The award nominees are available to view throughout PLASA Show at the Innovation Gallery. This is a great opportunity to get upclose to the next generation of live entertainment technology. The winners are announced during a special ceremony on the Monday evening of the show.
Proudly announcing the 2019 PLASA Innovation Award nominees...
Infinity Furion B401
The Infinity Furion B401 is a very powerful, versatile, fast and razor-sharp Beam. But the feature which really defines the B401 is the Colour-bump feature. Colour-bump on any Beam is usually limited to red, white and blue. With the Furion B401 there is virtually no limit on available colours for the Bump-feature.
The dichroic colours available in the B401 have no fixed position which adds flexibility and speed in generating the desired colour. Besides having the choice to be able to bump between colours, the amount of white visible in the beam can also be determined.
D.T.S. Alchemy 5
Alchemy 5 is an innovative re-imagining of the moving head Fresnel. Forgoing multi-LED arrays common to modern moving head wash lights, Alchemy 5 couples a large Fresnel optic with an LED engine capable of perfectly emulating any class of light source, from tungsten lamp up to high colour temperature discharge lamps.
The operator can select from a wide variety of emulated gel filters which will adapt to any given CCT, which in turn can be changed linearly; the chosen gel filter can be finely tuned to generate complex colour mixes or to precisely match other fixtures.
Bose ArenaMatch Loudspeakers
Bose Professional ArenaMatch loudspeakers bring award winning Bose proprietary DeltaQ array technology to outdoor sound reinforcement installations.
DeltaQ technology allows directivity or “Q” to vary in each module so that coverage can better match the audience area and improve sound quality consistency from seat to seat.
ArenaMatch array modules offer vertical patterns with 10-, 20- or 40-degree coverage and field changeable waveguides for 60-, 80- or 100-degrees horizontal coverage, providing nine distinct coverage patterns.
With unmatched flexibility, ArenaMatch loudspeakers are the perfect choice for a range of venues – from large professional sports stadiums, to smaller educational athletic facilities and outdoor entertainment complexes.
GOLD AWARD WINNER! Artistic Licence sunDial quad
sunDial quad is a trailing edge mains dimmer unlike any currently found on the market. It offers a professional DMX512/RDM controlled solution (Xicato wireless control optional) with advanced safety features.
There are four channels, each providing 250W (or up to 500W per pair) - more than ample for LED, but also suitable for crossover markets that might have legacy technology.
The product works 'out of the box' with dimmable replacement LED bulbs (also dimmable incandescent or CFL sources). Performance is optimized through the selection (via RDM) of one of four editable dimming curves on a per-channel basis.
Xtylos is a compact beam moving light with unique optical and chromatic characteristics, making use of a tailor-made laser source (Patent Application filed). This laser source, lasting for 10,000 hours, is enclosed in a fully sealed module and it is the powerful engine of a never-seen-before array of colours.
The beam aperture is less than 2° and it can be decreased further to 0.5°. The Xtylos is definitely the first moving head light with a laser light source, and this opens up new, surprising prospects for the development of the entire entertainment lighting world.
WINNER! Shure TwinPlex Subminature Lavalier & Headset Microphones
In dialogue or monologue. Song or speech. A single word can affect the whole story. Through sweat, noise, and wear and tear, your little lavalier has an enormous job to do.
Shure TwinPlex stands up to the toughest conditions to make every word a clear statement of quality.
Artistic Licence rackSplit octo
rackSplit octo is a budget friendly 1U rack-mount DMX/RDM opto-splitter. The metal enclosure is a mere 50mm deep allowing products to be doubled up (front and back) in touring racks for maximum packing density.
rackSplit octo heralds the new ‘skinny rack’ range from Artistic Licence which also currently comprises a gateway (rackLynx octo). The product features an optically isolated input and 8 Neutrik XLR5 outputs which are electrically protected from transients.
rackSplit octo is also equipped with the unique Artistic Licence 'data fix' mode for use in situations with problematic fixtures that do not implement DMX/RDM correctly.
TMB ProPlex GBS Network Selector
A 4-way Ethernet source selector with instantaneous selection of input sources. Select between four network sources, up to two at once. Primarily intended as a console switcher allowing consoles to be selected instantly, with a simple button press, it is ideal for redundant backups and also prevents networking delays between shows or acts.
With up to 1 Gigabit high-volume capacity, it works seamlessly with the largest, fastest systems. Auto-memory saves all inputs in EEPROM, allowing zero-lag switching. Compatible with a wide range of entertainment-specific Ethernet protocols. Rugged, tour-ready ProPlex RackMount chassis, shock-mounted electronics, Neutrik® connectors throughout.
Martin Audio WPS
WPS is a state-of-the-art 8” line array with a peak SPL of 133dB and is designed for small-to-medium scale touring and install applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint.
