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  • Digital Hoist Controller

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 1, 2009
    Show Distribution Group Inc.’s latest controller for the entertainment rigging industry is a handheld computer controller designed to synchronize positioning and load balancing on over 250 hoists of any brands or type, including winches and scenery elevators. Features include user-defined access to control, meaning that certain users could have access to only a certain group of hoists, or be able to move hoists as groups only and not individually. Built with a heavy-duty remote enclosure and customizable and programmable to meet many requirements, the controller can be reprogrammed to be used in different setups or configuration. It can also be upgraded to add features like position monitoring, synchronization, load monitoring, speed control and more, assuming the hoists or winches are properly equipped with such features. It is well-suited for schools, churches, theatres, convention centers, touring, live events and other uses. Read More...
  • Zero 88 ORB Console

    PLSN Staff | Product News | March 30, 2009
    Zero 88, part of Cooper Controls Ltd, launched ORB, a new theatrical lighting console based on market research and customer feedback. The ORB uses four universes of DMX control and the ZerOS software suite, the same platform underlying the operating system used for Zero 88’s Leap Frog and Frog 2. The ORB lets users control and integrate multiple LED fittings, intelligent lights or media servers controlling video along with generic dimming systems. The user interfaces include custom designed encoder wheels, multiple playback stacks, user definable keys and optional touch screens. The ORB also offers tools like an integrated track ball, automatic palettes and syntax keys for more experienced lighting operators. The ORB will be featured at the ProLight + Sound Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More...
  • Palco 5 Full Color LED

    PLSN Staff | Product News | March 23, 2009
    Palco 5 Full Color looks like other fixtures in the Palco line, but has the ability to create a new kind of look. The fixture uses REBEL LED, a light source with a maximum performance of 80 Lumens. There are 105 LEDs in a matrix of 35 lenses, each 9 watts of power, for a total brightness of 5,500 lumens. The space-efficient color mixing system mixes the red, blue and green Rebel LED with a choice of three different lenses: narrow, medium and wide. The fixture works as a color changer with powerful beams of light, even color on the illuminated surface and an elimination of color shadow effects, with color uniformity evident even when viewing the fixture’s LED matrix directly from the front. Read More...
  • American DJ Mega Bar 50 RGB

    PLSN Staff | Product News | March 16, 2009
    The Mega Bar 50 RGB from American DJ, designed for smaller venues and spaces, is a DMX-compatible indoor RGB mixing bar that measures 1.5 feet in length, less than half the size of the original 1-meter Mega Bar, and less than half the price. Equipped with 126 10mm LEDs (42 red, 42 green and 42 blue), the Mega Bar 50 RGB offers the same lamp density as its larger cousin, and can be used with a DMX controller. Read More...
  • Chauvet COLORado 2

    PLSN Staff | Product News | March 9, 2009
    The COLORado 2, an indoor/outdoor color wash fixture, extends the COLORado series with 48 2-watt to 3-watt LEDs, RGB plus white, for precise color temperature control. The fixture responds to 3, 4, 5 or 9 channels of DMX control. Encased in aluminum, the fixture has an IP66 rating and a 12,350 lux @ 2 meters output. Additional features include an LED display with password protection. The COLORado 2 is compatible with the COLORado Controller. The luminaire comes with a 15-degree lens or an optional 30-degree lens. The COLORado 2 is linkable with up to 10 units at 120V. The hanging bracket allows for truss mounting and it doubles as a floor stand. An autosensing feature automatically adjusts the power to the current provided. Read More...
  • City Theatrical Custom Outdoor Use Enclosures

    PLSN Staff | Product News | March 2, 2009
    City Theatrical’s 7400 series Outdoor Use Enclosures are for permanently mounting lighting, sound, distribution, and other control devices outdoors, in venues such as theme parks, hotels, architectural lighting installations, outdoor theatres, and other outdoor entertainment locations. Read More...
  • Chroma-Q Color Block 2

