Trinculo’s Attic Releases Horatio System

Jacob Coakley

The new Horatio System from Trinculo’s Attic is a platform agnostic monitoring system that offers theatres web-accessible tools to check the status of their lighting system, and real-time alerts. This web interface allows you to monitor almost anything through your ethernet network; supported protocols currently include ARP, TCP, CITP, RDM, DMX, Lyntec RPC, Syslog, and OSC.

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ANSI Reaffirms, Revises and Removes Standards

Jacob Coakley

ANSI Board of Standards has reaffirmed the 2010 standard ANSI E1.30-4, EPI 26, Device Description Language (DDL) Extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 Devices. They also approved the revised version of ANSI E1.37-2, Entertainment Technology - Additional Message Sets for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) - Part 2, IPv4 & DNS Configuration Messages. Finally, at PLASA North America’s request, ANSI removed the E1.45 - 2013, Unidirectional Transport of IEEE 802 data frames over ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A) standard.

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Le Maitre Unveils Smoke, Moving Flame Unit and LDI

Jacob Coakley

Le Maitre will debut the G300-SMART, a new smoke machine with Wi-Fi onboard, enabling configuration via mobile devices. The X2 Wave Flamer a single movable head with a pressurized fuel source capable of producing a wide range of unique flame effects, including fast and accurate flame surges from 3m to 10m in height within a radius of 210°. Le Maitre will exhibity in booth 455 at LDI. 

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Chauvet Launches Épix Tour Series at LDI

Jacob Coakley

The new Épix Tour Series from Chauvet Professional builds on their Épix 2.0 video/pixel mapping system and offers a a tighter pixel pitch of 20mm for sharper, more detailed images, and a brighter output for an enhanced viewing experience under all types of ambient conditions. Another big advantage to the Épix Tour Series is it now uses a standard 4-pin scroller cable, which many rental houses already own, and which is more robust and can carry more power over a longer distance. Attendees can see the new Épix Tour Series in action at Chauvet Professional’s LDI Booth #539.

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RC4 Wireless Wins PLASA Award for Innovation for DMXpix

Jacob Coakley

RC4 Wireless earned their second consecutive PLASA Award for Innovation thanks to their RC4Magic DMXpix. The tiny, portable pixel driver lets lighting designers conserve DMX channels on LED tape, shrinking the DMX-universe gobbling tape into a manageable size, while retaining all the eye-popping effects designers can think up. The DMXpix will make its state-side debut at LDI in booth #2211.

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City Theatrical Launches New Products at LDI

Jacob Coakley

City Theatrical will release a range fo new products at LDI, including the latest version of their SHoW DMX SHoW Baby wireless DMX transceiver, the SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6. The SHoW Baby 6 uses Max Technology, which takes advantage of Wi-Fi channel 14, unused in the U.S., to help avoid interference. City Theatrical is also launching full line of four wireless event lighting products from Core Lighting Ltd., which recently appointed CTI as its exclusive distributor of LED products in the Americas.  The four products are QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighter, QolorStrip Wireless LED Strip, QPin 300 Wireless Magnetic Pin Spot, and QFlood 7500 Wireless LED Floodlight. City Theatrical will be in booth 1452 at LDI.

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Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School Receives Rose Brand Curtain

Jacob Coakley

Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School won Rose Brand’s Rags to Riches contest with a video that playfully described their need for a new main curtain sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from the 1965 film “The Sound of Music.” Rose Brand installed the prize this fall, a new main curtain made up of custom-dyed 25 oz. Prestige fabric with 100% Box Pleats. It meets all flame retardancy requirements, making sure that the stage not only looks good, but is safe for students.

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