 3-inch-wide line of gaff tape.

Gerriets Releases 3-Inch-Wide Gaff Tape

Jacob Coakley

Due to popular demand, Gerriets introduced a 3-inch-wide version of their G-Gaff Gaffer's tape. G-Gaff has been rigorously tested on over 35 materials including vinyl flooring, aluminum, steel, wood, fabric and carpeting to ensure an absence of adhesive residue. Each roll is packaged and sealed in plastic to increase shelf life and to guarantee the adhesive is fresh when it's opened. All G-GAFF is available in black, grey, and white in 55 yard rolls. The new 3" wide G-GAFF costs $22.75/roll or in cases of 12 for $20.45/roll. The original 2" wide G-GAFF remains at $12.50/roll or in case of 18 for $11.25/roll. 

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A new Moda Seating Wagon installed at Northrup-Auditorium

Staging Concepts Introduces Moda Seating Wagon

Jacob Coakley

The new Moda Seating Wagon from Staging Concepts is its latest modular seating solution for performing arts venues. Designed to provide additional audience seating for any size venue, this customizable product offers unlimited flexibility in seating capacity, audience configurations, and storage capabilities. The Moda Seating Wagon incorporates a minimalist, highly-engineered design that provides a lightweight, yet sturdy seating solution for theatres and auditoriums. For busy performance venues, Moda is built with high-end casters to enable as few as two people to quickly and easily move into storage. To reduce noise, each wagon also features acoustical damping. Although the Moda Seating Wagon is most often custom-designed, it is generally constructed with PS-1 structural grade plywood and a welded steel tube frame. Moda can range from a one-foot (30.5cm) low profile design height to a six-foot (183cm) profile design height. 

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The LumiSplit range of DMX/RDM Splitters from Luminex.

Luminex Introduces LumiSplit Range of DMX/RDM Splitters

Jacob Coakley

Luminex will introduce LumiSplit, a new range of DMX/RDM splitters at LDI. The LumiSplit family consists of three DMX/RDM splitters in 2.10 rack, 1.6 rack and 1.6 truss versions.  Users can easily merge, back up and regenerate their DMX sources directly from the splitter. Each model comes with RGB LEDs for a better status indication and user experience. Per-port RDM filtering is also offered. The RDM filter per zone (A/B) or per port prevents lighting fixtures from being flooded by undesired RDM packets. Luminex will be taking pre-orders for LumiSplit at LDI. LumiSplit is expected to ship in mid-December 2016. 

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