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Tools of the Trade

  • City Theatrical, Inc: RadioScan Spectrum Analyzer

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | July 1, 2020City Theatrical announces its newest product is RadioScan™ Spectrum Analyzer, a 900MHz and 2.4GHz spectrum analyzer that allows you to easily visualize radio energy that is otherwise invisible. With its hardware dongle and accompanying free software, RadioScan helps you create wireless DMX broadcast plans that optimize the available spectrum and help prevent interference with nearby […] Read More...
  • ChamSys: MagicQ MQ50 Lighting Console

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | July 1, 2020ChamSys has expanded its award-winning MagicQ series of consoles with the introduction of the MagicQ MQ50. Compact and lightweight, but powerful, the new console brings the same level of flexibility to the installation market that the MagicQ MQ70 has brought to touring. Read More...
  • Pliant Technologies Launches New Webinar Series

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 30, 2020Pliant® Technologies announces an upcoming free webinar series for existing and potential Pliant partners and customers to learn more about the company’s wireless intercom solutions. The first in the series will be held on Wednesday July 8, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) and Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. (CDT), and will focus on its MicroCom M […] Read More...
  • Riedel: DisTag Distance Monitor to Maintain Social Distance

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 26, 2020Riedel Communications’ DisTag, an all-new distance monitoring device, can be worn around the neck, or carried in a pocket, alerts its wearer via haptic, visual, and acoustic signals whenever the mandatory minimum distance to other people is about to be breached. When production comes back from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, safety is a key concern […] Read More...
  • ChamSys: Now Supports XYZ Positioning in MagicQ Consoles and Software

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 25, 2020ChamSys has added a whole new dimension (quite literally!) to building lighting designs on its MagicQ series of consoles and software. The company’s just-introduced XYZ positioning feature makes it simple for designers and programmers to achieve the looks they envision in 3D space, without getting slowed down adjusting fixture pan and tilt parameters. Read More...
  • Six Month Extended Warranty On High End Systems Fixtures

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 24, 2020High End Systems is offering product owners an extended warranty program of six months for all High End Systems products that are currently under warranty as of July 1, 2020. Here’s the company’s announcement: During this challenging time in our country and industry, we at High End Systems and ETC extend our wishes for wellness […] Read More...
  • Pliant Technologies Supports Customers with Extended Warranty Promotion

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 24, 2020Pliant Technologies announces an extended warranty period in order to further support its customers during the uncertain times created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The extended warranty applies to Pliant products that have been purchased before August 1, 2020. This has been introduced as extra reassurance at no extra charge for customers looking forward to returning […] Read More...
  • IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | June 24, 2020The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance. UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly […] Read More...
  • ETC: ColorSource Spot jr Luminaire

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 23, 2020ColorSource Spot jr is the newest addition to the ColorSource family of affordable ETC fixtures. At only 12 lb (5.5 kg) ColorSource Spot jr is nearly half the weight of a full-sized ColorSource Spot fixture. And it’s not only half the size, it’s also about half the price. Here’s a video introduction from ETC Product […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: History of the Shure SM58 Microphone

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 17, 2020The Shure SM58 is arguably the most popular vocal microphone in the world. Learn about the developments and the engineering story that led to the SM58 and the Shure associates that designed it from Michael Pettersen, Shure Corporate Historian. Also, hear fascinating SM58 facts and about the iconic microphone, and its use by famous performers. […] Read More...
  • Sennheiser: Control Cockpit Release 4.0.0 Control/Monitoring Software Integrates the SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver and Digital 6000 Wireless

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 17, 2020Sennheiser announces a major update of its Sennheiser Control Cockpit, a software tool that makes daily work routines in controlling and monitoring large microphone set-ups a breeze. Besides design and usability enhancements, the latest version 4.0.0 now adds the ability to monitor the new SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver and the EM 6000 receiver from Sennheiser’s Digital […] Read More...
  • Neutrik: NPS-30W PoE Injector

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | June 17, 2020The NPS-30W is Neutrik’s answer to increasing demand for PoE (Power over Ethernet) injectors. It is the world’s first PoE injector made for harsh stage conditions, with lockable power and network connectors. NPS-30W is a convenient companion for any PoE application, not just Neutrik’s network products. Read More...
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