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 16, 2009
    AC Lighting’s Chroma-Q Color Block 2 LED fixture adds new single color RGBA optics, 530 lumens output (almost double the original model) and theatrical grade dimming. With its increased color palette and CRI of 90, the Color Block 2 fixture can produce a wide range of colors and hues with built-in variable color temperature capability. Four LED cells offer performers less glare and can mix together for single color output, minimizing color separation shadows. The beam optics combine a soft asymmetrical quality for uplighting surfaces and a soft Fresnel-like edge for direct illumination. As modular as its predecessor but with close to twice the output, the Color Block 2 fixture can uplight a 6-meter set, and it can be used for its strobe-like intensity and control, or for theatrical grade dimming. Read More...
  • Elation Design Panel 72IP MKII Outdoor LED Color Wash

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 15, 2009
    Elation Professional’s Design Panel 72IP MKII outdoor LED color wash, a DMX-compatible RGB-mixing LED panel, has an IP 65 rating, allowing it to withstand rain and dust for building exteriors, landscaping, outdoor concerts, or any application subject to Mother Nature’s whims. The brightest IP-rated color wash panel offered by Elation to date, the Design Panel 72IP MKII can also be used for indoor architectural and entertainment use, and for video and film production, too. Read More...
  • Elation RMD-1220

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 15, 2009
    Elation’s new RMD-1220 12-channel, 20-amp rack-mount dimmer features a 99-scene internal memory, DMX fail backup and ArtNet or Ethernet compatibility. It also offers 3- and 5-pin DMX512 connections, but it can also run stand-alone without a controller. The dimmer utilizes dual 50-amp SCRs in each channel and has a rise time of about 350 microseconds. Other features include: selectable dimmer curves (Linear, Square and Non-Dim); individual and block channel patching, real time zero crossing detection, local onboard intensity control and a 16-digit, 2-line LCD menu. It can be connected either single-phase or 3-phase. The MSRP is $2,799.95. Read More...
  • ADB Mikado

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    ADB Lighting Technologies has unveiled the new Mikado manual/memory control desk intended for stage and studio lighting, particularly when manual and memory control are required. Major features include 12 channels in two preset modes or 24 channels in 1 preset mode, 36 memories or chasers on three pages, manual and automatic dipless crossfade, remote control of chasers and audio input. Up to 13 memories/chasers can run simultaneously. Stored memories can be edited and previewed with channel level indicators and speed control of chasers is provided, along with chaser effects including start/stop/step, random, bounce, single shot, forward/reverse direction and delete/add steps.

  • Antari DNG-200 Low-Lying Fog Machine

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Elation Professional’s new low-lying fog effect machine doesn’t require dry ice or any connection to external units. The Antari DNG-200 Low Fog Generator is a self-contained unit that produces a continuous output of low-lying fog while running on X-Fog Ice fog fluid. It features 3M fog conducting hose, 10-liter tank, a compressor and an aluminum heater block, allowing it to produce continuous fog at 40,000 CFM. Three output settings range in thickness and the volume and timing can be controlled via DMX or the built-in timer controller. It measures 30.7” by 24” by 27,” weighs 265 pounds and the retail price is $10,999.95.

  • Chauvet Colorado Panel

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    The Colorado™ Panel from Chauvet is a DMX-512 RGBW LED color wash luminaire with 48 2-watt LEDs outputting 16,786 lux at 1m. The beam angle is 13° by 9° and the field angle is 25° by 22°. It has an IP66 rating and it is available in black or white. Multiple operating modes include RGB, HSV, RGB+W and a 9-channel mode with control over RGBW, ID, dimmer, strobe, macro, auto, custom and balance values. Color temperature presets range from 3,200K to 10,000K. Built-in programs and custom programs can be run in master/slave mode, and up to 30 fixtures can be daisy-chained on a single power feed.

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