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  • Wybron Eclipse IT Mechanical Dowsers

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 10, 2009
    Wybron’s series of Eclipse IT mechanical dowsers has been updated to include a new drive mechanism and new motors. Six versions of the Eclipse, three Iris models and three Shutter models, will get new motors. The Iris models use a camera-like aperture and the Shutter models use vertical blades to dowse sports lights and discharge lights that can’t be dimmed electronically. A new drive mechanism inside the Iris models will simplify the aperture fins. The Shutter unit, formerly called Eclipse I IT, is now the Eclipse IT Shutter, and the Iris unit, formerly called Eclipse II IT, is now the Eclipse IT Iris. Read More...
  • ETC Element Consoles

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 10, 2009
    ETC introduced their new Element™ consoles with two versions; Element 40 and Element 60. Each supports either 250 or 500 channels and two universes of DMX. Element is directed at smaller venues who depend on single console operators or volunteer staffers. It is designed to handle rigs outfitted predominantly with conventional fixtures (spotlights, PARs, Fresnels and their accessories – scrollers, mirror heads, gobo rotators, etc.), while also accommodating some LED fixtures and/or a small number of simple moving lights. Element is based on the Eos® control system but with a simplified feature set. ETC plans to begin shipping this summer 2009. Read More...
  • Zylight IS3 LED Studio Luminaire

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 10, 2009
    Zylight has introduced a new series of studio fixtures, starting with the IS3 LED Studio Luminaire. They are fully dimmable with no color shift, have adjustable color temperature and color correction, unlimited color control and integrated ZyLink™ wireless control. All functionality of the Zylight IS3 can be controlled via DMX through industry standard XLR connectors, or remotely via the built-in ZyLink™ wireless link. A USB port is included for field upgradeability, and the fixture has a built-in carrying handle and shock absorption.  At 18 inches by 11 inches by 2 inches, the unit can be powered by either AC or rechargeable battery. Read More...
  • ChainMaster BGV-D8 Rigging Lifts

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 10, 2009
    ChainMaster has extended its range of BGV-D8 plus rigging lifts with a new model featuring a load-bearing capacity of 250 kg and a capability of moving loads at a speed of four meters per minute. Excluding the chain, the net weight of the hoist is around 22 kg (48.5 lbs). Chains of various lengths can be made to specifications. ChainMaster is offering package prices for the new rigging lift including either 18 or 24 meters of chain. ChainMaster is distributed in North America by Show Distribution. Read More...
  • City Theatrical ETL Listed Custom Outdoor Enclosures

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 10, 2009
    City Theatrical has launched their new 7400 series Outdoor Use Enclosures for permanently mounting lighting, sound, distribution and other control devices outdoors. They allow outdoor installation of indoor use equipment and are available with NEMA 3R, NEMA 4, or NEMA 4X ratings and with IP ratings up to IP66. They may be custom ordered and will be ETL Listed to UL Standard 508A under City Theatrical’s ETL Shop Listing.  They may be manufactured in steel, stainless steel, or aluminum and may be powder coated in a range of colors, all designed and manufactured in City Theatrical’s Carlstadt, NJ factory. Read More...
  • Look Solutions Adds Viper S Fog Machine

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 2, 2009
    Look Solutions added the Viper S to its line of fog machines, complementing the Viper NT and the Viper 2.6.  Its compact size and low power consumption makes it suited for use in applications that previously required battery-powered machines. Read More...
  • Elation Design Beam 1200C

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 2, 2009
    The Elation Design Beam 1200C is a 1200W hybrid that can perform as either a spot, wash or long throw beam projector. Housed in a case with the dimensions more commonly found among 575W fixtures, the Design Beam 1200C is sized for tight spaces and is well suited to tours and traveling productions. The instrument also features wireless DMX and is powered by a Philips MSR1200 7,500k discharge lamp. Read More...
  • 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...
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