The Infinity Theatre Profile is a state of the art theatrical luminaire. It is equipped with a 260W Lumiled 7 colour LED engine using custom designed array. Industry specialist have selected 64 of the most used theatrical colour gels. The spectrum of these gels are measured and captured in the built-in virtual stroller. Intelligent internal software ensures to deliver the best CRI and output for each colour. The software will monitor the fixture and applies its linearity compensation, temperature drift compensation and optics color shift compensation to ensure a stable and uniform output over multiple fixtures in all circumstances.
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D.T.S.: Synergy 5 Profile
SYNERGY 5 PROFILE offers all the advantages of the application of LED technology to the entertainment. SYNERGY 5 PROFILE’s main feature is the unmatched quality of the emitted light: CRI >90, with R9 (red) >80; this means a realistic reproduction of colors and perfect skin tones.
SGM: G-4 Wash Motorized Barndoors
The G-4 Wash Motorized Barndoors is an accurate and compact fresnel moving light, capable of outstanding color rendering and precise manipulation of beam angle. The optical system is designed to deliver a perfect color mix with a completely even field and no hotspots.
MA Lighting: grandMA3
Founded on the legacy of the previous grandMA consoles, the grandMA3 represents a radical re-think of what’s possible from a lighting control platform. The elegant new system-architecture incorporates new fixture, feature and effects-handling at its very heart.
Elation: Smarty Hybrid
Smarty Hybrid™ is a compact yet fully loaded spot/beam/wash luminaire with CMY color-mixing. At the heart of the fixture is a new Platinum FLEX 200 lamp, offering a "smartly” designed discharge lamp/ballast package and 6,000-hour lamp life warranty. The Platinum FLEX 200 lamp is dimmable via the internal ballast and offers a Hibernation Mode that reduces power to the lamp when not in use, resulting in lower power consumption. Lower internal heat produced extends the life of not only the lamp but all internal components. Zoom, additional colors, two gobo wheels, prism overlay are some of its design features.
Artistic Licence: daliGate quad
daliGate quad seamlessly integrates DALI with Art-Net/DMX/RDM. In practice, it enables any Art-Net enabled console to control DALI fixtures alongside DMX/RDM infrastructure. No need for proprietary technology or specialist engineers! daliGate quad is DIN rail product with Art-Net/sACN on the input and four DALI outputs. It can be used in two distinct ways – streaming and command – which are described in detail below. In command mode, daliGate quad can be used with our free daliScene app to remotely control scenes from a tablet or smartphone.
Artistic Licence: matisse dmx (WINNER!)
matisse dmx is a multi-function, programmable DMX controller with a simple and elegant wall-mount control panel. There are two interface options - 6 illuminated faders (the f6) or 4 rotary dials (the d4). Versatility is key. Each fader/dial can playback a 512 channel scene (recorded by DMX capture), and the scenes can be mixed together. Merging (LTP/HTP) can be programmed on a per channel basis. Each fader/dial can also control a single output channel or RGB/I colour. All configuration or programming is achieved with a simple set of configuration switches on the back, eliminating the need for external control boxes.
EM Acoustics: Halo-A
HALO-A is a large scale two-way line array element designed for concert tours, festivals and fixed installations. Based on the same maximum headroom design principles as the smaller HALO-C, a single cabinet exhibits flat frequency response from 48Hz to 18kHz (±3dB) and phase response of ±20° between 150Hz and 18kHz. Combining the energy of four 1.4” exit compression drivers into a plane-wave array, the HF section provides double the headroom of comparable systems. Flanking these are two 12” neodymium LF drivers working in an optimally-tuned birch plywood cabinet with integrated three-point rigging and finished in tour-ready polyurethane coating.
ChamSys: QuickQ 20
QuickQ 20 is part of ChamSys new series of user friendly and affordable lighting control consoles. QuickQ is the perfect choice console for control of dimmer, LED colour mixing and moving light fixtures. The console features in-built WIFI and a large on board 9.7 inch touch screen utilising a smart phone like interface for setup, programming and playback of your show.
