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  • Pyrotek Fire-Screen

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Pyrotek Special Effects’ new Fire-Screen gas effect is a modular, programmable, pixel-based unit with the ability to produce various propane flame effects from moderate to high speeds. It can create a wall of fire up to eight feet tall on cue or create various sized fire balls and flame columns. The screens can be custom-built and programmed to integrate various chase sequences and flame effects. It can be integrated into a stage set in multiple configurations or mounted to trussing in a horizontal or vertical position. Each module is networked via Ethernet, DMX-controllable, fully programmable and uses propane to generate the flame effects.

     


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  • High End Systems Showgun 2.5

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Barco announced the release of a new High End Systems automated luminaire, the Showgun 2.5. It offers 30 percent more light output than its predecessor via a new 2500-watt Philips MSR lamp source producing 130,000 lumens of light. High End Systems co-developed the lamp with Philips. The luminaire is a hybrid spot/wash beam combination with hard or soft-edge beams, image projection and the LED Tracking System, which encircles the lens, allowing the user to either match the color of the beam or to project a complementary color. The LED tracking system alone provides 7000 lumens of output.


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  • Thern Conversion Kit for Manual Clew Winches

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Thern’s new Manual to Motorized Clew Hoist Conversion Kit allows users to convert Series CW-1100 manual clew winches to electric operation without returning the units to the factory, thus reducing downtime. Kits for either single-phase 115 volt or three-phase 208-230/460 volt power are available. All conversion kits include a motor with an internal mechanical brake for positive load control, a secondary worm gear reducer for power transmission and a 4-position limit switch with chain drive and mounting bracket. The kits are available from authorized dealers of Thern Stage Equipment.


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  • ChainMaster Custom Color Chain Hoists

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    ChainMaster, the German manufacturer of chain hoists for theatrical and show stages, is now offering chain hoists in an extended choice of special RAL colors. Delivery time and pricing for custom colors are quoted upon inquiry. Show Distribution of Quebec, Canada distributes ChainMaster products in North America.


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  • Clay Paky Alpha Beam 300

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    The Alpha Beam 300 from Clay Paky is a moving yoke luminaire that emulates the beam of an ACL by producing a near-parallel beam. It has a beam angle of 8° and it uses a 300-watt lamp. It has eight non-rotating gobos, linear frost, CMY color mixing, an eight-position plus open color wheel, dimmer on a dedicated channel and strobe. It is supplied with a flicker-free electronic ballast as standard and it weighs 42 pounds. It measures 24.8” high with the head focused straight up and the base is 15.2” by 16.” PRG Distribution distributes Clay Paky in North America.


     

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  • Coemar RegoLED DMX512

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Coemar’s new RegoLED DMX512 is a module switches low-voltage DC LED fixtures via a DMX512 control signal. It can supply from 9V to 28.5VDC at 7 amps maximum, and it can control LED strips, tape, lights, modules, ropes, sticks, etc. that have no built-in DMX512 control. The RegoLed DMX is connected between the power supply and LED units via screw terminals, and it is addressed via dip switches. It has three individually controlled channels of output, four internal stand-alone programs and uses six channels of DMX control. The six control channels consist of dimming, RGB control, strobe and automatic programs.


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  • ArKaos Media Master

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    The new Media Master from Arkaos can run on a laptop or can play up to eight FPS HD movies on an octo-core server. It can display all playing layers simultaneously and it supports MSEX (Media Server Extensions) protocol, which allows thumbnail displays of media on some lighting consoles. Up to 40,000 visuals can be stored in more than 200 folders and it supports Flash, MPEG 2/4, QuickTime photo JPEG, and more. It is compatible with ArKaos LED Mapper. Other features include keystoning, soft-edge blending, and live video capture from DV, USB or PCI cards. It runs on PC or Mac.


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  • Martin Maxedia Broadcast

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Maxedia Broadcast™ is the latest generation of the media composer and playback device from Martin. It is optimized for hi-def playback with quad core processors, 1080p playback support and two outputs. It features nearly a terabyte of drive space in a RAID array, two graphics cards that can be split over a maximum of three displays for custom wide- screen projections, allowing a maximum of six projectors to be connected, and a pixel mapping engine for CMY and RGB systems. The touchscreen-optimized user interface provides access to video clips, still images and animations. Effects include color control, keystoning and framing of playback.


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  • MLT ORB

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    ORB from MLT is a lightweight, modular LED video display structure with an IP rating of 55 or 65. It is constructed with PETG thermoplastic copolyester carapace with LEDs and an aluminum frame. Each pixel contains two red, one green, and one blue LED and the maximum brightness is 1000 candelas/meter2. The structure ranges in size from two to five meters in diameter and weighs 150 kg (331 lbs) for the two-meter display and 1200 kg (2,646 lbs) for the five-meter display. It has six rigging points and displays raw video and graphics. It operates from 110V to 230VAC and draws 100-watts/meter2.


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  • Stage Research Video 101 Manager

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Stage Research’s Video 101 Manager has been upgraded to let the producer/stage technician route live video as an input. It allows the end-user mix and blend live, and/or canned, motion over dance, musical performance, theatre, or corporate podium/panel presentations. It can play most video formats including MPG, AVI or WMV and route video to any output on a computer. The SFX extension is free to all current SFX 6.x users and will also allow Video Manager to be located on the same computer as SFX or anywhere on the network. Control options include Seek, Stop and Play.


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  • Vaddio PreView HD Monitors

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 2009

    Vaddio’s new PreView™ HD Dual 7.0 and PreView HD Triple 5.0 LCD Rack Mount Monitors are 16:9 aspect ratio LCD screens backlit by LEDs. Inputs include component, composite, S-video, and a VGA input with a variety of resolutions up to SXGA. Both the Dual 7.0 and Triple 5.0 have 1.2 megapixel screens. The PreView HD Dual 7.0 features two 7-inch (17.78 cm) hi-def LCD monitors, while the PreView HD Triple 5.0 features three 5-inch (12.7 cm) hi-def monitors. An internal menu is included to adjust brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness and several other options. Tally lights connections are provided.


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  • Altinex CP451-008 Wireless Touchscreen Controller

    PLSN Staff | Product News | February 13, 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.

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