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Product Spotlight

  • Swisson RDM Controller and DMX Tester

    Swisson RDM Controller and DMX Tester

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | October 16, 2012

    Swisson recently introduced the latest version of their hand-held, battery-operated DMX tester, the XMT-350. It might not give you the power to control everything in the universe, but it will give you the ability to control and test most everything in your rig — including an entire universe of DMX data. And it runs off a 9V battery. Read More...

  • Lightronics Unity AB Architectural Ballast Driver

    Unity AB Architectural Ballast Driver from Lightronics

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | July 12, 2012

    The new Unity AB series from Lightronics is designed to control high efficiency lighting sources such as LED light fixtures and dimmable compact fluorescents. The AB can be ordered to control a three-wire hot-switched ballast or a four-wire 0-10VDC-type ballast. The AB is available in a three- or six-channel version with a maximum load of 20 amps per channel. Control is via a DMX-512 console or any of the Lightronics Unity architectural remote stations. Scene recall can also be accomplished using a momentary contact signal from a switch, motion sensor or similar device. Read More...

  • Altman Spectra Cyc 200

    Altman Spectra Cyc 200

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | June 12, 2012

    Altman Lighting has been in the business of manufacturing lights for the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.  When new technologies came about, Altman Lighting developed products that designers asked for. When a new light source technology came along called LEDs, Altman began researching and developing products. Read More...

  • Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800

    Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | May 8, 2012

    Like most manufacturers, Clay Paky is responsive to what lighting designers are asking for in the way of new technologies and fixtures, and the design for the company’s recent addition to its Alpha series of fixtures, the Alpha Spot QWO 800, is no exception — it was designed in response to what LDs are saying they want and need. Read More...

  • Roland’s V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

    Roland’s V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | April 12, 2012

    Roland’s V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher may have eight mixing buses instead of 16, and four SDI inputs instead of eight. But like Roland’s V-1600HD, it lets users tap into a wide variety of analog and video sources, manipulate the imagery and display clean, sharp video, even on large LED displays.

  • GAM Plexus Master Lighting Control

    GAM Plexus Master Lighting Control

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | January 11, 2012

    Controlling lights can be as simple or as complicated as you like.  Traditionally, lighting designers have been limited on how the control surfaces are laid out by the desk manufacturers.  Depending on which lighting desk you get, you are limited to a set amount of faders or how you access and control parameters of a moving light. Read More...

  • Lightronics LED Ellipsoidal

    Lightronics LED Ellipsoidal

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | October 13, 2011

    Lightronics’ FXLD100E and FXLD100ECMY fixtures combines the functionality of classic tungsten ellipsoidal fixtures with an LED light source. Both are available with 50°, 36°, 26° and 19° beam spreads. Depending on the lens used, the fixture offers 7,000 lux with a 50° lens, up to 23,500 lux with a 19° lens. Read More...

  • Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Tour

    Helios 250 Mobile Stage

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | October 13, 2011

    Solar-Powered Stage from Kleege Industries and Sustainable Waves

    Kleege Industries has been around since Nevin Kleege designed and built his first “plank and ply” stage in 1984. Sustainable Waves has been an alternative energy trail-blazer for eight years. The two companies got together to come up with Helios 250, a solar-powered mobile stage. It toured the country from May to August 2011 with the Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown and Vans Warped tours, soaking up the rays and providing enough power, even on cloudy and rainy days, to provide 120 amps at 120V for up to 12 hours. Read More...

  • ETC Source Four Fresnel

    ETC Source Four Fresnel

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | September 16, 2011

    Earlier this year, Electronic Theatre Controls surprised the industry with one of their latest products, the Source Four Fresnel.  With all of the developments in LED technology and the push for greener products, who would have thought that a new tungsten product would come to market. ETC did! Read More...

  • Parasol Systems

    Moving the Moving Light with Parasol Systems

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | August 12, 2011

    When we talk about moving a light, two things instantly pop into our heads. The first is getting up on a ladder and physically moving a light either to a new position or to focus it differently on stage. The second is a moving light that can remotely pan and tilt. The latter, of course, is easier, as it can be done from a desk. A new player to the field wants you to add a third dimension of moving a light — remotely moving the physical location of the light fixture itself as it relates to the stage or field. Read More...

  • LumenRadio CRMX Nova FX RDM

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | April 12, 2011
    LumenRadio recently announced availability in the U.S. of their latest wireless DMX/RDM/Ethernet device, the CRMX Nova FX (Flex) RDM. The CRMX, or Cognitive Radio Multiplexer technology, is an automated and adaptive wireless technology that was designed and developed specifically for the lighting industry. It adapts to its surroundings to maximize performance and range while minimizing interference with other systems. Read More...
  • VSFX3 Image Effects Projector by City Theatrical and White Light

    PLSN Staff | Product Spotlight | March 15, 2011
    For 40 years, London-based White Light has been supplying lighting equipment to the entertainment industry. Although manufacturing is not their primary focus, they have been building the VSFX image projector for some time. But they turned to City Theatrical to work with them in a joint venture to improve the product. According to City Theatrical president, Gary Fails, the VSFX had some "design challenges that White Light wanted to overcome." Read More...
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