ELC: GBX distribution system
The new ELC Lighting DLN8GBXSL is an innovative new product designed to revolutionise ethernet/DMX network distribution. It serves as a substitute for a DMX splitter rack, where all DMX ports are fully programmable as output, input, merge, backup and more, as node ports. This slave node forms part of the ELC GBX Distribution System, of which the dmXLAN switch (GBx10 or GBx18) is the backbone. When connected, and loaded with ELC’s advanced dmXLAN software, the system transforms how DMX can be distributed from an ethernet network.
Claypaky: Axcor Profile 600
In the crowded world of medium-high power LED lights, the Claypaky Axcor Profile 600 stands out for its excellent combination of high performance, exceptional light quality, and versatility of use. The luminous efficiency is among the highest in this power category, and it can even be further increased by 25% thanks to “boost mode”. It is available in with high output 6500K color temperature, or - alternatively - with 5600K color temperature and a CRI of around 90. Its patented Claypaky framing system is implemented with technological devices that enhance its precision and versatility. The wide zoom range from 5° to 45° (1:9 ratio) means the light can be used in a variety of situations, including those for which a narrow angle is best.
MDG: Me2 WPE™
Born in Canada, a country accustomed to extreme weather conditions, MDG’s new Me2 WPE™ is the first professional standard, truly weatherproof and dust-resistant fog generator. It has the highest protection against water ingress of any fog generator on the market (no other has IP55 rating) and is part of MDG’s new range of WPE generators – the only professional breed of atmospheric generators tough enough to withstand the great outdoors long-term. Utilising a carbon steel enclosure, PowerCON True1 connectors, and MDG's renowned build quality, Me2 WPE™ withstands the highest demands of touring and weather, with minimal maintenance, come rain or shine.
Astera LED Technology: Titan Tube (GOLD AWARD WINNER!)
A full-color battery-powered LED tube with 16 pixels, ultra-high CRI and TLCI and lots of power. It can be used as a soft light to light up people when filming or when illuminating an event scene, e.g. a buffet. A number of Titan Tubes together can be used as a background on stages etc. When controlled by the AsteraApp, the Titan Tube can reproduce LEE or Rosco filter gels and create stunning effects such fire, police-chase, welding etc which can be used when shooting movies.
Verity Studios: Indoor Drone Show System
With 33 patents pending and 6 already approved, we've built our indoor drone show system from the ground up with safety and reliability in mind. Our drones have travelled the world and have flown in more than 20 countries. Having toured with Metallica, Drake and flown above audiences at corporate events, our technology has proven itself on the toughest testing grounds. A testament to the safety of our system, we've also flown in venues with no-drone policies. Our indoor drone show system is a complete all-round package you can rely on to deliver magic to your show.
Robert Juliat: SpotMe (WINNER!)
With SpotMe, Robert Juliat opens up new creative dimensions. The SpotMe system is an innovative device that uses the work of the followspot operator by giving the positions of the performer on stage to the lighting console, without the need of emitters and/or cameras on stage or on performers. With an easy and fast setup, the SpotMe system consists of sensors installed on the followspot and a server which communicates the X, Y, Z positions and the beam size parameters to the console by PosiStageNet (PSN) protocol. All parameters are used by the console to control any automated or static lights, then coordinating stage lighting to follow performers.
PROLIGHTS: Panorama IP WBX
The PANORAMA IP WBX is the first high-power IP65 LED moving wash light on the market. Featuring 19x40W Osram LEDs, each with individual pixel control, as well as an outer LED pixel ring, the PANORAMA IP WBX offers both a beautiful wash beam as well as stunning layered effect’s that are as effective outdoor as in. Built-In Wireless DMX allows fixtures to be quickly deployed anywhere there is a power source, for speed and ease of setup.
LDR: Astro 250 CM
The LDR Astro 250 CM is a stylish, compact and highly efficient, Wi-Fi enabled RGBW LED followspot. The Astro 250 CM features include: colour mixing and control by any Android or IOS mobile device connected to our proprietary Wi-Fi access point or remote DMX512-RDM. A USB charging port for your mobile phone, universal phone holder, a clamp-on digital dimmer and a free downloadable colour library, all supplied with the fixture. An Android mobile phone including pre-loaded colour library is available as extra accessory.
