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  • Stage Research Video 101 Manager Captures Live Feeds

    PLSN Staff | Product News | January 1, 2009NORTHFIELD, OH — Stage Research’s Video 101 Manager can now do more than  play video directly from SFX software.  It has just been upgraded to let the producer/stage technician route live video as an input. This new function of Video 101 Manager will let the end-user mix and blend live, and/or canned, motion over dance, musical performance, theater, or even corporate (sales/training/motivation) podium/panel presentations. Read More...
  • December 2008

    PLSN Staff | Product News | December 10, 2008

    Times Square Lighting Broadway Cyc Series 720

    Time Square Lighting’s new Broadway Cyc Series 720 is a lightweight fixture with an asymmetrical reflector to provide an even wash for cycloramas and backdrops. Rated for 1500 watts, the unit features adjustable lamp holders that accept lamps of three different lengths. A joiner bracket allows the luminaire to be easily converted into multiple cell units. It is available with a variety of yokes and rigging hardware to accommodate various overhead and groundrow mounting configurations.

    Times Square Lighting   •   845.947.3034   • 

  • Martin ShowDesigner 5

    PLSN Staff | Product News | December 3, 2008
    A new version of Martin Professional’s ShowDesigner (MSD) lighting and set design software is now available. It includes a new 3D graphic engine with “near rendering quality” in real-time. Some updates include: fixture beams with true-life light distribution; animated smoke with adjustable density and evenness; camera animation with time-line control; new user interface with sidebar for quick access to all features; drag-drop of object and fixture onto 3D space; ISO camera view for easier manipulation of objects in 3D view. Five versions include: Gold, Live, Live-4, Silver and Live-LJ. They are available via the worldwide partner network or at Read More...
  • August 2008

    PLSN Staff | Product News | August 6, 2008Anolis ArcControl 1024

    Anolis ArcControl 1024 is a programmable stand-alone wall-mounted DMX controller. It fits into a 47 mm deep back box. Surface mount and frame mount options are also available. The controller includes a library of all Anolis luminaires and other effects. The LCD display and scroll-wheel,  combined with the real time astronomical clock, enable more complex sequences, timed events and colors to be added without using a computer.

    Anolis • 954.615.9100 •
  • July 2008

    PLSN Staff | Product News | July 15, 2008

    Clay Paky Alpha 300 Series

    Clay Paky has introduced four compact 300-watt moving yoke projectors: Alpha Beam 300, Alpha Spot HPE 300, Alpha Spot 300 and Alpha Wash 300 washlight. Alpha Beam 300 pro-duces a parallel beam, similar to that of an ACL. Alpha Spot HPE 300 features zoom, CMY, 8+1 color wheel, 15 gobos, morphing effect, rotating prism, frost, dimmer on dedicated channel, iris and strobe. Alpha Spot 300 features two 8+1 color wheels, 15 gobos, morphing effect, rotating prism, dimmer on dedicated channel and strobe. Alpha Wash 300 features CMY color mixing and 8+1 color wheel, two levels of frost, dimmer on dedicated channel and strobe.
    PRG Distribution • 702.942.4772 •

  • New Products

    PLSN Staff | Product News | June 10, 2008

    American DJ Accu Series

    American DJ’s Accu Series now has two new LED-powered moving heads — the Accu Spot 250 Hybrid, shown here on top, and the Accu LED MH. The Accu Spot 250 Hybrid com-bines a 250W discharge lamp with nine 1-watt LEDs (3 red, 3 green, 3 blue). Features include seven replaceable rotating gobos plus spot (two dichroic glass gobos), nine colors plus white, sound active mode with built-in programs, RDMX remote DMX addressing, auto X-Y repositioning, 360° pan/ 265° tilt and a four-button menu system.  It has a beam angle of 15° with an optional 18° beam angle (sold separately). The MSRP is $1,399.95.  The nine-DMX channel Accu LED MH is a moving head with 69 red, green and blue LED beams that produce an output similar to a 250W halogen lamp, while consuming less power. Its MSRP is $999.95.
    American DJ • 800.322.6337 •



  • April 2008

    PLSN Staff | Product News | May 12, 2008

     American DJ Mega Pixel LED

    American DJ’s new Mega Pixel LED is a color bar with 384 LEDs that produce moving patterns and chases. It measures one meter long and has 128 red, 128 green and 128 blue 5mm LEDs arranged in 24 color banks of 16 LEDs each.


