Philips Lighting’s VL6000 Beam Luminaire
Philips Lighting’s VL6000 Beam Luminaire

Philips Lighting Launches VL6000 Beam Luminaire

Michael Eddy

Philips Vari-Lite has introduced the VL6000 Beam with a 19” front aperture to create mid-air effects. It uses a new exclusive Philips ellipsoid reflector array system, to produce a retro-style searchlight effect from a column of light with the light’s 6.4° beam angle. They compare it to the look of the Vari-Lite VL5.

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The RF-Compass Automated Antenna Tracker System from Kaltman Creations
The RF-Compass Automated Antenna Tracker System from Kaltman Creations

Kaltman Creations Launches the RF-Compass Antenna Tracker System

Michael Eddy

Kaltman Creations launches the RF-Compass™ an automated antenna tracker system for wireless microphones and IEM equipment. This new addition to Kaltman Creations’ Invisible Waves™ brand brings automation technology into the pro audio wireless arena, with an automated antenna tracking system designed to improve the links between wireless transmitters and receivers. The goal of the RF-Compass system is to always keep the antenna pointed directly at the wireless transmitter, regardless of where the performer may move.

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The DMX Scenery Rotator from Rose Brand
The DMX Scenery Rotator from Rose Brand

Rose Brand Offers the DMX Scenery Rotator

Michael Eddy

Rose Brand's DMX Scenery Rotator works in any application where you need simple but precise motorized control of a spinning set piece. The unit, which can be mounted either vertically or horizontally, is operated via a DMX controller. Applications that could benefit from this control include: moving clock hands, rotating signs, motorized window or door pivots, advanced mirror ball effects, periaktoi, rotating mirror panels, etc.

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Improved data handling, API remote control and broadband metering are among the new features available in Rational Acoustics’ Smaart Di v2
Improved data handling, API remote control and broadband metering are among the new features available in Rational Acoustics’ Smaart Di v2

Rational Acoustics Releases Smaart Di v2

Michael Eddy

Rational Acoustics has released the latest version of the dual-channel Smaart “Di” platform - Smaart Di v2. This version of Smaart Di takes the simplified, streamlined two-channel interface from Smaart v7 Di and modernizes it with many of the features and enhancements developed for Rational Acoustics’ flagship multi-channel Smaart v8 program.

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The graphic user interface for the Waves Primary Source Expander (PSE) plugin.
The graphic user interface for the Waves Primary Source Expander (PSE) plugin.

Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves Primary Source Expander Plugin

Michael Eddy

Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Primary Source Expander (PSE) plugin. PSE lets users reduce stage bleed and sensitivity to feedback when a mic is idle by automatically lowering mic levels between musical phrases. It's designed for live sound and for mixing live recordings.

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The PreSonus ULT10 Long-Throw Loudspeaker
The PreSonus ULT10 Long-Throw Loudspeaker

PreSonus Introduces the ULT10 Long-Throw Loudspeaker

Michael Eddy

PreSonus is now shipping the ULT10, the newest model in the company’s ULT line of active loudspeakers. ULT full-range loudspeakers are designed with a wide horizontal dispersion and with a focused vertical dispersion for a long-throw. The design is to provide even coverage throughout the space, enabling the audience to hear clearly wherever they are. Designed for both rental applications as well as permanent installations, the ULT10 joins the ULT12 and ULT15 full-range systems and the ULT18 subwoofer in the line.

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AV Stumpfl’s Wings Engine RAW Media Server
AV Stumpfl’s Wings Engine RAW Media Server

AV Stumpfl Unveils 8K Media Server

Michael Eddy

AV Stumpfl has launched, the Wings Engine RAW media server, which is designed to play four simultaneous streams of uncompressed 4K content at 60fps. RAW servers can also display video content using a full 12-bit color space. The render engine allows for the use of high frame rate footage of up to 120fps and allows for the creation of seamless 8K softedge blending panoramas. Also, native image sequences like TGA or TIFF can be used without any need for converting them into an intermediate codec format.

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