OmniCal is a camera-based projector calibration engine that dramatically improves projection quality and setup time. OmniCal works by quickly capturing a point cloud of the stage, accurately calibrating projectors, and conforming pre-existing surface meshes to match reality. OmniCal requires no intervention with projection surfaces such as LED markers or sensors, allowing it to be used for any kind of projection challenge. OmniCal is a hardware-on-software solution. There are two hardware kits available: wireless kits that use iPod Touch for on-the-move and quick setups, or wired kits that use pre-configured ethernet-based machine-vision cameras. The hardware has been developed and tested alongside the software, ensuring reliability and user confidence.
Epson: EB-L1755U projector & ELPLX02 ultra-short-throw lens
The Epson EB-L1755U is the world’s first 15,000-lumen WUXGA 3LCD laser projector. Powerful and durable, this rental and installation model offers vivid colours and excellent contrast even in well-lit environments. This projector is particularly attractive to staging and rental companies, live event and visitor attraction sectors. One of the first fully inorganic laser-phosphor projectors, the EB-L1755U is lighter and smaller than competing projectors, and durable enough for the most demanding applications, providing a truly fit-and-forget solution. When paired with Epson’s new ELPLX02 ultra-short-throw lens, it can project up to a 1000-inch image within restricted spaces, thanks to a zero-offset design.
Avid: VENUE | S6L
With the newly expanded Avid VENUE | S6L— the industry’s only unified live sound platform to offer 100% hardware, software, and show file compatibility and interoperability across the entire line—users have the power to choose and scale their control surface, processing, I/O, and network options to meet the demands of any gig. The system also offers onboard AAX DSP plug-in processing, unmatched Waves Soundgrid plug-in support, 128 tracks of integrated Pro Tools recording and playback, and over 300 processing channels.
Holoplot: ORION (WINNER!)
Holoplot’s ORION is a complete loudspeaker system consisting of hardware (“Io” loudspeaker module and “Eta” processing core) and software (ORBIT). The “Io” is stacked horizontally/vertically to build custom-sized "sound walls". The system brings the advantages of Wave Field Synthesis to any installation in a feasible and modular way. It tailors the field to the listening environment with unprecedented flexibility and precision through virtual sources of spherical, planar or focused wavefronts, whose energy can be steered horizontally/vertically. The system can create immersive experiences, cover different audiences simultaneously with different signals, or maximize the direct-to-reverberant ratio to achieve extraordinary intelligibility in challenging environments.
Ayrton: Bora Automated Wash Luminaire
Bora™S is Ayrton’s exciting new high output, low power LED Washlight, complete with gobo projection and framing capabilities for stunning aerial effects. Bora-S’s extreme optical efficiency delivers a remarkable 38,000lm output from a white LED engine of just 750W; Bora-S is fully featured with a 178mm PC front lens for greater performance, a 8:1 zoom delivering a beam range of 8° to 64°, full field framing, an iris, a rotating gobo wheel, two colour wheels and a full CMY + CTO colour system. All this, in a package with the same footprint and similarly compact body as Ayrton’s successful Ghibli™!
Ayrton: Khamsin™S Automated Spot Luminaire
Ayrton’s Khamsin™S is the brightest LED profile spotlight on the market, outputting a massive 39,000lm from its 750W white LED source. Khamsin-S has it all: unparalleled optical efficiency using the same 750W 8000K white LED engine as Bora-S, two rotating gobo wheels, an animation wheel, full field framing, two prisms, an iris, two frosts, two fixed colour wheels and a full CMY + linear CTO colour system, plus a 9:1 zoom with a 6.5° to 56° beam range. Khamsin-S is the only serious alternative to any 1500W/1700W discharge spot and comes in a similarly-sized housing as its wash partner Bora-S.
ETC High End Systems: SolaFrame 3000
SolaFrame 3000 combines unprecedented light output from its 1000W Ultra-Brite White LED engine with a limitless palette of effects and colour possibilities. Bringing all the features designers have come to expect from High End Systems, including a CMY/CTO linear colour mixing system, 7-position replaceable colour wheel, framing system for total control of beam shaping, 7-position plus open interchangeable gobo wheel, 7-position plus open rotating gobo wheel, a continuously rotating animation wheel, as well as iris, light frost, prism and 7°-55° zoom. Other features include a Patented Lens Defogger and a TM30 Filter, which boosts the Ultra-Brite engine to 85+ CRI.
