USITT Announces Finalists for Prague Quadrennial Exhibit

Jacob Coakley

USITT has named the six peformances and multiple design work that will represent the U.S. at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. (The exhibit will have a reprise at the 2016 USITT show in Salt Lake City.) The USITT-USA curatorial team chose two shows from Ripe Time Theatre in New York, a multimedia production from Paul Abacus, a “wandering opera” staged at LA’s Union Station, and performance pieces from faculty at Auburn University in Alabama and Colorado College as the best overall productions for the exhibit. Additionally, 14 designers in specific disciplines will also be included.

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Pathway Connetivity Solutions Shares Updates to Cognito Console and Choreo Controller at LDI

Jacob Coakley

At LDI Pathway Connectivity showed off their updated Cognito2  Console and their Choreo Controller. The Cognito2 console has twice the power and twice the DMX output as the original, and also has support for an external monitor. New features include enhancements and extensions to the Play task, added flexibility for show file management and tools for flipping and fanning lights. Their new Choreo controller is a wall-mounted touchscreen controller and programming tool.

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Chauvet Professional Charts Record LDI

Jacob Coakley

Chauvet Professional had one of their best LDI’s ever, propelled by user interest in their new Ovation ED-190WW ellipsoidal  and the Ovation FD-165WW Fresnel wash both of which have the unique ability to work equally well on constant power dimming systems (as incandescent fixtures do) as well as DMX systems (as LED fixtures typically do).

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Sennheiser Adds Dante Networking Capabilities to Digital 9000 Mic System

Jacob Coakley

Dante networking capability is now available for the Sennheiser 9000 wireless microphone system. A new Dante card for the EM 9046 receiver allows the wireless microphone system to be integrated into Dante audio-over-IP networks. Sennheiser has also released free updates including the Digital 9000 firmware version 3.0.3, and the new Wireless Systems Manager 4.2.

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