The MiniPanel FX from Ayrton
The MiniPanel FX from Ayrton

Ayrton: MiniPanel FX

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Ayrton’s compact MiniPanel™FX unit was exhibited for the first time in mainland Europe at Prolight+Sound 2018 last month. MiniPanel-FX is a diminutive version of the MagicPanel™-FX, and the first Ayrton product to undergo a miniaturization process. This multi-function luminaire may be small in dimensions but it is mighty in output, with a zoom spread of 3.6° to 53°. Here's a 54-unit demo video of MiniPanel-FX:
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Posital’s IXARC magnetic absolute encoder with connection cap features switches for simple, intuitive CANopen interface setup
Posital’s IXARC magnetic absolute encoder with connection cap features switches for simple, intuitive CANopen interface setup

Posital: CANopen Setup for IXARC Magnetic Encoders

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Posital’s IXARC new magnetic absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces are now available with an optional “connection cap” that makes device configuration and troubleshooting simpler and more intuitive. IXARC magnetic absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces are ideal for motion control applications. Compared to optical encoders, they are almost 30% smaller and have superior resistance to shock and vibration loads.

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The NA2-IO-DLINE Dante™ I/O Interface from Neutrik
The NA2-IO-DLINE Dante™ I/O Interface from Neutrik

Neutrik: NA2-IO-DLINE Dante I/O Interface

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Neutrik USA announces the NA2-IO-DLINE Dante I/O Interface. A 2-in / 2-out device, the Neutrik NA2-IO-DLINE simultaneously converts analog signals to Dante and Dante signals to analog. Genuine Neutrik input and output XLRs, along with a locking etherCON connector, provide professional-level connectivity. Four LED indicators provide network status as well as DANTE SYS and SYNC status.

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The Ovation H-605FC house light from CHAUVET
The Ovation H-605FC house light from CHAUVET

CHAUVET Professional: Ovation H-605FC House Light

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CHAUVET Professional introduces the Ovation H-605FC, color-mixing to house lights. The new convection cooled fixture is powered by an RGBA-Lime LED engine, enabling it to accurately replicate nearly any color, as well as virtually any color temperature of white. This feature allows the fixture to excel not only when functioning as a traditional house light, but also when used to colorize a room as part of a theatrical production.
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Thanks to a collaboration between Allen & Heath and Shure, V1.7 firmware allows engineers to enjoy the convenience of monitoring and controlling up to 45 Axient® Digital, ULX-D® and QLX-D™ Shure wireless systems from a dLive surface.
Thanks to a collaboration between Allen & Heath and Shure, V1.7 firmware allows engineers to enjoy the convenience of monitoring and controlling up to 45 Axient® Digital, ULX-D® and QLX-D™ Shure wireless systems from a dLive surface.

Allen & Heath: dLive V1.7 Firmware adds Shure Wireless Control and Routing Flexibility

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Allen & Heath has released dLive V1.7 firmware, code name Sennen, a major feature upgrade for its flagship digital mixing system. Key enhancements include support for Shure’s Axient® Digital, ULX-D® and QLX-D™ wireless systems, extended routing and patching capabilities, plus support for the forthcoming PRIME I/O modules.

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The ColorSource Pearl, from ETC, offers variable white light
The ColorSource Pearl, from ETC, offers variable white light

Electronic Theatre Controls: ColorSource Pearl Variable White-Light LED Array

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ETC has added the ColorSource Pearl to the ColorSource family of fixtures. ColorSource Pearl is a variable white-light LED array for ColorSource Spot, Linear, and PAR fixtures. This array utilizes a mix of two different white LEDs that enable a user to set the color temperature anywhere between 2,700K and 6,500K. 
Here's an introductory video on the ColorSource Pearl:
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