The Rack Lightning System from Whirlwind
The Rack Lightning System from Whirlwind

Whirlwind: Rack Lightning, Adjustable LED Rack Illumination System

Michael Eddy

The Rack Lightning™ system from Whirlwind is a rack rail lighting system that can illuminate your equipment rack in six different color settings, with an adjustable dimming control. Using LEDs, Whirlwind's Rack Lightning system allows the user to choose the color and brightness level to suit their rack locations.

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POSITAL: Kit Encoders

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POSITAL used the Nuremberg automation fair, SPS, to present its substantially enhanced family of Kit Encoder. POSITAL's growing family of encoder solutions now includes easy-to-install magnetic kits for servo and stepper motors – including models with battery-free multiturn measurement ranges. Here’s a video from POSITAL on how to install a Kit Encoder on a motor: {youtube}v=sO1r2255XRE{/youtube}

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The COLORado Panel Q40 from CHAUVET has an IP65 rating for exterior use
The COLORado Panel Q40 from CHAUVET has an IP65 rating for exterior use

CHAUVET Professional: IP65 COLORado Panel Q40

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CHAUVET Professional makes it possible to cover a wider area with an even colored wash on indoor and outdoor stages. The company’s new IP65 rated COLORado Panel Q40 features a magnetic flood filter that produces a very wide, but still even wash. Powered by 40 15-watt RGBW LEDs, the rectangular wash fixture has a bright output (up to 9,480 lux at 5 meters) and creates perfectly smooth edge-to edge color mixing. An adjustable beam angle of 15° or 24° adds to its versatility.

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PreSonus Audio: A Video Tour of its CDL Loudspeakers

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Here's a video of Chief Designer - Loudspeaker Division, Hugh Sarvis of PreSonus discussing the new PreSonus CDL series professional live sound reinforcement loudspeakers, which combine the attributes of line array and point source designs. The discussion is led by Rick Naqvi, Senior Vice President Of Global Sales - PreSonus Audio.  {youtube}v=AQNo7r3nDc4{/youtube} 

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The Protron Eclypse Hybrid from Elation
The Protron Eclypse Hybrid from Elation

Elation Professional: Protron Eclypse Hybrid

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Elation Professional has merged hybrid with high-intensity in the latest luminaire in the company’s Protron line of powerful strobe lights. Elation introduces the Protron Eclypse™, a high-powered and highly versatile hybrid LED luminaire that can multi-function as a bright blinder, powerful strobe, high-output wash light, or creative eye candy effect in one.

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Waves Sibilance plugin interface
Waves Sibilance plugin interface

Waves Audio: The Sibilance Plugin

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Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, introduces the Waves Sibilance plugin. Powered by Waves’ innovative Organic ReSynthesis® technology, this transparent vocal de-esser removes harsh vocal “s” sounds faster than ever before, with exceptional quality – allowing you to make your vocals sound brighter without harshness. Here’s a video introduction to the Sibilance Plugin: {youtube}v=sV1BE3wiA2I{/youtube}

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The Protea network-enabled software update is now available from Ashly Audio
The Protea network-enabled software update is now available from Ashly Audio

Ashly Audio: Protea Network-Enabled Software Update

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Ashly Audio has released an extensive update to its Protea Network-Enabled Software, marking the culmination of three months of improvements to the performance of networked devices utilizing the Ashly Protea Software Suite. Major changes to the software since July include further clarity into functions and statuses, more accurate reporting within the UI, and fixes to errors identified within the system.

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The Optix Series 3 RF over fiber remote antenna distribution system
The Optix Series 3 RF over fiber remote antenna distribution system

RF Venue: Optix Series 3 RF Over Fiber Remote Antenna Distribution System

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RF Venue introduces the OPTIX Series 3, a high-performance RF to fiber optic (RFoF) conversion system designed to facilitate the remote placement of wireless audio antennas. Series 3 is a complete re-design from the previous generation and offers features and performance for distributed antenna systems across VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz bands and it’s now shipping. Here’s a video overview of the Optix Series 3: {youtube}v=_sTBYgD0UfA{/youtube}

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