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August 2008

PLSN Staff • Product News • August 6, 2008

Anolis 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 •

Chauvet DMX D-Fi 2.0

The Chauvet DMX D-Fi 2.0 is a second generation wireless DMX transmitter/receiver that runs over distances as far as 120 meters (394 feet).  Version 2.0 features six assignable frequencies, allowing the use of six universes inside one venue with additional options to deal with signal inter-ference. Multiple units can also be assigned to a single frequency in order to split a signal. LED indicators indicate operating mode (transmitter or receiver), frequency and DMX signal transmission and keyhole slots allow for wall mounting.  

Chauvet • 800.762.1084 •




Elation Opti RGB Upgrades

Elation Professional’s Opti RGB now comes standard with Neutrik 3-pin Data Connectors for DMX in and out, and the fixture is now ETL and cETL listed. The unit is available in black or white and features 24 1-watt LEDs (8 each red, green and blue) for RGB color mixing. It draws 45 watts at full output and the LEDs are rated at 50,000 hours. It measures 11.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and weighs 11 pounds.  An optional 45° lens kit (Opti RGB 45D Kit) and optional barn doors (Opti/BDB) are available, sold separately. The Opti RGB MSRP is $699.95.

Elation Professional • 866.245.6726 •





J. R. Clancy PowerLift Motorized Winches

J. R. Clancy’s PowerLift variable speed 0-20 fpm motorized winch has a load capacity of 2,000 pounds and no “bounce” at the start or end of a move. The company also offers a PowerLift fixed speed, 20 fpm motorized winch with a load capacity of 1,200 pounds. J. R. Clancy says it is lim-iting the capacity of some of its winches to reduce the chance that operators may overload the lines in a three-line hoist setup. That is expected to reduce the chance that an operator will be accidentally putting more stress on a batten than it can handle.

J. R. Clancy • 315.451.3440 or 800.836.1885 •




Osram BTH Lamps

Osram has introduced a new BTH lamp upgrade for 6” and 8” Fresnels.  These new lamps are also suitable for PC Spots using medium pre-focus base lamps. The BTH is a 575W lamp operating on 115V and is a direct replacement for the 500-watt, 120-volt BTL lamps, providing 30 percent more lumens and a higher color temperature.  Additionally, the rated output of the BTH of 15,500 lumens is higher than the output of a BTL lamp at 11,000 lumens.  At an average rated life of 300 hours, the BTH has the same life as most major SSTV lamp types.

Osram Sylvania • 978.777.1900 •












PR Lighting XL250

PR Lighting has introduced two new automated fixtures, the XL250 (electronic ballast) and XL250M (magnetic ballast). Both feature a 250-watt lamp, interchangeable color gobos, 15° to 23° linear zoom, LCD display, 12 interchangeable dichroic color filters (plus white), bi-directional rain-bow effect, color temperature correction filter, rotating gobo wheel with seven indexable, interchangeable glass gobos, fixed gobo wheel with 10 interchangeable metal gobos, iris, three-faceted rotating prism, frost, remote focus, dimmer, double strobe/shutter blades, 540° pan and 270° tilt. An energy-saving feature reduces lamp consumption to half at shutter closing or via control channel, and modular construction is designed to facilitate easy servicing.

U.S. Distributor: Omnisistem • 253.395.9500 •,
Canada Distributor: Erikson Pro • 514.457.2555 •







Artistic Licence RDM Splitter Upgrade

Following the release of the RDM Standard V1.0 protocol, Artistic Licence has released an RDM Splitter Upgrade to convert its range of RDM splitters to support the new protocol. The company has been shipping three RDM Splitters — DMX-Split RDM, Rack-Split RDM and Rail-Split RDM, with RDM Draft V1.0 for the last five years. Now an upgrade module can transform all three Artistic Licence Splitters to use the latest ver-sion and still be backwards compatible with the Draft version. The upgrade involves the replacement of a single chip, and support manuals are downloadable at the company’s Web site.

Artistic Licence • 852 2850 5930 •






DARTSS — Delivery and Return Tracking and Scanning System

New for production rental companies, DARTSS software is designed to eliminate paper-based show prep and return to improve customer service, inventory and cost control.  DARTSS pulls orders from a rental management system using wireless barcode technology.  Immediate validation on portable, handheld scanners indicates that all the ordered items and quantities are picked.  The management console tracks order status and productivity.  The system tracks items and quantities from show prep through return.  

DARTSS Software • 800.458.7374 •






Think Abele MRC-16-ID Remote Controller

Think Abele’s new Movecat I-Motion MRC-16-ID Remote Controller is a compact digital manual remote control capable of controlling up 16 chain hoists through MPC-I series devices via the I-Motion network. The MRC-16-ID Remote Controller, when combined with the Motion Power Controllers, meets all the requirements of the BGV D8, C1 and D8Plus VPLT SR 2.0 standards for installation work. The mobile controller is equipped with an Emergency Off switch, GO button, an input keyboard, a backlit display and an NDC-C14F-C output female connector for direct operation with a Motion Power Controller. It can also be operated with up to four other devices.

Think Abele GmbH & Co. • +49 (0) 70 32 / 98 51-0 •





ETC Source Four HID

ETC’s new Source Four HID lighting fixtures incorporate the Philips MasterColor 70-watt CDM lamp to provide long operating life. For years, ETC’s Source Four HID family has offered the 12,000-hour life and 3,000°K MasterColor 150-watt lamp in the Source Four. They are now avail-able in a 70-watt version with a 70-watt MasterColor lamp. The lamp offers the same benefits as the 150-watt MasterColor, but in a more energy-efficient, low-wattage lamp. The 26° Source Four HID jr outputs 4,575 lumens with a 150-watt HID lamp. The same fixture with the 70-watt lamp produces 2,800 lumens. Also available in CE version.

Electronic Theatre Controls • 800.688.4116 •


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