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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Le Maitre Unveils EcoHazer, Named Exclusive North American Distributors of TBF Pyrotec

Jacob Coakley

At the recent LDI show Le Maitre introduced their new EcoHazer, touted as the “most energy efficient water-based hazer on the market,” it uses 100-150W of power and a more highly concertrated fog fluid to produce the same amount of haze as a much larger machine.  They also announced that they are now the exclusive distributor of the TBF-Pyrotec distributor flame range in North America.

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PRG Launches Renew LED Retrofit Assembly, Bad Boy Wash and Followspot Accessory

Jacob Coakley

PRG revealed their new Renew LED Retrofit Assembly at LDI, which allows users to swap out the incandescent bulbs in their ETC Source Four fixtures with an LED engine that provides more lumens than a 575W tungsten Source 4. It also has a couple of neat extra features to make the hang and focus go more smoothly. PRG’s Best Boy Wash made it’s U.S. debut at the show, with a 1,500-watt arc source that generates 60,000+ lumens. They also showed off a new accessory to their Bad Boy fixture, the Bad Boy Followspot Controller. It turns the unit a manually controllable followspot, with operator control over pan, tilt, intensity, iris, zoom and edge control, while the lighting console retains control over all other internal functions, like color or gobo. The console can also take over several of the functions assigned to the local followspot operator like intensity or zoom.

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City Theatrical Releases Maximum Bandwidth Technology and Host of New Products at LDI

Jacob Coakley

At the recent LDI tradeshow, City Theatrical unvelied their new Show DMX Neo product line with “Maximum Bandwidth Technology,” which allows the units to use wide band digital modulation to narrow their output to smaller areas of the 2.4GHz spectrum, including Wi-Fi channels 13-14, where no Wi-Fi broadcasting in the U.S. takes place. (They received a special license from the FCC to broadcast there.) This allows them to avoid interference on other channels and is available as an upgrade for all Show DMX Neo users. City Theatrical also debuted their QolorFLEX NuNeon LED tape, which achieves the same visual effect as neon with the advantages of LED tape. They also released the QolorPoint Battery Powered LED Uplighter; the D4 LP Dimmer, a fanless LED tape driver for sets where quiet operation is important; and the QolorFLEX Connect 14, which provides 14 outlets for plugging in LED tapes.

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GLP Celebrates Anniversary and Releases X4 Bar at LDI

Jacob Coakley

In addition to celebrating their 20th anniversary at LDI, GLP introduced three new additions to their Impression X4 line. The Impression X4 Bar 10 and X4 Bar 20 are batten lights that use 10 and 20 RGBW LEDs, respectively, to deliver smooth, homogenized output across the batten through a broad pallet of pastel and saturated colors. The Impression X4 XL is a moving-head wash fixture with 55 RGBW LEDs. 

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