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Blizzard IRiS R2 and IRiS IP3 Video Panels

Skip Pfeiffer •
  • June 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• June 4, 2018
Wisconsin-based lighting product company Blizzard Lighting has introduced two new video panels to their ever-expanding product line of lighting, video, and accessory products — and frankly, if you have a few minutes to enjoy the light-hearted nature of a company producing serious products for the Pro, DJ, Theatre, and Worship markets, a visit to their […] Read More...

Madrix Hardware

Vickie Claiborne •
  • April 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• April 12, 2018
Madrix has long been known for its powerful and easy to use LED pixel mapping control software. But last year at LDI, I spotted some new hardware pieces designed for use with Madrix as well. Since these hardware devices have each been designed to handle a respective portion of the shared task of pixel and […] Read More...

Absen X3v Mobile Indoor/Outdoor Video Panel

Skip Pfeiffer •
  • March 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• March 12, 2018
Absen's The X3v (and its sister panels, the X2v and X5v) are made for mobile production, and they don’t care whether that quick setup and teardown is inside or outdoors. The X3v panel fronts are rated IP65. The rear of the panels rate IP54. So they can stand up to the challenges of an indoor or outdoor show with varying levels of atmospheric obstacles. Read More...

LynTec RPC

Brandon Creel •
  • March 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• March 12, 2018
LynTec, a U.S.-based power and control company, is a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems. They incorporate electrical protection, circuit switching, and a patent-pending controller within a single enclosure. Let us take a closer look at the product line, both hardware and software. Read More...

IP-Rated Fixtures From PR Lighting/Mega Systems Inc.

Richard Olson •
  • Current Issue
  • February 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• February 16, 2018
With the call for IP-rated weatherproof fixtures becoming a serious concern in all aspects of the lighting business, there are two questions I hear from people when contemplating whether to purchase these types of fixtures. How much extra money will the initial cost be, and how much of a pain is it for the techs to work on a fixture and then put it back together so it’s still waterproof? Read More...
Front and back view of d3's gx 1

d3 Technologies gx 1 and gx 2

PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Product Spotlight
• November 9, 2017

In mid 2017, d3 Technologies revealed its newest and fastest range of servers to date, the gx range. With two models, the gx 1 and gx 2, the new systems meet the increasing demand for real-time generative effects, and then some. Let’s take a closer look at some of its impressive features.

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Sound guys can benefit, too - the Console Shade is pictured here on a DiGiCo audio mixer.

The Console Shade

PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Product Spotlight
• November 9, 2017

It’s a hot one down here in Tennessee. I’m sweating just watching the local crew drag the control snake out to my lighting desk. The dust rises from the brown grass, the roof on the stage provides no relief from the blistering rays. My front of house platform is someone’s idea of a joke as there’s a plywood floor with some 12-inch truss slammed together around myself and two other operators that wouldn’t protect any of us in a storm. Yup, it’s another long day in a field where I must battle the elements and try my hardest to focus a moving light rig in the sun, before the crowd comes in.

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The software lets users invite others to participate in a given project as 'members' or 'guests,' encouraging visual collaboration.

Previz

PLSN Staff •
  • October 2017
  • Product Spotlight
• October 12, 2017

I'm reminded of an old commercial that went something like, “ When EF Hutton talks…people listen.” The “EF Hutton” in this case is Laura Frank. When someone with the level of experience and accomplishments of Laura suggests that I spend some time getting to know a new workflow tool, I listen. She is at the top of her craft in the world of screen management, having directed screen content on some of the largest projects in television and live entertainment.

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One of the best features of this LED product is that it is IP65-rated on both the front and back sides. One has no fear of doing outdoor shows and experiencing a little foul weather.

Black Widow CTS + Touring Frame + Touring Cart

PLSN Staff •
  • Product Spotlight
  • September 2017
• September 9, 2017

A Look at Oracle LED Systems’ Tiles, Frames and Carts

As I walked the floor at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando this summer, I was on a quest to search for the best touring package of LED video walls. I was looking for quality in the output, lightness in weight, toughness in fabrication, weather resistance and protective traveling options that make for a quick and efficient load in.

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CB cabinets were hung in a circular array at Roe’s InfoComm 2017 booth.

ROE Creative Display CB3 Video Tile

PLSN Staff •
  • August 2017
  • Product Spotlight
• August 11, 2017

ROE Creative Display has been manufacturing quality LED displays for over 10 years. They have six different product lines now, with each one geared towards filling the needs specified by different scenarios. In 2016 ROE Creative Display unveiled their new Carbon line of LED displays, an ultra-light series of tiles that incorporates their own ROE carbon fiber technology in the tiles, making them an ideal product for touring.

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Lightronics’ AR-1202RTC 12-channel x 2.4kW architectural dimmer.

Lightronics Architectural Dimmers

PLSN Staff •
  • Product Spotlight
• July 12, 2017

Lightronics got their start building dimmers, plain and simple. Founder Kevin Nelson was introduced to theater while a young man in school down in Virginia Beach, where he got involved with the audio and lighting gear he used. Eventually he was hired on by a local music store and got hands on work repairing lighting gear. Along the way he started using gear for shows, working long into the night before loading out his gear and going to the next venue the next day. At a point, he realized that dimmers needed to be constructed a bit more ruggedly to endure the rigors of being travelled in a van and be able to perform consistently every day. Read More...

GLP’s JDC1 Strobe comes with 1440 RGB and 216 white LEDs.

GLP JDC1 Strobe

PLSN Staff •
  • Product Spotlight
• June 7, 2017

The search for the perfect strobe light to replace the original Atomic model has been endless. Over the last three years, every lighting manufacturer has released their version of what they think the designers wanted. All LED models, it seems, as nobody wants to deal with the old tube style strobe, their power draw or the fact that they could thermal out after a few seconds. They built all white models, colored models, models with chasing quadrants.

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