PRG: SPACEFRAME™ (WINNER!)
PRG SPACEFRAME™ is a revolutionary touring frame design seamlessly integrating LED panels to provide industry-changing operational efficiencies and the opportunity for unlimited creative expression. The carbon fiber touring frame is ultra-lightweight, collapsible and fully wind braced creating an intensive built-in structural strength. This allows for a free-form approach to stage designs enabling artists and designers to think outside the conventional LED box. This latest patent-pending technology from PRG also dramatically reduces pre-tour engineering time, shipping footprint/weight, carbon emissions, load-in and load-out times, as well as labor required on tour and locally.
The Pure10 is a revolutionary and unique lightweight and highly transparent LED touring screen, which was developed by PRG Projects. Its transparency creates numerous creative solutions for the concert-touring segment, which will seduce the most extravagant and ambitious projects. Due to its feather light carbon structure and its customized dollies for transport, PRG Projects once again reduces the green footprint drastically in terms of transport volume and weight.
d&b audiotechnik: d&b SL-Series
The SL-Series is a complete package designed for large scale applications in significantly sized arenas, stadiums and festivals. This Series employs a range of innovative design solutions to deliver unprecedented directivity control and headroom over the entire audio spectrum, with significant LF extension. In addition, it offers comprehensive rigging, cabling and transportation solutions for high speed deployment. A package that combines unparalleled audio performance with maximum efficiency, all neatly aligned with the system design, deployment and control capabilities within the tried and tested d&b Workflow. For any performance style or musical genre. From performance to performance to performance.
d&b audiotechnik: Soundscape
Combining d&b loudspeaker systems with state-of-the-art processing power, object-based mixing and sophisticated room emulation, d&b Soundscape is a toolkit to enable the creation of an unparalleled listening experience - natural, harmonious, enveloping and emotionally engaging. The core of d&b Soundscape is the DS100 Signal Engine, a high-performance audio processor with Audinate Dante networking and a powerful 64x64 level and delay matrix with extensive in- and output processing. d&b Soundscape features two optional software modules which together form a powerful toolkit for sound designers - d&b En-Scene, a sound object positioning tool, and d&b En-Space, a room emulation tool which can add and modify reverberation signatures for any given space.
Bose: EdgeMax (WINNER!)
Combining the superior coverage patterns typical of larger surface-mount loudspeakers with the visually appealing aesthetics of in-ceiling loudspeakers, EdgeMax represents an entirely new product category. The in-ceiling premium loudspeakers feature proprietary Bose PhaseGuide® technology, which provides room-filling coverage while improving overall sound quality compared to the performance of conventional ceiling loudspeakers. Designed for mounting near wall boundaries, EdgeMax loudspeakers project high-frequency sound throughout rooms up to 65 feet (20 m) wide using only perimeter mounting locations, and can effectively cover an area that would require up to four conventional conical-coverage models. EdgeMax loudspeakers can eliminate the need for conventional ceiling speakers mounted in the centre of rooms, or surface-mount loudspeakers mounted on walls.
Avolites: Synergy (WINNER!)
Synergy brings lighting and video together like never before, offering creative programmers a streamlined workflow for all the visual elements on their stage. It is a proprietary connection between any Titan lighting console and any Ai media server offering better reliability, flexibility and extended programming abilities, all within an intuitive interface. Synergy unlocks the power of video and lighting allowing them to be used interchangeably.
Robe Lighting: RobeSpot
Introducing the revolutionary RoboSpot™ Follow Spot system, a device that allows follow spot operators to remotely control up to 12 fixtures simultaneously without the safety concerns and impracticality of placing personnel at the top of venues such as theatres, stadiums, TV and film sets. Stunning visual displays are now possible with as many as 12 perfectly synchronised fixtures following a performer across the stage.
