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New Products Unveiled At PLASA London 2013

PLASA London 2013 will host a plethora of global, European and UK product launches for the pro-audio and entertainment lighting industries at ExCeL London from 6–9 October 2013. Many of the new products on show are also candidates for the 2013 PLASA Awards for Innovation.
Chris Toulmin, Head of Events, PLASA London 2013, said, "Visitors come to PLASA London expecting to see the latest products and technologies, and they will not be disappointed with the wide range of exciting product launches at the show. We are proud that so many manufacturers choose PLASA London to launch their new products to the market."
Here is just a selection of the new products that will be on show at PLASA London 2013.
Avolites (STAND M10) will launch a range of wings to extend the capabilities of all of its Titan consoles - the Sapphire Touch Wing, Sapphire Media Wing and the Titan Mobile Wing. The Titan Mobile Wing gives direct access to items that are always needed, such as Shape Overlay Cues blinders, house lights, smoke machines or performer key lights for TV productions.
AC-ET (STAND P40) will unveil the new lighting product range from Vision, alongside the latest offerings from Chroma-Q, PixelRange, Spotlight, SGM, Philips Selecon and Mole Richardson.
ArKaos (STAND E56) is promising to give customers tantalizing hints of the ‘magic yet to come’ with sneak peeks at the new Studio Server and Video Optimiser. The Studio Server is a 4-output media server with all the ease of full MediaMaster Pro features on board. It has been designed to deliver optimal images for the high-end demands of studio, concert tour, television and corporate applications. ArKaos new Video Optimizer allows you to convert video files to optimal format with just a couple of clicks.
Artistic Licence (STAND L50) brings three innovative new products to PLASA London. nanoScope is a pocket-sized, battery-powered tester for DMX512 and RDM; eSense promises to unlock the potential of RDM for smart monitoring applications — currently a hugely under-used resource; and Art-Osc is a new protocol that allows remote interfacing of lighting control data via smartphones or tablets.
Chromalech (STAND F39) will present Elidy software version 2.0 for the first time in the UK. Elidy, the world’s first LED matrix fixture capable of projecting volumetric graphics, was launched at PLASA 2012; this free upgrade introduces ‘Animation Maker’, an integral powerful GIF sequencer which controls Elidy like a moving light using the minimum number of DMX channels. Also new for PLASA Chromlech completes its Elidy range with the introduction of the Elidy striplight, an LED strip projector composed of either 5 or 15 LEDs that incorporates all the technology and functionality of the Elidy panels and also, in a revolutionary new development, brings a new Addressing Technology to the market.
HARTING (STAND B50), the provider of connectivity and RFID solutions for audio-visual multimedia installation and asset management applications, will be showing Han-Eco Outdoor, a new addition to HARTING’s Han-Eco connector family specifically designed for outdoor applications. The Han-Eco Outdoor connector housing is based on robust high-performance plastic material, making it weather resistant and light-weight.
The Le Mark Group (STAND H10) has chosen PLASA 2013 for the UK launch of its new range of Dirty Rigger GLOWMAN LED series, the Backstage Light Glove. Featuring integrated
i-lume technology by fibretronic™, GLOWMAN combines workwear expertise with cutting edge LED technology. The gloves are ROHS compliant with a luminous density 30,000 MCD, and are touch screen compatible with all major phone and tablet touch screen devices.
Miltec (STAND F10) will introduce the production versions of its British-made Mini-Map miniature LED screen that measures 155mm x 155mm with 36 pixels and is controlled via DMX512. Two versions are available, one for touring and one for installation. The idea behind the product is to allow small and medium sized companies to produce effective pixel effects on a budget and using standard cabling.
Robert Juliat (STAND T76) will exhibit for the first time with its new UK partner, Ambersphere Solutions, and will introduce a new motorised yoke as an accessory for its range of Fresnel lanterns. This option will be of great assistance to operas, theatres and all venues requiring automated fixtures.
AC Audio (STAND P40) offers hands-on demos including Soundcraft, Yamaha and Allen & Heath alongside RCF active line array system and loudspeaker products from Nexo.
Norton Audio (STAND R50) will highlight its LS3 line source array and club sound system P1 in the show’s exciting new AudioLab Arena sponsored by Medialease.
Pioneer (STAND E80) is set to enter the professional audio market with the launch of its flagship club sound system.
TC Group (STAND D80) will return to PLASA London to showcase its recent product launches. Lab.gruppen will provide this year’s main focus, with the new affordable amp range. On top of that, the flagship PLM 20000Q - which comes incorporated with Lake Processing, will also be on the stand.
Tannoy’s appearance will be spearheaded by its successful passive column range VLS Series, the first Tannoy product to incorporate FAST (Focussed Asymmetrical Shaping Technology), which helps deliver "unique acoustic performance benefits not previously seen across a full range of passive column loudspeakers".
PLASA London

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