It is a passive 3-way system which integrates a high density of drive units in a very compact enclosure. It features two 8” LF drivers, four 4” midrange drivers and four 1” exit HF compression drivers loaded by a moulded HF horn which occupies the full width of the enclosure — defining the 100° horizontal constant directivity coverage pattern of both the HF and midrange sections.
GDTF group GDTF v1.0
Introduced by Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting, the General Device Type Format (GDTF) and My Virtual Rig (MVR) are closely related data transfer file formats, specially designed for the entertainment industry. The concept is to establish universal standards for the transfer of data, similar to how IFC and BIM are now the recognized standards for the AEC industry worldwide.
GDTF (General Device Type Format) is the next evolutionary step for fixture personality libraries for DMX controlled devices and is part of the MVR foundation.
MVR (My Virtual Rig) is a file format designed for the bi-directional transfer of data and geometry between any participating application.
High End Systems TurboRay
WINNER! NEXO P12 point-source loudspeaker
Coda Audio N-APS
Data Strategy VeriCal
CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK3 Profile
City Theatrical Multiverse® Transmitter
d&b audiotechnik A-Series
WINNER! Elation Professional Artiste Monet™
The Artiste Monet™ is a full-featured, 45,000-lumen LED profile (950W 6,500K) offering outstanding projection quality, cutting power, and a wide color-mixing gamut through its SpectraColor color mixing system. SpectraColor uses traditional CMY and adds variable RGB for richer primary colors. In combination with variable CTO, the Monet produces colors that were previously impossible to achieve. A fixed color wheel offers UV and high CRI options. A comprehensive FX package includes 14 gobos, animation wheel, dual prisms, dual frost and high-speed iris. It includes a 6.8 to 55-degree zoom and full blackout, 4-blade framing system with unlimited indexing and continuous rotation.
Elation Professional Proteus Maximus™
The 50,000-lumen Proteus Maximus™ is an all-purpose power luminaire and the brightest LED profile on the market. With flexible use as a profile, beam or wash light and IP65 rating, it excels on applications requiring radically bright output. Maximus houses a 5.5 to 55-degree zoom, CMY mixing with variable CTO, and color wheel. An FX package includes two gobo wheels, two prisms, animation wheel, two frost filters, and high-speed iris. 4-blade framing is included. With 180mm front lens and 950W White LED engine, it delivers an unmatched level of brightness with the power to cut through, even at great distances.
Elation Professional Proteus Rayzor 760™
The Proteus Rayzor 760 is an LED wash and unique specialty effect light in one. Driven by seven, independently controlled, 60W RGBW LEDs and housing an extreme 5 to 77-degree zoom, the fixture can produce an intense and well-defined mid-air beam of over 8000 lumens and then spread exceptionally wide for even wash coverage. Its innovative SparkLED system – 2W white LEDs placed inside the lenses that create a unique sparkle effect – give designers a fresh way of creating interest and depth on stage. Its IP65 design makes it the world's first IP65-rated luminaire with continuous pan & tilt rotation.
WINNER! ETC Augment3d
Augment3d (pronounced ‘augmented') is a 3D programming environment that will be part of the Eos v3.0 software. It combines the power of previsualisation, live interaction, and augmented reality to allow Eos console users to work more efficiently before and during production periods. Augment3d is more than just a visualiser – it is designed to assist programmers and designers beyond the point where traditional visualisation software stops.
GDS Prodigy Series
Prodigy a compact and powerful DMX and DALI hybrid with ArtNet. With a variety of control outstations to create the Prodigy Series, the intelligent lighting controller is equipped with an onboard web server, making it simple to connect and intuitive to configure. Easy to programme, with scene capture and snapshot editing, the scene scheduler offers a built-in light desk that can be scalable for small to large venues. Prodigy Series offers a new way of thinking, a lighting control system that is accessible for all.
Global Truss Standard F34 DNA Truss
PROLIGHTS MOSAICO XL
PROLIGHTS PIXIEWASHXB fuses the classic styling and single source of a traditional wash luminaire with a custom engineered LED engine. A proprietary 280W RGB+WW LED source, tied with a PC lens and 6° - 45° zoom, creates a workhorse washlight with high CRI, TLCI and a stunning chromatic range that is compact, bright, fast and quiet.
WINNER! The SSE Azimuth
WINNER! Theatrixx 8-bay Reversible Rackmount Converter
TrACME turns any moving light into a follow spot. TrACME is extensible if more than one performer must be followed. TrACME CueMe will display prepared Cues on screen in response to the CueMe control channel, up to 255 cues may be predefined with a message, icon and position in which to appear on screen.
Luminex Araneo is a free software tool that provides a complete graphical overview of a Luminex Network, showing connections, data flow and problems in a simple, clear and graphical manner. Araneo removes the cloud of confusion from networking, making everything visible to the AV professional without requiring specialist networking knowledge. Araneo provides the visibility and confidence in a fully converged network to ensure a seamless experience, regardless of complexity.