Schnick-Schnack-Systems GmbH: LED Tile D50
RGB and White in Perfect Synergy Our Series D products offer you the best of two worlds: an outstanding illumination with Ra>95 on the one hand, and video controlled RGB light on the other. Especially for media- and effect- suitable area lighting, whereby even large areas can be perfectly utilized. The reason: The Series D combines premium quality and efficient RGB LEDs and warm white 3500K LEDs into a flexible and high performance RGBW system with an outstanding colour rendering index of Ra>90 a lighting quality that simply cannot be delivered by RGB LEDs alone.
Area Four Industries - LITEC: MyT Virtue
The MyT Virtue is a compact, but strong, line of truss designed to provide the support you need for your BIG events! Part of the MyT family of truss, which recently won the gold star product award from PLSN magazine in the United States, it bridges the gap between the MyT standard line and RL105 series. MyT Virtue combines the best qualities of different truss lines, such as a folding feature, compact form factor, and 60 mm main chords that allow use of standard clamps.
SSE Audio Group: Sigma Electronics ProLift
ProLift is the new range of LV Motor Controllers by Sigma Electronics. ProLift combines the very latest safety standards and embedded technology to bring a unique offering to the entertainment industry. When used with ProSight2, ProLift provides a complete rigging control system consisting analogue or digital motor control, as well as feedback from inclinometers in real time for precise positioning of your flown systems.
BroadWeigh: Wireless Advanced Handheld Display (BW-HA)
BroadWeigh is designed to assist rigging and technical professionals. The system provides static and dynamic peak loads in real-time to ensure no point is overloaded. Incorporating the market leading Crosby shackle and a high accuracy load pin with a unique small head height design. The system provides up to 800 m wireless range. The Advanced Handheld (BW-HA) brings an additional level of portability to the BroadWeigh system by expanding its standalone monitoring capabilities and provides instant access to loads without the need for a PC and a base station.
AED group & VMB: Show Lift AED-SL18
The VMB Show Lift AED-SL18 is an automated dmx-controlled lift. Who can take 55 Kg up to 4.1m. The quick install and multiple safety’s make this lift perfect for on-road performances. The lift has a 5-pin dmx in/output and dead man-switch capability. On the top section there are 5-pin dmx & Ethernet connections. The power supply for the lift and for the top section are separated. The Show lift is delivered with flight-case and has a size of 60x80cm specially for transport, for safe use there are outrigger detectors installed and a read-out of the dmx-level on the display.
TMB: ProPlex IQ Tester (WINNER!)
The FIRST Ethernet tester designed for entertainment production. A true all-in-one device, the IQ Tester’s functions include:
• “Wireshark” for analysis of any Ethernet protocol, plus network troubleshooting
• DMX receive/transmit + DMX timing analysis + DMX recorder + RDM controller
• Bidirectional Ethernet-DMX gateway
• “Smart” DMX cable testing
• PoE testing to determine capabilities of any connected PoE source
• SMPTE Timecode, LTC receiver/analyzer, and LTC transmitter.
• Updates Solaris/ProPlex firmware without a PC.
The compact IQ Tester is a watershed addition to the ProPlex range of Data Distribution Devices.
L-Acoustics - L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound
L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound is a multidimensional, object-based technology and toolchain that represents a new way to mix and process audio. In comparison to conventional left-right or LCR loudspeaker deployments, L-ISA achieves accurate localization, spatialization, and extremely natural and intelligible audio that elevates the shared experience for artists and audiences. The L-ISA Controller software works with the L-ISA Processor along with industry state-of-the-art L-Acoustics enclosures, software (Soundvision 3D simulation, LA Network Manager) and amplified controllers in a workflow that is familiar and easy to implement, offering new creative possibilities for artists and their production teams.
Columbus McKinnon: Lodestar VS
Equipped with the Magnetek IMPULSE® G+ Mini drive, the Lodestar VS features CM HI-Tech™ (Columbus McKinnon Hoist Interface Technology) – one of the most intuitive computer interfaces on the market, developed exclusively by Columbus McKinnon. CM HI-Tech gives the ability to quickly and easily adjust hoist speed and performance parameters to deliver the precision load control your application demands.
