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Proudly announcing the 2022 PLASA Awards for Innovation winners

Seven awards were presented, along with one Gold Award and one Sustainability Award.

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD WINNER

Artistic Licence: Micro-Scope upgrade kit

Artistic Licence

The Micro-Scope upgrade kit is a microprocessor that can be retro-fitted (by the customer) to any previous generation Artistic Licence Micro-Scope product. Micro-Scope is a rugged DMX512 tester that has been on sale for nearly 30 years. Many thousands of products have been sold, but they do not support RDM as that protocol did not exist when Micro-Scope was invented.  The kit enables any functioning Micro-Scope unit to be brought completely up-to-date with a full suite of DMX512 and, most significantly, RDM test functionality – at a low cost and without the need to recycle or discard the existing product.

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GOLD AWARD WINNER

Ayrton: Cobra

Ayrton

COBRA pushes limits when it comes to beam definition, with native contrast never before achieved by a digital light source, an incredible beam angle of 0.6°, and an extreme range of focus. Fitted with a 170 mm frontal lens, the proprietary optical system produces an unprecedented 38x zoom ratio and a zoom range of 0.6° to 23°. COBRA adopts a minimalist style, is extremely well-balanced due to the simplified waterproofing, and the continuous rotation of the pan and tilt movement, multiply the possibilities for creating complex effects, making it a universal tool capable of meeting any challenge in all conditions

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INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

Minuit Une: IVL Photon

Minuit Une

Imagine a luminaire allowing the widest range of atmospheres, immersive or decorative, on top of surprising the audience, starting with… a single unit. That is the IVL Photon. This technology-packed luminaire is the result of 5 years of R&D dedicated to giving smaller productions the magnitude of big arena experiences.

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INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

Nicolaudie: Wolfmix W1

Nicolaudie

Wolfmix W1 is a standalone performance DMX lighting controller - designed for creating light shows on the fly without a computer. A toolbox of FX modules, music sync, and up to 4 DMX universes - packed inside robust hardware with a powerful processor. Choose from 1000’s of light fixtures, or build your own directly inside the controller.

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INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

PMI Gear: SMOKEGENIE

PMI

A revolutionary, All-in-one handheld fog machine. First and foremost, it is the world’s first pocket form-factor Hazer, capable of making true cinematic haze with long hang time. With 25 modes of power output, it is also a highly versatile machine, creating different kinds of smoke such as Fog, Low-hanging fog, stationary clouds, Liquid smoke that emulates Dry-ice, etc. With 2 functional patents, multiple breakthrough features and raised over 800K on kickstarter, the SmokeGENIE is a true innovation in the realm of smoke technology.

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INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

Robe Lighting: Robin iFORTE

iforteDismantling the myth that high-performance IP65-rated fixtures come with a substantial size and weight penalty, consequently increasing truss load, the Robe iFORTE™ incredibly has the same form-factor, weighing an inconsequential 1,5 kg more than its indoor equivalent, dismantling the barrier between indoor and outdoor fixtures. iFORTE™ ingeniously monitors, self-regulates, and controls humidity, pressure, and internal temperature, incredibly removing internal moisture without even opening the fixture, greatly reducing the high maintenance levels usually associated with IP protected luminaires.

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INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

Sauca: Live Light

Sauca

With our technology, audience members’ smart devices (phones, watches, wearables) become a massive canvas of pixels available as an ‘extra rig’ to professional light-show designers. Live Light possibilities are endless.

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INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

Shure UK:  KSM11

Shure

The KSM11 capsule is specifically optimised to accurately protect and present artist vocals in modern digital wireless live productions. As stages have transitioned to fully embrace digital technology, the KSM11 was developed to take advantage of increased linearity and control enabled by this transition. The KSM11 offers near-perfect off-axis rejection and a highly consistent polar response from an integration of transducer and shock mount technology. The result is an elegant and natural combination of low and mid-range clarity and essential high-end detail, designed specifically for high-profile wireless applications, including live performance, live event recording and premium streaming.

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INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

XM Automation Ltd: XMove

XM Automation

XMove is the new stand alone automation platform for the live event industry. Unlike other automation systems it is an open system, allowing users to integrate their own control hardware rather than relying on specialists from the automation company. Sold on a licensed model, it is able to be interfaced to a large variety of industrial control equipment, allowing the user flexibility of choice. XMove is intended to expand the market for automation, and provide a simpler, more flexible and cost effective approach to implementing an automation system.

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