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Ocean Thin Films ColorBug

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
The ColorBug is a pocket-sized wireless color- and luminance-testing device from Ocean Thin Films, a division of Ocean Optics. It measures CIE color values and luminance in lux or footcandles for theatrical, studio and architectural applications. Its software allows technicians to wirelessly share data with their iPhone or iPod touch via 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi. The ColorBug can be mounted on walls and other fixtures to assist in taking measurements remotely or hands-free. It’s smaller than a typical mobile phone and features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and mini USB connectivity. Read More...

Anolis ArcPad 3-48

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
Specialist LED lighting manufacturer Anolis has launched its new Anolis ArcPad 3-48, an LED RGBW “brick” fixture with 48 Luxeon Rebel LEDs, a standard 25° lens array and convection cooling.  The fixtures dimensions (6-3/8 inches by 8-1/4 inches by 3-15/16 inches) enable it to be recessed in small places. It has an average life of 60,000 hours and it is IP 65 rated for exterior use. The cast aluminum head has a manual pan range of +/-46° and a tilt range of +60/-90° and the base can be floor or wall mounted. The Anolis ArcPower 48 driver provides control with RJ45 connections. Read More...

Analog Way Di-VentiX II Multi-Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer Scaler

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
Analog Way’s new Di-VentiX II is a high-resolution mixer/scaler/seamless switcher with keying, universal analog and digital input/output and high-resolution digital processing. It offers numerous live effects including keying and moving PIP as well as three different operation modes: multilayer mixer, stand alone embedded edge blending and 8x2 seamless native matrix. In a multilayer mixer mode it uses one output as a preview and the other (main output) for the audience. The preview allows viewing 100 percent of what the main output will display. It can display up to seven layers: four live sources, two frames and one logo.
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PRG Mbox Extreme v3 Media Server

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
Mbox Extreme v3 Media Server from PRG features increased speed, streamlined user control, new hardware and enhanced input and output options. The custom dual I/O module, which provides two discrete outputs for each server, is packaged in a road case with a UPS, Auxiliary Input panel, keyboard and trackball. Up to six layers of content can be displayed simultaneously and content can transition on the same layer, making the effective equivalent of 12 layers. It features 1080 pixel playback and playback of embedded audio tracks from selected movies as well as AIFF files of 16bit, two-channel stereo with volume control.
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Sharp PG-F255W Projector

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
Sharp’s new PG-F255W is a wide-XGA (WXGA) projector that can display 720p sources and 1280-by-800 (16:10 aspect ratio) WXGA resolution using DLP BrilliantColor technology with multi-color processing. It features 2500 ANSI lumens, 2200:1 contrast ratio and an expanded color palette including red, green, blue, yellow, white, magenta and cyan. The filter-free DLP sealed system prevents dust, dirt and smoke from entering core parts of the optics and a wireless remote includes wireless mouse control when a USB cable is connected between the projector and a PC or when used with the optional AN-MR2 Remote IR Receiver.  It weighs 6.4 pounds. Read More...

Da-Lite 3D Projector Stackers

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
Da-Lite Screen Company’s new 3D Projector Stackers, constructed from aluminum extrusion with steel projector cradles, are designed for front or rear projection stereoscopic 3D displays.  They are available with two shelf sizes, either 10 inches by 19 inches or 19 inches by 33.5 inches and they will accommodate the most common projectors in the market.  Each unit has two cradles to mount two projectors in either a tabletop or inverted format.  Because projector alignment is critical to a 3D display, each cradle offers a host of fine tuning adjustments to make image alignment simple and efficient.
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Altinex CP451-008 Wireless Touchscreen Controller

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
The new CP451-008 Wireless Touchscreen Controller from Altinex is designed for many applications including multimedia control systems, general computing and real-time data terminals. It runs an embedded Windows XP operating system and senses touch from a finger, stylus, pen, pencil, gloved finger, or other tool. It can run on battery power and control devices over a WLAN (wireless local area network). It includes sample applications for communicating with devices over a WLAN and custom subroutines to control many devices. AVSnap AV system integration tool comes pre-installed and the unit supports Bluetooth. The Bluetooth module is compatible with most peripheral devices. Read More...

5 Star Launches Arena Line of Road Cases

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 15, 2009
5 Star has launched its new  “Arena” range of general purpose road cases.  Pictured here is Simon Edwards, 5 Star’s head of technical design, with the new cases, which feature a durable ply carcass with High Pressure Laminate (HPL) finishing and Penn-Elcom hardware. The line is available from stock in black, or to order in any of 5 Star’s standard range of colors, including Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Light Grey, Mid Green, Yellow and Red. Three standard sizes are available, the Arena 600, 900 and 1200. Each size coming complete with divider rails and partitions. The dividers can be positioned at 25mm intervals. A new 100mm deep tray, devised specifically for this trunk range, is also available.  Optional extras include additional dividers, the 100mm deep trays, PAL label dishes, stacking castor cups and screen printed logos. Read More...

City Theatrical Launches Two LED Products

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 14, 2009
City Theatrical has released two LED products using Philips Color Kinetics LED — the MasterBlast, shown here, which functions as a wireless, battery-powered fixture with up to 10 hours of operating time, and the iW Blast TR Lighting Kit, which combines the Philips Color Kinetics iW Blast 12 TR lighting fixture with City Theatrical accessories geared for the needs of film, video and photo applications. Read More...

Elation 1400W Moving Heads with Wireless DMX

PLSN Staff •
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• January 7, 2009

LOS ANGELES —Elation Professional’s Design 1400 Series DMX-512 moving heads, including the Design Wash 1400E and the Design Spot 1400E, are each equipped with a built-in wireless DMX receiver. The units can receive DMX signals wirelessly from up to 3,000 feet away, using either Elation’s EWDMXT wireless DMX transmitter (sold separately) or other wireless DMX transmitters made by Wireless Solution Sweden AB. Read More...

Bulbtronics LED Lighting Guide Now Online

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 6, 2009
Bulbtronics, Inc., an international lighting and battery distributor, has released an LED catalog on the Internet. This catalog displays Bulbtronics’ full spectrum of LED retrofit offerings to replace halogens, incandescents, miniature based bulbs and more. Comprised of over 80 LED products, Bulbtronics has selected LEDs for a wide variety of products and applications. Bulbtronics reviews its product line on a regular basis to include up-to-date technologies. Read More...

Littlite LLX Gooseneck Connector

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• January 5, 2009
Littlite’s LLX, a new XLR gooseneck light connector used on all X and XR series gooseneck task lights, can be assembled at the factory as a straight or right angle connector with three, four or five-pin connectors. The insert pins can be rotated 360 degrees in 90-degree increments to accommodate any position of the XLR panel socket. Additionally, the LLX can accommodate multiple goosenecks.  The metal shell is specifically designed to securely capture the gooseneck assembly and prevent the gooseneck from loosening during use. The LLX will be standard on all Littlite X and XR series gooseneck task lights beginning in the first quarter of 2009.  The LLX will also be available as an OEM product for select manufacturers. Read More...

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