A.C. Entertainment Technologies: Tourmate Multilock Hoist Connector
The Tourmate Multilock Hoist Connector is an innovative new rigging cabling system specifically developed by Tourmate for the distribution of power and/or control circuits to motorised hoists and winches. The 16 pin circular connector, designed explicitly for rigging applications is intended to ensure that cross connection to standard 19 pin connectors used in similar applications, is not possible. There is no need to replace current hoist infrastructure as the Multilock Hoist Connector can be easily integrated into most current rigging control systems, due to it having been designed around the same dimensions as existing 19 pin circular connectors.
Robe: BMFL FollowSpot LT
Designed for the larger venue that requires a longer throw distance, tighter beam and greater output power, the LT is the same size and weight as the standard BMFL FollowSpot, which is substantially smaller than other products of similar power. The proprietary optical design provides a 5:1 zoom ratio (2-10 degrees) and an output exceeding 500,000 lux at 5 metres. The LT can be operated as a manual, stand-alone follow spot using the Robe LightMaster-Side and LightMaster-Rear control kits. Similarly, the LT can be operated remotely using the Robe RoboSpot MDC remote follow spot system and is pre-wired for the Digital Camera.
NAPIT: EICR Codebreakers
EICR Codebreakers is a publication created and released by NAPIT, that assists with the coding of defects found during Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs). It's the first publication of its kind in the industry, as there are no other products on the market that bring clear and concise guidance on how to provide observation codes for defects found on electrical installations, or if the defect even needs a code at all. The guide has a traffic light system that categorises EICR observation codes, which further simplifies assigning the code and relaying the information to the customer.
ETC: Relevé Spot (WINNER!)
Relevé Spot is ETC’s new moving light specifically designed to meet the needs of the small to mid-level theatrical venue. Featuring silent sophisticated movement, impressive effects, and effortless dimming from its calibrated additive colour mixing array - Relevé Spot is the automated fixture designed for your performance space.
RC4 Wireless: RC4Magic DMX6dim
The RC4Magic DMX6dim brings expanded functionality to low voltage wireless dimmers. Designed to meet the needs of new six-color (R/G/B/A/WW/CW) led tape; the DMX6dim family combines supper smooth 19-bit dimming (A first in wireless dimmers) with all of the RC4 features customers have come to depend on. Additionally, the 6dim allows the six outputs to be split and control two independent strings of RGB tape. This means fewer devices are needed on large LED tape installations. The 6dim is also available for LumenRadio and Wireless Solution systems.
TMB: ProPlex CAT6a Extended Length Ethernet CablePro
The FIRST Ethernet patch cable with full-verified CAT6a performance up to 100 meters! This unique, one-of-a-kind, stranded, flexible patch cable is ideal for all Gigabit and 10-Gigabit applications and features renowned ProPlex durability, reliability, handling, noise rejection and data transmission characteristics. Drawing upon 30 years of experience and 5 million meters of ProPlex data cable production, ProPlex CAT6a Extended combines outstanding data transmission, noise rejection, and very low skew with the ability to withstand the most extreme handling and conditions, indoors and outdoors. ProPlex CAT6a Extended is available as raw cable or fully-assembled patch cables.
Chauvet: COLORado Solo Batten
Complementing the COLORado Solo pars, this powerful one-of-a-kind batten projects a single homogenized wash with smooth colour-mixing, giving it the appearance of a bright single bar of light without round “eyes” or pixel visibility. A very versatile fixture, the COLORado Solo Batten is engineered with 12 individually controllable square sections that appear seamlessly together without separation, but can also create an endless variety of colour control and pixel mapping effects. The unit is IP65 rated and equipped with DMX and RDM protocols.
Chauvet: Maverick Storm 1 Wash
This epic IP65 rated RGBW Osram LED moving head is the first of its kind to join the award-winning Maverick series. Its rugged, die-cast aluminium housing and 316 stainless steel external screws enable it to withstand the harshest elements and with an output of over 6,000 lumens, its customized optics are well-suited for audience and aerial washing even at large venues. Pixel-mapping effects, a virtual gobo wheel with background colours, a massive zoom range, 16-bit dimming, and multiple control protocols further add to its versatility.