Waves Audio Launches Waves Central

Jacob Coakley

Waves Audio launched a new system to provide license management and plugin installation for their suite of digital processing solutions: Waves Central. With the release of Waves Central, activation and installation will both be done within the new interface. Users will no longer need to download installers. They will now be able to manually install the plugins they choose, or simply click on the "Easy Install & Activate" button to automatically install all of their licensed plugins.

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Osram Sylvania Launches “Let Kreios Light Your Stage” Contest

Jacob Coakley

In conjunction with their release of their new Kreios FLx LED fixture, Osram Sylvania launched the “Let Kreios Light Your Stage” contest. To enter, theatres must submit a 500-word essay talking about why they could use the worklight LED fixtures designed to provide superior illumination of the stage during set construction and rehearsals. The essays will be judged on “creativity” and “need” and two schools will each win 12 of the Kreios FLx LED Fixtures.

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Robe Launches BMFL Wash Fixture Line at LDI

Jacob Coakley

Robe’s new BMFL Wash fixture line consists of the BMFL Wash and BMFL Wash XF (Extra Features). On both units, a large 200mm diameter front fresnel lens provides a high quality traditional wash output ranging from a punchy and tight 4.5° to a super-smooth 55°. Three grades of custom interchangeable frost filters are available to soften the light. The units feature both CMY and CTO color mixing filters and two color wheels with six colors each and a custom replaceable “SLOT&LOCK” position for additional versatility. The optional XF module can be either purchased with the fixture or quickly and easily retro-fitted. This includes the ‘internal Scrim’, a graduated filter that can be inserted in the light path and rotated around the whole assembly plus/minus 130° to achieve an even wash coverage when the light is projecting onto a non-perpendicular surface.

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PRG Takes Home Trophies from LDI

Jacob Coakley

PRG's GroundControl Followspot System was recognized with the LDI Best Debuting Product – Staging and Rigging award at this year's LDI show. PRG Product Manager for Luminaires Chris Conti, who thanked PRG’s Technology Development team, based in Dallas, accepted the award and also credited LD Bob Barnhart and Full Flood for their design inspiration in the development of the product.

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Osram Reveals Expanded Kreios Line at LDI

Jacob Coakley

Osram Sylvania released a bevy of new products in their Kreios line at LDI, including the Kreios Fresnel White, Kreios Fresnel RGBW, and Kreios Profile White Fixtures. Created for intimate theatres and smaller stages, the fixtures are designed to provide flicker-free, exceptional luminosity in an efficient package. Osram Sylvania also released the new, larger Kreios FLx LED Fixture, designed to provide superior illumination in a variety of spaces from catwalks, over the stage, black box theatres, the wings of the stage, or even as a safety light outside the loading dock. It delivers a high luminous intensity equal to 500W tungsten fixtures but by using only 90W. Sylvania also released new lamps to their Lok-It! and Sirius HRI lines.

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PRG Showcases Innovation in Automation, Lighting at LDI

Jacob Coakley

During LDI 2015 in Las Vegas PRG showed off their new GroundControl Remote Followspot System, which gives production teams a remote-controlled followspot, allowing spot ops to come down from the truss, leading to greater safety and more flexibility on spot placement. They also showcased their new V-Command Automation Controller—a full-featured addition to the PRG Stage Command System with precision tactile control with keys, faders, and encoders—and the SpeedStar Variable Speed Chain Hoist, a new hoist developed with Columbus McKinnon that has variable speed control, built-in load cells, and fast, smooth, and quiet operation. The SpeedStar motors are available for use with metric 1/2 and 1 ton loads.

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