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Robe BMFL Spot lamp life confirmedResearch and testing relating to longevity of lightsource used in Robe's BMFL fixtures confirms lamp life expectancy.

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ProPlus Rope Access HarnessThe ProPlus Rope Access Harness is the newest addition to Sapsis Rigging’s family of harnesses in the ProPlus Fall Protection line. Designed by Bill Sapsis specifically for entertainment technicians, the ProPlus Rope Access harness enables a worker to safely access difficult locations as well as provide fall arrest protection. It is designed to be as light and comfortable as possible without sacrificing any of the features that entertainment technicians have come to expect from a ProPlus harness. The Rope Access harness features 5 D-ring attachment locations including the preferred dorsal fall arrest point on the upper back, two hip rings, a waist ring and a sternum ring. Two convenience loops at the hips keep tools in easy reach. It comes in sizes from XS to XL to fit waists from 28" to 52”.

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Blizzard G-Max 150Blizzard introduces G-Max 150 LED moving light source.

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Amhaze Studio Haze Machine from Chauvet Professional Chauvet Professional’s Amhaze Studio hazer is designed for environments that are sensitive to sound. It produces an 1700-cubic-feet-per-second output with a rapid 4-minute initial heat-to-ready time. It has a large 3.2-liter tank. The Amhaze Studio can be run as a stand-alone unit or via DMX (2-channel operation). A convenient digital display provides easy access to both DMX addressing and stand-alone functions. The Amhaze Studio is equipped with industry standard Neutrik powerCON power connections and 3- and 5-pin XLR data connections, allowing it to be easily integrated into any production rig.

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HARMAN's Martin Professional RUSH PAR 2 CT ZoomMartin Professional’s new Rush PAR 2 CT Zoom lighting fixture is a bright single-lens LED PAR can that offers fully pre-mixed white color temperatures for a range of applications. With twelve 10-Watt WW/CW (warm white and cold white) LEDs and a motorized zoom ranging from 10 to 60 degrees, the RUSH PAR 2 CT Zoom provides bright pre-mixed white color washes as well as electronic dimming and variable strobe effects. The fixture features a unique temperature-controlled cooling system that ensures smooth, low-noise operation.

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JBL Professional Control HST from HARMANHARMAN's JBL Professional Introduces Control HST wide-coverage indoor and outdoor speaker with new Hemispherical Soundfield Technology.

Read more: HARMAN's JBL Professional Introduces Control HST Speaker with New Features

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The Whirlwind PL-PM1 power meter allows users to remotely monitor their power via an iOS deviceThe UL-listed Whirlwind PL-PM1 Power Meter is designed for monitoring voltage, current and frequency on 3 phase Y power with three 120 Volt AC legs or single phase AC with two 120 Volt legs. The PL-PM1 monitors line to neutral and line to line voltages and line current values. Additionally, neutral to ground voltage and line frequency are monitored. The PL-PM1 now allows network connectivity for remotely viewing power distribution parameters in real time. IP based design permits Internet accessibility. The Whirlwind PL-PM1 Power Meter can be used with portable AC distribution and permanent power distribution systems. The PL-PM1 can be included in Whirlwind Power Link distro systems and also can be purchased separately for any applicable use. The Pl-PM1 is also available with a current sensing transformer kit.

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The SSL Live L300 consoleSolid State Logic’s new SSL Live L300 console is a more compact, lower-cost version of the L500, but the L300 delivers the power and connectivity to handle large scale productions with up to 568 input/outputs, 128 processing paths (96 full, 32 dry), a 32 x 36 matrix, 36 VCA’s and 48 FX slots. Both consoles use the same Remote I/O, use identical audio conversion and internal audio engine. Both consoles use the same Fader Tiles and although the layout of the Master Tile and Control Tile is brought into the same area of the control surface with the L300 the controls available are identical to those in the L500.

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The Soundcraft Ui12 and Ui16 remote-controlled digital mixersSoundcraft’s new Ui Series of remote-controlled digital mixers feature an integrated, onboard Wi-Fi router for cross-platform compatibility with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux devices, and can use up to 10 control devices simultaneously. The Ui12 and Ui16 mixers each feature built-in Harman signal processing from dbx, DigiTech and Lexicon, including dbx AFS2, DigiTech Amp Modeling, and more. Both models feature fully recallable and remote-controlled mic gain and phantom power, along with 4-band parametric EQ, high-pass filter, compressor, de-esser and noise gate on input channels. The Ui12 also features four XLR combo mic/line inputs, four XLR mic inputs, two channels of Hi-Z/instrument inputs, as well as a stereo RCA line input. The Ui16 boasts eight XLR combo mic/line inputs, four XLR mic inputs, two channels of Hi-Z/instrument inputs, as well as a stereo RCA line input. Video tour and more info after the jump.

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The RCF Evox5 (left) and Evox8 portable PA systemsThe EVOX package offers portability and fast set-up, with the satellite cabinet fitting into the subwoofer for portability. Directivity is 120° x 30° (H x V), with a progressive shape that avoids the HF beaming typical of straight arrays. The satellite slides into the rear of the subwoofer for storage and a three-piece pole allows different height positions. It comes in two different sizes, the Evox 5 (five 2-inch drivers) and Evox 8 (eight 2-inch drivers).

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