  • New Products

    PLSN Staff | Product News | April 10, 2008

    American DJ’s Quad Gem DMX

    American DJ’s new Quad Gem DMX is a four-lens effect with 224 red, green, blue and white LEDs configured in groups of 56 per lens. The LEDs project four moonflower ef-fects from a single unit. The highly portable, DMX compatible unit was designed for DJs and clubs. It consumes 20 watts of power and the LEDs are rated at 100,000 hours. The Quad Gem DMX features 12 built-in programs, fast to slow strobing, and 0 to 100 percent electronic dimming.  It can be operated in three modes: sound active, DMX, or with American DJ’s UC3 optional universal controller, sold separately. 

    American DJ • 800.322.6337 •


  • New Products

    PLSN Staff | Product News | March 15, 2008

    Antari M-5 Fogger


    The new Antari M-5 Stage Fogger from Elation Professional is a 1,500-watt fog machine designed for stage and touring applications. Featuring a low-profile rectangular housing, the M-5 Fogger is designed to be unobtrusive. Two handles allow for easy transport and its 10-liter tank provides extended operation. With a warm-up time of eight minutes, the machine can produce 20,000 CFM. The M-5 weighs 33 pounds and includes a timer remote and onboard DMX-512. Optional accessories include a wireless remote and a heavy-duty flight case. Measuring 26”L x 12.5”W x 6.7”H, the Antari M-5 fog machine has a suggested retail price of $799.95.

    Elation Professional  •  866.245.6726  •



  • Projection Connection: New Products

    PLSN Staff | Product News | September 18, 2007
    FOR-A’s VPS-715 GINGA
    FOR-A’s VPS-715 GINGA switcher contains all the features of the VPS-700 in a 1.5 M/E digital switcher. The VPS-715 includes frame synchronizer for every input, up to 16 SD inputs and outputs, six keyers and six channels of 3D DVE.  It has a large control panel, consisting of 16 primary input buttons: PST/PGM (Preview/Program) BUS, ME (MIX/EFFECT) BUS, KEY/FILL BUS, AUX BUS and function keys. A newly added feature on the VPS-715 is its VPS-70FR flash recorder option which allows 120 seconds of uncompressed video recording and provides two channels (Key/Fill) with simultaneous playback for video insert, CG wipe or slow motion playback. The switcher’s fader link function allows for manual playback control as well. The VPS-715 is equipped with redundant power supplies for the MU and OU as standard.  As an option on the VPS-715, users can add 2D DVE in every input, delivering up to 32 DVE channels and total flexibility for multisource productions. It supports the 525/60 and 625/50 standard definition formats.
    FOR-A • +44 (0) 208.391.7979 •

  • New Products for August 2006

    PLSN Staff | Product News | August 16, 2006ROBE ColorSpot 2500E AT.jpgRobe ColorSpot 2500E AT
    Robe Show Lighting’s new ColorSpot 2500E AT is Robe’s most powerful moving light fixture to date. It features an MSR Gold 1200 SA/SE FastFit lamp with a 1400W electronic ballast, a parabolic glass reflector, focus lens, multi-step zoom lens (10°–30°), anti-reflection coating, a CMY color mixing system with 63 color macros, color correction from 5600 to 3200K, a color wheel with four dichroic filters, a UV filter, a 6000K filter and white, two gobo wheels, an effects wheel with 3- and 5-faceted prisms and 2 glass effects, a 1-15 FPS variable speed strobe, iris and frost.

    Robe America • 954.615.9100 •

  • USITT Special Edition

    PLSN Staff | Product News | May 8, 2006USITT06-001.JPGROSCO 1750 Fog Machine
    The 1,500-watt fogger features a piston pump and continuous duty operation. Up to four machines can be daisy-chained and it runs from a DMX512 input or a timer remote. The standard unit with a piggyback remote retails for $695 and the DMX512 version retails for $795.

    Rosco  •  800.767.2669 or 800.767.2652  •

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